7 nights. April 2019 - October 2019. From £449.00.
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Stay on the sun-kissed shores of Lake Garda, Italy's largest and most spectacular lake. Some 50 miles long, and 11 miles wide, Lake Garda's clear blue waters are backed by the wooded slopes of craggy mountains, and fringed by stylish, elegant resorts that have drawn visitors on holidays to Italy for over 100 years.
Tour Highlights And InclusionsSeven nights' bed and breakfast or half-board accommodation in your chosen Lake Garda hotel
Return flights from the UK to Italy
Return airport-to-hotel transfers
The services of a friendly, experienced resort-based Manager
Relax and unwind beside the blue waters of Lake Garda
Enjoy an optional Grand Circular Tour of Lake Garda
Enjoy an optional full-day visit to 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 Choose from a range of three- and four-star Lake Garda hotels
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 1Fly to Venice, Verona or Milan, meet your Tour Manager and transfer to your hotel on Lake Garda.
Day 2Enjoy 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 3Discover 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 4The 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 5Spend a relaxing day enjoying Lake Garda, your hotel and the surrounding area.
Day 6On 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 7Iconic 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 8Bid "Arrivederci Italia", as you transfer back to Milan, Venice or Verona and check in for your flight home. Back to top
''This hotel offers the warmest of welcomes.''
This very popular hotel has welcomed our guests for many years and is sure to provide you with a comfortable stay. Ideally situated by the lake, its excellent transport links allow guests to explore nearby attractions with ease.
Stylishly decorated, the Drago boasts a fine restaurant and bar, and a charming sunbathing area surrounded by beautiful gardens where guests can soak up the sun.
The bedrooms in this hotel are located in two separate buildings. Twin rooms with air conditioning (payable locally) and lake views are available for a supplement.All Azzurro Hotel
''A fantastic location in the heart of the resort.''
An extremely popular choice with our guests, this hotel boasts a good range of facilities, including a rooftop terrace. Its enviable location, at the heart of charming Limone, makes it an ideal base to explore Lake Garda and the surrounding areas.
The hotel has a lakeside terrace serving a la carte meals, for those who wish to dine al fresco and enjoy the stunning views of the lake. A rooftop sun terrace and small swimming pool provide the perfect spot to soak up the Italian sun.Hotel Royal Village
''A wonderfully self-contained holiday complex.''
The popular Hotel Royal Village enjoys an elevated position above charming Limone, amidst beautiful gardens and olive groves. The hotel boasts superb views of the lake and offers guests an excellent range of facilities, including two outdoor swimming pools.
Hotel Royal Village has a choice of swimming pools for guests to enjoy, as well as several restaurants, and bar and lounge areas. Entertainment is provided during the evening in the summer months.Hotel Malcesine
''A traditional, Italian, three-star hotel in an enviable lake side position.''
This popular, traditional hotel enjoys a wonderful lakeside position. Guests can relax on the large sun terrace and enjoy the spectacular views, or discover the many amenities close by in this delightful resort.
The hotel's comfortably furnished lounge bar area opens onto a terrace from which the views over the lake are simply spectacular. Buffet breakfasts and three-course evening meals are served in the restaurant.
Rooms with side lake views are available for a supplement.Hotel Rely
''A firm favourite with British holidaymakers for many years.''
This fine, family-run hotel boasts spectacular views of the lake and is a popular choice with British holidaymakers. The regular transport service makes the surrounding resorts conveniently accessible for guests wishing to venture further afield.
The hotel's comfortable bar and lounge area provides a haven for guests to relax indoors, and outdoors, the sunbathing terrace offers superb views out over the lake.
Standard rooms are situated in bungalows in the hotel gardens. Rooms in the main hotel building, and with lake views, are available for supplements.Continental Hotel, Torbole
Enjoying an elevated position, this bright and modern family-run hotel offers a high standard of service and facilities. The Hotel Continental boasts fantastic views of the surrounding countryside, and will suit those who wish to be located in a peaceful area, yet with very easy access to the resort's amenities.Hotel Angelini
''A traditional family run three-star Italian hotel offering a warm welcome and a good quality of service.''
For those looking for a traditional taste of Italy, this well-appointed, family-run hotel should be the ideal place to stay. Its proximity to the lake and the resort's range of amenities make it a convenient place to spend your holiday.
As well as a bar and lounge area, this hotel has a swimming pool and a sunbathing area. The restaurant serves good, traditional food, which includes a buffet breakfast and waiter-served evening meals, with a choice of menu and a full salad bar.Hotel Savoy Palace
''This hotel has a long tradition in welcoming guests to Lake Garda, and has an enviable reputation for good service and cuisine.''
This extremely popular hotel enjoys a tranquil location, yet is close to the resort's entertainment and amenities. You can expect a warm welcome from the hotel's owners, the Tonelli family, who enjoy a superb reputation for excellent service and wonderful cuisine. (N.B. The free drinks package is not available for Christmastime departures.)
There are plenty of places to relax in this hotel, including the sunbathing area and piano bar. Guests can also enjoy the complimentary drinks and snacks served each day, and the regular musical entertainment.
There are 190 rooms in the hotel, all of them well-equipped.Piccolo Mondo
''A well-run four-star hotel offering all its guests a very warm welcome.''
Owned and managed by the Chiesa family, this charming hotel boasts an excellent range of facilities. The Piccolo is particularly famed for its high standard of cuisine. The family own one of the best restaurants in nearby Trento, and the delicious regional specialities served in the hotel's restaurant are every bit as good as those served in their award-winning restaurant.
Guests wishing to relax have at their disposal indoor and outdoor swimming pools, situated in lovely gardens at the rear of the hotel. The health club offers a variety of treatments and facilities, and the restaurant serves an array of traditional dishes.
Private facilities Telephone Hairdryer Mini-bar Safety deposit box Satellite TV Internet access (payable locally)Hotel Garda
The Hotel Garda is conveniently located approximately 200 metres from the lake.
Facilities at the hotel include an outdoor swimming pool and sun terrace, and a bar and lounge area which has a 'Happy Hour'. Complimentary local wine, mineral water and soft drinks are served with dinner.Hotel Geier
''An ideal base for the more independently minded visitor.''
The very popular Hotel Geier enjoys a glorious location at the centre of the picturesque harbour of Torbole. Guests can soak up the spectacular views of Lake Garda from the hotel's terrace.
Hotel Geier has recently been renovated, and its public areas include a small bar and a breakfast room. The restaurant is open to both guests of the hotel and to the public, and opens onto a sun terrace with wonderful views over the lake.Hotel Modena
This small and friendly hotel is located in the heart of the pedestrianised centre of old Malcesine, and is ideally situated to enjoy everything that this very popular resort has to offer. Conveniently located just a one-minute walk from the harbour front, this popular hotel offers simple yet comfortable accommodation, and is a very good-value base from which to explore this delightful area.
The hotel has a small intimate room where buffet breakfasts are served, a reception area and a lift. The hotel also has a separate restaurant, 10 metres away, overlooking the lake, at which guests enjoy a discount.
All of the rooms have telephones, satellite TV and hairdryers.Grand Hotel Liberty
''An excellent hotel offering good facilities and a very high standard of service.''
This classically elegant hotel was built in 1910 as a palace for the Emperor Franz Joseph and combines the decorative splendour of the Edwardian era with modern standards of comfort. Situated very close to the lakeside, it provides guests with an excellent range of facilities.
The hotel's spacious, peaceful gardens surround the sunbathing terrace and offer a tranquil oasis for guests to soak up the sun. Several comfortable areas indoors, and a wellness centre, also offer ample scope for relaxation.
There are 94 well-equipped rooms.Hotel Europa, Malcesine
This oasis of tranquillity offers sparkling elegance and more than a hint of luxury right on Garda’s shores. There are uninterrupted views across the Lake from the garden terrace, despite the fact that the hotel is just 800 metres from the centre of Malcesine.Hotel Smeraldo
Overlooking the lake in Brenzone, Malcesine’s little neighbouring resort, this family-run lakeside hotel offers visitors a warm welcome and access to a large beach.Hotel Europa
This friendly, family-run hotel benefits from glorious views over Limone and the lake. Limone town centre is just 300 metres away - a short but quite steep walk through the picturesque narrow streets. HALF-BOARD UPGRADE AVAILABLE - PLEASE CALL TO BOOK.
The hotel has an outdoor swimming pool and sun terrace, a lemon garden, and a bar and lounge area. The dining room has an adjoining terrace with bar service and a lake view.There is a lift from the first floor to the upper floors.
Each guest room has private facilities, satellite TV, a telephone, a hairdryer and a safe. Balconies, side-lake-view and lake-view rooms are available for a supplement.Back to top
2018 departuresPlease note that on all 2018 departures the Verona excursion will take place on Day Five and the Dolomites excursion will take place on Day Six.
Hotel transfer timesThe transfer time to Lake Garda is approximately three hours from Milan and Venice airports, and one hour from Verona Airport.
Combining hotel transfersWe 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 in ItalyGuests on half-board arrangements will 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 will 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.
Entrance feesSince 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 requirementsIf 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 accessThe 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 taxSome 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.
Airport development feesAn 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, Durham Tees Valley, 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.
Itinerary changesOccasionally, 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 AdviceVisit 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.
Terms and conditionsThis offer applies to new bookings on air-inclusive holidays and river cruise only made between 14th and 18th February 2019 (inclusive) only. Prices shown when booking do not include the discount. The discount will be applied to your booking once the promo code (VAL10) has been entered and will be confirmed before purchase. The discount applies to your final holiday price at the time of booking (excluding holiday insurance if selected). This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer, is subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time. Back to top