Edinburgh Castle looms over the city, cutting an imposing site. Your Local Expert walks with you inside the walls of Edinburgh Castle to view the Scottish Crown Jewels, the Stone of Destiny and Mons Meg.
A hush descends and eyes turn to the castle. The skirl of the pipes rises and drums crack the night air as a tide of tunics and tartan flood from the drawbridge. For a limited time in August, witness the incredible spectacle of the Edinburgh Military Tattoo.
Board the ferry to the beautiful Orkney Islands, where your Local Expert will take you to the 5000-year-old village of Skara Brae, the mysterious Ring of Brodgar, the town of Kirkwall and the small chapel built by Italian prisoners of war during World War II.
Rouen, the capital of Normandy, is a masterpiece of Gothic style and the subject of a series of paintings by Claude Monet. Must-see locations are the cathedral, the Great Clock, the Old Market Square and Place du Vieux-Marché where Joan of Arc was burned at the stake.
Copenhagen has made a name for itself as a foodie haven where the emphasis is on good quality ingredients. Those travelling with Insight Vacations will be treated to a meal at Cofoco, a restaurant leading the way in minimizing food waste and acting for a sustainable future.
View Christiansborg Palace and the cathedral where the Crown Prince of Denmark married Princess Mary. You'll also see Rosenborg Castle, Amalienborg Palace, the Renaissance Stock Exchange and the unusual Rundertaarn, which is the oldest functioning Observatory in Europe.