Insight Vacations, the leader in premium escorted journeys, has released its 2019 Europe Preview collection, comprising 87 unforgettable itineraries that offer travelers an array of magical Insight Experiences across Europe, Great Britain, Ireland, Morocco and the Eastern Mediterranean.
These remarkable itineraries take guests to some of the most iconic and memorable destinations in Europe and beyond and give true insight into the cultures and traditions of each place by connecting guests with local people, offering immersive, hands-on Insight Experiences, and introducing them to authentic regional flavors. Each hand-crafted, small-group journey also includes accommodation at stylish hotels at the center of the action, business class transportation in luxury coaches, and the personal service of an expert Travel Director, reflecting the company’s motto, “The Art of Traveling in Style.”
“With these journeys, travelers can truly immerse themselves in the heart and soul of Europe’s destinations and people,” said Jon Grutzner, president of Insight Vacations.“We’ve incorporated all the usual hallmarks of Insight journeys that guests expect from us, such as seamless service and authentic experiences, while offering guests the chance to save with our Preview Price Guarantee and Early Payment Discount.”
The full collection of 87 Europe Preview itineraries can be seen here, including these three popular premium journeys:
Country Roads of France: This fascinating 16-day journey takes guests on a comprehensive journey down France’s less-traveled roads, from serene winemaking villages, to picturesque Provence, to the foothills of the Alps and the bucolic valleys of the Dordogne. In Chablis, guests are treated to an introduction to the region’s refreshing white wines from an expert vintner, and stay overnight at Dijon’s five-star Grand Hôtel La Cloche, known for its exceptional views over the prestigious Place Darcy. In Chambéry, guests enjoy a delicious Farm-to-Table Dinner, prepared with locally-sourced ingredients, and served with wines from the local region. In Arles, they follow in the footsteps of Vincent van Gogh and see where he lived and worked on his priceless creations. Then it’s onwards to southwestern France, where guests make a stop in the Dordogne Valley, home to more than 1,500 timeworn castles. Paris is the last stop of the journey, where travelers enjoy a behind-the-scenes guided foodie walkled by a local Parisian foodie, and a Celebration Dinner at the historic restaurant La Coupole.
Easy Pace Budapest, Vienna and Prague: This 10-day journey highlights the imperial monuments, distinctive cuisines and exhilarating cultural traditions of three magnificent capital cities. Beginning in Budapest, guests enjoy a Welcome Dinner at the elegant Gundel, one of Budapest’s oldest and most renowned restaurants. They’ll learn the secrets of traditional strudel-making at a strudel house before indulging in the rich, flavorful treats with aromatic coffee, then they’ll join a local foodie for a Dine-at-Home experience. In regal Vienna, guests take a private guided walk with a Local Expert through Schönbrunn Palace before taking a luxurious drive down the boulevards, passing the magnificent Opera House and Hofburg Imperial Residence. After passing over the Czech border, guests continue to picturesque Český Krumlov, where they explore the cobbled lanes and colorful houses of this fairytale town. In Prague, guests marvel at hidden gems and ancient monuments such as Bratislava Castle, Old Town Square and the Astronomical Clock.
Best of Morocco: On this 10-day journey, guests discover the exotic sights, smells and flavors of this fascinating, multi-faceted country. They’ll explore bustling Casablanca and visit the majestic Hassan II mosque, the largest in the country. In Fes, guests will walk through the ancient bazaar in the Medina, guided by a Local Expert, learn about the ancient craft of carpet making, witness age-old techniques of pottery making, and learn how khobz, the local bread, is made. They’ll also enjoy a delicious Highlight Dinner of aromatic tagines, exotic fruits and local wines while watching a traditional folklore show. In Boumalne-du-Dadès guests visit a traditional nomad’s house and try authentic Berber tea, then travel onward to Ouarzazate, the film capital of Morocco, where blockbusters such as “Lawrence of Arabia” and “Star Wars” were filmed. On the way to Marrakesh, guests visit the UNESCO World Heritage site of Ksar of Aït Benhaddou, a true gem of Moroccan architecture, and home to one of the region’s finest kasbahs. Once in Marrakech, guests marvel at the world-famous Jemaa el-Fnaa, a hectic jumble of food vendors, dancers, snake charmers, storytellers and acrobats.
Guests can choose from among four different travel styles and a full range of departure dates on these remarkable journeys. Travelers who book early can take advantage of Insight’s Preview Price Guarantee: if the price of the journey goes up, Insight will honor the Preview price, and if the price goes down, the company will refund the difference. Guests can also save an additional 10% with Insight’s Early Payment Discount.*
For reservations, contact your favorite travel agent, call Insight Vacations at 1-888-680-1241, or visit www.insightvacations.com
* Terms & Conditions
Please note itineraries shown online are subject to change until the launch of the full 2019 Europe brochure in September 2018. Pay your deposit within 7 days of booking. † Greece & Eastern Mediterranean trips do not offer Early Payment Discount. View all Terms and Conditions. CST No. 20687545-20.