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Globus Family of Brand

Globus Journeys: Choose from their award-winning global guided vacations with local favorites and off-the-beaten-path experiences. ​Choice Touring by Globus presents YourChoice Excursions, a selection of curated experiences included in the package price – so you can tailor your day to your own interests and passions.

Cosmos: Spend your travel dollars wisely on a Cosmos guided vacation. This is a great option if you prefer an extra day of exploring over fancy amenities. Enjoy wonderful experiences at budget-friendly prices with simple accommodations. Walk the Camino? Meander Croatia & Slovenia? Scenic Switzerland by rail? Adventure is waiting! 

Here’s a few of our favorite Cosmos tours.

It's Your Time to Travel, Globus

Independence: Enjoy adventures around the world–without the group. You’re free to enjoy the many benefits of unscheduled touring. Discover new destinations in Europe, South America, Asia, Africa and Down Under on your own with ease, thanks to on-the-go support from the Globus team of local travel experts. You deserve some time to roam and relax.

Avalon Waterways: Happiness flows on an Avalon river cruise, now celebrating 20 years of scenic voyages. From  Europe to the Nile, and Asia to South America, you’ll cruise in relaxed luxury. Ask us about their panoramic view suites with the best views on the rivers!


Avalon Paris, France
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Avalon River Cruises on Sale

  • Fly FREE from select U.S. cities on select 2024 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises. Book by November 10, 2023 and travel by December 30, 2023.
  • Book select 2024 Mekong river cruises by December 30, 2023 and save up to $2,000 per couple. Book by November 10, 2023.
  • Single Supplement waived on select 2024 Europe river cruises when you book by December 30, 2023

Contact your Dimensions in Travel advisor for availability.

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Globus 2024 Europe & North American Tours on Sale

Experience a variety of cultures, take in the must-see sights, and make the most vivid memories. Book and deposit by November 10, 2023 on select 2024 Globus Europe and North American Globus tours and save $250-$500 per person. Travel by December 30, 2024. Contact your Dimensions in Travel advisor for tour availability.

Cosmos South America

2024 Cosmos Europe & North America Tours on Sale

Save $300-$400 per couple on select 2024 Cosmos Europe and North America tours when you book by November 10, 2023. Single Supplement waived on select 2024 Europe and North America tours. Travel by December 30, 2024. Contact your Dimensions in Travel advisor for tour availability

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Climb Through History

Shrouded in mystery and the mists of the surrounding Andes, the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu rightly sits atop many travel wish lists. Arguably the most spectacular and famous archaeological site in South America, it’s hard to believe that this awe-inspiring place was all-but-forgotten until the 20th century. And while it is the main reason travelers book trips to Peru, there’s so much more to see, experience and enjoy on a Cosmos tour to this postcard-perfect South American destination including the Sacred Valley and a stop in Lima, the foodie capital of Peru.

Scapes by Globus

Escapes by Globus invite you to lose the crowds and find the best travel deals during the off-season! In fact, these popular vacations that take place between November and March offer an average savings of 40%! ​These tours provide you with more elbow room at the world’s most iconic sites, leaving you more time to explore for less money. New tours for 2023 include Sicily, Albania, Finland, Wales, Prague, and Turkey. 

Avalon Waterway
Fit for All

River Cruise Fitness

Saying hello to adventure doesn’t mean you have to say goodbye to your healthy habits and restorative rituals. From heart-healthy menu options and heart-pumping activities to mindful yoga moves, Avalon Waterways river cruises makes it easy to remain a picture of health amidst the most beautiful scenery in the world.

Ready for a new way of seeing the world? Introducing Independence by Globus—with adventures around the world–without the group. You’re free to enjoy the many benefits of unscheduled touring. Discover new destinations in Europe, South America, Asia, Africa and Down Under on your own,  thanks to on-the-go support from the Globus team of local travel experts.

Avalon Waterways Nile River Cruise

Our travel advisor, Diana Saint James, recently returned from a Nile River cruise with Avalon Waterways and loved her trip! It was a dream of hers to see the pyramids, ride a camel, float down the Nile, stand in awe before Abu Simbel and shop the marketplaces of Cairo. Read about her adventure in her blog.

Diana Saint James Touching tip of pyramid

Videos and Virtual Events to Watch

Check out travel advisor Diana Saint James’ blog about her Camino Walk with Cosmos.

Origins of Globus Family of Brands

It started with a rowboat in 1928. Antonio Mantegazza (the eventual founder of the Globus family of brands) bought a rowboat on credit and began transporting travelers across Lake Lugano, sharing stories of local sights. Then, paid holidays begin to become standard for workers and Mantegazza expanded his operation with more rowboats on Lake Lugano. Throughout the decade, he also added: taxis on land, a fleet of twelve motorcoaches operating in Switzerland, operational rights to a popular local route for the Swiss national postal and transportation service.  In the early 50’s, Globus introduces the “circular tour”, offering a one price, all-inclusive vacation package. Later, Grand European Touring is launched, offering first-class tours around Europe.  In the 1980’s, Globus becomes of the world’s most popular tour operators, offering vacations in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Europe, Africa, the South Pacific, Asia, and South America. In the 2000’s, Globus launches Avalon Waterways, adding river cruising to its range of travel styles. Globus launches Monograms In response to Baby Boomers’ desire for more independent travel. The Globus family of brands begins offering Religious vacations through Globus Faith. In 2021, Choice Touring was launched by Globus. We’re eager to see what’s next!