In 2021, Globus and Cosmos will feature a new series of nine “Undiscovered North America” tours, ranging from 8 to 14 days, that will showcase North America’s national parks, cool emerging cities, and tiny, historic towns.
“These unique and unparalleled itineraries help travellers discover North America’s tucked-away towns, secluded seafronts and lesser-known nooks for an unforgettable vacation,” said Stéphanie Bishop, managing director for the Globus family of brands. “With our series of ‘Undiscovered’ tours, we are invested in taking travellers to the places and parks other tour operators do not visit.”
New itineraries created for this “Undiscovered North America” series include five tours from both Globus and Cosmos, including:
Globus Bourbon, Bridles & Bluegrass (eight days, priced from $3,369)
On this tour, travellers will enjoy views, music, customs and cuisine as they explore Kentucky, the land of mares, mint juleps and mandolins – with a special evening of bluegrass entertainment and visits to a centuries-old bourbon distillery, a thoroughbred horse farm and the legendary Brown Hotel to taste its famous Hot Brown open-faced sandwich. Other experiences include George Vanderbilt’s grand Biltmore Estate guided tour and farm-to-table lunch; time spent in the waterfront city of Chattanooga, including a tour of its Songbird Guitar Museum and guided sightseeing in “Music City,” Tennessee with accommodations near the melodious sounds of Honky Tonk Row.
Globus Lost Canyons of the Southwest (nine days, priced from $3,709)
Travellers will visit lost canyons and cultures of the American Southwest, including hopping in a four-wheel backcountry vehicle with a local Navajo guide to cruise through 5,000 years of uninterrupted civilization at Canyon de Chelly National Monument. They’ll also go on a guided Jeep tour through the stunning red rock and sandstones of Sedona. Other sights sure to make an impact include Meteor National Landmark; Taliesin West (Frank Lloyd Wright’s winter home); the Hubbell Trading post and the majestic Grand Canyon where travellers will enjoy a scenic train ride from Williams, Arizona to the Canyon’s South Rim.
Globus New England & The Hudson Valley (10 days, priced from $4,269)
From the Salem Witch Trials to the Headless Horseman, New England is home to some of the nation’s oldest settings, stories and sagas. Fact, fiction and fantastic scenery abound for travellers on this new historical journey through New England and the Hudson Valley.
Kicking off in the “Birthplace of American Liberty,” travellers will venture to Salem and head toward the peaceful vistas of coastal Maine, rural New Hampshire and mountainous Vermont. Charming seaport villages, bucolic covered bridges and rolling maple syrup farms sweeten the storyline’s of America’s historic East Coast.
Before ending this journey, travellers will head to New York and Massachusetts, including the resort village and Olympic Games site in Lake Placid, the picturesque Berkshire Mountains and the orchard- and vineyard-dotted riverbanks of the Hudson Valley. They will also have time to explore Tarrytown, the setting for Irving’s The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and tour the waterfront U.S. Military Academy at West Point.
Globus Southern California Charms (10 days, priced from $4,889)
This new tour of Southern California explores Golden State getaways and sunny stretches of coastline. Travellers will enjoy touring some historic and swoon-worthy sites of the City of Angels before checking into the beautiful, beachfront Hotel del Coronado where Marilyn Monroe filmed Some Like it Hot. Other opportunities include a margarita tasting in Old Town San Diego and wine tasting in the vineyard-rich region of Temecula before things heat up with an architectural tour of Palm Springs. There will also be a Jeep tour through Joshua Tree National Park, and time in Pismo Beach and Santa Barbara.
Cosmos Exploring the Pacific Northwest (nine days, priced from $2,549)
This new ‘undiscovered’ tour travels through the natural wonders, lush wilderness and picturesque wineries of scenic Washington and Oregon.
In addition to the sights of “Emerald City” and “City of Roses,” experiences include drinking in the alpine architecture and German beer in the Bavarian village of Leavenworth; waking-up to the coastal city of Astoria and its Victorian-era hillside homes and savoring malt and hops at any number of Bend’s two dozen breweries. There will also be a dune buggy ride along the Oregon Coast; and a trip to Mt. Hood’s 611-foot-tall Multnomah Falls and Crater Lake National Park.
Additional tours in the Globus family’s “Undiscovered North America” portfolio – including those featuring Canada and available for 2020 bookings – are:
- Globus Québec In Depth with the Gaspé Peninsula (11 days, priced from $4,189)
- Cosmos Alaska & the Yukon (12 days, priced from $3,579)
- Cosmos Historic Trails & Blue Ridge Mountains (14 days, priced from $3,149)
- Cosmos Western Canada with Inside Passage (13 days, priced from $3,689)
SAVE NOW, TRAVEL LATER. Save 10 percent person on select 2021 Globus North America vacations or save $100/person on select Cosmos North America itineraries.
2021 PEACE OF MIND TRAVEL PLAN. Book Globus and Cosmos vacations risk-free, hassle-free, worry-free and strings-free with its new 2021 Peace of Mind Travel Plan. This complimentary plan will be attached to all 2021 vacation bookings, giving travellers the flexibility to move vacations to any other 2021 or 2022 date, destination, itinerary or even, another brand in our vast travel portfolio. No penalties, no problem – as long as the booking is moved before the final payment date.