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Globus

4.8 | Excellent
  • 99% Recommend
Service Level
  • Standard
Type
  • Global Operator
Established
  • 1928
Headquarters
  • Littleton, Colorado United States
Trips
  • 418

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Globus Reviews & Ratings 99% Recommend

4.8 out of 5
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Does Not Recommend

Globus Scicilian LP915 is not ready for prime time September 2018

3.0
  • Value 3.0
  • Guide 1.0
  • Activities 4.0
  • Lodging 2.0
  • Transportation 4.0
  • Meals 1.0
The Sicilian is a new tour this year. Globus needs to do a lot of work to fix this tour. First and foremost, you go to Italy for the food. Except for two places, the food on this tour was terrible. The restauranteurs are clearly taking advantage of Globus and ripping off the tourists. I believe it was in Syracuse we went on an extra tour to an island with a boat ride and dinner at a restaurant. Our guide said we would eat inside where it was air-conditioned. well, the owner did not turn the three air conditioners on. he charged a person who ordered a soda $2.50 a glass and people who ordered a beer were charged $4. The tour plan clearly states everyone is entitled to one drink. When our tour director went to him to complain and get a refund he refused. The meal we got was the worst of the trip. Everything was fried, deep fried vegetables and fried sardine and a rice ball, no salad, no pasta, no dessert. Most of the other food was no better, we were never served a meat dish and any place.
Our tour director was also far from the best. He has never done this tour, we were his first victims. He lives in Rome and not Sicily. He didn't know where some of the places we were going to were so you would see him asking store owners where his next stop was. he was very disorganized, constantly changing times to meet and places to meet. all in all, this was my third Globus tour and it will be the last. there are better tour companies. Globus has clearly declined in service. The hotels were clearly not up to expected standards. the breakfast was mostly sub-par and we were not at one hotel that offered eggs or omelets made to order. Just pre-made scrambled eggs. And if we were served breakfast before the hotels official opening time, we would minimal offerings and the standard menu would not come out until later. As stated, a new tour, don't go on it until they get new restaurants to go to and qualified tour directors.
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S

Does Not Recommend

Good itinerary, not so good tour director July 2018

3.0
  • Value 4.0
  • Guide 2.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 4.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 4.0
Although I enjoyed the itinerary, we often had issues with our tour director. He was nice sometimes, but other times “snapped” at guests and argued with them. He repeatedly left us with a local guide and twice people were left behind and had to find their way back to the hotel on their own. He spoke to me very disrespectfully twice, and when he left us with a local guide she left 3 of us behind (two of us were helping an elderly woman on our tour and she couldn’t walk very well). He blamed it on us. Can you imagine what would have happened had we not helped her? Also, we started to make an email list at the end of the trip and when he saw us doing that he said not to worry, that he would send everyone an email list after the trip. One wee, no list, two weeks, nothing. He didn’t give us his email address so I texted him. He said he would send it. A week later I got an email from him saying that it was a new company policy that, even with our written permission, he was not allowed to share them. I have pictures of other people that they asked me to take, and no way to contact them. Globus reps said they had no such policy. Sooo frustrating!
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H

Recommends

Took the Globus "Bonnie Scotland" tour last May. November 2017

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
The tour bus was very comfortable, the driver was excellent and the Globus guide was very personable and knowledgeable. The accommodations were very good in the larger cities (Glasgow and Edinburgh) and good in the smaller ones. The tours of Stirling Castle, Scone Castle Edinburgh Castle, the Royal Yacht Britannia and the whiskey distillery were very informative. The sheepdog demonstration was great fun to watch. We enjoyed the tour.
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Recommends

Awesome tour January 2017

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
I took the Continental Introduction tour with Globus Journeys. This was a guided tour that visited 6 countries in 2 weeks. The tour started in Paris with 2 nights there. While in Paris we had a cruise down the Seine River and a wonderful group dinner on the banks of the Seine. We visited the Eiffel Tower where we could go to the top if we wished. The next destination was Lucerne, Switzerland with one night there. While in Lucerne we went to the top of Mt. Pilatus by way of gondola going up and the world's steepest cogwheel train coming down. There were some in our group who had never seen snow, so it was nice that there was plenty of snow. After Lucerne, we went to Lugano, Switzerland. This was a very lovely lake town and we took a boat cruise on the lake and had a nice dinner at a wonderful restaurant. The boat then took us back to Lugano for the night. The next day we traveled to Florence, Italy for 1 night with a stop in Pisa. We toured the Academy and saw Michael Angelo's David statue. After Florence we traveled to Rome for 2 nights. We toured Rome, the Vatican, the Form, the Coliseum, the Trevi Fountain, the Spanish Steps, etc. We had the most wonderful dinner in Rome! After Rome we were in Venice for 2 nights. While in Venice we visited the Murano Glass Factory. We saw a glass blower demonstration. We also toured the Doges Palace and had gondola rides. After Venice we headed to Munich, Germany with a stop in Innsbruck, Austria. Beautiful travel through the Tyrolean Alps. We were in Munich for 1 night then headed to Bingen am Rhine. Beautiful area and our hotel was right on the banks of the Rhine River. We took a cruise down the Rhine for several hours and saw many beautiful villages and castles. After Bingen we headed to Amsterdam for the last 2 nights of our journey. While in Amsterdam we did a canal cruise, traveled to Vollendam with a stop at a working windmill, a cheese factory, and a clog makers shop. We had a very special dinner in Vollendam the last night of our trip. Our tour director was wonderful. She saw that everyone was where they needed to be and made sure that everything ran very smoothly. In each city we had local guides who helped us experience each city in a very unique way. Our bus driver was wonderful as well. He was very helpful and fun and was excellent in navigating the streets and highways to see that we arrived at each destination safely and on time. This trip was very fast paced and is to give you an overview of a large area. Since this was my first trip to Europe this was a perfect way to experience many countries in two weeks. All of our hotels were highly rated and were perfect.I highly recommend Globus. Every aspect of our trip was top notch all the way. I will definitely do another Globus tour in the future!
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Recommends

New England Fall Colors March 2016

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 4.0
It was a great vacation! Being from California, this was one of the best places to visit. Going there in early October was the best time to see the awesome Fall foliage. My favorite places were outside of the main cities, like out in the rural areas. Maine was beautiful, especially Bar Harbor and Portland. The Globus tour guide was very knowledgeable even though she was also from California.
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Tour Globus Company Reviews

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Globus’ roots date back to Switzerland in 1928, when the company’s founder, Antonio Mantegazza, bought a rowboat to carry passengers across Lake Lugano, entertaining them with stories about the local sights along the way.

From that modest beginning, one of the world’s leading travel companies was born. Globus is part of the Globus Group of brands, which also includes Avalon Waterways, Cosmos, and Monograms - together they carry more than a half million passengers annually.

What Makes Globus Stand Out?

Founded in 1928, one of the oldest in the business, they are well respected as a mass market all-inclusive tour company that provides great value. Want free wifi on your tour bus so you can google the interesting sites you pass by? Like convenient hotels centrally located and/or with special local charm? Globus' long experience has helped them learn what makes travelers happy, and they deliver at accessible prices.

Offering inclusive, budget friendly coach tours, most notably in Europe, Globus is a classic escorted tour operator ideal for those travelers seeking a comfortable and fun travel experience.  

Globus tours include mostly everything in their base rates, they choose hotels that are in the heart of a city (where the action is), allow a good amount of free time to explore a destination on your own, and use knowledgeable local guides -- in short, they offer the complete package.

Who Will Enjoy Traveling with Globus?

Globus tours are heavily aimed at active older travelers, particularly recent retirees and baby boomers in the 50+ range, as well as seniors. You have a desire to relax and feel at home, able to linger and appreciate classic sights as well as perhaps enjoy a cappuccino at a local cafe suggested by your tour leader. You don’t want to be rushed or hurried from place to place, yet are attracted to the benefits of guided travel - logistics taken care of and a guide to help keep the itinerary moving.

As a long-established, award-winning tour company Globus caters to both budget group travelers and those seeking a more personalized (and costly) travel package. And since you can choose among group, individual, family, or religious travel experiences lasting anywhere from four to 29 days, Globus tours appeal to a broad range of travelers. But their sweet spot remains middle-of-the-road ‘value’ travelers.

Top Destinations

Today, still family owned, Globus operates in 60 plus countries across the globe, offering nearly 160 different escorted tours to Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia, the South Pacific, and North and South America. They are especially known for Europe and Canada

Whether you're looking for vacation packages to Switzerland or the best Thailand tours, consider Globus. On European motor coach tours, Globus limits group size to 44, allowing for extra legroom on the bus.

Globus Travel Style

The Globus travel style is relaxed yet comprehensive. Group tours are designed to allow for personal time to explore, but with many pre-planned activities, excursions, and meals to enjoy throughout your vacation. Groups are medium size - and can accommodate large groups of friends or families. You’ll have the opportunity to meet new friends and like minded travelers.

In Europe private tours are also available with Globus. for those looking to make this independent exploration possible to an even greater extent.

An attentive Tour Director is never far away on a Globus trip. Globus tour directors are locals, who have input over the itinerary, lend their unique perspective, and take you to the best spots for meals, drinks, shopping, etc. They are also knowledgeable guides, introducing the culture and country’s history through visits to major sites and attractions. Globus travel style is about combining the best of “travel like a local” with the best of “classic tour sites”.

Globus is not a luxury brand, but accommodations and transportation will be comfortable. Transportation is in large motorcoaches, equipped with wifi and large viewing windows. Sit back and enjoy the ride.

Why Choose a Tour with Globus?

Older active travelers not interested in slowing down just yet will appreciate the Globas approach. Globus makes amazing travel experiences reachable - for multiple budgets and styles.

Super adventurous and independent minded travelers may be curious to explore other options before deciding on Globus. These kinds of fully escorted tours aren’t for everyone. You will have some free time, but most meals, excursions, and activities are inclusions in the price - leaving you somewhat out of luck if you don’t want to participate in a certain itinerary item.

If you’re curious about group travel, other group tours provide more flexibility that could provide a more positive introduction to this style of travel.

Globus offers many great perks for larger groups planning to travel. If you’re a group of eight people traveling together, you are eligible for special deals and discounts; and if you’re a group of 20 people, Globus will arrange a tailor-made itinerary for you. If you are a traveler looking for value tours and prefer a specific travel theme, then globus has trips and tours that are designed accordingly.

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From Globus

Globus family of brands is the world's largest escorted travel company, and consists of Globus, Cosmos & Avalon Waterways. With a history of over 80 years, we offer over 400 vacations to 70 countries. All our brands offer value, experience and world-class customer service that is unmatched in the travel industry.

At Globus, we create vacations with just the right balance of included features and free time, place you in great hotels, and tell the stories within every journey that bring your destination to life. Simply put, we're passionate in our belief that there's no better way to travel. So find your dream vacation and come along with us.

When you travel with Globus you'll simply get MORE! You'll get MORE selection, MORE included features, MORE quality hotels, MORE experience and MORE value. You'll get inside attractions which you'll merely see from the outside with other travel companies.

Reasons to Travel with Globus

A variety of travel styles and specialty travel to meet the desires of today’s traveler.

VIP access (no waiting in lines) to major sights throughout your journey.

Inside visits to major and must-see sights included in the vacation price.

You don’t just drive by the sights, you go inside and learn the stories that bring them to life.

First-class and above pre-selected hotels located right where you want to be.

Expert Tour Directors share their unique stories and knowledge to help you truly experience each destination like a local.

A dynamic blend of transportation includes deluxe motor coach, rail, air, and cruise—we make getting there part of the fun! 

More than 80 years experience showing people the world.

As the most recognized Tour Operator in the industry, our vacations receive five times the recommendation rate as our nearest competitor, and we’re the escorted travel provider of choice by Travel Weekly, Recommend magazine, and Travel Age West.

Trust and Trip Protection

Our guests travel with the knowledge and security that they have millions of dollars of consumer protection traveling with them. Globus is also a well recognized member of many travel industry organizations and has won numerous awards for superior customer service

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Awards:

Travel Weekly Magazine's Reader's Choice AwardsTour Operator of the Year - GlobusBest New River Cruise Ship (Avalon Luminary)Magellan Awards - Silver Award WinnerConde Nast Top 5 River Cruise LinesAvalon Waterways ranked in the top 5 among River Cruises in Travel + Leisure's World's Best Awards 2011 readers' survey.Cruise Critic Award 2010

Highlights

  • Amsterdam : Welcome dinner; guided sightseeing, canal cruise, visit Rembrandt’s masterpieces in the Rijksmuseum; enjoy the Heineken Experience (departures May 19-October 6)
  • Keukenhof : Visit the Flower Park (departures March 31 - May 12)
  • Delft : Visit the Royal Delft Pottery factory
  • The hague: Orientation drive
  • Maastricht : Visit Vrijthof Square
  • Bastogne : Visit the Bastogne War Museum; take pictures of the American Memorial
  • Luxembourg : Guided sightseeing, visit the Cathedral of Our Lady, General Patton’s grave
  • Waterloo : Visit the battle site
  • Brussels : Walking tour including Grand’Place and a picture stop at Manneken Pis; farewell dinner with wine at a local restaurant
  • Bruges : Canal cruise with Belgian chocolate bonbons; guided walking tour, visit the Church of Our Lady and the market square; enjoy a traditional lace demonstration
  • Brussels-paris : By high-speed Thalys Train
  • Paris: Guided sightseeing, visit the Notre Dame Cathedral and The Louvre, Photo stop Eiffel Tower
  • For those who wish to visit the Benelux countries—plus Paris—at a leisurely pace, this Holland, Luxembourg, and Belgium guided tour is the perfect vacation
  • You’ll enjoy three nights in Amsterdam, Brussels, and Paris and a 2-night stay in Luxembourg
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9 days
Group Tour
Value - 3 star
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From: $ 2,369

Highlights

  • Amsterdam : Welcome dinner; guided sightseeing, canal cruise, visit Rembrandt’s masterpieces in the Rijksmuseum; enjoy the Heineken Experience (departures June 1 - October 5)
  • Keukenhof : Visit the Flower Park (departures March 30 - May 18)
  • Delft : Visit the Royal Delft Pottery factory
  • The hague: Orientation drive
  • Maastricht : Visit Vrijthof Square
  • Bastogne : Visit the Bastogne War Museum; take pictures of the American Memorial
  • Luxembourg : Guided sightseeing, visit the Cathedral of Our Lady, General Patton’s grave
  • Waterloo : Visit the battle site
  • Brussels : Walking tour including Grand’Place and a picture stop at Manneken Pis; farewell dinner with wine at a local restaurant
  • Bruges : Canal cruise with Belgian chocolate bonbons; guided walking tour, visit the Church of Our Lady and the market square; enjoy a traditional lace demonstrationBRUSSELS–PARIS
  • For those who wish to visit the Benelux countries at a leisurely pace, this Holland, Luxembourg & Belgium tour is the perfect vacation
  • You’ll enjoy three nights in Amsterdam and Brussels and a two-night stay in Luxembourg
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Highlights

  • London : Guided sightseeing, visit St. Paul’s Cathedral
  • London–brussels : By high-speed Eurostar train
  • Brussels : Visit Grand’Place; enjoy a beer at a local café; welcome dinner
  • Amsterdam : Canal cruise; visit a major diamond center
  • Rhine cruise:
  • RÜdeshiem : Wine tasting and dinner
  • Black forest: Hear about the art of woodcarving
  • Rhine falls:
  • Lucerne : Walking tour including the Lion Monument & Chapel Bridge
  • Vaduz : Visit the capital of Liechtenstein
  • Innsbruck : Walk to the Golden Roof
  • Munich : Orientation drive featuring the Olympic Stadium and a visit to Marienplatz
  • Salzburg : Guided walking tour, visit Mirabell Gardens and Residenz Square
  • Vienna: Guided sightseeing, visit St. Stephen’s Cathedral
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  • Venice : Private boat ride; visit St. Mark’s Square; glassblower demonstration
  • Chianti hills: Overnight stay, a special dinner with wine
  • Assisi: Visit St. Francis’ Basilica
  • Rome: Guided sightseeing, visit the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Square and Basilica
  • Florence: Guided walking tour, visit Michelangelo’s David and Signoria Square
  • Pisa: Marvel at the legendary Leaning Tower
  • Èze : Visit a perfume factory
  • Avignon : Walk through the Old Town, see the Palace of the Popes
  • Paris : Guided sightseeing, enjoy a Seine cruise; farewell dinner at a local restaurant in Montmartre
  • Paris-london: By high-speed Eurostar Train
  • A European tour…it should include the most popular and exciting cities, the must-see sights, delicious meals, picturesque scenery, and a mix of culture, history, and just plain fun
  • On this escorted Traditional Grand European tour, you’ll experience all of this and much more
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21 days
Group Tour
Value - 3 star
Physical :
From: $ 4,979

Highlights

  • London : Guided sightseeing, visit St. Paul’s Cathedral
  • London–brussels : By high-speed Eurostar train
  • Brussels : Visit Grand’Place; enjoy a beer at a local café; welcome dinner
  • Amsterdam : Canal cruise; visit a major diamond center
  • Rhine cruise:
  • RÜdeshiem : Wine tasting and dinner
  • Black forest: Hear about the art of woodcarving
  • Rhine falls:
  • Lucerne : Walking tour including the Lion Monument & Chapel Bridge
  • Vaduz : Visit the capital of Liechtenstein
  • Innsbruck : Walk to the Golden Roof
  • Munich : Orientation drive featuring the Olympic Stadium and a visit to Marienplatz
  • Salzburg : Guided walking tour, visit Mirabell Gardens and Residenz Square
  • Vienna: Guided sightseeing, visit St. Stephen’s Cathedral
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  • Venice : Private boat ride; visit St. Mark’s Square; glassblower demonstration
  • Chianti hills: Overnight stay, a special dinner with wine
  • Assisi: Visit St. Francis’ Basilica
  • Rome: Guided sightseeing, visit the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Square and Basilica
  • Florence: Guided walking tour, visit Michelangelo’s David and Signoria Square
  • Pisa: Marvel at the legendary Leaning Tower
  • Èze : Visit a perfume factory
  • Avignon : Walk through the Old Town, see the Palace of the Popes
  • Paris : Guided sightseeing, enjoy a Seine cruise; farewell dinner at a local restaurant in Montmartre
  • A European tour should include the most popular and exciting cities, the must-see sights, incredible meals, picturesque scenery, and a mix of culture, history, and adventure
  • On this Traditional Grand European escorted tour, you’ll experience all of this and much more
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