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Lake Garda & Trentino's Christmas Markets

 

Bolzano Christmas market stall
  • Overview

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    • Stay in charming Riva del Garda
    • Visit the amazing Trento Christmas Market
    • Explore the Christmas markets in Merano and Bolzano

    Lake Garda is a superb holiday location, with incredibly pretty surroundings and an excellent atmosphere to enjoy. In the winter months, the Riva del Garda, where we’ll be staying during our holiday, becomes the ideal base from which to make the most of the nearby Christmas markets. These will provide us with some superb shopping opportunities, and will give a festive, cheerful glow to our holiday. Read More

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    Christmas Market, Trento

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    During our time in Riva del Garda, we’ll stay at the Grand Hotel Riva, where we’ll enjoy all-inclusive accommodation comprising of a breakfast, lunch and dinner. 

    Our first Christmas market can be found in Trento. This Christmas Market is absolutely mesmerising, with its numerous wooden huts selling an assortment of Christmas wares, and the beautifully lit up square on which it is held. 

    Next, we’ll get to spend an entire day touring the Merano and Bolzano Christmas markets, which are packed with delightful chalet-style huts and have all kinds of Christmas shopping to enjoy. Whether we choose to buy something special for ourselves, or to get a loved one a gift while we’re away, these markets will have what we’re looking for.

    ADDED VALUE:

    Free tea, coffee, selected soft drinks, house wine and local beer between midday and midnight.
  • Itinerary

    ITINERARY

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  • The Hotel

    YOUR HOTEL


    Grand Hotel Riva

    • Grand Hotel Riva
    • Grand Hotel Riva

    The elegant Grand Hotel Riva is ideally located in the historic centre of Riva del Garda, offering breathtaking views of Lake Garda and the lush green area surrounding its banks. The hotel is contemporary in style with a modern twist and has all the comforts you would expect. The hotel boasts a splendid restaurant offering a panoramic view of La Rocca and the lake.

    • Lift
    • Bar
    • Panoramic restaurant
    • Spa
    • Rooftop garden terrace
    • Official 4-star rating
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  • Excursions & Extras

    INCLUDED EXCURSIONS


    Bolzano Christmas market stall
    Full Day: Merano and Bolzano Christmas Markets

    These two Christmas markets are second to none, and we’ll visit both on our holiday. The Merano Christmas Market will be our first port of call and will offer us the chance to explore the entire market to our heart’s content.

    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.

    As if this weren’t enough though, we’ll also visit the Bolzano Christmas Market, which is located in Bolzano city centre just a short distance from Merano. This Christmas market is just as impressive, and comes with Christmas trees wrapped in shimmering lights, as well as garlands and wreaths on all of the wooden huts.

    Christmas Market, Trento
    Full Day: Trento Christmas Market

    With over 70 wooden huts selling all manner of Christmas-themed goods and handcrafted wares, as well as many delicious cakes, delicacies and foods we’ll be able to enjoy there and then, the Trento Christmas Market is absolutely fantastic.

    Located on the Piazza Fiera and Piazza Cesare Battisti, the market is one of the city’s most popular winter events. We’ll visit for a full day, and will be able to buy Christmas decorations, gifts, and more, and there will be more than enough mulled wine and hot toddy to sample while we’re there!

    The twinkling lights and attractive scenery will certainly help to make this excursion all the more special.

    OPTIONAL EXCURSIONS


    Gondolas in Venice
    Full Day: Venice

    Venice is one of the most historical cities in Italy, having a fascinating heritage which is matched with amazing architecture and an excellent atmosphere. We’ll New Year’s Eve in Venice so we can discover this beautiful city.

    With so many attractions to explore, we'll have plenty to take in, as we’ll be able to go shopping on Rialto Bridge and the Piazza San Marc, where some of the best shops are located. As well as this, there’s always the canals to take walks along, and attractions such as the Scuola Grande di San Rocco, Palazzo Ducale, St. Mary of the Friars church, and Saint Mark's Basilica to look forward to, as well as many other sights.

What's included

  • Luxury Grand Tourer coach travel
  • Four nights all inclusive accommodation in resort
  • Overnight stays on outbound and return journeys with breakfast included
  • Porterage
  • Two included excursions
  • One optional excursion
Grand Hotel Riva

Grand Hotel Riva

The elegant Grand Hotel Riva is ideally located in the historic centre of Riva del Garda, offering breathtaking views of Lake Garda and the lush green area surrounding its banks. The hotel is contemporary in style with a modern twist and has all the comforts you would expect. The hotel boasts a splendid restaurant offering a panoramic view of La Rocca and the lake.

Learn more about the hotel

Grand Hotel Riva

  • Grand Hotel Riva
  • Grand Hotel Riva

The elegant Grand Hotel Riva is ideally located in the historic centre of Riva del Garda, offering breathtaking views of Lake Garda and the lush green area surrounding its banks. The hotel is contemporary in style with a modern twist and has all the comforts you would expect. The hotel boasts a splendid restaurant offering a panoramic view of La Rocca and the lake.

  • Lift
  • Bar
  • Panoramic restaurant
  • Spa
  • Rooftop garden terrace
  • Official 4-star rating
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