- We were happy with all the arrangements. Staff in the restaurant were excellent and food was very good. Trip to Venice
Published on: 02 November 2016
The treasures of Northern Italy
This long-standing customer favourite takes you on a holiday to Lake Garda's serene shores and to two of Italy's most spectacular cities. Discover the beguiling wonders of Venice and historic Verona, visit some of Garda's enchanting lakeside towns, and explore the heights of the Dolomites, which rise beyond the shimmering waters, on a series of four wonderful included excursions.
Single rooms are available for a supplement
Must try: A glass of Traminer Aromatico or the prized, perfumed desert wine Moscato Giallo, and the famous Valeggio tortellini.
Fascinating fact: Lake Garda's delightfully mild climate has been renowned since ancient times. The Roman poet Catullus, who had a family home in Sirmione at the south end of the lake, even dedicated poetry to it.
You say: "Wonderful holiday, everything went so smoothly. Fab hotel and amazing views. Look forward to next year and going with Newmarket Holidays."
Cool in the summer and mild in the winter, Lake Garda is the ideal base from which to explore Italy's north-eastern corner. Our carefully selected hotels offer guests a comfortable stay in a range of resorts.
A town of winding alleyways and cobbled squares, Malcesine sits on Garda's north-eastern shore beneath the protective gaze of its 13th-century castle. A funicular railway takes visitors to the summit of Monte Baldo above the town.
Sitting on the western shore of Lake Garda, Limone takes its name from the terraced citrus groves that surround it. Against this backdrop, cobbled streets give way to the azure waters of the lake, and lazy sunny days balance bustling nights in the resort's cafes and bars.
In the north-eastern corner of Lake Garda, Torbole is our liveliest resort. The town boasts a vibrant cafe culture and a delightful waterfront promenade - an ideal place to relax and watch as windsurfers skip across the water taking advantage of the area's cooling breeze.
Fly from the UK to Milan, Venice or Verona, meet your Tour Manager at the airport, and transfer by coach to your hotel in Lake Garda. Check in, then relax or head out to explore your surroundings before an evening meal at your hotel.
Stroll by the lake, watch the world go by from a cafe, discover your resort's shops and boutiques or simply relax in the comfort of your hotel.
Join us aboard boat and coach for a Grand Circular Tour of Lake Garda. The perfect way to take in the area's exceptional scenery, the tour offers an insight into the many faces of lake life - the mountains of the northern shore, the citrus and olive groves of the west and the fjord-like east.
On the journey back to your hotel, you'll visit Garda itself and Bardolino - a name you'll probably recognise for its famous red wine.
Discover the water-city - Venice. Wander the city's maze-like alleys and take a short boat ride on its network of waterways. Gaze across St Mark's Square to its magnificent basilica and bell tower, and see the Doge's Palace, the Rialto Bridge, the Palace of Prisons and the Bridge of Sighs.
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.
Discover "fair Verona" on the banks of the Adige, now the eternal home of one of the literary world's most tragic love stories. In this captivating city you'll visit the Roman amphitheatre (venue for Verona's famous annual opera season), and have time to explore or to relax in a cafe on Piazza Bra, in the shadow of 2000 years of splendid architecture.
Head into the dramatic Dolomite Mountains north east of Lake Garda today. This full-day trip includes visits to towering Marmolada and Canazei in the mountain's shadow, Val Rendena, the huge Adamello Glacier, the Brenta Dolomites and pretty Val di Genova. Make sure you take the optional cable-car ride - the views are absolutely outstanding.
Say a fond farewell to your resort, and to the shining waters of Lake Garda, as you return to the airport and check in for your flight home at the end of your Lake Garda, Venice and Verona experience.
|Departure Airport||Date||Price From|
|Aberdeen||02 Jul 2017||£899.00|
|Birmingham||07 May 2017||£729.00|
|Birmingham||14 May 2017||£753.00|
|Birmingham||21 May 2017||£799.00|
|Birmingham||11 Jun 2017||£859.00|
|Birmingham||02 Jul 2017||£849.00|
|Birmingham||09 Jul 2017||£849.00|
|Birmingham||27 Aug 2017||£849.00|
|Birmingham||03 Sep 2017||£849.00|
|Birmingham||10 Sep 2017||£849.00|
|Birmingham||24 Sep 2017||£829.00|
|Birmingham||08 Oct 2017||£723.00|
|Birmingham||15 Oct 2017||£693.00|
|Bournemouth||04 Jun 2017||£889.00|
|Bristol||23 Apr 2017||£659.00|
|Bristol||04 Jun 2017||£909.00|
|Bristol||18 Jun 2017||£849.00|
|Bristol||25 Jun 2017||£849.00|
|Bristol||09 Jul 2017||£849.00|
|Bristol||16 Jul 2017||£849.00|
|Bristol||03 Sep 2017||£899.00|
|Bristol||10 Sep 2017||£884.00|
|Bristol||17 Sep 2017||£839.00|
|Bristol||01 Oct 2017||£743.00|
|Bristol||08 Oct 2017||£723.00|
|Bristol||15 Oct 2017||£693.00|
|Cardiff||04 Jun 2017||£889.00|
|Durham Tees Valley||28 May 2017||£879.00|
|Durham Tees Valley||17 Sep 2017||£899.00|
|East Midlands||07 May 2017||£719.00|
|East Midlands||21 May 2017||£789.00|
|East Midlands||28 May 2017||£849.00|
|East Midlands||04 Jun 2017||£829.00|
|East Midlands||25 Jun 2017||£849.00|
|East Midlands||02 Jul 2017||£839.00|
|East Midlands||09 Jul 2017||£849.00|
|East Midlands||03 Sep 2017||£839.00|
|East Midlands||10 Sep 2017||£839.00|
|East Midlands||24 Sep 2017||£819.00|
|East Midlands||01 Oct 2017||£733.00|
|East Midlands||08 Oct 2017||£713.00|
|East Midlands||15 Oct 2017||£683.00|
|Edinburgh||07 May 2017||£769.00|
|Edinburgh||28 May 2017||£849.00|
|Edinburgh||11 Jun 2017||£869.00|
|Edinburgh||25 Jun 2017||£949.00|
|Edinburgh||02 Jul 2017||£869.00|
|Edinburgh||27 Aug 2017||£869.00|
|Edinburgh||03 Sep 2017||£849.00|
|Edinburgh||17 Sep 2017||£859.00|
|Edinburgh||24 Sep 2017||£849.00|
|Edinburgh||01 Oct 2017||£763.00|
|Exeter||09 Jul 2017||£899.00|
|Exeter||08 Oct 2017||£803.00|
|Humberside||11 Jun 2017||£899.00|
|Humberside||18 Jun 2017||£899.00|
|Humberside||17 Sep 2017||£899.00|
|Humberside||24 Sep 2017||£889.00|
|Inverness||03 Sep 2017||£899.00|
|Isle Of Man||11 Jun 2017||£889.00|
|Jersey||10 Sep 2017||£899.00|
|Liverpool||14 May 2017||£703.00|
|Liverpool||04 Jun 2017||£819.00|
|Liverpool||11 Jun 2017||£829.00|
|Liverpool||03 Sep 2017||£829.00|
|Liverpool||10 Sep 2017||£829.00|
|Liverpool||17 Sep 2017||£819.00|
|Liverpool||24 Sep 2017||£809.00|
|Liverpool||01 Oct 2017||£723.00|
|London Gatwick||23 Apr 2017||£619.00|
|London Gatwick||07 May 2017||£679.00|
|London Gatwick||14 May 2017||£683.00|
|London Gatwick||21 May 2017||£739.00|
|London Gatwick||04 Jun 2017||£809.00|
|London Gatwick||18 Jun 2017||£819.00|
|London Gatwick||25 Jun 2017||£859.00|
|London Gatwick||02 Jul 2017||£769.00|
|London Gatwick||09 Jul 2017||£909.00|
|London Gatwick||16 Jul 2017||£769.00|
|London Gatwick||27 Aug 2017||£769.00|
|London Gatwick||03 Sep 2017||£769.00|
|London Gatwick||10 Sep 2017||£879.00|
|London Gatwick||17 Sep 2017||£889.00|
|London Gatwick||24 Sep 2017||£769.00|
|London Gatwick||01 Oct 2017||£683.00|
|London Gatwick||08 Oct 2017||£663.00|
|London Gatwick||15 Oct 2017||£625.00|
|London Heathrow||14 May 2017||£803.00|
|London Heathrow||11 Jun 2017||£869.00|
|London Heathrow||25 Jun 2017||£869.00|
|London Heathrow||03 Sep 2017||£869.00|
|London Heathrow||17 Sep 2017||£859.00|
|London Heathrow||01 Oct 2017||£763.00|
|London Heathrow||08 Oct 2017||£743.00|
|London Luton||21 May 2017||£749.00|
|London Luton||04 Jun 2017||£789.00|
|London Luton||11 Jun 2017||£799.00|
|London Luton||25 Jun 2017||£799.00|
|London Luton||09 Jul 2017||£799.00|
|London Luton||27 Aug 2017||£799.00|
|London Luton||10 Sep 2017||£799.00|
|London Luton||17 Sep 2017||£789.00|
|London Luton||24 Sep 2017||£779.00|
|London Luton||01 Oct 2017||£693.00|
|London Luton||08 Oct 2017||£673.00|
|London Luton||15 Oct 2017||£633.00|
|London Stansted||23 Apr 2017||£629.00|
|London Stansted||07 May 2017||£689.00|
|London Stansted||14 May 2017||£673.00|
|London Stansted||21 May 2017||£749.00|
|London Stansted||28 May 2017||£839.00|
|London Stansted||04 Jun 2017||£789.00|
|London Stansted||11 Jun 2017||£799.00|
|London Stansted||18 Jun 2017||£779.00|
|London Stansted||25 Jun 2017||£819.00|
|London Stansted||02 Jul 2017||£799.00|
|London Stansted||09 Jul 2017||£859.00|
|London Stansted||16 Jul 2017||£829.00|
|London Stansted||27 Aug 2017||£799.00|
|London Stansted||03 Sep 2017||£786.00|
|London Stansted||10 Sep 2017||£829.00|
|London Stansted||17 Sep 2017||£819.00|
|London Stansted||24 Sep 2017||£779.00|
|London Stansted||01 Oct 2017||£693.00|
|London Stansted||08 Oct 2017||£673.00|
|London Stansted||15 Oct 2017||£643.00|
|Manchester||23 Apr 2017||£659.00|
|Manchester||07 May 2017||£719.00|
|Manchester||14 May 2017||£713.00|
|Manchester||21 May 2017||£789.00|
|Manchester||04 Jun 2017||£829.00|
|Manchester||18 Jun 2017||£839.00|
|Manchester||02 Jul 2017||£839.00|
|Manchester||16 Jul 2017||£839.00|
|Manchester||03 Sep 2017||£839.00|
|Manchester||10 Sep 2017||£839.00|
|Manchester||24 Sep 2017||£819.00|
|Manchester||01 Oct 2017||£733.00|
|Manchester||15 Oct 2017||£683.00|
|Newquay Cornwall||01 Oct 2017||£813.00|
|Norwich||25 Jun 2017||£899.00|
|Norwich||01 Oct 2017||£813.00|
The transfer time to Lake Garda is approximately three hours from Milan and Venice airports, and one hour from Verona Airport.
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.
Since some attractions visited offer free admission to visitors at certain times of year, we do not include entrance fees. These will be payable locally where applicable. This applies to excursions that are included in the price of your holiday and to excursions booked as optional extras.
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.
Guests on half-board arrangements will 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 will 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.
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.
Some regions of Italy have introduced a room tax of between 1 EURO and 3 EURO 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.
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, Durham Tees Valley, 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.
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.
*Low deposit of £75 per person applies to new bookings made between 7th and 28th February 2017 (inclusive) only. This offer only applies to selected air-inclusive holidays. This offer is subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time.