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Spectacular Northern Italy - Lake Garda

Spectacular Northern Italy - Lake Garda

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 meters. 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).

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Your Itinerary

Friday 11th: We leave in the morning and travel to Hull for the overnight crossing to Zeebrugge. Inside cabins are provided but not meals.

Saturday 12th: This morning we continue our journey to our second overnight stay at the ACHAT Plaza Hotel in Karlsruhe in Germany.

Sunday 13th: We continue through Germany past Munchen and into Austria, we will then bypass Innsbruck, before crossing over the border into Northern Italy.

Monday 14th: Today we spend 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 the two palaces in Riva del Garda: the Palazzo Pretorio and the Palazzo Vecchio.

Tuesday 15th: Full day coach trip to Verona, the romantic capital of Europe situated on the banks of the River Adige, Verona boasts a rich array of art and architecture, and one of the finest examples of a Roman Amphitheatre, and not forgetting Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliette’s Balcony.

Wednesday 16th: Full day coach tour to the Southern part of the Lake and a visit to Sirmione. The historical centre is pedestrianised and is probably the most picturesque town on the lake. Sirmione is beautiful throughout filled with lakeside restaurants and endearing shops, but its two main tourist attractions are the castle and the Roman ruins. We will return via the beautiful town of Peschiera del Garda.

Thursday 17th: This morning we take a half day excursion to the nearby stunning village of Malcesine. The remainder of the day is free to relax at our resort.

Friday 18th: This morning we start to head for home retracing our steps through the beautiful scenery of Austria and into Germany to the ACHAT Plaza Hotel in Karlsruhe.

Saturday 19th: After breakfast, we continue our journey as we head to Zeebrugge for our overnight ferry to Hull. Once again Inside cabins are provided but not meals.

Sunday 20th: Our ferry arrives in the morning at Hull when we disembark and complete the final leg of our journey.

Please note: to enjoy the full benefit of this  beautiful region some days are best suited to good weather conditions, and as a result these excursions may be swapped around to alternative days with better weather prospects, this will be left to the drivers discretion.

Sole Hotel, Riva del Garda ★★★★

The 4 star Sole Hotel occupies an enviable position, right on the lake front and located at
the side of the main square in the centre of the lovely historic town of Riva del Garda. As
you walk out of the hotel you have a wide choice of shops, bars and restaurants and the
ferry stop is just a stone’s throw away. The hotel is furnished in a very traditional style, with
an elegant restaurant overlooking the lake, comfortable public areas and a popular
bar/gelateria. All 81 bedrooms are well furnished with air conditioning, TV and minibar.
There is a lovely terrace at the front of the hotel where you can sip a nice aperitif, enjoy the
lake views and watch the world go by!

Your Tour Includes

  • All Travel by Owen’s Executive Coach
  • 2 Over Nights Dinner Bed & Breakfast in Karlsruhe Germany
  • Welcome pre-Dinner Cocktail (At Resort)
  • 3 Course Dinner with 2 Choices per Course on Arrival Night (At Resort)
  • 3 Course Dinner with 3 Choices Menu on Standard Nights (At Resort)
  • 3 Course Set Menu Gala Dinner on 1 Night (At Resort)
  • Typical Trentino 3 Course Set Menu by Candlelight on 1 Night (At Resort)
  • Tea/coffee After Dinner (At Resort)
  • Return Ferry Crossings Hull – Zeebrugge (Cabins provided)
  • Excursions as Detailed
  • Porterage (At Resort)
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