Globus European Sampler
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European Sampler
 
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European Sampler
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Globus European Tours
European Sampler
  Amsterdam to Paris

Duration: 9 Days
Globus Discounts
Globus Europe Tours
Land Tour w/deluxe motorcoach PLUS Rhine River Cruise

Globus Europe Vacations
HOLLAND, GERMANY, SWITZERLAND and FRANCE

Globus Europe
Specially-priced Air Rates Available: YES


This European tour is a sample of some of the major highlights of Europe. Enjoy a guided sightseeing of Amsterdam on board a canal cruise, the only proper way to experience the 700-year-old capital! In both Heidelberg and Lucerne, discover the must-see sights on a walking tour, including Heidelberg’s Old Town and Lucerne’s Bourbaki Panorama, a circular painting dating to 1881 and depicting memorable scenes from the Franco-Prussian War. In Beaune, taste the Burgundy wine and visit the impressive Hôtel Dieu. Your Paris sightseeing includes a Seine cruise, with great views of Notre Dame Cathedral and the Eiffel Tower.

This European tour also includes majestic scenery, a romantic Rhine cruise, a stop at the spectacular Rhine Falls, Europe’s largest waterfall, and an overnight stay in Burgundy. A European sampler tour cannot miss the opportunity to taste the regional specialties of each area, and Globus has taken care of this for you. Enjoy dinner and a beer at a charming local restaurant in Heidelberg, and coffee with traditional homemade Black Forest Cake in Germany’s Black Forest.

Fascinating sightseeing, spectacular scenery, tasty local food, expert Local Guides, and a Tour Director ready to bring these destinations to life…what more can you ask for in a European vacation?

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Globus Europe

AMSTERDAM
Welcome dinner; canal cruise with Local Guide, visit a major diamond center

RHINE CRUISE

HEIDELBERG
Walking tour of the Old Town, take pictures of the castle; GLOBUS LOCAL FAVORITE
Globus helps you get out there and really experience your destination! We take you behind the scenes to spotlight what makes this exciting destination unique - and to introduce you to its local flavors.
dinner with beer at Kulturbrauerei Heidelberg

BLACK FOREST
Woodcarving demonstration; enjoy Kaffee und Schwarzwaldkuchen (coffee and Black Forest Cake)

RHINE FALLS

LUCERNE
Walking tour including the GLOBUS LOCAL FAVORITE
Globus helps you get out there and really experience your destination! We take you behind the scenes to spotlight what makes this exciting destination unique - and to introduce you to its local flavors.
Bourbaki Panorama, the Lion Monument, and the Chapel Bridge

BEAUNE
GLOBUS LOCAL FAVORITE
Globus helps you get out there and really experience your destination! We take you behind the scenes to spotlight what makes this exciting destination unique - and to introduce you to its local flavors.
Burgundy wine tasting at the Marché aux Vins wine cellar; visit Hôtel Dieu

VERSAILLES
Guided visit of the Palace and Gardens

PARIS
Guided sightseeing; enjoy a Seine cruise

FOR A SLIGHTLY LONGER VERSION OF THIS TOUR PLEASE SEE
European Sampler from London to London (11 Days)


GLOBUS LOCAL FAVORITE
Globus helps you get out there and really experience your destination! We take you behind the scenes to spotlight what makes this exciting destination unique - and to introduce you to its local flavors.
LOCAL FAVORITE
Globus helps you get out there and really experience your destination! We take you behind the scenes to spotlight what makes this exciting destination unique - and to introduce you to its local flavors.

INSIDE VISITS
Inside visits and special features are shown in the description, including admission charges when applicable.

THIS TOUR INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING TRANSPORTATION MODES:
  Ride in Comfort
Each Globus motorcoach 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.

Motorcoach; canal cruise in Amsterdam; Rhine River cruise; Seine cruise in Paris. Free WI-FI available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.


HEADSETS throughout the tour
AIRPORT TRANSFERS
Airport transfers may be included when you make your flight arrangements.

 Globus First Class Hotels
Amsterdam WESTCORD ART HOTEL AMSTERDAM (F)
Heidelberg NH HEIDELBERG (F)
Lucerne ASTORIA (F)
Dijon OCEANIA LE JURA (F)
Paris PARIS MARRIOTT RIVE GAUCHE (SF)

SUPERIOR HOTELS - (D) Deluxe (SF) Superior First-Class (F) First-Class

DINING HIGHLIGHTS
Full buffet breakfast daily; 3 three-course dinners, including a dinner at a local restaurant in Heidelberg


Globus Tour Itinerary

Day
1 Arrive in Amsterdam, Holland


Welcome to Amsterdam! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel.

Dinner

Day 2 Amsterdam
Touring Amsterdam CanalsMeet your Local Guide and hear about the fascinating history of the 700-year-old capital during a leisurely CANAL CRUISE. Admire the patrician mansions and the gabled façades; the “Golden Bend,” the most prestigious part of the Herengracht and a monument to the Golden Age; the Stopera, Amsterdam’s proud concert hall; the Hermitage, a branch museum of the Hermitage Museum of St. Petersburg; and much more. Also visit a major DIAMOND CENTER. For those who wish to experience Dutch life in the countryside, an optional excursion is available to picture-book Volendam, a fishing village at the former Zuiderzee, including visits to a working windmill, a clogmaker, a cheese farm, plus dinner.

Breakfast

Day 3 Amsterdam–Heidelberg, Germany
Pass the Dutch region near Arnhem, best known as the locale of A Bridge Too Far, and enter Germany. Today’s highlight is a romantic RHINE CRUISE. Sit back, relax, and enjoy views of centuries-old castles, cozy towns, and vineyards. Continue to Heidelberg for a pleasant walk through the OLD TOWN to the Marktplatz (market square), from where you can take pictures of the famous red-walled ruins of Heidelberg Castle, followed by GLOBUS LOCAL FAVORITE
Globus helps you get out there and really experience your destination! We take you behind the scenes to spotlight what makes this exciting destination unique - and to introduce you to its local flavors.
dinner with beer at Kulturbrauerei Heidelberg restaurant.
Today’s Distance: 342 mi / 550 km


Breakfast Dinner

Day 4 Heidelberg–Black Forest–Rhine Falls–Lucerne, Switzerland
Touring The Black ForestEnter the lush valleys and pine-clad hills of the BLACK FOREST, famous for cuckoo clocks. Be welcomed by a local woodcarver, and see samples of his work during a WOODCARVING DEMONSTRATION. Then, enjoy Kaffee und Schwarzwaldkuchen (coffee and the traditional homemade Black Forest Cake). On the Swiss border, take pictures of the thundering RHINE FALLS before continuing to Lucerne. Start your walking tour with a visit to GLOBUS LOCAL FAVORITE
Globus helps you get out there and really experience your destination! We take you behind the scenes to spotlight what makes this exciting destination unique - and to introduce you to its local flavors.
the impressive BOURBAKI PANORAMA, Edouard Castres’ circular painting dating back to 1881, depicting scenes of the Franco-Prussian War. Also admire Thorwaldsen’s LION MONUMENT, dedicated to the fallen Swiss Guards who protected the Royal House of France during the French Revolution. See the ornate patrician houses lining the cobblestone streets of the walled Old Town, and cross the famous covered CHAPEL BRIDGE to the Jesuit Church.
Today’s Distance: 242 mi / 390 km


Breakfast Dinner

Day 5 Lucerne
A whole day at leisure in this picturesque town with lots of things to do: shop for Swiss watches, knives, and chocolate. Choose from a selection of optional excursions to Mount Pilatus, the “Guard of Lucerne,” a lake cruise, or a folklore dinner party with a chance to yodel or blow an alphorn.

Breakfast

Day 6 Lucerne–Beaune, France–Dijon
Leave the Alps behind you and enter the scenic French countryside on your way to the vineyards of Burgundy. Stop in the pretty town of Beaune, where a GLOBUS LOCAL FAVORITE
Globus helps you get out there and really experience your destination! We take you behind the scenes to spotlight what makes this exciting destination unique - and to introduce you to its local flavors.
WINE TASTING awaits at the renowned Marché aux Vins wine cellar. Also visit the HÔTEL DIEU, originally founded in 1443 as a hospital for the poor, before continuing to Dijon for your overnight stay.
Today’s Distance: 280 mi / 450 km

Breakfast

Day 7 Dijon–Versailles–Paris
Touring VersaillesEnjoy views of castles on your way to Versailles, where a guided visit of the 17th-century PALACE AND GARDENS has been included. This former hunting château, built by Louis XIII, was transformed into a magnificent palace by the Sun King, Louis XIV, and housed the French kings until the French Revolution. Arrive in Paris, where an optional excursion is available to try out local specialties in one of its lively restaurants, followed by a drive for a first look at the French capital.
Today’s Distance: 236 mi / 380 km

Breakfast

Day 8 Paris
Discover the world’s heart of chic and style with a Local Guide. Admire its major sites: the Opéra, Arc de Triomphe, and Champs-Elysées. Enjoy a relaxing SEINE CRUISE with spectacular views of Notre Dame Cathedral and the Eiffel Tower. Time to further explore on your own or to join an optional excursion to the impressive Louvre Museum with the Mona Lisa. Tonight, dinner and a lively cabaret show at one of Paris’ nightclubs might just be the ticket!

Breakfast

Day 9 Paris
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Breakfast
European Sampler
Globus Travel Specialist 9 Day Tour
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About Globus

and The Globus Family of Brands
About Globus
 IT ALL BEGAN MORE THAN 90 YEARS AGO
In 1928, a young man purchased a rowboat to transport visitors across Lake Lugano, Switzerland. Who would have thought that this single rowboat would launch one of the world's leading travel companies?

Today, the Globus family of brands is a global company reaching every corner of the world, yet remains family-owned and steeped in the values Antonio had when he set out across Lake Lugano—to enlighten travelers by showing them the very best of the destinations we know so well.


Antonio's 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.


By 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.


The 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.


Under 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.


Today, 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 to grow.


 Touring Is Just Another Way To Say "Perfectly Planned"
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 vacation wasted.

With Globus, it goes beyond planning perfection. After more than 90 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, Globus gives you choice to ensure you'll see the world the way you want.
  • VIP Access - skip the lines and get special treatment at the must-see attractions.
  • Central Hotels - we've done the work to find just the right hotels in the heart of the city.
  • Tour Directors - take your heads out of the guidebook and let expert guides make every destination fascinating.
  • Transportation - leave the navigating to us – and just sit back and enjoy the ride.
  • Inside visits to major and must-see sites are included in the vacation price.
  • A variety of travel 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.
  • The ideal combination of free time and planned activities results in the perfect getaway.
  • Portage is included! Not handling your own bag really enhances your vacation experience.
  • A dynamic blend of transportation includes deluxe motorcoach, rail, air, and cruise—we make getting there part of the fun!
  • Many great meals are included in the package price—for a great value plus freedom to experience the local fare as you wish.
  • As the most recognized Tour Operator in the industry, our vacations receive five times the recommendation rate as our nearest competitor, and we're the escorted travel provider of choice by Travel Weekly, Recommend magazine, and Travel Age West.
  • Globus escorted travel receives a 97% satisfaction rating on our customers' post-vacation surveys.
  • More than 90 years 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.

Superior Accommodation


Globus uses 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.


The specific 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.

Most 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.

Globus 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.

We reserve 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.

Why Globus is Better


Even though 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.


Dining in Style


With 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 restaurants.


Extra Nights Before and After Your Vacation

If you 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.


Extra 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.

As hotel 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.

Experience the World
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.


NO TIME WASTED with VIP ACCESS


A Minute Saved Is a Minute Earned

We've spent more than 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 & Services

  • Discounts available for early bookings, frequent travelers, second tours within the same year, group travel, young travelers, and triple rooms
  • Expert Tour Directors, Cruise Directors, Hosts, and Local Guides
  • Twin-bedded rooms with private bath or shower (hotel taxes, service charges, and tips for baggage handling included)
  • Private deluxe touring motorcoaches equipped with air-conditioning, extra leg room, and emergency restroom
  • Helpful travel documents
  • In 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 through Globus)
  • In Europe, high-speed Eurostar train rides on all vacations traveling between London and Paris (or Brussels)

Transportation to Suit
Each Moment of Your Vacation!

The 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 Globus 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!

Motorcoach Standards


Ride in Comfort

Each Globus motorcoach 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.


Free Wi-Fi on Your Motorcoach


Our state-of-the-art 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 note that free 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 Extra Comfort


The 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 Coaches


For non-smokers and 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 & Professional Drivers


Globus drivers take 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 Washrooms


Motorcoaches in Europe 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.


Sustainable Travel


Globus is committed to reduce 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 emissions.


Flights and Airfare
  Flights Coordinated With Your Vacation

With 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.


Globus 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 option.

Low Air-Inclusive Prices

& Free Airport Transfers

Regardless 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.


Land-only 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.

Airport 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.

Transfers will be provided only if confirmed by Globus. Look for confirmation of your transfer in the travel documents.

We Also Accept Your Reservation on a Land-Only Basis

While booking your vacation air-inclusive gives you all the advantages described, you can also choose the land-only option.


Book Early to Get Even Better Prices Than Those Listed

The 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.


Booking your Vacation with Air

Guaranteed 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.


How We Select Your Flights

Since 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.


Air 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.

Upgrades

Business 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 upgraded service.


Air-Inclusive Vacations – Applicable Taxes & Fees

Air 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 fees.


Not Included In Your Vacation Price

Charges 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.


Taxes and fees

Taxes and fees are extra and subject to change and are not guaranteed until full land and air deposit are received.

Trust & Travel Insurance
For 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 industry.

DETAILS OF THIS INSURANCE PROGRAM WILL BE INCLUDED IN ALL OF OUR QUOTES.

THE MOST AWARDED TOUR OPERATOR
In order to ensure you are satisfied, you want to travel with the most dependable company. Globus offers award-winning vacations, tours and cruises.

TRAVEL WEEKLY MAGAZINE'S READER'S CHOICE AWARDS:
2019 Best Tour Operator, Escorted/Best Tour Operator, Europe
2017 Best Tour Operator, Europe
2018 Best Tour Operator, Escorted/Best Tour Operator, Europe/Best Tour Operator, Asia Pacific
2017 Best Tour Operator, Europe
2016 Best Tour Operator, Asia-Pacific
2015 Best Tour Operator Overall, Escorted/Best International Tour Operator/Best Tour Operator, Asia-Pacific
2014 Best Tour Operator Escorted Overall/Best Tour Operator Asia-Pacific/
Best Tour Operator International
2013 Best Tour Operator Europe/Best Tour Operator Asia-Pacific/Best Tour Operator International
2012 Best Tour Operator Europe/Best Tour Operator Asia-Pacific
2011 Best Tour Operator Europe/Best Tour Operator Asia-Pacific/Best River Cruise Ship (Avalon Panorama)

RECOMMEND MAGAZINE READERS CHOICE AWARD:
2019 Best Tour Operator to Europe/Best Tour Operator to US/Canada
2018 Best Tour Operator to Europe
2017 Best Tour Operator to Europe/Best Tour Operator to US-Canada/Best Tour Operator to Africa/Best Tour Operator to the Middle East
2014 Best Tour Operator to US-Canada/Best Tour Operator to Africa/Best Tour Operator to the Middle East
2013-2014 Best Tour Operator to Latin America
1999-2014 Best Tour Operator to Europe

USA TODAY 10BEST
2019 Globus ranked in the top 10 Group Tour Companies in USA Today's 10 Best 2019 readers' choice awards.


 

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