Insight Vacations' Signature Year
Insight Vacations have dubbed 2015 their "Signature Year" - and for good reason. Building on their award-winning heritage of innovation, 2015 promises to keep everything you love about Insight Vacations (the extra legroom, the high-deck views, the business class comfort) and add to it! In 2015, each journey will include a unique collection of engaging and authentic Signature Events that go far beyond the run-of-the-mill tourist fare, introduce you to local people and ensure you become a part of life in Europe and not just an observer.
With hundreds of Signature Experiences on offer, on your Insight Vacations journey you will definitely discover more than just the highlights. You will get to meet the locals, get involved in regional culture, unlock doors that are otherwise closed to the public and engage with real European life. You will learn the art of working sheepdogs in Scotland, learn to make pasta the Italian way, try glassblowing in Prague, or shop with a local at the Boqueria markets in Barcelona.
These unique moments will bring your holiday to life that will ensure you won't just see Europe - you will be part of it!
During the evenings, you can enjoy the sights and sounds of cities at their most breathtaking and alluring, with Signature Evenings of entertainment included in many locations. Enjoy a fiery Flamenco show in Seville, an evening with Whirling Dervishes in Turkey, or a Strauss or Mozart concert in the magnificent Auersperg Palace in Vienna. These evenings are exclusive to Insight Vacations, and offer a rare insight into your destination that you otherwise wouldn't have seen or experienced.
To Europeans, there is nothing better than sharing a table with friends and enjoying great food and wines. Its the essence of life, and what would a European holiday be without authentic dining experiences. That's where Signature Dining experiences come in... these could range from a Moroccan feast with belly dancing to a Spanish tapas extravaganza. There is a Celebration Dinner finale at the end of every journey, such as a gourmet meal at Château de Rochecotte, accompanied by wines of the Loire Valley. You could be serenaded at a Roman Banquet, toasted with champagne on the Left Bank in Paris, or watch traditional entertainment and enjoy mezzes as the sun sets over the Bosporus in Istanbul.
On many itineraries you will be invited to dine as the locals do, where you will be able to choose from a selection of local restaurants and share a table with a few companions at a Dine Around evening. And, your Tour Director will always be on hand to offer recommendation and make bookings for you if you wish to dine elsewhere.
Insight Vacations always handpicks hotels of high quality and excellent service, consistently in the most desirable, central and scenic locations to give you a distinctly special experience. But in 2015, you can also look out for Signature Hotels - included in most journeys, these are distinctive properties that will make your stay even more memorable. For example - the Kolbe in Rome, a luxury converted 15th century convent that is within walking distance of the Roman Forum; the classical Hilton Vienna Plaza, a designer hotel on the prestigious Ringstrasse; or the sumptuous Atlas Medina set in lush gardens in the heart of Marrakesh.
Insight Vacations will take care of all of the details for you - managing all your reservations, check-ins and even hotel tips. And your luggage will always be delivered to your room swiftly and seamlessly.
With all of these unique experiences on offer, you can't look past the exceptional, will-organised and luxurious journeys offered by Insight Vacations. If you are organising a cruise in Europe, then consider adding an Insight Vacations journey to your holiday to really make the most out of your time there, and to experience the area by both land and sea. It's an unforgettable combination, and the perfect way to explore your favourite European countries.
For more information, call one of our Cruising Specialists, who will be able to recommend which Insight Vacation journeys match up with the cruise you are considering. Just call them on 1300 954 661 today.