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Monograms

4.7 Excellent
96%
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# of trips 1,292 Trips
Type Global Operator
Service Level Standard
Trip prices $ 459 - $ 9,049
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Monograms Reviews & Ratings

96% Recommend
4.7 Excellent
Excellent
376
Great
63
Average
8
Disappointing
3
Terrible
14
Value
4.7
Guide
4.7
Activities
4.7
Lodging
4.7
Transportation
4.7
Meals
4.7
Travis Read
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2022-05-14
5.0
Wonderful Experience
Our recent experience with Monograms handling our trip to Rome, Florence, and Venice greatly exceeded our expectations. From the first class hotels, seamless transportation, to our wonderful local hosts who took care of us in each city, we are extremely satisfied with the entire experience. We would highly recommend Monograms and will definitely use them again with future vacations.
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Marc Burt
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2022-05-10
5.0
Monograms offers a turnkey vacation…
Monograms offers a turnkey vacation experience that allows flexibility to tailor the amount of activity with an expert onsite location specific expert. In Rio de Janeiro we had Alex. He was amazing in every way. The same can said about Joseph in Iguazú falls. That’s the good news. The not so good news happens if for some reason your onsite expert provides substandard service or does not seem in sync with you. That happened during our 3 day visit to Buenos Aires. Our travel consultant gave us a tour of the city and recommended some places we could go for entertainment, then left us on our own. We made one request that maybe we could stop for souvenirs on the way to the airport. She told us about additional cost and inconvenience and seemed less than willing. On the way to the airport she refused to raise the window, though the weather was cool. We froze in the back seat and both got sick afterward. We did not allow the bad experience to cloud our overall view of our vacation, hence the 5 star rating.
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Randy Fletcher
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2022-05-07
5.0
Wonderful Experience
We had a wonderful experience with Monograms in Peru. Our hosts Karina and Jamilet were fabulous. We appreciated all their help and recommendations. The guide we had for Machu Picchu (Walter) who wasn't Monograms was also great. Very friendly, informative, and helpful! Will definitely recommend Monograms to people wanting to explore Peru.
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C J
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2022-04-26
5.0
Satisfied Customer
This was my first time using Monograms and it was an excellent experience. Each Monograms representative went out of their way to make sure our trip was a success. I would definitely use Monograms again and would recommend Monograms to others.
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Dana McQuary Okamura
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2022-04-20
5.0
21 Days :) All Amazing
Cruising Avalon's Burgundy and Provence, with additional Monograms stays in Paris, Venice and Rome was sheer perfection. Adding a Monograms for London made it all complete. Cruise director, local hosts, hotels and staff were beyond expectations. We'll do more with both of these amazing suppliers -- without hesitation.
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Gary Brodarick
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2022-04-14
5.0
Very good trip
Very good trip. At first I was not sure about the independent part of the trip but did change my mind about it. Liked it a little better.
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Editorial review of Monograms

Monograms, one of the Globus family of brands, offers classic vacation packages to many of the world’s most popular destinations. The company has many years of experience creating packaged tours and is based in Colorado, USA.

What Makes Monograms Stand Out?

London classic sights on Monograms tours

It can be difficult to find a company that successfully marries two seemingly disparate ways of travel: independant or self guided and classic group travel. But at Monograms this is exactly the task they have set for themselves, and their positive reviews and large variety of products would seem to say they do a solid job.

With Monograms there is no need to choose between self guided or group travel. You can personalize your experience as well - an important element for many of today’s travelers. Themes include Family travel, Food & Wine, Cruises, and Active.

Monograms prides themselves on the all-inclusive nature of travel planning, pre-organizing everything from your airport transfer to your activities and meals. They also provide a Local Hosts program, which is basically like an in-destination concierge.

Who Will Enjoy Traveling With Monograms?

Monograms is ideal for travelers who don’t love group travel but also highly dislike the stress of arriving in a destination and having to plan everything themselves. It’s for the traveler who wants the freedom of a private couple or family getaway and the comfort of a local guide who can assist with everything from restaurant recommendations to skipping the line at major attractions.

Traveler enjoying view of the Vatican in Italy

Monograms is Globus’ mid-tier brand in terms of pricing and thus travelers span across many different age groups. Many couples choose Monograms for a romantic trip to places like Italy and France, although they also offer specialized packages for families.

Monograms travel video

Most Monograms packages are a mix of group sightseeing tours and independent exploration. This can result in some very large touring groups when visiting popular tourist attractions like the Louvre in Paris, for example. However, most of their trips still afford some level of flexibility to explore a destination on your own terms.

Top Destinations

You can travel with Monograms to many different locations in Europe, Australia, Asia, South/Central America, and Africa. Perhaps their most well-known destination is Italy, and they also offer some unique trips to Australia, specifically to areas other similar tour companies don’t operate.

Local Paris street with guide on Monograms tour

Monograms Travel Style

At Monograms, their travel style is about providing you with a no hassle private vacation, catered to your interests. Everything from honeymoon vacations to family vacations are available through Monograms.

When you use Monograms, you can elect to have the help of a travel agent, or book a pre-planned package.

Why Choose a Monograms Tour?

Brightly colored buildings in Venice, Monograms travel

For a well rounded trip, designed for you, and with an attentive local host there to make your journey as seamless and stress free as possible, Monograms is the perfect company.

These tips are mostly private, so ideal for families, couples, and honeymooners - though during some days on the itinerary you will join up with a larger group for guided day tours

Monograms is all about providing personal touches, and arranging a trip for you that matches your travel style. Providing some personal input and likes / dislikes / must sees is going to take your Monograms tour from “ordinary” to extraordinary, so these trips are best suited to travelers who like to be involved with planning the itinerary.

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Activities 50+ 18-35

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About the company

From Monograms

You want to see the world, but you don't know where to begin? Well, we're Monograms and we began a long time ago — putting all of the planning, arranging and coordinating into an all-in-one package. A package that ensures you won’t find yourself forced into the unknown. Monograms factors in your travel dreams while conquering travel obstacles, trading worrying and wondering for wonderment. In places where you won’t even begin to know your way, you’ll never feel lost with Monograms. You have a choice in travel. You can choose to go it alone, or you can choose to feel like a local. That’s the Monograms difference – and why those who travel with Monograms never travel any other way again.

With Monograms, we take on the endless hours of organizing and scheduling so you can see the sights, experience new cultures, and dance to new rhythms. From arranging the right hotels and efficient transportation to providing a Local Hosts® and included sightseeing, we've thought of – and included – everything you need in an all-in-one package. But it doesn't stop there. We're also on the scene at your destination helping you make the most of your time. Because we’re proponents of doing and viewing, not stewing.

On every Monograms vacation you’ll be given something that is truly invaluable – a Local Host who knows everything, which changes everything. Your very own friendly, knowledgeable insider in each destination will offer hints and recommendations, steer you off the beaten path, and help you maximize every moment of your time. No other travel company offers this accessible wealth of information.

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FAQ

Are flights included?
With Monograms, think of your entire vacation as one-stop shopping. Rather than spending hours researching flights to coordinate with your vacation start and end dates, let us handle the work. And when we book your flights, if there are any changes to your vacation schedule, we make the air changes for you. As a completely independent company, we have no ties to any one airline. We negotiate the lowest possible airfares with the world's finest carriers on your behalf. Monograms offers two air options - Flex Air and Instant Purchase Air. Flex Air allows flexibility if you want to make changes to your vacation schedule. Instant Purchase Air may offer additional airline options but has more restrictions. Some vacations may only offer one air type option.
What is the Average Group Size?
Monograms tours are largely private and self guided. You will have a local host who acts as an in country concierge to help with everything from transportation to restaurant recommendations. During your trip, there may be some group activities planned, but the size of the group will vary.
What is the age range?
Monograms trips are open to all ages! Monograms Family packages are extremely popular, as well as packages for honeymoons.
What kind of luggage should I bring?
We recommend your luggage does not exceed the dimensions of 30"x21"x11 (62" linear dimensions) or weight exceeding 50 lbs. Your air carrier may have stricter weight/dimension limitations. Size and weight limitations for carry on and checked baggage vary from airline to airline and even according to destination.

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