Spectacular Lake Garda
Lake Garda offers a contrasting landscape around this beautiful lake, from rolling hills and vineyards in the south, to steep mountains and olive groves in the north. As in all of Italy, the local cuisine and wine are splendid. The town of Riva del Garda is reasonably flat and offers a very wide range of bars, shops, cafes and restaurants located in a maze of small streets. Relaxation is the name of the game in Riva.
Hotel Sole, 4 Star, Riva del Garda
The hotel occupies an enviable position right on the lakefront 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, cafes and the ferry stop is just a stone’s throw away. There is a lovely terrace at the front of the hotel where you can sip an aperitif, enjoy the lake views and watch the world go by. Lift. Please note that the coach will drop passengers approximately atwo minute level walk from the entrance to the hotel.
Saturday 21 May 12 Days £1230
Single supplement £249. Insurance £48 (includes Insurance Premium Tax at 20%)
11 Nights Dinner, Bed and Breakfast, Return Ferry Crossing from Hull to Rotterdam in Level Berth Outside Cabins, Welcome Drink in Lake Garda, One Gala Dinner.
DAY 1 We make our way to Hull to board our overnight Ferry to Rotterdam.
DAY 2 We disembark and make our way through Holland and in to Germany where we will stop overnight in the Stuttgart area.
DAY 3 We leave our overnight hotel and travel on through Switzerland, crossing the Alps and in to Italy to our base for the next seven nights in Riva del Garda.
DAY 4 A day at Leisure. Sit in one of the many cafes around the harbour and watch the world go by or stroll around the shops.
DAY 5 An excursion today along the shores of Lake Garda. There are a host of pretty towns among which Bardolinoand Malcesine are highlights.
DAY 6 Today’s excursion takes us to the romantic city of Verona, home to “Romeo and Juliet”. Here we will have a guided city tour followed by some free time to explore the narrow streets lined with ancient churches.
DAY 7 From the Lake to the dramatic Dolomites, we start the day by travelling north out of Riva and into the mountains, continuing on into the Brenta Nature Park and through Ballino and Vigo Lomasco to the spa resort of Terme di Comanol.
DAY 8 A free day to relax. Why not walk the short distance to the harbour and board a boat to see Lake Garda from a different perspective.
DAY 9 We head to Sirmione this morning, situated at the top of a long peninsula on the southern shore of the lake, with its lovely moated castle and medieval centre. It is a
fantastic place to explore or simply sit in one of the many cafes and restaurants.
DAY 10 We bid farewell to Lake Garda and travel back to our overnight stop in Germany in the Stuttgart area.
DAY 11 After breakfast, we travel through Germany and in to Holland, we then head for Rotterdam and our overnight ferry back to Hull.
DAY 12 We disembark and travel homeward, to arrive early evening.