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Surrounded by mountains and lush woodland, Lake Levico is truly beautiful, and the town of Levico Terme is a quaint and charming resort. It was originally known for its thermal waters and is perhaps one of the most famous spa towns in Europe, and today it's still an unspoilt resort with crystal clear waters.
We'll take a tour of the Grand Dolomites for our first included excursion, discovering the diverse landscape this part of Italy is so well known for. This tour will allow us to take in the mesmerising views, and we'll have plenty of opportunities to take some fantastic pictures in order to remember our holiday for years to come.
Our next included excursion will take us to Lake Garda, Italy's largest lake and a popular holiday spot for many famous faces! We'll make our way to Limone on the northern side of the lake to enjoy a day of relaxation in this wonderful town.
For our final included excursion, we'll enjoy a day spent in Merano and Bolzano. Surrounded by mountains, these Alpine towns offer amazing scenery and quaint architecture.
Day One: UK to France
We'll make our way from the UK to France, via Calais, and will spend the night at a comfortable hotel.
Day Two: France to Lake Levico
In the morning, we'll continue our journey to Levico, arriving in this pretty spa town in the evening; We'll stay at the three-star Hotel Villa Flora for the next six nights. (B,D)
Days Three to Seven: Lake Levico
Take time to discover our pretty surroundings from our resort, situated on the east shore of Lake Levico. We'll take excursions to explore the Alpine towns of Merano and Bolzano, visit northern Lake Garda and marvel at the wonders of the Dolomites. You'll also have a number of days to explore Levico Terme and the surrounding lakes and stunning countryside, either at leisure or on one of our optional excursions.(B,D)
Day Eight: Lake Levico to France
Our holiday draws to a close today as we travel back to France for an overnight stay. (B,D)
Day Nine: France to UK
We'll return to the UK today, travelling via Calais and then continuing home. (B)
Welcome drink on arrival
Enjoy a welcome drink on arrival.
Welcome drink on arrival
Enjoy a welcome drink on arrival.
Hotel Villa Flora
This small, family run hotel is just a fifteen minute walk to the heart of Levico Terme. It offers a private garden with swimming pool and sun terrace, and also boasts a Wellness Centre.
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Full day: Bolzano and Merano
We’ll enjoy a superb excursion today, as we discover the Alpine towns of Merano and Bolzano. Beginning with Merano, we’ll visit this picturesque town in northern Italy, where we’ll find stunning medieval architecture, including fairy-tale castles, churches and narrow alleyways.
Generally best-known for its spa resorts, it is located within a basin, surrounded by mountains, at the entrance to the Passeier Valley. We’ll get to spend some time here, taking in the excellent sights and attractions during our excursion.
Onwards to Bolzano, where we can relax to our hearts’ content, while enjoying the amazing scenery to be found here. The Alpine views and many small shops we’ll be able to go into will mean we’re sure to have an excellent day here, as we’ll be able to take lots of holiday photos and can pick up some great souvenirs.
Be sure to take in some of the town’s great sights too, such as the statue of Walther von der Vogelweide on Walther Square, the South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology, the gothic Bolzano Cathedral and the Bolzano Victory Monument.
Full Day: Italian Dolomites
The Dolomites are one of the most beautiful mountain ranges in the world, with their sheer cliffs and long valleys. There are a wide variety of limestone formations in the Dolomites, making them incredibly important from a scientific standpoint as well, but the main draw for us will be the incredible views we’ll enjoy during our coach tour.
We’ll get to travel through a number of quaint villages on our Italian Dolomites tour, and so will be able to enjoy the local attractions there, too.
Full Day: Lake Garda
Riva del Garda is one of the most popular destinations on Lake Garda and is the only tourist resort located on the northern side of the lake.
Lake Garda cruise
Relax as we cruise on the beautiful waters of Lake Garda, which is the largest in Italy. The lake is surrounded on all sides by dramatic mountains that become even more imposing and dramatic when you get on the water. You'll also enjoy great views of the many beautiful resorts that dot the lake's shoreline on this fantastic cruise that you'll remember for a long time to come.
Lake Levico boat cruise
Small in comparison to some of the lakes of Northern Italy, Levico certainly compares to some of the most famous in the region in terms of its beauty. Much less affected by mass tourism than many others locally, this quaint lake is a throwback to a bygone era with fantastic Austrian inspired architecture and beautiful woodland. From the water level you'll have great views of the surrounding mountains and this is a great way to get to know the area we will be staying in.
Merano Guided Walking Tour
Enjoy an excellent guided walking tour of Merano, a charming Italian town. During our time here, we’ll be able to take in the splendid sights in this picturesque location, including the beautiful medieval architecture and the town’s castles, for which it is famous. We’ll get to learn more about Merano while we’re here as well, as our experienced guide takes us around the town to see the sights.
Wine Tasting in Asti
Asti, located in the Piedmont region of Italy, is known for producing some of the finest of Italy’s red wines, along with a number of popular white wines.
Explore the spectacular scenery, with fields filled with vineyards, hidden gems and quaint villages found throughout this amazing destination. We’ll journey through the heart of Asti in order to discover this famous winemaking region.
Nestling between the Langhe and Monferrato region, the Cantina Sociale di Canelli association has been producing these classic wines of Piedmont since 1933, bringing together over 200 vine-growers.
This wide assortment of products includes the most prestigious wines of the Asti area. There’s a unique system used here, with red wines being produced from the grapes of old vines. This region also produces light, fresh and fruity whites, as well as the traditional sweet and dry white wine known as the Asti Spumanti.
We’ll explore the winery of the Cantina, which stretches across two thousand square metres of land. During our time here, we’ll learn about the various processes that take place from the planting of grapes to the finished product, and will get to enjoy the flavours of the different varieties when we enjoy a few samples of these delicious wines.