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Average 4.5 out of 5 based on 266 user reviews.

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Enjoyed the experience. The Tour Director was very good, excellent knowledge and was well prepared. Everything went smoothly which is testament to the great work of the Tour Director. A lot of behind the scenes work which was very appreciated. While the way you are to move on the bus each day is clearly written and explained by the Tour Director it is amazing that people still don't follow the protocol and it is unfortunate that a few people only think of themselves and do not take into consideration others feelings or wants. Perhaps a daily seating plan would be good, at least for the first week. Excellent tour and would recommend to my friends and colleagues. Thank you Michelle for all your assistance leading up to the tour.
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The hotels in Paris were a very long way from the centre and in fact were barely in Paris itself. Having travelled with Globus before this seems nearly always to be the case and I can understand the difficulties of accommodating large groups. It would have been helpful if local maps of Paris were provided as the areas in which the hotels were situated were well outside the official maps of Paris handed out at hotels. On the day we chose not to take the afternoon tour to Versailles we were left to find our own way back to the hotel having been given the name of the Metro station but no directions from there to the hotel. I know that many carry devices which give maps and directions but this should not be assumed. Having visited Paris numerous times I could negotiate the transport system easily but for first time visitors this would have been daunting. This is my only 'gripe' as everything else was well managed and enjoyable. I would also suggest that Bayeux be included as an opportunity to see the tapestry should have been available. Perhaps this could have replaced the stop at La Mere Eglise, which has little to offer apart from its significance to the D-Day operations which were amply covered elsewhere.

I have been impressed with the service I received from Global Journeys. In particular I would like to thank Yvonne for your professionalism and attention to detail as everything was managed efficiently and promptly.
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We had the best time on our holiday. So many amazing experiences, such gorgeous scenery and lovely people. The Globus bus portion was fantastic and organised really well. So was the cruise. I found booking with you was efficient and easy. I prefer e-mail communication and your responses were always quick and answered my questions. Also price was cheaper than my local travel agent. I would definitely book with Global Journeys again.
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We had problems in our cabin , which were sorted out very professionally. The service and quality of food in the dining room was excellent. However the same can not be said for the buffet - as our meal was barely warm. Overall it was a good experience - the crew were very friendly and efficient.
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Our driver Xavier was also excellent in that he slowed down for any photographic opportunities. The way we did Niagara was amazing and we truly got the best Niagara experience you could wish for. We didn't go back to Niagara on the optional excursion on our subsequent cruise because we felt it would spoil our superb memories. Don't think it could have been done any better. Sheraton Hotel rooms are small and pokey and were the worst of some very good hotels. Tour Director, Scott was very knowledgeable but treated us like children - i.e repeating himself 4 and 5 times. Altogether an excellent tour with some wonderful memories.
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Loved the blend of land and sea based travel. Greek Islands, Patmos and Ephesus excellent. Guides of highest standard and made sure that everybody had a wonderful experience. Participants also of the highest standard and it was a pleasure to meet so many quality people. Greece financial issues did not create any problems.
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This is the second holiday I've had with Globus and also very enjoyable. This is an excellent travel company. Guides are very informative and the drivers are very accomplished. We are given the best rooms at each hotel. The Thistle Glasgow is tired, needs updating. Hotel on Isle of Skye is old, would be better to stay on the main land. Hilton at Dunkeld is also old but comfortable. Edinburgh Mercure was excellent, great view of the castle. Getting into Scone Palace first and having a private and intimate tour was excellent (guides provided by the palace were wonderful and very helpful). Getting into Edinburgh Castle before other tourists was terrific. All in all a fantastic tour. I would recommend Globus and would travel with them again. Thank you to Hannah from Global Journeys for looking after me.
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We would like to thank Michelle who helped us organise our dream holiday, there were no hiccups everything went as planned, thank you once again Michelle, we will be booking our next holiday with you with pleasure. Our holiday was amazing we made some friends and we got to see ltaly and Sicily stress free . Thank you once again to Michelle and Globus.
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The tour was wonderful and we were very lucky to have a fantastic Tour guide, Aida, who was very passionate about Italian culture and Italian food. The coach driver, Rocco, was excellent and we felt very safe at all times. The highlights were the Cinque Terre boat excursion, the visit to Verona with the arena, Juliet's balcony and a lovely fountain plus Assisi and of course Venice! The hotel in Venice, Palazzo Selvadego, was right next to St Mark's square allowing direct access to the square at night to listen to the lovely jazz music plus easy access in the morning to take great photos before all the tourist crowds arrive. The hotel breakfast was served in The Monaco Grand Hotel closeby which was directly on the waterfront with spectacular views. The Hotel Giotto in Assisi had a lovely terrace with beautiful views in the day plus lovely sparkling lights in the distance at night. The Global Journeys website was wonderful for comparing the different tours of Italy with the other companies. The tour documents arrived in the mail six weeks before the tour and emails were answered quickly. I have already booked another tour with Global Journeys as the discounts are fantastic.
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Absolutely loved our holiday in Spain. Our guide Samuel, and driver were terrific, very helpful, entertaining and informative. Loved the food, and all the experiences and the people on our bus were lots of fun. Some friendly suggestions...would like to have had the interior of Gaudi's church included. That was my main reason for visiting Spain, and was quite surprised not to have it included. We did go and do it on our own anyway. Would also like to have had Parc Guell included too. We did that on our own but couldn't get in sadly. We also couldn't get into see Picasso's gallery (also in Barcelona) after walking all the way there, but if it had been on the tour it wouldn't have been an issue. Not sure why those things weren't included as an extra. Would really have liked the hotels to have tea and coffee in the rooms too. Really missed that, but that may have been a cultural thing. One lunch stop was insanely busy, slow and disorganised, with incorrect orders brought out, and some people on our group quite disgruntled and stressed with the time limit. Samuel was there to do the best he could for everyone to keep the peace. May need to rethink that lunch stop for future. Overall very happy, thanks for such a fabulous time. We'll be back.
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This tour was very well organised and included some fantastic accommodation. Some accommodation had spectacular views and of those in cities/ towns most were in a very good location, within walking distance of restaurants and the town centre. There were quite a few lunches/and all dinners included, all above average in quality and variety. The scenery was amazing, in particular Yellowstone National Park. The tour director and bus driver were both brilliant! The tour director was very knowledgeable and had many stories (of which some were tall tales) to tell. He was very approachable and clearly loved his profession. The driver was very skilled and courteous, a true professional! This tour far exceeded my expectations, which were very high. Although there was one point of interest at which I personally would have liked more time, the stops and overnight stays were excellent choices. I have organised many trips but on reflection could not replicate this tour. It was definitely value for the money!
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The trip was well worth taking. The scenery was beautiful and we felt we saw a lot Moore than we would have had we done the trip by ourselves. The Tour guide had a lot of local knowledge which gave a better understanding of the areas we visited. We highly recommend this trip.
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I can say without any doubts whatsoever that our tour was fantastic, from accommodation to our wonderful driver Denielo and tour guide Pia. We were looked after from day one and Pia's attention to every little detail was amazing. She was fantastic. Globus have really done their homework on these tours, and they really deliver. We would not hesitate to travel with them many times over . Our trip to Europe was a dream run. We will never forget it. Thank you Globus and special thanks to Denielo and Gorgeous Pia. Miss you both. Any one getting these two to drive and guide them will be very lucky indeed.
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If you have done the main cities of Italy, this is a perfect tour to see the 'in between' towns that are equally as pretty and no as crowded as the main cities. Very few early starts too. A very relaxing but very interesting holiday idea and included meals (wait for it) were much better than many I have had over the last 20 years.
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The tour was a great highlights tour. We only had enough time to experience everything but not enough for in depth exploring. The tour director Anne was brilliant, very helpful and knowledgeable about the things we saw. I had a great trip.
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The tour from Rome to Venice was excellent. Our tour organiser was very experienced and made the whole trip very enjoyable. All went without any drama and we all had an enjoyable time. A great experience.
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The tour was very enjoyable. That may have been affected by factors such as the size (only 24 people on the bus) and the fact that those people were very friendly and we had a lot of fun. The guide was terrific and very helpful. Everything went smoothly. Also in several places we stayed two nights - this make sit less hectic. I enjoyed the security of the tour more than the independent nature of the extension - although I loved Madrid and the trip to Toledo. Twice our optional excursions were rather marred by rain but obviously not the fault of the company! Some excursions - in particular - 'Beautiful Barcelona' seemed not to be good value.
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An excellent introduction to some of the Spanish and Portuguese cities. Accommodation was general good, the Monastery hotel in Salamanca was the best and the least up to standards is the hotel in Madrid. Tour Director was very helpful and knowledgeable and the scenery is amazing. The best places for us were the Costa de Sol coast of southern Spain and the cities of Toledo, Seville, Salamanca and Granada.
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Overall the tour was good but realistically it depends on how much of a seasoned traveller you really are and how many tours you have undertaken in recent years! We thought the accommodation varied from good to very good - in the middle of each town within walking distance to restaurants etc but felt the level of accommodation did vary from city to city. The standard of meals offered, especially those meals provided as part of the tour were often poor whilst the optional tour meal in Quebec City was outstanding! For the CN Tower in Toronto we made separate reservations a month ahead of our arrival and secured a window seat whilst those who did the optional tour had a fixed menu and were seated towards the centre of the restaurant. We paid less for our ala carte menu/ wine than our travelling companions and we secured a window seat.

Two days contained long travelling distances of more than 600 km for each day so be prepared for 6hrs + on the coach for those days. An extra day in both Montreal and Ottawa to explore the city would have been great. Our tour guide Gary was a wealth of detailed information and gave excellent advice regarding sightseeing options & explaining the layout of a town and where to eat etc but was not always well organised which disappointed some travellers. Overall we had a good time, but expect the unexpected with any organised tour and be flexible to a certain degree.
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Wish we knew more about day 2 only involved driving around those top tourist attractions. On that day we only actually visited St Paul's Cathedral. If we would have known, we would stay a few days more to visit those places ourselves. The rest of the tour was great. We particularly love the wild side of Ireland and the Scottish highlands. We are impressed with how the booking was handled. This was our very first time engaging an online travel agent and it was the best thing - every step was well managed and everything we liked to know or sorted out were met. It would be great if Global Journeys would also take care of stopping overs. (Ed. Your wish is on our shortlist - thanks for your feedback :)
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Scenery on the Rockies tour was wow all the way. Only negative was the length of time spent of the Rocky Mountaineer train (around 12 hours each day) and by the end of the day we could wait to arrive at destination. All the same the RM was fun, food great and staff worked hard to make it a memorable experience. We would rather have 2 night stays, the 1 nighters between Banff & Victoria were too rushed. All the meals. Were first class. The places visited on the Alaska cruise were a highlight. Loved the Alaskan countryside & the excursions we took (booked with private companies) were awe inspiring. A slight negative was the overall operations of the cruise ship. The entertainment was great, facilities were great and we had fun. We did think that the food was only average & not up to the standard of other cruises we have been on. There is only one coffee shop on board & they were always under the pump. The staff generally seem the be constantly under pressure and we did not enjoy the usual rapport you have on a cruise, especially with the waiters. Some of the staff bordered on being unfriendly. Maybe that could be a language problem as nearly all staff were from Indonesia & Philippines.
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Wonderful scenery, which changed daily. Good driver and our cheerful tour guide kept us well informed. The coach was kept clean but many faulty seat belts. Plenty of comfort stops. We highly recommend this tour to other travellers. The dates of our tour, late May, proved perfect, just before the large crowds with the American summer holidays.
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The tour itinerary was well thought out. The tour director briefed us very well at the beginning of the tour, and kept us well informed daily. The local tour guides were very knowledgeable and approachable. We were impressed and satisfied with the whole tour experience.
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Excellent tour, well organised with an excellent, experienced tour Director, Mr Mauricio Yonfa. Nothing was left to chance and the tour proceeded without any problems. Accommodation was excellent unlike our previous tour to Scandinavia. The ability of a tour Director makes or breaks the Tour. This tour is highly recommended. Only down side was that we were the only tourists from Australia.
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An enjoyable tour. Some hiccups - but that's life. And the tour was in Italy. Tour overall lived up to expectations as described in the brochure. Some hotels were excellent; other less so eg. complex WiFi arrangements, in isolated places, staff were user unfriendly. Optional excursions were satisfactory or better- one was fantastic (Monteriggioni & Cherry Dinner); the other two (Spello With Dinner and Abbey of Monte Oliveto Maggiore With Dinner) were good. Really enjoyed the farewell dinner and show night at Rome. Tour Director and Driver excellent.
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This is a magnificent tour - touring famous and very beautiful National parks - the scenery was breathtaking . But this is a very hectic tour with a lot of mileage - we did 5,000 kms in the 15 days. We are very very happy that we did this tour - but it is not for the faint hearted!!!
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Excellent tour, all meals were first class and to get a pint of beer/Guiness included was a real bonus. Tour guide and coach captain were both top class, the guide spoke for just the right amount of time.
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Our recent Majestic Rockies & Rocky Mountaineer Tour was very a enjoyable & memorable experience. We consider to overall rating of this tour as very good, but tended to be dampened somewhat by the substandard breakfast meal provided by the Vancouver nominated hotel, (Georgian Court). The remainder of the tour features were very commendable.
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The tour director and driver were excellent. The coach party were all friendly and responded to John's (tour director) request to be on time for departures at morning, lunch and other stops. We were disappointed to get single beds in all hotels, except one, after requesting double and not twin beds. All rooms were clean and comfortable. We did not realise that the tour would be so battle orientated, with various guides at different places having their own, sometimes, conflicting views on the battles. We also felt there was a castle overload and not so much about the country and people of Scotland itself. Our visits to the islands went without a hitch and were our main reason for taking this trip. All ferries ran and the occasional rain did not hamper the tour. Although this did not affect us, a fellow traveller who requires gluten free products was not well catered for. When we stopped for lunch in various places, it was difficult to find somewhere to eat which had gluten free food, so she had to opt for just a cup of coffee. The time did not allow for going into too many cafes to find out if they supplied gluten free food. Ken and some others, felt that one hour from start of breakfast to departure was not enough time when queuing was involved. Thank you Emily for all your help in organising this trip for us and we have, as you know, also booked our canal cruise - Amsterdam to Budapest - in August with you. We will certainly be contacting you for other trips in the future.
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Great holiday. The tour guide was good but only saw him for one hour - I think that that's the way this tour is organised.
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