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Paul Bachant

New York, New York Travel Agent

Authentic Travel Experiences

“You go away for a long time and return a different person—you never come all the way back.”  — Paul Theroux

After traveling the world extensively, living abroad for long stretches and fully immersing myself in foreign cultures, I founded Insider Voyages to share my passion and expertise with those on a journey of discovery.

Formerly a senior executive for a global luxury retailer, I have an elevated aesthetic that informs my unique approach to traveling in style. I also know the value of building loyal relationships with my clients, the better to serve their individual needs. And then there is my restless curiosity. It drives me to continually seek out inspiring destinations, resources and relationships wherever I go. For me, 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. 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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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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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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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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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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