Sister companies Globus and Cosmos have each announced new 2020 North American itineraries – some centred on special events and all packed with convenience and caring attention to detail. And effective immediately, all North American tours for 2020 are open for sale.
They include new Globus tour Quebec in Depth with the Gaspé Peninsula. Starting in cosmopolitan Montreal but concentrating on historic villages, marine wildlife and farm-to-table dining, a highlight for many will be a whale-watching cruise. Globus has brought back its Historic Cities of Eastern Canada tour and now with an optional add-on of the memorable VIA Rail Ocean Train from Montreal to Halifax.
Value brand Cosmos, known for its generous free time and “guaranteed share” program for solo travellers, has also expanded its North American tours for 2020. Additions comprise Western Canada with Inside Passage Cruise; the cities-and-deserts contrasts of the High Desert Discovery in the western US; and Exploring the Eastern Seaboard.
Special events are a great excuse for a vacation, and for many years Globus has sourced out some of the best and most popular – such as the Tournament of Roses and the Albuquerque Balloon Festival – to include in their tours. These special event tours have been increased to feature the 400th landing of the Mayflower on a tour to Cape Cod and the Islands (which includes a five night stay in Cape Cod); the experience of the Jasper Dark Sky Festival on a Canadian Rockies Adventure; and a celebration of winter on an Eastern Canada Adventure.
“There are so many advantages of being part of an escorted tour in North America,” said Stéphanie Bishop, managing director for the Globus family of brands in Canada. “We make the most of every day with pre-paid admissions to many key attractions, taking care of the driving so you can enjoy the scenery, and we give you the opportunity to do it all in the company of newfound friends from around the world.” These tours, she added, are also popular with British and Australian travellers, among others.
Best of all, travellers will save 10 per cent on any Globus 2020 North American tour when they book by Dec. 2 this year; and $50 off any Cosmos 2020 North American tour when they book by Oct. 22 – and young travellers save a further 10 per cent off the land portion off all Cosmos tours, regardless of date of booking.