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2021 - 2022

Europe & Beyond Tours


No matter where you go, you’ll be in good hands with our exceptional care team. New for 2021, you’ll not only have a Travel Director with you, but also a specially trained Well-Being Director, who takes a proactive approach to your welfare.

You also have the opportunity to travel even more comfortably with on our Small Group departures, with a maximum of 24 guests. In addition, those wanting to travel exclusively with friends and family can book a Small Private Group for 12+ guests.

Now more than ever, a guided holiday is the ideal choice. As travel specialists, we are perfectly suited for these unusual times as we take care of absolutely everything, so you can simply enjoy your holiday.

We’re part of a family-owned and family-run company that’s been in business for over 100 years. When you’re ready to travel, we’ll be here to guide you. We truly believe that travel is better together.

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Find your perfect trip with Insight Vacations' Europe and Beyond 2021-2022 premium escorted journeys.

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Per Person - Pay in full by 17 December 2020

New for 2021

New Insight Trip Options


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Small Groups

New for 2021, Insight Vacations offers Small Group departures, capped at just 24 travellers. Smaller groups mean less queuing whilst embarking and disembarking so it's easier to maintain a comfortable physical distance. Guests always travel on our customized 40 seater coaches that have twice the legroom of a standard coach.

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Small Private Groups

Looking to travel exclusively with just your friends and family? Insight Vacations offers a selection of trips that are bookable for private groups of 12+ guests. Your perfect-sized group will travel on a roomy private coach with your own Travel Director, all with our elevated hygiene standards and protocol.

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Destinations


Britain & Ireland

Best of Ireland & Scotland

14 days from US$3,566

Despite the many regional variations between Ireland and Scotland, they share a natural affinity, tracing back to their Gaelic roots, together with stunning landscapes, and warm-hearted communities.

Highlights

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Ardgowan Estate: Join Sir Ludovic for a tour of his family home, Ardgowan Estate, and savour a traditional Scottish tea made from local ingredients. Your visit helps support the estate, helping keep Scottish history alive.

Insight Experiences

Londonderry: There's no better way to experience sightseeing than with one of Northern Ireland's best storytellers, Ronan, as he takes you on a tour inside the city walls. Visit Trinity College and Book of Kells in Dublin • Irish National Stud and Japanese Gardens in Kildare.

Insight Choice

Killarney: Choose between a memorable ride on a horse-drawn jaunting car with the local jarveys or alternatively, join a gentle hike with a Local Expert along the lake shore and past the grounds of Ross Castle.

Authentic Dining

Welcome Dinner in Dublin • Celebration Dinner in Edinburgh. Taste whisky at the Glen Ord Distillery.

European Discoveries

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European Discovery

17 days from US$4,838

Discover the incredible diversity of Europe's finest destinations on this beautifully-curated journey of discovery. From the romantic spires of Prague to Cinque Terre's teetering ocean-side towns and the soaring peaks of Switzerland, this is a well-paced journey offering the ideal mix of sightseeing and time to relax.  

Highlights

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Venice: Witness the ancient skill of glassblowing on the island of Murano. Watch artisans create delicate works of art using rare traditional practices and support the master glassblowers to preserve their art.

Insight Experiences

Vatican City: Gain VIP access into the Vatican Museums and admire the famous Bramante Staircase, the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica.

Insight Choice

Paris: Choose between shopping in quaint boutiques like a true Parisian with your Local Expert or, join an avid foodie, to explore small shops and sample local treats and delicacies. Choose between two experiences in Prague and on Mt. Stanserhorn.

Authentic Dining

Welcome Dinner in Amsterdam • Farm-to-Table dining in Salzburg • Sea-to-Table lunch in Cinque Terre • Choice of Dine-Around options in Lucerne • Celebration Dinner in Paris.

France, Belgium & the Netherlands

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.

Highlights

Insight Choice

Normandy: Choose between shopping in quaint boutiques like a true Parisian with your Local Expert or, join an avid foodie, to explore small shops and sample local treats and delicacies. Choose between two experiences in Prague and on Mt. Stanserhorn.

Authentic Dining

Welcome Dinner at Rural in Paris • Taste wine in the Loire Valley.

Top Rated Highlights

Visit Mont-Saint-Michel with Local Expert • Château d'Azay Le Rideau with Local Expert • Chartres Cathedral. City tours of St. Malo and Normandy Landing Beaches, both with Local Experts.

Scenic Drives: Enjoy the scenery of the French countryside, as you travel along the River Seine and through Normandy, Brittany and the Loire Valley.

Spain, Portugal & Morocco

Best of Spain & Portugal

15 days from US$3,596

Follow the fortunes of the Spanish, Portuguese and Moorish Kingdoms as evidenced in their grand castles, stupendous religious buildings and incredible works of art.

Highlights

Make Travel Matter

Seville: The Cristina Heeren Foundation aims to promote the teaching and conservation of flamenco and is a beneficiary of a TreadRight Foundation grant. Meet the students of the foundation, learn some basic flamenco steps, and then feel the passion as the students perform an emotional show.

Insight Experiences

Granada: Join a Local Expert for a much anticipated and insightful tour of the remarkable Generalife Gardens and the Winter Palace at Alhambra.

Insight Choice

Seville: Choose between a visit to the cathedral and a walk through the old Jewish quarter with a Local Expert or alternatively, join a panoramic tour of the city and stop in the Santa Cruz area for a refreshing beverage.

Authentic Dining

Torremolinos: Hear the stories of local life as you are invited into the home of a local family to join them for a freshly prepared, traditional lunch, with wine.

Italy, Sicily & Malta

Best of Italy

11 days from US$3,285

"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

Highlights

Make Travel Matter

Venice: Witness the ancient skill of glassblowing on the island of Murano. Watch artisans create delicate works of art using rare traditional practices and support the master glassblowers to preserve their art.

Insight Experiences

Vatican City: Gain VIP access into the Vatican Museums and admire the famous Bramante Staircase. Witness the genius of Michelangelo in the Sistine Chapel and view the splendid dome of St. Peter's Basilica.

Insight Choice

Florence: Choose between a visit to the Accademia Museum with an art historian to see Michelangelo's David or alternatively, wander through the market stalls on a guided shopping tour.

Authentic Dining

Welcome Dinner in Rome • Lunch in Ravenna • Celebration Dinner in Rome.

Alps, Central & Eastern Europe

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Country Roads of Switzerland

14 days from US$4,484

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.

Highlights

Insight Experiences

Bellinzona: Explore the stunning town of Bellinzona with your Local Expert, Julie, who will passionately share with you her insights into the three marvellous castles.

Insight Choice

Stanserhorn: Choose between a walk along beautiful scenic pathways for a chance to see native animals or alternatively, join a Swiss ranger to learn about local fauna and flora.

Authentic Dining

Farm-To-Table light dinner at Domaine Wannaz overlooking Lake Geneva • DineAround options in Zermatt • Celebration Dinner in Zürich.

Top Rated Highlights

Travel on the Glacier Express • Cruise on Lake Geneva • Ride the Matterhorn Gotthard Railway to Zermatt. Visit Chillon Castle on Lake Geneva • Jobin Swiss Woodcarving Centre in Brienz.

Northern Europe & Russia

Grand Scandinavia

20 days from US$5,468

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.  

Highlights

Make Travel Matter

Karasjok: Visit the museum devoted to Sami history, preserving the culture of one of the world's oldest tribes, and admire over 5,000 objects in the cultural heritage collection.

Insight Experiences

Alta: Meet Trine and her huskies. Hear tales about their marathon Artic dog sled races during a hearty dinner and play with the cuddly pups afterwards.

Insight Choice

Rovaniemi: Choose between spending time at Santa Claus village and embracing the spirit of Christmas, or alternatively, join your Local Expert for a nature walk in the forest.

Authentic Dining

Welcome Dinner in Copenhagen • Traditional Dinner with Wine in Alta • Celebration Dinner in Oslo. Taste local treats at Helsinki's food market • Sparkling wine and caviar in North Cape.

Ancient Civilisations

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Wonders of Egypt

9 days from US$2,995

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.

Highlights

Insight Choice

Luxor: Enjoy listening to stories of village life from local residents, when you visit a family home for a tasting of authentic Egyptian sun bread.

Authentic Dining

Aswan: Follow the footsteps of Winston Churchill and Agatha Christie as you enjoy high tea in true colonial English-style at Aswan's famous Old Cataract Hotel, as the sun begins to set. Egyptian dinner and galabeya party on the Nile cruise.

Top Rated Highlights

Cruise the Nile for 4 nights from Luxor to Aswan • Travel with return flights from Cairo • Ride a Nile felucca. Visit the Karnak Temple Complex • Luxor Museum • Valley of the Kings and Temple Hatshepsut on the West Bank • Luxor Temple • Temple of Kom Ombo • High Dam and Granite Quarries of Aswan • Temple of Isis on the Island of Philae • Egyptian Museum • Pyramids of Giza.

Autumn, Winter & Spring

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Alpine Christmas Markets

9 days from US$1,935

The lead up to Christmas in traditional German towns and the snow-frosted Alps, is the stuff of storybooks – twinkling markets full of Yuletide delights and towering Christmas trees. Enter the realm of gingerbread, Glühwein and carol singers.

Highlights

Insight Choice

Innsbruck: Choose between a horse & carriage ride or alternatively, visit the magical world of Swarovski Crystal.

Authentic Dining

Salzburg: At the Christmas Market, meet a local stallholder and taste the delicious gingerbread with a fragrant cup of Glühwein.

Welcome Dinner in Munich • Dinner with Tyrolean entertainment in Innsbruck • Swiss Celebration Dinner in Zurich.

Top Rated Highlights

Embrace the magic of Christmas time in Europe. Departures explore Christmas markets in Munich, Salzburg, Innsbruck, Strasbourg, Freiburg and Zurich. City tour of Salzburg with a Local Expert.

Your Well-Being Director

Insight Vacations' trips* now include a specially trained and dedicated Well-being Director to provide additional support and assistance during your travels.

*Well-being Directors are not available on Australia and New Zealand trips.

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Looking to travel in 2022-2023?

Book Early and Save 12.5%*

Our Europe and Beyond trips are now available to book through 2022 and 2023! Book early save 12.5%* with our Early Payment Discount. By booking early, you get the best deal possible and the greatest choice of trips and departure dates.

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Reasons to Choose

Insight Vacations


People
#MakeTravelMatter

Insight is a founding member of TreadRight, a nonprofit organisation dedicated to #MakeTravelMatter. As an Insight guest, you’ll meet TreadRight grant recipients and other sustainable tourism leaders who ensure travel is a force for good.

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In Comfort  and in Style
More inclusions, more variety, more personalization

Experience all the sights and the insights during your unforgettable holiday, with a variety of opportunities to tailor-make your trip so that it’s perfect for you. Your Travel Director offers a choice of included and optional experiences, along with local recommendations.

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Smaller groups, more personal space

As an Insight guest, you always have plenty of personal space during your journey, whether you choose our classic or new small group sizes. Have peace of mind with more personal attention from your Travel Director and Well-Being Director.

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Consistently better hotels

Stay in style at excellent hotels hand-picked for your comfort. Your relaxation is key, so we’ve chosen topnotch properties in desirable locations with superb service and surroundings, to make you feel at home. Every hotel you stay at on an Insight trip meets our exceptional standards for hygiene and cleanliness.

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100 years of family values

Insight Vacations is part of The Travel Corporation, with a legacy of more than 100 years in travel, making us dependable, highly solvent and dedicated to making your holiday unforgettable.

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More Reasons to Go Guided

Discover why a guided holiday is the perfect choice for your next trip. We are here as your knowledgeable and well-prepared travel specialists who have taken care of everything, so you can simply focus on having fun.

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#INSIGHTMOMENTS

These #InsightMoments were enjoyed on our trips in Europe and beyond.

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