Insight Vacations Adds New Highlights of Portugal Itinerary in 2013

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DELRAY BEACH, Fla., Oct. 4, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sun-drenched beaches and picture-perfect villages are just a few of the gems waiting for you in Portugal, once considered the Iberian Peninsula's best-kept secret. Insight Vacations' brand new premium itinerary, Highlights of Portugal, includes must-see Portugal, from Porto, the port wine capital of the world, to the medieval walled city of Évora, to the richly carved Gothic cloisters of Jerónimos Monastery in the capital city of Lisbon. The enchanting coastline with its craggy cliffs and picturesque seaports offer travelers more than enough ways to get away from it all. Throw in cobble-stone streets, olive-covered hillsides and villas more colorful than you can imagine, and you have everything you need for the ideal European vacation.

On this premium journey, you'll visit the Convent of Christ, which dominates the town of Tomar and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There you'll see the Manueline Window and follow the story of the mysterious Knights Templar. In Porto, located on the banks of the Douro, you'll cruise beneath the iconic bridges and see buildings decorated in the classically Portuguese tile. In Porto you will also get to tour the cellars and taste the port wine which takes its name from this city. In Lisbon, tour the spacious avenues and elegant squares. Admire the modern Monument to the Discoveries and the ancient Belem Tower. In the Moorish capital of Silves, see the sandstone Castle and Gothic Cathedral. In Évora, you'll travel with a local expert to see the city walls, Roman Temple, Cathedral, Praça do Giraldo and Capela dos Ossos. Join the pilgrims of Fatima in the great Basilica, and in Óbidos, you'll walk through the picturesque narrow streets, past whitewashed houses with flower-decked iron balconies up to the main square of this ancient walled town. There is nothing ordinary about this picture-perfect country, and Highlights of Portugal is an extraordinary journey.

Insight's 10-day escorted vacation, Highlights of Portugal, is priced from $1,935 land only, based on double occupancy.

Hurry – Book and pay by December 28, 2012 and save up to $396 per couple with Insight's 10% Early Payment Discount plus save an additional $198 per couple if you have traveled with Insight before – A total potential savings of $594 per couple!

Insight guests enjoy more intimate groups, limited to just 40 passengers, the services of an experienced tour director and the assurance of staying in top selected hotels which are centrally or scenically located. Travel in style on Insight's luxury reconfigured coaches with more legroom so the journey is as enjoyable as the destination.

Take advantage of the included sightseeing worth hundreds of dollars, ensuring your holiday budget goes further. With so many included meals, quality hotels and sightseeing experiences, you'll be astounded at the value of an Insight Vacation.

Insight Vacations has accumulated an international following by providing outstanding service and quality tour packages to the savvy traveler who seeks better accommodations, choices in dining, and smaller group sizes all while staying in the most desirable locations. For over 30 years, Insight Vacations has been the leader in premium escorted tours and cruises to Europe, the Eastern Mediterranean, Canada and the United States.

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