August 24, 2011 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News
Touring is an insightful, stress-free and fun way to explore foreign locales for the first time. Boasting some of the world's best cuisine, inspired splendor, intriguing history and electrifying exploration, it's no surprise Globus' "exotic" tours have witnessed double-digit growth in the last five years. Whether travelers list Brazil, Argentina, Peru, Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, China, Japan or Vietnam on their "must-see" destinations for 2012, Globus has unveiled a deep offering of perfectly planned vacations designed to delight travelers while enhancing their lives.

"Many of us travel to see the beauty and charm of the world, to experience different customs and cultures, to marvel and be moved," said Scott Nisbet, chief executive officer of the Globus family of brands. "And, featuring everything from the mysterious history of the Incan empire and lunching with a local family in Otavalo to taking a cooking class in Kyoto and riding an elephant through the jungle in Chiang Mai, there's no better way to experience the diversity the world offers us than taking an exotic tour with Globus."

Celebrating and spotlighting the mysterious "world of the Incas", Globus' Legacy of the Incas is its most popular South America tour. And, NEW for 2012, is 14-day Spirit of South America which includes everything from the nightlife of Rio de Janeiro and sightseeing on both sides of Iguassu Falls to an unparalleled guided tour uncovering hidden stories about Machu Picchu.

"Great storytelling can bring a vacation to life," said Nisbet. "And it's the memorable stories our Globus travelers 'live' on tour that give them the chance to do more than simply see the world's greatest sights. We help them immerse themselves in the history and culture of each destination."

In Asia, Globus' Essence of China, Exploring Vietnam & Cambodia, Mystical Thailand and Secrets of India vacations are part of the company's Small Group Discovery (SG) series: A program that allows for no more than 20 travelers on a tour, giving them a smaller group ratio and the chance for more personalized service and unique experiences. Globus offers Small Group Discovery tours in Asia, Africa and India.

In addition to designing authentic and inspired vacations in Asia and South America, Globus continues to offer travelers popular tours in the South Pacific, including: Down Under Discovery, South Pacific Sampler, Exploring Australia and Naturally New Zealand.

"Touring is just another way to say perfectly planned," said Nisbet. "And, we think a minute saved is a minute earned. That's why Globus has spent more than eight decades creating and finely tuning our tours to strike the perfect balance between included planned activities including VIP access (no waiting in lines) to must-see destinations and leisure time for travelers to explore on their own."

To further entice travelers to experience all the world's exotic locales have to offer, Globus is offering $200 off per person its South Pacific, South America and Asia vacations when booked before October 11, 2011.* Visit for more information.


  • South American Escape 8 days, priced from $2,089 land-only
  • Natural Wonders of Costa Rica 9 days, priced from $1,389 land-only (BEST VALUE!)
  • Legacy of the Incas 12 days, priced from $2,819 land-only
  • NEW! Spirit of South America 14 days, priced from $3,569 land-only


  • Essence of China 8 days, priced from $1,479 land-only
  • Discover Japan 10 days, priced from $3,929 land-only
  • Mystical Thailand (SG) 12 days, priced from $2,019 land-only
  • Exploring Vietnam & Cambodia (SG) 14 days, priced from $2,709 land-only


  • Naturally New Zealand 10 days, priced from $2,879 land-only
  • South Pacific Sampler 13 days, priced from $3,929 land-only
  • Down Under Discovery 19 days, priced from $5,419 land-only

  • * Book a 2012 Globus or Monograms South America, South Pacific or Africa vacation or book a 2012 Globus, Avalon or Monograms Asia vacation (excluding Mekong) air-inclusive to receive the $200 per person discount. Booking must be made, under deposit and discount applied between August 10 and October 11, 2011 for travel through December 31, 2012. Offers not valid with any other offer except Journeys Club and applies to new 2012 bookings only. Offer reliant on space availability. Full cancellation penalties will apply. Full cancellation penalties will apply. Certain government-imposed taxes and fees of up to $375, including a September 11th Security fee of up to $10, are additional and must be paid by each traveler. Additional restrictions may apply.

    With more than 80 years of international travel expertise, Globus is the world's leading tour operator. Globus has teams of people on the ground in more than 75 countries around the world, and is an expert in providing travelers a holiday from the everyday by helping them truly experience each destination. We bring to life cultures and histories through storytelling and in-depth journeys in the heart of each city, region or country. Honored with countless industry awards, including Travel Weekly's Reader's Choice Awards three years running and Recommend magazine's Best Tour Operator to Europe for more than 10 consecutive years, Globus also unites travelers with similar interests through niche tours, including family vacations, music-oriented journeys, faith-based travel and holiday excursions. The Globus family of brands is a member of Sustainable Travel International (STI). Consumers can book a Globus vacation or request brochures by visiting a preferred travel agent or by calling the following toll free number: 1.866.313.2855. For more information, please visit or our Facebook page at