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Step into a journey of discovery as you join the experts from Insight Vacations to learn about Europe’s finest journeys by land!

TRAVEL SHOWCASE

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Private Yacht Charters

Week Long Private Yacht Sailing Experiences in St Vincent and the Grenadines

With your private Captain: Tony Hancock

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Weekly Sailings January 25, 2018 to March 29, 2018
Starting at $ 2045 USD per person.
Price based on 4 Persons sharing the Yacht.
Book the first charter of the seaon and save 15%
For more details Click Private Yacht Charters

Christmas Markets in Europe

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Classic Christmas Markets featuring markets in Strasbourg, Würzburg, Nuremberg, Innsbruck and Munich
9  Days - 11  Meals
From $ 3038 p/p
Return airfare from Halifax, Accommodations, meals as noted, all escoted tours included.
12/9/17 Departure
Experience the 600-year-old holiday spirit of “Christkindlesmarkts” in Germany, Austria and France. Sip mulled wine and collect unique handicrafts, hand-made ornaments and toys at some of the largest and most famous Christmas markets in Europe. Spend three nights in the traditional Alpine village of Oberammergau and two nights in the heart of the Black Forest. Bask in holiday cheer as you stroll along the cobblestone streets of Innsbruck, capital of Tyrolean Austria. Explore historic Nuremberg, Würzburg and Rothenberg, some of the best preserved medieval towns in Europe. Visit the famous Nuremberg Christmas Market dating back to 1628, where you can sample sausages and gingerbread. In Innsbruck, embark on your choice of a cultural or architectural walking tour. Explore Strasbourg’s Petit France and its quaint market stalls huddled around the imposing cathedral.    

 

 

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Magical Christmas Markets of Austria and Germany
7-8  Days  8-9  Meals
From $ 2498 p/p
Return airfare from Halifax, Accommodations, meals as noted, all escoted tours included.

12/2/17 Departure
Delight in a single hotel stay in the charming town of Innsbruck, alive with holiday cheer. Travel through Austria and Germany to explore the history and tastes of this region and to spend time browsing its famous Christmas markets. Join a local guide to discover Innsbruck – you choose either historic or architectural perspectives. Be introduced to the exciting city of Munich on a panoramic tour. Venture by train into the mountains to the charming village of Seefeld to warm yourself with a glass of schnapps and enjoy a traditional carriage ride. Journey to Salzburg for a walking tour with a local expert and a delightful dinner at the centuries-old St. Peter's Restaurant. Relish the holiday season that adorns the region in lights, energizes it with activity, and decorates it with market stands filled with handmade crafts.

 

 

Viking Ocean Cruises from New York

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Book on a small ship with only 930 guests.
For the second year in a row, Viking® was named a #1 Ocean Cruise Line by Travel + Leisure readers in the World’s Best Awards 2017.We offer a variety of itineraries in the Caribbean, where you will spend more time in port and fewer days at sea, so you’ll have ample time to explore. Plus, Viking cruise fare includes over $3,000 per person in amenities, including one shore excursion in every port of call, complimentary Wi-Fi and more.

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New York, Bermuda & the West Indies

15 Days | New York City to San Juan
OCT 13, 2017 Departure
From $3,649 CAD per person,
plus Air for $395*
This cruise sails between New York City and San Juan, stopping to explore Bermuda and seven Caribbean ports, including St. Martin, Antigua and Guadeloupe, all steeped in Euro-Caribbean culture and stunning beauty.


Around the Caribbean Sea
15 Days | New York City to Miami
OCT 29, 2017 Departure
From $3,649 CAD per person,
plus Air for $395*
Our widest ranging Caribbean itinerary calls in Bermuda, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, Curaçao, Aruba, Jamaica and the Cayman Islands.



2018 Indy 500
May 27, 2018

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It's not too early to start planning for your VIP trip to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Let us provide you with a total VIP experience; Including
Track lap in Offical Pace Car, Track walk and "Kiss the Bricks" opportunity,
Guided Tour od IMS Hall of Fame Museum, Pre-Race Pit Pass, Post-race
Victory Podium Access, Private group dinner with Racing Legend,
Friday Cocktail Hour and Dinner, Transportation to track,
and much more.

2 Night Hotel Packages: May 26 - 28, 2018
Hampton Inn, Standard Room
From $ 605 USD p/p

3 Night Hotel Packages: May 25 - 28, 2018
Hyatt Regency, Deluxe
From $ 1255 USD p/p

4 Night Hotel Pacakges: May 25 - 29, 2018
Omni Severin, Deluxe
From $ $ 2645 USD p/p

2017 Concerts

There are some fantastic artists with live concert dates scheduled in Toronto and Montreal during the remainder of 2017. Below is a list

Jerry Seinfeld, Coldplay, One Republic, Keith Urban, Shawn Mendes, Earth, Wind & Fire, Kendrick Lamar, Lionel Richie With Mariah Carey, Bruno Mars, Nicky Jam, Lady Gaga, Depeche Mode, Arcade Fire, Katy Perry, The Weekend, Pitbull & Enrique Iglesias, Roger Waters, Fall Out Boy, Imagine Dragons, Guns N Roses, Janet Jackson, Chris Rock, Jay-Z, Stevie Nicks with Chrissy Hynes, Shakira.

For complete schedule of dates and venues Click here

Our Concert packages start at $ 999 p.p, plus applicable taxes
Return airfare, 2 nights' accommodations in deluxe downtown hotel and premium concert tickets.

2018 Highland Trail inspired by Outlander - 13 Days, 28 Cities

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Enjoy Scotland's stunning scenery in this trip inspired by Diane Gabaldon's hit series.

No need to touch the stones of Craigh na Dun to go back in time on this Outlander-inspired trail through the Scottish Highlands. Trace the footsteps of Claire and Jamie to the ancestral home of Clan Fraser and visit Doune Castle, the setting for Clan Mackenzie's Castle Leoch, and the charming village of Fife that featured in several Outlander scenes.

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Day 1: Arrive Edinburgh (3 Nights)
Welcome to Edinburgh and the start of your highland trail to discover more about the Outlander series and the characters in it. This evening, meet your companions and Travel Director at a Welcome Reception, for a true Scottish welcome with local specialties.
Hotel: Novotel City Centre, Meals: Welcome Reception

Day 2: Edinburgh Sightseeing
Today enjoy the main sights with a Local Specialist including a visit to Edinburgh Castle, followed by a special Outlander walking tour where you will discover more places mentioned in the story. During free time perhaps explore the Royal Mile and pop into The World's End - one of the taverns mentioned in the novel.
Meals: Full Breakfast

Day 3: Outlander Film Location Excursion
This morning visit Blackness Castle - filming location for the infamous Fort William prison in Season 1. Cross the River Forth to Culross which was the location for the fictional village of Cranesmuir. See Claire's herb garden and Geillis Duncan's home in the beautifully preserved 16th century town centre.
Meals: Full Breakfast

Day 4: Edinburgh – Falkland Village – St. Andrews – Dundee
Travel through the Kingdom of Fife, arriving in the village of Falkland, stand-in for 1940s Inverness where Claire’s story begins. Stop at the Covenanter Hotel which was Mrs Baird's B&B in the series. Continue to the historic town of St. Andrews the home of golf and Scotland's oldest university. Later arrive in the city of Dundee for an overnight stay and see the Tay Rail Bridge and RRS Discovery, Robert Falcon Scott's Antarctic exploration vessel.
Hotel: Apex City Quay, Meals: Full Breakfast

Day 5: Dundee – Castle Fraser – Inverness
Today visit Castle Fraser, an atmospheric baronial castle dating back to the 15th century and ancestral home of the Fraser family. Explore the gardens and enjoy panoramic views from the round tower. Arrive later in the capital of the Highlands, Inverness.
Hotel: The Columba, Meals: Full Breakfast

Day 6: Inverness – Culloden – Thurso (2 Nights)
This morning visit the poignant site of the Battle of Culloden where Bonnie Prince Charlie's Highlander army was defeated. The modern Visitor Centre brings to life what happened on the 16 April 1746 and how this brief 30-minute battle impacted Scottish history. Significantly this is also the event in Outlander which forces Claire and Jamie to say their goodbyes. Later consider taking a cruise along Loch Ness before making your way through scenic countryside to the most northerly town in mainland Scotland, Thurso. Enjoy dinner tonight at your hotel.
Hotel: Royal, Meals: Full Breakfast, Dinner

Day 7: Orkney Islands Excursion
At John O'Groats, take the ferry across the Pentland Firth to the Orkney Island of South Ronaldsay. Orkney is home to the legend of the mythological creature the Scottish Selkie. This seal sheds its skin to walk on land disguised as a human and forms part of an important folk tale explained in Outlander. Visit Skara Brae and look down on the remains of this famous Neolithic village. Wander freely round the standing stones of Ring of Brodgar, before a final photo stop at Kirkwall cathedral and the ferry back to the mainland. Dine tonight at your hotel.
Meals: Full Breakfast, Dinner

Day 8: Thurso – Ullapool – Isle of Skye
Visit the quaint fishing town of Ullapool and see the herring port designed by Thomas Telford. Travel through lochs and glens and stop to view the impressive Eilean Donan Castle before crossing to the picturesque Isle of Skye. Hear tales of Flora MacDonald who was a Jacobite heroine and played a part in the escape of Bonnie Prince Charlie 'over the sea to Skye'. Dine tonight at your hotel.
Hotel: Kings Arms, Meals: Full Breakfast, Dinner

Day 9: Isle of Skye – Ballachulish (2 Nights)
Leave the picturesque Isle of Skye on a ferry to Mallaig. Travel to Fort William via the impressive Glenfinnan Viaduct. At Fort William see Ben Nevis which is Britain's highest mountain. Arrive in Ballachulish for a relaxing two night stay.
Hotel: Ballachulish, Meals: Full Breakfast

Day 10: Highland Folk Museum Excursion
Travel back in time with a visit to the Highland Folk Museum that was used as a film location during "Rent" the fifth episode of Season 1. Enjoy a Cultural Insight into Highland rural culture since the 18th century when you view the extensive collection of artefacts. Dine tonight at your hotel.
Meals: Full Breakfast, Dinner

Day 11: Ballachulish – Glencoe – Doune Castle – Stirling Castle – Bannockburn – Glasgow (2 Nights)
Travel through the breathtaking 'Glen of the Weeping' at Glencoe. Visit Doune Castle, the spectacular 14th century courtyard castle was the film location for Castle Leoch in the TV series. It was here that Claire was hosted by the Mackenzie Clan when she arrived in Scotland in 1743. Visit Stirling Castle which is a symbol of Scottish national pride. See the 'Stirling Heads' and visit the halls, chapels and bedrooms of this imposing castle. From the castle walls view the Wallace Monument - dedicated to Sir William Wallace and overlooking the battlefield of Stirling Bridge depicted in the 1995 film Braveheart. View the site of the Battle of Bannockburn before arriving in Glasgow.
Hotel: Holiday Inn Theatreland, Meals: Full Breakfast

Day 12: Glasgow Orientation – Linlithgow Palace Excursion
This morning your orientation of Glasgow includes the magnificent St. Mungo's Cathedral film location in the second season for L'Hopital des Anges, the Parisian Hospital Claire volunteers at and puts her medicine knowledge to use. Then visit Linlithgow Palace, the stand in for the prison entrance and corridors of Wentworth Prison where Jamie was imprisoned in season 1. Later experience a memorable Be My Guest Farewell Lunch on a working Scottish farm.
Meals: Full Breakfast, Be My Guest Dining

Day 13: Depart Glasgow
Say a fond farewell to bonnie Scotland as your Highland Trail inspired by Outlander draws to a close. Transfers are available. Conditions apply.
Meals: Full Breakfast

Sightseeing Highlights
City tour in Edinburgh, Orientation of Dundee, Inverness, Orkney Islands, Glasgow and Stirling, See Ben Nevis, Loch Lomond and the Battlefield at Bannockburn, View Inverness Castle and Eilean Donan Castle, Visit the filming locations for Fort William, 18th century Cranesmuir,1940s Inverness and Wentworth Prison. Visit Edinburgh Castle, 18th green at St. Andrews, the Culloden Battlefield, John O'Groats, Skara Brae, Ullapool, Isle of Skye, Glencoe, Newtonmore, Stirling Castle, St. Mungo's Cathedral and Linlithgow Palace.

Travel Highlights
Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing, Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals, Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys), Ferry to the Orkney Isles and return, Ferry from Skye to Mallaig, Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted, Hand-picked Insider Experiences, Optional Experiences and free time, All porterage and restaurant gratuities, Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras, An expert Travel Director and separate Driver, Tickets are included for the world-famous Tattoo during the Edinburgh Festival, All hotel tips, charges and local taxes, VIP entry to many sights, Airport Transfers

Tours begin May 21, 2018. Starting at $ 3325.50 per person.
Small deposit required to book and hold space. Balance due January 11, 2018

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Windstar Cruises

Windstar

Welcome to the casually elegant small ship world of Windstar Cruises. Leave the crowds behind on a luxury cruise ship carrying fewer than 310 privileged guests. No lines. No waiting. Just a warm and intimate ambiance you won’t find on larger cruise ships.
 
Sail right into the heart of Old World villages, hidden coves, and harbors off the beaten path, places only Windstar’s small cruise ships are welcomed. Every itinerary is expertly crafted and artfully planned, visiting both boutique ports and bucket-list capitals. Share intimate moments away from the crowds. Immerse yourself in local culture and cuisine, and get behind-the-scenes experiences. And of course, part of the Windstar magic is our incredible personal service. Enjoy undivided attention from a crew who delights in remembering your name and preferences. Both gracious hosts and ambassadors, they delight in surprising you in discrete ways, satisfying your sweet tooth with an extra chocolate on your pillow or sharing the location of a favorite seaside café. Welcome to Windstar Cruises: an experience that is truly 180 degrees from ordinary.

Spend the Holidays with Windstar
This year, escape the hustle and bustle and spend your holiday relaxing aboard a graceful small ship and, for a limited time, receive a $100 shipboard credit. Imagine celebrating Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Eve by snorkeling in the neon waters of Phuket Island, enjoying a private evening feast on a deserted motu in Bora Bora or sipping rum cocktails over the beat of melodic Caribbean steel drums. Give yourself and your loved ones the gift of an unforgettable journey-spend the holidays in paradise this year.

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YACHTSMAN'S CARIBBEAN
St. Maarten to St. Maarten
7 DAYS | FROM $1,599 PER GUEST
ABOARD WIND SURF
Let us take you into hidden coves and tiny harbors no one else can reach as you fully experience the Caribbean's private yachting scene. Explore the quaint island charm of Soper's Hole and the inviting beaches of Jost Van Dyke, sail to Virgin Gorda, with its assembly of house-sized rocks called The Baths. Savor the high life on St. Barts and relax on this Caribbean cruise.

 

 

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Colón to Puerto Caldera
7 DAYS | FROM $2,399 PER GUEST
ABOARD WIND STAR
Come find the natural and man-made wonders combined on this exotic Costa Rican and Panama Canal cruise full of bucket list places and activities. Learn about the area from a local Naturalist on board, then take a Zodiac ashore and find rare experiences for yourself. Hike through Manuel Antonio National Park in search of its lovely beaches and abundant animal life.

 

 

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DREAMS OF TAHITI
Papeete to Papeete
7 DAYS | FROM $4,199 PER GUEST
(AIR + HOTEL INCLUDED)
ABOARD WIND SPIRIT
A graceful sailing yacht is the perfect way to experience the true wonder of Tahiti. We'll let the trade winds fill our sails as we visit one legendary island after another, staying overnight in most to give you time to swim and snorkel in crystal-clear lagoons, meander through lush rainforests, and experience the fascinating Polynesian culture from tikis to tiare flowers.

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SINGAPORE & THAI TREASURES
Singapore to Singapore
14 DAYS | FROM $2,999 PER GUEST
ABOARD STAR LEGEND
Overnights in Singapore and Phuket and a day in Kuala Lumpur add big-city bling to a string of less-visited pearls. Discover hidden coves and beaches in the karst islands of Phang Nga Bay. Snorkel from the very shores featured in the movie The Beach starring Leonardo DiCaprio. Swim from the Watersports Platform into aquarium-clear waters.

 

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CARIBBEAN EXPLORATIONS
St. Maarten to St. Maarten
14 DAYS | FROM $4,399 PER GUEST
ABOARD WIND SURF
Whether you're looking for hidden shops, sampling new cuisine or seeking a local place to sip rum cocktails over the melodic beat of steel drums, this highly personalized adventure is an intimate opportunity to familiarize yourself with the lesser-known charms of Barbuda, Soper's Hole in Tortola, Gustavia in St. Barthémy, St. Lucia's Pigeon Island and much more.

 

 

A Free Delicious Deal

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Between now and August 31, 2017 when you book a 5-night/6-day Magic your way package that included a room at a select Walt Disney World Resort hotel with a park Hopper pass, you will receive a FREE dining plan from Walt Disney Resorts. Valid for travel dates:  Nov 14-20, Nov 25-27, Dec 8-23, 2017

 

 

 

The Last Fling Before The Ring Bachelorette Package at breathless thmb

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Throw a bachelorette party everyone will enjoy! Basking on the beach, popping the bubbly, and being pampered beyond all expectations. Make the bride-to-be's last days as a single lady ones that will be remembered forever.

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Package Details:
Welcome bottle of sparkling wine in room upon arrival
Spa day – inclusive of mani/pedi, 25 minute massage and access to the spa's hydrotherapy and relaxation areas
Late night in room party – tapas, desserts and bottle of sparkling wine will be delivered to the room (one night of stay)
Group photo shoot – each person will receive a printed copy of the group's selected photo (additional photos will be available for purchase)
Reserved table and bottle service at After Dark nightclub (one night of stay)
Festive Bachelorette Door Banner on the bride-to-be's door
Group dinner arranged at choice of restaurants (reserved table one night of stay)
Reserved spot on the beach (chairs and palapas, reservation must be made with the concierge)
Breathless Bachelorette Scavenger Hunt
Late check-out (based on availability)

Planing a Banchelorette Party???? How about Breathless??? Awesome package with lots of inclusions.
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Air Transat Announces 2018 Flight Schedules South from Halifax

Saturdays - February 17  - May 12, 2018 - Varadero, Cuba
Saturdays - February 17  - May 12, 2018 - Punta Cana, Domincan
Sundays - February 18 - May 13, 2018 - Cancun/Mayan, Mexico

Thursdays - March 1 - May 18, 2018 - Cancun/Mayan, Mexico
Fridays - March 2 - May 11, 2018 - Cayo Santa Maria, Cuba
Fridays - March 2 - May 11, 2018 - Holguin, Cuba
Saturdays - March 3 - May 5, 2018 - Montego Bay, Jamaica
Saturdays - March 3 - May 5, 2018 - Ft Lauderdale, Florida
Sundays - March 4 - May 13, 2018 - Orlando, Florida
Sundays - March 4 - May 13, 2018 - Cayo Coco, Cuba
Mondays - March 5 - May 7, 2018 - Puerto Plata, Dominican
Tuesdays - March 6 - May 8, 2018 - Punta Cana, Domincan
Tuesdays - March 6 - May 8, 2018 - Orlando, Florida
Wednesdays - March 7 - May 9, 2018 - Cayo Santa Maria, Cuba
Wednesdays - March 7 - May 9, 2018 - Varadero, Cuba
Thursdays - March 8 - May 10, 2018 - Punta Cana, Domincan

From Moncton
Thursdays - March 1 - May 10, 2018 - Cancun/Mayan, Mexico
Thursdays - March 1 - May 10, 2018 - Orlando, Florida
Fridays - March 2 - May 11, 2018 - Varadero, Cuba
Fridays - March 2 - May 11, 2018 - Punta Cana, Dominican

From St. John's
Mondays - March 5 - May 7, 2018 - Punta Cana, Dominican
Tuesdays - March 6 - May 8, 2018 - Orlando, Florida

From Fredericton
Wednesdays - March 7 - May 9, 2018 - Puerto Plata, Dominican
Wednesdays - March 7 - May 9, 2018 - Punta Cana, Domincan

As you see, space is limited this year. It is not too early to deposit for your 2018 South trip. Early booking bonus's available.
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