Beyond the London Bridge
Globus, through the eyes of a Tour Director, knows how to maximize your time in Britain, going from landmark to landmark and to off-the-beaten path gems.
Discovering the Undiscovered is Their Motto
There are the can’t miss sites that everybody wants to see and then there are those hidden gems only a local would know about. Globus offers tours that make sure you won’t miss a landmark when in your city of choice, but they also specialize in wowing travelers with their insider knowledge, unique itineraries, and immersive approach, dropping travelers off at lesser-known sites, regions, towns, and into unforgettably rich experiences.
Led by Tour Directors who are specialists of their region and know the area inside and out, these tours truly tap into the charm, traditions, and culture of a city and a city’s environs. Simply put, it’s the perfectly planned vacation. All you’re doing is putting your next trip into the hands of a local pro who has done the research, planning, and logistics for you.
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This doesn’t mean you’re tied to a rigid schedule without any free time. Globus takes this into consideration, knowing that most tour companies overschedule, ensuring that sightseeing and travel don’t dominate the trip, leaving you plenty of free time to explore on your own. You’ll also be staying in exquisite luxury hotels right in the heart of your destination, so you won’t have to fumble around and research for countless hours looking for places to stay. Globus knows where the softest robes, the promptest concierge services, and the best views are. Plus, the best cuisine as well.
Maybe best of all, with Globus you’re VIP, literally. Skip lines, do a dance, and get a front row look at the world’s most fascinating sites. Your Tour Director doesn’t just know the ins and outs of a city, he or she has an in everywhere you’re going.
Some immersive tours that go off-the-beaten cobblestone path include:
Hidden Treasures of Southern England
6-Day Tour Starting in London
Go from legendary and bustling London to some of the most fascinating sites of Southern England, starting with Oxford. Explore this college town where Britain’s elite study and then continue the educational journey to Stratford-upon-Avon, birthplace of William Shakespeare, the most iconic scribe of them all. Your Tour Director will actually take you to Shakespeare’s schoolroom where he was first educated and where he first started to learn how to write.
This tour also will bring you to Stonehenge, the Georgian city of Bath, the Salisbury Cathedral – consecrated in 1258 and home to the Magna Carta – and the Osborne House, Queen Victoria’s majestic holiday palace.
13-Day Tour Starting in Limerick
Scenic is an understatement. Traverse some of Ireland’s most famous cities as well as smaller towns along the way as you bathe yourself in Ireland’s most stunning locations. See the iconic 668-foot Cliffs of Moher on Ireland’s west coast, the lush gardens of Garinish Island, and the Ring of Kerry, a 100-mile drive that passes luminescent seascapes and towering mountains that are speckled with brightly colored farmhouses. In Northern Ireland, visit the Giant’s Causeway, formed millions of years ago by volcanic eruptions. These otherworldly columns are a sight to behold. With the guidance of your Tour Director, spend time on a typical Irish farm and see how the locals live. Other stops include the Hillsborough Castle, the official residence of the Royal Family in Northern Ireland, and Belfast’s Titanic Experience, where you’ll learn about the tragic ship and how it was built.
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Scottish Highlands & Islands
14-Day Tour Starting in Glasgow
Equally stunning Scotland boasts cities, landscapes, and castle after castle that are absolutely gorgeous and historically incredible. This big adventure takes travelers through Glasgow, Edinburgh, Inverness, Thurso, Isle of Skye, and the Isle of Mull. And with the guidance of a Tour Director, it is a true immersion into the heart of Scotland and its long history. Visit the Edinburgh Castle – dating back to the 12th century and home to the Scottish Crown Jewels – the Brodie Castle with its amazing art collection and library, and the Dunrobin Castle, where you’ll get to visit the gardens. On the Orkney Islands, walk along the remains of a 5,000-year-old Neolithic village at Skara Brae, and fans of the show Outlander will rejoice in recognition at the Doune Castle and its awe-inspiring 100-foot-tall gatehouse. They'll also recognize the Royal Burgh of Culross, at one time a port city along the river.
Above all, take in scenery that is truly unrivaled, from mind-blowing waterfalls to dark, precipitous peaks, to endless woodlands and rolling hills, this is Scotland up-close and in impeccable detail.
There are so many more 2019 tours to choose from, all with the same level of service and guidance, with immersive experiences all across the globe. Globus has you covered.