Incredible opportunities to travel and maintain the highest standard of kosher food and atmosphere
Did you ever imagine you would be able to travel around the world, enjoy incredible accommodations and eat gourmet kosher food? We didn’t either. Thankfully, kosher tour companies and hotels did imagine it. Then they created incredible travel opportunities in breathtakingly beautiful parts of the world for families and individuals seeking kosher ways to explore the world.
Starting close to home, Rimonim Hotels offers a unique option with their hotels in all the major cities in Israel. Royal Rimonim at the Dead Sea is home to the largest and most spectacular health club of its kind in the Middle East. With over 50 different treatments, the hotel is perfect if you’re looking for a retreat from the bustle of day-to-day life.
For spiritual seekers, Rimonim has a location in the ancient city of Safed, tucked away in the alleys of the old quarter. Ruth Rimonim was built in a refurbished stone building dating back to the 17th century, and surrounded by art galleries, historic sites and synagogues. With lookouts to Mt. Meron and the Kinneret, traveling in Safed will be a chance to rejuvenate your body and your soul.
If you’re looking for an exotic and nature-filled summer, Tour Plus has the answer for you in the form of a Swiss getaway. At the foothills of Jungfrau Mountain, in the heart of the Swiss Alps, the Wengen Palace Hotel is waiting for you to check-in. Complete with a shul, children’s lounge, spacious rooms and general elegance, Wengen Palace Hotel is the perfect place for a kosher traveler to call home.
This summer, explore the Wengen snow-capped mountains, lush forests, turquoise lakes, waterfalls and fascinating local villages. If there is an activity you dream of, you can do it locally from boating, to climbing. For the more adventurous, Tour Plus put together incredible day trip options, that are great for an independent traveler or a family. Between June 21st and September 21st, Tour Plus will organize your dream vacation replete with shiurim, lectures, badatz kosher food and a Shabbos atmosphere.
Bratislava might not be first on your travel bucket list, but it might be time to move it up a few rungs. Shainfeld Tours has made Bratislava a compelling vacation spot for kosher travelers. You can spend the day exploring the Danube River, ancient castles and caves, and the Chasam Sofer’s kever and then return to the luxurious Double Tree Hotel to enjoy gourmet food, under the supervision of Rabbi Moshe Nachshoni.
A major perk of traveling to Bratislava, is that you also have easy access to Austria, Hungary, Slovakia and the Czech Republic, all countries rich with Jewish heritage sites, famous historical monuments and beautiful nature. Shainfeld Tours also has day trip packages to these neighboring countries so you can make sure to see the top spots.
With a built in Jewish community, Venice is a natural choice for summer travel. You’ve imagined yourself floating down the Grand Canal in Venice at sunset in a gondola, and now’s your chance to do it. Take a trip this summer and marvel in the unique magnificence of Venice and keep kosher with ease. This will also give you an opportunity to explore the historical Jewish neighborhood.
Speaking to the warmth of Italian culture, there is even a website detailing everything you need to know about being a Jewish traveler in Venice, including a list of recommended hotels that are within walking distance of the Jewish neighborhood (kosherinvenice.com). Making it even simpler, Gam Gam, Kosher Restaurant & Glatt Kosher Catering is located at the entrance of the Jewish neighborhood and will deliver double wrapped food and freshly baked goods your hotel.
If you want to feel more like a local, you can stay at the Kosher House, Giardino dei Melograni, which is the only completely kosher hotel inside the Jewish neighborhood. It’s close to all the historical sites and monuments, but tucked away for a more quiet retreat.
Even though the big cities have non-stop action, sometimes small towns offer you the best vacations. In most places in the world, “small town” is usually synonymous with “no kosher food”. But in Canazei, Italy, My Kosher Hotel is changing the meaning of “small town” for kosher travelers. My Kosher Hotel is Mehadrin all year round with a certification from Bedatz Lugano – Rav Benzion Rabinowitz Shlita. It’s located in a village in the heart of the famous Italian Dolomites, a dramatic mountain range in northeastern Italy.
Even though it’s away from the big city, you won’t be bored. There are endless options of hikes, sports activities and culture. For nature lovers, you can spend hours taking in the magnificence of the snow-capped mountains that are literally, right outside your door. You won’t be disappointed.
You have an array of stellar options for making your vacation this summer kosher and simple. Now all you have to do is take your pick and book a ticket.