New Friends

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Hello Travelers,

I have clients tell me again and again that one of the most rewarding parts of their tours, are the people they meet while traveling. The group dynamics in the tours we offer are remarkable! By the end of a tour, the group participants truly become like a “family.” You will share many wonderful experiences with the folks you travel with and many travelers have made life-long friends with people they have met on the tours.

Please keep in mind that, due to privacy concerns, neither Escape World Travel nor the Tour Operators we work with can share any type of personal information regarding our clients. If you do meet people on the tour who you would like to keep in touch with and you most likely will! – remember to get their contact information before you part ways and keep it in a safe place until you return home. When you do arrive home, immediately add the information to your address book or email list.

You may even want to consider bringing a small address book with you on the tour so you can add your new friend’s information on the spot!

In Travel,

Your Travel Agent

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Spain & Portugal Tour

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15-day tour featuring Lisbon, Seville, Algeciras, Costa del Sol, Granada, Córdoba, Baeza and Madrid

Seville PlazaTraveling through these two exotic countries promises to be an unforgettable Iberian adventure. Start off with two nights in Lisbon, the Portuguese capital. Cross the border into Spain where you’ll explore Seville, the ancient capital of Andalusia. Two nights in Algeciras provide opportunities for an afternoon visit to Gibraltar and a full-day visit to Morocco. In Granada, take a guided tour of the legendary Alhambra Palace. Visits to the hilltop village of Ronda, the city of Córdoba and the UNESCO World Heritage site of Baeza are also included. End your journey with three nights in Madrid. 22 meals are included.

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Tour pricing starts at $2,740 p.p.d.o.
Includes $200 savings if booked by February 10, 2016

Departures Available: May 6, September 9 & October 7, 2016

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12-Day MALTA Jewel of the Mediterranean Tour

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On this tour we will be staying on both main islands. No one does Malta better!

Journey to the land that has been sought after, conquered, and celebrated as the jewel of the Mediterranean for over 5000 years. Malta, and its islands Gozo and Comino, have an illustrious history stretching back to the temple builders, Phoenicians, Arabs, Knights of Malta, French and finally British rule leading to its modern day independence. It is a little known fact that the oldest free standing structures in the world are found in Malta – one thousand years older than the pyramids of Egypt. Adding to its significant history marked by palaces, fortifications, cathedrals and other landmarks, exist a plethora of quaint villages, beaches, countryside walks and a culture that is sure to warm you.

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Tour Price: 3,169 p.p d.o.

Departure: June 5, 2016

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7-Day Riding the Rails of the Old West Tour

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Oklahoma City, Ft. Worth and Austin by Train

Well over 100 years ago rail travel was the only alternative to a dusty wagon train or a ship around South America to reach the west. Today the west is still very much alive and so are the trains that connect its major hubs. Explore Oklahoma and Texas by rail with two nights each in Oklahoma City, Fort Worth and Austin. Your time aboard the Heartland Flyer and the Texas Eagle is spent during the daylight hours so there are only comfortable hotel rooms waiting for you at day’s end.

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Tour Price: 2,255 p.p d.o.

Departure: March 30, 2016

 

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Centennial Celebration: 100 Days of GoParks! Tour

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103-Day Tour from Honolulu to Las Vegas

The National Park Service turns 100 in 2016 and to celebrate, Globus is offering a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to visit 34 of the country’s exciting national parks and historic sights. From archeological treasures to stunning and dramatic scenery, this national parks tour traveling across the United States is as unique as the national parks visited.

From the vast deserts and lava beds to alpine landscapes full of lakes, waterfalls, rugged mountains, and wildflowers, breathtaking scenery awaits you on this marvelous vacation. Marvel at the remarkable rock formations—sandstone cliffs, hoodoos, and arches—in Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon, Zion, and Arches National Parks. See stunning mountains, gorgeous alpine scenery, and fascinating wildlife on visits to Denali, Glacier, Yosemite, Rocky Mountain, Grand Teton, Mount Rainier, Acadia, and Yellowstone National Parks. Wait until you see the size of the trees in Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks and the volcanic landscapes in Hawai’i Volcanoes and Haleakala National Parks. Other scenic highlights include multiple cruises, including a cruise into Hells Canyon, home to North America’s deepest river gorge, and a 7-night Alaska cruise.

This national parks tour also gives you an opportunity to step back in time and experience America’s history where it happened. At Mesa Verde National Park, see cliff dwellings inhabited by the Ancestral Pueblo long before Europeans explored North America. Visit Yorktown Battlefield, where the British surrendered to Washington’s troops in 1781; be inspired by the determination of the Continental Army at Valley Forge National Historical Park; visit the birthplace of America at Independence Hall, where both the Declaration of Independence and U.S. Constitution were debated and signed, at Philadelphia’s Independence National Historical Park; witness the site of the crucial turning point of the Civil War at Gettysburg National Military Park; and honor troops who gave their lives at Pearl Harbor’s USS Arizona Memorial and Washington DC’s Vietnam Veterans, Korean War Veterans, and World War II Memorials.

Throughout this tour, Globus has arranged special experiences to help make your vacation unique. Enjoy stargazing programs in Death Valley and Sequoia National Parks—two of the most breathtaking places to watch the stars! Learn about Shenandoah as you enjoy S’mores around a fire, and witness buffalo in their natural environment on a buffalo safari in Custer State Park. Enjoy wine tastings in Sonoma, Temecula, Washington’s Wine Region, and Colorado’s Wine Country. Or how about Colonial-style dinners at historic taverns in Williamsburg and Gettysburg? These are just a sampling of the many out-of-the-ordinary experiences included on this national parks tour.

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Tour Price: 29,987 p.p d.o.

Departure: July 7, 2016

Return: October 17, 2016

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Classical Greece Tour

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8-Day Tour from Athens to Athens

You’ve seen photos of the ancient Acropolis in Athens, dating back to the 5th century BC—now’s your chance to see it in person. You’ve watched the Olympics on TV—now’s your chance to walk among the remains in Olympia, where the Olympics began in 776 BC. You’ve eaten at Greek restaurants—now’s your chance to enjoy an authentic Greek cooking demonstration, where you’ll learn how to make the traditional Greek tzatziki appetizer. All of this and more await you on this Classical Greece tour.

History comes alive on your guided visits to many of Greece’s ancient sights. In addition to the Acropolis and Olympia, you’ll also visit ancient Corinth, dating back to the 8th century BC and the place where St. Paul preached; the ruins in Mycenae, dating from 1,350 to 1,200 BC and described by Homer; the amazingly well-preserved, 2,300-year-old open-air theater in Epidaurus; and Thermopylae, where the battle between the Greeks and Persians took place in 480 BC.

In ancient Greece, people traveled to Delphi to seek the wisdom from the Oracle. Here, you’ll hear about the Oracle, tour the excavations, and visit its Archaeological Museum. You’ll step back in history—but not as far back as Ancient Greece—when you visit the fantastic landscape of Meteora with its 24 rock-top monasteries.

In addition to all of these included sights, Globus has included some unique experiences for you to get a true sense of Greek life. You’ll enjoy a dance lesson, where you’ll learn how to dance the sirtaki. Plus, you’ll be accompanied by an expert Tour Director who will bring this country to life by sharing its history, stories, and insider secrets.

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Tour pricing starts at $1,649 p.p.d.o.

Departures Available: March – December, 2016

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Scenic Norway Tour

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9-Day Tour from Oslo to Oslo

Visit Geirangerfjord, a UNESCO World Heritage Site surrounded by majestic mountains, gorgeous waterfalls, and lush, green vegetation. Here, Globus has arranged a very special experience for you. You’ll travel above the tree line to 5,000 feet for breathtaking panoramic views of the fjord and the surrounding peaks from the mountaintop lookout. While here, you’ll taste aquavit, Norway’s most traditional Christmas schnapps. Another tour highlight is a 1-hour cruise past the famous “Seven Sisters,” the most photographed waterfalls in Geirangerfjord.

You’ll also visit Sognefjord, Norway’s longest fjord, with its Nærøyfjord, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here, enjoy a 2-hour cruise on both fjords and a stop to see one of the mighty tongues that radiate from Jostedal Glacier, Europe’s largest glacier. But that’s not all…you’ll also spend time in the Hardangerfjord region, where you’ll stop at thundering Låtefoss waterfall, one of Norway’s best known waterfalls; take a ferry; and see Hardangervidda mountain plateau, one of Europe’s largest and home to Northern Europe’s largest stock of reindeer. In this area, you’ll also taste apple cider from a family-owned farm, where you’ll meet the family and hear about their history and how cider is made—a special experience offered by Globus.

In addition to the spectacular scenery, you’ll also experience Norway’s cities. In Oslo, guided sightseeing includes the famous Frogner Park with over 200 extraordinary bronze and granite sculptures. In Bergen, you’ll hear about the city’s 11th-century origins on your orientation tour. In the Telemark region, visit the Heddal stave church, the largest of Norway’s remaining medieval wooden churches.

Tour pricing starts at $2,279 p.p.d.o.

Departures Available: May – September, 2016

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