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Lake Garda

Europe
  • Duration: 8 days
  • Board Basis: Mixed Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TNEW11270

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Air

7 nights. August 2024 - October 2025. From £779.00.

Italian lakes & mountains

In any list of favourite 'lakes and mountains' destinations, the name of Italy's largest body of water will never be far from the top. Stretching some 35 miles from the narrow, almost fjord-like landscape of its mountain-fringed north, to the sun-blessed, rolling plain at its southern shore, Lake Garda is home to several handsome settlements, all of which are a perfect choice for a holiday exuding Mediterranean-like ambience.

What's Included

Seven nights' bed and breakfast, half board or all-inclusive accommodation in your chosen Lake Garda hotel
Return flights from the UK to Italy
Return airport-to-hotel transfers
Fully escorted by a friendly, experienced resort-based manager, with specialist local guides where applicable

Holiday Highlights

Relax and unwind beside the blue waters of Lake Garda
Enjoy an optional Grand Circular Tour of Lake Garda
Partake in an optional full-day tour of Venice
Take the opportunity to explore the city of Verona, the setting that inspired Romeo and Juliet
Choose to journey through the dramatic Dolomites, on an optional excursion
Pick from a range of three- and four-star Lake Garda hotels
PRICE FROM ? £779 per person
Plan My Trip

Itinerary

Day 1

Fly to Venice, Verona or Milan, meet your Tour Manager and transfer to your hotel on Lake Garda.

Day 2

Enjoy a relaxing day at your hotel, or start exploring Lake Garda and the surrounding area. Your Tour Manager will be happy to suggest places to visit and things to do.

Day 3

Discover the marvellous scenery surrounding Lake Garda on today's Grand Circular Tour, exploring the lake by coach and boat. Visit some of the charming lakeside resorts and discover the distinctive character of each section of the shoreline.

Day 4

The Dolomites, one of Europe's most spectacular mountain ranges, are the destination on today's sightseeing tour. This full-day excursion takes in Val Rendena, the vast Adamello Glacier, the neighbouring Brenta Dolomites and pretty Val di Genova. Don't miss the chance to take in the stunning views on an optional cable-car ride.

Day 5

Spend a relaxing day enjoying Lake Garda, your hotel and the surrounding area.

Day 6

On today's excursion you'll explore "fair Verona", the historic setting for the tragedy of "Juliet and her Romeo". See the Roman amphitheatre, where the city's famous opera season is held each year, and treat yourself to a coffee-stop and some people-watching at one of the open-air cafes in the Piazza Bra.

Day 7

Iconic Venice, a mysterious labyrinth of waterways and alleyways, is one of the world's most beautiful cities. Join our fascinating optional excursion to discover legendary places like the Bridge of Sighs, the Rialto Bridge and the Doge's Palace, famous St Mark's Square with its basilica and bell tower, and the Palace of Prisons.

Day 8

Bid "Arrivederci Italia", as you transfer back to Milan, Venice or Verona and check in for your flight home. Back to top

Further Information

Hotel transfer times

The transfer time to your hotel is approximately one hour and 30 minutes.

Combining hotel transfers

We sometimes need to combine transfers to and from your hotel. We always try to keep any wait to a minimum, but you may be asked to wait at the airport for up to an hour, while other incoming flights arrive, before the transfer to your hotel. Similarly, we may need to transfer you back to the airport up to three hours before your flight home departs.

Meals and dining in Italy

Guests on half-board arrangements will typically (although some hotels are now moving towards buffet-style evening meals) be served a three-course evening meal, and can expect a first course of traditional pasta or soup, a main meat or fish course accompanied by one or two types of vegetable, and a simple dessert of fruit, cake or Italian ice cream. Breakfasts will usually consist of bread rolls, jam, cereal, ham, cheese, fruit juice, tea and coffee. Menus will vary from hotel to hotel, but choice may be more limited than in a normal restaurant. In some instances, individual guests who have booked with the hotel independently may be offered a different menu from those who are staying at the hotel as part of a package tour. An authentic dining experience in Italy can often be a bit different to the Italian food that international tourists might be used to, but it’s one of the best ways to truly appreciate the finer cultural differences of this tourist hotspot. From simpler, but more frequent, courses to regional dishes, here are some points to note when dining in Italy.   The first major difference you’re likely to notice is that the dining experience as a whole is much longer; you’ll enjoy a much more social experience than the average dinner back home with multiple smaller courses spread across a longer period of time. While each meal will be prepared to order, you may notice that dishes are served cooler than you might be used to – Italian dishes are rarely served piping hot to preserve the more delicate flavours of each ingredient and to provide a more enjoyable dining experience. The final thing to bear in mind is that it may be tricky to find Italian classics in the same form as they are at home. For instance, while Spaghetti Carbonara is a staple in historic Rome – and made traditionally using egg yolks rather than cream – you’ll often find it replaced with a wild boar ragù in Tuscany.

Entrance fees

Since some attractions visited offer free admission to visitors at certain times of year, we do not include entrance fees. These will be payable locally where applicable. This applies to excursions that are included in the price of your holiday and to excursions booked as optional extras.

Special requirements

If you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged. This is especially important with any dietary needs you may have.

Disabled access

The majority of our tours involve a certain amount of walking, including a short walk from the coach stop to the town, attraction or venue you're visiting. If you are bringing a wheelchair or electric scooter, please let us know as soon as possible so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

Italian hotel room tax

Some regions of Italy have introduced a room tax of between 1 € and 3 € per person per night, payable directly by the guest to the hotel on check-out. You will be advised by your Tour Manager in resort if a particular hotel is implementing this charge.

Itinerary changes

Occasionally, for operational reasons, we may have to change the order of the excursions on your holiday. The final day-by-day itinerary will be confirmed on your Final Travel Documents, which you will receive approximately three weeks prior to your departure.

Foreign Office Travel Advice

Visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice to find out the latest Foreign And Commonwealth Office travel advice for your holiday destination, as well as information about passports and visas.

Airport development fees

An Airport Development Fee has been introduced at a few UK Airports. You will be required to pay this charge at the following airports prior to checking in for your flight: Blackpool, Newquay and Norwich. The amount varies from airport to airport, but it is generally between £5 and £10 per person. Please visit the airport's website for further information.

Travelling to Europe

Rules may have changed since you last travelled to European Union countries as well as Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland. The following are useful guidelines which will help you prepare for your next adventure. You do require government issued passport to travel. Names - It is very important that all passenger names are exactly as per your passport although we do not require middle names. Passport - Your passport must meet two requirements to travel to an EU country and to Switzerland, Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein. It must be: Less than 10 years old on the day you return home (please check the "date of issue") and valid for at least 3 months after the day you return home (please check the "expiry date"). Visa - You do not need a visa for short trips to most EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland. You’ll be able to stay for up to 90 days in any rolling 180-day period. European Travel Information & Authorisation System (ETIAS) - Commencing in late 2023 or 2024, all citizens of the United Kingdom will require a ETIAS electronic form completed prior to their arrival into the EU and Schengen member countries. The cost for this travel authorisation will be €7.00 per person with exceptions for under 18’s and over 70’s. The latest information and further details can be found at www.etias.com. Back to top