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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 Christmas Markets

Join us in delightful Riva del Garda for a wonderful festive break. Visit the Christmas markets at Bolzano, "the Italian Capital of Christmas", and Merano, in the shadow of the majestic Dolomite mountains. You'll also have the chance to discover incomparable Venice and 'Romeo and Juliet's' Verona, in all their sparkling festive glory.


  • Visits to the Christmas markets in Bolzano and Merano
  • Four nights' half-board accommodation at a four-star hotel in Riva del Garda
  • Return flights to Italy
  • Return airport-to-hotel transfers
  • One piece of hold luggage per couple
  • The services of a friendly, experienced 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 wonderful 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 laden with traditional handicrafts and regional delicacies like smoked raw pork, traditional country-style bread, Meraner Lebkuchenmilch and apple schnapps.The wonderful Christmas Market on the Piazza Walther lives up to Bolzano's reputation as "the Italian capital of Christmas". Local craftsfolk ply their wares, while the foodstuffs on offer fuse the flavours of the north with the tastes of the Mediterranean south. Sample the excellent 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 beautiful 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 mysterious Venice. Wander through its labyrinth of alleys and waterways, and discover the spectacular St Mark's Square and Cathedral, the Doge's Palace, the famous Rialto Bridge and the historic Bridge of Sighs.Day FiveTransfer 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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