Globus and Cosmos have launched the 2019
Religious Travel brochure, featured 10 tours designed to “allow Christians to
explore the roots and stories of their faith with fellow believers.”
The escorted tours, offered by both Globus and
value-brand Cosmos, are available throughout Europe including Italy, France,
Spain, Portugal and Ireland, as well as to Israel and Jordan. There are three
new Cosmos tours: the week-long Shrines
of Alpine Europe, the nine-day Shrines
of Northern Italy & Rome and 14-day Shrines
Tours range from six to 20 days and many are
geared to Roman Catholic travellers and include masses, while Cosmos’ Biblical Israel tour is geared
specifically to Protestants. The company is also featuring the Passion
Play in Oberammergau, Germany, taking place in 2020, and one featuring
an Avalon Waterways European river cruise.
“We are the only mainstream tour operator to
have a faith-based division,” said Stéphanie Bishop, managing director for the
Globus family of brands in Canada, adding that when planning the itineraries,
the company takes enormous effort to create a balance between faith and fun.
Popular with groups, such as church groups, discounted
rates are available for as few as eight people, and the company will also
customize a group tour for as few as 20 travellers. Also, new this year, Globus
will make any of its itineraries private, for two up to 24 passengers.
There is also an early booking bonus program
available: book any 2019 Globus Europe (excluding Escapes by Globus and 2020
Oberammergau tours) by 27NOV and save 10%. With Cosmos, book by 23OCT this
year and save $50 per person.