This area is well loved for, and justifiably proud of its warm and friendly hospitality, delicious local food, well appointed accommodation and first class service. Lake Garda is the largest of all the Italian Lakes, being some 30 miles long and 10 miles across at its widest point. On the southern shores, vineyards and olive trees are in abundance, as are orange and lemon orchards, giving this area a real Mediterranean flavour. In the north the Dolomite mountains form a breathtaking backdrop to the lake. The scenery here is vastly different from the sheltered bays, charming lakeside resorts and peaceful fishing villages. Ferries cris-cross the Lake from one delightful harbour to the next, passing picturesque lakeside villages with their bustling promenades. There are markets to visit, shops and boutiques to browse around, colourful gardens to explore and pavement cafes to relax in as you watch the world go by.
- Return flights to Italy – flights are available from Aberdeen (via Frankfurt), Bristol, Dublin, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Gatwick, Leeds/Bradford, Manchester or Stansted
- Return transfers between Airport and Hotel
- 7 nights bed & breakfast at the Hotel Royal in Garda or similar
- FREE UPGRADE to half board – dinner, bed & breakfast
Single supplements apply. Subject to availability. 14 day tours are also available, please call 01224 338004 for more information.
During your holiday you can see even more of this beautiful area of Italy on one or more of our locally available optional excursions. There really is so much to see and do, from stunning mountains to peaceful vineyards and from historical cities to sleepy fishing villages, so do take this opportunity of discovering more of Italy with us!
This fantastic offer is based on a guaranteed minimum 3 star standard hotel on Lake Garda, with your hotel and resort confirmed with your tickets seven days before departure. Accommodation is on a bed and continental breakfast basis with a free upgrade to half board. Our accommodation page shows some of the resorts and type of hotels we use, but please note that the hotel and resort allocated will not necessarily be one of those featured.
Lake Garda Tour – Full Day
Come with us and explore by coach and by boat the contrasting scenery around the lake on this relaxing full day excursion. We’ll also visit other lakeside resorts, from the sunny plains of the southern shores to the mountainous region along the northern shoreline. This really is the only way to see all of the Lake in one day.
Grand Dolomites Tour – Full Day
Enjoy the breathtaking scenery and invigorating air of the spectacular Dolomites, undoubtedly the most beautiful mountains in Italy. This is a day of endless delights as we drive through lush green valleys offering different views around every bend and see snow capped mountains, spiralling Alpine passes and picture-postcard villages with onion domed churches, wooden gabled houses and flower decked balconies.
Venice – Full Day
One of the highlights of any holiday to this part of Italy is a visit to Venice – the Pearl of the Adriatic. You can see the Bridge of Sighs, the Grand Canal, visit a Venetian Glass Factory and of course St. Mark’s Square. There will be time for exploring the narrow streets bursting with fabulous shops, bartering at the Rialto Market or perhaps take a tour of the city by Gondola – the choice is yours. A ticket for the return cruise into the centre of Venice by launch is included in the cost of the excursion.
Verona (Full Day)
An enchanting excursion to visit one of the most beautiful cities in Italy. Made famous by Shakespeare’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’, life in Verona centres around thePiazza Bra with its magnificent 2,000 year old Roman Arena. You also won’t want to miss ‘Juliet’s Balcony’, or browsing in the colourful shops and department stores on the Via Mazzini and the Piazza delle Erbe.
Day 8: Fly to the UK
Today, at the appropriate time, we transfer to the airport to take the return flight to the UK.
Transfers: Transfer times from the airport to your hotel are 1 to 2 hours