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Globus vs Insight Vacations

Compare the travel styles, pricing, destinations and popularity of Globus and Insight Vacations.

The Low Down

Globus The Globus Family of Brands, which includes Globus, Cosmos, Monograms & Avalon Waterways are always popular with our clients. Globus offer a premium guided touring experience all over the world, catering mainly for the 55+ market - but like most Operators are open to all ages. Along with their standard itineraries, Globus also have a range of popular European Winter Escapes and numerous faith-based religious tours.

The majority if their trips are centred on Europe, Canada and the USA where they provide 4+ star accommodation, luxury coaches, plenty of meals & inclusions. Our team have enjoyed numerous journeys with Globus including trips to South America, Dalmatia, Mexico and Spain, so we have plenty of first hand knowledge to help you plan your next trip!
Insight Vacations Upmarket coach touring, with 4.5+ star accommodation, maximum group sizes of 40 on a full size coach and more leisurely paced touring itineraries. The pricing of Insight's trips tends to attract travellers in their 60's and 70's. If you're tall, then you should seriously consider Insight, as their coaches been reconfigured to allow up to twice as much legroom as on a standard coach. Insight have recently launched trips through South America, and expanded their range of Gold Luxury Vacations, where you can expect the ultimate in luxury and refinement.

We find that the feedback we get back from past clients is sometimes a little critical, and we feel this is because of the very high standard some of our clients are expecting due to Insight's positioning in the market. On every multi-day journey, there will always be little annoyances, but as a whole package the team here definitely recommend Insight worthy of your consideration. If you've travelled with any of its sister brands like AAT Kings, Trafalgar or Uniworld further savings are available.


No. of Trips
No. of Departures
Avg. Trip Length
11 Days
Avg. Price Per Day
4 - 4.5 Star
No. of Trips
No. of Departures
Avg. Trip Length
12 Days
Avg. Price Per Day
4 - 4.5 Star

In Their Own Words We asked the travel companies themselves why you should travel with them

At Globus, we’re not just hooked on travel as a destination, but on the way it makes you feel. Our promise is to craft adventures that you’ll want to re-live forever.

We’ve been creating wonder-filled first class touring for more than 90 years; we have the experience and local knowledge globally to craft immersive adventures that make Globus travellers feel alive. Not only can you expect to see the big sites, we’ll also take you deeper in each location, right to the beating heart of each new discovery.

At Globus, we understand that your holiday is your treat – a gift from you to you. Let us connect you with a new world of people, places and experiences that will ignite your imagination.
Insight Vacations
At Insight Vacations we have been creating magical travel experiences for over 40 years, showcasing the most outstanding destinations and curated experiences in Europe and North America.

Why are we different to any other operator? It’s our unique Insight experiences. It’s our authentic and varied dining options, it’s travelling in smaller groups on customised coaches with twice the legroom, it’s staying in the right hotels in the right location, all brought together seamlessly by our exceptional travel directors. In essence: All the sights, and the insights….up close and personal…in comfort and style.

Travel is such a joy and a personal passion for myself and every member of our team. We’re so proud of the quality, service and value we provide and invite you to try it for yourself. Talk to Global Journeys to find out more about travelling in style and booking your next holiday with Insight Vacations.

Recent Reviews

Picturesque Croatia with lots of hHistory to boot.   0 , VIC, Australia, May 2024
Another well organised, informative tour by Globus with an attentive and thoroughly prepared tour director. This smaller group of 21 all got on well and no hold-ups or dramas to interrupt the planned itinerary. Such a spectacularly scenic country with such a complicated history with many relics of its past still standing. Local people were friendly ...read more and helpful although the popularity of Croatia as a tourist destination is becoming difficult for them to manage the numbers. Overall a great trip.
Good short German tour   0 , QLD, Australia, May 2024
Good tour with well located hotels but unfortunately the Tour Director was a real let down - very disorganised and I feel he let Globus down (I have certainly let Globus know in my review with them). Excellent coach driver as always. I have previously done 2 Globus tours and 4 Cosmos tours - all these previous tours were led by very good Tour Directors. ...read more There were 27 people on this tour, all Americans and only 3 Australians.

I didn't do any of the optional tours as I wasn't interested in what was offered. I spent 4 days in Berlin prior to the start of the tour - you really need to spend extra days in Berlin as with only 1 whole day in Berlin the tour can only show you a very small amount of what Berlin has to offer. The main reason I chose this tour was because there was an over-night stay in Dresden and also an over-night stay in Rothenburg ob der Tauber. Excellent local guides in all locations. My rating of this tour is not impacted by the Tour Director as I feel the tour delivered as per the brochure.
12 Days America's Musical Heritage with New Orleans   0 , VIC, Australia, May 2024
This tour was everything and more. Accommodation was fantastic in great locations as were the experiences. There were no hidden extras only 2 extra items which could be purchased before you leave. A wonderful experience. Highly recommend it.
Our trip to Norway with Globus   0 , WA, Australia, May 2024
Our highlights of our tour would be definately the cruise of the two fjords which was amazing and the lookout over Leon. Also the scenary and the countryside of Norway so beautiful especially as we travelled in the Spring in early May. Our trip with Globus was run smoothly all accommodation, clean, comfortable and nice size rooms . Most of the accommodation ...read more didnt supply shampoo so maybe bring your own also a tip, use santize often as most dinners are buffet and especially being on a coach with other passengers on the tour. Our travel companions was a good mix both Australian and from the US. So it was easy to make new friends.

I would definately use Globus again, also our booking with Global Journeys was handled very efficiently and we had quick responses to any questions we had. Our documents received in plenty of time. We would definately use Global Journeys again as it was quick and easy to do online and to communicate.
The Croatian   0 , QLD, Australia, May 2024
Excellent tour of Croatia and Slovenia. Great Tour Director Janja (very professional and organised) and as always a very good driver Janek. 42 people on this tour, mainly Americans and Australians with a few New Zealanders and a lone Canadian. Wonderful Habsburg architecture in Ljubljana and the Istrian peninsula of Croatia. Hotels very good but located ...read more out of the main city area except for Opatija which was a wonderful hotel with wonderful food. I only did 1 optional to Lake Bled which was worthwhile (I wasn't interested in the other optional tours).

My highlight was the Plitvice Lakes - looks just like all the photos and we had wonderful weather for the 1 1/2hour walk there. Very good local guides in Pula and Zadar - a lot of history explained. I felt this tour delivered on showing Croatia and Slovenia at it's best.
Classical Greece for the History buffs.   0 , VIC, Australia, May 2024
Great trip, well organised and informative with an enthusiastic leader. Most accommodation was excellent and well located to sight-seeing venues. Dining choices were also very good and the weather at this time was perfect in Greece (not too hot).
Country Roads of Southern Italy & Sicily   0 , VIC, Australia, May 2024
Thanks to Hannah from Global Journeys for organising the tour for us. You made it easy for us. This is the third trip with Insight and everything was well organised and comfortable with a good Tour Director and Driver in a new spacious coach. This tour showed other parts of Italy/Sicily we have not seen on other Italy tours. Highlights were getting ...read more to see the history going back to Greece invasion in BC times and Arib influences. Mt Etna is amazing. Would recommend this tour with Insight and Global Journeys for all their help.
Fabulous tour of Scandinavia   0 , QLD, Australia, May 2024
We had 29 on our tour and we all got along. Quite often we would pair up with other couple to sit with at breakfast or dinner. We had a lot of fun with the other guests and everyone had a good sense of humour including our tour guide, Maja and the driver Laszlo. We had unseasonal warm weather in Copenhagen, Stockholm and most of Finland until we got ...read more to the Arctic Circle. We saw some amazing things and the scenery was breathtaking. Well worth it.
Nice towns and villages   0 , NSW, Australia, Apr 2024
We enjoyed the scenery and lovely towns and villages. Too many long coach days though. Would have loved a more enthusiastic , passionate tour guide with some French music on the coach on the long travel days. Too many optional excursions that should be included like orientation walk of Nice and Aix en Provence.
Good tour made even better by Tour Director     0 , NSW, Australia, Apr 2024
Overall a good variation of what Italy offers from busy crowded Rome and Florence to seaside Santa Margherita, stunning Dolomites and finishing in Venice. Having done numerous Insight trips it is the combo of Tour Director and Driver who can really turn a group of strangers into a travelling family and TD Barbara and driver Gian Lucca were exceptional ...read more in every aspect.
Italian Elegance   0 , QLD, Australia, Apr 2024
We have arrived home from our Italian adventure, after a stopover in Singapore on the way home. Both Susan and I were very impressed with the Italian Elegance tour. In a short time we packed in the history and busyness of Rome and Venice, the beauty of Lake Maggiore and Tuscany, the wow of the Ligurian coast and lots and lots of snow in Cortina. We ...read more were lucky to have a good group joining us. Insight Vacations provided an excellent tour guide and a high standard of accommodation. Thank you for your efficient handling of our bookings, travel documents and tour information. Travel planning is much easier when all the details have been taken care of. Your guidance was important to us and we are both very grateful. Hopefully it will not be too long until one or both of us will be contacting you to book another trip.
Best of Spain & Portugal     0 , VIC, Australia, Mar 2024
This tour was an excellent way to see Spain and Portugal and made even more delightful by our Tour Director Denise Lamas whose knowledge of the countries and their history and customs was exceptional as well as her kindness and friendliness to all. There were 36 on the Tour and as a solo traveller I was given a friendly welcome by all. Easter week ...read more in Spain was very special and in spite of the crowds there was an atmosphere of unity everywhere. The highlights of the tour were the visit to Seville and the perfume of the orange blossom, the snow capped Sierras and the Alhambra, the lunch with village ladies in their homes and of course the amazing Segrada Familia by Gaudi in Barcelona. I would recommend this tour to anyone who would like to visit Spain and Portugal.

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