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Globus Family of Brand

Dream – Discover!

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!

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!

It's Your Time to Travel, Globus


Avalon Paris, France
Avalon Couple on Bed

Avalon River Cruises on Sale

  • Fly FREE from select U.S. cities and save up to $500 per couple on select 2024 Europe river cruises. Book by September 9, 2024 and travel by December 30, 2024.
  • Pay just $599 for air from select U.S. cities on select 2024 Europe river cruises. Book by September 9, 2024 and travel by December 30, 2024.
  • Save up to $2,000 per couple when you book select 2024 Mekong river cruises by September 9, 2024 and travel by December 30, 2024.
  • Single Supplement waived on select 2024 Europe and Mekong river cruises when you travel by December 30, 2024. 
  • Save up to $1,500 per couple when you book select 2024 Peruvian Amazon with Galapagos Islands cruise by September 9, 2024.

Contact your Dimensions in Travel advisor for availability.

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Globus Europe

Globus Europe & North American
Tours on Sale

Experience a variety of cultures, take in the must-see sights, and make the most vivid memories.

Save $700 per couple on select 2024 Globus Europe and North American Globus tours when you book and deposit by July 31, 2024. Travel by December 30, 2024.

Save $1,000 per couple on select 2025 Globus Europe and North America tours when you book and deposit by September 9, 2024. Travel December 31, 2024-December 30, 2025.

Contact your Dimensions in Travel advisor for tour availability.

Cosmos South America

2024 Cosmos Europe & North America Tours on Sale

Save $300 per couple on select 2024 Cosmos Europe and North America tours when you book by July 31, 2024.

Single Supplement waived on select 2024 Cosmos Europe and North America tours when you book your solo trip by July 31, 2024. Travel by December 30, 2024. 

Save $400 per couple on select 2025 Cosmos Europe and North America tours when you book and deposit by September 9, 2024. Travel December 31, 2024-December 30, 2025

Contact your Dimensions in Travel advisor for tour availability

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Climb Through
South American History

Head south to the land of bright landscapes and even sunnier people in mysteriously beautiful South America.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 destination including the Sacred Valley and a stop in Lima, the foodie capital of Peru.

Drink the rum with a rumba, samba, and sunsets and discover an extraordinary world that’s closer than you think in Peru, Argentina, Chile, and Brazil. Throw in a cruise around the Galápagos Islands for good measure! 

Scapes by Globus

Escapes 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 2024 include Finland, Wales, Prague-Munich, and Sicily & Malta. 

See North America and Let Globus Do The Driving

From the spectacular national parks and sun-drenched California coast to the historic landmarks on the East Coast and the charm of the South, Globus Journeys offers a number of memorable US vacations for you to discover North America. Experience New England’s brilliant fall foliage, discover Alaska’s breathtaking Denali National Park, sit in reserved seats at Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry, visit the famous memorials in Washington DC, and take part in special events such as the Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena.

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.

Pack Your Passions

The daily excursions possibilities are wide open on an Avalon river cruise. All at your pace, your preference, your way. 

If you’re up for an active adventure, how it happens is up to you. Greet the day with a bike ride, a hike to a hilltop castle, or a kayak excursion through the Gorges de l’Ardėche.

Discover the world’s simple pleasures and grand artistry. Pull up a chair to hear a Vienna waltz, roll up your sleeves to paint like Van Gogh, or grab an apron to whip up a local recipe.

Or go classic. With expert Local Guides, you’ll get preferred access to iconic sites, insider information on local legends and lore, and the heritage behind the history

Avalon Waterways Nile River Cruise

Our travel advisor, Diana Saint James, has 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 introduced the “circular tour”, offering a one price, all-inclusive vacation package. Later, Grand European Touring was launched, offering first-class tours around Europe.  In the 1980’s, Globus became one 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 launched Avalon Waterways, adding river cruising to its range of travel styles. Globus created Monograms In response to travelers’ desire for more independent travel.  In 2021, Choice Touring was started by Globus. We’re eager to see what’s next!