London, Paris, Venice, Florence
& Rome What
do London, Paris, Venice, Florence, and Rome have in common (other than
being some of Europe’s most exciting cities)? Shakespeare, of course!
They are all locations for his plays—Macbeth, All’s Well That Ends
Well, The Merchant of Venice, and Julius Caesar! You know what else
they have in common? They’re all included on this 16-day Monograms
vacation, where we've arranged your hotel reservations in each city,
daily breakfast, sightseeing, transportation between cities, and
transfers from/to your hotels to/from the train stations. Plus, to help
your vacation run smoothly and to make sure you have a "friend in the
city," we've arranged the services of a Monograms Local Host® in
each city, someone who is there for you throughout your stays.
Your vacation begins the moment you arrive in London, where we can pick
you up at the airport and whisk you seamlessly to your selected hotel.
Here, your Local Host is waiting with a warm welcome and materials to
help you get settled and start exploring immediately. The next morning,
after an included breakfast, we’ll pick you up at your hotel for
exclusive, guided sightseeing with a local expert, who will share the
inside stories around London's fascinating, must-see attractions. And
it's not just London…in each city we've arranged exclusive, guided
sightseeing with an expert Local Guide.
Your sightseeing includes some of Europe's most famous attractions. In
Paris, you'll visit Notre Dame Cathedral, built in 1163 and where
Napoleon was crowned emperor. In Venice, you'll see St. Mark's Square
and Basilica; Doges Palace, with its gothic architecture, and the
Bridge of Sighs, built in the 17th century. In Florence, the Ponte
Vecchio has housed stores along its arched, stone bridge since the 13th
century, and you’ll see it on your guided walking tour. Rome is a
treasure trove of historic sights, and we’ll take you to many of them.
You'll visit St. Peter's Square and Basilica, built in 313 AD and where
even today the Pope often presides. We’ll also take you to the iconic
Colosseum, built in the 1st century to hold 50,000 spectators, and the
Roman Forum, built over 2,000 years ago at the height of the Roman
In addition to the historic sights, your vacation includes many of
Europe's artistic highlights. We’ll take you to the Louvre in Paris,
the world's most visited museum, where you’ll see Da Vinci's Mona Lisa
and other treasures. Your sightseeing in Venice includes a visit to
watch glassblowers in action. Florence is known for its amazing
artistic heritage, and your guided sightseeing will include the Academy
of Fine Arts featuring Michelangelo's David. In Rome, visit the Vatican
Museums to see its remarkable treasures and the Sistine Chapel, where
you’ll view Michelangelo's The Last Judgment and his famous ceiling
On the third day in each city, you’ll have the opportunity to explore
on your own. Your Local Hosts will be on hand to help you arrange
activities and offer suggestions. Perhaps take a cruise on the Thames
River in London or the Seine River in Paris. Perhaps take an excursion
from Paris to the Palace of Versailles; from London to mysterious
Stonehenge or to Windsor Castle, the world’s largest occupied castle;
from Florence to San Gimignano, Italy's most famous medieval town; and
from Rome to Tivoli, the villa built by Hadrian at the peak of the
Roman Empire. You may choose to just relax and have a drink in Venice's
St. Mark's Square or at a café along the Champs-Elysées.
The possibilities are endless!
And don't forget…your package includes transportation between cities.
You'll travel via the high-speed Eurostar train from London to Paris,
which includes porterage. From Paris to Venice, we've included air on
selected flights, along with transfers to/from the airports. For your
travels between Venice, Florence, and Rome, we've included travel
(first-class) via high-speed train as well as transfers to/from the
train stations. We know the train stations in Italy can seem confusing
to visitors, so we’ll even make sure you get on the correct train! It’s
just another way we ensure your vacation is all you want it to be!
We've carefully screened and selected the
right hotels in the heart of the destination and you can choose your
accommodations to match with your style and budget. Hotels are
convenient for shopping and sightseeing.
Meals Included Start your day off with an included
breakfast. For lunch and dinner, immerse yourself in the local
culture by sampling regional cuisine. After all, one of the best ways
to learn about other cultures is to eat like the locals.
Local Host Service
At the beginning of your Monograms vacation,
we provide you with a friendly, knowledgeable insider to offer hints
and recommendations, steer you off the beaten path, and help you
maximize every moment of your time.
Transportation Made Easy
Whether it's flight arrangements, transfers
from the airport to your hotel, sightseeing, or traveling between
cities, we can take care of your transportation needs and can include
it in your package price.
Packages feature sightseeing and orientation
in each city, so you don't miss the must-see sights. You can also
personalize your trip by adding more activities and excursions that
will make your vacation…exclusively yours.
sightseeing; inside visits
and special features are shown in UPPERCASE. ALSO INCLUDED: personal
headset for included city sightseeing in Venice, Florence & Rome;
shopping discounts in Paris; entrances to the Marciana Library, and the
Correr and Archaeological Museums in Venice.
Plus Much More
Monograms makes it simple to personalize your
package – add extra nights in your start and end city and include
Travel Protection. Plus, before you go, we'll send you a Trip Planner
so you can start getting ready.
INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING TRANSPORTATION MODES:
high-speed Eurostar train (Standard class) London-Paris with porterage;
by air on selected flights Paris-Venice with transfers; by high-speed
train (First class) Venice-Florence-Rome; transfers to/from train
may be included when you make your flight arrangements.
LONDON Holiday Inn
- Kensington Forum Hotel (F) Located in fashionable Kensington
the striking, 27-storey property enjoys excellent transport links close
to London's key attractions. Leafy Kensington's restaurants and cafes
are on your doorstep and the Natural History Museum and brand-name
shopping on bustling High Street Kensington are a short walk away. The
elegant Consortia Restaurant serves a varied European menu, light
lunches and hearty breakfasts, and the Cromwell Tavern offers chilled
beers, world wines and spirits. The hotel also boasts a fitness center
and a gift shop.
& Highlights The hotel is
2-minute walk to Gloucester Road underground station and only 4 stops
on the underground to Paddington. Thriving restaurants and cafes, as
well as some of London's most famous museums are on your doorstep, and
brand-name shopping on bustling High Street Kensington is only a short
walk away. There are also easy and direct links to some major transport
hubs including Victoria, Kings Cross St Pancras, Paddington and
The 228 comfortable, refurbished guestrooms
a work desk, mini-fridge, Nespresso coffee machine, safe iron &
ironing board, 40-inc LCD TV and iPod docking station
Mercure Paris Montmartre Sacre Couer (F) Located at the foot of
Sacré Coeur in the bohemian Montmartre district of Paris. This
305-room hotel is just a few hundred meters from the famous Moulin
Rouge cabaret and close to the Haussman-Opéra district's
department stores, bistros and bustling cafés. Free Wi-Fi access
is available in all guestrooms and public areas of the hotel and there
is a fitness room. A plentiful breakfast buffet is served in the bright
breakfast room and there is also a trendy lounge bar for snacks and
drinks with an alluring outdoor terrace.
Location & Highlights
The nearby Metro station in Place de Clichy,
provides easy access to all the main tourist attractions including the
Arc de Triomphe and Champs Elysées.
The Classic Rooms, with their modern style,
over the interior gardens of the hotel. Each of the hotel rooms is
equipped with an office area and free Wi-Fi access, making this a
practical and pleasant workspace.
Ca' Alvise (F) This unique Baroque style
property with just 28 rooms housed in an historical building offers a
real Venetian experience directly in the heart of Venice. This 3-storey
charming property has an ornate breakfast room and a bar/lounge for
relaxing drinks. Note: This property does not have an elevator.
Location & Highlights
Ideally situated, only steps away from the
Teatro La Fenice Opera House, surrounded by bridges and quaint
alleyways with easy access to the Grand Canal and St. Mark's Square
Elegant guestrooms feature a luxurious jacuzzi
CD player, complimentary Wi-Fi access and a bottle of sparkling wine
Ambasciatori (F) Modern hotel built in 1930
with well-appointed, tastefully decorated rooms, near the Metro, the
Duomo, LaScala and shopping
elegantly furnished rooms are made to provide emotions without invading
your space. The bright and refined rooms are in first place to make
your staying an unforgettable experience.
NH Collection Giustiniano (F) Named after one of Rome's
great Emperors, this modern 161 room hotel has a relaxed atmosphere in
a great central location. Free Wi-Fi access is available in the lobby
and guestrooms. Amenities include a fitness room, a contemporary styled
restaurant serving regional & international dishes and a lounge bar
serving refreshments and light snacks
Location & Highlights
Set in the heart of the fashionable Prati
close to the Vatican and St. Peter's Basilica with a good selection of
restaurants and shops nearby. Villa Borghese and the Spanish Steps are
just a stroll away, across the river Tiber and the Lepanto metro
station provides easy access to other historical sights.
Contemporary furnished guest rooms with
Optional Hotels in London
Doubletree by Hilton London Hyde
Millennium Bailey's (SF)
Millennium Gloucester (SF)
Park Plaza Westminster Bridge (SF)
Optional Hotels in Paris
Concorde Mantparnasse (SF)
Pullman Paris Montparnasse (SF)
Optional Hotels in Venice
Hotel Bonvecchiati (SF)
Optional Hotels in Florence
Optional Hotels in Rome
Starhotels Metropole (SF)
HOTELS - (D) Deluxe (SF)
Superior First-Class (F) First-Class
Trains Travel by high-speed Eurostar train
(Standard class) London-Paris with porterage; by air on selected
flights Paris-Venice with transfers; by high-speed train (First class)
Venice-Florence-Rome; transfers to/from train stations
NOTE: In the rare event that the Eurostar train is
unavailable, alternative services will be provided.
buffet breakfast daily
Day 1 London,
England Welcome to London! Your Local
Hosts will help you maximize your stay in one of the most cosmopolitan
cities in the world.
Day2LondonMorning guided sightseeing includes all
of London’s famous landmarks. Drive past the Houses of Parliament and
Big Ben; Westminster Abbey, where Prince William and Kate Middleton
were married; Whitehall’s mounted horseguards; the Prime Minister’s
Downing Street; and Piccadilly Circus. Take photographs of the London
Eye, the giant Ferris wheel situated on the riverbank, and the Shard,
the tallest building in Western Europe. Visit ST. PAUL’S CATHEDRAL. Sir
Christopher Wren’s masterpiece with its world-famous dome is an iconic
feature of London’s skyline, and the awe-inspiring interior holds
fascinating stories about its history. The final highlight is the
ceremonial pageantry of the Changing of the Guard (if held)
Day 3 LondonConsider your Local Hosts’ suggestions
for your day at leisure. Maybe an afternoon at the 900-year-old Tower
of London, still guarded by the famous Beefeaters, and an evening
excursion with dinner, followed by an acclaimed West End show.
FranceTravel by HIGH-SPEED EUROSTAR
TRAIN (Standard class) to Paris.
ParisYour morning guided
sightseeing includes NOTRE DAME CATHEDRAL, where Napoleon was crowned
emperor in 1804, to admire the amazing 13th-century, stained-glass Rose
Window. Pass the Latin Quarter, Les Invalides, the Opéra, Place
de la Concorde, and Arc de Triomphe. Drive by the Seine River with its
beautiful bridges, and along the fashionable Champs-Elysées.
Stop to take photos of the iconic Eiffel Tower from one of the best
panoramic viewing points. Also enter the world’s most visited museum,
THE LOUVRE with its modern glass pyramid, to see Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa
and other treasures.
Day6ParisToday, perhaps enjoy an
excursion to King Louis XIV’s Versailles, Claude Monet’s Giverny, or
just immerse yourself in France’s famous cuisine—like its local cheese
(over 400 varieties), onion soup, coq au vin (a classic chicken dish),
pastries, crêpes, pain au chocolat, and much, much more! Your
Local Host can help you organize your day.
Paris–Venice, ItalyTravel by AIR to Venice on
VeniceMorning guided sightseeing
with headset; see ST. MARK’S SQUARE and BASILICA with its exceptional
gold mosaics. Visit DOGES’ PALACE and the evocative BRIDGE OF SIGHS.
Watch skilled GLASSBLOWERS fashion their delicate objects in the
age-old manner and learn why glassmaking was so important in Venetian
history. ENTRANCES to Marciana Library, and the Correr and
Archaeological Museums are included; ask your Local Host for details.
VeniceYour Local Host will have
exciting suggestions for your day, such as a gondola ride; wine and
appetizers, Venetian style; a lagoon cruise and meal in Burano; or the
best places to shop for Murano glass items and carnival masks.
Venice–FlorenceTravel by HIGH-SPEED TRAIN
(First class) to Florence.
FlorenceMorning guided sightseeing
with headset: visit the ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS featuring Michelangelo’s
original David. Walk through Cathedral Square; sculpture-studded Piazza
della Signoria, the center of the city’s political life since the 14th
century; and Santa Croce Square. Also admire medieval Ponte Vecchio,
the arched, stone merchant bridge spanning the Arno River.
FlorenceToday you might choose an
excursion to San Gimignano, a visit to the Gucci Museum, or a few games
at a prestigious tennis club. Your Local Host will have many options
Florence–RomeTravel by HIGH-SPEED TRAIN
(First class), to Rome.
RomeYour morning guided
sightseeing with headset is rich in religious and ancient history.
Visit the VATICAN MUSEUMS to see its amazing treasures. In the SISTINE
CHAPEL, where the Conclave is held to elect new Popes, view
Michelangelo’s The Last Judgment and his famous ceiling paintings. Also
on the agenda today, see monumental ST. PETER’S SQUARE and BASILICA,
built in 313 AD above St. Peter the Apostle’s tomb and home to
Michelangelo’s masterpiece Renaissance sculpture, the Pietà.
Cross the Tiber River and continue your immersion in history at the
iconic COLOSSEUM, built for 50,000 spectators, and the ROMAN FORUM,
where the oldest structures of the ancient city are located.
RomeFollow the ancient Roman
advice carpe diem (seize the day) and ask your Local Host for
suggestions. Maybe a visit to the Catacombs, the Pantheon, or ensure
your return to the “Eternal City” by throwing a coin into Trevi
RomeYour vacation ends with
breakfast this morning.
Paris, Venice, Florence & Rome by
16 Day Tour
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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.
VIP SIGHTSEEING We skip the
lines. (And you can, too!)
Must See Sights
You’ll see the landmarks and monuments, learn about the area’s cultural
heritage, and hear fascinating anecdotes that bring it all to life. VIP Access
Monograms you enjoy VIP access that takes you right inside the iconic
sights. Because standing in the footsteps of legends is so much better
than standing in line. 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.
Motorcoach Standards Ride
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. 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/Monograms, think of your entire vacation as one-stop shopping.
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/Monograms 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.