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2020

Ancient Civilizations

Discover the World's Ancient Civilizations

Take a step back in time and explore some of the world’s oldest civilizations. From the Ancient Egyptians and Greeks to the Berbers of Morocco, the countries that were inhabited by these groups are steeped in history.

 

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Welcome to the Art of Travelling in Style

At Insight Vacations, we believe in showing you all the sights and the insights, up close and personal, in comfort and in style.

Our magical Insight Experiences get you up close and personal with the people and places you encounter along your journey. For example, in Egypt, visit the Pyramids of Giza with an Egyptologist who will take you on a journey through the ages of this ancient civilisation.

No matter where you go, you’ll travel in comfort and in style as we share our passion for travel with you.

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Egypt, Morocco, Jordan & Israel

Whether you’re a nature lover or a history enthusiast, prepare to be captivated by this picturesque part of the continent. Hear about Alpine flora and fauna from a Swiss ranger on the summit of Mount Stanserhorn in Switzerland, or uncover the delights of Schönbrunn Palace in Vienna with a Local Expert.

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Incredibly, after gazing upon the illustrious pyramids, this trip only gets better. Further up the Nile, your cruise ship is poised to take you to royal tombs and breathtaking temples.

Egypt’s vast wealth of antiquities take centre stage here. Marvel at Karnak, the Pyramids and Sphinx, Tutankhamun’s treasure, and the ubiquitous hieroglyphics.

Best of Morocco (Summer 2020)

10 days from US$2,426

Morocco is a colourful mix of Islamic, Arabic and African influences. Spain and France have left their marks too. This unique travel experience includes a stay in Essaouira and at the amazing Berbère Palace Hotel in Ouarzazate.

Welcome to a land rich in Arab culture, natural wonders and sites so ancient that by comparison, the Crusader forts guarding the old trade routes are considered recent additions.

Walk in the footsteps of Jesus, as you journey from birthplace to his Crucifixion site of Jerusalem. The is a journey that brings Biblical stories to life, taking you to some of the world's most sacred Jewish and Islamic sites, accompanied by your knowledgeable Local Expert.

Land of Prophets (Summer 2020)

25 days from US$9,850

Get up close and personal with the beautiful cultures, iconic antiquities, and inspiring landscapes of Israel, Egypt and Jordan on this heritage journey.

 

Greece & Turkey

Miles of sparkling coastline. Ancient sun-bleached relics and ruins. Exquisite islands, and fresh Mediterranean cuisine. Just add warm-hearted hospitality, and you’ll find it hard to leave.

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Join an expert in antiquities, as you explore the wonders of Kalambaka and Olympia, visiting monasteries, monuments and ancient sites along the way.

This journey should top every traveller’s wish list. Explore the sun-kissed temples and time-worn towns of the mainland and visit two of the most romantic islands on earth, where relaxing on the beach or in local cafes is the order of the day.

A sun worshipper’s paradise, you’ve made it to Greece. Delve into the unique history of this ancient country as you make your way around its beautiful islands via land and sea. Capture the beauty of Santorini’s Cycladic houses, the warmth of Mykonos’ locals and the legendary charm of Athens’ ancient relics. Topped off with a selection of scrumptious Greek delicacies along the way, this bright trip is one to be savoured.

This multi-layered journey showcases the temples and arenas of ancient Greece and Turkey with a highlight 3-day cruise to the glittering isles of the Aegean Sea.

This multi-layered journey showcases the temples and arenas of ancient Greece and Turkey with a highlight 4-day cruise to the glittering isles of the Aegean Sea.

This multi-layered journey showcases the temples and arenas of ancient Greece and Turkey with a highlight 7-day cruise to the glittering isles of the Aegean Sea.

Discover the exotic flavours, ancient heritage and unrivalled beauty of one of the world's most desirable destinations, as you cruise to hidden coves, sandy beaches and white-washed villages over 4 days.

Discover the exotic flavours, ancient heritage and unrivalled beauty of one of the world's most desirable destinations, as you cruise to hidden coves, sandy beaches and white-washed villages over 7 days.

Wonders of Turkey (Summer 2020)

11 days from US$2,125

Gifted with natural and ancient wonders, discover Turkey's finest gems including Göreme, the white terraces of Pamukkale and Ephesus, dating back to the 10th century B.C.

Explore the ancient sites of Ephesus and Troy, behold the grandeur of the Hagia Sophia and dive into the history of this fascinating country.

 

India, Nepal & Sri Lanka

With charming culture at every turn, Italy never ceases to delight. Let Insight give you a unique view on this special country with experiences including dinner after-hours in the Vatican Museums, and wine tasting in the iconic Tuscan countryside.

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Colourful cultures, remarkable temples and mystery await you in India and Nepal. Delve into this magical journey with your fellow travellers and discover these countries in all their glory. From meeting women who have summited Everest in Kathmandu, to a rickshaw ride through Old Delhi, you’ll travel in style with your expertly trained Travel Director.

Welcome to Sri Lanka. A verdant utopia for travellers looking for golden beaches, history, culture and delicious regional bites, you’ll be met with an array of exciting Insight Experiences. From taking a walking tour through the backstreets of Colombo with a Local Expert, to visiting Rahju’s Contemporary Art Gallery and a tea plantation, enjoy travelling with a group of like-minded individuals and a knowledgeable Travel Director, who will be on hand to guide you throughout your trip.

 
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2. DELICIOUSLY AUTHENTIC DINING

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Enjoy hand-picked hotels in the best locations and our 40-seat customised coaches, with twice as much legroom.

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4. SMALL GROUP CAMARADERIE

With never more than 40 people on a journey and an average of 33, our groups are just the right size.

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5. SEAMLESS, STRESS-FREE TRAVEL

From hotel check-ins to restaurant reservations, your knowledgeable Travel Director will be on hand to take care of everything.

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