Rediscover the Flavours of the USA with Insight Vacations' Signature Experiences

Offering travellers Early Payment Discount savings of up to $2,161 per couple

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| Source: The Travel Corporation Canada

TORONTO, Aug. 15, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Insight Vacations (www.insightvacations.com), the leader of premium and luxury escorted journeys, is creating unforgettable Signature Experiences on exclusive journeys through America with its 2015 USA & Canada including Hawaii and Alaska program, featuring 25 immersive trips with visits to scenic national parks and travelling legendary routes by road, rail and cruise. Insight is offering travellers an Early Payment Discount of up to 10 per cent* in savings ($2,161 per couple) if booked and paid in full by November 20, 2014.

"The United States is a popular vacation choice for Canadians since its close proximity gives travellers more time explore its most iconic destinations, spectacular landscapes and the charming countrysides," said Cris David, president, Insight Vacations Canada. "For our 2015 USA premium escorted journeys, we have created unforgettable Signature Experiences such as making a music recording in Elvis' studio in Memphis in Nashville or fly fishing in Spokane with a trout expert."

Southern Elegance (11 days)

Savour the sights, sounds and flavours of the South on Insight Vacations' 11-day Southern Elegance escorted journey through New Orleans, Charleston, Atlanta and more. Vacation like a Vanderbilt in Asheville with a look into the daily lives of the elite family and how they used to live at their sprawling estate. Experience the Southern charm of Charleston with a horse-drawn carriage ride through the city. Guests will enjoy a Signature Experience at Magnolia Plantation, where they will meet an expert Charleston Sweetgrass Baskets artisan and try their hand at basket weaving. Guests will experience the upper-class lifestyle in 19th century Savannah during a private tour of the Owens-Thomas House. The Celebration Dinner will be an indulgent experience with authentic, world-famous southern fare and Madeira wine. In the festive city of New Orleans, guests will board a swamp cruise in search of alligators, snakes, turtles and egrets and learn about life on the banks of the bayou. They will also enjoy dinner at Arnaud's, a classic Creole New Orleans restaurant in the heart of the French Quarter, accompanied by soothing jazz music and good company.

Cities of the East Coast (8 days)

Visit the historic and cosmopolitan cities that have become some of the most iconic destinations in America on the eight-day escorted journey through the Cities of the East Coast. Take in the sweeping skylines in New York from the Top of the Rock Observation Deck at the Rockerfeller Center, visit The Breakers on Rhode Island - considered to most grandiose of Newport's mansions - and enjoy a leisurely stroll along Boston's red-brick Freedom Trail while taking in a local expert's historic tidbits on the American Revolution. While in Beantown, enjoy a glass of wine with traditional cuisine at a popular restaurant. Guests will view Independence Hall and the giant cracked Liberty Bell in Philidelphia, and in Washington D.C., guests will enjoy a Celebration Dinner with old-fashioned hospitality and authentic, local cuisine. Insight guests will enjoy staying at signature hotels such as the Waldorf Astoria in New York, and the elegant Fairmont Washington D.C., Georgetown.

For more information, please visit www.insightvacations.com or contact your local travel agent.

About Insight Vacations

Insight Vacations (www.insightvacations.com) is the expert for Europe and the Eastern Mediterranean, visiting all but one of the independent states in these regions and covering more of Europe than any other tour operator. Insight Vacations also offers the same legendary high standards and carefully curated itineraries in North America, India, Bhutan, Nepal and Morocco. Insight guests enjoy more intimate groups limited to just 40 passengers, the services of an experienced Tour Director who acts as 'travelling concierge,' and expertly planned itineraries offering a range of Signature Experiences that provide a unique and revealing look into the history and culture of each destination. Guests also enjoy Signature Dining and Dine-Around Evenings and stay in select hotels that are centrally or scenically located.

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About The TreadRight Foundation

Created as a joint initiative between The Travel Corporation's family of brands, the TreadRight Foundation is a not-for-profit working to ensure the environment and communities we visit remain vibrant for generations to come. To date, TreadRight has donated more than USD 2.5 million to sustainable tourism projects worldwide. The Foundation's guiding principle is to encourage sustainable tourism development through conservation, leadership and support for communities. Foundation priorities are set by the Steering Committee, which includes sustainability leaders like Céline Cousteau and Costas Christ.

TreadRight's past project partners include WWF, Conservation International and The National Trust in the UK. Current initiatives include sponsoring the National Geographic Society's inaugural "World Legacy Awards," WildAid and inspiring wildlife advocates like Terri Irwin.

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*Terms & Conditions: Applies only to tours featuring the 'Early Payment Discount' in the price panel - see the new 2015/16 USA & Canada brochure. Not applicable to departures marked with an asterisk '*' which operate as per Insight's 2014/15 brochure. A $200 per person deposit is required within 3 days of booking and final payment is required by November 20, 2014. This discount CAN be combined with other discounts where applicable to create even bigger savings. Early Payment Discount' is based on availability and may be withdrawn at any time. Other conditions may apply. Visit www.insightvacations.com for full terms and conditions. 

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