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Join us for an unforgettable festive holiday on the shores of Italy's largest and most stunning lake. The waters here are 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.
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.
Fly to Italy and transfer to your hotel.
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.
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. Explore, then head into the welcoming warmth of a cafe on Piazza Bra to watch the world go by.
Day Three (Christmas Eve)
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, join midnight mass at the church in Riva del Garda.
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. Later, 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 Four (Christmas 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 its 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 Five (Boxing Day)
Relax at the hotel or explore Lake Garda at your leisure.
Spend today relaxing, or join our optional excursion to historic Trento, in the heart of the alpine Alto-Adige region. See the city's Medieval and Renaissance city centre, its imposing Buonconsiglio Castle and cathedral.
If you missed it the first time around, today brings another opportunity to explore wonderful Verona on an optional visit (See Day Three).
Visit - or revisit - Venice on a final optional excursion (See Day Five).
Take your seat for this evening's gala New Year's Eve dinner, a wonderful way to ring in 2019. You'll enjoy a five-course meal at the hotel with panettone and live music.
Day Ten (New Year's Eve)
Spend today at leisure, either in the hotel or in surrounding Riva, then complete your wonderful festive break with a candlelit dinner at the hotel this evening.
Transfer back to the airport for the return flight.