Globus Family Vacations: The Love of Travel is Hereditary

November 10, 2011 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News
Time away with family is the best time of the year, so travelers don't want to waste one precious minute. Now, Globus is unveiling its 2012 roster of perfectly planned family tour vacations in Europe, North and Central America, created to give parents and grandparents peace of mind while affording families magical moments to remember for years to come.

"The love of travel is hereditary," said Scott Nisbet, president and CEO of the Globus family of brands. "Passing down an appreciation for travel is one of the greatest gifts you can give children. When they actually see the places where history took place and experience different cultures firsthand, it broadens their perspective and gives important knowledge they'll need to become well-rounded adults. That's why we've developed our most captivating, fun and inspired family itineraries to date."

For 2012, Globus is adding three (3) new vacations to its list of family-only tours. In 2012, families will marvel at the stunning natural beauty of the Canadian Rockies with NEW! Mounties, Maple Leaves & the Majestic Rockies; experience America's Colonial past on NEW! Patriots' Passage and discover wildlife, volcanoes and a cloud forest on our thrilling NEW! Costa Rica: Pura Vida!

"When taking a tour with Globus, families can simply have fun, enjoying our expert itineraries that appeal to all ages, family-friendly inclusions, great accommodations and front-of-the-line access to must-see sites," said Nisbet.

Sample "family favorite" activities for Globus' 2012 Family Travel tours include:

  • Making the perfect chocolate at a Swiss chocolate confectionary in Lucerne (European Family Discovery)
  • Off-roading in an open-air vehicle in Custer State Park in search of herds of bison. (Wild, Wild West)
  • Getting exclusive access to Independence Hall after-hours with no crowds and experiencing what those late nights in the summer of 1776 were like for the Founding Fathers (NEW! Patriot's Passage)
  • Soaring from treetop to treetop through the jungle canopy, 275 feet up, on a zip-line tour in Arenal. (NEW! Costa Rica: Pura Vida!)

  • According to Nisbet, another benefit of taking a family tour with Globus is experiencing each destination in the company of Tour Directors and Local Guides who are not only from the region, but who truly "get" kids. Along the way, they share their vast knowledge of each area in funny and engaging ways, telling colorful stories about each historic landmark that even the youngest traveler will find exciting and memorable.

    "On a family tour, I create an experience from the kids' point-of-view, involving them actively in what we do and see," said 14-year veteran Tour Director Lynn Barber, who was previously a high school English and Journalism teacher. "The emphasis is on connecting children with each other, parents, grandparents, cultures they experience, scenery and wildlife."

    Early Booking Incentive: Families can save $400 per person on the air-inclusive price of any 2012 Globus Europe vacation when booking before November 29, 2011.** To learn more about Globus' 2012 Family Travel tours, visit and "like" us on Facebook at


  • From the Colosseum to the Eiffel Tower (10 days), priced from $3,419 adult, $2,569 child*
  • European Family Discovery (12 days), priced from $3,599 adult, $2,699 child*
  • Ciao, Italia! (7 days), priced from $2,549 adult, $1,899 child*
  • London & Paris: A Tale of Two Cities (7 days), priced from $1,899 adult, $1,409 child*
  • NEW! Mounties, Maple Leaves & the Majestic Rockies (8 days), priced from $2,299 adult, $2,069 child*
  • Canyon Country Family Adventure (8 days), priced from $1,949 adult, $1,749 child*
  • Wild, Wild West (9 days), priced from $2,169 adult, $1,949 child*
  • NEW! Patriots' Passage (8 days), priced from $1,799 adult, $1,619 child*
  • NEW! Costa Rica: Pura Vida! (8 days), priced from $1,529 adult, $1,379 child*

  • *Child pricing is applicable for children aged 5-17.

    **Book a 2012 Globus Europe air-inclusive vacation to receive $400 off the air price per person. Booking must be made and under deposit between September 14 and November 29, 2011 for travel between January 1 and October 31, 2012. Offer not valid with any other offer except Journeys Club Repeat Traveler benefit. Applies to new 2012 bookings only, and offer will not be applied to pre-existing bookings. Offer reliant on space availability. 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