Think summer is the best season to travel and explore? Think again. Our off-season Escapes tours offer the chance to escape the crowds and experience the best of each destination, with more time and space to enjoy it. Run by our sister company Globus, these tours place you in premium-quality, centrally located hotels with more free time in each city – so you can really make the most of every stop, knowing your comfortable bed is a short trip away. Off-peak offers give you the best possible value from each destination so your money goes further. And with each Escapes tour offering no single supplements (subject to availability), Escapes by Globus holidays have a lot to offer the solo traveller, too.
Our new collection for 2019 offers a wide variety of travel experiences around the world. On a Moroccan Escape, you can explore the old medinas of Fez and Marrakech with your local guide, who will help you haggle for bargains in the vibrant souks. Taste your way through the food markets of Palermo on a Sicilian Escape, or experience legendary sacred sites on an Israel Escape – including Cana, where Jesus is believed to have turned water into wine. With fewer people jostling for a view, you'll enjoy the extra space for quiet contemplation.
This nine-day escorted tour of India takes you to see the iconic sites, rich history and warm hospitality of the Golden Triangle in Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. If you’re looking to take an India tour without the high-season prices and crowds, you’ve found it! Begin in the capital city of Delhi, where included city sightseeing brings you to astonishing ancient sites including the famous Humayun’s Tomb, Qutub Minar and Gurudwara Bangla Sahib (Delhi’s seminal Sikh house of worship). And then you’ll have the chance to connect with the vibrant society in Delhi on a rickshaw ride through the city’s colourful Chandni Chowk bazaar. Of course, you’ll visit the beautiful Taj Mahal, and we’ll take you there at its most quiet and calm moment of the day: sunrise. Hear the legends within its walls and uncover the love story that created it, while walking through its incredible grounds. In the ‘Pink City’ of Jaipur, you’ll love visiting the lavish City Palace museum and gardens, and the ornate Hawa Mahal, the ‘Palace of the Winds’. You’ll see how the legendary Rajput kings lived in Amber Fort, where intricate carvings, mosaics, paintings and mirrors works of white marble and sandstone. This great-value tour to India’s Golden Triangle will leave you enlivened, enriched and with a lifetime of colourful memories to relive time and again.
Price based on 17 Sep 19
3 dates available
Forget the big city crowds and high prices—now is your time to holiday in Costa Rica! With its abundant wildlife and splendid beauty, it’s no wonder Costa Rica is synonymous with pura vida—the good life. On this Costa Rica tour, you’ll spend two nights each in San José, Monteverde, and Arenal. The verdant cloud forest of Monteverde is one of the most bio-diverse areas on the planet. Here, search for wildlife as you explore Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve—home to jaguars, resplendent quetzals, pumas, monkeys, sloths, ocelots, many species of birds, and a large diversity of plant species—with an expert Naturalist. In Arenal, located in the shadow of Arenal Volcano (considered one of the world’s most active volcanoes), visit the Arenal Hanging Bridges. Made up of 15 bridges suspended in the treetops, you’ll see the flora and fauna from a different perspective. Be sure to have your camera ready for when your Naturalist points out monkeys, sloths, butterflies, birds, and other animals commonly seen here. All of this and more—plus an amazing value—await you on this fantastic Costa Rica tour!
Price based on 16 Nov 19
10 dates available
Forget the crowds and high prices of the busy season. Now is your time to explore in America’s Canyonlands! On this Canyonlands escorted vacation, you’ll enjoy a night in fabulous Las Vegas, before embarking on an adventure through Bryce National Park, Zion National Park, Arches National Park, Dead Horse Point State Park, Monument Valley, and Grand Canyon National Park. See some of the West’s most iconic national parks on this guided tour of Nevada, Utah, and Arizona. Witness ever changing landscapes and spectacular scenery, and hear legendary stories of Native Americans, early explorers, ranchers and cowboys, and brave frontiersmen. No words can describe the feeling of travelling through the sacred sites of the Navajo Nation and Monument Valley with a local guide. See the world-famous red buttes, mesas, and incredible blue skies made famous in acclaimed Director, John Ford’s movies such as She Wore a Yellow Ribbon and Stagecoach. Continue your Canyonlands adventure with a visit to breathtaking Bryce Canyon National Park. See the spectacular natural amphitheatres of Bryce Canyon National Park with brilliant red, orange, and white sandstone formations called hoodoos. Visit Utah’s oldest and most visited national park, Zion National Park, to see the towering rock monoliths and eroded canyon walls cut by the Virgin River, and explore amazing Arches National Park. Stand at the edge of one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World—Grand Canyon National Park. Enjoy sightseeing and free time to take in the majestic landscape with time to wander along its rim. Toast your adventure with a farewell dinner to conclude your guided tour of America’s stunning southwestern national parks.
Price based on 03 Nov 19
7 dates available
Peru offers an amazing combination of history, natural beauty, mouth-watering cuisine, and warm people. And with Globus, add amazing value to that list! Discover the wonders of Peru on this week-long holiday featuring the must-see highlights of the Land of the Incas at a price that tells you now is the time! Your Lima sightseeing features the San Francisco Monastery along with the Plaza de Armas to see the Government Palace and the Cathedral. Fly to Cusco where you will be whisked into the Sacred Valley of the Incas where you will learn about the importance of the camelids in this area and see the ancient weaving techniques still in use today at Awanakancha. After time to explore the famous Indian market of Pisac, settle into your lush mountain-side hotel. Take the train through Urubamba Valley and spend a day at the impressive Machu Picchu ruins. Your tour of this ancient site reveals the many mysteries shrouded high in the clouds and rainforest. On your return to Cusco, your sightseeing tour includes visits to Sacsayhuaman, built in the early 12th century, and the Kenko Temple. These are just some of the many highlights you’ll see on this wonderful Peru holiday designed for savvy, value-minded travellers. All this is now within reach!
Price based on 01 Dec 19
17 dates available
Escape to two of South America's iconic cities with a guided tour of Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires. Your escorted holiday in Brazil and Argentina is full of a variety of inclusions as well as unhurried time to explore and experience the colourful culture of each destination. First, you’ll visit the exciting city of Rio de Janeiro—known for its beaches, vibrant atmosphere, welcoming people, and, of course, Samba music and dance! On your guided sightseeing tour of Rio, you'll take the cog railway 2,300 feet up to the summit of Corcovado Mountain to view the famous Christ the Redeemer statue. Take in the 360-degree view of Rio from above. Later, dine at a traditional Brazilian barbeque steakhouse or a churrascaria as it’s called in Rio! You will also have a free day to explore on your own. Next stop, Argentina and a crowning highlight of your Brazil and Argentina Escape - a trip to magnificent Iguassu Falls. You’ll see one of the world’s most spectacular natural sights, with the thundering falls cascading over a 2-mile-wide, 250-foot-high cataract. Witness the falls’ brilliant rainbow effect on both the Brazilian and Argentine sides of the falls and take the ecological jungle train through the rainforest on the Argentine side to fully experience this natural wonder. Continue to Buenos Aires—known as the "Paris of South America" for its wide boulevards, outdoor cafés, and inviting shops. Go sightseeing with an expert Local Guide to see the city's historic landmarks, including Eva Peron’s resting place at Recoleta Cemetery. And, no trip to Buenos Aires would be complete without a Tango show, which is included along with an Argentinean meal. You'll also enjoy a free day to explore the rich atmosphere of Buenos Aires on your own. From historic, vibrant cities to spectacular natural surroundings, your escorted holiday in Brazil and Argentina offers the best of Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro, and the incredible Iguassu Falls. Your guided tour of South America treasures is the perfect escape to a whole new world.
Price based on 10 May 19
21 dates available
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