Discover the treasures of Trinity College with a University Insider and gain priority access to the 9th century Book of Kells.
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Nonna and her family open their home up to Insight guests for a dinner of traditional Souther Italian specialities.
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Ride to the top of the stunning Stanserhorn to meet with a bona fide Swiss ranger and learn all about unique alpine ecology.
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Make a stylish entrance as a lone piper escorts you over the drawbridge to majestic Ashford Castle. This exquisite hotel provides a romantic backdrop in superior surroundings, offering both relaxation and comfort. Take the opportunity to explore the cast estate, pamper yourself at the spa, or get to know the hawks and woodland surroundings at the hotel’s falconry school.
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Experience the wild, enchanting coastal routes as you explore the Emerald Isle. Along the way you’ll encounter ruined castles, quiet lakes, natural wonders and legendary characters. "The Glens of Antrim near the Giants Causeway are one of the islands hidden gems, with wild peat bogland, picturesque villages and little-known Gaeltacht communities nestled among the coastal coves." - Sean, Travel Director
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Book and save 7.5% on select departures when you pay in full by 27 February 2020
Terms & Conditions: Save 7.5%* Applies only to trips featuring the “Early Payment Discount” in the price panel - see the new 2020 Europe brochure. Not applicable to Eastern Mediterranean, trips that include cruise components, Last Minute Deals, Special Interest or Expert Hosted Itineraries. Valid on new bookings only and must be booked by 27 February 2020. A deposit of up to $500 is required within three days of booking and full payment is due by 27 February 2020 or up to 120 days before departure, whichever is sooner. This offer is based on availability, does not apply to all journeys/departures, and may be withdrawn at any time and without notice. Further restrictions apply. Contact your Travel Agent or Insight Vacations for details. TICO#1873715