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Italy’s Dolomites & Stunning South Tyrol
The Dolomites is an Italian region bursting with natural beauty and diversity. Our wonderful packaged itinerary not only includes a free bar at the hotel each evening, but you will also experience the best of the area with wine tastings, a typical Trentino dinner and a grolla evening, plus, of course, the fantastic views and scenic drives! With stunning scenery, incredible inclusions and hospitality that is second to none, this will make for an unforgettable holiday which you will be talking about for years to come!
(Photo courtsey of Pixaby)
Sunday 5th: We leave in the morning and travel to Hull for the overnight crossing to Rotterdam. Inside cabins are provided but meals are not included.
Monday 6th: This morning we continue our journey to our overnight stay at the Mercure Mannheim Hotel in Germany
Tuesday 7th: After breakfast we continue through Germany into Bavaria and on to Austria before crossing over the border into Northern Italy to our resort village of Fai della Paganella. We will be welcomed by our hosts with a glass of Prosecco and time to admire the stunning mountain views before dinner. Set menu this evening.
Wednesday 8th: Today, Fausto will play host and take us out for a gentle walk around this friendly village. We enjoy a picnic with great company, food and wine... and start to get into the relaxed ‘Paganella way of life’ in the mountains!
Thursday 9th: Today we arrive in one of Italy’s best kept secrets – stunning Merano! In true ‘Sound of Music’ fashion, this beautiful spa town sits nestled between the Dolomites. The town centre abounds with shops, restaurants and cafés oozing with delicious strudel. For a birds’ eye view of the city take the chairlift up to the panoramic viewpoint. Try out some mouth- watering ‘speck’ in a local stube or tempt yourself with ‘sachertorte’ in one of the pastry shops! In the afternoon, we head to the historic winery of Kettmeir nestled amongst the vineyards of Alto Adige, where we enjoy a tour and tasting of some top quality wines – the South Tyrolean wines are so good they don’t export much as they prefer to keep them for themselves!
Friday 10th: Today we drive north towards Moena, based in the heart of the Dolomites, and ascend towards the vibrant town of Canazei. From here it’s just a short drive to get to the ‘Sella Pass’, an incredible viewing platform, from where we can enjoy lunch and appreciate the amazing 360 degree views across the Dolomites’ spectacular jagged peaks. We continue down into the alluring Val Gardena, a historic valley known for its wood making traditions and unique and ancient language, Ladin, which is only spoken here.
Enjoy a break in the picturesque village of Ortisei and relax over a delicious plate of strudel, or perhaps shop for one of the other local specialities – handmade cuckoo clocks!
Saturday 11th: Our route this morning takes us past the lesser known but incredibly scenic Lake Molveno, and from here we enjoy the relaxing route taking us through to the back of Lake Garda. Riva offers a lakeside historic centre and is the most northerly point in Europe where olive trees grow! We have free time to explore Riva and perhaps enjoy a delicious lunch or drink in the main square.
Sunday 12th: This morning we start to head for home retracing our steps through the beautiful scenery of Austria into Germany to the Mercure Hotel, Saarbrucken
Monday 13th: After breakfast we continue our journey north to Calais for our afternoon
sailing to Dover from where we continue our homeward journey arriving mid-evening.
Hotel Paganella, Fai della Paganella, Dolomites
This intimate, friendly 3 star family-run hotel is ideally located for touring this area due to its beautiful mountain setting yet in close proximity to the main motorway network. Fausto and his family ensure a warm welcome in this typically Austrian chalet-style hotel. Bedrooms are well appointed and all 26 rooms contain a TV and hairdryer. There is a cosy bar, a traditional restaurant serving excellent homemade fayre, a comfortable lounge and seating areas. Leisure facilities include a sauna, Jacuzzi and steam room.
Your Tour Includes
- All Travel by Executive Coach
- Return Channel Crossings
- 2 Overnights With Dinner Bed & Breakfast
- 5 Nights Dinner Bed & Breakfast in Resort Plus:
- Unlimited Wine & Water with Dinner + Tea & Coffee After Dinner
- Free Bar Between 18.00 - 22.30hrs Each Night, on Beer, Wine, Soft Drinks & National Spirits
- Guided Walk of Fai with Pizza & Wine Picnic on 1 Day
- Grolla Evening in the Bar (Traditional Brandy-Coffee)
- Wine Tasting Evening
- Wine Tasting at Kettmeir
- Four Course Farewell Trentino Dinner with Music
- Porterage in Resort
- Excursions as Detailed
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