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Globus vs Monograms

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

The Low Down

Globus 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!
Monograms 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.

Stats

No. of Trips
310
No. of Departures
6,364
Avg. Trip Length
11 Days
Avg. Price Per Day
$433
Accommodation
4 - 4.5 Star
Budget
Premium
Trip Styles Coach ToursShort Breaks
No. of Trips
218
No. of Departures
18,743
Avg. Trip Length
9 Days
Avg. Price Per Day
$351
Accommodation
4 Stars
Budget
Premium
Trip Styles Self Guided ToursShort BreaksCity Breaks

In Their Own Words We asked the travel companies themselves why you should travel with them

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.
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

Spain, Portugal and Morocco 2022   0 , NSW, Australia, Apr 2022
We met our tour guide, Abadi along with the rest of our group in Lisbon. We had dinner and got to know more people. We visited several monuments in Lisbon and tile work shop which was very interesting. Our local guide in Morocco was Rashid, who was very entertaining and knowledgeable. Rick's cafe in Casablanca was a beautiful building, we also toured ...read more through a prayer room in the King's mosque. The Marrakesh markets were huge and we saw a Berber carpet cooperative.

The buses all had charging ports for our phones and great WiFi. I loved seeing how the oasis cover valley floors and that there are three different types of desert. Returning to Spain and Costa Del Sol was lovely and the trip to Mijas was special, but I was totally blown away by the Alhambra! We were blessed with amazing weather for the entire trip and saw as much as we could. The hotels throughout the trip were superb.
I loved that Abadi gave us a list of email addresses for our group on the last day. We had a great time.
Very enjoyable tour through Poland   0 , NSW, Australia, Mar 2022
Was an amazing tour with an amazing tour guide. Nothing was a hassle and all stops were taken to ensure everyone was included and had a great time.
Canyonlands Escape   0 , CA, United States, Feb 2022
This was my first tour, other than just day trips, and I was wondering how the tour guide could keep everything organized and on schedule. Well, it didn't take long to relieve any of those thoughts from my mind, because Dereck was definitely in charge and knew what he was doing. Now, for the sights of the tour. The selection of stops, by Globus, for ...read more this trip was spectacular and best of all the bus gets all the close parking spots. We were lodged in the best hotels and dined at nice restaurants. So, to wrap it up, I'm looking forward to planning my next tour with Global Journeys.
Southern Italy   2 , NSW, Australia, Feb 2020
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 ...read more it to to others.
Scottish Escape winter tour     3 , ON, Canada, Nov 2019
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 ...read more 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.
Wonderful Spain Portugal tour   6 , VIC, Australia, Oct 2019
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.
Great short stay in Vienna and Prague     0 , VIC , Australia, Jun 2019
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 ...read more if wanted afternoon nap.
Monograms travel to Rome & Venice     0 , VIC, Australia, Sep 2018
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 ...read more well. The local tour guides were knowledgeable and entertaining.
Fabulous   0 , VIC, Australia, Jun 2018
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 City Break   1 , VIC, Australia, Jun 2018
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.
Springtime in London and Paris   5 , QLD, Australia, Apr 2016
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 ...read more 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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