Lake Garda’S Glorious Northern Shores
Italy Lake Garda | Holiday Coach Deals From Crosskeys Travel Agent
Mountainous landscapes, hillside villages and harbour towns line the shores of the spectacular northern tip of Lake Garda. Our hotel is in a fantastic location, allowing us to explore medieval lakeside towns, the majestic Dolomites and the romantic city of Verona, or simply relax by the shimmering waters with an ice cream or Aperol spritz!
- 6 nights’ dinner, bed & breakfast at resort hotel
- 2 nights’ dinner bed and breakfast at overnight hotels
- Excursion to Malcesine & Lazise
- Excursion to the Dolomites & Lake Molveno
- Excursion to Verona with a guided 2-hour walking tour
- Gala dinner on 1 night (set menu)
- Typical Trentino dinner by candlelight on 1 night (set menu)
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
ItineraryDay 1: We make our way from Calais through France to Strasbourg and our overnight hotel arriving in time for dinner.
Day 2: After breakfast we continue our journey from France, through Switzerland and into Italy, arriving at our hotel in Riva del Garda in time for dinner.
Day 3: Today is spent at leisure. If you are feeling energetic you can enjoy a stroll between Riva and Torbole on the flat lakeside path; it’s only about 3 kilometres and will take approximately 40 minutes to walk (one way). Spend some time in the old piazza of one of these towns surrounded by cafés and bars overlooking the lake. Alternatively take a relaxing boat trip to the picture postcard village of Limone sul Garda and enjoy the scenery along the way.
Day 4: This morning we visit the ancient town of Malcesine. Its maze of cobbled streets sits on the edge of the blue waters of the lake, in the shadow of breath-taking Monte Baldo, the largest mountain in the Lake Garda region. A cable car can be taken to the summit for spectacular views across the lake and the Dolomites. The delightful old port is lined with cafés, restaurants, boutique stores and gelato eateries, so you can enjoy a stop at an outdoor café with a lake view. In the afternoon we travel via the scenic lakeside road to the pretty walled town of Lazise, with its paved lakeside promenade and fine sandy beach. Lazise also has a wonderful old town centre, with narrow alleyways, picturesque squares and harbour. The 12th century Church of San Nicolò is known for its frescoes, while Scaliger Castle can be admired from the outside, though cannot be visited as it is privately owned.
Day 5: Today we travel North to the dramatic Dolomites and enjoy a scenic tour of this outstanding area. We will travel over the pass at Madonna di Campiglio where we can marvel at the spectacular views of the Brenta peaks before visiting charming and pretty Lake Molveno.
Day 6: Our full day highlight excursion takes us to the world-famous city of Verona, the romantic capital of Europe and one of Italy’s oldest cities. Situated on the banks of the river Adige and perhaps best-known for its association with Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, it boasts a rich array of art and architecture. Verona is also a shoppers’ paradise, with something for everyone – from the daily market in Piazza delle Erbe, where there are plenty of bargains to snap up and a great selection of local produce, to the stylish designer shops on Via Mazzini. When we arrive in Verona we will be treated to a 2-hour guided walking tour and then you are free to explore this beautiful city on your own.
Day 7: Today is another day of leisure. You may wish to shop for those last minute souvenirs, visit places you have wished to visit and missed or just enjoy a relaxing day by the lake, making the most of your last day in the beautiful region.
Day 8: Today we must leave beautiful Lake Garda and begin our journey home. Again we will make an overnight stop this time in Karlsruhe, where we will enjoy an evening meal on our arrival.
Day 9: After breakfast we continue our journey homeward.
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This welcoming and historic 4-star hotel is centrally located on the main piazza of Riva del Garda, within steps of all amenities and Lake Garda itself.
All 55 air conditioned rooms are contemporary in style and equipped with TV and hairdryer. The hotel boasts a cosy restaurant and bar with vaulted stone ceilings and attractive outdoor seating in the piazza. It also has an excellent fitness and spa facility that includes a steam bath and sauna. The hotel has a lift.