Friday, April 3, 2015

Goldring Travel's 2016 Culinary & Cultural Cruise - The British Isles and More on the Seabourn Quest (August 4, 2016) -

I am pleased to announce the 2016 Goldring Travel Culinary & Cultural Cruise on the Seabourn Quest departing from Dover, England on August 4, 2016.

Goldring Travel Food & Wine Cruise
Nothing like seeing a Double Rainbow While Cruising The British Isles
Goldring Travel's Food & Wine Cruise
Now that is a proper setting for our Private Food & Wine Tasting 
Seabourn has returned to the British Isles for the first time in a quite a while.  The 2012 Goldring Travel Food & Wine Cruise just barely touched the British Isles and the enthusiasm and engagement was fantastic, so I figured why not really dive deep into the truly varied and unique cultures, culinary experiences (yes there is some pretty awesome food in England, Ireland, Wales and Scotland) as well as explore the spiritual world of whisky (no "e"), mead and wine.

Goldring Travel's 2016 Whisky, Wine , Food  (& Kilts) Cruise Itinerary
Smooth and Sunny Sailing!
Our 16 day itinerary is fantastic calling on ports in England, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales during the time of year when the sun shines the most and the beauty of the British Isles can be best appreciated:



04 Aug 2016   Dover (London), England, UK  04:00 PM 
05 Aug 2016   Torquay (Torbay), England, United Kingdom  09:00 AM   06:00 PM 
06 Aug 2016   At Sea      
07 Aug 2016   Londonderry, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom  08:00 AM   05:00 PM 
08 Aug 2016   Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, Scotland, United Kingdom  10:00 AM   07:00 PM 
09 Aug 2016   Kirkwall, Scotland, United Kingdom    08:00 AM   06:00 PM 
10 Aug 2016   Ullapool, Scotland, United Kingdom    08:00 AM   05:00 PM 
11 Aug 2016   Oban, Scotland, United Kingdom         08:00 AM   05:00 PM 
12 Aug 2016   Greenock (Glasgow), Scotland, United Kingdom    08:00 AM   06:00 PM 
13 Aug 2016   Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom    08:00 AM   (overnight)
14 Aug 2016   Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom    06:00 PM 
15 Aug 2016   Liverpool, England, United Kingdom  08:00 AM   06:00 PM 
16 Aug 2016   Dublin, Ireland   08:00 AM   06:00 PM 
17 Aug 2016   Milford Haven, Wales, United Kingdom  08:00 AM   05:00 PM 
18 Aug 2016   Cobh (Cork), Ireland    08:00 AM   06:00 PM 
19 Aug 2016   At Sea      
20 Aug 2016   Dover (London), England, UK  07:00 AM  




Whether you are interested in the mysterious history of the Isle of Lewis (with its Standing Stones, crannogs and Uig chessman), the troubled history of Belfast, the whiskies of Oban and/or Cork, having a wee bit of haggis in Glascow or a pint of Guinness in  Dublin, or want to experience a bit of the extremely independent and unique Welsh culture, this cruise can fulfill your desires.



Of course there will be a number of unique Food & Wine events (and maybe one  more focused on the incredible history of the British Isles) that the cruise lines that claim to have food and wine cruises could not possible arrange.  They have to make arrangement for hundreds of passengers; not a dozen or so special guests.  (That is why I have to limit the number of guests on my cruise!)
   
Goldring Travel Food & Wine Cruise
The Shell House at Darina Allen's Balleymaloe in Cork, Ireland
For example, the last time we visited Cork we met with world famous chef, Darina Allen, at her Balleymaloe Cookery School (with tea and pastries, of course, as well as receiving an autographed cook book) and then we toured her organic farm with her son...and that was after enjoying a truly wonderful traditional (but gourmet) pub lunch. Maybe this time we will visit Jamison's Distillery for a private tasting unlike anything you may have dreamed about???  



As another example, while visiting Bordeaux, France, I arranged  private tours and wine tastings at Chateau Margaux and Lynch-Bage with a wine and food paring course followed by a lunch at Cafe Lavinal in between the tastings.


Goldring Travel's Food & Wine Cruise
Private Tour and Tasting at Chateau Margaux
On our cruise there will, in addition to the Goldring Travel shore events, be a Private Shopping with the Chef, 

Goldring Travel Food & Wine Cruise
Private Shopping with Seabourn Chef Kurt

a Private Food & Wine Tasting prepared onboard with  Seabourn's Executive Chef and Sommelier and, of course, a surprise or two.  (Didn't someone mention kilts?)


Goldring Travel Food & Wine Cruise
Just Part of a Private Event Held at the New England Aquarium
Because this cruise is so unique to Seabourn the demand is very high it is sure to sell out quickly, so do not delay.  Of course, if the price of the cruise does drop, Goldring Travel will get you that lower fare, and we never charge a change or cancellation fee, so delaying your booking to see if the price drops only assures you of two things:  It truly reduces the chance of you getting the suite you want and it may even result in you paying a higher fare if the category you desire sells out or Seabourn raises the prices.  (And unlike booking in the UK or some other countries, there is no immediate penalty or charge if you change your mind.  Right up until 121 days prior to the sailing you can cancel and receive every penny of your deposit back.)

Did I mention that all of the Goldring Travel Special Events are provided with Goldring Travel's compliments? That's right, you do not pay anything extra for this extraordinary experience.

If you are interested in more information or would like to book this cruise, please give me a call:



US:   (877) 2GO-LUXURY (877-246-5898)
UK:   020 8133 3450
AUS: (07) 3102 4685
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email me at eric@goldringtravel.com or even Skype me at egoldring.