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Insight Vacations Reviews: (300)
Tours on Sale: 191
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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300 Insight Vacations Tour Reviews

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Summary

Average 4.5 out of 5 based on 300 user reviews.

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Australia
Travelled: 01/04/2017
“Spain and Portugal trip”
Trip:    Overall Rating: 3/5
Rotating seating system on coach is good, however, we are (most in the tour) not tall people, all commended that the extra leg room at the left side of the coach is not comfortable. Seats at the right side are excellent and comfortable. Some hotels are not up to the standard and located too far away from city centres. Could have spent extra night in Porto or Granada and 1 less night in Costo del sol ! Toni our tour director was very thoughtful and looked after us well. All the local tour guides were very professional and did a great job. Thoroughly enjoyed all the guided tours.
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New Zealand
Travelled: 27/12/2016
“Fabulous & Worry Free!”
Trip:    Overall Rating: 5/5
Tour was fantastic from start to finish as everything went seamlessly and practically worry free with all details seen to by Insight Vacations. We find the winter in Spain very pleasant weather and temperature wise, but would recommend piling on the winter clothing in Salamanca! All the sights and places visited on the tour were breathtakingly beautiful, with an enviable rich background of their history and culture. We enjoyed the local cuisine arranged by Insight Vacations on certain signature dinners/lunch but well balanced with free time to explore on our own to appease our adventurous appetite at the same time!

Another highlight was our tour group. We were fortunate to have on board a great bunch of people that came from various parts of the world to share the experience with. We were quite sorry to part ways at the end of the tour! And last but not least was our main tour guide, Elena Lopez Carre. She was entertaining, knowledgeable, professional and very helpful with each and everyone of us. We would love to have a tour guide like her again on all our future tours! Worth mentioning were some of the local guides we had, like Ruffo in Madrid, Carlos in Toledo and Roland in Malaga, they were the best!

On a final note to Insight Vacations, as this was a winter tour, we wished we had a day less in Torremolinos ( which is more suitable as a summer spot )and have that extra day in Valencia instead of just a mere 1 day. Valencia is worth at least 2 days in our opinion. All in all, we are very happy with Insight Vacations and will definitely travel with them again in the future.
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Australia
Travelled: 20/12/2016
“Excellent”
Trip:    Overall Rating: 5/5
My wife and I had the best time on the Insight Tour 9 Days Highlights of Spain. The tour itself was great, hitting many must sees and the organisation was just sensational. If you love history then this is the tour for you. Everything went to plan and the tour guide Jorge made sure everyone enjoyed their holiday. We have been on many guided tours both river cruises and by coach but this was our first time with Insight and we were impressed. As we were on the tour over Christmas we had a wonderful Christmas dinner and each person was given a present of Spanish toiletries that smell divine! If you want to see Spain and don't have much time then this is the tour for you.
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Robyn & Maurice's Trip

Australia
Travelled: 15/12/2016
“Alpine Christmas market wonderland”
Trip:    Overall Rating: 3/5
Booking through Georgie and Global Journeys is so easy and professional. Thanks! Insight offered a good Christmas market tour, accommodation was comfortable and warm! Starting in Munich I would recommend tours guaranteed to start from Hilton City Munich as it is a great location to access the city on foot. The Alps region is lovely for a European winter experience. The optional tour to Lindau Palace and Oberammergau was very good. We saw a light dusting of snow in Innsbruck and through the Austrian Alps. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and helpful. Strasbourg and Colmar in France were lovely, and not to be missed, but a lot of driving from the location of Lake Titisee. Probably could have been a couple of days longer to allow for more time to relax and enjoy the wintry experience of the towns. Included dinners were a great experience.
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Australia
Travelled: 03/12/2016
“Fantastic”
Trip:    Overall Rating: 5/5
Fantastic tour showcasing the highlights of Europe. Tour pace was just right , great trip for families with older children.
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Janice's Trip

Australia
Travelled: 26/11/2016
“Amazing Spain & Portugal”
Trip:    Overall Rating: 5/5
Overall the tour was a high standard in respect of accommodation and closeness to the main centre of the towns we visited. Global Journeys arranged our booking and it was a pleasure to use this company. I would recommend the staff highly for their efficiency. Our tour guide was excellent and had a vast knowledge of the cities. He was extremely helpful and kept us informed of the history of the areas we were exploring. The tour was wonderful and we enjoyed it immensely - especially in southern Spain the cities of Seville , Cordoba and Granada were enchanting.


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Australia
Travelled: 23/10/2016
“Excellent Insight Tour of Discovery. Great value for money!”
Trip:    Overall Rating: 5/5
I have done a dozen or so Trips with Insight and Trafalgar Tours. This tour ranks as one of the best for the inclusions and price. Our tour guide was excellent, with a laid back style, but didn't neglect to inform and guide us well throughout this 15 day tour. I would book with Global Journey's again, and would recommend them if your considering this type of tour. Thank you Hannah for managing my booking.
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Australia
Travelled: 02/10/2016
“Britain & Ireland Explorer”
Trip:    Overall Rating: 5/5
We thoroughly enjoyed our Britain & Ireland Explorer tour. Our tour director Cherryl Duke was so knowledgeable and kept us all entertained with her stories! Great itinerary and pace, just what we wanted. We booked this tour through Global Journeys and would definitely book with them again. Our consultant, Hannah Campbell, was wonderful and took care of everything for us. Thank you Hannah! We wouldn't hesitate to book with Global Journeys and Insight Vacations again.
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Australia
Travelled: 30/09/2016
“Wonderful Way to see Spain, Portugal and Morocco”
Trip: Insight Vacations Tour (E942)    Overall Rating: 3/5
Insight Vacations certainly made it easier to see these three countries. The itinerary is pretty good with stops at most places I wanted to see in Spain and Morocco, albeit lacking in Portugal. I would have liked to have seen Barcelona in Spain as part of the itinerary, and more places in Portugal. The tour guide for this trip was excellent; he was organised, knowledgeable, gentle in dealings with difficult people, respectful at all times to everyone, yet still friendly and approachable. In addition, I liked the optional excursions, the comfortable seating on the coach, the frequent "comfort room" stops, and the decent accommodation and meals included.
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Australia
Travelled: 21/09/2016
“Greek Islands”
Trip:    Overall Rating: 4/5
Greek islands were everything we expected and more. This was our second tour with Insight Vacations and would not hesitate to recommend them, very well organised and excellent Tour Directors.
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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 are experts in touring Europe where we visit 43 European countries, the most of any operator. We are the leading escorted tour operator in the Eastern Mediterranean and offer the same legendary high standards and perfectly planned touring itineraries to guests travelling to North America, India and Nepal.

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. This selection of unique itineraries offers more than a series of destination highlights. These journeys go above and beyond the basics to offer something extra when it comes to style, service and comfort. In addition to all of the perks and professionalism you can expect from any of Insight's vacation options, these standout tours also provide an all-inclusive experience. All visits, sightseeing, activities, and evening dining are included in the price of your vacation so you don't have to worry about anything.

Insight Gold vacations mean staying in some of the finest hotels, chosen by us for their prime location, ambiance, and level of luxury, and enjoying meals and wine at some of the best restaurants a destination has to offer. But don't expect a predictable routine: both variety and exclusivity are key characteristics of Insight Gold, meaning you'll get a range of experiences, from meals in gourmet restaurants, to rustic country-cooking in authentic local bistros, to evenings filled with local entertainment.

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 does a GOLD tour mean?

Insight Gold is a luxury collection of leisurely escorted journeys on which you'll travel effortlessly in absolute comfort, elegance, and style. A GOLD tour with Insight Vacations includes all 5 star accommodation throughout your GOLD itinerary. These accommodations are also centrally located within the destination you are visiting.

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 departure from Australia, 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.

Terms & Conditons

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