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, 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.
Saturday, October 29, 2011
So as I mentioned in a previous post, my husband and I took our first guided vacation this past month with Insight. We decided that we were having so much fun on our own in the first day in Rome, that we would skip out on the welcome drink and just meet up later for dinner. Let's just say it was not the best idea we had. It was not only that the group all introduced one another and had time to mingle, but the tour director passed out a lot of important information about the first few days of the tour like what time breakfast was served daily, what time to be ready for the Vatican tour and what time to have luggage out on the follow day. The tour director was nice enough to meet with us in the evening privately to get us up to speed. This is not to say that we didn't go off on our own from time to time in certain cities because we did, but the first night was not the time to do it.
Lesson learned and we can now pass this advice onto clients. Start your tour on the right foot and take the time to enjoy your drink, meet your fellow passengers and be well informed for your trip.
Thursday, March 31, 2011
Insight tours has announced an incredible opportunity to be in London on the day of the royal wedding of Prince William to Kate Middleton. One can only imagine how infectious the joy and excitement in that city will be during those days leading up to the wedding, especially the day of this historic event.
Insight tours Best of Britain - 13 days touring London, Stratford, York, Edinburgh, Stirling, Trossachs, Glasgow, Gretna, Lake District, Ludlow, Cardiff, Bath, Glastonbury, Plymouth, and Stonehenge. Here lies the story of Britain, starting with Coventry Cathedral, risen from wartime ashes and ending with the most famous and speculated upon monument from the ancient Europe world. Does the date April 29th, 2011 sound familiar? The upcoming wedding of Prince William to the lovely Kate Middleton has England and the world a buzz. Insight is offering a special "Best of Britain" departure. The April 17th departure concludes in London April 28th. Insight has arranged for a post night option where guests can enjoy all of the fan fare and celebratory spirit in London that will be surrounding the royal wedding. Land only rates from $2475 per person.