In­sight Va­ca­tions sets the pace

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - MATTA FAIR -

SHOW­CAS­ING the di­ver­sity of au­tumn colours, win­ter fes­tiv­i­ties and spring blooms on of­fer be­tween Novem­ber 2016 and March 2017, In­sight Va­ca­tions boasts an ar­ray of en­tic­ing op­tions, in­clud­ing a new itin­er­ary for win­ter in Ice­land.

The seven- day Scenic Ice­land and The North­ern Lights pack­age en­com­passes a wealth of bucket list must- sees such as la­goons, wa­ter­falls, vol­ca­noes and danc­ing lights that fill cloud­less skies, with the in­com­pa­ra­ble show that is the North­ern Lights, priced from US$ 2,675 ( RM10,690.18) per per­son, twin shar­ing.

Trav­ellers can now plan ahead to se­cure the pick of sea­sonal hol­i­days and air­fare of­fers and save up to 28% on sum­mer prices.

For a flour­ish of fi­esta and a splash of sea­sonal colour, the 13- day Splen­dours of An­dalu­cia and Morocco is sure to fire up your in­ner fla­menco.

The aes­thet­i­cally ap­peal­ing ar­chi­tec­ture of Fes and Mar­rakech is also a high­light of this Pre­mium Es­corted Jour­ney, priced from US$ 2,925 ( RM11,689.53) per per­son, twin shar­ing – in­clu­sive of all evening din­ing and all sight­see­ing and ex­pe­ri­ences.

And for those who crave the fes­tive tra­di­tion of a Christ­mas Mar­ket or Win­ter Won­der­land ex­pe­ri­ence, there are nine dif­fer­ent jour­neys to choose from, span­ning the breadth of Cen­tral Europe.

Com­ment­ing on the re­lease of the AWS 2016/ 2017 port­fo­lio, In­sight Va­ca­tions CEO John Bould­ing said, “Our lat­est col­lec­tion of Pre­mium Es­corted Jour­neys en­cap­su­lates an in­spir­ing col­lec­tion of ex­clu­sive lo­cal discoveries and sought- af­ter din­ing ex­pe­ri­ences.

“What’s more, you’ll stay in style in the heart of the ac­tion, en­joy per­son­alised and stress- free travel and re­lax with Busi­ness Class legroom and smaller group sizes, epit­o­mis­ing In­sight’s inim­itable style and value propo­si­tion.”

Through In­sight Va­ca­tions’ in­cluded Sig­na­ture Ex­pe­ri­ences, guests are im­mersed in the re­gions’ cul­ture and tra­di­tions, see­ing the world through lo­cal eyes.

Meet a stall­holder at the Mu­nich Christ­mas Mar­ket to en­joy de­li­cious lebkuchen and a glass of glüh­wein or gain VIP en­try to the Vat­i­can Mu­se­ums and Sis­tine Chapel with a be­hind- the- scenes tour from a pri­vate art ex­pert or tra­verse the top of the world ex­plor­ing the snow- capped Alps on the fa­mous Glacier Ex­press in Switzer­land.

In­sight Va­ca­tions’ Pre­mium Es­corted Jour­neys for 2016/ 17 Au­tumn, Win­ter and Spring in­clude:

• 9D Alpine Christ­mas Mar­kets priced from US$ 1,925 ( RM7,692.31) per per­son, twin shar­ing. This pack­age is a mag­i­cal lead up to Christ­mas in tra­di­tional Ger­man towns and the snow- frosted Alps. Sam­ple warm­ing glüh­wein at the fes­tive mar­kets of Mu­nich, take a horse drawn car­riage ride through the stun­ning Aus­trian city of Inns­bruck and mar­vel at the ma­jes­tic land­scapes of the Black For­est.

• 9D Win­ter Won­der­land priced from US$ 1,925 ( RM7,692.31) per per­son, twin shar­ing:

Nowhere is there more magic in win­ter than Europe and this itin­er­ary show­cases it at its very best. En­joy a thrilling ca­ble car ride through the Swiss moun­tains, wind through the cob­ble­stone streets of Rothen­burg- ob- der- Tauber and fol­low the Rhine Val­ley to reach the ro­man­tic town of Hei­del­berg.

• 8D Ital­ian In­ter­mezzo priced from US$ 1,750 ( RM6,993.74) per per­son, twin shar­ing:

Ex­plore Italy’s most fa­mous and best loved cities on this eight­day itin­er­ary. En­joy an olive oil press­ing and tast­ing among the stun­ning coun­try­side in Um­bria and Tus­cany, take a ser­e­naded jour­ney through the canals of Venice by gon­dola and gain fast track en­try to the Vat­i­can Mu­seum and Sis­tine Chapel in Rome.

• 7D Glo­ries of Greece priced from US$ 1,595 ( RM6,374.14) per per­son, twin shar­ing:

Take an all- in­clu­sive jour­ney through the ages in glo­ri­ous Greece. Mar­vel at the Acrop­o­lis in Athens, visit a fam­ily- run pot­tery stu­dio in Ar­go­lis and be in­tro­duced to the art of Greek cooking in Olympia.

In con­junc­tion with MATTA Fair, you can en­joy sav­ings up to 30% off for the sec­ond trav­eller, valid for a lim­ited time only.

For more sav­ings, pair your In­sight Va­ca­tions itin­er­ary with CIT’s spe­cial dis­counted air fares.

At the Blue La­goon geo­ther­mal spa, Ice­land.

Glaciers in Ice­land.

Christ­mas at the Old- town Square, or Staromestske Na­mesti, Prague.

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