Trafalgar, Costsaver & Insight Launch Private Group Journeys
Anna Kroupina, Open Jaw

Insight Vacations is one of the brands that has launched private group trips, where family and
friends can create their own travel bubble as they holiday around the world this winter.

Trafalgar, Costsaver and Insight Vacations have launched private trips for small groups aimed at helping their guests feel comfortable travelling during and after the pandemic.

Insight Vacations‘ new Small Private Group Option for 12-plus guests is part of its Autumn, Winter, Spring (AWS) itineraries to Europe and the Eastern Mediterranean. The Small Private Group option includes 38 trips in the 2020/2021 AWS collection, beginning DEC 2020. 

“We’re seeing travel starting to make a comeback and in 2021, we anticipate the rise of multi-generational travel with clients yearning to reconnect again with their loved ones and extended family members and friends,” said Brad Ford, president of Insight Vacations Canada. 

“To help our guests travel in the most comfortable way possible, we wanted to introduce the Private Group Option for smaller and more intimate group travel. We’ll also be able to tailor-make trips for clients who would like enhanced personalization and specific experiences where we take care of all the details.”

The Small Private Group option will be available in destinations that are expected to make a “strong comeback” throughout Europe like Switzerland, Italy, Spain and Portugal, Egypt, Morocco, Israel, Jordan and Canada, the operator says. Also included are Christmas market journeys, as guest feedback has indicated a strong interest in travel during the Christmas holidays this year, it added.

Further, guests can change their travel plans up to 30 days before the departure of their journey as part of Insight’s flexibility promise. 

There is an additional surcharge for Small Private Group journeys, based on the group size: 

  • from 12 to 15 guests – 30% surcharge
  • from 16 to 19 guests – 20% surcharge
  • from 20 to 25 guests – 10% surcharge
  • no surcharge for 26 guests and more.


Trafalgar and Costsaver have also launched private trips. Groups of 12 or more can book an entirely private trip on most of the company’s winter and spring itineraries throughout Europe and North America.

“We know people want to travel but may be apprehensive about widening their circle beyond close family and friends,” said Gavin Tollman, CEO of Trafalgar and Costsaver, in a press release statement. “Our private trips are designed to make stepping back into travel easy and comfortable.”

Private groups are available upon the payment of a surcharge as below:

  • From 12 to 15 guests – 30% surcharge
  • From 16 to 19 guests – 20% surcharge
  • From 20 to 25 guests – 10% surcharge
  • no surcharge for 26 guests and more.
Anna Kroupina

Anna Kroupina Journalist

Anna is OJ’s newest member and she joins the team as a writer/reporter. She co-writes the daily news and covers events. Although she’s new to the industry, pursuing a career path in travel/tourism has been a goal since her first family road trip to the Florida Keys sparked a desire to discover the world and this exhilarating, fast-paced industry.

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