Insight Vacations

Insight Vacations
5 out of 5
509 Reviews

Choose from 156 Insight Vacations tours and read 509 in-depth Insight Vacations tour reviews from past clients of Global Journeys. When you book your Insight Vacations tour with us you'll enjoy exclusive online savings, a dedicated travel consultant to look after your booking and the best price guaranteed!

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Short Breaks
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Premium
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4 - 4.5 Star
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40
Regions Explored:
Canada & Alaska, Europe, UK & Ireland, USA

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Insight Vacations Europe Tours
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USA
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Insight Tour Reviews (509)

509 Insight Tour reviews from past clients of Global Journeys.

“Wonderful winter in Scandinavia”
- VIC, Australia Dec 2019

We had an amazing trip through Finland and Norway over Christmas and New Year. We travelled with Insight Vacations and found the tour director Lene looked after us very well. Would have loved to spend extra time in Ivalo as I feel one night was not enough. All the hotels were clean and comfortable and the included meals were ok. It was definitely an experience to spend time in the Arctic Circle at this time of year as there is no real daylight. We were very happy booking through Global Journeys and would not hesitate in doing so again.

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“Patchy tour”
- QLD, Australia Dec 2019

Started well then deviated off the itinerary, sleigh ride was a carriage ride, misleading advertising. We only did a short leg of the Glacier Express then hopped onto local trains with long stop overs, bit bewildering. Didn't do the Matterhorn as promised but a smaller mountain, overall a bit of a patchy tour, good then the bad. Tour leader didn't correspond well.

Reply from Insight Vacations:
Thank you for sharing this with us. We are truly disappointed to learn that not all aspects of your time on the road met the standards you have come to expect from Insight Vacations. As such, we will be sure to share all your concerns with our internal team for further review to see where improvements could be made to better our guest experience going forward. With that in mind, we sincerely hope to have the opportunity to restore your full faith in our guided holidays in the near future.

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“Well run trip”
- QLD, Australia Dec 2019

Well run and organised tour, good pace most days, last two days were fill in and disappointing. Overall a good tour as it snowed up in the Alps on the first day and different places to see each day.

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“Wonders of Turkey”
- NSW, Australia Oct 2019

Thanks Yvonne for doing the booking for us with Insight, it was not really easy to get triple room accommodation... also for assuring me that Turkey is considerably safe to travel. This Turkey trip was the best Insight tour we have been on, good value for money as it’s almost all inclusive except for one optional tour. All sightseeing to famous sights was free or included and almost all dinners except for two were provided as well. The trip itinerary was very good, you cannot ask for more. The best treat was having our own boat for the Bosphorus cruise, we felt pampered! I suppose it’s because we had the best tour director with Daghan, who had the best sense of humour... we were lucky too with our group as all were easy going and funny... The best time to visit Turkey is during fall when weather is mild. Summer is simply too hot and busy to do all the walking and sightseeing....

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“Amazing trip from start to finish! ”
- VIC, Australia Oct 2019 View Photo

This was my second time booking with Global Journeys and I have to thank Jemma for her patience with my ongoing emails and queries. Everything was booked in time and smoothly. This was my second trip with Insight Vacations and it was yet again another wonderful trip to Eastern Europe. Thank you all.

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“Very enjoyable tour”
- VIC, Australia Oct 2019 1 Helpful Vote

This tour was very well organised. Our tour director, Melissa, together with our driver, Arthur, kept everyone involved and entertained with stories of Scotland. Melissa’s knowledge was extensive and interesting. The scenery was vast and varied: from the many Lochs, the impressive mountains and waterfalls of the Highlands to the unique countryside of the Orkney Islands. The food on the trip was consistently good, we had some rain along the way and overall a very enjoyable tour.

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“Easy paced Russia”
- NSW, Australia Sep 2019

As with all Insight's holidays that we have been on, this one was well organised and the Tour Director very professional and knowledgeable about the country. The itinerary would have been too "bare" without the optional extras, with too much free time. We did all the optional extras, which then made it too busy, with little time for toilet and meal breaks.

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“Interesting tour of Spain and Portugal”
- NSW, Australia Sep 2019 View Photo

Booking was quick and easy with Hannah from Global Journeys. Can recommend Insight Vacations as this was our fourth trip with them. Dan the tour leader really looked after us. He was very informative and had everything perfectly coordinated. We covered a lot of kilometres but it didn’t seem rushed and there were plenty of interesting things to see and do. Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this trip.

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The Insight Vacations Experience

Why you should choose to travel with Insight Vacations on your next adventure

The Insight Difference
The Insight Difference

For over 35 years Insight Vacations has been designing the world's finest escorted touring itineraries. We bring like-minded people together, creating shared experiences, and providing the most authentic travel discoveries.

Insight source the very best hotels in outstanding locations, seek-out truly delicious dining and uncover genuine local encounters that will surprise and inspire. What’s more, we’ll look after you all the way, with our award-winning personal service, comfort and attention to detail that defines every vacation.

Meet our Tour Directors
Meet our Tour Directors

From the moment you arrive, our talented people are there to welcome you and ensure that you enjoy your guided holiday to the fullest. Your 'travelling concierge' lives in the destination and is with you all the way, a friendly face in a foreign land and a great travelling companion.

They're exceptionally experienced, well-organised, knowledgeable and at the pinnacle of their careers. They make everything run smoothly and take time out to help you with your specific priorities and interests.

Leisurely Paced Itineraries
Leisurely Paced Itineraries

With more 2 and 3 night stays than any other operator, Insight gives you the time to spread out, relax and not have to pack and unpack each day.

You have time to enjoy your fine hotel and all the exciting shopping, dining, entertainment and cultural options that await just outside its doors.

More Legroom - More Comfort
More Legroom - More Comfort

Insight travellers all share a sense of fun and a common interest in discovery; an experience made more personal because our smaller group size is the optimum for guided touring. With a maximum of 40 guests and the full services of your Tour Director and dedicated Driver, you'll enjoy a spirit of companionship, while appreciating real freedom, comfort, space and privacy.

Insight's luxurious touring coaches in Europe, USA & Canada have been reconfigured by removing spare seats to allow up to twice as much legroom as on a standard coach. Onboard facilities include a washroom, adjustable, reclining seats, air-conditioning and a state of the art sound system for soothing music and fascinating commentary by your Tour Director.

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Kickstart your Summer with up to 20% Savings during Insight Vacations' Summer Sale 25 November, 2019
Kickstart your Summer with up to 20% Savings during Insight Vacations' Summer Sale

Insight Vacations is kickstarting the summer season with the launch of their Summer Sale – offering travellers savings of 15%* on Europe & Britain trips in summer 2020. Past guests can unlock an additional 5%* saving on the Summer Sale offer as members of Insight’s exclusive Club Bon Voyage,..

Don't Miss Insight Vacations' Limited Time Exclusive Offer 23 October, 2019
Don't Miss Insight Vacations' Limited Time Exclusive Offer

There has never been a better time to save on your dream Insight Vacations Holiday. Insight Vacations is offering Global Journeys’ clients an exclusive savings of $200 per person on ALL trips, valid for a limited time.   This is combinable with Insight’s 10% Early Payment discount, on 2020..

Amazing Foodie Destinations in Europe (and beyond). 21 October, 2019
Amazing Foodie Destinations in Europe (and beyond).

If you’re a self-confessed foodie, you’ll agree that one of the key highlights to any holiday is the food. How better to delve into the culture of a new destination than through the delicious, wholesome flavours? Here are six of Insight Vacations’ favourite food destinations in Europe, which..

Insight Tour FAQ's

Frequently asked questions for clients considering travelling with Insight Vacations

Before I book
How many people will be on tour with me?

With only 40 guests on our premium tours instead of the standard 53, Insight clients enjoy a more personalised service. In a smaller group, you'll be closer to your local guide for a more in-depth experience, you'll spend less time waiting to get into sights and it will be faster checking into hotels with your luggage arriving quicker to your room. Insight groups are smaller, more intimate and more friendly.

Who else will be travelling with me?

All our guests share a passion for travel, fun, adventure and discovery. Ages range from young to mature with an average of mid-50s, travelling either solo, as couples, families or with friends and join us from all over the English speaking world.

Will my coach journey be relaxing?

We ensure your comfort when travelling by planning plenty of rest stops during each journey. There's also an on-board wash room on all touring coaches (except in Morocco). Seat rotation each day guarantees everyone gets to enjoy the great views, while travelling head and shoulders above the other traffic. By leaving the driving to us you avoid wasted time planning routes and negotiating traffic. We'll even take care of the expensive items like refuelling, paying tolls and parking charges, and more.

Do Insight coaches have Wi-Fi?

Complimentary Wi-Fi is available now on our coaches in many countries. The on-coach Wi-Fi uses the 3G mobile phone network - which means connection will be slower than standard broadband and at times may not be available. It's perfect for sending emails and keeping in touch, but not strong enough for streaming video or large photo uploads. The included free data allowance is 100MB per person per day which is sufficient for most normal usage (sending emails etc). Free Wi-Fi is also available in many of the hotels we stay in.

Will the coach be modern and comfortable?

Yet another exclusive feature of an Insight premium tour is the incredible space and comfort you'll enjoy when travelling. Our luxury coaches have been specially reconfigured with fewer seats, you'll relax in style whilst enjoying up to twice as much legroom then on a standard touring coach - on every departure with no extra surcharge to pay. With Insight, it's not just extra legroom that each guest enjoys, there's also the extra window space. What's more, you can recline without crushing the person behind and you have more room for personal belongings and luggage (our allowance is actually higher than other operators). It's also quicker to embark and disembark, saving sometimes up to an hour or more on days when there are many stops!

Is there seat rotation?

Yes, your Tour Director will implement a seat rotation system, whereby all guests will rotate their seats on the coach daily. This allows for everyone to experience the spectacular views from different seats, and you'll have a better opportunity to get to know your fellow travellers.

I want to see all the main sights, but will I have time to explore on my own?

At Insight, planning the perfect tour is our speciality. Not only do we include the 'must see' sights, we carefully balance our itineraries to give you plenty of free time to relax and immerse yourself in the location. We design each itinerary with the perfect balance of planned activities and personal time to explore. We also give you the opportunity to personalize your trip with a range of Optional Excursions at competitive rates, which allow you to choose how you spend some of your time.

Are tips included?

On an Insight Vacation, some gratuities are included in the price of your trip: baggage handling, meal service for all meals listed in the tour itinerary, and hotel service charge. Room service, however, is not included in the tour price. Tips are customarily given to your Tour Director, Driver and Local Guides at your discretion. The recommended amounts are: Tour Directors EUR4 per day, Drivers EUR2.50 per day and Local Guides EUR1 per day. The option to prepay these tips prior to departure is possible. Please ask your consultant to include this in your quote.

Do you have a share program for singles?

If you wish to share with another tour member you can advise Global Journeys at the time of booking. Insight believes that travelling solo doesn't have to cost you more. We will try to match you with someone of the same sex in order to avoid having to pay the single supplement. If we are not able to provide a suitable room mate, we will provide a single room at no extra cost.

What is Gold Seal Protection?

Gold Seal Protection is designed to provide you with peace of mind. For $99 per person, should you choose to cancel your guided holiday for any reason, prior to 30 days from departure date, Insight will refund your deposit and/or guided holiday payment. Gold Seal Protection must be paid with the deposit and cannot be added at any later date. If you wish for us to include this protection in your quote, please let us know when completing your 'Quote Request'.

Do you accommodate special needs?

We make every effort to accommodate any special needs requests, whether it be a dietary restriction or a physical limitation. In order to accommodate your needs as best as possible, we ask that you let your Global Journeys Travel Advisor know at time of booking so we can assess the request and see how and where we can accommodate you. We may ask you to fill out a form depending on the request in order for us to assess how and if we can accommodate.

What is the difference between a definite departure and a departure that is NOT marked definite?

A definite departure is guaranteed to operate for that given departure date. A trip that is not yet designated a definite departure is not yet guaranteed to operate based on current booking numbers. If a trip and departure date you are interested in is not yet definite, do not let this discourage you from booking. The more paid guests we receive, the odds of the trip operating increase.

In the slim case that we happen to withdraw a trip you are booked on due to a lack of numbers, you are entitled to a full refund on the funds already paid towards Insight Vacations or if flexible with your time, we can move you onto another departure. When booking trips that are not yet definite, we typically suggest looking into booking your airfare with Insight Vacations so that way in case of a withdrawn departure, you are not stuck with any non-refundable flights booked through another party.

When do trips become designated definite?

As a rule of thumb, a trip becomes a DEFINITE departure once we have sold approximately half of the maximum capacity of a specific departure. On average because a sold out Insight Vacations accommodates 40 guests, a trip is designated definite at the 20 guest mark.

Before I depart
When can I expect to get my travel documents & itinerary?

Travel documents, including any air tickets, tour itinerary, hotel lists, and helpful hints and other information are sent approximately 20 days prior to your tour departure. Your Global Journeys Travel Advisor can organise these earlier if you are travelling before your holiday starts.

How much luggage can I bring?

You are allowed to bring one suitcase per person with the dimensions of 30.5”x22”x12.5” (77.5 x 56 x 32cm) and weight not exceeding 66 lbs (30kg) due to the limited space on the coach. You can also bring one piece of hand luggage, provided it is small enough to take on the coach and does not have telescope handles. Please note that air carriers, cruise lines and other forms of transportation may have other restrictions and requirements including weight, and we recommend that you contact the suppliers directly for additional information. We regret we are unable to accept a second suitcase or any luggage exceeding these limits.

Carry-on bags should not exceed the dimensions of 12"x11"x6". For safety reasons, wheeled carry-on bags are not suitable as hand luggage on motorcoaches. Carry-on bags must be small enough to store in overhead bins or under the seat in front of you on motorcoaches and other transportation.

How do I book an optional excursion and what is the cost?

Your Travel Director will have a list of available options and the appropriate costs. They are carefully programmed to coincide with the best highlights available at the time of your visit. It could be a seafood lunch in Venice, a concert in Vienna or a Grand Canyon Helicopter ride. A detailed list and costs can be found in your trip documentation.

Can I have laundry done?

Most hotels do offer a laundry service and in some cities Laundromats are also available. However, it is a good idea to try and pack enough clothing to avoid having to do laundry, as it can sometimes be costly or inconvenient.

Do you have a non-smoking policy?

There is a no smoking policy motor coach travelling policy. However, we do make plenty of convenience stops giving you the opportunity to smoke, use local restroom facilities, take a scenic snapshot or just relax and enjoy of cup of coffee.

How do I get from the airport to the start of my trip?

We offer arrival and departure transfers at the start and end of all of our itineraries. We offer many complimentary transfer services when clients arrive and depart as per their specific trip dates. When arriving earlier or departing later, we can offer private charge transfers when booking our start and end accommodation locations. Since every itinerary is unique, we will be able to provide you with specific transfer information based on your trip of interest.

Arrival & departure details
Airport Transfers in Europe

All Insight guests receive complimentary European arrival and departure transfers by bus/coach on the arrival and departure day of their tour at specified times. Any guests whose flight times do not coincide with the transfer timings may choose to book and buy a transfer. Note that flight timings must be supplied to Global Journeys no later than 21 days before flight departure

Transfers Athens, Cairo, Tel Aviv, Amman And Istanbul

AInsight is pleased to offer complimentary airport transfers* at any time, either on the first or last day of the tour, or on other days in conjunction with pre and post tour accommodation booked through Insight. Note that flight timings must be provided to Insight no less than 21 days before the flight departure.

Transfers in Canada & USA

Complimentary airport transfers are included on the arrival and departure day of your tour. Should you arrive or depart at other times, you can chose from the inexpensive transfers via scheduled shuttle service, taxi, or mini van. These transfers are only available when purchasing pre & post-tour accommodation with Insight Vactions & Global Journeys.

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