Insight Vacations has announced the launch of its 2012/13 India & Nepal programmer.

The inaugural programme features 12 itineraries in total, including two luxury Gold tours, four Premium escorted tours and six optional extensions covering India (including Rajasthan, Kerala and India’s Wildlife), Nepal, Bhutan and Sri Lanka.

 

Guests will stay in luxurious royal palaces, have cookery demonstrations and meals that are exclusive to Insight guests, experience vibrant cities, temples, landscapes and wildlife. They will meet colourful artisans, expert chefs and naturalists, fascinating raconteurs, performance artists, world class hoteliers and possibly even Royalty with an invitation to dine in the private dining rooms at the Royal Palace in Jaipur.  

John Boulding, CEO & President of Insight Vacations said, “India is a fascinating destination – one of the most diverse and culturally rich in the world.  With the launch of the Insight programme in to India, we are now offering UK travellers the opportunity to enjoy luxurious, elegant and hassle-free holidays in this beautiful country.

“Recognising the growing demand for this vibrant destination, we have compiled twelve itineraries for the discerning traveller including two luxury Gold tours, four Premium escorted tours and six options extensions covering India, which really bring this colourful region to life in the style for which Insight is renowned.

“We are extremely excited about this next stage in Insight’s evolution. I can confidently say there is no finer way for travellers to experience India; the level of service, quality of accommodation, included sightseeing, private tours and experiential activities really set us apart in the marketplace.”

The operator has included two Gold itineraries in this programme; the 10-day Splendours of the Taj & Tiger and the 11-day Imperial Treasures of India. These tours provide the ultimate deluxe experience, backed by accommodation in historic palaces, exotic resorts and many leading luxury hotels such as The Leela Palace, the award-winning Oberoi Hotels, The Imperial Hotel and historic Palaces of Taj Hotels. Each are in outstanding locations, feature superb service and exceptional dining experiences.

There are also four Premium itineraries, ranging from eight to 14 days and covering everything from classical routes throughout India and Rajasthan to those that include the lesser-explored regions of Nepal and Kerala.

There's also six Optional Extensions ranging from three to five days, and covering destinations such as Bhutan, the spiritual mecca of Amritsar, Sri Lanka, the Indian Jungle and more. Each of these has been designed to complement one of the Premium or Gold escorted journeys.

Boulding continues: “Insight has poured its 30 years of experience as a premium escorted tour operator into each and every one of these itineraries. Whether travelling on a Gold or Premium journey , guests will benefit from impeccable service, authentic highlight lunches and dinners, premium hotels and historic palaces, expert Tour Directors and knowledgeable local guides plus exclusive private tours and experiential activities transport making Insight the perfect choice for India-bound clients.”

 

New itineraries from Insight’s flagship India & Nepal programme include:

Splendours of Taj & Tiger (Gold)10 days priced from £4,385 per person, twin share, land only (single supplement option from £2,425). Departures available from 1 October, 2012 until 15 April, 2013. Visits Delhi, Agra, Ranthambhore and Jaipur.

Classical India with Nepal – 14 days priced from £3,250 per person, twin share, land only (single supplement option from £985). Departures available from 24 August 2012, until 19 April, 2013. Visits Delhi, Jaipur, Agra, Khajuraho, Varanasi and Kathmandu.

Enchanting Kerala – 10 days priced from £1,950 per person, twin share, land only (single supplement option from £795). Departures available from 25 August, 2012 until 20 April, 2013. Visits Kochi, Thekkady, Kumararkom and Kovalam.

Agents can earn a festive case of six fine wines for the Christmas and New Year celebrations if they confirm a booking from the India brochure by December 31. To claim their free wine, agents simply need to email their name, ABTA number and booking reference to info@onestoptouringshop.co.uk.

For more information on Insight Vacations and its India and Nepal programme, please visit www.insightvacations.com

Insight Vacations is part of the One Stop Touring Shop. For more information on itineraries, pre and post accommodation, airfares, transfers and discounts, agents should contact One Stop Touring Shop on: 020 7468 4335 / www.onestoptouringshop.co.uk

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