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Venice, Verona & Lake Garda

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£867*per person

Overview

Treasures of Northern Italy

Discover an idyllic corner of the world, and explore two of Europe’s most fascinating, enthralling and historic cities. Stay in a hotel on idyllic Lake Garda, make the most of plenty of time to rest and relax in one of Italy’s favourite locations, and join your tour manager for four wonderful included excursions. Discover the breathtaking beauty of glorious Venice, the world’s most romantic city, see Verona’s ancient streets and majestic Roman arena, head into the craggy heights of the Dolomites, and experience the many delights of Garda’s colourful shores.

Itinerary

  • Fly from the UK to Italy, meet your tour manager at the airport, board the coach and travel to Lake Garda and your chosen hotel. You can stay on the lake’s eastern shore, close to delightful Malcesine, with its quaint alleyways and narrow streets, or close to sun-blessed Torbole and its vibrant café life, shops and stunning views across the lake. Alternatively choose Riva at the top of the lake, or Limone on the North West shoreline. Settle in to your surroundings, and enjoy a first evening at your hotel.
  • Today, you're free to rest and relax. Enjoy the facilities at your hotel, or perhaps venture into the centre of your chosen resort. All the resorts we use have been favourites with our customers for many years, and each has a lot to offer. Stroll the lakeside promenade, watch the world go by from a seat in a pavement café, shop, or perhaps even take to the water – Garda is a favourite of sailors and windsurfers who revel in the breezy conditions offshore.
  • After breakfast, today, board the coach to begin a Grand Circular Tour of this beautiful lake in the company of your tour manager. The fjord-like eastern shores and the northern, mountain backed resorts of sun-blessed Torbole and pastel-painted Riva del Garda give way to a western shoreline of citrus and olive groves. On the southern shore a promontory leads to the spa resort of Sirmione, with its healing waters and fairy-tale Rocca Scaligera castle. The tour will also visit the wine-growing town of Bardolino, and the busy resort of Garda itself, on the way back to your hotel.
  • Today is spent exploring the crags and passes of the majestic Dolomites, which lie to the north of Lake Garda, and provide some of Europe’s most dramatic mountain scenery. Visit towering Marmolada and Canazei in the mountain's shadow, Val Rendena, the huge Adamello Glacier, the Brenta Dolomites and pretty Val di Genova. Soak up the atmosphere and stunning views as you stop at some of the traditional towns and villages of this delightful region, which sits between the sun-kissed Italian plain of Emiglia-Romagna and the Alps of the Austrian Tyrol, above the wine-growing valley of the Alto-Adige.
  • Spend a day relaxing at your hotel and in the resort. Revisit your favourite cafe, relax at the water's edge or explore further afield.
  • Today you’ll visit the thoroughly charming city of Verona, on the banks of the River Adige. The city's historic centre and monuments fashioned in pink marble draw visitors from all over the world. And among its outstanding sights you'll find the best-preserved Roman amphitheatre in Italy, famed the world over for its summertime opera festival. The sweeping Piazza Bra is crowded with people watching the world go by from a seat in one of the many pavement cafés, the colourful market on ancient Piazza delle Erbe bustles with life, while nearby the maze of 13th-century streets is redolent with a sense of troubled history, chronicled in Shakespeare’s tale of star-crossed lovers.After another marvellous day you’ll return to Garda’s shores.
  • Today's visit to Venice, probably the world’s most romantic city, will etch itself into your memory like few others. Board the coach and travel through the Veneto to the city. On arrival, you'll take a walking tour of this simply breathtakingly beautiful place in the company of a local guide. The 100 or so islands that make up the city are linked by innumerable bridges, and gondolas and water taxis ply their trades on the beautiful Grand Canal, past the stunning Accademia museum and beneath the Rialto Bridge. The vast expanse of St Mark's Square, with its sumptuous cathedral, clock tower and the Doge's Palace – the Palazzo Ducale – is one of the world’s great sights. Close by, joining the palace to the prisons, the famous Bridge of Sighs is said to have afforded condemned men a last view of the beauty of Venice en route to the gallows. Away from St Marks and the Grand Canal, a labyrinth of narrow streets waits to be explored, each new corner revealing another memorable view of this wonderful city. After an unforgettable day you'll return to Lake Garda in time for a last dinner at your hotel.
  • Say "Arrivederci, Lago di Garda", today, as you board the coach and the transfer back to the airport to catch your flight home.

What's Included

Holiday Highlights

  • Enjoy a full-day visit to incomparable Venice, La Serenissima
  • Explore Verona, Romeo and Juliet’s exquisite city
  • Journey through the dramatic Dolomites
  • Experience a Grand Circular Tour of Lake Garda and its surroundings

Our Price Includes

  • Seven nights’ carefully selected accommodation at the hotel or resort of your choosing
  • Guided excursions to Venice, Verona and into the Dolomites
  • A Grand Circular Tour of Lake Garda
  • Return flights to Italy
  • Air-conditioned coach travel and transfers
  • Fully escorted by a friendly, experienced tour manager, with specialist local guides where applicable
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Accommodation

Continental Hotel, Torbole -

★★★★

Enjoying an elevated position, close to the village of Nago, this bright and modern family-run hotel offers a high standard of service and facilities. It boasts fantastic views of the surrounding countryside, and will suit those who wish to be located in a peaceful area with easy access to the nearby resort of Torbole, less than 2 miles away.

Facilities & Amenities
The hotel has an outdoor swimming pool (open approx. May to Sep) and sun terrace set amid its charming gardens. There is also a heated indoor swimming pool with a whirlpool, a sauna, a Jacuzzi and a fitness room. Bicycles are available for hire. There is a bar and lounge area, and two lifts to the upper floors.

Hotel all'Azzurro, Limone -

★★★★

This welcoming hotel stands beside the Lake, next to the ferry landing stage in the historic heart of Limone, close to a good selection of bars, shops, and restaurants.

Facilities & Amenities
The hotel's facilities include an outdoor swimming pool, a small sunbathing area with free sunbeds, a restaurant serving buffet breakfasts and four-course evening meals and a salad buffet, and a bar and lounge area. The hotel has a lift to higher floors, a lakeside terrace serving for those who wish to dine al fresco and enjoy the stunning views of the lake, and a rooftop sun terrace and small swimming pool provide the perfect spot to soak up the Italian sun.

Hotel Royal Village, Limone -

★★★★

This popular four-star hotel is set on the slopes above the resort of Limone, in the heart of a 10-acre olive grove. It's a 10-minute downhill walk from the hotel to the lake and the town centre.

Facilities & Amenities
The Royal Village has two outdoor swimming pools, one indoor swimming pool, a sun terrace, and a garden. It has two restaurants on site a bar and lounges. Complimentary drinks are served with evening meals. There is evening entertainment three days a week between June and September. A complimentary shuttle bus runs from the hotel to the centre of the resort.

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Leonardo Da Vinci Hotel, Limone -

★★★★

Built into the hillside and a short walk or shuttle bus ride to the centre of Limone, this perfectly located hotel presents a private beach.

Facilities & Amenities
Outdoor pools and a wellness centre with indoor pool, sauna, Turkish bath, two Jacuzzis and gym add to the pleasure of your stay. The All-Inclusive package includes buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner, non-branded alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks and entertainment dependent on the season. Bikes are available to hire.

Hotel Cristina, Limone -

★★★★

Backed by mountains and facing Lake Garda, this property is set within beautiful gardens and expansive terraces.

Facilities & Amenities
Hotel Cristina is spread amongst five villa-style buildings on a hillside overlooking Lake Garda. Two outdoor pools, ringed with palm trees, can be enjoyed, and a restaurant and two bars boast magnificent views of the surrounding area. A shuttle bus goes to and from the centre of Limone and guests can access the beach and indoor pool (when open) at sister hotel Leonardo da Vinci. There is live music several nights per week.

Hotel San Pietro, Limone -

★★★★

A welcoming hotel elevated above the shores of Lake Garda and within reach of the centre of Limone.

Facilities & Amenities
Two outdoor pools within a garden, a panoramic relaxation area, an indoor pool with a whirlpool, and a fitness room are some of the many amenities. There are two restaurants, a poolside grill, and a piano bar. The town's shops, bars and restaurants are all within walking distance downhill, or use the hotel shuttle bus to the centre if you prefer. There is live music several nights per week.

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Alexander Hotel, Limone -

★★★★

A delightful hotel with 50 rooms, resting close to the lakefront of Limone, with an array of facilities.

Hotel Villa Dirce, Limone -

★★★★

Built into the cliffside, boasting panoramic views of Lake Garda and a perfect base for discovering the surrounding area.

Facilities & Amenities
The swimming pool and sun terrace, facing out over the lake, are the highlights of this beautiful property but please be aware there are a number of steps in and around the property due to its location. A restaurant takes advantage of the setting with floor-to-ceiling windows, and there's a furnished patio for alfresco dining, as well as a snack bar. Guests can travel to the centre of Limone on the hotel's shuttle bus or enjoy a scenic 25-minute walk.

Hotel Garda, Riva Del Garda -

★★★★

The four-star Hotel Garda stands approximately 200 metres from the lake, about half a mile from the centre of Riva del Garda.

Facilities & Amenities
The hotel has an outdoor swimming pool (open approx. May to Sep) and sun terrace, and a bar and lounge area. There is free bike rental, a 24-hour reception and a lift to the higher floors.

Hotel Malcesine, Malcesine -

★★★

This popular, traditional hotel enjoys a wonderful lakeside position. Guests can relax on the large sun terrace and enjoy the spectacular views, or discover the many amenities close by in this delightful resort.

Facilities & Amenities
The hotel's comfortably furnished lounge bar area opens onto a terrace from which the views over the lake are simply spectacular. Buffet breakfasts and three-course evening meals are served in the restaurant.

Hotel Savoy Palace, Riva del Garda -

★★★★

This extremely popular hotel enjoys a tranquil location, yet is close to the resort's entertainment and amenities. You can expect a warm welcome from the hotel's owners, the Tonelli family, who enjoy a superb reputation for excellent service and wonderful cuisine.

Facilities & Amenities
There are plenty of places to relax in this hotel, including the sun terrace, indoor and outdoor pools, lounge and piano bar. Breakfast is buffet and evening meals are waiter-served, with live music four times per week.

Club Hotel La Vela, Torbole -

★★★

A five-minute walk from the shores of Lake Garda, this resort-like hotel, with a family-friendly feel, is centred around an expansive outdoor pool and deck.

Facilities & Amenities
The on-site restaurant specialises in local dishes, and a piano bar and lounge host evening entertainment. Nearby activities include sailing, horse-riding, and windsurfing.

Bike Hotel Caravel, Torbole -

★★★★

With a particular appeal for cyclists given its surrounding routes and on-site bike facilities, this hotel also serves as a perfect spot for all holidaymakers and is just 200m from Lake Garda shores.

Facilities & Amenities
There is a 24-hour reception, free Wi-Fi throughout the property, a wellness centre, and an outdoor freshwater pool, lined by loungers. Cyclists can take advantage of the bike workshop, bike storage and shuttle service. A laid-back restaurant serves local and international dishes, and there is a lounge bar.

Grand Hotel Riva, Lake Garda -

★★★★

A relaxed hotel, with a sunshine-yellow facade, looks out over a courtyard and is within walking distance from a beach.

Facilities & Amenities
A polished restaurant boasts panorama lake views, a pizzeria is set on the ground floor, and a lounge bar offers live music. There is a wellness centre with a spa, a steam room, sauna, and hammam, an interior garden and a rooftop pool.

Hotel Sole, Malcesine -

★★★

Set across from Lake Garda with a mountainous backdrop, this relaxed hotel is 4km from the town centre of Malcesine.

Facilities & Amenities
Guests have access to a panoramic outdoor swimming pool and hot tub, a lounge bar, a terrace with a lake view, a lift and a small wellness centre with a sauna and whirlpool.
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Other Information

Hotel transfer times

The transfer time to Lake Garda is approximately three hours from Milan and Venice airports, two hours from Bergamo and one hour from Verona Airport.

Special requirements

If you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged. This is especially important with any dietary needs you may have.

Combining hotel transfers

We sometimes need to combine transfers to and from your hotel. We always try to keep any wait to a minimum, but you may be asked to wait at the airport for up to an hour, while other incoming flights arrive, before the transfer to your hotel. Similarly, we may need to transfer you back to the airport up to three hours before your flight home departs.

Meals and dining in Italy

Guests on half-board arrangements will typically (although some hotels are now moving towards buffet-style evening meals) be served a three-course evening meal, and can expect a first course of traditional pasta or soup, a main meat or fish course accompanied by one or two types of vegetable, and a simple dessert of fruit, cake or Italian ice cream. Breakfasts will usually consist of bread rolls, jam, cereal, ham, cheese, fruit juice, tea and coffee. Menus will vary from hotel to hotel, but choice may be more limited than in a normal restaurant. In some instances, individual guests who have booked with the hotel independently may be offered a different menu from those who are staying at the hotel as part of a package tour. An authentic dining experience in Italy can often be a bit different to the Italian food that international tourists might be used to, but it’s one of the best ways to truly appreciate the finer cultural differences of this tourist hotspot. From simpler, but more frequent, courses to regional dishes, here are some points to note when dining in Italy.   The first major difference you’re likely to notice is that the dining experience as a whole is much longer; you’ll enjoy a much more social experience than the average dinner back home with multiple smaller courses spread across a longer period of time. While each meal will be prepared to order, you may notice that dishes are served cooler than you might be used to – Italian dishes are rarely served piping hot to preserve the more delicate flavours of each ingredient and to provide a more enjoyable dining experience. The final thing to bear in mind is that it may be tricky to find Italian classics in the same form as they are at home. For instance, while Spaghetti Carbonara is a staple in historic Rome – and made traditionally using egg yolks rather than cream – you’ll often find it replaced with a wild boar ragù in Tuscany.

Disabled access

The majority of our tours involve a certain amount of walking, including a short walk from the coach stop to the town, attraction or venue you're visiting. If you are bringing a wheelchair, please let us know at the time of booking so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

Italian hotel room tax

Some regions of Italy have introduced a room tax of between 1€ and 3€ per person per night, payable directly by the guest to the hotel on check-out. You will be advised by your tour manager in resort if a particular hotel is implementing this charge.

Itinerary changes

Occasionally, for operational reasons, we may have to change the order of the excursions on your holiday. The final day-by-day itinerary will be confirmed on your Final Travel Documents, which you will receive approximately three weeks prior to your departure.

Foreign Office Travel Advice

Visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice to find out the latest Foreign And Commonwealth Office travel advice for your holiday destination, as well as information about passports and visas.

Airport development fees

An Airport Development Fee has been introduced at a few UK Airports. You will be required to pay this charge at the following airports prior to checking in for your flight: Blackpool, Newquay and Norwich. The amount varies from airport to airport, but it is generally between £5 and £10 per person. Please visit the airport's website for further information.

Travelling to Europe

Rules may have changed since you last travelled to European Union countries as well as Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland. The following are useful guidelines which will help you prepare for your next adventure. You do require government issued passport to travel. Names - It is very important that all passenger names are exactly as per your passport although we do not require middle names. Passport - Your passport must meet two requirements to travel to an EU country and to Switzerland, Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein. It must be: Less than 10 years old on the day you return home (please check the "date of issue") and valid for at least 3 months after the day you return home (please check the "expiry date"). Visa - You do not need a visa for short trips to most EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland. You’ll be able to stay for up to 90 days in any rolling 180-day period. European Travel Information & Authorisation System (ETIAS) - Commencing in late 2023 or 2024, all citizens of the United Kingdom will require a ETIAS electronic form completed prior to their arrival into the EU and Schengen member countries. The cost for this travel authorisation will be €7.00 per person with exceptions for under 18’s and over 70’s. The latest information and further details can be found at www.etias.com.

Holiday code

N211

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