Lake Garda, Venice and the Dolomites
Lake Garda offers a contrasting landscape, from rolling hills and vineyards in the south, to steep mountains and olive groves in the north. As in all of Italy, the local cuisine and wine are splendid.
Nearby are Venice and Verona (coach permits required and paid locally) and we recommend an excursion to at least one of these great cities. To the north of the lake are the Dolomites and the comparatively undiscovered area of the Brenta Nature Park with many quiet artists towns and an unspoilt landscape peppered with small lakes.
Lakes Garda • Historic Sirmione and Riva • Visit Verona or Venice • Lake boat trip
This itinerary is based on a 8 day tour to include 1 overnight stop each way and 5 nights on Lake Garda. If you would like to include additional overnight hotels or a longer stay in Italy then we will be pleased to provide a quotation.
Day 1 Short Channel crossing to Calais and then south through the Ardennes and Luxembourg. On then for dinner and an overnight stay in the Saarbrücken area.
Day 2 We suggest a route through Bavaria, into Austria and around Innsbruck before traversing the Brenner Pass to arrive in Italy. On to Lake Garda in time for dinner.
Day 3 A full day to relax, enjoy the hotel facilities and explore.
Day 4 A circular excursion around Lake Garda. There are a host of pretty towns among which Sirmione, Malcesine, Riva and Limone are highlights. The regular boat service on the lake makes it possible to include a cruise if desired.
Day 5 An excursion to either Venice or Verona. We suggest the inclusion of a city guide for a half day sightseeing tour.
Day 6 A full day excursion to "The Valley of Lakes" and the virtually undiscovered area of the Brenta Nature Park. The route includes the medieval artists' town of Canale, Lake Tenno, the Comano Terme, Lake Toblino and Lasino. An optional vineyard visit can be arranged on request.
Day 7 Sadly it is time to depart from Italy. Relax and enjoy the Alpine views en route to the Saarbrücken area for dinner and an overnight stay.
Day 8 Leave Germany and pass through Belgium en route to Calais for the inbound crossing to Dover and home.
All tours are tailored to your requirements and can be adapted for travel by coach and/or air as you prefer
Hotel Europa, Riva del Garda
The 4 star Hotel Europa is found on the main square, in the centre of historic Riva del Garda. The stylish restaurant offers panoramic views onto the harbour and the rooftop terrace is a tranquil oasis overlooked by towering mountains. Guest bedrooms are comfortably furnished and a warm welcome is assured. The harbour and bustling historic centre of Riva are only a few steps away from the hotel.
NAGT Added Value: Porter service, welcome drink, buffet breakfast, 3 x 3 course dinner with choice from night 2, 1 x Trentino dinner and 1 x gala dinner with live music.
• 4 star • 61 bedrooms • Lift
• Rooftop terrace
• Restaurant with lake view
• Nearby coach parking
Hotel Savoy Palace, Riva del Garda
A fine, family run, 4 star hotel located close to San Nicolo Marina. The lake is only a short walk away and it is approx. 800 metres to the heart of Riva. There are numerous bars and restaurants near the hotel. The hotel has a bar, restaurant, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, terrace and garden.
NAGT Added Value: Welcome drink, buffet breakfast, 4 x 3 course dinner with choice from night 2, 1 x gala dinner, afternoon coffee and cakes each day.
• 4 star • 190 bedrooms • Lift
• Air-conditioned bedrooms with balcony
• Indoor and outdoor swimming pools
• Regular entertainment
• Terrace and garden
• Coach parking
Hotel Portici, Riva del Garda
A 4 star hotel with a great location just off the harbour square in the centre of Riva del Garda. Many of the original period features have been preserved and the very comfortable guest bedrooms are all with television and private facilities. The main square, harbour and narrow, historic streets are all nearby.
NAGT Added Value: Porter service, welcome drink, buffet breakfast, 4 x 3 course dinner with choice from night 2, 1 x Trentino dinner and salad/vegetable buffet each night.
• 4 star • 45 bedrooms • Lift
• Wellness area • Terrace
• Nearby coach parking
Your tour includes:
• Return short Channel crossings
• 1 night half board on the outbound journey
• 5 nights half board at Lake Garda with:
Added Value inclusions as detailed in the hotel descriptions above
• 1 night half board on the inbound journey
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