|Clients can visit the Great Pyramids of Giza on a Globus faith-based vacation. // (c) 2011 Globus Family of Brands|
Globus reported that in 2012 it will offer travelers a blend of faith, fellowship and fun with eight faith-based itineraries that include the world’s most spiritual and inspiring destinations matched with the history, culture, landscapes and cuisines that make these regions rich with experiences.
In addition to unveiling a reinvigorated 11-day Grand Catholic Italy vacation, as part of the company’s offerings for 2012, Globus is introducing travelers to its (11-day) The European Reformation getaway.
Globus’ new Reformation-inspired vacation (priced from $2,289) invites travelers to “live” the stories and visit the sites of Lutheran Reformation from Berlin to Munich. This vacation includes stops at Luther’s Tomb, Wartburg Castle, the Augustinian Monastery and the famous Lutheran Lorenz Church. Providing a balance of faith and fun, travelers will also visit the fascinating Coburg Fortress and enjoy a castle-lined Rhine cruise through the famed, beautiful Rhine Gorge.
“With Globus, travelers can venture through Grand Catholic Italy while also experiencing the glory of the Roman ruins,” said Mike Schields, managing director of group sales and emerging markets. “We invite them to take in the Marian Shrines of Spain and Portugal while savoring paella, tapas and regional wines. They can even bring the Old Testament to life with our Through the Ages vacation while witnessing marvels like the Great Pyramids of Giza to ensure each faith-based journey also feels like a vacation.”
Globus’ most popular religious itinerary focuses on Israel: Journey Through the Holy Land. Rounding out the “top three” are Footsteps of Apostle Paul, which takes travelers through Turkey and Greece and Grand Catholic Italy.
In addition to offering travelers vacations designed to take them to the heart of their faith, experiencing the most popular spiritual destinations around the world, thanks to a dedicated religious travel division – created in 2004 – Globus also customizes religious journeys for groups.
“Faith-based journeys should feel as special as they do spiritual. And in that vein, we understand that some groups may desire a more unique and personalized religious getaway,” said Schields. “Whether travelers are looking for a custom set of cities or simply want to edit one of our current itineraries, we can craft journeys that are perfect for each group’s needs, passions and interests.”
In addition to offering travelers the choice, flexibility and personalization they crave, Globus’ faith-based journeys provide travelers award-winning land programs, world-class accommodations, guided sightseeing (complete with headsets), engaging lectures, unequaled VIP access into key destinations and incomparable storytelling, thanks to the finest Tour Directors in the business.
Early Booking Incentive: Travelers booking a 2012 Globus Religious vacation (and paying in full) by September 27, 2011 can save 10 percent, Globus noted.