This marvellous holiday features one of our most popular destinations, Riva del Garda on Lake Garda in Italy. Situated at the northern end of the lake, you’ll love the spectacular setting. The resort is surrounded by towering mountains and a patchwork of olive groves and vineyards.
Transfer to the airport for your scheduled flight to Italy. Upon arrival in Italy, transfer to your hotel for a seven night stay.
The next six days are yours to enjoy entirely at your own leisure. You can relax at the hotel, explore the surrounding area, or join us on our four optional excursions.
Full-day tour to see some
of the beauty spots of this fabulous lake,
surrounded by lush groves of olives, vines
and citrus trees. We will stop at one of
the many delightful resorts where you can
shop, relax, enjoy a glass of wine and the
spectacular scenery. Also included is a
relaxing cruise on the lake.
There is nowhere on earth like
this extraordinary city of canals, palaces
and Renaissance architecture. See many
of the main sights on our full day optional
excursion. Visit St. Mark’s Square, where
you will find two of the most important
buildings in Venice, the Doges’ Palace,
once home to the Venetian rulers and the
Basilica di San Marco with its Romanesque
carvings and beautiful mosaics.
Take a walk over the Rialto Bridge, one of
Venice’s most famous sights located in the
heart of the city, an ideal spot to watch the
activity of boats on the Grand Canal below.
Enjoy a stroll around the hidden piazzas or
perhaps relax on a gondola ride through the
network of canals.
This three-quarter-day excursion
takes you to one of Italy’s most beautiful
and historic cities. Don’t miss the
impressive square, Piazza Bra, with its
ornate fountains and delightful pavement
cafés, dominated by the magnificent
Roman Arena, the third largest in the world.
Continue through to Piazza Erbe, the
old Roman forum, where nowadays you
will find a large open-air market selling
an assortment of local produce. There’s
plenty of time to stroll around this delightful
town and browse around the varied
selection of shops in Via Mazzini, or even
visit the famous balcony, as featured in
Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet.
A spectacular full-day
tour taking you through dramatic Alpine
landscapes to view this rugged range of
mountains which stretch from Lake Garda
north to the Austrian border and reach a
height of 11,000ft.
Today we depart your hotel and transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK. We arrive in the UK later the same day.