Cosmos Recent Press Releases

DATE : June 23, 2020

HOME SWEET HOME …

NEW Undiscovered North America Tours Explore Hidden Treasures & Historic Paths

LITTLETON, Colorado – June 23, 2020 – Bucket list vacations don’t always require a passport or a trip across international waters. In 2021, Globus and Cosmos are inviting travelers to fetch a pail of wonder and discover the undiscovered closer to home with a NEW series of “Undiscovered” tours through North America. On each of the nine (9) “Undiscovered North America” vacations, travelers are invited to trade overcrowded cities for smaller, crowd-pleasing experiences across the United States and Canada for a great game of hide-and-seek, uncovering hidden treasures and historic paths in our own backyard.

Here are eight (8) inspiring experiences that will encourage travelers to write home about home:

Keep a Light On: Meet Neddick’s Nubble Lighthouse keeper and learn what it takes to run this famous lighthouse. (NEW Globus New England & the Hudson Valley)

A Revolutionary Meal: Savor New England cuisine at the historic Concord Colonial Inn. On April 19, 1775 – a day that led to the birth of a new nation – a portion of this Inn served as an arms and provisions storehouse for local patriots. (NEW Globus New England & the Hudson Valley)

“Whisky is liquid sunshine.”: Get a buzz out of a bourbon tasting at the 200-year-old Buffalo Trace Distillery, a world leader in spirits. (NEW Globus Bourbon, Bridles & Bluegrass)

All Aboard!: Take a ride on the Verde Canyon Railroad. Since 1912, this heritage railroad has been running through the breathtaking high desert landscape. (NEW Globus Lost Canyons of the Southwest)

“Either give me more wine or leave me alone”: Drink in the beauty and the wine during a guided tasting at a local vineyard in Temecula. (NEW Globus Southern California Charms & Hollywood Dreams)

Taste the Gardens: Lunch at the historic Estevan Lodge – once the summer home to Elsie Reford, a pioneer of Canadian horticulture, offers a seasonal menu with 140 edible plants picked daily from the gardens. (Globus Québec in Depth with the Gaspé Peninsula)

Kick the Can: Overnight in Prince Rupert, the oldest canning village in BC, formerly known as the “halibut Capital of the World.” Learn about the canning process and life during peak production in the last century. (Cosmos Western Canada with Inside Passage)

Bottoms Up!: Learn about the production of Kentucky Straight Bourbon, made from a mash of at least 51% corn grain and enjoy a tasting. (Cosmos Historic Trails & Blue Ridge Mountains)

“Our series of Undiscovered tours takes travelers across the globe from the United Kingdom and Italy to the Mediterranean and now, North America,” said Steve Born, chief marketing officer for the Globus family of brands. “On these new, unconventional tours, we take travelers down less-traveled highways to legendary, historic lanes to drink-in the splendor of special traditions and authentic discoveries, local to each region.”

SAVE NOW, TRAVEL LATER. Save 10 percent/person on select 2021 Globus North America vacations or save $100/person on select Cosmos North America itineraries.

2021 PEACE OF MIND TRAVEL PLAN.When the world is ready, we will be ready to deliver the world to travelers – risk-free, hassle-free, worry-free and strings-free with our new, 2021 Peace of Mind Travel Plan. This complimentary plan will be attached to all 2021 vacation bookings, giving travelers the flexibility to move vacations to any other 2021 or 2022 date, destination, itinerary or even, another brand in our vast travel portfolio. No penalties, no problem – as long as the booking is moved before the final payment date. With our 2021 Peace of Mind Travel Plan, we are helping you ensure the money you’ve invested with us is yours and your travels take you exactly where you want to go, when you’re ready.

DATE : June 16, 2020

FROM MOUNTAINS TO MOUNTIES …

NEW Undiscovered North America Tours Prove “This Land Was Made for You to See”

LITTLETON, Colorado – June 16, 2020 – From Canada to California and Yakima to the Yukon, Globus and Cosmos have unveiled a NEW series of “Undiscovered” vacations in North America, encouraging travelers to write home about home. And, each of the nine (9) itineraries featured as part of this series of tours offers outdoor-seekers opportunities to wrap themselves in the wilderness, nestle in the comfort of nature, find wonder in North America’s beauty and let the wind whip through their souls, enlivening their spirit for travel.

Here are eight, (8) inspired wilderness experiences travelers can look forward to on these North American adventures:

Yucca It Up: Behold rugged rock formations, stark desert landscapes and twisted, bristled trees on an exhilarating 4-wheel drive tour through Joshua Tree National Park. (NEW Globus Southern California Charms & Hollywood Dreams)

Spinning Your Wheels Along with a Navajo Guide, join a 4-wheel-drive backcountry vehicle adventure in Canyon de Chelly National Monument and take delight in the area’s canyon, surrounded by towering sandstone cliffs. (NEW Globus Lost Canyons of the Southwest)

Living on the Edge: Visit Crater Lake National Park, created by a collapsed volcano. Take a drive around the rim for views of the deep blue lake and Wizard Island – a cinder cone near the western edge of the lake. (NEW Cosmos Exploring the Pacific Northwest)

What’s Bugging You?: Feel the wind in your hair on a dune buggy ride on the coastal sand dunes of Oregon’s Dunes National Recreation Area. (NEW Cosmos Exploring the Pacific Northwest)

Eagle Eyes: Take a glacier cruise for an up-close look along the 3-mile face of Meares Glacier. Watch for eagles, whales, mountain goats, dolphins and sea lines. (Cosmos Alaska & the Yukon)

Get Sidetracked: Take a train ride aboard the world-famous Alaska Railroad to Denali National Park. It promises an unforgettable journey through Alaska’s untamed wilderness. (Cosmos Alaska & the Yukon)

Stay Cool: For an exhilarating experience, take the Ice Explorer – an all-terrain vehicle designed for glacial travel – to traverse the Columbia Icefield and experience enormous glaciers up close. (Cosmos Western Canada with Inside Passage)

Seal of Approval: Embark on an Inside Passage cruise where you will see towering mountains, roaring waterfalls and abundant marine and wildlife including whales, seals and raptors. (Cosmos Western Canada with Inside Passage)

“It isn’t necessary to cross oceans for adventure when there’s so much to discover in our own backyard,” said Steve Born, chief marketing officer for the Globus family of brands. “Between North America’s breathtaking national parks, cool emerging cities and tiny, historic towns is a world of wonders, waiting to be discovered.”

SAVE NOW, TRAVEL LATER. Save 10 percent/person on select 2021 Globus North America vacations or save $100/person on select Cosmos North America itineraries.

2021 PEACE OF MIND TRAVEL PLAN.When the world is ready, we will be ready to deliver the world to travelers – risk-free, hassle-free, worry-free and strings-free with our new, 2021 Peace of Mind Travel Plan. This complimentary plan will be attached to all 2021 vacation bookings, giving travelers the flexibility to move vacations to any other 2021 or 2022 date, destination, itinerary or even, another brand in our vast travel portfolio. No penalties, no problem – as long as the booking is moved before the final payment date. With our 2021 Peace of Mind Travel Plan, we are helping you ensure the money you’ve invested with us is yours and your travels take you exactly where you want to go, when you’re ready.

DATE : June 9, 2020

FAR FROM ORDINARY, CLOSE TO HOME …

Globus and Cosmos Prove That There’s No Place Like Home On NEW “Undiscovered North America” Vacations for 2021

LITTLETON, Colorado – June 9, 2020 – It isn’t necessary to cross oceans for adventure when there’s so much to discover from sea to shining sea. Between North America’s breathtaking national parks, cool emerging cities and tiny, historic towns, there’s a surplus of sights travelers haven’t seen – or truly experienced – in their own backyard. In 2021, Globus and Cosmos are unveiling a NEW series of nine (9) “Undiscovered North America” tours, ranging from 8 to 14 days.

“On our ‘Undiscovered North America’ vacations, we will take globetrotters down the less-traveled highways, legendary lanes and scenic country roads to the special places and parks other tour companies don’t visit,” said Steve Born, chief marketing officer for the Globus family of brands. “These itineraries  help travelers discover the world’s tucked-away towns, lesser-known nooks and secluded seafronts for an unforgettable – and unique – vacation.”

NEW itineraries created for this “Undiscovered North America” series include five (5) NEW tours from both Globus and Cosmos.

NEW! Globus Bourbon, Bridles & Bluegrass (8 days, priced from $2,549) – On this NEW undiscovered vacation, travelers will enjoy intoxicating views, music, customs and cuisine.

They will take the reins of this new journey in Kentucky – the land of mares, mint juleps and mandolins – with a special evening of bluegrass entertainment and visits to a centuries-old bourbon distillery, a thoroughbred horse farm and the legendary Brown Hotel to taste its famous Hot Brown open-faced sandwich. Other drool-worthy experiences include George Vanderbilt’s grand Biltmore Estate guided tour and farm-to-table lunch; time spent in the waterfront city of Chattanooga, including a tour of its Songbird Guitar Museum and guided sightseeing in “Music City,” Tennessee with accommodations near the melodious sounds of Honky Tonk Row.

NEW! Globus Southern California Charms (10 days, priced from $3,699) – This NEW undiscovered tour of Southern California explores Golden State getaways and sunny stretches of coastline; the golden age of Hollywood and smaller towns that truly shine.

Travelers will enjoy touring some historic and swoon-worthy sites of the City of Angels before checking into the beautiful, beachfront Hotel del Coronado where Marilyn Monroe filmed, “Some Like it Hot.” Other opportunities to cool off include a margarita tasting in Old Town San Diego and wine tasting in the vineyard-rich region of Temecula before things heat up with an architectural tour of Palm Springs. Of course, the trip to California won’t be complete without some sand between toes – something travelers will get on a Jeep tour through Joshua Tree National Park and time in Pismo Beach and Santa Barbara.

NEW! Globus New England & The Hudson Valley (10 days, priced from $3,299) – From the Salem Witch Trials to the Headless Horseman, New England is home to some of the nation’s oldest settings, stories and sagas. Fact, fiction and fantastic scenery abound for travelers on this NEW, vibrant vacation and historical journey through New England and the Hudson Valley.

This undiscovered tour kicks off in the “Birthplace of American Liberty.” After digesting fascinating American Revolution-focused history, travelers will venture to Salem and head toward the peaceful vistas of coastal Maine, rural New Hampshire and mountainous Vermont. Charming seaport villages, bucolic covered bridges and rolling maple syrup farms sweeten the storyline’s of America’s historic East Coast.

Before ending this journey, travelers will head to scene-stealing New York and Massachusetts, including the resort village and Olympic Games site in Lake Placid, the picturesque Berkshire Mountains and the orchard- and vineyard-dotted riverbanks of the Hudson Valley. They will even have time to explore Tarrytown, the setting for Irving’s The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and tour the waterfront U.S. Military Academy at West Point.

NEW! Cosmos Exploring the Pacific Northwest (9 days, priced from $1,929) – Travelers are invited to clear their schedule and palates for this tasty, NEW undiscovered tour through the natural wonders, lush wilderness and picturesque wineries of scenic Washington and Oregon.

In addition to the sights of “Emerald City” and “City of Roses,” colorful experiences include drinking in the alpine architecture and German beer in the Bavarian village of Leavenworth; waking-up to the coastal city of Astoria and its Victorian-era hillside homes and  savoring malt and hops at any number of Bend’s two dozen breweries. Other experiences include a dune buggy ride along the Oregon Coast; Mt. Hood’s 611-foot-tall Multnomah Falls and Crater Lake National Park.

Additional tours included in the Globus family’s “Undiscovered North America” portfolio – and available for 2020 bookings – include:

Globus Québec In Depth with the Gaspé Peninsula (11 days, priced from $2,764)

Cosmos Alaska & the Yukon (12 days, priced from $2,709)

Cosmos Historic Trails & Blue Ridge Mountains (14 days, priced from $2,379)

Cosmos Western Canada with Inside Passage (13 days, priced from $2,660)

“On one of our undiscovered tours – now available in Italy, Great Britain, the Mediterranean and North America – we trade the lines of the Colosseum for the narrow lanes of Tuscan towns; the hustle and bustle of London for the quiet landscapes of the English countryside; Europe’s sea of tourists for the coastal villages of the Mediterranean and the crowded cities of North America with smaller, crowd-pleasing gems” said Born.

SAVE NOW, TRAVEL LATER. Save 10 percent/person on select 2021 Globus North America vacations or save $100/person on select Cosmos North America itineraries.-more-

2021 PEACE OF MIND TRAVEL PLAN.When the world is ready, we will be ready to deliver the world to travelers – risk-free, hassle-free, worry-free and strings-free with our new, 2021 Peace of Mind Travel Plan. This complimentary plan will be attached to all 2021 vacation bookings, giving travelers the flexibility to move vacations to any other 2021 or 2022 date, destination, itinerary or even, another brand in our vast travel portfolio. No penalties, no problem – as long as the booking is moved before the final payment date. With our 2021 Peace of Mind Travel Plan, we are helping you ensure the money you’ve invested with us is yours and your travels take you exactly where you want to go, when you’re ready.

DATE : October 15, 2019

MED SEASIDE STAYS

DISCOVERING THE MEDITERRANEAN FROM SUNRISE TO SUNSET

Globus Shines a Light on “Undiscovered Mediterranean” Vacations for 2020

LITTLETON, Colorado – October 15, 2019 – The Mediterranean’s sapphire seas lure travelers in and convince them to stay awhile. And, in 2020, as part of its NEW “Undiscovered Mediterranean” series of tours, the Globus family of brands is inviting travelers to off-the-beaten-path destinations along the Mediterranean, including seaside stays in some of the world’s most picturesque places.

Here are 6 “Undiscovered” places throughout Italy, Greece, Montenegro and Slovenia to discover – and overnight in – on tour with Globus and Cosmos. These are secluded seaside towns worth a deep dive:

ITEA, Greece (NEW! 14-day Southern Italy & Greece) –Just as sweet as the wildflower, thyme and fir honey this quiet coastal town is known for is waking up to both mountain and ocean views. Globus invites travelers to spend two nights in this charming village – a highlight of this Mediterranean.

PAROS, Greece (NEW! 8-Day Greek Island Adventure) – This slower-paced island of whitewashed villages – often referred to as a “mini Mykonos” – is also famous for the white marble once mined here as well as the “Church of 100 Doors,” one of the world’s most significant Byzantine ruins.

BUDVA, Montenegro (NEW! 11-Day Discover the Eastern Med) – Originally settled by Venetians, this architectural and atmospheric port sets the stage for lavish leisure. Here, travelers are invited to enjoy an evening on their own to sip the regions honey brandy or indulge in the catch of the day.

BARI, Italy (NEW! 11-Day Discover the Eastern Med) – What better way to end an overnight ferry ride across the Adriatic Sea than to wake-up in this historic port city? Travelers can take advantage of their time here by weaving their way through the maze of beautiful side-streets toward the Basilica of St. Nicholas.

LA SPEZIA, Italy (14-Day Mediterranean Flavors) –Just minutes from Cinque Terre, this picturesque port town invites travelers down the winding streets of the old town to enjoy some of the best cuisine in Italy.

PORTOROŽ, Slovenia (11-Day Venice, Slovenia, Croatia & Montenegro) – Famous for its thermal spas, Portorož is the place to immerse in healing waters and indulge in treatments utilizing ingredients from the nearby salt pans.

“Globus’ new ‘Undiscovered’ touring vacations take travelers through the winding roads and unspoiled villages, most of which other tour companies don’t visit and cruise ships don’t overnight,” said Steve Born, chief marketing officer for the Globus family of brands. “From waking to the sounds of waves crashing on the shore to learning the secrets behind the places that launched a thousand myths, these Globus, Cosmos and Cosmo Lite tours get travelers to the far-away islands and untouched towns to see and experience the local side of life.”

The Globus family of brands’ NEW “Undiscovered Mediterranean” tours are part of the company’s “Undiscovered” series of tours.  Other destinations in this popular series include Italy and Great Britain.

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