With Insight, you’ll have access to rare and authentic experiences that are unavailable to the average traveller. Get to know your destination intimately with a mix of dining experiences, meaningful interactions with local experts and exciting cultural activities such as playing pétanque or trying your hand at hurling. With our unique collection of more than 70 Insight Experiences included in our premium journeys, we offer a richer holiday for better value.
Britain & Ireland
A Stately Tea at Sand
The quintessentially British ritual of taking afternoon tea dates back to the early 1840s. Made up of finger sandwiches, scones with cream and jam, cakes and pastries, you’ll get to enjoy this experience with Lady of the Manor, Caroline Huyshe at her stately home in Devonshire.
Enjoy VIP priority entrance to the 9th century Book of Kells and a walk through the cobbled courtyards of Trinity College accompanied by a university insider, who will share their insights into modern life and the establishment’s impressive history.
Sir Ludovic Shaw-Stewart welcomes you with a tour of his property, set on a 10,000-acre coastal estate. Learn of the histories of the area, the Shaw Stewart family and the house, followed by the delightful and elegant tradition of a Scottish high tea.
Kilkenny has the greatest amount of All-Ireland titles of its national sport of hurling. Meet a player to gain an exciting insight into this unique Irish cultural experience, through a demonstration of skill.
Long before the Eiffel Tower triumphed as Paris’ iconic monument and before its modern flag came into purpose, France took delight in its unique pastime, pétanque. Try the activity out for yourself with a Local Expert in Provençal village near the Pont du Gard.
Meet a true local, Flor, who will invite you to join her for lunch. Hear about daily life as you enjoy a delicious meal, typical of the region, that Flor has freshly prepared from locally sourced ingredients, accompanied by delicious local cider.
Embark on a scenic journey by funicular railway and open top cable car to the summit of the stunning Mount Stanserhorn, where you will meet a Swiss Ranger and learn about the local wildlife. Take in the pristine mountain air and on a clear day you may see as far as Alsace and the Black Forest.
Visit a working husky farm to meet Trine Lyrek, a champion dog sledder. Learn about her Alaskan huskies and the challenges she faces competing in marathon Arctic dog sled races. Meet some of Trine's adorable Husky puppies, that may grow to be the best racing dogs in the country.
Gain exclusive access to Crazy Horse Memorial, dedicated to all Native Americans. Ascend to the top of the Memorial - not accessible to other visitors - to come face to face with the heroic Lakota warrior.
Visit the last of Los Angeles' great movie palaces. Having once played host to notable stars including Charlie Chaplin, it is no longer open to the public. You’ll have the opportunity to explore this private venue, built in 1931, with a Local Expert.
Meet Chris Lewey, a naturalist expert who connects his professional passion with his lifestyle – he’s been off the grid since 1998! He gives an informative presentation where he explains to you all about the beautiful New Hampshire countryside.
Experience an exhilarating Blue River Safari along the spectacular Grizzly Bear Valley, spanning 12 km and situated halfway between Quaaout Lodge and Jasper. Witness the local wildlife before enjoying lunch on a tranquil floating restaurant.
No two days on an Insight journey are the same, as we bring the magic of each destination you visit to life. With plenty of opportunities to personalize your trip, you can create your own adventure alongside your Travel Director, who is there to ensure your vacation is seamless and stress-free. On most trips, you’ll choose from a variety of included experiences and dining, with additional optional experiences to purchase that fill your free time. Look for the Insight Choice icon on your preferred itinerary to see which two experiences you can choose from on a specific trip day.