Cruise the British Isles 15 Days

Including Scotland and Ireland On the Grand Cruise liner "Crown Princess"

This special cruise will focus on the British Isles. Our excursion will include visits to the UK and Scotland – “Land of the Gauls”, whisky and castles, tartan kilts and bagpipes. We will also visit Ireland, “the land of Emerald”, the green island full of landscapes, including mountains and valleys, lakes and rivers, picturesque villages and medieval fortresses, endless green spaces and cliffs that tower over the sea.

ITINERARY

The grand cruise liner Crown Princess was launched in 2018, weighing 113,000 tons.
* 19 floors
* Restaurants and lounges surrounded by panoramic views
* Elegant boutique
* Relaxing lotus spa
* Theater
* Bar complex
* Upgraded and decorated showroom
* Spacious and elegant rooms featuring a fridge, TV, wardrobe, bathroom with shower

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The residents of Guernsey have no representation in the British Parliament, but their foreign affairs and security are run by Britain. The island is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful places in the world; a combination of blue sea, beaches, cliffs and small villages.

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We’ll drive through areas full of rivers, where the salmon return to spawn in the lakes where they were hatched. We’ll tour the surrounding landscapes, the hidden bays and the green fields of the region, and visit, among other things, the charming little port city of West Cork, which is known to boast most spectacular scenery along the coast of Ireland. We’ll continue to the Glengariff which is located on the world-famous Bantry Bay where the mountains meet the sea. Our next stop is Kenmare, a small, pastoral town in the heart of Kerry. We’ll end in Killarney with a vibrant and beautiful city that has breathtaking views of the nature paradise there. Here we’ll get about on a horse driven cart.

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We will see the Lipi River that traverses the city, walk through the Temple Bar pubs, and O’Connell Street, Dublin’s main street, and visit Trinity College where we will be impressed by the Book of Celts written and illustrated by Irish monks in the 8th century. We’ll also stroll through elegant Grafton Street, the busy shopping area of ​​the city.

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The impressive city hall, the municipal library and other Victorian-style buildings, the Prince Albert Clock Tower, the famous Shankill and Pulse Streets, the scene of the struggle between the Protestants and the Catholics, and the many murals commemorating the heavy price paid by the residents. If possible, we’ll also visit the local synagogue.

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We’ll visit Trossachs National Park, which offers a wonderful sensory experience: green hills, mountains, thick forests, rivers and lakes, which all inspire nature lovers. From there we will visit Sterling Castle, one of Scotland’s national symbols. The castle sits on impressive cliffs and the kings of Scotland used it as a palace. Now the castle serves as a national museum. Finally we will return to Glasgow and take a panoramic tour of the city.

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The famous Brudgar ring is on the main island, the last Neolithic monument. If you stand at  the center of the circle you are surrounded by 27 bedrock pillars arranged in equal distance. Today there are 27 pillars remaining from the original 60, with a trench dug around them. At the end of the visit we will visit Skara Brae, the most complete Neolithic village in Europe. It is also the oldest building in Europe – built in 3100 BC, on the western coast of the island of Mainland, which was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We will conclude with the Scapa, a natural port that served the ancient Vikings and was also a strategic site in both World Wars.

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We’ll take a stroll along the famous promenade and bridges. We will continue along the shores of Loch Ness, the largest and most famous freshwater lake in the Scottish Lakes, and perhaps even see the fabled monster, Nessie. We will finish a picturesque town in Ullapool, located in the North West Highlands, and visit a whiskey brewery.

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Upon arrival, we will tour the Old City, see the magnificent Queen’s Palace, climb the Royal Mile, with its many museums, up to the city’s citadel. Here we’ll see the coronation stone of the British kings and the Scottish Crown diamonds. We will continue to the new city, to visit Princes Street and the city squares. At the end of the visit we will return to the ship.

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Utah and Omaha, where American troops arrived, and Gold and Seward, where the British landed and Juno where the Canadian forces came ashore. Today we will explore the beaches of Utah and Omaha. We will continue to Arromaches-les-Baines, where we will visit the landing museum near the beach. We will continue to visit Colville-sur-Mer, where the American forces landed. Here is the last resting place of 9,386 American fighters. In the cemetery there are long rows of crosses (and Stars of David for the Jewish graves) painted in white, in memory of the fallen.

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The site and its immediate vicinity were added to UNESCO’s World Heritage List in 1986. At the end of the tour we will arrive to our hotel to prepare for Shabbat.

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PRICES & DATES

DEAPARTURE
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DAYS
PRICE *
SINGLE ROOM **
FLIGHTS
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30 Jun 19
14 Jul 19
15
$7090
$3180
Excluding

GUARANTY
Pre weekend: $545

* Price per person in USD double or twin room

** Supplement Price for single room

NEED TO KNOW

Price Includes:

Air-conditioned tourist coach
4* hotel base on half Board
Accommodation during the cruise in a Balcony room
Kosher full board during the cruise
Professional experienced English-speaking guide
Entrance to all sites mentioned in the itinerary
Tips for local service providers

Price Excludes:

International flights
Taxes and surcharges
Personal expenses and services
Insurance
Tips during the cruise (to be paid on the ship)
Tip for guide (Recommended: $5 per person per day)

Important to Know:

There may be changes to the order of places visited. We will make every effort to visit every place mentioned in the itinerary.
The tour organizers have no control over airline services such as seating, special meal requests, changes in departure times or delays. These remain the sole responsibility of the airline company.

Kashrut on Cruises

The kosher meals on other cruise lines are provided by each Cruise Lines’ kosher meal supplier. All kosher meal suppliers are under recognized rabbinical kashrut supervision.
On board the ship we have our own separated section of the kitchen in which all the kosher meals are prepared. Furthermore, we obtain brand new sets of flatware (meat and milk) for each and every cruise.
Hashgacha aboard ship is performed by our specially trained tour guides, and for large groups, there is a logistics and kashrut supervisor aboard as well.

The meals:

Breakfast is prepared using our utensils. We use local fresh fruits and vegetables, and we use milk products when they are permitted. We use kosher cereals, and bread. We usually serve hard boiled eggs and sometimes scrambled eggs or omelets. At breakfast, we prepare our lunches so that people have their choice as to what they eat for lunch. We bring food from Israel to supplement what is served in the hotel such as cheeses, peanut butter, tuna, etc.
For dinners, we serve either fish or meat (usually chicken) as our main course. In areas where meat is not available nor readily acquired, we will have fish. When possible, we acquire the meat locally from Chabad or other reliable kosher source, and in some cases we fly the meat in from Israel. We try to provide as many meat meals as possible. The main course at dinner is preceded by soup and salad and accompanied by freshly prepared vegetables. Dessert typically consists of fresh fruits.
We do not guarantee Pat Israel and Chalav Israel for all destinations.
In many destinations we have our own dishes and silverware. Where we don’t, we provide disposables at the meals. When we cook in hotel kitchens, we use our own knives, cutting boards, pots and pans, cooking implements and disposable metal trays. All food preparation is done on covered surfaces under the strict supervision of our trained staff/guides who function as our mashgichim.
We make great efforts to assure that our travelers will experience local foods first-hand, while maintaining stringent observance of Kashrut laws on all occasions.
On most of our tours, you will be accompanied by two of our staff members- one a guide for the tour who is knowledgeable about the places you are visiting and will accompany you throughout the day and the second, a person who will deal with the logistics of the tour and provide kashrut supervision in the kitchen.

Hotels:

It is our aim to provide the finest hotel possible in each area we visit. We require our hotels to allow us to work in the kitchen and to supervise the cooking and there are many hotels that are not willing to cooperate. They simply have no desire for us to be “meddling” in their cooking process nor are they happy about our bringing our equipment into their kitchens. We work very hard to find the best hotel in the area that will meet our requirements. Because we are not ready to compromise on kashrut, we may not always be able to use a five star hotel.

Deposit, Cancellation Fees & Policy:

A $500 USD Deposit per person must be received at the time of booking in order to confirm your reservation. Payment in full is due 60 days before departure. A minimum number of participants are required to operate tour dates. If a minimum number has not been reached prior to tour departure and the tour is cancelled you will receive a FULL refund.

• 90 days before departure bookings are refundable less a $100 administration fee
• 60-89 days prior to departure: $500 + $100 per passenger
• 30-59 days prior to departure: $1500 + $100 per passenger
• Less than 30 working days prior to departure: 100% of total – no refund

Working days: Monday till Thurasday.
Non working days: Friday till Sunday, Jewish holidays.

We strongly recommend purchasing Travel Insurance.

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