Insight Vacations Launches 2016/17 USA Canada and South America

Insight Vacations Launches 2016/17 USA Canada and South America

Insight Vacations always do launches with great panache and the latest was no exception as the media were entertained with jazz before lunch,as  joint hosts Sharon Jordan, Insight Vacations, and Peter Hannaford, Georgia Tourism, launched the 2016/17 USA,Canada and South America programme.

Peter Hannaford, Georgia Tourism, speaking at the lunch

The programme features 10 Luxury Gold itineraries with top of the range luxury hotels and experiences and showcasing Peru for the first time ever, plus 15 Insight Premium journeys including two brand new itineraries.

Sharon Jordan, Insight Vacations, welcomes  the media

To meet growing demand for exotic new destinations, Insight Vacations has added Peru to its Luxury Gold offering with the launch of its 12-day Treasures of the Incas escorted journey. Priced from €5,545 per person (based on two sharing), guests will explore Lima, the Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Cusco, Puno and Lake Titicaca at a leisurely pace. They will delve into the mysterious history of the Inca Empire as well as present culture as they meet local artisans, barter at markets, learn local crafts and take part in powerful rituals.

Guests on Insight Vacations’ enhanced Luxury Gold journeys can expect to stay in the best hotels in each destination. Handpicked for their reputation and outstanding service these include the prestigious Towers of the Waldorf-Astoria – frequented by Presidents and dignitaries staying in New York, the historic Roosevelt Hotel in New Orleans, the luxurious Mailani Tower at the Royal Hawaiian and Canada’s sophisticated Fairmont Hotels.

Peter O’Hanlon, Travel Finders, and Peter Hannaford, Georgia Tourism, compare notes

Signature Experiences will remain a hallmark of Insight Vacations’ Luxury Gold itineraries offering guests the opportunity to enjoy exclusive authentic activities that take in the essence of each location, such as a private cooking class at the New Orleans School of Cooking or exploring Butchart Gardens in Canada with a horticulturist. Guests will also be treated to carefully crafted Signature Dining evenings, enjoying epicurean experiences in historic eateries, the finest award-winning restaurants, and exceptional culinary events throughout their holiday.

In 2016/17, the Luxury Gold itineraries are now all-inclusive , and airport transfers include a personalised meet and greet service and private transfer to the hotel. Additionally, a number of the itineraries now feature room upgrades such as the Luxurious Hawaiian Escape itinerary which boasts upgraded Ocean View Rooms.

The programme also features two new Insight Premium escorted journeys. The 12-day Landscapes of the Canadian Maritime itinerary offers a picturesque seaside escape visiting New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. Signature Experiences include a culinary demonstration by a renowned local chef of Canadian haute cuisine featuring Digby’s highly prized scallops. The new 13-day Easy Pace American Contrasts journey brings together four of the USA’s most famous cities  allowing guests to experience the glamour of Los Angeles, the hills of San Francisco, the bright lights of Las Vegas and the excitement of New York, with all internal flights included.

Also new for the 2016 programme is the introduction of Relaxed Starts, identified by the symbol ‘RS’ to highlight those days on itineraries that guests can enjoy a leisurely start of 9.00am or later.
Departures for the new programme commence in January 2016 and run until April 2017. Insight Vacations is offering an Early Payment Discount of up to 10% off selected 2016/17 USA, Canada and South America itineraries when booked and paid in full by 30th October 2015.

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Michael Flood is the Editor of Ireland's leading travel industry publication, Irish Travel Trade News. With more than 35 years experience, he has accumulated an in-depth knowledge of the airline industry and the travel and tourism world.

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