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2020

Europe & Britain

Discover the Magic

of Europe & Britain

Welcome to the Art of Traveling 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. In Ireland, learn all about the national sport of hurling from a professional hurling player and get the chance to play along with your new friends.

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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The independent guest review site Feefo has recognized Insight Vacations with its Gold Trusted Service Award for a second year running. Our guests have rated us 4.6 out of 5 stars based on thousands of independent reviews received during the past year. The stars in the below journeys show the average overall guest rating for that trip.
 

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European Discoveries

Discover Europe’s culture capitals, including Paris, Rome, Amsterdam and Madrid. Let our Insight Experiences give you a unique view on the places you visit, from exploring Paris on a gastronomic walking tour with a local foodie, to meeting a Swiss Ranger at the top of Mount Stanserhorn.

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Flavours of Europe

9 days from US$2,678

Experience the essence of Europe as you travel through bustling Rome and Paris, stopping off in Renaissance Florence, the colourful ocean-side villages of the Cinque Terre and the glittering snow-capped peaks of Switzerland. Explore local life as you enjoy small-group dining in Lucerne and cross paths with locals who are passionate about sharing Europe’s rich heritage, culture and traditions with you.

European Rhapsody (Summer 2020)

11 days from US$3,056

Discover Europe’s grandeur and the legacy of the powerful Habsburg dynasty on this soul-stirring journey of Europe’s imperial cities. Be inspired by the family heritage of royalty as you meet a castle owner in the Rhine Valley and enjoy dinner at a family home in beautiful Budapest. Your journey culminates in timeless Venice with its romantic and lavish palaces.

European Flair (Summer 2020)

12 days from US$3,128

Send your spirits soaring on this fairy-tale journey from Amsterdam’s canals through to Salzburg’s ‘Sound of Music’ hills and Italy’s most revered cities. Meet a castle owner on the romantic Rhine, a gondolier in whimsical Venice, and an Italian chef in hilltop Orvieto. This trip is a symphony of the ages, where history comes alive as you hear from passionate locals about life in some of Europe’s most beautiful cities.

 

Britain & Ireland

Britain and Ireland have long fascinated travellers. Marvel at the charm and elegance of these renowned destinations. Immerse yourself in fascinating opportunities such as taking tea with a Scottish aristocrat or hearing traditional Irish tales from a local storyteller.

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Gems of Britain

5 days from US$1,215

Succinct and full of bucket-list highlights, this spirited journey captures the essence of Britain in only a few days. It includes a fantastic cross-section of Britain’s historic towns, traditional heritage, cultural figures and idyllic scenic landscapes.

Best of Britain

11 days from US$2,903

From the home of Shakespeare, to the moors of Scotland and the beautiful Cornish Countryside, this really is the best of all that Britain offers.

Country Roads of Scotland

9 days from US$2,475

From the great capital of Edinburgh to the Orkney Islands and Skye, you'll travel through 8,000 years of history and become immersed in Scotland’s rich cultural heritage.

 

France, Belgium & the Netherlands

Enthralling experiences await in this vibrant slice of Europe. From cosmopolitan Paris to the Loire Valley, where you’ll meet a local vintner. And let’s not forget the glamour of the South of France. Witness Dutch landscapes where you’ll sample typical local flavours and uncover Amsterdam’s iconic canals and museums.

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Step back in time and immerse yourself in idyllic 17th century Dutch landscapes of gently turning windmills and charming bridges, arching over peaceful canals. Enjoy a slower pace of life with all the comforts of modern touches.

Investigate Normandy's role in the 1066 and 1944 invasions that changed the course of history. Explore the beautiful city of St-Malo, the châteaux of the Loire and gleaming Paris.

Leafy vineyards, majestic mountains, Riviera sunshine, Roman remains and fortified towns, combined with great food and wine, make for an engaging ‘Tour de France.'

French Heritage

22 days from US$6,705

A grand adventure lies ahead with famous wines and excellent food, snow-capped mountains, sun-drenched beaches, magnificent châteaux, and learning about Roman remains and fascinating battlefield history.

An emotive and poignant journey through the countryside of Northern France, dotted with war cemeteries and memorials for those who fell in 'the war to end all wars'.

 

Spain, Portugal & Morocco

Take a gastronomic journey across Spain, sampling delights including tapas and pintxos. Learn the secrets of the traditional paella recipe with a demonstration in Valencia, and savour exquisite wines in Rueda. Lap up Barcelona’s vibrant arts scene and visit historic Madrid. In Portugal, witness important Roman and Gothic sites in Évora, and soak up picture-perfect beaches in the Algarve.

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Easy Pace Spain (Summer 2020)

10 days from US$2,633

Relax and immerse yourself in three of Spain's most contrasting and cultural cities. Vibrant Barcelona, idyllic San Sebastián and historic Madrid

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.

True to its name, this escorted journey showcases the best that Spain has to offer: the Alhambra, the modernist architecture of Barcelona, Madrid's Prado Museum, the Andalucian capital of Seville and Cordoba's Mezquita, to name but a few.

 

Italy, Sicily & Malta

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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"I really love showing guests the huge variety that Italy has to offer, from quaint countryside villages to cities full of stupendous art and architecture." -Jackie Whiteford, Travel Director

Best of Italy (Summer 2020)

11 days from US$3,308

"The trick to really connecting with Italians is to accept their love of the 3 'F's - Food, Friends and Family." - Andrew Ainscough, Travel Director

"Mangia bene, ridi spesso, ama molto," means "eat well, laugh often and love much." I don't think there is any other expression that more completely describes the Italian way of life." -Annelies Zwijns, Travel Director

 

Alps, Central & Eastern Europe

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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Best of Germany (Summer 2020)

10 days from US$2,385

Be captivated by the old world charm of Rothenburg and Neuschwanstein, the mountain scenery of Bavaria and the amazing re-birth of Dresden to its former Baroque splendour.

Discover a land of contrasting scenery, people and languages, offering a unique blend of interests and wonders.

An intimate journey of discovery amid stunning Alpine panoramas. This itinerary includes riding on the famous Glacier Express and staying in some of Switzerland's most enchanting hotels.

 

Northern Europe & Russia

Uncover Scandinavia’s seafaring history and explore Copenhagen, Stockholm and Oslo. For those in search of fresh air and dramatic scenery, look no further than Lysefjord where you’ll sail across fjords to Stavanger, or head to Alta and meet Trine and her champion dog sled racing huskies.

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Country Roads of Scandinavia

12 days from US$3,735

Marvel at the road less travelled with Scandinavia's breathtaking mountains, rivers and fjords. Follow the tales and trails of the Vikings, while enjoying the modern culture and liveliness of the cities.

Revel in outstanding Scandinavian scenery as you cruise the glassy fjords and ride the Flåm Railway. In the cities, soak up the seafaring history and lively cultural scene.

Grand Scandinavia (Summer 2020)

20 days from US$5,648

Sail the Baltic Sea, crossing rolling tundra and glassy fjords in your search for the midnight sun, all the while enjoying the local culture, history and striking scenery.

 

Ancient Civilisations

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.

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.

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.

 

Autumn, Winter, Spring & Christmas Markets

Experience the magic of Europe in Autumn, Winter and Spring – and see dream destinations in a different light. Sample regional specialities, enjoy seasonal festivals like the enchanting Christmas markets, and visit iconic sites without the summer crowds.

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Experience Christmas like never before, as you admire snow-laden Alpine peaks, traditional markets and sparkling lakes with a highlight experience aboard the famous Glacier Express.

Experience a world of natural phenomena; by day marvel at waterfalls, volcanoes and incredible landscapes and by night, seek out the dancing lights that fill cloudless skies.

Warm your heart with the magic of Christmas, savour classic German treats and fill your suitcase with hand-crafted gifts on this enchanting winter journey.

 
 

EARLY PAYMENT DISCOUNT

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If you want the best possible deal on your 2020 holiday to Europe, make sure you book and pay early!

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1. INSIGHT EXPERIENCES

We’ll show you a range of unique experiences, connecting you with local people to really bring each destination to life.

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2. DELICIOUSLY AUTHENTIC DINING

You’ll enjoy a variety of dining experiences, sampling great restaurants and local specialities for a fully immersive experience.

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3. TRAVEL & STAY IN STYLE

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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