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Lake Garda, Venice and Verona

Overview

Travel by Coach
1 Included Excursions
  • Discover the scenic landscape surrounding Lake Garda
  • See the sights in Venice and Verona
  • Take in the picturesque towns and villages along the lakeside

We travel to sunny Lake Garda, where we’ll enjoy a superb holiday taking in the very best of the scenery, history and culture that Northern Italy has to offer. Staying at the Parc Hotel Oasi, we will be situated less than a mile from the lake and the location in Garda puts us within easy reach of fantastic restaurants, bars and other local amenities.
Over the course of the holiday you will have opportunities to take both included and optional excursions to some of the most popular destinations in Italy. The included excursions take us on a tour of Lake Garda’s northern shores to visit the picturesque villages that surround that side of the water.

We’ll also visit the nearby cities of Venice and Verona, which are absolutely packed with historic attractions. Famous for being the setting of two Shakespeare plays, Verona is teeming with centuries old buildings and influences from many different empires and republics that have ruled the city. Meanwhile, in Venice, we’ll be able to wander along the canals and marvel at the architecture in the city’s gorgeous centre.

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Itinerary

Day One - UK to France
On the first day of our holiday, we’ll travel from our local joining points across to Calais and on to France for an overnight stay.

Day Two - France to Garda
We’ll then travel on to Garda, arriving at the Parc Hotel Oasi, where we’ll be spending our holiday. (B,D)

Day Three to Eight - Garda
Over the next six days, we’ll call Garda home and our driver and resort representative will be on hand to help make your stay as enjoyable as possible. Included excursions are a tour of northern Lake Garda and day trips to the historic cities of Venice and Verona. The other days are free to enjoy at leisure with a number of the lake’s main attractions within easy reach of the hotel, there are also a number of optional excursions available. Details of these are available in the Excursions & Extras tab. (B,D) 

Day Nine - Garda to France
Time to bid a fond farewell to Lake Garda as we travel to France for an overnight stay with dinner. (B,D) 

Day Ten - France to UK
On to Calais for our return journey to the UK and then home. (B)

Parc Hotel Oasi

This modern hotel is surrounded by vast parkland and olive groves and has a spacious garden and communal areas so guests can enjoy maximum relaxation. The large outdoor pool is perfect on a sunny day and the covered terrace will keep you cool while enjoying a col drink in the height of summer. The hotel has a modern restaurant with a very relaxed atmosphere and serves a fantastic buffet breakfast daily.


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The Local Area

Included Excursions

North Lake Garda Tour

Our holiday will begin with a fantastic north Lake Garda tour, which will take in the beautiful scenery and will take us to the delightful towns of Malcesine and Riva del Garda. 

In Malcesine, we’ll be able to take strolls through the pretty town centre, while Riva del Garda will give us a chance to explore some of the local history in the area.

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Optional Excursions

Borghetto sul Mincio and Mantova

Thought of as one of Italy's most beautiful villages, Borghetto is situated in a valley at the foot of the Visconti Bridge and is famous for its scenery. Nestled in the valley of the river Mincio, the village dates from ancient times and is rich with medieval architecture and buildings, such as the village's walls and gates.

After our time here, we continue to visit Mantova, a beautiful city in the Lombardy region. The city is the Italian Capital of Culture for 2016, and its historical Old Town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore at leisure to take in the many sights here.

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Evening At The Verona Opera

Enjoy an unforgettable evening at the Verona Opera with a dazzling performance at the ancient Amphitheatre. Be astounded by the incredible performance - sure to make for a memorable experience!

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Full Day: Lakes And Castles

We’ll enjoy a nice leisurely drive this morning, travelling through the Trentino region and admiring some stunning scenery along the way. We’ll make our way along the northern end of Lake Garda, passing the beautiful Lago di Toblino, as well as the pastel-coloured lake Lago di Tenno, which we’ll be able to enjoy a walk down to during a short break - don’t forget your camera!

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Limone Lake Cruise

While we’re in Lake Garda, we'll get to take a superb Limone Lake cruise to see the beautiful landscape of the North lake. The town of Limone is at the bottom of a 1000m high massif, and gives astounding views across the lake to the even higher mountains about the town Malcesine. This cruise will leave you awe-inspired by the stunning scenery at this end of the lake with the views of the mountains being some of the most fantastic in Italy.

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North Lake Garda Tour

Enjoy a fantastic north Lake Garda tour, which will take in the beautiful scenery and will take us to the delightful towns of Malcesine and Riva del Garda. 

In Malcesine, we’ll be able to take strolls through the pretty town centre, while Riva del Garda will give us a chance to explore some of the local history in the area.

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Sirmione Lake Cruise

Join us on a relaxing cruise along the shores of Lake Garda, the largest lake in Italy.

Sit back and enjoy a leisurely cruise around the island of Sirmione on the local tourist boat. Admire the sights of the stunning villa, which is owned by the opera singer Maria Callas. As well as this, we’ll discover the ancient Roman baths, known as the Grotee di Catullo, which are the largest Roman baths in the north of Italy, and the intriguing hot springs located 200 metres from the. We conclude our cruise at Scaliger Castle, where we disembark.

The attractive small town of Sirmione stands at the tip of the peninsula that bears the same name, on the south shores of Lake Garda.

Walking across the drawbridge, you will be met with spectacular views, interesting piazzas, narrow streets and a town filled with vibrant colours.

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Venice Gondola Ride

Experience Venice from its famous canals as we take an optional gondola ride. See the beautiful architecture, while travelling along these busy waterways and enjoying the pleasant atmosphere. Venice is well-known for its canals, which connect this floating city, and our optional excursion will give us a chance to admire one of Italy’s most beautiful cities from a different perspective.

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Venice Guided Walking Tour

Enjoy an excellent guided walking tour of the wonderful city of Venice, which is famous for its beautiful canals and stunning architecture. This historical city is filled with interesting places to visit and things to do and we’ll spend an enjoyable time exploring the area.

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Verona Guided Walking Tour

While we’re in Verona, we’ll be able to enjoy an excellent guided walking tour of the city to find out more about its past, and to see its best sights. With an expert guide, we’ll explore more of this wonderful location and will learn all about its heritage.

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