France from magnificent Paris the City of Lights and love to the the fragrant lavender fields to the beautiful azure seas of the French Riviera, France will delight all the senses. Visiting the historical Normandy Landing Beaches; join a candlelight procession in Lourdes, a renowned pilgrimage site; visit the famous Abbey of Mont St. Michel; witness spectacular views from the Eiffel Tower in Paris; and enjoy the castles in the Loire Valley—Château Chambord, Chenonceau and Clos Lucé. But that’s not all . . . Globus escorted tours offer you even more. Enjoy a wine tasting at St. Emilion, world famous for its wine, or at Marché Aux Vins in Beaune, capital of the Burgundy region. A special treat is an overnight in an authentic French château in the Loire Valley. France has breathtaking landscapes, delicious cuisine, historical sights, fabulous wines, world-famous shopping, and so much more—it all awaits you in France! Click on France Vacations for itineraries and pricing!
United Kingdom Vacations for England, Ireland and Scotland or Combination of These Countries
England—the land of royalty and history—awaits you! From Roman ruins to stately homes and castles, is filled with historic sights just waiting to be discovered. Marvel at prehistoric Stonehenge; explore Shakespeare’s birthplace in charming Stratford-upon-Avon; visit Leeds Castle, dubbed the ‘loveliest castle in the world’ by Lord Conway; walk where the Romans walked 2,000 years ago at the Roman Baths in Bath; or a visit St. Paul’s Cathedral where Diana and Prince Philip were wed. Or Westminster Abbey the wedding site for Britain’s most beloved royal couple Kate Middleton and Prince William.
Ireland’s history dates back to 6,000 BC and with its breathtaking landscapes, rocky shorelines, vibrant cities, and historical sights, there is something for everyone. Enjoy Ireland’s amazing scenery including the Cliffs of Moher; the spectacular Ring of Kerry with its sparkling seascapes and mountains dotted with brightly colored farmhouses and sheep. The awe-inspiring Giant’s Causeway is amazing and you can kiss the legendary ‘Blarney Stone’ and so much more.
Scotland Tartan Plaids, castles, bagpipes, lochs, a rich history, and beautiful scenery! Experience this marvelous country. admire the Crown Jewels at Edinburgh Castle, visit a whiskey distillery, explore the Scottish Isles, and discover Scotland’s exciting cities, including Edinburgh and Glasgow. Scotland is the home of golf where you can hit some golf balls at the St. Andrew’s Golf Practice Centre; enjoy coffee and shortbread at the Scone Palace, the stately home of the Earl and Countess of Mansfield; and witness a falconry display at Dunrobin Castle.
Holland charming is the keyword, the windmills, tulips, canals, cheese, chocolate, waffles, wooden shoes, famous museums, beer, and bicycles—these are the symbols of Holland and Belgium! Globus tours to Holland and Belgium highlight many of these icons, so you will experience the culture and cuisine of these countries. Cruise through Amsterdam’s canals and perhaps visit the famous Keukenhof, the world’s biggest flower park. Take pictures of the world-famous statue of Manneken Pis in Brussels. Globus also includes special, behind-the-scenes gems sure to delight. Visit the Aalsmeer Flower Auction, the world’s largest flower auction; delight in a canal cruise accompanied by Belgian chocolate bonbons in Bruges; and enjoy a lace demonstration, a reminder of Bruges’ history of cloth-making. These are just a few of the special activities included on Globus vacations to Belgium and Holland.
Italy and her eternal city of Rome, surrounding the smallest domain withing that country the Papasy. Italy’s ancient monuments are many, and from the from the ancient ruins of Rome and the fascinating sculptures in Florence to the scenic Amalfi Coast and stunning coastline along the small Cinque Terre villages. Italy makes your travel dreams come true. Taste mouth-watering cuisine in Tuscany; step back in time in ancient Pompeii and view Sicily’s ancient Greek structures; shop in Milan’s famous fashion district; and savor the beauty of the Lake district and Maggiore. In addition to the must-see-and-do sights—like the Colosseum, Sistine Chapel, and Roman Forum in Rome; Michelangelo’s David in Florence; St. Mark’s Basilica in Venice; St. Francis’ Basilica in Assisi; and Pisa’s Leaning Tower—Globus tours to Italy include experiences you won’t get anywhere else. Enjoy a romantic gondola serenade in Venice; savor a parmesan cheese tasting in Parma and a balsamic vinegar tasting in Modena; visit the Holy Stairs in Rome; and much more
Spain and Portugal Vacations and Greece and Turkey also Morocco Vacations
Spain brings to mind images of bullfighters, colorful flamenco dancers, and Don Quixote spring to mind. With a Globus guided tour to Spain,you’ll discover Spain is a country filled with unique architecture, rich history and medieval villages, savory cuisine and wine, and important works of art. Strolling through the world-famous Guggenheim or Prado Museums, or running down the streets of Pamplona with the bulls! Visit the Mosque of the Caliphs in Cordoba and Granada’s Water Gardens of the Generalife, and especially Columbus’s tomb, and marvel at Gaudi’s extraordinary La Sagrada Familia cathedral and park. Enjoy the beaches of the Costa del Sol, or views from the Rock of Gibraltar, or join the procession of pilgrims in Fatima.
Portugal is not to be missed, this country is steeped in history, culture, and memorable sites, and well worth discovering. On a Globus tour of Portugal you might stroll through medieval Obidos, visit the tomb of explorer Vasco da Gama at Lisbon’s Jeronimos Monastery, marvel at Conimbriga’s Roman ruins. Visit Henry the Navigator’s Promontory of Sagres near Cape St. Vincent or perhaps you will find yourself standing at the 14th-century castle in the charming town of Belmonte or lighting a candle and joining the pilgrim procession to the mystical Fátima. Of course, in addition to all the must-see sites there are special experiences and encounters, like lunch and a tasting at the famed Sandeman & Co. port wine cellar…or a fascinating ride on the iconic elevator to upper Lisbon.
Greece and Turkey: From the ancient ruins in Athens to the cultural relics in Istanbul, Greece and Turkey offer vacation experiences sure to delight. Greece is a country synonymous with crystal-blue water, spectacular beauty, archeological sites, famous myths, and ancient civilizations. In fact, traveling to Greece is like stepping back into the origins of Western civilization. Cruise through the Greek Islands, experience quaint fishing villages, visit the Acropolis, and walk among the remains where the athletes of antiquity competed in the Olympic Games. In Turkey, explore Istanbul, the world’s only city situated on two continents—Asia and Europe. Visit Ephesus, where the Virgin Mary spent her last days, plus many other Turkish cities and historical sights. From picturesque fishing villages to ancient historic ruins, our Greece & Turkey vacations are full of endless excitement.
Germany, Austria & Switzerland plus Eastern Europe Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland
Germany is synonymous with beer gardens, fairytale castles, medieval towns, and scenic rivers. Experience the magic of Germany, its vibrant cities to the enchanting Black Forest. Must-see sights, like the Glockenspiel and Marienplatz in Munich, King Ludwig’s Neuschwanstein Castle a wow, Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church in Berlin, the infamous cathedral in Cologne, and Nuremberg’s Old Town. Cruise on the prettiest part of the Rhine River and travel the Romantic Road to visit the walled, medieval town of Rothenburg. Globus also takes you beyond the must-see sights and offers unique activities, such as an opportunity to enjoy a beer in the Cölner Hofbräu Früeh in Cologne and a stay at a family-owned hotel in the Black Forest, where you will learn about the cuckoo-clocks that make the area famous.
Austria is known worldwide for its classical music masters, architectural treasures, and rich cultural heritage, Austria’s imperial history dates back to 996 leaving historical gems throughout the country. Touring these must-see sights that include St. Stephen’s Cathedral in Vienna, Emperor Maximilian’s Golden Roof in Innsbruck, and Mirabell Gardens in Salzburg. Globus escorted tours also include hidden gems and behind-the-scenes activities you won’t get anywhere else. Savor Vienna’s kaffee und kuchen (coffee and cake) as you cruise along the most scenic section of the Danube River; enjoy a boat cruise on Europe’s largest under-ground lake in the Vienna Woods; and dine at Austria’s oldest restaurant in Salzburg. We also give you free time to create your own experiences or wandering through Innsbruck’s 800-year-old city center.
Switzerland has four official languages, majestic snow-capped mountains, scenic railways, small villages, picturesque alpine lakes, delicious cuisine, and historical monuments, Switzerland is a magical country sure to delight. Feel inspired by the breathtaking scenery and impressive peaks, thundering waterfalls, mountain lakes, tiny villages, and glacial ice fields as you ride the world-famous Glacier Express train connecting Saint Moritz and Zermatt. Board a mountain train to car-free Zermatt at the foot of the famous Matterhorn, and enjoy the must-see sights in Switzerland’s cities, including Lucerne’s Chapel Bridge and Lion Monument. A treat to sail across sparkling Lake Lugano, visit a Swiss chocolate confectionary, and ride Europe’s highest cog railway to 10,272 foot Gornergrat, to experience spectacular views of the Alps.
Poland, Hungary & Czech Republic to discover Eastern Europe on a Globus escorted tour and visit the fascinating and historic cities found throughout this region. Explore Eastern Europe’s smaller cities as well as its capitals—Prague, Czech Republic; Budapest, Hungary; Bratislava, Slovakia; Zagreb, Croatia; Ljubljana, Slovenia; Warsaw, Poland; Sofia, Bulgaria; and Sarajevo; Bosnia. Globus offers the must-see sights as well as experiences you’ll only get with Globus. Enjoy a private dinner cruise on the Danube River in Budapest; visit the Oskar Schindler Factory in Krakow, made famous in the movie Schindler’s List; visit the Library of the Strahov Monastery in Prague; and much more. You’ll be rewarded with memories to last a lifetime.