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What Is A Tailor-Made Trip | Insight Guides

What is a tailor-made trip?

You may wonder exactly what we offer with our tailor-made trips. A tailor-made vacation is fully personalized to you. It is crafted to your needs, interests and budget by a local travel expert. And because we are tailor-made trip specialists, it fits you perfectly, like a bespoke suit.
A native Peruvian with her alpacas. Photo: RObertCHG/Shutterstock
A native Peruvian with her alpacas. Photo: RObertCHG/Shutterstock


All Insight Guides tailor-made trips are private tours. A local travel expert takes care of the planning and booking for you. And you can choose to have an English-speaking guide or driver with you for the whole trip. A tailor-made private tour offers more ease and security than independent travel, especially in countries where there is a language barrier. Your travel expert will be on hand to assist at all times, and a 24/7 emergency number is provided for when you are in the destination.


Why should I choose tailor-made travel?

A tailor-made trip truly is a dream trip. You get to do everything that you want, your way. An expert takes care of all the organizing, saving you the stress. But you remain in full control of the planning process, from start to finish. You liaise with a travel expert, who is your main point of contact. This expert not only looks to secure the best options available, but also to save you money by seeking out preferential rates for activities and accommodation.

With a personalized travel itinerary, you don’t have to spend any of your vacation time planning where to go or what to do next. And you don’t need to worry about missed connections, transfers or tourist scams. Your guide or driver will always be there to ensure that everything runs smoothly.

Smiling girl at the Kuthodaw Pagoda, Mandalay, Myanmar. Photo: Umpaporn/Shutterstock


Who is tailor-made travel for?

Tailor-made trips are tailored to each traveler. They are perfect if you are looking for authentic experiences and prefer to spend more time meeting locals on your trip. 

With a local expert’s knowledge and your own private guide, you can gain a deeper insight into local culture. Based on your interests and preferences, the local expert can recommend places to go and people to meet that you might never have considered. 

Tailor-made travel is ideal when traveling as a family, or as a group of travelers of different ages. Keeping everyone happy can be a challenge when planning a trip yourself, but a local expert can organize a range of activities to suit everyone. And on a tailor-made trip, there is full flexibility to travel at your own pace.

Tailor-made itineraries also offer opportunities to accommodate special interests, such as history, pilgrimages or tracing family heritage, with a plan to see places that are not necessarily on the tourist trail.


How does tailor-made travel work?

To start planning your private tour with us, you can create an itinerary from scratch, or modify one of our suggested itineraries. Whether your trip is a few days’ or a few weeks’ long, local travel experts will craft a unique, personalized itinerary, fully tailored to your wishes. Want to stay in that quirky hotel, or visit a particular film location? They will will make it happen. 

When you are happy with every detail, you pay securely online, relax, and simply look forward to heading off on your trip. 

Bedouin on a camel in the desert with Dubai on the horizon. Photo: Laborant/Shutterstock


How much does tailor-made travel cost? 

A tailor-made trip may initially look a little more expensive, but you pay the full price of the vacation in one convenient package. This price includes hotels, transfers and trip experiences as indicated, as well as all meals featured in the itinerary. The local travel expert’s fee for advice and time spent booking the trip is included, as is the cost of your private guide or driver. 

With our tailor-made private tours, inbound flights to the destination are not included in the price. You have the freedom to book these yourself, on your preferred airline and route. During the trip itself, all domestic flights and transfers are included. 


Why should you trust Insight Guides for tailor-made trips?

At Insight Guides, we have 45 years of experience of publishing our popular guidebooks that help us to successfully plan your next adventure. We connect you with hand-picked local travel experts who know your destination better than anyone else, because they live there. 

We take pride in offering the same level of quality, fact-checked authority and assurance on our booking platform as you can find in our guide books. All payments are processed through our secure platform and your booking is covered by our money-back guarantee. Let local travel experts take care of the details, so you can spend less time planning, more time traveling.

To book your own tailor-made private tour, simply get in touch to share your ideas for the trip and to let us know when you would like to travel. We will then create an itinerary especially based entirely on your personal preferences.