Insight Vacations sets the pace
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.