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Journeys That Begin with Faith

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                                                             

Contact:       Melanie Gravdal


 Globus Invites Travelers to Walk in the Footsteps of Spiritual Leaders & Beside Fellow Believers with NEW Religious Vacations


LITTLETON, Colorado – June 21, 2017 – For those looking for a deeper, more meaningful travel experience, Globus and Cosmos offer an enlightening collection of faith-based vacations around the world that represent inspiring places to bow heads and lift hearts. The Globus family of brands robust portfolio of 14 faith-based itineraries throughout Europe, Israel and Mexico include three (3) NEW vacations that place a spotlight on the 160th Anniversary of the apparitions in Lourdes: 11-day Marian Shrines of Europe (Globus), Spiritual Highlights of Iberia, Lourdes & Italy (Cosmos) and 6-day Pilgrimage to Lourdes (Cosmos).

“With the perfect balance of faith and fun, we’re inviting travelers to retrace the steps of Martin Luther in Germany, then reflect on the journey while cruising down the Rhine,” said Scott Nisbet, president and chief executive officer for the Globus family of brands. “They can enter the dark cave of the Apocalypse, then watch the sun rise on the whitewashed walls through the Greek Isles. Or, follow the Way of the Cross in Jerusalem before floating down the Dead Sea.”

For those who like to plan ahead, Globus is also inviting travelers to reserve a seat to renew their faith in 2020 for Oberammergau’s Passion Play – an opportunity that has presented itself every 10 years since 1634.

“Devastated by the Black Plague in 1634, the frightened survivors of Oberammergau – a small town 60 miles from Munich – reenacted the crucifixion of Christ, vowing to God that if they were spared, they would perform the Passion Play every 10 years,” said Nisbet. “Their prayers were answered and 2020 will mark the 42nd production of the play: A not-to-be-missed opportunity.”

Approximately 750,000 people are expected to attend the 2020 Passion Play. With four distinct itineraries – 9-day Catholic Central Europe (Globus); 11-day The European Reformation (Globus); 13-day Grand Catholic Italy (Globus) and 7-day Shrines of Alpine Europe (Cosmos) – travelers have a unique opportunity to secure a spot (early) for this momentous event and enjoy a great, European getaway.

BOOK EARLY & SAVE: Save up to $601 per couple on 2018 Globus Religious vacations. For details, click here. Or, for more information, visit GlobusFaith.com.

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At Globus, we create tours with just the right balance of included features – from Local FavoritesSM to VIP access at must-see sites – and free time. We’re all about hidden gems, not hidden charges. That’s why we throw in more visits, toss in more experiences and include more sightseeing, all in the price of the vacation. We also rest where the action is. Every Globus itinerary features hotels in the heart of each destination. And, when you know the ropes of travel, you also know how to get in front of them. We work hard behind the scenes to get our travelers front and center at the world’s greatest sights. As a result, we minimize lines and wait times. Plus, with the world’s best Tour Directors leading the way, we maximize the scene, scenery and overall enjoyment for each and every traveler.
Cosmos travelers know travel. And they know what’s important once they reach their destination – the sights, the scenes, the locals and the legends. So we get them exactly where they want to be, from the City of Brotherly Love to the City of Light; from the Great White North to Northern Africa and from amazing South America to stunning Switzerland, no other travel company matches our expertise, on-trip experiences – with a great mix of included excursions and free time – and value. In fact, with Cosmos, travelers enjoy a savings of up to 40 percent compared to booking a vacation on their own. With the unparalleled value we offer – including our “Tours Under $1,000” series – Cosmos travelers can indulge in their wanderlust more often.
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