April 2014
Contact: Arnelle Kendall
Telephone: (561) 330-0850

Insight Vacations Launches 2014/15 Winter Europe Collection
~ Featuring Insight’s Signature Experiences and offering greater value to guests ~


Insight Vacations has announced the launch of its 2014/15 Autumn, Winter & Spring Europe Collection, including the Eastern Mediterranean and Christmas Markets brochure. The new program includes 34 itineraries featuring a host of Signature inclusions including hotels, dining and experiences while providing incredible value to guests traveling during the low season.“We received incredibly positive feedback regarding our Signature inclusions after introducing them last year, so we are very excited to be adding them to our European winter program,” said Phil Cappelli, President of Insight Vacations. “This means our guests can look forward to staying in the most distinctive hotels, enjoying authentic experiences with passionate characters such as local farmers and artists, and tasting the local specialties and produce of each region they visit.”

The program features hotel upgrades in Prague, Mainz, Seville, Madrid, Lisbon and Casablanca.Signature properties include: the luxurious Hilton Molino Stucky Venice, offering uninterrupted views of the lagoon; the unique Art Nouveau Palace Hotel in Budapest, embodying elegant Viennese façades; and the superbly located Meliá Castilla, Madrid, located just minutes from Paseo de la Castellana.

“Our Signature Experiences have been bought to the forefront in the popular Christmas market itineraries,” said Cappelli. “This year, our guests won’t just be visiting some of the best markets in Germany, Austria, France and Switzerland – they will have the chance to meet a market stall holder in Dresden and learn about Glühwein and Stollen bread. Other Signature Experiences include apaella cooking demonstration in Valencia with a master chef and a visit to a strudel house in Budapest to learn the art of making the Hungarian delicacy.

“Combined with the cooler, more comfortable temperature and fewer crowds, the guest experience during winter is supreme,” said Cappelli. “Another benefit is that our winter program costs up to 30 percent less than our summer offerings.”

Insight Vacations is offering guests an Early Payment Discount of up to $1,073* per couple onselected 2014/15 Winter Europe tours when they book and pay in full by July 17, 2014

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Terms and Conditions
*For new bookings only. Applies only to tours featuring the ‘Early Payment Discount’ in the price panel – see the new 2014-15 Europe, Fall, Winter & Spring brochure. The $1,073 per couple savings is off land only and is based on the 7.5% ‘Early Payment Discount’ combined with the 5% ‘Frequent Traveler Discount’ for past Insight guests. Savings reflect the March 25, 2015 departure of 17-day “Highlights of Europe .” A deposit of $200 per person is required within 7 days of bookings and full payment is required by July, 17, 2014. Combinable with other brochure discounts unless otherwise stated. Early Payment Discount is based on availability and may be pulled at any time. CST No.20687545-20.

About Insight Vacations 
Insight Vacations is proud to provide the most authentic and unique premium escorted tours and cruises to Europe, the Eastern Mediterranean, India, United States and Canada. Expert Tour Directors passionately help you tailor each trip to your interests, arrange exclusive access into the history and daily lives of the locals, and escort you to the most extraordinary destinations and monuments. With the perfect balance of guided experiences and independent exploration, Insight ensures you will experience every country like never before.

Enjoy the Art of Touring in Style with extended business-class legroom on Insight’s luxury coaches and relax and unwind in the finest properties. Insight offers nearly 60 spectacular Signature hotels, including beautiful châteaux and manor houses set in breathtaking locations. Our Signature Experiences vividly capture the imagination of travelers, whether olive oil tasting in Provence or observing sheepdog training in the Scottish highlands. With hundreds of dollars of included meals, sightseeing experiences, and unexpected flourishes, you will be astounded by the value of an Insight Vacation.

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