DELRAY BEACH, FL, March 17, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- St. Patrick's Day began as a religious feast day for Ireland's patron saint and blossomed into an international celebration of Irish culture. March 17 represents a worldwide holiday every year, with festivals boasting ample beer, parades, dancing, Gaelic dishes, and lots and lots of green. Insight Vacations is joining the celebration of the season with a collection of seven premium and luxury escorted tours that intimately explore the Emerald Isle, from its breathtaking landscapes to its friendly locals and culinary delights.
For the epitome of the Celtic royal treatment, embark on a nine-day "Irish Elegance" tour showcasing the very best sightseeing and scenery Ireland has to offer. Explore Blarney Castle and seal your appreciation with a kiss; ancient folklore claims that those who smooch the stone are bestowed with the power to persuade, flatter and coax their way to success. Take a lengthy hike through the towering cliffs and lush lake lands of Killarney, and join the Connolly family for an Irish afternoon tea and learn the daily workings of a sheep farm, and cruise the serene waters of Lough Corrib with a local historian. The majestic Ashford Castle offers both a luxurious night's stay and one of the finest culinary experiences in the world; experience both and enjoy a convivial evening of dinner and wine before whisking away to your royal chambers.
Insight's "Focus on Ireland" is an eight-day Regional Journey that begins and ends in Dublin. Guests visit many of Ireland's most celebrated landmarks, such as the Guinness Brewery and Dublin Castle along the River Liffey. Explore Folk Park, a living museum in Bunratty, and see the hidden delights of Killarney on a famous jaunting car ride while learning the history and legend of the area. Take a guided visit of Waterford Crystal Showroom and take part in a cooking demonstration with master chef and local personality John Sheehan. For a true Irish celebration, join your Tour Director and fellow travelers in Cork for a Celebration Dinner overflowing with rich flavors, fabulous wine and lively entertainment.
For more information, please visit our website at www.insightvacations.com. For reservations, contact your favorite travel agent or call Insight Vacations at (888) 680-1241.
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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