Globus

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  • Our unforgettable trip to Great Britain made possible by GLOBUS

    Jul 2, 2005 by gaelkm is a Top Reviewer on Epinions in Hotels & Travel
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: GLOBUS is a first rate company in my opinion.
    Cons: "Optional excursions" can add up quickly.

    Summary: We just returned from a tour of the Highlights of England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Our trip was nothing short of fabulous. We made reservations with GLOBUS, a first rate company with tons of experience. They are based in ... read more

  • Globus tours Essential Britain and Ireland

    Oct 28, 2013 by
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    Pros: Globus takes all the worry out of travel
    Great tour Guide
    Cons: Due to the quick pace, not suitable for everyone. Limited free time.

    Summary: The best vacation I ever had! I can not say enough about this tour and the excellent service from Globus. Our trip was 10 days, and started with arrivel in London. Our first night, we did the Optional Taste of London river cruise. The next day we ... read more

  • Highlights of Britain and Ireland 2013- 15 days

    Oct 5, 2013 by
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    Pros: +itinerary
    +professional tour director
    +value of included hotels and meals 
    Cons: -disorganized, poor communication from main office
    -rushed through included sites
    -generally not fun
    -not accountable 

    Summary: My husband and I took this tour in July and were disappointed on several points. Let me list the pros and cons: Pros- +The itinerary hit all the spots we wanted to see in the most efficient time. +Reasonable value for money if not doing the added ... read more

  • Globus Northern Capitals Tour

    May 28, 2013 by
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    Pros: hermatage museum, red square
    Cons: local guides disorganized

    Summary: Just completed this 14 day tour starting out on Denmark, finished in Moscow.be warned a lot of travel is required.several long periods in the bus traveling between cities.we have traveled with Globus before.  And usually the ... read more

  • Globus in Greece NIGHTMARE!

    May 17, 2013 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Tour guide very knowledgeable. George at the Zafolia Amalia in Athens BEST employee!
    Cons: Horrible food and hotel service, ZERO freedom during FREE time! Guide too controlling.

    Summary: We just returned from what I would categorize as 7 days on a cow-herding-LAND-Cruise around Greece using Globus! If the cruise ship mentality of being herded everywhere you go (including during your FREE time) is your idea of a perfect vacation, then ... read more

  • Mind-Blowingly Awesome

    Apr 9, 2013 by
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    Pros: Coach was very comfortable and driver (Carmello) extremely capable and friendly .
    Optional Extras
    Cons: Pompeii at 1PM in 40 degree+ heat was a challange. 
    Cost of Optional Extras

    Summary: We were two couples doing the Italian Mosiac Tour which we thought would give us a good overall taste of Italy and we weren't dissappointed.  We saw so much it was hard to take it all in - the history, the buildings, the churches/cathedrals the ... read more

  • Essential Britain 12day Globus tour

    Nov 19, 2012 by
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    Pros: No planning needed by us
    Cons: Cannot choose who you travel with; although the Kiwi's and Aussies were great.

    Summary: Essential Britain 12 day Globus tour  ;Oct 13-24. 2012  Wonderful tour! Recommended. & nbsp;Our tour director P. Barton was excellent; thoughtful, knowledgeable, gregarious and entertaining.  He gave us to ... read more

  • Italian treasures tour

    Jan 10, 2012 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: tour guide was great, saw lots of sights, made many new friends
    Cons: Wished we could have spent more time in Florence. It seemed kinda rushed.

    Summary: My mom and I went on the trip to Italy to celebrate my 45th birthday. I have always waned to go to Italy and it was definitely worth the wait. Our for director (Vickie)was great. She made it a lot of fun. There was a lot of walking and a lot of hills. ... read more

  • Globus Tour... Terrible Hotels, Terrible Food

    Oct 19, 2011 by
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    Pros: Tour guide was very knowledgable and the bus driver was very nice
    Cons: Bad Hotels

    Summary: We have been going to Europe for 30 years now, this was our worst experience EVER... the hotels were supposed to be 3.5 to 4 stars and were not... two were so bad, we checked out and spent extra money to stay elsewhere... torn sheets, gray towels, dirty ... read more

  • Globus Italian Treasures

    Oct 18, 2011 by
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    Pros: Tour guides in each city were very knowlegable. The bus was large and comfortable.  
    Cons: No restroom on bus.  Some toilets were a hole in the ground.  No seat covers.

    Summary: My wife and I just returned from this vacation 10/15/11. Overall we would rate the vacation average.  We traveled American Airlines from LAX to Chicago to Rome going; and Rome to NY To LAX returning.  The flight to Rome took 4 hours to Chicago ... read more

  • Wonderful Tour of Italy

    Sep 30, 2011 by
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    Pros: Great guide in Rome: Francesco. Easy Logistics!
    Cons: Just wish we had more time there! :)

    Summary: We took the "Best of Italy" tour through Monograms (Globus) and started at Rome.  Our tour guide was Franscesco, who was absolutely GREAT.  His passion was history and his city and you could tell that he loved what he did.  He knew so much ... read more

  • TOUR OF THE ALPINE COUNTRIES

    Aug 27, 2011 by
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    Pros: RELAXED TOUR, BEAUTIFUL ROUTE, SUPERIOR HOTELS AND EXCELLENT GUIDE AND DRIVER.
    Cons: NOTHING

    Summary: WE, 2 SENIOR LADIES FROM SOUTH AFRICA ENJOYED A WONDERFUL TOUR DURING JULY 2011 VISITING THE ALPINE COUNTRIES FOR 15 DAYS.  WE HAVE TRAVELLED EXTENSIVELY BUT THIS WAS THE BEST TOUR WE HAVE EVER HAD.  THE TOUR GUIDE, VIKTOR (HE LIVES IN PRAGUE), ... read more

  • Globus-Family Tour HFFT

    Aug 18, 2011 by
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    Pros: Location of hotels, tour director and driver, spectacular itinery
    Cons: Europe is very expensive but not Globus' fault

    Summary: My husband, 15 year old son, 12 year old daughter and myself toured with Globus on their HFFT - from the Coliseum to the Eiffel Tower with London Extension.  This tour exceeded our expectations.  The hotels were located right in the middle of ... read more

  • Globus - Then & Now - How did they go so wrong?

    Jul 30, 2011 by
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    Pros: Immaculate tour bus.  Skilled driver.

    An opportunity to make some wonderful new friends.
    Cons: What I would have expected from a 3rd class tour for much less money.
     

    Summary: July 30, 2011 This is far different review from the one I wrote following my first Globus tour in 2005.  That first tour, (“The Best of Italy”) was taken with a friend in 2005. It was truly one of ... read more

  • Spectacular Spain

    Jul 22, 2011 by
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    Pros: Spain is beautiful.  I would go back but with a different company.
    Cons: Expensive, optional tours rushed and expensive, not worth the money.

    Summary: We took the trip with globus on May 26-June 5, 2011 and came back quite disappointed.  Our tour guide Kaye, was not very informative and not too friendly.  We were with local guides a lot of times and when she came with us, she would be by ... read more

  • Loved It! Can't wait for my next Globus Tour

    Jun 22, 2011 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: No worries, luggage handled, loved hotels
    Cons: You are traveling to your venues most of the day

    Summary: Absolutely loved this trip and Globus was the best. We also had a great tour group who was a mix of middle aged couples, families, friends, and some teenage children. I went with my friend and we are in our mid 30's. We did not want to figure things out, ... read more

  • Globus Best of Italy 2011

    May 28, 2011 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: -No lines!
    -Great hotels/locations
    -One great excursion
    -Great travelling in a big group
    Cons: -Tipping gets expensive!
    -Overpriced optionals
    -Not relaxing
    -lots of travel time

    Summary: Just arrived back from the 12 day Best of Italy Globus tour. As someone in my 20's, I was hesitant to take the guided tour option as I thought it may be more aimed towards seniors. However, after costing out doing this type of trip independantly, I took ... read more

  • Great value with a few downsides

    Mar 21, 2011 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Takes the pain out of travelling by handling the travel part for you
    Cons: Hotels are nothing to write home about.

    Tour-provided meals and breakfasts are generally pretty bad.

    Summary: My wife and I did the Thames to Tiber tour in 1994.  It was a 17-day trip by bus from London to Rome by way of Paris, Lucerne, Venice, and Florence.  We are now going back again with our daughter in a few months, doing the Best of Italy and ... read more

  • Spectacular Spain Tour Review

    Dec 7, 2010 by
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    Pros: Not having to drive through foreign country
    Cons: Rushed visits to historical objectives, unprofessional tour guide, hotels located far from city center

    Summary: My hubby and I (in our 40’s) decided on taking a tour to Spain (our first tour ever) as we are both avid travellers and Europe lovers.  We do not speak Spanish (unfortunately) and wanted a vacation without the hassle of driving. Before ... read more

  • The IHOP of the Travel Industry

    Jun 8, 2010 by
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    Pros: Cheap.  Tour director and driver both professional.
    Cons: No time for any of the things that make travel such a joy.

    Summary: We took a 2-week Globus tour of France because it included numerous destinations at a price we could afford.  It was a major disappointment at best; at worst it was a complete waste of $7,000.If your goal is to check locations off your list ... read more

  • Globus is great....until Volcanos erupt...

    Apr 23, 2010 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great if the goings good...
    Cons: Prepare to build a raft and man the oars if its not..

    Summary: We were a couple of the blessed few that were not left "on our own" in a foreign land, with no phone or computer, and absolutely little help from Globus in London, when the volcano in Iceland erupted.We witnessed stranded women, on fixed income, ... read more

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