North York, Ontario, Canada, Feb. 11, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Insight Vacations (http://www.insightvacations.com), the leader in premium and luxury escorted journeys, has created the History of the Holocaust (https://www.insightvacations.com/ca/special-offers/expert-hosted-collection/history-of-the-holocaust) - a special trip for Canadian travellers that illuminates Jewish life in Europe before the Second World War and examines the events, locations and historical background of the Nazi genocide and Post-war Memorialization.

Departing June 4, 2015, military historian Dr. Jody Perrun will host Insight guests on an exclusive two-week journey through Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Austria, Czech Republic and Germany to explore the locales where the events of the Holocaust unfolded, providing context and understanding from the perspective of an expert historian.

"Dr. Jody Perrun has been instrumental in helping us showcase our special interests trips that are focused on the World Wars in which brave Canadian veterans have valiantly served," said Cris David, president, Insight Vacations Canada. "2015 is a significant year since this past January 27th, Holocaust commemorations throughout Europe marked the 70th anniversary liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp."

Dr. Perrrun teaches at the University of Winnipeg, the University of Manitoba, and the Royal Military College of Canada, specializing in military history, post-Confederation Canada, and the Holocaust.

An Insight vacation is not complete without a host of Signature Experiences that enhance each trip and make it memorable for guests. Signature Experiences on the History of the Holocaust include the following:

  • Visit the Oskar Schindler's Factory Museum in Krakow and gain an insight into the vital part he played during World War II.
  • Journey on a powerful and moving visit to the memorials and museums of Auschwitz and Birkenau.
  • Reflect at the Holocaust memorial in Budapest, dedicated to the man who saved approximately 100,000 Jews from the Nazis, Raoul Wallenberg.
  • Signature Dining in Vienna lets guests choose from a selection of local restaurants on a Dine-Around Evening, accompanied by fine wine.

When guests book and pay the deposit by February 26, 2015 they can save $200* per person. To book this escorted journey or for more information, please visit www.insightvacations.com, contact Insight's Sale Centre at 1-800-387-8490 or speak with your local travel agent.

About TreadRight

Created as a joint initiative between The Travel Corporation's family of brands, the TreadRight Foundation is a not-for-profit working to ensure the environment and communities we visit remain vibrant for generations to come.

To date, TreadRight has donated more than USD 2.5 million to sustainable tourism projects worldwide. The Foundation's guiding principle is to encourage sustainable tourism development through conservation, leadership and support for communities. Foundation priorities are set by the Steering Committee, which includes sustainability leaders like Céline Cousteau and Costas Christ.

TreadRight's past project partners include WWF, Conservation International and The National Trust in the UK. Current initiatives include sponsoring the National Geographic Society's inaugural "World Legacy Awards," WildAid and inspiring wildlife advocates like Terri Irwin.

To learn more about our past and current work at TreadRight, please visit us at treadright.org.

About Insight Vacations

For more than 35 years, Insight Vacations (www.insightvacations.com) has been designing the world's finest escorted travel itineraries. Insight offers 113 journeys to more countries across Europe than any other operator and provides the same legendary service across North America, India, Bhutan, Nepal, Morocco, Egypt and Israel.

Insight guests enjoy The Art of Touring in Style with business-class legroom aboard customized luxury coaches, intimate groups of just 40 travellers and the services of an experienced Tour Director who acts as 'travelling concierge.' Each expertly planned itinerary includes a range of Signature Events for a unique and authentic look into the history and culture of each destination. Throughout their trip, guests will stay in handpicked hotels that are centrally or scenically located and have the perfect balance of guided and independent exploration.

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Terms & Conditions: *The $200 savings shown is for land only based on Twin Share per person. Single supplement is an additional charge $1,680 on a request basis only. A non-refundable, non-transferrable deposit of $200 per person is required within 3 days of booking. Balance in full due 70 days prior. Excludes: AIR FARE, any item not mentioned in the itinerary, personal expenses, drinks, optional excursions. Operation of this tour requires a minimum to depart. Should these not be met, Insight Vacations reserves the right to alter or cancel arrangements. Insight Vacations reserves the right to vary itineraries/hotels/venues should circumstances (i.e. weather, traffic or timing) dictate, as well as cancel in accordance with operating requirements or circumstances beyond its control. The Frequent Traveller Discount is applicable on this tour. No other discounts, brochure discounts, trade and show discounts etc. are applicable with this tour. Other conditions may apply. For all other Booking Conditions and other important information please visit www.insightvacations.com/ca/special-offers .

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