Italian Lakes & Mountains

From £996.55
Duration 8 Days
Departures from May 2020 - Sep 2020
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From £996.55
Duration 8 Days
Departures from May 2020 - Sep 2020
Tour Overview

​The scenery is the star of this northern Italy holiday, beginning with your delightful hotel in the pretty, medieval town of Arco. Your discoveries start with a tour of Sirmione, one of the most popular resorts on Lake Garda’s shores, and home to Roman ruins. Explore the medieval town of Lazise and lovely Trento with its dramatic mountain backdrops, before continuing onto beautiful Lake Molveno. Some leisure time allows you to make your own discoveries, or you can join an optional excursion, visiting Gargnano, Saló and Limone, where you can indulge in tasting of limoncello. A scenic drive will take you to the medieval hamlet of Canale and onwards to Lake Tenno, surrounded by olive groves, vineyards and chestnut forests, then there’s a treat in store in the form of a gourmet lunch and wine-tasting at Hosteria Toblino in the Lomaso valley.  ​

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  • meals icon Half Board
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Your Holiday Includes

  • Return flights from Gatwick with British Airways
  • 7 nights half board in a 3-star hotel
  • 15 meals: 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 7 dinners and welcome drink
  • Travelsphere Tour Manager and Specialist Local Guide
  • Overseas transfers, other transportation and porterage
  • Audio Guide

Included Holiday Highlights

  • ​​Visit historic Sirmione and Lazise ​
  • Trento, Lake Molveno and the Brenta Dolomites
  • ​Lake Tenno and Lake Toblino 
  • Hosteria Toblino gourmet experience ​​

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.

Meals included: D

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.  

Meals included: B,D

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. 

Meals included: B,D

Day 4 Arco - at Leisure

Enjoy a day at leisure in Arco, or why not join our optional tour discovering the western shore of Lake Garda. We'll head to Gargnano, which 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 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 centre, which is full of buildings with great historical and artistic value, as well as 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 and we'll visit La Limonaia del Castel - the lemon-house - where we'll learn about the different kinds of citrus fruit 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.​

Meals included: B,D

Day 5 Arco - at Leisure

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.​

Meals included: B,D

Day 6 Lake Tenno & Lake 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 the Hosteria Toblino. Here, you'll enjoy a gourmet lunch made by chef Sebastian, using the best quality produce. You'll also enjoy a tasting of local wines in the company of a sommelier, who will explain how your food and wines are paired.​ You can then take a stroll around the shores of Lake Toblino. A scenic highlight is the imposing Toblino Castle, which rises out of the water.​

Meals included: B,L,D

Day 7 Arco - at Leisure

Today has been left free for you to enjoy at leisure. Overlooked by an ancient hilltop castle, the town of Arco 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.

Meals included: B,D

Day 8 Verona - UK

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

Meals included: B

Accommodation

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 twin or double beds, private facilities, air-conditioning, a mini-bar, safe and satellite TV.

Prices shown are based on twin occupancy of a double or twin bedded room with private facilities unless otherwise stated. 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.