Posted: 26 Nov 2018 Insight Vacations Unveils 2019 Special Interest Journeys

 Clients will enjoy exclusive departures during the Chelsea Flower Show and Oktoberfest, supported by travel trends research

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Insight Vacations will be offering Special Interest Journeys and magical experiences around the world on their 2019 programme designed to satisfy lifestyle interests such as gardening, photography and art.

As with all Insight Vacations journeys, guests will travel in style in smaller groups for more personalized experiences and comfortable travel with extra leg room and Wi-Fi onboard their luxury coaches. Their hotels will be hand-picked, always at the best locations. Deliciously Authentic Dining won’t be missed, and guests will be guided by their highly-skilled Travel Director.

Oktoberfest11 days – Departing 22 September

After exploring Dresden and Berlin, clients will be welcomed in Munich with an orientation tour which shows them the Feldernhalle on the Odeonsplatz, the Palace of the Dukes of Wittelsbach, English Garden, Hofbrauhaus, St Peters Church and the famous Marienplatz. Next, guests enjoy a private invitation to exclusive seating in the renowned Ochsenbraterei Tent to celebrate Octoberfest. Clients will enjoy the festival atmosphere, amusement rides, entertainment, beer and local Bavarian specialities for dinner.

Later, clients join special guest Patrick von Ritchthofen, known as ‘The Red Baron’, for an unforgettable conversation and a Celebration Dinner. In Melk, they join a river cruise along the stunning Wachau Valley and experience the vineyards and cellars of the local winery to learn about and sample the unique Wachau-style wine. In Vienna, clients will experience a concert of classic Viennese music and dance combined with a delicious meal of traditional Austrian fare in the evening.

European Affair & Chelsea Flower Show – 9 days – Departing 24 May

Gardening lovers and those with green fingers can explore the mecca of all flower shows, the Chelsea Flower Show in London. As an Insight Experience, they will also take part of the famous Aalsmeer Flower Auction in the Netherlands, visit a traditional Dutch windmill and the village of Volendam, known for its colourful wooden homes and the harbour lined with seafood vendors. In Bruges, guests will cruise along the canal and then visit the renowned Châteaux of the Loire Valley, beautiful Chenonceau Castle and the most magnificent Château de Chambord, before experiencing the magnificent palace and gardens of Versailles. The journey concludes with the garden of Giverny that inspired many of Claude Monet’s masterpieces.

An Art Lover’s Taste of Europe – 15 days – Departing 6 October

Made for lovers of art, this journey has guests visiting some of the best art galleries and museums in Europe in true style. Guests visit the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel and Galleria Borghese and taste the flavours of the region in Orvieto by joining a local chef for a fascinating cooking demonstration and wine tasting, while in Italy. With a Local Expert, guests visit the Uffizi Gallery in Florence and enjoy the works of Michelangelo, Botticelli and Raphael, before heading to Vinci en route to Milan, the home town of Leonardo da Vinci on the 500th anniversary of his death.

After one more stop in Italy, the journey continues to Switzerland where clients explore Basel with their Travel Director, concluding with a visit to the Foundation Beyeler, one of the most beautiful art museums in the world, showcasing contemporary artists. In Paris, the Louvre is surely not to be missed and the following day, guests join their Local Expert to visit the Musee D’Orsay. The journey concludes in Amsterdam to admire the famous masterpieces in the Rijksmuseum. 

For more information on Insight Vacations please contact your Area Sales Manager or visit us at https://www.insightvacations.com/za/trip-styles/special-interest-trips