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10 02, 2017

Marian Shrines of Europe Tour

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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

27 01, 2017

Great Gatsby Getaway Tour

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Step back in time as we celebrate the Golden Age of hot jazz, flapper fashion and dancing the night away in northern Michigan
Enjoy gangster tales along with the modern life in the beautiful Traverse City. Stay at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island and enjoy those famous summer evenings of 1922, of which so much has been written in Fitzgerald’s novel, The Great Gatsby. Parties on the island will be reminiscent of the Roaring 20’s with costume competitions, Charleston Dancing, interviews with personalities of the day, and living the good life as they did in the 1920’s.

 

Tour Pricing starts at $1,349 p.p.d.o.

Departure Dates available: September 30, 2017

18 01, 2017

Bonnie Scotland Tour

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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

18 01, 2017

Iberian Vacation Tour with Barcelona

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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

4 01, 2017

Treasures of China Tour with Hong Kong

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14-Day Tour from Beijing to Hong Kong

Delve into the unique world of China during this magnificent tour as you explore Beijing, Xi’an, Guilin, Shanghai, and Hong Kong. As you’d expect from a vacation to China, a highlight is your visit to the Great Wall of China. As you walk along the wall, see how expansive it is and imagine what it was like to construct the wall—at a time without modern machinery to help! As if the Great Wall of China is not enough to astonish you, wait until you see the Terracotta Warriors in Xi’an. Discovered accidentally in 1974, construction on the roughly 8,000 soldiers, chariots, and horses started in 210 BC—all to help China’s first emperor in the afterlife.

These are just a sample of the many highlights you’ll see on this China tour. You’ll also be entertained by a show of music and dance from the Tang Dynasty, which reigned over 1,000 years ago. Ride a rickshaw through one of Beijing’s hutongs, the city’s ancient alleys. Natural beauty abounds in Guilin where you cruise on the stunning Li River and visit a local tea farm for a hands-on demonstration of the tea-making process and a tea ceremony—an out-of-the-ordinary experience included by Globus to make your vacation unique. In Shanghai, Globus has arranged a traditional dim sum feast at a local restaurant and a cruise on the Huangpu River for stunning views of the Bund. Finally, in Hong Kong, ride a cable car to the top of Victoria Peak, take a sampan cruise on the harbor, and explore on your own.

History, amazing sights, cosmopolitan cuisine, and loads of fun await you on this fascinating China tour. It’s a vacation of a lifetime!

 

Tour Pricing starts at $3,169 p.p.d.o.

Departure Dates available: April through October, 2017

4 01, 2017

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

4 01, 2017

Maritimes Adventure Tour

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13-Day Tour from Boston to Boston

On this Maine and Eastern Canada tour, get acquainted with the local culture, charming villages, and seafaring traditions of Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Cape Breton Island, New Brunswick, and Maine. Start and end your vacation in Boston with overnights also in Bar Harbor, St. Andrew’s by-the-Sea, Digby, Halifax, Baddeck, Charlottetown, Saint John, and Camden.

Breathtaking scenery awaits you on this tour through Maine and Eastern Canada. In Maine, visit Acadia National Park, home to rugged coasts and the tallest mountain on the US Atlantic coast. In Nova Scotia, spend time in the fishing village of Digby, with breathtaking beauty and views; stop at Lunenburg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site; visit Peggy’s Cove, a charming fishing village with a famous lighthouse (one of the world’s most photographed places); and take the scenic Marine Drive from Halifax along the Atlantic shoreline through picturesque fishing villages. On Cape Breton Island, drive along the world-famous Cabot Trail, named one of the world’s most scenic drives, and visit Cape Breton Highlands National Park, where the mountains and sea meet.

Visit Prince Edward Island National Park, famous for its red cliffs, wind-sculpted dunes, and sandy beaches. In New Brunswick, visit Fundy National Park, with the world’s highest tides, rugged coastline, and waterfalls, and enjoy a guided visit of the Hopewell Rocks, famous formations carved by the Bay of Fundy with dramatic tides rising more than 50 feet.

Throughout this Maine and Eastern Canada tour, Globus has arranged fun and unique experiences for you. For example, enjoy a private demonstration by a local fisherman who will explain the importance of the Digby scallop. See a typical fisherman’s house from the early 1900s when you visit the Fisherman’s Life Museum, and enjoy a picnic lunch with local wines along the Cabot Trail.

All of this and more awaits you on this spectacular tour!

Special Event – Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo
This week-long annual event in Halifax features a fast-paced show and a true taste of Nova Scotia. Experience bagpipes, highland dancers, la culture de l’acadie, and military traditions. The tattoo also is a showcase for innovative acrobatic acts, modern music, contemporary dancing, trampoline routines, and more. Tickets to the tattoo and a behind-the-scenes tour are included during one night of your stay in Halifax. Available on the July 1, 2017 departure

 

Tour Pricing starts at $3,115 p.p.d.o.

Departure Dates available: June through September, 2017

4 01, 2017

Savannah, Charleston & the Golden Isles of Georgia Tour

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Where Southern Hospitality was Born, Nurtured & is Now Just A Way of Life!
Genteel… gracious… historic… beautiful… these are just a few of the words that come to mind when we think of these places. Everything you’ve heard is true, now start packing!

Highlights include :

  • Savannah, America’s first planned community
  • Isle of Hope
  • Georgia’s First Plantation
  • George Whitfield’s Orphaned Boys Home
  • Tybee Island
  • Harbor Tour
  • Palatial Homes tour
  • Cooper River Bridge
  • Patriots Point
  • Fort Sumpter
  • Drayton Hall
  • Magnolia Plantation and Gardens
  • The Golden Isles
  • Fort Frederica
  • Georgia Sea Turtle Center

Tour Pricing starts at $2,464 p.p.d.o.

Departure Dates available: May 1, 2017

4 01, 2017

Arizona’s Sonoran Desert Tour

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The Sonoran Desert Pulls You In… & Then Surprises You
With 350 days of sunshine a year, Tucson is the place to vacation! A bit off the beaten path… Tucson’s unique attractions beckon you to discover and explore. The beauty of the Sonoran Desert is what first pulls you in, then surprises you at how verdant and diverse a living desert can be, truly an oasis from the unoriginal and pretentious… Let Tucson inspire the free spirit in you!

Highlights include :

  • Tohono Chul Park
  • Mission San Xavier del Bac
  • Tour of Tuscon
  • Mission Xavier’s del Bac
  • Old Town
  • Biosphere 2
  • Downtown Kitchen & Cocktails
  • Bisbee
  • Copper Queen Mine
  • Tombstone Tour
  • History of American Wild West
  • Arizon-Sonoran Desert Museum
  • Jeep Tour
  • Picnic Dinner in the Desert
  • The Mini Time Museum

Tour Pricing starts at $1,713 p.p.d.o.

Departure Dates available: March 14, 2017

5 12, 2016

Discover Glacier National Park, Hells Canyon & Washington Wine Country Tour with Alaskan Cruise

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17-Day Tour from Seattle to Seattle

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 $4,129 p.p.d.o.

Departure Dates available: June through September, 2017