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Holiday type Christmas markets
Country Italy
Travel type Fly
Price range From £419
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.


  • Return flights from selected regional airports to Italy
  • Four nights half-board accommodation in your chosen hotel
  • Return airport-to-hotel transfers
  • One piece of hold luggage per couple
  • 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
  • For single travellers, one piece of hold luggage is included

Day one

Fly from your selected airport to Italy, and transfer to your hotel in 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

Relax in Riva, 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.

Riva Hotel

The elegant Riva Hotel enjoys a picturesque lakeside setting right in the heart of the historic centre of Riva. The resort's shops, bars and restaurants are right on its doorstep, and the ferry point, from which many boat trips are taken, is less than a five-minute walk away.

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26-Nov-2015 London Stansted 4 419.00 book
26-Nov-2015 London Gatwick 4 429.00 book
26-Nov-2015 London Luton 4 419.00 book
26-Nov-2015 Edinburgh 4 479.00 book
26-Nov-2015 Manchester 4 479.00 book
26-Nov-2015 Birmingham 4 479.00 book
30-Nov-2015 London Stansted 4 419.00 book
30-Nov-2015 London Gatwick 4 429.00 book
30-Nov-2015 London Luton 4 419.00 book
30-Nov-2015 Edinburgh 4 479.00 book
30-Nov-2015 Manchester 4 479.00 book
30-Nov-2015 Birmingham 4 479.00 book
04-Dec-2015 London Stansted 4 419.00 book
04-Dec-2015 London Gatwick 4 429.00 book
04-Dec-2015 Manchester 4 479.00 book
04-Dec-2015 Birmingham 4 479.00 book
08-Dec-2015 London Stansted 4 419.00 book
08-Dec-2015 London Gatwick 4 429.00 book
08-Dec-2015 East Midlands 4 459.00 book
08-Dec-2015 Manchester 4 479.00 book
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