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Paul Bachant

New York, New York Travel Agent

Luxury Travel Agent

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. Contact me to book your next trip as a VIP.

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Travel Specialties

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 ... Read more from my Authentic Travel Experiences bio.

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 ... Read more from my Insider Voyages bio.

Client Testimonials

Greece Vacation

"Paul assisted me and five close friends in planning a week-long trip to Mykonos, Greece. Although our points of origin were three different countries, Paul provided all the details for a seamless travel experience, including necessary transportation transfer requirements and alternative scheduling options, catered to each person’s port of arrival. He ensured that our wish for a private villa with very specific amenities was fulfilled down to the smallest detail and even added in the bonus of beautiful sunset views across a secluded bay. He also provided his own recommendations for sites to visit in the few extra days we planned to spend in Athens prior to returning home. Overall, Paul’s attention to detail and expert planning averted the potential logistical nightmares and made sure our group had one of the most enjoyable vacations together. Thanks Paul!"

Provided by Mark R, New York, NY

Amazing Jackson Hole Adventure

"I have been back from my summer adventure for two weeks and in that time, I have told at least 20 people about the amazing experience I had because of Insider Voyages. From the beginning stages of planning to the day we arrived home, my son and I were treated with such care and respect. Paul listened to everything I preferred and valued for our summer vacation. His attention to detail, creative ideas, and ability to execute an entire week's itinerary was spectacular. Traveling with an 8 year boy posed some extra considerations that Paul completely understood and accounted for. I know for certain that our trip to Wyoming would not have been nearly as amazing without the effort and planning by Paul. Hiking in the Teton Mountains, touring at Yellowstone National Park, a covered wagon trail ride and dinner, backstage access to a real Rodeo and several well placed "free hours" in the afternoon to rest and recharge, made this travel experience one of the best we have ever had."

Provided by Amy, Bayonne, NJ

Amazing Thailand

"My partner and I recently used Insider Voyages to plan our trip to Thailand. Our trip could not have been more enjoyable. Insider Voyages took care of everything, which saved us so much time and stress. Paul presented many options for hotels based on our feedback so we were able to select the perfect hotel in each city. We also chose excursions that interested us, based on the feedback we gave to Paul. The result was a vacation uniquely tailored to us. The whole process was easy and stress free. I will definitely use Insider Voyagers for my next trip."

Provided by John M, New York, NY

Italy Vacation as an Insider

"When we began planning our first trip to Italy, it was overwhelming. There was so many choices as to what parts of the country to see, what types of hotels to stay in, what mode of transportation to use, etc. Paul spent a great deal of time with us to see just what type of vacation we wanted and gave us options that fit our budget. He set us up with perfect hotels, incredible tour guides and mapped out areas that he recommended we navigate on our own. He also recommended great restaurants. Even given all of that, perhaps the best part of working with Paul was once our trip began. When we had a travel issue (nothing to do with him), we called him and he immediately rearranged things, making our issue a non-issue. He checked in with us via e-mail throughout our trip and somehow, despite the time difference, seemed to always be available to us. It was like having an insider with us on vacation. We will most definitely be using his services on our next trip!"

Provided by Vinny & Nadine, Mt. Kisco, NY

Reviews

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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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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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