AMT TRAVEL and your AMT TRAVEL INSIDERS are heading across the pond and we want you to go with us as we tour Italy and Spain with Globus. Why do we recommend an escorted tour with Globus? First of all, we think Globus’ statement that “escorted tours” are just another way of saying “perfectly planned” – truly says it all. From researching must-see attractions, organizing quality hotel accommodations and overseeing ground transportation and daily schedules – it takes highly-trained, experienced travel planners to make sure your vacation is a picture-perfect, stress-free getaway. And Globus does just that. This company is all about “hidden gems and not hidden charges.” Next, you’ll stay in hotels – right in the heart of your destination. Free time is built in and you’re not “over-scheduled.” Globus Tour Directors and Local Guides are destination specialists dedicated to making sure you are immersed in local culture and that you can take part in all those behind-the-scenes, memory-making experiences that Globus accurately refers to as: Local Favorites. Globus staff also know how to cut through the red tape. In other words, they make sure your tour avoids lines or at the very least, you’re in a short line – for the top attractions. And with MyGlobus, you can select specific optional excursions at each destination to enhance the escorted tours with activities that interest you. And last, but not least, free WiFi is offered on all motor coaches and in most hotels where you’ll be staying – so you don’t have to wait till you get back home to send family and friends that perfect wish you were here photo! For this edition, we’re highlighting three outstanding itineraries in Spain and Italy that Globus is offering: 9 days The Best of Spain. Departures February through December, 2016. You’ll visit Madrid, Seville, Granada, Valencia and Barcelona. From $1,664 pp/land only. Next, 8 days Italian Vista. Departures March through November, 2016. Visit Rome, Assisi, Padua and Milan. From $1,529 pp/land only. And, their 9 days Italian Sampler. Departures April through September, 2016. Tour Rome, Chianti Hills, Pisa, Verona Area and Padua. From $1,619 pp/land only. Now is the time to travel to Europe as the exchange rate of the US dollar to the Euro has never been better. Please call today to take advantage of these special savings and please note: Globus’ 2016 rates will be up to 10% lower than 2015 rates. Air add-ons can also easily be arranged. Please do not delay! October 15, 2015 is the deadline to save 10% per person on the land portion of your 2016 vacation to Europe.