The Sud Tyrol region of Northern Italy is largely unspoilt, and our base is the lovely little town of Fondo, surrounded by gentle rolling hills, deep woods and mighty mountains, it is in the region of Trentino which lies at the heart of the Alps and covers a considerable part of the Dolomites. We enjoy a full day circular tour around the Dolomite Massif and we also visit Lake Garda. We finish our tour with 2 nights in the Bavarian town of Wurzburg where art, culture and Franconian wine are a way of life.
CURRENCY - Currency required for this tour will be the Euro.
PASSPORT REQUIRED - We require full christian names, date of birth & passport country of issue. Please have these details ready when booking.
The 4 star Radisson Blu Karlsruhe-Ettlingen is a modern, spacious hotel with two restaurants, lounge bar, gym and sauna. All bedrooms are en suite with TV, telephone, hairdryer, safe and Wi-Fi. There is a lift.
The 3 star Lady Maria Hotel is a traditional style Trento building with wonderful views of the 'Valle di Non'. There is a restaurant, bar, sun terrace, gardens, indoor swimming pool, gym, jacuzzi, sauna, steam room and spa treatments are available. All bedrooms are en suite with TV, telephone, safe and hairdryer. Wi-Fi is available in public areas. There is a lift.
The 4 star Maritim Hotel Wurzburg enjoys a riverside location with lovely views of the Marienberg Fortress. There are two restaurants, a cocktail bar, wine bar, indoor swimming pool, sauna and gym. All bedrooms are en suite with TV, telephone, minibar, safe, hairdryer and Wi-Fi. There is a lift.
Late morning transfer to Hull for the overnight ferry crossing to Rotterdam. (Meals not included).
We disembark and travel into Germany for overnight half board accommodation at the Radisson Blu Karlsruhe-Ettlingen Hotel.
An early start this morning as we travel south through the Fern Pass into Austria and continue into the Italian Dolomites, arriving in Fondo for 4 nights half board accommodation at the Lady Maria Hotel.
Today we spend a full day exploring the spectacular Dolomite region with its deep mountain valleys, dense forests, rivers and lakes, all surrounded by the famous pink-grey peaks that transform to a red hue as they catch the light of the setting sun.
Lake Garda, the largest of Italy's lakes, is our destination today. We head to Riva del Garda, on the lakes northern shore, where you can choose to take an optional boat trip and admire the magnificent scenery from the crystal waters. Or, explore the town itself with its pretty waterfront location, historic buildings and bustling atmosphere.
We travel north to the spa town of Merano in the Southern Tyrol region which was once part of Austria. Also known as the 'City of Flowers', the Merano promenades offer beautiful floral displays and the pedestrianised centre, with its 14th century cathedral and colourful architecture, is a pleasure to wander around. Later we indulge in some Apple Strudel, a local speciality which dates back to this region’s Austrian heritage.
We depart Italy via the Europa Bridge and retrace our steps into Germany for 2 nights half board accommodation at the Maritim Hotel in Wurzburg in the heart of Bavaria.
Set on the banks of the River Main, enjoy a free day to explore all that picturesque Wurzburg has to offer. The Marienberg Fortress overlooks the town and is home to two museums or soak up the atmosphere at the typical Bavarian beer garden where you can sample the local tipple.
We travel through Germany to Rotterdam for the overnight crossing to Hull. (Meals not included).
Hull to local area. Arrive home lunchtime.
2 nights aboard P&O Ferries in 2 berth inside cabins (meals not included), 7 nights dinner, bed and breakfast, Luxury coach travel with onboard toilet & facilities, Services of experienced tour driver/s, tea and apple strudel.
DEPOSIT: £80.00 per person
Single supplement: £175.00, Outside cabin single occupancy: £40.00 return, Outside cabin supplement: £25.00 per person return, Lower berth supplement: £20.00 per person return, Return dinner & breakfast package on P&O Ferries: £60.00 per person in the Kitchen Restaurant.