Globus vs Monograms

Compare the travel styles, pricing, destinations and popularity of Globus and Monograms.

The Low Down

 
The Globus Family of Brands, which includes Globus, Cosmos, Monograms & Avalon Waterways are always popular with our clients. Globus offer a premium guided touring experience all over the world, catering mainly for the 55+ market - but like most Operators are open to all ages. Along with their standard itineraries, Globus also have a range of popular European Winter Escapes and numerous faith-based religious tours.

The majority if their trips are centred on Europe, Canada and the USA where they provide 4+ star accommodation, luxury coaches, plenty of meals & inclusions. Our team have enjoyed numerous journeys with Globus including trips to South America, Dalmatia, Mexico and Spain, so we have plenty of first hand knowledge to help you plan your next trip!
 
Part of the Globus Family group of Brands (Globus, Cosmos, & Avalon Waterways), Monograms independent trips are designed for those that like to explore a destination by themselves, but don't want the hassle of organising their accommodation, or on multi-city itineraries organising how to get between them. There is also 'a Local Host' on the ground in each destination you can contact for information or advice at any point on your trip.

Monograms don't offer the cheapest deal around, and you should be able to organise accommodation and transport yourself directly to save some dollars. But if getting the cheapest deal is not a priority for you, and the idea of local support, with some included city sightseeing sounds good, then Monograms trips are a great addition to add to the beginning or end of your 'main' tour.

Reviews

Reviews rated out of 5

 
4.5 out of 5
547 Reviews
Value For Money
4.3
Tour Guide
4.6
Accommodation
4.3
Tour Pace
4.2
Included Excursions
4.4
Optional Excursions
3.8
 
4.3 out of 5
5 Reviews
Value For Money
4.3
Tour Guide
4.5
Accommodation
4.8
Tour Pace
4.3
Included Excursions
4
Optional Excursions
1.8

Operator Details

 
No. of Trips
298
 
Departures
6,307
 
Avg. Length
12
 
Avg.
$429
 
267
This Month
Guided Tours
Trip Type
Guided Tours
Trip Type
Trip Type
City Breaks & Short Breaks
Trip Budget
Budget
Premium
Accommodation
Accommodation
4 - 4.5 Star
Max. Group Size
Max. Group Size
44
 
No. of Trips
130
 
Departures
30,037
 
Avg. Length
8
 
Avg.
$289
 
56
This Month
City Breaks & Short Breaks
Trip Type
City Breaks & Short Breaks
Self Guided Tours
Trip Style
Self Guided, Independent
Trip Budget
Budget
Premium
Accommodation
Accommodation
4 Star
Local Hosts
Guides
Local Hosts

Regions Explored:

Europe, UK & Ireland

In Their Own Words

We asked the travel companies themselves why you should travel with them.

 

Gai Tyrrell, Managing Director - Globus

At Globus, we’re not just hooked on travel as a destination, but on the way it makes you feel. Our promise is to craft adventures that you’ll want to re-live forever.

We’ve been creating wonder-filled first class touring for more than 90 years; we have the experience and local knowledge globally to craft immersive adventures that make Globus travellers feel alive. Not only can you expect to see the big sites, we’ll also take you deeper in each location, right to the beating heart of each new discovery.

At Globus, we understand that your holiday is your treat – a gift from you to you. Let us connect you with a new world of people, places and experiences that will ignite your imagination.
 

Peter Douglas, Head of Sales - Monograms

In a world of travel options, there is nothing like Monograms. If you’re after independent travel, without the hassle of organising an itinerary, accommodation and food, this is the holiday package for you! With Monograms, we take all of the hours of organising a trip away from you. We do all the work to build the perfect all-in-one package for you – including your choice in hotels, duration, sightseeing, transportation, a Local Host and much more.

We take care of all of the details and provide local expertise so that you can feel comfortable and confident at your destination – even if it’s your first time visiting!

Recent Reviews

 
Southern Italy Escape
5 Star Review from Clem.

The whole process was great. Jemma is a gem. She was extremely helpful right from our first contact. Silvio the tour guide was sensational. His local knowledge was incredible and much appreciated. Included meals at hotel were only average. Cold eggs and meats at breakfasts were disappointing. Overall we are very happy with the tour and will recommend it to to others.
Scottish Escape
3 Star Review from Ola.

I must say Scotland is a very interesting and a beautiful country full of history, people are friendly and warm. And this trip made me see the things I've wanted to learn and see about Scotland. Our tour guide was fantastic. Her name is Fiona. I appreciate the way she explains the history behind places we went to. Gave us enough time to explore the places we went to and answer all questions asked. Fiona is very helpful and responsive. She helped me find my way to Glasgow airport from Edinburgh. Our bus driver Liz of Edinburgh was fantastic as well. Her driving skills are over the top and I've always felt safe while she was driving. I'd definitely recommend this tour if anyone is interested to discover Scotland for the first time. I enjoyed my time a lot and I'd definitely visit again.
Highlights of Spain & Portugal
5 Star Review from Brenda.

From the pre departure dinner with our tour director Chris, to the end of tour dinner was an awesome experience. Great optional extra experiences. Chris was passionate and knowledgeable. Great hotels. Would highly recommended.
Grand Hawaii Vacation
4 Star Review from Graham & Anne-Marie.

This was our first organised overseas tour. Pat, our Globus Tour Director was very well organised and knowledgable. Tour highlights included Pearl Harbour, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Kona Coffee Living History Farm, Luau and performance by Polynesian musicians and dancers, Waimea Canyon and Iao Valley. We travelled in October and found this to be a good time of the year to be in Hawaii. Our tour group size was 36 which we thought was a satisfactory size as we got to know most of the group. We found the organisation by Georgie at Global Journeys to be very efficient and professional.
Northern Italy's Highlights & Cinque Terre
3 Star Review from David.

The Information Session was very laid-back. It was conducted in the hotel foyer which was cramped and didn't provide adequate seating. Local guides were friendly and knowledgeable. Meals on optional excursions were not worth the price.
 
Vienna & Prague
4 Star Review from Kaye.

Great way to get a couple of days touring in a couple of the major European cities. No fuss travel, met by guides as required and ensured transfers all worked well. Local tours OK in Vienna & Prague. Hotels in good location to do own touring. Hotel in Vienna undergoing renovations so drilling started at 7am and didn't stop until 3pm. Only a problem if wanted afternoon nap.
Rome & Venice
4 Star Review from Donna.

I took the Rome/Venice Monograms tour this September. They take care of all the transfers to and from hotels etc. There is a short guided tour of the city and the rest of the time you are on your own (which suited me as I had been to Rome & Venice before) otherwise you choose an additional optional tour. Happy with the hotel choice, and everything ran well. The local tour guides were knowledgeable and entertaining.
Berlin
5 Star Review from Dianne & Neville.

Hotel accommodation was 5 star, spacious room & handy to everything. The guide was amazing & a very interesting man who gave so much information & he was a great lover of Berlin. Handy to all restaurants. Hotel staff very friendly.
Prague
3 Star Review from Dianne & Neville.

A great place to stay at Jury's Inn with trams & station right outside the front door. We were rather jet lagged so we really didn't make the most of it. Chose to buy a city tour & also a trip to Cesky Krumlov. City tour was fantastic & guide was very informative. Cesky Krumlov tour was disappointing the guide was not satisfactory at all.
London & Paris
4 Star Review from Robyn & Alan.

Our Monograms independent travel tour was a great way to start our holiday. The accommodation was excellent in both cities for location and service. Having a monograms representative in the hotel everyday if we needed help or advice was a bonus for first time travellers. They also were able to secure theatre tickets to see Matilda the Musical at the Cambridge Theatre in London and the spectacular Moulin Rouge in Paris both great highlights of our stay. The half day included tours in each city were a good way to see the main sights in a short time and we will go back for more sometime in the future.

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