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Insight Vacations vs Trafalgar

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

The Low Down

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.
Trafalgar Over 350 coach tours around the world, and one of our clients most popular Operators, Trafalgar is part of the Travel Corporation, which includes under its umbrella the sister brands of Insight Vacations, AAT Kings, Uniworld, Contiki & Costsaver. With a worldwide presence and local operations in Australasia for many years, you'll enjoy the company of many nationalities aboard your coach, including those from Downunder. Sitting between Insight and Costsaver, Trafalgar pride themselves in touring innovation, introducing 'Insider Experiences' (where you get to know and dine with the locals) and travel styles to suit those that prefer smaller groups or those that prefer a more leisurely itinerary.

Look out for Trafalgar's Early-payment savings where you can save up to 10% on your trip as well as further savings if you are a past passenger on any of the aforementioned sister brands.


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

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

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.
We are the world’s leading and most awarded travel brand spanning all 7 continents of the globe. From the iconic to the unexpected our guests connect to the real depth of the places we go. They will break bread with the locals at our exclusive Be My Guest experiences and unlock local secrets of our Travel Directors and Local Specialists. Everything is taken care of, so they travel with true ease and get the real thing without worrying about a thing.

We consider how we can positively impact the communities we engage with. Through our JoinTrafalgar initiatives powered by TreadRight, guests don’t just leave footprints on the ground, but leave a lasting legacy for the betterment of locals and the future of their communities.

It’s 72 years of destination experience and feedback from over 5 million happy guests that fuels our innovation to continually delivery simply the best holidays.

Recent Reviews

An experience beyond words   0 , CA, United States, Sep 2023
Insight vacations is truly a remarkable company. Absolutely flawless from beginning to end. Our tour director, Madeleine was courteous, friendly knowledgeable and very well organized. Everything was thought of in advance and perfectly executed. Ned, the driver of the coach, was likewise friendly, courteous and extremely skilled. There is nothing ...read more we can suggest that would make the experience any better. Great hotels, dinners, excursions and overall itinerary. Once again, it was flawless.
Best of Spain and Portugal with Insight Vacations   0 , QLD, Australia, Sep 2023
Great tour, Insight vacations in Europe back to its best. 10/10. Spain and Portugal were amazing - the tour just got better and better. Excellent tour guide, great hotels, can't speak more highly of this tour.
Country Roads of Switzerland-August 29th, 2023   1 , kuala lumpur, Malaysia, Aug 2023
We had a great time on this holiday trip. The pace was good and well organized. The scenic drive along the country roads is incredibly scenic with stunning views of the snowcapped Swiss Alps, romantic lakes, waterfalls, glaciers, vineyards, green pastures, old towns, and charming hillside villages. On the second day, we had truly a wonderful experience ...read more getting up to the summit of Mount Stanserhorn aboard an open top funicular cable car and the opportunity to take great photo shots of the wonderful mountain scenery. Among the stunningly snowcapped Swiss Alps, the iconic Matterhorn and the world famous Eiger Mountain offer spectacular views and lifetime experiences. Overall, this was a memorable holiday, complete with exciting train rides, cable cars, luxury cruise of Lake Geneva and spacious touring coach on our drive covering most of the major Swiss cities. We commenced our 14-day trip on 29/08 and had expected the weather to be cool and clear but sadly most of the days were hot and sunny.
Small bus tour of Spain Portugal and Morocco   0 , New Zealand, Aug 2023
A great group of travellers. 13 of us on a 48 seater bus so we all had a window seat! Our tour guide Scott was very well organised, and knew the history of the countries. Nothing was a bother. Our drivers were very experienced. The hotels on the whole were very good with big rooms. One hotel had smaller rooms but as I was on my own it wasn't a prob ...read morelem.
Eastern Canada with Insight Vacations   0 , QLD, Australia, Aug 2023
We enjoyed the tour, our first with Insight Vacations in Canada and America. I feel that Insight Vacations standards have dropped - not totally but no airport pick up or drop off's, then a hotel change at the end. We paid months earlier, then came the notification about the change from a $700 night hotel to a $168 night hotel.
Amazing Scandinavia   0 , WA, Australia, Aug 2023
We have just completed the 20 day Grand Scandinavia tour with Insight Vacations which departed Copenhagen on 13th Aug 2023 and ended in Oslo on 1st Sep 2023. It was an amazing trip with a good mix of everything in it. Be prepared with a good pair of walking shoes - but well worth it. The weather was great with some rain on only one day. It's still summer ...read more up there so don't overdo it with the woolies. The hotels were of a high standard and very comfortable except for the Hilton Stockholm. The included meals were good as well. The Optional Extras were good as well and well worth it. Some did not happen due to logistical issues but was not the end of the world as there were plenty of other things to gawk at. Overall a great trip and definitely a MUST DO.
Fabulous Japan     0 , WA, Australia, Sep 2023
This tour was fabulous with Trafalgar, and expertly handled by Global Journeys. The weather in September was very hot and humid. The standard of hotels were excellent and our guide Misa was lovely with good English. Another day in Osaka would have been perfect as we didn’t get to see much arriving midday Thursday and leaving for the airport Friday at ...read more 6:30am. Thanks for some great memories and great people 🥂
Interesting Ireland     0 , VIC, Australia, Aug 2023
Our time in Ireland with guide Peter and driver Dennis was remarkable. It was everything the brochure promised and more. Peter has a wealth of information to share about the two Irelands that he obviously loves. Highlights include the Titanic Experience, taxi tour with commentary of Dublin, Malin Head, specialist guide in Derry, Waterford Crystal factory ...read more and the Ring of Kerry. The hotels were superb and the company of like-minded travellers fun.
Scandinavia ❤️   0 , QLD, Australia, Aug 2023
Loved this tour! It covered lots of ground in 20 days, with some long days on the coach and lots of short ferry rides. Guide Xavier and Drivers Janos & Gabor were exceptional. Fellow travellers were a great mix of lovely people from Australia, the US, Canada and NZ. Would recommend this tour.
Britian Grandeur Tour   1 , NSW, Australia, Jul 2023
Once again Trafalgar turned it on again with a wonderful 20 day tour of Britian, Ireland and Scotland with the opportunity to attend the Edinburgh Tattoo on the way. Our Tour Director Joel and Coach Driver Dave were outstanding. There were many outstanding highlights far too many to list and the optional extras were excellent and well organised. Our ...read more thanks must go to our consultant Hannah for the work she put into organising this trip for us.
11 Day Best of Britain   0 , QLD, Australia, Jul 2023
Firstly, we were totally impressed by the seemingly unlimited knowledge of our tour guide, Joel and the incredible skill of Stuart, our coach driver. The accommodation everywhere was totally acceptable with some memorable surprises such as the wonderful old hotel at Laggan, Scotland. It would be remiss not to mention the professionalism of Hannah Campbell ...read more at Global Journeys, our initial contact in Queensland, keeping us informed from the the start. We believe this Trafalgar tour is a must for anyone wishing to get off the beaten track and meet some very friendly and diverse people.
From Paris to Barcelona     0 , NSW, Australia, Jul 2023
Overall the included and optional experiences were amazing with enough photo opportunities, but not always enough time to fully enjoy. Various occasions where time was wasted waiting around. Paris highlight was Montmartre with Moulin Rouge as a disappointment. Dine with Me in Tours was amazing, but the included hotel dinners were not great - breakfast ...read more options were way better. Hotels were really poor, considering they were all ACCOR hotels. St Paul de Vince was very interesting; well worth the time and money. Montserrat was amazing and definitely need more time to fully enjoy. Our guide was well informed with a lot of knowledge to share. We had a very competent driver. Majority of the local guides were brilliant, some better than others with regards to time management.

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