Parks & Canyons Spectacular Tour

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14-Day Tour from Rapid City to Las Vegas

Marvel at the West’s premier natural wonders on this multi-state vacation. Your National Parks tour starts in Rapid City, South Dakota, and ends in Las Vegas with overnights along the way in Sheridan, Cody, Yellowstone National Park, Jackson, Salt Lake City, Bryce Canyon National Park, Lake Powell, and Grand Canyon National Park.

In South Dakota, visit Crazy Horse Memorial, built to honor the famous Sioux Indian leader; the incomparable Mount Rushmore National Memorial; and Deadwood, once a wild gold-mining town. Visit the Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument in Montana and tour the battlegrounds where Custer was defeated. In Wyoming, stay two nights inside Yellowstone National Park and see magnificent views of Yellowstone Canyon, Lower Falls, and world-famous Old Faithful Geyser. Journey into breathtaking Grand Teton National Park for a delightful walk along glacier-fed Jenny Lake.

Get ready for stunning scenery in Utah, where you’ll visit Bryce Canyon National Park. You’ll be amazed at the bright red, yellow, and pink pillars called “hoodoos.” Have your camera ready in Zion National Park, with its sculptured canyons and soaring cliffs resembling temples and cathedrals. In Arizona, enjoy an overnight near the rim of the Grand Canyon, giving you an amazing opportunity to see great views and to take an evening stroll to marvel at the dramatic sunset. It’s spectacular!

On this National Parks tour, Globus has also arranged special experiences for you. In the all-Western town of Jackson, travel via a horse-drawn covered wagon to a chuckwagon cookout and Wild West show. In Deadwood, visit Tatanka to learn about the bison and the richness of the Lakota people.

This vacation through some of the West’s premier national parks offers all of this and more. Wait until you see the breathtaking scenery that cannot be found anywhere else!

 

Tour Pricing starts at $3,629 p.p.d.o.

Departure Dates available: May through September 2017

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Down Under Discovery Tour

2017-05-12T16:57:08+00:00

20-Day Tour from Auckland to Sydney

Australia and New Zealand—two countries with breathtaking and unique scenery, as well as vibrant cities. On this Australia and New Zealand tour, you’ll have an opportunity to see Australia’s and New Zealand’s scenic highlights and most popular cities, including Auckland, Queenstown, Melbourne, Cairns, and Sydney.

Words simply cannot describe the beauty of the Great Barrier Reef, with its clear, tropical water and explosion of colors. You’ll get to see it in person and even snorkel in it or take a watercraft tour! Similarly, photos do not adequately depict the magnificence and amazing size of Uluru (Ayers Rock) in Australia’s Outback. You must stand before it to get a true perspective of its size and to see the changing colors of the rock at sunset. On this tour, you’ll have that opportunity and you’ll learn about Uluru’s significance to the Aboriginal people. In New Zealand, more breathtaking scenery awaits you at Fiordland National Park, where you’ll cruise on the fjord and witness the extraordinary beauty and sheer cliffs.

On this Australia and New Zealand tour, you’ll also experience sophisticated, yet laid-back, cities. In Melbourne, soak up the city’s atmosphere and discover its boutiques, cafés, and world-class dining. Globus has also arranged some fun experiences for you here…a treat at a local café and lunch aboard the historic Colonial Tramcar Restaurant. Sydney offers a spectacular harbor; the world-famous Opera House, which you’ll visit during your sightseeing tour; fabulous shopping; and cosmopolitan cuisine. Known for adventure, Queenstown is a marvelous city set in the magnificent landscapes of New Zealand’s Southern Alps. Here, enjoy a cruise on Lake Wakatipu.

From the sun-scorched desert of the Outback to the tropical Great Barrier Reef and from the smaller destinations in New Zealand to the cosmopolitan cities in Australia, this is a dream vacation!

Tour Pricing starts at $5,149 p.p.d.o.

Departure Dates available: January through December 2017

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German Highlights Tour

2017-05-12T16:57:08+00:00

11-Day Tour from Frankfurt to Frankfurt

2017 Vacations Now Available – Book Early & Save!
We took 10% off so you can take off too! Book this vacation and lock in a price for a 2017 European vacation. You can save 10% when you book and deposit by September 13, 2016. When booking air-inclusive, you can remove airfare uncertainty with our Early Airfare Price Guarantee. And yes, if the price goes down, we’ll honor the new lower price. You can’t lose! Please note that 2017 departures are subject to itinerary and price modification, but by booking and depositing today, you will lock in your price.

2016 Vacation Details
Please note the below vacation overview, map, day-by-day itinerary, highlights, meals, accommodation information and optional excursions are from 2016 and are subject to change. 2017 vacation details and information will be available in the Fall.

Germany is a country filled with spectacular scenery, medieval towns, fairytale castles, a fascinating history, fun oompah music, and world-class beer. On this Germany tour, you’ll see Germany’s highlights and visit its most famous cities, as well as its medieval towns and scenic areas. Your vacation begins and ends in Frankfurt with overnights also in Düsseldorf, Berlin, Nuremberg, Munich, Oberammergau, and the Black Forest. You’ll visit the must-see attractions in each city, including the famous gothic cathedral in Cologne, with its twin-steepled towers, and Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church in Berlin, badly damaged during the war and today a symbol of reconciliation.

Magnificent scenery also awaits you on this Germany vacation. Enjoy a Rhine cruise along the most scenic section of the Rhine River, with castle-crested hills, terraced vineyards, and pretty wine towns. Join the Romantic Road with its charming villages, cobblestone streets, walled cities, and scenic countryside, and stop in Rothenburg, a walled town that has retained its medieval character. Visit King Ludwig II’s Neuschwanstein Castle, nestled high in the Alps. Drive on the panoramic German Alpine Road to beautiful Lake Constance, Europe’s largest freshwater reservoir, and to the charming island of Lindau. Finally, enjoy Germany’s lush Black Forest region, where you’ll learn about the art of woodcarving and enjoy coffee and Black Forest Cake—a special experience included by Globus.

A tour to Germany would not be complete without sampling the local cuisine and beer. That’s why Globus has included a beer at a famous brewery in Cologne, founded over 100 years ago. Bratwurst has been a tradition in Nuremberg for many centuries, and Globus has included dinner at a local Nuremberg restaurant to taste the traditional Nürnberger Bratwürste.

From the beautiful scenery and exciting cities to the traditional food and wonderful beer, this Germany tour has it all!

 

Tour Pricing starts at $2,479 p.p.d.o.

Departure Dates available: January through September 2017

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Brazilian Getaway with Brazil’s Amazon

2017-05-12T16:57:08+00:00

11-Day Tour from Manaus to Iguassu Falls

The fascinating Amazon Jungle, vibrant cities, friendly people, beautiful beaches, stunning scenery, and interesting, historic sites…that is what awaits you on this Brazil tour featuring spectacular Rio de Janeiro, Iguassu Falls, and the Amazon with an overnight also in Manaus. You’ll spend four nights in the cosmopolitan city of Rio, where you’ll enjoy guided sightseeing featuring the magnificent panoramic views from atop Sugarloaf Mountain and Corcovado Mountain, where the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue is found. In Manaus, your guided sightseeing includes vestiges from its opulent, rubber-boom days.

Highlights of this tour through Brazil are the scenic Amazon and Iguassu Falls. With your expert Naturalist, venture into the flooded Amazon forest by canoe and walk along trails in search of the vast flora and fauna found in the pristine rainforest. Also visit a local community to see what life is like on the banks of the Amazon River. At Iguassu Falls, found on the border of Brazil and Argentina, marvel at these thundering falls made up of over 275 cataracts spanning nearly two miles wide. See both the Brazilian and Argentinean sides of the falls for vastly different perspectives during your two days here. Learn firsthand why Iguazu means “big water” in the local Guaraní language. Photos do not do them justice; you must witness them in person!

Globus has also arranged some out-of-the-ordinary experiences for you on this Brazil tour. In Rio, learn about Brazil’s national liqueur, cachaça, during a special tasting. You’ll also have a chance to do as the Cariocas, or Rio’s residence, do and learn how to Samba during a lesson before an authentic Samba show. From the bustling, big city of Rio to the thriving Amazon and stunning Iguassu Falls, this tour to Brazil is the perfect vacation!

 

Tour Pricing starts at $3,639 p.p.d.o.

Departure Dates available: February through October 2017

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Discover Glacier National Park, Hell’s Canyon & Washington Wine Country Tour with Alaska Cruise

2017-05-12T16:57:08+00:00

17-Day Tour from Seattle to Seattle

2017 Vacations Now Available – Book Early & Save!
We took 10% off so you can take off too! Book this vacation and lock in a price for a 2017 North America vacation. You can save 10% when you book and deposit by September 13, 2016. Please note that 2017 departures are subject to itinerary and price modification, but by booking and depositing today, you will lock in your price.

2016 Vacation Details
Please note the below vacation overview, map, day-by-day itinerary, highlights, meals, accommodation information and optional excursions are from 2016 and are subject to change. 2017 vacation details and information will be available in the Fall.

Breathtaking beauty and fun experiences sum up this Glacier National Park, Hells Canyon & Washington Wine Country tour with an Alaska cruise. Your tour begins and ends in Seattle with overnights along the way in Whitefish in Montana; Coeur d’Alene and Lewiston in Idaho; and Spokane and the Washington Wine Country in Washington.

A tour highlight is stunning Glacier National Park with its pristine forests, rugged mountains, alpine meadows, and gorgeous lakes. You’ll board a vintage 1930s red Jammer bus and drive along the Going-to-the-Sun Road, one of North America’s most spectacular roadways. Hugging the mountainside, you’ll witness breathtaking scenery along the way. Words and photos cannot capture the beauty—you must witness it in person!

More scenic beauty awaits you in Coeur d’Alene, where you’ll enjoy a cruise on the picturesque lake; in Mount Rainier National Park, where you’ll witness breathtaking views of its 14,000-foot peak; and in Hells Canyon, North America’s deepest river gorge. With more than 200,000 acres of high mountain peaks, ominous canyon rim-rocks, breathtaking vistas, and incredible wildlife, Hells Canyon is nothing short of spectacular! Here, you’ll enjoy a cruise as well as a BBQ lunch along the river—a special experience offered by Globus. But that’s not all…you’ll also witness breathtaking scenery on your 7-night Alaska cruise. Marvel at the slabs of ice breaking off into the sea and enjoy visits to Juneau, Sitka, Ketchikan, and Victoria.

Other unique experiences Globus offers on this Glacier National Park, Hells Canyon & Washington Wine Country tour are a tour and tasting at a winery in Washington’s Wine Country and a cowboy sing-along and old-fashioned ranch BBQ in Whitefish.

This is just a sampling of the many highlights offered on this tour through Glacier National Park, Hells Canyon and Washington’s Wine Country—with an Alaska cruise.

 

Tour Pricing starts at $3,909 p.p.d.o.

Departure Dates available: June through September 2017

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National Parks & Canyon Country Tour

2017-05-12T16:57:08+00:00

14-Day Tour from Denver to Las Vegas

2017 Vacations Now Available – Book Early!
Make the dream of a 2017 vacation a reality today. Book this trip and lock in a price for a 2017 vacation. Please note that 2017 departures are subject to itinerary and price modification, but by booking and depositing today, you will lock in your price.

2016 Vacation Details
Please note the below vacation overview, map, day-by-day itinerary, highlights, meals, accommodation information and optional excursions are from 2016 and are subject to change. 2017 vacation details and information will be available in the Fall.

Marvel at premier natural wonders on this multi-state vacation that focuses on some of the West’s most scenic national parks. This National Parks tour starts in Denver and ends in Las Vegas. In between, you’ll visit Mount Rushmore, Yellowstone National Park, Grand Teton National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, Zion National Park, and Grand Canyon National Park. From spectacular rock formations and deep canyons to sparkling waterfalls, geysers, and lakes, you’ll see a wide variety of breathtaking natural treasures.

In South Dakota, visit Crazy Horse Memorial, built to honor the famous Sioux Indian leader; incomparable Mount Rushmore; and Deadwood, once a lawless gold-mining town. In Wyoming, stay two nights inside Yellowstone National Park and see magnificent views of Yellowstone Canyon, Lower Falls, and world-famous Old Faithful Geyser. Yellowstone has the largest concentration of mammals in the lower 48 states, so have your camera ready for wildlife such as bison, elk, and pronghorn. Journey into breathtaking Grand Teton National Park—home to 13,770-foot-high ridges—for a delightful stroll along glacier-fed Jenny Lake.

More stunning scenery awaits you in Utah, where you’ll visit Bryce Canyon National Park. You’ll be amazed at the bright red, yellow, and pink pillars called “hoodoos.” Zion National Park is home to canyons sculpted over millions of years and soaring cliffs resembling temples and cathedrals. In Arizona, enjoy Lake Powell and overnight in Grand Canyon National Park, giving you an amazing opportunity to see breathtaking views and to take an evening stroll to marvel at the dramatic sunset. If you miss the sunset, sunrise is also spectacular!

This value-minded, National Parks tour offers all of this and much more—including time in the Wild West town of Jackson, Wyoming. Just wait until you see the awe-inspiring scenery!

 

Tour Pricing starts at $1,979 p.p.d.o.

Departure Dates available: May through October 2017

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You Are the Railroad Engineer: The Ultimate Experience Tour

2017-05-12T16:57:08+00:00
Drive the Train with your Hand on the Throttle, Ring the Bell and Blow the Whistle. You are the Engineer


Yes! You are the Engineer. One hand on the throttle, the other hand on the whistle. Pull down the brim of your engineer’s cap as you take the controls of real railroad locomotives. Feel the heat of the coal-banked fire and watch the steam fill the sky from behind the throttle of a historic 19th century locomotive. At the controls of the diesel locomotive, the sounds of steel-on-steel ring out as you ride the rails of America’s best preserved short-line railroad.  With two toots of the whistle, bell ringing and cylinder cocks open, you begin your Engineer Experience.

Highlights include :

  • Be the Engineer of a real Coal-fired Steam Locomotive
  • Drive a Diesel Locomotive
  • Drive a Railroad Speeder Car
  • Tour the Railroad Yard including all of the shops
  • Cathedral Gorge State Park
  • Guided tour of historic Ely and McGill
  • Blow the Whistle and Throw the Track Switches

Tour Pricing starts at $1,995 p.p.d.o.

Departure Dates available: October 14, 2017

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Splendors of South Africa & Victoria Falls Tour with Botswana

2017-05-12T16:57:08+00:00

16-Day Tour from Cape Town to Johannesburg

This South Africa and Botswana tour—from the fascinating cities to the enthralling game drives and breathtaking scenery—is sure to offer you an experience of a lifetime. Start in Cape Town, one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Ride a cable car to the top of iconic Table Mountain (weather permitting) for stunning views over the city and venture outside the city to see a colony of African penguins and beautiful Cape Point Nature Reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, known for its rich and unique flora. You’ll also visit Bo-Kaap, a lively area founded by former slaves. Here visit a local family home to learn more about their culture and partake in a Cape Malay cooking class—a Globus exclusive!

Your journey continues in Kapama Private Game Reserve near Kruger National Park. Here, enjoy six game drives in an open-air, 4-wheel-drive Land Rover. Your professional ranger and skilled tracker will help you search for a remarkable number of species, including 42 mammal species and 350 bird species. You’ll have a great chance to see the “Big 5”—lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, and Cape buffalo. Have your camera ready because you may also see impala, giraffe, hippo, spotted hyena, cheetah, wildebeest, and more. Even stop for sundowner drinks in the bush! In Botswana, enjoy game activities in the famed Okavango Delta, the largest inland delta in the world, and Chobe National Park, home to what many believe are the world’s largest elephants. In the Okavango Delta, Globus has included a unique adventure…a mokoro (dugout canoe) excursion.

Other highlights include Johannesburg’s unforgettable Apartheid Museum and Soweto, the country’s largest township, where you will visit the former home of Nelson Mandela and Zimbabwe’s stunning Mosi-ao-Tunya (the smoke that thunders) also known as Victoria Falls, spanning the border of Zimbabwe & Zambia. Take a guided walk along the falls, which is roughly twice the height of Niagara Falls, and cruise on the Zambezi River at sunset.

And you’ll be part of a small-group, with no more than 20 total guests, ensuring personalized service from start to end! All of this—and much more—are waiting for you on this South Africa tour. You’ll return home with plenty of stories and photos to share with your friends and family.

 

Tour Pricing starts at $5,909 p.p.d.o.

Departure Dates available: January through December 2017

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Scenic Switzerland by Train Tour

2017-05-12T16:57:08+00:00

9-Day Tour from Zurich to Zurich

2017 Vacations Now Available – Book Early!
Book this vacation and lock in a price for a 2017 European tour. When booking air-inclusive, you can remove airfare uncertainty with our Early Airfare Price Guarantee. And yes, if the price goes down, we’ll honor the new lower price. You can’t lose! Please note that 2017 departures are subject to itinerary and price modification, but by booking and depositing today, you will lock in your price.

2016 Vacation Details
Please note the below vacation overview, map, day-by-day itinerary, highlights, meals, accommodation information and optional excursions are from 2016 and are subject to change. 2017 vacation details and information will be available in the Fall.

This is truly a different way to discover Switzerland! Marvel at spectacular scenery from the first-class carriages of the Swiss train network, with rides on the GoldenPass Panoramic train, Glacier Express, Bernina Express, and the Gornergrat open-air cogwheel train. Your vacation begins with an overnight in Zürich, then on to the Lucerne, the delightful medieval town with its famous wooden bridge. Travel through breathtaking mountain pastures and quaint villages before reaching Lausanne on Lake Geneva. Visit elegant Montreux and Zermatt at the foot of the imposing Matterhorn. Spend two nights in this beautiful car-free village, then take an exciting ride on the Glacier Express from Zermatt to glitzy St. Moritz. Travel through the pristine natural wonders of the Alps, the perfect prelude to your train ride on the Bernina Express. From St. Moritz, return to Zürich for the finale of your grand Swiss rail journey.

 

Tour Pricing starts at $2,624 p.p.d.o.

Departure Dates available: April through September 2017

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Peru Splendors Tour

2017-05-12T16:57:08+00:00

8-Day Tour from Lima to Lima

From its amazing archaeological treasures to its gastronomic delights and from its rich history to its melting pot of cultures, Peru offers visitors a wide array of attractions—and on this tour, you’ll experience its highlights. Lima is a cosmopolitan city steeped in history with pre-Columbian ruins, Spanish colonial buildings, and remnants of colonial mansions with lavish, Moorish-style balconies. On your sightseeing tour, you’ll see many of its famous sights, including the San Francisco Monastery. High in the Andes Mountains, Cusco is the oldest continuously inhabited city in South America and is sure to please history buffs. Learn about the Incas’ struggles with the invading Spaniards on your tour of Cusco and visit the Temple of Sacsayhuaman, built in the early 12th century with some stones weighing more than 350 tons. Try to figure out how it was built so precisely without the help of modern machinery and technology! Of course, no vacation to Peru is complete without visiting Machu Picchu. Built around 1450 at the height of the Inca Empire, Machu Picchu is located in a gorgeous mountain setting above the Urubamba Valley. Stand in awe as you witness it. It is one of the most majestic images in South America, if not the world!

Not only will you visit the must-see sights, you’ll also have an opportunity to learn about Peruvian life. Experience a Mother Earth ceremony performed by a local shaman. These ceremonies thanking Mother Earth and asking for good health and safe travels have been practiced in Peru since before the arrival of the Incas. You’ll also stop at a local Peruvian food market and visit a home to meet some of the locals and experience their way of life.

 

Tour Pricing starts at $2,339 p.p.d.o.

Departure Dates available: January through December 2017

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