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

Great Western Canada Vacation Tour

13-Day Tour from Vancouver to Vancouver

On this Canadian Rockies tour, enjoy time in many of Canada’s most scenic areas as you travel through some of its national parks and mountain towns. Spend time in beautiful Banff National Park, Jasper National Park, Whistler, Sun Peaks, Victoria, Vancouver, and British Columbia’s wine country. Ferry through the Gulf Islands between Vancouver and Victoria. Take an Ice Explorer ride on the 1,200-foot-thick Columbia Icefield, and marvel at the stunning scenery, including alpine meadows, waterfalls, and massive glaciers.

Admire the beauty of Lake Louise, with green-blue waters forming a perfect mirror reflection of Mount Victoria. Travel to Maligne Lake, the largest glacially formed lake and one of the most picturesque spots in the Canadian Rockies, for a cruise to Spirit Island. Be sure to have your camera ready, so you can capture photos of the beautiful lake and towering peaks. Witness panoramic views of Banff from the Banff gondola, and in British Columbia, enjoy a visit to spectacular Shannon Falls, the third highest falls in the province.

In addition to taking you to some of Western Canada’s most scenic spots, on this Canadian Rockies tour Globus has also arranged some special experiences for you. On Victoria, visit world-famous Butchart Gardens, with 55 acres of impressive floral displays, followed by a special dinner in the original Butchart family residence. In British Columbia’s wine region, Globus has included a tour and dinner at a winery producing some of British Columbia’s best wines.

This is just a sampling of the highlights offered on this Canadian Rockies tour. Let Globus handle the details while you sit back, relax, and enjoy the tranquil beauty and fun experiences on this marvelous vacation.

 

Tour Pricing starts at $3,204 p.p.d.o.

Departure Dates available: May through September, 2017

Western Explorer Tour

15-Day Tour from Los Angeles to Los Angeles

Experience the best of the West on this grand adventure—with its vibrant cities, spectacular mountains, unique rock formations, and serene lakes. This National Parks tour begins in Los Angeles with overnights along the way in San Diego, Scottsdale, Grand Canyon National Park, Las Vegas, Mammoth Lakes, Yosemite National Park, San Francisco, and Cambria.

Tour highlights include time spent in stunning Grand Canyon National Park, where you can enjoy a majestic sunset; and Yosemite National Park, with its cascading waterfalls, mountain peaks, ice-sculpted domes, lush forests, and meadows. Spend two nights in sunny San Diego as well as time in the vibrant cities of Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Las Vegas with sightseeing and time on your own. On this National Parks tour, Globus has also arranged some out-of-the-ordinary adventures for you. In Las Vegas, explore the Mob Museum on a private guided tour followed by a trip to dazzling Freemont Street. Another fun experience is a visit to San Francisco’s Japanese Tea Garden, where you’ll learn about the park and have time to explore its five acres.

From the exciting cities to the amazing scenery and from the desert landscapes to the sparkling lakes, this National Parks tour has it all. Grab your camera and get ready for a remarkable vacation!

 

Tour Pricing starts at $3,879 p.p.d.o.

Departure Dates available: May through September, 2017

Discover Japan Tour with Hiroshima

12-Day Tour from Tokyo to Hiroshima

From bustling cities to quiet mountain villages, experience the distinct flavor of Japan during this amazing vacation. Of course, you’ll visit Japan’s famous sights, including many of its castles and shrines. In Kyoto, see the Temple of the Gold Pavilion, a Buddhist temple covered in gold leaf, and be amazed at its beauty. In Nara, visit Todaiji Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site built in 752 AD and one of Japan’s most significant temples. You’ll also visit the traditional Gassho-Zukuri-style (joined hands) thatched houses in Shirawaka and Tokyo’s Meiji Shrine, a magnificent Shinto monument set in a man-made garden. In Hiroshima, visit the Peace Memorial Park and see the dome that miraculously remained standing as all the structures around it were destroyed by the atomic bombing. The dome is now a symbol of peace.

On this Japan tour, you’ll not only see the fascinating structures and shrines, you’ll also have a chance to visit two of Japan’s greatest gardens. Dating from the 1670s, Kenroku-en combines the six attributes of a perfect garden. Keep your eyes open for the perfect photos! You’ll also visit Koraku-En, one of the “Three Great Gardens of Japan.”

But that’s not all…on this tour, discover Japan’s culture through special experiences arranged by Globus. Partake in a traditional tea ceremony, taste sake, and participate in a Japanese cooking class. You’ll also attempt calligraphy, learn about the Yuzen dyeing technique used on kimonos, take part in a gold leaf class, browse a farmers market, and try on a traditional kimono. Also, experience the thrill of riding one of Japan’s famous bullet trains.

All of this and much more await you on this marvelous Japan tour. It’s a vacation of a lifetime!

 

Tour Pricing starts at $5,419 p.p.d.o.

Departure Dates available: April through October, 2017

Best of New Zealand Tour with Sydney

17-Day Tour from Auckland to Sydney

Experience the best of New Zealand and Sydney on this unforgettable vacation filled with dramatic scenery, cultural exchanges, and top attractions. Your New Zealand and Sydney tour starts in Auckland, ends in Sydney, and overnights along the way in Rotorua, Wellington, Christchurch, Franz Josef, and Queenstown.

You’ll experience some of New Zealand’s most majestic scenery throughout your tour. In Auckland, enjoy a scenic cruise to the iconic “Hole in the Rock.” In Rotorua, visit Te Puia to see New Zealand’s largest geyser and boiling mud pots. Continue south through New Zealand’s lush green North Island to Wellington and take a scenic inter-island ferry to New Zealand’s South Island. In Christchurch, board one of the world’s most scenic trains and travel across the Southern Alps. Two nights at Franz Josef won’t be enough as you admire the incredible views and have a chance to participate in a Glacier Valley walk. But that’s not all…you’ll enjoy an excursion to Fiordland National Park, boasting some of the world’s most breathtaking scenery, where you’ll have an unforgettable cruise on Milford Sound.

It’s not just amazing scenery you’ll experience on this New Zealand and Sydney tour. Throughout the tour, Globus has also included out-of-the-ordinary adventures to make your vacation unique. For example, visit a local farm and enjoy a barbecue lunch in Marton, enjoy a wine tasting and tour at a local winery in Queenstown, and join a local New Zealand family in Rotorua for dinner in their home.

In the vibrant city of Sydney, enjoy a 3-night stay, a city sightseeing tour, and plenty of free time to explore this exciting city on your own. From rugged Milford Sound to cosmopolitan Sydney, you are sure to return home with lots of photos and unforgettable memories to share with friends and family!

 

Tour Pricing starts at $4,879 p.p.d.o.

Departure Dates available: February through November, 2017

Marian Shrines of Europe Tour

14-Day Tour from Madrid to Madrid

On this faith-based tour, you’ll visit important pilgrimage sites, cathedrals, and shrines throughout Spain, Portugal, and France. Your vacation begins and ends in Madrid with overnights along the way in Ávila, Fátima, Santiago de Compostela, Burgos, Lourdes, Barcelona, and Saragossa. In addition to seeing the important religious sites, throughout this vacation you’ll also have the opportunity to attend Mass in many of these locations and to join the Rosary and candlelight processions.

This tour features visits to some of Europe’s most famous pilgrimage sites. Enjoy guided sightseeing in Santiago de Compostela, one of the top pilgrimage destinations during the Middle Ages and today. You’ll walk part of the Camino Pilgrim’s Way followed by Mass in the cathedral, where the relics of St. James the Apostle are kept. You’ll also visit Lourdes, home to one of the world’s most famous pilgrimage places, where you’ll visit the grotto where the Virgin Mary appeared in 1858; our Lady of Lourdes Shrine; and St. Bernadette’s birthplace and family home. Additionally, you’ll visit the Montserrat Basilica, one of Spain’s most important pilgrimage sites.

Other pilgrimage stops include Ávila’s Monastery of La Encarnacion, dating to the 16th century and one of the essential places in the life of St. Teresa, founder of the Order of Carmelites; Ávila Cathedral, considered Spain’s first gothic cathedral; and the Convent of Santa Teresa, built on the house where St. Teresa was born. Enjoy visits to Fátima, where the Virgin Mary appeared to three children in 1917, and the Basilica of Our Lady of the Pillar in Saragossa, home to a miraculous image of the Virgin Mary.

These are just some of the many highlights of this faith-based tour featuring Europe’s Marian Shrines. It’s a vacation sure to inspire you and leave you with memories of a lifetime

 

Tour Pricing starts at $2,669 p.p.d.o.

Departure Dates available: April through September, 2017

Bonnie Scotland Tour

7-Day Tour from Glasgow to Edinburgh

Famous for its historic castles, fascinating and often bloody history, breathtaking scenery, lively cities, charming villages, and the legendary Loch Ness monster, Scotland fills visitors with a sense of magic and delight. On this Scotland tour you’ll get an introduction to this enchanting country, starting with a guided tour of a whisky distillery north of Glasgow and ending in fascinating Edinburgh. In between, you’ll experience some of Scotland’s most scenic areas and fascinating sights.

Stunning scenery awaits you on this tour. You’ll follow the “Road to the Isles,” with its breathtaking hills, green woodlands, and spectacular beaches. You’ll overnight on the Isle of Skye, with some of Scotland’s most spectacular scenery, and drive through Cairngorms National Park, with its sub-arctic mountains and varied wildlife. Be on the lookout for the mysterious Loch Ness monster in the Highlands, and take photos of stunning Loch Lomond.

Learn about Scotland’s fascinating history and visit some of the famous battle sights, including the Bannockburn Visitor Centre, commemorating one of Scotland’s most notable battles in 1314, and the Culloden Visitor Centre, where you’ll learn about the battle in 1746 when Bonnie Prince Charles was defeated. For those wanting to follow in the footsteps of royalty, this Scotland tour offers Edinburgh Castle, dating to the 12th century, once residence of Scottish monarchs, and today home to the Scottish Crown Jewels. You’ll also board and tour the Royal Yacht Britannia, home to Her Majesty the Queen and the Royal Family for over 40 years. This is just one of the out-of-the-ordinary, fascinating experiences offered by Globus on this fun-filled, exciting Scotland vacation.

 

Tour Pricing starts at $1,749 p.p.d.o.

Departure Dates available: April through September, 2017

Iberian Vacation Tour with Barcelona

16-Day Tour from Madrid to Barcelona

This fantastic Spain, Portugal, and Morocco tour concentrates on the southern part of the Iberian Peninsula. On this vacation, there is ample time for in-depth sightseeing, and you’ll visit many of the area’s historic sites, including the Casa de Pilatos in Seville, with its splendid collection of Roman sculptures, and the Alhambra Complex in Granada. If you’re interested in religious sights, this tour is not to be missed. Visit Fatima’s Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Rosary, which attracts pilgrims from all over the world; Lisbon’s Jeronimos Monastery, built to thank the Virgin Mary for Portugal’s success in its voyages around the world; the Church of Santo Tomé in Toledo, which has one of El Greco’s most famous paintings; and more.

There’s a full day at leisure at the Costa del Sol, so you can enjoy the sandy beaches, browse the shops, or join an optional excursion to the Rock of Gibraltar. Ferry crossings over the Strait of Gibraltar to and from Morocco afford spectacular views. An overnight in Tangier gives you a nice taste of Morocco. Here, Globus has arranged special experiences to help Morocco come to life. You’ll enjoy a panoramic drive to Cap Spartel, where you’ll admire the splendid views and drink a glass of hot mint tea Bedouin-style, along with local biscuits. You’ll also enjoy a lively Moroccan show. Plus a visit to the colorful Grand Socco square, a busy market with many stalls.

These are just a few of the many highlights on this wonderful Spain, Portugal, and Morocco tour. Then, at the end of your tour, travel via high-speed AVE train to Barcelona for three nights and guided sightseeing, including a visit to the Sagrada Familia Basilica, Gaudi’s masterpiece. All services in Barcelona, including Local Host assistance, are provided by Monograms—it’s a vacation of a lifetime!

 

Tour Pricing starts at $3,668 p.p.d.o.

Departure Dates available: March through October, 2017