Holiday Itinerary Italian Lakes and Mountains

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. (D)

Day 2 Sirmione and 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 14thcentury. (B, D)

Day 3 Trento and 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. (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 that 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 it was 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 center full of buildings with great historical and artistic value, and also with 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. Here we will board the ferry for Riva del Garda.​​ (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.​ (B, D)

Day 6 Lake Tenno and 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 Toblino, where you will enjoy a tasting of local wines, meat and cheeses before taking a stroll around the shores of the lake. A scenic highlight is the imposing Toblino Castle, which rises out of the water. (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 also 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. (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. (B)

Meals included B = Breakfast. L = Lunch. D = Dinner

Departure dates and prices 2020 Italian Lakes and Mountains

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9 Sep 2020 Gatwick £1139 9 Sep 2020 Manchester £1298

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Beautiful Lake Garda

Lake Garda

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Italian Lakes and Mountains

Holidays by Air 8 Days 2020

​Prices from £1139

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.

Italian Lakes & Mountains

What's Included

  • 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 ​​

Accommodation

Hotel Olivo: Day 1 - 7

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 private facilities, a mini-bar, safe and satellite TV.

Hotels are subject to change and will be confirmed in your final documents.

Optional Excursions

Experience even more of your destination by adding one or more optional experiences to your holiday before you set off. Take a look below at the extra trips you can enjoy on this tour.

Italy - Kayaking on Lake Garda from £59

Enjoy a guided 1.5 - 2 hour kayak tour of the beautiful Riva del Garda.

Your kayak experience will be along the coast from the beach to Riva centre. You will pass by la Rocca castle, proceeding towards the Western coast of the lake and back.

Kayak rental, wet suit hire & transfers are included.

Italy - Western Shore of Lake Garda and Limone from £49

We'll head to Gargnano that 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 it was 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 center full of buildings with great historical and artistic value, and with 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. Here we will board the ferry for Riva del Garda.
¾ day – moderate walking.

Italy - Bike tour to Lake Garda from £39

Explore the local area on a guided half day bike ride. Travel from Arco to Torbole and Riva on Lake Garda. Bike rental and a helmet are included as well as a local guide.

Departing from the village of Arco you will take the cycle path along the River Sarca to Torbole. On the way to Riva del Garda you will have time to stop in one of the many cafes along the lake before travelling back inland to Arco.

Total distance approx 18 km

Italy - Bolzano, Collabo and the Renon high plateau from £59

Join us on a visit to Bolzano, the capital of the South Tyrol and gateway to the Dolomites. A guided tour will introduce you to the city's sights and you'll take in some exceptional views, so be sure to have your camera at the ready. Next we'll travel to Oberbozen and board a train for the panoramic journey to Collalbo. Located in the Renon high plateau, more spectacular views are on offer as you discover the earth pyramids – a bizarre natural landscape of clay and rock spires.
¾ day – Moderate walking - Scenic


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