12 September, 2019 | Croatia’s finest oysters, high tea with a Scottish baronet, a winery overlooking Lake Geneva… Journeys like these offer so much more than just the sights.
Lifelong memories are arguably the best souvenirs to bring home from your travels. When you travel with Insight Vacations, they will immerse you in a range of experiences around the world that will impact your life. And it goes without saying that all the logistics details will be taken care, so all you need to do is embrace the journey.
Four wonderful journeys on offer from Insights are:
Immerse yourself in the pristine landscapes, national parks and tranquil waters of Croatia. Dine out on the stories you’ll share with local oyster farmer, Tomislav. Meet him at his shellfish farm where he will show you his prized oyster fields and share secrets on the cultivation of these bivalves. Then head for the shore for a sea-to-table tasting of the freshest shellfish, accompanied by a glass of Croatia’s finest wine.
High tea, anyone?
Sir Ludovic Shaw Stewart 12th Baronet of Greenock and Blackhall, or “Ludo” as he insists on being called, will host a high tea after he has taken you on a private tour of the family home – a 10 000-acre coastal estate known as Ardgowan Estate.
A former art dealer at London’s prestigious auction house, Sotheby’s, Ludo now focuses on the upkeep and development of his striking 18th-century home in Inverclyde, Scotland, which he opens up to Insight Vacations guests. He will share the histories of the area, the Shaw Stewart family and the house, followed by the delightful and elegant tradition of a Scottish high tea.
On top of the world
Journey past lakes, forests, vineyards and snow-capped mountains in the magical Switzerland. Bring home memories of superb Swiss wines and farm-to-table dining on your visit to the Domaine Bovy, a family-run winery overlooking Lake Geneva. The Lavaux region is a UNESCO World Heritage Site claims to produce some of Switzerland’s finest wines. The chances of having sampled Swiss wine are slim, as almost none of it is exported. In fact, 98% of Swiss wine is consumed on home soil. Domaine Bovy, with its hand-painted vats, has been in the Bovy family since 1779 and is currently run by Eric and Bertrand.
Embark on a scenic journey by railway and open cable car to the summit of the stunning Mount Stanserhorn to meet with a Swiss ranger and learn about the unique alpine ecology.
Secrets of the Sphinx
Accompanied by a dedicated Egyptologist you’ll uncover thousands of years of history. Part archaeologist, part historian, and always a specialist in hieroglyphics, an Egyptologist is key to helping you understand the myths, mysteries and legends of Egypt.
The Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx are perhaps the most recognisable symbols of Egypt, while Luxor is considered the world’s greatest open air museum. But it is a cruise along the River Nile that will impress upon you just how much history Egypt has to offer. Arguably the longest river in the world, at an estimated 6 700 kilometres, every curve and bend has a story to tell.
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