The Government Shutdown Is Over … And We're Celebrating!


Oct 17, 2013, 14:07 ET from Globus family of brands


LITTLETON, Colo., Oct. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Now that the Government Shutdown is over, Globus is inviting travelers to step back in history on America's historic East; explore everything from the Mojave to Mammoth; adventure through Alaska or discover the wonders of America's national parks.  The diversity of experiences North America affords is endless.  And, in 2014, Globus is helping travelers enjoy the country's major sites plus unexpected delights thanks to its exclusive Local Favorites program.


"With Globus, 'sight-experiencing' bests 'sightseeing' every time," said Scott Nisbet, president and CEO of the Globus family of brands.  "This idea couldn't be more true in 2014 when we introduce our travelers to Local Favorites – a rare taste of the local flavors and behind-the-scenes journeys – on each and every North America tour.

When travelers tour with Globus in 2014, they can treasure magical, Local Favorite moments like:

  • Touring the Gloria Ferrer wine caves and tasting their sparkling wines (9-day Northern California's Finest)
  • Being a part of a buffalo safari in Custer State Park, then enjoying an old-fashioned chuck wagon cookout, complete with western entertainment (15-day Exploring America's Great Parks
  • Enjoying lunch with an Amish family while visiting their farm (8-day Patriot's Passage)

In 2014, Globus is also introducing three (3) NEW vacations from East to West Coasts: 10-day British Columbia Wildlife Safari, 10-day Discover Glacier National Park, Hells Canyon & Washington Wine Country and 9-day Wonders of the Maritimes & Scenic Cape Breton (a fall foliage tour).

And, for travelers hoping to experience the beauty and wonder of America's beautiful landscapes, Globus is once again teaming up with the National Park Foundation (NPF), the official charity of America's national parks, to provide unique tour experiences in these amazing national treasures.  As part of this GoParks! Tours partnership, when travelers book a Globus US national parks vacation, the company will make a donation to the NPF at no additional cost to travelers.

"Our outdoor escapes – those vacations featuring America's natural landscapes – are among our most popular vacations," said Nisbet.  "And now, with 15 Globus GoParks! Tours to 20 national parks, we're not only giving our travelers oases where postcard views meet life-altering experiences, we're helping ensure the ongoing conservation of our national parks."

Globus' top five (5) North American itineraries that showcase the great outdoors are:

Finally, in 2014, Globus is offering travelers themed, "Special Event" getaways in places like Alaska showcasing the Iditarod, California featuring the Tournament of Roses Parade and Calgary, attending the famous Stampede.

On all Globus' North America tours, travelers are privy to expertly designed, inclusive land programs that feature world-class accommodations, guided sightseeing, engaging lectures and unequaled VIP access into key destinations.  Globus also invites travelers to stay connected – even on the road – with FREE Wi-Fi on every motorcoach. 

"When travelers vacation with us, they won't just photograph one of America's most beautiful spots on our Canyon Country Adventure, they'll travel by four-wheel drive through the Monument Valley tribal park with a Navajo guide who will share facts about the valley as well as stories about their heritage and culture, " said Nisbet.  "And, they won't just visit Nashville with Sights & Sounds of the South, they'll stand in RCA's Studio B, the recording home of Elvis Presley and record their own record where countless legends, including the King, have performed."

EARLY BOOKING INCENTIVE: Those booking select 2014 Globus GoParks! Tours vacations can save $500 per couple.   For details and disclaimers, click here.

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Littleton, Colorado-based Group Voyagers, Inc. is the privately held company that markets and sells the Globus family of brands within the United States.  Globus, Cosmos, Monograms and Avalon Waterways offer travelers unparalleled tour, independent travel package, river- and small-ship cruise options.  Considered the world's largest tour operator, with more than 80 years of international travel experience, the Globus family of brands is dedicated to enriching the lives of travelers by turning foreign destinations into familiar harbors, where the expense of travel is forgotten and replaced by personal value.  The Globus family of brands is a Bronze Certification member of Sustainable Travel International (STI).

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