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Insight Vacations

1.0 | Poor
Service Level
  • Luxury
Type
  • Global Operator
Established
  • 1978
Headquarters
  • London, United Kingdom
Trips
  • 848

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Insight Vacations Reviews & Ratings

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Tour Reviews

J

Recommends

Milan, Venice, Firenze and Rome were beyond anticipation,...Absolutely Wonderful!!!! You can leave off Pisa. April 2019

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Francis Touscheck was fantastic. Very informative and knowledgeable on the history. Christine was also fantastic in Rome, Vatican.

A

Recommends

Well thought out journey. Am very pleased I went. April 2019

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Excellent guide, who went out of his way to show us places not on the official tour. Tour was educational and well worth while. However, some of the buffet meals were below your standard.

A

Recommends

Absolutely everything! I would book any tour with Howie - Howie Geib is the 'best of the best' Tour Director. April 2019

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
It certainly pleases us to learn that your overall experience with Insight Vacations in Canada and the United States of America was a successful one. Furthermore, we are especially delighted to know that you thoroughly enjoyed the itinerary and services provided by our staff and we truly look forward to welcoming you back soon for more amazing destinations
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S

Recommends

Excellent April 2019

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Knowable guides and all of the best places!

B

Recommends

Great tour with very good food and drink. June 2018

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 4.0
  • Lodging 4.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 4.0
Insight always chooses the best available hotels in the area. Our tour director. Tom Hogan, was excellent. His knowledge of Ireland was comprehensive and interesting making our journey more enjoyable and fun. His diplomacy and sense of humour made the tour one of the best bus tours we have experienced. Thanks so very much Tom. We look forward to our next Insight holiday.
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H

Recommends

Awesome January 2017

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 4.0
Fantastic trip. Ticked a lot of the boxes I wanted to do. My biggest gripe with the tour, like every other tour I done, is never enough time to enjoy all the amazing places. Having said that, I would highly recommend this tour.
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FAQ

Are flights included?
International airfare is not included in the price.
What is the Average Group Size?
Most Insight Vacations tours are large groups, max 40 people. Private and custom group tours are also available.
What is the age range?
The age range on Insight tours is 50+. Travelers are generally active and able to walk up to 3 hours a day.
Is there a Single Supplement for Solo Travelers?
If you wish to share with another trip member you can advise Insight Vacations at the time of booking. Insight believes that traveling 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.
Are kids welcome?
Children 5 and above are welcome on all Insight Vacations tours. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
What kind of luggage should I bring?
Traveling with Insight Vacations entitles each guest to travel with one suitcase not exceeding 30kg (66lbs) in weight, with the dimensions of 77.5cm x 56 cm x 32cm (30.5” x 22” x 12.5”) Guests may also bring one item of hand luggage that is small and light enough to be carried onto the coach and fit underneath the seat, or in the small overhead compartment above. (Luggage with adjustable handles and wheels will not fit) In Europe coaches must comply with strict weight restrictions and laws regarding manual handling, therefore in order for your driver and the hotel porters to safely lift and transport your suitcase throughout your vacation, we strongly recommend that you test the weight of your baggage prior to travel. You should be able to lift and comfortably transport it for short distances. Baggage allowances vary from airline to airline and you should check with your chosen carrier for details prior to travel.

From Insight Vacations

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.

There's nothing 'standard' about travelling with Insight. You'll travel in luxurious comfort and enjoy fantastic, remarkable experiences that aren't available on other vacations. It’s the introductions to amazing people, the authentic encounters, extra personal touches and carefully chosen little surprises that make Insight stand apart when it comes to guided vacations.

We are always evolving and innovating to offer unique guided vacations in the world's best destinations. You'll always discover more with Insight. We know that you want to experience more than just the conventional tourist sites, that’s why we include authentic insights into every destination - things you’ll only experience with us.

Enjoy unique escorted vacations, with signature business class travel, expert Tour Directors and hand picked hotels in the best locations.

Our Tour Directors know your destination, its culture and history inside out – and they create experiences you'll cherish forever.

Trips & Specials

EUROPE SPECIAL: Save up to $1,000 Per Couple

Popular destinations include: Croatia, Italy, and Spain & Portugal

Or see all Insight Vacations Europe Tours »

Eligible for trips 9 days or longer

Offer expires April 30, 2019

Highlights

  • : "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."
  • : "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."
  • 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: 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.
  • Toronto: At 18:00, you’ll meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Dinner.
  • Ottawa: You’ll join a cooking demonstration at C’est Bon. Located in the vibrant ByWard Market, one of Ottawa's premier destinations for dining, this cooking demonstration provides guests with memorable, entertaining, hands-on culinary experience using seasonal ingredients from the Canadian terroir. Ingredients include Canadian staples such as maple sugar, haskaps, labrador tea and wild flowers. Afterwards, enjoy a 3-course meal with wine.
  • Quebec City: Savour the evening in an intimate setting as you enjoy a Highlight Dinner in historic Old Quebec.
  • Dining Summary: 2 Dinner with Wine (DW), 7 Breakfast (B), 1 Lunch (L), and 1 Dinner (D)
  • Niagara Falls: Get up close and personal with the mighty Falls! Experience the awesome power, thundering water and amazing mist from a state of the art eco-catamaran, making it a perfect and memorable way to experience this natural wonder. After the rush of excitement and rush of water, slow down and explore Niagara-on-the-Lake, a beautifully preserved 19th century village in the heart of Ontario wine country.  The flower-filled, tree-lined town features old world architecture, boutique shopping and plenty of character allowing for a truly charming time.
  • Kingston: Wander through historic Kingstown, also known as the 'Limestone City' for its grand 19th century buildings Including churches, fortifications, and lakeside City Hall.
  • Montreal: Join a local Expert who will guide you around Old Montreal and Mont Royal. View the Notre-Dame Basilica, the colorful old port and Place Jacques-Cartier, both at the magnificent heart of the old city.
  • Montreal: Montmorency Falls is a remarkable natural wonder that towers 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.
  • Quebec City: Discover more of Quebec’s unique European charm with a Local Expert. Get an in-depth look at why Old Quebec is a UNESCO World Heritage site as you see the Latin Quarter, Plains of Abraham, City Hall, Palace Royale and views of the grand Chateau Frontenac.
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Highlights

  • Cusco: Choose to join a Local Expert on a trek of the Inca ruins in Puca Pucara. Alternatively, choose to explore the bohemian neighborhood of San Blas and visit the prestigious art galleries.
  • : 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.
  • : 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).
  • : Hand sanitizer is freely available on board for you to use throughout the day.
  • Nazca: Fly over the mysterious Nazca Lines and see this UNESCO World Heritage Site from above. From the air you'll be able to see these giant geoglyphs drawn in the desert sand by the Nazca people, composed of over 10,000 lines, some of which measure 98 feet (30 metres) wide.
  • Paracas: Meet a local fisherman who will share details about their daily life and routine in Paracas, the beautiful national reserve which is home to sea lions, Humboldt penguins, flamingoes and other protected species.
  • Machu Picchu: In the afternoon, take your first guided visit to Machu Picchu with Local Experts where you’ll explore the sophisticated 15th century Incan citadel set high in the Andes Mountains.
  • Cusco: This evening, make your way to Cusco's planetarium to learn more on how the Incas interpreted the stars. After a reception with hot wine (or tea) and appetizers, local experts will explain and share stories about the influence the stars had on Andean culture. You'll then be led to a room specially accommodated to view the ancient night skies, weather permitting.
  • Lima: Unwind at your luxury abode, before meeting your Travel Director and fellow travellers in the evening for a Welcome Dinner.
  • Lima:  Make your way to Lima's Pueblo Libre District and indulge on a Highlight Lunch in the Museo Larco's 18th century garden.
  • Sacred Valley: Enjoy lunch at Altar Inca with impressive views of the Sacred valley surrounded by the breathtaking Andes Mountains.
  • Sacred Valley: Make your way to the small lagoon of Laguna Piuray where you’ll enjoy your Highlight Lunch of Pachamanca, a traditional Peruvian feast.
  • Machu Picchu: Head back to your hotel to unwind, before sitting down to a Highlight Dinner with your fellow travellers.
  • Cusco: Enjoy an immersive slow-cooked Cusquenian lunch at Pacha Papa. Lunch will be served al fresco at the courtyard of a historic mansion in the artsy neighbourhood of San Blas.
  • Cusco: In the evening, join your fellow travellers for a memorable Celebration Dinner at Calle del Medio, where you'll enjoy innovative interpretations of classic Peruvian Creole dishes while toasting to your new adventures.
  • Dining Summary: 12 Breakfast (B), 6 Dinner with Wine (DW), and 7 Lunch (L)
  • Cathedral of Lima: This morning, explore Peru's buzzing capital with your Local Expert, including the Cathedral of Lima, the Government Palace, the Archbishop’s Palace and City Hall.
  • Lima: After lunch, meet a local guide who will take you around the Museo Larco, a private museum located in Lima's Pueblo Libre District and home to the largest collection of Pre-Columbian art.
  • Sacred Valley: Start your day with a visit to the Maras salt pans, where the Incas once harvested their salt. Today, salt from this regions is exported to the entire world. Afterwards, make your way to Moray where you'll visit an archaeological labratory.
  • Machu Picchu: Transfer to the station for your 360° IncaRail train ride. This train ride offers an unforgettable experience journeying through the Andes Mountains in style with large panoramic views allowing guests to enjoy the amazing scenery of the lush mountains and the Urubamba River en route to Machu Piccu Pueblo.
  • Machu Picchu: On the way, visit the Ollantaytambo ruins, consisting of a large fortress built in the 1400s, a stepped terrace, and an area known as the Princess Baths, where ceremonial bathing took place. Later, stop by a a local house in the village and meet the family living there.
  • Cusco: Once you arrive, head on a walking tour of Cusco with a Local Expert. Explore what's known as the "historic capital" of Peru as you discover its ancestral magic through visits to the cathedral and the Korikancha temple.
  • Cusco: Start your day with a walking tour of Cusco, before heading to Sacsayhuaman.
  • Sacred Valley: Visit a local traditional Quechua weaver in the Sacred Valley for a private textile presentation. You'll learn about ancient weaving techniques and the importance these textiles have in shaping personal and regional identities.
  • Cusco: Choose to join a Local Expert on a trek of the Inca ruins in Puca Pucara. Alternatively, choose to explore the bohemian neighborhood of San Blas and visit the prestigious art galleries.
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Highlights

  • Cusco: Choose to join a Local Expert on a trek of the Inca ruins in Puca Pucara. Alternatively, choose to explore the bohemian neighborhood of San Blas and visit the prestigious art galleries.
  • : 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.
  • : 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).
  • : Hand sanitizer is freely available on board for you to use throughout the day.
  • Nazca: Fly over the mysterious Nazca Lines and see this UNESCO World Heritage Site from above. From the air you'll be able to see these giant geoglyphs drawn in the desert sand by the Nazca people, composed of over 10,000 lines, some of which measure 98 feet (30 metres) wide.
  • Paracas: Meet a local fisherman who will share details about their daily life and routine in Paracas, the beautiful national reserve which is home to sea lions, Humboldt penguins, flamingoes and other protected species.
  • Machu Picchu: In the afternoon, take your first guided visit to Machu Picchu with Local Experts where you’ll explore the sophisticated 15th century Incan citadel set high in the Andes Mountains.
  • Cusco: This evening, make your way to Cusco's planetarium to learn more on how the Incas interpreted the stars. After a reception with hot wine (or tea) and appetizers, local experts will explain and share stories about the influence the stars had on Andean culture. You'll then be led to a room specially accommodated to view the ancient night skies, weather permitting.
  • Lima: Unwind at your luxury abode, before meeting your Travel Director and fellow travellers in the evening for a Welcome Dinner.
  • Lima:  Make your way to Lima's Pueblo Libre District and indulge on a Highlight Lunch in the Museo Larco's 18th century garden.
  • Sacred Valley: Enjoy lunch at Altar Inca with impressive views of the Sacred valley surrounded by the breathtaking Andes Mountains.
  • Sacred Valley: Make your way to the small lagoon of Laguna Piuray where you’ll enjoy your Highlight Lunch of Pachamanca, a traditional Peruvian feast.
  • Machu Picchu: Head back to your hotel to unwind, before sitting down to a Highlight Dinner with your fellow travellers.
  • Cusco: Enjoy an immersive slow-cooked Cusquenian lunch at Pacha Papa. Lunch will be served al fresco at the courtyard of a historic mansion in the artsy neighbourhood of San Blas.
  • Cusco: In the evening, join your fellow travellers for a memorable Celebration Dinner at Calle del Medio, where you'll enjoy innovative interpretations of classic Peruvian Creole dishes while toasting to your new adventures.
  • Dining Summary: 12 Breakfast (B), 6 Dinner with Wine (DW), and 7 Lunch (L)
  • Cathedral of Lima: This morning, explore Peru's buzzing capital with your Local Expert, including the Cathedral of Lima, the Government Palace, the Archbishop’s Palace and City Hall.
  • Lima: After lunch, meet a local guide who will take you around the Museo Larco, a private museum located in Lima's Pueblo Libre District and home to the largest collection of Pre-Columbian art.
  • Sacred Valley: Start your day with a visit to the Maras salt pans, where the Incas once harvested their salt. Today, salt from this regions is exported to the entire world. Afterwards, make your way to Moray where you'll visit an archaeological labratory.
  • Machu Picchu: Transfer to the station for your 360° IncaRail train ride. This train ride offers an unforgettable experience journeying through the Andes Mountains in style with large panoramic views allowing guests to enjoy the amazing scenery of the lush mountains and the Urubamba River en route to Machu Piccu Pueblo.
  • Machu Picchu: On the way, visit the Ollantaytambo ruins, consisting of a large fortress built in the 1400s, a stepped terrace, and an area known as the Princess Baths, where ceremonial bathing took place. Later, stop by a a local house in the village and meet the family living there.
  • Cusco: Once you arrive, head on a walking tour of Cusco with a Local Expert. Explore what's known as the "historic capital" of Peru as you discover its ancestral magic through visits to the cathedral and the Korikancha temple.
  • Cusco: Start your day with a walking tour of Cusco, before heading to Sacsayhuaman.
  • Sacred Valley: Visit a local traditional Quechua weaver in the Sacred Valley for a private textile presentation. You'll learn about ancient weaving techniques and the importance these textiles have in shaping personal and regional identities.
  • Cusco: Choose to join a Local Expert on a trek of the Inca ruins in Puca Pucara. Alternatively, choose to explore the bohemian neighborhood of San Blas and visit the prestigious art galleries.
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11 days
Group tour
Comfort (4*)
Physical :
From: $ 4,536

Highlights

  • Cusco: Choose to join a Local Expert on a trek of the Inca ruins in Puca Pucara. Alternatively, choose to explore the bohemian neighborhood of San Blas and visit the prestigious art galleries.
  • : 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.
  • : 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).
  • : Hand sanitizer is freely available on board for you to use throughout the day.
  • Cusco: In the evening, join your fellow travellers for a memorable Celebration Dinner at Calle del Medio, where you'll enjoy innovative interpretations of classic Peruvian Creole dishes while toasting to your new adventures.
  • Cusco: Enjoy an immersive slow-cooked Cusquenian lunch at Pacha Papa. Lunch will be served al fresco at the courtyard of a historic mansion in the artsy neighbourhood of San Blas.
  • Machu Picchu: Head back to your hotel to unwind, before sitting down to a Highlight Dinner with your fellow travellers.
  • Sacred Valley: Make your way to the small lagoon of Laguna Piuray where you’ll enjoy your Highlight Lunch of Pachamanca, a traditional Peruvian feast.
  • Lima:  Make your way to Lima's Pueblo Libre District and indulge on a Highlight Lunch in the Museo Larco's 18th century garden.
  • Lima: Unwind at your luxury abode, before meeting your Travel Director and fellow travellers in the evening for a Welcome Dinner.
  • Dining Summary: 9 Breakfast (B), 4 Dinner with Wine (DW), 5 Lunch (L), and 1 Dinner (D)
  • Cusco: Start your day with a walking tour of Cusco, before heading to Sacsayhuaman.
  • Cusco: Once you arrive, head on a walking tour of Cusco with a Local Expert. Explore what's known as the "historic capital" of Peru as you discover its ancestral magic through visits to the cathedral and the Korikancha temple.
  • Machu Picchu: Transfer to the station for your 360° IncaRail train ride. This train ride offers an unforgettable experience journeying through the Andes Mountains in style with large panoramic views allowing guests to enjoy the amazing scenery of the lush mountains and the Urubamba River en route to Machu Piccu Pueblo.
  • Machu Picchu: On the way, visit the Ollantaytambo ruins, consisting of a large fortress built in the 1400s, a stepped terrace, and an area known as the Princess Baths, where ceremonial bathing took place. Later, stop by a a local house in the village and meet the family living there.
  • Sacred Valley: Start your day with a visit to the Maras salt pans, where the Incas once harvested their salt. Today, salt from this regions is exported to the entire world. Afterwards, make your way to Moray where you'll visit an archaeological labratory.
  • Cathedral of Lima: This morning, explore Peru's buzzing capital with your Local Expert, including the Cathedral of Lima, the Government Palace, the Archbishop’s Palace and City Hall.
  • Lima: After lunch, meet a local guide who will take you around the Museo Larco, a private museum located in Lima's Pueblo Libre District and home to the largest collection of Pre-Columbian art.
  • Cusco: This evening, make your way to Cusco's planetarium to learn more on how the Incas interpreted the stars. After a reception with hot wine (or tea) and appetizers, local experts will explain and share stories about the influence the stars had on Andean culture. You'll then be led to a room specially accommodated to view the ancient night skies, weather permitting.
  • Machu Picchu: In the afternoon, take your first guided visit to Machu Picchu with Local Experts where you’ll explore the sophisticated 15th century Incan citadel set high in the Andes Mountains.
  • Cusco: Choose to join a Local Expert on a trek of the Inca ruins in Puca Pucara. Alternatively, choose to explore the bohemian neighborhood of San Blas and visit the prestigious art galleries.
  • Sacred Valley: Visit a local traditional Quechua weaver in the Sacred Valley for a private textile presentation. You'll learn about ancient weaving techniques and the importance these textiles have in shaping personal and regional identities.
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