Insight Vacations

For over 35 years Insight Vacations has been designing the world’s finest escorted touring itineraries. They are experts in touring and offer legendary high standards and perfectly planned touring itineraries to guests travelling to North America.

There is no more inspirational way to discover the world than with Insight Vacations. Their luxury and premium escorted journeys are designed with immense care and an unwavering commitment to exceed our customers’ expectations. From the moment you join one of the tours you can simply relax and enjoy the unique blend of outstanding quality, unequalled access to North America's treasures and unmatched comfort and service. Insight's tours offer exceptional value too, as all of the featured experiences are included in the price.

Travel in style and comfort across diverse landscapes and bustling cities aboard Insights luxury coaches, scenic railways, classic steam trains, river cruise boats, cable cars and much more!

If your only experience of coach travel was on a crowded shore excursion or back at school, then you will be amazed when you travel in one of Insight Vacations specially configured luxury coaches with just 40 reclining seats - meaning 100% more legroom, a more comfortable journey and vastly better views through huge panoramic windows. The spacious interior of their modern, luxurious, washroom equipped coaches is a place to truly relax and enjoy. Travel in air-conditioned comfort and listen to expert commentary on the latest sound systems while you’re chauffeured head and shoulders above the other traffic, enjoying the smooth ride of computer controlled suspension systems. 

Introducing Insight Gold

Insight Gold, Insights luxury collection, is the ultimate way to travel in comfort and style. A luxurious experience from start to finish, Insight Gold vacations are all-inclusive of evening dining, excursions and Signature Experiences so you won’t have to worry about anything on your journey but enjoying yourself and your surroundings. You’ll be resting your head at some of the top luxury hotels, eating unforgettable meals, and enjoying handpicked experiences that show off the absolute best a city, county or region has to offer.

View Insight Gold's luxury tours - Hawaiian Dreams, Grand Canadian Rockies, Cities of the East Coast, Capitals of Eastern Canada, Rhythms and Flavours of America, Icons of the American Heartland, Southern Tastes & Dixie Tunes, Trans-Canada Odyssey.

Why Travel With Insight Vacations !

VIP DOOR TO DOOR RETURN UK AIRPORT TRANSFERS

Your holiday begins in true style from the moment we collect you from your front door for a relaxed journey to your choice of departure airport. Your wonderfully appointed executive car is reserved exclusively for your use, ensuring an uninterrupted, hassle-free journey to your departure airport.

Each and every Insight tour begins and ends with our unique and truly unrivalled private car door to door transfer service. You will be met at your front door by your driver who will assist with your bags before whisking you to your choice of departure airport in a private executive saloon car, all in plenty of time to make your way to your check-in desk. With Insight you really will experience an exclusive service, enjoying your journey in a standard of car that you would expect to associate with Insight standards. All of our cars are up-to-date models and maintained to the highest standards. We will arrange a convenient pick-up time from your home that suits you, not us or other passengers. Each car is equipped with the latest satellite navigation intelligence to ensure your continued peace of mind and a speedy journey.

At the end of your tour, on arrival at your chosen UK airport, you will be greeted by your waiting driver in the arrivals hall and escorted to your car for the smooth and comfortable journey directly back home.

Should you wish to make your own way to the airport, all you need do is advise us at the time of making your reservation and a discount will be offered.

All cars are first-class saloon vehicles and are available for journeys within 150 miles of your departure airport.

DEFINATE DEPARTURES

We are aware you need to plan your travel arrangements early to take advantage of early payment discounts, utilise frequent flyer or benefit from airline early booking offers. To assist you when booking ahead, all of the Insight Vacations tour we feature are guaranteed definite departures, so you can rest assure that even if minimum booking numbers for your departure have not been reached your tour not be cancelled and will depart.

If the date you would like to travel does not feature on our site it could be that there is a departure close to your preferred date that has not reached its minimum numbers as yet and at this stage is therefore not guaranteed until minimum numbers have been reached. Please call us and we will be happy to see if we are able to offer a tour more suited to you.  Whilst non guaranteed tours would be subject to minimum numbers being reached Insight do operate as many tours as possible and will make many tours not yet guaranteed, guaranteed at least 90 days before departure or as soon as numbers have reached a certain threshold.  

Whilst we are happy to book a non guaranteed tour for you we would recommend booking the flights through us as well as a safeguard just in case the tour does get cancelled of there is a date change, we can then change the flight dates free of charge or offer a full refund to you for the tour and flight, if you book your flight independantly with another company or the airline direct they will not be able to give you the same flexibility and peace of mind.

TOUR DIRECTORS

From the moment you arrive, our talented people are there to welcome you and ensure that you enjoy your 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.

You expert Tour Director will smooth your way throughout your holiday. Acting as a 'travelling concierge', he or she is also an expert guide, a consummate organiser and your friend in a foreign land.

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. 

COACH DRIVER

Your Coach Driver works in close cooperation with your Tour Director and is fully trained, tested and experienced on American roads. Their responsibilities include loading and unloading luggage, the vehicle’s safety inspection, its cleanliness and most importantly, your safety.

MOTORCOACH

Modern, air-conditioned coaches have been carefully selected with your comfort, safety and scenic viewing ability in mind. Your Insight Vacations Team will explain all the safety features of your motor coach at the beginning of your vacation. A mandatory seat rotation schedule will be explained by your Tour Director. For the comfort of all members, Insight Vacations enforces a no alcohol and no-smoking policy. For emergencies the coach is equipped with a washroom.

You will travel in an optimum group size of maximum 40 people, small enough to enjoy a spirit of companionship while enjoying your own space, all Insight motor coaches offer the comfort of business class legroom along with complimentary WIFI and bottled water onboard.

DISTINCTIVE HOTELS IN THE BEST LOCATIONS

Location is so important. That’s why Insight invest so much care in selecting hotels of distinction which offer central, scenic and beautiful National Park locations. It makes all the difference. Whether you are high in the magnificent Rockies or in the heart of New Orleans, you location will be superb.

The majority of Insight hotel have free WiFi access in the lobby or bedroom areas.

Your hotel tips are included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency.

Handpicked for your enjoyment...

Wherever possible, your hotel will have something extra that enhances your stay. Insight handpick every one. Some will be members of well known hotel groups and other run by families with whom they have been friends with for years. Look out for signature hotels, included on most tours, as these are special places that will make your stay most memorable.   Choose one of the Insight Gold luxury journeys and you'll stay exclusively in elegant and distinctive properties like New York's world famous Waldorf Astoria or Honolulu's beachside Westin Moana Surfrider.

Hotels in the heart of the National Parks...

Travel with Insight to the Great National Parks and you'll stay exclusively in their sought-after historic lodges and grand hotels. When day-visitors leave in the last afternoons, you'll be there to enjoy the spectacular sunsets and the adventure of life in the great wilderness.

Simply leave everything to Insight!...

Nothing is too much trouble, they will take care of all the details whilst on tour including your luggage, which is delivered swiftly and seamlessly door to door. For you, Insights valuable guest your holiday will be a memorable and hassle-free experience.

TASTE THE DIFFERENCE

The vast continent of North America has a fine range of cuisines to match. Seafood from the East Coast, fusion cooking in California, spicy Creole flavours of the Deep South and the freshest salmon from pure waters of the Rockies. Wine in ever growing reputation complement these bountiful feasts; banquets for the most discerning of palates.

Your restaurant tips are included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency.

Unique signature dining...

Insight arrange a variety of unique dining experiences.  There are welcome meals, highlight dinners and celebration finales. Relax with breathtaking view, while dining at the top of Seattle's iconic Space Needle.  Enjoy a private dinner in the renowned Juban's Creole restaurant, sip peach Bellini's overlooking the Savannah River or enjoy a Navajo cookout at sunset in the Monument Valley.

Dine like the locals...

On many tours Insight invite you to dine as the locals do. Choose for a selection of locally restaurants and share a table with a few companions. Choose from an a la carte menu, complemented with wine and Insight will delight in picking up the tab.

A night on the town...

Time to step out and enjoy the sights and sounds that make up the Great American Dream. Insight arrange a stunning variety of evening entertainments. You can mix your own cocktail in the Big Easy, check out the authentic rhythm & blues on Beale Street in Memphis, try your luck in Las Vegas or catch a chat show in New York. Your Tour Director is always on hand to assist in arranging your evening.

PRE-PAID GRATUITIES

Your restaurant and hotel tips are included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency.