Insight Vacations has announced the launch of its new 2019 Europe and Britain collection. This collection offers 96 journeys, including three brand new trips to Scandinavia and Greece, many new Insight Experiences, and several enhanced itineraries.
New Insight Experiences for 2019 include a Dine-at-Home dinner with the Willoughby family at historic Birdsall House; a special visit to Castel Gandolfo, the Pope’s summer palace, to explore the gardens; and a Farm-to-Table dinner paired with local wines in Bordeaux. Enhanced itineraries include “Jordan Experience,” which now includes a visit to the Iraq Al-Amir Women’s Cooperative, an Insight Cares and TreadRight project; “Israel Discovery,” which now has a new Dine-at-Home lunch experience; and “Easy Pace Malta,” which has added visits to Valetta and Mdina.
Insight Vacations has also created more selling and group booking opportunities for travel advisors in 2019. For example, next year marks the 75th anniversary of the World War II D-Day landings, and Insight clients can explore the significant historical sites related to this event on either the “Normandy, Brittany & the Loire Valley” or “French Heritage” guided journeys.
Clients can view the full collection of 96 Europe and Britain itineraries here, including these three new premium escorted journeys:
Northern Lights of Scandinavia: This 10-day Country Roads journey begins in Helsinki. Guests then board a scenic flight to the village of Ivalo, where they’ll have a chance to see the Aurora Borealis through the glass ceiling of their hotel room at the Aurora Village near Urho Kekkonen National Park. Then it’s onward to Norway, where guest visit Nordcapp, a place where the Northern Lights are also known to appear in the night sky.
Next, during a drive to Alta, guests can admire the fjords and enjoy the local ice bar. This itinerary includes an Insight Experience where guests visit a working sled dog farm and meet Trine Lyrek, a champion dog sledder, and her Alaskan Huskies. Guests join a dog sled ride with some of the best racing dogs in the country.
Greek Island Hopper: This 12-day adventure begins in Athens, where guests see ancient sights such as the Acropolis and the Parthenon with a local expert. They then board a ferry to Santorini and spend four days exploring this volcanic island with a local geology expert, viewing sunsets, and sipping cocktails while unwinding.
The adventure continues in Mykonos, where guests spend another four days exploring the blue and white streets, beaches and Mediterranean cuisine, including Welcome and Celebration Dinners. They’ll also meet a local boat captain and enjoy a leisurely cruise around the island.
Greek Island Stays: (Mykonos & Athens and Santorini & Athens): Guests can unwind on either the islands of Mykonos or Santorini and enjoy the neighborhoods of Athens.
This article originally appeared on travelagentcentral.com.