2021 - Lake Garda - "All Inclusive"
Spring and Autumn are great times of the year to visit Lake Garda. There is often snow on the mountain tops but the mild climate offers a relaxing atmosphere to enjoy the wonderful sights of Lake Garda's southern shores, clad with olives groves and vineyards. Fully escorted, this holiday is great value and has numerous added extras in the resort including:- Drinks promotion between 1200-2200 of up to 8 free drinks a day (operated by a voucher system) including tea & coffee, soft drinks, house wine and local spirits. A light lunch (packed on excursion days) is provided daily except departure day and there are two included excursions. There has never been a better time to visit this little slice of 'La Dolce Vita'.
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
DAY 1 - You will travel to Dover for the short sea crossing to Calais. Continue through France and into Germany for your overnight hotel at 3* Mercure Saarbrücken Süd. BB
DAY 2 - Relax and watch the rural continental scenery unfold as you continue southwards to Lake Garda for your 5 night stay in Toscolano Maderno. Your holiday price includes a welcome drink on arrival and porterage. Full board arrangement as described.
DAY 3 – 6 - At leisure in Toscolano Maderno with full board and two included excursions.
The two towns of Toscolano and Maderno are joined together and there are lots of sandy beaches close together which are split apart by rocky divisions. The bay promenade features many bars and restaurants from which to watch the yachts and boats gently bobbing up and down on the lake.
Desenzano Market Day & Sirmione
Explore the beautiful little market town of Desenzano at the southern tip of the lake, which attracts the chic Milan crowds. With a calm, friendly and romantic atmosphere and a wonderful lakefront lined with bars and restaurants this is an ideal place to spend some free time at the Tuesday Market. Alternatively, you can visit the castle and the Roman Villa from where the views are simply fantastic. Continue to Sirmione, one of Garda's most popular resorts which juts out several miles into the southern waters of the lake on a narrow peninsula of cypress and olive groves. Your driver may offer an optional boat trip from Desenzano to Sirmione subject to availability.
Salo - Half day
Travel the short distance to the nearby resort of Salo, famed for having the longest promenade on Lake Garda and possibly in the whole of Italy. The resort is a delight, with its marina, full of neatly parked boats, numerous attractive buildings and pretty piazzas and designer shopping opportunities. The promenade is lined with restaurants, café-bars and the mild climate here makes it ideal for relaxing and watching the world go by
Lake Iseo Explorer
One of the lesser known lakes in Italy, Lake Iseo is just as captivating as its larger neighbours. Among the main attractions here are its spectacular views, natural beauty and air of tranquillity around the local towns and lake. Iseo, set on the south-eastern shore, is the town after which the lake is named and is renowned for its authentic, historical centre and attractive cafes and wine bars. Relax on the lakeside or stroll along to the old harbour.
DAY 7 - It's farewell to Lake Garda today as you head northwards on the way to your final overnight hotel. BB
DAY 8 - After breakfast, continue through France to Calais for the return crossing to England.Back to top
Hotel Adria Resort, Toscolano Maderno
This is a friendly, 3* family run hotel, where the owner, Erminio will ensure you have a comfortable and memorable stay. All rooms come with en-suite facilities, TV and air-conditioning. This traditionally styled hotel is surrounded by attractive gardens and is located in the pleasant resort of Toscolano, on the 'Riviera of Lemons', just 100m from the lake. There is also an outdoor pool (pool towels are not provided), typical Italian restaurant and bar. There is a lift in the main hotel but not in the garden annex.
Please note that not all Continental Hotels have tea and coffee making facilities in the bedrooms.Back to top