It is difficult to find words to adequately describe the sheer scenic splendour of Italy's largest lake. Enjoying an enviable climate and a glorious mountain setting, Lake Garda is an idyllic holiday destination with charming waterside villages and resorts, such as Riva del Garda, our chosen base. Our hotel enjoys an excellent central location with easy access to the beautiful gardens and the lake beyond. Sheltered in a panoramic bowl by a backdrop of stunning mountain scenery, Lake Garda has a charm that has captivated visitors for centuries and is a popular year round holiday destination. As well as touring the Lake Garda region, this charming holiday includes a guided visit to medieval Verona with entry to the Verona Arena included, wine tasting, an optional cruise on the lake and a day into the Dolomite Mountains.
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 Achat Plaza Hotel is centrally located in Karlsruhe. All en suite bedrooms have TV, telephone, air conditioning, safe, and Wi-Fi. There is a bright and airy restaurant and a lounge bar. There is a lift.
The 4 star Savoy Palace Hotel is located close to the centre of Riva Del Garda and is only a short walk from the Lake promenade and the San Nicola Marina. The hotel is set in lovely gardens with an attractive outdoor pool area. The restaurant offers excellent local specialities and the bar provides ample seating with satellite TV, a terrace, as well as outdoor seating in the garden. All the air-conditioned en suite bedrooms have a telephone, TV, hairdryer, safe, balcony and Wi-Fi. There is an indoor swimming pool and relaxation area. There is a lift.
Late morning transfer to Hull for the overnight ferry crossing to Rotterdam. (Meals not included).
We disembark and journey through the Netherlands into Germany and onwards to Karlsruhe for overnight half board accommodation at the Achat Plaza Karlsruhe.
We depart Karlsruhe and journey via Ulm and Kempten, cross the Alps and over the Fern and Brenner Passes into Italy and head towards Lake Garda for 5 nights half board accommodation at the Hotel Savoy Palace, Riva del Garda. (Be prepared for a long day's travelling/set menu on arrival day).
A full day viewing scenic Lake Garda, and what better way to view the lake other than taking a boat cruise (optional, price not included). Your drivers will advise you on the departure points and assist in organising your day. Alternatively, spend the day relaxing in the hotel and your home resort of Riva.
A full day to the ancient City of Verona (minimum 5 hour stay), which provided the setting for Shakespeare’s romantic play 'Romeo and Juliet'. We include a guided city tour and entry to the great Roman Arena, one of the largest and best-preserved amphitheatres in the world.
A free morning to explore elegant lakeside Riva with its stylish shops and historic architecture. Later in the day we journey to a local vineyard for a wine tasting experience.
A full day into the dramatic Dolomites, sit back and enjoy our 3 passes tour as we traverse the magnificent mountain range that links Italy with Austria. We ascend over 7,000ft to view this stunning World Heritage Site.
Depart after breakfast and journey to Karlsruhe for overnight half board accommodation at the Achat Plaza Karlsruhe. (Be prepared for a long day's travelling).
After breakfast we journey to Rotterdam for our 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 & buffet breakfast, Luxury coach travel with onboard toilet & facilities, Services of experienced tour driver/s.
SPECIAL PACKAGE HOTEL SAVOY PALACE - includes Four course dinner each evening, a candlelit gala dinner with live music and regular entertainment.
EXCURSIONS - a guided tour of Verona, entry to Verona Arena and wine tasting.
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.