The history of Globus

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When you tour with Globus you’re choosing a family owned company with over 85 years of expertise in planning itineraries and guiding holidays around the world.

One spring day in 1928, while using his family rowboat to transport lumber across beautiful Lake Lugano in Switzerland, Antonio Mantegazza became inspired to share the sights, stories and legends of his home with others. He soon began transporting tourists via rowboat across the lake, regaling them with local lore along the way.

Antonio’s rowboats soon became motorboats and before long he moved on to land with a fleet of motorcoaches. Before long, Mantegazza had pioneered the concept of escorted ‘first class’ touring around Europe.

Over the years, Globus continued to introduce successful touring packages to new markets in Australia, New Zealand and Canada, and in 1981 Globus launched its first-class packages of the United States and Canada.

The combination of popular and innovative destinations, as well as flawless service and integrity, has earned Globus a fantastic record of customer satisfaction and an enviable reputation in the industry.

Today, Globus remains family owned and still represents the values which Mantegazza had when first crossing Lake Lugano – to enlighten travellers by showing them the very best a destination has to offer.

Find out more about how Globus has redefined the way travellers experience the world.


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