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.
Magical Bruges By Horse And Carriage
What could be more magical than a horse and carriage ride by the colourful canals and squares of the ‘Venice of the North’? See the Lake of Love with its gliding swans, the ornate bridges, the steep gabled houses reflected in the canals, the bells of the carillon chiming – all of which conjure up a fascinating dream-like atmosphere. Photo stops included, of course.
Adult Price: EUR 38.00
Scenic Canal Cruise of Brugge & Taste of Belgium
Experience Bruges from a different perspective as you take to the water. A delightful cruise through the peaceful canals explores places you normally can't get to on foot and discover some of the interesting background of the historic houses. An unforgettable experience.
Adult Price: EUR 28.00
Join this half-day experience to Antwerp, the second largest city and biggest port of Belgium. You will discover the city with your Local Expert and visit the Gothic cathedral of Belgium to see artworks by Peter Paul Rubens. You can also enjoy a traditional beer or waffle in the beautiful square right by the cathedral.
Adult Price: EUR 40.00
Ypres Excursion and Last Post Ceremony
Travel with your local expert to the historic town of Ypres, a ‘city of peace’ famous for its involvement in World War I. Afterwards, you’ll visit two famous cemeteries and attend the famous Last Post Ceremony, which commemorates the fallen of the British Army and her allies on the surrounding Flanders Fields. You’ll also have the chance to visit Ypres' famous market square and take in the atmosphere of this unique location.
Adult Price: EUR 45.00
Excursion To The Roman City Of Trier In Germany
Drive into Germany to visit the ancient Roman city of Trier, home town of Karl Marx. Sightseeing with a local expert will reveal the superb Porta Nigra and the Imperial Baths, the largest outside Rome You'll also walk through the old town to see the fine Liebfrauenkirche, as well as Marx's house. After free time in the centre, we'll proceed to the nearby hills for great views over the Moselle River and the surrounding wine region.
Adult Price: EUR 35.00
Kinderdijk Exploration And Boat Ride
Join us to discover the spectacular straight line of 19 working windmills at the Kinderdijk. Part of a UNESCO Cultural Heritage site and situated below sea-level, they were built around 1740 to pump water out of the reclaimed 'polder' lands. You’ll also admire the classic Dutch landscape between the Rhine river branches of the delta, during a relaxing boat ride.
Adult Price: EUR 32.00
Rotterdam Harbour Cruise & Dinner
A fascinating opportunity to experience the bustle of Europe’s largest port, so crucial to the Dutch economy. We'll admire the city’s impressive skyline and take in all the activity of the harbour, shipyards, docks and the ultra-modern technology of the container port. The cruise ends with a view of the steamship SS Rotterdam, the flagship liner of the Holland America Line. Later, we’re off to a favourite local restaurant for a delicious three-course dinner with unlimited drinks.
Adult Price: EUR 68.00
Aalsmeer Flower Auctions
Experience the excitement at the very epicentre of the international flower trade! Each day, over 19 million flowers are sold at 'Bloemenveiling Aalsmeer', the world's largest flower auction. Witness all the action from a specially-designed viewing gallery as traders bid against the clock for a mind-blowing assortment of blooms. A unique experience you'll remember forever! This optional does not operate on Saturdays and Sundays.
Adult Price: EUR 24.00
Dutch Dinner & Sailor's Quarter
Dine in a beautiful historic restaurant which offers a wide selection of delicious food and drink. Amsterdam is famous for its liberal principles and attitudes, so after dinner, take a guided walk through one of the city's tourist hot spots - the vibrant 'Sailors Quarter', crammed with around 300 "red-light windows".
Adult Price: EUR 63.00
Traditional Dutch Countryside Tour
Take a break from the hectic pace of city life and unwind as you visit the ‘scenic Dutch countryside’. Enjoy a boat trip on the IJsselmeer lake (1100 kms) and visit the village of Volendam and the island village of Marken. You’ll be able to enjoy the tranquillity of the countryside surroundings and immerse yourself in the old way of life. There will be free time to stroll around the villages, shop for traditional Dutch souvenirs (and to have a nice lunch - not included).
Adult Price: EUR 42.00