Experience the Seasons of Europe!

Uncover Europe, Britain and the Eastern Mediterranean and enjoy fewer crowds, but no less excitement, during your travels. This is the time to go to countries such as Egypt and Jordan, where you’ll be able to soak in their ancient majesty in milder temperatures. And why not uncover the best of Europe’s Christmas markets and rediscover a favourite destination such as Italy or Spain? You’ll be met with charming autumn colours, winter magic and glorious spring blooms.


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Highlights of Europe

from $4,536 pp

14 Days | Visiting England, Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Italy, Switzerland and France

 

Explore quaint Germanic towns, appreciate the splendour of the quiet Italian Lakes and marvel at the most impressive cities on the Continent. 

Insight Experiences: 

  • Rhine Valley: Delight in a private estate viewing of one of these Rhineland castles and learn more about these living cultural monuments situated along the Middle Rhine.
  • Venice: Witness the ancient skill of glassblowing and watch artisans create delicate works of art. Learn how the Venetian gondola is made on a visit to a traditional arts centre.
  • Vatican City: Enjoy VIP fast-track entry into the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, as well as exclusive access to the Bramante Staircase that is usually not open to the public. 

Highlights:

  • Amsterdam: Cruise in a glass-topped boat through the old waterways, where wealthy merchants built mansions during the Golden Age of the 17th century.
  • Rome: See the mighty Colosseum and Roman Forum as well as other medieval buildings, Renaissance palaces and Baroque churches.
  • Florence: View the multi-coloured marble cathedral, bell tower and baptistery, adorned by Ghiberti's Gates of Paradise. 
  • Mount Pilatus: Enjoy a spectacular journey to the summit of Mount Pilatus to witness a panorama of snow-capped peaks.
  • Paris: See Notre Dame Cathedral, the Eiffel Tower, facades of the Louvre, the River Seine and its romantic bridges and enjoy a drive along the Champs-Élysées to the Arc de Triomphe.


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Amazing Spain & Portugal

from $2,351 pp

9 Days | Visiting Spain and Portugal

 


Delve beneath the surface of these two amazing countries. Sample their signature dishes, share in their culture and marvel the legacy of their rich sea-faring history.

Insight Experiences: 

  • Toledo: At a Damascene workshop, meet a master craftsman for a personal insight into this ancient craft.
  • Granada: Join a Local Expert at the Alhambra Palace, the ultimate in Moorish architecture, an arabesque fantasy in stone, complemented by the glorious Generalife gardens.

Highlights:

  • Madrid: See the Royal Palace, the monument to Cervantes in the Plaza de España, the grandiose Cibeles Fountain, Parliament and Puerta del Sol.
  • Seville: Visit the Plaza de España in Maria Luisa Park, stroll through the Santa Cruz Quarter and see the gates to the Alcazar.
  • Seville: Step inside the impressive cathedral, passing the altarpiece dripping with gold and marvel at the Tomb of Columbus, held aloft by four kings. 
  • Lisbon: Visit Jerónimos Monastery with its beautiful Manueline architecture, reflecting Portugal’s trade over the centuries and UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Fátima : Join the faithful at one of the world’s holiest sites and pay homage at the Chapel of the Apparitions.

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Alpine Christmas Markets

from $2,304 pp

9 Days | Visiting Germany, Austria, France and Switzerland

The lead up to Christmas in traditional German towns and the snow-frosted Alps, is the stuff of storybooks – twinkling markets full of Yuletide delights and towering Christmas trees. Enter the realm of gingerbread, Glühwein and carol singers.

Insight Experiences: 

  • Salzburg: With a Local Expert, see Mozart’s family home and the 500-year-old Christmas Market in front of the cathedral. You'll also view the Hohensalzburg fortress and see Residenz Fountain when you spend some time in the Old Town.

Highlights:

  • Christmas Markets: All departures will experience the wonderment of the Christmas Markets of each city, some of the oldest in Europe.
  • Lörrach: Explore the town located on the borders of Germany, France and Switzerland and see the ruins of Rotteln Castle.
  • Freiburg: Enjoy a romantic walk through the medieval cobbled streets of Freiburg and soak in the magic of its Christmas Markets. 
  • Strasbourg: Exploring the Christmas Markets is like stepping directly into a fairytale, where glittering lights and the scent of cinnamon enchant your senses. Here you visit France’s oldest Christmas Markets, set in front of the Cathedral. Spend time in the atmospheric neighbourhood of La Petite France.
  • Zürich: Attend Europe’s biggest indoor Christmas Market with its magnificent Swarovski crystal-decorated Christmas tree.


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Mother Nature’s Splendour


ItineraryDurationVisitingPrice from
Northern Lights of Scandinavia10 daysFinland, Norway$5,166 pp
Scenic Iceland and the Northern Lights7 daysIceland$4,916 pp



Magical Christmas Markets


ItineraryDurationVisitingPrice from
Christmas Markets of Germany8 daysGermany$2,423 pp
Christmas Markets of Poland, Prague and Germany8 daysPoland, Czech Republic, Germany$2,085 pp
Christmas Markets of Austria and Bavaria8 daysAustria, Germany$2,328 pp
Magical Switzerland7 daysSwitzerland$2,779 pp
Winter Wonderland9 daysGermany, Austria, Liechtenstein, Switzerland$2,589 pp
Easy Pace Russia with Christmas Market8 daysRussia$2,615 pp



Rediscover Favourite Destinations


ItineraryDurationVisitingPrice from
Road to Rome12 daysEngland, France, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Austria, Italy$4,109 pp
Best of Morocco10 daysMorocco$2,803 pp
Best of Spain and Portugal15 daysSpain, Portugal$4,299 pp
Treasures of Spain, Portugal and Morocco17 daysSpain, Portugal, Morocco$4,536 pp
Italian Intermezzo8 daysItaly$2,613 pp
Best of Italy11 daysItaly$3,681 pp
Easy Pace Italy10 daysItaly$3,254 pp
Easy Pace Budapest, Vienna and Prague10 daysHungary, Austria, Czech Republic$2,636 pp

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*Terms and Conditions: Pricing shown is land only, per person based on a double occupancy. Single supplements apply. Early Payment Discount (EPD): For new bookings only. Only applies to the land portion of 2019-20 trips featuring the EPD. A deposit of $200 per person is required within 7 days of booking with full payment due by 29 August 2019. EPD does not apply to all trips or departures, is subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time and without notice. Further conditions apply. Contact your travel agent for more information. SUPPLIER: Insight Vacations