7 nights. October 2021 - October 2022. From £556.00.
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 IncludedSeven 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
Holiday HighlightsRelax and unwind beside the blue waters of Lake Garda
Enjoy an optional Grand Circular Tour of Lake Garda
Enjoy 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 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
Hotel transfer timesThe transfer time to your hotel is approximately one hour and 30 minutes.
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. Back to top