In preparation to sunset its independent travel-focused brand Monograms at the end of the year, the Globus family of brands is introducing a new subset of Globus tours. Called Independence by Globus, the tours provide all the expert planning that comes with group travel, only without the group.
“While the name Monograms is going away, many of the itineraries are not,” said Steve Born, chief marketing officer for the Globus family of brands. “With Independence by Globus, our guests are free to enjoy the many benefits of touring, untethered and unscheduled. Providing hand-picked hotel accommodations, hand-selected optional excursions and the services of local experts to help guests uncover the perfect ways to spend their days on vacation, Independence by Globus invites travelers to simply travel better – with ease – as they explore destinations across the globe.”
Independence by Globus tours are divided into “Independent City Stays,” featuring cities across Europe, South America and Asia, and “Independent Tours,” featuring broader travels across multiple destinations.
Just as Monograms has always done, Globus takes care of all the details for guests of Independence by Globus tours including accommodations, daily breakfasts, select guided sightseeing and transportation between cities. Globus can also help with flight arrangements and airport transfers.
Also, as with Monograms, Independence by Globus travelers have access to local insiders who can provide recommendations and tips to help them make the most of their free time.
“For travelers who love Globus but want to venture further, enjoying the world their way, without the group, Independence by Globus ensures our guests enjoy ‘I’ time on vacation,” Born added.
Current Monograms Clients
For travel advisors with clients booked on Monograms trips after December 31, 2022, Globus is reaching out to guests with a “compelling offer to re-book with Independence by Globus or any vacation in the Globus family of brands portfolio.”
According to a spokesperson, in most their current bookings will line-up with one of the new Independence by Globus vacation options.
Independence by Globus itineraries include (but are not limited to):
Independent Rome, Florence & Venice
Independent London & Paris
Independent Peru Highlights
Independent Costa Rica Wonders
Independent Brazil & Argentina
Independent South Africa Sojourn
Kenya Private Safari
East Africa Private Safari
Australia & New Zealand (available starting August)
Best of Australia & New Zealand
Great Barrier Reef & Sydney
Naturally New Zealand
Asia (available starting August)
Independent Bangkok & Phuket
Independent India: The Golden Triangle
Treasures of Japan