The Globus family of brands has introduced an a la carte category of tours called Cosmos Lite.

New for 2019, Cosmos Lite offers 10 European packages that include accommodations, daily breakfast and transportation between cities with a professional tour guide.

All excursions are separate, giving travelers the option to purchase only the tours and activities that they find interesting, or none at all.

"With the introduction of Cosmos Lite, we're giving travelers an independent touring option -- a new way to see, explore and experience the world around them," said Scott Nisbet, president and CEO of the Globus family of brands. "We get them to each destination and coordinate comfortable accommodations but their days -- and the activities they plan -- are up to them."

Options include a cooking class in Lisbon, a guided tour of Genoa and a bike tour of the Iron Curtain.

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