We've perfected our guided holidays over 40 years
A lot has happened in the last 40 years – the world has changed and so have we, but our commitment to taking you on a fantastic, premium vacation has not.
Join us as we celebrate 40 years of travel, innovation and memories in the best way possible – by continuing the tradition and travelling somewhere exciting in 2018.
40 Years of Innovation
Rome wasn't built in a day and neither was the modern Insight Vacation. Take a look at how we've perfected our guided vacations over 40 years. They just keep getting better and better!
A premium guided vacation is born, hiring the best Travel Directors.
The Bee Gee's Saturday Night Fever album is certified 16x platinum with hits like "Stayin' Alive".
Began prioritising premium, central and scenic hotels. For example, always staying at hotels on the islands of Venice.
Whitney Houston reimagines the classic Dolly Parton hit "I Will Always Love You," which becomes the best-selling single by a woman in music history.
Began prioritising dining in local restaurants vs. dining in hotels.
Introduced off-the-beaten-path, Country Roads journeys.
Cher releases her record-breaking single, Believe - the #1 hit was her first in 24 years and introduced much of the world to the now-popular auto-tune.
Introduced oversized brochures for premium look and feel.
Introduced Easy Pace journeys (called Extra Leisure at first).
Reimagined Insight with smaller groups of 40 by exclusively customising our motorcoaches to have fewer seats and double the standard legroom.
After a controversial performance the previous year, Paul McCartney delivers a crowd-pleasing Super Bowl half-time show for the record books, viewed by 86 million people.
Partnership launched with TreadRight Foundation (then known as The Conservation Foundation) to support sustainable travel.
Introduced Special Interest Journeys. Trendsetter: ahead of the curve with Iceland Itinerary launched.
Introduced Dine Around experiences. Trendsetter: ahead of the curve with Malta itinerary launched.
Launched tailor-made Travel Director Professional Development Program.
Introduced VIP Sistine Chapel experience with the exclusive Bramante Staircase viewing.
Trendsetters: ahead of the curve with exclusive Portugal itinerary and WWI Battlefields itinerary launched.
Trendsetters: ahead of the curve with exclusive Croatia itinerary launched.
Partnership launched with MSF (Doctors Without Borders)
From YouTube star to holder of 14 Guinness World Records, Justin Bieber is among the generation's most successful pop sensations.
Introduced Farm-to-Table dining experiences.
Launched Feefo guest reviews on website.
Launched Dine-at-Home dining experiences.
Launched partnership with EatWith for more meal-sharing experiences.
MyInsight online holiday hub launched for ease of travel personalization.
(Greatest of All Time)
These three trips launched with us in 1978 – like a fine wine, they’ve only gotten better with time (and with some exciting innovations along the way). Check out why these trips have been favourites (and best-sellers) for 40 years: