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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 G.M. Garelik & Rabbi M. Shaikewitz 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.

PRICE & ROOM INFORMATION

PASSOVER 2023 AT IMPERIALE PALACE HOTEL, SANTA MARGHERITA LIGURIA, PORTOFINO, ITALY
Category Rates – Per Person Double Occupancy FULL STAY
10 DAYS/9 NTS
WED, APR 5 – FRI, APR 14
FULL STAY
+1 PRE DAY
11 DAYS/10 NTS
TUES, APR 4 – FRI, APR 14

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 TERRACE 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 €5835 €6085
SUPERIOR – SEA VIEW €5935 €6185
DELUXE – FRONT VIEW €6035 €6285
DELUXE – SEA VIEW €6135 €6385
DELUXE – SEA VIEW BALCONY €6435 €6685
PREMIUM – GARDEN VIEW €6535 €6785
PREMIUM – SEA VIEW BALCONY €6635 €6885
JR SUITE – FRONT VIEW €6935 €7185
JR SUITE – SEA VIEW €7035 €7285
JR SUITE – SEA VIEW BALCONY €7235 €7485
EXECUTIVE SUITE €7735 €7985
IMPERIAL BLUE SUITE €8235 €8485
IMPERIAL TERRACE SUITE €8735 €8985
TOWER SUITE €9035 €9285
SINGLE ROOM RATE €6635 €6885
Additional Occupants In Same Room
ADULT
12 & Above (in same rm)
€2795 €2895
CHILD
3-11 Years (in same rm)
€2365 €2465
INFANT
under 35 months
€525 €525

 

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IMPERIALE PALACE HOTEL SCHOLARS AND STAFF 2022

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.

 

GROUP TOURS AND TRANSFERS

For tour inquires and to arrange your private transfer, we kindly ask you to contact us:
Experience My Portofino – Email: info@experiencemyportofino.com
Tel +39 0185 286493 – Mobile +39 389 9160051
www.experiencemyportofino.com

PRIVATE TRANSFER FROM AIRPORTSFrom Milan Malpensa (MXP) airport to Hotel Imperiale
From Milan Linate (LIN) airport to Hotel Imperiale
Sedan car (2 person): 520.00 Euro
Minivan (4-6 person): 590.00 Euro
Coach (40 person): 900.00 EuroFrom Genoa (GOA) airport to Hotel Imperiale
Sedan car (2 person): 145.00 Euro
Minivan (4-6 person): 185.00 Euro
Coach (40 person): 580.00 EuroGROUP TOURS

Monday, April 18, 2022

SERRAVALLE OUTLET – Full day shopping experience

Departure: 09:00 am from the hotel
Duration: 8 hours
Price: 38.00 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; it has also a new family area with an inspirational playground and picnic area.
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).

 

THE BEST OF PORTOFINO

Half day experience, ferry boat and walking with guide
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 colourful 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 Portofino.

Tuesday, April 19, 2022

CINQUE TERRE

Full day experience, coach + ferry boat, walking with guide
Departure: 09:00 am from the hotel
Duration: 9 hours with an estimated travel time of 2.5 hours r/t with coach and 2.5 hours r/t cruising with ferries
Adult price: 90.00 Euro per person with a min of 30 person
Children (up to 11 years) price: 65.00 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.
Travel from Santa Margherita to La Spezia by coach where we will board a ferry boat to wander through the little colourful villages seeing the main sights.

On this tour you will explore three of the five villages, 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)

FAMILY HIKING TOUR in the Portofino Park
Full day hiking experience with guide
Departure: 09:30 am from the hotel
Duration: 7 hours
Difficulty: Easy
Price: 40.00 Euro per person with a min of 15 person

This is a panoramic route over the Gulf of Tigullio that crosses the Mediterranean countryside.
From the hotel we will reach Nozarego and from here, following the red cross marker, up to a panoramic stretch on the Cervara Abbey. Among woods of holm-oaks and Aleppo pines, we will reach the small chapel of the Gave, dating back to the 17th century. The small path, now cobbled, develops among terraces cultivated with olive trees and vines. Here, next to Mulino del Gassetta for lunch time, there is a picnic area. After lunch we will leave the mixed wood to go back to the cultivated area of the Promontory and, after passing San Sebastiano, we will end the itinerary in the village of Portofino. From here we will return by ferry boat to Santa Margherita.

THE BEST OF PORTOFINO
Half day experience, ferry boat and walking with guide
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 colourful 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 Portofino.

 

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

SAN FRUTTUOSO, CAMOGLI and PORTOFINO

Full day experience, ferry boat and walking with guide
Departure: 09:30 am from the hotel
Duration: 8 hours with an estimated travel time of 2.5 hours r/t cruising with ferries
Adult price: 60.00 Euro per person with a min of 30 person
Children price: 45.00 Euro

Meet your guide at the hotel and with an easy walk reach the ferry-boat pier in Santa Margherita; after 45 minutes of a scenic cruise, we will be at the secret bay of San Fruttuoso, a unique place, looking out on a splendid bay with a small equipped pebble beach; after a short walk, we will pick the ferry boat and rounding the huge rocky spur known as Punta Chiappa, you’ll reach Camogli. This small fishing village is famed for its pastel-coloured houses, some of which are adorned with seashells. Stroll through the small historical centre and enjoy some free time to soak up the atmosphere. In the afternoon we will take the ferry boat to Portofino where 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. At the end, back to Santa Margherita by ferry boat.

GENOA CITY TOUR with ACQUARIUM (optional)
Full day cultural experience, half day walking with guide
Departure: 09:00 am from the hotel
Duration: 8 hours with an estimated travel time of 2 hours r/t with coach
Price: 60.00 Euro per person with a min of 30 person

Genoa has the largest historical city center in Europe; we will visit the Synagogue built in the 30s, 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. Guided visit of the historical center and free time for lunch during the day. Afternoon free time on your own in town. Return to the hotel by coach in the afternoon.

Optional visit to the Genoa Acquarium
Ticket entrance: 32.00 adult price // 24.00 children price (4-12 years)
Note: at the moment the EU Digital Covid Certificate of vaccination is required to enter.

In the afternoon, enjoy a visit on your own 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.

THE BEST OF PORTOFINO
Half day experience, ferry boat and walking with guide
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 colourful 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 Portofino.

Thursday, April 21, 2022
GENOA CITY TOUR
Half day cultural experience, walking with guide
Departure: 09:00 am from the hotel
Duration: 4 hours with an estimated travel time of 2 hours r/t with coach
Price: 40.00 Euro per person with a min of 30 person

Genoa has the largest historical city center in Europe; we will visit the Synagogue built in the 30s, 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. Guided visit of the historical center and at the end we will return back to the hotel by coach.

SANTA MARGHERITA WALKING TOUR
Half day discovering the local community, walking with guide
Departure: 09:30 am from the hotel
Duration: 3 hours
Price: 10.00 Euro per person with a min of 25 person

Meet your guide at the hotel and with an easy walk reach the pedestrian center of this small town to enjoy the local lifestyle. The castle, the gardens of Villa Durazzo and the harbour are the central places of this pearl of the Italian riviera.

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
Duration: 8 hours with an estimated travel time of 2 hours r/t with trainsNote: At this time, the EU Digital Covid Certificate of vaccination is required to take 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. Morning 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.

HALF DAY PRIVATE BOAT TOUR, PORTOFINO and SAN FRUTTUOSO
Half day experience, private boat with captain
Departure: 10:00 am from the pier near the hotel
Duration: 3 hours
Price starting from: 550.00 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!!

FULL DAY PRIVATE BOAT TOUR, PORTOFINO, SAN FRUTTUOSO and CAMOGLI
Full day experience, private boat with captain
Departure: 10:00 am from the pier near the hotel
Duration: 7 hours
Price starting from: 1080.00 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!!

MONACO, MONTE-CARLO
Full day private excursion, on your own.
Departure: 09:00 am from the hotel
Duration: 9 hours with an estimated travel time of 6 hours r/t with private transfer
Price: 190.00 Euro per person with a min of 4 person and max of 6 people

Meet your private driver in hotel and begin to explore the magical French Riviera visiting Monte-Carlo with its luxurious port and its unbelievable yachts. Take your time to see the Casino built by Garnier, the architect of the Opera Garnier in Paris. Admire the famous Hotel de Paris built in 1864, and the beautiful gardens. Finally, take a spin around the road circuit of the Monaco Grand Prix.
On the way back to Santa Margherita stop for a quick picture of the Prince’s Palace in the Principality of Monaco. Back to the hotel in Santa Margherita before dinner.

8 Reviews for Leisure Time Tours 2023 Pesach Program in Santa Margherita, Portofino, Italy

Ellen Spitzer Kronitz

1 Reviews

Great Family Vacation

5.0/ 5

Ruth, thank you so much for your great hospitality. The hotel staff were so attentive, especially in the dining room. We enjoyed all the salads and cut fruit and vegetables.; shmura matza and wine as much as we wanted. The location was outstanding. Our grandchildren, aged 5 and 7 had the best time in the children’s program. Thank you!

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Natanya Jawno

1 Reviews

Great programme

5.0/ 5

Thank you for a really amazing Chag. Every detail was taken care of and to a really high standard. Not to mention the delicious food, great rooms, best linen and well organized trips. Apart from it all we met the most lovely people. Thank you 💕

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Racheli W

1 Reviews

Pesach was just absolutely incredible!

5.0/ 5

Hi Ruth, I’m sorry I didn’t get to say goodbye and thank you in person. Pesach was just absolutely incredible! We truly enjoyed every moment. Thank you again for everything.  Berel & Racheli Wilhelm

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Suri

1 Reviews

Amazing Time!

5.0/ 5

Hey Ruth, We had such an amazing time! Loved every second.

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Dvir Cohen Hoshen

1 Reviews

Wanted to say goodbye and thank you

5.0/ 5

Wanted to say goodbye and thank you, was very nice very good management and logistics יישר כח

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Donna Benheim

1 Reviews

Thank you for a wonderful week

5.0/ 5

Sorry we did not see u in person this morning before leaving. Thank you for a wonderful week and for your family being such gracious hosts. שבוע טוב And have a great spring and summer. Donna Benheim 

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H Hoffman

1 Reviews

Terrific Program!

5.0/ 5

in 2019 we spent Passover with Leisure Tours and the Minkowitz family, the hosts. Last year this was at the Hotel Palazzo Naiadi in Rome. We had a wonderful time. We traveled with 2 other couples. First of all, i can not speak well enough about the care, kindness, warmth and hospitality that the Minkowitz family showed to all of us. Ruth Minkowitz was great host and made sure that everyone’s had a great time and moved things ahead smoothly. The accommodations were regale, terrific and spotless rooms and amenities (i realize the will b exchanging hotels in Rom et his year – but i can only imagine that it will be a similar top spot and location.) Rabbi Lau was scholar in residence last year, and there Gaian – former Chief Rabbi of Israel – wonderful speaker and storyteller. Davening was very nice.. The food was exceptional. I am basically a pescatarian and they provided me with wonderful choices. There were excellent salads and side dishes at all times. Also lovely white fish dishes. The rest of my group enjoyed all the meats, cheeses etc. Wine selection was great, including lovely kosher grappa. From Italy. (Poli brand.) . In addition a, Rome is a great location, and there is so much to do their. It’s a great time of year. To sum it up, we had a memorable Peshawar, and recommend this unconditionally.

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