Venice, Verona & Lake Garda
7 nights. April 2019 - October 2019. From £709.00.
The charms of Northern Italy
Two of Europe's most enthralling and historic cities are brought thrillingly to life on this ever-popular escorted holiday. Experience the magic of Venice, discover the treasures of Verona, enjoy the serenity of Lake Garda's colourful shores and gaze in awe at the craggy heights of the Dolomites.
Equally favoured by mild winds in the winter and cooling breezes in the summer, Lake Garda provides a perfect backdrop for enjoyable holidays. Each of our hotels offers a base from which to enjoy the beauty of the lake and the excursion programme.
On the north-eastern shore, Malcesine - like its quieter neighbours Assenza di Brenzone and Castelletto di Brenzone - boasts a delightful mix of twisting alleyways and bustling, flower-strewn squares. Visit the 13th-century castle, or take the funicular ride to the summit of Monte Baldo.
Delightful Limone, on the lake's western shore, is named for the terraced citrus groves on the surrounding hills. Colourful and bustling, with cobbled streets leading down to the lakeside, Limone is a perfect holiday resort, with an energetic nightlife to complement the relaxed, sun-blessed days.
The liveliest of our resorts, Torbole, also on Lake Garda's north-eastern shore, offers a vibrant cafe life and a lakeside promenade, from where, most afternoons, the windsurfing enthusiasts skimming across the water are a colourful sight.
Riva del Garda
Famous Riva, at Lake Garda's northern tip, has a busy historic centre surrounded by elegant, pastel-painted buildings. A good selection of cafes, gelaterie, bars, restaurants and shops make it one of the lake's most popular spots.
Tour Highlights And InclusionsSpend a week on the sun-kissed shores of glorious Lake Garda
Enjoy a full-day visit to incomparable Venice - La Serenissima
Discover the glories of Roman Verona, the city of Romeo and Juliet
Journey through the majestic Dolomite mountains
Enjoy a Grand Circular Tour of Lake Garda
Seven nights' dinner, bed and breakfast accommodation at your chosen hotel on Lake Garda
Return flights from your chosen airport to Italy
Comfortable, air-conditioned coach travel and transfers
Fully escorted by a friendly, experienced Tour Manager Single rooms are available for a supplement
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 OneFly from the UK to Italy, meet your Tour Manager at the airport, and transfer by coach to your hotel in Lake Garda.
Day TwoRelax and explore your hotel and its surroundings, today. Our resorts have much to offer - stroll the lakeside promenades, shop, watch the world go by from a pavement cafe or perhaps take to the waters of the lake itself.
Day ThreeOur Grand Circular Tour of Lake Garda, by boat and coach, is the perfect way to enjoy the region's marvellous scenery and to explore some of the delightful lakeside resorts. From the fjord-like eastern shores and the northern mountains to the western shoreline of citrus and olive groves, each sectio n of the shoreline has its own distinctive charm and allure.
After a day of discovery and freqent stops to explore, we'll return to the hotel via the wine-growing town of Bardolino and the busy resort of Garda itself.
Day FourHead into the dramatic Dolomite Mountains north east of Lake Garda today. This full-day trip includes visits to towering Marmolada and Canazei in the mountain's shadow, Val Rendena, the huge Adamello Glacier, the Brenta Dolomites and pretty Val di Genova. Make sure you take the optional cable-car ride - the views are absolutely outstanding.
Day FiveSpend another day relaxing and enjoying the facilities at your hotel and exploring the resort.
Day SixToday we'll discover "fair Verona" on the banks of the River Adige, the historic backdrop for the tragic tale of "Juliet and her Romeo" and home to the famous opera season held yearly in its Roman amphitheatre. Explore this fascinating place, then take a seat in an open-air cafe in Piazza Bra to watch the world go by.
Day SevenDiscover the water-city - Venice. Wander the city's maze-like alleys and take a short boat ride on its network of waterways. Gaze across St Mark's Square to its magnificent basilica and bell tower, and see the Doge's Palace, the Rialto Bridge, the Palace of Prisons and the Bridge of Sighs.
Day EightSay a fond farewell to your resort, and to the shining waters of Lake Garda, as you return to the airport and check in for your flight home at the end of your Lake Garda, Venice and Verona experience. N.B. The itinerary above is based on a Wednesday arrival. For Sunday arrivals, the excursions will be offered on the following days: Day Two - Verona, Day Three - Venice, Day Six - Lake Tour, Day Seven – Dolomites. 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.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.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 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.Back to top
Hotel transfer timesThe transfer time to Lake Garda is approximately three hours from Milan and Venice airports, and one hour from Verona Airport.
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.
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.
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.
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, please let us know at the time of booking so that appropriate arrangements can be made.
Italian hotel room taxSome regions of Italy have introduced a room tax of between 1 EURO and 3 EURO 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 GBP5 and GBP10 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.
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. Back to top