Globus vs Trafalgar

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

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!
Trafalgar Over 350 coach tours around the world, and one of our clients most popular Operators, Trafalgar is part of the Travel Corporation, which includes under its umbrella the sister brands of Insight Vacations, AAT Kings, Uniworld, Contiki & Costsaver. With a worldwide presence and local operations in Australasia for many years, you'll enjoy the company of many nationalities aboard your coach, including those from Downunder. Sitting between Insight and Costsaver, Trafalgar pride themselves in touring innovation, introducing 'Insider Experiences' (where you get to know and dine with the locals) and travel styles to suit those that prefer smaller groups or those that prefer a more leisurely itinerary.

Look out for Trafalgar's Early-payment savings where you can save up to 10% on your trip as well as further savings if you are a past passenger on any of the aforementioned sister brands.


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11 Days
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4 - 4.5 Star
No. of Trips
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11 Days
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4 Star

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

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.
We are the world’s leading and most awarded travel brand spanning all 7 continents of the globe. From the iconic to the unexpected our guests connect to the real depth of the places we go. They will break bread with the locals at our exclusive Be My Guest experiences and unlock local secrets of our Travel Directors and Local Specialists. Everything is taken care of, so they travel with true ease and get the real thing without worrying about a thing.

We consider how we can positively impact the communities we engage with. Through our JoinTrafalgar initiatives powered by TreadRight, guests don’t just leave footprints on the ground, but leave a lasting legacy for the betterment of locals and the future of their communities.

It’s 72 years of destination experience and feedback from over 5 million happy guests that fuels our innovation to continually delivery simply the best holidays.

Recent Reviews

Picturesque Croatia with lots of hHistory to boot.   0 , VIC, Australia, May 2024
Another well organised, informative tour by Globus with an attentive and thoroughly prepared tour director. This smaller group of 21 all got on well and no hold-ups or dramas to interrupt the planned itinerary. Such a spectacularly scenic country with such a complicated history with many relics of its past still standing. Local people were friendly more and helpful although the popularity of Croatia as a tourist destination is becoming difficult for them to manage the numbers. Overall a great trip.
Good short German tour   0 , QLD, Australia, May 2024
Good tour with well located hotels but unfortunately the Tour Director was a real let down - very disorganised and I feel he let Globus down (I have certainly let Globus know in my review with them). Excellent coach driver as always. I have previously done 2 Globus tours and 4 Cosmos tours - all these previous tours were led by very good Tour Directors. more There were 27 people on this tour, all Americans and only 3 Australians.

I didn't do any of the optional tours as I wasn't interested in what was offered. I spent 4 days in Berlin prior to the start of the tour - you really need to spend extra days in Berlin as with only 1 whole day in Berlin the tour can only show you a very small amount of what Berlin has to offer. The main reason I chose this tour was because there was an over-night stay in Dresden and also an over-night stay in Rothenburg ob der Tauber. Excellent local guides in all locations. My rating of this tour is not impacted by the Tour Director as I feel the tour delivered as per the brochure.
12 Days America's Musical Heritage with New Orleans   0 , VIC, Australia, May 2024
This tour was everything and more. Accommodation was fantastic in great locations as were the experiences. There were no hidden extras only 2 extra items which could be purchased before you leave. A wonderful experience. Highly recommend it.
Our trip to Norway with Globus   0 , WA, Australia, May 2024
Our highlights of our tour would be definately the cruise of the two fjords which was amazing and the lookout over Leon. Also the scenary and the countryside of Norway so beautiful especially as we travelled in the Spring in early May. Our trip with Globus was run smoothly all accommodation, clean, comfortable and nice size rooms . Most of the accommodation more didnt supply shampoo so maybe bring your own also a tip, use santize often as most dinners are buffet and especially being on a coach with other passengers on the tour. Our travel companions was a good mix both Australian and from the US. So it was easy to make new friends.

I would definately use Globus again, also our booking with Global Journeys was handled very efficiently and we had quick responses to any questions we had. Our documents received in plenty of time. We would definately use Global Journeys again as it was quick and easy to do online and to communicate.
The Croatian   0 , QLD, Australia, May 2024
Excellent tour of Croatia and Slovenia. Great Tour Director Janja (very professional and organised) and as always a very good driver Janek. 42 people on this tour, mainly Americans and Australians with a few New Zealanders and a lone Canadian. Wonderful Habsburg architecture in Ljubljana and the Istrian peninsula of Croatia. Hotels very good but located more out of the main city area except for Opatija which was a wonderful hotel with wonderful food. I only did 1 optional to Lake Bled which was worthwhile (I wasn't interested in the other optional tours).

My highlight was the Plitvice Lakes - looks just like all the photos and we had wonderful weather for the 1 1/2hour walk there. Very good local guides in Pula and Zadar - a lot of history explained. I felt this tour delivered on showing Croatia and Slovenia at it's best.
Classical Greece for the History buffs.   0 , VIC, Australia, May 2024
Great trip, well organised and informative with an enthusiastic leader. Most accommodation was excellent and well located to sight-seeing venues. Dining choices were also very good and the weather at this time was perfect in Greece (not too hot).
Beautiful Tuscany     0 , NSW, Australia, May 2024
Tuscany was stunning and the tour was really handy to be able to stay for 6 nights in one spot and go out to somewhere different everyday. The tour guide was very professional. I enjoyed the cooking class and would have preferred more time at Cinque Terra. It was spectacular. Had a great time all round.
Secrets of Greece   0 , WA, Australia, May 2024
This was fast paced but with our hilarious and caring tour leader Nikos, everyone had a ball! Corfu was a highlight and would love to have spent more time so as to visit the Durrell house. Lots of history shared and most of Greece's special places, included. Do it! Yamas!
Beautiful Japan     0 , QLD, Australia, May 2024
Beautiful is the first thought that comes to mind as I recall our time spent in Japan. From the Japanese people to the countryside, the culture, food, gardens and everything in between. Trafalgar looked after us well, with the amazing Yama as our tour director. She worked so hard to make sure everyone needs were met. We travelled with a great bunch more of people and had lots of fun along the way. A couple of the meal experiences could have been explained better but other than that no complaints. I would happily recommend this trip to anyone seeking an overall experience of what Japan can offer. Georgie was very helpful with organising the trip.
Best of Greece with Celestyal cruise   0 , NSW, Australia, Apr 2024
Highly recommend to combine the best of Greece with a Celestyal cruise, ideally after but either way will be well worth it. Overall taste of Greece, by Land and Sea.
Amazing tour through Croatia and Slovenia   0 , NSW, Australia, Apr 2024
I would book future travels with Global Journeys again. Hannah was very helpful and always responds promptly. Always an easy and hassle-free experience when I book through Global Journeys.

The Trafalgar tour was also amazing. Our travel director (also named Hannah), was always very helpful and considerate of her guests. There were 39 people on the more tour and we all generally got along and enjoyed each other's company. Would definitely book another Trafalgar tour, this was my 3rd one. It has always been an enjoyable and fun time.

The highlights for me in Croatia was Plitvice National Parks with its beautiful lakes and waterfalls. Definitely a spectacular place to visit. Opatija was a quaint and relaxing coastal town that is worth a visit to explore and enjoy great seafood. Zagreb, Split and Dubrovnik were interesting cities with lots of history and great places to wander and get 'lost'. I travelled in April and the weather was interesting. Arrived in Zagreb to 30 degrees celsius, which is very hot for spring in Croatia but the rest of the trip was much milder temperatures below 20 degrees celsius with patches of rain.

The highlights in Slovenia was Lake Bled and the great food. Lake Bled is absolutely spectacular and the island in the middle of the lake with its cathedral is definitely worth a visit. The Bled cake is also one not be missed. The weather in Slovenia was also very interesting. It snowed the first night in Lake Bled but the next couple of days were 'normal' weather for spring.
Hassle free, everything's been taken care of for me!     0 , Auckland, New Zealand, Apr 2024
Will always travel with Trafalgar, one of the main reasons would be having a local as the tour director. I learn so much more. Ako san was an excellent guide. Very informative, patient, gentle and a genuinely super nice person. First time I used Global Journeys. Hannah Perry is so efficient and easy to work with, see you soon, Hannah! Arigato

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