Insight Vacations is recognising the diverse interests of clients by offering a collection of Special Interest Journeys and experiences around the world in 2019.
Exclusive departures complement the various range of trips available and are specific to those interested in journeying beyond the ordinary to satisfy specific lifestyle interests including gardening, photography, art and more. Insight’s loyal Travel Advisors can encourage their clients to book early since these are limited departures and the Canadian Battlefields of Europe Special Interest itinerary to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the D-Day landings is now sold out with a wait list. In addition, Insight Vacations can customise a group departure for clients’ special interests.
Guests will travel in style in smaller groups for more personalised experiences and comfortable travel with extra leg room and Wi-Fi onboard their luxury coaches. Hotels will be hand-picked, always at the best locations. Deliciously Authentic Dining won’t be missed, and guests will be guided by their highly-skilled Travel Director. Samples of the itineraries offered on these seamless, magical Insight Experiences are:
- 15- day An Art Lover’s Taste of Europe – Departing 6 October, 2019
Made for lovers of art, this journey has guests visiting some of the best art galleries and museums in Europe in true style. Guests visit the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel and Galleria Borghese and taste the flavours of the region in Orvieto by joining a local chef for a fascinating cooking demonstration and wine tasting, while in Italy. With a Local Expert, guests visit the Uffizi Gallery in Florence and enjoy the works of Michelangelo, Botticelli and Raphael, before heading to Vinci en route to Milan, the home town of Leonardo da Vinci on the 500th anniversary of his death. After one more stop in Italy, the journey continues to Switzerland where clients explore Basel with their Travel Director, concluding with a visit to the Foundation Beyeler, one of the most beautiful art museums in the world, showcasing contemporary artists. In Paris, the Louvre is surely not to be missed and the following day, guests join their Local Expert to visit the Musee D’Orsay. The journey concludes in Amsterdam to admire the famous masterpieces in the Rijksmuseum.
- 9-day European Affair & Chelsea Flower Show – Departing 24 May, 2019
For gardening lovers, clients will explore the mecca of all flower shows, the Chelsea Flower Show in London and in the evening, dine on a scenic Thames River Dinner Cruise. As an Insight Experience, they will also take part of the famous Aalsmeer Flower Auction in the Netherlands, visit a traditional Dutch windmill and the village of Volendam, known for its colourful wooden homes and the harbour lined with seafood vendors. In Bruges, guests will cruise along the canal and then visit the renowned Châteaux of the Loire Valley, beautiful Chenonceau Castle and the most magnificent Château de Chambord, before experiencing the magnificent palace and gardens of Versailles. The journey concludes with the garden of Giverny that inspired many of Claude Monet’s masterpieces.
- 11-day Oktoberfest – Departing 22 September, 2019
After exploring Dresden and Berlin, clients will be welcomed in Munich with an orientation tour which shows them the Feldernhalle on the Odeonsplatz, the Palace of the Dukes of Wittelsbach, English Garden, Hofbrauhaus, St Peters Church and the famous Marienplatz. Next, guests enjoy a private invitation to exclusive seating in the renowned Ochsenbraterei Tent to celebrate Octoberfest. This afternoon, clients will enjoy the festival atmosphere, amusement rides, entertainment, beer and local Bavarian specialities for dinner as their host ensures a great time for all. Later, clients join special guest Patrick von Ritchthofen, known as ‘The Red Baron’, for an unforgettable conversation and a Celebration Dinner. In Melk, they join a river cruise along the stunning Wachay Valley and experience the vineyards and cellars of the local winery to learn about and sample the unique Wachau-style wine. In Vienna, clients will experience a concert of classic Viennese music and dance combined with a delicious meal of traditional Austrian fare in the evening.
Other Special Interest Journey departure options include:
- 18-day Picture Perfect Italy – Departing 13 August, 17 September and 8 October, 2019
- 18- day Chelsea Flower Show and Springtime in the Alps – Departing 7 May, 2019
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