After listening to guest feedback, the desire for more intimate travel became prevalent, and Insight Vacations has responded to these new travel preferences by introducing new small, private group journeys for 12+ guests that are part of its Fall, Winter, & Spring itineraries to Europe, the Eastern Mediterranean and North America.
Guests can now create their own travel bubble on their selected Fall, Winter & Spring journey with the new Private Group Option for an added benefit to their premium journey and select from 38 specific itineraries from the collection.
The new offering was developed as the brand innovates in the industry, keeping guests’ well-being and comfort in mind while truly understanding the current traveler’s needs around re-connecting with their families in a post-COVID-19 world.
Insight Vacations has put numerous new measures in place to elevate its hygiene standards and protocols to adapt to the new world and furthermore, The Travel Corporation’s specific Peace of Mind promise is outlined here which indicates the comfort guests are offered by knowing that the company, under which Insight Vacations operates, is financially secure and highly solvent.
The new Small Private Group Option will be available in destinations that are expected to make a strong comeback throughout Europe like Switzerland, Spain, Portugal, Egypt, Morocco, Israel, Jordan and North America.
From our guest feedback, Christmas market journeys in the winter has proven to be a strong travel interest during the winter holidays this year, more than ever before.
If you’re interested, I’d be more than happy to share additional detail about these journeys and arrange an interview with a member of the team.
Below is a quick snapshot of what some of the incredible Insight Experiences on the journeys will entail, as guests will travel in smaller groups in 2021 and beyond.om
Reconnect with the traditional flavors of Spain and Portugal.
In Valencia, guests meet the chef of a local family-run restaurant in the heart of the Old City to learn the traditional recipe for paella during a Cooking Demonstration which is followed by a delectable meal paired with sangria. After arriving to Sant Sadurni d’Anoia, travelers will join a wine expert during a visit to Cava Dorada and enjoys an insightful tasting of Cava in the vineyard along with the delicious Highlight Lunch. Deliciously Authentic Dining and immersion in the heart of the destination awaits in Torremolinos as guests are invited in the home of a local family and sit down for a fresh, home-made traditional lunch with regional wine. In Porto, guests will try a delicious selection of Port wine over a tasting at the Vila Nova de Gaia wine stores.
Related journey: Amazing Spain and Portugal – 9 days
Support female economic empowerment of local artisans in Jordan.
Guests will enjoy meeting local artisans at the Iraq Al-Amir Women’s Cooperative which is managed and run by local women, providing training projects. This cooperative is a ‘People’ project supported by the TreadRight Foundation to help build the gift shop and expand their food offerings. By purchasing locally crafted goods, guests offer the women running the cooperative the chance to be financial independent and learn how to sustain a business for longer term success.
Related journey: Israel Discovery and Jordan Experience with Dead Sea – 16 Days
Witness the majesty of a three-story Christmas tree in Switzerland’s magical Christmas markets.
Insight Vacations offers a magical journey among the Swiss Alps with a stop in Zurich, offering guests an awe-inducing look at the three-story Christmas tree and time to explore the Christmas market. Some may visit the oldest Christmas market in the charming Old Town (Niederdorf) or perhaps the Christkindlimarkt next to the Zurich Main Train Station, near the 49 feet (almost 15 metres) majestic Christmas tree with more than 7,000 crystal ornaments.
Related journey: Magical Switzerland – 7 Days
Learn about life as a local Christmas market stallholder in Munich.
At the Christkindlmarkt (Christmas market) in Munich, guests’ Travel Director will introduce them to a stallholder to hear about life at the market and try a traditional German baked Christmas treat, Bavarian lebkuchen (cookies using unique spices and nuts) with a glass of glühwein. Travelers will rejoice in the festive atmosphere of the market known to be a festival of light and traditional music.
Related journey: Alpine Christmas Markets – 9 Days
Stargaze with an astronomer using the largest moving compound telescope in the world in Arizona.
In Tucson, Arizona, guests will enjoy a delightful Celebration Dinner after they visit Saguaro National Park and take in the beauty of the nature. The evening ends by meeting professional astronomer and stargazing through the largest moving compound telescope in the world. The expert will guide travelers through the experience by explaining the physics of the stars and combining science with the stargazing for a once-in-a-lifetime moment.
Related journey: Desert Escapes of California & Arizona – 8 Days