Insight Vacations celebrates Mother’s Day in style this May where guests who book an Insight Vacations guided holiday will receive a treat to enjoy afternoon tea at Atlas Bar in Singapore at Parkview Square. For guests travelling to Europe, they can choose to add an extra trip to the charming island of Guernsey, located in the English Channel, and enjoy an exclusive “Stay 3 Nights and Pay for 2” offer at The Duke of Richmond and The Old Government House Hotel & Spa, part of the Red Carnation Hotel Collection.
To enjoy the Mother’s Day Celebration Offer, the booking must be made by 31 May for travel before 31 October 2018.
Guernsey is in the limelight because of “The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society” movie now showing in cinemas in Singapore at Shaw Theatres. Directed by Mike Newell (“Four Weddings and a Funeral”), the movie’s protagonist is a young author Juliet Ashton (Lily James) who decides to travel to Guernsey to meet members of a book club. Based on the novel of the same name by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows, the movie is a wonderful showcase of the intriguing history and beauty of the island.
Red Carnation Hotel Collection is a sister brand of Insight Vacations and is a collection of family-run, award-winning boutique hotels. Each hotel is a landmark of history and tradition, with an exceptional reputation for exquisite fine dining, leading spas and sumptuous surroundings/
The luxurious Duke of Richmond Hotel is an easy stroll to the beautiful harbour and offers magnificent views over the sea. Following the theme of ” The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society” movie, the hotel’s restaurant serves up a 1940s Taste of historic Guernsey three-course menu introducing flavours of the era. Room rates start about £150 per night.
Guernsey’s only five star hotel, The Old Government House Hotel & Spa in St Peter Port, has introduced a luxurious new package, Guernsey in the Limelight that celebrates the island’s unique heritage. Just located around the corner from the island’s main shopping street and a five-minute walk from the picturesque quayside, Guernsey’s most historic hotel was formerly the official Governor’s residence from 1796-1842. Room rates start from about £204 per night.
One itinerary that will delight mothers who appreciate gardening and horticulture is a trip that visit’s London’s famed Chelsea Flower Show. Insight had recently opened up additional spaces on one of its previously sold-out itineraries. Insight’s spectacular 10-day special-interest itinerary, European Affair with The Chelsea Flower Show, is a stunning showcase of floral displays and model gardens visiting England, Belgium, the Netherlands and France. Departing on May 25, this single-departure trip starts in London, where guests will have tickets to the prestigious Chelsea Flower Show, then on to Netherlands to see Amsterdam’s famed floating flower market, before heading to Aalsmeer Flower Auction, the largest in the world. On the way to Belgium, guests tour the picturesque village of Volendam before stopping in medieval Bruges, a beautifully preserved 16th century city. In France, the beautiful gardens of Versailles and Giverny await. Price from US$2,865 per person excluding airfare.
For truly ‘wow’ moments, choose the 8-day Irish Elegance, which will showcase the best sights and scenery of Ireland including the Wild Atlantic Way and a night at the magnificent Ashford Castle, part of the Red Carnation Hotel Collection. In the capital city of Dublin, enjoy VIP entry to the Book of Kells and a guided walk through Trinity College with a University Insider. From Celtic traditions to the rugged landscapes and farm-to-table cuisine, guests are introduced to the culture and heritage of the country. Price from US$2,655 per person, excluding airfare.
For art and food lovers, consider a 9-day Splendours of Southern France special interest trip departing on 18 September. Dazzling glamour will impress from the first day of the trip with a Moulin Rouge show in Paris, and guests will have VIP entry up the Eiffel Tower to the second level for a panoramic view of the city. From Paris, travel first-class on the TGV high-speed train to Avignon. Visit Arles, the city that inspired Van Gogh, and admire the beautiful landscapes of Cote d’Azur that mesmerized artists like Cezanne, Picasso, Matisse and Chagall. Guests can enjoy Provençal farm-to-table dining, and will have the chance to visit sample artisanal olive oil freshly produced on a farm. Taste the wine of the Popes, in the medieval village of Chateauneuf du Pape, and learn about the variety of grapes used from an expert. Visit stylish Monaco and drive along part of the Grand Prix circuit before crossing back to France to visit the hilltop village of Eze perched high on a rocky peak overlooking the Mediterranean sea. Price from US$2,995 per person, excluding airfare.
Insight Vacations’ highly-skilled Travel Directors take on the role of expert guide and consummate organiser throughout every trip. Guests will enjoy the comfort of Insight’s luxury, air-conditioned, 40-seat coach with double the standard legroom. To add to the hassle-free experience, luggage are conveniently organised such that guests do not need to worry about it when they arrive at the hotels, with the bags sent directly to their hotel door. Hotel and restaurant tips are included, as well as all taxes and porterage charges at hotels. Insight also makes it easy for guests to stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary Wi-Fi on the coach.
The itineraries have been picked to ensure mothers are pampered and have magical memories to experience as they visit Europe. Guests who book a Splendours of Southern France trip before May 31 will also get a US$150 discount per person and a one-day Marseille City Pass.
To book a holiday with Insight Vacations, contact +65 6922 5950, visit www.insightvacations.com or check with your travel agent.
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