Travel Insider Touring
Occasionally each year, we offer special touring opportunities to our readers, giving you a chance to travel somewhere together with other like-minded fellow Travel Insiders, and usually accompanied by Travel Insider David Rowell himself. Indeed, one of the best features of our touring is the great group of people you get to share the touring with – usually interesting and successful people, often but not always retired, and with plenty of past travel experiences.
Our group travel is quite unlike traditional group travel experiences. We keep the schedule’s flexibility as high as possible. For example, if weather changes, or if the group as a whole wish to substitute something for something else, then – if at all possible – we’ll adapt, adopt and improve to ensure the best experience for the group, based on the varying situation and circumstances as they unfold. If the schedule allows, of course we’ll add impromptu photo stops on request. And so on.
We also never over-fill the coaches we use. Typically our coaches are no more than two-thirds full, giving people who are traveling alone or who wish a double seat to themselves plenty of room to spread out, and meaning no-one has to suffer a bad seat (eg with a wheel well directly in front).
Where possible, we add some special extra features and experiences into our touring to further enhance your overall experience.
In the past we’ve had tours to many different parts of the world, ranging from Russia and China (and even North Korea) to Sri Lanka and Scotland’s Islands; from New Zealand to Turkey, and through much/most of western and eastern Europe.
In the future, who knows! If you have requests or suggestions, by all means let us know.
Here is the schedule of up-coming tours that we plan to operate.
|Custom Touring||Your Choice|
Do you have a group of people you’d like to arrange a group tour for? We can do all this for you – simply tell us where you want to go, when, what you would like to see and do while you’re there, your target price range and tour quality, and about how many people you expect in your group.
We’ll do the rest. People can pay us or pay you, they can go through you or deal with us directly; whatever/however you wish it to be managed, we’re here to help and make it so.
|France – Bordeaux and Beyond Land Cruise||May 2020|
Bordeaux, the city being a World Heritage Site, and the region being the epicenter of possibly the finest winemaking in the entire world, is a wonderful place to enjoy a comprehensive one week visit.
We fill your time there with a range of interesting activities – not just wine themed, but plenty of that, too.
Plus we offer a lovely pre-tour option to Marseille and around the French Riviera, and a post-tour option to Tours and the Loire Valley castles and chateaus. And it then connects with the Scotland’s Four Corners tour immediately afterwards.
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|Scotland’s Four Corners||June 2020|
We take you as close as we can get to mainland Scotland’s “four corners” – its southern, northern, western and eastern points. We also include some islands and other experiences “in the middle”, giving you a chance to literally cover the length and breadth of Scotland.
10 days/9 nights. Optional pre and post tours. Connects with the Bordeaux and Beyond Landcruise beforehand.
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Inaccurately laughed at as “the land of Borat”, in reality Kazakhstan is the most prosperous, progressive and stable of all the ‘stan countries.
See for yourself this September, when we spend a week in Kazakhstan. Optional touring beforehand in Ukraine, and after in Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan.
Details to follow in Feb 2020.
|European Christmas Markets||Dec 2020|
Another Christmas Markets themed European tour.
Details to follow in late 2019.