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Insight Vacations launches 2013/14 Winter Europe Program

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DELRAY BEACH, FL, April 30, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Insight Vacations has announced the launch of its 2013/14 Winter Europe including the Eastern Mediterranean and Christmas Markets brochure featuring 35 premium autumn, winter and spring escorted journeys. Visit Europe from November to April and SAVE UP TO 24% OFF summer prices. New to the collection is the 10-day Alpine Christmas Markets itinerary which travels through the winter landscapes of Germany, Austria, France and Switzerland.

With departures commencing in November 2013 and running until April 2014, the new program provides travelers with a comprehensive range of hassle-free holiday options, taking guests to some of the best destinations in Europe and the Eastern Mediterranean such as Italy, Spain, Portugal, the Alps and Central Europe, Morocco, Greece, Egypt, Jordan, Turkey and Israel. These destinations have noticeably fewer tourists during this period, meaning visitors can enjoy much better access to attractions that can be crowded during the summertime.

Insight Vacations is offering travelers up to 7.5% off selected 2013/14 Winter Europe tours when they book and pay in full by July 10, 2013. Additionally, previous passengers can take a further 5% off with the Frequent Traveler Discount. Combined with competitive airfares during this travel season, there is great value to be found for a premium five-star Insight Vacations travel experience.

The new program includes upgraded hotels in a range of cities including Venice, Munich, Lisbon, Rome and Budapest. When not enjoying these premium hotels, guests can enjoy new itinerary additions including wine tastings and cookery demonstrations that have been designed to allow guests to delve further into the region's culinary traditions.

The Alpine Christmas Markets tour has been designed to showcase Europe at its festive best, highlights sipping spiced hot glühwein while on a horse and carriage ride through Germany's Black Forest, strolling through old town squares lit up with festive lights, and a visit to France's Strasbourg Christmas Markets which dates back to 1570.

As well as the Christmas Markets tours, the Winter Europe 2013/14 program features a range of itineraries suitable for various travel styles. These include Independent City Breaks, ideal for the independent-minded traveler wanting to leave the booking hassles to the experts; Premium Discovery Tours, multi-country tours that are a perfect introduction to Europe; Premium Regional Tours, a more leisurely and in-depth way to experience a specific destination, and The Eastern Mediterranean, for tours of unequaled quality in Turkey, Greece, Israel, Jordan and Egypt. Highlights include:

  • New 10-day Alpine Christmas Markets -- Travel through Germany, Austria, France and Switzerland with two or three nights in each location. Priced from $2,025 per person, land only, based on double occupancy. Departures available from November 29 - December 15, 2013.
  • New for winter! 11-day Journey from Rome -- This lively tour is full of premium experiences including VIP entrance to the Vatican including the Bramante Staircase, a guided visit to the Colosseum, priority entrance at the Florence Accademia and trip up Mount Pilatus for incredible views of the Swiss Alps. Priced from $2,850 per person, land only, based on double occupancy. Departures available from November 2, 2013 - March 29, 2014.
  • 16-day Treasures of Turkey -- Enjoy the historic sites, natural wonders and scenery of this fascinating country. Cruise along the Bosphorus past Ottoman palaces and fortresses, pay your respects at Anzac Cove and Lone Pine Cemetery and marvel at the volcanic landscape at Cappadocia. Priced from $2,299 per person, land only, based on double occupancy. Departures available from November 3, 2013 - March 30, 2014.

Each escorted journey has a host of inclusions such as airport transfers, luxury coach transport with business class legroom, premium hotels in desirable locations, sightseeing tours and priority admissions, many meals including celebration and highlight dinners, small group sizes and the services of an experienced Tour Director.

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.

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.

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