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5 12, 2016

Park & Canyons Spectacular Tour with Denver

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15-Day Tour from Denver to Las Vegas

Marvel at the West’s premier natural wonders on this multi-state vacation. Your National Parks tour starts in Denver and ends in Las Vegas with overnights along the way in Rapid City, 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 $3,739 p.p.d.o.

Departure Dates available: May through September, 2017

5 12, 2016

Highlights of Sicily & Southern Italy Tour

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14-Day Tour from Rome to Palermo

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 $3,449 p.p.d.o.

Departure Dates available: April through December, 2017

5 12, 2016

Spain, Portugal & Morocco Tour with Barcelona

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20-Day Tour from Lisbon to Barcelona

On this Spain, Portugal, and Morocco tour, you’ll experience these three glorious countries with overnights in Lisbon, Seville, Rabat, Marrakesh, Ouarzazate, Erfoud, Fez, the Costa del Sol, Granada, and Madrid. Some of the tour highlights include the Jeronimos Monastery in Lisbon, a symbol of Portugal’s power during the Age of Discovery; Madrid’s Prado Museum, with its 8,000 pieces of Western painting; and Toledo’s Santo Tomé Church, with one of El Greco’s most famous paintings. Enjoy a ferry ride across the Strait of Gibraltar to Morocco and in Rabat, visit the beautiful Mohammed V Mausoleum, with the tombs of the Moroccan king and his two sons.

Step back in time in Marrakesh with sightseeing including Bahia Palace, built in the late 19th century. Wander through the Djemaa El-Fna, a square and exotic bazaar offering some of the greatest open-air entertainment. In Fez, visit the labyrinthine Medina, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and Medersa Bou Inania, an architectural work of art built between 1350 and 1357.

One cannot think of Casablanca without thinking of the movie Casablanca. Here, Globus has arranged a special experience for you…you’ll enjoy lunch at Rick’s Café Américain, a re-creation of the bar made famous in the movie. Another special treat is a 4-wheel drive to the sand dune of Erg Chebbi. Back in Spain, spend time on the Costa del Sol, where you can relax and soak up the sun on the beach.

These are just a few of the many highlights offered on this spectacular 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 memorable vacation indeed!

 

Tour Pricing starts at $4,488 p.p.d.o.

Departure Dates available: April through October, 2017

5 12, 2016

Grand Hawaii Vacation Tour

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13-Day Tour from Honolulu to Maui

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: January through November, 2017

5 12, 2016

Cuba Panorama Tour

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13-Day Tour from Miami to Miami

Discover the best of Cuba on this comprehensive people-to-people program as you explore this beautiful island nation with its compelling history and rich culture. You’ll be immersed in Cuba’s everyday life through captivating educational activities and conversations with Cubans about a wide range of topics.

Embrace Cuban culture when you meet and join in a discussion with the dancers of the world-renowned Camagüey Ballet Company, interact with local artists, discuss private enterprise in Cuba with local restaurant owners and staff, ride in an Old Styler car, meet with local fishermen to learn about local fishing practices, meet Cuban baseball players, and enjoy a performance by the Cienfuegos Orchestra. Discuss the Santeria religion, which was brought to Cuba by the slaves imported to work at the sugar plantations, and interact with local parishioners at the church of Cuba’s patron saint. Take a walk with a local architect through Old Havana and discuss the challenges renovating Havana’s historic buildings. Join in a mojito-making demonstration and an interactive dance lesson, enjoy a scenic cruise on Santiago Bay, and witness the Changing of the Guards at Santa Ifigenia Cemetery. Meals at a local paladar (small, privately owned restaurant) and at a Casa Particular (bed and breakfast) are just a few of the special dining experiences included on this amazing Cuba program. You’ll also have a chance to explore some of Cuba’s colonial cities—Camagüey, Trinidad, and Old Havana—which have all been named UNESCO World Heritage Sites. You’ll also visit Santiago de Cuba’s historic city center; San Pedro de la Roca Castle, a World Heritage Site built in 1638; Hemingway’s beloved home, Finca Vigia; and more.

Fascinating, informative, and insightful discoveries await you on this Cuba program!

 

Tour Pricing starts at $4,959 p.p.d.o.

Departure Dates available: January through December, 2017

28 11, 2016

Pacific Northwest Adventure Tour

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Enjoy a seven day excursion through the Picturesque Pacific Northwest as you travel along the breathtaking Washington and Oregon Coastline!


Experience highlights of this incredible coastal area including Seattle & Portland along with Puget Sound, Mt. St. Helen’s, the rugged Oregon Coast and the Columbia River Gorge.  New adventures in Art, Northwest Cuisine and a thrilling Dune Buggy Ride await!  *Optional Victoria, BC post-tour is available.

Highlights include :

  • Seattle
  • Space Needle & Chihuly Glass Garden
  • Duck Tour of Seattle
  • Boeing Future of Flight
  • Mt. St Helens
  • The Astoria Columm
  • Fort Clatsup National Historic Park
  • Tillamook Cheese Factory
  • Lincoln Culinary Center
  • Oregon Coast Aquarium
  • Bonfire on the Beach
  • Sea Lion Caves
  • Dune Buggy Ride
  • Portland
  • International Rose Test Gardens
  • Columbia River Gorge
  • Mt. Hood
  • Multnomah Falls

Tour Pricing starts at $1,890 p.p.d.o.

Departure Dates available: July 16, 2017

28 11, 2016

The Queen Mary & Catalina Island

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An Island Oasis
Catalina Island lies in the Pacific Ocean, twenty-two miles west of Los Angeles. The island combines natural beauty with a wide range of amenities and activities. With over fifty miles of shoreline, secluded coves, and dramatic views, this destination has earned a reputation as “the island of romance”.

Highlights include :

  • The Queen Mary
  • Glory Days Tour
  • Catalina Express
  • Catalina Island Casino
  • Glass Bottom Boat Tour
  • Inland Expedition
  • Sundown Isthmus Cruise
  • Harbor Reef Restaurant
  • Native Plant Nursery
  • Airport in the Sky
  • Conservancy Nature Center
  • Bald Eagle Habitat
  • Lover’s Cove Marine Preserve

Tour Pricing starts at $1,715 p.p.d.o.

Departure Dates available: May 22, 2017

14 11, 2016

Exploring America’s Great Parks Tour with Extended Stay in Las Vegas

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17-Day Tour from Las Vegas to Las Vegas

Mother Nature has produced some remarkable scenery, and on this National Parks tour, you’ll have the opportunity to experience some of nature’s finest. This tour focuses on some of the West’s great national and state parks, including Grand Canyon National Park, Arches National Park, Mount Rushmore, Custer State Park, Yellowstone National Park, Grand Teton National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, and Zion National Park. From spectacular rock formations and deep canyons to sparking waterfalls, geysers, and lakes, you’ll see a wide variety of breathtaking natural wonders.

In addition to the scenery offered throughout this National Parks tour, trip highlights include a 2-night stay at the Historic State Game Lodge in Custer State Park, which served as the “Summer White House” for President Calvin Coolidge; a visit to Crazy Horse Memorial; a 2-night stay inside Yellowstone National Park; an overnight near the rim of the Grand Canyon, offering a rare opportunity for great views; an opportunity for star gazing in Bryce Canyon National Park, one of the best places to see stars due to its remote location and lack of pollution; a visit to Devil’s Tower National Monument, an amazing geologic feature protruding out of the prairie and considered sacred to the local tribes; and more.

Globus has also included some wonderful special experiences. Enjoy a 4-wheel-drive tour of Monument Valley with a knowledgeable Navajo guide and a Navajo cookout. Partake in a lunch and wine tasting in Colorado’s wine country and enjoy a buffalo safari in Custer State Park.

At the end of your tour, spend two additional nights in Las Vegas and enjoy a 1-day Las Vegas Power Pass, giving you admission to many of the city’s top attractions. Stunning scenery, vibrant cities, fun experiences, and more…this vacation offers it all!

 

Tour Pricing starts at $4,249 p.p.d.o.

Departure Dates available: May through September, 2017

14 11, 2016

Northern Capitals Tour

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10-Day Tour from Copenhagen to Helsinki

From the vibrant cities to the gorgeous scenery, this Northern Europe tour visits the Nordic’s fascinating capitals with overnights in Copenhagen, Oslo, Stockholm, and Helsinki. In each city, you’ll experience guided sightseeing of the must-see sights, including Copenhagen’s Little Mermaid statue and the Royal Reception Rooms at Christiansborg Palace, used by the Queen for official occasions; Oslo’s City Hall, decorated with great Norwegian art from 1900 to 1950, and Frogner Park, where Gustav Vigeland created over 200 extraordinary bronze and granite statues; Stockholm’s City Hall, where the Nobel Prize banquet is held each year, Helsinki’s Lutheran Cathedral, completed in 1852, and the famous open-air market.

A tour highlight is an overnight Baltic Sea cruise from Stockholm to Helsinki. You’ll stay in first-class, outside, 2-berth cabins with private facilities, and you’ll enjoy a special Smörgåsbord dinner on board. This is just one of the out-of-the-ordinary experiences Globus includes to make your vacation unique. Another special treat is a Swedish food experience, where you can sample local specialties at some of the stalls in Gothenburg’s indoor food market.

On this Northern Europe tour, you’ll also experience some of Northern Europe’s beautiful scenery. From Gothenburg to Norway, travel along the coastline with its many islands, granite rocks, and charming little fishing villages. Oslo is situated by a fjord and is surrounded by hills and forests. Take a ferry from Elsinore, Denmark to Helsingborg, Sweden, with great views of Hamlet’s Kronborg Castle. Drive through Sweden’s scenic Värmland, home to 10,000 lakes dotting the forested landscape and home to Sweden’s largest lake, Vänern.

Stunning scenery, tasty local cuisine, a Baltic Sea cruise, and fascinating sightseeing…all of this and more await you on this fantastic tour through Northern Europe’s capitals.

 

Tour Pricing starts at $2,639 p.p.d.o.

Departure Dates available: April through September, 2017

2 11, 2016

Cruising Hawaii’s Paradise Tour with Sheraton Waikiki

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11-Day Tour from Honolulu to Honolulu

Sail through the breathtaking scenery of the Hawaiian Islands on this magical vacation. The highlight of this Hawaii cruise tour is a 7-night cruise around the Hawaiian Islands aboard Norwegian Cruise Line’s Pride of America. On this Hawaii cruise, you’ll have the opportunity to participate in many activities, or you can do absolutely nothing at all!

Maui, one of the stops on this cruise, has been voted the best island in the world, and you’ll have a chance to experience its breathtaking scenery, wonderful beaches, cascading waterfalls, and charming Hawaiian towns. The Big Island of Hawaii offers black-sand beaches, curious lava formations, the world’s most continuously active volcano, fields of coffee and macadamia nuts, and more. Visit both Hilo and Kona on the Big Island. Kauai, Hawaii’s oldest island, offers cascading waterfalls, golden beaches, tropical rainforest, and more.

On this Hawaii cruise tour, you’ll have a chance to visit and experience these islands plus enjoy three nights in a partial oceanview room at Honolulu’s Sheraton Waikiki. Globus also includes a sightseeing tour on Oahu featuring Pearl Harbor’s famous Battleship Row, home of the USS Arizona, which commemorates the crewman who lost their lives in the historic Pearl Harbor attack. So grab your camera, pack your swimsuit, and be prepared to relax, renew your spirit, and enjoy the laid-back atmosphere in paradise!

 

Tour Pricing starts at $2,759 p.p.d.o.

Departure Dates available: January through December, 2017