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Your dream vacation is right around the corner. Discover the essence of land tours loaded with amazing destinations from around the world. From Paris to Normandy, Italy to South America, China to the Rockies, the world awaits to be explored. You will find that escorted tours are a great option for a hassle-free vacation. With European tours as the most popular, let Insight Vacations Tours or Globus Tours show you the best Europe has to offer.
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You’ve heard about Italy—its mouth-watering cuisine, excellent wine, fabulous art, splendid beauty, ancient ruins, extraordinary statues, and remarkable architecture—and now it is your turn to experience it. On this Italy guided tour, get a taste of what the country has to offer and explore its most famous cities: Rome, Florence, and Venice. Have your camera ready as you discover the historic sites of Rome, including St. Peter’s Basilica, and the Sistine Chapel, world-famous for Michelangelo’s ceiling paintings. You’ll see ancient buildings and ruins, and you’ll be able to imagine what life was like thousands of years ago.
Visit San Gimignano, the medieval hilltop town with its tower houses, and enjoy a Chianti wine tasting, followed by lunch. In Florence, known as one of the most beautiful cities in the world and often referred to as the art capital of Italy, enjoy an escorted walking tour that includes a visit to see Michelangelo’s famous David, and spend time shopping for local Florentine goods. In Venice, you’ll see the must-see sights, such as St. Mark’s Square and Basilica. You’ll also have time to explore the maze of streets and discover hidden treasures in their back alleys. Or relax at an outdoor café in St. Mark’s Square and enjoy this prime people-watching spot.
Throughout this guided tour of Italy, Globus has arranged VIP access, so rather than waiting in long lines, you’ll skip the lines at the famous sights. This gives you more time to experience all there is to see and more time to taste Italy’s sumptuous cuisine, shop for Italian goods, explore the stunning churches and museums, and participate in optional excursions. Just imagine the memories you’ll create on this fabulous Italian escorted tour vacation!
On this Best of Italy guided tour, visit some of Italy’s most popular cities, including Rome, Florence, Venice, Pisa, Capri, and Assisi. Visit the must-see sights, including St. Peter’s Basilica, the Vatican Museums, and the Colosseum in Rome; St. Mark’s Square and Basilica in Venice; Michelangelo’s David in Florence; and the church where St. Francis is buried—St. Francis’ Basilica—in Assisi. In Orvieto, situated high atop a volcanic rock, visit the gothic cathedral, dating to the 13th century and home to one of the best examples of Italian Renaissance painting.
One tour highlight is Pompeii, which was completely buried during the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. Imagine what life was like some 2,000 years ago; this preserved town gives you an amazingly detailed look into life at the peak of the Roman Empire. Admire the paintings still on the walls, and look for the early fast-food restaurants beloved by ancient Romans. Another highlight on this Italy tour is the picturesque Isle of Capri, where during your 2-night stay you’ll ride the funicular to Capri village and have time to shop at its designer shops, savor the sumptuous cuisine at a bistro, and enjoy the amazing views of the breathtaking azure sea.
Enjoy a special Capri experience that includes a boat cruise around the island (weather permitting) and an open taxi ride to Anacapri to visit the famous Villa San Michele, a villa with works of art from Antiquity to the early 20th century.
Italy can satisfy even the most discerning traveler, and this escorted tour of Italy allows you to experience its stunning beauty, ancient ruins, amazing sculptures, exquisite art, tasty cuisine, fine wines, and so much more.
On this guided Italy tour—our most popular vacation—not only will you visit the main Italian cities—Rome, Florence, Venice, and Assisi—you’ll also get to enjoy some of the smaller towns and scenic attractions. You’ll visit the must-see sights in the cities, such as the Vatican Museums in Rome, Michelangelo’s David in Florence, St. Mark’s Square and Basilica in Venice, and much more. One tour highlight is Pompeii, which was completely buried during the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. This preserved town gives you an amazingly detailed look into life at the peak of the Roman Empire. Admire the paintings still on the walls, and look for the early fast-food restaurants beloved by ancient Romans.
You’ll also have an opportunity to relax in the laid-back town of Sorrento. Explore the cobblestone streets lined with shops and restaurants, delight in the amazing views, watch the sunset dip into the sea, and see Mount Vesuvius across the bay. You’ll also have time in beautiful Capri, where celebrities go to “get away from it all.”
On this Italy tour, Globus has also arranged special experiences for you, such as a visit to Cinque Terre, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and a visit to the Gardens of Augustus in Capri. Here, you’ll have incredible views of the Tyrrhenian Sea from the tranquil gardens.
From the relaxing towns of Sorrento and Stresa on Lake Maggiore to the faster-paced cities, this guided tour of Italy has it all!
Rome, Florence, Venice, Lucerne, Paris, and London—these exciting and vibrant cities await you on this thrilling guided European tour. Guided sightseeing tours will highlight the must-see attractions in each city, including the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel in Rome; the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence, where you will see Michelangelo's famous David; the Chapel Bridge in Lucerne, dating back to the 14th century; a Seine cruise in Paris, where you’ll enjoy great views of the Notre Dame Cathedral and the Eiffel Tower; and St. Paul's Cathedral in London, which held its first service in 1697, as well as the wedding of Lady Diana and Prince Charles.
Other highlights of this guided tour of essential Europe includes Bellinzona, Switzerland, where you will ride the elevator to the courtyard of Castelgrande, part of the fortifications dating back to the Middle Ages and today a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You'll also enjoy a pizza party in Florence, a pasta dinner in Venice with a private water-taxi ride through the Grand Canal, chocolate pralines from one of Switzerland's most famous chocolate makers, and a thrilling ride on the Eurostar train from Paris to London.
Throughout this European escorted tour, Globus has arranged VIP access for you. That means that you won’t be waiting in long lines to visit the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome or the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence. We minimize the lines and wait times, so you can maximize the fun. It’s a trip of a lifetime!
When you think of the ideal guided tour of Italy, what comes to mind? Savoring the regional cuisine and sampling the local wine? Visiting the historic sites from the Roman Empire? Maybe it’s seeing the architectural treasures, splendid art, and ornate churches with their religious artifacts. If so, all this and more are offered on this amazing Italy escorted tour—with overnights in Rome, Lucca, Florence, Venice Island, and Assisi.
Food and wine connoisseurs will enjoy the visit to Verrazzano Castle. Located on a hilltop in the Chianti region, you’ll learn how the famous Chianti wine is made. You’ll even get to sample some! History buffs will delight in seeing some of Italy’s ancient sights, including the Colosseum, completed in the 1st century AD. Art fans will enjoy seeing Michelangelo’s famous works, including the Sistine Chapel’s ceiling paintings in Rome and his celebrated David in Florence. If you’re interested in magnificent churches, you’ll enjoy St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome as well as St. Francis’ Basilica in Assisi, where St. Francis is buried. You’ll also get to visit the Orvieto Cathedral, a great example of gothic architecture in Italy, and St. Mark’s Basilica in Venice, one of the best examples of byzantine architecture.
Enjoy a special excursion to Cinque Terre, five small medieval villages on the Italian Riviera – a UNESCO World Heritage Site. These are just a few of the many highlights on this remarkable tour to Italy’s treasures. Food, wine, history, churches, art, an expert Tour Director and knowledgeable Local Guides—what more could you ask for in an escorted Italy tour?
Introduction To Ireland 2018 From Dublin To Dublin
This guided Ireland tour is an ideal introduction to the Emerald Isle for first-time visitors who have limited time. You’ll experience some of Ireland’s most magnificent scenery, as well as its most famous towns. You’ll start and end in Dublin, with overnight stays in Ennis, Killarney, and Waterford. Highlights of this tour include the 668-foot Cliffs of Moher on Ireland’s west coast, where you’ll savor the breathtaking views of these rugged cliffs dropping into the ocean, and the Ring of Kerry, a 100-mile panoramic drive through rugged and magnificent landscapes. Words cannot capture the magnificence of these natural beauties; you must witness them in person!
You’ll also enjoy guided tours of the House of Waterford Crystal, where you’ll see the highly-skilled artisans at work in the production of this famous crystal, and the Irish National Stud in Kildare, home to thoroughbred champions. Plus, Globus has arranged special experiences to give you a true local perspective. For example, you’ll enjoy coffee and scones that you’ll bake at Rathbaun Farm, a picturesque thatched farmhouse where you’ll learn about Ireland’s sheep-farming practices. You’ll also enjoy an Irish Coffee demonstration in Waterford.
From the scenic beauty to the charming experiences, this Ireland guided tour is sure to delight all of your senses!
You’ve dreamed about Italy—its magnificent architecture, majestic cathedrals, ancient ruins, world-class art, sumptuous cuisine and wine, and relaxing cafés—and now it is your time to experience it. On this affordable Italy tour, explore its most famous cities and discover its unique sights as you overnight in Rome, Siena, Montecatini, and the Venice area.
This affordable Italy tour offers you the opportunity to step back in time -- to imagine what life was like 2,000 years ago – picturing gladiators in Rome’s Colosseum; and envisioning the bustling world of the Roman Forum – the political, social, and commercial center during the Roman Empire.
Imagine life during the Middle Ages as you explore San Gimignano’s medieval squares, town walls, streets, alleyways, and 14 towers still standing from the Middle Ages. Visit Florence -- the Renaissance gem – with a walking tour featuring the beautiful Piazza Signoria, the center of Florence’s social and political life since the 14th century.
On this affordable tour of Italy, you’ll discover some of its magnificent cathedrals. In Vatican City, wonder at the masterful St. Peters Basilica and square. In Orvieto, the Cathedral is a great example of gothic architecture in Italy.
In Assisi, where St. Francis was born, visit the world-famous Romanesque and gothic Basilica, where the saint is buried. See Pisa’s Square of Miracles – a UNESCO World Heritage Site – with its three structures (Leaning Tower, Cathedral, and Baptistry) that have historically been central to religious life.
You’ll also enjoy a wine tasting in Greve, the capital of Chianti, and a visit to Venice, including a boat ride to St. Mark’s Square. Witness Venetian glassblowers create works of art just as they did centuries ago, and spend some free time admiring the crisscrossing canals, the legendary gondolas passing under the arched bridges, the palaces, and the quaint piazzas.
All of this and more—including views of the most scenic Italian landscapes—are included on this fabulous Italy vacation designed for the value-minded traveler!
Our most popular guided tour of Britain offers you the best of this great land. You'll have amazing experiences and see the fascinating sights as you travel from London to Edinburgh and back to London. History buffs will be delighted in seeing mysterious, prehistoric Stonehenge (just imagine how these stones got there!); the Roman Baths in Bath, constructed around 70 AD and today one of the best preserved Roman remains in the world; Chester, one of Britain's best cities for archaeological and architectural treasures; Edinburgh, home to many Scottish monarchs, including Queen Margaret, who died here in 1093; and York, England's most complete medieval city with its cobbled streets and the magnificent York Minister.
Literary fans will enjoy visiting Shakespeare's birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon; Abbotsford House, home of Sir Walter Scott; Grasmere, home to William Wordsworth; and Cambridge, where you have the chance to explore the city and the colleges attended by many famous writers. But that's not all…Globus has also arranged special, out-of-the-ordinary experiences for you. You'll enjoy Grasmere gingerbread, invented in 1856 in the English Lake District, and a cup of tea and shortbread in Abbotsford.
From the historical sights to the beautiful scenery to the special experiences, this escorted tour of Britain is a great way to sample what Britain has to offer!
When you think of a vacation to Ireland, what comes to mind? Lush, green landscape, historic and religious sites, or ancient medieval ruins? Perhaps it’s visiting farms or savoring authentic Irish food. Your amazing guided tour of Ireland includes overnight stays in Dublin, Ballina, Galway, Limerick, Killarney, and Waterford.
You will have the opportunity to see spectacular scenery, including the 668-foot Cliffs of Moher on Ireland’s west coast with breathtaking views of rugged cliffs dropping into the ocean. You’ll also witness sparkling seascapes, mountains dotted with brightly colored farmhouses, and a breathtaking panorama of the Lakes of Killarney from Ladies View as you drive the Ring of Kerry, a 100-mile panoramic drive. The Aran Islands offer limestone rock, rugged cliffs, and a variety of wildflowers. On the largest Aran Island, Inishmore, you’ll visit Dun Aengus, one of Europe’s most spectacular and dramatic prehistoric stone forts on a truly unique and unforgettable day.
Other historic sights you’ll see on this Ireland tour include Kylemore Abbey, a massive castle acquired by the Benedictine nuns, and King John’s Castle, dating back to the 12th century. You’ll also learn about Irish history on your visit to the Strokestown House, a restored 1740s mansion with its original furnishings and fabrics, splendid gardens, and Famine Museum.
You’ll also get a taste of Irish life when you visit a sheep farm. Learn to make scones and enjoy eating them. Sample a classic Irish Coffee at the very place where the first one was served in the 1940s after a group of Americans stepped of Pan Am flying boat in Foynes. Or how about lunch at one of the Aran Islands’ oldest and most traditional pubs? All of these are special treats offered by Globus to bring authentic experiences to your escorted Ireland vacation. So grab your camera and get ready for an amazing guided tour through Ireland!
Learn about Central Europe’s rich history and see its historical sights as you travel through the heart of Germany, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Austria and the Czech Republic
One of the highlights of this Central Europe tour is a drive along Germany’s Romantic Road with its charming villages, cobblestone streets, walled cities, and scenic countryside. You’ll stop in two of them: Nördlingen, a walled medieval town that sits in the valley created by a meteor, and picturesque Rothenburg, a walled town that has retained its medieval character. Another highlight is a visit to Jasna Góra, the monastery near Czestochowa, an important pilgrimage spot. Its Black Madonna, a painting of the Virgin Mary, is a symbol of the country and venerated as the "Queen of Poland." While in Poland, you'll also stop in Auschwitz to visit what is left of the concentration camp, a chilling reminder of the Holocaust.
Sightseeing with a Local Guide—a local expert who knows the history, culture, and secrets of the city—is included in Berlin, Warsaw, Kraków, Budapest, Vienna, and Prague. Sights you’ll see during your sightseeing include Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate, dating to 1791; Budapest’s Heroes' Square, representing 1,000 years of Hungarian history, Prague’s Charles Bridge, dating to 1357 and one of Europe’s oldest stone bridges, and the Astronomical Clock, built in 1410; and the Imperial city center of Vienna, the city of the Hapsburgs. . In Kraków, Poland’s most beautiful city and cultural capital, see the charming Market Square, and Wawel Cathedral, which houses the tombs of Poland’s royalty.
All of this and more—plus stops in Weimar and Poznan—are included on this fabulous, value-minded Central Europe tour.
Spectacular Spain 2018 From Barcelona To Costa Del Sol
You’ll experience the best of Spain on this vacation that includes an overnight in Granada and 2-night stays in Barcelona, Madrid, and the Costa del Sol. You’ll experience a country steeped in history, and on this guided tour of Spain, you’ll have an opportunity to see some of its historic sites as well as its well-known museums and churches. Special tour highlights are the Sagrada Familia Basilica, Gaudi’s masterpiece, and the Prado Museum in Madrid. One of the most prestigious art museums in the world, the Prado houses 8,000 pieces of Western painting!
Enjoy an exciting ride on the high-speed AVE train from Barcelona to Madrid. In Granada, a city with more than 1,000 years of recorded history, visit the Alhambra Complex. The Alhambra was a palace, citadel, and fortress for the Nasrid sultans and their servants, elite soldiers, and high officials from the 13th to 14th centuries. Time on the Costa del Sol gives you a chance to relax, enjoy the sandy beaches, and browse the trendy boutiques.
On this Spain tour, Globus has also arranged some out-of-the-ordinary experiences for you. For example, visit beautiful Málaga, and enjoy a traditional tapas tasting. Throughout your tour, you’ll be accompanied by an expert Tour Director and Local Guides who will bring each city to life with in-depth, first-hand knowledge of the history, sights, traditions, and local culture of each city. They may even teach you a few words of Spanish! Your adventure to see the sights, museums, and scenery with the help of local experts is a Spectacular Spain escorted tour and vacation to treasure.
This exciting and affordable British vacation is a delightful introduction to the history and culture of England, Scotland, and Wales. You’ll see fascinating sights as you travel from London to Edinburgh and back to London staying overnight along the way in Leeds, Wrexham, and Cardiff. Plus, part of the charm of traveling through Britain is seeing the marvelous scenery, including the pastoral countryside. On this budget-minded Britain tour, you’ll get the opportunity to witness some of its most scenic areas, including tranquil Northumberland National Park. With its wide-open spaces and landscapes of endless beauty, it is the UK’s least populated national park. Also drive through the serene Lake District, England’s largest and finest natural park, recently awarded UNESCO World Heritage Status. Finally, drive through the Cotswolds with the rolling hills and picturesque villages.
History buffs will be delighted in seeing mysterious, prehistoric Stonehenge (just imagine how these stones got there!); Bath, famous for the Roman baths constructed around 70 AD and today one of the best preserved Roman remains in the world; Chester, one of Britain's best cities for archaeological and architectural treasures, including Roman remains and half-timbered buildings; Stratford-upon-Avon, home to William Shakespeare; and York, England's most complete medieval city with its cobbled streets and the magnificent York Minister. Roughly 2,000 year ago, Emperor Hadrian gave orders for construction of a wall along the coast—with its craggy bluffs and high ridges—to protect against raiding northern tribes. You’ll see a section of that wall, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In Edinburgh, admire the Crown Jewels at Edinburgh Castle.
From the beautiful scenery to the historical sights, this Britain tour—designed for value-minded travelers—is a great way to sample what Britain has to offer!
The Best Of Eastern Europe 2018 From Berlin To Berlin
When you think of an escorted Eastern Europe vacation, what comes to mind? Perhaps it's visiting old churches and seeing historic sites that have been standing for many centuries. Perhaps you think of visiting cities bombed in World War II and restored to their former splendor. Or maybe you think of learning about the counties’ rich histories. If so, this Best of Eastern Europe guided tour includes all of that and more with overnights in Berlin, Warsaw, Krakow, Budapest, Vienna, and Prague.
Your guided sightseeing in the capitals includes the must-see attractions. Visit Berlin’s Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, today a symbol of reconciliation; the medieval Old Quarter and the 14th-century Cathedral of St. John in Warsaw; St. Stephen's Cathedral in Vienna; the Hradčany Castle grounds and Astronomical Clock, built in 1410, in Prague; the Kazimierz Quarter and St Mary’s Church in Krakow; and Budapest’s 13th-century Matthias Coronation Church, coronation spot of several Hungarian monarchs.
You'll also visit Jasna Góra, the monastery near Czestochowa, an important pilgrimage site. Its Black Madonna, a painting of the Virgin Mary, is a symbol of the country and venerated as the "Queen of Poland." You'll stop in Auschwitz to observe what is left of its concentration camp.
You’ll also have special experiences in some of the smaller towns as well. You'll enjoy a special lunch in Telc, one of the most beautiful towns in the Czech Republic, and taste a Trdelnik rolled pastry in Prague.
All of this and more—including a private Chopin concert in his hometown of Warsaw—are included on this fabulous Eastern Europe guided tour.
Breathtaking, lush landscapes combined with vibrant cities and historic attractions—all of this and more await you on this Irish Explorer tour, including Northern Ireland. Starting and ending in Dublin, explore Ireland in depth and hear exciting stories of its rich history, legends, and myths.
On an Ireland tour, you expect to see amazing scenery, and this tour does not disappoint. See the 668-foot Cliffs of Moher on Ireland’s west coast, offering breathtaking views of rugged cliffs dropping into the ocean. Join the Ring of Kerry, a 100-mile drive with sparkling seascapes and mountains dotted with brightly colored farmhouses. In Northern Ireland, visit awe-inspiring Giant’s Causeway, basalt columns formed millions of years ago by volcanic eruptions. On the amazingly green Dingle Peninsula—perched on Ireland’s westernmost tip and dominated by the range of mountains—enjoy one of Europe’s most dramatic drives passing seaside villages, ancient monuments, and views of the Blasket Islands.
On your guided Ireland tour, you’ll also visit some of its vibrant cities—including Dublin, Belfast, and Galway—and charming towns, including Killarney. Stop in Adare, founded in medieval times and known today as one of Ireland’s friendliest and prettiest villages. In Waterford, enjoy a guided tour of the House of Waterford Crystal, where you’ll see the highly-skilled artisans at work in the production of this famous crystal. You’ll also see artisans at work on your visit to Ireland’s oldest handweaving mill at Avoca. In Northern Ireland, visit Derry, one of Ireland’s best-preserved fortified cities, and Downpatrick, burial place of Ireland’s Patron Saint.
This value-minded tour through Ireland is a dream vacation!
On this guided tour of Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, be prepared for breathtaking views! Your vacation starts and ends with welcome and farewell dinners in Frankfurt and includes overnights also in Munich, Vienna, St. Veit, Innsbruck, St. Moritz, Lugano, Zermatt, and Lucerne. Along the way, guided sightseeing and walking tours in many of the cities feature the must-see attractions, including the world-famous Hofbräuhaus, dating back to 1589, and Marienplatz in Munich, with the Old and New Town Halls; Mirabell Gardens in Salzburg; Rothenburg, a picturesque, medieval walled town; Vienna's Heldenplatz; Innsbruck’s Golden Roof, the balcony built for Emperor Maximilian in the early 15th century; and the Lion Monument in Lucerne, built to honor the Swiss Guards killed during the French Revolution.
The stunning scenery you'll see includes a drive along Germany's Romantic Road, with its old-world charm, picturesque villages, and breathtaking countryside; the scenic Salzkammergut Lakeland in Austria, made famous in the movie The Sound of Music; Cortina d'Ampezzo, home of the 1956 Olympics in the Italian Dolomites, the Italian "Rocky Mountains;" the Tyrolean Alps; the Swiss Engadine, considered by some to be the most beautiful mountain area in the world with deep-blue lakes, mountain peaks exceeding 12,000 feet, and quaint villages with massive white stone houses; beautiful Lake Como and Lake Maggiore in Italy; Zermatt, a picturesque cluster of rustic chalets beneath the Matterhorn; Switzerland’s Rhine Falls – Europe's largest waterfall.
On this Germany, Austria, and Switzerland escorted tour, you’ll also enjoy out-of-the-ordinary experiences. You'll visit the world-famous Lipizzaner Stallion Stud Farm in Austria where these magnificent horses are bred and raised before they go to the Spanish Riding School in Vienna. You'll also join the locals at the historical Vanini Café for an aperitif in Lugano.
Fascinating sightseeing, beautiful scenery, special experiences, an expert Tour Director, and knowledgeable Local Guides—this Central Europe guided tour offers it all!
This vacation is perfect for those who wish to experience all the excitement and energy of Spain. You’ll visit Spain’s most popular cities, including Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, Granada, Vitoria, Pamplona, and Seville. You’ll have time to relax on the Costa del Sol, where you can sample traditional Spanish cuisine, walk on the sandy beaches, and browse the trendy boutiques. You’ll also visit the Rock of Gibraltar, in British hands since 1704.
On this Spain escorted tour, history fans will enjoy visiting the magnificent Casa de Pilatos in Seville, with its splendid collection of Roman sculptures; the 8th-century Mosque of the Caliphs in Cordoba, a very well-preserved mosque that was converted into a cathedral in the 13th century; and the Alhambra Complex in Granada.
The Alhambra was a palace, citadel, and fortress for the Nasrid sultans and their servants, elite soldiers, and high officials from the 13th to 14th centuries. Fans of art and architecture will delight in seeing the Prado Museum in Madrid, one of the world’s finest art museums; the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, an amazing feat of construction without any flat surfaces; and the Sagrada Familia Basilica, Gaudi’s masterpiece in Barcelona.
Enjoy wine tasting accompanied by tapas in Ribera del Duero. A special treat is a walk along the street where the famous "running of the bulls" takes place, followed by a Rioja wine tasting and dinner at a local restaurant in Pamplona.
History, art, architecture, beaches, Spanish food, and more—what else could you ask for in an escorted tour in Spain?
Spend a week discovering two of the world’s most exciting cities on this escorted London and Paris tour. You’ll stay in centrally located hotels and be accompanied by an expert Tour Director who will bring these destinations to life with firsthand, in-depth knowledge. On a guided sightseeing tour with an expert Local Guide in each city, you’ll see the must-see attractions, such as Big Ben and Piccadilly Circus in London, and the Champs-Elysées and Arc de Triomphe in Paris. You’ll get a different perspective as you take a private, narrated cruise on London’s Thames River, and you’ll ascend to the second floor of the Eiffel Tower, where amazing views of Paris await!
Another thrilling adventure of this London and Paris tour is the high-speed Eurostar train ride. Imagine traveling through the Chunnel, an engineering marvel, as you sit back and relax! Among the tour’s unique experiences, you can sip champagne while taking in the spectacular views from the London Eye – the world’s tallest observation wheel. Or how about riding the little train through picturesque Montmartre, the Parisian artist area?
All of this and much more—including plenty of time on your own to explore each city—are waiting for you on this marvelous guided tour in London and Paris.
German Highlights 2018 From Frankfurt To Frankfurt
Germany is a country filled with spectacular scenery, medieval towns, fairytale castles, a fascinating history, fun oompah music, and world-class beer. On this Germany guided tour, you'll visit Germany’s most famous cities, as well as its medieval towns and scenic areas. Your vacation begins and ends in Frankfurt with overnights also in Cologne, Berlin, Dresden, Nuremberg, Munich, Oberammergau, and the Black Forest. You'll visit the must-see attractions in each city, including the famous gothic cathedral in Cologne, with its twin-steepled towers, the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church in Berlin, badly damaged during the war and today a symbol of reconciliation, and the Zwinger Palace courtyard in Dresden.
Magnificent scenery also awaits you with a cruise along the most scenic section of the Rhine River, with castle-crested hills, terraced vineyards, and pretty wine towns. Enjoy the Romantic Road’s charming villages and countryside before stopping for a walking tour in Rothenburg – a walled town that has retained its medieval character. Visit King Ludwig II's Neuschwanstein Castle, nestled high in the Alps. Drive on the panoramic German Alpine Road to beautiful Lake Constance, Europe's largest freshwater reservoir, and to the charming island of Lindau. Finally, enjoy Germany's lush Black Forest region, where you’ll learn about the art of woodcarving and enjoy coffee and Black Forest Cake.
A guided tour of Germany would not be complete without sampling the local cuisine and beer. Enjoy a beer at a famous brewery in Cologne, founded over 100 years ago. Bratwurst (sausage) has been a tradition in Nuremberg for many centuries, and Globus has included dinner at a local Nuremberg restaurant to taste the traditional Nürnberger Bratwürste.
From the beautiful scenery and exciting cities to the traditional food and wonderful beer, this Germany guided tour has it all!
The Best Of Switzerland 2018 From Zürich To Zürich
With its stunning mountains, fascinating old towns, beautiful lakes, and long history, Switzerland is the perfect vacation offering something for everyone. On this Best of Switzerland guided tour, you will experience some of its most beautiful scenery and interesting cities with overnights in Zürich, St. Moritz, Lugano, Zermatt, Lake Geneva, and Lucerne.
No tour to Switzerland is complete without seeing the stunning scenery. You'll enjoy a scenic drive following Lake Zürich and Lake Walen through the high Alps to the tiny Principality of Liechtenstein. You'll also drive into the Swiss Engadine, a valley considered by many as the most beautiful mountain area in the world, with deep-blue lakes, airy larch forests, mountain peaks exceeding 12,000 feet, and quaint villages. Here, enjoy St. Moritz, one of the world's most famous resorts.
Other mountain scenery awaits you in Täsch, where you’ll board a mountain train to car-free Zermatt, a picturesque cluster of rustic chalets beneath the famous Matterhorn. If they’re lakes you desire to see, you'll enjoy the Italian shores of Lake Como and Lake Maggiore, stunning Lake Geneva, and Lugano, the popular subtropical resort on the shores of Lake Lugano.
You'll also visit some of Switzerland's famous cities, including Zürich, Berne, and Lucerne. Plus, to bring Switzerland to life, Globus has arranged some unique experiences for you. You'll enjoy a special lunch at a traditional Swiss working farm in Berne. Another true Swiss experience is a trip to the top of Mount Pilatus to enjoy heavenly views, you'll also get a special souvenir cap to remember this experience! Of course, Switzerland is known for its chocolates, and on this Switzerland tour, you'll taste traditional chocolate pralines.
From stunning scenery and vibrant cities to its special experiences, this escorted Switzerland tour is sure to delight. So grab your camera and get ready for an amazing vacation!
Europe—it’s a continent full of different cultures, architecture, art, scenery, and histories—and on this European tour, you’ll get to experience and see what many of the European countries have to offer. You’ll start in London, then sail across the Channel by ferry to reach France from the UK. Then spend two nights in Vienna, the Venice area, Rome, the Lucerne area, and Paris, and one overnight in Brussels, Würzburg, Prague, and Florence.
On your sightseeing tours, learn about the fascinating histories as you see attractions such as Rome’s Colosseum, completed in the 1st century AD; Lucerne’s Lion Monument, commemorating the Swiss Guards killed during the French Revolution; Prague’s Jewish Quarter, which houses some of the best-preserved and most important Jewish sights in Europe; and Vienna’s Hofburg, the palatial complex for the Habsburgs. You’ll also see examples of the local art and architecture, such as the glorious cathedral in Florence and the Eiffel Tower in Paris.
Magnificent scenery also awaits you on this European tour. Cherish time in spectacular Lake Lugano in Switzerland, where you can enjoy a stroll on the scenic promenade. Enjoy a beautiful Rhine cruise passing by castle-crested hills, terraced vineyards, and the legendary rock of the Lorelei, where echoes of an enchanted siren song lured unwitting sailors to their doom. Take in the breathtaking alpine scenery as you travel across Austria to beautiful Lake Wörth, an alpine lake formed by glaciers, and as you travel to Lucerne, surrounded by its picturesque lake nestled amid the towering majesty of the Swiss Alps. Sit back and relax as you travel through the Tuscan countryside, with its rolling hills, olive grows, vineyards, and small towns.
Scenery, historic monuments, distinct art and architecture, and much more—it’s all available on this Cosmopolitan Europe tour planned for value-minded travelers.
Breathtaking, lush landscapes combined with vibrant cities and historical attractions await you on this Scenic Ireland guided tour, which includes Northern Ireland. You’ll visit some of the most famous cities as well as some of the smaller towns. Along the way, you’ll learn about the Irish way of life, see breathtaking scenery, hear about Ireland’s tumultuous history, and visit some of its historical sights.
Take in the Irish way of life at a typical Irish farm to see a farmer at work with his dogs and you’ll learn how to make scones to enjoy with coffee. Globus has also arranged an Irish Coffee demonstration in Waterford. Visit the Blasket Islands Centre, which tells the story of life on the remote Blasket Islands evacuated by the last inhabitants in 1953. Learn about life in Northern Ireland on guided tours with Local Guides in Derry and Belfast.
Spectacular scenery also awaits you on your escorted tour of Ireland. See the 668-foot Cliffs of Moher on Ireland’s west coast, offering breathtaking views of rugged cliffs dropping into the ocean. You’ll visit beautiful Garinish Island, home to a lush garden, and you’ll join part of the Ring of Kerry, a 100-mile drive with sparkling seascapes and mountains dotted with brightly colored farmhouses. In Northern Ireland, you’ll visit awe-inspiring Giant’s Causeway, basalt columns formed millions of years ago by volcanic eruptions.
You’ll also hear about Ireland’s history and visit some of its historical and religious sites, including a guided tour of the Bronze Age passage-grave at Knowth, and visit Belfast’s Titanic Experience where you’ll learn about the building of the Titanic and its ill-fated maiden voyage. These are just some of the many highlights offered on this scenic guided tour of Ireland.
Discover the magic of Prague, Budapest, and Vienna at a leisurely pace on this Central Europe tour that also includes time in Nuremberg and Bratislava, and overnights in Munich and Salzburg. Along the way, enjoy beautiful scenery both from land and from the water on the included cruise on the Danube River in the Wachau region. Relax as you glide by spectacular vineyards and charming villages. On this tour through Central Europe, you’ll also discover the Vienna Woods, a branch of the foothills of the Alps and a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
Spend three nights in Prague, and enjoy a guided sightseeing tour, including Charles Bridge, dating to 1357 and one of Europe’s oldest stone bridges, and the Astronomical Clock, built in 1410 with a sinister medieval figure of death that emerges to pull the bell cord. During your free time, you may want to visit Prague’s Hradcany Castle, dating back to the 9th century; further explore the Jewish Quarter; or join an optional excursion. Before arriving in Budapest, where you’ll spend three nights, stop in Bratislava, Slovakia’s capital. This medieval old town sits on the banks of the Danube.
In Budapest, sightseeing includes Heroes' Square, founded in 1896 and representing 1,000 years of Hungarian history, and a scenic walk to Fishermen’s wharf; in your free time, perhaps explore the Buda Castle District; purchase local specialties at the Central Market Hall, an indoor farmers’ market; or relax in one of the historic liberty-style spas. Your three nights in Vienna and sightseeing include a stroll in Heroes’Square to view the Hofburg, the palatial complex at the heart of Vienna. In your spare time, you may want to visit one of the many palaces and museums, take an optional excursion, or just relax at a coffee house enjoying some Sacher cake. In Salzburg, your guided sightseeing includes a walk along charming Getreidegasse, where Mozart was born.
This is the perfect vacation for those desiring a leisurely, more in-depth value-minded Central Europe tour!
Canyon Country Adventure 2019 From Scottsdale To Las Vegas
On this popular National Parks tour, discover the unique landscapes of Arizona and Utah as you travel through four national parks—as well as Lake Powell and Monument Valley—and lots of beautiful scenery. Your tour begins in Scottsdale and ends in Las Vegas with overnights also in Grand Canyon National Park, Lake Powell, and Bryce Canyon National Park.
Spectacular scenery awaits you in Sedona, with the massive red-rock formations that make the area famous, and on one of America's most beautiful drives through Arizona's Oak Creek Canyon, home to brilliantly hued cliffs and rugged spires of sandstone. You'll stay inside Grand Canyon National Park, giving you the opportunity to watch the sun set upon the stunning Grand Canyon—sunrise is just as impressive—and to be humbled by the magnificent scenery, great views, and extra time to explore the trails. Photographs cannot adequately do justice to the amazing landscape; you must witness it in person!
In Monument Valley and Lake Powell, Globus has arranged special experiences for you. Enjoy a 4-wheel-drive tour of Monument Valley with a knowledgeable Navajo guide, and marvel at the area’s stunning rock formations, oddly shaped monoliths, and red sandstone. In addition to a cruise in Lake Powell, you’ll visit Antelope Slot Canyon with a local Navajo guide. Learn the history of the canyon as you marvel at the beauty created by erosion from wind and water.
More splendid views await you in Bryce Canyon National Park and Zion National Park. Watch the colors change on the massive stone formations and be awed by the impressive geology. You’ve heard how remarkable the scenery is in these national parks, and now is your time to experience it for yourself. Sit back, relax, and let Globus handle all of the driving and details.
On this Italy escorted tour, you’ll travel from Rome to Milan with overnights also in Assisi and Padua. Along the way, you'll visit some of the country's most famous sights, including the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter's Square and Basilica in Rome; Signoria Square in Florence; St. Francis' Basilica in Assisi, where the saint is buried; Juliet's balcony in Verona; and the glass-domed Galleria in Milan, filled with designer shops and famous cafés.
From Padua, you'll have an excursion to the romantic city of Venice, where your walking tour includes the must-see sights, such as famous St. Mark's Square and the byzantine Basilica. On another excursion, you'll travel from Milan to Lake Como, regarded as one of Europe's most beautiful lakes.
You’ll take a private boat ride to Bellagio, the "Pearl of Lake Como," and taste local pastries at a historic bakery that has been in Orvieto for more than 100 years, and a special farewell risotto dinner in Milan.
From the authentic, tasty food to the historic sites, magnificent cathedrals, and beautiful scenery, this Italy guided tour is sure to delight.
This Central Europe escorted tour is a magnificent journey through the former Habsburg Empire. Your tour starts and ends in Munich with an orientation of the city. Along the way, you will overnight in some of Central Europe's most exciting cities: Prague, Budapest, Vienna, and Salzburg.
You will enjoy guided sightseeing of the must-see attractions with a Local Guide in Prague, visiting the 1000-year-old Hradčany Castle grounds, the largest castle complex in the world, and the Astronomical Clock, built in 1410 and once the envy of all Europe; in Budapest, enjoy a panoramic view of the city from Fishermen's Bastion and visit 13th-century Matthias Coronation Church, the coronation spot of several Hungarian monarchs; and in Vienna, where, among the many sights you will see, you’ll visit awesome St. Stephen's Cathedral, a symbol of Vienna. In Salzburg, your walking tour includes beautiful Mirabell Gardens and magnificent Residenz Square.
Spectacular scenery also awaits you on this Central Europe vacation. You'll drive through the lovely Salzkammergut Lakeland to picturesque Salzburg. Additionally, you'll enjoy a leisurely Danube cruise with Kaffee und Kuchen (coffee and cake) along the most scenic section of the river.
This special experience—along with a farewell dinner at Munich's lively Ratskeller restaurant, and a visit to the famous Hofbräuhaus (its best known beer hall dating back to 1589)—is included by Globus to ensure your vacation is unique.
From the vibrant cities and historic sites to the special experiences, this Central Europe guided tour is sure to delight all of your senses and stir the imagination.
A tapestry takes different threads and colors, and weaves them together into a beautiful design. That’s what this Italy escorted tour—Italian Tapestry—does. It weaves together Italy’s most famous cities, its must-see attractions, and marvelous scenery to create a wonderful vacation. You’ll overnight on Venice Island, and in Florence, Siena, Rome, and Sorrento. You’ll visit each city’s well-known landmarks and attractions, such as St. Mark’s Square in Venice; the Academy of Fine Arts with Michelangelo’s David in Florence; the Piazza del Campo in Siena, where the Palio medieval-style horse race is held; and St. Peter’s Basilica and the Sistine Chapel in Rome. We get you front and center at many of these sites with our special VIP access.
Other highlights of this Italy guided tour include a jetfoil ride from Sorrento to the world-famous Isle of Capri, where you’ll ride the funicular to the village for a guided tour and free time to explore. In Pompeii, a guided walking tour introduces you to the excavations of the city both destroyed and preserved by an eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD—an amazingly detailed look into life around 2,000 years ago at the peak of the Roman Empire.
All of this—plus a gondola serenade in Venice, and a balsamic vinegar tasting near Modena, and much more—come together perfectly to create an escorted Italy vacation like no other.
European Masterpiece 2018 From London To Amsterdam
This comprehensive European tour takes in the best of Western, Central, and Southern Europe—their vibrant cities, historic sights, stunning scenery, and architectural masterpieces. Start in London with leisure time and end in Amsterdam with sightseeing and a canal cruise. Along the way, visit many of Europe’s main cities (Paris, Rome, Barcelona, and Vienna), enjoy a ferry crossing to Greece to visit Olympia and Athens, as well as some other smaller treasures, including, Florence, Innsbruck, Arles, Bordeaux, Venice, Salzburg and Lucerne.
Your historical journey will cover ancient Greece with the visit of the Parthenon as part of your city tour of Athens, then continues with the visit of Rome’s Colosseum, completed in the 1st century AD, and Roman Forum, dating back to the 7th century BC;; Pompeii, where you’ll see what life was like during the Roman Empire before Mount Vesuvius destroyed and preserved the town in 79 AD; Carcassonne, perhaps Europe’s best-preserved medieval fortified town; Lucerne’s Chapel Bridge, built in the 14th century as part of the city’s fortifications and now Europe’s oldest-preserved wooden bridge; Pisa’s Leaning Tower completed during the same period; Innsbruck’s Golden Roof, built for Emperor Maximilian in the 15th century;; its contemporary architectural wonder, Florence’s Duomo; Venice’s baroque extravaganza, and more.
Those who love spectacular scenery will also be delighted on this Europe tour. In France, travel along the Loire River past the castles of Amboise and Chaumont; marvel at the vineyards in Bordeaux; and enjoy the bright colors in Provence. Sit back and relax on an included Rhine cruise, admiring its scenic countryside, historic castles, and charming villages. Overnight in the French Riviera, set between the mountains and the deep-blue Mediterranean Sea, and drive along the picturesque French and Italian Rivieras. Marvel at the Bay of Naples and, in Sorrento, explore the cobblestone streets, delight in the amazing views, and watch the sunset dip into the sea. But that’s not all…wait until you see the alpine scenery in Switzerland and Austria with their towering peaks and the rugged coast of sunny Greece.
This European tour is a comprehensive masterpiece for value-minded vacationers! Just be sure to bring your camera to capture all of the memories!
America's National Parks 2019 From Rapid City To Salt Lake City
Experience the wonders of the West through its best-known national parks and gold-mining towns on this colorful vacation. If you’re interested in seeing stunning scenery and amazing wildlife, this National Parks tour is for you. Stay two nights inside Yellowstone National Park, where you’ll view the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone and stand in awe as you hear the roar of the water and view the glorious falls of Yellowstone’s impressive Lower Falls, almost twice as high as Niagara Falls. Witness Old Faithful as it explodes into the air and admire the herds of bison, elk, and other wildlife as you explore the park. Similarly, in Grand Teton National Park, enjoy beautiful glacier-fed Jenny Lake and the rugged mountains—a dramatic sight indeed. Get back to nature and allow a sense of peace to envelope you as you take in the scenery.
Mount Rushmore offers the astounding monument of four U.S. Presidents as well as spectacular scenery and wildlife, including Rocky Mountain goat, mule deer, and bison. Also visit Crazy Horse Memorial, built in honor of the Sioux Indian chief, and Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument, commemorating the famous battle where Custer was defeated by the Lakota, Cheyenne, and Arapaho warriors. Drive through Black Hills National Forest with its timbered mountains, rugged rock formations, canyons, grasslands, streams, and lakes.
On this National Parks tour, Globus has included some out-of-the-ordinary experiences. Visit Tatanka to learn “The Story of the Bison” and to learn about the Lakota people. Globus has also arranged a chuckwagon cookout and Wild West show in Jackson. All of this and more—including time in Jackson—await you on this marvelous vacation through some of the West’s national parks.
Famous for its historic castles, fascinating and often bloody history, breathtaking scenery, lively cities, charming villages, and the legendary Loch Ness monster, Scotland fills visitors with a sense of magic and delight. On this Scotland guided tour, you’ll get an introduction to this enchanting country, starting with a guided tour of a whiskey distillery north of Glasgow and ending in fascinating Edinburgh. In between, you’ll experience some of Scotland’s most scenic areas and fascinating sights.
Stunning scenery awaits you on your escorted tour of Scotland. You’ll cruise along pretty islands on picturesque Loch Lomond, and follow the “Road to the Isles,” with its breathtaking hills, green woodlands, and spectacular beaches. You’ll overnight on the Isle of Skye, with some of Scotland’s most spectacular scenery, be on the lookout for the mysterious Loch Ness monster in the Highlands, and drive through Cairngorms National Park, with its sub-arctic mountains and varied wildlife.
Learn about the country’s fascinating history on your guided tour of Scotland, and visit one of the most famous battle sites at the Culloden Visitor Centre. Learn about the battle of 1746 in which Bonnie Prince Charles was defeated.
Follow in the footsteps of royalty on a tour of Edinburgh Castle. Dating back to the 12th century, it was once the residence of Scottish monarchs, and today is home to the Scottish Crown Jewels. You’ll also board and tour the Royal Yacht Britannia, home to Her Majesty the Queen and the Royal Family for over 40 years. This is just one of the out-of-the-ordinary, fascinating experiences offered by Globus on this fun-filled, exciting Scotland vacation tour package.
This fantastic escorted tour of Spain, Portugal, and Morocco concentrates on the southern part of the Iberian Peninsula. On this vacation, there is ample time for in-depth sightseeing, and you’ll visit many of the area’s historic sites, including the Casa de Pilatos in Seville, with its splendid collection of Roman sculptures, and the Alhambra Complex in Granada.
If you’re interested in religious sites, this tour is not to be missed. Visit the Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Rosary in Fatima, where pilgrims from all over the world congregate; Jeronimos Monastery in Lisbon, built to thank the Virgin Mary for Portugal’s success in its voyages around the world; the 13th-century cathedral and the Church of Santo Tomé in Toledo, which has one of El Greco’s most famous paintings.
There’s a full day at leisure at the Costa del Sol, so you can enjoy the sandy beaches, browse the shops, or join an optional excursion to the Rock of Gibraltar. Ferry crossings over the Strait of Gibraltar to and from Morocco afford spectacular views. An overnight in Tangier gives you a nice taste of Morocco. Here, Globus has arranged special experiences to help Morocco come to life. You’ll enjoy a panoramic drive to Cap Spartel, where you’ll admire the splendid views and drink a glass of hot mint tea Bedouin-style, along with local biscuits. You’ll also enjoy a lively Moroccan show. Plus a visit to the colorful Grand Socco square, a busy market with many stalls.
These are just a few of the many highlights on this wonderful Spain, Portugal, and Morocco guided tour—a vacation of a lifetime!
Continental Introduction 2018 From Paris To Amsterdam
Europe—it’s a continent full of different cultures, food specialties, architecture, art, scenery, and histories—and this is the ideal Continental Introduction: experience and see what many of the European countries have to offer on your escorted tour of Continental Europe. You’ll spend two nights in Paris, Rome, Venice, and Amsterdam and an overnight in Lucerne, Lugano, Florence, Munich, and the Rhineland.
On your sightseeing tours, you’ll see examples of the local art and architecture, such as Michelangelo’s David statue and the magnificent cathedral in Florence, Michelangelo’s ceiling paintings in Rome’s Sistine Chapel, the Arc de Triomphe and Champs-Elysées in Paris, and the mansions in Amsterdam. You’ll also learn about the fascinating histories as you visit attractions such as Rome’s St. Peter’s Basilica; Lucerne’s Lion Monument, commemorating the Swiss Guards killed during the French Revolution; the medieval center of Innsbruck; and Rothenburg, a walled town that has preserved its medieval character.
Food and drinks are important elements to local cultures and to any vacation to Europe. That’s why on this European tour, Globus has included some unique opportunities to sample the local food, like a dinner with Tuscan specialties at a local restaurant in Florence. A cruise on the River Seine, a welcome dinner in Paris’ renowned artist area of Montmartre, as well as a visit to Munich’s famous Hofbräuhaus, dating back to 1589, are also included.
Magnificent scenery also awaits you on this tour to Europe. You’ll enjoy spectacular Lake Lugano in Switzerland, the towering majesty of the Swiss Alps, a beautiful Rhine cruise passing by castle-crested hills and terraced vineyards, and more. Scenery, food, historical monuments, distinct art and architecture, and much more—it’s all available on this splendid European guided tour!
You've seen photos of the ancient Acropolis in Athens, dating back to the 5th century BC—now’s your chance to see it in person. You've watched the Olympics on TV—now’s your chance to walk among the ruins in Olympia, where the Olympics began in 776 BC. You've eaten at Greek restaurants—now's your chance to enjoy an authentic Greek cooking demonstration, where you'll learn how to make the traditional Greek tzatziki appetizer. All of this and more await you on this Classical Greece guided tour.
History comes alive on your guided visits to many of Greece's ancient sites. In addition to the Acropolis and Olympia, you'll also visit ancient Corinth, dating back to the 8th century BC and the place where St. Paul preached; the ruins in Mycenae, dating from 1,350 to 1,200 BC and described by Homer; the amazingly well-preserved, 2,300-year-old open-air theater in Epidaurus; and Thermopylae, where the battle between the Greeks and Persians took place in 480 BC.
In ancient Greece, people traveled to Delphi to seek the wisdom from the Oracle. Here, you'll hear about the Oracle, tour the excavations, and visit its Archaeological Museum. You'll step back in history to visit the fantastic landscape of Meteora with its 24 rock-top monasteries.
You’ll get a true sense of Greek life and culture with a dance lesson to learn the sirtaki. You’ll also be escorted by an expert Tour Director who will bring the country to life by sharing its history, stories, and local secrets.
From the picturesque fishing villages to ancient historic sites, this escorted tour of Greece is a vacation of a lifetime!
The name of this escorted Italy tour—Gems of Umbria & Tuscany—says it all, as you’ll visit some of the medieval hill towns and see some of the beautiful gems that call central Italy home. You’ll begin and end in Rome, and in between you’ll overnight in Spoleto, San Martino in Campo, Siena, and Orvieto.
History fans will be thrilled throughout this Umbria and Tuscany tour. As you travel through the towns in these regions, you’ll learn about the Etruscans, who lived here for centuries before the Roman Empire, and you’ll see remains from periods throughout Italy’s history, including medieval times. Orvieto sits atop a volcanic rock and has a labyrinth of caves carved by Etruscans. You’ll visit these caves as well as Orvieto’s cathedral, dating back to the early 14th century. In Siena, one of Italy's best-preserved medieval towns, you’ll walk through its narrow lanes to Piazza del Campo, perhaps one of the finest piazzas in Europe.
From Siena, you'll also take an excursion to Volterra, a former important Etruscan city, and San Gimignano, a picturesque, perfectly preserved medieval town with its 14 towers from the 13th century. In Narni, a guided visit of the Convent of San Domenico basement reveals a cell where prisoners of the Inquisition wrote graffiti on the walls.
Of course, these regions are known not only for history, but also for wine and olive oil. That’s why we’ve arranged a Brunello wine tasting in Montalcino, beautifully located in the Tuscan Hills, and an olive oil tasting at an authentic mill in Frantoio di Spello. From the historic gems and the wonderful piazzas to the special adventures, this Umbria and Tuscany escorted tour offers all of this and much more. A vacation of a lifetime!
A European tour… should include the most popular and exciting cities, the must-see sights, picturesque scenery, and a mix of culture, history, and just plain fun. On this Best of Europe tour, you’ll experience all of this and more.
On guided sightseeing tours, you’ll visit the must-see sights—including those that will delight history fans—such as Amsterdam’s canals, Lucerne’s Chapel Bridge, built in the 14th century as part of the city’s fortifications and now Europe’s oldest-preserved wooden bridge; Rome’s Colosseum and Roman Forum, dating back to the Roman Empire; Florence’s renaissance old city center with a replica of the “David” by Michelangelo, Pompeii, where you’ll see what life was like during the Roman Empire before Mount Vesuvius destroyed and preserved the town in 79 AD; Paris’s most famous landmarks and much more.
On this comprehensive European tour, you’ll also enjoy spectacular scenery. You’ll drive through the picturesque Rhineland with its scenic countryside, historic castles, and charming villages, and you’ll enjoy breathtaking views of the Italian and French Rivieras. Sit back and relax as you drive past the Burgundy vineyards in France and through gorgeous alpine scenery from Switzerland to Italy. Marvel at the beauty in Tuscany with its rural villages, rolling hills, vineyards, rows of cypress trees, and olive groves. You’ll stand in awe as you witness the blue sea and amazing views on the Sorrento coast and on the legendary island of Capri, and you’ll love the green hills and valleys as you travel through Umbria to visit Assisi.
All of this and more await you on this dream European vacation designed for value-minded travelers!
Whether you’re snorkeling in Hawaii’s tranquil waters, admiring the spectacular beauty of Kauai, or just relaxing on the warm sands of Waikiki Beach, no one brings out Hawaii’s best like Globus. From Pearl Harbor’s famous Battleship Row to a festive luau with authentic Polynesian dancing, Hawaii’s allure to vacationers is powerful indeed and on this Hawaii tour, you’ll visit Oahu, the Big Island of Hawaii, Kauai, and Maui—along with their most famous attractions.
Feel the sand in your feet as the ocean waves roll over them, and marvel at the black-sand beaches on Hawaii’s Big Island. Watch the surfers attempt to master the waves in Waikiki Beach. Be mesmerized by the pineapple and sugar cane fields, and thoroughly savor Kona coffee, some of the best coffee in the world! Revitalize your spirit at Kauai’s Waimea Canyon, the “Grand Canyon of the Pacific;” Maui’s Haleakala National Park, with its volcanic landscapes and sub-tropical rainforest; and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, where you’ll learn about this active volcano.
On this Hawaii tour, Globus has also arranged some out-of-the-ordinary experiences for you. In Kona, sample the famous Hawaiian sweetbread at a Punalu’u Bake Shop. Coffee fans will enjoy visiting the Kona Coffee Living History Farm, where you’ll learn about Kona’s coffee industry, and Kauai Coffee Company, Hawaii’s largest coffee plantation.
All of this and more await you in the tropical paradise of the Hawaiian Islands. So let Globus handle all the details on this Hawaii tour while you relax, capture photos, savor the food, and enjoy yourself on this amazing vacation!
You’ve seen photos of the Eiffel Tower—now’s your time to not only see it, but to take an elevator to the second floor. You’ve studied and read about D-Day’s Normandy Beaches—now’s your chance to visit one of them. You’ve heard about France’s famous wines—now’s your chance to participate in a wine tasting in Bordeaux. You’ve heard of the high-speed TGV train—now’s your chance to climb aboard. All of this and much more are included on this France guided tour that starts and ends in Paris and has overnights also in Bayeux, St. Malo, the Loire Valley, Bordeaux, Lourdes, Nîmes, the French Riviera, Lyon, and Dijon.
A French vacation would not be complete without a visit to a castle. You’ll visit the 16th-century castle of Catherine de Medici, Chenonceau, a fairytale castle with a moat and towers. You’ll also visit the famous Abbey of Mont St. Michel, a UNESCO World Heritage Site situated on a rocky isle that has been a pilgrimage site for centuries. Another famous place of pilgrimage is Lourdes. Here, visit the grotto where the Virgin Mary appeared to St. Bernadette in 1858 and at night, join the rosary and candlelight procession—a memorable and special experience. Another out-of-the-ordinary experience on this French tour is a lecture about perfume-making from an expert at one of France’s most famous perfume factories. In Brittany, you will visit megalithic tomb La Roche-aux-Fées, which dates back to 3000 BC. In Lyon, you’ll take a private river cruise with a Local Guide who will explain the sights.
All of this—plus visits to the medieval, walled town of Carcassonne and the elegant city of Aix-en-Provence—are included on this marvelous escorted tour of France. It’s a vacation of a lifetime!
“When in Rome, do as the Romans do.” We guess that means that while you’re in Rome, go ahead and eat sumptuous Italian food (there are no calories on vacation), explore the ancient monuments while enjoying the city’s vibrancy, and have fun! With Monograms, that’s easy to do, as we’ve handled your travel details and given you more time to experience the city. Rome is one of the world's most fascinating and beautiful cities offering ancient structures, historical monuments, fantastic shopping, and mouth-watering cuisine. To ensure you get the most out of your Rome trip, we've arranged your hotel reservations, daily breakfast, and sightseeing. Plus, a-one-of-a-kind feature offered only by Monograms is the service of a Local Host®, someone who is there for you throughout your Rome vacation to answer questions, offer insights, arrange activities, and help ensure your vacation runs smoothly.
Your Italy trip begins the moment you arrive in Rome, where we can pick you up at the airport and take you to your selected hotel. Here, your Local Host will greet you with a warm benvenuto, help you get settled, and give you a set of materials to familiarize you with the city. The next morning, after included breakfast, we’ll pick you up at your hotel for guided sightseeing with an expert local guide. We’ll take you to some of Rome's most historical sites, such as the Colosseum, built in the 1st century to hold 50,000 spectators and most famous for its gladiator fights; the Roman Forum, dating back 2,000 years to the peak of the Roman Empire; and St. Peter's Square and Basilica, built in 313 AD. We’ll also take you to the Vatican Museums, where you’ll see its amazing treasures, and the Sistine Chapel, where you’ll view Michelangelo's The Last Judgment and his famous ceiling paintings. And never fear...we've secured VIP access for you, which means you get to skip the lines. That's over four hours of time saved just at the Vatican, Colosseum, and the Roman Forum. After all, why wait in line like all the other tourists when you can be up close and personal with these iconic landmarks?
You’ll also have time to explore on your own. We know there are endless opportunities, so your Local Host will be on hand to offer suggestions and help you arrange activities. You may want to shop at the designer Italian boutiques along Via Condotti, visit Rome's catacombs, take one of its many walking tours, or maybe take an excursion to Tivoli, where Hadrian built his villa at the height of the Roman Empire. Be sure to toss a coin in the Trevi Fountain, which is said to ensure your return to Rome!
At Monograms, our goal is to ensure your vacation is all you want it to be. That's why on this Rome trip we've arranged your hotel reservations, sightseeing, breakfast, and guides. All you have to do is bring your camera, come prepared to have fun, and “do as the Romans do!” Add the comfort of knowing you’ll have a Local Host throughout your stay in Rome, and you've got a vacation of a lifetime!
The Best Of Southern England 2018 From London To London
This Southern England escorted tour highlights some of the historical monuments and beautiful towns found throughout Southern England. Your tour starts in London with guided sightseeing of the city's must-see attractions, including Big Ben and a visit inside St. Paul's Cathedral, the iconic church famous throughout the world. History buffs are sure to be delighted as 16th-century England is brought to life in Stratford-upon-Avon, birthplace of William Shakespeare.
You’ll also discover mysterious Stonehenge, the 2,000-year-old Roman ruins in Bath, and Anne Boleyn’s 13th-century childhood home at Hever Castle. You will also visit magnificent Salisbury Cathedral, consecrated in 1258 and home to the best preserved original Magna Carta.
Throughout your guided tour of Southern England, you will be accompanied and guided by local experts who will bring these destinations to life with firsthand, in-depth knowledge of southern England’s history, treasures, and secrets. Enjoy tea and Bara Brith at the Anchor Pub near 12-century Tintern Abbey – in the beautiful Wye Valley on the border of England and Wales.
From the vibrant city of London to the relaxing, seaside town of Brighton, this Southern England tour is a vacation of a lifetime!
Coco Chanel. Ernest Hemingway. Vincent van Gogh. Oscar Wilde. They all spent time in Paris, the “City of Light”, and now it’s your turn. That’s why Monograms has made it easy for you with this Paris package. We’ve arranged for your hotel reservations, daily buffet breakfast, and sightseeing. Plus, a one-of-a-kind feature is the Monograms Local Host®, who will answer questions, offer you suggestions, arrange activities for you, and be on hand to help make sure your Paris trip runs smoothly.
Your Paris trip begins when you arrive. If you desire, Monograms can pick you up at the airport and get you seamlessly to your hotel. Your Local Host will meet you at your hotel with a warm greeting and materials to familiarize you with the city. After all, with only four days in Paris, you don’t want to waste time getting lost or trying to figure out where to go. The next morning, after your included breakfast, we will pick you up at your hotel for sightseeing with an expert local guide. You’ll hear inside stories about the must-see sights, like the Opéra and Arc de Triomphe. We’ll take you into Notre Dame Cathedral, with a history dating back to 1163, and the Louvre, the most visited art museum in the world (Louvre replaced with Seine cruise on Tuesdays). But don’t worry…we won’t leave you on your own. We give you guided, VIP access to the Louvre, which means you get to go past all of those other tourists waiting in line. There are thousands of pieces of art, so who has time to waste in line? Your time is better off spent enjoying the museum and the city. In your free time, you may choose to cruise down the Seine River, shop along the infamous Champs-Elysées, enjoy a cabaret show at the Moulin Rouge, eat dinner at the Eiffel Tower, or perhaps take an excursion to the Palace of Versailles or Claude Monet’s Giverny. In a city this unique and exciting, the choices are numerous!
To make sure you get the most out of your Paris vacation package, we’ve included all the details, from daily breakfasts, VIP access and the services of a Local Hosts. Think about all the time you save by letting us handle the details for you. So all you have to do is pack your bags and go!
Enchanting Canyonlands 2019 From Las Vegas To Las Vegas
Discover the captivating Canyonlands on this unforgettable National Parks tour! First, experience Grand Canyon National Park with its spellbinding landscapes that will excite your senses. Your Grand Canyon hotel is located near the rim, giving you a wonderful opportunity to witness great views and have more time to explore this amazing place. In nearby Lake Powell, enjoy a leisurely cruise among the beautiful canyon walls and leisure time to relax or to pursue your favorite activities.
Overnight in Navajo country at the secluded Goulding's Lodge in the heart of Monument Valley—a special feature of your Globus vacation. In Monument Valley, Globus has arranged a couple of unique experiences for you. Enjoy a Navajo cookout while you admire the majestic beauty around you. Have your camera ready for some spectacular shots during your 4-wheel-drive, Navajo-guided tour of mystical Monument Valley.
Enjoy a wine tasting and a relaxing 2-night stay at Red Cliffs Lodge in Moab, located beside the Colorado River at the foot of the dramatic red-rock cliffs—another special feature offered on this Globus vacation. From Moab, visit Arches National Park with its 2,000 natural sandstone arches, Canyonlands National Park, and Dead Horse Point State Park. But that's not all...visit Bryce Canyon National Park, where the slow erosion of ages has created fantastically sculptured rock formations resembling castles. In Zion National Park, enjoy the beauty and peace offered at this park with its massive canyon walls ascending toward the blue sky.
Photos—and even movies—cannot adequately depict the stunning beauty and breathtaking geological formations offered in these destinations; you must experience them yourself. So grab your camera, sit back, and let Globus handle all of the details and driving on this National Parks tour.
Grand Tour Of Switzerland 2018 From Zürich To Zürich
With its unspoiled scenery, majestic peaks, fascinating old towns, sparkling lakes, rich history, and cities with a cosmopolitan flair, Switzerland is the perfect vacation offering something for everyone. On this Switzerland tour, you’ll experience some of its most beautiful scenery and interesting cities with overnights in Zurich, St. Moritz, Lugano, Zermatt, the Lausanne area, and the Lucerne area.
No tour to Switzerland is complete without seeing the stunning scenery. Enjoy a scenic drive through the high Alps to the tiny Principality of Liechtenstein. Witness quaint villages, finely carved chalets, green pastures, beautiful forests, magnificent mountain peaks, and rolling, green hills on your way to St. Moritz, one of the world's most famous resorts. Switch mode of transportation in Täsch, where you’ll board a mountain train to car-free Zermatt, a picturesque cluster of rustic chalets beneath the famous Matterhorn. If you desire to see lakes, you'll enjoy Lake Maggiore, Italy’s second-largest lake; stunning Lake Geneva; Lugano, the popular subtropical resort on the shores of Lake Lugano; Interlaken, situated between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz; and Lucerne, situated on Lake Lucerne in the shadows of the snowcapped Alps.
One highlight of this Switzerland tour is the journey aboard the Bernina Express from St Moritz to Tirano, Italy. Traveling on the “red train”, the highest railway across the Alps, you’ll witness glistening glaciers, stunning mountain streams, and alpine scenery, and you’ll travel through tunnels and over bridges that are engineering masterpieces! Enjoy a visit to a local cheese factory in Gruyères, a picturesque medieval town that has been unaffected with the passage of time. You’ll also spend time in Switzerland’s capital, Berne, and storybook Lucerne.
From stunning scenery and vibrant cities to its special experiences, this Switzerland tour is sure to delight. So grab your camera and get ready for an amazing vacation!
From London to Paris via Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, and Italy, discover the many wonders on this memorable European tour. History buffs will delight in seeing many of Europe’s historic sights. In Rome, visit the Roman Forum, dating back to the 7th century BC, and the iconic Colosseum, completed in the 1st century AD. In Lucerne, see the Chapel Bridge, built in 1333 as part of the city’s fortifications and now the oldest-preserved wooden bridge in Europe. In Trier, Germany’s oldest city, a walking tour highlights the Roman remains, pleasant market squares, and Germany’s oldest Christian church. Situated on the border of France and Germany, Strasbourg is a city that has retained its historic charm and is Europe at its most quintessential. On your walking tour here, see the gothic cathedral with its spires, stained-glass windows, and fascinating astronomical clock, and wander around the magical La Petite France district, home to half-timbered houses, quaint shops, and a waterfront promenade.
If you’re more interested in art and architecture, you’ll enjoy the treasures offered on this Europe tour. Visit Florence, one of the most beautiful cities in the world. A highlight of Florence is Piazza Signoria, adorned with ornate and famous statues. Pisa’s famous Leaning Tower and the delicate floating city of Venice are other architectural wonders. Of course, no traveler to Europe should miss the distinct Parisian style, and you’ll have time to explore Paris’ famous sites.
Enjoy time in the French Riviera, visit a famous perfume factory in Èze, and the Provence region, known for its Mediterranean climate, vineyards, and gorgeous scenery. Stop in Aix-en-Provence, the birthplace of painter Cézanne and known for its fountains, elegant homes, and famous cafés.
From the historic sights and architectural treasures to the beautiful scenery, this enriching, value-minded European tour offers something for everyone.
California Classics 2019 From San Francisco To Los Angeles
From San Francisco to Los Angeles, see the famous sights of California on this spectacular vacation. Enjoy the excitement and faster pace of San Francisco and Los Angeles, and take a deep breath and slow down in the areas of Napa Valley and Yosemite National Park. If you’re interested in seeing some of California’s amazing scenery, this California tour offers you a chance to admire some of its best. Enjoy a tour and tasting at a local vineyard in Napa Valley. Marvel at the spectacular alpine scenery in Yosemite National Park with its waterfalls, mountain peaks, ice-sculpted domes, and meadows. Sit back and watch the views of famous Pebble Beach Golf Links, the dramatic Pacific coastline, and the Lone Cyprus on 17-Mile Drive, one of the most scenic drives in the world.
Visit Santa Barbara and Hearst Castle in San Simeon, built by William Randolph Hearst as his private retreat. Once only accessible to celebrities and famous guests, enjoy a tour highlighting this impressive 123-acre estate. Also visit Solvang, a quaint Danish village founded in 1911 by Danish educators to maintain their heritage. Wander through the town with charming shops featuring Danish imports and picturesque buildings and windmills. Globus has arranged a special treat here...a coffee and Danish specialty at a local bakery. Another special experience offered by Globus is a behind-the-scenes tour at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, with its sea otters, seals, sharks, penguins, and more.
All of this and more await you on this California tour. Be sure to pack your camera and get ready for a fabulous vacation!
Best Of The Hawaiian Islands 2018 From Honolulu To Maui
Whether you’re looking to renew your spirit, explore historic sights, or experience breathtaking natural beauty, this Hawaii tour is sure to delight. Feel the sand in your feet, smell the fresh fragrance of the island flowers, smile as the tranquil ocean waves hit your calves, savor the sumptuous cuisine, taste the aromatic coffee, and just relax as Globus shows you the best of the Hawaiian Islands—Oahu, the Big Island, and Maui.
Feel moved by the USS Arizona Memorial, which commemorates the crewman who lost their lives in the historic attack on Pearl Harbor. Stroll through Maui’s quaint, historic town of Lahaina, with its many art galleries and shops. Stand in awe as you admire Kilauea Crater in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Did you know this prolific volcano produces 250,000-650,000 cubic yards of lava per day? Marvel also at Haleakala National Park, site of the huge volcanic Haleakala Crater. Just imagine the wonderful photos you’ll be able to capture and show friends and family back home.
To introduce you to Hawaii’s hidden gems, your Globus Hawaii tour includes behind-the-scenes Local Favorites [LF], such as a visit to the Kona Coffee Living History Farm, a working coffee and macadamia nut farm, and a sample of Hawaiian sweetbread at a Punalu’u Bake Shop.
Stroll the beaches, take a nap by the pool, join in the optional activities, shop for souvenirs, and just relax on this truly memorable Hawaii vacation in paradise!
The Magic Of The Italian Lakes 2018 From Milan To Lake Maggiore
Discover the beauty of the Italian Lakes on this magnificent vacation. With the Alps for a backdrop, you’ll enjoy nature at its finest—with overnights in Lake Garda, Lake Como, and Lake Maggiore. Plus, on this affordable Italian Lakes tour, you’ll spend one night in Milan, known as one of the world’s fashion capitals to visit medieval Verona, where you’ll see Juliet’s balcony of Shakespearian fame.
Situated at the foot of the Alps, Lake Garda is Italy’s largest lake. With a temperate climate, you can relax and restore harmony to your life, participate in optional excursions, and enjoy the local specialties, such as wine and extra virgin olive oil. With its cobalt-blue waters surrounded by majestic mountains, Lake Como is one of Europe’s deepest lakes. Lake Como is lined with elegant 17th-century villas and lush gardens; it’s the perfect destination. You will enjoy a scenic boat trip to Bellagio, known as the “Pearl of Lake Como.” In this wonderful town where nature and culture come together, explore the centuries-old buildings, cobbled stairways, and shops.
Lake Maggiore is a paradise of crystal waters, backed by towering mountains and surrounded by lush countryside. With its prestigious Italian gardens, intriguing palaces, and scenic landscapes, you can choose to relax or enjoy some of the many activities available. On the way to Lake Maggiore, you’ll travel to Lugano, set on gorgeous Lake Lugano, a lake that lies between Italy and Switzerland. Here—with a Mediterranean ambiance—you can stroll along the lakeside promenade or simply unwind as you enjoy a delicious gelato.
Over centuries, Italy’s lakes have been among Europe’s favorite vacation destinations, providing enchanting landscapes and a relaxing ambiance; now’s your time to enjoy them on this affordable Italian Lakes tour. It’s a lovely vacation perfect for savvy, value-minded travelers.
This guided tour of Portugal is a relaxed pace, thanks to the well-planned 2-night stopovers in Lisbon, Oporto, and the Algarve, and overnights also in Tomar, Viseu, and Evora. Start and end in Lisbon, and see the interior and almost the entire coastline of Portugal.
Throughout this Portugal tour, you will visit the must-see attractions, including the Ossuary Chapel in Evora, with its walls covered with thousands of human bones and skulls; the Sanctuary of our Lady of the Rosary in Fatima, a pilgrimage site where apparitions of the Virgin Mary were reported by three local children in 1917; the Church of Sao Francisco in Oporto, the city's most important gothic temple originating from the 14th century; and Jeronimos Monastery in Lisbon. Built in the 16th century and now regarded as Lisbon’s most important landmark, it was traditional for Portuguese seafarers to pray in the chapel before their departure to the unknown.
Enjoy the Roman ruins of Conimbriga, tour the excavations, view the well-preserved mosaics, and visit the excellent museum. Spend time in the Algarve, Portugal’s most popular vacation area, and enjoy an excursion to the Promontory of Sagres, where Henry the Navigator lived and planned his overseas expansion. For those interested in food and wine, Globus has arranged some special treats for you. Enjoy an olive oil tasting in Belmonte (birthplace of Pedro Alvares Cabral, discoverer of Brazil), a wine tasting at a Port wine cellar in Oporto, and more.
All of this and much more await you on this wonderful, in-depth Portugal escorted tour—a vacation of a lifetime!
A Week In London 6 Nights 2018 From London To London
Cheerio—nope, not a cereal in London (it’s a friendly goodbye). Football—nope, not the kind played by the Green Bay Packers (it’s what Americans call soccer). Jumper—nope, not a person taking a leap (it’s a sweater). Imagine the fun you’ll have translating between British English and American English during your 1-week vacation to London. But don’t worry, if you can’t figure out what the locals are saying, you can always ask your Monograms Local Host® who will be on hand throughout your vacation to support you, give suggestions, answer questions, and help make your vacation exactly what you want it to be. Plus, your Monograms package also includes hotel reservations, sightseeing, daily breakfast, and a destination guide to familiarize you with the city.
When you arrive in London, you will be met by your Local Host, who will help make sure your vacation runs smoothly. The next day, enjoy exclusive, half-day guided sightseeing with a local expert. Hear the fascinating stories that only insiders know and see the sights you cannot go home without seeing—like Westminster Abbey and Big Ben. You’ll also have VIP access to St. Paul’s Cathedral, which held its first service in 1697 and was the marriage site for Lady Diana and Prince Charles; and you’ll witness the Changing of the Guard (you’ll be the envy of your friends!). On days 3-6, you’ll have plenty of leisure time to get to know London. Perhaps take in a West End musical; shop at Harrods and Selfridges; visit Windsor Castle, the world’s oldest and largest occupied castle; ride the London Eye; visit the Tower of London, built by William the Conqueror in 1066-67; and eat a typical British meal of fish and chips. Perhaps take excursions to mysterious Stonehenge, Leeds Castle, or Shakespeare’s Stratford-upon-Avon. Monograms offers over 40 activities and excursions, so with a week, you’ll have time to truly experience London and its exciting and fun offerings. And…your Local Host will be at your service to arrange excursions or to give you insights into this marvelous city.
Insider knowledge is truly priceless. With Monograms, you can rest assured that when you say “cheerio” to London, you will do so feeling delighted with your vacation.
Northern Capitals 2018 From Copenhagen To Helsinki
From vibrant cities to gorgeous scenery, this Northern European escorted tour visits fascinating capitals with two-night stays in Copenhagen, Oslo, Stockholm, and Helsinki. In each city, you’ll experience guided sightseeing of the must-see sights, including Copenhagen's Little Mermaid statue and the Royal Reception Rooms at Christiansborg Palace which was used by the Queen for official occasions. Also see Oslo's City Hall – decorated with great Norwegian art from 1900 to 1950 – and Frogner Park, where Gustav Vigeland created over 200 extraordinary bronze and granite statues. You’ll see Stockholm's City Hall, where the Nobel Prize banquet is held each year; and Helsinki’s Lutheran Cathedral – completed in 1852 – along with the famous open-air market.
A tour highlight is an overnight Baltic Sea cruise from Stockholm to Helsinki. You'll stay in first-class, outside, two-berth cabins with private facilities, and you'll enjoy a special Smörgåsbord dinner on board. Enjoy a true Swedish food experience to sample local specialties in Gothenburg's indoor food market.
You’ll also experience some of Northern Europe’s beautiful scenery throughout your Northern Europe guided tour. From Gothenburg to Norway, travel along the coastline with its many islands, granite rocks, and charming fishing villages. Oslo is situated by a fjord and is surrounded by hills and forests. Take a ferry from Elsinore, Denmark to Helsingborg, Sweden, with great views of Hamlet's Kronborg Castle. Drive through Sweden's scenic Värmland, home to 10,000 lakes dotting the forested landscape and home to Sweden's largest lake, Vänern.
Stunning scenery, delicious local cuisine, a Baltic Sea cruise, and fascinating sightseeing await you on this fantastic guided tour of Northern Europe's capitals.
Great Resorts Of The Canadian Rockies 2019 From Calgary To Calgary
World-class Canadian resorts combined with breathtaking scenery highlight this Canadian Rockies tour. Start and end your vacation in Calgary with overnights also in Lake Louise, Jasper, and Banff. In Lake Louise, you’ll stay at the elegant Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, known for its breathtaking setting, comfort, and Old World charm. Here, Globus has arranged a special experience for you—a leisurely guided walk along the gorgeous lake to hear about its history. In Jasper National Park, Canada’s largest national park, stay two nights at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, set deep in the Canadian Rockies and the embodiment of peace, tranquility, and natural beauty. Cruise on Maligne Lake and enjoy leisure time in Jasper, strolling through the pretty streets and stores, or relaxing at the lodge with its spectacular adventure opportunities.
Take in the natural beauty of Banff and Yoho National Parks, and spend two nights at the famous Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, a symbol of the Canadian Rockies with its championship golf course, world-class spa, and luxurious comfort in a pristine wilderness. In Banff, Globus has arranged another special experience for you… meet a Canadian Mountie and learn about their important role in Canada’s history. With photo opportunities, of course!
A highlight of this Canadian Rockies tour is a journey on Icefields Parkway to savor stunning views of alpine meadows, waterfalls, and glacier masses followed by a thrilling ride aboard an Ice Explorer on the Columbia Icefield, the largest expanse of ice in the Canadian Rockies. It’s a spectacular sight indeed! In fact, throughout your tour of the Canadian Rockies, you’ll witness stunning scenery and enjoy the serenity that only these majestic lodges and settings can offer. It’s a dream vacation!
New England is steeped in history and known for its amazing fall foliage, and on this fall foliage tour you’ll have a chance to experience the spectacular beauty and historic places. A sightseeing tour in Boston highlights landmarks that were pivotal to the United States’ history, and a visit to Cornelius Vanderbilt’s mansion, The Breakers, gives you a taste for life in a bygone era.
History is not all you’ll experience on this marvelous fall foliage tour. You’ll also see spectacular beauty and amazing fall foliage. In Maine, visit Acadia National Park, one of America’s most visited national parks, where you’ll take a carriage ride before enjoying a local treat at the historic Jordan Pond Restaurant located inside the park—a special experience offered by Globus. In New Hampshire, travel to the scenic White Mountains, New England’s greatest range and premier outdoor playground, and enjoy the Raven Interpretive Program. Take a beautiful drive through Franconia Notch, a New Hampshire region with breathtaking scenery, and along the Kancamagus Highway, well known as one of the country’s best fall foliage viewing areas. Throughout your tour, marvel at the scenic drives and stunning fall colors full of blazing red, orange, and yellow leaves (if Mother Nature permits).
In addition to the carriage ride in Acadia National Park, Globus has included some other fun experiences on this fall foliage tour. Enjoy a Colonial-style dinner at the historic Salem Cross Inn in Sturbridge and a lobster bake in the seaside town of Bar Harbor. With the gorgeous scenery, interesting historic sights, and fun adventures, it’s a vacation not to be missed!
From its world-class cities and historic sites to it sunny climate and distinct culture, Spain is a fascinating country. This in-depth budget-minded Spain tour shows you the country's diverse features. Spend three nights in the capital, Madrid; two nights in Barcelona, Valencia, and Seville; and one night in Pamplona, Burgos, Salamanca, Granada, and Cordoba.
Tour highlights include visits to Aranjuez's Royal Palace, originally built in the 14th century and once a favorite residence of Spanish royalty; Peniscola Castle, built by the Knights Templar in the 14th century; Saragossa's Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Pillar, a popular pilgrimage site; Granada's fairy-tale Alhambra complex, built as a lavish residence for Moorish kings in 889 AD; and Cordoba's iconic Mezquita, a well-preserved mosque turned into a Catholic cathedral in the 13th century and today considered one of the most remarkable examples of Islamic architecture outside of the Arab world.
Enjoy sightseeing excursions with Local Guides in Valencia, Barcelona, Granada Seville, and Madrid. Also enjoy visits to Segovia, where you'll see its cathedral, the Alcazar, and the Roman aqueduct; Salamanca, where you'll have time to wander around the beautiful Plaza Mayor, one of Spain's most beautiful squares; Caceres, a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its blend of Roman, Islamic, northern gothic, and Italian Renaissance styles; Seville, where you'll have a full day to explore on your own; Montilla, where you'll enjoy a visit to a local wine cellar for a tasting; and Cuenca, famous for its "hanging houses" that are suspended over the ravine.
Throughout this tour, you'll be accompanied by a professional Tour Director who will bring Spain to life with in-depth, first-hand knowledge. Between the sights, scenery, expert guidance, and included visits, this budget tour of Spain is the best way for savvy, value-minded travelers to experience this wonderful country.
From Rome to London, travel to Western Europe’s most famous cities on this European tour. Along the way, see some of Europe’s most iconic sights and witness beautiful scenery.
In Rome, Florence, and Paris, see the must-see sights on your guided sightseeing. In Rome, see St. Peter’s Square, the famous square designed by Brunelleschi and the centerpiece of Vatican City. Also enjoy visits to the iconic Colosseum, where deadly gladiator fights took place during the Roman Empire, and the Roman Forum, dating back to the 7th century BC. In Florence, your walking tour features the city’s renaissance center, including Piazza Signoria, home to many ornate and famous sculptures. In Paris, your city tour includes views of the iconic Arc de Triomphe, Champs Elysées, and Eiffel Tower. You’ll reach the romantic city of Venice by private motorboat with views of the famous sights, such as St. Mark’s Square, one of Europe’s most renowned squares. Other historic sights you’ll see on this Europe tour are Innsbruck’s Golden Roof, the balcony built for Emperor Maximilian in the early 15th century; Pisa’s Leaning Tower; and Lucerne’s Chapel Bridge, Europe’s oldest covered bridge dating back to 1333.
Throughout this European tour, take in some beautiful landscapes. Enjoy the rolling hills, olive groves, and rural villages in Tuscany. Admire the alpine scenery in Switzerland, including green pastures rustic chalets and deep blue lakes; Cortina, a well-known Italian ski resort nestled amid the majestic Dolomites, the mountains that turn pink at sunset. In France, drive past some of Burgundy’s most famous vineyards located on gently rolling hills.
From Rome to London, this is the perfect way for value-minded travelers to see some of Europe’s most iconic sights!
From its vibrant cities and charming, smaller towns to the beautiful countryside and sumptuous cuisine, France has it all. On this French Sampler guided tour of France, you'll get a sample of what the country has to offer with overnights in Paris, Beaune, Aix-en-Provence, and Monte Carlo, Monaco.
Highlights of this French escorted tour include guided sightseeing of Paris with a visit to magnificent Notre Dame Cathedral, dating back to the 12th century, and a visit to the remarkable Palace and Gardens of Versailles. The principal residence of the French kings from the time of Louis XIV to Louis XVI, it is nothing short of spectacular. Other tour highlights are walking tours through Avignon, to see the Palace of the Popes and through the maze of small streets to the Market Square of Aix-en-Provence, and a drive along the famous Promenade des Anglais in Nice.
On this French tour, Globus has also included some out-of-the-ordinary experiences. You'll enjoy wine tasting in Beaune, capital of the Burgundy region; a visit to the picturesque hilltop town of St. Paul de Vence, where you will taste the local pastis; and in Èze, create your own fragrance at a famous perfume factory.
These are just some of the many highlights included on this marvelous guided tour of France and ending in Monte Carlo. It's a marvelous vacation experience!
Pacific Coast Adventure 2019 From Seattle To San Francisco
A sampling of Seattle, the beautiful Oregon coast, and San Francisco make this magnificent journey along the Pacific Coast one you'll remember. Start your Pacific Coast tour in charming Seattle, end in San Francisco, and overnight also in Portland, Newport, Coos Bay, and Eureka. Sightseeing in Seattle, Portland, and San Francisco includes the must-see sights, such as a visit to Seattle’s Space Needle for spectacular views of the city and Portland’s International Rose Test Gardens, the largest rose garden in Portland.
Enjoy some of the spectacular scenery waiting in Oregon, including Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, with wind-sculpted sand dunes stretching 500 feet above sea level; the beautiful Multnomah Falls; and the many majestic views and scenic lighthouses along the Oregon Coast. Also experience a cruise on Oregon’s scenic Rogue River. Follow the path just as Rogue River pioneers have done since 1895, when road access did not exist. You’ll also have the chance to experience wildlife, pristine wilderness and fascinating mail boat history. Another out-of-the-ordinary adventure Globus has arranged is a traditional Coquille Indian salmon bake.
In California, view the world's tallest trees in spectacular Redwood National Park and along Avenue of the Giants, a quiet 2-lane road that winds through some of the world’s most spectacular scenery with ancient redwood trees. You’ll even have the opportunity to see a 1,800-year-old redwood!
From its vibrant cities to its spectacular scenery, this Pacific Coast tour is sure to delight all of your senses!
Western Explorer 2019 From Los Angeles To Los Angeles
Experience the best of the West on this grand adventure—with its vibrant cities, spectacular mountains, unique rock formations, and serene lakes. This National Parks tour begins in Los Angeles with overnights along the way in San Diego, Scottsdale, Grand Canyon National Park, Las Vegas, Mammoth Lakes, Yosemite National Park, San Francisco, and Cambria.
Tour highlights include time spent in stunning Grand Canyon National Park, where you can enjoy a majestic sunset; and Yosemite National Park, with its cascading waterfalls, mountain peaks, ice-sculpted domes, lush forests, and meadows. Spend two nights in sunny San Diego as well as time in the vibrant cities of Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Las Vegas with sightseeing and time on your own. On this National Parks tour, Globus has also arranged some out-of-the-ordinary adventures for you. In Las Vegas, explore the Mob Museum on a private guided tour followed by a trip to dazzling Freemont Street. Another fun experience is a visit to San Francisco’s Japanese Tea Garden, where you’ll learn about the park and have time to explore its five acres.
From the exciting cities to the amazing scenery and from the desert landscapes to the sparkling lakes, this National Parks tour has it all. Grab your camera and get ready for a remarkable vacation!
Stunning scenery, sun-soaked beaches, the crystal-clear Aegean Sea, and tasty Greek cuisine…on this Greek Islands tour, you’ll experience all of this and more!
Your tour starts in Athens with guided sightseeing and a visit to the Acropolis, dating back to the 5th century BC and a symbol of Athens’ power and wealth at its greatest peak—the Golden Age. The tour ends with a flight to Athens and an overnight. In between, sail into the deep-blue waters of the Aegean Sea and spend three nights on the island of Mykonos and three nights in Santorini.
Mykonos, Greece's most famous jet-set island, has a beautiful seafront village, sandy beaches, famous windmills, and whitewash houses. Here, you'll visit the Church of Agia Kiriaki, renowned for its beautiful icons, and have plenty of time to relax on the beach, walk through the network of narrow streets, sample local specialties, and take optional excursions. In Santorini, still an active volcano, stroll along the cobblestone streets, enjoy the beautiful beaches, savor the local specialties, enjoy tastings at famous wineries, and witness the stunning views.
A Greek Islands tour would not be complete without sampling the local cuisine. On both islands, you'll dine at a local restaurant, where you'll sample the local specialties. Globus has also included a couple of special treats: a traditional Mykonian dessert, Amygdalota, and a traditional Ouzo, Greece’s most popular drink, in Santorini.
If you are looking for a fantastic Greek Islands vacation, look no further. Globus handles the details so all you have to do is relax and enjoy these islands like they should be enjoyed.
On this Maine and Eastern Canada tour, get acquainted with the local culture, charming villages, and seafaring traditions of Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Cape Breton Island, New Brunswick, and Maine. Start and end your vacation in Boston with overnights also in Bar Harbor, St. Andrew's by-the-Sea, Digby, Halifax, Baddeck, Charlottetown, Saint John, and Rockland.
Breathtaking scenery awaits you on this tour through Maine and Eastern Canada. In Maine, visit Acadia National Park, home to rugged coasts and the tallest mountain on the US Atlantic coast. In Nova Scotia, spend time in the fishing village of Digby, with breathtaking beauty and views; stop at Lunenburg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site; visit Peggy's Cove, a charming fishing village with a famous lighthouse (one of the world's most photographed places); and take the scenic Marine Drive from Halifax along the Atlantic shoreline through picturesque fishing villages. On Cape Breton Island, drive along the world-famous Cabot Trail, named one of the world's most scenic drives, and visit Cape Breton Highlands National Park, where the mountains and sea meet.
Visit Prince Edward Island National Park, famous for its red cliffs, wind-sculpted dunes, and sandy beaches. In New Brunswick, visit Fundy National Park, with the world's highest tides, rugged coastline, and waterfalls, and enjoy a guided visit of the Hopewell Rocks, famous formations carved by the Bay of Fundy with dramatic tides rising more than 50 feet.
Throughout this Maine and Eastern Canada tour, Globus has arranged fun and unique experiences for you. For example, enjoy a private demonstration by a local fisherman who will explain the importance of the Digby scallop. See a typical fisherman’s house from the early 1900s when you visit the Fisherman’s Life Museum, and enjoy a picnic lunch with local wines along the Cabot Trail.
All of this and more awaits you on this spectacular tour!
Special Event – Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo This week-long annual event in Halifax features a fast-paced show and a true taste of Nova Scotia. Experience bagpipes, highland dancers, la culture de l’acadie, and military traditions. The tattoo also is a showcase for innovative acrobatic acts, modern music, contemporary dancing, trampoline routines, and more. Tickets to the tattoo are included during one night of your stay in Halifax. Available on the June 23, 2018 departure.
Deep-blue fjords, breathtaking mountains, glimmering glaciers, and flowing waterfalls await you on this Norway escorted tour of a lifetime.
A highlight of this Norway tour is a breathtaking ride on the Flåm railway, one of the world’s most scenic train rides, which passes through 20 tunnels and climbs to an elevation of 2,833 feet (864 m.). This out-of-the-ordinary experience lets you witness hypnotic waterfalls cascading down the side of steep, snowcapped mountains, rivers winding through deep gorges, farms on the side of steep slopes, and views of Sognefjord – Norway’s longest fjord.
You’ll stay at the historic Hotel Ullensvang, which offers views over Hardangerfjord – the world’s fourth-largest fjord. Travel on the Hardanger National Tourist Road, carefully developed to take you through some of Norway’s most stunning scenery, and stop at Steinsdalsfoss waterfall, where you can walk behind the cascading waterfall … without getting wet!
In addition to breathtaking scenery, Norway also offers you a country steeped in history. In the Middle Ages, Norwegians built churches out of wood. Only 28 of these stave churches now remain in Norway. In Borgund, you’ll admire one of Norway’s best-preserved stave churches dating back to 1180. Stay two nights in Bergen – founded in 1070 – where you’ll enjoy a guided walking tour. In Bergen, you’ll visit the Fløibanen funicular, where magnificent views of Bergen and the fjords await.
From the magnificent scenery to the vibrant cities—including Oslo—this guided tour through Norway is sure to delight all of your senses.
Historic Cities Of Eastern Canada 2019 From Toronto To Montreal
Vibrant cities, stunning scenery, and out-of-the-ordinary experiences await you on this Historic Cities of Eastern Canada tour. You'll start in Toronto and end in Montréal with overnights also in Niagara Falls, Ottawa, and Québec City.
On your sightseeing tour in each city, you'll see the must-see sights, such as the residences of the Governor General and the Prime Minister in Ottawa; Québec City's Place Royale, the historic square known as the birthplace of French America; Montréal's Notre Dame Basilica, dating to the 19th century, where Globus has included an inside visit; and Toronto's 1,815-foot-tall CN Tower, where you'll enjoy lunch with incredible views of the city and harbor. You'll also visit Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary in Cap-de-la-Madeleine, a national shrine with its fine stained-glass windows.
In addition to the vibrant cities, this Eastern Canada tour includes beautiful scenery. A tour highlight is a thrilling cruise to see the thundering falls of Niagara Falls. You’ve seen photos of Niagara Falls, and now’s your chance to see it up close. You'll also take a cruise through the waterways of Ontario’s Thousand Islands National Park, located in an area of rich biodiversity.
Globus has also arranged special experiences to make your vacation unique. Enjoy a wine tasting and tour at a local vineyard in Niagara-on-the-Lake and a special dinner in Old Town Québec featuring regional French cuisine. Additionally, Globus has arranged a guided tour and breakfast at a sugar shack in Québec City, where you'll learn the art of making maple syrup.
This tour of Eastern Canada offers a balance of guided sightseeing tours, leisure time, and a mix of historical, natural, and cultural offerings. It’s an unforgettable vacation!
The British Isles In Depth 2018 From London To London
From the lively cities to the breathtaking scenery, you’ll discover the best of England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, and Northern Ireland on this in-depth, budget-minded vacation in Britain and Ireland.
Britain and Ireland are known for their breathtaking scenery, and this tour will not disappoint. You’ll see the 100-mile Ring of Kerry, with its rugged and magnificent landscapes; stunning scenery on Ireland’s Dingle Peninsula; the spectacular 668-foot Cliffs of Moher; Northern Ireland’s awe-inspiring Giant’s Causeway, formed millions of years ago; Llanberis Pass—with its rugged natural beauty—in Wales’ Snowdonia National Park; England’s tranquil Lake District; Brecon Beacons National Park, with its dramatic landscapes; and the Isle of Skye, with some of Scotland’s most spectacular scenery. Enjoy time in the Scottish Highlands, filled with dramatic landscapes, rolling farmland, picturesque seaside towns, and beautiful lochs (lakes).
Britain and Ireland are also known for their picturesque and historic towns. On this affordable Britain and Ireland tour, you’ll visit many of these towns, including Oxford, home to some of England’s most famous colleges; Stratford-upon-Avon, where you’ll get a glimpse into life in 16th-century England in Shakespeare’s hometown; York, England's most complete medieval city with its cobbled streets and the magnificent York Minster, England’s largest gothic cathedral; Berwick-upon-Tweed, a peaceful coastal town with a turbulent past; Strathpeffer, known in its heyday as an European health resort; Looe, a pretty fishing village; the seaside town of Tramore; Bath, known for the excavations of Roman baths used for bathing and socializing 2,000 years ago; and many more. You’ll also visit the capitals—London, Edinburgh, Cardiff, Dublin, and Belfast.
These are just some of the many highlights of this budget travel package through the British Isles. For value-minded vacationers, this is the perfect way to see England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, and Northern Ireland!
The Best Of Austria & Switzerland 2018 From Vienna To Zürich
This escorted tour of the Best of Austria & Switzerland covers the highlights of two of Europe's most scenic countries: Austria and Switzerland. You'll spend two nights each in Vienna, Salzburg, Zermatt, and Lucerne, and an overnight in St. Moritz and Berne. If you're a fan of palaces and castles, you'll enjoy a visit to Vienna’s Schönbrunn Palace, once the home of the Habsburg Imperial family. Stand in awe as you hear the stories of this royal family's home. You'll also enjoy a visit to romantic Chillon Castle, a well-preserved, medieval castle on the shores of Lake Geneva.
If spectacular scenery is your interest, then you'll be thrilled with the ride on the world-famous Glacier Express train, where you'll travel first-class and have panorama windows to admire the thundering waterfalls, impressive peaks, glacial ice fields, and tiny villages on your way to Zermatt, a picturesque cluster of rustic chalets beneath the majestic Matterhorn. Other scenic highlights include a Danube cruise along the prettiest part of the river; a private boat cruise on the fjord-lake in Lucerne; a mountain train ride from Zermatt to Täsch; a scenic drive into the Swiss Engadine, considered by many to be the most beautiful mountain area in the world; a drive in the Tyrolean Alps on the way to Innsbruck; a stop in Interlaken, where you can take pictures of the Jungfrau Massif.
These are just a few of the many highlights of this Austria & Switzerland guided tour. You'll also enjoy guided sightseeing in Vienna, Salzburg, and Berne. From the historic sites, castles, and palaces to the spectacular scenery, this is a dream vacation!
Focus On Scandinavia 2018 From Copenhagen To Stockholm
Vibrant cities, distinct cultures, and unspoiled landscapes … welcome to your Scandinavia affordable tour! You’ll visit the fascinating Nordic cities and most scenic areas as well as some of its smaller and scenic towns. Overnight in Copenhagen, Frederikshavn, Oslo, the Telemark area, Bergen, the Fagernes area, Karlstad, and Stockholm.
As you would expect from a Scandinavia tour, this tour features breathtaking scenery. Norway is known for its fjords—with their steep and majestic mountains and picturesque villages dotting the landscape. A highlight of this budget-minded Scandinavian tour is a cruise on the Sognefjord – Norway’s longest and deepest fjord. Take a ferry across the Hardangerfjord, the world’s fourth-largest fjord.
Travel through Norway’s Telemark region with its lakes, winding valleys, and rugged gorges backed by towering mountains. Stop for photos at Steinsdalsfoss Waterfall, where you can walk behind the cascading waterfall without getting wet. Also enjoy a scenic drive along beautiful Lake Mjøsa. In Sweden, drive through the scenic Värmland – home to 10,000 lakes dotting the forested landscape. In Denmark, drive across the Great Belt Bridge – one of the world’s longest bridges – and take a ferry from Denmark to Sweden.
On this affordable tour of Scandinavia, spend time in the major cities: Copenhagen, capital of Denmark; Oslo, capital of Norway; Bergen, Norway’s picturesque second-largest city; and Stockholm, Sweden’s beautiful capital. You’ll enjoy an orientation drive of Copenhagen and guided sightseeing excursions of Oslo and Stockholm. Visit Lillehammer, site of the 1994 Winter Olympics, and take time for a photo stop at Sweden’s Gripsholm Castle – a fairytale castle built in 1537 and set in an enchanting rural setting on the way to Stockholm.
From the fascinating cities and small towns to the breathtaking landscapes, this value-minded Scandinavia tour has it all!
This extensive European tour stretches through Central Europe from London to Rome, then along the Mediterranean coast to Spain and France. You’ll travel to some of Europe's most famous cities—London, Amsterdam, Lucerne, Venice, Rome, Florence, Barcelona, Madrid, and Paris—and see some of its most famous landmarks. You'll also stay in some of the smaller—but equally fantastic—cities, including Nice, Carcassonne, and Poitiers in France; the Rhineland in Germany; and Bilbao in Spain.
This European tour is filled with historic sights. Italy is a country rich in natural and artistic treasures—so much so that Italy has the highest number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, some of which you’ll visit on this European tour: Assisi’s Basilica of St Francis and the historic city centers of Rome, Florence, Verona; Pisa’s Piazza dei Miracoli, and Venice with its lagoon. See the ancient battlements in the beautifully preserved, medieval town of Carcassonne. Admire the royal castle in Amboise and Burgos’ beautiful gothic cathedral, begun in the 13th century. In Barcelona, on your city tour, see Gaudi’s architectural masterpieces—Casa Mila, Casa Batlló, and the Sagrada Familia—which are also UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
This tour through Europe also features stunning scenery. On your travels from Germany into Switzerland, admire awe-inspiring alpine scenery. Spend time on the gorgeous French Riviera and enjoy a scenic journey along France’s Loire, with its rivers, and many castles. Drive through the scenic Rhineland and witness its picturesque countryside, historic castles, and charming villages. Marvel at the rolling hills, terraced vineyards, olive groves, and rural villages as you travel through Tuscany and Umbria. Plus, enjoy some of France’s loveliest scenery—right out of a Van Gogh painting—in the Provence region.
This is the perfect vacation for value-minded travelers who want to see it all!
Highlights Of Germany 2018 From Frankfurt To Frankfurt
Spectacular scenery, medieval towns, fairytale castles, a fascinating history, and world-class beer…this is Germany! On this Germany tour, you'll see Germany's highlights and visit its most famous cities, as well as its medieval towns and scenic areas. Your vacation begins and ends in Frankfurt with overnights also in the Rhineland, Hamburg, Berlin, Leipzig, Nuremberg, Munich, and the Black Forest area.
Magnificent scenery awaits you on this Germany vacation. Enjoy a cruise on the Rhine River, passing castle-crested hills, terraced vineyards, and pretty wine towns. In Bavaria, visit King Ludwig II's 19th-century Neuschwanstein Castle, nestled high in the Alps. Drive along the Romantic Road with its charming villages, cobblestone streets, walled cities, half-timbered houses, and scenic countryside, and stop in Rothenburg, a walled town that has retained its medieval character. Finally, enjoy Germany's lush Black Forest region, named because the forest is so thick, people called it black.
A tour highlight is the famous gothic cathedral in Cologne—known for its twin-steepled towers—that was started in 1248 and completed in 1880. Enjoy Lübeck, a Hanseatic city and UNESCO World Heritage Site founded in the 12th century. Visit Veste Coburg Castle, built in 1225 and one of Germany’s largest castle complexes. Today, the complex houses the former art collections of the dukes of Coburg.
You’ll also enjoy sightseeing of the must-see sights in the cities, including Munich’s Marienplatz, the main square in the city that hosts the Oktoberfest beer festival. In Dresden, see the Zwinger Carillon Pavilion, where the 40 bells of the glockenspiel sound every quarter of an hour.
From the beautiful scenery and exciting cities to the historic sights and fun experiences, this Germany tour has it all!
The Best Of The British Isles 2018 From London To London
From the lively cities to the breathtaking scenery, discover the very best of England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland on this British Isles tour. You’ll have 2-night stays in London, Edinburgh, Dublin, Limerick and Exeter as well as an overnight in Warwick, York, Inverness, Glasgow, Liverpool, Killarney, Waterford and Cardiff. You’ll visit some of Britain’s famous castles and palaces, including a special pre-public-opening guided tour of Warwick Castle and its 11 centuries of history. You’ll see Edinburgh Castle – home of the Scottish Crown Jewels – and the Queen’s official Scottish residence at Holyrood Palace (when available).
You’ll also witness spectacular scenery on this British Isles escorted tour! You’ll cruise on Scotland’s Loch Lomond, pass through England’s beautiful Lake District and visit the 668-foot Cliffs of Moher, with its breathtaking views of rugged cliffs above the sea. Travel the Ring of Kerry for a 100-mile panoramic drive through rugged and magnificent landscapes, and drive through the incomparable landscapes of Snowdonia National Park in Wales. You’ll also cruise on one of the world’s great natural harbors at Plymouth Sound.
You’ll enjoy visiting charming British towns, such as Shakespeare’s birthplace at Stratford-upon-Avon, the Victorian mountain resort of Pitlochry, as well as a Cornish fishing village and the Roman Baths and ruins.
You’ll enjoy many pleasures, such as afternoon tea at a 150-year-old farmhouse in Ireland and a light lunch at Abbotsford House, Sir Walter Scott’s home in Scotland. All of this and much more await you on this fabulous British Isles escorted tour.
Australia and New Zealand—two countries with breathtaking and unique scenery, as well as vibrant cities. On this Australia and New Zealand tour, you’ll have an opportunity to see Australia’s and New Zealand’s scenic highlights and most popular cities, including Auckland, Queenstown, Melbourne, Cairns, and Sydney.
Words simply cannot describe the beauty of the Great Barrier Reef, with its clear, tropical water and explosion of colors. You’ll get to see it in person and even snorkel in it or take a watercraft tour! Similarly, photos do not adequately depict the magnificence and amazing size of Uluru (Ayers Rock) in Australia’s Outback. You must stand before it to get a true perspective of its size and to see the changing colors of the rock at sunset. On this tour, you’ll have that opportunity and you’ll learn about Uluru’s significance to the Aboriginal people. In New Zealand, more breathtaking scenery awaits you at Fiordland National Park, where you’ll cruise on Milford Sound and witness the extraordinary beauty and sheer cliffs.
On this Australia and New Zealand tour, you’ll also experience sophisticated, yet laid-back, cities. In Melbourne, soak up the city’s atmosphere and discover its boutiques, cafés, and world-class dining. Globus has also arranged a fun experience for you here…lunch aboard the historic Colonial Tramcar Restaurant. Sydney offers a spectacular harbor; the world-famous Opera House, which you’ll visit during your sightseeing tour; fabulous shopping; and cosmopolitan cuisine. Known for adventure, Queenstown is a marvelous city set in the magnificent landscapes of New Zealand’s Southern Alps. Here, enjoy a cruise on Lake Wakatipu.
From the sun-scorched desert of the Outback to the tropical Great Barrier Reef and from the smaller destinations in New Zealand to the cosmopolitan cities in Australia, this is a dream vacation!
Iceland Adventure 2018 From Reykjavik To Reykjavik
Iceland is a country known for its natural wonders: glaciers, active volcanoes, black-sand beaches, geothermal areas, roaring rivers, majestic waterfalls, and beautiful lakes. On this Iceland escorted tour, you will start and end in Reykjavík, and you'll witness these natural wonders while enjoying exciting and unique experiences.
Scenic highlights include the mighty Gullfoss waterfall and Goðafoss – known as the "Waterfall of the Gods." Take pictures at Dettifoss, the most powerful waterfall in Europe (road conditions permitting). Drive by Eyjafjallajökull volcano, well known for the eruption that generated the massive ash cloud in 2010, and through the national park at Skaftafell to the Rangarping Eystra area. Enjoy a scenic drive to the lovely blue Lake Mývatn. In one of Iceland's most beautiful areas and with volcanic craters throughout the lake, it is teeming with bird life and is known for its geothermal activity. Also watch how Europe's largest glacier, Vatnajökull, flows into Lake Jökulsárlón, forming icebergs.
In Thingvellir – a UNESCO World Heritage Site – walk through the rift valley that marks the separation between the North American and European tectonic plates. In Geysir, walk with the chef of the Geysir restaurant through the geothermal areas, where you'll taste freshly baked bread cooked using the heat from the hot springs. You may wish to pair it with a traditional glass of geysir schnapps. Another unique and unforgettable experience on your tour is a boat cruise to see whales in their natural habitat or, based upon the season, witnessing the Northern Lights.
These are just some of the many highlights of this spectacular guided tour of Iceland.
A tapestry takes distinct colors and threads, and weaves them together into a beautiful design. That’s exactly what this European tour—European Tapestry—does. It weaves together the distinct cities, cultures, landscapes, and food of seven countries to make a beautiful vacation to Europe. You’ll start with sightseeing and a canal cruise in Amsterdam and end with sightseeing and a cruise on the River Seine in Paris. In between, you’ll see some of Europe’s must-see attractions, such as the Lion Monument in Lucerne; St. Mark’s Square in Venice; the Sistine Chapel and Vatican Museums in Rome; Signoria Square in Florence, the center of the city's political life since the 14th century; and the amazing Leaning Tower in Pisa.
You’re welcome to sample beer at a local café in Heidelberg, take a romantic Rhine cruise past castle-crested cliffs and terraced vineyards, learn about woodcarving from a local woodcarver in Germany’s Black Forest and taste the traditional Black Forest Cake, enjoy a special dinner to try out local specialties in Venice, and a highlight of this European tour is an overnight stay in Monte Carlo. Also included is an overnight stay in Lyon – France’s second-largest city where you will enjoy a panoramic view of the old town from Fourvière Hill.
You’ll have VIP access in this guided tour of Europe to eliminate waiting in long lines at places such as the Vatican Museums in Rome. Instead, you’ll be inside the attractions and enjoying this amazing vacation. It’s just one more way this European guided tour is sure to delight!
The Canadian Rockies—a land of majestic mountain scenery, fascinating wildlife, sparkling glaciers, crystal-clear lakes, and interesting towns. If you want to see breathtaking scenery and jagged mountain peaks, this Canadian Rockies tour is for you. Spend time in Vancouver, Victoria, Whistler, Sun Peaks, Jasper National Park, and Banff National Park. A tour highlight is the Ice Explorer ride on the 1,200-foot-thick Columbia Icefield. It is one of the few places where you can actually ride on an icefield. You’ll also enjoy unsurpassed scenery on the drive between Jasper National Park and Banff National Park. As you parallel the Great Divide, keep an eye out for alpine meadows, waterfalls, massive glaciers, and wildlife, including big horn sheep and elk. Other tour highlights include a stop at gorgeous Lake Louise and a cruise on Maligne Lake, one of the most picturesque spots in the Canadian Rockies with the beautiful lake and towering peaks.
On this Canadian Rockies tour, Globus has included some out-of-the-ordinary adventures to make your vacation unique. After your ferry ride from Vancouver to Victoria, visit Butchart Gardens, where you’ll admire the floral displays on 55 acres and enjoy dinner at the original Butchart family residence. Globus has also arranged a special private breakfast at the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre in Whistler, where you’ll learn about the First Nations people.
You’ll have leisure time in the towns to explore on your own or to participate in optional activities. Sample the cuisine offered in the towns, take a scenic walk, relax, and enjoy peace and quiet while surrounded by awe-inspiring scenery. Words and photos cannot adequately capture the beauty of this area. You must witness it in person, and this tour offers the opportunity to sit back and take it all in while Globus handles all the details.
Spectacular Alaska! 2019 From Anchorage To Anchorage
When you think of a spectacular Alaska vacation, what comes to mind? Witnessing glaciers calve into the sea? Riding the world-famous Alaska Railroad? Seeking out wildlife in Denali National Park? Or maybe it’s cruising through the sea to watch for seals, sea otters, birds, and even whales. Whatever it is, this Alaska tour is sure to delight!
Board the Alaska Railroad in Deluxe Dome Service to Denali National Park, where you’ll hear an exclusive presentation by a local Naturalist—a special experience offered by Globus! Seek out grizzly bear, caribou, moose, and more on a wilderness expedition in Denali National Park. Take a cruise on Prince William Sound and along Columbia Glacier, the second-largest tide-water glacier in North America. You’ll also take a cruise of Kenai Fjords National Park to see glaciers calving into the sea and to hear the thunderous roar. Photos and videos cannot adequately capture the experience—you must witness it in person. On both cruises, be sure to watch for wildlife.
See the Trans-Alaska Pipeline Terminal near Valdez, take a sternwheeler cruise in Fairbanks, visit the home of four-time Iditarod champion Martin Buser (another out-of-the-ordinary experience offered by Globus), and enjoy all the scenery and majesty that only a vacation to Alaska can offer. Grab your camera and get ready for an Alaska tour that will leave you breathless and inspired—a travel experience of a lifetime.
Italy and Greece are steeped in history with a treasure trove of ancient sites and scenic beauty. On this affordable Italy & Greece tour, you’ll see the fantastic features these countries have to offer, starting in Rome and ending in Athens. In Italy, you’ll stay in Rome, and the Florence and Venice areas; in Greece, you’ll stay in Olympia, Nauplia, and Athens. You’ll also spend one night on a ferry-crossing of the Adriatic Sea from Ancona, Italy to Patras, Greece.
Visit Rome with a local guide who brings ancient Imperial Rome back to life as you pass the Colosseum and the Roman Forum. Enjoy must-see sights, including Piazza Signoria, in the center of Florence; Juliet’s balcony in the medieval town of Verona; the byzantine mosaics in medieval Ravenna – a UNESCO World Heritage Site; and Pisa’s famous Leaning Tower. In Venice, take a boat ride to St. Mark’s Square for some relaxation and people-watching. While in Venice, you’ll have the opportunity to watch glassblowers create works of art as they have done for centuries.
Step back in time on your visit to Athens’ Acropolis and the Parthenon, dating back to the 5th century BC and the most accurate indication of the influence and wealth of Athens at its greatest peak. Also visit Mycenae, dating back to 1350 to 1200 BC, where you’ll marvel at the arches, fountains, ramparts, and amazing masonry still standing.
All of these elements come together perfectly to create a value-minded Italy and Greece tour like no other!
3 Nights Dublin, 3 Nights London & 3 Nights Edinburgh 2018 From Dublin To Edinburgh
The luck of the Irish...don’t we all wish we had it? Well, you can create your own luck on this trip to Dublin, London, and Edinburgh by traveling with Monograms. You’ll feel lucky throughout your stay, because we’ve arranged for you to have a Local Host® in each city. This "friend in the city" is there for you to answer questions, share local insights, offer suggestions, and help make sure your vacation is everything you want it to be. On this 10-day vacation package, we’ve also arranged your hotel reservations, transportation between cities with transfers, sightseeing, and daily breakfast…all so you can skip the headaches that go along with planning a vacation overseas.
Your vacation begins when you arrive in Dublin. Your Local Host will greet you with a warm welcome and materials to help familiarize you with the city, so you can put your own personal stamp on your vacation. In fact, each Local Host will welcome you to their city and help get you acquainted with the area so you can begin exploring immediately. In each city, after an included breakfast, we will pick you up at your hotel for guided sightseeing with a local expert, someone who knows the inside stories behind the attractions and can help enhance your experience.
Your sightseeing in Dublin features the Old Library at Trinity College, where you will see the 1,200-year-old Book of Kells, the 9th-century Gospel manuscript that is famous throughout the world. In London, we will show you the must-see attractions, such as Big Ben. You’ll visit St. Paul’s Cathedral and hear about its long history before arriving in time to see the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace. In Edinburgh, guided sightseeing with a local expert includes "New Town,” dating from the 18th century, and "Old Town," featuring Edinburgh Castle, where you will see the oldest set of crown jewels in the British Isles.
You will have a full day to explore on your own in each of these magnificent cities. Your Local Host will have plenty of suggestions and can help arrange the activities you desire. You may want to visit Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in London, take a pub crawl tour in Dublin, or join a ghost tour through Old Edinburgh. Or…you may want to take an excursion to Stonehenge and the Roman baths outside of London, or to Loch Ness and the Highlands of Scotland. The opportunities are endless!
And did we mention that sightseeing with Monograms includes VIP access, which means you get to skip the lines? We know your travel time is precious and you don't want to waste it waiting in line like all the other tourists. That’s why we give you VIP access—so your time is spent with the attractions rather than outside of them! Your vacation package also includes travel by air between Dublin and London as well as travel by Express train between London and Edinburgh. We've even included the transfers between your Dublin hotel and the airport, the London airport and your London hotel, your London hotel and the London train station, and the Edinburgh train station and your Edinburgh hotel. With the transfers and transportation we've included, the sightseeing and guides we've arranged, and the hotels we've booked, all you have to do is show up ready to have fun. We’ve saved you the stress and hassles of having to arrange everything on your own and figure out how to get from place to place—not to mention we’ve given you the comfort of having a "friend" in each city. It’s a dream vacation!
Great Adventure Down Under 2018 From Melbourne To Auckland
When you think of a fantastic vacation, what comes to mind? Cosmopolitan cities with sumptuous cuisine, fantastic shopping, and intimate cafés? Perhaps you think of spectacular scenery and unique wildlife. Or maybe you want to learn about native cultures. If so, this Australia and New Zealand tour is sure to be the perfect vacation for you!
In Sydney, visit the Sydney Opera House and cruise on Sydney Harbour. In Melbourne, enjoy lunch on board the historic Colonial Tramcar Restaurant—a unique experience Globus offers. Outside Adelaide, Globus has arranged another out-of-the-ordinary adventure…a visit to one of the world’s last unspoiled habitats—Kangaroo Island—where you’ll explore a sanctuary for native Australian animals and see colonies of rare Australian sea lions and New Zealand fur seals. In Rotorua, visit Te Puia, Rotorua’s most prominent thermal area, and in Queenstown, enjoy the many activities offered in this “Adventure Capital of the World,” including a cruise on breathtaking Milford Sound.
If you’re interested in spectacular scenery, you’ll be thrilled with the magnificent sights offered throughout this vacation. You’ve seen photos of the Great Barrier Reef—now’s your chance to snorkel in it. You’ve seen photos of Uluru (Ayers Rock)—now’s your chance to walk around it. You’ve heard of Australia’s Ghan Train, traveling through the very center of Australia—now’s your chance to ride it and enjoy this truly unique experience. You’ve heard of the famous Tasmanian devil—now’s your chance to see one.
On this tour, you’ll also learn about the native cultures and way of life. See Aboriginal rock petroglyphs in Kakadu National Park; enjoy a Maori performance in New Zealand; and partake in a truly Aussie experience—an Outback Barbecue in the Outback.
From the cosmopolitan cities to the remote regions, this Australia and New Zealand tour offers all of this and much more!
This tour goes beyond the highlights to uncover the unique destinations often overlooked and is sure to be your vacation of a lifetime!
As the name implies, this guided European tour is a sample of some of the major highlights of Europe. You’ll spend two nights in London, Lucerne, and Paris, as well as a night each in Amsterdam and Heidelberg. On your sightseeing tour in London, you’ll visit St. Paul’s Cathedral, where Prince Charles and Lady Diana were married, and see the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace, if held. In Amsterdam, your sightseeing is via a canal cruise to experience Amsterdam! In both Heidelberg and Lucerne, you’ll discover the must-see sights on a walking tour, including Heidelberg’s Old Town and Lucerne’s Bourbaki Panorama, a circular painting dating to 1881 and depicting memorable scenes from the Franco-Prussian War. Your Paris sightseeing includes a Seine cruise, where you’ll be treated to great views of Notre Dame Cathedral and the Eiffel Tower.
This escorted European tour also includes majestic scenery, such as a romantic Rhine cruise, a stop at the spectacular Rhine Falls – Europe’s largest waterfall, and an exciting ride on the high-speed Eurostar train. Of course, on a European sampler tour you must taste specialty foods unique to each area, and with Globus, you get the special opportunity to do just that! You’ll enjoy dinner and a beer at a charming local restaurant in Heidelberg, and coffee with traditional homemade Black Forest Cake in Germany’s Black Forest.
Fascinating sightseeing, spectacular scenery, tasty local food, expert Local Guides, and a Tour Director ready to bring these destinations to life…what more can you ask for in a European guided tour?
The name of this escorted European tour—Enchanting Europe—says it all! You’ll be enchanted as you travel from Amsterdam, Holland’s lively capital, to picturesque Lucerne in the Swiss Alps with overnights in Koblenz and Wiesbaden in the Rhine Valley, in Bavaria’s capital Munich, and in romantic Salzburg.
Enjoy a canal cruise in Amsterdam; admire Cologne’s impressive gothic cathedral; walk through the medieval walled town of Rothenburg; visit the famous Hofbräuhaus in Munich; enjoy a guided walking tour through romantic Salzburg and see the sites where the beloved movie The Sound of Music was filmed; walk through the historic center of Innsbruck and take pictures of the Golden Roof. Stop in Vaduz, capital of the Principality of Liechtenstein: and cross the Chapel Bridge, dating back to the 14th century and admire the emotional Lion Monument in Lucerne.
You’ll also be enchanted by the gorgeous scenery you will see on this tour of Europe. Spend a full day in the Rhine Valley and enjoy a romantic cruise along the most scenic part of the river including lunch – followed by a Riesling wine tasting in the charming town of Rüdesheim – and drive through the most spectacular parts of the majestic Alps in Austria and Switzerland. Of course there is time to shop for Christmas ornaments in picture-book Rothenburg, for crystal in Innsbruck, for stamps in Vaduz, and for chocolate and Swiss watches in Lucerne.
Globus has included a special welcome dinner at one of Amsterdam’s lively restaurants and a special farewell dinner at a local restaurant in Lucerne to celebrate the success of this guided Enchanting Europe tour.
Upon visiting Australia, Oprah Winfrey proclaimed to the locals in Sydney, “You’re so darned friendly, you must go to friendly class!” If Oprah says it, it must be true! And now Monograms makes it easy for you to experience this friendliness yourself! On this 10-day Australia vacation, we’ve arranged your hotel reservations, daily breakfast, sightseeing, and private transfers to/from the airports from/to your hotels for your intra-vacation flights. Plus, a one-of-a-kind feature: the Monograms Local Host®, someone who is there throughout your stay (in Sydney, Port Douglas, and Melbourne) to ensure your vacation runs smoothly and to help you make the most of your vacation.
Your vacation begins the moment you arrive. Monograms can pick you up at the airport and whisk you seamlessly to your selected hotel. Your Local Host will greet you with a smile and materials to help you get settled. The next day, after your included breakfast, we’ll pick you up at your hotel for a guided sightseeing tour with a local expert. You’ll hear inside stories behind the must-see sights, like the Opera House and Bondi Beach. And never fear...we’ve scouted the city for the best place to capture a photo of Sydney’s famous Harbour Bridge. In Melbourne, your guided sightseeing with an expert Local Guide includes the Royal Botanic Gardens and Queen Victoria Market. On the third day in each city, you have a free day to explore on your own (with your Local Host support, of course). You may want to follow in Oprah’s footsteps and climb to the top of Sydney Harbour Bridge; explore the cobblestone streets of the Rocks, the harborside area where the first convicts settled; or participate in a game of lawn bowling. In Melbourne, visit one of Australia's leading opal companies or take an excursion to see the little penguins emerge from the sea and waddle across the beach in the world-famous Penguin Parade.
It's not just the cities you'll experience on this Australia vacation. In Port Douglas, we’ll take you to the Outer Great Barrier, where you can snorkel, take a semi-submersible watercraft tour, or attend a presentation by a marine biologist. You'll be amazed by the clarity of the water and the variety of fish that will swim all around you. You may even see a green sea turtle glide by! In your vacation package, we've included a catamaran cruise to the Outer Great Barrier Reef. You will also have a day at leisure so perhaps take an excursion via the Kuranda Scenic Railway to the quiet mountain village of Kuranda, or explore one of the markets to try locally grown mangoes and bananas.
With the time and hassles you save by letting us take care of the details, you’ve got yourself a vacation of a lifetime!
Peru is one of the great originating centers of ancient culture, and on this vacation, you’ll discover its archaeological treasures, visit its ancient ruins, and learn about its ancient culture. A highlight of your vacation is a tour to Machu Picchu, where you’ll visit this amazing Inca city. Stand in awe as you witness the ancient ruins surrounded by soaring peaks—one of the most majestic images in South America! Also, see the Temple of Sacsayhuaman, which was built in the early 12th century. Some of the stones used to build the fortress weigh more than 350 tons, and the stones were fit so tightly together that a piece of paper will not fit between the stones. Try to figure out how it was built without the help of modern technology and machinery! While at the ruins, experience a Mother Earth ceremony by a local shaman to thank Mother Earth and to ask for good health and safe travels.
Of course, no trip to Peru is complete without seeing the Nazca Lines. When seen from the air, the lines form precise geometric shapes that number in the hundreds, as well as 70 figures, which include a monkey, whale, hummingbird, shark, spiders, and plants. Archaeologists remain puzzled about why the ancient Nazca people, who thrived here from 200 BC to 500 AD, created illustrations that could only be seen from far above the earth.
These are just some of the many highlights you’ll see on this wonderful Peru vacation. For travelers ready for a new adventure, this tour is not to be missed!
South American Odyssey 2019 From Rio De Janeiro To Santiago
Sample the unique cultures of South America on this thrilling vacation to Brazil, Argentina, and Chile, including stays in Rio de Janeiro, Iguassu Falls, Buenos Aires, Bariloche, and Santiago.
On this tour, you’ll see some amazing scenery and natural wonders, including Iguassu Falls, located on the border of Brazil and Argentina. See the falls from both sides—with their thunderous roar, torrential downpour, and brilliant rainbows. Everywhere you look, there is water pouring down! Words cannot describe the sheer wonder of the falls! But that’s not all…you will stay at the famous Belmond Hotel Das Cataratas just steps away from the falls inside Iguassu National Park! Even more beauty awaits you in Bariloche, which boasts some of Argentina’s most glorious scenery. Take a chairlift ride to a lookout point at Cerro Campanario, rated one of the top 10 viewing spots by National Geographic. Experience breathtaking panoramic views and breathe fresh mountain air. Finally, enjoy the spectacular scenery as you cross the Andes Lakes by boat.
In addition to beautiful scenery, you’ll also experience the vibrant cities—Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, and Santiago—and enjoy a guided sightseeing tour in each city. A highlight of any trip to Rio is the Christ the Redeemer statue, the 98-foot statue of Jesus that was elected a New Seven Wonders of the World. You’ll take a scenic cog railway to the top of Corcovado Mountain, where you can admire 360-degree views of the city. In Buenos Aires, stroll the streets of this friendly town and experience a Tango show—a passionate, sizzling dance. You’ll even have the chance to dance the Tango at a lesson! Outside of Buenos Aires, visit an estancia (ranch) to learn about the life of gauchos (cowboys). In Santiago, you will visit one of Chile’s famous vineyards in Chile’s wine country.
From the lakes and mountains to the towns and cities, this vacation through South America is sure to leave you with lots of memories and photos.
Oz. When Dorothy was there, she encountered munchkins, flying monkeys, witches, and a yellow brick road. On your vacation to Oz, as Australia is commonly nicknamed, you'll encounter exciting cities, friendly people, and amazing natural scenery. And Monograms makes it easy for you to go. On this 13-day vacation, we've arranged your hotel reservations, sightseeing, daily breakfast, and private transfers from/to your hotels to/from the airports for your intra-vacation flights. We've also arranged for you to have a Local Host®—someone who is there for you throughout your stay to answer questions, offer suggestions, and ensure your vacation runs smoothly—in Sydney, Cairns, and Melbourne.
Your vacation begins when you arrive in Sydney, as we can seamlessly get you from baggage claim to your selected hotel. There, your Local Host will provide a warm welcome greeting and a set of materials to help you get settled and personalize your vacation. In fact, your Local Host will provide you with information. We've also arranged for you to enjoy a guided sightseeing tour with a local expert in each city. In Sydney, hear what it's like to live in this friendly city as you visit famous Bondi Beach and see the must-see attractions, such as the Opera House. And don't worry; we’ve scouted out the best place to take photos of Sydney’s Harbour Bridge. In Melbourne, we’ll show you Queen Victoria Market, the Royal Botanic Gardens, and much more. A free day in each city—Sydney, Cairns, and Melbourne—lets you explore on your own. Your Local Host will have plenty of suggestions, such as a trip to the Blue Mountains outside of Sydney or to the quiet mountain village of Kuranda near Cairns. Or you may just want to wander around shopping for local specialties.
In addition to the great cities, we've also arranged for you to visit some of Australia's most amazing natural sights. We’ll take you on a cruise to Australia's Great Barrier Reef. You'll be able to snorkel, take a semi-submersible watercraft tour, or attend a presentation by a marine biologist. Similarly, we've arranged for you to visit the Uluru-Kata Tjuta Culural Centre with its amazing collection of Aborginal arts. You'll also enjoy drinks and canapés, as you witness the sunset at Kata Tjuta (the Olgas). From the luxuriant water of the Great Barrier Reef to the awe-inspiring, arid monolith of Ayers Rock, these sights are nothing short of spectacular!
Did we mention we've also included sightseeing of Alice Springs? We’ll show you what life is like in this remote region and show you the must-see attractions, including the Royal Flying Doctor Service. With the sightseeing we've included and the transportation we've arranged, and the time you save by trying to arrange this all yourself, you’ve got yourself a vacation of a lifetime!
Glacier National Park & The Canadian Rockies 2019 From Calgary To Calgary
This Canadian Rockies & Glacier National Park tour delivers the pristine wilderness of several national parks and the soaring beauty of the Rockies on both sides of the Canada/U.S. border. In Canada, travel to Waterton Lakes National Park, an UNESCO World Heritage Site with rugged mountains and beautiful water. Visit the historic mining town of Fort Steele; Kootenay National Park; and Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump, another UNESCO World Heritage Site with one of the world’s oldest and best-preserved buffalo jumps.
Also in Canada, stay two nights in both Banff and Jasper National Parks. In Banff, enjoy leisure time to explore on your own. As you head to Jasper National Park, stop for a memorable ride aboard an Ice Explorer at the 1,200-foot-thick Columbia Icefield. In Jasper National Park, journey to Maligne Lake, the largest glacially formed lake in the Canadian Rockies, and take a cruise to Spirit Island. Also visit gorgeous Lake Louise, another highlight of your vacation.
In Montana, visit stunning Glacier National Park, where you’ll enjoy a thrilling drive on the spectacular Going-to-the-Sun Road aboard a famous, vintage red “Jammer" bus. The Going-to-the-Sun Road is one of North America’s most spectacular drives. It crosses 6,664-foot-high Logan Pass and offers alpine scenery where jagged mountain peaks, deep green forests, pristine lakes, and meadows dominate the landscape. A breathtaking experience indeed!
On this Canadian Rockies & Glacier National Park tour, Globus has also arranged special experiences for you. In Glacier National Park, enjoy a made-from-scratch piece of huckleberry pie or ice cream. Or how about entertainment by a local cowboy poet in Calgary? The region’s Western heritage will come alive through the cowboy poet’s stories and songs.
From the stunning scenery to the fun experiences, this vacation is sure to delight!
Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta 2019 From Albuquerque To Albuquerque
See the mass ascension of balloons and stand in awe during the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta, the largest ballooning event in the world and one of New Mexico’s most dazzling spectacles. On this Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta tour, a local balloonist will educate you on the sport of ballooning, so you will be ready for the fiesta. Then, experience the pre-dawn opening ceremonies and the unforgettable mass ascension of hundreds of hot-air balloons, where the sky transforms into a rainbow of colors. In the evening, see the dramatic Balloon Glow, when all the balloons fire up their burners and light up at the same time, and After-Glow fireworks show.
On this Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta tour, there's also time for sightseeing with visits to the International Balloon Museum, dedicated to the art, culture, science, history, sport, and spectacle of ballooning. You’ll also visit the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, a fascinating museum and crafts market collectively run by the 19 New Mexico pueblos. Enjoy a guided trolley tour in Santa Fe, including the Loretto Chapel's "Miracle Stairway." In Santa Fe, Globus has arranged a special farewell dinner featuring authentic southwestern cuisine. Globus has also included a drive along the Turquoise Trail, a scenic drive between Albuquerque and Santa Fe with breathtaking views of the Sandia Mountains as well as old mining towns.
If you want to see the spectacular Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta, this tour is the vacation for you!
Italy appeals to the heart and soul of every traveler—with its historical significance and extraordinary beauty. It inspires a sense of romance, excitement, creativity, and amazing cuisine. On this Italy tour, you’ll get a sample of what Italy has to offer, from its historic sights and its marvelous art and architecture to its tasty cuisine and inspired drinks. You’ll overnight in Italy appeals to the heart and soul of every traveler with its historical significance and extraordinary beauty. It inspires a sense of romance, excitement, creativity, and amazing cuisine. On this Italy escorted tour, you’ll get a sample of what Italy has to offer, from its historic sites and marvelous art and architecture, to its incredible cuisine and inspired drinks. You’ll overnight in Rome, the Chianti Hills, Montecatini, the Verona area, and Padua, and you’ll see glorious scenery along the way.
You’ll enjoy guided sightseeing that includes the must-see ancient sights, such as Rome’s Colosseum, and the Sistine Chapel, home to Michelangelo’s ceiling paintings; Michelangelo’s David in Florence; Juliet’s balcony in Verona; and St. Mark’s Basilica in Venice, dating to the late 11th century. You’ll admire Mantua – a UNESCO World Heritage Site – and visit the Teatro Bibiena, designed by Antonio Galli Bibiena in late baroque/early rococo style. A spectacular drive through the Dolomites—the “Rocky Mountains” of Europe—brings you to Bassano, where you’ll enjoy a grappa tasting along with local specialties at the Grappa Museum. Among the many unique experiences on your tour, you’ll travel to the medieval walled town of Monteriggioni, which dates back to the early 13th century and still has the original 14 towers. You’ll walk through the main square and have free time to explore.
All of this and much more are included on this vacation. From its beautiful mountains to its exciting cities and from its amazing sights to its delicious cuisine, Italy offers it all. You’ll long remember many amazing moments from this remarkable guided tour of Italy!
On this Best of Greece tour, discover the best of historic and mythical—as well as modern—Greece. As the birthplace of Western civilization, Greece has some of the world’s most fascinating archaeological sites, and now is your chance to explore the Greek Isles on your affordable tour of Greece. Your tour starts and ends in Athens and overnights along the way in Nauplia, Sparta, Olympia, Delphi, and Kalambaka.
Step back in time as you visit some of Greece's ancient sites where the Mycenaean civilization thrived in Greece between 1600 and 1200 BC. At the Mycenae archaeological site, learn about this civilization as you enjoy guided sightseeing of the monuments erected here between 1350 and 1200 BC. In Athens, visit the Acropolis, still standing after 2,500 years. Dedicated to the goddess Athena, the Acropolis sits high on a rocky hill and is a symbol of the wealth and power of Athens at its apex. Visit the amazingly well-preserved, 2,300-year-old open-air theater in Epidaurus and marvel at the perfect acoustics. You'll step back in history—but not as far back as Ancient Greece—when you enjoy sightseeing of the medieval Byzantine Citadel of Mystra, a castle founded in 1249. Also visit the fantastic landscape of Meteora with its 24 rock-top monasteries set in almost inaccessible sandstone peaks.
On this affordable Greece tour, you’ll travel to Olympia, legendary home of the Olympic Games, and Delphi, where people visited in ancient Greece to seek the advice of the Oracle. But that’s not all…you’ll experience modern Greece as well. Cross over the world's longest cable-stayed bridge, the spectacular Rion-Antirion Bridge, which links the Peloponnese to the Greek mainland.
From the ancient ruins to contemporary engineering —with beautiful landscapes in between—this tour through Greece is perfectly designed for value-minded travelers. You’ll agree that your affordable Greece tour is a once-in-a-lifetime vacation!
The Classic Lodges & Parks Of The West 2019 From Rapid City To Salt Lake City
On this fun-filled National Parks tour, discover the majestic parks and historic lodges of the American West. Begin in Rapid City, South Dakota, gateway to the Black Hills, and end in Salt Lake City with overnights along the way in some of the West's classic lodges. In Custer State Park, stay two nights at the historic State Game Lodge, a gracious stone and wood lodge set in a beautiful mountain valley that served as the “Summer White House” for President Coolidge. In Spearfish Canyon, stay at Spearfish Canyon Lodge, nestled in the heart of one of the world's most breathtaking canyons surrounded by lofty pines and spectacular cliffs. Enjoy a 2-night stay at Yellowstone National Park’s classic lodges, giving you the opportunity to breathe in the spectacular beauty and witness the amazing wildlife. You'll also overnight in Cody and Jackson.
In addition to overnight stays in the classic lodges, this National Parks tour features visits to Badlands National Park to see its stunning scenery, Crazy Horse Memorial, Mount Rushmore National Memorial, the Old West town of Deadwood, stunning Grand Teton National Park, and Jackson, where you'll have time to explore on your own. Globus has also arranged some special experiences for you, such as a backcountry buffalo safari and chuckwagon cookout in Custer State Park. Just wait until you see these majestic creatures in their natural environment! You'll also visit the world’s largest excavation site for mammoth remains from more than 26,000 years ago in Hot Springs.
All of this and more are waiting on this tour of the West’s classic lodges, breathtaking scenery, and historic sights—what a grand vacation!
Grand Western Canada Vacation 2019 From Vancouver To Vancouver
On this Canadian Rockies tour, enjoy time in many of Canada’s most scenic areas as you travel through some of its national parks and mountain towns. Spend time in beautiful Banff National Park, Jasper National Park, Whistler, Sun Peaks, Victoria, Vancouver, and British Columbia’s wine country. Ferry through the Gulf Islands between Vancouver and Victoria. Take an Ice Explorer ride on the 1,200-foot-thick Columbia Icefield, and marvel at the stunning scenery, including alpine meadows, waterfalls, and massive glaciers.
Admire the beauty of Lake Louise, with green-blue waters forming a perfect mirror reflection of Mount Victoria. Travel to Maligne Lake, the largest glacially formed lake and one of the most picturesque spots in the Canadian Rockies, for a cruise to Spirit Island. Be sure to have your camera ready, so you can capture photos of the beautiful lake and towering peaks. Witness panoramic views of Banff from the Banff gondola, and in British Columbia, enjoy a visit to spectacular Shannon Falls, the third highest falls in the province.
In addition to taking you to some of Western Canada’s most scenic spots, on this Canadian Rockies tour Globus has also arranged some special experiences for you. On Victoria, visit world-famous Butchart Gardens, with 55 acres of impressive floral displays, followed by a special dinner in the original Butchart family residence. In British Columbia’s wine region, Globus has included a tour and dinner at a winery producing some of British Columbia’s best wines.
This is just a sampling of the highlights offered on this Canadian Rockies tour. Let Globus handle the details while you sit back, relax, and enjoy the tranquil beauty and fun experiences on this marvelous vacation.
From its amazing archaeological treasures to its gastronomic delights and from its rich history to its melting pot of cultures, Peru offers visitors a wide array of attractions—and on this tour, you’ll experience its highlights. Lima is a cosmopolitan city steeped in history with pre-Columbian ruins, Spanish colonial buildings, and remnants of colonial mansions with lavish, Moorish-style balconies. On your sightseeing tour, you’ll see many of its famous sights, including the San Francisco Monastery. High in the Andes Mountains, Cusco is the oldest continuously inhabited city in South America and is sure to please history buffs. Learn about the Incas’ struggles with the invading Spaniards on your tour of Cusco and visit the Temple of Sacsayhuaman, built in the early 12th century with some stones weighing more than 350 tons. Try to figure out how it was built so precisely without the help of modern machinery and technology! Of course, no vacation to Peru is complete without visiting Machu Picchu. Built around 1450 at the height of the Inca Empire, Machu Picchu is located in a gorgeous mountain setting above the Urubamba Valley. Stand in awe as you witness it. It is one of the most majestic images in South America, if not the world!
Not only will you visit the must-see sights, you’ll also have an opportunity to learn about Peruvian life. Experience a Mother Earth ceremony performed by a local shaman. These ceremonies thanking Mother Earth and asking for good health and safe travels have been practiced in Peru since before the arrival of the Incas. You’ll also stop at a local Peruvian food market and visit a home to meet some of the locals and experience their way of life. Peru tours from Globus offer travellers the best of both worlds: popular attractions and local cultures. Book your trip to Peru now!
Prague, Vienna & Budapest 2018 From Munich To Munich
On this splendid Central Europe tour, travel through the former Habsburg Empire. Your tour starts and ends in Munich. Along the way, you’ll overnight in some of Central Europe's most exciting cities: Prague, Vienna, Budapest, and Salzburg.
In Prague, Vienna, and Budapest, join your Local Guides—experts who will share with you the history and secrets in their cities—for sightseeing of the must-see sights. Among the sights you will see in Prague are Charles Bridge, dating to 1357 and one of the oldest stone bridges in Europe, and the Astronomical Clock, built in 1410 with a sinister medieval figure of death who emerges to pull the bell cord. In Budapest, see the Parliament building, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and considered one of the world’s most beautiful parliament buildings, and Fishermen’s Bastion, which overlooks the city. In Vienna, view the Hofburg, the palatial complex at the heart of Vienna and the political focal point for the Hapsburgs. Time on your own in Vienna lets you sit in a café with a piece of scrumptious Sachertorte while listening to a legendary waltz, or explore the inside of St. Stephen’s Cathedral with its Romanesque and gothic architecture.
In Nuremberg, wander through the charming, pedestrian Old Town with its impressive medieval ramparts. In Salzburg, you may want to wander through the quaint streets of the town center and maybe visit Mozart’s house, or sit in a café having a slice of mouthwatering cake and a cup of coffee.
Vibrant cities and historic sights—along with some beautiful scenery of the Alps and the Danube River—make this a comprehensive tour through Central Europe for value-minded travelers.
From their breathtaking scenery to their vibrant cities and small towns, this fascinating escorted tour delivers the best of Scotland, England’s Lake District, North Wales, and the Emerald Isle. You’ll start and end in Glasgow and overnight also in Inverness and Edinburgh in Scotland; Liverpool, England; Dublin, Killarney, Limerick, and Bundoran in Ireland; and Belfast, Northern Ireland. Throughout your guided tour, you’ll learn about the history and cultures as you visit some of the areas’ must-see attractions. For example, you’ll enjoy a “Living History” tour in Belfast accompanied by a Local Guide who will give you a glimpse into life in the city and its history like only a local can.
You’ll also experience stunning scenery on this guided tour of Britain and Ireland. Keep your eyes out for the Loch Ness monster in Scotland’s beautiful Highlands. Travel through the incomparable landscapes of Snowdonia National Park in Wales, with picturesque villages, mountains, and lakes. Follow Ireland’s Ring of Kerry, a 100-mile panoramic drive with sparkling seascapes, brightly colored farmhouses, and the breathtaking panorama of the Lakes of Killarney. Visit the spectacular 668-feet Cliffs of Moher and awe-inspiring Giant’s Causeway, composed of thousands of basalt columns formed millions of years ago.
But that’s not all…Globus has also included out-of-the-ordinary experiences just for you. For example, you’ll visit the Irish National Stud in Kildare, where you’ll enjoy tea and scones at its Japanese Gardens Restaurant. You’ll also taste the famous gingerbread crafted in Grasmere in England’s Lake District. Or how about a walk with a Local Guide on the old city walls in Derry, Northern Ireland?
Bustling cities, smaller towns, scenic castles (Caernarvon, Edinburgh and Blair castles), breathtaking landscapes, tasty treats, and so much more are offered on this incredible guided tour of Britain and Ireland.
You’ve seen photos of the Eiffel Tower—now’s your time to see it in person. You’ve studied and read about D-Day’s Normandy Beaches—now’s your chance to visit them. You’ve heard about France’s famous wines—now’s your chance to see the wine-growing region in Bordeaux. All of this and much more are included on this France tour that starts and ends in Paris.
History buffs are sure to be delighted by the many historic towns and attractions on this tour. Immerse yourself in ancient Roman history when we stop at Pont Du Gard, a UNESCO World Heritage Site built in the 1st century; visit the amphitheater in Arles, the city with the most Roman remains outside of Rome, Then, moving on to the Middle Ages, visit Rocamadour, a town perched high on a cliff; walk by the ancient battlements in the beautifully preserved, medieval town of Carcassonne; and visit Beaune’s Hôtel-Dieu charity hospital, built in 1443 after the Hundred Years' War left many of the town's population destitute.. On the “route Napoleon”, follow in the footsteps of Napoleon, when he returned from Elba. Coming to recent history, see Normandy’s landing beaches, where Operation Neptune was launched on June 6 1944.
Art history fans will enjoy a visit to Aix-en-Provence, the birthplace of painter Cézanne, and a stroll around the 17th-century Cours Mirabeau, a lively area with fountains, elegant homes, and famous cafés.
In Grasse, the world’s perfume capital, visit a perfume workshop. You'll also travel through some of France's most beautiful areas. Spend time in the Châteaux Country, home to spectacular castles since the 11th century. Discover the Dordogne, one of France’s most picturesque regions, with its charming villages and attractive castles. Of course, no France tour is complete without visiting the French Riviera, and you’ll plenty of time to explore this beautiful area on the Mediterranean Sea.
This value-minded tour through France is truly a vacation of a lifetime!
Britain Sampler With Paris 2018 From London To Paris
Our most popular Britain guided tour offers you the best of this great land. You'll have amazing experiences and see the fascinating sights as you travel from London to Edinburgh and back to London. History buffs will be delighted in seeing mysterious, prehistoric Stonehenge (just imagine how these stones got there!); the Roman Baths in Bath, constructed around 70 AD and today one of the best preserved Roman remains in the world; Chester, one of Britain's best cities for archaeological and architectural treasures; Edinburgh, home to many Scottish monarchs, including Queen Margaret, who died here in 1093; and York, England's most complete medieval city with its cobbled streets and the magnificent York Minister.
Literary fans will enjoy visiting Shakespeare's birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon; Abbotsford House, home of Sir Walter Scott; Grasmere, home to William Wordsworth; and Cambridge, where you have the chance to explore the city and the colleges attended by many famous writers. But that's not all…Globus has also arranged special, out-of-the-ordinary experiences for you. You'll enjoy Grasmere gingerbread, invented in 1856 in the English Lake District, and a cup of tea and shortbread in Abbotsford.
From the historical sights to the beautiful scenery to the special experiences, this Britain tour is a great way to sample what Britain has to offer! Then, at the conclusion of your Britain tour, you’ll travel via high-speed Eurostar train to Paris for three nights. Visit the Louvre, the world’s most visited museum, and Notre Dame Cathedral, dating back to the 12th century. Also enjoy time to explore Paris on your own. All vacation package services in Paris, including Local Host assistance, are provided by Monograms.
Newfoundland & Labrador 2019 From Corner Brook To St. John's
With cruises, ferry crossings, and visits to several UNESCO World Heritage Sites, this breathtaking vacation features the best of Newfoundland and Labrador—with overnights in Corner Brook, Plum Point, L’Anse-au-Clair, St. Anthony, Rocky Harbour, Gander, Clarenville, and St. John’s.
Throughout this Newfoundland & Labrador tour, enjoy breathtaking scenery. On your cruise on Bonne Bay, learn about the history of the small villages nestled on the shores as you watch for whales and bald eagles. Travel to the Witless Bay Islands and enjoy a narrated cruise around the three islands, watching for whales and puffins. Ferry across the Strait of Belle Isle, known as Iceberg Alley. Other scenic highlights include Gros Morne National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its stunning beauty and unique geological features; Arches Provincial Park, where you’ll stop to photograph two large arches carved by the pounding sea; Terra Nova National Park, Canada’s most easterly national park with inlets, forests, ponds, and bogs; and much more.
In addition to amazing scenery, you’ll visit historic sights on this Newfoundland & Labrador tour. Visit Port au Choix National Historic Site, where an exhibit highlights archaeological finds from people who settled here before 2000 BC; Red Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to a 16th-century Basque whaling station; the L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and North America’s only known Viking settlement; Cape Spear National Historic Site, home to the province’s oldest surviving lighthouse; St. John’s, where you’ll tour North America’s oldest settlement; and much more.
Throughout this tour, you’ll be accompanied by an expert Tour Director who will bring this region to life with in-depth knowledge and local insights into the region’s culture, history, and secrets. All of this—and much more—await you on this marvelous tour!
Gorgeous fjords, breathtaking mountains, serene lakes, gleaming glaciers, and thundering waterfalls are yours to discover on this Scenic Norway escorted tour. You’ll experience Norway's exciting cities and spectacular scenery you’ve only imagined until now.
In Oslo, guided sightseeing includes the famous Frogner Park with over 200 extraordinary bronze and granite sculptures. In the Telemark region, visit the Heddal stave church, the largest of Norway's remaining medieval wooden churches. In Bergen, you'll hear about the city's 11th-century origins on your orientation tour. In Loen, enjoy a very special experience on the Loen Skylift.
You'll also spend time in the Hardangerfjord region, where you'll stop at thundering Låtefoss twin-waterfall, one of Norway's best known waterfalls; take a ferry; and see Hardangervidda mountain plateau – one of Europe's largest plateaus and home to Northern Europe's largest stock of reindeer. In this area, you’ll also taste apple cider from a family-owned farm, where you’ll meet the family and hear about their history and how cider is made.
You'll also enjoy a cruise on the Sognefjord – Norway's longest fjord, Nærøyfjord – a UNESCO World Heritage Site – and stop to see one of the mighty branches that radiates from Jostedal Glacier – Europe's largest glacier. Another tour highlight is a cruise past the famous "Seven Sisters," the most photographed waterfalls in Geirangerfjord, and travel above the tree line to 5,000 feet for breathtaking panoramic views of the fjord and the surrounding peaks from the mountaintop lookout.
These are just a few of the many highlights on this guided Norway tour. It’s an amazing vacation!
Stunning scenery, cultural treasures, exciting cities, and fun experiences await you on this Scandinavia tour through Denmark, Sweden, and Norway. Your tour begins in Copenhagen and ends in Oslo with overnights also in Arhus, Gothenburg, Stockholm, Karlstad, Lillehammer, Flåm, Bergen, and Geilo.
Guided sightseeing in the cities includes Copenhagen's Little Mermaid statue and Tivoli Gardens, the world's second-oldest amusement park; Stockholm's City Hall, where the annual Nobel Prize banquet is held; Lillehammer's Maihaugen Open-Air Museum, where you'll learn about life in Norway over the past 500 years through a re-created rural town; and Oslo's Frogner Park, with Gustav Vigeland's 200+ bronze and granite sculptures. You'll also visit Hans Christian Andersen's Museum in Odense; and Torpo's stave church – a wooden church erected in 1160.
No Scandinavia tour would be complete without seeing some of Scandinavia's spectacular scenery. You’ll drive through Sweden's scenic Värmland, home to 10,000 lakes dotting the forested landscape; cruise on spectacular Sognefjord – Norway's longest fjord, and Nærøyfjord – a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You’ll witness Vøringfoss – Norway's mightiest waterfall thundering down a 475-feet sheer drop, and take a ferry crossing from Denmark to Sweden.
You’ll visit a Norwegian farm and meet the family that has owned it for eight generations. While you taste their apple cider, they’ll tell you about their history and how cider is made. Another highlight is a visit to King Gustav Vasa’s Gripsholm Castle. Sample local specialties at a local restaurant in Arhus.
From the stunning scenery to the vibrant cities, this escorted tour through Scandinavia will delight all of your mind and spirit!
On this Essential Britain guided tour, you’ll experience some of Britain’s most fascinating towns as you travel through England, Wales, and Scotland stopping for overnights in London, Plymouth, Cardiff, Liverpool, Glasgow, Inverness, Edinburgh, and York. Plus, part of the charm of traveling through Britain is seeing the marvelous scenery and on this Britain tour you’ll get the opportunity to witness some of its most scenic areas. You’ll cruise on Plymouth Sound, one of the world’s great natural harbors; take a photo at breathtaking Land’s End, England’s most south-westerly point; drive through Brecon Beacons National Park, with its dramatic landscapes; explore England’s tranquil Lake District, England’s largest and finest natural park; visit the Isle of Skye, with some of Scotland’s best scenery; and trace the shores of Loch Ness.
On this tour to Britain, you’ll also travel to some of the charming towns. In Bath, you’ll explore the excavations of the Roman baths, used over 2,000 years ago for bathing and socializing. In Chester, you’ll enjoy a walking tour of this city famed for its Roman remains, black and white half-timbered buildings, and famous two-tiered arcades. In Liverpool, take a journey into the life of the Beatles. Walk through York’s quaint streets with your Tour Director, who will bring York and all of Britain alive with firsthand, in-depth knowledge throughout your tour. Globus also brings these destinations to life with out-of-the-ordinary experiences—such as a wedding re-enactment at Gretna Green and original Grasmere gingerbread in Grasmere—arranged just for you.
Majestic scenery, fascinating towns, special treats, an expert Tour Director bringing these destinations to life, and so much more are offered on this spectacular escorted Britain vacation. Be sure to grab your camera so all you have to do is sit back and relax as you experience these wonderful destinations.
Welcome to Australia, a country where a casual, outdoor lifestyle intersects with cosmopolitan cities and scenic beauty. It offers you so much—unique wildlife, brilliant colors in the tropics, an Outback adventure, sumptuous restaurants, lively nightlife, fun shopping, and much more—and on this Australia tour, you’ll have a chance to experience it all!
Discover some of Australia’s unique wildlife on an out-of-the-ordinary adventure Globus has arranged...an excursion to Kangaroo Island, where you'll see rare Australian sea lions, the iconic kangaroo, wallabies, koalas, and New Zealand fur seals. You may see crocodiles on your cruise in Kakadu National Park—another special experience included by Globus. In Tasmania, you'll see the famed Tasmanian devil, a carnivorous marsupial with the appearance of a small, stocky dog.
A tour highlight is a unique journey on the legendary Ghan Train. This overnight train journey will offer a fascinating perspective of the Outback as you travel from Alice Springs to Darwin. Of course, this Australia vacation also offers you the opportunity to see Australia’s most famous sights, including the remarkable and colorful Great Barrier Reef, where you'll get to snorkel or take a semi-submersible watercraft tour, and Uluru (Ayers Rock). Also discover its most popular cities, including Melbourne, Cairns, Adelaide, Hobart, Darwin, and Sydney—with plenty of leisure time to explore them on your own.
If you want to explore Australia and experience the way of life here, this Australia tour is for you. You’re sure to return with lots of photos, memories, and stories to share with friends and family back home.
* Round trip flights New York-Dublin, Dublin-New York
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* 7 nights accommodations
* 2 nights Dublin
* 2 nights Galway
* 2 nights Killarney
* 1 night Waterford
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* Hotel porterage
* All transfers
* 12 meals: 7 breakfasts, 5 dinners with wine
* Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
* Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
* Entrance fees per itinerary Special Features
* Visit Trinity College, home to the Book of Kells
* Tour Kylemore Abbey, in the heart of the Connemara National Park
* View the mighty Cliffs of Moher, an impressive wall of rock
* Visit Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, offering a unique insight into Irish life
* View the Ring of Kerry, the mythical & unspoiled region in Ireland
* Visit the 15th century Blarney Castle with a chance to kiss the Blarney Stone
* Enjoy a tour of the world-famous Waterford Crystal Factory
* Farewell Dinner with traditional Irish Entertainment
From bustling cities to quiet mountain villages, experience the distinct flavor of Japan during this amazing vacation. Of course, you’ll visit Japan’s famous sights, including many of its castles and shrines. In Kyoto, see the Temple of the Gold Pavilion, a Buddhist temple covered in gold leaf, and be amazed at its beauty. In Nara, visit Todaiji Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site built in 752 AD and one of Japan’s most significant temples. You’ll also visit the traditional Gassho-Zukuri-style (joined hands) thatched houses in Shirawaka and Tokyo’s Meiji Shrine, a magnificent Shinto monument set in a man-made garden.
On this Japan tour, you’ll not only see the fascinating structures and shrines, you’ll also have a chance to visit one of Japan’s greatest gardens—Kenroku-en. According to the ancient Chinese book of gardens, gardens should have six different sublime qualities, but it is rare to find all six qualities in a garden. Dating from the 1670s, Kenroku-en does in fact combine the six attributes of a perfect garden—spaciousness & seclusion, artifice & antiquity, and water-courses & panoramas. Keep your eyes open for the perfect photos!
But that’s not all…on this tour, you’ll discover Japan’s culture through special experiences arranged by Globus. Partake in a traditional tea ceremony, taste sake, and participate in a Japanese cooking class. You'll also attempt calligraphy, learn about the Yuzen dyeing technique used on kimonos, take part in a gold leaf class, browse a farmers market, and try on a traditional kimono.
All of this and much more await you on this marvelous Japan tour. It’s a vacation of a lifetime!
Highlights Of The Canyonlands 2019 From Las Vegas To Las Vegas
Explore the captivating canyonlands and experience spellbinding landscapes on this unforgettable National Parks tour! You’ll start and end in Las Vegas, and overnight along the way inside Grand Canyon National Park; near Monument Valley in Kayenta; near Lake Powell in Page; Bryce Canyon National Park; and St. George, the most important Mormon community in southern Utah.
Highlights of this National Parks tour are your visits to the Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon National Park, and Zion National Park. You’ll stay inside Grand Canyon National Park, giving you the opportunity to see a stunning sunset over the canyon. If you miss sunset, sunrise is also spectacular! In Bryce Canyon National Park, you'll be amazed at the bright red, yellow, and pink pillars called "hoodoos." Enjoy the beauty and peace offered at Zion National Park—with its massive canyon walls ascending toward the blue sky. Rushing streams over millions of years have carved these steep canyons and stone towers that will mesmerize you. You’ll have plenty of time here to explore the park, join a park ranger, or take a leisurely hike.
But that’s not all…you’ll also visit Monument Valley, one of the world’s most photographed places with its pinnacles of rock surrounded by mesas, buttes, shrubs, trees, and windblown sand. Have your camera ready for some spectacular shots during your 4-wheel-drive tour of mystical Monument Valley and its massive formations. At Navajo National Monument, visit the villages that date from 1250 to 1300 AD built by the prehistoric Puebloan Ancestors. You’ll also visit Glen Canyon Dam—the country’s second-highest concrete-arch dam—which holds back Lake Powell, the country’s second-largest man-made lake. Finally, you’ll visit Snow Canyon State Park, a park featuring soaring sandstone cliffs.
Offering stunning scenery, this National Parks tour designed for value-minded travelers should not be missed!
Spirit Of South America 2019 From Rio De Janeiro To Lima
Explore the beauty of South America during this exhilarating vacation to Brazil, Argentina, and Peru. Visit its cosmopolitan and lively cities as well as its ancient treasures and scenic highlights. Start in Rio de Janeiro, a vibrant, bustling city known for its beautiful beaches and beautiful people. The birthplace of Samba, Rio’s vitality comes alive as you experience its sights, sounds, and flavors. In Lima, your sightseeing focuses on its rich colonial history and includes a visit to the Larco Herrera Museum, which has a large collection of pre-Columbian Peruvian art. Buenos Aires is regarded as the “Paris of South America” with its chic shopping, French architecture, outdoor cafés, legendary nightlife, and cosmopolitan cuisine. It is famous for its sensuous Tango dance, and you’ll see a Tango show—you’ll even get a Tango dance lesson on your Globus tour!
Be amazed as you view the spectacular panoramic views of many of the 275 cataracts that make up Iguassu Falls—with its clouds of spray, incessant roar, and surrounding tropical growth. And, as a special treat, stay inside Iguassu National Park just steps away from the falls at the famous Belmond Hotel Das Cataratas! Of course, no vacation to South America is complete without a visit to the marvelous structures built by the Incas, including the semi-circular Kenko Amphitheater and Puca Pucara. You’ll visit Machu Picchu, where you’ll stand in awe as you witness the ancient ruins surrounded by soaring peaks—one of the most majestic images in South America! You’ll also visit the Temple of Sacsayhuaman, a fortress built in the early 12th century with stones weighing more than 350 tons. While at the ruins, experience a Mother Earth ceremony by a local shaman to thank Mother Earth and to ask for good health and safe travels.
From the vibrant cities to the ancient structures, this vacation to South America has it all! So grab your camera and be prepared for a trip of a lifetime.
This Central Europe escorted tour travels through some of Central Europe's most fascinating countries—Hungary, Slovakia, Austria, and the Czech Republic—each with a rich culture, fascinating history, and interesting historic sites. Your tour begins in Budapest, Eastern Europe's most cosmopolitan city, and ends in Prague with overnights also in Bratislava, Vienna, and Hluboká nad Vltavou.
Sightseeing in each city includes the must-see attractions, including a visit to Heroes' Square in Budapest, founded in 1896 to represent 1000 years of Hungarian history; gothic St. Martin's Church in Bratislava, coronation church for the Kingdom of Hungary from the 16th to 19th centuries; St. Stephen's Cathedral in Vienna, dating back to the 12th-century; the Esztergom Basilica and Treasury, the largest church in Hungary; and in Prague, the Astronomical Clock, built in 1410, and Hradčany Castle Grounds, dating from the 9th century. Enjoy a guided walking tour in the town of Český Krumlov, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with a cobbled Old Town and fine architecture in gothic, renaissance, and baroque styles, constructed between the 13th and 17th centuries.
Enjoy a boat cruise on Europe's largest underground lake in the Vienna Woods. En route to Prague, enjoy a guided visit of Hluboká Castle and an overnight stay on the grounds; visit the Budvar (Budweiser) Brewery in České Budějovice. To get an authentic taste of life in Vienna, Globus has included coffee and cake at a historic café founded in 1873 and popular with the locals.
Historic sites, fascinating history, exciting special experiences, an expert Tour Director, and knowledgeable Local Guides who bring these destinations to life…this guided tour of Central Europe has it all!