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Globus has more than 87 years of experience in planning itineraries and guiding holidays around the world. Read the reviews from past clients of Global Journeys to help you decide if a first-class guided Globus tour is right for you.

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Average 4.5 out of 5 based on 313 user reviews.

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A great taster of Spain and chance to see the highlights. I would strongly suggest arriving earlier to see more of Madrid and staying on an extra day or two in Barcelona. Reasonable pace but an amount of walking on city tours and several long travel days that challenged a few people with fitness issues. Strongly recommend optional tours to Toledo and Montserrat and take time to visit Park Gruell, museums and the Catalonia Music Hall in Barcelona. Very supportive and knowledgeable guide and comfortable accommodation. Was expecting a small group so surprised that it was a large and full coach.
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Wonderful trip through the South. Would highly recommend this tour if you are interested in music. It had the lot. Great studios and museums, plantations and music. Hotels were in great locations but some were a bit below par. Opreyland hotel in Nashville was fabulous but the Double Tree in Memphis was grubby. I had to change rooms as there were large cobwebs along one wall and dirty linen in another.
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Very busy tour but very enjoyable. The Tour Director, Fabiola, was sensational. Most of the hotels were very good except for one in Agrigento. The bus driver was great and drove very safely. The optional tour to the winery is a must do.
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The tour and local guides did not provide details of tourist sites other than Globus associated ones. In Capri, for instance, there was an international art exhibition being held across a number of sites but this was not mentioned as a possible activity during our free time, rather it was come to the cafe that Globus uses. There are other examples too. But it was a very good experience and the diver was fantastic.
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Niagara Falls was fantastic. Loved the variety; eg. Amish dinner/fall foliage/Quebec's old buildings. Montreal and Toronto underground shopping centres were an experience like nothing in Australia.
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I thought most of the tour was pretty good, but the food let it down a bit, especially the dinners. There were too many hotel meals which were not based on the local cuisine but were just a basic buffet style international meal. Most of the local cuisine meals were only available as part of an optional excursion.
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First impressions count, and when we first met our tour guide in Portugal we felt we were with professionals. Every detail was taken care and we felt safe and were looked after at all times. Our Guide Fernanda was so knowledgeable and quick to correct any problems. Not many at all! The Marian Shrine visits were so well organised and attended mass almost in every occasion. This was very important to us. I would suggest extend the length of the tour to an extra day or two to leave extra time interesting locations. For example: We did no have enough time to explore Burgos, we loved the place but time flew so quickly and next thing we were already having dinner and ready to go to bed. Also, Globus might consider to provide as part of the registration a travel pouch documents with the name of the Globus Family or similar objects to make us stand out and we could keep as souvenir after the tour. We took two optional tours. Dinner in Madrid and night tour, I don't think it offered value for money. The other tour to Avila was perfect and we enjoyed so much. Research more about the quality of local guide tours, some were difficult to understand although knowledgeable about the location but had difficulty in expressing. In overall, all the local guides offered a good service. In regards to food, I think care was taken to accommodate all tastes and dietary requirements! Thank you! We will definitively used Globus for our next tour whenever that might be. Thank you Hannah for all your help and for keeping us informed about our tour!
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The whole tour was a fantastic experience, it was so great to see all the cities that we visited, a longer stay in some places would have been nice, but I guess we will have to try and go back at another time. The tour director, Brenda Turner, was very knowledgeable about the cities and during the coach travel between cities. We did not realize there were optional tours available, but it was great to be able to do the ones which we did. (All except Montreal dinner and Helicopter over Niagara Falls). We will look forward to doing another tour with Globus in the future. Thank you Michelle for your assistance in making this part of our trip to Canada and USA possible and so much fun, we met some very nice people from Australia, New Zealand and USA, people we can now keep in contact with through emails, etc. and maybe catch up again someday. Thanks again.
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The holiday was excellent with a number of varied experiences included... from river cruising in Budapest to driving through the open countryside. We saw interesting cities and towns and had a chance to appreciate the culture of eastern European regions and the resilience of its people. The optional excursions were colourful and fun. They provided the music and costumes of the region with local food and spirits, creating a bond with our fellow travelers. We had many enjoyable evenings out.
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Had a wonderful time. Hotels were 5 star. The tour perfect with plenty of time to do your own thing. We were blessed with perfect weather. Go in September, October not to hot, not to cold.
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Excellent tour with exceptional tour guide, Luis. Gave an excellent overview of Northern Portugal & Spain with experiences & tastes related to the different regions. We had a very good group who intermingled really well. Would highly recommend.
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Great tour to see America's National Parks. The coach broke down in Moab - miles from another town and we had to wait for hours for another coach, but this was the only hitch on an otherwise fabulous tour. Some long driving days but necessary to get to so many places. Would recommend this tour if you are interested in wildlife and the wild west.
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The combination of 3 nights at the Sheraton Waikiki and 7 nights on board the "Pride of America", could not have been better in any way. I recommend the upgrade to the ocean view room at the Sheraton. We were lucky to be given Floor 23. Honolulu is a vibrant, exciting, beautiful city with the clearest, bluest water, but to experience the magic and incredible scenery that the Hawaiian islands have to offer, the cruise was the perfect way to go. Staying overnight in two of the ports allowed passengers the opportunity to venture further into the countryside. The volcanoes were most impressive and the canyons and rocky coastlines of Maui and Kauai were magical. On the last day, the ship makes a detour past the beautiful Na Pali coast of Kauai - something out of the ordinary, scenery wise. The ship travels at night, allowing maximum time in the ports. The crew of the "Pride of America" was wonderful and very hospitable. Our balcony cabin, on Deck 11, was right next to the pool, which was most convenient for a quick dip or hot spa and on the same level as the cafe eating area, I am still raving about this trip. Well done Georgie, again, for your expert assistance in making this holiday so special.
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A great variety; major cities as well as beautiful scenery, particularly Antelope 'slot' canyon, Bryce Canyon, Grand Canyon, Las Vegas and San Francisco.
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Beautiful Scenery and colours with many animals in their natural surroundings, including a lone wolf, in Yellowstone. Well Paced tour, with excellent guide and driver. Only criticism was Yellowstone accommodation which was closing down for the season and had run out of certain foods, elsewhere accommodation was well positioned in towns that you could walk after dinner. We found Yvonne very easy to deal with and we would use Global Journeys again and recommend them to our friends. Thank you Yvonne.
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A wonderful, eye-popping and amazing adventure with a surprise just about at every twist and turn! Just loved it from Paris to Dijon and especially Chamonix. How gob-smacking to venture out onto the balcony in my room in Chamonix to have Mont-Blanc and the glacier right in my face! Down through the Alps and the awesome views on the Route Napoleon to the Cote d'Azur which lived up to its reputation of glitz and glamour. The blue Mediterranean as blue as ever but the most fun was in Monte Carlo and the beauty of Monaco, so elegant. Moving west, it just got better, day by day. Loved the Hotel in Nimes where the staff were hospitality students - top marks to these young people; and onto Carcassonne - oh, my gosh, now that is one absolutely awesome double-walled city! Beautifully preserved, situated on a rise - can you imagine how impregnable that city was in medieval times! One of my very favourite places - beautiful church, 3 tenors singing, enough to bring a tear (or two) to my eye - these days, a peaceful town to stop and admire. A shame to leave it.

Moving on, the 14th century Pont Valentre and area of Cahors just so beautiful. Rocamadours reputation didn't disappoint - how did they build that hanging out of a cliff face! Perigueux and early morning walk through this medieval town before the current residents really stirred was so lovely as were the raspberries from the lady with the market stall - so cheap and delicious! Onto Bordeaux and the TGV - what a hoot! Great way to travel back to Paris to final dinner - so much fun at Les Noces de Jeannette and canard a l'orange - mix in a lovely lady with accordion and French songs, lots of singing, wine and laughter made the 'white-knuckle' ride back through Paris traffic even more hilarious - especially from front seat!

Our driver on tour, Emilio, was just the best - those alpine roads in mist and drizzle not for the feint-hearted but he always made us feel safe - with a smile. Tour Director, Marie-Claire, top marks - her knowledge, attitude, organisation, sense of humour and accent - top notch! What can I say - a brilliant holiday, first time travelling by myself ever, no problem. Food was mostly really yummo, especially first and last nights in Paris with the group - the menu was excellent those nights - never seen so many vineyards - as far as the eye could see in some provinces - and I enjoyed the fruits of their labour too! And what might seem a small thing but one that was always so welcoming in little villages to bigger towns are the big baskets of colourful flowers, reds and bright pinks, hanging on posts, fences, bridges, wherever a basket of flowers could fit - viva la Francaise! (Ed. You sound like a hoot too Fay! Glad you enjoyed your trip)
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This is my first group tour. Although at times a bit hectic overall the experience is very good. Inclusion of the free times were very helpful. All the places we visited were well selected and the local guides were well spoken and showed good knowledge of the place/area. However I would have loved to take a bit longer in Toledo and stay in Granada one extra day instead of Costa del Sol, for me it was just another touristy place with lots of bars and cheap shops!
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Well paced tour through California. Guide was great, hotels were fine and the tour visits were interesting. Good overall view of California.
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Our tour guide and driver were nothing but helpful and courteous - Eileen got up at 5 am when we were leaving for the airport to make sure our taxi driver turned up for us - not part of her duties but very appreciated - our only comment had been that we would have liked to have had a bit more live music however it was explained to us that it would be very difficult to get such a bit group into live venues high was understandable - overall a very enjoyable trip with a nice group of people.
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Wow - what a comprehensive tour around Italy. We saw everything that we wanted to see, and more. The tour was very fast paced - largely because of the vast distance between the north and south. Great tour if you've got limited time and want to see as much of Italy as possible in a short time.
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This was an interesting tour to good sites but the emphasis on 'Historic Trains' is misleading as it was conducted as a tour of the Colorado Rockies with rides on 3 historic trains. For railway enthusiasts there was not enough time spent on the trains themselves, particularly on the locomotives and rolling stock. In summary: As a tour of Colorado with a visit to Santa Fe it was good, for those wanting a predominantly railway-oriented tour I'd look elsewhere. Two complaints. First, many of the side trips seemed unnecessarily rushed and second, the Wifi on the coach rarely worked, not even in large towns, even though several people asked for it to be fixed.
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We thoroughly enjoyed the Imperial Splendours tour. The Tour Director was very knowledgeable, informative, helpful & supplied us with daily humour. My travelling companion has a gluten allergy, the meals supplied were not always very palatable. In some hotels she had to request gluten free bread many times. We were somewhat surprised as one would expect Europe to be more efficient in dealing with different meal requests. Overall the experience was awesome, so much history & wonderful scenic cities.
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Enjoyed the tour, guide was very helpful and knowledgeable. Had lovely weather most of the tour. We especially enjoyed the Bannockburn Visitors centre, the sheep dog display and the tour of the Britannia.
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Fantastic tour. It was my first tour I have been on and found it relaxing, interesting and adventurous. Already thinking about another tour next year. Thank you Global Journeys for organising such a great time!
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We thoroughly enjoyed this tour, our first trip with Globus. Our driver, Pedro, was great, always driving us to the best spots for the best photo shoots. Kaye, our Tour Director, was so bubbly, friendly, efficient and such a wealth of knowledge. We loved listening to her endless stories. This tour covered a large area of Spain and we enjoyed visiting the small family restaurants, sampling the local food and rubbing shoulders with the friendly locals. The only negative for us was that it took a long time for our tours to be "guaranteed departures", hence we missed out on good flight times and prices. We would highly recommend this tour.
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This was a really good tour but was probably 2 -3 days too long. We were mentally and physically exhausted by the end of the tour, albeit I had spent the whole tour with undiagnosed fractures in my foot! However, the tour guide and driver were fantastic, with the tour guide seemingly knowing everything there is to know about the entire country! Most of the hotel accommodation was also good but the poor quality of the hotel in Inverness was a standout. Most of the hotels had no air conditioning or even a small fridge in the room, unlike most Australian and Continental hotels, and some even had very unsafe shower areas with no rubber mats. The actual tour, however, was fantastic - we saw everything we wanted to see and learnt things about all the sites we visited that even I (as a native born Englishman, now Aussie!) never knew. The quality of the food was really good and the optional extra sites was well thought out. In short the entire journey was well run, the coach was always on time and our luggage never lost! We would heartily recommend Global Journeys and Globus to anyone thinking of visiting the UK and Ireland. Georgie Walpole was a standout as a Tour Consultant and her efforts were much appreciated.
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The 3 of us had a great time we enjoyed everywhere we went in Ireland amazing country to see so much green was amazing. The hotels and meals were quality all the way. Had lovely weather so we were very lucky. Had a meal and concert in a castle which was one on my bucket list so was delighted. I guess the only down side some of the places we felt a bit rushed but you have to expect that when your seeing so much in a short time. Would have a holiday with Globus again.
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Very good tour made even better by our Tour Guide Mario. He was very professional and Globus is on to a winner with him.
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This was a very good tour which covered a lot of excellent destinations. It was however very demanding and tiring and potential participants should be aware of this. Globus does rate it as 'on the go' and it certainly is. There is only one 2-night stay in 15 days. The average age of the participants would have been in the 60's and we were all very tired at the end but it was worth it. One complaint- with 45 people on board why have a 1-door bus? Loading and unloading seemed to take forever.
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We thoroughly enjoyed the tour and would highly recommend this tour to anyone considering a tour of these countries. Both guide and driver were very experienced and their knowledge of the region was very obvious as they interacted with all passengers throughout the tour.
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