4.6 on Trustpilot

4.6 on Trustpilot

Tailor-made travel

24 experiences

FOR TRAVEL LOVERS

A celebration of travel returning -
24 local experts present a gift for their destination.

Receive your gift for a 2022 trip

Gifts from your local expert

Day 01

Steak dinner in Argentina

Day 02

Game drive in Tanzania

Day 03

Cooking class in Rome/Italy

Day 04

Foodie tour in Hanoi / Vietnam

Day 05

Wine tasting in Stellenbosch / South Africa

Day 06

Guided tour in Chichen Itza / Mexico

Day 07

Quad tour in Oman

Day 08

Foodie tour in Lisbon/Portugal

Day 09

Hotel upgrade from 4 to 5 Star in Kuala Lumpur/Malaysia

Day 10

Guided Sacred Valley Tour in Peru

Day 11

Sagrada Familia visit in Barcelona

Day 12

Safari in Yala National Park / Sri Lanka

Day 13

Champagne in the desert at sunset in Morocco

Day 14

Guided Tour in Manuel Antonio NP/Costa Rica

Day 15

Guided Taj Mahal tour/India

Day 16

Panama Canal Tour

Day 17

Sunrise Tikal Tour in Guatemala

Day 18

Instagram tour in Bali

Day 19

Edinburgh City Tour in Scotland

Day 20

Classic Car Tour in Havana/Cuba

Day 21

Wine tasting in Chile

Day 22

Game drive in Kenya

Day 23

Classic French dinner in Paris

Day 24

Glacier Hike in Iceland

Receive your gift for a 2022 trip
01.12._Argentina

Christmas gifts from your local expert

your experience

Carefully selected, authentic experiences based on your itinerary and travel party.

no minimum booking

Confirm your booking with a small 30% deposit and no minimum booking value to receive your complimentary experience.

24 destinations

1 gift per day and per destination - from classic cars in Havana to cooking classes in Rome to safaris in Kenya.

How do the Christmas gifts work?

To celebrate travel returning, we're counting down to Christmas by announcing a gift each day, starting 1st December. Each gift is based on a country.

The gifts are not tied to a specific travel date. You're free to choose your own date to redeem your gift, but you'll need to settle your trip deposit by 31 January 2022.

Gifts cannot be redeemed for monetary value, but can be adjusted to your itinerary (for example, if the gift is a private guided foodie tour in a city but you're visiting a different city in your itinerary, the cities can be swapped).

Karol,

exploring Australia, April 2020

yellow-star yellow-star yellow-star yellow-star yellow-star

"We were more than pleased with every aspect of our trip, from the knowledgeable local guides to the outstanding accommodations. We woke each morning to a symphony of birds. Magical! All activities were also just what we wanted; we went river rafting, snorkeling on GBR, and a walkabout with an Aboriginal guide who was fascinating and informative. We were very impressed with every aspect of the itinerary and especially pleased that our guides were on time each day and everything ran smoothly. This was our first bespoke trip and now we are hooked! Thank you Insight Guides for an unforgettable week in Queensland."

Here are some of the things you should know.

There is no minimum booking value for your tailor-made trip to receive your gift.

To claim a gift, settle a deposit for a tailor-made trip to the country by January 31st 2022 and your local expert will arrange the inclusion of your gift in your booking and mark it accordingly.

As all of these trips are tailor-made and personalized to your choice, the gifts may have to be adjusted slightly - a change in city or even the specific activity can be arranged in discussion with your local expert.

The gifts cannot be exchanged for their monetary value or claimed for existing bookings.

Receive your gift for a 2022 trip
shutterstock_1089416822

What is tailor-made travel?

At Insight Guides we’ve been driven by inspiring our travelers for the last 51 years and we believe that your holiday shouldn’t come off the shelf. This is why we’ll match you with a local expert, who has a valuable on-the-ground knowledge, and who will plan a bespoke trip just the way you want it. We save you the time you would spend on researching and booking your holiday.

Here’s how it works

Step 01

You submit your request by selecting your dream destination, dates, preferences and any other comments on your dream trip.

Step 02

We match you with your personal local expert who will craft a bespoke itinerary for you. Our Rough Guides Travel Team will be by your side every step of the way.

Step 03

Communicate with your local expert through emails or calls to tweak and refine the itinerary until you’re completely satisfied.

Step 04

Book your trip online with ease. Pay by either Visa or MasterCard and be assured your money is safe with us. Simply pack your bags and enjoy your trip!

Receive your gift for a 2022 trip
shutterstock_651937891

Meet your local experts

Our global team of local experts is here to deliver your perfect holiday. They live and work at your dream destination and they have the on-the-ground knowledge only acessible to locals, which will make your trip special. Meet some of them.

ARGENTINA_Guadalupe_Perfil

Guadalupe

Cordoba, Argentina

Guadalupe is your expert for Argentina, Chile, Peru and Brazil. She works for a multiregional tour operator with over 10 years experience of creating unique tour packages. She loves introducing travellers to the gems of South America, from hiking Machu Picchu to tasting wines in Chile.

Ellipse 5

Florian

Ho-Chi-Minh City, Vietnam

Florian is your expert for Southeast Asia. He is a multilingual globetrotter coordinating the communication between their local offices to make sure your trip is curated with the most up-to-date information from on the ground.

Julia

Julia

Athens, Greece

Julia is the co-owner of a boutique local tour operator in Athens. She is specialized on cultural trips with many gems to explore such as staying in villas instead of mass hotels, private food & wine discovery trips, exploring Greece’s smaller islands, and many more.

ARGENTINA_Guadalupe_Perfil

Guadalupe

Cordoba, Argentina

Guadalupe is your expert for Argentina, Chile, Peru and Brazil. She works for a multiregional tour operator with over 10 years experience of creating unique tour packages. She loves introducing travellers to the gems of South America, from hiking Machu Picchu to tasting wines in Chile.

Ellipse 5

Florian

Ho-Chi-Minh City, Vietnam

Florian is your expert for Southeast Asia. He is a multilingual globetrotter coordinating the communication between their local offices to make sure your trip is curated with the most up-to-date information from on the ground.

Julia

Julia

Athens, Greece

Julia is the co-owner of a boutique local tour operator in Athens. She is specialized on cultural trips with many gems to explore such as staying in villas instead of mass hotels, private food & wine discovery trips, exploring Greece’s smaller islands, and many more.

Where can you go on a tailor-made trip

EUROPE


Austria
Croatia
England
Finland
France
Germany
Greece
Hungary
Iceland
Ireland
Montenegro
Portugal
Serbia
Slovenia
Spain
Switzerland
Uzbekistan
Wales

AFRICA & MID EAST


Dubai
Ethiopia
Jordan
Kenya
Madagascar
Oman
Morocco
Rwanda
South Africa
Tanzania
Uganda

ASIA & PACIFIC


Australia
Cambodia
China
Indonesia
India
Japan
Korea
Laos
Malaysia
Maldives
Myanmar
Nepal
New Zealand
Philippines
Sri Lanka
Taiwan
Thailand
Vietnam

LATIN AMERICA


Argentina
Belize
Bolivia
Brazil
Chile
Colombia
Costa Rica
Cuba
Ecuador
Guatemala
Mexico
Panama
Peru
Paraguay
Uruguay

EUROPE


Austria
Croatia
England
Finland
France
Germany
Greece
Hungary
Iceland
Ireland
Montenegro
Portugal
Serbia
Slovenia
Spain
Switzerland
Uzbekistan
Wales

AFRICA & MID EAST


Dubai
Ethiopia
Jordan
Kenya
Madagascar
Oman
Morocco
Rwanda
South Africa
Tanzania
Uganda

ASIA & PACIFIC


Australia
Cambodia
China
Indonesia
India
Japan
Korea
Laos
Malaysia
Maldives
Myanmar
Nepal
New Zealand
Philippines
Sri Lanka
Taiwan
Thailand
Vietnam

LATIN AMERICA


Argentina
Belize
Bolivia
Brazil
Chile
Colombia
Costa Rica
Cuba
Ecuador
Guatemala
Mexico
Panama
Peru
Paraguay
Uruguay
Book your trip now

Don’t take our word for it,
see what our travellers say

Michal,

exploring Cambodia, March 2020

"We spent 10 days in Cambodia and overall I must say it was perfectly organized, the tourist guides were of high quality, they had a thorough knowledget about the places and perfect English. Also prior to my trip the communication with the travelling agent/coordinator was very pleasant and clear. This is my second time with Insight Guides and again was really happy, I am sure it is not my last trip!"

Darleen,

exploring Costa Rica, March 2020

"Great trip to Costa Rica - Everything was well organized, all pick ups were on time! The excursions were great, really enjoyed the rafting and ziplining! Could have combined some excursions with transport days to fit in a few more activities. Overall great trip!"

Mike

exploring Vietnam, March 2020

"This is the second time I have used Insight Guides to sort out my itinerary. First to Sri Lanka and recently (February 2020) to Vietnam. The itinerary was great and while I was planning it, there was room for change and modification. Nothing was a problem. I would recommend them to people who have no real idea of the country they are visiting and need some guidance. There was always an alternative or other options so one didn't feel you were just given an itinerary that wasn't flexible. The guides we had were all excellent. Good job Insight Guides."

Michal,

exploring Cambodia, March 2020

"We spent 10 days in Cambodia and overall I must say it was perfectly organized, the tourist guides were of high quality, they had a thorough knowledget about the places and perfect English. Also prior to my trip the communication with the travelling agent/coordinator was very pleasant and clear. This is my second time with Insight Guides and again was really happy, I am sure it is not my last trip!"

Darleen,

exploring Costa Rica, March 2020

"Great trip to Costa Rica - Everything was well organized, all pick ups were on time! The excursions were great, really enjoyed the rafting and ziplining! Could have combined some excursions with transport days to fit in a few more activities. Overall great trip!"

Mike

exploring Vietnam, March 2020

"This is the second time I have used Insight Guides to sort out my itinerary. First to Sri Lanka and recently (February 2020) to Vietnam. The itinerary was great and while I was planning it, there was room for change and modification. Nothing was a problem. I would recommend them to people who have no real idea of the country they are visiting and need some guidance. There was always an alternative or other options so one didn't feel you were just given an itinerary that wasn't flexible. The guides we had were all excellent. Good job Insight Guides."

Receive your gift for a 2022 trip