Globus Tours

Globus Tours
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Choose from 350 Globus tours and read 680 in-depth Globus tour reviews from past clients of Global Journeys. When you book your Globus tour with us you'll enjoy exclusive online savings, a dedicated travel consultant to look after your booking and the best price guaranteed!

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Globus Asia Tours & River Cruises
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Globus Europe Tours
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Globus Hawaii Tours
2 Tours
Globus Middle East Tours
7 Tours
Globus UK Tours
35 Tours
Globus USA Tours
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38 Tours

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Globus Tour Reviews (680)

680 Globus Tour reviews from past clients of Global Journeys.

“Perfect tour of the Historic Cities of Eastern Canada in the Fall”
- NSW, Australia Sep 2019

This Globus tour of the historic cities of eastern Canada fulfilled all our expectations. We saw all the highlights of Toronto, Niagra Falls, Ottawa, Quebec City and Montreal with the fall colours revealing themselves along the way, particularly in Quebec Province. The tour went without a hitch thanks to our excellent tour director, Nadine and our coach driver, Mario. They both went out of their way to ensure we were well looked after. Our tour group of 40 came from 5 different countries and all were friendly and congenial companions.

Our hotels and tour inclusions met our expectations. Highlights were Niagra Falls, Quebec City, lunch in the old mill on Ile D'Orleans, Quebec, the winery tour at Chateau des Charmes Niagra, and our city tour of Montreal with a local guide. This tour was just the right length and we would recommend it highly. Global Journeys was the ideal travel agent to deal with on line. We had excellent consultants who guided us through the booking process and followed up any questions promptly and with friendly customer service.

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“Delightful Tour of Lisbon, Porto and Northern Spain”
- QLD, Australia Sep 2019

We had a thoroughly enjoyable time on our 4th Globus tour - this time to Lisbon and Northern Spain. It IS quite a fast-paced tour in that there are three stops of just 1 night and 4 stops of 2 nights but, during the days and evenings, there were times for rest, shopping and further sightseeing if required. Our tour guide, Kaye, was quite good but not of the calibre of our previous tour guide. For example, she did not alert people each day about ensuring that they had all their belongings until one of the tour members left passports in the hotel and we had to turn the bus back 15-20 minutes into our journey. There was also no assistance from the tour guide nor the coach driver on and off the coach for less mobile tour members which was disappointing considering that there were two 80 year olds on this tour. Otherwise, however, Kaye ensured that everything ran smoothly and that all bookings were accurate.

The hotels varied from very good to one being mediocre (Santiago de Compostela). The biggest criticism of most of the hotels is that they were not all that close to the main part of the towns we were visiting which meant a taxi ride or a reasonable walk after a long day of touring. The breakfasts at each hotel were absolutely delicious with a huge selection to choose from. The tour included 4 dinners and 1 lunch and these varied from being satisfactory to being very good but, in each of these, we were lucky to experience the local cuisine of the region.

The optional tours were great, in particular the half day tour to Biarritz and Saint-Jean-de-Luz in France from San Sebastian, Cascais from Lisbon and Montserrat from Barcelona. This tour seemed to attract people who had travelled quite widely; this was largely due, I believe that, apart from Lisbon and Barcelona, it included lesser known areas of Spain and Portugal. These areas are stunning though and well worth the trip. We were very pleased that we did a tour of Lisbon, Porto and Northern Spain rather than attempting to do it ourselves as we saw so many different and interesting sights with Kaye and local tour guides who were very good.

There was not a HUGE amount of walking so it did cater for older as well as younger people and we had both on this tour of 37 travellers - 6 Australians, 2 English and 31 Americans. We all agreed that we could never have managed to fit in anywhere near as much by attempting to do it by ourselves. Also, the local people in northern Spain do not understand English well so it was good to always have Kaye to communicate our needs. We believe that we had excellent value for money with hotels, all breakfasts, 5 lunches/dinners, an informative tour director and great local tour guides at every stop and our main luggage being transported from our room to the coach and vice versa seamlessly at each stop. We paid for transfers to and from the airports and these, although a little on the expensive side, took the stress out of having to organise these ourselves. We travelled in taxis both ways to and from the airports.

We would thoroughly recommend the tour for anyone who is looking at a lesser known region which is known for its beauty and its food. This is the 5th booking we have made with Hannah at Global Journeys and, as always, Hannah was professional, organised, approachable and thoroughly reliable with great attention to detail. We would not hesitate to book with Hannah at Global Journeys again. Thanks Hannah for everything in making this another fabulous trip for us!

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“Interesting trip”
- Oviedo, Spain Sep 2019

This is a trip for those that like country music. Interesting museums, good music on bars and relaxing time. The trip was very well organized and tour guides very professional.

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“Marvellous tour through the spectacular National Parks of America's west”
- QLD, Australia Sep 2019 View Photo

Our 15-day Globus coach tour ‘Exploring America's Great Parks’ was a wonderful experience. It was a fast-paced tour covering 3,000 miles in 2 weeks, so we were 'on the go' the whole time. But that was the only way we could have visited as many national parks as we did in the time and see so much spectacular and varied scenery. It's impossible to pick a favourite national park from the trip - they are all so different and all so awesome in their own way.

We had no complaints about any part of the tour: Globus' organisation of the tour was spot on; the Tour Director and Coach driver were both fantastic; the other passengers (mainly American) were all friendly and easy to get on with; the coach was excellent; the accommodation and meals were also very good. This was our third Globus coach tour in the USA, and all have been excellent, so we'd highly recommend Globus as a tour company.

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“Britain Sampler”
- VIC, Australia Sep 2019 2 Helpful Votes

The tour director, Oshan Mahoney, was great very friendly. Driver Julian was very skilled. Overall tour was great to get some insights. But the accommodations were really below par, the hotels were really dated, some of the hotels are really dirty in the bathroom.

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“Too many highlights to mention!”
- Orewa, New Zealand Sep 2019

Thanks Global Journeys for arranging such a fabulous trip. It was a good balance between the fast pace of Las Vegas and the tranquillity of Yosemite with several two night stays and plenty of 'free time' to do our own thing. The tour guide was extremely knowledgeable with a relaxed experienced manner that put everyone at easy. We travelled with a great group of people who were eager enough everyday to be on the bus early, rotation of seating meant we got to meet everyone. There were far too many highlights to single out, at least one at every stop on the Western A-Z tour.

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“Wonderful scenery”
- NSW, Australia Sep 2019 View Photo

Great holiday, we enjoyed the whole trip and were amazed by the wonderful scenery. The bus trip was set at a good pace with plenty of thought by the Tour Director. His planning and knowledge was superb. Accommodation was good to excellent. We hopefully will be planning another Globus Tour, using Global Journeys to book with, as Jodie Wallis was very helpful in the planning of the trip.

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“Beautiful Canada / Alaska”
- QLD, Australia Sep 2019

The Rocky Mountaineer, Gold Leaf, journey was sensational, very well organised & run. Our tour director, Doug, was excellent, very personable and knowledgeable of the areas travelled. Trip ran very smoothly even with several early starts. Could probably have done with a couple of extra days along the way. The weather was not particularly good but the scenery was still spectacular.

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Travel Styles

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Globus Winter Escapes
The off season presents milder temperatures, fewer crowds so you can experience the most popular destinations for less.
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Tell me about Globus Tours

Why you should choose to travel with Globus on your next adventure

>Sightseeing With Globus
Sightseeing With Globus

When it comes to sightseeing with Globus, we take you right inside the must-see attractions - we won't just zoom by on a motorcoach, giving you seconds to snap a picture.

By using the relationships we've forged over the last eight decades, travelling with Globus gives you VIP access to major attractions. Plus special behind-the-scenes experiences that immerse you in your destination and free time to personalise your trip with optional excursions and activities you can book before you depart.

Superior Hotels
Superior Hotels

On a tour with Globus, we've pre-screened and selected hotels for their comfort, cleanliness, attractiveness and convenient location, often within mere steps from the greatest cities. For example, while other Tour Operators choose hotels outside of Venice, our Italian tours put you right in the heart of the city!

Furthermore, we know that relaxing at the end of the day is essential when you're on holidays. The last thing you want to do is stand at check-in and wrestle with suitcases. That's why we take all that hassle away – your Tour Director handles check-in and all your bags are delivered to your room. Plus, we take care of the porterage gratuity for you.

Expert Tour Directors & Local Guides
Expert Tour Directors & Local Guides

With Globus, you travel in the company of genuine local experts – Tour Directors and Local Guides who are actually from the region through which you're travelling.

They will share their in depth knowledge, as well as point you in the right direction to get the most out of your free time.

Local Favourites
Local Favourites

You never have to settle for a cookie-cutter itinerary with Globus. We help you truly experience the world like an insider! Our exclusive Local Favourites introduce you to your destination's hidden gems with behind-the-scenes activities you typically couldn't do on your own.

In addition to Local Favourites, your Globus tour always includes the major attractions. In fact, Globus offers you more included features than any other Tour Operator—plus, by using the relationships we've forged over the last eight decades, you get special VIP access at the must-see attractions. We actually take you inside the world's most awe-inspiring places—right to the head of the line and through the front door.

Travel In Style
Travel In Style

On a Globus tour, private luxury motorcoaches include all the modern comforts you'd expect...air conditoning, an emergency restroom, plush seats with extra leg room so there's plenty of room to stretch out and relax.

Plus, on the few longer driving stretches, we plan stops every two hours. Plus the things you don't...Free wireless - to cater for today's technology-driven traveller, intergrated video monitors, enhanced audio systems, an average group size of just 36 travellers!

Globus Tour FAQ's

Frequently asked questions for clients considering travelling with Globus

Before I book
Will I be travelling with people from other countries?

Globus is an international company. As such, you will be travelling with like-minded enthusiasts from countries as diverse as the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, as well as Europe and Asia regions. The average number of people on a Globus tour is 36, and we limit the number of tour members on our tours to a maximum of 44. Small groups of this size allow you more space, comfort and legroom.

What is a single room supplement?

Single rooms cost extra and are often quite small. We do not take reservations on a "share" basis. Sidestep the single room supplement by traveling with a friend. It is less expensive and much more fun.

When can I expect to get my travel documents & itinerary?

Travel documents, including any air tickets, tour itinerary, hotel lists, and helpful hints and other information are sent approximately 20-30 days prior to your tour departure. Your Global Journeys Travel Advisor can organise these earlier if you are travelling before your holiday starts.

Can children travel on Globus tours?

An adult must accompany travellers who are less than 18 years old on the tour departure date; the child receives a 10% discount on the land tour price. We do not accept children under the age of 8 on escorted tours, because we have found they are too young to enjoy these holidays. On our independent tours (Monograms), there is no minimum age requirement.

Am I expected to pay gratuities?

For all departures Globus offer the option to pre-pay your gratuities. This option gives you a greater capacity to manage your holiday budget which means you will no longer need to reach into your pocket at the conclusion of your tour to pay your Tour Director and driver for their service.

Please note that pre-paid gratuities cover only the land portion operated by Globus of the tour itinerary. Where we source other leading operators for cruising, rail or local guided elements of your holiday, the option to pre-pay your gratuities is not available.

Before I depart
How much luggage can I bring?

Porterage for one suitcase per person travelling is included in the holiday price. Airport and train station porterage is not included. Your single bag should not exceed the dimensions of 76 x 53 x 28cm (30" x 21" x 11") and weight of 22kg (50lbs). Carry-on luggage is limited to one bag per person travelling and must not exceed the dimensions of 30 x 28 x 14cm (12" x 11" x 6"). For safety reasons, wheeled carry on bags are not suitable and will not be permitted as hand luggage on the coaches. Carry-on bags must be small enough to store in overhead bins or under the seat of you.

Can I book optional excursions before travel?

You can pre purchase selected optional excursions for your tour between 90 and 10 days prior to departure, on departures which have been placed onto a "Guaranteed Departure" status. Your Global Journeys Travel Advisor will provide more information to you at the time.

What are the standard bed configurations?

Every effort is made to reserve only twin-bedding room. Occasionally, some hotels will only provide double-bedded rooms. These rooms will be allocated to couple where possible. If your preference is for a double bed, please request this at time of booking. Please note that as we do not own the hotels, and it is the hotels themselves that undertake the room allocation, double rooms are only a request and cannot be guaranteed.

Are there laundry facilities?

Most hotels offer a laundry service, however it can sometimes be costly. Alternatively, some cities offer Laundromats.

What is SafetyNet Protection?

Globus is dedicated to ensuring your trip is worry and hassle free, even when booking. Should you be uncertain what your commitments will be leading up to your departure, Globus offer an optional SafetyNet Protection policy for an additional fee. Read more here.

Is there Wi-Fi on the coach?

Globus coaches offer free wireless internet connection whilst touring. This allows you to browse online and share your experience with your friends and family back home. We need to highlight free wireless availability in coaches is not offered on local coaches used for transfers or occasionally for sightseeing tours. Wireless service is not available in some countries and certain regions of other countries that do not have Wi-Fi service coverage. Downloading is not available on the coaches but you can do this in the hotels. Please check with the hotel reception or concierge where the free Wi-Fi is located in each hotel.

On the road
What can my London Host offer me?

Unlike other tour operators Globus has 50 hosts located at the airport and in each of our London hotels, so you only have to walk to the lobby not half way across London for assistance. Your host is there to help you with all your questions on London, they will provide you with maps, directions and a wide range of tours to ensure you see the best of London. Whether it be a city orientation tour, or dinner and a West End show your host will provide you with all the information and assistance you require.

Can I change my mind after booking?

Should you be uncertain what your commitments will be leading up to your departure, Globus offers an optional SafetyNet Protection policy for an additional fee. SafetyNet Protection must be paid at the time of the tour deposit and is payable per person per booking (not per tour) and is non-refundable . Read more here.

Arrival & departure details
Europe

Globus airport transfers can be added your reservation at AU$25/$NZ30 per person one way. Airport transfers to Globus hotels in London can be arranged every day of the week. In all other cities, airport transfers can only be arranged on the tour start and end date as specified in the brochure. Airport transfers can also be arranged when you purchase extra nights before or after the tour, but only if the extra accommodation is booked through Globus by Global Journeys.

Asia

Globus we have included your arrival and departure airport transfers with your tour. Transfers are available when arriving or departing on the first and last day of your tour. Our transfers operate 24 hours a day throughout Asia, with the exception of Japan. If you have booked pre- or post-tour accommodation in conjunction with your tour, your transfers will be included. To confirm your airport transfers, please advise your Travel Advisor of your flight details when confirmed.

USA & Canada

Globus airport transfers can be added your reservation at additonal cost. Arrival transfers are available from many North American and all South America cities. Departure transfers are only available direct from your Globus Tour Director while on tour. Please see travel documents for full details regarding set pick-up times at designated airport locations.

South America

Arival transfers are free on brochured dates for most South & Central America tour itineraries. Your Global Journeys Travel Advisor will provide pricing (if applicable) and details in your quote. Departure transfers are only available direct from your Globus tour director while on tour. Please see travel documents for full details regarding set pick-up times at designated airport locations. For very early departures, please note that breakfast cannot be included.

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