Special limited time departures include visits to the Chelsea Flower Show and the 2014 World Flower Show
Insight Vacations, the leader of premium and luxury escorted journeys, takes travellers and green thumbs to admire the finest gardens and stunning floral displays in Europe. With Mother's Day just around the corner, those looking for the perfect present can bestow the gift of travel with one of Insight's special European departures for flower enthusiasts and gardening moms to attend the Chelsea Flower Show* departing on May 22nd or the 2014 World Flower Show** departing on June 21st.
"Gardening is one of Canada's top national hobbies and we created these special interest tours to cater to gardening enthusiasts and nature lovers who will be inspired by the exquisite beauty of these artisan gardens and enjoy the beautiful late spring weather in Europe," said Cris David, president, Insight Vacations Canada. "These two customized itineraries take travellers to world-famous shows that are in high demand and we encourage travellers to book now since we have limited seats available."
Chelsea Flower Show and Springtime in the Alps
The Chelsea Flower Show is the most prestigious of its kind in all of the United Kingdom, showcasing the very best in gardens, flowers and horticulture from around the world. Insight Vacations guests begin their 18-day escorted holiday on Chelsea Flower Show and Springtime in the Alps in London, with tickets to the show included. Travellers visit Zaanse Schans, a pretty Dutch town near Amsterdam with well-preserved historic windmills and houses, a wooden shoe workshop, a cheese farm and more - Signature Experiences that offer authentic interactions in each destination. Travellers will also enjoy a scenic journey along the "Romantic Road" on their way to Munich, where they will visit Neuschwanstein, a fairytale castle which was thought to have been King Ludwig's favourite in all of Bavaria. Down to the Italian Lakes, Insight guests can visit Juliet's Balcony in the town of Verona, admire the splendid Alpine countryside, and cruise to the Isola Bella, the largest and most famous island of the Lakes, renowned for its incredible palace and stunning Botanical Gardens. Finally in Paris, clients visit the charming house and gardens in the former home of Claude Monet, where they see his inspiration for his famous lily paintings. Ending with flair, Insight guests enjoy a Celebration Dinner in true French style at the top of the Eiffel Tower.
Ireland & England in Bloom
A first for Ireland and held once every three years, Insight Vacations guests have the opportunity to attend the 2014 World Flower Show in Dublin at the start of a 17-day special interest guided vacation of Ireland & England in Bloom. The 2014 World Flower Show is a spectacle for florists, featuring amazing designs created by artists from the World Association of Flower Arrangers. Also in Dublin, clients will see St. Patrick's Cathedral, walk the cobblestoned courtyards of Trinity College, and admire the colourful Georgian squares. In Wicklow, known to some as the Garden of Ireland, clients will visit Powerscourt House & Gardens, considered one of the most beautiful gardens in all of Ireland. Sightseeing in Belfast will take Insight guests to the new state of the art Titanic Belfast building and exhibition, the Mount Stewart House and Gardens with 18th century house and 98-acre garden, and the Giant's Causeway, a geological masterpiece. Insight guests will be treated to a Signature Experience at Red Carnation property, Ashford Castle, where dining ranks among the finest culinary experiences in the world, and an unsurpassed reputation is upheld for their 5-star Irish accommodations. Onto England, travellers visit the picturesque fishing village of Clovelly, with its cobbled streets, white washed cottages and views of the ruined Tintagel Castle overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Insight clients will receive a tour of London, the vibrant and bustling metropolitan of the UK. A highlight on this journey is saved for the last day with a visit to Sissinghurst Castle, possibly the most beautiful and romantic castle garden in England and one of the best-known and inspirational gardens in the world.
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