The World's Most Awarded Tour Operator

When you’ve been showing the world to travellers for more than nine decades, people take notice. It’s not just our travellers who rave about the Globus experience. Year after year, we are honoured to be recognized by our esteemed colleagues in the travel industry as well. But our greatest reward is the smile on each and every Globus guest. That means the world to us!

    Travel Weekly

    2020

    • Best Tour Operator, Asia / Pacific 
    • Best Tour Operator, Escorted, Sales & Service
    • Best Tour Operator, Escorted, Overall 

    2019

    • Best Tour Operator, Escorted
    • Best Tour Operator, Europe
    • Best Tour Operator, Escorted, Sales & Service

    2018

    • Best Tour Operator, Escorted, Overall
    • Best Tour Operator, Europe
    • Best Tour Operator, Asia / Pacific
    • Best Tour Operator, Escorted, Sales & Service

    2017

    • Best Tour Operator, Europe
    • Best Tour Operator, Escorted, Sales & Service

    2016

    • Best Tour Operator, Asia / Pacific
    • Best Tour Operator, Central & South America 
    • Best Tour Operator, Escorted, Sales & Service 
    • Best Tour Operator, Europe

    2015

    • Best Tour Operator, Escorted, Overall 
    • Best Tour Operator, Escorted, Sales & Service
    • Best International Tour Operator
    • Best Tour Operator, Asia / Pacific
    • Best Tour Operator, Asia / Pacific

    2014

    • Best Tour Operator Escorted, Overall
    • Best Tour Operator, Asia / Pacific
    • Best International Tour Operator

    2013

    • Best Tour Operator, Europe
    • Best Tour Operator, Asia / Pacific
    • Best International Tour Operator

    2012

    • Best International Tour Operator 
    • Best Tour Operator, Asia / Pacific

    2011

    • Best Tour Operator, Europe
    • Best Tour Operator, Asia / Pacific

    2010

    • Best Tour Operator, Europe

    2009

    • Best Tour Operator, Europe

    2008

    • Best Tour Operator, Europe
    • Best Tour Operator, Asia / Pacific

    2007

    • Best Tour Operator, Europe
    • Best Tour Operator, Asia / Pacific

    2006

    • Best International Tour Operator
    • Best Tour Operator, Asia / Pacific

    2005

    • Best Tour Operator, Europe
    • Best International Tour Operator
    • Best Tour Operator, Asia / Pacific

    2004

    • Best Tour Operator, Europe

    Recommend Readers Choice Award

    2020

    • Best International Tour Operator, Gold

    2019

    • Best Tour Operator, Gold, North America
    • Best Tour Operator, Gold, Europe 
    • Best Tour Operator,  Silver, Asia & South Pacific 
    • Best Tour Operator, Silver, Africa/Middle East, Silver

    2018

    • Best Tour Operator, Silver, Asia & South Pacific
    • Best Tour Operator, Gold, Europe
    • Best Tour Operator, Bronze, North America 

    2017

    • Best Tour Operator, Gold, Europe
    • Best Tour Operator, Gold, North America
    • Best Tour Operator, Gold, Africa/Middle East
    • Best Tour Operator, Bronze, Family Vacations

    2016

    • Best Tour Operator, South America
    • Best Tour Operator, Africa/Middle East

    2015

    • Best Tour Operator, Europe

    2014

    • Best Tour Operator, Europe
    • Best Tour Operator, North America
    • Best Tour Operator, Africa/Middle East 
    • Best Tour Operator, South America
    • Best Tour Operator, Asia

    2013

    • Best Tour Operator, South America

    2007-2013

    • Best Tour Operator, Asia

    1999-2013

    • Best Tour Operator, Europe

    Travel Age West Wave Awards

    2019

    • Best Escorted Tour Operator, Europe 
    • Best Tour Operator, Central/South America, Globus family of brands

    2018

    • Best Escorted Tour Operator, Globus family of brands
    • Best Escorted Tour Operator, Europe, Globus family of brands

    2017

    • Best Escorted Tour Operator, Globus family of brands
    • Best Tour Operator, Middle East

    2016

    • Best Escorted Tour Operator, North America
    • Best Tour Operator, Central/South America
    • Best Escorted Tour Operator

    2015

    • Best Tour Operator, Europe
    • Best Tour Operator, Escorted
    • Best Tour Operator, Central/South America

    2014

    • Best Tour Operator, Escorted
    • Best Tour Operator, Central/South America

    2013

    • Best Tour Operator, Escorted
    • Best Tour Operator, Central/South America

    2012

    • Best Tour Operator, Escorted

    2011

    • Best Tour Operator, Escorted

    2010

    • Best Tour Operator

    2009

    • Best Tour Operator
    • Best Tour Operator, Europe

    2008

    • Best Tour Operator, Europe

    2007

    • Best Tour Operator, Europe
    • Best Tour Operator 

    2006

    • Best Tour Operator, Globus

    Cruise Critic

    2019

    • Cruisers’ Choice Award Top European River Cruise Ship Line
    • Editors’ Pick Best Shore Excursions
    • Cruisers’ Choice Award Top 10 River Cruise Ships: Avalon Imagery II®, Avalon Expression®, Avalon Poetry II®, Avalon Tapestry II®, Avalon Luminary®

    2018

    • Best Cabins in River Cruising

    2017

    • Editors’ Pick Best Cabins in River Cruising

    2016

    • Editors’ Pick Best Cabins in River Cruising

    2015

    • Editors’ Pick Best Cabins in River Cruising

    2010

    • Best River Cruise Line
    • Editors’ Pick Best Cabins in River Cruising

    Conde Nast Traveler

    2020

    • Readers’ Choice Award, Top 10 River Cruise Line (Avalon Waterways)

    2018

    • Readers' Choice Award, Top River Cruise Line (Avalon Waterways)

    2017

    • Readers' Choice Award, Top River Cruise Line (Avalon Waterways)

    2016

    • Readers' Choice Award, Top River Cruise Line (Avalon Waterways)

    2015

    • Readers' Choice Award Finalist, Top River Ships (Avalon Waterways)

    2013

    • Top 40 Cruise Ships (Avalon Scenery ®, Avalon Creativity ®)

    2012

    • Readers' Choice Award, Top 5 Best River Cruise Lines (Avalon Waterways)
    • Top 40 Cruise Ships (Avalon Scenery ®, Avalon Creativity ®, Avalon Tranquility ®, Avalon Tapestry ®)

    2011

    • Readers' Choice Award, Top 5 Best River Cruise Lines (Avalon Waterways)

    2010

    • Readers' Choice Award, Top 10 Small Ship Cruise Line (Avalon Waterways)

    2009

    • Gold List (Avalon Waterways)
    • Top 90 Cruise Ships in the World (Avalon Waterway)

    2008

    • Readers' Choice Award, Top 10 Small Ship Cruise Line (Avalon Waterways)

    USA Today

    2021

    • No. 1 Best River Cruise Ship, (Avalon Envision ®) 
    • Voted 10 Best River Cruise Ship, (Avalon Tranquility II ®)
    • Voted 10 Best River Cruise Line,  (Avalon Waterways)

    2019

    • Readers' Choice Award, Top 10 Group Tour Companies, (Globus)  
    • Readers' Choice Award, Top 10 River Cruise Lines, (Avalon Waterways) 
    • Readers' Choice Award, Top 10 River Cruise Ships, (Avalon Envision ®) 

    2018

    • Readers' Choice Award, Top 10 River Cruise Lines, (Avalon Waterways) 

    2017

    • Readers' Choice Award, Top 10 River Cruise Lines, (Avalon Waterways) 

    2016

    • Readers' Choice Award, Top 10 River Cruise Lines, (Avalon Waterways)

    2015

    • Readers' Choice Award, Top 10 River Cruise Lines, (Avalon Waterways)

    Travel Weekly Magellan Awards

    2011 

    • Silver Winner/Cruise Ship: Overall River Cruise Ship (Avalon Panorama ®)
    • Silver Winner/Cruise Ship: Overall River Cruising (Avalon Waterways)

    2009

    • Gold Winner/Cruise Ship: Best Overall River Cruising
    • Silver Winner/Cruise Ship: River Cruise Ship (Avalon Affinity ®)

    2008

    • Silver Winner/Cruise Ship: River Cruise Ship (Avalon Scenery ®)

    Travel + Leisure World's Best

    2021

    • Avalon Waterways ranked in the top 10 among River Cruises in Travel + Leisure's World's Best Awards 2021 readers' survey

    2019

    • Avalon Waterways ranked in the top 10 among River Cruises in Travel + Leisure's World's Best Awards 2019 readers' survey

    2013

    • Avalon Waterways ranked in the top 10 among River Cruises in Travel + Leisure's World's Best Awards 2013 readers' survey

    2011

    • Avalon Waterways ranked in the top 5 among River Cruises in Travel + Leisure's World's Best Awards 2011 readers' survey
    • Top River Cruising for Families 

    2010

    • Avalon Waterways ranked in the top 5 among River Cruises in Travel + Leisure's World's Best Awards 2011 readers' survey

    2009

    • Avalon Waterways ranked in the top 10 Small-Ship Cruise Line  

    2007

    •   Avalon Waterways ranked in the top 10 Small-Ship Cruise Line  

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