Insight Vacations Takes Travellers from Pristine Lakes to Snowcapped Mountain Peaks in Charming Switzerland and the Alpine Regions

Last chance to save up to $1,452* per couple on escorted journeys to the Alps and select European destinations and up to 7.5 per cent on airfare

TORONTO, ON, Canada / March 21, 2014 / Insight Vacations (, the leader of premium and luxury escorted journeys, invites travellers to witness the stunning Alpine panoramas, explore the mountainous terrains, and enjoy the local fare of Gruyeres Swiss cheese, creamy Swiss chocolate, and modern Switzerland's Italian-inspired cuisine. All this and more is available to guests on an Insight Vacations escorted journey to Switzerland, with exclusive Signature Experiences that bring each destination to life.

"The Swiss Alps are a beautiful region to visit year-round with its natural landscapes and fresh mountain air," said Cris David, president, Insight Vacations Canada. "From the rolling green hills and meadows in the summertime to the glistening, white landscapes in the winters, Insight Vacations shows guests the beauty of the land, shares its vibrant culture, and reveals the history of the country and its people."

Glorious Switzerland
Guests spend nine days on the
Glorious Switzerland escorted journey beneath the breathtaking Matterhorn, atop majestic Mount Pilatus, exploring the quaint town of Gruyere, famous for its cheese and Swiss fondue dish, an Insight Vacations Signature Experience,and staying awhile in fashionable Lugano, beautifully located on the shores of its lake amid spectacular mountains. They will visit the metropolitan, French-speaking city of Geneva, wander through the medieval Chillon Castle with a local expert to show them the way, and be immersed in the cosmopolitan lifestyle in chic St. Moritz. Travellers will enjoy sampling the local dishes in Zermatt during aDine-Around evening with a selection of fine, intimate restaurants that showcase the cuisine of Switzerland.

Alpine Harmony - Gold itinerary
Beginning in the Swiss countryside, guests on the 12-day
Alpine Harmony Gold Luxury holiday journey to the scenic destinations of Montreaux, Grindelwald, Salzburg and Vienna. In the Swiss countryside, they will enjoy a sampling of the finest Swiss chocolates. Travellers can also taste cheese and wine local to the region from the rolling dairy pastures and the vine-covered hills around Lake Geneva. Guests will visit the rococo jewel of Linderhof, a Signature Experience and ornate hideaway set amid formal gardens and beautiful fountains. A special treat in Salzburg, guests will enjoy a candlelit period dinner and concert of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's most well known pieces, a Signature Diningexperience not to be missed. Insight guests will travel in style including a Danube cruise along the Wachau Valley and climb aboard the famous Glacier Express in the heart of the Swiss Alps.

Country Roads of Bavaria, Switzerland & Austria
Insight Vacations guests will enjoy an intimate journey of discovery along vine clad shores, through fortified towns and flower-filled meadows amidst stunning Alpine panoramas on this 13-day
Country Roads of Bavaria, Switzerland & Austria escorted journey. On aSignature Experience, a horse-drawn carriage will take guests to visit the archetypal fairytale castle in Neuschwanstein that allegedly inspired Walt Disney. They will enjoy a cruise through the Wachau Valley on the blue Danube as they spot medieval castles tucked back from the shores. To experience the majestic mountains and stunning scenery, guests will travel on the world-famous Glacier Express for a glorious journey through the scenic heart of the Swiss Alps. They will also ascend to the summit of Mt Stanserhorn in the world's first double-decker cable car with an open. There can be no greater high than to enjoy dinner at 6,200 feet - guests will enjoy theirCelebration Dinner at a revolving restaurant on top of Stanserhorn, surrounded by snow-capped peaks.

For a limited time, travellers can take advantage of the Early Payment Discount of 7.5 per cent (up to $1,452 per couple*) on a Europe itinerary and 7.5 per cent on airfare** if booked and paid in full by March 31, 2014.

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About Insight Vacations
Insight Vacations ( is the expert for Europe and the Eastern Mediterranean, visiting all but one of the independent states in these regions and covering more of Europe than any other tour operator. Insight Vacations also offers the same legendary high standards and carefully curated itineraries in North America, India, Bhutan, Nepal and Morocco.

Insight guests enjoy more intimate groups limited to just 40 passengers, the services of an experienced tour director who acts as 'travelling concierge,' and expertly planned itineraries offering a range of Signature Experiences that provide a unique and revealing look into the history and culture of each destination. Guests also enjoy Signature Dining and Dine-Around Evenings and stay in select hotels that are centrally or scenically located.

For more than 35 years, Insight has designed its escorted journeys with care and an unwavering commitment to exceeding our guests' expectations. It is these differences that ensure every Insight vacation is smooth and hassle free, so guests have time to fully enjoy each destination.

Insight Vacations is a part of a joint initiative with The TreadRight Foundation, a not-for-profit foundation established by The Travel Corporation to encourage sustainable tourism within our own family of brands and in the places we visit. To date, TreadRight has donated more than US$2 million to sustainable tourism projects around the world. To find out more about our work with TreadRight visit:

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*Terms & Conditions: Applies only to tours featuring the 'Early Payment Discount' in the price panel - see the new 2014 Europe & Britain brochure. Not applicable to departures marked with an asterisk '*' which operate as per Insight's 2013/14 Winter Europe brochure. A $200 per person deposit is required within 3 days of booking and final payment is required by the designated date.

**Save 7.5% off airfares to Europe, Britain & East Mediterranean for departures Apr 1, 2014 to Dec 31, 2014. Booked between Jan 16, 2014 to Mar 31, 2014. Full Payment is due Mar 31, 2014. Valid on all carriers and fare basis except published air & one-way itineraries. Air is non-commissionable. Valid on Seat Sales but earlier ticketing may apply. Combinable with all brochure discounts. Not combinable with other air offers.

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