Thursday, November 17, 2016
Insight Vacations is doing extraordinary things with their Luxury Gold product. If you want to experience the best of travel, give it a try. They keep the beauty and spirit of the world's most exciting places alive. Travel to Toledo, the heart and soul of Spain. Explore the medieval Mont-St- Michel on a private tour with a local historian who will share the unique experiences of life at this island commune and on the salt marshes of Normandy. You will have a private invitation waiting to the legendary Ceremony of the Keys at the Tower of London. You will have private access, after hours, to the Doge's Palace in Venice. Relax and enjoy your vacation with your highly-skilled Traveling Concierge, offering advice, managing the practical details of your journey, so it runs smoothly, sharing in-depth, local knowledge about each destination you visit. You will be introduced to local residents, explaining the local customs and traditions. Meet local experts such as historians, artisans, chefs, growers and many others who reside in the region, bringing the places you visit to life. These local people are passionate about their heritage and ready to share this with their guests. A Luxury Gold vacation includes culinary experiences and gourmet dining, designed to delight your palate and ignite your sense of adventure. Indulge in the authentic flavors of each destination, while sharing engaging conversation within a remarkable setting. Your tour stars with the welcome dinner, where you will meet your traveling companions all getting ready for the journey ahead. Experience sensational regional dishes paired with entertainment to uplift and inspire on the "highlight evenings".
You will visit esteemed Michelin restaurants to experience gastronomic excellence through Europe. You will have the opportunity to choose from outstanding restaurants and dine on exquisite specialties from the region during the "Dine-Around Evenings". At the farewell celebration you will share a toast with your newfound friends and savor a final farewell meal, until the next adventure. Unwind at some of the finest luxury and boutique hotels, like the Sofitel Legend in Hanoi or the Capri Palace on the island of Capri in Italy. The accommodations are handpicked to bring uncompromising comfort and convenience. Every hotel will offer exceptional service. When it comes to service, your luggage will be delivered directly to your room, hotel tips will be managed for you, and the check-in procedure will be taken care of on your behalf. Every hotel is centrally located and the perfect base for exploring.
Relax and fully take in your surroundings. You will have the freedom to explore on your own time. The itineraries on Luxury Gold tours have the perfect balance of both scheduled events and free time, where you can shape your own adventure at a pace that suits you. Whether you're traveling solo or with family or friends, you are always looked after. Private arrival and departure airport transfers are included. Enjoy spacious legroom, panoramic views, air-conditioning, amazing sound systems and free Wi-Fi in Europe and North America on these luxury touring coaches.
In addition to Europe, North America and India, Luxury Gold now takes you to Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, Australia, New Zealand and South America. Take a look at these amazing tours Insight Vacations Luxury Gold offers.
Monday, June 13, 2016
You’ve saved, you’ve waited, and now you’re all set to go on the vacation of your life – a Insight Vacations trip. Preparing for your tour includes protecting yourself from unfortunate occurrences that threaten to interfere with even your best-laid plans. By purchasing the Insight Vacations Travel Protection Plan, you can help protect yourself against cancellation penalties, medical costs, baggage loss and delays, as well as gain access to a wide range of traveler’s assistance services.
Did you know that the Insight Vacations Travel Protection Plan could protect you if:
You become ill and can’t travel
Someone in your immediate family (as defined in the plan) has an illness or injury, even if they aren’t scheduled to travel with you
Your child comes down with an illness and is unable to travel
Your house becomes flooded due to a hurricane
A family member back home passes away and you must return from your Insight Vacations vacation early
Your luggage is lost by the airlines
You twist your ankle and must visit a doctor while traveling
Many other unforeseeable events as listed in the Description of Coverage
What does it cover?
The Insight Vacations Travel Protection Plan includes pre-trip cancellation protection and post-departure coverage for the following:
Trip Cancellation and Trip Interruption
If you must cancel or interrupt your travel programs for a covered reason, the Insight Vacations Travel Protection Plan provides coverage up to your TOTAL TOUR COST.
Covered reasons include illness, injury or death to you, a traveling companion or a covered family member. Additional covered reasons for cancellation include jury duty, subpoena, having a home made uninhabitable by a natural disaster, hijacking and being involved in a documented traffic accident en route to departure. Please refer to the Description of Coverage for full details.
If you should miss the departure of your vacation due to carrier-caused delays or other covered reasons, the plan reimburses you for additional accommodations, meals and "catch up" transportation expenses. The plan provides reimbursement up to $150 CAD per day, up to the maximum $1,000 CAD limit.
If you become ill or are injured while on your trip, the Insight Vacations Travel Protection Plan will cover up to $1,000,000 CAD in medical expenses. The medical plan also covers emergency evacuation (up to $50,000 CAD) and repatriation of remains expenses (up to $50,000 CAD).
* Note: The Medical Expense benefits of this plan are subject to a maximum benefit limit of $30,000 CAD for those persons who at the time of a covered injury or sickness do not have valid hospital and medical insurance under a Government Health Insurance Plan of a province or territory of Canada.
Emergency Evacuation and Repatriation of Remains
If an injury or illness requires emergency medical transportation to the nearest appropriate medical facility, the plan will pre-pay up to $50,000 CAD for covered transportation expenses. In addition, in the event of your death, the plan pays up to $50,000 CAD toward the expenses associated with transporting your remains.
Reimburses expenses up to $2,500 CAD for the covered loss, damage, or theft of baggage and/or personal effects during or while in transit to or from your vacation. This benefit also includes baggage delay protection, covering you for the purchase of necessary items up to $500 CAD in the event your luggage is delayed by a common carrier for more then 24 hours en route to your tour.
24 Hour Worldwide Emergency Assistance
24-hour emergency telephone assistance hotline for medical and travel-related problems, emergencies ranging from cash transfer, legal, dental, or medical referral, lost travel documents assistance as well as medical consultation and monitoring.
Friday, June 03, 2016
An unexpected emergency or mishap can turn a dream of a lifetime vacation into a travel nightmare. Travel insurance is purchased to give you piece of mind. The purpose is to save you money, protect your vacation and make your trip memorable for you and your family.
Services offered include services of 24/7 agent for any last minutes changes, pre-trip travel advice such as what vaccines are required, embassy contacts, weather and currency information. They also offer assistance for last minute changes, such as cancelled or delayed flights, making hotel reservations or ground transportation reservations. Benefits include coverage in the event of cruise line, airline or tour operator default (financial default non applicable to all suppliers) Coverage for sickness, injury or death of immediate family member. Terrorist incident that results in loss of life or major damage to property, by any person
With a good policy, you receive 24 hours assistance replacing lost or stolen documents such as visas, passports or tickets. Cash advance for travel or medical emergencies. They can also help you locate English speaking medical specialists, facilities and assistance with medical evacuations anywhere in the world.
They will provide you with baggage and personal effects loss coverage, baggage delay coverage and luggage tracing services. They have a bilingual staff for telephone interpretation for medical or legal emergencies.
If you purchase your travel insurance within 15 days of making your initial deposit your coverage will include pre-existing conditions which applies to the first $25,000 of trip cost.
Whether a child gets the flu, or a close family member has a medical emergency, travel protection has a plan that will protect you before or during your vacation. The right kind of insurance is essential. It will provide you with peace of mind, medical evacuation in case of an emergency, baggage coverage, flight delay and flight cancellation coverage.
In addition to these services some insurance policies also provide a concierge service which is available to assist you with restaurant reservations, event tickets, tee time reservations and floral services.
This is only a brief description of some of the benefits and travel services provided. All policies and coverage may vary, and may not be available in all states. There are also expanded coverage plans that offer business related covered reasons for trip cancellation and interruption, and other that let you cancel for any reason.
At times it is best to purchase the insurance with the tour operator or cruise line as part of your package, where on other occasions you can save money and get better coverage medical and evacuation coverage. An experience agent can explain your options to that you can purchase the best policy for your individual needs.
Good travel insurance isn't always expensive. We have negotiated excellent policies exclusive to Atlas, where rather than paying by age, which can add up for seniors, everyone is charged a flat amount base on the cost of the trip.
Friday, May 27, 2016
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Insight Vacations offers premium escorted tours throughout Europe, North America & the Eastern Mediterranean.
Insight itineraries today are planned with exactly these same ideals.
We invite you to discover the Insight difference...
More Legroom - Smaller Groups
More Included Sightseeing
Contrast these with a thrilling cog wheel train ride to the summit of breathtaking Mt Pilatus in the magnificent Swiss Alps, a gourmet dinner aboard the Napa Valley Wine Train in California, an exhilarating ride on the Athabasca Glacier in the Canadian Rockies or living the dream as you glide along the ancient canals of Venice on a romantic gondola ride. Look for the 'Premium Highlights' symbol on the itinerary of your choice.
If you've previously travelled with us to some of Europe's great cities maybe Insight's'Independent Options' will interest you, the Musée d'Orsay in Paris or a leisurely Swiss hike for example. As with our exciting optional excursions, your Tour Director will act as your personal concierge and make your pre-booking.
If you may be looking to delve into the history, culture, mythology and legend of Europe and Britain’s hidden gems, Insight has introduced 'Personal Insights', providing you with a hassle-free way of revealing sights off the beaten track. These innovative additions mean you get an even better understanding of the places they visit. Perhaps enjoy the world famous French markets on a guided insight into everyday life in Rouen or witness a traditional mint tea ceremony with a Moroccan family.
Delicious Dining - with new 'Dine-Around Options'
Highlight Dinners range from a Scottish Highlands Ceilidh to a four-course dinner and Flamenco Spectacular in Seville; while Dine-Around choices allow your selection of dining preference in cities such as Rome, Dublin, Killarney or Lucerne.
Here's to New Friends
The Tour Director Experience
It takes very special qualities to become an Insight Tour Director. They are your personal storyteller, art expert, historian, interpreter and problem solver - all in one! Time and time again, our guests tell us that it was their Tour Director who really made their trip, steering them through the labyrinth of each destination's cultures and languages, bringing its magic to life before your eyes. Their passion and in-depth knowledge of the areas they visit is invaluable - they'll take you to places that are often left of many travellers itineraries and share their secrets for the best places in town to shop or dine.
What's more we appreciate how important a child's education is and understand that it's not always easy striking a balance between school, the family holiday and the family budget - that's why we don't charge extra for travel during school holidays.