Land Tour w/deluxe motorcoach PLUS a
Rhine River Cruise
GERMANY, AUSTRIA, ITALY, SWITZERLAND and FRANCE
INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING TRANSPORTATION MODES:
motorcoach has upholstered,
reclining seats with headrests and individual air-conditioning vents. A
high-fidelity sound system broadcasts professional Tour Director's
to every seat. Our custom of daily seat rotation gives everyone a
of vantage points to see the passing countryside and city scenes.
HEADSETS throughout the tour
may be included when you make your flight arrangements.
13 Day Tour
over 85 Years of Touring!
per person based on double occupancy and are land only. We also offer
competitive group-based airfares from your home city airport that fit
with this particular touring program.
provide an additional agency
tour programs. Offer subject
to availability and change without notice.
TO AN EXPERIENCED
full-service travel provider, we can help you in finding your
perfect tour at the best price available, today. We've been
representing the GLOBUS Family of
over 35 years as a Premier Agency
Partner - a designation only awarded to the top tier agencies
that are authorized to represent the full Globus Family of Brands. We
can take you all the way from your own hometown to
some of the most beautiful touring experiences in Europe and then back
again - all with the expertise of a seasoned GLOBUS professional
When it is important to get it right, you can trust the services of our
own professional GLOBUS Certified travel specialists.
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program and accommodations for the date range that you may specify in
the boxes below and reply back to you as soon as possible. Of course
the more information that you can provide us, the closer we will be in
matching your needs and preferences. We will not knowingly sell or pass
along your information that you provide to any third party for any
reason (see Liabilities
information on our tour request forms that we have posted throughout
our website. We
are available to answer your inquiries in person Monday - Friday
(except holidays) from 8:30am until 5:30pm CST (1-877-510-4653 |
817-788-5210). We are available from time to time on the weekends via
email to answer your questions. Our typical response time for your
email request ranges from 3 hours to as many as 72 depending upon the
availability of onsite resources and those of the tour companies and
resorts/lodging establishments, as well as any variations you may
request from our listed programs. We will respond to your
requests as quickly as possible and as soon as we have all components
of your package confirmable. All tour program rates are based upon
double occupancy unless otherwise specified.
your interest in this quality tour by The GLOBUS Family
Gardner President Gardner Travel
and The Globus Family of
More than 75
years ago, Antonio Mantegazza bought a rowboat to transport commercial
goods across Lake Lugano in Switzerland. Who could know that rowboat
would launch the world's leading escorted travel company? Today Globus
is a global, family-owned company reaching every corner of the world.
Globus is now the first choice among individuals looking for vacations
with both domestic and international travel in a variety of styles to
six continents and hundreds of itineraries to choose from (see Globus History video right).
frequent trips across the scenic lake led him to
consider opportunities in a different market - tourism. His
entrepreneurial instinct pushed him to gradually acquire some
motorcoaches to transport tourists around the Lake Lugano area. In
1928, Antonio opened a company specializing in motorcoach touring
called Globus Viaggi. The company began with a fleet of 12 coaches
which operated local excursions for European tourists in Switzerland.
1950, Globus Viaggi had grown to a fleet of 33 coaches
and featured overnight excursions to Rome, Venice, the Dolomites and
the French Riviera. Gradually, these became regularly scheduled tours
and grew longer to cover more ground. Later that decade, under the
leadership of Werner Albek, Antonio's business partner, Globus
pioneered the concept of Grand European Touring by offering first-class
European tours to North Americans. By 1961, the company launched its
Cosmos arm, which featured affordable, value-priced European touring
for the cost-conscious British traveler.
coach tours were so successful that Cosmos soon
introduced another form of travel for the British market: air holiday
packages to the sunny destinations of southern Europe. By 1968, Cosmos
air holidays became so popular the company formed its own airline,
Monarch Airlines. Monarch Airlines started out modestly with two used
Britannia aircraft and eventually blossomed into one of the most
successful European charter companies with a large fleet of modern jets
and its own engineering division.
the flagship of Sergio Mantegazza, current president
and son of Antonio, Globus began expanding its markets beyond Great
Britain and North America. Since 1974, travel packages have been sold
in Australia, New Zealand, Canada and most recently in Southeast Asia.
Starting in the 70s, the company also aggressively expanded its
offerings, introducing travelers to more countries than any other tour
operator with packages to Africa, South and North America, Europe, the
South Pacific and Asia.
the Globus family of brands is marketed and operated
by a network of more than 32 independent tourism and aviation
businesses, serviced by a group of more than 5,000 professionals
worldwide. Combined, Globus, Cosmos, and Monograms carry over 500,000
passengers a year, making the organization the leading operator of
guided vacations worldwide. Globus attributes its success to the ideals
of founder Antonio Mantegazza. For three generations, his vision, hard
work, love for travel, and commitment have guided the company. These
values are the cornerstone on which Globus was built and will continue
Touring Is Just
To Say "Perfectly
Think about all the
great things you plan to do on your vacation. Now
picture it going perfectly. That's what it feels like to tour.
Bypassing the waiting lines at attractions, enjoying the company of
your fellow travelers instead of driving on your own, walking into your
hotel lobby and loving it every time. Not a moment of your priceless
Globus, it goes beyond planning perfection. After more than 80 years
we've come to know vacations like no one else. And we can't wait to
share its stories with you. Those unforgettable details about the
colorful characters and places that will transform your visit into a
lasting memory. Throughout your Globus tour your destination will be
brought to life by expert Tour Directors who will share those stories
and their intimate knowledge of every location and landmark.
With more than 225
guided vacations to more than 70 countries on six continents,
gives you choice to ensure you'll see the world the way you want.
lines and get special treatment at the must-see attractions.
done the work to find just the right hotels in the heart of the city.
your heads out of the guidebook and let expert guides make every
the navigating to us – and just sit back and enjoy the ride.
and must-see sites are included in the vacation price.
A variety of
styles and specialty travel includes Cruise & Tour, Family Travel,
Religious Vacations, and more.
As you encounter famous sights,
you don't just view or drive by—you visit, taking the
time to go inside and learn the stories that bring them to life.
of free time
activities results in the
Not handling your own bag really enhances your vacation experience.
A dynamic blend
transportation includes deluxe motorcoach, rail, air, and cruise—we
make getting there part of the fun!
included in the package price—for a great value plus freedom to
experience the local fare as you wish.
As the most
Tour Operator in the industry, our vacations receive five
recommendation rate as our nearest competitor, and we're the escorted
travel provider of choice by Travel Weekly, Recommend magazine, and
Travel Age West.
receives a 97%
on our customers' post-vacation
More than 80
experience showing people the world.
When you travel with
Globus, even the
places you lay your head at night
have their own intriguing histories and captivating stories to
uncover—because many Globus hotels are legendary places in their own
right. At our superior, conveniently located hotels, you'll always feel
well looked after because we know that relaxing in comfortable, clean,
attractive accommodations at the end of a busy day of sightseeing is
essential. The hotels we carefully select have mastered the fine art of
handling group check-ins and baggage, and of balancing efficiency with
the individual attention you deserve. You won't be surprised by any
hidden check-out charges, either. And with your hotels often within
mere steps of the world's greatest sites and attractions, you'll never
waste precious vacation time getting to the sights you want to see most.
chains such as Crowne Plaza,
Forte, Hilton, Holiday Inn, Hyatt, Inter-Continental, Jolly, Queens
Moat Houses, Marriott, Mövenpick, Radisson SAS, Renaissance,
Scandic, Sheraton, Sofitel, Thistle and Westin.
hotels we have selected for
you are listed separately for each tour. The vast majority of our
hotels are rated deluxe (D), superior first-class (SF), or first-class
(F). In overnight places where there is no hotel in these categories or
where our demand exceeds the supply, we choose the best available
superior tourist-class (ST) or tourist class (TC) hotels.
have amenities such as
satellite TV, mini-bar, a cocktail lounge, a restaurant, room service
and concierge services. Many also have a swimming pool, health club,
shops, and dry cleaning and laundry services.
hotel ratings follow standards
set by the independent Hotel & Travel Index and by national tourist
boards. The specific rating for each contract hotel is determined by
our quality controllers.
the right to substitute
hotels listed on the itinerary pages with hotels of equivalent
standard. With your Globus travel documents you’ll receive a list of
hotel addresses, telephone numbers, and fax numbers for your vacation.
Globus is Better
our main competitors use
hotels with comparable quality, none of them has mastered the art of
creating vacations that will enthrall you and enrich you, with lots of
side trips, adventurous optionals, and many other memorable experiences.
Globus, even meals are designed for
your convenience and to help you make the most of your vacation. Start
each day with a hearty included breakfast; take advantage of free time
to sample the local fare on your own; and discover culinary highlights
through food and wine tastings, and traditional meals at local
Nights Before and After Your Vacation
require extra nights at the first
and/or last vacation hotel, we will make reservations for you at the
rates quoted, provided you request them at the time you book your
vacation. Rates are per person, per night, and include room with
private bath, breakfast, service charges, and taxes.
nights are only available
immediately prior to or after your vacation. Every effort will be made
to reserve extra nights at the hotel where your vacation stays. If
space at the hotel is not available, alternative accommodations will be
reserved at a hotel of equivalent standard. When this is the case, the
transfer from and to the vacation hotel is at our expense.
space is limited, we cannot
reserve more than two extra nights before and/or after your vacation,
unless they are needed to bridge the gap between two Globus vacations.
During particularly busy periods, hotel space in certain cities can
become so tight that we may be unable to sell extra nights.
Through the Eyes of a Local Expert!
One of the
biggest benefits of a Globus
escorted vacation is getting to experience the very essence of your
destination in the company of Tour Directors and Local Guides who are
actually from the region. Year after year, these experts are rated the
best in the industry by travelers and travel agents—and our perfectly
planned itineraries incorporate their feedback so that you can get the
most out of every stop. All along the way, they share their vast
knowledge of the areas, offer special recommendations, and tell
colorful stories about each historic landmark to help bring your
journey to life in a powerful, memorable, and enriching way.
TIME WASTED with VIP ACCESS
Is a Minute Earned
We've spent more
eight decades creating and finely honing vacations that strike the
perfect balance between included planned activities…and leisure time to
explore on your own. We actually take you inside the world's most
awe-inspiring places, where your expert Tour Director and Local Guides
reveal the little-known facts and colorful tales about the destination.
This very special VIP access means you'll have a richer overall
experience, and will spend less time waiting in lines so you can enjoy
the unique flavors and customs of each stop along the way. Plus, Globus
offers more included features than our nearest competitor—at no
additional cost to you. And all of our planning adds up to great
value—a Globus tour can save you up to 40% versus traveling on your own. We
Handle the Details
Seeing the world
doesn't have to be a hassle—and with Globus, it isn't! Our escorted
vacations come with ultimate peace of mind as you travel without
worrying about the details. Because of Globus' buying power, you enjoy
unmatched value when it comes to your hotels, transfers, inside visits
of must-see attractions, and flight prices. You even have the option to
personalize your trip with extra days and additional excursions. Standard Amenities
available for early bookings, frequent travelers, second tours within
the same year, group travel, young travelers, and triple rooms
Tour Directors, Cruise Directors, Hosts, and Local Guides
rooms with private bath or shower (hotel taxes, service charges, and
tips for baggage handling included)
deluxe touring motorcoaches equipped with air-conditioning, extra leg
room, and emergency restroom
Europe, Hosts, Tour Directors, and Cruise Directors at airports greet
and assist you with the transfer to your hotel (applicable for air
inclusive vacations, and land-only clients who have purchased transfers
Europe, high-speed Eurostar train rides on all vacations traveling
between London and Paris (or Brussels)
Moment of Your Vacation!
Best Way to Go No other Tour
Operator offers as many means of included transportation as we do! At
Globus, we believe getting from here to there can really add to the
fun, so we employ a wide range of transportation. From trains and
luxurious cruise ships to planes and canoes, your magical journey will
deliver you to encounters with fascinating people and places, where you
can create lasting stories of your own.
Seeing the World in
Ultimate Comfort On your
escorted tour, getting around in each city is completely hassle-free.
You never have to worry about searching for some ill-defined shuttle
meeting place—because we pick you up at your hotel and deliver you
right to each destination's world-famous attractions. Our private
deluxe motorcoaches include all the comforts you'd expect, including
air-conditioning, an emergency restroom, and extra leg room, comparable
to the airlines' upgraded "plus" seating so there's plenty of room to
stretch out and relax!
has upholstered, reclining seats with headrests and individual
air-conditioning vents. A high-fidelity sound system broadcasts
professional Tour Director's commentary to every seat. Our custom of
daily seat rotation gives everyone a variety of vantage points to see
the passing countryside and city scenes. All Globus touring
motorcoaches are fully air-conditioned.
motorcoaches offer free Wi-Fi in North America and Europe, as well as
video monitors. Once again, Globus has ushered touring into new
territory, making it possible for travelers to stay connected with
family and friends and browse online for free while touring. Most of
our ultramodern motorcoaches now feature free wireless Internet
connection. So, as you're enjoying your escorted tour, you can share
your experience with friends and relatives back home...and it's all at
no cost! Please
connectivity features browsing only; downloading is not available. Some
tour departures may not offer this service. Unfortunately, details
regarding availability cannot be provided prior to the commencement of
the tour. Some countries—such as Iceland, Israel, Jordan, Russia, and
Ukraine—and certain regions of other countries do not have Wi-Fi
service coverage, so free Wi-Fi is not available. When local coaches
are used for transfers or occasionally for sightseeing tours, wireless
service is not available. Limited
Group Size for
length and width of
modern motorcoaches is standard, prescribed by law. The difference
among tour operators is in the number of seats installed and actually
sold. While it is customary to install and sell 53 seats, Globus
installs fewer seats for extra leg room, and limits group size to a
maximum of 44 tour members (Europe vacations only). The extra space
contributes enormously to your comfort. For airport and port transfers
in Britain we generally use motorcoaches with 53 seats. Smoke-Free
moderate smokers an otherwise perfect vacation can be spoiled if they
are forced to inhale other people's smoke on a motorcoach. We therefore
do not allow smoking on the coach. There are plenty of opportunities to
smoke during the frequent stops. Experienced
pride in driving and in their vehicles, keeping them in great shape and
spotlessly clean. Your driver will help you on and off the motorcoach
with a smile and load your bags with care. Our travelers consistently
lavish the highest praise on the person behind the wheel! Emergency
are equipped with an emergency washroom. For transfers and sightseeing
in London this amenity is not available. We deliberately use the term
"emergency washroom," because this facility is not meant to be used
regularly in lieu of the restrooms at our frequent comfort stops.
Globus is committed to
transportation-related energy use and greenhouse gas emissions. Globus
utilizes motorcoaches that are 5 years or newer and equipped with the
latest technology in emission control and reduction. In addition, the
utilization of these modern motorcoaches provide 206.6 passenger miles
per gallon and on averages, seven times more energy and fuel efficient
than a single-occupancy automobile. Each motorcoach replaces as many as
55 passenger cars on the roads, slashing fuel usage and pollution
Coordinated With Your Vacation
Globus, think of your entire vacation as one-stop shopping. Rather than
spending hours researching flights to coordinate with your vacation
start and end dates, let us handle the work. And when we book your
flights, if there are any changes to your vacation schedule, we make
the air changes for you. As a completely independent company, we have
no ties to any one airline. We negotiate the lowest possible airfares
with the world's finest carriers on your behalf.
offers 2 air options - Flex Air and Instant Purchase Air. Flex Air
allows flexibility if you want to make changes to your vacation
schedule. Instant Purchase Air may offer additional airline options but
has more restrictions. Some vacations may only offer one Air type
Air-Inclusive Prices & Free Airport Transfers
which air option you choose when you book your Globus vacation
air-inclusive, the transfer to and from the airport to your start and
end hotel is included (on published departure and return dates). This
can be a substantial savings and give you peace of mind.
vacation clients who make their own air arrangements on regularly
scheduled direct or nonstop flights (not chartered flights) into
terminals may purchase our airport transfer service.
transfers can be arranged when you purchase extra nights before or
after the vacation. Transfers cannot be provided when you join late or
leave early. Flight information for air purchased separately from
Globus will be required at time of booking the extra night transfers
and must be provided to Globus prior to final payment.
will be provided only if confirmed by Globus. Look for confirmation of
your transfer in the travel documents.
Also Accept Your Reservation on a Land-Only Basis
booking your vacation air-inclusive gives you all the advantages
described, you can also choose the land-only option.
Early to Get Even Better Prices Than Those Listed
earlier you book, the better the rates will be, as availability of the
best airline rates is at its best. For up-to-the-minute air prices,
look online or ask a Travel Consultant. Any changes and/or revisions to
airline flights may affect your air-inclusive price.
your Vacation with Air
air-inclusive prices - air is only available to passengers traveling
from the United States and only available when booked in conjunction
with a land vacation. An additional non-refundable air deposit is
required for Flex Air booked in conjunction with any land vacation
(i.e. air-inclusive vacation). Air can only be booked by Globus in
conjunction with a vacation package. Instant Purchase Air requires air
payment in full at time of booking (i.e. air-inclusive vacation) plus
$30 per person non-refundable service fee. Once booked, Instant
Purchase Air is non-refundable, and non-changeable. Some vacations may
only offer one Air type option. However, once your airfare is confirmed
and Globus has received your full air and land deposit, your
air-inclusive vacation price is guaranteed.
We Select Your Flights
seats for our low-cost airfares fill quickly, we urge you to book
early. Air-inclusive reservations cannot be made later than 10 days
prior to departure. Additional rules may apply. Ask our Travel
Consultants for details. Although we will try, Globus cannot always
honor carrier or flight preferences.
tickets will be received two to three weeks prior to vacation
departure. For any late bookings, tickets are sent overnight after
final payment is received. It is advised to contact your air carrier
for special service requests, such as specific seat assignments and
special meals, or, if applicable, to advise your frequent flyer number.
class and/or Premium Economy upgrades may be available for purchase.
Please inquire with your Travel Agent at the time of booking for
applicable price quotes. NOTE: U.S. connection flights typically do not
have upgraded cabins available in conjunction with international
Vacations – Applicable Taxes & Fees
inclusive price quotes will include all government-imposed taxes and
fees applicable at the time of booking and will be shown as a Total
Amount. Additional airline fees for baggage may apply. At the time of
booking your air-inclusive vacation online, carrier Websites will be
provided to check baggage fees, or you can visit www.iflybags.com for
up-to-date baggage pricing/restrictions. The total airfare price, the
base airfare price, and the applicable government taxes and fees are
broken-out line-by-line and shown while booking online and on the
invoice after your travel is booked. For return travel from some
countries, international travelers are required to pay entry and/or
exit fees at the airport. These fees will be collected by the local
government and are payable by the traveler at time of travel. Your
confirmation booking information will contain information about these
Included In Your Vacation Price
not included in the land vacation price: airfare to and from the start
of your vacation; airline baggage fees including checked and/or excess
baggage fees; Federal inspection fees for the Federal U.S. Customs and
Immigrations; agricultural tax; other per person taxes imposed by
government entities; applicable cruise taxes, fees, fares and port
charges; passports; visas and vaccinations; transfers; tips to your
Tour or Cruise Director, Local Host, driver, Local Guides, and/or
ships' crew; gratuities on ferries, trains, and cruise ships; laundry;
telephone; minibar; alcohol, beverages, and food outside of the
contracted menu as presented at a hotel or restaurant (these extra
items will be billed to you before leaving the hotel, ship, or
restaurant); additional excursions and activities not listed as
'included' in the itinerary; porterage at airports or train stations;
Travel Protection premiums; and all other items of a personal nature.
and fees are extra and subject to change and are not guaranteed until
full land and air deposit are received.
& Travel Insurance
generations, Globus has worked
hard to provide the best on-trip experiences, world-class customer
service, and the best consumer protection plans available in the travel
OF THIS INSURANCE PROGRAM WILL BE INCLUDED IN ALL OF OUR QUOTES.
thirteen years in a row, Globus has been selected by
Recommend Magazine as the best Tour Operator to Europe, and a top
finalist for North America, Asia, Latin America and Africa. The brand
was also named in Travel Weekly's 2013 Reader's Choice Awards as Best
Tour Operator - Europe and 2013 Reader's Choice Awards as Best Tour
Operator - Europe, Best Tour Operator - International and Best Tour
Operator - Asia and South Pacific.