Welcome to our 2019 collection of tours and cruises across the world. Here you’ll find many new tours to the world’s most inspiring and emerging destinations, alongside our most popular ones. You’ll find our affordable Cosmos tours alongside those from our sister company, Globus – our first-class range of touring. So whether you want to explore the narrow canals and cafes of Venice, grab a bite to eat in Elvis's favourite Memphis diner or compare the futuristic cities and ancient traditions of Japan, you’ll find the perfect tour for your budget here.
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This regional affordable Italy holiday begins and ends in Naples. As one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world, Naples provides visitors a wealth of folklore, history, and a rich culture of the ages. After a guided sightseeing tour of the city, you’ll be on your way to the Apulia region – the “heel of the boot” of Italy and one of the favourite holiday destinations of the Italian people due to its breathtaking landscapes and enchanting coastline with turquoise waters. You’ll visit the 13th-century Castel Del Monte on your way to the beautiful port of Bari. Included in your Italy vacation are a number of surprising stops, including the fascinating Castellana Grotte limestone caves, the conical-roofed houses of Alberobello, and Lecce’s baroque architecture. You’ll also enjoy an excursion to Santa Maria di Leuca with its art nouveau houses, and Gallipoli’s underground olive presses, and winding streets above. Your budget travel to Italy experience is never short on great food and drink. Learn about regional wines on your visit to a Primitivo wine cellar in Manduria. Before returning to Naples, enjoy a leisurely stay in Fasano – surrounded by vineyards and olive groves. Your affordable Italy tour of the Apulia region of Italy ends where it began – in Naples – where authentic Napoli pizza and espresso await your return!
Price based on 21 Apr 19
6 dates available
On this Best of Greece tour, discover the best of historic and mythical—as well as modern—Greece. As the birthplace of Western civilization, Greece has some of the world’s most fascinating archaeological sites. Your tour starts and ends in Athens, with overnight stops along the way in Nauplia, Sparta, Olympia, Delphi, and Kalambaka.Step back in time as you visit some of Greece's ancient sites where the Mycenaean civilization thrived in Greece between 1600 and 1200 BC. At the Mycenae archaeological site, learn about this civilization as you enjoy guided sightseeing of the monuments erected here between 1350 and 1200 BC. In Athens, visit the Acropolis, still standing after 2,500 years. Dedicated to the goddess Athena, the Acropolis sits high on a rocky hill and is a symbol of the wealth and power of Athens at its apex. Visit the amazingly well-preserved, 2,300-year-old open-air theatre in Epidaurus and marvel at the perfect acoustics. You'll step back in history—but not as far back as Ancient Greece—when you enjoy sightseeing of the medieval Byzantine Citadel of Mystra, a castle founded in 1249. Also, visit the fantastic landscape of Meteora with its 24 rock-top monasteries set in almost inaccessible sandstone peaks.On this affordable Greece tour, you’ll travel to Olympia, legendary home of the Olympic Games, and Delphi, where people visited in ancient Greece to seek the advice of the Oracle. But that’s not all…you’ll experience modern Greece as well. Cross over the world's longest cable-stayed bridge, the spectacular Rion-Antirion Bridge, which links the Peloponnese to the Greek mainland. From the ancient ruins to contemporary engineering —with beautiful landscapes in between—this tour through Greece is perfectly designed for value-minded travellers. You’ll agree that your affordable Greece tour is a once-in-a-lifetime holiday!
Price based on 05 Oct 19
6 dates available
Now available without flights: book this holiday from £745pp excluding flights, transfers and private home pick-up. Just call our travel specialists on 0330 0588 237. Discover the captivating landscapes of the American canyonlands on this unforgettable tour of the US National Parks. You’ll begin and end in Las Vegas, and stay along the way inside the mighty Grand Canyon, near Monument Valley, Lake Powell in Page, inside Bryce Canyon National Park and in St George – heart of Mormon county in Utah. You’ll stay in one of the few hotels inside Grand Canyon National Park, just metres from the rim, giving you the opportunity to witness a glorious sunrise – and sunset – over the canyon. In Bryce Canyon, you'll love soaking up the space-age landscapes and eerie rock formations of spires, amphitheatres and 'hoodoos'. Relax in the beauty and tranquility of Zion national park, a valley oasis of green forest surrounded by massive canyon walls that soar forever upwards. You’ll have plenty of time here to unwind, explore, join a park ranger talk or take a gentle amble along its many trails. But the once-in-a-lifetime moments don't end there. In Monument Valley, you'll take a four-wheel-drive tour accompanied by a Navajo guide, who'll reveal all the Native American stories, legends and secrets of the land with all its iconic buttes and pillars – the backdrop of many a Western film. At Navajo National Monument, visit the medieval villages, built by the Puebloan Ancestors. Witness the power of Glen Canyon Dam, the country’s second-highest concrete-arch dam, which holds back Lake Powell – and take an optional cruise through Antelope Canyon for a different view of the desert. Finally, you’ll visit Snow Canyon State Park, a sandstone wonderland at the foot of the red mountains of Utah. A once-in-a-lifetime journey exploring the raw beauty and incredible scenery of the US National Parks, this tour will leave you with a lifetime's worth of spectacular memories to relive time and again.
Price based on 26 Mar 19
15 dates available
With its many places of worship, Italy is a destination for travellers who want to rejoice in their faith. On this inspirational tour, you'll celebrate Mass, have an opportunity to attend the Papal Audience, visit the Papal summer residence in Castel Gandolfo and learn about some of Italy’s most beloved saints. Learn about St. Padre Pio of Pietrelcina, a modern-day saint who was canonized in 2002. Visit the Shrine of Monte Sant'Angelo, one of Christendom's most celebrated shrines and where St. Michael the Archangel appeared. See the Eucharistic Miracle in Lanciano, reflect in the Holy House of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Loreto and visit the basilicas of St. Francis and St. Clare in Assisi. You'll see why Italy is a must for faith-based travellers and for art lovers.
Price based on 06 Aug 19
6 dates available
Mountains and hills over the sea, archaeological sites, an active volcano, UNESCO World Heritage Sites, exquisite food, blue skies, and breathtaking views…this is Sicily. Starting from Rome, you will travel through the south of Italy to reach Villa San Giovanni where you will cross the sapphire-blue waters by ferry to reach Messina. On this affordable Sicily tour, visit some fantastic historic sights. At Casale, visit the Roman Villa – a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Originally an extravagant residence of a powerful Roman family in the 4th century AD, its mosaics on the floors and walls are well-preserved today. Agrigento, founded as a Greek colony in the 6th century BC, is a treasure trove of fascinating remains. Visit its Valley of the Temples, another UNESCO World Heritage Site, to see vestiges from the classical Greek period. Visit the Doric Temple of Concord, one of the finest examples of Greek civilization – and the Temple of Juno Lacinia, which was severely damaged by fire near the end of the 5th century BC. Also visit Selinunte, an ancient Greek city on the southwestern coast of Sicily that was at the apex of its power before 409 BC. Here, see the remains of the Acropolis, with its temples and fortifications. Visit the heights of Mount Etna – Europe’s largest active volcano. Enjoy a guided tour of Trapani, set on a harbour that was once a powerful trading network; explore Erice, a medieval hilltop town with cobbled streets, fortifications, and ancient churches; and visit Marsala, known throughout the world for its wine. In Palermo, your sightseeing tour includes Cappella Palatina (Palatine Chapel), built in the 1100s, with byzantine mosaics depicting famous scenes from The Bible. This tour through Sicily is designed for the value-minded traveller as the best way to explore the beautiful features of this magnificent, yet charming island!
Price based on 13 Mar 20
10 dates available
Join us for a royal adventure through the historic sites of Hungary, Slovakia, Austria, and Germany! This affordable tour of Europe takes you to some of the continent’s most legendary sites, including a Danube River cruise through Austria’s stunning Wachau Valley. Begin in Budapest—called the “Pearl of the Danube.” Explore the Hungarian capital with its treasure trove of architectural wonders with a guided city tour. You’ll travel through Slovakia, stopping in Old Town Bratislava, on your way to Austria. You’ll spend two glorious days in Vienna, the “City of Music”—with guided sightseeing of its enchanting city centre with its iconic sites. You’ll board your boat in Krems for a river cruise along the Danube’s Wachau Valley to Salzburg. Enjoy an orientation in Salzburg, the exquisite city of Mozart’s birth. You’ll experience more stunning sights on your way to Munich, with a visit to the storybook site of King Ludwig’s Neuschwanstein Castle. You’ll tour the lavish halls inside this inspiration of Disney’s Magic Kingdom, with stories of the King’s descent into madness. Your European holiday ends with two fascinating days in Munich. Tour the Marienplatz (Main Square) catch a Glockenspiel performance on the new Town Hall or relax in a traditional Biergarten for a stein or two of classic German beer. Your value-minded tour of Hungary, Vienna, and Germany through some of Europe’s favourite destinations is a royal experience not to be missed!
Price based on 06 Dec 19
8 dates available
This Ireland tour is an ideal introduction to the Emerald Isle for first-time visitors who have limited time. You’ll experience some of Ireland’s most magnificent scenery as well as its most famous towns. You’ll start and end in Dublin, and you’ll also overnight in Ennis, Killarney, and Waterford. Highlights of this tour include the 668-foot Cliffs of Moher on Ireland’s west coast, where you’ll savour the breathtaking views of these rugged cliffs dropping into the ocean, and the Ring of Kerry, a 100-mile panoramic drive through rugged and magnificent landscapes. Words cannot capture the magnificence of these natural beauties; you must witness them in person! You’ll also enjoy guided tours of the House of Waterford Crystal, where you’ll see the highly-skilled artisans at work in the production of this famous crystal, and the Irish National Stud in Kildare, home to thoroughbred champions. Plus, Globus has arranged special experiences to give you a truly local perspective. For example, you’ll enjoy coffee and scones that you’ll bake at Rathbaun Farm, a picturesque thatched farmhouse where you’ll learn about Ireland’s sheep-farming practices. You’ll also enjoy an Irish coffee demonstration in Waterford. From the scenic beauty to the charming experiences, this Ireland tour is sure to delight all of your senses!
Price based on 20 Oct 19
28 dates available
Spectacular scenery, medieval towns, fairy-tale castles, a fascinating history, and world-class beer…this is Germany! On this Germany tour, you'll see Germany's highlights and visit its most famous cities, as well as its medieval towns and scenic areas. Your holiday begins and ends in Frankfurt with overnights also in the Rhineland, Hamburg, Berlin, Leipzig, Nuremberg, Munich, and the Black Forest area. Magnificent scenery awaits you on this value-minded Germany holiday. Enjoy a cruise on the Rhine River, passing castle-crested hills, terraced vineyards, and pretty wine towns. In Bavaria, visit King Ludwig II's 19th-century Neuschwanstein Castle, nestled high in the Alps. Drive along the Romantic Road with its charming villages, cobblestone streets, walled cities, half-timbered houses, and scenic countryside, and stop in Rothenburg, a walled town that has retained its medieval character. Finally, enjoy Germany's lush Black Forest region, named because the forest is so thick, people called it black. Among the tour highlights are: the famous gothic cathedral in Cologne—known for its twin-steepled towers—that was started in 1248 and completed in 1880; Lübeck, a Hanseatic city and UNESCO World Heritage Site founded in the 12th century and Veste Coburg Castle, built in 1225 and one of Germany’s largest castle complexes. Today, the complex houses the former art collections of the dukes of Coburg. You’ll also enjoy sightseeing of the must-see sights in the cities, including Munich’s Marienplatz, the main square in the city that hosts the Oktoberfest beer festival. In Dresden, see the Zwinger Carillon Pavilion, where the 40 bells of the glockenspiel sound every quarter of an hour. From the beautiful scenery and exciting cities to the historic sights and fun experiences, this Germany tour has it all!
Price based on 29 Nov 19
19 dates available
Rome, Sorrento, and Capri—three of Italy’s most popular cities are waiting for you on this grand Southern Italy holiday. Spend four nights in Rome and two nights each in Capri and on the Neapolitan Riviera. Explore Italy’s southern charms at a leisurely pace to discover ancient historic sites, spectacular scenery, and authentic Mediterranean beauty. History buffs will be thrilled with the views of the Rome’s Colosseum, where the gladiator fought during the Roman Empire. You will step back in time on your visit of Pompeii, which was completely buried during the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. This preserved site gives you an amazingly detailed look into ordinary life 2,000 years ago at the peak of the Roman Empire. During your guided visit, admire the paintings that remain on the walls, and look for signs of the early fast-food restaurants beloved by ancient Romans. On the quest for amazing scenery, this Italy tour is sure to delight. You’ll visit Montecassino, famous for its abbey and for being the site of the important battle during WWII. You’ll witness breathtakingly beautiful views on your excursion to the Amalfitan Coast. Following the natural course of the coastline, the winding road features coastal mountains plunging into the sea, dramatic cliffs, inlets, and bays interspersed with picturesque towns—all with the deep-blue water as the background. It is nothing short of spectacular! Enjoy visits to the laid-back town of Sorrento and the charming island of Capri. Both offer breathtaking views of the crystal-clear, blue sea. Spend time gazing at the mesmerizing water, enjoy the marvellous Mediterranean climate, indulge in the delicious taste of local recipes, wander the maze of streets, shop at the boutiques, or sip a real “limoncello” in the famous “piazzetta.” From the ancient archaeological sites to the awe-inspiring scenery, this affordable Italy tour offers value-minded travellers a unique and unforgettable holiday!
Price based on 16 Aug 19
4 dates available
On this affordable Italian tour package, the town of Montecatini serves as your home base from which to venture out daily to explore the surrounding landscapes of breathtaking Tuscany. You’ll indulge in picturesque scenery, world-class local wines, traditional cuisine, and cultural discoveries via eight days of regional excursions. From the rolling hills of Montalbano to Vinci and beyond, you’ll make daily excursions through bountiful vineyards, olive groves, and chestnut trees. You’ll even visit the birthplace of Leonardo da Vinci to experience the Renaissance master’s life and art. Travelling through some of the most stunning and lush natural landscapes in Italy, you’ll embark each day to visit idyllic spots, including the gorgeous Chianti Valley and the Etruscan Coast. As you visit quaint wine shops, cafes, historic estates, and museums, you’ll feel immersed in the history and traditions of each daily destination. In addition to sampling the local gourmet Tuscan fare, you’ll also be treated to an Italian cooking lesson. You’ll prepare an authentic Italian dish inside a rustic Tuscan farmhouse where you and your travel companions will enjoy your culinary creations – complete with master-chef prizes. You’ll also learn the art of Italian dessert-making at your hotel. You’ll revel in the beauty of becoming familiar with a single destination of Montecatini while making priceless daily discoveries of locales that are off the beaten path – perfect for the smart, creative, and budget-minded traveller.
Price based on 15 Sep 19
7 dates available
Spain and Portugal—these are two countries with rich histories and distinct cultures, and on this affordable Best of Spain & Portugal tour, you'll see their fascinating highlights. In Spain, you’ll overnight in Madrid, Granada, Cordoba, Seville, and Salamanca. In Portugal, you’ll stay in Lisbon and Oporto. One of the tour highlights is a visit to Toledo, a town that attracts more visitors from around the world than any other Spanish town. In this old walled town, built on a hill, you’ll visit the 12th-century Church of St. Tome, which has one of El Greco's most famous paintings. You will be delighted by the included visit of the Alhambra complex, built in the 13th century by Moorish kings featuring one of the oldest decorative gardens in the Western World. In Avila—a UNESCO World Heritage city founded in the 11th century—see the towers and walls and visit St. Theresa's Convent, a Carmelite convent opened in 1636 on the birthplace of St. Teresa. In Portugal, visit Lisbon with a local guide, who will show you Belem Tower, a UNESCO World Heritage Site built circa 1514 to commemorate the expedition of Vasco de Gama and Oporto's cathedral, built between the 12th and 13th centuries in Romanesque style on a terrace overlooking the port wine cellars on the banks of the Douro River. In Spain, enjoy guided sightseeing in Toledo, Granada, Seville and Madrid. These local guides - experts in the cities' histories and cultures - will highlight the must-see sights. All of this and more—including a visit with wine tasting to a local wine cellar in Montilla—await you on this fabulous and affordable Spain and Portugal tour designed for value-minded travellers.
Price based on 26 Mar 19
14 dates available
Catholic heritage in Italy extends well beyond the Vatican. Discover the inspiring Catholic Italian icons of northern Italy on this affordable tour of Italy. From Milan’s St Ambrogio to Turin’s Don Bosco and Padua’s St Anthony, you’ll collect memories and inspiration that will remain with you for life. Admire in awe the early Christian works of art of the Byzantine era in Ravenna, and finally spend two full days in Rome, dedicating your attention to the Papal legacies and visiting many inspiring places of worship instilling a sense of solemnity and serenity—with the opportunity to attend the Papal audience if possible. This Italian guided tour of faith-based sites is sure to move the most devoted faithful, as well as those just approaching the Catholic faith—on your affordable tour of Rome, Milan, and the Holy sites along the way.
Price based on 26 Sep 19
5 dates available
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