Self-Guided & Independent Tours & Trips 2020

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Style Style Small Group Tour Small groups are usually defined as between 10 and 24 travelers, often less. If you're the kind of person who enjoys more intimate experiences and personal service this is a good choice. All else being equal you will pay a premium for this style vs a larger group tour.
Private Guided Private tours give you the undivided attention of a guide, and often involve special access to sites and unique experiences not available to larger groups. This is a great option for families, couples, and small friend groups. Expect to pay a bit more for the extra service.
Self Guided Tour A travel company plans your itinerary and arranges all the logistics including lodging, local activities, and transportantion. You have the flexibility of a solo trip while still getting the convience and time savings of expert planning. Get 90% of the benefits of a tour, without a guide.
Group Tour Groups are between 25-60 people, typically ~30-40. Usually there will be many opportunities to split off and enjoy meals and excursions in smaller groups. This is the most economical way to travel, saving up to 40% versus booking the same itinerary yourself.
River Cruise These vessels are smaller than most ocean cruisers, limiting which amenties are available. Passenger counts can vary. One of the biggest advantages of a river cruise is the ability to dock at smaller ports and local villages.
Small Ship Cruise Small ship cruises usually have a max passenger count of 500. The primary purpose of these trips is to spend time off the vessel in local ports (e.g. Mediterranean) or experiencing nature (e.g Galapagos or Antarctica). Cabins can vary from budget to luxury.
Large Ship Cruise This is the "floating city" experience, with multiple ways to enjoy your vacation aboard the ship as much as on land. Ships are multiple floors, provide several activities, culinary, and shopping options. They often make fewer stops and have less time available for shore excursions.
Retreats Similar to a self guided tour but staying in one location only with activities and day outings included as a part of the stay.

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Lodging Level Lodging Level Camping Typically involves most nights sleeping in tents (sometimes permanent tented sites) or in rustic cabins and lodges.
Basic - 2 star You'll stay in no-frills, but clean and comfortable, hotels or guesthouses. A 'Basic' trip might also involve a few nights of camping.
Value - 3 star Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Premium - 4 star 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.
Luxury - 5 star The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays.

Physical Level Physical Level Very Easy Minimal walking - motor vehicles available for all major parts of trip.
Easy Normal generally flat walking in urban or suburban environments.
Moderate Walking or physical activity half to most of day - no carrying equipment.
Strenuous All or most of day hiking or biking, hills included.
Extreme Very challenging all day hiking and backpacking carrying significant equipment.

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Travel Style Travel Style Flexible schedule A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers.
Full schedule For those looking to maximize their sight seeing time. You thrive on a packed day’s schedule from 8 am to 6pm, with some (but limited) free time. Most activities and meals included.
Balanced schedule You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included.

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Chelsea Flower Show & Springtime in the Alps - 2022

18 days
$ 330 / day
$ 5,935
Travel Style : Array Full on
Physical Level : Walking or physical activity half to most of day - no carrying equipment. 2- Easy
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Comfort (4*)
Highlights
  • : Our Well-Being Directors take a proactive approach to your welfare ensuring all well-being regulations are met (available on tours with 21 or more guests).
  • : Enjoy the comfort of Insight's luxurious, air-conditioned, 40-seat coach with double the standard legroom and onboard washroom. Our customized luxury coaches are sanitized before the start of your tour and are maintained to very high standards. Physical distancing measures have been implemented on our customized luxury coaches.
  • : Experience enhanced hygiene protocols to align with the latest guidance following COVID-19.All Travel Directors, Well-Being Directors and Drivers have completed training in enhanced well-being and hygiene protocols.
  • : We only work with establishments we are confident will consistently adhere to our high well-being standards, which include hotels, restaurants and sight-seeing venues.
  • : Hand sanitizer is freely available on board for you to use throughout the day.
  • : "Munich is the capital of beer, so taking guests into the famous Hofbräuhaus, at any time of year, gives them a small idea of what it’s like to attend Oktoberfest."
  • : "Paris is truly a delight to all the senses – seeing the iconic architecture, hearing about the history, smelling the wonderful bakeries and tasting the local specialties during our foodie walk."
  • : "Italians are very fashionable but their cooking is the opposite - simple, rustic and down to earth. A handful of quality vegetables, fresh herbs and beans are turned into a warm and comforting soup."
  • Amsterdam: Toast to the travels ahead during your Welcome Dinner while we cruise along the old waterways, discovering the architectural gems of the old city, including mansions dating from the Golden Age of the 17th Century.
  • London: Enjoy a Thames River Dinner Cruise and admire this magnificent city from the water. Sit back and take in the striking landmarks and bridges, and enjoy the eclectic riverbank architecture along with a delicious meal.
  • Dining Summary: 9 Dinner with Wine (DW), and 17 Breakfast (B)
  • Almere: Visit the Floriade Expo 2022, a once-in-a-decade horticultural and international garden. With the theme Growing Green Cities, as well as being the perfect place to enjoy flowers, plants, vegetables and fruits in park-like surroundings, the event provides an invaluable opportunity to introduce its two million visitors to sustainable cities.
  • Aalsmeer: The colossal Aalsmeer Flower Auction is the size of 200 football pitches and even has its own fire brigade, hairdresser and bicycle repairman! Over 30,000 species are featured, with 43 million flowers and 5 million plants are sold daily Monday to Friday. The most popular varieties are roses, tulips and chrysanthemums.
  • Maastricht: Maastricht is one of the oldest cities in Holland, where churches, city walls, monumental merchant houses and big squares merge seamlessly with contemporary boutiques and restaurants. Join a Local Expert to learn about its history and see the sights.
  • Rothenburg ob der Tauber: Picturesque Rothenburg ob der Tauber is the best-preserved medieval town in Germany and a truly enchanting destination. Step back in time and explore the city walls, towers, and gates around the old town as well as the old town itself. 
  • Munich: During your orientation of the city with your Travel Director, see Feldherrnhalle in the Odeonsplatz, the Palace of the Dukes of Wittelsbach, the English Garden, the Hofbräuhaus, St. Peter's Church and the famous Marienplatz.
  • Neuschwanstein Castle: Visit the archetypal fairy-tale castle that allegedly inspired many of Walt Disney's castles. Led by a local historian, walk through the magnificent halls, take in the lavish decoration and enjoy spectacular views.
  • Innsbruck: Nestled amidst majestic mountains, Innsbruck is a beautiful city offering a unique combination of nature, history, and culture. Stroll the streets of the picturesque Old Town, with your Travel Director, learn about its history and admire the Baroque and Gothic architecture.
  • Soave: Enjoy an orientation tour of medieval Soave with your Travel Director. This intriguing walled town lies under the gaze of the impressive Soave Castle, and is world renowned for its vintage white wine.
  • Isola Bella: Take to the waters of Lake Maggiore for a delightful cruise to the beautiful Borromean Islands. Visit Isola Bella renowned for its incredible palace and stunning Botanical Gardens.
  • Chillon Castle: The beautiful fortress of Chillon Castle, set on a rocky islet on Lake Geneva, is widely regarded as one of the best-preserved medieval castles in Europe. Following his walk through the dungeons in 1816, Lord Byron wrote the poem 'The Prisoner of Chillon'. Look out for his name, which he carved into a pillar.
  • Dijon: Explore Dijon with your Travel Director to learn all about the history of this fascinating city, famous for its mustard and wines.
  • Versailles: Visit the Château de Versailles, one of the most beautiful achievements of 18th century French art. This former royal residence is world renowned for its architecture, grandeur and extravagant gardens.
  • Giverny: Visit the fascinating house and gardens where Claude Monet, the Master of Impressionism, lived and worked from 1883 until his death in 1926. Revel in an oasis of color, both within the house and in the fragrant gardens.
  • Sissinghurst Castle Garden: Enjoy exquisite aromas and explosions of color in the many varied garden spaces of Sissinghurst Castle Gardens, split by stunning buildings, old pink brick walls and high clipped hedges.
  • Grindelwald: Explore this famous glacier village with your Travel Director. Embedded in a unique Alpine landscape at the foot of the Eiger north face, Grindelwald is one of Switzerland’s most beautiful Alpine towns.
  • Woking: Explore the beautiful Bowes-Lyon Rose Garden and delight the senses with roses of all shapes, sizes, colours and fragrances. Stroll through the picturesque orchard, the huge cathedral like Glasshouse and the Exotic Garden.
  • London: Experience the world-famous Chelsea Flower Show, an inspiring and enjoyable showcase of fabulous floral displays and cutting-edge garden design. Immerse yourself in colour and ingenuity as you enjoy the very best show gardens, flowers, and gardening from around the world.
Visits:
Alps, Bavaria, Dijon, Dolomites, London, Munich, Paris, Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Switzerland, United Kingdom
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Explore Ireland & Scotland

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11 days
$ 206 / day
$ 2,268
From : $ 3,062
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Travel Style : Array Relaxed
Physical Level : Walking or physical activity half to most of day - no carrying equipment. 2- Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
Highlights
  • Want to stay longer? You can extend this trip up to a total of 15 days!
Visits:
Dublin, Ireland
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Best of Eastern Canada & USA 2022 Small Group

16 days
$ 464 / day
$ 7,425
Travel Style : Array Full on
Physical Level : Walking or physical activity half to most of day - no carrying equipment. 2- Easy
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Comfort (4*)
Highlights
  • Choose between two carefully selected activities
  • New York City: Enjoy the tranquility of one of the United States' largest parks as you take a leisurely bike ride through Central Park.
  • New York City: For a full view of this monumental city, ascend to the Top of the Rock – the 70th floor of the Rockefeller Center Building – for a sweeping view of the skyscrapers, parks, rivers and urban canyons that make up the teeming isle of Manhattan.
  • Ottawa: Learn about the Manitobah Mukluks Storyboot Project, a key initiative that aims to revive the traditional arts by creating partnerships with elders and artisans who fashion mukluks and moccasins in the traditional way. After receiving the prestigious TreadRight Heritage Initiative grant, the project now endeavours to expand its partnerships, teaching opportunities and artisan support network.
  • Ottawa: Join a cooking demonstration for a unique experience with the culinary experts of C’est Bon. You'll visit the Just Food's community farm, a local non-profit that offers access to land shared infrastructure and workshops to aspiring farm businesses. Here, you'll enjoy a hands-on culinary experience using seasonally and locally sourced ingredients. 
  • Ottawa: Learn about the Manitobah Mukluks Storyboot project which aims to revive the traditional arts by creating partnerships with elders and artisans who fashion mukluks and moccasins in the traditonal way. It is the fourth recipient of a TreadRight Heritage Initiative grant globally, and the first in North America.
  • Ottawa: Gain new culinary skills and learn more about regional cuisine with a local chef during a cooking demonstration at C'est Bon.
  • Montreal: Montmorency Falls is a remarkable natural wonder that towers 83 metres (272 feet), which is 30 metres higher than Niagara Falls. Walk the full width of the falls on a suspension bridge with roaring water below for a unique, adrenaline filled perspective.
  • New York City: Enjoy the tranquility of one of the United States' largest parks as you take a leisurely bike ride through Central Park.
  • : Embark on a cruise to the base of Niagara Falls.
  • : Visit historic Kingston • Notre-Dame Basilica of Montreal • Ile d'Orleans • Quebec City • Acadia National Park • Kennebunkport • Boston's Freedom Trail • Times Square in NYC • Philadelphia's Liberty Bell • Washington D.C.
  • : City tours of Montreal, Quebec City and New York City with Local Experts; Washington, D.C.
  • : Welcome Dinner in Toronto • Cooking Demonstration and three-course Highlight Dinner in Ottawa • Dine-Around Evening in Quebec • Highlight Dinner with lobster in Bar Harbor • Celebration Dinner in Washington, D.C.
  • Toronto: At 18:00, you’ll meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Dinner.
  • Quebec City: Savour the evening in an intimate setting as you choose from a selection of top local restaurants on a Dine-Around Evening.
  • Acadia National Park: Enjoy an authentic Main Lobster dinner as you feast on the fresh and local delicacy known for its tender and rich flavour. Raise a glass as you mingle with new friends over this delectable Highlight Dinner.
  • Washington DC: Join your Travel Director and fellow guests for a Celebration Dinner and toast to new friends and fantastic memories.
  • Dining Summary: 15 Breakfast (B), 6 Dinner with Wine (DW), and 1 Lunch (L)
  • Niagara Falls: Board your cruise and greet the howling spray, wind and thunder at the base of the falls. Browse the shops and galleries of Niagara-on-the-Lake.
  • Kingston: Wander through historic Kingston, otherwise known as the Limestone City and view the old buildings, churches and fortifications.
  • Montreal: Join a Local Expert who will guide you around Old Montreal, Mount Royal, and the iconic Notre-Dame Basilica.
  • Quebec City: Discover more of Quebec’s unique European charm with a Local Expert. You'll see the Latin Quarter, Plains of Abraham, City Hall and Palace Royale, plus views of the grand Château Frontenac.
  • Acadia National Park: Take in the natural beauty of Acadia National Park, with its dramatic rocky shoreline.
  • Kennebunkport: Follow the rocky Maine shoreline, and stop in picturesque Kennebunkport.
  • Boston: Join your Travel Director as they guide you along the Freedom Trail, a route that leads you through historically significant sites in the city.
  • New York City: For a full view of this monumental city, ascend to the Top of the Rock – the 70th floor of the Rockefeller Center Building – for a sweeping view of the skyscrapers, parks, rivers and urban canyons that make up the teeming isle of Manhattan.
  • New York: Take a bite of the Big Apple on a tour of the city's highlights with a Local Expert.
  • Philadelphia: Explore Independence National Historic Park and visit the Liberty Bell with your Travel Director.
  • Washington D.C.: Take a city tour of Washington, D.C. and discover its iconic memorials and monuments, including the White House, Washington Monument, and National Mall.
Visits:
Boston, Montreal, Ottawa, Philadelphia, Quebec, Toronto, Washington, Canada, United States
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Best of Eastern Canada & USA 2022 Small Group

16 days
$ 475 / day
$ 7,595
Travel Style : Array Full on
Physical Level : Walking or physical activity half to most of day - no carrying equipment. 2- Easy
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Comfort (4*)
Highlights
  • Choose between two carefully selected activities
  • New York City: Enjoy the tranquility of one of the United States' largest parks as you take a leisurely bike ride through Central Park.
  • New York City: For a full view of this monumental city, ascend to the Top of the Rock – the 70th floor of the Rockefeller Center Building – for a sweeping view of the skyscrapers, parks, rivers and urban canyons that make up the teeming isle of Manhattan.
  • Ottawa: Learn about the Manitobah Mukluks Storyboot Project, a key initiative that aims to revive the traditional arts by creating partnerships with elders and artisans who fashion mukluks and moccasins in the traditional way. After receiving the prestigious TreadRight Heritage Initiative grant, the project now endeavours to expand its partnerships, teaching opportunities and artisan support network.
  • Ottawa: Join a cooking demonstration for a unique experience with the culinary experts of C’est Bon. You'll visit the Just Food's community farm, a local non-profit that offers access to land shared infrastructure and workshops to aspiring farm businesses. Here, you'll enjoy a hands-on culinary experience using seasonally and locally sourced ingredients. 
  • Ottawa: Learn about the Manitobah Mukluks Storyboot project which aims to revive the traditional arts by creating partnerships with elders and artisans who fashion mukluks and moccasins in the traditonal way. It is the fourth recipient of a TreadRight Heritage Initiative grant globally, and the first in North America.
  • : "It’s magical to see how a group of guests come together over the course of our trip. I can always tell when that’s happening because they start planning their own ‘post-arrival’ activities before the travel day has finished."
  • : "It’s magical to see how a group of guests come together over the course of our trip. I can always tell when that’s happening because there is a lot of conversation on the coach, and guests are exchanging both travel and personal stories."
  • Ottawa: Gain new culinary skills and learn more about regional cuisine with a local chef during a cooking demonstration at C'est Bon.
  • Montreal: Montmorency Falls is a remarkable natural wonder that towers 83 metres (272 feet), which is 30 metres higher than Niagara Falls. Walk the full width of the falls on a suspension bridge with roaring water below for a unique, adrenaline filled perspective.
  • New York City: Enjoy the tranquility of one of the United States' largest parks as you take a leisurely bike ride through Central Park.
  • : Embark on a cruise to the base of Niagara Falls.
  • : Visit historic Kingston • Notre-Dame Basilica of Montreal • Ile d'Orleans • Quebec City • Acadia National Park • Kennebunkport • Boston's Freedom Trail • Times Square in NYC • Philadelphia's Liberty Bell • Washington D.C.
  • : City tours of Montreal, Quebec City and New York City with Local Experts; Washington, D.C.
  • : Welcome Dinner in Toronto • Cooking Demonstration and three-course Highlight Dinner in Ottawa • Dine-Around Evening in Quebec • Highlight Dinner with lobster in Bar Harbor • Celebration Dinner in Washington, D.C.
  • Toronto: At 18:00, you’ll meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Dinner.
  • Quebec City: Savour the evening in an intimate setting as you choose from a selection of top local restaurants on a Dine-Around Evening.
  • Acadia National Park: Enjoy an authentic Main Lobster dinner as you feast on the fresh and local delicacy known for its tender and rich flavour. Raise a glass as you mingle with new friends over this delectable Highlight Dinner.
  • Washington DC: Join your Travel Director and fellow guests for a Celebration Dinner and toast to new friends and fantastic memories.
  • Dining Summary: 6 Dinner with Wine (DW), 15 Breakfast (B), and 1 Lunch (L)
  • Niagara Falls: Board your cruise and greet the howling spray, wind and thunder at the base of the falls. Browse the shops and galleries of Niagara-on-the-Lake.
  • Kingston: Wander through historic Kingston, otherwise known as the Limestone City and view the old buildings, churches and fortifications.
  • Montreal: Join a Local Expert who will guide you around Old Montreal, Mount Royal, and the iconic Notre-Dame Basilica.
  • Quebec City: Discover more of Quebec’s unique European charm with a Local Expert. You'll see the Latin Quarter, Plains of Abraham, City Hall and Palace Royale, plus views of the grand Château Frontenac.
  • Acadia National Park: Take in the natural beauty of Acadia National Park, with its dramatic rocky shoreline.
  • Kennebunkport: Follow the rocky Maine shoreline, and stop in picturesque Kennebunkport.
  • Boston: Join your Travel Director as they guide you along the Freedom Trail, a route that leads you through historically significant sites in the city.
  • New York City: For a full view of this monumental city, ascend to the Top of the Rock – the 70th floor of the Rockefeller Center Building – for a sweeping view of the skyscrapers, parks, rivers and urban canyons that make up the teeming isle of Manhattan.
  • New York: Take a bite of the Big Apple on a tour of the city's highlights with a Local Expert.
  • Philadelphia: Explore Independence National Historic Park and visit the Liberty Bell with your Travel Director.
  • Washington D.C.: Take a city tour of Washington, D.C. and discover its iconic memorials and monuments, including the White House, Washington Monument, and National Mall.
Visits:
Boston, Montreal, Ottawa, Philadelphia, Quebec, Toronto, Washington, Canada, United States
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An Art Lover's Taste of Europe - 2022

14 days
$ 391 / day
$ 5,475
Travel Style : Array Full on
Physical Level : Walking or physical activity half to most of day - no carrying equipment. 2- Easy
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Comfort (4*)
Highlights
  • : Our Well-Being Directors take a proactive approach to your welfare ensuring all well-being regulations are met (available on tours with 21 or more guests).
  • : Enjoy the comfort of Insight's luxurious, air-conditioned, 40-seat coach with double the standard legroom and onboard washroom. Our customized luxury coaches are sanitized before the start of your tour and are maintained to very high standards. Physical distancing measures have been implemented on our customized luxury coaches.
  • : Experience enhanced hygiene protocols to align with the latest guidance following COVID-19.All Travel Directors, Well-Being Directors and Drivers have completed training in enhanced well-being and hygiene protocols.
  • : Hand sanitizer is freely available on board for you to use throughout the day.
  • : Visit Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica • Galleria Borghese • Uffizi Gallery • Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie to see “The Last Supper” • La Scala Opera House • Top of Mount Stanserhorn • Ateiler des Lumières• Louvre Museum at night • Musée d’Orsay • Rijksmuseum • Van Gogh Museum.
  • : Orientation Tour of Beaune • Orientation Tour of Paris.
  • : See Ghent.
  • : "Paris is truly a delight to all the senses – seeing the iconic architecture, hearing about the history, smelling the wonderful bakeries and tasting the local specialties during our foodie walk."
  • : "One fun fact people don't usually know before they come to Italy is that the Italian alphabet only has 22 letters."
  • Milan: A renaissance masterpiece and one of the world’s most iconic paintings, Leonardo da Vinci’s fresco of “The Last Supper” is housed in the refectory of Santa Maria delle Grazie. Painted in 1495-98, the colossal artwork remains a fascinating spectacle, surrounded by mysteries and legends.
  • Milan: Visit the famous La Scala Opera House, regarded as one of the leading opera and ballet theaters in the world. Synonymous with famous names including Verdi, Toscanini and Maria Callas, Milan’s famous Opera house has launched careers, built legacies and set the tone for European performance arts.
  • Amsterdam: Explore the Rijksmuseum, the Dutch national museum and largest art museum in the Netherlands, with a local art historian. Witness famous works by Van Gogh, Vermeer, and Rembrandt.
  • Amsterdam: Home to the world's largest collection of Van Gogh paintings and drawings, the Van Gogh Museum showcases the famous artist’s masterpieces in a magnificent permanent exhibition. Follow Van Gogh’s development as an artist and discover his ideas and ambitions through the many paintings, drawings and letters, and enjoy works from his contemporaries.
  • Ghent: Frequently listed as one of the top cities to visit in Europe, Ghent offers a quirky cultural cocktail of modern urban life, and fascinating medieval architecture. Stroll along the Lys River to the historic city centre and discover one of Europe’s finest panoramas of water, spires and centuries-old grand houses.
  • Paris: The Orsay Museum is renowned the world over for its rich collection of art. It houses the largest collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist work from such acclaimed artists as Monet, Degas, Renoir, Cezanne and Van Gogh.
  • Paris: Paris’s first all-digital Art Museum, Ateiler des Lumieres opened in its doors in 2018. See works and artistic visions of great masters reimagined in large-scale, full color digital installations, along with contemporary art and exhibitions, creating links between eras and adding dynamism to artistic practices. The multi-sensory digital exhibits create a deep and immersive experience that engages all the senses.
  • Paris: The biggest and best-known museum in the world, The Louvre was once palace to the kings of France. You’ll follow your Local Specialist through the sumptuous maze of galleries to view masterpieces such as Leonardo da Vinci's 'Mona Lisa' and Winged Victory, one of the most celebrated sculptures in the world.
  • Stanserhorn: Journey to the top of Mount Stanserhorn on a panoramic, open-top cable car powered by solar energy, and enjoy spectacular views from the summit.
  • Florence: The Uffizi Gallery is one of the most important Italian museums houses a priceless collection paintings and sculptures, with a particular focus on the Italian Renaissance period. Walk amongst works from great artists including Michelangelo, Botticelli and Raphael.
  • Rome: Experience Rome through the eyes of a local, as a passionate Roman guides you through vibrant backstreets, showing you how modern life takes place around ancient treasures.
  • Rome: The world-renowned Galleria Borghese’s exquisite collection of paintings, sculptures and antiques was begun by Cardinal Scipione Borghese, (the nephew of Pope Paul V) between 1576 and 1633. The Cardinal was the first sponsor of Bernini, and an avid collector of Caravaggio’s works and the museum features extensive exhibitions from both artists, along with works by Tiziano, Raphael, Reubens and Botticelli.
  • Paris: Join your Travel Director and fellow guests at a local restaurant in the heart of Paris for a delightful dinner, served with wine.
  • Lucca: Indulge in a wine tasting and olive oil tasting with light lunch. Featuring a selection of local wines matched with fresh bread, extra virgin olive oil, pecorino cheese, bruschetta and cold cuts.
  • Umbria: Learn how to make a tasty local dish at a cooking demonstration in Umbria. Discover the ingredients, flavors and methods used in traditional recipes, and add new culinary skills to your repertoire.
  • Rome: Enjoy a Welcome Dinner with your fellow travellers at a uniquely Roman local restaurant.
  • Dining Summary: 13 Breakfast (B), 6 Dinner with Wine (DW), and 1 Lunch with Wine (LW)
Visits:
Amsterdam, Florence, Lucerne, Milan, Paris, Rome, Belgium, France, Italy, Netherlands, Switzerland
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Classic Ireland

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7 days
$ 365 / day
$ 2,552
From : $ 3,445
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Travel Style : Array Relaxed
Physical Level : Walking or physical activity half to most of day - no carrying equipment. 2- Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
Highlights
  • Want to stay longer? You can extend this trip up to a total of 9 days!
  • Dublin Big Bus Premium Hop-on/Hop-off - 48-hour
  • Blarney Castle
  • Ring of Kerry Guided Bus Tour
  • Cliffs Of Moher Admission
Visits:
Cork, Dublin, Ireland
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Colorful Trails of the Southwest End Albuquerque

10 days
$ 315 / day
$ 3,150
From : $ 3,875
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Travel Style : Array Full on
Physical Level : Walking or physical activity half to most of day - no carrying equipment. 2- Easy
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Comfort (4*)
Highlights
  • Explore the Grand Canyon, Monument Valley, Bandelier National Monument and Santa Fe with a Local Specialist.
  • Visit Scottsdale, Grand Canyon National Park, Monument Valley, Mesa Verde, Arches National Park, Moab, Durango, Taos and Santa Fe
  • Scenic Drive through Sedona's Red Rock Country, Oak Creek Canyon, Grand Canyon National Park's Desert Scenic Drive, Monument Valley Tribal Park, Trail of the Ancients National Scenic Byway and the High Road Scenic Byway from Taos to Santa Fe
  • Connect With Locals
  • Dive Into Culture
  • MAKE TRAVEL MATTER®
  • Stays With Stories
Visits:
Albuquerque, Arches National Park, Grand Canyon, Moab, Monument Valley, United States
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South America Landscapes with Brazilian Amazon

17 days
$ 344 / day
$ 5,845
Travel Style : Array Full on
Physical Level : Walking or physical activity half to most of day - no carrying equipment. 2- Easy
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Comfort (4*)
Highlights
  • Discover how locals prepare for Rio de Janeiro's Carnival week
  • Explore Santiago, Puerto Varas, San Carlos de Bariloche, Nahuel Huapi National Park, Buenos Aires, Iguassu Falls and Rio de Janeiro with a Local Specialist
  • Visit the Christ the Redeemer statue, Chile’s wine country, Sugarloaf Mountain and Corcovado
  • View Petrohue River, Devil's Throat Falls
  • Scenic Cruise in Chile's Lake Region and on Lake Nahuel Huapi in Argentina
  • Connect with Locals
  • Connect with Locals
  • Connect with Locals
  • Dive into Culture
  • Dive into Culture
  • Dive Into Culture
  • Dive Into Culture
  • MAKE TRAVEL MATTER®
Visits:
Buenos Aires, Manaus, Rio de Janeiro, Santiago, Argentina, Brazil, Chile
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Spectacular Canadian Rockies with Rocky Mountaine ...

10 days
$ 511 / day
$ 5,114
From : $ 5,219
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Travel Style : Array Full on
Physical Level : Walking or physical activity half to most of day - no carrying equipment. 2- Easy
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Comfort (4*)
Highlights
  • Explore Vancouver, Victoria, Banff
  • Scenic Drive along the Icefields Parkway and continue along scenic Maligne Lake Drive, past disappearing Medicine Lake
  • View Lake Louise, Stanley Park, Athabasca Glacier, Mount Robson, Jasper National Park, Banff National Park
  • Visit Maligne Canyon during a guided walk & enjoy a Maligne Lake cruise to Spirit Island
  • Connect With Locals
  • Stays With Stories
Visits:
Vancouver, Canada
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European Dream

10 days
$ 308 / day
$ 3,075
Travel Style : Array Full on
Physical Level : Walking or physical activity half to most of day - no carrying equipment. 2- Easy
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Comfort (4*)
Highlights
  • Explore Rome, Florence, Paris and London with a Local Specialist
  • Discover Venice and Lucerne
  • Visit St. Peter's Basilica in Rome and a glassblowing factory in Venice
  • View the Colosseum and other ancient sites in Rome, St. Mark's Basilica in Venice, the Lion Monument and the Chapel Bridge in Lucerne, the Champs-Élysées, the Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, the White Cliffs of Dover, Buckingham Palace and the Houses of Parliament in London
  • See the Tuscan countryside, the vineyards of Burgundy and the Somme Battlefield in France
  • Scenic Cruise by private launch to St. Mark's Square in Venice
  • Connect With Locals
  • Dive into Culture
  • MAKE TRAVEL MATTER®
Visits:
Florence, London, Lucerne, Paris, Rome, France, Italy, Switzerland, United Kingdom
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Costa Rica Explorer

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12 days
$ 135 / day
$ 1,620
From : $ 2,187
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Travel Style : Array Relaxed
Physical Level : Walking or physical activity half to most of day - no carrying equipment. 2- Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
Highlights
  • Arrive in Costa Rica's capital San Jose and tour a few of the city's highlights including the neoclassical Teatro Nacional.
  • Watch thousands of turtles nest at Tortuguero National Park, then tour its canals and village!
  • Explore the secret waterfalls and rainforests of Bajos del Toro, one of the most beautiful areas in the country.
  • Hike, bike, and see the elusive Resplendent quetzal bird at Arenal Volcano and its national park.
  • Learn to surf in Guanacaste, a northwestern province on the Pacific known for its pristine beaches and perfect waves!
Visits:
Arenal Volcano, Guanacaste, San José, Tortuguero National Park, Costa Rica
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European Flair - Start Amsterdam, Classic Group S ...

11 days
$ 295 / day
$ 3,240
Travel Style : Array Full on
Physical Level : Walking or physical activity half to most of day - no carrying equipment. 2- Easy
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Comfort (4*)
Highlights
  • Choose between two carefully selected activities
  • Prague: Stroll through the Jewish Quarter with your Local Expert to hear how the Jewish community has shaped the history of Prague, and taste Trdelník, a traditional Czech pastry.
  • Prague: Visit the imposing St Vitus Cathedral and explore the atmospheric courtyards of the historic Prague Castle with your Local Expert.
  • : Our Well-Being Directors take a proactive approach to your welfare ensuring all well-being regulations are met (available on tours with 21 or more guests).
  • : Enjoy the comfort of Insight's luxurious, air-conditioned, 40-seat coach with double the standard legroom and onboard washroom. Our customized luxury coaches are sanitized before the start of your tour and are maintained to very high standards. Physical distancing measures have been implemented on our customized luxury coaches.
  • : Experience enhanced hygiene protocols to align with the latest guidance following COVID-19.All Travel Directors, Well-Being Directors and Drivers have completed training in enhanced well-being and hygiene protocols.
  • : We only work with establishments we are confident will consistently adhere to our high well-being standards, which include hotels, restaurants and sight-seeing venues.
  • : Hand sanitizer is freely available on board for you to use throughout the day.
  • : "It's magical to see how a group of guests comes together over the course of our trip. I can always tell when that's happening because suddenly the enthusiasm is palpable."
  • : "Venice is so unique that anyone seeing it for the first time is never fully prepared for the magic, from seeing their first gondola to the facade of St. Mark’s Cathedral."
  • : "One thing I really love about showing guests about Italy is how art and beauty can be found around every corner of some of Italy's cities, which are real open air museums."
  • Amsterdam: Cruise along the old waterways, discovering the architectural gems of the old city, including mansions dating from the Golden Age of the 17th Century.
  • Wurzburg: Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Würzburg Residence.
  • Wurzburg: Stand on the statue-lined Alte Mainbrucke and see the Marienburg fortress.
  • Rothenburg ob der Tauber: Picturesque Rothenburg ob der Tauber is the best-preserved medieval town in Germany and a truly enchanting destination. Step back in time and explore the city walls, towers, and gates around the old town as well as the old town itself. 
  • Prague: Stroll through the Jewish Quarter with your Local Expert to hear how the Jewish community has shaped the history of Prague, and taste Trdelník, a traditional Czech pastry.
  • Prague: Visit the imposing St Vitus Cathedral and explore the atmospheric courtyards of the historic Prague Castle with your Local Expert.
  • Salzburg: Join your Local Expert to visit the formal gardens of Mirabell Palace and Residence Square - both locations used in 'The Sound of Music.' You will also see the imposing fortress, the immense cathedral and Mozart's birthplace on the lively Getreidegasse.
  • Venice: With your Travel Director cruise to St. Mark's Square and see the Doge's Palace, Bridge of Sighs and St. Mark's Basilica.
  • Rome: During your orientation with you Travel Director see the medieval buildings, including Renaissance palaces and Baroque churches, scattered throughout the city.
  • Rome: Experience Rome through the eyes of a local, as a passionate Roman guides you through vibrant backstreets, showing you how modern life takes place around ancient treasures.
  • Amsterdam: Join your Travel Director and fellow guests at a local restaurant in the heart of Amsterdam for a delightful Welcome Dinner, served with wine.
  • Salzburg: Relish in the authentic experience of farm-to-table dining.
  • Rome: Savour a four-course Celebration Dinner complete with wine, to the rich tremolo of some of Italy's best loved opera.
  • Dining Summary: 4 Dinner with Wine (DW), and 10 Breakfast (B)
Visits:
Amsterdam, Prague, Rome, Salzburg, Venice, Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Netherlands
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European Traveler

10 days
$ 293 / day
$ 2,925
Travel Style : Array Full on
Physical Level : Walking or physical activity half to most of day - no carrying equipment. 2- Easy
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Comfort (4*)
Highlights
  • Discover Lucerne and Venice
  • Explore London, Paris, Florence and Rome with a Local Specialist
  • Visit a glassblowing factory in Venice and St. Peter's Basilica in Rome
  • View the White Cliffs of Dover, the Eiffel Tower, the Champs-Élysées, the Arc de Triomphe and Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, the Lion Monument and the Chapel Bridge in Lucerne, St. Mark's Basilica in Venice and the ancient sites of Rome
  • See the Somme Battlefields and the vineyards of Burgundy in France
  • Scenic Cruise by private launch to St. Mark's Square in Venice 
  • Connect With Locals
  • Dive into Culture
  • MAKE TRAVEL MATTER®
Visits:
Florence, London, Lucerne, Paris, Rome, Venice, France, Italy, Switzerland
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Mediterranean Journey - Start Paris, Classic Grou ...

16 days
$ 309 / day
$ 4,940
Travel Style : Array Full on
Physical Level : Walking or physical activity half to most of day - no carrying equipment. 2- Easy
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Comfort (4*)
Highlights
  • Choose between two carefully selected activities
  • Paris: Explore the romantic and trendy Marais district with your Local Expert and admire the beautiful garden at Sully’s Mansion.
  • Paris: Join an avid local foodie on a walk through a local food market - Bastille Marché. Visit a variety of stalls and sample local treats and delicacies along the way.
  • Choose between two carefully selected activities
  • Madrid: Visit the Reina Sofia Museum with an art historian and see Pablo Picasso's masterpiece Guernica, one of the world's greatest anti-war paintings. Alternatively, join a neighbourhood walking tour to discuss social equity empowerment and learn about the history of women's movements in Spain.
  • Madrid: Join the female pillars of the local community on a neighbourhood walking tour and learn the history of the women's movement in Spain, firsthand. This experience advances UN Sustainable Development Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities. Alternatively,visit the Reina Sofia Museum with an art historian to see Picasso's Guernica.
  • : Our Well-Being Directors take a proactive approach to your welfare ensuring all well-being regulations are met (available on tours with 21 or more guests).
  • : Enjoy the comfort of Insight's luxurious, air-conditioned, 40-seat coach with double the standard legroom and onboard washroom. Our customized luxury coaches are sanitized before the start of your tour and are maintained to very high standards. Physical distancing measures have been implemented on our customized luxury coaches.
  • : Experience enhanced hygiene protocols to align with the latest guidance following COVID-19.All Travel Directors, Well-Being Directors and Drivers have completed training in enhanced well-being and hygiene protocols.
  • : We only work with establishments we are confident will consistently adhere to our high well-being standards, which include hotels, restaurants and sight-seeing venues.
  • : Hand sanitizer is freely available on board for you to use throughout the day.
  • : "One food I really love introducing my guests to is the gilda because it is the original pintxo and has evolved into Europe's most exciting foodie experience."
  • : "One thing I really love about showing guests about Italy is how art and beauty can be found around every corner of some of Italy's cities, which are real open air museums."
  • : "Italians are very fashionable but their cooking is the opposite - simple, rustic and down to earth. A handful of quality vegetables, fresh herbs and beans are turned into a warm and comforting soup."
  • Paris: With a Local Expert, explore the iconic sights and streets of Paris. See famous landmarks including Notre Dame Cathedral, the Eiffel Tower and the facades of the Louvre. Stroll the banks of the River Seine and admire romantic bridges, and enjoy a drive along the Champs Elysées to the Arc de Triomphe.
  • Paris: Explore the romantic and trendy Marais district with your Local Expert and admire the beautiful garden at Sully’s Mansion.
  • Chateau Chenonceau: Visit the majestic Château de Chenonceau, known as the 'Ladies' Château' it perfectly embodies the elegance of 16th century design in the Loire Valley. 
  • Bordeaux: Your Local Expert will show you the quayside facades, Grand Theatre, Triangle d'Or and magnificent Esplanade des Quinconces.
  • San Sebastián: Led by your Local Expert, enjoy a guided walking tour of the Old Quarter including Plaza de la Constitucion.
  • Madrid: See the highlights of the city with your Local Expert. Visit the Old Town, travelling along the elegant Paseo de la Castellana, past the fountain in the Plaza de Cibeles, the Cervantes Monument and Royal Palace, before crossing the Puerta del Sol.
  • Barcelona: Your Local Expert shows you the Gothic Quarter. See the cathedral and the Roman. You will also enjoy a drive down Las Ramblas and the elegant Passeig de Gràcia to witness some of the finest Modernist architecture. Journey through the Eixample district to see Gaudi's extraordinary masterpiece, the mesmerising Sagrada Família.
  • Avignon: View the Pont d'Avignon and walk the medieval narrow streets of the Old Town to the Palais des Papes.
  • Nice: Enjoy exploring the beautiful coastal town of Nice on the French Riviera.
  • Monaco: Enjoy a drive along part of the Grand Prix circuit and wander the old town with your Travel Director to see the Royal Palace and the yacht-filled harbour.
  • Monaco: Explore inside Monaco Cathedral.
  • Pisa: Your Local Expert will show you the baptistery bristling with marble spines, the colonnaded bell tower lurching behind the 11th century cathedral and of course, the famous Leaning Tower in the Square of Miracles.
  • Florence: Join a Local Expert to view the multi-coloured marble cathedral, bell tower and baptistery, adorned by Ghiberti's Gates of Paradise. Visit the political heart of the city, Signoria Square. See the area around Santa Croce Basilica, famous for the quality of its luxury goods.
  • Rome: During your orientation with you Travel Director see the medieval buildings, including Renaissance palaces and Baroque churches, scattered throughout the city.
  • Rome: During your orientation with you Travel Director see the medieval buildings, including Renaissance palaces and Baroque churches, scattered throughout the city.
  • Paris: Join your Travel Director and fellow guests at a local restaurant in the heart of Paris for a delightful Welcome Dinner, served with wine.
  • Paris: Join an avid local foodie on a walk through a local food market - Bastille Marché. Visit a variety of stalls and sample local treats and delicacies along the way.
  • San Sebastián: Enjoy an evening of pintxos, dining with locals in this Basque tradition. Your delicious dinner includes a wide variety of finger food delicacies, each with their own regional flavour, flair and presentation.
  • Avignon: At a local farm learn about olive oil and enjoy a tasting of the freshest produce before indulging in a farm-to-table dinner of traditional French home-style cuisine.
  • Rome: Toast your Mediterranean journey with delicious Italian cuisine and wine.
  • Dining Summary: 4 Dinner with Wine (DW), and 14 Breakfast (B)
  • Madrid: Visit the Reina Sofia Museum with an art historian and see Pablo Picasso's masterpiece Guernica, one of the world's greatest anti-war paintings. Alternatively, join a neighbourhood walking tour to discuss social equity empowerment and learn about the history of women's movements in Spain.
  • Vatican City: Gain priority access into the Vatican Museums and admire the famous Bramante Staircase. Witness the genius of Michelangelo in the Sistine Chapel and view the splendid dome of St. Peter's Basilica.
Visits:
Avignon, Barcelona, Bordeaux, Florence, Madrid, Nice, Paris, Pisa, Rome, France, Italy, Monaco, Spain
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Ireland's Top Sights

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8 days
$ 157 / day
$ 1,253
From : $ 1,692
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : Array Relaxed
Physical Level : Walking or physical activity half to most of day - no carrying equipment. 2- Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
Highlights
  • Want to stay longer? You can extend this trip up to a total of 10 days!
  • Kilkenny Castle Admission & Self-Guided Tour
  • Blarney Castle
  • Ring of Kerry Guided Bus Tour
  • Cliffs Of Moher Admission
  • EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum
Visits:
Dublin, Kilkenny, Ireland
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Fantastic Safari

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0

We recently traveled through Tanzania visiting Tarangire, Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater. We were impressed by the game-packed game drives with Gabriel the tour guide from Lappet Faced Safaris. He knew the parks like the back of his hand, patient and thoughtful letting us enjoy interesting scenes as long as we wanted. Above all he drove the well appointed safari vehicle carefully going through some tricky sections where some rookie drivers got stuck
The accommodations organized by Lappet Faced Safaris were above excellent. Just the right level of comfort and great food out there in the wild.
I would not think twice about using Lappet Faced Safaris again. Thanks, Francisco

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Operator Lappet Faced Safaris

We found a rat in our hotel room.

1.0
  • Value 1.0
  • Guide 3.0
  • Activities 3.0
  • Lodging 1.0
  • Transportation 1.0
  • Meals 1.0

We found a rat in our hotel room. We had to move three rooms in three nights. Very overpriced for the service they provide.

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Operator Monograms

For a dream vacation, trust Lappet Faced Safaris!

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0

Fransisco organized a private safari for our family of 7 (5 children aged 2-12) to Tarangire NP, Ngorongoro, Serengeti NP, with a follow-on stay in Zanzibar. This was the most phenomenal experience we could imagine!!
From the onset of planning the trip he was responsive and listened to our many requests. To an easy arrival/airport pickup and transport in his Land Cruiser with plenty of snacks and drinks that he kept replenished throughout. To safari—Francisco knew how to set the days accordingly to allow optimal viewing of wildlife and plenty of R&R for the kids at each of our lodges’ pools. He always knew where to find the wildlife and was extremely knowledgeable as a modern Masai; teaching us culture and answered all the animal questions we could think of. He selected accommodations in the Serena line which proved perfect for hospitality, food, family friendliness and stunning beauty!
The Zanzibar extension was the perfect conclusion to our African experience and left us refreshed and ready to return to the real-world.
There are many big agency tours available for Tanzania safari, but you will benefit more from the personal attention of Lappet Faced Safaris. We could not be happier with our dream vacation and wouldn’t entrust anyone else!

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Operator Lappet Faced Safaris

A fradualent company to do business with, customer service is non-existenent

1.0
  • Value 1.0
  • Guide 1.0
  • Activities 1.0
  • Lodging 1.0
  • Transportation 1.0
  • Meals 1.0

Booked summer travel and then they cancelled the trip. They gave me a travel voucher to use by end of December, no bookings available and any comparable travel is $1000.00 more, with no guarantee when they will accept the voucher. The right thing for them to do is refund the money now. Anyone who books travel with them now will lose their money.

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Operator Great Value Vacations

Poorly planned and executed experience

2.0
  • Value 3.0
  • Guide 1.0
  • Activities 3.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 3.0
  • Meals 5.0

We traveled to Morocco with A+R earlier this year and had a very poor experience. Our guide was generally indifferent (did not keep the group together on walking tours so often spoke when not everyone could hear, often put off questions for "later" and never followed-up despite requests, and often left out information that we later heard from others that could have been very useful to know), travel was in a bus barely big enough for our group (so it was quite cramped), and the itinerary was not followed (things were just left out with no explanation). Several times traveling to meals the guides even had trouble finding the way to the restaurant. Very poorly prepared. Many other issues - enough for a several page note to the company post-trip. And the company's post-travel follow-up was not outstanding. They did at least acknowledge that they had perhaps not vetted this trip to an appropriate level. Others on the trip who had traveled with A+R before said the trip was an aberration, but we will not risk it again given the poor follow-up and the alternatives available.

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Operator Alexander + Roberts

Loved going to the Embera Village.

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0

Excellent host and local guides. Got to know that there is more to Panama than the canal. Loved going to the Embera Village.

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Operator Alexander + Roberts

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