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Holiday type Tours
Country Italy
Resort Venice
Travel type Fly
Price range From £719
Travel partner Riviera Travel
Duration 7 nights
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Lake Garda, Venice and Verona

See the spectacular scenery of the Italian lakes and Venice, one of the most unique cities on earth on our escorted tour to Lake Garda

The price of this holiday is per person, based on two people sharing a twin room. Single rooms and Lake View rooms are subject to availability at the relevant supplement; please see the accommodation section for further information. The price includes seven nights dinner, bed and breakfast, guided tours of Verona and Venice, all transfers, tour of Lake Garda, tour of the Dolomite mountains, scheduled flights as mentioned, departure taxes, executive coach travel, services of a Riviera tour manager. Where hotels feature a swimming pool, pools are open in the summer months weather permitting. There will be a charge for swimming pool towels at the Cristello of €5 per towel per day.

  • Return flights
  • Seven nights in a choice of three and four star hotel with breakfast and dinner
  • Tour of Lake Garda - Italy's largest lake
  • Guided sightseeing tour of Verona, city of Romeo and Juliet
  • Tour of the Dolomites
  • Guided sightseeing tour of Venice
  • Services of an experienced tour manager
Not included
Not included : Optional cable car ride on Dolomites visit €15, approximate cost, payable locally.

If you are over 65, or under 18, under current Italian law entrance to any state owned museum is free for British and other European Union citizens on production of a photocopy of your passports.
Day one

On arrival, a coach will take you to Malcesine or Riva del Garda and your chosen hotel for seven nights with dinner.

Day two

Tour of Lake Garda, passing through typical Italian villages complete with tiny harbours clinging to the shoreline with the mountains behind. You call at Salò, Mussolini’s last Republic after escaping from Italian partisans. There are a few 15th century buildings and an art-rich cathedral to see before you continue your journey to Sirmione at the southern end of the lake.

Day three

During your tour today you will see some outstanding mountain scenery. The Dolomites are tall and rugged, snow-capped for much of the year, and partly forested, studded with shepherds’ houses, interspaced by rugged gorges and torrential rivers.

Day four

We have some time in Riva Del Garda. You could choose from a stroll around the port, a little shopping, a boat cruise on the lake or, for the more energetic, a walk along the lakeside.

Day five

After breakfast you drive to Venice for a tour and see the Doge’s Palace, St Mark’s Basilica, the Campanile, plus other places of interest such as St Mark’s Square. In Accademia, you will find one of the world’s greatest art collections, and to see it all, climb the Campanile tower where Galileo demonstrated his telescope. For something more relaxing, why not try a gondola ride.

Day six

You have a day free to explore as you wish.

Day seven

Verona is one of the most beautiful and pleasant cities in Italy and today you will have a guided walking tour. The Roman arena is outstanding, with countless squares and courtyards to explore. Spend the afternoon at your leisure.

Day eight

You will return to the airport time to take your return flight.
Malcesine - Hotel Cristallo - three star

A small and friendly family-run hotel, set opposite the lake itself, it has pleasant bar and lounge area, restaurant serving local specialities and typical Italian cuisine, sun terrace and outdoor swimming pool overlooking the lake. All rooms are air-conditioned with private facilities, satellite TV and safe. Just steps away, is the lakeside path leading into the centre of Malcesine, perfect for a relaxing stroll in the evenings.

Single supplement £149 per person; Lake view room (with balcony) £59 per person

Riva del Garda - Hotel Brione - three star

Centrally located and managed by its family owners, provides all the comforts of a modern, purpose built property with tastefully decorated rooms with private bathroom, TV and air-conditioning, very good quality restaurant and pleasant bar, lounge and terrace. Cross the road outside to the lakeside where you can enjoy a walk through shaded gardens and take in the view. In the quiet landscaped grounds to the rear of the hotel is the swimming pool, the ideal spot in which to relax after a hard day’s sightseeing

Single supplement £179 per person

Riva del Garda - Hotel Europa - three star

On the lakefront right in the centre of Riva del Garda, with views of the historic port. It has a modern lobby and comfortable lounge to relax in after a day of sightseeing. Best of all though is the terrace overlooking the harbour and colourful main piazza, with probably the best views in the whole of Riva. Here you can take breakfast or perhaps enjoy a relaxing drink whilst absorbing the view. In the evenings you will dine in the hotel’s panoramic restaurant serving local specialities and typical Italian dishes. The air-conditioned rooms are very well appointed with private facilities, satellite TV, phone and safe, and have been recently renovated. There is a small roof top swimming pool and sun terrace with great views over the sparkling waters of the lake.

Single supplement £159 per person; Lake view room (with balcony) £59 per person

Riva del Garda - Superior Hotel Savoy Palace - four star

One of the best hotels in Riva which exudes elegance and refinement. Set approximately 200 metres from the lakeside, allowing easy access to explore the lakeside itself, take in the alpine vistas and stroll along the adjacent pathway to the harbour and old town. The lounge and bar make extensive use of comfortable soft furniture, glass, marble and interior plants, creating a superb relaxing ambience where you can enjoy a drink. There is a small indoor swimming pool and in the grounds, an extensive heated pool and hydro-massage baths surrounded by a sun terrace. The restaurant, which has an excellent reputation, serves both regional and international menus and prides itself on its level of service. The rooms are spacious, have a balcony, are well-appointed and furnished in typical Italian style. The hotel is fully air-conditioned and is professionally managed by its third generation family owners.

Single supplement £165 per person

Hotel Kristal four star superior

Arguably one of the lakes finest hotels. Opened in 2011, the lobby makes extensive use of warm pastel coloured marble, leather settees and tinted glass whilst fine art adorn the walls. The rooms themselves are a real quality statement feature hardwoods, marble, superb fabrics, the finest bed linen and leather headboards. the bathrooms feature the most contemporary fittings, powerful invigorating showers and quality bathroom cosmetics. Food is a real passion here and in the restaurant, with views into the kitchen, talented chefs will truly exceed your expectations. Imaginative fine dining and fresh seasonal produce is the theme with classic Italian cuisine presented with a modern twist to really excite your palate. The atmosphere is enhanced by glass and tableware, fresh flowers, even the bread is baked on site, the whole concept is a quality restaurant in its own right and an unobtrusive pianist completes the atmosphere. On the roof is a real gem, the heated swimming pool surrounded by a roof terrace with sun-loungers, affording an amazing 360 panorama of the lake surrounded by mountains. Weather permitting you can have breakfast here, plus there is a bar which is a great place to unwind after a day's sightseeing whilst enjoying the view.

Please note: Where hotels feature a swimming pool, pools are open in the summer months weather permitting.
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Departure date Departing point Departure UK Arrive at Destination Nights Price  
01-Sep-2014 Birmingham International 06:45 09:50 7 939.00 please call
13-Oct-2014 Leeds Bradford Airport 06:30 09:45 7 789.00 please call
13-Oct-2014 Gatwick Airport 10:25 13:25 7 749.00 please call
13-Oct-2014 Heathrow Airport 07:25 10:20 7 829.00 please call
13-Oct-2014 Manchester 11:45 15:10 7 769.00 please call
13-Oct-2014 Birmingham International 06:45 09:50 7 769.00 please call
13-Oct-2014 Stansted Airport 13:05 16:05 7 749.00 please call
13-Oct-2014 Bristol 11:25 14:40 7 769.00 please call
20-Oct-2014 Gatwick Airport 10:25 13:25 7 719.00 please call
20-Oct-2014 Birmingham International 06:45 09:50 7 739.00 please call
20-Oct-2014 Stansted Airport 13:05 16:05 7 719.00 please call
20-Oct-2014 Bristol 11:25 14:40 7 739.00 please call
20-Oct-2014 Edinburgh Airport 07:00 10:45 7 759.00 please call
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We were looked after extremely well by a friendly and helpful staff. We enjoyed very good food and spotless accommodation.
Jul 2012
Mrs M Wear