Insight Vacations

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Insight Vacations

Insight Vacations

4.5/5 - Excellent
Headquarters in St Peter Port, Guernsey
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TOURS
380
AGE RANGE
5-99
RESPONSE RATE
100%
RESPONSE TIME
0-1h
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  • Smaller Group Camaraderie
  • Travel and Stay in Style
  • Seamless, Stress-Free Travel
  • Deliciously Authentic Dining
  • Insight Experiences

When you travel with Insight Vacations every second is magical. You won’t just see a destination, you will meet it, feel it and taste it. Travel in style and stay at premium hotels in the right location. Discover new cultures and people with authentic dining experien...

When you travel with Insight Vacations every second is magical. You won’t just see a destination, you will meet it, feel it and taste it. Travel in style and stay at premium hotels in the right location. Discover new cultures and people with authentic dining experiences that take you to the heart of a destination. Welcome to the art of traveling in style!

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413 Insight Vacations Reviews

Excellent
76%
Good
15%
Average
6%
Rather Poor
1%
Bad
1%
Accommodation
4.5 / 5
Transportation
5 / 5
Meals
4 / 5
Value for money
4.5 / 5
Guide
4.5 / 5
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  • FL
    Enchanting Canyonlands - 2020
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on March 4, 2020
    Great trip great fun
    Insight Vacations commented on this review
    We are very pleased to hear that your time on the Enchanting Canyonlands trip was a memorable one. On top of that, we hope that you were able to go back home with some amazing memories and we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.
  • M
    Enchanting Canyonlands - 2020
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on February 29, 2020
    It was a wonderful week with Jason Cohen and the rest of the passengers. Jason was a fount of information - so very interesting. GREAT guide. Perhaps for fut…
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    Insight Vacations commented on this review
    It certainly pleases us to learn that your Travel Director went above and beyond to make your time in the Canyonlands a memorable one. Also, we are very happy to learn that you enjoyed your complete experience on the road. Furthermore, we truly look forward to welcoming you back soon to explore more amazing destinations.
  • EC
    Winter Wonderland - Winter 2020 2021
    4.0 - Good
    Written on January 7, 2020
    Fabulous tour for our 1st time to Europe. Mataja was very knowledgeable on all places we visited. The hotels were great, clean and comfortable. Great group of p…
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    Insight Vacations commented on this review
    We are delighted to learn that your experience in Europe with Insight Vacations was a total success. We are even happier to hear that our staff’s passion and knowledge shined throughout your time on the road. Furthermore, we look forward to sharing more amazing destinations with you in the near future.
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    Easy Pace Budapest, Vienna & Prague - 2020 2021 (10 Days)
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on January 2, 2020
    I had a fantastic time on this trip from start to finish! I loved discovering so many new destinations and learning so much from the friendly locals. This jou…
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    Insight Vacations commented on this review
    We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed every moment of the Easy Pace Budapest, Vienna and Prague trip with Insight Vacations. Furthermore, we are elated to know that our carefully crafted itinerary was a perfect fit for you and we certainly look forward to welcoming you back to discover more great destinations in the near future.
  •  reviewer 5
    Wonders Of Egypt - 2020 (9 Days)
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on December 24, 2019
    Egypt was Breathtaking! It exceeded my expectations and beyond. Such a beautiful country filled with some much history and culture. I honestly cannot pick a fav…
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    Insight Vacations commented on this review
    Thank you for informing us about the excellent time you experienced in Egypt with Insight Vacations. We are very pleased to learn that your Travel Director and Coach Driver made your time on the road a memorable one. Moreover, we are extremely happy to hear that you saw all that you wanted to see and more and to we look forward to journeying with you again soon.
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    Wonders Of Egypt - Winter 2019 2020 (9 Days)
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on December 23, 2019
    Traveling to Egypt was an experience I’ll never forget. The destination is incredible and traveling with Insight Vacations made it all the more memorable. I can…
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    Insight Vacations commented on this review
    It certainly pleases us to hear that your time visiting the Wonders of Egypt with Insight Vacations exceeded all of your expectations. We are exceptionally proud to hear about the effort put in by our staff to ensure the overall success of your trip. That being said, we thank you for your recommendation and we are delighted that you were able to see so many great Egyptian destinations all in one trip.
  • VH
    Alpine Christmas Markets - Winter 2020 2021
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on December 21, 2019
    We knowledgable guide Bus driver excellent Would have liked an extra day in Innsbruck
    Insight Vacations commented on this review
    Thank you for sharing this with us. We appreciate your feedback on the Alpine Christmas Markets trip with Insight Vacations. Moreover, we are very happy to learn that you enjoyed your complete experience with us and we hope that we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back for more amazing adventures.
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    Wonders Of Egypt - Winter 2019 2020 (9 Days)
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on December 20, 2019
    To say that this was the trip of a lifetime would be an understatement. I knew that this trip would include all of the famous sights you can find in any guide …
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    Insight Vacations commented on this review
    Thank you for sharing this with us, we are extremely pleased to know that you had an excellent time on the Wonders of Egypt trip with Insight Vacations. Also, we are very proud of the efforts of our staff to make your time on the road as memorable as possible. Furthermore, we are delighted to know that you saw all you wanted to see and more and we hope that you were able to make lots of unforgettable memories.
  • MG
    Alpine Christmas Markets - Winter 2020 2021
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on December 17, 2019
    Magnificent experience of a European Christmas. This tour is expertly organised with a great mixture of organised experiences, optional extras and free time to …
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    Insight Vacations commented on this review
    We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed every moment of the Alpine Christmas Markets trip with Insight Vacations. Furthermore, we are elated to know that our carefully crafted itinerary was a perfect fit for you and we are delighted to hear that your coach rides were comfortable as this allowed you to take in all the beautiful sights the Christmas markets has to offer.
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    Magical Switzerland - Winter 2020 2021
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on December 16, 2019
    This trip was more than I expected and I am so grateful I was part of it. The highlights of my trip was seeing snow for the first time and visiting the Matterho…
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    Insight Vacations commented on this review
    Thank you for sharing this with us. We are very happy to learn that you enjoyed your complete experience in Switzerland with Insight Vacations. Moreover, we are elated that our tailored itinerary was to your liking and we truly look forward to welcoming you back soon for more amazing destinations.

About Insight Vacations

When you travel with Insight Vacations every second is magical. You won’t just see a destination, you will meet it, feel it and taste it. Travel in style and stay at premium hotels in the right location. Discover new cultures and people with authentic dining experiences that take you to the heart of a destination. Welcome to the art of traveling in style!

Insight Vacations videos

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  • USA & Canada 2019 (extended version) - Insight Vacation
  • Oberammergau: The Passion Play 2020
  • Meet Insight Vacations Travel Director Tim Pendlebury
  • TourRadar presents The Sorrento Peninsula
  • TourRadar presents The Imperial Cities
  • TourRadar presents Italy with John 1/2
  • TourRadar presents Italy with John 2/2
  • TourRadar presents Italy with Insight Vacations
  • Meet Insight Vacations Travel Director Sara Tuppen Veloso
  • Deliciously Authentic Dining
  • The Magic of an Insight Experience
  • The Art of Traveling in Style
  • Discover USA
  • USA & Canada 2020
  • Meet the Travel Director - Sharon Tooman
  • Discover England with Insight Vacations
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  • Discover France with Insight Vacations
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  • #InsightMoments - A Local's Perspective in Pisa
  • #InsightMoments - Discover the Art of Glassblowing in Murano, Italy
  • #InsightMoments - A Local's Perspective in Pompeii
  • #InsightMoments - Make Pasta Like a Pro in Alberobello, Italy
  • #InsightMoments - Live La Dolce Vita in Capri, Italy
  • #InsightMoments - Meet the Sequeira Family in Portugal
  • #InsightMoments - Tasting Sherry Liquor in Óbidos, Portugal
  • #InsightMoments - Uncover the Secrets of Ardgowan House, Scotland
  • #InsightMoments - History and Heritage of Birdsall House in North Yorkshire, England
  • #InsightMoments - Get to Know a Proud Local in Edinburgh Castle
  • #InsightMoments - A Local's Perspective in Tomar
  • #InsightMoments - Dine Like a Local in Torremolinos, Spain
  • Meet Sharon Tooman, Travel Director, England
  • Meet Heather Andrews, Travel Director, USA & Canada
  • Meet Laurent Millet, Travel Director, France
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Insight Vacations Ships

  • Celestyal Olympia
    Celestyal Olympia
    MS Celestyal Olympia cruise ship (previously “Louis Olympia”) was built in 1982 as “Song of America” for RCCL (Ro… Read more
    Built
    1982 (refurbished in 2016)
    Guests
    1611
    Crew
    540
    Length
    215 m / 705 ft
    Suites
    9
    Staterooms
    724
    Gross Tonnage
    37584 gt
    Electricity
    110V
    Beam
    28 m / 92 ft
    Cruising Speed
    21 kn / 39 kph / 24 mph
    Draft
    7m
  • MS Nieuw Amsterdam
    MS Nieuw Amsterdam
    Delivered in 2010, the 86,000-ton Nieuw Amsterdam was built at Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri's Marghera shipyard and its interior de… Read more
    Built
    2010 (refurbished in 2018)
    Guests
    2106
    Crew
    929
    Length
    285 m / 935 ft
    Width
    105.8
    Staterooms
    1053
    Gross Tonnage
    86273 gt
    Beam
    32 m / 105 ft
    Cruising Speed
    24 kn / 44 kph / 28 mph
  • Celestyal Crystal
    Celestyal Crystal
    MS Celestyal Crystal cruise ship (previously sailing as “Louis Cristal”) was built in 1980 as Viking Saga ferry ship for Rede… Read more
    Built
    1980 (refurbished in 2014)
    Guests
    1200
    Crew
    406
    Length
    158 m / 518 ft
    Staterooms
    476
    Gross Tonnage
    25611 gt
    Beam
    25 m / 82 ft
    Cruising Speed
    21 kn / 39 kph / 24 mph
  • MS Medea
    MS Medea
    This impressive boat is among the most luxurious of all boats on the Nile. Elegantly furnished with rich fabrics, wood paneling and class… Read more
    Length
    72.35m
    Width
    14.3m
    Suites
    59
    Draft
    1.59m
  • MS Miriam
    MS Miriam
    This impressive boat is amongst the most luxurious of all boats on the Nile. Elegantly furnished with fabrics, wood paneling and classic… Read more
    Length
    72m
    Width
    14.5m
    Suites
    59
    Draft
    1.52m
  • MS Giselle
    MS Giselle
    Inaugurated in 1996 and renovated during 2006, this impressive five star boat is among the most luxurious of all boats on the Nile. Elega… Read more
    Built
    1996 (renovated during 2006)
    Length
    72m
    Width
    13.6m
    Draft
    1.6m
  • MS Holland America Line - Westerdam
    MS Holland America Line - Westerdam
    Recently updated with new bar, entertainment and dining venues, plus completely reimagined suites, Westerdam is a fascinating destination… Read more
    Guests
    1916
    Length
    936ft
    Width
    105.8ft

Other Recognitions

  • Other Award Badge
    Travvy Awards SILVER Best Escorted Tour Operator – Luxury
    2017
  • Other Award Badge
    Recommend Readers’ Choice Awards Silver Best Tour Operator - Luxury
    2017
  • Other Award Badge
    Recommend Readers’ Choice Awards Silver Best Tour Operator – Europe
    2017
  • Other Award Badge
    Wave Awards Best Tour Operator for Foodies
    2017
  • Other Award Badge
    AAA Best in Member Service Award
    2017
  • Other Award Badge
    Travel Weekly Globe Award for 'Best Premium Touring Service'
    2017

Insight Vacations Guides

  • Guide Greg Colgin
    "I like adventures, food and laughter, those are a few of my favourite things."
  • Guide Meagan Chandler
    "Growing up in the most isolated city in the world, it was like a right of passage to travel half way…"

Exclusive benefits with

What makes us unique

The Insight Difference

Insight Experiences

A carefully prepared collection of memories-in-the-making. When you travel with Insight, we’ll welcome you to authentic experiences, exciting activities and expert insights that you could never encounter as an independent traveller. Your journey will include unique Insight Experiences from a carefully selected collection of more than 70.

Deliciously Authentic Dining

Dining well isn’t just about delicious food; the surroundings, service, location - and, of course, great company - are all essential to an unforgettable meal. When you travel with us, we provide dining experiences that really expose you to the heart and soul of each destination. In addition, we’ve designed our deliciously assorted menu of dining choices to perfectly complement each carefully curated day of your journey with us.

Hand-Picked Hotels

At Insight, we believe that where you stay can be the defining factor between a good vacation and an unforgettable one. That’s why we take the greatest possible care in selecting hotels that are truly remarkable in terms of style, location and service.

Travel in Style

When you travel with us, we want you to feel relaxed and at ease throughout your vacation. So naturally, we take care of the driving, leaving you free to sit back, and enjoy the journey. Our experienced coach drivers are carefully selected to provide you a smooth transfer to your destination, via the best and most scenic routes. Sitting high above the traffic in your uniquely customised Insight Vacations coach, you’ll experience the best possible views along with personal air conditioning and double the legroom of a standard coach. And with our complimentary Wi-Fi you can catch up online, sharing your photos and experiences.

Questions & Answers

Here we have collected and answered the most frequently asked questions.

  • What is the pre-registration form required for?

    Insight has a pre-travel registration check-in program which provides your Travel Director with advanced security information which may be required by hotels and border crossings as well as giving them important insights into your interests and preferences. As the information is provided by you before you travel this gives your Travel Director plenty of time to better prepare for your individual needs in order for them to make your holiday experience even more enjoyable.

  • Do you have a past passenger discount program?

    Insight does have a past passenger program and every guest is automatically enrolled in after they complete their first trip with Insight Vacations (or one of their sister brands). Please let our team of Travel Experts know at the time of booking if you are a past passenger to see if you are eligible for any additional discounts.

  • Do you have a non-smoking policy on your tours?

    There is a no smoking policy when you are travelling on the Insight coach. However, your Travel Director will ensure you have 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.

  • What is an optional activity?

    Optional activities are not automatically included in the tour cost but are offered at the start of your tour and designed to enhance your travel experience in the places you visit if you wish to undertake them. Your Travel Director will have a list of available options and the costs of the activities which they will pass onto you on day 1 of the tour. An example of an optional activity is it could be a seafood lunch in Venice, an opera in Vienna or a Grand Canyon Helicopter ride. For more details please have a look at your detailed travel documents which you will receive before departing on the tour.

  • What are some of the advantages for having fewer seats on your coaches?

    When travelling with Insight, it's not just extra legroom that can look forward to but there is also extra large windows. Plus, you can recline without worrying about bothering the passenger behind you and have more room for personal belongings. As the coaches hold fewer people it also means embarking and disembarking the coach takes less time so you have more time to explore the beautiful cities you are visiting.

  • Are the coaches modern and comfortable?

    The luxury coaches have incredible space and comfort for you to enjoy when travelling. The coaches have been specially reconfigured with fewer seats, you will get to relax in style whilst enjoying up to twice as much legroom than on a standard travelling coach.

  • Is travelling by coach relaxing?

    Insight will do their best to make sure you are as comfortable as possible whilst travelling by coach on the tour. They ensure comfort levels by including plenty of rest stops during each coach journey and on each coach, you will find an on-board washroom for all coaches travelling long distances (expect in Morocco). Your Travel Director will also introduce a seat rotation plan each day which guarantees everyone gets to enjoy the magnificent views whilst travelling head and shoulders above the other traffic.

  • What is an Insight Travel Director?

    Insight Travel Directors are amongst the finest tour guides in the touring business and on your tour they will help navigate you through the beauty of the region you are travelling through by exploring the different cultures, languages and diversities.

  • Why should I book onto an Insight Vacations tour?

    Insight is completely unique as they are currently one of the only tour operators to give you more legroom on every tour at no extra cost, you will consistently stay in quality hotels in desirable locations, you will enjoy more included sightseeing and because you travel in smaller groups you will receive more of a personal service from your experienced Travel Director and Travel Driver.

  • What is the best way to exchange my cash for Euros?

    The best exchange rate is always generally with your credit card or debit card but almost all cards are now charging on average a 3% foreign transaction fee. Many places do not accept AMEX as their bank charge is higher than Visa or MasterCard. Another option is simply going to a currency exchange store before you depart to get some Euros converted from your usual currency to cash.

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