Day 1/2 Arrive Los Angeles -Transfer to Long Beach
Our Southern California with Globus tour started out with a two-night stay it the Renaissance Hotel in Long Beach, CA. The highlight of this day, was when we boarded a high-speed ferry for an hour, that took us to Catalina Island. This included an island tour in an open air vehicle, and a day at leisure to shop, relax, and sample some local seafood at the pier in Avalon.
When travelers hear the word “escorted tour” they almost automatically think of Europe. They love the stress free planning, the guidance of an expert travel director every step of the way and the unique itineraries that combines all the iconic, must see places with the behind the scenes destinations. Today, more and more travelers are joining escorted tours in the USA, for the same reasons they love guided vacations in Europe. Studies show that domestic vacations make up for 85% of the total vacations Americans take. Here are the top reasons travelers love escorted tours in the USA.
Island hopping in Greece consists of fun in the, sun, relaxing in the sand and swimming in the crystal clear ocean waters. Others enjoy the exciting nightlife, historical monuments, or authentic Greek cuisine. However, the popular places like Santorini and Mykonos tend to get crowded from the large cruise ships and other tourists traveling through. Instead, head to a few lesser known Greek Islands to beat the crowds and stress.Continue reading
By: Luis M. Herrera, Senior Travel Consultant and CTC
I never thought I’d visit South Africa due to its complex history of Apartheid but the opportunity came up and I’m so grateful that it did. South Africa taught me what it means to be resilient and the power of forgiveness. I visited South Africa and Zimbabwe on a Cosmos 17 day tour called South Africa: From the Cape to Kruger with Victoria Falls extension. This is a fairly new program offered by Cosmos and designed to hit all the major sites one would want to visit. Our group size was 22 guests total which made for a very nice experience.
My Paris Explorer with Trafalgar vacation this year concentrated on Paris – the City of Light and Love. I chose this particular tour because although I had previously visited Paris in the past, it was always too short, and was only a part of an expanded itinerary. Like being offered only a small bite of a Chocolate Eclair; or a sip of fine French Wine – I knew it had not been enough, and I wanted more.