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Lake Garda in the Spring

Lake Garda in the Spring

Lake Garda, Italy’s largest lake is perhaps the most beautiful lake in all of Europe. Its waters are incredibly transparent and the intense blue of the water and the luxurious vegetation add to its natural beauty. Garda’s expansive mirror surface glimmers deep within two rocky coastlines, its deepest point reaching down over 340 metres. Its scenery differs from mountainous and jagged in the north to gently hilly in the south. Throughout the lake region the climate is pleasant and exceptionally mild which favours the growth of a predominately mediterranean vegetation (olives, grapes, figs, oleanders, magnolias, palm trees etc). The picturesque villages and towns spread along the shore offer a unique experience and a variety of natural and historical attractions along with excellent restaurants, outdoor coffee houses and open markets.

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Your Itinerary

Friday 26th: We leave in the morning and travel to Hull for the overnight crossing to
Zeebrugge. Inside cabins are provided but not meals.

Saturday 27th: This morning we continue our journey to our second overnight stay at the
Achat Plaza Hotel in Karlsruhe, Germany.

Sunday 28th: We continue through Germany past Munchen and into Austria, we will then
bypass Innsbruck before crossing over the border into Northern Italy. On arrival at our hotel
a welcome cocktail will be served.

Monday 29th: We spend the day at leisure exploring our resort of Riva del Garda. You can
visit Rocca di Riva, its ancient castle which houses the local museum, admire the Torre
Apponale, the 13th century clock tower in the heart of the town and visit two palaces, the
Palazzo Pretorio and the Palazzo Vecchio. Alternatively take a relaxing return boat trip to
Limone sul Garda or Malcesine and enjoy the beautiful scenery.

Tuesday 30th: This morning we visit the ancient town of Malcesine, perched on the lake’s
edge under the shadow of breathtaking Monte Baldo. We can take the cable car to the
summit for spectacular views across the lake and the Dolomites before exploring the
cobbled streets of the old town below and the Captain’s Palace. In the afternoon we travel
via the scenic lakeside road to the pretty walled town of Lazise with its paved lakefront
promenade and fine sandy beach.

Wednesday 31st: Today, we travel north to the dramatic Dolomites and enjoy a scenic
tour of this outstanding area. We will travel over the pass at Madonna di Campiglio where
we can marvel at the spectacular views of the Brenta peaks before visiting charming and
pretty Lake Molveno.

Thursday 1st: This morning we travel to romantic Verona, one of Italy’s oldest cities, and
the fictional home of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. We can visit Juliet’s balcony and
admire the beautiful Roman amphitheatre, home to world-famous opera productions, and
enjoy lunch in Piazza Bra, the largest piazza in Verona, lined with numerous cafés and

Friday 2nd: Today we begin our journey home and retrace our steps through the beautiful
scenery of Austria and into Germany to the Mecure Hotel, Saarbrucken.

Saturday 3rd: We leave after breakfast and make for Calais and our afternoon Eurotunnel
crossing to Folkestone and then home.

Grand Liberty Hotel, Riva del Garda ★★★★

The hotel has impressive Art Nouveau décor, a luxury spa and indoor and outdoor pools. It is in Riva del Garda centre, five minutes’ walk from the lake. Dating back to the early 20th century, the property is surrounded by landscaped gardens.

Your Tour Includes

  • All Travel By Extended Legroom Executive Coach
  • Overnight Ferry Crossing
  • Return Eurotunnel Crossing
  • Seven Nights Dinner, Bed and Breakfast
  • Welcome Cocktail at main Hotel
  • 4 Course Set Menu Gala Dinner on one Night with Live Music
  • Excursions as Detailed
  • Porterage at Resort Hotel
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