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Discover North America with Globus Tours

25th July 2014

From the outstanding natural beauty of the Canadian Rockies to the famous big cities of California, North America is overflowing with amazing destinations. What better way to begin your North American adventure than with a tour. Globus offers first class service for eager travellers and can take you from the historic cities of Canada to the stunning national parks of the United States. Check out our five favourite North American tours with Globus.

Grand Canyon

Western Explorer
It’s hard to go past the beautiful West Coast of America, home to gorgeous beaches, star studded cities and some of the world’s biggest attractions – Hollywood anyone? Begin your holiday in Los Angeles, where you can eat, drink and play with the famous. Stroll the Hollywood Walk of Fame, shop on Rodeo Drive or go wild at Universal Studios. Travel across desert landscapes to the Grand Canyon National Park and admire the majestic cavernous red rock formations. Move on to explore the sparkling waters of Lake Powell before heading to Bryce Canyon National Park to see the magical ‘hoodoos’ firsthand. Experience the glitz and glamour of Las Vegas and try your luck at one of the extravagant casinos. After a brief stop in the beautiful surrounds of Yosemite National Park, you will finish your excursion by seeing the sights of San Francisco, from the Golden Gate Bridge to Fisherman’s Wharf.

Eastern US & Canada Discovery
A comprehensive tour of the East Coast, your adventure will kick off in beautiful Boston. Visit the city’s most prominent landmarks including the historic Boston Common but save time for the tasty Quincy Markets, overflowing with food, glorious food. With a full stomach, you can move on to appreciate the mountainous beauty of Franconia Notch State Park and Vermont. Enjoy two nights in the romantic city of Quebec, where you can stroll along the Lawrence River and sample authentic French cuisine. Tour the highlights of Montreal including a drive to the top of Mount Royal before heading to Ottawa. Budding politicians will relish a guided tour of the Parliament of Canada before climbing to the top of the CN Tower in Toronto. Re-enter the United States and stop in at Washington DC to view all the famous landmarks plus the world renowned Smithsonian Institution. Your tour will take you through Philadelphia to finish with a bang in New York City.

Exploring America’s Great Parks
Made for those with an insatiable desire for adventure and a deep appreciation for nature, this tour kicks off in Las Vegas, the entertainment capital of the world. Head over to the Grand Canyon National Park and take a helicopter ride over picturesque scenery and enjoy a four wheel drive tour of Monument Valley. Move on to explore the incredible landscapes of Arches National Park before stopping in at Colorado’s wine country for a delightful wine tasting. Perhaps the pinnacle of the tour will be landing in Yellowstone National Park where you can see world famous landmarks including the Old Faithful Geyser and the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone. Always keep your eyes peeled for moose, bison, elk, deer, wolves and bears that live in the area. The final leg of your journey will be visiting Bryce Canyon National Park and Zion National Park before returning to Las Vegas.

Majestic Rockies and Rocky Mountaineer
If the Canadian Rockies are at the top of your bucket list, then consider the Majestic Rockies and Rocky Mountaineer tour. From Vancouver, you will head to Victoria to visit the renowned Butchart Gardens before making your way to the snow capped peaks of Whistler. Enjoy the pristine scenery as you visit Jasper National Park, highly touted for its beautiful wilderness. Cruise along the Maligne Lake and marvel at the stunning Maligne Canyon. Take a ride on the Ice Explorer along the Icefields Parkway and witness stunning vistas of glorious glaciers and alpine meadows. Next stop is Banff, where you can ride a gondola for panoramic views and experience the Canadian Rockies in full glory. Your finale will be a two day rail journey onboard a Rocky Mountaineer train back to Vancouver.

Historic Cities of Eastern Canada
Begin your historic journey in one of Canada’s most impressive cities, Montreal. Boasting endless character, the city’s skyline is divided between age-old European architecture and modern skyscrapers. Make your way down the cobblestone streets of Old Montreal and see the famous Notre Dame Basilica before admiring the city views from Mount Royal Park. Your journey will continue as you head to the French influenced city of Quebec for a day of sightseeing and adventure. The nation’s capital Ottawa will inspire as you peruse Parliament Hill and sample a Canadian speciality – beavertail (it’s only a pastry, don’t worry). Explore the scenic treasures of Thousand Islands National Park as you make your way to the bustling big city of Toronto. Complete your adventure with a visit to the magical Niagara Falls and enjoy a thrilling Maid of the Mist boat tour.