Down Under Discovery

Down Under Discovery Tour

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 $5,319 p.p.d.o.

Departure Dates available: September 2017 through March 2018

Lisbon & Northern Spain

Lisbon & Northern Spain

12 Day Tour from Lisbon to Barcelona

Explore the coastline of Portugal and Northern Spain on this fascinating vacation. In Portugal, you’ll overnight in Lisbon and Oporto, and enjoy guided sightseeing in both cities, including the Jeronimos Monastery in Lisbon, dating back to the 16th century, and the Church of Sao Francisco in Oporto, the city’s most important gothic temple with construction beginning in the 14th century. Also visit the Sanctuary of our Lady of the Rosary in Fatima, a pilgrimage site where apparitions of the Virgin Mary were reported by three local children in 1917.

In Spain, stay two nights in Santiago de Compostela, one of the most popular pilgrim destinations since the Middle Ages. Here, visit the cathedral where the relics of St. James the Apostle are held. You’ll also overnight in Oviedo; San Sebastian, a popular resort with its picturesque location and harbor; Saragossa, where you’ll visit the Plaza del Pilar, one of Spain’s grandest squares; and Barcelona, where you’ll stay two nights with guided sightseeing that includes a visit to the spectacular Sagrada Familia Basilica, Gaudi’s masterpiece that still is not finished to this day.

On this Portugal and Northern Spain tour, Globus has also included some out-of-the-ordinary experiences for you. For example, you’ll enjoy an exclusive visit to the Cámara Santa de Oviedo, a UNESCO World Heritage Site dating back to 802 AD that houses the Arca Santa chest reliquary of the Sudarium Orviedo. Or how about a wine tasting at a famous Port wine cellar in Oporto? These are just a couple of the special experiences included on this vacation.

From the historical sights and the popular resorts to the local food and drink specialties, this Portugal and Northern Spain tour has it all! You’re sure to arrive back home with many stories and photos to share.

Tour Pricing starts at $2,317 p.p.d.o.

Departure Dates available: June through September 2017

Alaska’s Iditarod

Alaska’s Iditarod

8 Day Tour from Anchorage to Anchorage

The Iditarod, Alaska’s best-known sporting event, is the focus of this fabulous Alaska winter tour. Visit the Iditarod Headquarters, where you’ll see photos, videos, and mementos of the Iditarod race. Another out-of-the-ordinary adventure included by Globus is dinner and Iditarod festivities at the Musher’s Banquet, where you’ll see the musher’s draw for starting position in the race and perhaps meet them for photos and autographs. Witness the ceremonial start of the race in Anchorage and the official restart of the race in Willow, where you can cheer on your favorite mushers as they head off into Alaska’s wilderness on this 1,049-mile journey to the finish line in Nome.

In Anchorage you can enjoy a variety of activities, including skiing, snowshoeing, riding an aerial tram for breathtaking views, or simply relaxing at the hotel’s spa. For a chance to see grizzly and black bears, moose, and caribou up close, you’ll visit the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center. At the Alaska Sealife Center, get an in-depth look above and below Alaska’s waters.

If you desire to see the Iditarod, this Alaska winter tour is an adventure not to be missed.

 

Tour Pricing starts at $2,159 p.p.d.o.

Departure Date: February 26 – March 05, 2018

Trains & Mountain of West Virginia

A place to renew your soul where nature has not been re-arranged by the hand of man
You can’t appreciate the beauty culture and history of West Virginia until you experience it and what better time than during the fall of the year. Deep river gorges, peaceful valleys and mountains that touch the sky tell the story of this serene yet rugged way of life. Go into a mountain coal mine then ride a steam engine to the top of a mountain. Be awed at the Appalachian folk art and awestruck at the National Radio Observatory that keeps a watchful ear and eye on the universe. Play a round of Golf, learn to skeet shoot, go horseback riding or hiking or just sit back and relax. This tour has something for everyone and you are sure to fall in love with West Virginia.

Highlights include :

  • New River Gorge
  • Exhibition Coal Mine
  • Tamarck Appalachian Cultural Center
  • Cass Railroad
  • National Radio Observatory
  • Canaan Valley Resort
  • Blenko Glass Company
  • Heritage Farm: Smithsonian Affiliated Museum

Tour Pricing starts at $1,269 p.p.d.o.

Departure Dates available: October 9, 2017

Ranches, Mansions, Millionaires and Cowboys

Oklahoma and the Development of the West
Established with a Land Run and designated a state in 1907, Oklahoma is just over a hundred years young. A land of diversity from its fascinating, unparalleled history and unexpected breathtaking scenery to its Americana charm and hospitable people, learn why Oklahoma is a special place.

Highlights include :

  • Will Rogers Memorial
  • Oklahoma City National Memorial
  • Woolaroc Museum and Wildlife Preserve
  • Marland Mansion
  • Will Rogers Birth Home
  • Marland Grand Home
  • Pawnee Biil Ranch
  • National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum
  • Cherokee Strip Heritage Center
  • Dodge City Boot Hill

Tour Pricing starts at $1,424 p.p.d.o.

Departure Dates available: October 22, 2017