River Thames

River Thames

Whether you’re looking for a river cruise, an escorted tour or a trip with lots of independence built in, all of our family members—Globus, Cosmos, Monograms and Avalon Waterways—are there to offer value, superior customer service and insider knowledge that comes from decades of organizing vacations around the globe.


Our four brands—Globus, Cosmos, Monograms and Avalon Waterways—each offer a distinct way of seeing the world, with hassle-free logistics that make traveling fun and carefree. You can choose a vacation to fit just about any group.


First-class Travel for Groups That Want the Best

Bringing 85 years of experience to the art of escorted travel, Globus tours feature hidden gems as well as the most sought-after sights. We offer flexibility, choice and just the right pace.


The Choice for Value-Minded Groups

For 50 years Cosmos has been the undisputed choice for groups seeking affordable escorted packages that leave plenty of time for independent exploration. With vacations priced as low as $75 a day and with up to 40 percent free time, Cosmos makes travel dreams a reality for everyone.


For the Independent-Minded Group

Monograms takes care of air, hotel and sightseeing arrangements but allows travelers free time to pursue personal interests. It’s independent travel made simple! We also provide a Local Host® (service on call in North America) who is there to help with everything from optional excursions to theater reservations.

Avalon Waterways

A Group Cruise to Remember

Avalon is the obvious choice for luxury cruising on the rivers of Europe and Asia, and around the Galapagos Islands. Our staterooms, most with floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors, are the largest on the waterways of Europe, our fleet the youngest. Avalon sets the pace for river and small-ship cruising.

St. Pauls Cathedral, London

St. Pauls Cathedral, London


  1. Just eight travelers makes a group!
  2. Competitive pricing: Globus Europe averages over 10% less than our closest competitor.
  3. Flexibility: we offer competitive concessions that work best for your group!
  4. Super support: Our team helps you learn where and how groups want to travel, and helps markets it all!
  5. Expert assistance: Our knowledgeable group staff makes sure everything runs smoothly.


Besides the widest choice of product on the market, the Globus family of brands offers your groups more travel styles and more unique travel experiences, plus…

More Selection: Choose from more than 400 vacations to 80+ countries among our four distinct brands

More Inclusions: We provide more included features and special visits than our competitors.

More Quality: Clearly a cut above the competition, our hotels follow standards set by the Hotel & Travel Index or national tourist boards.

More Experience: Draw on our 85 years of expertise for hard-to-get tickets, special dinners and behind-the-scenes access.

More Resources: Visit GlobusFamilyGroups.com to learn more about why the Globus family of brands is the perfect fit for your groups. Explore the trips available, find group deals, develop a successful marketing plan, and more.

More Experienced Tour Directors: Globus Tour Directors are rated the best in the business by 9 out of 10 Globus travelers.

More Value: Our volume buying power translates into lower prices for your group.

More Service: Let our Business Development Managers help you promote your group. And our Groups Department is here to guide you through all the booking details, from start to finish.

Britain Sampler

9 Days, from $1,410 (per person, land only)

This circuit from London, the most popular in our Britain portfolio, showcases the best of England and Scotland, and even includes a sashay into Wales. Your group adventure starts with a swing through London that spotlights famous sights like the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Whitehall’s mounted horse guards and Buckingham Palace, with visits to St. Paul’s Cathedral (except on Sunday) and the Changing of the Guard, if held. Then it’s on to the magnificent gardens of Henry VIII’s Hampton Court Palace, prehistoric Stonehenge and its new visitor center, and the Roman baths in the Georgian city of Bath. Admire vistas of the Cotswolds on your way to visit Shakespeare’s Birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon. Spend the afternoon in North Wales and stroll through picturesque Llangollen. After a morning walking tour through Chester that shows off its Roman ruins, cathedral and half-timbered buildings, your group travels through the tranquil Lake District and takes a break in Wordsworth’s beloved Grasmere before heading north to Scotland. Highlights in Edinburgh include the Crown Jewels in Edinburgh Castle and Holyrood Palace. Consider optional experiences like a Scottish evening with Highland dancers and bagpipers or tour the former Royal Yacht Britannia. On the way back to London, your group will visit Sir Walter Scott’s newly refurbished Abbotsford House and York, the most complete medieval city in England. Visits to the market town of Stamford and university city of Cambridge round out the fun-filled “Britain Sampler.