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Globus

4.8 | Excellent
  • 99% Recommend
Service Level
  • Standard
Type
  • Global Operator
Established
  • 1928
Headquarters
  • Littleton, Colorado United States
Trips
  • 544

4,873
Globus Reviews & Ratings 99% Recommend

4.8 out of 5
Excellent 4,095 Great 616 Average 90 Disappointing 22 Terrible 41
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Tour Reviews

S

Recommends

The best vacation I ever had! October 2019

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
The Globus vacation, "Kenya: A Classic Safari", was the best vacation I ever had! Globus has a knack for putting the special touches on each trip and, coupled with the EXCELLENT travel guide assigned to our trip, succeeded in making this a trip to be remembered. The breakfast in the bush on the last day was magnificent. The Sundowner, mimosas to watch the sunset as well as the Maasai dance performance, was so memorable! Top notch! I wouldn't hesitate to do this trip again. Thank you, Globus!
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D

Does Not Recommend

Expect no help, ignored, no resolution if issue on tour occurs Rate 0 June 2019

1.0
  • Value 1.0
  • Guide 1.0
  • Activities 1.0
  • Lodging 1.0
  • Transportation 1.0
  • Meals 1.0
Rate 0, would never touch Globus or Cosmos tour again. Be warned if there is an issue with your tour - Don't expect Globus to help you or provide a resolution – care factor is nil. Don't risk it - don't buy Globus or Cosmos. Globus and CEO of Globus accepts and approves employee bad behavior - including lying, disrespect and mock client in front of them and putting the client health and safety at risk - I have proof in emails that support this. Had major trouble on a Cosmos 15 night trip in Sicily - 10 nights of 15 nights trip went through extreme stress and no resolution (not during the trip or after rectification).

The tour guide was extremely unprofessional in behavior - lying to clients repeating, tour guide was disrespectful, mock, belittle, laugh about and downgrade clients in front of them in Italian thinking they don't understand what you are saying (clients understood what was said and extremely upset), the tour guide and company ignore risks and forced two of the shared clients to share with another that was an issue (that person should not been allowed to purchase a twin share or should of been told to get own room on tour - sharing with this person posed WHS hazards with power cords hanging mid high across room for their medical equipment (trip hazard) and breach of privacy and access to basic amenities (sharing with a stranger twin share - where can't shut bathroom door to go to toilet or shower - as the only power point is in bathroom and her equipment had to be plugged in for life support). Multiple clients on tour complained to tour guide for 10 days and demanded another room, the tour guide did not deal with it and lied, also mocked and disrespected clients in front of them. While on tour multiple complaints emailed direct to Globus as governing body did nothing and swept it under the table and ignored it. Multiple complaints was lodge after trip as well - still no action or resolution, Multiple complaints alerting CEO of Globus (12 pages letter full examples, photos and correspondence - still no action and I specifically ask CEO questions Does the CEO accept staff bad behaviour and breach of code of conduct - approving Globus staff lying, disrespectful, mocking clients and in Italian too and a whole heap more - I received a call today and YES the CEO of Globus approves the bad behaviour of staff and clients being disrespecting, mocking, lying and more. I travel extensively all over the world for 28 years, no other Tour company does this - all other companies will resolve it. Don't risk it - don't use Globus or Cosmos - if you have an issue you wont get help. Use another tour company - there are plenty of good ones out there who will stand by their service.
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CL

Recommends

italian Escape is fantastic! April 2019

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
My husband and I and a good friend just returned from the Italian Escape in March. We travelled to Rome, Assisi, Florence, Pisa and Venice. What a great trip! Our excursions were wonderful- the Uffizi gallery, Tuscan dinner, Roman walking tour and Venice gondola ride. The tour guide Luca and Lucianna our bus driver did a very nice job. Our hotels, the Cicerone in Rome, the Grand Mediterraneo in Florence and Carlton on the Grand were very nice. (My favorite was the Grand Mediterraneo.)
Our travel connection was Steve in Littleton, Colorado and he was outstanding making our flight AND trip plans.
I was especially impressed with the expert planning on the part of a Globus. We saw so much in a weeks time, yet had plenty of time to experience Rome, Venice and Florence on our own.
We arrived in Rome early the 1st day so we scheduled a Skip the Line tour to visit the inside of the Coloseum, as that wasn’t scheduled on the Globus tour. We are really glad we were proactive in that way.
We HIGHLY recommend this Escape with Globus; we enjoyed it so much the week we got back we scheduled an Ireland Escape for later this year!
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CM

Recommends

Great tour from Los Angeles to Las Vegas April 2019

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
I thought the tour itinerary, tour director and the bus were all fabulous! I liked all of the hotels and their locations except for the Palm Springs Riviera Hotel, I feel it is in need of a major renovation.
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D

Recommends

The Peru Escape tour was excellent April 2019

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
The Peru Escape tour was excellent! Our tour guide Enrique was extremely knowledgeable and personable. The visit to Machu Picchu was amazing!

FB

Does Not Recommend

I sent an email to you about 2 weeks… April 2019

2.0
  • Value 2.0
  • Guide 2.0
  • Activities 2.0
  • Lodging 2.0
  • Transportation 2.0
  • Meals 2.0
I sent an email to you about 2 weeks ago. I have lost faith and trust with Globus. Eleven of your travelers could easily have filed a suit for being stranded in a foreign country without ability to contact Globus. Shame on you.
Twice, I have traveled with you and twice I have found myself lost and alone in a foreign country.
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Stride Review

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?

  • All inclusive packages
  • Balanced itineraries between planned activities and free time
  • Centrally located accommodation
  • VIP access (skip the lines and get behind-the-scenes experiences!)
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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.

a church surrounded by old houses in London during the daytime

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?

  • Ages 50+
  • Low and high budget travelers
  • Those who enjoy slower paced itineraries
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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

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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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FAQ

Are flights included?
No.
What is the age range?
50+

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

8 days
Group Tour
Premium - 4 star
Physical :
From: $ 2,299

Highlights

  • Barcelona : Welcome dinner; guided sightseeing, visit the Sagrada Familia Basilica; panoramic view from Montjuïc Hill
  • Barcelona-madrid : By high-speed AVE train
  • Madrid : Guided sightseeing, visit the Prado Museum
  • Granada : Guided sightseeing, visit the Alhambraand the Water Gardens of the Generalife; dinner at a local restaurant
  • MÁlaga : Orientation; enjoy a tapas tasting
  • Costa del sol : Farewell dinner
  • You’ll experience the best of Spain on this vacation that includes an overnight in Granada and two-night stays in Barcelona, Madrid, and the Costa del Sol
  • Spain is a country steeped in history, and on this tour, you’ll have an opportunity to see some of its historical sites as well as its well-known museums and churches
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14 days
Group Tour
Premium - 4 star
Physical :
From: $ 2,859

Highlights

  • Madrid : Welcome and farewell dinners; guided sightseeing, visit the Prado Museum
  • Segovia : Take pictures of the Roman Aqueduct
  • Ribera del duero : Wine tasting with tapas at Bodega Portia
  • Burgos : Take pictures of the Cathedral of Santa Maria
  • Bilbao : Guided visit of the Guggenheim Museum
  • San sebastian: Visit the “Pearl of the Cantabrian Coast”
  • Pamplona : Walk through the Calle Estafeta, followed by a Rioja wine tasting and dinner at Basaburua restaurant
  • Saragossa : Visit Plaza del Pilar
  • Barcelona : Guided sightseeing, visit Sagrada Familia Basilica, panoramic view from Montjuïc Hill
  • Valencia : Guided sightseeing; enjoy a traditional Horchata drink
  • Granada : Special dinner at a local restaurant; guided sightseeing, visit the Alhambra complex and the Water Gardens of the Generalife
  • Costa del sol: Excursion to Málaga
  • Rock of gibraltar: Guided sightseeing, visit St. Michael’s Caves
  • Seville : Visit Real Maestranza bull ring; guided sightseeing, visit the Casa de Pilatos, and walk through the Santa Cruz quarter
  • Cordoba: Guided walking tour, visit the Mosque of the Caliphs
  • 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
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Highlights

  • Madrid : Welcome and farewell dinners; guided sightseeing, visit the Prado Museum
  • Segovia : Take pictures of the Roman aqueduct
  • Avila : Visit the walled town
  • Salamanca : Orientation walk; wine tasting, dinner, and overnight stay at Hacienda Zorita
  • Fatima : Visit the Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Rosary
  • Lisbon : Guided sightseeing, visit the Alfama quarter and Jeronimos Monastery
  • Azaruja : Visit a cork factory
  • Seville : Guided sightseeing, visit the Casa de Pilatos, walk through the Santa Cruz quarter
  • Algeciras–tangier: By ferry across the Strait of Gibraltar
  • Tangier : Panoramic drive to Cap Spartel, enjoy mint tea and biscuits; Moroccan show; guided sightseeing, visit Grand Socco squareCOSTA DEL SOL
  • Granada : Guided walking tour, visit the Alhambra complex and the Water Gardens of the Generalife; a special dinner at a local restaurant
  • Toledo : Guided walking tour, visit an early synagogue, the gothic cathedral, and Santo Tomé Church with one of El Greco’s masterpieces; visit a Damascene steel workshopMADRID-BACELONA
  • This fantastic Spain, Portugal, and Morocco tour 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
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13 days
Group Tour
Premium - 4 star
Physical :
From: $ 2,639

Highlights

  • Madrid : Welcome and farewell dinners; guided sightseeing, visit the Prado Museum
  • Segovia : Take pictures of the Roman aqueduct
  • Avila : Visit the walled town
  • Salamanca : Orientation walk; wine tasting, dinner, and overnight stay at Hacienda Zorita
  • Fatima : Visit the Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary
  • Lisbon : Guided sightseeing, visit the Alfama quarter and Jeronimos Monastery
  • Azaruja : Visit a cork factory
  • Seville : Guided sightseeing, visit the Casa de Pilatos, walk through the Santa Cruz quarter
  • Algeciras–tangier: By ferry across the Strait of Gibraltar
  • Tangier : Panoramic drive to Cap Spartel, enjoy mint tea and biscuits; guided sightseeing, visit Grand Socco squareCOSTA DEL SOL
  • Granada : Guided walking tour, visit the Alhambra complex and the Water Gardens of the Generalife; dinner at a local restaurant
  • Toledo : Guided walking tour, visit an early synagogue, the gothic cathedral, and Santo Tomé Church with one of El Greco’s masterpieces; visit a Damascene steel workshop
  • This fantastic Spain, Portugal, and Morocco tour 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
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