Religious Travel FAQs

Important Information About Your Religious Travel Vacation

Can My Religious Vacations Be Taken Back To Back?

Yes, it is possible to take some of these vacations back to back. It’s one of the best ways to fully experience faith-based and leisure-style vacations—and you’ll even receive a discount when you book back-to-back vacations.

Are Religious Services/Mass Offered On Vacations?

Religious services/Mass arrangements are subject to time availability, as dictated by each scheduled itinerary day. Depending on the vacation and arrival dates, we will do our best to accommodate services at holy shrines and local churches. Please note that religious services/Mass may be in the local language and not in English, and in some cases, transportation to/from these services may not be included or available. For a group reservation with a sole-use motorcoach, if the service/Mass location requires transportation, there may be an additional cost. If a pastor/priest traveling with a group would like to hold daily service/Mass, please notify us at time of booking or a minimum of 30 days prior to departure. We will confirm these requests as soon as possible, as long as it does not interfere with the itinerary. Priests traveling as a part of a group conducting Mass will need to take a Mass book in English.

What Size Can My Suitcase Be?

Due to limited motorcoach capacity, your bag should have dimensions not exceeding 30”x21”x11” (62” linear dimensions) or weight exceeding 50 lbs. Carryon bag dimensions should not exceed 12”x11”x6”. We are unable to accept a second suitcase or any luggage exceeding these limits. Some vacations may have other restrictions, which will be noted in your Travel Documents.

Please note that air carriers, cruise lines, and other forms of transportation may have other restrictions and requirements, including weight, and we recommend that you contact the suppliers directly for additional information. Some airlines also charge fees for checked baggage, and these fees are not included in the vacation or airfare package price. Check with your airline directly for baggage information and regulations. Globus is not responsible for additional baggage fees imposed by air carriers.

What Is The Difference Between A Twin-Bedded Room & A Double Room?

A double room is a room designed to accommodate two people, though not necessarily with two separate beds. A twin-bedded room has two separate beds of any size; this is what we usually reserve for our guests.

What Size Is A Triple Room?

A triple room is the same size as a twin–bedded room. It will have beds to accommodate three people, but we cannot guarantee there will be more than two beds. If there are only two beds, a rollaway may be requested but is not guaranteed.

How Is Seating Determined On The Motorcoach?

We offer daily rotation of seating, which gives everyone a variety of views.

When Will I Receive My Travel Documents?

We love protecting the world just as much as we love showing it off! With this in mind, we have taken the step to go paperless and provide you with an electronic travel document. Your travel e-document contains everything you need to make your vacation a memorable experience. You will receive a notification with instructions on how to retrieve your electronic travel documents (provided in PDF format) when they are available.

What Is Travel Protection?

The Travel Protection Plan offers important services to help protect your vacation purchase. Under the Trip Cancellation Waiver, you can cancel your trip any time up to departure for several eligible reasons as listed in the plan and receive a refund of the normally non-refundable Globus cancellation penalty amount. If your reason for cancellation does not qualify for a cash refund, you would instead receive a Cancel for Any Reason travel certificate equal to the cancellation penalty amount. Travel certificates are valid for travel within two years from the original canceled vacation start date.

In addition to the above, the plan offers Travel Insurance benefits including Trip Cancellation for independent air arrangements, Trip Interruption, Trip Delay, medical expense, emergency medical transportation, baggage loss, theft, damage or delay coverage, etc. as well as 24-hour emergency assistance services.

Learn more about the Travel Protection Plan:
For 2019 tours and 2020 tours booked prior to December 3, 2019
For 2021 tours or 2020 tours booked December 3, 2019 or later

When Can I Purchase Optional Excursions?

You can learn about the optional excursions available on your Globus vacation by visiting A complete listing will also be available in your travel documents. These are available to purchase in advance online from 90 to 4 days prior to departure. Some may be available to purchase from your Tour Director while on vacation. For Cosmos vacations, you may purchase your excursions via your Tour Director.

NOTE: Optional activities and excursions are subject to change and may not be available as described; please visit our website for up-to-date information, including Terms & Conditions and details regarding payment.

Why Am I Asked To Give My Passport Name, Gender & Date Of Birth When Booking Flights?

Due to increased travel security around the world, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) requires airlines to collect this information in accordance with the Secure Flight Program enacted by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. TSA information must exactly match the full passport name. The airline reservation must match the first and last name. If this information is not accurate, you may not be allowed to board the plane. It is important to provide this information accurately at the time of booking, as any changes to your air booking, which includes spelling, could be subject to a change fee, penalties, higher fares, new schedule, and/or cancellation.

Why Is My Contact Information Collected When I Book?

There may be times when unforeseen events beyond our control impact travel schedules and potentially disrupt cruises, tours, or packages. These include, but are not limited to, severe weather conditions, acts of nature, and government travel advisories. Under such circumstances, it is critical that the Globus family of brands be able to contact you immediately and reliably—including nights, weekends, and holidays—to make sure we’ve informed you of any possible changes to your travel.

How Is My Airfare Price Determined If I Purchase Flights Through Globus?

In most cases you’ll be offered a choice of carriers and flight schedules as well as price points to choose from when selecting your flights. Your schedule will be provided to you at the time of booking (schedules are subject to change by carriers).

Do I Need A Passport & A Visa?

When traveling outside the United States, a passport is required for U.S. citizens. Some countries require a visa. All travelers should consult with appropriate consulates or a visa provider service to determine if any visas are needed. Proper travel documentation is the responsibility of the traveler.

What are the travel terms & conditions?

The purchase of any travel services offered by Globus, constitutes a contractual arrangement between you and Globus, and represents your acceptance of the Terms & Conditions. Please ensure that you read carefully and understand the Terms & Conditions prior to booking. These Terms & Conditions cover Deposit & Final Payment information, Air-Inclusive Deposits & Final Payment, Revisions & Revision Fees, Air Arrangements, Participation, Travelers Who Need Special Assistance, Young Travelers, Smoking, Price Policy, Visas and Passports, Hotels & Accommodations, Baggage Allowance, Travel Documents, Not Included in the Land Price, Refunds, Service Inquires After the Vacation, Holidays, Safety, Photos & Pictures, Optional Excursions, and Responsibility.
View full Terms & Conditions