Explore the world with the folks you can trust

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When it comes to their vacations, savvy Canadians choose a travel company they can trust. And it’s hard to find a company with as much experience as the Globus family of brands: Soon to celebrate their 90th birthday, the Swiss-headquartered company offers a huge array of escorted and independent tours around the world – including a particular favourite, Ireland!

Both Globus and Cosmos offer escorted motorcoach touring. Experience the Emerald Isle on its own or in combination with Great Britain on a choice of nine itineraries with Globus. These include the always-popular Introduction to Ireland which is available year-round, allowing you the chance to experience the country in the less crowded off-season – and at off season pricing.

New for Globus in 2017, is a 9 day tour From Ireland’s Ancient East to the Wild Atlantic Way. Combining the best of the country’s emerald countryside, spectacular west coast and postcard-perfect towns, it’s a lovely introduction to Ireland. Like all Globus tours, it includes Local Favorites, signature culinary and cultural insights into each country Globus visits. On this new tour, for example, you’ll find yourself experiencing a little living history on an outing to a traditional narrow-gauge railway.

Or stretch your travel budget with Cosmos, known for its affordability, generous free time, and “guaranteed share” program, so you can avoid the single supplement. (In fact, Cosmos’ guaranteed share policy is so popular with customers that a third of Cosmos clients are travelling solo.) Cosmos offers a delightful Ireland-only itinerary or five other tours – including the new 9 day From Dublin to London – which combines the Emerald Isle with Cardiff (Wales) and London, plus there’s an optional three night extension to Paris.

Perhaps independent travel is more your style? Then why not check out Monograms. Specialists in independent pre-packaged tours, Monograms puts all the pieces together for you (hotel, ground transportation, sightseeing, and lots of free time) removing any guesswork and leaving a seamless, hassle-free experience. Best of all, every Monograms tour includes the services of a Local Host. He or she is there to help with any suggestions, whether you want insider tips on shopping or reservations at the most romantic restaurant in town. Plus, Local Hosts are there to help smooth any travel wrinkles that may occur.

Monograms offers six itineraries to help you explore Ireland (also offered in conjunction with London and/or Paris). Or to help you get over the jetlag and get oriented to Dublin, ask about their four day Dublin Getaway. Including a half-day sightseeing tour, it’s a lovely introduction to this vibrant city!

Best of all, each of the Globus family companies have regular early booking offers and tempting offers – ensuring you can make the most of your holiday budget.

Whichever way you choose to experience Ireland with the Globus family of brands, you’re sure to be guaranteed a warm welcome. “Ireland is more than that famous green scenery and delicious farm-to-table dining,” says Stéphanie Bishop, managing director. “The Irish are renowned for their hospitality, wit and charm – all of which go into making a holiday there so memorable and so much fun.”

To find out more about any of these great vacations, visit our website www.globusfamily.ca, call 1-800-268-3636 or see your travel agent.