~ Showcasing ‘The Art of Traveling in Style’ with 70 immersive and authentic experiences
RYE, N.Y., Sept. 26, 2017 – Insight Vacations®, the award-winning leader in premium escorted journeys, has unveiled its brand new 2018 Europe Premium Escorted Journeys collection, with over 100 unforgettable guided vacations which feature 70 unique Insight Experiences.
To enable guests to experience destinations in a way that matches their personalities and desires, they can choose from four distinct itinerary styles, including Discovery Journeys, Regional Journeys, Country Roads® and Easy Pace®.
Guests enjoy seamless, stress-free travel at stylish, hand-picked hotels in desirable locations, such as the elegant Splendid Venice-Starhotels Collezione boutique hotel, a five-minute stroll to San Marco Square and the Rialto Bridge.
Deliciously authentic cuisine is also featured on all of Insight’s guided journeys, with a varied menu of dining choices and several new experiences including Dine-At-Home with local foodies, and Farm-to-Table meals showcasing the best regional produce. Insight’snew partnership with VizEat connects travelers with local hosts and like-minded guests from across the globe and reinforces its ethos of small-group camaraderie.
“For the launch of our 2018 European collection, we are excited to highlight the outstandingInsight Difference. It has been our personal mission for almost 40 years to create magical experiences for travelers through the services of our passionate Travel Directors and team members,” said Ulla Hefel Böhler, CEO of Insight Vacations. “Our 70 European Insight Experiences are incredibly authentic and are a curated collection of memories-in-the-making by connecting our guests with local people, unique activities and expert insights to bring each destination to life.”
The eight amazing new 2018 European Discovery trips range from 10 to 17 days and offer a variety of engaging experiences to Europe’s most desired destinations. From iconic cities to trendy locales, this trip style offers a total of 12 different itineraries to 12 countries, including the culinary hotspot of San Sebastián and the five coastal villages of Cinque Terre. The eight new journeys are as follows:
- Taste of Europe (10 days)
- Flavors of Europe (10 days)
- European Rhapsody (11 days)
- European Flair (13 days)
- European Dream (12 days)
- Splendid Europe (15 days)
- European Discovery (17 days)
- Mediterranean Journey (17 days)
Here are some of the highlights of the ‘European Dream’ Discovery Journey:
Spending two nights in each destination, guests will enjoy a leisurely journey where they will savor authentic regional meals and meet engaging locals. Starting in Venice, the magical La Serenissima, they will learn age-old Venetian traditions from a local gondolier, and the exquisite art of glass blowing with a skilled artisan.
In the clifftop Umbrian town of Orvieto, acclaimed author and chef Lorenzo Polegri invites guests inside his kitchen for a hands-on Etruscan cooking demonstration where he shares his pasta-making secrets while using the freshest ingredients and herbs.
In Tuscany, literary lovers will meet their Local Expert for a guided visit to the house of Italian Renaissance author Niccolò Machiavelli and enter the private quarters where he wrote his notable book, The Prince. They will also taste locally made wines in the writer’s underground cellar.
Guests continue onwards to Lucerne and embark on a scenic trip by funicular railway and open-top cable car to the summit of Mount Stanserhorn, where they will meet a Swiss rangerto learn about the local wildlife.
This memorable journey culminates in the City of Light with a behind-the-scenes guided walk led by a local Parisian foodie, where guests will sample delicacies at a boulangerie, a pâtisserie, a fromagerie and a chocolatier.
On the final night, a memorable Celebration Dinner will be held at Le Petit Prince de Parisrestaurant, located in a building in the historic Latin Quarter where delicious home-cooked cuisine and French wines have been served for centuries.
In celebration of the new premium journeys collection, travelers can enjoy 10% savings with Insight’s Early Payment Discount. A $250 per person air credit towards economy or premium economy flights is also available for select journeys.
For more information, agents can contact Insight Vacations at 800-582-8380 or visitinsightvacations.com. Insight pays a minimum of 10% commission on land.
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About Insight Vacations
As a global leader in premium escorted travel, Insight Vacations® has been crafting magical journeys for almost 40 years that embody The Art of Traveling in Style™. Through meticulous planning, detailed preparation and boundless passion, Insight’s collection of award-winning itineraries showcases the most outstanding destinations in Europe and North America. Guided by a highly-skilled Travel Director, guests can look forward to traveling in smaller groups, savoring authentic dining and enjoying a range of immersive Insight Experiences. To find out more, visit insightvacations.com.
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