Globus Alpine Countries
Tour Index Tour of Central and Eastern Europe

Alpine Countries

2017/2018
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Alpine Countries
Every journey tells a story 

Globus Alpine Countries
Alpine Countries
Duration: 15 Days
Globus DiscountsGlobus Europe Tours
Land Tour w/deluxe motorcoach

Globus Europe Vacations
FRANKFURT, ROTHENBURG, MUNICH, SALZBURG, VIENNA, INNSBRUCK, LUGANO, LAKE MAGGIORE, ZERMATT–TÄSCH, BERNE, INTERLAKEN, LUCERNE and BLACK FOREST

Globus Switzerland
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On this Germany, Austria, and Switzerland tour, be prepared for breathtaking views! Your vacation starts and ends in Frankfurt and includes overnights also in Munich, Vienna, Villach, Innsbruck, St. Moritz, Lugano, Zermatt, and Lucerne. Along the way, guided sightseeing and walking tours in many of the cities include the must-see attractions, including Marienplatz in Munich, with the Old and New Town Halls; Mirabell Gardens in Salzburg; Rothenburg, a picturesque, medieval walled town; Vienna's Heldenplatz; Innsbruck’s Golden Roof, the balcony built for Emperor Maximilian in the early 15th century; and the Lion Monument in Lucerne, built to honor the Swiss Guards killed during the French Revolution.

The stunning scenery you'll see includes a drive along Germany's Romantic Road, with its old-world charm, picturesque villages, and scenic countryside; the scenic Salzkammergut Lakeland in Austria, made famous in the movie Sound of Music; Cortina d'Ampezzo, home of the 1956 Olympics in the Italian Dolomites, the Italian "Rocky Mountains;" the Tyrolean Alps; the Swiss Engadine, considered by some to be the most beautiful mountain area in the world with deep-blue lakes, mountain peaks exceeding 12,000 feet, and quaint villages with massive white stone houses; beautiful Lake Como and Lake Maggiore in Italy; Zermatt, a picturesque cluster of rustics chalets beneath the Matterhorn; Switzerland’s Rhine Falls, Europe's largest waterfall; and more.

On this Germany, Austria, and Switzerland tour, Globus has arranged some out-of-the-ordinary experiences for you. You'll visit the world-famous Lipizzaner Stallion Stud Farm in Austria, the place where these magnificent horses are bred and raised before they go to the Spanish Riding School in Vienna. You'll also enjoy a boat cruise across sparkling Lake Lugano in Switzerland.

Fascinating sightseeing, beautiful scenery, special experiences, an expert Tour Director, and knowledgeable Local Guides—this Central Europe tour offers it all!
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FRANKFURT
Welcome dinner and 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.
special farewell dinner with wine at a local restaurant

ROTHENBURG
Walking tour of the medieval city

MUNICH
Guided sightseeing; visit Marienplatz

SALZBURG
Guided walking tour, visit Mirabell Gardens and Residenz Square

VIENNA
Guided sightseeing, visit Heldenplatz and Schönbrunn Palace

PIBER
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.
Visit the original Lipizzaner stallion stud farm

CORTINA D’AMPEZZO
Visit the Olympic skiing resort

INNSBRUCK
Walk through the Old Town to the Golden Roof

LAKE COMO

LUGANO
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.
Boat cruise and dinner with wine at a “grotto” restaurant

LAKE MAGGIORE
Stop in the town of Stresa

TÄSCH-ZERMATT-TÄSCH
Mountain train

BERNE
Orientation, stop at the Bear Park

INTERLAKEN
Visit the Bernese Oberland resort

LUCERNE
Walking tour including the Lion Monument and the Chapel Bridge

SCHAFFHAUSEN
Visit the Rhine Falls

BLACK FOREST
Woodcarving demonstration

UNESCO World Heritage Sites The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on this vacation:
  • Historic Centre of the City of Salzburg
  • Historic Centre of Vienna
  • Palace and Gardens of Schönbrunn
  • The Dolomites
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; boat cruise; mountain train. 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
FRANKFURT Sheraton Congress (F)
MUNICH Holiday Inn City Centre (F)
VIENNA Austria Trend Hotel Savoyen (F)
VILLACH Holiday Inn Villach (F)
INNSBRUCK Grauer Bar (F)
ST. MARITZ Laudinella (F)
LUGANO Novotel Lugano Paradiso (F)
ZERMATT Pollux (F)
LUCERNE Grand Hotel Europe (F)

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

DINING HIGHLIGHTS
Full buffet breakfast daily; 8 three-course dinners with wine, including a welcome dinner in Frankfurt and special dinners in Lugano and Frankfurt.

Globus Tour Itinerary

Day
1 Arrive in Frankfurt, Germany


Welcome to Frankfurt! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel.
Dinner
Day 2 Frankfurt–Rothenburg–Munich
Drive along the Romantic Road to medieval Rothenburg—a picturesque, medieval walled town that is famous for Christmas ornaments. Continue to Munich, Bavaria’s proud capital.
Breakfast
Day 3 Munich
Globus King Ludwigs CastleSightseeing with a Local Guide of Germany’s “Secret Capital” features the Olympic Stadium, built for the 1972 Olympics; the 1,000-foot-high Olympic Tower; and Königsplatz, used for Nazi rallies during World War II. Drive along the Ludwigstrasse, and see the Bavarian Arch of Triumph and Field Marshall Hall. Also visit lively MARIENPLATZ with the Old and the New Town Halls and the gothic Frauenkirche. An optional excursion is available to romantic Linderhof Castle, built by King Ludwig II, and the famous Passion Play village of Oberammergau.
Breakfast | Dinner
Day 4 Munich–Salzburg, Austria–Vienna
Arrive in Salzburg, where your walking tour with a Local Guide includes the historic center. Admire MIRABELL GARDENS, the Great Festival Hall, St. Peter’s Monastery, and magnificent RESIDENZ SQUARE, where some scenes of The Sound of Music movie were filmed. Then, continue through the scenic Salzkammergut Lakeland and along the Danube River to Vienna, once the center of the mighty Habsburg Empire. Tonight, you may wish to try out local specialties and Viennese entertainment
Breakfast
Day 5 Vienna
Guided sightseeing features vistas of Prater park with its giant Ferris wheel, then drive along the Ringstrasse, pass the State Opera House, the Jewish quarter, and stop at the Hofburg Palace, winter residence of the Austrian imperial family. Marvel at the impressive courtyards, famous HELDENPLATZ, and awesome St. Stephen’s Cathedral. For those who wish to “see it all,” there is a chance to join an interesting optional excursion to Bratislava, capital of Slovakia.
Breakfast
Day 6 Vienna–Piber–Villach
Globus Schoenbrunn PalaceStart this morning with a visit to magnificent SCHÖNBRUNN PALACE. Leave Vienna and enter Styria. Globus Local Favorite Enjoy a special visit to the world-famous LIPIZZANER STALLION STUD FARM in Piber, the place where these magnificent horses are bred and raised before they go to the Spanish Riding School in Vienna. Stay overnight in Villach.
Breakfast | Dinner
Day 7 Villach–Italian Dolomites, Italy–Innsbruck, Austria
Cross the Italian border and arrive in Cortina d’Ampezzo, the Olympic skiing resort in the Dolomites, the Italian “Rocky Mountains.” Then, via Tre Croci Pass and Lake Misurina to Brunico and across Brenner Pass to Innsbruck in the Tyrolean Alps. Stroll through its medieval lanes to Emperor Maximilian’s GOLDEN ROOF. Why not join an optional Tyrolean song-and-dance show?
Breakfast
Day 8 Innsbruck–St. Moritz, Switzerland
Today’s focus is the Swiss Engadine. See deep-blue lakes, airy larch forests, mountain peaks exceeding 12,000 feet, and quaint villages with massive white stone houses in the characteristic Grisons style. Afternoon is free in ritzy St. Moritz.
Breakfast | Dinner
Day 9 St. Moritz–Lake Como–Lugano
Descend towards Italy’s Lake Como and continue on to the southern tip of Switzerland to the resort town of Lugano, with time for an espresso on Piazza Riforma and a refreshing walk in the shade of Parco Ciani’s magnificent old trees. Tonight, a special treat: Globus Local Favorite enjoy a BOAT CRUISE across the sparkling lake and dinner with wine at the traditional “grotto” Roccabella restaurant.
Breakfast | Dinner
Day 10 Lugano–Lake Maggiore, Italy–Zermatt, Switzerland
Globus Swiss Mouyntain TrainFrom Lake Lugano to Lake Maggiore for a break in elegant Stresa. An optional boat ride to enchanting Isola Bella can be arranged. Across lofty Simplon Pass into the Swiss Valais, an area renowned for its great mountain resorts. In Täsch, board a MOUNTAIN TRAIN to climb the last few miles up to Zermatt, a picturesque cluster of rustic chalets beneath the Matterhorn.
Breakfast | Dinner
Day 11 At Leisure in Zermatt
Today is your chance to enjoy exciting optionals: to 10,272-foot Gornergrat Mountain with Europe’s highest rack railway and to the Klein Matterhorn, for spectacular views of the Matterhorn and the surrounding Alps.
Breakfast
Day 12 Zermatt–Berne–Interlaken–Lucerne
Globus InterlakenThrough the vineyards and apricot groves of the lower Rhône Valley to Lake Geneva and via the dairy country of Gruyère to the Swiss capital, Berne. See the monumental Federal Palace during your orientation and stop at the BEAR PARK before continuing via Interlaken, a Bernese Oberland resort beneath the towering Jungfrau, and across Brünig Pass to Lucerne. Tonight, an optional Swiss dinner party with yodeling and alphorn blowing is available.
Breakfast
Day 13 Lucerne
Globus LucerneOn your walking tour, admire Thorwaldsen’s impressive LION MONUMENT and ornate patrician houses of the walled Old Town, then cross the famous CHAPEL BRIDGE to the Jesuit church. Afterwards, shop for Swiss watches and maybe join an exciting optional excursion to Mount Pilatus.
Breakfast | Dinner
Day 14 Lucerne–Rhine Falls–Black Forest–Frankfurt, Germany
On the way back to Germany, visit thundering RHINE FALLS at Schaffhausen. Enter the pine-clad hills of the Black Forest, renowned for its cuckoo clocks, and enjoy a WOODCARVING DEMONSTRATION on your way to Frankfurt. Tonight, Globus Local Favorite a special farewell dinner with wine at Schwarzer Stern restaurant awaits you to celebrate the success of your Alpine vacation.
Breakfast | Dinner
Day 15 Frankfurt
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
Breakfast
Alpine Countries
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About Globus

and The Globus Family of Brands
About Globus

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).


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 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, 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 80 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.

Awards

For 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.

 

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  EUROPE GRAND TOURS

Europe in Depth 31 Days Globus Travel Counsel
ENGLAND, BELGIUM, HOLLAND, GERMANY, SWITZERLAND, AUSTRIA, ITALY, SPAIN and FRANCE
The Grand European 23 Days Globus Travel Counsel
ENGLAND, HOLLAND, GERMANY, SWITZERLAND, ITALY, SPAIN AND FRANCE
Traditional Grand European
21 Days Globus Travel Counsel
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The Best of Europe
18 Days Globus Travel Counsel
ENGLAND, BELGIUM, GERMANY, SWITZERLAND, ITALY AND FRANCE
Continental Introduction
London to Amsterdam
16 Days Globus Travel Counsel
ENGLAND, FRANCE, SWITZERLAND, ITALY, AUSTRIA, GERMANY and HOLLAND
European Tapestry 14 Days Globus Travel Counsel
ENGLAND, HOLLAND, BELGIUM, GERMANY, SWITZERLAND, AUSTRIA, ITALY and FRANCE
Legendary Waterways of Europe 15 Days Globus Travel Counsel
GERMANY, CZECH REPUBLIC, AUSTRIA, HUNGARY, SLOVAKIA  and POLAND
Europe's Highlights 15 Days Globus Travel Counsel
ENGLAND, BELGIUM, HOLLAND, GERMANY, AUSTRIA, SWITZERLAND, ITALY and FRANCE
From Vienna to Athens 16 Days Globus Travel Counsel
AUSTRIA, SLOVENIA, CROATIA, BOSNIA, MONTENEGRO, MACEDONIA, BULGARIA and GREECE
Continental Introduction
Paris to Amsterdam
14 Days Globus Travel Counsel
FRANCE, SWITZERLAND, ITALY, AUSTRIA, GERMANY and HOLLAND
The Best of Eastern Europe 14 Days Globus Travel Counsel
GERMANY, POLAND, SLOVAKIA, HUNGARY, AUSTRIA and CZECH REPUBLIC
East Meets West 14 Days Globus Travel Counsel
AUSTRIA, SLOVENIA, CROATIA, BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA and MONTENEGRO
Magnificent Cities of Central and Eastern Europe 13 Days Globus Travel Counsel
GERMANY, CZECH REPUBLIC, AUSTRIA, HUNGARY, SLOVAKIA and POLAND
Enchanting Europe 13 Days Globus Travel Counsel
ENGLAND, FRANCE, SWITZERLAND, AUSTRIA, GERMANY and HOLLAND
European Charm 13 Days Globus Travel Counsel
HOLLAND, GERMANY, AUSTRIA, ITALY, SWITZERLAND and FRANCE
From St. Pauls to St. Peters
11 Days Globus Travel Counsel
ENGLAND, FRANCE, SWITZERLAND and ITALY
European Highlights w/Sorrento 12 Days Globus Travel Counsel
ENGLAND, FRANCE, SWITZERLAND, and ITALY
Essential Europe 11 Days Globus Travel Counsel
ENGLAND, FRANCE, SWITZERLAND and ITALY
Scenic Europe and Bernina Express
11 Days Globus Travel Counsel
ENGLAND, BELGIUM, GERMANY, ITALY, SWITZERLAND and FRANCE
The Best of Italy and France 11 Days Globus Travel Counsel
ITALY and FRANCE
A Taste of Europe
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ENGLAND, HOLLAND, GERMANY, SWITZERLAND and FRANCE
Six Countries, Venice and Paris
10 Days Globus Travel Counsel
ENGLAND, BELGIUM, HOLLAND, GERMANY, AUSTRIA, SWITZERLAND, ITALY and FRANCE
Imperial Splendors 10 Days Globus Travel Counsel
GERMANY, CZECH REPUBLIC, SLOVAKIA, HUNGARY and AUSTRIA
European Sampler
London to London
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ENGLAND, HOLLAND, BELGIUM, GERMANY, SWITZERLAND, and FRANCE
European Sampler
London to Paris
9 Days Globus Travel Counsel
ENGLAND, HOLLAND, BELGIUM, GERMANY, SWITZERLAND, and FRANCE
Bohemian Dream 9 Days Globus Travel Counsel
HUNGARY, SLOVAKIA,  AUSTRIA and CZECH REPUBLIC
European Highlights
London to Paris
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ENGLAND, FRANCE, SWITZERLAND, and ITALY
Holland, Luxembourg and Belgium 9 Days Globus Travel Counsel
HOLLAND, BELGIUM and LUXEMBOURG
London and Paris 7 Days Globus Travel Counsel
ENGLAND and FRANCE
A Week in London and Paris 7 Days Globus Travel Counsel
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THE BRITISH ISLES | England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales
Britain and Ireland In Depth 25 Days Globus Travel Counsel
The British Isles In Depth
24 Days Globus Travel Counsel
The Best of the British Isles 20 Days Globus Travel Counsel
Highlights of Britain and Ireland 15 Days Globus Travel Counsel
Scottish Highlands and Islands 15 Days Globus Travel Counsel
Exploring Britain and Ireland 14 Days Globus Travel Counsel
From the Shannon to the Thames 13 Days Globus Travel Counsel
Celtic Highlights 13 Days Globus Travel Counsel
Scenic Ireland 13 Days Globus Travel Counsel
Exploring Scotland and Ireland 12 Days Globus Travel Counsel
Essential Britain 12 Days Globus Travel Counsel
Emerald Isle 10 Days Globus Travel Counsel
Essential Britain and Ireland 10 Days Globus Travel Counsel
Shades of Ireland 9 Days Globus Travel Counsel
Irish Explorer
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Discover Scotland 9 Days Globus Travel Counsel
British Landscapes 9 Days Globus Travel Counsel
Britain Sampler 9 Days Globus Travel Counsel
British Panorama
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London and Paris 7 Days Globus Travel Counsel
Introduction to Ireland 7 Days Globus Travel Counsel
The Best of Southern England 7 Days Globus Travel Counsel
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INDEPENDENT STYLE
London, Paris, Venice, Florence and Rome 17 Days Globus Travel Counsel
Two Weeks in London and Paris 14 Days Globus Travel Counsel
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A Week in London 7 Days Globus Travel Counsel
ITALY | GREECE | TURKEY
Southern Italy and Sicily
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The Best of Italy and Sicily 15 Days Globus Travel Counsel
Turkish Delight 14 Days Globus Travel Counsel
Exploring Greece and Its Islands 14 Days Globus Travel Counsel
Highlights of Sicily and Southern Italy 14 Days Globus Travel Counsel
Italy's Best
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Italian Mosaic 13 Days Globus Travel Counsel
Italian Vistas 12 Days Globus Travel Counsel
Italian Lakes, Greek Isles and Venice 12 Days Globus Travel Counsel
Italy and Greece
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Italy's Treasures
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The Best of Italy
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Italian Treasures 11 Days Globus Travel Counsel
Greece and Turkey Cruise Tour 11 Days Globus Travel Counsel
Southern Italy and Sicily 10 Days Globus Travel Counsel
Italian Highlights 10 Days Globus Travel Counsel
Greek Island Hopper Cruise Tour 10 Days Globus Travel Counsel
Northern Italy's Highlights 10 Days Globus Travel Counsel
Discover Croatia 10 Days Globus Travel Counsel
Splendid Sicilia 10 Days Globus Travel Counsel
Rome and the Amalfi Coast 9 Days Globus Travel Counsel
Reflections of Italy 9 Days Globus Travel Counsel
Italian Tapestry 9 Days Globus Travel Counsel
Gems of Umbria and Tuscany 9 Days Globus Travel Counsel
Splendours of Italy
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Italian Sampler 9 Days Globus Travel Counsel
Iconic Aegean Cruise Tour 8 Days Globus Travel Counsel
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Classical Greece 8 Days Globus Travel Counsel
Italian Vista 8 Days Globus Travel Counsel
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INDEPENDENT STYLE
A Week in Rome 8 Days Globus Travel Counsel
Rome and Venice 8 Days Globus Travel Counsel
London, Paris, Venice, Florence and Rome 17 Days Globus Travel Counsel
FRANCE | GERMANY
Beautiful France 16 Days Globus Travel Counsel
La France! 15 Days Globus Travel Counsel
Alpine Countries 15 Days Globus Travel Counsel
Grand Tour of France
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The Best of Eastern Europe 14 Days Globus Travel Counsel
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Highlights of Germany
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French Sampler 8 Days Globus Travel Counsel
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London, Paris and Amsterdam 10 Days Globus Travel Counsel
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Alpine Countries 15 Days Globus Travel Counsel
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The Best of Eastern Europe 14 Days Globus Travel Counsel
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Best of Austria and Switzerland 11 Days Globus Travel Counsel
The Legendary Danube 11 Days Globus Travel Counsel
Imperial Splendors 10 Days Globus Travel Counsel
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Spectacular Switzerland 9 Days Globus Travel Counsel
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RUSSIA | NORTHERN/EASTERN EUROPE
Arctic Circle 18 Days Globus Travel Counsel
Jewels of the Baltics
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The Best of Eastern Europe 14 Days Globus Travel Counsel
Spectacular Scandinavia 14 Days Globus Travel Counsel
The Scandinavian 14 Days Globus Travel Counsel
Northern Capitals 10 Days Globus Travel Counsel
Magnificent Cities of Central and Eastern Europe 13 Days Globus Travel Counsel
Poland, East Germany and WWII 12 Days Globus Travel Counsel
Imperial Splendors 10 Days Globus Travel Counsel
Warsaw, The Baltics and Helsinki 9 Days Globus Travel Counsel
Bohemian Dream 9 Days Globus Travel Counsel
Scenic Norway 9 Days Globus Travel Counsel
Iceland Adventure 8 Days Globus Travel Counsel
St. Petersburg and Moscow 7 Days Globus Travel Counsel
Inspiring Iceland 9 Days Globus Travel Counsel
SPAIN | PORTUGAL | MOROCCO
Spain, Portugal and Morocco
17 Days Globus Travel Counsel
Spanish Fiesta
14 Days Globus Travel Counsel
Iberian Vacation
13 Days Globus Travel Counsel
The Best of Spain and Portugal
13 Days Globus Travel Counsel
Portugal In Depth
11 Days Globus Travel Counsel
Sunny Portugal 10 Days Globus Travel Counsel
Spectacular Spain
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The Best of Spain
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Spain's Classics 10 Days Globus Travel Counsel
Iberian Tapestry
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Avalon Waterways Cruises!


Romantic Rhine
(Northbound)
8 Days from Zürich to Amsterdam


Romantic Rhine
(Southbound)
8 Days from Amsterdam to Basel

Canals, Vineyards and Paris
(Northbound)

10 Days from Paris to Amsterdam

Canals, Vineyards and Paris
(Southbound)
10 Days from Paris to Amsterdam

European Splendor
(Eastbound)
13 Days from Amsterdam to Vienna

European Splendor
(Westbound)
13 Days from Vienna to Amsterdam
Capitals of Central Europe
(Eastbound)
10 Days from Prague to Budapest


Capitals of Central Europe
(Westbound)
10 Days from Budapest to Prague
Blue Danube to the Black Sea
(Eastbound)
14 Days from Vienna to Bucharest


Blue Danube to the Black Sea
(Westbound)
14 Days from Bucharest to Vienna
Highlights of Germany 13 Days from Munich to Basel

Jewels of Central Europe
(Eastbound)
17 Days from Paris to Budapest

Jewels of Central Europe
(Westbound)
19 Days from Budapest to Paris

Grand France
(Southbound)
16 Days from Paris to Côte d'Azur

Grand France
(Northbound)
16 Days from Côte d'Azur to Paris
Magnificent Europe
(Eastbound)
15 Days from Amsterdam to Budapest

Magnificent Europe
(Westbound)
15 Days from Budapest to Amsterdam

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