Touring Date


03 Jun 2018  - 07 Jun 2018

General

This is the Tour you have all been waiting for!

Enjoy Scotland’s highlights, whiskey tastings at the finest Lowland and Highland distilleries and some great fun along the way. All jam-packed into 5 days at the best rates. The tour is open to couples, father/sons and good mates willing to share on a twin basis.

Limited to 25 guests

Available departures

This tour is repeated every weekday (working day).

Full Itinerary

Sunday 03 June

Upon landing we head to the The Loch Katrine National Park to get some fresh Scottish air. It is a place of contrasts from rolling lowland landscapes in the south to high mountains in the north, and has many lochs and rivers, forests and woodlands. It is also a living, working landscape which has been influenced by people for generations and is visited and enjoyed by many for its recreational value.

Hire a bike and cycle around exploring the great range of cycle routes; from family friendly and wide forest tracks through the area’s stunning forests. Bring own lunch/snacks for this day

 6:00PM Hotel Check-In 

7:30PM Dinner at L’Chaim Restaurant

Monday 04 June 7.15am

Shacharit at Gifnock followed by Breakfast at Kosher Restaurant

8.45am Bus Departs Today we travel to Edinburgh the capital city which is one of the most classically beautiful cities in the world. Edinburgh is packed full of fantastic attractions, culture hotspots and great shopping. The city’s compact nature makes it easy to fit a range of wonderful activities into one brilliant day out in Scotland’s capital. We will visit Scotts Monument, Salisbury Crags, Carlton Hill, Arthurs Seat, and The Scottish Parliament building guides provide information on the history, work and procedures of the Scottish Parliament and about the architecture of the award winning Scottish Parliament building.

Our day continues at the Palace of Holyroodhouse Holyrood's important role today as Her Majesty The Queen's official residence in Scotland includes access to the West Drawing Room used by members of the Royal Family as a private sitting room during Royal Week and not normally open to the public. It is among the most beautiful rooms in the Palace and boasts one of the finest 17th-century plasterwork ceilings. Your tour continues through the State and Historic Apartments.

Lunch at The Princes Street Gardens below the magnificent castle will provide the perfect location for a well-earned break from sightseeing. The afternoon will provide free time for retail therapy along The Royal Mile and Princess Street offering a variety of shopping from the high-end fashion retailers to the weekly stalls of the award-winning Edinburgh Farmers’ Market, the largest of its kind in Scotland. Enjoy the city sites of the best loved Edinburgh attractions including The Castle, Scott Monument and Queen Mary’s Bath House and much more by making the most of the famed Hop On / Hop Off Bus.

We finish the day with a 5.30PM Mincha and Historical Tour at the Edinburgh Hebrew Congregation

7:30PM Dinner at L’Chaim Restaurant

Tuesday 05 June 5:30am Shacharit at Hotel

6:00am Bus Departs from Hotel for a 3+ hour drive to the Highlands up North to visit three world famous distilleries. These distilleries are in the very heart of Speyside, halfway between Inverness and Aberdeen. Enjoy the drive through spectacular scenery with a 7.30am breakfast stop in Foyle?

Glenfiddich Distillery “Explorers Tour”

You will discover tall copper tuns, great wooden washbacks and stone-walled warehouses filled with earthy, aged aromas. Glenfiddich Distillery is one of the last independent distilleries in Scotland, with the freedom to maintain its tradition of innovation with a pioneering spirit

Macallans Distillery: “The Six Pillars Tour”

Your friendly and knowledgeable guide will explain how we create The Macallan's rich spirit in a working still house and introduce you to the ‘Six Pillars’.  You will learn how our unparalleled investment in the finest casks contributes to the natural colours, aromas and flavours that set The Macallan apart.

After a thorough immersion into the world of The Macallan, you will experience a nosing and tasting of four The Macallan whiskies as well as their very foundation, our wonderfully rich new make spirit.

Glenlivet Distillery nestled deep in the dramatic scenery of Speyside, the heart of Scotland’s whisky-making country lies the Glenlivit Distillery. Explore the turbulent history of the whisky smugglers, delve into the enigmatic world of distilling and sample the single malt that started it all. Enjoy the Visitors Exhibition Museum of Whisky and a dram of Glenlivit with plenty shopping time.

8:00PM Dinner at L’Chaim Restaurant

Wednesday 06 June 7:15am Shacharit at Hotel followed by 8am Breakfast at Kosher Restaurant. [Bus pick up]

8:45am Bus Departs: Our day begins with visit to Glengoyne Whisky Distillery for the “A Taste of 4 Award Winners Tour” Dating back to 1833 Glengoyne is one of Scotland's oldest distilleries. We’ll welcome you with a dram of the Glengoyne 12 Year Old, overlooking the waterfall and the secret glen where it all began. You will follow the journey our spirit makes – through mashtun and washbacks to the swan-necks of our copper stills. You’ll discover how we capture every ounce of flavor before we send the spirit to the cask. 

Stirling Castle is a great symbol of Scottish independence & a source of national pride. A place of power, beauty and history, discover the favored residence of Scotland's Kings and Queens! The Castle's long, turbulent history is associated with great figures from Scotland’s past such as William Wallace & Mary Queen of Scots. Knights, nobles and foreign ambassadors once flocked to the Royal Court at Stirling Castle to revel in the castle's grandeur.

Take a steep 10min walk up to The National Wallace Monument In 1861 Victorian craftsmen embarked on a special assignment to build a monument that would commemorate a Scottish Hero Sir William Wallace who was no ordinary hero. Follow the story of a patriot, martyr and Guardian of Scotland. For over 140 years, this world-famous landmark has fascinated visitors with its exhibits and displays.

We will continue to explore Glasgow Sightseeing on our Bus Tour offering the best of Glasgow sights with some free time for shopping and strolling around. At 6:00PM we complete our day with a stop at the Garnethill Grand Synagogue opened in 1879. It was the first in Scotland to be purpose-built and is the ‘mother synagogue’ of Glasgow. The synagogue is the finest example of high Victorian synagogue architecture Garnethill as one of the top ten historic synagogues in the UK

7:30PM Farewell Dinner at L’Chaim Restaurant with Bag Pipes Performer

Thursday 07 June: Hotel Check-Out

7.15am Shacharit at Hotel; 8.15am Bus Departs for Breakfast at Lchaim followed by 9:00am departure for The Kelpies see the world's largest equine sculptures up close and even go inside to marvel at the complexity and the engineering which created these fantastic pieces of art. A walking tour will take you through the vision of Andy Scott, the story of the real life working horses of the area, the local history and the history of the canals. The pinnacle is that you get to see a Kelpie from the inside, and understand the breathtaking engineering involved. 

We visit the site of The Falkirk Wheel on Scottish Canals which was opened by the Queen in May 2002. Nothing like it has ever been built before anywhere in the world. Watch a rotating boat lift the result is awe-inspiring and beautiful. Hire a Segway for 20min

Auchentoshan Distillery Tour 4 Dram Experience the only Triple Distilled Single Malt in Scotland. Auchentoshans new spirit is the highest distillate of any single malt distillery in Scotland. When you taste our new spirit, strong notes of fruit and citrus are revealed because we have distilled away all the impurities in the liquid. As such, making Auchentoshan the smoothest, most delicate tasting single malt Scotch whisky highly acclaimed across the world since 1823.

Our farewell Scotland Tour comes to an end as we head to the airport by 4:00pm for flights home. Consider a Post London Tour on Friday followed by Shabbat in Hendon staying at The new Pillar Hotel and joining the inspiring Nishmas Yisroel community

What our guests have to say...

Hi David & Chana

I wanted to thank you once again for allowing my sons and I to join you on the Kosher Whisky Tour to Scotland. I have to commend you both for not only laying out an itinerary that was fun, educational and religiously acceptable, but for being flexible and attuned to your guests wishes as well. You saw to it that we were well fed, comfortable, and well lubricated throughout five wonderful days of touring and drinking. 

Your choice of tour guide, hotel, leisure coach and caterer show your tour organizing genius and experience as exhibited in the success of this itinerary in its inaugural undertaking.  

We look forward to joining you on other tours in the future and wish you continued success as you go m'chayil l'chayil."

Sam Rosenblum and Sons, Beit Shemesh

Dear Chana and David

Fyi…I just sent this email to about 200 people in the KOF-K and in my shul… I can’t thank you enough for a once in a lifetime opportunity …

As most of you know we went to Scotland on a vacation. 4 people in shul this morning already asked me where did you go? what did you see? was it a good trip? What did you eat? So I thought I would send an email to people to accomplish two things.

  1. To be makir tov to the wonderful tour leader and maybe he will get more business from this email. There is no bigger mitzvah then helping another Yid make parnasa (especially an extra special holy Yid living in the Holy land)
  2. To share with you one of the most amazing experience I ever had and perhaps you as well can enjoy it to. Why keep it to myself.

 Facts…we ate at Chabad, we stayed in Glasgow, we saw  Edinburgh,  Stirling, Falkirk, Loch Lomand, castles , Old shuls( I even rescued a pair of tefillin that were never going to be used again and now I have a second pair), waterfalls, distilleries and loads and loads of sheep. Everything on this list is a story unto itself, and  to my chavrusa buddies I now understand how they knew how to bring a one year old animal for korbonos.

 Did you ever wish you could be a kid a again and go back to camp. I loved camp. Morasha, Munk, Gan Yisroel, Kol rinah. Who doesn’t want to be a kid a again.  Oh of course I paid for the trip well in advance but after all these vacations that I have taken in my life to not have to take out my wallet once, TO BE TAKEN CARE OF FROM START TO FINISH, TO NOT HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT ANYTHING. That alone was the best part of the trip.  I actually walked over to David Walles, the owner, towards the end of trip as he was paying for yet another attraction and said “thanx Dad”

 I always told Andria I would love to go to summer camp. Clearly I can’t, they don’t have old people camp, but this was the closest.

Here is David’s email if I have whet anyone’s appetite, I hope you enjoy as much as we did. david@eddiestravel.com

Thank you

Rabbi Yehuda Rosenbaum, 

KOF-K Kosher Supervision

Administrative Director

Pricing

Tour Date and Price
Tour Dates  Sunday June 03 – Thursday 07, 2018

Price per person

[Flights not included]

$2,200 per person

Twin share/double occupancy

Single Supplement $350

Flights contact Mark Feldman mark.feldman@ziontours.co.il

Ph:972 2625 4326

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.

Price Includes:

  • Tourist 4 Star hotel
  • Air-conditioned tourist coach
  • Kosher Full Board 3 meals per day and snacks on bus.
  • Entrance to all sites mentioned in the itinerary

Price Excludes

  • International flights
  • Personal expenses such as extra drinks laundry & shopping etc.
  • Travel Insurance

Kashrut on Scotland Tour

All our meals will be prepared exclusively by L’Chaim’s Glatt Kosher Restaurant & Caterer. They specialize in Kosher Gourmet, Bespoke & Kosher Fine Dining. Kedassia Kosher Shechita ONLY. Under the CONSTANT Hashgocha and Personal Supervision of Rabbi & Mrs Chaim Jacobs, the Chabad emissaries for 46 years and Scotland Kashrus Authority.

Kosher Gluten Free Meals Available on Request

Breakfast: Bread Rolls, yoghurts, jams, cereals, muffins & juices, tea & coffee, Lunch to Go: Sandwiches of choice Smoked salmon, Tuna, Egg Mayo, drinks, crisps, pastry Afternoon Snack: Juice, fruits wafer bars, Crisps Dinner: 3 course meal Meat / Chicken plus drinks. 1 x Piper/Scottish theme night

Deposit, Refunds & 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.

  • 60-90 days prior to departure: $100 per passenger
  • 30-60 days prior to departure: $500 per passenger
  • Within 30 days prior to departure: 100% of total - no refund
  • We strongly recommend purchasing Travel Insurance.

Travel Insurance

Travel insurance encompassing both cancellation and medical insurance is very important and we cannot stress that enough. We strongly recommend that our clients are adequately insured when travelling. It is crucial to purchase the travel insurance within 14 days from the 1st payment that you make for this trip (flights/cruise/tour etc). Your payment is made directly to the insurance company. We highly recommend the 'cancel for any reason' upgrade option. Our preferred policies are Travel Safe (USA & Canadian residents), Travel Select (USA residents) and Global Trip Protection Elite (All other Nationalities). For an obligation free quote and further details email yonah@travelinsuranceisrael.com

Reservations: Due to the limited number of spaces on this tour, we urge you to please complete the attached booking form and return it to us by fax as soon as possible.