THE Globus family of brands has refreshed its Europe offering with new options across the Globus, Cosmos and Avalon Waterways brands. Seven new Britain tours have been added for 2019, including Cosmos’ new seven-day “Scottish Outlander Adventure” tour where guests will be able to visit Glenfinnan Viaduct; the sky-high archways which Harry Potter fanatics will recognise as the track for Hogwarts express.
The trip sets off from the cultural city of Glasgow before travelling through the world-famous Highlands with highlights including Dornoch Firth, the Kyle of Sutherland, the Falls of Shin, the Mountains of Assynt, and Knockan Crag.
Globus’ new 12-day “Britain Uncovered” tour allows visitors the chance to explore the southern and western shores of Britain including the historical cities of Exeter and Plymouth in Devon, the magnificent scenery of Cornwall, Bath, Wales’ capital Cardiff and Scottish beauty, Glasgow.
Other highlights include the unspoiled Devonshire village of Widecombe-in-the-Moor, Welsh village of Tintern where guests can visit the magnificent Cistercian Abbey in Wales’ beautiful Wye Valley and Stratford-Upon-Avon, birthplace of William Shakespeare.
Cosmos is also introducing new a la carte touring style for 2019 departures with “Cosmos Lite”. The offering is designed to combine the essential features of Cosmos tours with a personalised approach to daily itineraries, providing the freedom to tailor a trip to individual interests, budget and pace.
Meanwhile, in April Avalon Waterways will launch its newest ship, the Avalon Envision, with a five-day inaugural cruise along the Danube River. The new ship will be christened by Elizabeth Gilbert, acclaimed author of the award-winning, New York Times-bestselling EAT PRAY LOVE.