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Globus Reviews: (398)
Tours on Sale: 300
Accommodation: 4.5 Star
Average Age: 50+ years
Types: Coach Tours & Small Group Tours
Max Group Size(s): 44 & 20
Budget: Premium
Destinations: Africa, Asia, Canada & Alaska, Europe, South & Central America, UK & Ireland, USA

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398 Globus Tour Reviews

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Summary

Average 4.5 out of 5 based on 398 user reviews.

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Travelled: 29/03/2017
“Aboard the Pride of America”
Trip:    Overall Rating: 3/5
The cruise was the highlight of this tour. Globus doesn't really do much, we see their rep once in Honolulu for an hour and again for a few minutes as we leave the Princess Kailuani Sheraton to embark onto the Pride of America. It was our first cruise and the Pride of America island-hopped from Honolulu, Oahu to Muai, Hilo & Kona on the Big Island to Kauai and back to Honolulu. We sailed by night and docked by day. We got off the boat to sight-see and returned to eat and sleep.

Entertainment on the ship was great. Each night the Ship Director, Vincent, organised a couple of different shows that were well presented and quite professional. We loved most of these musical, dancing, magic shows and comedian presenters besides the local hula dancers who put on a splendid array of music and dance for our enjoyment. We ate at the buffet as well as the fine dining restaurants every morning and night, afternoons too, if we returned early from our tours. Everything was well organised. Roberts, Hawaii did our airport to hotel & ship to airport transfers, they took us on our city tour of Honolulu, we only saw Robbie Loo, the Globus Rep for an hour at the hotel where he gave us a breakdown in what we would be doing for the rest of our trip.

We made our own sight-seeing tour arrangements at each island. Roberts Hawaii offered a great 5-tour combo plus another tour that I researched and tied up with them independently. In Honolulu we did the Island Circle tour and the Polynesian Cultural Centre tour by booking online directly with the centre. I was disappointed that Globus did not make any of these sight-seeing arrangements at all. In fact their role in this tour was very minimal, we may as well have booked independently, not through Globus. We booked through Globus because we enjoyed the Cosmos across America Adventure the year before. There daily tours were organised, the tour director was amazing and that 23 day tour stands out as being excellent. Global Journeys made the bookings we requested and provided all the information we requested in a timely manner. Thank you Jemma Rosen for a job well done!
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Australia
Travelled: 14/03/2017
“Great Experience”
Trip:    Overall Rating: 5/5
We really enjoyed all of the trip. The tour guide was very knowledgeable. We went to places that were interesting and we had enough time to look around when we were there. The pace was not to rushed but we got to see a lot. I would recommend this trip
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Australia
Travelled: 13/02/2017
“Best of Hawaii”
Trip:    Overall Rating: 4/5
The tour was very fast paced, there was not one morning for a sleep in if you took the optional excursions. I feel it would be better to have an extra night in each place to relax more. Enjoyed Maui and Big Island best. Kona accommodation was outstanding and would go back to stay there again for sure.
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Australia
Travelled: 04/11/2016
“Professionally run tour”
Trip:    Overall Rating: 4/5
Laura, our Tour Director, was very competent and professional. She ensured that all aspects of the tour went well coordinating with various tour providers in advance.
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Australia
Travelled: 04/11/2016
“Glorious Global Journeys and Glorious Globus!!”
Trip:    Overall Rating: 5/5
Thank you Yvonne for arranging my booking and making last minute changes for me. Everything was handled efficiently - will definitely book with you again. I can't speak highly enough about the tour itself. It was absolutely incredible. Laura our tour director was the most amazing tour director ever and Oscar our bus driver was simply wonderful. It was such good value for money and I would recommend it to everyone. 10/10 for everything!
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Australia
Travelled: 04/11/2016
“Our 'WOW' Holiday Through Europe”
Trip:    Overall Rating: 5/5
Our "Europe in Depth" tour was fantastic. There were 39 travellers on this tour which was made up of one New Zealander, five Americans and the rest Aussies. We all got along really well and had the most amazing time. Our tour guide,
Leura, an Austrian who is fluent in five languages, was a wealth of information, had everything organised like clockwork and to top it off is the most beautiful individual. The coach driver, Italian Oscar, is a very accomplished and safe driver who kept the coach immaculate and was always the gentleman. WiFi on the coach was an added bonus. I have now been on two Globus tours and if I travel in the future Globus will be the company I choose.
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Australia
Travelled: 30/10/2016
“Enjoyable Tour through Vietnam & Cambodia”
Trip:    Overall Rating: 5/5
Our tour through Vietnam & Cambodia was very enjoyable. The Tour guide Phong was very knowledgeable and nothing was too much trouble. The accommodation was very good, the local guides were informative & helpful in both countries. The coach drivers were excellent, especially Vietnam where the traffic is something else. All the people on tour were friendly the food was lovely. Yvonne from Global Journeys was very helpful. The highlight was overnight cruise on Ha Long Bay & visiting Angkor Wat.
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Australia
Travelled: 16/10/2016
“Great trip to Southern Italy and Sicily with Globus”
This was my second tour with Globus and was expecting a high standard which I had enjoyed on my first tour. Although this was not to the same standard it was very good. I think that what makes a tour are the people who are touring with you and to be honest this was what let this tour down so go into a tour with the notion that you are there to enjoy yourself and to see beautiful Italy - anything else is a bonus. In saying that Globus again were excellent in ensuring that the tour provided all the highlights and more. The tour director, coach driver and local tour guides were very friendly, experienced and had local knowledge of the areas so this made for excellent commentaries and fun times.

The accommodation on the tour was of varying standards and one issue which Globus do need to address is the room bookings for solo travellers who pay a singles supplement ( bringing them in line with couples ) but often get put in single rooms which are small and hidden in the back of the hotel. All breakfasts are provided and again are of varying quality but no traveler will go hungry. Some lunches and dinners are also provided and were very good and on this tour there was only the one occasion (in Sorrento) where the dinner provided was of poor quality. Globus provide certain day tours in their itinerary but also provide what is called 'optional extras"( they highlight what the optional extra's are in the tour over-view). i have always chosen to do them all so that i get to experience and see as much as I can in the time I have. The coach is comfortable and has free WiFi so you can keep in contact with loved ones and or post all your tour pictures as soon as they have been taken. The scenery and the small Italian villages and Italian country side are the real winners on this tour - it is breathtaking and certainly not to be missed.

I booked this tour and my flights to Rome and back with Global Journeys. This is the second time I have booked through Global Journeys and have been extremely happy with the service and attention to detail that they provide. Hannah answered all my questions expediently and was always attentive and professional. I had no issues with any travel arrangements and knew that if an issue did arise Hannah would be available to assist. I can honestly say that I would highly recommend to anyone who is looking at booking through Global Journeys to do so-they will not be disappointed.
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Australia
Travelled: 13/10/2016
“Lives Up to its Name”
Trip:    Overall Rating: 4/5
A comprehensive journey around Portugal that included all of the major and desired destinations. Highlights of the tour were Porto for all of its treasures, the Night Templar castle at Tomar, and the ghoulish Ossary chapel at St Francis's in Evora. This tour is packed with so called " must see attractions" and points of interest, and spaces them out very skilfully. If you're not beholden to Papists you'll probably find the visit to Fatima both appalling and indeed fascinating if you're interested in human nature. The various stalls selling wax candle models of almost every imaginable human body part and organ to be offered up in one of three ostentatious churches at Fatima is likely to fill you with disbelief, if not disgust, but as an example of MacReligion, upsized, you will find very few other exemplars to upstage it. Be aware that the ratio of wheelchairs to pedestrians is much higher in Fatima.

Hotels were largely comfortable and historically interesting apart from the Mondial in Lisbon and the very tired and smelly Tivoli at Carvoeiro, where I would have gladly given up the stunning ocean view for something more of the general Globus standard. The historic hotels at Viseu and Evora were a special delight. Think about arriving in Lisbon two to three days earlier, as I did. This will enable you to either walk or take a tuk-tuk up to Sao Jorge's castle, spend more time in the old town, visit some interesting museums like the Gulbenkian which has many treasures, and to use the hop off hop on bus to visit other attractions not covered by the short orientation provided by the tour. Overall, I found it a great tour that lets you dip your toes into Portugal and make many discoveries about this lovely little country of ten million people.
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Australia
Travelled: 11/10/2016
“Covered so much of New England and sout east Canada without stress”
Trip:    Overall Rating: 5/5
13 days was a perfect tour-length which enabled us to see so much more of this part of North America than we would have if we had tried to travel independently. There was a great mix of organised activities (local guides employed were fantastic) and free time to explore as well as included and independent dinners. The hotels were all in nice parts of the cities, mostly easy walking to city centre and/or places to visit during free time. The hotels were all very good quality, quiet and comfortable. Some did not have free wifi in the rooms (but available in the lobby) which was annoying. Tony, our motor coach driver, was very knowledgeable and travel was very comfortable, with appropriate distances between cities and 'comfort stops'. Alison, our tour guide, kept us all organised and pointed out interest points along the way.
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About Globus

Why you should choose to travel with Globus on your next holiday
Sightseeing With Globus
Sightseeing With Globus

When it comes to sightseeing with Globus, we take you right inside the must-see attractions - we won't just zoom by on a motorcoach, giving you seconds to snap a picture. By using the relationships we've forged over the last eight decades, travelling with Globus gives you VIP access to major attractions. Plus special behind-the-scenes experiences that immerse you in your destination and free time to personalise your trip with optional excursions and activities you can book before you depart.

Superior Hotels
Superior Hotels

On a tour with Globus, we've pre-screened and selected hotels for their comfort, cleanliness, attractiveness and convenient location, often within mere steps from the greatest cities. For example, while other Tour Operators choose hotels outside of Venice, our Italian tours put you right in the heart of the city! Furthermore, we know that relaxing at the end of the day is essential when you're on holidays. The last thing you want to do is stand at check-in and wrestle with suitcases. That's why we take all that hassle away – your Tour Director handles check-in and all your bags are delivered to your room. Plus, we take care of the porterage gratuity for you.

Expert Tour Directors & Local Guides
Expert Tour Directors & Local Guides

With Globus, you travel in the company of genuine local experts – Tour Directors and Local Guides who are actually from the region through which you're travelling. They will share their in depth knowledge, as well as point you in the right direction to get the most out of your free time.

Local Favourites
Local Favourites

You never have to settle for a cookie-cutter itinerary with Globus. We help you truly experience the world like an insider! Our exclusive Local Favourites introduce you to your destination's hidden gems with behind-the-scenes activities you typically couldn't do on your own. In addition to Local Favourites, your Globus tour always includes the major attractions. In fact, Globus offers you more included features than any other Tour Operator—plus, by using the relationships we've forged over the last eight decades, you get special VIP access at the must-see attractions. We actually take you inside the world's most awe-inspiring places—right to the head of the line and through the front door.

Travel In Style
Travel In Style

On a Globus tour, private luxury motorcoaches include all the modern comforts you'd expect...air conditoning, an emergency restroom, plush seats with extra leg room so there's plenty of room to stretch out and relax. Plus, on the few longer driving stretches, we plan stops every two hours. Plus the things you don't...Free wireless - to cater for today's technology-driven traveller, intergrated video monitors, enhanced audio systems, an average group size of just 36 travellers!

Globus FAQ's

Some of the frequently asked questions Globus receive from their clients
Will I be travelling with people from other countries?

Globus is an international company. As such, you will be travelling with like-minded enthusiasts from countries as diverse as the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, as well as Europe and Asia regions. The average number of people on a Globus tour is 36, and we limit the number of tour members on our tours to a maximum of 44. Small groups of this size allow you more space, comfort and legroom.

What is a single room supplement?

Single rooms cost extra and are often quite small. We do not take reservations on a "share" basis. Sidestep the single room supplement by traveling with a friend. It is less expensive and much more fun.

When can I expect to get my travel documents & itinerary?

Travel documents, including any air tickets, tour itinerary, hotel lists, and helpful hints and other information are sent approximately 20-30 days prior to your tour departure. Your Global Journeys Tour Consultant can organise these earlier if you are travelling before your holiday starts.

Can children travel on Globus tours?

An adult must accompany travellers who are less than 18 years old on the tour departure date; the child receives a 10% discount on the land tour price. We do not accept children under the age of 8 on escorted tours, because we have found they are too young to enjoy these holidays. On our independent tours (Monograms), there is no minimum age requirement.

Am I expected to pay gratuities?

For all departures we offer the option to pre-pay your gratuities. This option gives you a greater capacity to manage your holiday budget which means you will no longer need to reach into your pocket at the conclusion of your tour to pay your Tour Director and driver for their service. Please note that pre-paid gratuities cover only the land portion operated by Globus of the tour itinerary. Where we source other leading operators for cruising, rail or local guided elements of your holiday, the option to pre-pay your gratuities is not available.

How much luggage can I bring?

Porterage for one suitcase per person travelling is included in the holiday price. Airport and train station porterage is not included. Your single bag should not exceed the dimensions of 76 x 53 x 28cm (30" x 21" x 11") and weight of 22kg (50lbs). Carry-on luggage is limited to one bag per person travelling and must not exceed the dimensions of 30 x 28 x 14cm (12" x 11" x 6"). For safety reasons, wheeled carry on bags are not suitable and will not be permitted as hand luggage on the coaches. Carry-on bags must be small enough to store in overhead bins or under the seat of you.

Can I book optional excursions before travel?

You can pre purchase selected optional excursions for your tour between 90 and 10 days prior to departure, on departures which have been placed onto a "Guaranteed Departure" status. Your Global Journeys Tour Consultant will provide more information to you at the time.

What are the standard bed configurations?

Every effort is made to reserve only twin-bedding room. Occasionally, some hotels will only provide double-bedded rooms. These rooms will be allocated to couple where possible. If your preference is for a double bed, please request this at time of booking. Please note that as we do not own the hotels, and it is the hotels themselves that undertake the room allocation, double rooms are only a request and cannot be guaranteed.

Are there laundry facilities?

Most hotels offer a laundry service, however it can sometimes be costly. Alternatively, some cities offer Laundromats.

What is SafetyNet Protection?

Globus is dedicated to ensuring your trip is worry and hassle free, even when booking. Should you be uncertain what your commitments will be leading up to your departure, Globus offer an optional SafetyNet Protection policy for an additional fee. Read more here.

Is there Wi-Fi on the coach?

Globus coaches offer free wireless internet connection whilst touring. This allows you to browse online and share your experience with your friends and family back home. We need to highlight free wireless availability in coaches is not offered on local coaches used for transfers or occasionally for sightseeing tours. Wireless service is not available in some countries and certain regions of other countries that do not have Wi-Fi service coverage. Downloading is not available on the coaches but you can do this in the hotels. Please check with the hotel reception or concierge where the free Wi-Fi is located in each hotel.

What can my London Host offer me?

Unlike other tour operators Globus has 50 hosts located at the airport and in each of our London hotels, so you only have to walk to the lobby not half way across London for assistance. Your host is there to help you with all your questions on London, they will provide you with maps, directions and a wide range of tours to ensure you see the best of London. Whether it be a city orientation tour, or dinner and a West End show your host will provide you with all the information and assistance you require.

Can I change my mind after booking?

Should you be uncertain what your commitments will be leading up to your departure, Globus offers an optional SafetyNet Protection policy for an additional fee. SafetyNet Protection must be paid at the time of the tour deposit and is payable per person per booking (not per tour) and is non-refundable . Read more here.

I'm finding it difficult to match two tours together?

You can add pre/post tour accommodation to your reservation. This price does include breakfast on Globus tours. Please note that hotels are subject to change but by booking your pre/post accommodation with us this ensures that if your hotel changes then we will try to change your pre/post accommodation to the same hotel. On the rare occasions that there is no available then alternative accommodation will be reserved at a hotel of equivalent standard. If this does occur than the transfer between the hotels will be at our expense.

Why is my contact information collected when I book?

There may be times when unforeseen events beyond our control impacttravel schedules and potentially disrupt cruises, tours, or packages. These include, but are not limited to, severe weather conditions, acts of nature, and government travel advisories. Under such circumstances, it is critical that Globus be able to contact you immediately and reliably - including nights, weekends, and holidays - to make sure we've informed you of any possible changes to your travel.

Arrival & Departure Information

What happens when you arrive at your destination, including information on airport transfers with Globus
Europe

Globus airport transfers can be added your reservation at AU$25/$NZ30 per person one way. Airport transfers to Globus hotels in London can be arranged every day of the week. In all other cities, airport transfers can only be arranged on the tour start and end date as specified in the brochure. Airport transfers can also be arranged when you purchase extra nights before or after the tour, but only if the extra accommodation is booked through Globus by Global Journeys.

Asia

Globus we have included your arrival and departure airport transfers with your tour. Transfers are available when arriving or departing on the first and last day of your tour. Our transfers operate 24 hours a day throughout Asia, with the exception of Japan. If you have booked pre- or post-tour accommodation in conjunction with your tour, your transfers will be included. To confirm your airport transfers, please advise your Tour Consultant of your flight details when confirmed.

USA & Canada

Globus airport transfers can be added your reservation at additonal cost. Arrival transfers are available from many North American and all South America cities. Departure transfers are only available direct from your Globus Tour Director while on tour. Please see travel documents for full details regarding set pick-up times at designated airport locations.

South America

Arival transfers are free on brochured dates for most South & Central America tour itineraries. Your Global Journeys Tour Consultant will provide pricing (if applicable) and details in your quote. Departure transfers are only available direct from your Globus tour director while on tour. Please see travel documents for full details regarding set pick-up times at designated airport locations. For very early departures, please note that breakfast cannot be included.

Terms & Conditons

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