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Italy - Lake Garda
Italy - Lake Garda

Italy - Lake Garda

Departure: Sunday 26th July 2020

Holiday Preview

Lake Garda is Italy's largest lake and also considered one of the most beautiful stretches over 30 miles from the rugged grandeur of the Dolomites to the borders of Lombardy. Its shores are dotted with fascinating old towns, castles and picturesque villages set against a backdrop of towering mountains. Along its shores grow vines and olive groves. Every few miles a different lakeside resort waits to be explored with bustling markets, terrace cafes, pleasure crafts and lush vegetation and exotic flowers everywhere.

Inclusions

Free Day to Enjoy Riva De Garda, Boat Cruise on Lake Garda, Local Guide on Dolomites Tour, Local Guide for South of Lake Tour. Visit to Sirmione.

Your Hotel

Our resort is Riva Del Garda, situated at the northern end of the lake, with its pleasant waterfront, cobbled streets and squares. Our Hotel is a superb 4 star Hotel Sole which is ideally situated in the centre of Riva Del Garda with stunning views over the lake.

Day 1
Travel to Dover for our short channel crossing to Calais and onto our overnight hotel in France.

Day 2
Depart after breakfast and travel through Bavaria and into Austria before traversing the Brenner Pass to arrive in Riva Del Garda in time for our evening meal.

Days 3 - 6

  • Free day to relax and enjoy Riva Del Garda.
  • Today we include a boat cruise to visit the pretty villages of Limone Sul Garda and Malcesine. On the west side of the Lake we find the delightful village of Limone Sul Garda. This is one of the lakes most attractive villages named suitably after the terraced lemon groves which stretch along the shores of the lake. From here we cruise across the lake to Malcesine town which perches on the lake edge under the shadow of Monte Baldo, the highest mountain in the north of the Lake. With cobbled streets, plenty of shops, cafes and restaurants it really is a lovely town to explore. The old castle dominates the centre and can be seen from miles around as it juts out onto the lake.
  • Today we are joined by a local guide who will take us on a full day tour of the breath taking mountain range 'the Italian Dolomites, or 'pale mountains'. With a mixture of Italian and Austrian architecture the Dolomites are said to be one of the most scenic regions in Italy and the most beautiful mountains in the Alpine range with breath taking landscape.
  • Today we are joined by a local guide to spend a day exploring & discovering the south of the lake passing through villages such as Garda and Bardolino and onto the town of Sirmione, which is set in a picturesque headland jutting into the lake. You will have free time in Sirmione which is one of the most popular "sights" on Lake Garda, with thousands of visitors flooding in each day to view the picturesque peninsula with its Castle and Roman ruins that feature in virtually every information booklet about the Lake.

Day 7
Sadly, it is time to depart from Italy so relax and enjoy the Alpine views on route to our overnight hotel.

Day 8
Depart the hotel after breakfast and make our way to Calais for our return sailing and home.

Enquiries and booking call 01994 240908

Accommodation & Pricing

Hotel: 1 night:
Mercure Hotel, Forbach

5 nights:
Hotel Sole, Riva Del Garda

1 night:
Mercure Hotel, Forbach
Basis: Dinner, Bed & Breakfast
Price: £795 per person sharing

Supplements

Single supplement £180.00