DELRAY BEACH, FL, Oct. 30, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Throughout history, vampires have inspired gut-wrenching fear and instinctive paranoia that is passed down from generation to generation. Nearly every culture in the world divulges their own ancient legends starring these undead creatures, from the formidable monsters of Chinese mythology to the Babylonian story of Lilitu. Yet despite the prevalence of variations, there is arguably one vampire tale that reigns supreme among the rest: the immortal, and immortalized, Count Dracula.
Dracula is a Transylvanian Count who lives in infamy as a result of Bram Stoker's 1897 novel. Stoker used incredibly descriptive imagery to describe the Count's castle, perched high above a valley in the Principality of Transylvania with a formidable river flowing below. While the actual existence of Dracula himself is up for debate, there is no denying the authenticity of "his" castle: the gorgeous Bran Castle, located in Romania, was chosen as Stoker's backdrop for the tale and is as full of magic and intrigue as its fabled past owner.
Insight Vacations® offers guests the opportunity to visit this imposing medieval castle, guarding the old Transylvanian border and steeped in legend and mystery. Look beyond the blood-sucking saga of Romania to discover an extremely diverse country filled with charming towns, unspoiled natural landscapes and a fascinating past. On Insight's "Treasures of the Balkans," unpeel the layers of history evident at every turn - from the recent battlefields to stunningly beautiful mosques.
You can also save up to $890 per couple by booking this tour before December 18 with Insight's Early Payment discount savings. Past passengers also save an extra 5% per person! Terms and conditions apply.
This 18-day tour ventures throughout Hungary, Serbia, Bosnia, Croatia, Albania, Macedonia, Bulgaria and Romania on a delightful regional discovery where the Mediterranean meets Central Europe and melds with exotic eastern flourishes. Visit the colorful Matthias Church and gaze out over the Danube in Budapest, tour the Mosque and Olympic Stadium in Sarajevo, and choose from a variety of charming restaurants inside the mighty defensive walls of Dubrovnik. With a vast selection of Signature Events, the region's best hotels and accommodations, and unforgettable first-class service, the only haunting you'll experience this Halloween season is the creeping desire to start planning your next Insight vacation.
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About Insight Vacations
For more than 35 years, Insight Vacations® has been designing the world's finest escorted travel itineraries. Insight offers 113 journeys to more countries across Europe than any other operator and provides the same legendary service across North America, India, Bhutan, Nepal, Morocco, Egypt and Israel.
Insight guests enjoy The Art of Touring in Style® with business-class legroom aboard customized luxury coaches, intimate groups of just 40 travelers and the services of an experienced Tour Director who acts as "traveling concierge." Each expertly planned itinerary includes a range of Signature Events for a unique and authentic look into the history and culture of each destination. Throughout their trip, guests will stay in handpicked hotels that are centrally or scenically located and have the perfect balance of guided and independent exploration.
About The TreadRight Foundation
At Insight Vacations® and parent company The Travel Corporation, we understand that travel matters; it allows us to explore the world and gain a deeper understanding of each destination, its history and culture, through enriching experiences. We also recognize that it is our responsibility to help protect the places we visit and take care of the world around us.
Created as a joint initiative between The Travel Corporation's family of brands, The TreadRight Foundation is a not-for-profit that works to help ensure the environment and communities we visit remain vibrant and preserved for generations to come. To date, TreadRight has donated more than USD 2.5 million to sustainable tourism projects worldwide. Insight Vacations® is proud to be active founder and supporter of TreadRight's projects and work. Go to www.insightvacations.com/us/the-insight-difference/treadright-foundation to learn more.
TreadRight's guiding principle is to encourage sustainable tourism development through conservation, leadership and support for communities. We encourage each of our partners to use this principle to guide all of their actions, whether at our regional offices or when taking guests around the world. By providing grants to organizations that encourage sustainability in different destinations, we hope to maintain the natural attractions across the world that define each unique region. Foundation priorities are set by the Steering Committee, which includes sustainability leaders like Céline Cousteau and Costas Christ.
To learn more about our past and current work at TreadRight, please visit us at TreadRight.org.
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