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Lake Garda

Imagine a tranquil lake surrounded by lush olive groves, vineyards and orchards, and you’ve got Lake Garda. Relax at the water’s edge or revel in the buzz of the glamorous resorts that enliven this historic region. And for an intense hit of history Verona and Venice are just a stone’s throw away.

What's included

  • Scheduled flights from Gatwick with British Airways or similar scheduled airline
  • Overseas transfers and other transportation
  • 7 nights’ accommodation on a half-board basis
  • The services of a Travelsphere Tour Manager
  • All airport taxes, security charges, UK Airline Passenger Duty, all state and local taxes, plus ATOL protection fee.

Included holiday highlights

  • Explore your beautiful surroundings at Lake Garda including visits to Garda town
  • Board a ferry to Sirmione where you will have time to explore

Optional excursions

  • Discover sights including St Mark’s Square and the Doge’s Palace in the unique floating city of Venice (full day)
  • Journey through the dramatic Alpine scenery of the Dolomites (full day)
  • Historic Verona - where you can view Juliet’s balcony, which appears in Shakespeare’s tragedy Romeo and Juliet (three-quarter day)
Today you will depart on your scheduled flight to Verona, then transfer to the Lake Garda resort of Riva del Garda. You’ll receive a warm welcome upon arrival at the lovely Hotel Benacus, your home for the next seven nights. Why not take a stroll around your new surroundings before dinner at your hotel this evening.
To help you get acquainted with your surroundings, today we’ve included a fabulous full-day exploration of Lake Garda. Join us as we show you some of the beauty spots of this beautiful lake, which is surrounded by lush olive groves, vineyards and citrus trees. Stopping off at one of the many delightful resorts, why not take a look around the shops or simply sit with a glass of wine and enjoy the spectacular scenery. Also included on today’s tour is a relaxing cruise on the lake.

Your resort is well positioned for some excellent sightseeing so you might find yourself tempted by our superb programme of optional excursions during your stay.
There is nowhere else on earth quite like this extraordinary city of canals, palaces and Renaissance architecture, and today’s full-day optional tour will introduce you to many of its most famous sights. In St Mark’s Square you will find two of the most important buildings in Venice, the Doge’s Palace, once home to the Venetian rulers, and the Basilica di San Marco with its Romanesque carvings and beautiful mosaics. Take a walk over the Rialto Bridge, one of Venice’s most famous sights, and watch the activity of the boats on the Grand Canal below, or maybe you’ll decide to take a gondola ride through the maze of canals and bridges.

Before you return to your hotel, there’s time to discover your own Venice as you take a stroll around the narrow lanes and delightful hidden squares, check out the elegant boutiques or take a seat and enjoy the view from a pavement café.
We have left today free for you to enjoy at leisure. Riva del Garda is a popular lakeside resort with a lively historic centre and many tempting cafés, bars, shops and restaurants. Its lovely promenade and picturesque harbour are great places to take a gentle stroll with waterfront cafés where you can sit and watch the boats as they come and go.

You may choose to relax by the pool at your hotel or take advantage of the shuttle service to the lakefront and marina.
Today we offer a full-day optional tour of the Dolomites. You’ll journey through dramatic Alpine landscapes where you can view this rugged range of mountains which stretch from Lake Garda to the Austrian border and reach a height of 11,000 feet. They really are a spectacular sight, so remember to take your camera.
Enjoy a further day at leisure to explore at your own pace. You may choose to take a lovely lakeside walk or simply take the time to relax.
After breakfast today join your Tour Manager and Local Guide on an optional three-quarter-day excursion to one of Italy’s most beautiful and historic cities – Verona. Admire Piazza Bra, an impressive square decorated by ornate fountains and dominated by the magnificent Roman Arena, which is the third largest in the world. You’ll continue through to Piazza Erbe, the old Roman forum, where nowadays you will find a large open-air market selling an assortment of local produce, and be sure to visit the famous balcony which featured in the Shakespeare tragedy Romeo and Juliet. There’s plenty of time to stroll around and browse in the varied selection of shops in Via Mazzini, or why not sit for a while at a pavement café and just enjoy the view.
Your holiday comes to an end today as you transfer to the airport in Verona for your flight back to the UK.

Please note: To maximise your enjoyment of this holiday a certain amount of walking is essential.

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.

Dolomites

Dolomites

from £51

Remember to your camera on this full-day excursion into the Dolomites mountain range. Offering some of the world's most beautiful mountain scenery, you'll discover a dramatic Alpine landscape of vertical walls of rock and sheer cliffs surrounding green forested valleys. Quite simply breathtaking.

Full Day - Minimal Walking - highly recommended

Verona

Verona

from £50

The city of Verona is known the world over as the setting of the Shakespeare tragedy Romeo and Juliet. Tourists flock here to see Juliet’s balcony but there are many more reasons to visit as the whole city is steeped in history. A stroll through its well-preserved medieval centre will take you to Piazza Bra which is dominated by the imposing Roman Arena – the third largest in the world, which hosts a celebrated opera festival each summer. Browse chic boutiques, relax in a café or head to Piazza Erbe, the old Roman forum where you’ll now see open-air markets selling all kinds of local produce.

3/4 Day - Moderate walking - Historic and Cultural Interest!

Prebookable Package

Prebookable Package

from £162

You can save money and enhance your holiday with this pre bookable excursion package...

Dolomites / Venice / Verona

Venice

Venice

from £70

There is nowhere on earth like this extraordinary city of canals, palaces and Renaissance architecture. See many of the main sights on our full day excursion. Visit St.Marks Square, where you will find two of the most important buildings in Venice, the Doge's Palace, once home to the Venetian rulers and the Basilica di San Marco with its Romanesque carvings and beautiful mosaics.

Take a walk over the Rialto bridge, one of Venice's most famous sights located in the heart of the city, an ideal spot to watch the activity of boats on the Grand Canal below. Enjoy a stroll around the hidden Piazzas or perhaps relax on a gondola ride through the network of canals.

Full Day - Moderate Walking - A must see!
The 3-star Hotel Benacus is ideally located in reach of Malcesine.

Hotel facilities include a restuarant, bar, a swimming pool and a garden. Bedrooms have private facilities, safe, mini-bar, hairdryer and a TV.

Benacus Hotel - Riva del Garda

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 are subject to change and will be confirmed in your final documents.

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Wednesday 14 October 2015

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Wednesday 16 September 2015

8 Days

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Wednesday 16 September 2015

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Wednesday 16 September 2015

8 Days

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Wednesday 16 September 2015

8 Days

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