Insight Vacations Welcomes the Spring Season Celebrating Holi, India's Festival of Colours

New promotion offers the finest way to discover India, Nepal and Bhutan

Insight Vacations (, the leader of premium and luxury escorted journeys, celebrates Holi, India's Spring festival and the world's biggest colour party, with a 12 per cent savings (up to $1,295* per couple) available on selected departures for six of their most in-demand itineraries to India, Nepal and Bhutan. Travellers will discover the cultural riches, spiritual harmony and intriguing history that make these destinations some of the most fascinating in the world. Each tour includes a host of Insight's Signature Experiences that not only offer sightseeing highlights like the Taj Mahal or the pink city of Jaipur, but also show travellers the country through the eyes of the locals. Guests will learn how to cook delicious delicacies with a Bhutanese chef, witness a candle-lit Aarti ceremony on the banks of the Ganges in Varanasi and meet an expert naturalist who will show them the wildlife of tropical Kerala.

"The Holi Festival is a jubilant celebration of colour and the perfect way to usher in the spring season in India with Insight Vacations after our long Canadian winter," said Cris David, president, Insight Vacations Canada. "As the India Specialists, we are offering travelers the opportunity to discover the grand spectacle of India and its surrounding neighbours with our fantastic promotional offer, and we encourage clients to book early so they can experience the trip of a lifetime through the timeless splendours of these inspiring destinations."

Insight's guests will travel in comfort and safety, escorted throughout by the region's finest Tour Directors. They will stay in outstanding hotels at every stop, such as the fantastically modern five-star Le Meridien in New Delhi, or the world-renowned Taj Lake Palace in Udaipur.

Colours of Rajasthan

For countless generations, travellers have been drawn to the mystical traditions and timeless beauty of India. Travellers can immerse themselves in the vast continent's intoxicating sights and sounds with Insight's new 12-day Colours of Rajasthan itinerary. Insight's Signature Experiences include a visit to the famed Taj Mahal and an evening cruise on Lake Pichola in Udaipur, which is considered the Venice of the East. Insight guests will live out their romantic dreams by staying at an Insight signature hotel, the five-star Taj Lake Palace hotel. Film buffs will be delighted to learn that the James Bond film, Octopussy, was filmed on these premises.

Mystical South India

Insight's guests will journey to the colourful sights, coastal villages and ornate spiritual temples of Southern India on this new 12-day Mystical South India escorted holiday. On a morning excursion to the small island of Kumbalangi, guests will partake in a Signature Experience to see how the locals spin golden palm fibres into coir and tap the palms for sap to make a potent drink called 'toddy'. In Thekkady, they will be treated to a stay at an eco-friendly resort and join an expert naturalist for a cruise through the waterways of Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. Towards the end of the trip, they can relax at an Insight signature hotel, the opulent Leela Palace in Chennai with its spectacular seafront views and world-class amenities.

Bhutan - Dragon Kingdom

Bhutan, the "Land of the Thunder Dragon" has received numerous accolades as the top must-see destination in Asia for its authentic culture and the preservation of its breathtaking landscape. This mystical kingdom renowned for its ancient traditions, devout Tibetan Buddhist religion and vibrant monastic festivals continues to dazzle guests with its peaceful way of life and gentle-hearted locals. Insight Vacations' new 12-day Bhutan - Dragon Kingdom showcases the nation's natural beauty, stunning monasteries and fortresses, and the famous trek to the Tiger's Nest monastery perched on a cliff. Insight's Signature Experiences include learning to prepare local Bhutanese delicacies, visiting a local brewery and being welcomed for tea in a traditional family-owned farmhouse in Trongsa. In Paro, guests will stay at the Zhiwa Ling Hotel - with its traditional architecture and modern amenities, this Insight Vacations signature hotel is the first and only wholly Bhutanese owned hotel to receive a five-star rating.

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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: All prices are per person, land only, based on sharing a twin room. Single supplements apply. Deposit required within 7 days of booking or if made within 45 days, full payment is required. All offers are subject to availability and Terms and Conditions apply. Please see Insight's 2014/15 Exotics Collection for full details. Savings of up to 12 per cent ($1,295 per couple) applies only to the following tours in the new 2014 Exotics Collection brochure: Essence of India (TOUR CODE: A-503); Imperial Rajasthan (TOUR CODE: A-504); Classical India with Nepal (TOUR CODE: A-505); Colours of Rajasthan (TOUR CODE: A-507); Mystical South India (TOUR CODE: A-508); Bhutan the Dragon Kingdom (TOUR CODE: A-509).

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