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.
Venice, Verona and Lake Garda Available Departures:
- Fly direct from Edinburgh – departs various dates until October 2021 – from £905pp
- Dates and prices on this page are based on departures flying from Edinburgh
- Flights also available from airports in England – Belfast, Birmingham, Bournemouth, Bristol, Cardiff, Cornwall, Durham, East Midlands, Humberside, Leeds Bradford, London Gatwick, London Luton, London Heathrow, London Stansted, London Southend, Manchester, Norwich & Southampton – click here for more information on dates & prices.
Venice, Verona and Lake Garda Tour 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
- 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
Single supplements apply. Subject to availability.
Venice, Verona and Lake Garda Itinerary
Day One – Fly to Italy
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 Two – Day at leisure
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 Three – Included Grand Circular Lake Garda Tour
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 Four – Included Dolomites scenery tour
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 Five – Day at leisure
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 Six – Included Verona excursion
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 Seven – Included Venice excursion
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 Doges’ 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 Eight – Fly back to the UK
Say “Arrivederci, Lago di Garda”, today, as you board the coach and the transfer back to the airport to catch your flight home.
Venice, Verona and the Wonders of Lake Garda
- Other UK airports also available
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