Globus has launched private tours to complement its European tour product.
“Aimed at groups of up to 24 – or even just a solo traveller – these tours offer clients the same advantages as one of our escorted tours. Except we make it private, just for them,” said Kim Clarke, director of sales for the Globus family of brands in Canada.
The private tours, already offered for this year and available in 2019, are from Globus’ portfolio of 88 European tours (Escapes by Globus are not included), last from seven to 25 nights’ duration, and are offered on the same departure dates and with the same inclusions as Globus’ published tours.
On the private tours, clients will receive a private vehicle, the services of a tour director as well as local guides, accommodation in the same hotels (depending on availability), and the opportunity to pre-book additional excursions. Transportation ranges from a private car for one or two travellers, up to a mini-coach for up to 24 passengers. Free Wi-Fi will be available in all vehicles.
Pricing is based on the regular tour price (commissionable at an agency’s usual Globus family of brands rate) plus a Private Touring supplement (commissionable at 10 percent), which decreases with the number of travellers. For example, on the ‘Bonnie Scotland’ itinerary, a couple would pay a surcharge of $4,804, while travellers in a group of 24 would pay a $188 supplement.
There is no age restriction on these private tours – infants travel free, those 2 to 7 years of age receive a 25 percent discount off the base tour price, and those 8 to 17 years receive a 10 percent discount.
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