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UJA Women's Philanthropy Mission to Amsterdam and Dublin

FROM TULIPS TO CLOVERS

05.01.2019 - 05.09.2019

 

This will be a unique mission you won't want to miss. From art, to culture, to culinary adventures, we will see and experience the Jewish history of these two incredible cities.

TRIP'S HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:

Visit the Keukenhof Flower Gardens during tulip season

Visit to Anne Frank house. Learn about her life, the diary, and the Secret Annex

Visit the National Holocaust Museum & the famous Van Gogh Museum

Dublin Footsteps Literary Walking Tour

VIP tour of the Jewish Museum

Visit the Guinness Brewery

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF HIGHLIGHTS

Amsterdam

  • Visit to the National Holocaust Museum

  • Once a teachers’ training college, the building was used by resistance workers during World War II to smuggle some 600 children out of captivity and get them to relatively safe hiding places. This historic site hosts temporary exhibitions that tell the story of the Holocaust: it is a story of exclusion, of persecution and murder; but also of rescues, survival, and solidarity. This visit will happen on Yom HaShoah

  • Dinner in a private boat

  • A visit to the famous Van Gogh Museum

  • An art museum dedicated to the works of Vincent Van Gogh and his contemporaries in Amsterdam. An intimate meeting with the Canadian Ambassador to Holland

  • Tour of Jewish Amsterdam, including the Jewish Historical Museum and Children’s Museum. The Jewish Historical Museum is a beautiful, high-profile museum that occupies four monumental synagogue buildings in the middle of the Jewish Cultural Quarter. It provides a unique picture of past and present Dutch Jewish life in all its facets. The museum has an extensive collection of items ranging from paintings to films, and from utensils to 3D presentations

  • VIP visit to Anne Frank house. Learn about her life, the diary and the Secret Annex.

  • Visit to the Keukenhof Flower Gardens. This is the most beautiful spring park in the world with its sea of flowers. Each spring, the Keukenhof Gardens in Lisse come alive with blooming flowers in every colour of the rainbow. 7 million flower bulbs bloom over 32 hectares, the park is awash with the sight and scent of blossoming flowers

  • AND MUCH MORE...

Dublin

  • Dublin Footsteps Literary Walking Tour. Discover Dublin’s incredible literary culture, exploring the city on foot and learning about the famous authors who called the city home. Visit famous landmarks like Trinity College which is home to the Book of Kells, the National Library and St Stephen’s Green; which are all important parts of the city’s literary heritage. Learn about the dozens of incredibly influential authors who have lived in the city and their classic works; Oscar Wilde, Bram Stoker, James Joyce, Samuel Beckett and Dylan Moran (to name just a few!) were born or spent time in the city

  • Jewish Dublin – support the community

  • VIP tour of the Jewish Museum

  • The Irish Jewish Museum stands on the site of Dublin’s Walworth Road Synagogue, which was once in the heartland of “Little Jerusalem”. The Museum was opened by the Irish-born and past President of Israel, Dr. Chaim Herzog on June 20, 1985 during his State visit to Ireland. The Museum preserves an important, though small, part of Ireland’s cultural and historic heritage. The Museum contains a substantial collection of memorabilia relating to the Irish Jewish communities and their various associations and contributions to present-day Ireland. The Museum is an all-Ireland museum and its material associates with the communities of Belfast, Cork, Derry, Drogheda, Dublin, Limerick & Waterford and relates mostly to the last 150 years

  • Walking tour of “Little Jerusalem”, including places previously associated with Jewish History in Dublin

  • Meet with the Israeli Ambassador

  • Enjoy a brewery experience telling the tale of Ireland's famous beer at Guinness Storehouse.

  • The EPIC or Emigration Museum

  • Located in the historic vaults of the CHQ Building at Custom House Quay, EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum delves into the past of Ireland's diaspora in brilliant interactive detail. The state-of-the-art visitor experience explores the inspiring journeys of over 10 million people who left Ireland's shores throughout history

  • AND MUCH MORE...

*Please note: Order and type of activities are subject to change. For the most updated version please contact Keren Levy: klevy@ujafed.org

WHAT'S INCLUDED?

All Inclusive Land Package:

  • 7 nights accommodation in 5 star hotels
    May 2-6, 2019 – Sofitel Hotel, Amsterdam
    May 6-9, 2019 – The Westbury Hotel, Dublin
  • Licensed expert English tour guides
  • Kosher caterer in both locations
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner 
  • All entrance fees, speakers and site visits
  • Welcome kit on arrival
  • Gratuities

*Optional hotel extensions are available. 

Transportation

  • Flight between Amsterdam and Dublin on May 6th
  • Group transfer from Amsterdam airport to the hotel on May 2
  • Group transfer from the hotel to Amsterdam airport on May 6
  • Group transfer from Dublin Airport to the hotel on May 6
  • Group transfer from the hotel to Dublin Airport on May 9
  • Touring in a luxury bus

Land Costs

  • 5,250 Euro per person based on double occupancy (includes gratuities)
  • 1,500 Euro Single occupancy supplement (a surcharge added to the land cost per person when travelling alone).


Additional Costs:

  • International Flight
  • Extensions
  • Travel insurance

Official Mission Flight Details:

Departure from Toronto to Amsterdam

  • May 1 - Air Canada #824 departing at 8:55pm, arriving at 10:15am on May 2

Departure from Dublin to Toronto

  • May 9 - Air Canada #843 departing at 12:25pm, arriving at 2:45pm on May 9
Domestic Flight Details:
We will be travelling from Amsterdam to Dublin on May 6, 2019 on a KLM flight at 11:55am. Upon receipt of your application, we can make arrangements with the travel agent, to book this flight on your behalf. 

Please Note:

  • This Mission is open to all generous donors making a $5,000 contribution to UJA Campaign 2018.
  • The mission cost is based on 30 participants. UJA reserves the right to cancel the mission or adjust the itinerary in the event of unforeseen circumstances or if the required number of participants isn’t reached. Cancellation fees will apply to the participants according to the charges incurred by UJA from land providers.
  • Participation is on a first come, first served basis

Questions? Please contact Keren Levy at klevy@ujafed.org or call 416.635.5574