Jewish Heroism: A Tribute to the Jewish Soldiers of World War I & II - D-Day & The Somme
French Culinary Program: Classes, Demonstrations & Special Dining with Kosher Wine Pairings
Paris to the Heart of Normandy
The Only All Kosher Cruise - Entire Ship Kosher"
For our 2017 cruise season we have added France’s Seine River & Normandy to our already vibrant and successful programs. For over 20 years, we have been running kosher travel vacations & cruises. Unlike other kosher travel programs that only offer hotel and on-the-bus-off-the-bus touring, or cruises that just include food and cabin, we bring to you a truly unique all-inclusive cruise & tour travel experience.
Kosher River Cruises brings you a memorable travel experience as we sail the beautiful River Seine from Paris through to Normandy. You will experience outstanding quality and comfort along with flawless service in an atmosphere of classical elegance. Take an unforgettable river cruise on one of Europe’s most beautiful waterways from within the comfort of your floating hotel.
Kosher River Cruises combines the luxury and ease of riverboat cruising with exciting and educational land tours and delicious Glatt kosher cuisine. Whether you are interested in discovering Jewish history and heritage along France’s waterways or just looking to sit back and relax in the comfort of your floating hotel and watch the scenery; this is the vacation for you!
October 24 – 31 2017
Experience the beauty of France’s Normandy countryside and voilà! See where the course of history was changed in 1944 on the beaches of Normandy where the Allied D-Day invasion led to the downfall of Hitler’s Third Reich. Delight in the Gothic architecture of Rouen, lose yourself in the exquisite gardens of Giverny, whose rich palette inspired Impressionist Claude Monet. Walk the cobblestone streets of provincial Vernon, explore the luxurious Palace of Versailles, former home of Louis XIV and share the splendor of Paris, the world’s most romantic city. This fascinating 8-day river journey has something for everyone.
Jewish Heroism - Jewish Military History of The World Wars:On our tour we will be joined by retired Jewish military officers and historians who will provide a unique Jewish aspect to some of the major battles and Jewish soldiers of World War I & II, including a special D-Day tribute during our visit to the famous battleground beaches of Normandy.
Culinary Program:Paris is the top destination in France, but the rest of the country offers something special too. Every day, apart from Shabbat, we will gently lead you into the culinary cuisine of the country, which treats food as an art rather than a hardship, whilst you explore and travel down its most famous river, the Seine. Every region offers local culinary specialties, which you’ll discover in your hands-on cookery classes. We will introduce you to the cuisine of Burgundy and amazing produce from Provence teaching such typical dishes as bouillabaisse and coq au vin. From Languedoc we have cassoulet and the classic duck al’orange. Those dishes will whet your appetite, with many more for you to learn, to cook and to enjoy. Whilst here in France, a holiday would not be complete without wine and cheese, which we will also cover (and eat) in detail.
The Scenic Gem is the most luxurious ship currently cruising the Seine River and was purpose-built to cruise all the way to beautiful Honfleur. With only 64 suites, guests will enjoy an almost 2:1 staff to guest ratio along with every all-inclusive 5-star luxury amenity you've come to expect on a Scenic Space-Ship & Kosher River Cruises.
Our 5* luxury ship has bright, airy cabins with unrestricted views of the scenery through wide, glass panoramic windows, each with private balconies. Imagine all the thrill of European travel with the sheer ease of river transport! Intimate and comfortable, with every amenity you could wish for, The Scenic Space-Ship were designed with you in mind. From the moment you step on board you’ll be spoilt for choice. From our selection of kosher dining venues to our luxuriously appointed private balcony suites, you’ll enjoy the ultimate in all-inclusive river cruising, every moment of the day.
October 24 19 (Tu) Paris: 4:00pm check-in
October 25 (We) Rouen: Tour
October 26 (Th): Honfleur: Tour
October 27 (Fr): Les Andelys: Tour, Shabbat overnight
October 28 (Sa): Les Andelys: Shabbat
October 29 (Su): Vernon: Tour
October 30 (Mo): Conflans: Tour
October 31 (Tu): Paris: Disembark
Optional Paris Post Tour
October 1 (Tu): City Tour
November 1 (We): Day at the museums
November 3 (Th): Depart