Insight Vacations, the global leader in premium escorted journeys, is recognising mums this Mother’s Day by offering Special Interest Journeys focused on gardening and magical Insight Experiences with departures just announced for 2020.
According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, it is reported that 83% of Australians tend to a garden in their home. With Australians loving their gardening, these journeys offer mothers the perfect opportunity to explore Europe’s finest gardens, historic castles and houses.
“Travel is the perfect Mother’s Day gift to splurge on for mums who are seeking unique experiences to check off their travel wish lists such as the Chelsea Flower Show and Claude Monet’s garden in Giverny,” commented Alex O’Connor, Managing Director Insight Vacations. “We know our loyal Travel Advisors will love suggesting these Special Interest Journeys to their clients. The trips are tailor-made for mums with their special interests in mind, offering fascinating encounters with local people through Europe’s most beautiful gardens.”
European Affair & Chelsea Flower Show – 9 days – Departing 22 May 2020
For that special mum who loves to garden, this trip explores the mecca of all flower shows, the Chelsea Flower Show, where she can take in the magnificent floral displays, model gardens and more. In Bruges, clients will cruise along the canal before visiting the renowned Châteaux of the Loire Valley, beautiful Chenonceau Castle and the most magnificent Château de Chambord, before experiencing the glorious palace and gardens of Versailles – a dream for gardening lovers with around 800 hectares of lush gardens landscaped in the classic French style that took 40 years to complete. The journey concludes with the garden of Givernythat inspired many of Claude Monet’s masterpieces as he set out to create a garden full of perspectives, colours and symmetries.
The Gardens of England and Wales with The Chelsea Flower Show – 15 days – Departing 21 May 2020
The journey begins with a visit to the famous RHS Chelsea Flower Show. For the rose lovers, clients travel to David Austin Nursery where morning tea is enjoyed at leisure, followed by a tour of the fairy-tale gardens. Guests will explore the Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew, discover the wonders of Hampton Court Palace, visit the Gardens of Wisley and the Lost Garden of Heligan. Onward, another stop includes the Hidcote Manor Gardens, said to be one of the greatest arts and crafts gardens in England. Heading into the Derbyshire countryside, guests visit the RHS Chatsworth Flower Show, offering a new celebration of plants and gardens with plenty of inspiration to take home. Finally, clients finish off their floral escapade at the magnificent house and gardens of Blenheim Palace, home of the Duke of Marlborough and the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill.