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40 years

We've perfected our guided vacations 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 traveling 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!

 

1978

A premium guided vacation is born, hiring the best Travel Directors.

 

1980

The Bee Gee's Saturday Night Fever album is certified 16x platinum with hits like "Stayin' Alive".

 

1989

Began prioritizing premium, central and scenic hotels. For example, always staying at hotels on the islands of Venice.

 
1992

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.

 

1995

Began prioritizing dining in local restaurants vs. dining in hotels.

 

1998

Introduced off-the-beaten-path, Country Roads journeys.

 
1998

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.

 

2000

Introduced oversized brochures for premium look and feel.

 
2001

Introduced Easy Pace journeys (called Extra Leisure at first).

 

2004

Reimagined Insight with smaller groups of 40 by exclusively customizing our motorcoaches to have fewer seats and double the standard legroom.

 
2005

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.

 
2007

Partnership launched with TreadRight Foundation (then known as The Conservation Foundation) to support sustainable travel.

 

2008

Introduced Special Interest Journeys. Trendsetter: ahead of the curve with Iceland Itinerary launched.

 

2009

Introduced Dine Around experiences. Trendsetter: ahead of the curve with Malta itinerary launched.

 

2010

Launched tailor-made Travel Director Professional Development Program.

 
2013

Introduced VIP Sistine Chapel experience with the exclusive Bramante Staircase viewing.

 
2013

Trendsetters: ahead of the curve with exclusive Portugal itinerary and WWI Battlefields itinerary launched.

 
2014

Trendsetters: ahead of the curve with exclusive Croatia itinerary launched.

 

2016

Partnership launched with MSF (Doctors Without Borders)

 
2016

From YouTube star to holder of 14 Guinness World Records, Justin Bieber is among the generation's most successful pop sensations.

 
2017

Introduced Farm-to-Table dining experiences.

 

2017

Launched Feefo guest reviews on website.

 

2018

Launched Dine-at-Home dining experiences.

 
2018

Launched partnership with EatWith for more meal-sharing experiences.

 
2018

MyInsight online holiday hub launched for ease of travel personalization.

40 Years of Music Innovation

We've curated a playlist of music milestones over the last 40 years to match our own. Tune in to songs with innovative musicians, genres, or technology that have made the greatest impact over the last 40 years in music history.

The GOATs

(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 favorites (and best-sellers) for 40 years:

Glories of Greece

Glories of Greece

Join an expert in antiquities, as you explore the wonders of Kalambaka and Olympia, visiting monasteries, monuments and ancient sites along the way.

NEW! In Mycenae, meet the artisans of a family-run pottery studio and learn about their unique traditional methods.

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Highlights of Europe

Highlights of Europe

A wish-list itinerary taking you from the quiet Italian Lakes to the mesmerising canals of Amsterdam with VIP entry to iconic attractions and delicious authentic cuisine and local encounters along the way.

NEW! Experience the Italian way of life and join a local EatWith host for a truly Italian, home-cooked meal.

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Best of Italy

Best of Italy

A showcase of Italy’s grandest attractions, including saintly Assisi, dramatic Venice, Renaissance Florence and the coastal splendours of Capri.

NEW! Sightsee the local way with a leisurely passeggiata through the backstreets, where a friend in Rome will explain how modern life takes place around ancient treasures.

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