Passover programs in Europe have become increasingly popular over the past fifteen years. There was great demand for the limited, post-COVID Passover programs in Europe and we expect that to continue this year. Pesach 2023 begins on Wednesday, April 5th and ends on Thursday, April 13th in Europe and Wednesday, April 12th in Israel. Passover is an ideal time to vacation in Europe without having to worry about where to eat or daven. The Pesach hotels in Europe provide Kosher for Passover food as well as daily minyanim. There are Pesach hotels that offer golfing, skiing,pools and spas. Chol Hamoed is a great time to explore the local cultural and heritage sights or lounge on the beach.
Passover programs in Italy (Lake Maggiore - Shutterstock)
Check out our full list of Passover programs in Europe. See below a brief description of each hotel and program. Please click on the program for more information. We are updating our Pesach guides on a daily basis so check back with us frequently.
Passover Programs 2023 in Italy
- The Imperiale Palace Hotel in the Ligurian Riviera with Leisure Time Tours and hosted by the Minkowitz Family: The hotel has a private beach, swimming pool and spa. Enjoy gourmet culinary experience, lectures, children’s programming and optional tours of the area.
- The Grand Hotel Rimini Luxe with Avi and Belinda Netzer: This hotel on the beach has newly renovated rooms, new spa and indoor swimming pool. The program offers kids club, entertainment, shiurim, organized tours and delicious food.
- The Simplon Hotel in Lake Maggiore with Tour Olam: The hotel in the heart of the park, offers stunning views, health complex, swimming pool and spa. Enjoy the Jewish atmosphere with daily minyan, Daf Yomi, lectures as well as delicious meals and activities for the kids.
- The Hotel Adria in Milano Marittima with Koltuv Events: Beautiful location with tennis courts, private beach and pools. The program offers minyan, shiurim, kids club, entertainment and optional tours to nearby cities and attractions.
- The Grand Hotel Gallia on the Adriatic Coast with KolTuv Events: Newly renovated hotel with sea view, pool, spa and tennis courts. Enjoy full board, minyanim, delicious food, entertainment and optional day trips.
- Hotel Ariston on the Amalfi Coast with ORAH Kosher Tours: Enjoy the spa, private beach and sports facility. The program offers kids' club, lectures, entertainment and tour packages.
- Forte Village Resort on Sardinia with J WorldClub: Luxury resort with pools, spa, sporting activities, golf and kids club. There will be shiurim in French and English, entertainment and magical Mimouna.
Passover programs in Prague (Shutterstock)
Passover Programs 2023 in Prague
- Hotel King David is the only kosher hotel in the Czech Republic and offers its own synagogue, spa, steam room and mikvah. The hotel is walking distance to popular sights: the Jewish Quarter, Wenceslas Square, Old Town Square, Charles Bridge and Prague Castle. The Pesach package includes meals and entertainment.
Pesach Programs in Greece for 2023
- The Sheraton Rhodes Resort with Shainfeld Tours: The resort has a private beach, multiple pools and spa. The program offers gourmet meals, optional tours, performances by famous artists, lectures and activities for the entire family.
- Porto Elounda Golf & Spa Resort in Crete with My Tours Glatt: The resort offers golf, water sports and Six Senses Spa. The program includes French gourmet food, musical entertainment, kids club, lectures, shiurim and Mimouna.
- Myconian Imperial Resort & Spa on Mykonos Island with Club Turquoise: This hotel on the beach boasts a state of the art spa, indoor and outdoor pools as well as water sports. The program includes delicious meals, kids club and more.
- Hotel Amirandes Grecotel Exclusive Resort in Crete with Tour Plus: Take advantage of the spa, tennis courts, playgrounds, fitness facilities, children’s complex and water sports. Enjoy gourmet meals prepared by international chefs, the beautiful beaches and day trips.
- Elysium Resort & Spa Hotel Rhodes with Kosher Travelers: Choose 8, 10 or 12 night stay at this seaside resort with a range of outdoor activities, pool, private beach, gym, spa and nearby tourist sites. Enjoy fine dining, fabulous speakers and entertainmers and programming for kids and teens.
- Mediterranean Village Resort in Thessaloniki with Genesis Kosher Tours: Resort located on a private beach offers pools, spa and sports center. Enjoy delicious food, kids club, minyanim, lectures and entertainment.
- Rodos Palladium Leisure & Wellness in Rhodes with Daniel Ohayon: Luxury hotel on the beach and only 15 minutes from Rhodes town. Enjoy pool, spa, golf, delicious meals, entertainment, excursions, Mimouna and more.
Passover programs in Cyprus (Shutterstock)
Passover Programs 2023 in Cyprus
- The Blue Lagoon Kosher Spa Hotel on the beach in Paphos has a private beach, spa, synagogue, tennis courts and pools. The program offers rich meals, minyan, entertainment and excursions.
- Sentido Sandy Beach Hotel & Spa on the beach in Larnaca with Luxury Club: Hotel with private beach, pools, spa and water sports. Program offers delicious food, synagogue, kiddush, Mimouna, kids club and entertainment.
Passover Programs in Turkey 2023
- Amara Premier Palace in Antalya, Turkey with Vered Holidays: Enjoy fine Glatt kosher cuisine, kids club, lectures and shiurim.
Pesach Programs in Spain 2023
- The Hotel Oasis Park & Spa on the Costa Brava with Ocher Holidays: The hotel, located near the beach and city center, has pools, spa, gym and playground. The program has Sephardi and Ashkenazi minyan, gourmet meals, kids club, entertainment and Chol Hamoed trips.
- Hotel Negresco Spa Salou on the Costa Dorada with Olam Holidays: Newly renovated hotel on the sea with spa, gym, pools and kids club. The program includes lavish meals, tea room, Ashkenaz and Sepharad minyan, scholars, day camp and entertainment.
- The Meridian Hotel & Spa on the Gold Coast of Catalonia with Tour Plus: The hotel has a luxurious spa, gym, pool, direct access to the beach and water sports. The program offers a true culinary experience, amazing day trips and more.
- Hotel Tropic Park on the Barcelona Coast with Gourmet Travel: The hotel is opposite the beach and close to the center of Malgrat de Mar. The program offers delicious meals, kids village, Chol Hamoed tours, entertainment and Mimouna.
There were many successful Pesach programs in Europe for Passover 2022, including those in Croatia, Greece, Italy, France, Spain and Prague. Most Passover programs in Europe sold out early and had long waiting lists. Those who booked their Pesach vacation early enjoyed lower rates for both programs and flights. This year, airlines should be better prepared for the increase in international travel so there will be fewer cancellations and the low dollar/euro exchange rate helps to compensate for the effects of inflation. There are Pesach programs in Europe to accommodate a range of budgets. Passover program prices vary based on the location, amenities and programming. Many programs have early bird deals so the earlier you book the better, lock in the price and reserve a spot before the program sells out.