Most Insight trips already include a host of bonus highlights and comprehensive sightseeing. There may also be an exciting array of Optional Experiences which will turn an already amazing experience into the trip of a lifetime! These are entirely optional and can be booked through your Travel Director/Local Representative at the commencement of your trip. Please note, many Optional Experiences are operated by independent third party suppliers, not Insight Vacations.
Prices and availability of Optional Experiences are subject to change.
Irish Countryside & Glendalough
An afternoon drive takes you through the rural countryside
of County Wicklow - the garden of Ireland. With our Local
Expert, we'll pass through the pretty Wicklow Mountains
to the picturesque setting of St. Kevin's great 6th Century
monastic site at Glendalough. Afterwards, we'll explore the
monastic remains before returning to Dublin via the Great
Sugar Loaf Mountain.
Adult Price: EUR 25.00
Dinner & Irish Cabaret
Over an excellent dinner of quality Irish food, enjoy a
nonstop show of comedy, dance, song and music. Ireland’s
musical history unfolds in a cabaret that will delight
you long after the night has ended. The cast will have
you tapping your toes and joining in the fun, and it’s all
wrapped up in the spirit of Irish humour. At the end of your
meal, cap off one of Ireland’s best nights out with an Irish
Adult Price: EUR 71.00
Experience this intriguing port town, home to the world's second-largest natural harbour. We’ll visit stunning St Colman’s Cathedral to hear of the town’s maritime past and also visit the Queenstown Story to discover how the town became the single most important port of emigration from Ireland.
Adult Price: EUR 23.00
Lively and fun loving, Cork city is justly celebrated for fine local produce and great restaurants. Tonight, take the opportunity to dine out and enjoy the great atmosphere and vibrant heart of Ireland's 'rebel' city. Three course dinner with a drink.
Adult Price: EUR 46.00
A tour de force of traditional Irish song, music and dance, Gaelic roots showcases Ireland at its best. Using traditional instruments, Irish dance and time-honoured folk songs, this energetic show will have you tapping your feet and singing along in no time.
Adult Price: EUR 34.00
Shannon Castle Banquet
Calling all Lords and Ladies! Please be seated for a delicious
banquet in the great hall of the castle. In the splendour of
a bygone age, entertainment is provided by the court jester,
castle musicians and attendants of the medieval court. It
won’t be long before you're making merry with the fine
music, singing, dancing, good food and laughter. You'll
be sure to take home warm memories of this delightful
Adult Price: EUR 73.00
In recent years, Glasgow has developed a fearsome culinary reputation. With its elegant and chic atmosphere, this restaurant is very much at the forefront. In the hub of Glasgow's vibrant cosmopolitan capital, enjoy an evening of Scottish fayre and experience the unique atmosphere of the city at night.
Adult Price: GBP 40.00
Visit To Medieval Doune Castle
We enjoy a visit of Doune Castle, overlooking the beautiful village of Doune. Famous for its association with Monty Python and now used as a film location for Game of Thrones, Doune is also the main Castle in the hit show, Outlander.
Adult Price: GBP 15.00
An Evening with Nessie
Join us at the only pub on the shores of Loch Ness, overlooking Dores beach. Enjoy a drink whislt listening to the tales of Steve, a man who has devoted over twenty-five years of his life to hunting for the elusive Loch Ness Monster. A unique evening, following the journey of the ultimate "Nessie Hunter"!
Adult Price: GBP 20.00
Scottish Dinner & Cabaret
Join us for a lively and memorable evening of traditional Scottish song, dance, tartan and bagpipes. In addition to wine and dinner, your kilted hosts will lead you through some of the best-loved Scottish music and songs. You'll learn a Highland dance or two and sample Scotland’s national dish - haggis. An exceptional Scottish experience!
Adult Price: GBP 60.00
Journey into the fascinating past with a visit to the ancestral home of the Dukes of Atholl. Brimming with treasures inside and out, magnificent Blair Castle is set in its own grounds against a backdrop of glorious scenery. During your visit, see how the castle has been transformed through the ages and learn how Queen Victoria's famous stay led to the creation of Europe's only private army.
Adult Price: GBP 20.00
Royal Yacht Britannia
This magnificent ship has hosted some of the most famous people in the world. But, above all, Britannia was home to Her Majesty The Queen and the Royal Family. For four royal couples, Britannia was to provide a honeymoon sanctuary before the onset of married life in the world's most photographed family. Now berthed in Leith, you are welcomed on board to discover the heart and soul of this most special of Royal residences.
Adult Price: GBP 23.00
Edinburgh's Most Haunted
Join our Ghouls and Ghosts to embark upon a scary and mirth-filled tour of Edinburgh's old town as never seen before! We'll enjoy a drink afterwards to calm our nerves before returning to the land of the living.
Adult Price: GBP 27.00