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Holiday type City breaks
Country Italy
Travel type Fly
Price range From £399
Travel partner Newmarket Holidays
Duration 4 nights
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Italian Dolomites Christmas markets

Join us in the Dolomites for a festive holiday on which you'll visit the Christmas markets at Bolzano and Merano, and discover a part-Italian, part-Austrian land where you'll find pizzerias and bier-kellers side by side, where hearty food is accompanied by local wine and where desert is as likely to be apfel strudel as ice cream.

Included

  • Return flights from selected regional airports to Italy
  • Four nights half-board accommodation in your chosen hotel
  • Return airport-to-hotel transfers
  • Visits to the Christmas markets in Bolzano and Merano
  • The services of a Newmarket tour manager
  • Government taxes and service charges
  • Single rooms are available for a supplement
Day one

Fly from your selected airport to Italy, and transfer to your hotel in Arco, just three kilometres from Riva del Garda on Lake Garda's northern shore.

Day two

Today's included excursion is to two Christmas markets. At the spa town of Merano, the aroma of gluhwein and strudel, and the sounds of Christmas music fill the air. Wander between stalls of traditional handicrafts and regional delicacies like smoked raw pork, traditional country-style bread, Meraner Lebkuchenmilch and apple schnapps. The Christmas market on the Piazza Walther lives up to Bolzano's reputation as "the Italian capital of Christmas". Local crafts folk ply their wares, while the foodstuffs on offer fuse the flavours of the north with the tastes of the Mediterranean south. Sample the local vintages, and perhaps take back a bottle or two for your own Christmas table.

Day three

Vist Arco's Christmas markets, held in the town's 19th-century square, or join our half-day optional excursion to Verona. Set on the banks of the river Adige, this medieval gem's festive focal point is its traditional crib exhibition (entry payable locally), featuring 400 displays from across the world, and the gigantic white iron 'star' that towers over the central Piazza Bra next to the ancient Roman amphitheatre.

Day four

Join today's optional excursion to Venice. Wander through its labyrinth of alleys and waterways, and discover St Mark's Square and cathedral, the Doge's Palace, the famous Rialto bridge and the Bridge of Sighs.

Day five

Transfer back to the airport for check-in and your flight home.

Hotel Pace

Close to the historical centre of Arco, the Hotel Pace offers an excellent base for exploring.

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26-Nov-2014 Birmingham 4 469.00 book
26-Nov-2014 London Gatwick 4 409.00 book
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02-Dec-2014 East Midlands 4 459.00 book
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02-Dec-2014 London Stansted 4 399.00 book
02-Dec-2014 Manchester 4 469.00 book
06-Dec-2014 Birmingham 4 469.00 book
06-Dec-2014 London Gatwick 4 409.00 book
06-Dec-2014 London Stansted 4 399.00 book
06-Dec-2014 Manchester 4 469.00 book
11-Dec-2014 Birmingham 4 469.00 book
11-Dec-2014 Edinburgh 4 409.00 book
11-Dec-2014 London Gatwick 4 409.00 book
11-Dec-2014 London Luton 4 399.00 book
11-Dec-2014 London Stansted 4 399.00 book
11-Dec-2014 Manchester 4 469.00 book
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