|Travel by Express Coach|
|2 Included Excursions|
The Dolomites feature some of the most beautiful mountain scenery in Italy, and this stunning mountain range in the northern Italian Alps will serve as the backdrop to our excellent holiday. We’ll discover a number of fantastic Christmas markets, travelling to Bressanone, Bolzano and Merano to enjoy the festive stalls.
With its mixture of vertical walls, sheer cliffs and high density of narrow, deep and long valleys, the Dolomites mountain range is absolutely out of this world. We can admire the stunning scenery here to our hearts’ content during our holiday, as well as taking in splendid Italian Christmas markets.
The first Christmas market we’ll visit will be in Bressanone, where we’ll find a picturesque market nestled around the local cathedral and surrounded by the town’s historical buildings. Take in the tempting scents, wonderful sights and exciting atmosphere, before we make our way on to Bolzano, the famous home town of Otzi the Iceman. In Bolzano, we can explore the festive market, situated in amongst the town’s beautiful Gothic and Romanesque architecture.
Our final excursion will take us to Merano, located in South Tyrol at the entrance to the Passeier Valley. Indulge in some of the delicious festive treats sold at the stalls at the Christmas markets, inhale the aromas of cinnamon and winter spices and buy souvenirs of your stay, or treat family and friends at home to some very special Christmas gifts!
Day One - Depart UK
In the morning of day one, we’ll make the journey from the UK to Fondo, which will see us travelling via Calais. From there, we’ll travel through the night on our overnight express coach.
Day Two - Arrive in Fondo
We arrive in Fondo late morning and have time to settle into our hotel, the Hotel Lady Maria, for our first night in this charming Italian town. (D)
Days Three to Five - Fondo
We'll spend another three days in wonderful Fondo, enjoying three included excursions during our time there to make the most of the festive season. We’ll explore the Dolomites with a grand tour, as well as taking trips to the excellent Christmas markets in Bressanone, Bolzano and Merano. (B,D)
Day Six - Depart Fondo
As our holiday draws to a close, we’ll say goodbye to Fondo and will travel to Calais. (B)
Day Seven - Arrive in UK
We’ll then return to the UK via Calais, and will take the coach back to our local joining points.
Welcome drink on arrival
Enjoy a welcome drink on arrival.
Full Day: Merano and its Markets
We’ll have a wonderful day taking in the superb festive sights in Merano. The Merano Christmas Market comes complete with amazing decorations that feature bright lights and fully decorated Christmas trees, and we’ll be able to buy all sorts of treats while we’re there. With local delicacies and hand-crafted gifts to choose from, this Christmas market is sure to astound us.
Full Day: Bressanone and Bolzano Markets
Christmas is a time for traditions, family celebration and… markets! Like every year, as Christmas nears, many cities and villages in Trentino transform into charming winter wonderlands, illuminated with festive lights and adorned with wonderful decorations. The Bolzano and Bressanone markets will be a treat to explore, with their squares filled with wooden chalets offering handcrafted products, traditional foods, gift ideas and much more.
Full Day: Visit to the Grand Dolomites
The Dolomites feature an incredible variety of diverse landscapes, from lush valleys to towering peaks, as well as breath-taking panoramas at every turn. These beautiful mountains offer endless opportunities for exploration on our coach tour, as we take in the splendid scenery here and stop for a number of photo opportunities!