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Verona Opera, Venice & Lake Garda

Europe
  • Duration: 9 days
  • Board Basis: Half Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TLEGIGDA

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Coach
Enjoy the spectacle of renowned opera in Verona's famous Roman amphitheatre, alongside visits to beautiful Lake Garda and Venice.
PRICE FROM ? £1049 per person
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Itinerary

  • Day 1

    Local departure by coach or Door-to-Door service, then to Belgium or northern France for an overnight stay.

  • Day 2

    We depart our overnight hotel early this morning as we begin our journey towards Italy. We arrive late this evening at our hotel on Lake Garda where we will stay for the next six nights.

    Meals - Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 3 - Free Time or Wine Tasting

    Today is free for you to relax and explore your new surroundings. Lake Garda is the largest lake in Italy and is a popular holiday destination. The northern part of the lake is the narrowest point and is surrounded by mountains, the majority of which belong to the Gruppo del Baldo. After a relaxing morning, why not join our optional afternoon Taste of Italy excursion? We make our way to a Cantina where the wine experts will explain about the different grapes from the area, used in the production of the wine. You will then have the chance to taste both red and white wines as well as sample some of the local produce of the area.

    Meals - Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 4 - Venice

    Join our included excursion to the 'floating city' of Venice. Venice is renowned for its beauty, architecture and its artwork. It is the world’s only pedestrian city, which makes it easy to explore on foot. Be sure to see some of the famous sights such as the Doge’s Palace, the symbolic seat of Venetian power and the enclosed Bridge of Sighs. A visit to St. Mark’s Square, the principal public square of Venice, is also a must. It is dominated at its eastern end by the magnificent St. Mark’s Basilica, a superb example of the Romanesque-Byzantine style. Perhaps take a ride on a gondola, with your expert gondolier steering you through the busy waterways of Venice (at own cost) or maybe sit back and relax at Harry’s Bar with one of their famous Bellini cocktails, the choice is yours. To make the most of your visit, why not join an optional Venice lagoon cruise where we view St. Mark’s Square and several of the small islands including San Lazzaro degli Armeni, Sant’Erasmo and Vignole. We also pass Murano Island, famous for its glassmaking, before returning to St. Mark's Square.

    Meals - Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 5 - Free Time or Lake Garda

    Today you have the opportunity to visit some of the other shoreside towns on Lake Garda on our optional tour along the eastern shore of the lake. The lake itself is the largest in Italy and a popular holiday destination. It has numerous small islands and five main ones, the largest being Isola del Garda. We visit the towns of Lazise, and Garda, the principal town of the area. Spend time exploring the narrow streets of the old village or relax in one of the many cafés. We also see the ancient fortified town of Sirmione, the gem of the peninsular, located on the south of the lake, from where there will be the opportunity to take to the water and sail along the Sirmione peninsula. Sit back, relax and enjoy the picturesque views of the surrounding area from the lake itself.

    Meals - Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 6 - Verona Opera

    Enjoy a morning at leisure. After lunch in resort, we travel to Verona where you have the afternoon free to explore ahead of this evening’s included opera performance at one of the world’s most beautiful open-air venues – the Arena di Verona. The Roman amphitheatre is a stunning venue in which to soak up the atmosphere and enjoy the amazing acoustics of your chosen performance.

    After the performance and an evening to remember, we return to our hotel.

    The opera performance you will see is dependent on which departure date you select:

    • 18th July 2020 The Stars of the Opera
    • 25th July 2020 Aida
    • 15th August 2020 Aida
    • 29th August 2020 Turandot

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch

  • Day 7 - Free Time

    A day at leisure today to relax and enjoy your surroundings. Alternatively, why not join our optional excursion by boat and cruise to the nearby towns of Limone and Malcesine for free time. We board our boat and sail first to the charming town of Limone on the western shore of the lake. There will be free time in Limone where you can meander down the cobbled streets, or maybe sample the delicious Italian ice cream. We continue our journey across Lake Garda to the town of Malcesine, a beautiful town with narrow cobbled streets clustering beneath the thirteenth century turreted Scaligero Castle. There will be free time to explore the town at your leisure or perhaps take the cable car up Mount Baldo (at own cost) for some spectacular views.

    *This excursion may be unsuitable for people with walking difficulties.

    Meals - Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 8

    To Belgium or northern France for an overnight stay.

    Meals - Breakfast

  • Day 9

    Return home.

    Meals - Breakfast

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Accommodation

You will stay for six nights at the 3-star Club Hotel La Vela in Torbole-sul-Garda.

Overnight stays in Belgium or northern France will be in city-style hotels.

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