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Christmas in Lake Garda
Join us for an unforgettable festive holiday on the picturesque shores of Italy's largest and most spectacular lake, its waters backed by the wooded slopes of craggy mountains and fringed by stylish, elegant resorts, completing a perfect picture-postcard scene that has drawn visitors for the last hundred years.
- Return flights from your chosen airport to Italy
- Return airport-to-hotel transfers
- Five nights' half-board accommodation at your chosen hotel
- A Christmas Day dinner
- A gift from Santa Claus and entertainment on Christmas Day
- A scenic drive and boat trip
- The services of a Newmarket Tour Manager
- Government taxes and service charges
- Single rooms are available for a supplement
Fly to Italy, and transfer to your hotel. Enjoy a boat trip to discover the sights of Lake Garda from the water before lunch, and in the afternoon relax on a scenic drive along the lake's eastern shore.
Spend today relaxing, or join our optional excursion to historic Trento. Beautifully set in the shadow of Monte Bondone, Trento is home to a variety of atmospheric Christmas Markets - perfect for last-minute Christmas shopping.
Day Three (Christmas Eve)
Today is Christmas Eve, and on our half-day optional excursion we explore "fair Verona", the historic backdrop for the tragic tale of "Juliet and her Romeo", and home to the opera season held yearly in its Roman amphitheatre. Explore, then head into the welcoming warmth of a cafe on Piazza Bra to watch the world go by.In the evening, enjoy a special four-course dinner and live entertainment. Then, if you wish, enjoy midnight mass at the church in Riva del Garda.
Day Four (Christmas Day)
As ever, Christmas Day will be packed with relaxation and celebration. During the day, you are free to relax. Then, in the evening, take a seat for a special, four-course celebration dinner with live entertainment. It's a perfect way to spend a special day!
Day Five (Boxing Day)
Boxing Day's unmissable optional excursion is to Venice - quite simply one of the world's most beautiful cities, and perhaps even more so in the winter months. Discover its mysterious labyrinth of alleys and waterways, spectacular St Mark's Square and Cathedral, the clock tower, the Doge's Palace, the Rialto Bridge, and the mystique of the Palace of Prisons and the Bridge of Sighs.
Transfer back to the airport to check in for your flight home.
This very popular hotel is situated in a quiet area of the modern part of Riva, approximately 300 metres from the lakeside promenade and marina. There is a selection of shops, bars and restaurants close by, and Riva's historic centre is approximately twenty minutes away.
The hotel boasts two swimming pools, one heated indoor and one outdoor, a sun terrace, a garden, a bar and lounge area, a reception, two lifts and a piano bar. Complimentary tea, coffee and cakes are served each day as well as a half bottle of wine and water per person with dinner. Hot and cold buffet breakfasts and waiter-served evening meals are taken in the hotel's restaurant.All of the 170 air-conditioned bedrooms have private facilities, and each has satellite TV, a telephone, a safe, a mini-bar, a hairdryer and a balcony. Superior rooms also have Jacuzzis."This hotel has a long tradition in welcoming guests to Lake Garda, and has an enviable reputation for good service and cuisine."