WHEN it comes to the United States, few tour operators have a more diverse range of packages than Globus.

Fans of floral parades may be interested in the operator’s Tournament of the Roses itinerary, the centrepiece of which is a VIP pass to America’s most famous New Year’s celebration, the Rose Parade. The festival is held in Pasadena, California, and includes reserved grandstand seating, a festive dinner, and a live music party.

The trip also offers a sightseeing tour of Los Angeles, visiting marquee attraction such as the Getty Museum, with prices for the five-day trip starting from $2,469 per person.

Those wanting to escape the urban sprawl can take advantage of Globus’ 10-day Spirit of the Wild West guided tour.

Highlights of the package include an escorted visit through Colorado, South Dakota, and Wyoming’s American West starting in the “Mile High City” of Denver. While there, travellers will get to see the city’s historic sites at the foot of the Rocky Mountains, including the Red Rocks Amphitheatre and Buffalo Bill’s Grave & Museum.

The brave of heart will appreciate an overnight stay in the Estes Park’s Stanley Hotel, the inspiration for Stephen King’s thriller, The Shining.

Rates for the trip lead in at $3,266 per person.

The allure of the southern states is indulged in the Southern Charms package, an eight-day round trip departing Atlanta, Georgia. The trip commences by bringing the roaring 20s to life with a visit to the Prohibition Museum, and also offers a horse-drawn carriage ride in Port Royal Island, located in South Carolina’s picturesque Beaufort County.

Rose Parade

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