Globus is rolling out eight itineraries for its 2012 selection of religious tours. The faith-based product line is designed to include the most important destinations to religious pilgrims or clients who want to visit destinations that are spiritually significant to them. Globus has given its 11-day Grand Catholic Italy program a makeover and is introducing an 11-day program called The European Reformation. Priced from $2,289, the trip is designed to retrace the history of the Protestant Reformation with visit the significant sites on a path from Berlin to Munich, including Luther’s Tomb, Wartburg Castle, the Augustinian Monastery and the Lutheran Lorenz Church. Globus aims to balance the religious seriousness with other interests and plenty of opportunities for fun.
“With Globus, travelers can venture through Grand Catholic Italy while also experiencing the glory of the Roman ruins,” said Mike Schields, managing director of group sales and emerging markets. “We invite them to take in the Marian Shrines of Spain and Portugal while savoring paella, tapas and regional wines. They can even bring the Old Testament to life with our Through the Ages vacation while witnessing marvels like the Great Pyramids of Giza to ensure each faith-based journey also feels like a vacation.”
Globus’ most popular religious itinerary focuses on Israel -- Journey Through the Holy Land. The second and third most popular are Footsteps of Apostle Paul and Grand Catholic Italy. Globus also customizes religious journeys for groups. Globus is offering an early booking incentive -- clients booking a 2012 Globus religious vacation (and paying in full) by Sept. 27 can save 10 percent. For more information, visit www.globusfaith.com.
Globus is an 80-year-old tour operator offering programs in more than 65 countries around the world. For more information, call 866-313-2855 or visit www.globusjourneys.com. Travel agents can request brochures at 800-221-0090 or at the travel agent site at www.globusfamilypartner.com.