Everywhere you go in Italy you’ll be treated to a different yet equally palate-pleasing cuisine, from rice and fish dishes in Venice, to exquisite pasta and sauces in Rome. Come to Italy with an appetite.
When to go: April-October for the warmest and driest climates; November-December for a fantastic festive atmosphere.
There’s a reason so many people want to visit Italy – you can’t help but fall in love with some aspect of the country, be it the unforgettable food, the wealth of renaissance architecture and priceless art, or the landscape dotted with olive groves and vineyards. From high fashion, to humble homemade wine on a country road, Italy has it all – and then some. Find out more about seeing Italy with Insight.
Barcelona deserves a spot on any bucket list. From the winding alleys of the famed Gothic Quarter, to Gaudi’s unfinished masterpiece the Sagrada Familia, to the array of tempting tapas bars, there’s enough here to keep you busy for days.
When to go: May-October for the best temperatures across the country; November-December for a great festive scene.
Spain is beloved by many for many reasons. Each of its diverse regions lay claim to their own distinct cuisine, culture, language, and attractions – all of which are worth getting to know. You’ll also find cosmopolitan cities, idyllic towns and villages, fascinating architecture, and over 200 km of rugged cliffs along Costa Brava’s dramatic coastline. Find out more about seeing Spain with Insight.
Paris is packed with must-see sights, but it’s also a city that’s about so much more than its famous landmarks. No matter what you see and do in Paris, the city will draw you in and mesmerize you.
When to go: May-September for the best weather; November-December for great Christmas markets.
Paris gets a lot of attention (with good reason), but France as a whole is a vacation destination like no other. Art, history, food and wine, fashion, and architecture can all be enjoyed here, from the sun-kissed Cote D’Azur, to the vineyards of Burgundy and Alsace, to the sparkling streets of Paris. Find out more about seeing France with Insight.
You can’t leave Switzerland without shopping for a few things it’s known for, namely watches, Swiss army knives, cheese and of course, chocolate.
When to go: May-September for the best temperatures; November-December for superb Christmas markets.
Natural beauty can be found everywhere in Switzerland, whether you’re taking a steamer cruise across Lake Lucerne, or a cable car ride above the alpine peaks and green valleys below. The ever-efficient country has not one but four official languages, a rich cultural diversity, and alluring cities and towns you’ll want to linger in. Find out more about seeing Switzerland with Insight.
Don’t miss a visit to the capital city of Zagreb, a fascinating city full of interesting things to see and do, including having what’s thought to be the world’s best sunset.
When to go: May-October for the warmest climates which allows breathtaking views of varying scenes of the Dalmatian Riviera.
Croatia is one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations – and it’s not hard to see why. The dazzling coastline might be the first thing that steals your heart, but the walled city of Dubrovnik, UNESCO protected city of Split, mini-fortress of Korcula, and national parks just begging to be explored will keep you coming back for more. Find out more about seeing Croatia with Insight.
While in Greece, take full advantage of the array of flavours on offer. Greek cuisine – from crumbing feta and briny olives, to fragrant moussaka and ouzo-steamed mussels – shouldn’t be missed. Be sure to bring your appetite.
When to go: Greece's Mediterranean climate means that temperatures are good all year round.
Greece has something for everyone, from sun-worshippers and island-hoppers, to those who crave culture and a healthy dose of history. Ancient ruins seemingly around every corner, delicious food, passionate people, white sand beaches, and opportunities for hiking, climbing and even kite surfing are just a few of the many sides of Greece to be explored. Find out more about seeing Greece with Insight.
One of the most multifaceted cities in the world, London really does have something for everyone, from history and architecture buffs, to foodies and shoppers.
When to go: May-September for the warmest climates; November-December for a fantastic festive atmosphere.
England is about so much more than Yorkshire pudding and iconic red phone booths. Take in the diverse landscape dotted with lush fields and craggy peaks; explore historical cities and quaint villages; visit stately homes and museums; and feel the buzz of London as you shop, stroll and eat your way through the vibrant capital. Find out more about seeing England with Insight.
Come to Dublin for the lively pub life, but don’t leave without exploring the many museums, cathedrals, leafy squares, and well-preserved castles.
When to go: June–September for a warmer climate and clearer skies.
Steeped in history and Celtic tradition, a trip to the Emerald Isle is a vacation like no other. Showcasing the very best sights and scenery of Ireland including the Wild Atlantic Way and an incredible stay at the distinguished and luxurious Ashford Castle – recently respectfully and magnificently restored with a $75m investment by its owners, Insight’s parent company. You can be sure of extra special care and service at this world-famous icon. Find out more about seeing Ireland with Insight.
You'll find there's much more to Salzburg than The Sound of Music; spend some time taking in the rest of this sophistacated city's baroque architecture, art and culture.
When to go: June-September for a warmer climate and clearer skies; November-December for amazing Christmas markets.
City sights and stunning countryside combine in perfect fashion in Austria. The architectural splendour of Vienna is as enticing as the snow-capped mountain peaks and crystal-clear lakes that you'll find when off the beaten track. With Insight, you can experience the best of both worlds. Find out more about seeing Austria with Insight.
Minsk may be landlocked, but you’re craving some sea air, you can visit Minsk Sea, a picturesque artificial lake not far from the capital.
When to go: June-August for the warmest climates & the best chance to see the spectacular rebuilding effort post-WW2.
Often overlooked by tourists, Belarus should not be an afterthought when it comes to travel. Outside of the cities, you’ll find dense forest, two national parks, crystal clear lakes, and quaint villages. If you want a taste of something more urban, head to the capital city of Minsk, or to equally modern Brest. Find out more about seeing Belarus with Insight.