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Christmas on Lake Garda

6 days from £749*
Departing: December 2018
* Price shown: 22 December 2018 from London Gatwick - LGW


Join us for an unforgettable festive holiday on the shores of Italy's largest and most stunning lake, its waters backed by the wooded slopes of craggy mountains and fringed by stylish, elegant resorts, completing a spectacular scene that has drawn visitors for the last hundred years.

Tour Highlights And Inclusions

  • A scenic Lake Garda boat trip
  • A turkey lunch on Christmas Day
  • A five-course Christmas Eve Dinner with sparkling wine and music
  • Two nights' en-route bed and breakfast accommodation in a comfortable hotel in the Starsbourg/Colmar area of France
  • Four nights' dinner bed and breakfast accommodation at the four-star Hotel Royal in Riva del Garda
  • Return Channel crossings
  • Coach travel throughout
  • The services of a friendly, experienced Tour Manager

Single rooms are available for a supplement

Resort Information

Famous Riva del Garda, at the lake's northern tip, is a delightful spot. Its elegant, pastel-painted buildings surround a little port, and its promenade is the perfect place for a morning stroll.


Day One

Fly to Italy, and transfer to your hotel.

Day Two

Spend today relaxing, or join our optional excursion to historic Trento. Beautifully set in the shadow of Monte Bondone, Trento is home to a variety of atmospheric Christmas Markets - perfect for last-minute Christmas shopping.

Day Three (Christmas Eve)

Today is Christmas Eve, and on our full-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 head into the welcoming warmth of a cafe on Piazza Bra to watch the world go by.

Return to your hotel via the shoreline of Lake Garda, stopping to admire beautiful vistas of the lake from some of the most popular resorts. In the evening, enjoy a special four-course dinner. Then, if you wish, enjoy midnight mass at the church in Riva del Garda.

Day Four (Christmas Day)

As ever, Christmas Day will be packed with relaxation and celebration. In the morning discover the sights of Lake Garda on our included scenic boat trip. Enjoy a turkey lunch, then, in the evening, take a seat for a special, four-course celebration dinner. It's a perfect way to spend a special day!

Day Five (Boxing Day)

Boxing Day's unmissable optional excursion is to Venice - quite simply one of the world's most beautiful cities, and perhaps even more so in the winter months. Discover its mysterious labyrinth of alleys and waterways, spectacular St Mark's Square and Cathedral, the bell tower, the Doge's Palace, the Rialto Bridge, and the mystique of the Palace of Prisons and the Bridge of Sighs.

Day Six

Transfer back to the airport to check in for your flight home.
Departure Airport Date Price From
Birmingham 22 December 2018 £829
Bristol 22 December 2018 £809
Edinburgh 22 December 2018 £779
Glasgow 22 December 2018 £779
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 22 December 2018 £749
London Luton
London Luton 22 December 2018 £749
London Stansted
London Stansted 22 December 2018 £749
Manchester 22 December 2018 £779

Hotel Europa ★★★★

The Europa Hotel is centrally located in Riva del Garda, and boasts a fantastic terrace overlooking the lake.

Hotel Savoy Palace ★★★★

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. (N.B. The free drinks package is not available for Christmastime departures.)

Further Information

Hotel transfer times

The transfer time from the airport to your hotel is approximately one hour from Verona, two hours from Milan Bergamo and three hours from Milan Malpensa.

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.

European closing times

Shops in Europe will generally close from early afternoon on Christmas Eve until 27th December. Included tours and excursions have been chosen for their scenic or historic value.

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.

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.

Entrance fees

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.

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

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**Low deposit of £49pp applies to new bookings made between 6th March and 29th March 2018 (inclusive) only. This offer applies to flight-inclusive holidays only and excludes Lapland, Andre Rieu in Maastricht, Andre Rieu in Vienna, Deep South Rhythms, New Orleans & Caribbean Cruise, Five-Star Alaska Cruise & the Canadian Rockies, Canada's Rocky Mountaineer(TM), the Seychelles Island Cruise, Darjeeling & Bhutan - The Last Himalayan Kingdom, Classic South Africa, Under African Skies, Cape Town, the Garden Route & Big Five Safaris, Peru - Lake Titicaca to Machu Picchu, and fly-cruises on board Magellan and Columbus. This offer is subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time.

Christmas in Lake Garda reviews verified by reevooReevoo

Christmas in Lake GardaScores 8.4 out of 10 based on 84 reviews
(8 out of 10)


Romford Couple
Never having been away for Christmas before, we were very pleased with nearly all aspects of the break. Six days were plenty of time to fit in everything we did and it was nt as busy as previous holidays with Newmarket.
Confirmed traveller: 27 December 2017
Published on: 05 February 2018
(10 out of 10)


Transfer time was a little long,all meals were superb.Trips well organised and on time,Venice trip could have been shorter if you weren't on optional trips.
Confirmed traveller: 27 December 2017
Published on: 18 January 2018
(8 out of 10)


Nottingham Couple
my only complaint was the 2 hour wait for Christmas dinner due to hotel taking so many dinner bookings that they had over booked hence the 2 hour wait for food
Confirmed traveller: 27 December 2017
Published on: 08 January 2018
(9 out of 10)


Ramsgate Single traveller
A delightful break away from the usual Christmas horrors though even in Italian Christmas markets they were playing "I'm dreaming of a white Christmas".
Confirmed traveller: 27 December 2017
Published on: 07 January 2018