Highlights of Sicily & Southern Italy Tour

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Highlights of Sicily & Southern Italy Tour

14-Day Tour from Rome to Palermo

2018 vacation details and information will be available in the Fall.

Spectacular scenery combined with fascinating architectural remains and ancient history—all of this awaits you on this fabulous vacation through Sicily and Southern Italy. If you’re interested in Roman history, this tour is certainly for you. You’ll stop in Matera, where you’ll visit one of the Sassi Houses—prehistoric cave dwellings built into the rock—thought to be some of the first human settlements in Italy. You’ll also visit Sicily, the largest island in the Mediterranean, known for its blue skies and rich heritage. Visit the ancient Greek Theater in Taormina, built in the 3rd century BC; the ancient Greek structures that have survived for 2,400 years in Agrigento; and the 12th-century Norman Cathedral in Monreale, famous for its 50,000 square feet of precious byzantine mosaics. Photos and words cannot adequately capture these sights.

History buffs will also enjoy Pompeii, which was completely buried during the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. Imagine what life was like some 2,000 years ago! This preserved town gives you an amazingly detailed look into life at the peak of the Roman Empire. Of course, you’ll also visit some of the ancient structures in Rome, such as the Colosseum. In Naples, you’ll visit Reggia di Capodimonte, a grand Bourbon palace that houses the National Museum of Capodimonte. This is just another out-of-the-ordinary experience included by Globus.

For those desiring amazing scenery, this Italy tour is sure to delight. You’ll visit Sorrento and Capri—both offering breathtaking views of the crystal-clear, blue sea. Spend time gazing at the mesmerizing water, shop at the boutiques, and dine at the fabulous restaurants visited by celebrities.

History, amazing scenery, tasty cuisine, and so much more are waiting for you on this Italy tour. So pack your bag and get ready for the trip of a lifetime!

Tour Pricing starts at $3,499 p.p.d.o.

Departure Dates available: September 2017 through October 2018

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The Best of Switzerland with Oberammergau

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The Best of Switzerland with Oberammergau

12 Day Tour from Zurich to Munich

With its stunning mountains, fascinating old towns, beautiful lakes, and long history, Switzerland is the perfect vacation offering something for everyone. On this Best of Switzerland tour, experience some of its most beautiful scenery and interesting cities with overnights in Zürich, St. Moritz, Lugano, Zermatt, Lake Geneva, and Lucerne. Plus, you’ll travel to Germany to overnight in Munich and Oberammergau, where you’ll see the world-famous Passion Play, held every 10 years.

No tour to Switzerland is complete without seeing the stunning scenery. Enjoy a scenic drive following Lake Zürich and Lake Walen through the high Alps to the tiny Principality of Liechtenstein. Also drive to the Swiss Engadine, a valley considered by many as the world’s most beautiful mountain area, with deep-blue lakes, airy larch forests, mountain peaks exceeding 12,000 feet, and quaint villages. Here, enjoy St. Moritz, one of the world’s most famous resorts. Other mountain scenery awaits you in Täsch, where you’ll board a mountain train to car-free Zermatt, a picturesque cluster of rustic chalets beneath the famous Matterhorn. If you desire to see lakes, you’ll enjoy Lake Como, stunning Lake Geneva, and Lugano, the popular subtropical resort on the shores of Lake Lugano.

You’ll also visit some of Switzerland’s famous cities, including Zürich, Berne, and Lucerne. Plus, to bring Switzerland to life, Globus has arranged some unique experiences for you, such as a traditional Swiss working farm in Berne. Another true Swiss experience is a trip to the top of Mount Pilatus to enjoy heavenly views. You’ll even get a special souvenir cap to remember this experience! Of course, Switzerland is known for its chocolates, and on this Switzerland tour, you’ll taste traditional chocolate pralines.

From stunning scenery and vibrant cities to special experiences and the incredible Passion Play, this Switzerland tour—with Oberammergau—is sure to delight.

This vacation, which includes tickets for the world-famous Oberammergau Passion Play, requires an additional deposit of $350 per person in June 2019.

 

Tour Pricing starts at $4,109 p.p.d.o.

Departure Dates available: May through September 2020

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Tanzania: The Serengeti & Beyond with Zanzibar – Stone Town

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Tanzania: The Serengeti & Beyond with Zanzibar – Stone Town

12 Day Tour from Arusha to Dar es Salaam

“Karibu!” – welcome in Swahili. Looking for a new adventure? Have you dreamed of seeing wildlife in its native habitat? Do you desire to learn about new cultures? If so, this quintessential Tanzania safari is for you. Admire herds of elephant as they thunder across the savannah grasslands, see a pride of lions lounging in the African sun, and witness the free spirit of the birds flying overhead.

A highlight on this safari is Serengeti National Park, Tanzania’s largest park and home to the annual wildebeest migration. Here embark on five game drives where you may spot the “Big 5”—lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, and Cape buffalo. A full-day game drive in Ngorongoro Crater offers you the best possibility of seeing the rare black rhinoceros. Here we have arranged an exclusive bush breakfast on the floor of the crater, a truly memorable experience!

Other stops include Lake Manyara National Park, home to the world’s largest concentration of baboon and Tarangire National Park, where a permanent water source draws in elephant, eland, zebra, Cape buffalo, wildebeest, and more. Tanzania offers much more than a great safari destination and this tour also gives you insights into the local culture. Visit a local family’s home in Tloma Village as well as a local primary school, where you’ll learn about the educational system in rural Tanzania. In Zanzibar, a walking tour of historic Stone Town introduces you to the famous spice markets and slave caves, a reminder of the not so distant past.

End your Africa safari adventure with a special farewell dinner in the bush with a traditional Maasai dance performance! And like all Globus safaris you’ll be part of a small-group, with no more than 6 guests per vehicle and 20 guests total, ensuring personalized service from start to end! So grab your camera and get ready for a thrill of a lifetime!

Tour Pricing starts at $6,049 p.p.d.o.

Departure Dates available: September 2017 through March 2018

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Journey Through the Holy Land with Jordan – Faith-Based Travel

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Journey Through the Holy Land with Jordan – Faith-Based Travel

14 Day Tour from Tel Aviv to Dead Sea

On this faith-based tour, travel to some of Christianity’s most important sites in Israel and spend time in Jordan—with overnights in Tel Aviv, the Sea of Galilee, Jerusalem, Amman, Petra, and the Dead Sea.

In Jerusalem, visit the Garden of Gethsemane, where Jesus prayed the night before his arrest; the Upper Room, site of the Last Supper; the House of Caiaphas, where Jesus was kept the night after his arrest; and more. Walk Jesus’ last path along the Via Dolorosa and visit the most celebrated Christian church, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, erected on the site of the crucifixion.

Spend time in the Sea of Galilee area, where much of Jesus’ ministry occurred and where he walked on water. Cruise on the Sea of Galilee and visit Mount of Beatitudes, where Jesus delivered his Sermon on the Mount. Visit the village of Cana, where Jesus changed water into wine, and Nazareth, the cradle of Christianity.

But that’s not all…in the picturesque village of Ein Karem, visit the Church of St. John the Baptist, gathering spot of early Christians. Visit the ancient, fortified city of Megiddo, one of the world’s most important biblical sites, and Masada, where you’ll take a cable car to the top to see the well-preserved fortress. Enjoy four-wheeling through sand dunes in Jordan. Visit Petra, one of the New 7 Wonders of the World®, where you’ll walk down the Siq, a narrow gorge with spectacular colors flanked on either side by high cliffs. Here, see the iconic and famed Treasury and sip tea in a Bedouin tent. Also enjoy floating in the buoyant Dead Sea.

These are just some of the many highlights on this faith-based Israel and Jordan tour. Accompanied by fellow believers, this inspirational tour is a vacation of a lifetime!

Tour Pricing starts at $4,050 p.p.d.o.

Departure Dates available: September 2017 through April 2018

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15-Day Tour from Warsaw to Moscow

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Warsaw, The Baltics & Helsinki with St. Petersburg & Moscow

On this Baltics and Northern Europe tour, you’ll journey from Poland to Russia traveling through the Baltic States of Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, and Finland. Along the way, you’ll enjoy UNESCO World Heritage Sites, old cities, beautiful scenery, and fascinating historical sights—with overnights in Warsaw and St. Petersburg and the capital cities of Vilnius, Riga, Tallinn, Helsinki, and Moscow.

In each city, enjoy guided sightseeing of the must-see attractions. In Warsaw, visit the Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site founded in the 13th century, and 14th-century St. John Cathedral, once the spot for weddings, coronations, and royal funerals. In Vilnius, visit the Old University, founded in 1569 by Jesuit monks, and the KGB Museum, founded in the former KGB building which tells about the occupation regimes that took over Lithuania from 1942-1990. In Riga, walk through the Art Nouveau Quarter and the Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with a variety of architectural styles—romanticism, gothic, baroque, classicism, and modernism. Tallinn’s Old Town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site with watch towers, cobbled lanes, and medieval houses. Here, visit its Town Hall, built in 1402–1404, and the onion-domed Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Estonia’s opulent Russian Orthodox cathedral.

Helsinki’s sightseeing features a visit to the Lutheran Cathedral, completed in 1852, and the open-air market, Helsinki’s most famous market. Among the many sights you’ll see in St. Petersburg, visit the Hermitage Museum, with one of the world’s finest art collections. Travel by high-speed Sapsan train to Moscow, and visit the magnificent Moscow Underground, Red Square and the Kremlin, where you’ll visit the Armory Museum to see its treasures.

Globus has also included some unique experiences for you, such as a private Chopin concert in Warsaw, a visit to Vilnius’ artist quarter Uzupis, and specialty dinners in Vilnius and St. Petersburg. All of this—and much more—await you on this fantastic Baltics and Northern Europe tour.

Tour Pricing starts at $3,649 p.p.d.o.

Departure Dates available: July through September 2017

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13-Day Tour from Honolulu to Maui

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Grand Hawaii Vacation

Whether you’re snorkeling in Hawaii’s tranquil waters, admiring the spectacular beauty of Kauai, or just relaxing on the warm sands of Waikiki Beach, no one brings out Hawaii’s best like Globus. From Pearl Harbor’s famous Battleship Row to a festive luau with authentic Polynesian dancing, Hawaii’s allure to vacationers is powerful indeed and on this Hawaii tour, you’ll visit Oahu, the Big Island of Hawaii, Kauai, and Maui—along with their most famous attractions.

Feel the sand in your feet as the ocean waves roll over them, and marvel at the black-sand beaches on Hawaii’s Big Island. Watch the surfers attempt to master the waves in Waikiki Beach. Be mesmerized by the pineapple and sugar cane fields, and thoroughly savor Kona coffee, some of the best coffee in the world! Revitalize your spirit at Kauai’s Waimea Canyon, the “Grand Canyon of the Pacific;” Maui’s Haleakala National Park, with its volcanic landscapes and sub-tropical rainforest; and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, where you’ll learn about this active volcano.

On this Hawaii tour, Globus has also arranged some out-of-the-ordinary experiences for you. In Kona, sample the famous Hawaiian sweetbread at a Punalu’u Bake Shop. Coffee fans will enjoy visiting the Kona Coffee Living History Farm, where you’ll learn about Kona’s coffee industry, and Kauai Coffee Company, Hawaii’s largest coffee plantation.

All of this and more await you in the tropical paradise of the Hawaiian Islands. So let Globus handle all the details on this Hawaii tour while you relax, capture photos, savor the food, and enjoy yourself on this amazing vacation!

Tour Pricing starts at $4,069 p.p.d.o.

Departure Dates available: September 2017 to March 2018

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13-Day Tour from Vancouver to Vancouver

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Vancouver Canadian Rockies tour

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

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14-Day Tour From Tel Aviv to The Dead Sea

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Fascinating Israel with Jordan

Israel and Jordan are treasure troves of historical and biblical sights, and on this Israel and Jordan tour, you’ll visit their most famous and interesting sights. You’ll visit many of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including Baha’i Shrine, the world center of Baha’i faith; Acre, a historic walled port-city where you’ll see the immense underground Crusader City; Masada, a rugged cliff-top fortress; and Petra, one of the New 7 Wonders of the World®, where you’ll walk down the Siq, a narrow gorge with spectacular colors flanked on either side by high cliffs. Here, see the iconic and famed Treasury and sip tea in a Bedouin tent.

Also visit many of the sights associated with Jesus, including Cana, site of the first miracle; Mount of Beatitudes, where Jesus delivered his Sermon on the Mount; Capernaum, where Jesus recruited his first followers among the fishermen; the Garden of Gethsemane with its Rock of Agony, where Jesus prayed his last prayer before his arrest; the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, erected over the site of the crucifixion; the house of Caiaphas, where Jesus was kept the night after his arrest; and the Church of the Nativity, which stands on the site where Jesus was born.

Globus has also arranged some out-of-the-ordinary and fun experiences for you on this Israel and Jordan tour, such as a cruise on the Sea of Galilee. You’ll travel to the Dead Sea, where Globus has arranged for you to experience the water’s buoyancy and receive a salt scrub gift. You’ll also take a 4-wheel drive to the desert of Wadi Rum, virtually untouched by humanity with its incredible rocky landscape and centuries-old paintings spread on the rocky outcrops.

These are just some of the many highlights and many sights you’ll visit on this once-in-a-lifetime Israel and Jordan vacation!

Tour Pricing starts at $3,541 p.p.d.o.
Departure Dates available: June through October 2017

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12 Day Tour from Lisbon to Barcelona

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Lisbon & Northern Spain

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

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Alaska’s Iditarod

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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

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