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
Isle Of Skye Tour
A wonderful opportunity to experience the spectacular scenery of the Trotternish Peninsula with a local expert. Hear about the way of life on this remote inner Hebridean island, steeped in myth and legend. While touring the 'Isle of Mist' see the Old Man of Storr, the red and black Cuillin Mountains and picturesque Portree, the largest town on the Island. This is an opportunity not to be missed.
Adult Price: GBP 15.00
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
Historic Pub Walk and Supper
This evening, a local will take us on a leisurely walk through
the changing heart of Belfast. We'll view Street art inspired
by the murals of the past and experience the renewal of
this vibrant city through the history of its best-known pubs.
We'll finish with supper in a Victorian pub, famed for its
Adult Price: GBP 40.00
Follow the story of this ill-fated ship and her people, from
the launch in this very city. Explore the exhibition in this
stunning award-winning building, on the former site of the
shipyard where Titanic was built.
Adult Price: GBP 18.00
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
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
Enjoy a spectacular evening of Irish music, song and
dance performed by champion dancers and musicians and
showcasing the music of Kerry and beyond.
Adult Price: EUR 36.00
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
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
Plymouth Harbour Cruise
Join us for a pleasant cruise around the harbour of this most famous seaport. Your skipper provides all the informative commentary as you enjoy panoramic vistas of Plymouth Hoe, site of Drake’s legendary game of bowls. View the Mayflower steps, where the Pilgrim Fathers set sail for America, and ships weighed anchor for Australia, New Zealand and Newfoundland. Continue into the Royal Navy Dockyard for a chance to see some of the more modern vessels of the Royal Navy
Adult Price: GBP 15.00
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