YOUR ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME JOURNEY IS WAITING FOR YOU
Join like-minded travellers on tailor-made tours and let us personally escort you on a journey to discover stunning destinations and fascinating local cultures across the world
At Journeys By UGlobe we craft unique group tours, so you can safely and enjoyably visit breathtaking places off the beaten path
It’s Time To Begin Your Journey
We’re Gerard and Aly Torrisi, owners of Journeys by UGlobe. We own a Helloworld Travel franchise and we formed Journeys by UGlobe because of feedback/demand from our clients who liked travelling with the security of knowing that they have their own personal travel concierge with them 24/7. We run personally escorted tours of like-minded individuals to some of the most amazing destinations on Earth. We believe that by keeping groups small* and accompanying each tour personally allows us to share our travel knowledge and experiences to help enhance your own individual journey. We can speak from experience, because we travel often and far ourselves.
But we’re not just experienced travellers, we’ve been in the travel industry for decades. Our family travel business began all the way back in 1958 in Stanthorpe Queensland when Leonardo Torrisi began taking small tours to experience the real, local culture of Italy. Fast forward to today and we continue Leonardo’s tradition of uncovering wonderful local experiences – but now to many gorgeous destinations across the world
A Personally Escorted Tour Is Like Travelling With Close Friends (Who Happen To Be Travel Agents)
You may be wondering what a personally escorted tour is. Well it’s about as far from a usual travel tour that you can get. You’ll join a friendly group of travellers on each trip. We like to keep our groups small*, so we can get to know you personally and cater to your individual needs. It also means we can be there for you the whole time to share our local knowledge and take care of all the organising and logistics, so you can truly have the trip of a lifetime.
We Take Care Of The Details, So You Can Just Enjoy The Journey
As registered travel agents we’ll take care of all the details, big and small. Flights, transfers, accommodation, visas and insurance – we’ll organise and book everything you need. In fact, the only thing we can’t do for you is pack! In other words, all you need to do is sit back and relax. Plus, if anything disrupts your plans, we’ll arrange any changes that need to be made and make sure you’re compensated and never out of pocket.
Explore Unusual Spots And Unexpected Moments With Full Peace Of Mind
We pride ourselves on adding a personal touch to our tours. We find the little-known spots that locals love and arm you with the knowledge you need of local customs and rules, so you can fit in easily, explore safely and truly live like a local. It’s completely up to you if you’d prefer to go off on your own or spend time with the group.
Keep Your Loved Ones Up To Date With Every Exciting Detail Of Your Journey
During your travels we’ll write beautiful posts accompanied with stunning photos to keep your friends and family up to date on your trip. And long after you’ve returned home, you’ll be able to refer back to it to relive fond memories of your adventures.
Our 5 Promises To You
- Your dedicated travel concierge will be there to support you in every way possible from the moment you book until you arrive home from your journey.
- You won’t have any nasty surprises or hidden fees before, during or after your trip. We will always be 100% transparent about what is and is not included.
- During your personally escorted tour we will be there for you 24/7, on-site to help you with any problems, big or small.
- We will make sure that you truly get to experience the local culture, sights, food and more in a safe, intimate way that no big-chain tour could ever do.
- If you’re not happy with the trip or our service, we will refund your money PLUS 10%. Guaranteed.
Our Unconditional Money Back Guarantee
We’re so confident that you’ll love your tour with us, that we’re willing to back every tour with an unconditional money back guarantee. In short, if you aren’t completely blown away by the experience, are disappointed by our high standard of service and don’t believe that it was the best tour you’ve ever been on, we’ll refund every single cent you’ve paid us – PLUS another 10% out of our own pocket. Guaranteed.
Every Destination We Visit Is Incredible In Its Own Unique Way
Frequently Asked Questions From Our Guests
Absolutely! In fact, many of our guests have travelled independently in the past, but now want to have a similar experience without having all the hassle of organisation, planning, booking and ensuring safety. Our guests love to travel with us because we take care of that, so you can focus on your own, unique adventure. We also hate the large group mentality of most tour operators and our aim is to create the feeling of travelling with a group of good friends.
Our aim is to get away from the large group mentality which makes people feel like they have no personal space or free time. We make you feel like you’re travelling with a group of close friends, not being lead by a Tour Director. Our tours include plenty of free time, provide you with a feeling of security in countries less travelled and you even have the option to extend your holiday independently once you’ve found your feet.
Most certainly! We always have like-minded guests who are happy to share a room with a travelling companion. We’ll match you up to reduce the cost of your trip and to make sure that you instantly feel welcomed and part of the group. And for your peace of mind, we only match guests of the same sex.
Our prices can sometimes be higher because we pride ourselves on having a truly all-inclusive product. That means you don’t get hit with a laundry list of nasty surprises and extra charges during and at the end of your trip. All of our tours include central hotel locations, most meals, all transfers and all tours with local guides for those “Live like a Local” experiences. You’ll find that cheaper alternatives from other tours provide only the basic inclusions with hotels that are generally out of town and with meals and activities an ‘optional extra’ that quickly blows your budget
We understand that overseas travel can be a little intimidating. There are a lot more unknowns compared to travelling somewhere in Australia. That’s why all of our tours are personally escorted by us, highly experienced, licensed travel agents accessible 24/7 during your trip. And when we say 24/7, we mean it. We’re not like your big-chain travel agency where the Tour Director drops you at the hotel and disappears for 12 hours.
Our job is to always be available for you. More importantly, we’re not just here to help you for any problem big or small, we’re here to make sure that nothing goes wrong in the first place. We use our local knowledge of every location to let you know ahead of time if there are local customs you should follow, useful phrases and we know all of the best hidden spots. And in the small chance that something does go wrong, we’ll be right there to help sort it out quickly and easily.
Here’s What Our Guests Thought Of Our Previous Tours
Get A Detailed Step By Step Itinerary For Your Dream Tour
Get in touch with us now and we’ll answer any questions you have and walk you through your chosen tour itinerary step by step with incredible detail. Or if you’re not sure which tour might be right for you, we’ll discuss your bucket list and figure out which tour will help you tick off as many as possible!
PLUS, if you’re among the first 5 guests who book their tour during , you’ll go into the running to win:
A sleek luggage set / carry-on luggage to accompany your travels
Travel accessories to make the plane journey as comfortable as possible
A $150 travel card to spend on any service we provide
Exclusive discounts for travel insurance
A personalised photobook filled with stunning photos and memories from your trip