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Monday - Friday 9am to 5pm

Lake Garda & The Austrian Tirol For Christmas And New Year

Europe
  • Duration: 11 days
  • Board Basis: Half Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TTRAXIAF

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Air
  • 4 star hotel

​Stunning views of Italy's sparkling Lake Garda and the dramatic mountain peaks of the Austrian Tyrol combine to make this a scenic Christmas and New Year holiday.

​Stunning views of Italy's sparkling Lake Garda and the dramatic mountain peaks of the Austrian Tyrol combine to make this a scenic Christmas and New Year holiday.

PRICE FROM ? £1799 per person
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What's Included

  • Return flights from Heathrow with British Airways
  • 10 nights half board in 4-star hotels
  • 21 meals: 10 breakfasts, 1 traditional Christmas Day lunch, 10 dinners including eight-course gala dinner on New Year's Eve
  • All excursions included
  • Welcome drink
  • Travelsphere Tour Manager
  • Overseas transfers and other transportation
  • Porterage
  • ​Explore Bolzano and its traditional Christmas market
  • Verona tour, including Juliet's balcony
  • Discover Innsbruck, the capital of the Tyrol
  • Munich sightseeing tour
  • Salzburg, Mozart's birthplace and 'The Sound of Music' city
  • Enjoy a traditional Tyrolean carol concert
  • Ride the cable car to Kufstein's Fortress 
  • Visit a crystal showroom in Rattenberg 
  • Horse-drawn carriage ride and New Year's Day fireworks in Kitzbühel

Not Included

Itinerary

  • DAY 1 UK/Lake Garda
  • Depart on your flight to Milan today. On arrival we will transfer you to your hotel in Riva del Garda, a bustling town on the northern tip of Lake Garda. After time to settle in, enjoy a welcome drink before dinner at the hotel this evening.​
  • DAY 2 Christmas Eve Bolzano
  • ​Today we're heading to Bolzano, a small city where rows of pastel-coloured buildings are set against a backdrop of hills. Spend some time soaking up the magical atmosphere of the lovely Christmas market and then maybe browse the chic boutiques in the medieval shopping arcades. 
  • DAY 3 Christmas Day Lake Garda
  • ​It's Christmas Day, and you've time to relax at leisure this morning. A traditional festive lunch will be served at the hotel, and afterwards you might want to go for a stroll beside the lake before settling down with a drink in the bar. 
  • DAY 4 Boxing Day Verona
  • ​Our sightseeing takes us to Verona today, where a guided tour introduces us to highlights including the impressive Roman Arena - now the legendary opera house, Lamberti's Tower and Piazza Erbe. You'll have free time to make your own discoveries later and a visit Juliet's balcony, the supposed setting for Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, is highly recommended.
  • DAY 5 Innsbruck
  • ​We are going say farewell to Italy and head to Austria today. Our first stop will be Innsbruck, the Tyrolean capital, where you'll see highlights including the magnificent Gothic church and the famous Golden Roof. Sitting above a balcony, it was created for Emperor Maximilian I at the beginning of the 16th century, and still bears 2,657 original copper tiles. After time to browse the quaint stalls of the Christmas market, we'll continue to our next hotel in Pill. Enjoy a glass of mulled wine before dinner this evening.
  • DAY 6 Munich
  • ​Your festive adventure continues today when we explore the fascinating Bavarian city of Munich. We'll discover spectacular sights including the former royal palace of the Bavarian monarchs, the Old and New Town Halls and the Gothic Frauenkirche cathedral.​
  • DAY 7 Salzburg & Tyrolean carol concert
  • ​Today you'll visit 'The Sound of Music' city Salzburg, birthplace of Mozart. On a guided walk we'll enjoy a spot of window-shopping on the famous Getreidegasse, enjoy the beauty of Mirabell Gardens and see the quaint Glockenspiel Tower.  Later we're going to head to the mountain resort of Ellmau. Here you will experience an unforgettable highlight of your holiday - a traditional Tyrolean carol concert held in the lovely surroundings of a church.​
  • DAY 8 Kufstein
  • ​After breakfast we'll head to the charming medieval town of Kufstein and take the cable car up to the 13th century Kufstein Fortress. At the top you'll find the Hero's Organ, the largest open-air organ in the world.
  • DAY 9 New Year’s Eve Rattenberg
  • ​Today we are going to visit Rattenberg, Austria's smallest town. In its medieval centre, many of the shops sell unique crystal and glass crafts and we'll visit one of the showrooms to see how these products are made.  Back at the hotel we'll welcome in the New Year in style with a fabulous eight-course gala dinner.​
  • DAY 10 New Year’s Day Kitzbühel
  • ​We're going to travel to the renowned alpine resort of Kitzbühel today and if the weather is kind to us, we'll take an enchanting horse-drawn carriage ride through the wintry landscape. Later we'll watch as Kitzbühel's best skiers celebrate the New Year with a torchlight parade, along with fire jumping, live music and a firework display.​
  • DAY 11 Pill/UK
  • ​Your holiday comes to an end today as we transfer you to the airport for your flight back to the UK.​
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Accommodation

    • Grand Hotel Riva
    • You will stay at the Grand Hotel Riva In Riva del Garda. this 4-star hotel is set in the historic centre of Riva del Garda. Facilities include a restaurant, bar and spa. Guest rooms feature en suite facilities, hairdryer, telephone, TV and mini-bar.
    • Hotel Plankenhof
    • In Pill, you will stay at the 4-star Hotel Plankenhof, located in the heart of Tirol. Facilities include a bar and restaurant. Guest rooms feature en suite facilities, TV and safe.
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Optional Excursions

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Further Information

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