Globus Tours

Globus Tours
4.5 out of 5
647 Reviews

Choose from 352 Globus tours and read 647 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 Tour Reviews (647)

647 Globus Tour reviews from past clients of Global Journeys.

“Highly recommended”
- NSW, Australia Jul 2019 View Photo

We have just returned from a 16 day tour of Norway and Iceland with Globus and all we can say is wow! We had perfect warm weather, no rain, wonderful guides and great accommodation. The tour went very smoothly from our booking through Global Journeys to the tour organisation, superb meals and optional excursions. Our Norway group had 24 people with ourselves the only Australians, a NZ lady and the rest Americans with the majority of people in their 60s. 6 of us then joined another group of 12 to do the Iceland extension for 5 days. We had a large coach so could move around and the guide was exceptional in creating a very happy united group of travellers.

Highlights were too many to mention as the scenery just got better each day and the mix of trains, ferries and bus transport meant we saw all that there was to offer. The Flam railway was spectacular, the fjords magnificent and a 2 night stay in a fabulous hotel in Loen gave us a nice downtime at the right time in the Norway trip. Iceland was stunning and very unique, like nowhere else we have seen and we have travelled to a lot of Europe! The optional excursion to Blue Lagoon was a great experience and the early visit meant we missed the crowds, a great move by Globus, also the boat cruise on the Glacial Lagoon was fabulous helped by a stunning sunny day.

Another advantage of the tour was that all breakfasts, which were spectacular Scandinavian style, and dinners, which included a wine or beer, were included so our costs were a lot less than we had anticipated. We stayed on for an additional day in Reykjavik and did a day trip to the western Snaefellsnes Peninsular as the tour did not go to this part of Iceland and we found that a great day with different spectacular coastal scenery. Both Globus guides in Norway and Iceland, Corina and Sophia, were great, very experienced with a great depth of local knowledge, language and very well organised. Both of these countries have so much to see and offer so they deserve extended tours rather than a quick stopover. We would highly recommend this tour and will look to travel with Globus again in the future.

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“Alaska a trip into the wilderness”
- QLD, Australia Jul 2019

What a tremendous tour of Alaska, Globus certainly knows how to conduct an adventure, the highlight feature was a full day to the Denali national park with sightings of Moose, Elk, Caribou, and Grizzly Bear in their natural surroundings. As a land tour and Inside Passage cruise package it cannot be faulted. We have no hesitation in recommending this tour for all ages. This holiday was booked through Georgie Walpole at Global Journeys a very professional travel agency and will use them for our next holiday.

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“Historic cities of Eastern Canada”
- SA, Australia Jul 2019

Really enjoyed the trip, well planned with adequate time in each city. Unfortunately we did not see enough of Montreal as it was the end of the tour. It was a long way from the hotel to visit sites of interest and only a short time there. The winery visit was a disappointment as there were too many stairs to see the vats and the tasting was not in a nice environment with no chairs after climbing multiple stairs. Loved all the other places.

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“Excellent tour of the Canadian Rockies with Globus ”
- VIC, Australia Jul 2019

Everything on this tour either met or exceeded expectations. The tour guide had the balance right between talking too much and keeping us interested with his commentary. He did a great job and made it look effortless. The scenery was magnificent and with no forest fires during July, and kind weather, we were able to do and see everything that was on the itinerary. Too many magnificent lakes and mountains to single one out - all of the scenery was grand. I chose to do most of the additional tours and am pleased that I did as they were all worthwhile and complemented the tour. Really easy to get along with group of people comprising several nationalities and a wide age group. One of the best tours I have done.

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“Delightful tour”
- New Zealand Jul 2019 View Photo

We had always wanted to experience Scandinavia and this tour fitted the bill perfectly. Given the number of destinations, it did feel a bit “once over lightly” but excellent guiding meant that key aspects of each stop were explored as fully as possible. The transport and accommodation was excellent and we much enjoyed the company. Guides were fun and knowledgeable. Unforgettable holiday!

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“Bonnie Scotland with London extension”
- WA, Australia Jul 2019

Well planned tour with a good pace throughout. Did not feel rushed with adequate time to view excursions and time for socialising with friends found on the trip.

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“Brilliant Britain and Ireland In Depth”
- VIC, Australia Jul 2019 1 Helpful Vote View Photo

What an amazing experience. We went not really knowing what to expect, and to expect the unexpected. What we received exceeded our expectations. Booking this tour online was hassle free. Everyone was so helpful and prompt with all my questions and gave me the best of service... would recommend this to anyone. Our tour leader was a welsh girl, Nicci. She was just amazing with her knowledge base and her interpersonal skills. Nothing was too much trouble and she would go over and beyond what we would expect. Our driver, John, was so helpful and an expert with his driving skills... we felt so safe how he negotiated those narrow Irish roads with precision.

The tour was such an experience, we loved it, the scenery was to die for and we would definitely travel with Globus again. My only negative comment is in regard to a hotel in Glasgow. I thought it was sub standard with no air flow and the carpet was loose on the floor and not very clean.. A hotel that I think probably should not be in the group, though in saying that the meal provided by this hotel was very nice with good service. Maybe the tour pace a little rushed with the optional excursions and included meals. Our overall comment is great fun had by all with a very sociable group who all interacted well together and cared for others. If I could do this again I would want the very same group and tour leader so thank you Globus it's a credit to your team.

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“Enjoyable Introduction to Iceland”
- VIC, Australia Jun 2019

Very enjoyable short introduction to Iceland. Easy booking and details well managed both in advance and on the ground. Global Journeys very easy to deal with from initial contact to questions and follow up. Only issue were flights which we booked with RyanAir and IcelandAir via Oslo - arriving at Reykjavik was a poor experience with very extended delay in retrieving luggage meant that we were late for dinner/briefing.

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Travel Styles

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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

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

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

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

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

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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