Passover

Imperiale Palace Hotel

The five-star Imperiale Palace Hotel is today one of the most outstanding and prestigious hotels in the Ligurian Riviera. It caters to decerning clientele that takes one back to memorable times long gone.

At the beginning of the 1900’s royals, aristocrats, divas and intellectuals came to this splendid Belle époque property on the Italian Riviera for their holiday. Today, a century later, the peace enveloping the private park, the elegance of the historic Liberty style building and the crystal clear water of Santa Margherita Ligure are still all the same. The hotel is still one of the most prestigious hotels in Liguria.

Imperiale Palace Hotel is the ideal getaway for those who seek comfort, elegance and style, a refuge offering high level services in the vicinity of the famous areas such as Portofino, Rapallo, Camogli, Sestri Levante and Genoa. The hotel was originally built as a private villa in 1889 by the aristocratic Costa family of Corsica.

Le Vele Beach Club is widely considered to be one of Santa Margherita Ligure best beaches. It has an intimate atmosphere with vibrant turquoise waters and provides a picturesque setting for relaxing. Luxurious loungers and umbrellas are reserved exclusively for hotel guests. It allows for complete enjoyment under the warm Ligurian sun. The warmed-up sea-water swimming pool, harmoniously combined with the green of the historical park and the amazing view over the bay, offers to hotel guests comfortable ample sun beds to laze on in the sunshine.

The hotels Spa is the place to leave daily routine and stress behind and discover sensations of wellbeing thanks to its highly internationally trained therapists. A unique center for holistic wellbeing, it specializes in combining Asian techniques together with innovative western massages to achieve an optimal state of mind, body, and soul.

The award-winning chefs of the hotel and service-oriented banquet staff will be working in concert with our own outstanding “Kosher Chefs”. They will create a fabulous gourmet culinary experience drawing from the best of Italian, continental and traditional Jewish fare under the Glatt Kosher supervision of Rabbi S. Wilshansky of Milan. Your hosts will, once again, be the Minkowitz family. Whether it’s in the ballrooms, or tearooms, a large variety of impressive delights awaits you. Our daily religious services along with thought provoking lectures and discussions, children’s program, plus exciting optional sightseeing tours will round out a truly unique Pesach experience.

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PRICE & ROOM INFORMATION

PASSOVER 2022 AT IMPERIALE PALACE HOTEL, SANTA MARGHERITA LIGURIA, PORTOFINO, ITALY
Category Rates – Per Person Double Occupancy FULL STAY
10 DAYS/9 NTS
FRI, APR 15 – SUN, APR 24
FULL STAY
+1 PRE DAY
11 DAYS/10 NTS
THUS, APR 14 – SUN, APR 24

SUPERIOR-Garden View
Elegant bright room with Garden View; Murano chandelier & parquet floor, marble bathroom with bathtub or walk-in shower

SUPERIOR-Sea View
Same as above with Sea View

DELUXE-Front View
Larger elegant bright Front View room; Murano chandelier & parquet floor, marble bathroom with bathtub or walk-in shower

DELUXE-Sea View
Same as above with Sea View

DELUXE-Sea View Balcony
Larger elegant bright Sea View room with balcony; Murano chandelier & parquet floor, marble bathroom with bathtub or walk-in shower

PREMIUM-Garden View
Elegant bright room with Garden View; Murano chandelier & parquet floor, marble bathroom with bathtub or walk-in shower

PREMIUM-Sea View Balcony
Same as above with Sea View and Balcony

JR SUITE-Front View
Beautiful bright Front View room with sitting area; Murano chandelier & parquet floor, marble bathroom with bathtub and walk-in shower

JR SUITE-Sea View
Same as above with Sea View

JR SUITE-Sea View Balcony
Same as above with Balcony

EXECUTIVE SUITE
Beautiful One Bedroom suite featuring separate living room, stylish furniture, Murano chandelier & parquet floor, marble bathroom with bathtub and walk-in shower

IMPERIAL BLUE SUITE & IMPERIAL SUITE
Located in the historic wing of the hotel, this beautiful One Bedroom Suite offers a unique setting with a beautiful view of the Gulf, antique furniture, high frescoed ceilings, Murano chandelier & parquet floors, marble bathroom with bathtub and walk-in shower. Private terrace with Sea View

TOWER SUITE
This spectacular Suite offers a unique setting with a beautiful view of the Gulf, sitting area, high ceilings, Murano chandelier & parquet floors, marble bathroom with bathtub and walk-in shower

SUPERIOR – GARDEN VIEW €4185 €4445
SUPERIOR – SEA VIEW €4285 €4545
DELUXE – FRONT VIEW €4385 €4655
DELUXE – SEA VIEW €4485 €4755
DELUXE – SEA VIEW BALCONY €4785 €5055
PREMIUM – GARDEN VIEW €4885 €5165
PREMIUM – SEA VIEW BALCONY €4985 €5265
JR SUITE – FRONT VIEW €5185 €5485
JR SUITE – SEA VIEW €5285 €5585
JR SUITE – SEA VIEW BALCONY €5485 €5785
EXECUTIVE SUITE €5885 €6245
IMPERIAL BLUE SUITE & IMPERIAL SUITE €6385 €6745
TOWER SUITE €6785 €7145
SINGLE ROOM RATE €4685 €4945
Additional Occupants In Same Room
ADULT
12 & Above (in same rm)
€2385 €2565
CHILD
3-11 Years (in same rm)
€1885 €2065
INFANT
under 35 months
€450 €450

CALL FOR PARTIAL ROOM RATES
ALL ROOMS HAVE SAFES
RATES INCLUDE 25% TAX, TIPS, & SERVICE CHARGES.
ALL RATES IN EURO.

ROOMS AVAILABLE
Category Rates – Per Person Double Occupancy
SUPERIOR – GARDEN VIEW:
Elegant bright room with Garden View; Murano chandelier & parquet floor, marble bathroom with bathtub or walk-in shower

€4185 FULL STAY 10 DAYS/9 NTS FRI, APR 15 – SUN, APR 24
€4445 FULL STAY +1 PRE DAY 11 DAYS/10 NTS THUS, APR 14 – SUN, APR 24

SUPERIOR – SEA VIEW:
Same as above with Sea View

€4285 10 DAYS/9 NTS FRI, APR 15 – SUN, APR 24
€4545 FULL STAY +1 PRE DAY 11 DAYS/10 NTS THUS, APR 14 – SUN, APR 24

DELUXE – FRONT VIEW:
Larger elegant bright Front View room; Murano chandelier & parquet floor, marble bathroom with bathtub or walk-in shower

€4385 10 DAYS/9 NTS FRI, APR 15 – SUN, APR 24
€4655 FULL STAY +1 PRE DAY 11 DAYS/10 NTS THUS, APR 14 – SUN, APR 24

DELUXE – SEA VIEW:
Same as above with Sea View

€4485 10 DAYS/9 NTS FRI, APR 15 – SUN, APR 24
€4755 FULL STAY +1 PRE DAY 11 DAYS/10 NTS THUS, APR 14 – SUN, APR 24

DELUXE – SEA VIEW BALCONY:
Larger elegant bright Sea View room with balcony; Murano chandelier & parquet floor, marble bathroom with bathtub or walk-in shower

€4785 10 DAYS/9 NTS FRI, APR 15 – SUN, APR 24
€5055 FULL STAY +1 PRE DAY 11 DAYS/10 NTS THUS, APR 14 – SUN, APR 24

PREMIUM – GARDEN VIEW:
Elegant bright room with Garden View; Murano chandelier & parquet floor, marble bathroom with bathtub or walk-in shower

€4885 10 DAYS/9 NTS FRI, APR 15 – SUN, APR 24
€4165 FULL STAY +1 PRE DAY 11 DAYS/10 NTS THUS, APR 14 – SUN, APR 24

PREMIUM -SEA VIEW BALCONY:
Same as above with Sea View and Balcony

€4985 10 DAYS/9 NTS FRI, APR 15 – SUN, APR 24
€5265 FULL STAY +1 PRE DAY 11 DAYS/10 NTS THUS, APR 14 – SUN, APR 24

JR SUITE – FRONT VIEW:
Beautiful bright Front View room with sitting area; Murano chandelier & parquet floor, marble bathroom with bathtub and walk-in shower

€5185 10 DAYS/9 NTS FRI, APR 15 – SUN, APR 24
€5485 FULL STAY +1 PRE DAY 11 DAYS/10 NTS THUS, APR 14 – SUN, APR 24

JR SUITE -SEA VIEW:
Same as above with Sea View

€5285 10 DAYS/9 NTS FRI, APR 15 – SUN, APR 24
€5585 FULL STAY +1 PRE DAY 11 DAYS/10 NTS THUS, APR 14 – SUN, APR 24

JR SUITE – SEA VIEW BALCONY:
Same as above with Balcony

€5485 10 DAYS/9 NTS FRI, APR 15 – SUN, APR 24
€5785 FULL STAY +1 PRE DAY 11 DAYS/10 NTS THUS, APR 14 – SUN, APR 24

EXECUTIVE SUITE:
Beautiful One Bedroom suite featuring separate living room, stylish furniture, Murano chandelier & parquet floor, marble bathroom with bathtub and walk-in shower

€5885 10 DAYS/9 NTS FRI, APR 15 – SUN, APR 24
€6245 FULL STAY +1 PRE DAY 11 DAYS/10 NTS THUS, APR 14 – SUN, APR 24

IMPERIAL BLUE SUITE & IMPERIAL SUITE:
Located in the historic wing of the hotel, this beautiful One Bedroom Suite offers a unique setting with a beautiful view of the Gulf, antique furniture, high frescoed ceilings, Murano chandelier & parquet floors, marble bathroom with bathtub and walk-in shower. Private terrace with Sea View

€6385 10 DAYS/9 NTS FRI, APR 15 – SUN, APR 24
€6745 FULL STAY +1 PRE DAY 11 DAYS/10 NTS THUS, APR 14 – SUN, APR 24

TOWER SUITE:
This spectacular Suite offers a unique setting with a beautiful view of the Gulf, sitting area, high ceilings, Murano chandelier & parquet floors, marble bathroom with bathtub and walk-in shower

€6785 10 DAYS/9 NTS FRI, APR 15 – SUN, APR 24
€7145 FULL STAY +1 PRE DAY 11 DAYS/10 NTS THUS, APR 14 – SUN, APR 24

SINGLE ROOM RATE:

€4685 10 DAYS/9 NTS FRI, APR 15 – SUN, APR 24
€4945 FULL STAY +1 PRE DAY 11 DAYS/10 NTS THUS, APR 14 – SUN, APR 24

Additional Occupants In Same Room:
ADULT 12 & Above (in same rm):

€2385 10 DAYS/9 NTS FRI, APR 15 – SUN, APR 24
€2565 FULL STAY +1 PRE DAY 11 DAYS/10 NTS THUS, APR 14 – SUN, APR 24

CHILD 3-11 Years (in same rm):

€1885 10 DAYS/9 NTS FRI, APR 15 – SUN, APR 24
€2065 FULL STAY +1 PRE DAY 11 DAYS/10 NTS THUS, APR 14 – SUN, APR 24

INFANT under 35 months:

€450 10 DAYS/9 NTS FRI, APR 15 – SUN, APR 24
€450 FULL STAY +1 PRE DAY 11 DAYS/10 NTS THUS, APR 14 – SUN, APR 24

Scholars

Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau

Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau is Chief Rabbi of Tel Aviv. He had previously served in this position from 1985 until 1993. At that time, he was appointed Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi of Israel, a position which he held until 2003. Rabbi Lau currently serves as chairman of the Yad Vashem Council.

Rabbi Lau, a survivor of the Buchenwald concentration camp, immigrated to Israel with his brother Naphtali in July 1945 and was ordained a rabbi in 1971. He served as chief rabbi in Netanya (1978-1988), and earned a reputation as a popular orator. In 2000, he wrote a best-selling memoir about his experiences in the Holocaust entitled Do Not Raise Your Hand Against the Boy, which won the Israel Prize for life-work. The book has since been translated into English and published as Out of the Depths: The Story of a Chidl of Buchenwald Who Returned Home at Last.

Rabbi Lau and Rebbetzin Chayita (nee Frankel) are the parents of three sons and five daughters.

Yossi Fachler

Yossi Fachler is a UK born natural people’s man. He graduated from College in Jerusalem and has been living in London since 1991 with his wife Sarah, and two children where he became youth Minister in two central London Synagogues. Since then, Yossi’s services are used on a bi-monthly basis by the United Synagogue Community Division and the Office Of The Chief Rabbi to take the Shabbat Services around the UK communities, giving the sermons, blending in his famous sense of humor and topped off with his beautiful davening voice.

Since then, he has subsequently presided over the high holidays all over the world, including three years at the Saatchi Synagogue, St John’s Wood, South Hampstead, North Brook Illinois, St Albans, Glasgow, Birmingham, Radlett, Cardiff and Hendon – where he takes the services in davening and sermons. In 2005, and again in 2015, Yossi successfully promoted the ’60 days for 60 years’ and ’70 days for 70 years’ projects to over 250,000 members of the Jewish community around the world. In his spare time, Yossi gives evening lectures around the UK, to business people, lay people and high school students alike.

OPTIONAL TOURS

Monday, April 18, 2022
GENOA CITY TOUR with ACQUARIUM
Full day cultural experience, walking with professional guide 

Departure: 09:00 am from the hotel
Estimated travel time: 2 hours r/t with coach
Price: 59,00 Euro per person with a min of 40 person

Genoa has the largest historical city center in Europe; we will visit the Synagogue built in the 1930s, the “caruggi” (old alleyways) and Via Garibaldi, this street has been declared World Heritage by UNESCO for its palaces built during the Renaissance and the Baroque period. Guided visit of the historical center and free time for lunch during the day. In the afternoon, enjoy a visit of the famous Aquarium, the largest in Italy, first in Europe for animal species. At the end we will return back to the hotel by coach.

Monday, April 18, 2022
SERRAVALLE OUTLET
Full day shopping experience

Departure: 09:00 am from the hotel
Estimated travel time: 3 hours r/t with coach
Price: 35,00 Euro per person with a min of 30 person

The first Outlet in Italy, Serravalle Designer Outlet remains today the largest Designer Outlet in Europe with more of 270 label Brands discounted up to 70%. The style of the Center was conceived as a natural extension of Ligurian architecture. Our group will have a special “Fashion Passport” giving you an additional saving of 10% off outlet prices (only in participating stores, excluding merchandise on sale or promotion).

Tuesday, April 19, 2022
CINQUE TERRE
Full day experience, coach + ferry boat, walking with professional guide

Departure: 08:30 am from the hotel
Estimated travel time: 2.5 hours r/t with coach and 3 hours r/t cruising with ferries
Adult price: 75,00 Euro per person with a min of 40 person
Children (up to 11 years) price: 60,00 Euro per child

Spend an unforgettable day, an absolute must see place, the Cinque Terre comprises five charming little villages each nestled in the rocky coast of Liguria.
Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza and Monterosso are the five villages part of the Cinque Terre National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
From Santa Margherita to La Spezia by coach, we will board a ferry boat to wonder through the little colorful villages seeing the main sights. On this tour you will explore three of the five, taking a ferry from one village to another along with on foot exploration with your professional  guide, soaking up the breathtaking views and stunned by terraces filled with olive groves and vineyards.
Itinerary is subject to minor changes due to weather conditions (trains will be used instead of ferries)

Wednesday, April 20, 2022
PORTOFINO, SAN FRUTTUOSO and CAMOGLI
Full day experience, ferry boat and walking with professional guide
Departure: 09:30 am from the hotel
Adult price: 55,00 Euro per person with a min of 40 person (public ferry-boat line)
Adult price: 95,00 Euro per person with a min of 50 person (PRIVATE exclusive ferry-boat)

Meet your guide at the hotel and with an easy walk reach the ferry-boat pier in Santa Margherita; after 15 minutes of a scenic cruise, we will be in Portofino; your guide will show you the small Piazzetta and narrow streets hosting some of Italy’s most exclusive boutiques.  The brightly painted houses make this tiny fishing village picture-perfect, so remember to take your camera. After the visit we will pick the ferry boat to the secret bay of San Fruttuoso. The imposing Benedictine Monastery and Doria Tower are said to date back to the 13th century. Rounding the huge rocky spur known as Punta Chiappa, you’ll reach Camogli.  This small fishing village is famed for its pastel-colored houses, some of which are adorned with seashells. Stroll through the small historical center and enjoy some free time in Camogli to soak up the atmosphere. At the end back to Santa Margherita by ferry boat.

Thursday,  April 21, 2022
GENOA CITY TOUR
Half day cultural experience, walking with professional guide 
Departure: 08:30 am from the hotel
Estimated travel time: 2 hours r/t with coach
Price: 25,00 Euro per person with a min of 40 person

Genoa has the largest historical city center in Europe; we will visit the Synagogue built in the 1930s, the “caruggi” (old alleyways) and Via Garibaldi, this street has been declared World Heritage by UNESCO for its palaces built during the Renaissance and the Baroque period. Guided visit of the historical center and at the end we will return back to the hotel by coach.

Everyday
THE BEST OF PORTOFINO
Half day experience, ferry boat and walking with tour leader
Departure: 09:30 am from the hotel
Duration: 3 hours
Price: 90,00 Euro per person with a min of 4 and max of 12 people

Soak up the breathtaking sights of the Italian Riviera’s coastline while on your ferry ride to Portofino.

Truly the only way to fully appreciate the wonder of this little hidden gem. Take a stroll around Portofino with your tour guide that will give you all the inside expertise to make you feel like a local. Explore Portofino’s famous ‘’Piazzetta’’ framed by colorful painted facades, then walk up to the castle to enjoy the visit and a spectacular view. This is where the tour ends but feel free to stay longer and make the most of your time in the area.

PRIVATE TOURS
Available ON REQUEST
CINQUE TERRE PRIVATE EXPERIENCE
Full day experience, train + ferry boat, walking with professional guide
Departure: 09:30 am from the hotel
Estimated travel time: 2 hours r/t with trains
Price: 160,00 Euro per person with a min of 4 person

Spend an unforgettable day, an absolute must see place, the Cinque Terre comprises five charming little villages each nestled in the rocky coast of Liguria. Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza and Monterosso are the five villages part of the Cinque Terre National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Early departure by train from Santa Margherita to Monterosso, the first and the biggest village. After the guided visit move on to Vernazza, the most romantic hamlet, now famous under the name of Portorosso, set of Luca’s Disney-Pixar movie! Explore then Riomaggiore, perched above the sea and hidden alleyways with our professional guide. At the end of the day back to Santa Margherita by train.

PORTOFINO and SAN FRUTTUOSO PRIVATE BOAT TOUR
Half day experience, private boat with captain
Departure: 10:00 am from the pier near the hotel
Duration: 3 hours
Price starting from: 500,00 Euro per boat

Enjoy a jaw-dropping sightseeing tour from the comfort of your own private boat!  Explore the awe-inspiring coastline of Portofino and San Fruttuoso. Pick the perfect spot to stop and have cool down in the clear blue waters that are full of marine life. Without a doubt the best way to see Portofino and the area around it!!

PORTOFINO, SAN FRUTTUOSO and CAMOGLI PRIVATE BOAT TOUR
Full day experience, private boat with captain
Departure: 10:00 am from the pier near the hotel
Duration: 7 hours
Price starting from: 980,00 Euro per boat

Enjoy a jaw-dropping sightseeing tour from the comfort of your own private boat!

Explore the awe-inspiring coastline of Portofino, Camogli, San Fruttuoso, Punta Chiappa and Cala dell’Oro (the ‘’Cove of Gold’’ where pirates are said to have sunk their gold!!) Pick the perfect spot to stop and have cool down in the clear blue waters that are full of marine life. Without a doubt the best way to see Portofino and the area around it!!