Is a tour right for you? Chances are good that the answer is “yes,” as they’ve come a long way from the early days. Boundless styles, pace and variety to captivate both first-timers to a destination and tried-and-true globetrotters. The fact is, tours that were cool back in the day are even cooler now. And with Globus, tours are a fun and easy way to go beyond the guidebooks and the lines, and beyond the thoroughfares to make the most of your holiday.
Simply put, a tour is a perfectly planned holiday. Planning a holiday on your own is not easy! From the stress of researching the right reservations and transportation options to navigating decisions on how to explore new destinations, planning can take the fun out of travelling. On a tour, you never have to worry about getting from point A to B, where to sleep, or what to see. Touring takes the hassle out of travel planning, local customs and currency, and complicated logistics so you can just enjoy the ride.
Navigating a world of foreign taxis, rental cars, train depots, and subway stations makes most travellers cringe. A tour eliminates logistical hassles by handling your transportation around town, between cities, and across borders with comfort and convenience. Settle in with seamless travel aboard high-speed trains, scenic railways, ferries, day cruises, and flights if you wish. Stretch out on our luxury motorcoaches, where there’s nothing to worry about but enjoying the view – with free Wi-Fi and experienced drivers at the wheel.
If you’ve ever searched online for a hotel, then you know the countless results can be overwhelming. How do you begin to choose? A tour includes hand-selected, brand-name hotels with the right address and the right amenities. Globus hotels are always first-class and above and near the sights you want to see. Check in with the confidence that we’ve already checked everything out for your comfort and convenience.
During peak travel seasons, you could find yourself waiting in line for hours to see famous attractions when going it on your own. We think your time is more valuable than that! Globus tours take the tedious, time-consuming queues out of the equation with VIP access to the world’s most iconic sights. Enjoy the perks of touring with included pre-planned itineraries that allow you to skip the lines and sail through popular sights with ease! Plus, each legendary landmark is brought to life by local experts who share the stories, sights, and surprises not found in the guidebooks.
Seeing the major sights at a destination is only part of the equation. Doing what the locals do is what journal entries are made of. Partake in a tango lesson in Argentina. Try your hand at ancient calligraphy in Japan. Bake your own scones in Ireland. We call these off-the-beaten-path experiences Local FavoritesSM, and they’re what Globus tours are made of. You’ll find your Local Favourites and unique, insider visits listed in our day-by-day itineraries.
Only escorted tours include a Tour Director – an expert who lives and breathes your destination and shares their knowledge and know-how with you. More than logistical navigators, our Tour Directors are dynamic narrators. Anyone can notice interesting landscapes or architecture. But a seasoned Tour Director brings those sights to life with the fascinating stories behind them.
After a good night’s sleep, you’ll enjoy daily breakfast and selected meals throughout your holiday, including “experiential” dining experiences like lunch at a working Argentine estancia or dinner on a Sicilian farm. With the right mix of included meals and on-your-own dining, you can look forward to a well-balanced culinary journey.
A tour is a great way to embrace the local customs and characters you encounter along the way. It’s also the perfect excuse to make new friends with like-minded travelling companions from all corners of the globe. After all, a tour is a world unto itself where new friends share a common enthusiasm and wonder while discovering destinations of a lifetime.
With almost a century of escorting travellers to nearly every destination in the world, we’ve learned a few things about time and money when it comes to touring. In fact, choosing a tour can save you money compared to the cost of planning your holiday on your own. And while we escort you to the front of the line at the world’s most popular sites, we also know the importance of free time to explore at your leisure. Save time and money, headaches and hassles with Globus!