On the back of double digit growth from 2011 passenger numbers, premium and luxury tour operator Insight Vacations has released its 2013 USA & Canada programme. This features 24 comprehensive holiday options including seven new luxury Gold itineraries and one new tour within the premium range.
Sharon Jordan, Manager of Insight Vacations, said: “The past 12 months have been highly successful for Insight Vacations’ USA and Canada programme. While selling for this year’s itineraries continues, our numbers are 60% up on 2011 and we expect the upward trend to continue into 2013.”
Highlights include the chance to taste wine aboard the famous Napa Valley Wine Train, a fascinating personal insight into the Amish lifestyle, the ultimate Rock ’n’ Roll experience at Elvis Presley’s Graceland, and much more.
Insight’s quality and location of accommodation has always been high and in 2013 the bar is raised even higher with 37 new and upgraded hotels, including the avant garde Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas and the historical and world renowned Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac in the heart of Old Quebec. In addition to great city and regional stays, every tour that visits a National Park offers the advantage of staying right inside the park.
Every Insight traveller will experience at least one Highlight Dinner on tour, which is a traditional dining experience such as a succulent Maine Lobster dinner in Portsmouth or world famous Creole cooking with wine at Arnaud’s in the French Quarter of New Orleans. Some evenings include Dine-Around options, a number of speciality restaurant options that clients can choose from.
Unforgettable Highlight Lunches are also included on every tour and range from low country cuisine in Savannah to a gourmet lunch on the beach in Maui, courtesy of The Pacific’O. Travellers on the luxury Gold programme will also be treated to some Epicurean Delights at some of America’s most renowned restaurants, including Al Capone’s favourite hotel, the Seelbach Hilton in Louisville, Kentucky’s only AAA Five Diamond Restaurant.
Sharon added: “It’s this fine attention to detail and additional inclusions such as luxury transport on coaches with business class legroom, the services of an experienced tour director, exceptional sightseeing and priority admissions, personal insights and handpicked optional excursions that make Insight Vacations the perfect choice for North America-bound clients.”
Sample New Tours
- 9-day Gold Boston, Cape Cod & the Islands from €2,575 per person, twin share, land only (single supplement from €875). Visiting Boston, Plymouth, New Bedford, Newport, Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket and Cape Cod.
- 14-day Gold Rhythms and Flavours of America at €3,875 per person, twin share, land only (single supplement €1,500). 21-day option also available with optional Mississippi River Cruise priced from €6,325 per person, twin share (single supplement from €3,865). Visiting Chicago, Springfield, St Louis, Louisville, Bowling Green, Nashville, Memphis, Vicksburg, Natchez, Baton Rouge, Houmas House Plantation and New Orleans; 8-day optional authentic paddle-wheel steamboat cruise that meanders along the mighty Mississippi from New Orleans to Memphis.
- 10-day Premium Classic Mid-Atlantic from €2,425 per person, twin share, land only, (single supplement from €925). Visiting Washington DC, Gettysburg, Pittsburgh, Niagara Falls, Corning, Lancaster, Philadelphia and New York.