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.
Dinner In Edinburgh
Edinburgh has more eateries per head than any other city in the UK and your Travel Director knows which ones shine and which ones to shun! Join your fellow companions for a fun evening out in this vibrant city. Visit a prized local restaurant for a delicious three course dinner with a glass of wine, beer or soft drink included.
Adult Price: GBP 40.00
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
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
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
Windermere Cruise & Steam Train Ride
There is no better way to appreciate the scenic beauty of the English Lake District than a relaxing cruise and steam train ride. First take to the limpid waters of Windermere for a spectacular voyage, offering magnificent views of rugged mountains, secluded bays and wooded islands. At the southern end of the lake, your cruise connects with a steam locomotive for a nostalgic ride along the banks of the beautiful River Leven to Haverthwaite Station.
Adult Price: GBP 21.00
Liverpool & The Beatles City Tour
Join a local Blue badge guide to discover the home of the Beatles. See the famous sights associated with the Fab Four along with the two Cathedrals and hear tales of emigration and the Titanic connection.
Adult Price: GBP 16.50
Join us for some warm Irish hospitality a three course dinner in a family run pub, that was formerly the haunt of nobility and notorious highwaymen. Lovely exposed brick walls and dark wood make for a cosy atmosphere in which to enjoy your hearty pub meal.
Adult Price: EUR 46.00
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
Jaunting Car Ride
Clip-clop your way through Killarney National Park, the
first Irish National Park and a land of lakes and lore. A local
"jarvey" will inform us of the history, legends and folklore
of this beautiful setting while aboard one of these famous
Adult Price: EUR 22.00
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
Waterford Walking Tour
Join an extremely knowledgeable and entertaining historian
for an insightful walking tour of Ireland's oldest city. Meet
a range of colourful characters and learn about the town's
history from the arrival of the Vikings through to British rule
as you stroll to various key sights. Afterwards, rub shoulders
with the locals with a drink in a typical pub.
Adult Price: EUR 24.00
Visit a traditional country pub with its stone floors, real
ale, and cosy atmosphere where you can relax and enjoy a
mouth-watering meal featuring freshly cooked traditional
Adult Price: GBP 36.00
Cardiff Castle Tour
Take an ‘insider’ look at this unique Castle started by the
Romans 2,000 years ago where we have our own private
tour. The refurbishments done in the 1800s have been
described as outrageous to opulent, bogus to brilliant and
some even say the architect, William Burgess, smoked his
opium pipe too much! His influences include Arab and
Islamic art, Hans Christian Anderson's fairy tales and even
Aesop's fables. In addition, we can walk on the battlements
and climb the 1,000-year-old Norman keep for superb
views over Cardiff.
Adult Price: GBP 21.00
Welsh Evening At Millennium Centre
Join us for a lively night celebrating Welsh food and culture at the stunning Welsh Millennium Centre in Cardiff. Enjoy a traditional and locally-sourced three-course meal whilst being entertained by Welsh stories, enchanting music and renowned Welsh singers. On occasion, when the Centre is not available, Fonmon Castle will be offered as an alternative.
Adult Price: GBP 55.00