Passover Program in Cascais Portugal
The most luxurious 5 star Pesach program 2023 in Portugal with Motsi Holiday.
Transfers from and to Lisbon Airport to the hotel (only 40 minutes drive) included in the rates.
On Chol Hamoed daily excursions in Lisbon In the footsteps of Portuguese Judaism.
Daily Shiurim English, Hebrew and French. Scholar in residence Rav Ethan Fiszon.
Special shiurim and sport for ladies only by Ruty Fiszon.
Spend an amazing Passover holiday in Cascais, at the Grande Real Italia hotel & Spa 5*.
In the past it was the former residence of king Humberto II of Italy.
This magnificence hotel is facing the bay and the beaches of Lisbon.
Cascais, a fishing town, has also the most beautiful beaches in the north of the capital. All year around they offer the possibility to enjoy the sun while bathing in calm and refreshing water. The charms of the old town centre do not leave indifferent. It is home of many historical monuments and many museums such as, « Museu do Mar »
Find out the whole history of Cascais in the Museum of the sea. This place offers a wealth of information about the city, its fishing activity, archeologic discoveries and the wrecks found offshore. The municipal Park of Gandarinha is a meeting point with culture. This sets of gardens located in the centre of the city is appreciated for its magnificent flowers, its shrub-lined trails, and its numerous fountains. Around the Park you will find the Condes Castro Guimarães Museum, a palace full of magnificent art collections, It also houses an impressive library of 25,000 references. During Chol Hamoed you will be able to visit Lisbon just 30 minutes’ drive from the hotel:
GRANDE REAL VILLA ITÁLIA HOTEL & SPA
The best 5-star hotel in Cascais
Be ready for a new exclusive experience in the ancient royal residence. The Grande Real Villa Italia Hotel & Spa is a 5-star hotel in Cascais, this magnificent hotel overlooks the beach and is an 8-minute walk away from « Boca do Inferno »– the mouth of hell– which offers an amazing natural spectacle. In this arch-shaped abyss under the effect of erosion, the sound of the powerful waves is amplified and resonates in the surroundings. It is the ideal haven of peace for an unforgettable stay. In an environment where classical and contemporary blend into a single setting, the Grande Real Villa Italia Hotel & Spa is born from the recovery of the former residences of the last King of Italy – Humberto II.
With an atmosphere between the classic and the contemporary, merged in one scenario, the Grande Real Villa Italia has a total of 124 rooms including sophisticated suites and family penthouses. We invite you to a unique sensory experience in the Real Spa Therapy, a Spa where pleasure promotes health, with exclusive thalassotherapy treatments, based on proven Portuguese ingredients. Start your day with a breakfast worth of a King, at Restaurante Navegantes. Here you will find the best selection of kosher Lepesach pastries, variety of matsot , hugged cheese board , yoghurts, cottage cheese, Israeli salads, omelette, scrambled eggs, Portuguese omelette, “Matzebrei”, latkes, “gratin dauphinois” Smoked salmon, Gravad Lax, mushroom salad, exotic fruit salad and fruit, as well as a wide variety of drinks. Lunch and dinner will be served in the conference centre where daylight and sea views are dominant. Have a free drink for tea breaks at the Terraza bar or at any time of the day a “mezonot” snack or a refreshing drink, by the pool Bar Mare
Enjoy an unforgettable stay, discover the secrets of the royal residence and bring royalty into your story.
Organized by Henry LIPPMANN, Head chef and specialist for 37 years of high-level Passover holidays.
The best, the freshest, the most beautiful, the highest quality, without any compromise.
We intend to serve you a maximum of authentic and fresh products (vegetables, fruit, fish…) according to the daily local arrivals. Cooked products preserving their natural, without fat or useless cooking oil, just the delicacy of olive oil, a privilege of the Mediterranean countries. Glatt Kosher premium quality meat, conceived and prepared on site in kitchens with a high sanitary level, under supervision of the Mashgi`him of Rabbi Belinow.
Independent Halavi and Bassari kitchen without kitniyos, each one with its own restaurant, and parve pastry. (Guests who leave the hotel for sightseeing and trips will be given pack lunches to go).
Our challenge: Something traditional, something regional, something new.
To make you appreciate the ancestral dishes of the Ashkenazi and Sephardi Jewish cuisine, let you discover new recipes developed by famous international chefs, allying originality of presentations and tastes.
A gastronomical journey that invites you to taste different dishes for each meal. From breakfast to dinner, our chefs will spoil you with finest food, influenced by Portuguese/Spanish and international cuisine.
In addition, as the marriage between food and wine is not some little thing, we shall titillate your taste buds with vintage wines, and that will make each meal an unforgettable moment.
- In both synagogues, our `chazanim will entertain you with the tunes of the Ashkenazi and Sephardi liturgies.
- For each Seder meal we offer you 3 options:
- 1-Join the communal Seder lead by one of our `chazanim
- 2- Having your own family Seder in a private lounge
- 3- Having the meal delivered in your Penthouse or in your suite.
- The whole place is under supervision of Rabbi Y.Belinow Av Beth Din Milano (Glatt Kosher meat; no kitnyos)
- Lectures and Shiurim will be lead either in English, French or Hebrew by Rabbi Eytan Fiszon, Thora scholar and his wife
- `Hazanim: Yona Hoenel, Eytan Fyzson, Rahamim Azoulay
- The indoor swimming pool is part of the spa and the fitness club and is under restricted access due to covid procedures.
- For Shabbat convenience, an eruv will enclose the whole complex.
- Kids-club for 3 to 16 year-olds will be organised by qualified instructors.
- Every `Hol Hamoed evening, do not miss Sydney his Israeli band for amazing entertainment.
- Express yourself on our karaoke night
- Evening shows with Portuguese folkloric shows: Fado concert and Tuna Academia concert,
- Oriental night “Mimouna”
From the hotel in Cascais, you will be able to book a one-day excursion to Lisbon and visit the most famous part of it, such as:
The Fado, the Chiado neighbourhood. Climb up to the Alfama where stand the Castelo de São Jorge (the castle of Saint-Georges) and admire the city and its monuments from the Miradouros
(« belvederes »), such as the one of Santa Luzia.
Invest the Belem district and if it contains some historical sites, at first, the Tower of Belem, it is today in complete mutation with the Centro Cultural, a complex that includes several exhibition sites such as the Museu Coleção Berardo.
From New York : direct flight to Lisbon with TAP (in 6h55) departure 10.00 pm arrival 9.55 am for $800.
From Amsterdam: direct Easyjet flight (in 3h10)
From Basel-Mulhouse direct Easyjet flight (in 2h50)
From Brussels direct Brussel Airlines flight (in 2h.40)
From Bordeaux, direct Easyjet flight (in 1h50)
From Dublin, direct Ryanair flight (in 2h40)
From London Gatwick direct flight Easyjet (in 2h40)
From London Stansted, direct Ryanair flight (in 2h40)
From Paris ORLY, direct Vueling flight (in 2h30)
From Strasbourg / Frankfurt, direct Lufthansa flight (in 3 hours)
From Zurich, direct TAP flight (in 2h50)
From Geneva, direct Easyjet flight (in 2h30)
From Tel Aviv to Lisbon Direct flights with TAP & EL-AL (4.30h)
From Tel Aviv to Lisbon cheap flights with Turkish Airlines (7.30h)