Door 2 Tour

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Venice, Verona & Lake Garda

Europe
  • Duration: 8 days
  • Board Basis: Half Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TNEW11284

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Air

7 nights. April 2020 - October 2020. From £729.00.

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Discover an idyllic corner of the world, and explore two of Europe’s most fascinating, enthralling and historic cities. Stay in a hotel on idyllic Lake Garda, make the most of plenty of time to rest and relax in one of Italy’s favourite locations, and join your tour manager for four wonderful guided excursions. Discover the breathtaking beauty of glorious Venice, the world’s most romantic city, see Verona’s ancient streets and majestic Roman arena, head into the craggy heights of the Dolomites, and experience the many delights of Garda’s colourful shores.

What's Included

Seven nights' dinner, bed and breakfast accommodation at your chosen hotel on Lake Garda
Guided excursions to Venice, Verona and into the Dolomites
A Grand Circular Tour of Lake Garda
Return flights to Italy
Air-conditioned coach travel and transfers
The services of a friendly, experienced tour manager

Holiday Highlights

Enjoy a full-day visit to incomparable Venice, La Serenissima
Explore Verona, Romeo and Juliet’s exquisite city
Journey through the dramatic Dolomites
Enjoy a Grand Circular Tour of Lake Garda and its surroundings
PRICE FROM ? £729 per person
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Itinerary

Day 1

Fly from the UK to Italy, meet your Tour Manager at the airport, board the coach and travel to Lake Garda and your chosen hotel. Stay on the lake’s eastern shore, close to delightful Malcesine, with its quaint alleyways and narrow streets, or close to sun-blessed Torbole and its vibrant café life, shops and stunning views across the lake. Settle in to your surroundings, and enjoy a first evening at your hotel.

Day 2

Today you're free to rest and relax. Enjoy the facilities at your hotel, or perhaps venture into the centre of your chosen resort. All the resorts we use have been favourites with our customers for many years, and each has a lot to offer. Stroll the lakeside promenade, watch the world go by from a seat in a pavement café, shop, or perhaps even take to the water – Garda is a favourite of sailors and windsurfers who revel in the breezy conditions offshore.

Day 3

After breakfast, today, board the coach to begin a Grand Circular Tour of this beautiful lake in the company of your tour manager. The fjord-like eastern shores and the northern, mountain backed resorts of sun-blessed Torbole and pastel-painted Riva del Garda give way to a western shoreline of citrus and olive groves. On the southern shore a promontory leads to the spa resort of Sirmione, with its healing waters and fairy-tale Rocca Scaligera castle. The will also visit the wine-growing town of Bardolino, and the busy resort of Garda itself, on the way back to your hotel.

Day 4

Today is spent exploring the crags and passes of the majestic Dolomites, which lie to the north of Lake Garda, and provide some of Europe’s most dramatic mountain scenery. Visit towering Marmolada and Canazei in the mountain's shadow, Val Rendena, the huge Adamello Glacier, the Brenta Dolomites and pretty Val di Genova. Soak up the atmosphere and stunning views as you stop at some of the traditional towns and villages of this delightful region, which sits between the sun-kissed Italian plain of Emiglia-Romagna and the Alps of the Austrian Tyrol, above the wine-growing valley of the Alto-Adige.

Day 5

Spend a day relaxing at your hotel and in the resort. Revisit your favourite cafe, relax at the water's edge or explore further afield.

Day 6

Today you’ll visit the thoroughly charming city of Verona, on the banks of the River Adige. The city's historic centre and monuments fashioned in pink marble draw visitors from all over the world. And among its outstanding sights you'll find the best-preserved Roman amphitheatre in Italy, famed the world over for its summertime opera festival. The sweeping Piazza Bra is crowded with people watching the world go by from a seat in one of the many pavement cafés, the colourful market on ancient Piazza delle Erbe bustles with life, while nearby the maze of 13th-century streets is redolent with a sense of troubled history, chronicled in Shakespeare’s tale of star-crossed lovers.After another marvellous day you’ll return to Garda’s shores.

Day 7

Today's visit to Venice, probably the world’s most romantic city, will etch itself into your memory like few others. Board the coach and travel through the Veneto to the city. On arrival, you'll take a walking tour of this simply breathtakingly beautiful place in the company of a local guide. The 100 or so islands that make up the city are linked by innumerable bridges, and gondolas and water taxis ply their trades on the beautiful Grand Canal, past the stunning Accademia museum and beneath the Rialto Bridge. The vast expanse of St Mark's Square, with its sumptuous cathedral, clock tower and the Doge's Palace – the Palazzo Ducale – is one of the world’s great sights. Close by, joining the palace to the prisons, the famous Bridge of Sighs is said to have afforded condemned men a last view of the beauty of Venice en route to the gallows. Away from St Marks and the Grand Canal, a labyrinth of narrow streets waits to be explored, each new corner revealing another memorable view of this wonderful city. After an unforgettable day you'll return to Lake Garda in time for a last dinner at your hotel.

Day 8

Say "Arrivederci, Lago di Garda", today, as you board the coach and the transfer back to the airport to catch your flight home. Back to top

Further Information

Hotel transfer times

The transfer time to Lake Garda is approximately three hours from Milan and Venice airports, and one hour from Verona Airport.

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.

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.

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 in Italy

Guests 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 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, please let us know at the time of booking 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.

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, 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 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.

Terms and conditions

This 5% Discount and Free Gift offer applies to new bookings on air-inclusive and A-ROSA river cruise holidays (including tour-only and Eurostar packages) made between 2nd and 31st January 2020 inclusive (only). Offer excludes all departures with late-availability pricing and all Wimbledon packages. Prices shown when booking do not include the discount, which will be applied to your booking once the correct promo code (WINEFIVE or HAMPERFIVE) has been used and will be confirmed before purchase. The discount applies to your final holiday price (excluding holiday insurance) at the time of booking. Your chosen gift will be dispatched within 30 days of your holiday return date. If you cancel your holiday, your free gift and travel pillow will not be dispatched. One free gift plus one travel pillow per booking. No cash equivalent can be given. Newmarket Holidays reserves the right to supply a gift that is different to that shown for promotional purposes, but guarantees that the gift value will remain the same. Free gifts are not available on bookings with postal addresses in the Channel Islands. The Free Wine gift is available to over-18s only. Your Free Travel Pillow will be dispatched in March, before you travel. By choosing a free gift you are agreeing that you will provide a valid address and will allow us to send this, and any other necessary data, to the free-gift supplier for the sole purpose of fulfilling the order of the free gift. The gift supplier will not use this information for any other purpose. Newmarket Holidays will use this data in accordance with our Privacy Policy. Offers are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time. The terms and conditions in our Booking Conditions do not apply to any matters concerning the provision of the free gift. Back to top