Insight Vacations

Choose from 139 Insight Vacations coach tours & short breaks and read 375 in-depth Insight Vacations 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!

Insight Vacations Reviews: (375)
Tours on Sale: 139
Accommodation: 4-5 Star
Average Age: 55-60+ years
Types: Coach Tours & Short Breaks
Max Group Size(s): 40 & 26
Budget: Luxury & Premium
Destinations: Asia, Canada & Alaska, Europe, South & Central America, UK & Ireland, USA
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Insight Vacations Canada & Alaska Tours
Canada & Alaska (6 Trips)
Insight Vacations Europe Tours
Europe (94 Trips)
Insight Vacations Middle East Tours
Middle East (14 Trips)
Insight Vacations UK & Ireland Tours
UK & Ireland (12 Trips)
Insight Vacations USA Tours
USA (12 Trips)
375 Insight Vacations Tour Reviews Read the reviews for Insight Vacations from Global Journeys' past Aussie & Kiwi clients

Summary

Average 4.5 out of 5 based on 375 user reviews.

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NSW, Australia
Jun 2018
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Country Roads of Croatia tour exceeded our expectations; Croatia is a beautiful country with much history and beauty. Our Tour Guide Heinz and Coach Driver Dario were professional and excellent in their roles. Heinz was keen to impart as much knowledge and historical facts about areas we covered and made sure every persons needs were met. The optional excursions that we took were superb and good value. The tour coverage in itself was extensive and there was ample time to explore on our own. The included meals were of a high standard apart from the final dinner which was a little disappointing but a wonderful ambience.

There were a couple of early starts but the benefits of what we covered outweighed what some may have felt tiring. The travel day into Dubrovnik would be improved by having lunch prior to the walking tour. I would highly recommend travelling with Insight and booking through Global Journeys. Hannah was efficient, informed and professional covering all areas needed for stress free travel. We saved by booking through Global Journeys and at all times were made aware of all details needed to be covered. Thank you Hannah and Global Journeys.
NSW, Australia
Jun 2018
4 Trips
“Fabulous Portugal”
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Another terrific tour. Insight excel at employing exceptional tour directors, Sarah was superb. Hotels were of a good standard, a good mix of included tours but as with most Insight trips the most enjoyable were the optional excursions. The Fado dinner was a standout event, with front row tables and a good quality meal. Global journeys once again made the holiday experience easy to plan and good value for money. Yvonne was a pleasure to deal with.
SA , Australia
Jun 2018
3 Trips
“Great Trip”
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The company (Insight Vacations) was very professional, everything was taken care of. Mostly retired people that were well off. Most people mixed well, except one nationality. Would travel with them again if I could afford it. The accommodation was in a good location so it was easy to walk places.
VIC, Australia
Jun 2018
“Fantastic Holiday ”
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We were looked after so well by Philip of Insight Vacations, the tour was fast paced and very informative. We saw so many sights in such a short amount of time, the Eiffel Tower, changing of the guards at Buckingham Palace, gondola ride and the list goes on and on. The choice of hotels was excellent right in the heart of all the big cities, and were all of a high standard. We could not fault Jemma from Global Journeys, she looked after us and did a perfect job, thank you.
New Zealand
Jun 2018
1 Trip
“Better than expected!”
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The first section of the tour is very busy but eases up once in Ireland. We had expected quite a bit of motorway driving so it was a pleasant surprise to find that the Tour Director & Driver did as much on 'country roads' as practical, and even in parts when passing other vehicles was 'tight'. Scenery was great. The weather was well behaved. Tour Director and Driver were excellent and worked well as a team. Some people didn't do any of the optionals and I think they missed out on some good opportunities for seeing, learning more about the countries we were in and meeting some locals. A few of the hotels were BA's (best available) but that is part of the experience :)
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About Insight Vacations Why you should choose to travel with Insight Vacations on your next holiday
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. We 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. Our luxurious touring coaches 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.

Insight Gold Luxury Vacations
Insight Gold Luxury Vacations

If you're looking for the ultimate in luxury and refinement when you travel, then an Insight Gold Vacation is the perfect choice for you. A unique selection of itineraries offers going above and beyond the basics to offer something extra when it comes to style, service and comfort. These standout tours also provide an all-inclusive experience. All visits, sightseeing, activities, and evening dining are included in the price of your tour so you don't have to worry about anything.

Insight Vacations FAQ's Some of the frequently asked questions Insight Vacations receive from their clients
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 Tour Consultant can organise these earlier if you are travelling before your holiday starts.

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.

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.

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 wifi?

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.

How much luggage can I bring?

Due to limited coach capacity, a single bag is allowed with dimensions not exceeding 30.5" x 22" x 12.5" (77.5 x 56 x 32cm) and weight not exceeding 30kg (66lbs). Carry on hand luggage is restricted to one piece per person, not exceeding 12" x 11" x 6" (30 x 28 x 14cm) to fit under your coach seat or in the small overhead compartment. Carry on hand luggage handling is the responsibility of each guest and must be taken on and off the coach by you each day of the guided holiday. Watch the video below for more information.

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.

What is an 'Optional Activity'?

These are activities that we do not automatically include but are offered at the start of your tour designed to enhance your travel experience. Your Tour 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 tour documentation.

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 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 Tour Consultant 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.

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.

Arrival & Departure Information What happens when you arrive at your destination, including information on airport transfers with Insight Vacations
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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