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Italian Lakes & Mountains

8 Days from £965.08

The scenery is the star of this northern Italy holiday, as you discover Lake Garda, the Dolomites and much more.

Departure from: Sep 2019 - Sep 2020

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YOUR HOLIDAY INCLUDES

  • Return flights from Gatwick with British Airways
  • 7 nights half board in a 3-star hotel
  • 14 meals: 7 breakfasts, 7 dinners
  • Travelsphere Tour Manager and Local Guide
  • Overseas transfers and other transportation
  • Porterage
  • Audio Guide

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Included holiday highlights

  • ​​Visit historic Sirmione and Lazise
  • Trento, Lake Molveno and the Brenta Dolomites
  • ​Lake Tenno and Toblino with wine tasting

Your Itinerary

HIDE FULL ITINERARY

Day 1 UK/Verona

​Depart on your scheduled flight to Verona today. On arrival, you'll transfer to your hotel in the heart of the charming medieval town of Arco, located to the north of Lake Garda.

Day 2 Sirmione & Lazise

After breakfast, join your Tour Manager for an included excursion to the historic town of Sirmione. One of the most popular resorts on the shores of Lake Garda, it is dominated by a 13th century castle and home to impressive Roman ruins. You'll also visit medieval Lazise, a picturesque town where you'll discover imposing walls dating back to the 14th century.  

Day 3 Trento & the Brenta Dolomites

Today we are heading first of all to Trento, a lovely town which boasts a dramatic mountain setting, surrounded by the southern part of the Alps and the Dolomites. There's time for a spot of shopping at the market here before you continue to Lake Molveno, which lies at the foot of the Brenta Dolomites. Enjoy a stroll around the Old Town, where you'll find a selection of cafés, restaurants and shops. 

Day 4 Northern Lake Garda

Enjoy a day at leisure in Arco, or why not join an optional tour giving you the chance to discover the western shore of Lake Garda. We'll head to Gargnano, which boasts a striking setting of historic villas, palazzos, beautiful churches, gardens and lemon groves. We'll then continue to Salò, the home of the Magnifica Patria, which was the headquarters of the Fascist Government of the Italian Social Republic. Traces of its past can be seen along the main streets of the elegant center, which is filled with buildings of great historical and artistic value, and sit alongside many boutiques and stores. After free time here we'll make our way back to the hotel, stopping off at the popular resort of Limone. Located at the mountainous northern end of Lake Garda, this picturesque town was once renowned for its lemon groves and we'll visit La Limonaia del Castel - the lemon-house - where we'll learn about the different kinds of citrus fruits that grow in the area. We'll round off our visit with a tasting of locally produced lemoncello and the dessert crema di limone, served with lemon biscuits.
We will then take the ferry back to Riva del Garda.​​

Day 5 Bolzano & the Renon high plateau

Today has been left free to spend just how you wish. Alternatively, why not join our optional​ excursion that takes you to the capital city of the South Tyrol, Bolzano. This is the gateway to the Dolomites, so exceptional views are assured. 
After a guided tour, you'll head to Oberbozen, where you'll board a train for a panoramic journey to Collalbo. Located in the Renon high plateau, which sits 1,000 metres above sea level, here more spectacular views are on offer as you discover the earth pyramids – a bizarre natural landscape of clay and rock spires.​

Day 6 Lake Tenno & Toblino

Join your Tour Manager for today's included excursion which begins with a scenic drive to the medieval hamlet of Canale and onwards to Lake Tenno. Admire the turquoise waters of this tranquil lake, which is surrounded by a terraced landscape of olive groves, vineyards and chestnut forests.
Next stop is Fiave, in the rural valley of Lomaso, and then it's on to Toblino, where you will enjoy a tasting of local wines, meat and cheeses before taking a stroll around the shores of the lake. A scenic highlight is the imposing Toblino Castle, which rises out of the water.

Day 7 Arco

Today has been left free for you to enjoy at leisure. Overlooked by an ancient hilltop castle, the town of Arco also boasts a picturesque Old Town and is home to the 15th century Sanctuary of Our Lady of Grace, so maybe you'll head out and explore at your own pace .
If you'd like to join an optional excursion and you're feeling active, we've two on offer today. A bicyle ride to lovely Lake Garda gives you another chance to take in its beauty. Or you might choose to go kayaking on the lake's calm waters.

Day 8 Verona/UK

​Your holiday comes to an end today as you transfer to the airport for your flight back to the UK.



Please note the 2020 itinerary will differ from that show here as the wine tasting at Hosteria Toblino will now be accompanied by a gourmet lunch.


Accommodation

Every hotel you will stay in on your holiday is hand-picked by us. We relish the challenge of finding the right accommodation for each and every tour, whether it's chosen for its location, its facilities or its downright quirkiness.

HIDE ACCOMMODATION ITINERARY

Day 1 - 7 :

Hotel Olivo
The small, family-run 3-star Hotel Olivo is perfectly located to the north of Lake Garda in the centre of the pretty, medieval town of Arco. Facilities at the hotel include a restaurant, bar and a small wellness centre. Bedrooms have private facilities, a mini-bar, safe and satellite TV.


Dates and Prices

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8 days

Wednesday 25 September 2019

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£859.00

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8 days

Wednesday 06 May 2020

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£836.28

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8 days

Wednesday 24 June 2020

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£882.28

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8 days

Wednesday 08 July 2020

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£899.10

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8 days

Wednesday 09 September 2020

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8 days

Wednesday 23 September 2020

£863.10

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WED 25 SEP 19

London (Gatwick)

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£999.00

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British Airways

Wednesday 25 September 2019

Departs

13:25 London (Gatwick)

Arrives

16:25 Verona (Valerio Catullo)

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British Airways - BA

Wednesday 02 October 2019

Departs

17:15 Verona (Valerio Catullo)

Arrives

18:20 London (Gatwick)

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British Airways

WED 06 MAY 20

London (Gatwick)

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£1,049.00

£965.08

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British Airways

Wednesday 06 May 2020

Departs

13:15 London (Gatwick)

Arrives

16:25 Verona (Valerio Catullo)

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British Airways

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British Airways - BA

Wednesday 13 May 2020

Departs

17:15 Verona (Valerio Catullo)

Arrives

18:20 London (Gatwick)

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British Airways

WED 06 MAY 20

Manchester

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£1,208.00

£1,124.08

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Jet2

Wednesday 06 May 2020

Departs

15:30 Manchester

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18:50 Verona (Valerio Catullo)

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Inbound
Jet2 - LS

Wednesday 13 May 2020

Departs

19:50 Verona (Valerio Catullo)

Arrives

21:10 Manchester

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Jet2

WED 24 JUN 20

London (Gatwick)

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£1,099.00

£1,011.08

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British Airways

Wednesday 24 June 2020

Departs

13:15 London (Gatwick)

Arrives

16:25 Verona (Valerio Catullo)

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British Airways

Inbound
British Airways - BA

Wednesday 01 July 2020

Departs

17:15 Verona (Valerio Catullo)

Arrives

18:20 London (Gatwick)

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British Airways

WED 24 JUN 20

Manchester

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£1,258.00

£1,170.08

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Jet2

Wednesday 24 June 2020

Departs

15:30 Manchester

Arrives

18:50 Verona (Valerio Catullo)

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Jet2

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Jet2 - LS

Wednesday 01 July 2020

Departs

19:50 Verona (Valerio Catullo)

Arrives

21:10 Manchester

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Jet2

WED 08 JUL 20

London (Gatwick)

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£1,139.00

£1,025.10

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British Airways

Wednesday 08 July 2020

Departs

13:15 London (Gatwick)

Arrives

16:25 Verona (Valerio Catullo)

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British Airways

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British Airways - BA

Wednesday 15 July 2020

Departs

17:15 Verona (Valerio Catullo)

Arrives

18:20 London (Gatwick)

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British Airways

WED 08 JUL 20

Manchester

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£1,298.00

£1,184.10

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Jet2

Wednesday 08 July 2020

Departs

15:30 Manchester

Arrives

18:50 Verona (Valerio Catullo)

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Jet2

Inbound
Jet2 - LS

Wednesday 15 July 2020

Departs

19:50 Verona (Valerio Catullo)

Arrives

21:10 Manchester

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Jet2

WED 09 SEP 20

London (Gatwick)

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£1,139.00

£1,025.10

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British Airways

Wednesday 09 September 2020

Departs

13:15 London (Gatwick)

Arrives

16:25 Verona (Valerio Catullo)

Operated by

British Airways

Inbound
British Airways - BA

Wednesday 16 September 2020

Departs

17:15 Verona (Valerio Catullo)

Arrives

18:20 London (Gatwick)

Operated by

British Airways

WED 09 SEP 20

Manchester

GUARANTEED

£1,298.00

£1,184.10

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Outbound
Jet2

Wednesday 09 September 2020

Departs

15:30 Manchester

Arrives

18:50 Verona (Valerio Catullo)

Operated by

Jet2

Inbound
Jet2 - LS

Wednesday 16 September 2020

Departs

19:50 Verona (Valerio Catullo)

Arrives

21:10 Manchester

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Jet2

WED 23 SEP 20

London (Gatwick)

£1,099.00

£989.10

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British Airways

Wednesday 23 September 2020

Departs

13:15 London (Gatwick)

Arrives

16:25 Verona (Valerio Catullo)

Operated by

British Airways

Inbound
British Airways - BA

Wednesday 30 September 2020

Departs

17:15 Verona (Valerio Catullo)

Arrives

18:20 London (Gatwick)

Operated by

British Airways

WED 23 SEP 20

Manchester

£1,258.00

£1,148.10

Available

Outbound
Jet2

Wednesday 23 September 2020

Departs

15:30 Manchester

Arrives

18:50 Verona (Valerio Catullo)

Operated by

Jet2

Inbound
Jet2 - LS

Wednesday 30 September 2020

Departs

19:50 Verona (Valerio Catullo)

Arrives

21:10 Manchester

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Prices are based on twin occupancy of a double or twin bedded room. Single occupancy supplements will apply. Travelsphere have made every effort to ensure the accuracy of the hotel images provided on this website and images of room types displayed may vary to those offered on your tour. Therefore due to the possibility of inadvertent errors we do not guarantee their accuracy. Hotels, airlines used and flight times are subject to change and will be confirmed in your final documents.

Optional Excursions

Experience even more of your destination by adding one or more optional excursions to your holiday before you set off. Right now is the perfect opportunity to do that – with everything booked and paid for you’ll have even more to get excited about and all you’ll need to think about while you’re away is having a great time.

By the way - look out for ‘Optional Excursion Packages’. For some holidays we’ve grouped a selection of excursions into a package which means you can make a saving when you book in advance.

Prices shown may vary according to departure date and are subject to change.  The full range of excursions will be detailed in your holiday information pack, sent approximately 15 weeks prior to departure.

Italy - Kayaking on Lake Garda

FROM £59.00

On arrival enjoy a welcome drink before joining a guided 2-hour kayak tour of the beautiful Riva del Garda.

Your kayak experience will be along the coast from the beach to Riva centre. You will pass by la Rocca castle, proceeding to the Western coast of the lake to the Ponale waterfall and back.

Kayak rental, wet suit hire & transfers are included.

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Italy - Western Shore of Lake Garda and Limone

FROM £49.00

We'll head to Gargnano that offers visitors a striking setting full of art and history, with its historic villas, palazzos, beautiful churches, gardens, and lemon groves. We'll then continue to Salò, the capital of the Magnifica Patria during the period of Venetian domination, and it was also the headquarters of the Fascist Government of the Italian Social Republic. Traces of its prestigious past can be seen along the main street in the elegant historic center full of buildings with great historical and artistic value, and with many boutiques and stores. After some free time here, we will make our way back stopping at the popular resort of Limone. Located at the mountainous northern end of Lake Garda, the town was once renowned for its lemon groves. Here we will board the ferry for Riva del Garda.
¾ day – moderate walking

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Italy - Bike tour to Lake Garda

FROM £39.00

Explore the local area on a guided half day bike ride. Travel from Arco to Torbole and Riva on Lake Garda. Bike rental and a helmet are included as well as a local guide.

Departing from the village of Arco you will take the cycle path along the River Sarca to Torbole. On the way to Riva del Garda you will have time to stop in one of the many cafes along the lake before travelling back inland to Arco.

Total distance approx 18 km

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Italy - Bolzano and the Renon High Plateau

FROM £59.00

Join us on a visit to Bolzano, the capital of the South Tyrol and gateway to the Dolomites. A guided tour will introduce you to the city's sights and you'll take in some exceptional views, so be sure to have your camera at the ready. Next we'll travel to Oberbozen and board a train for the panoramic journey to Collalbo. Located in the Renon high plateau, more spectacular views are on offer as you discover the earth pyramids – a bizarre natural landscape of clay and rock spires.
¾ day – Moderate walking - Scenic

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