Insight Vacations has two upcoming FAMs—one heads to Germany, the other to Egypt.
The Germany FAM takes place Nov. 2-8, starting in Munich and ending in Frankfurt, with visits to Oberammergau, the Black Forest, Rothenburg, Nuremburg, and Heidelberg. In Munich, youy’ll visit the Feldherrnhalle in the Odeonsplatz, the Palace of the Dukes of Wittelsbach, the English Garden, the Hofbrauhaus, St. Peter’s Church and the world-renowned Marienplatz. Departing Munich, you’ll have the opportunity to visit the Neuschwanstein Castle and see the exuberantly decorated apartments including the Throne Room and Lohengrin Grotto. You’ll head to Lindau, an island situated in the middle of Lake Constance, to stroll through the narrow streets past old inns and half-timbered houses, to admire the fantastic backdrop of the Swiss and Austrian Alps across the lake. Then you’ll take a drive into the Black Forest.
The visit in Nuremberg will get you up-close to its medieval architecture, featuring a charming blend of stone and timbered dwellings in the Old Town. You’ll then venture to Rothenburg ob der Tauber, the best-preserved town on the Romantic Road, with its cobbled streets lined with high-gabled houses, and its market square, dominated by its Renaissance town hall. With an artisan baker, you’ll enjoy a demonstration and learn about the history of the traditional pastry schneeballen (snowball), followed by a tasting.
You’ll then continue through to Heidelberg and venture inside Heidelberg Palace. You’ll explore the Heidelberg Tun, spend time in the Apothecary Museum and marvel at the panoramic vistas of the city and Neckar Valley from the castle fortress. Price is $898 per person, twin share. Upon completion of the FAM, attendees will have the opportunity to earn a refund for the full FAM cost of $898 if they book a new group of 15 or more guests that travel in 2020.
The Egypt FAM takes place Dec. 10-17, roundtrip Cairo to Cairo. You’ll being your discovery with a visit to the Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx. Afterwards, visit the Egyptian Museum, to witness the priceless treasures recovered from the Tomb of Tutankhamun. You’ll then fly to Luxor and visit the huge temple complex of Karnak, and then transfer to your cruise ship. Visits to the Luxor Temple, the Colossi of Memnon, and the Temple of Hatshepsut and Valley of the Kings are included as well. There’s also a visit to a working bakery to witness the local artisans making authentic Egyptian bread. You’ll visit the Luxor Museum and its collection of artifacts from the area, and then sail to Kom Ombo to visit the only temple in Egypt dedicated to the two gods, crocodile-headed Sobek and falcon-headed Horus the Elder, then continue on to Aswan. You’ll travel by motorboat to the Temple of Isis, rising from the waters of the Nile on the Island of Philae, and later, on a traditional Nile Felucca, you’ll meet a sailor and learn the art of sailing this ancient craft. Price is $1,099 per person, twin share, and advisor must have booked a minimum of four guests in 2018 and 2019 to be confirmed. Upon completion of the FAM, attendees will have the opportunity to earn a refund for the full FAM cost of $1,099 if they book a new group of 15 or more guests that travel in 2020.
Egypt FAM: insightvacations.com/us/agents/discoveregypt