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Paul Bachant

New York, New York Travel Agent

Insider Voyages


"If you are taking any trip using guides/drivers or local experts, any trip that VIP access would make better, any trip to a destination where you do not already know all the best places to eat and best things to see and do, or any cultural travel, from safaris to ancient ruins, you need a travel agent.”   — Forbes

While travel consultants are always helpful, they become invaluable the moment you decide to step off the beaten path. Insider Voyages provides the kind of VIP access and expertise essential in finding your way to the hidden gems, luxurious private corners and authentic experiences that define the very best journeys. Because travel is about more than retracing steps. It is a chance to transcend your daily life, to acquire new stories and to reinvent yourself, one destination at a time.Insider Voyages takes the time to understand what interests you, how you like to travel and where you feel most comfortable—whether that’s relaxing at an exclusive resort or spelunking in ancient French caves. Then we meticulously create a customized itinerary that is based on your input, yet still fresh and exciting. Because there really is no “best” hotel or restaurant, only what is best for you. Our service begins and ends with that.Insider Voyages’ extensive network of on-the-ground contacts makes anything possible. Wherever your interests lie—in art, nature, sports, shopping, food, music—we can take you on an immersive dive into that subculture. Traveling on the surface does not compare to the depth of engagement available to a real insider.

After traveling the world extensively, living abroad for long stretches and fully immersing himself in foreign cultures, Paul Bachant founded Insider Voyages to share his passion and expertise with those on a journey of discovery. Formerly an executive for a global luxury retailer, Paul has an elevated aesthetic that informs his unique approach to traveling in style. He also knows the value of building loyal relationships with his clients, the better to serve their individual needs. And then there is his restless curiosity. It drives him to continually seek out inspiring destinations, resources and relationships wherever he goes. For Paul, the most memorable trips are those that reveal the authentic heart of a place. “I want to help my clients see the world in a way that feels fresh and relevant to them,” he says. “It goes beyond booking exceptional hotels and mapping out seamless transitions. That’s a given. But making the right connections—between people and places, between travelers and guides—and opening up new possibilities, that’s when travel becomes truly transformative.”

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99 of 161 people found this review helpful

African Safari

Reviewed By Arlene Barron - Hull, MA | Traveled to Africa
"I just want to let you know that working with you and Insider Voyages to plan our African safari has been a great experience for both me and my husband. You have considered every detail and saved us time, money and worry. Airline reservations, hotel reservations, safari details, and itineraries have magically appeared, and the cost is far less than we expected. You have found airfares and lodging prices that we would not have known about. Working with traditional travel agents or planning a trip myself has never been fun, but Insider Voyages is now my go-to answer to traveling."
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No detail left unnoticed!

Reviewed By Alisa M - Hamilton, NJ | Traveled to Italy ~ Europe
A huge THANK YOU! to Paul at Insider Voyages- Our trip to Italy and the Netherlands was perfect. We were able to experience everything we wanted and Paul was there to guide us with tickets, times and suggestions. He got us a private guided tour in Italy of the Colosseum and the Forum. His insider knowledge of Rome was invaluable. Then he coordinated another tour in Amsterdam to see the only product producing remaining windmill in the world! And of course we saw tulips- and the real beauty of the area. Small towns, people still wearing wooden shoes and the amazing canals that are everywhere! You helped us create memories my family will remember for a life time. Thanks again!

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Exceeded Our Highest Expectations

Reviewed By Larry and Diane O’Brien - Montgomery, TX | Traveled to Italy ~ Europe
Paul helped us plan a trip to the Amalfi Coast and the island of Ischia in the Bay of Naples. The trip exceeded our highest expectations. The hotels were absolutely superb, with great rooms and great views, and all in perfect locations. We booked a wide range of half day and full day activities with transportation - all were outstanding and left us wondering, how could tomorrow be better than today? Yet somehow each day seemed to surpass the one before: We are already narrowing down with Paul where to plan our next trip. We have referred Paul to a number of our friends who will be relying on him to meet their vacation needs. Paul was highly knowledgeable, professional and responsive, and listened to our needs with great skill. Call him, work with him and have a vacation that you will always remember.
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86 of 149 people found this review helpful

Memorable India Experience

Reviewed By Matt Thompson - New York, NY | Traveled to India ~ Central Asia
"When I approached Insider Voyages for assistance in planning my trip to India, I knew where I wanted to travel but that was about it. Paul helped me fill in the details. From the daily itineraries to selecting hotels and coordinating travel while in India, Paul's experience and knowledge of the available options made the planning process stress free. The result was a customized travel experience to remember. Paul's thoughtful approach and attention to detail were invaluable throughout the process and I would highly recommend him to anyone planning their next travel adventure.

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Trip of a Lifetime

Reviewed By Laurie & John J. - Pound Ridge, NY | Traveled to Spain ~ Europe
John and I have just returned from our trip to Andalusia, Spain, starting in Malaga and ending in Seville. We just want to tell you how special-and perfect-this has all been. Your suggestions, insights, and attention to detail have made this a trip of a lifetime. No little convenience was overlooked, so that we could just relax and enjoy a truly remarkable country. We love Spain! Start thinking of where we should go next!
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Fabulous trip to Southern Italy

Reviewed By Judy S - Boston, MA | Traveled to Italy ~ Europe
"...Paul spent time with us to find out our interests, activity levels, and budget. He then planned a perfect itinerary tailored to fit our needs. Based on our input, he planned a 13-day trip to Rome, Naples and Positano on the Amalfi Coast. The hotels were wonderful; well located, immaculate and very comfortable. He arranged for private tours in each location. We avoided lines and learned so much. The guides were very knowledgeable and spoke English... There was also plenty of free time for self-guided tours, which Paul had mapped out for us. He also gave us suggestions for dining in each stop on the itinerary. Since Paul has lived in Italy, he recommended only the best authentic restaurants! We had texts daily from Paul to check on us and to make sure everything was going as planned. We also were given emergency numbers for each stop if we ran into problems (never needed to use them!) It was a better trip than we could have imagined! We are ready to plan Northern Italy for next year.
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What an Adventure!

Reviewed By R.F.H. - Boston, MA | Traveled to Italy ~ Europe
Just...Wow…What an Adventure!
Truly a trip of a lifetime for us; mostly thanks to your help and ability to bring people together in such new and unusual, delightful ways. It was so great to know you “had our backs” no matter where we were!
Thank you again, Paul, for your work on our behalf to make this an extraordinary trip to Italy for both of us.
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