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Book a select 2021 air-inclusive vacation to Europe (excluding Escapes by Globus and Oberammergau vacations) on American Airlines/British Airways/Iberia/Finnair to receive a $300 per couple ($150 per person) air credit. Plus receive our everyday AffordableTours.com savings.
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*Book a select 2021 air-inclusive Globus or Cosmos vacation to Europe (excluding Escapes by Globus and Oberammergau vacations) on American Airlines/British Airways/Iberia/Finnair to receive a $150 per person air credit. Must be booked, under deposit and discount applied between September 8 and November 9, 2020 for travel January 1 to August 31, 2021. Limited to new bookings for US originating travelers and economy class flex air tickets only. Offer does not apply to instant purchase air. Air promotions are not available to individual members of groups; Not applicable for Group Air of 10 or more passengers. Combinable with all applicable promotions. Air Credit will apply to the per person air price and is non-transferable. An additional $300 non-refundable deposit is required for air booked in conjunction with a land vacation. Once ticketed, airline reservations subject to change/cancellation penalties of between $300 per ticket and 100% of ticket price; air tickets may not be eligible for frequent flyer mileage/point accrual; stopover costs are additional; pre-assigned seating is limited and may not be available for all flight segments. Promotional discounts do not carry forward on changed air bookings however other promotions at time of change may be available. We reserve the right to ticket passengers upon receipt of full land and air deposit. Additional airline fees for baggage may apply; visit www.iflybags.com for more details. Additional restrictions apply; see our Travel Terms & Conditions for details. Air tickets are non-commissionable. Offer may be withdrawn at any time. Offer is available from participating GFOB offices only. Offer is in US dollars. CST#2017032-20. PRMY174

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*Book and deposit a 2021 Globus Europe, North or South America (excluding Cuba and Escapes by Globus) vacation to save 10% per person on the land-only portion of the core tour not including extra night accommodations, intra-vacation air, extensions, taxes, fees, tips or supplements. Booking must be made and under deposit between August 20, 2019 and January 4, 2021 for travel in 2021. Offer combinable only with Peace of Mind and/or Welcome Back Credits and any applicable air credits. Not applicable to custom tours. Discount will apply to individual members of groups adding a name and non-refundable per person deposit. Applies to new bookings only. Offer reliant on space availability. Full cancellation penalties will apply. Additional restrictions may apply. May be withdrawn any time. Available from participating GFOB office only. 21EA

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10% off Young Traveler discount based on the full land-only cost of the tour. Only applies to Globus and Cosmos; does not apply to Avalon Waterways, vacations including Oberammergau or Escapes Vacations by Globus. To receive the Young Traveler discount, the age of the traveler must qualify at start date of the vacation. Does not apply to custom groups. Discount is applicable to any accommodation. Additional restrictions may apply.

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Traveling party of 5, 6, or 7 must travel from same origination point and must be advised at the time of booking. Discount on the land-only portion of core tour, not including extra night accommodations, extensions, taxes/fees, tips, and supplements. Does not apply to Globus Escapes, Cosmos, Monograms, vacations including Oberammergau or Avalon Waterways. Not combinable with other group allowances. Travelers already traveling at a discount, such as children, do not count toward the party total. Offer reliant on space availability, and applies to new bookings only. Full cancellation penalties will apply. Does not apply to custom groups or Escapes by Globus. Additional restrictions may apply.

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*Book a select 2020 Avalon Europe or Mekong river cruise (excluding 2020 Oberammergau) and get the standard prepaid cruise gratuities included for the full length of the cruise portion of the vacation. Booking must be made, under deposit and discount applied between January 1 and December 31, 2020 for travel commencing between January 1, 2020 and December 31, 2020. Combinable with other current promotions. Applies to new 2020 bookings only. Must mention promotion code ENSGRAT20. Offer reliant on space availability. Not applicable to groups or custom tours. Full cancellation penalties will apply. Additional restrictions may apply; see Travel Terms & Conditions for details. May be withdrawn at any time.

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Each time you travel on a Globus family of brands vacation (Cosmos, Globus, Avalon or Monograms) from 2019 onward you can earn up to $250 per person ($500 per couple) Welcome Back Credit to use towards your next vacation, plus as always our AffordableTours.com additional savings. There will be some select exceptions to the credit, including Escapes by Globus, Oberammergau, Monograms City Get-a-ways, Private Touring and any heavily discounted programs like Avalon Suite Rewards. Please see the list below for your potential credit amount listed per person.

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The Welcome Back Credit will be awarded upon completion of Globus family of brands vacations from 2019 onward. Credit amount can only be applied to the land/cruise or cruise only portion of a new Globus family of brands vacation (excluding Escapes by Globus, 2020 Oberammergau, select Cosmos tours, Monograms City Getaways, and Custom/Charter vacations). Credit amount is per person and must be redeemed for a future vacation with a deposit within 2 years from date of credit issue. Bookings can be made by contacting your preferred travel agent. Passenger name or past invoice number is required to redeem the credit. Combinable with all applicable consumer promotions except those with any Globus family of brands special discount programs of the vacation price. Credit is not redeemable for cash, non-refundable deposit, airfare, transfers, travel insurance, prepaid gratuities, pre/post nights, or optional excursions and is non-transferrable. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. Valid for all participating Globus family of brands offices. Additional restrictions may apply.

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Tour Itinerary

Basilicas, boutiques, and bistros. Cathedrals, canals, and cafés. Peaks, pasta, and pastries. This tour of Essential Europe goes beyond the “must-sees” to include the “must-dos,” the “must-discovers,” and the “must-devours.” As you travel and taste your way through Italy, Switzerland, and France, you’ll delightfully take a big bite out of your bucket list. The rolling Tuscan hills, the soaring Swiss Alps, plus mind-boggling mounds of Italian gelato, Swiss chocolate, and French éclairs are all awaiting from Rome to Paris on this delectable tour of Europe’s most popular destinations. Cruising through Europe’s breathtaking scenery, captivating architecture and greatest chapters of history has never been easier as you motor by private water taxi through the Grand Canal of Venice, ride an elevator to the courtyard of a medieval Swiss castle, and board a high-speed train for a scenic journey through the French countryside from Basel to Paris.

  1. Day 1
    ARRIVE IN ROME, ITALY.
    Welcome to Rome! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions and leave the hotel for a welcome dinner with wine at one of Rome’s lively restaurants. (D)
    Meals: Dinner
  2. Day 2
    ROME.
    Guided sightseeing of the Eternal City starts with a visit to the VATICAN MUSEUMS and SISTINE CHAPEL with Michelangelo’s ceiling paintings and The Last Judgment, followed by a visit to monumental ST. PETER’S SQUARE and BASILICA to admire Michelangelo’s Pietà. Then, enjoy views of other major sites as you drive to the Roman Forum to visit the amazing COLOSSEUM, where gladiators once fought. For those who wish to see it all, an optional walking tour with a Local Guide is available to further explore Rome’s famous sites. (B)
    Meals: Breakfast
  3. Day 3
    ROME–FLORENCE.
    A pleasant drive past hilltop towns and the vineyards of Chianti brings you to Florence, “Cradle of the Renaissance.” Meet your Local Guide, and visit the ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS with Michelangelo’s celebrated David. Continue your walking tour through the historic center and stand in awe in front of the magnificent cathedral, admire Giotto’s Bell Tower and the Baptistry’s heavy bronze “Gates of Paradise,” and sculpture-studded SIGNORIA SQUARE. Afterwards, shop for Florentine leather goods and gold jewelry, sold by the ounce. Tonight try out Tuscan specialties during an optional dinner.
    Today’s Distance: 211 mi / 340 km (B)
    Meals: Breakfast
  4. Day 4
    FLORENCE–VENICE.
    Arrive in Venice, city of romantics, and enter in style by PRIVATE BOAT to visit ST. MARK’S SQUARE. Admire the byzantine basilica, the Clock Tower, lavish Doges’ Palace, and the Bridge of Sighs. Also watch a skilled GLASSBLOWER fashion delicate objects in an age-old traditional manner. Time to wander through the narrow streets with their numerous shops at your own pace and you may wish to join an optional gondola ride. A PASTA DINNER has been prepared for you at a local restaurant, followed by a [LF] PRIVATE WATER-TAXI ride along the Grand Canal as a proper arrivederci on your last night in Italy.
    Today’s Distance: 174 mi / 280 km (B,D)
    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  5. Day 5
    VENICE–BELLINZONA, SWITZERLAND–LUCERNE.
    Enter the Swiss Alps and stop in Bellinzona. [LF] Ride the elevator to the COURTYARD of Castelgrande, part of the fortifications dating back to the Middle Ages and today a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy a spectacular panoramic view and a light lunch with local specialties and the delicious Merlot wine for which the Ticino area is famous. On your way to Lucerne marvel at the towering majesty of the Swiss Alps and St. Gotthard.
    Today’s Distance: 342 mi / 550 km (B,L)

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
  6. Day 6
    LUCERNE.
    Join your Tour Director for a pleasant walk and admire Thorwaldsen’s impressive LION MONUMENT, dedicated to the Swiss Guards who protected the Royal House of France during the French Revolution. Walk along ornate patrician houses of the walled Old Town, then cross the famous covered CHAPEL BRIDGE to the Jesuit Church, the first large baroque church built in Switzerland on the north side of the Alps. Shop for Swiss watches or chocolates, and to make the most of your stay, choose from a selection of optional activities: climb Mount Pilatus or take a cruise on the fjord-like lake. Why not sign up for a folklore party with yodeling and alphorn blowing for a first-hand impression of Alpine merrymaking? (B)
    Meals: Breakfast
  7. Day 7
    LUCERNE–BASEL–PARIS, FRANCE.
    Leave Basel and board the high-speed TGV TRAIN to Paris. In the afternoon, an optional excursion to the Louvre Museum with the Mona Lisa is available, and later, don’t miss an optional dinner and show at the famous Moulin Rouge!
    Today’s Distance: 404 mi / 650 km (B)
    Meals: Breakfast
  8. Day 8
    PARIS.
    This morning take advantage of an optional excursion to the lavish baroque Palace and Gardens of Versailles. Later, discover the world capital of chic and style with a Local Guide and admire its most renowned sites: the Opéra, Arc de Triomphe, Champs-Elysées, and more. During your SEINE CRUISE enjoy spectacular views of Notre Dame Cathedral and the Eiffel Tower. Tonight, a farewell dinner awaits at one of Paris’ lively restaurants, the proper way to say au revoir, Paris. (B,D)
    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  9. Day 9
    PARIS.
    Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
    Meals: Breakfast
Countries Visited

France , Italy , Switzerland

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Inclusions

Meals:
Full buffet breakfast daily; 1 light lunch; 3 three-course dinners

Hygiene and Safety Protocols for Globus Tours

Today's world has changed, but what remains certain is Globus' commitment to guest safety, comfort and peace-of-mind while traveling with us. To that end, Globus has established a worldwide Assurance program, with enhanced on-trip protocols and procedures, to ensure the health – and happiness – of guests throughout their travels with us.

It all starts with Globus' Global Health & Safety Team, dedicated to ensuring that cleanliness of all operations exceeds today’s travel standards—from start to finish. The following areas address Globus' commitment to providing a safe and clean environment for guests.

A SAFE & WARM WELCOME

Globus will enact new tour check-in procedures and pre-trip health screenings to offer guests a safe start to their journey, including adherence to social distancing requirements.

BLENDING CULTURAL PROXIMITY WITH SOCIAL DISTANCE

Globus will ensure safe distances for guests throughout the journey, on coach and during excursions. This includes providing masks for guests use at any time where social proximity could be an issue as well as the possibility of reducing group sizes, if required. And wireless listening technology – including Globus' Go Beyond Devices in Europe – enables safe distances between guests and other travelers on excursions.

FOCUS ON GUEST AND TEAM MEMBER HEALTH

To ensure a healthy environment for team and guests, Globus will conduct regular temperature checks for both guests and team, and when necessary, masks will be worn by Globus' team members when with guests.

TOUCHING HEARTS, NOT HANDS

Traveling with Globus removes many of the “touch points” of travel, including luggage handling, check in/out, expedited entry into attractions and more. Globus are further reducing risk with hands-free service, meaning all self-services replaced by staff, including buffet meals replaced with table service. Globus will also ensure hand sanitizing is available throughout each trip, on coach and in hotels.

COMMITMENT TO CLEAN

As a part of Globus' commitment to clean, Globus is requiring enhanced cleaning procedures with hotel partners, on motorcoaches, vehicles and throughout every trip, including additional daily disinfecting procedures that go above-and-beyond already strict health and safety procedures.

PARTNERS IN DISCOVERY AND IN HEALTH

Globus has strict health and safety protocols, which have been in place for years, focused on ensuring all aspects of operation- from vehicles and equipment used on trip to excursions and hotel procedures. This process will continue with new, elevated health and safety checks, to maintain their promise that each touch-point on tours and cruises are considered in their commitment to guest and team member well-being.

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Accommodations

Rome: Mediterraneo
Classic Italian Art Deco hotel located downtown with soundproofed rooms. Modern amenities blend with original period furnishings and character.
Address:
Via Cavour 15
Rome , Italy
Florence: Grand Hotel Mediterraneo
Modern hotel situated on the banks of the river Arno, steps away from the city center. The Duomo and Palazzo Pitti are nearby.
Address:
Lungarno Del Tempio, 44
Florence , Italy
Venice: NH Laguna Palace
Modern hotel with conference facilities, moorings for almost 400 boats in adjoining marina; 25 minute shuttle to center of Venice.
Address:
Viale Ancona 2
Venice-Mestre , Italy
Lucerne: Astoria
Ideally located in the heart of Lucerne, surrounded by mountains, close to its lake boasting crystal clear waters, the historic old town, and famous Chapel Bridge. All 252 contemporary rooms have a minibar and Wi-Fi. There's a plush cocktail lounge, a stylish café, and a rooftop bar affording city views. Other facilities include a full equipped modern gym.
Address:
Pilatusstrasse 29
Lucerne , Switzerland
Paris: Les Jardins du Marais
In the centre of Paris, with 263 rooms and a tranquil garden, this delightful property is composed of nine 19th-century buildings and has 'small village' charm. Facilities include a restaurant, a bar/lounge, a fitness room and Free Wi-Fi access.
Address:
74, Rue Amelot
Paris , France

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Questions & Answers

Question: How many suitcases can I take with me on my trip?

Each person is allowed one "check-in," and one "carry-on." Remember to take all valuables with you as "carry-on", because electronic equipment, cameras, laptops, jewelry, business documents and money are not covered by the airlines' liability, so always carry them aboard with you.

Question: Is Airfare Included in the Price?

Airfare from your point of origin to and from the trip is not included in the land price.

Customer Reviews

Overall Rating
4.3
Accommodations
4
Itinerary
4.5
Professional Staff
4.4
Repeat with Operator
4.3
Value for Money
4.2

Ratings based off 173 reviews - currently showing 54 reviews with comments only

Way to structered & rigid. No time to relax and rest for a couple of hours in the afternoon. O loved what we saw but it felt like Boot Camp.

Kaas our brilliant tour director made the trip more enjoyable than our wildest expectations!! We would always book w Globus because of Kaas alone, his KNOWLEDGE, patience, sense of HUMOR, everything...he was top notch as was everything else including incredible Jordano our driver!!!

Affordable Tours does it right again. My first escorted tour was to Ireland in 2007 and was blown away by the wonderful hotels, expert tour guides, and the care taken from the moment you stepped off the plane until you were flying home. Now, this European tour was absolutely wonderful. The tour guide orchestrated everything, balancing schedule, historical facts, bonding with tour group, and experiencing the culture. I am speechless. Affordable Tours handled all the booking seemlessly especially when I had to change flights because I moved to Indy area. The website was also easy to navigate and I was always kept informed of updated information regarding flights, payments, and addition excursions.

Wonderful European tour covering Rome, Florence, Venice, Lucerne, Paris and London, covering all important sight seeing places. The tour was well organized and friendly. The hotels and food were wonderful. I will recommend the same tour to my friends.

I am highly satisfied with the trip arrangements Globus did in trip. The tour director made all the difference in making the experience unforgettable. He is such an experienced tour director who was able to expertly guide us in the places we went including adjustment with schedule in such a professional and caring way. He made sure that everybody is taken cared for whether you are joining or not joining extra excursions. From pick up up to send out, he was always making sure everybody is safe and cared for. He even had chocolate Laderach treats for all of us in Switzerland. Our bus driver is such a gentleman and very fatherly, making sure we are safe in boarding on and off the bus. The bus is always clean and smelling good whenever we returned back . He is also such an experienced driver maneuvering such a big beast (bus) in and out of the narrow streets in Rome and wherever we go. We managed to be on time or even earlier in most of our destinations. Such a fine man to be around with. The trip schedules are a bit busy, probably depending on whether how many extra excursions you want to take part of. The Palace of Versailles is a very good replacement for the Louvre considering that it so massive that you cannot enjoy it in such a short time. Guides were also excellent. Especially the one in France and the one who stayed with us the whole day in London. Loved his sense of humor. The highlight for me is the climb to Mt. Pilatus, the extra night tour in Luzern, and the Thames river cruise; that was a relaxing way to spend our last night with the tour family. I will also keep the Rome group picture and the Mt. Pilatus cap as a souvenir of a lifetime. Thank You Globus for making the entire experience unforgettable.

If it\'s your first time to go to Europe, I highly recommend this escorted European tour through Affordable Tours with Globus. My husband and I were very please with our Tour Director, Driver. and Tour Guide in Rome, London and Paris. We were able to see the essential tourist destinations in Rome, Florence, Venice, Lucerne, Paris and London. I just wish we have a little bit more time for leisure. But other than that, this escorted tour is awesome! All of our hotels are nice, clean and beyond our expectation. The staff were very friendly. We'll definitely book our next tour with Affordable Tours.

Globus is a first rate tour company. Have used them multiple times

Completely happy with Globus, the tour, and the package we received.

I enjoyed the trip very much. A couple of items that I think could be improved. 1: I don't think the cruise portion of the trip should be less than 4 days due to the number of stops and excursions - it is just too packed to get that many stops in and not enough time on each excursion. Especially the Santorini stop - it was a four hour stop, but it took almost 3 hours of the 4 to get off the ship and up to Oia - we only had about an hour in Oia.

Overall the trip was quite good, but quite tiring. Globus used local guides in most cities which gave it a different flavor to the local culture. We did see all the local points of interest indicated in our tour package. We stuck to a fairly tight schedule which allowed the trip to proceed as planned. There were a couple of hotel accommodations in Venice and Lucerne which were below par. We stayed two nights in Lucerne; our hotel room was located in a noisy area near the elevators and the hotel lobby. We got only a couple hours of sleep each night as a result. In Paris, we stayed at a lovely and elegant 5-star hotel. Rome, Paris, and London were great stops on the tour. We could have stayed for a week in each location and not run out of things to see and do. The special dinners in Rome, Lucerne, and Paris were memorable events. We made friends with several couples during this trip, something we wouldn't have done on an ocean cruise. Our tour group of 43 was a mix of several 20 somethings and others in the 50+ category. We meshed together as a group pretty well.

We had a terrific experience for our first time touring Europe. The description in the catalog was right on with what we experienced. The cogwheel/cable car in Lucerne was more than we expected. Our tour guide was very professional, caring, and extremely knowledgeable about our stops. The coach driver also was very professional and a great driver.

A very memorable tour. The tour director is very knowledgeable. She did a wonderful job to ensure our comfort throughout the tour.

The tour was great. The local guides were above average-only one in Rome was just average. Our tour director was beyond great-she was AWESOME! Thank you.

Our tour director was the best! She made sure all our needs were taken cared of. She is a walking encyclopedia of facts, history and trivia about the places we visited. Our bus driver was great too! Driving skills kept us safe to arrive at every destination in one piece. Most of the hotel accommodations were great. Breakfast buffet and all included dinners and lunch were superb. It would be great if some of the optional excursions were included in the guided tours.

We felt like the quality was all we wanted.

I honestly could not say enough good things about our tour guide and our driver! Both were a wealth of knowledge and experience and showed great patience with so many different people. They always made sure we had a great experience in each city we visited and went the extra mile to make sure we saw all of the sites. On top of it all, they had such wonderful personalities and helped our group become almost like family. The local guides, especially in Rome, were amazing.

Several of the accommodations were not good. The room in Paris had a very nasty smell. The room in Luzerne was NOT clean.

Our tour operator was superb! She made the trip so enjoyable and was extremely knowledgeable. There was a lot of bus time which she made bearable by her commentary and the fact that we stopped periodically. Would highly recommend this trip. We saw a lot.

We just arrived from our Essential Europe Trip by Globus operator. The experience was incredible. I and My wife could not ask for better travel experience that offer all those attractions that we would like to seen if we would have go by ourselves. The advantage of booking with affordable travel is that you get the best low price offer in the market since I did call multiple travel agent and they all could not able to compete with the price that affordable traveler gave me. Globus was amazing their staff from tour director to bus driver was fantastic. I and My wife are 25 to 35 years of age and the experience that we had traveling with older generation and younger generation 16 to 21 years was nice. If you wants to see all the attractions in Rome, Florence, Venice, Lucerne, Paris, and London that, please do not hesitate to book with Globus Essential Europe this going to be a great experience that you will not going to forget. Big thanks to Affordable Tour and Globus to making our experience unforgettable!

Things went smoothly and the accommodations were nicer than I expected. I had been told by friends that Europe's 4 star rating was not equivalent to those ratings in the US but I now disagree with that. The accommodations that we received were top notch. I hope that my next trip will be equally as enjoyable.

A very exciting and well organized trip. Looking forward to planning a trip to Athens through Affordable Tours and Globus.

Everything went great until we hit London. From there things kind of fell apart.

The tour director was wonderful. If I went on another tour I would hope to get her. All the other staff was great also. Those that helped me book the trip was also great. Will use your company again

Accommodations - some of the rooms were much smaller than I expected. Our Globus tour director for Italy, Switzerland and Paris was fantastic - I cannot give him enough praises! 

Only the Ambasciatore Hotel in Venice was sub-par while the others met or exceeded expectations. The Mercure Tour Eiffel in Paris and Grosvenor Victoria hotels in London were spectacular in amenities and location! With the exception of the included breakfasts each morning, which varied in quality and was great and not so great in it's lack of variety, the included meals on tours and excursions were of very low quality. Wish our tour guide would have stayed with us for the entire stay instead of departing in London as he was excellent! Felt a bit disjointed in London with all the different tour guides. Liked the way all ticket fees and baggage gratuities were included and that group reservations allowed us to bypass the lines. Overall a very memorable trip and would not hesitate to book with Affordable Tours & Globus again!

London Globus people were not friendly or very helpful. Did not like the way the last few days were handled in general. We were a group until we got passed off and then were pretty much intermingled with other groups coming and going. Would have been helpful to book excursions from home because Globus let people switch prebooked amount to other excursions if it turned out you didn't want to do it.

Our Tour Director and our Driver were supurb and exceeded our expectations. However, after they left us in London the next 2 days were less than satisfactory. Our evening boat ride was scheduled on the day we arrived and got moved to our last night before leaving causing us to return to the hotel very late and only got 4 hours sleep before leaving the next morning for the airport. Seldom saw the Globus represenative in the hotel and never saw her on the morning we left which caused our trip to the airport to be a bit confusing. Up to the last night we had very good food but the "Taste of London" at the historic pub was terrible and most of it was not edible. I've never complained about my Globus Tours as they have been wonderful. 

I personally think name tags should be provided, and not always the last name, but the first. Our tour had 43 people and trying to remember names became a problem for me and others. My husband got so motion sick that we had to spend the night in Charolette NC in the usa. The coach that took us to the airport went around so many turns he could not keep from getting sick. I understand that the driver had to pick up other people and that is acceptable, slow down. It is also to much information to obsorb in 10 days and that is not your fault, as we picked this trip to see what we wanted to come back and visit. Other wise the trip was good, the hotels were wonderful and all personnel for the trip was helpful, kind and gracious.

This was an easy process. Tickets arrived in plenty of time and there were no glitches whatsoever in the travel experience. We enjoyed the trip immensely!

Tour director with Globus was AMAZING!!!!!! he made the trip unforgettable

Globus Tours was excellent,this was our first Europe Tour and I would definitely book again with Globus through Affordable Tours with my next trip. Everything about Essential Europe Tour is excellent and my husband and I had a very good time. It's worth every penny we spent. Our tour director was very knowledgeable and very professional..

Except for the two Hilton hotels, the hotels were great. Loved our tour guide and our bus driver they were the best. Enjoyed the small size of our group ( what a good mix) I have no complaints and would do it again. Thanks for everything, it went smooth as silk.

This was a wonderful trip. Highly recommend it. A perfect vacation, no problems at all.

My Mom, Aunt and myself had an amazing time during our trip. We thank our agent for all the assistance she had given us in arranging the tour. She is amazing!

We had a great time and everything was so wonderful. We did not like the hotel in Venice and the food at that hotel was NOT good. We loved our tour guide and driver with Globus and would request them for our next trip. I had an allergy to garlic and our guide never forget to give that info. to the food stalf. Thank you all for this great experience!

It was the best experience of my life! It was my first trip to Europe and I will go back, using your services of course!!

The trip was really awesome, the only thing I've notice was Hotel Delfino was not up to par with my expectation and the coffee served were not really hot. Otherwise i would do it again with Globus. Thank you to our tour guide for protecting us every step of the way, we felt lost without him in London. 

Our tour Director was a joy. She was vigilant about our agenda, and I apprecieated that. Loved her knowledge, and experience. Would want her again.

As for Globus our guide was outstanding. Our tour group was small and very friendly My husband and son were more than pleased with the tour. We highly recommend both companies and now we will be going to Spain. Thank you for such a wonderful trip. The memories will last forever.

I was very satisfied with my experience

very nice tour. would recommmend Globus. Hotels were very nice. bus was comfortable.  

Globus tour director was well organized but a most disagreeable person & seemed unhappy in his job. He was very unfriendly, unhelpful & generally arrogant and pompous. I have been on several Globus tours & wouldn't recommend them if all tour directors were like him. Also bus driver never spoke once the entire trip or helped people on/off the bus - he was most unfriendly. It made the tour much less fun than it could have been.

Our tour guide was wonderful, and very helpful.Our driver was excellent, and we all felt very safe with him

The Tour Director and the driver were superb and really made the trip outstanding. The tour was very good and met my expectations. 

The Globus Essential Europe tour was outstanding 

The tour of Europe was spectacular! To see Italy, Switzerland, France & England was a real joy. Our tour director who works for Globus was absolutely wonderful in explaining all of the history of the countries in a very entertaining way. We could not have had a better tour director. Our bus driver was also very helpful to our group & went out of his way to please our group. On a whole, Globus would definitely get my booking again

The trip was a dream come true and Globus took care of everything including your departure confirmation for the flight. Affordable Tours was excellent in every way. Thanks again for helping me make my dream come true.

Our tour director was so nice and she took care of everybody so carefully. So when we had to continue our tour without her in London, we missed her. Globus people at hotel in London were not so helpful and friendly like her. But we really enjoyed our tour from the beginning to the end and we thank to our agent and our tour director very much.

From beginning to end, it was a terrific experience affordable tours and Globus were excellent. I will definitely book through you again and will also use Globus. I will be recommending your company to everyone. Thank you for a wonderful and enjoyable vacation.

Everything went so smoothly and we were very informed and well taken care of, and are now recommending you to everyone.

A fantastic European vacation; great value from Globus, and excellent service from Affordable Tours!

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