8-day Holiday, departs
September 2014 - October 2015
Legendary Italian beauty
Lake Garda, Italy's largest lake, has captivated visitors for over a century with its spectacular scenery - clear blue waters fringed by towering mountains and groves of olives and citrus. Explore its colourful, stylish resorts and historic lakeside towns, and enjoy all that this beautiful region has to offer.
Tour Highlights And Inclusions
- Seven nights' accommodation in one of our carefully chosen hotels on Lake Garda
- Return flights from your chosen airport to Italy
- Return airport-to-hotel transfers
- The services of a friendly, experienced Tour Manager
Board arrangements at seven of our hotels include a special free-drinks package. See hotel information for full details.
Single rooms are available for a supplement
Equally favoured by mild winds in the winter and cooling breezes in the summer, Lake Garda provides a perfect backdrop for enjoyable holidays. Each of our resorts offers a base from which to enjoy the beauty of the lake and the excursion programme.
On Lake Garda's north-eastern shore, Malcesine - like its quieter neighbours Assenza di Brenzone and Castelletto di Brenzone - boasts a delightful mix of twisting alleyways and bustling, flower-strewn squares. Visit the 13th-century castle, or take the funicular ride to the summit of Monte Baldo.
The liveliest of our resorts, Torbole, also on Lake Garda's north-eastern shore, offers a vibrant cafe life and a lakeside promenade, from where, on most afternoons, there are windsurfing enthusiasts skimming across the water, making for a colourful sight.
Riva del Garda
Famous Riva, at Lake Garda's northern tip, has a busy historic centre surrounded by elegant, pastel-painted buildings. A good selection of cafes, gelaterie, bars, restaurants and shops make it one of the lake's most popular spots.
Delightful Limone, on Lake Garda's western shore, is named for the terraced citrus groves on the surrounding hills. Colourful and bustling, with cobbled streets leading down to the lakeside, Limone is a perfect holiday resort, with a good nightlife to complement the relaxed, sun-blessed days.
Fly from your selected airport to Italy and transfer to your hotel on Lake Garda.
Spend the day relaxing at the hotel or exploring Lake Garda and the surrounding area. During your stay, you can choose to join a selection of great-value excursions to many places of interest. Our Tour Manager will also be happy to suggest places to visit and things to do.
Today's optional Grand Circular Tour of Lake Garda, by boat and coach, is the perfect way to enjoy the area's marvellous scenery and to explore some of the delightful lakeside resorts. Each section of the shoreline has its own distinctive charm and allure.
On today's three-quarter-day optional excursion we explore "fair Verona", the historic backdrop for the tragic tale of "Juliet and her Romeo", and home to the opera season held yearly in its Roman amphitheatre. Explore, then take a seat in an open-air cafe in Piazza Bra to watch the world go by.
Another day at leisure to enjoy Lake Garda, your hotel and the surrounding area.
Venice is quite simply one of the world's most beautiful cities. Discover its mysterious labyrinth of alleys and waterways, spectacular St Mark's Square and Cathedral, the clock tower, the Doge's Palace, the Rialto Bridge and the mystique of the Palace of Prisons and the Bridge of Sighs on our fascinating optional excursion.
Why not join us for an optional, full-day, sightseeing tour through some of Europe's most dramatic mountain scenery? Our journey includes the Val Rendena, the Adamello Glacier and Brenta Dolomites, as well as the picturesque Val di Genova, and you'll be able to take in the panoramic views on an optional cable-car ride.
Transfer back to the airport for check-in and your flight home.
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