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From Sea to Shining Sea: Globus and Cosmos’ 2017 North American Itineraries

Tour Operator | Globus family of brands | September 30, 2016

From Sea to Shining Sea: Globus and Cosmos’ 2017 North American Itineraries

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WHY IT RATES: There are quite a few choices for travelers of every temperament being offered by Globus. Highlights include the company’s GoParks! tours through the continent’s natural landscapes as well as the ever-popular “Local Favorites” cultural immersion. -Michael Isenbek, TravelPulse Senior Editor

Globus invites travelers to discover the wonder of North America, from sea to shining sea. On the heels of one of the biggest and best years for North America travel, the company is unveiling a large selection of North America vacations including new “Special Event” getaways, Mexico and Cuba itineraries.

“My favorite new tour for 2017, hands down, is our 10-day Oregon’s Coast, Cascades & Craft Beers, said Steve Born, vice president of marketing for the Globus family of brands.  “Travelers will kick off their vacation with a beer tasting at Redhook Ale Brewery in Seattle.  Itinerary highlights include several park visits such as Fort Clatsop National Historic Park, Cape Mears State Park and Crater Lake National Park as well as a dune buggy ride in Florence, a Hood River orchard visit as well as beer tastings in Newport, Bend, Hood River, Portland and more.”

Another new “Special Event” itinerary for 2017 is Tournament of Roses with San Diego (seven days). Globus is also expanding its Mexico offerings in the New Year, including a new 10-day Mexico’s Copper Canyon vacation and eight-day The Wonders of Mexico’s Yucatan itinerary.

In addition, Globus is expanding its Cuba itineraries in 2017 with the 13-day Cuba Panorama.  On this people-to-people program, travelers will explore this beautiful island nation with its compelling history and rich culture while also being immersed in Cuba’s everyday life through captivating activities — like discussing life and the arts with the dancers of the world-renowned Camaguey Ballet Company; joining a mojito-making demonstration; walking through Old Havana with an architect and more.

For travelers hoping to enjoy the beauty and wonder of America’s beautiful landscapes, Globus is offering dozens of GoParks! tours. For the first time, when travelers book a Globus GoParks! U.S. national parks vacation, the company will make a donation to the Wildland Firefighter Foundation — a non-profit organization that helps families of firefighters injured or killed in the line of duty.

Never settling for cookie-cutter itineraries, as part of every vacation, Globus provides travelers Local Favorite moments in North America with experiences like:

• Touring the spectacular Antelope Slot Canyon with a Native American guide.

• Visiting Washington wine country to sample some of the region’s best wines.

• Spending time with an Amish Family when visiting their country store and farm.

• Touring the Gloria Ferrer wine caves and tasting the company’s sparkling wines.

“Our outdoor escapes — those vacations featuring America’s natural landscapes — are among our most popular vacations,” said Born. “And now, with 16 Globus GoParks! Tours to 43 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 three GoParks! itineraries are: Eight-day Canyon Country Adventure; nine-day Classic Fall Foliage and 10-day Spectacular Alaska. Those travelers enjoying the country’s natural landscapes might also be interested in Fall Foliage Tours: There are 11 from which to choose in 2017.

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.

And, for those travelers hoping to enjoy the best of America for less, Cosmos is unveiling tours for as little as $949. Highlights include GoParks! vacations, train journeys and special departures, featuring the Calgary Stampede, Albuquerque Balloon Festival, Mardi Gras in New Orleans, Elvis Presley’s 40th Anniversary Memorial Tour and Christmas in San Antonio.

Book early and save: For travelers booking early, Globus is offering 10 percent off all tours. Couples can save an additional $300 on select Canada tours featuring Via Rail or Rocky Mountaineer. Cosmos travelers can save $50.

For more information and vacation details, visit or “like” on Facebook. Or to learn more about the American Icons Globus has targeted for preservation and restoration funding through Tourism Cares, click here.

SOURCE: A Globus Family of Brands press release

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