Lake Garda, Verona 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. 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. To the south east of the lake are Venice and Verona, cities of World repute.
Valley of the Lakes • Historic Sirmione and Riva • Visit Verona or Venice • Lake Boat Trip
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 Metz 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 There is so much to see and do around the lake. From Riva we recommend an excursion to Torbole and Malcesine. From Salo we recommend spending time in Salo and visiting nearby Desenzano and Sirmione.
Day 5 An excursion to either Verona or Venice. We suggest the inclusion of a city guide for a half day sightseeing tour.
Day 6 From Riva we recommend an excursion to the Valley of The Lakes and Brenta Nature Park to include Canale, Comano Terme and Lake Toblino.
From Salò we recommend a boat trip across the lake to Garda with time at leisure to explore the town and to visit nearby Bardolino. Regardless of your choice a wine tasting can be incorporated if required.
Day 7 Sadly it is time to depart from Italy. Relax and enjoy the Alpine views en route to the Metz area for dinner and an overnight stay.
Day 8 To Calais for inbound crossing to Dover and home.
Snowflakes and the Crystal Lake
Garda is a fantastic shoulder season destination offering outstanding value for money. We offer the 4 star Grand Hotel Liberty in Riva del Garda, in the centre of Riva del Garda. It has a central location and great facilities including an indoor swimming pool.
Includes 8 days with return short Channel crossings, a half board each way and 5 nights half board in Riva del Garda with welcome drink, porter service, buffet breakfast and 3 course dinner with choice from night 2.
All tours are tailored to your requirements and can be adapted for travel by coach and/or air as you prefer
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.
Stay includes: 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 Salò du Parc, Salò
A modern 4 star hotel with a picturesque lakeside location. Bedrooms are modern and all have a lake view. As well as a contemporary restaurant the hotel has beautiful lakeside gardens and an outdoor swimming pool. Approximately 10 minutes walk from the hotel is Salò, a historic town with wide range of shops, restaurants and a ferry port.
Stay includes: Welcome drink, porter service, hot buffet breakfast and 3 course buffet dinner with choice.
• 4 star • Lift
• 42 bedrooms with balcony and lake view
• Lakeside garden and terrace
• Outdoor swimming pool
• Free coach parking nearby
Your tour includes:
• Return short Channel crossings
• 1 night half board on the outbound journey
• 5 nights half board at Lake Garda with inclusions as shown
• 1 night half board on the inbound journey
While we offer a very wide range of destinations it is impossible to feature everything here. If you cannot see what you are looking for please contact us to discuss your requirements.