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In response to reader suggestions and encouragement, we are introducing a series of 'groupless' tours.

A 'groupless tour' is a very different travel experience to a typical group tour.

You have much more freedom and independence on our groupless travels, and many fewer fellow travelers.

For more information, see Our Groupless Philosophy.

 
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Travel Insider Touring Opportunities

A typical group of Travel Insiders; in this case, some of the people who traveled on our 2007 Black Sea Discovery Expedition from Budapest to Istanbul, in the lobby of the Amalegro, and about to enjoy a private cocktail party reception.

One of the best features of our tours are the fellow group members you'll be traveling with.

 

 

Here's the current range of Travel Insider Touring Opportunities, with a mix of escorted tours, with myself (David Rowell, the Travel Insider) acting as your tour leader and host, plus sundry other discounted travel opportunities for you to enjoy on your own.

Be sure to check back regularly to see what is currently available for you to take advantage of.
 

Index of Tour Opportunities

Simply page down through the offers on this page, or use the links to jump straight to the tour of most interest to you.

 

May & June :  Spain/Portugal Cruises


Lisbon blends a mix of spectacular architecture in a beautiful historic city setting
 

Travel on an Amadeus Waterways luxury cruise through Spain and Portugal, and enjoy the experience even more with a special 15% discount, exclusively offered through The Travel Insider.

Save even more - if you've traveled with Amadeus before, you get an extra $100 per person past passenger discount, and if you're an AARP member, take another $100 off the price.

This special discount applies to the two Amadeus cruises in May and June.  Full details and booking form here.

15% discount is off the cruise portion of the total tour price, and does not apply to port charges, insurance, air travel or pre/post cruise land extensions.

 

10 May : Provence (plus Barcelona and/or Paris) Cruise

Fully Escorted by The Travel Insider
 


The Pont du Gard across the Rhne, just outside Avignon.

Travel on an Amadeus Waterways luxury cruise through the south of France (with optional pre-cruise time in Barcelona, Spain, and an optional post-cruise visit to Paris), and enjoy the experience even more with a special 15% discount, exclusively offered through The Travel Insider.

Save even more - if you've traveled with Amadeus before, you get an extra $100 per person past passenger discount, and if you're an AARP member, take another $100 off the price.
 

This special discount applies to the Amadeus cruise that operates in May 2008.  See full details of the cruise on our our website and book on that page to get your 15% discount.

15% discount is off the cruise portion of the total tour price, and does not apply to port charges, insurance, air travel or pre/post cruise land extensions.

 

June China Tour and Cruise

Fully Escorted by The Travel Insider
 


Climb a portion of China's Great Wall during our time in Beijing.
 

Here's a wonderful tour through much of China, and including a full seven day Yangtze river cruise (much better than the short little 3 and 4 day cruises).

You'll see all the key highlights of this wonderful and varied country, in a small group tour lead by The Travel Insider.

Click the link for full details and booking form for our 2008 China Tour.

 

August Spain and Portugal Cruise

Fully Escorted by The Travel Insider
 


Lisbon blends a mix of spectacular architecture in a beautiful historic city setting
 

Travel on an Amadeus Waterways luxury cruise through Spain and Portugal, and enjoy the experience even more with a special 15% discount, exclusively offered through The Travel Insider.

Save even more - if you've traveled with Amadeus before, you get an extra $100 per person past passenger discount, and if you're an AARP member, take another $100 off the price.

This special discount applies to the Amadeus cruise in August.  Full details and booking form here.

15% discount is off the cruise portion of the total tour price, and does not apply to port charges, insurance, air travel or pre/post cruise land extensions.

 

Nov/Dec Christmas Wonderland Cruise

Fully Escorted by The Travel Insider
 


Cruise past evocative old castles along the fabled Rhine River, and enjoy visits to lovely towns along the way.

This is a lovely cruise, starting immediately after Thanksgiving (or just before if you add the Paris option to the tour), and taking you through lovely parts of Europe's western river system, most notably the Rhine.

Lots of shore stops and shopping opportunities make this a great way to buy distinctive gifts for everyone on your Christmas list this year.

Save even more - if you've traveled with Amadeus before, you get an extra $100 per person past passenger discount, and if you're an AARP member, take another $100 off the price.
 

This wonderful tour is being escorted by The Travel Insider and offers you some exclusive extra benefits to make you feel deservedly special.

Click the link for full details and booking form for our 2008 Christmas Wonderland Cruise.

 

Dec Christmas Markets Cruise

Fully Escorted by The Travel Insider
 


The Christmas markets, in a large town square in Nuremberg, and surrounded by beautiful buildings.
 

Our most popular tour, and a favorite every year, is our Christmas Markets Cruise along the Danube, from Budapest to Nuremberg, and with an optional extension on to Prague at the end of the cruise.

Note a special extra discount if you choose both this and the Christmas Wonderland Cruise.

Save even more - if you've traveled with Amadeus before, you get an extra $100 per person past passenger discount, and if you're an AARP member, take another $100 off the price.
 

Our early December Christmas Markets Cruise, escorted by The Travel Insider, takes you along the beautiful Danube, with stops in many of the market towns and an included side trip to glorious Salzburg.  Lots of exclusive extras make you feel deservedly special.

Click the link for full details and booking form for our 2008 Christmas Markets Cruise.

 

All Amadeus Cruises, all the time


One of Amadeus' lovely and nearly new river cruise ships, offering you luxurious comfort, good food, and an unbeatably convenient way of sightseeing and traveling.

Choose any Amadeus cruise from their website or brochure, and enjoy a 5% discount simply for booking your cruise with us.

Save even more - if you've traveled with Amadeus before, you get an extra $100 per person past passenger discount, and if you're an AARP member, take another $100 off the price.

Choose any cruise you wish from the Amadeus website, then make your booking request direct with us to get your 5% discount.

The discount is off the cruise portion of the total tour price, and does not apply to port charges, insurance, air travel or pre/post cruise land extensions.

 

All 2009 Amadeus Cruises - save 10%


One of Amadeus' lovely and nearly new river cruise ships, offering you luxurious comfort, good food, and an unbeatably convenient way of sightseeing and traveling.

If you book and deposit any 2009 Amadeus cruise prior to 30 April 2008, you'll get a 5% early booking discount from Amadeus plus the 5% discount from us.

You are also eligible for the extra $100 per person past passenger discount, and if you're an AARP member, take another $100 off the price.

Choose any cruise you wish from the Amadeus website, then make your booking request direct with us to get your 5% discount.

The discount is off the cruise portion of the total tour price, and does not apply to port charges, insurance, air travel or pre/post cruise land extensions.

 

Originally published 19 Feb 2008, last update 08 Jul 2017

 
 
More Information
Our Groupless Tour Philosophy
Why You Should Choose a Travel Insider Tour
Scotland's Islands and Highlands July 2018
Scotland's Islands and Highlands Itinerary
Great Britain Grand Expedition Jun 18
Great Britain Grand Expedition Itinerary
Danube Christmas Markets Cruise Dec 2017
Danube Christmas Cruise Itinerary
Danube Christmas Market Photo Journal
Paris-Normandy Aug 2017
Balkans from Bucharest to Budapest Aug/Sep 16
Balkans Itin Aug/Sep 16
Standard Terms and Conditions
 

 

 
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