Lake Garda is the largest of Italy’s freshwater lakes and as you would expect the surrounding scenery is spectacular. Picturesque villages and historic towns dot the landscape with breathtaking scenery at every turn!
We stay at the lakeside town of RIVA DEL GARDA, dramatically situated beneath sheer cliffs on the north-west tip of Lake Garda. During the holiday you will have two free days to explore the town which is full of charm, history and culture. The old quarter has a character all of its own with winding streets, museums and a medieval fortress! There are also beautiful beaches, a promenade and lovely lakefront boulevard where boats depart for scenic cruises.
VENICE is enchanting and has a magical atmosphere and is somewhere everyone dreams of visiting at least once. This floating city is made up of 117 small islands separated by picturesque canals, linked by iconic bridges and romantic gondolas. Discover the winding streets that lead to many hidden piazzas, the most famous being St Marks with its stunning basilica. The coach will transfer you to Peschiera where you will board the train to Venice. At Venice station we will be met by a local guide and board a private boat to St Marks Square. From here you have a guided walking tour followed by free time to explore. Later your evening meal will be served in a local restaurant before returning to our hotel by train and coach.
At the southern end of Lake Garda is the pretty town of SIRMIONE, its situated at the endof a long peninsula with medieval town-walls, a moated castle with drawbridge. The quaint narrow streets and Piazza’s are full of vibrant colour and buzzing with life.
North of Riva lie the BRENTA DOLOMITES NATURE PARK, an area of outstanding natural beauty. This journey into the mountains takes us past beautiful scenery, stunning lakes and peaceful villages. So keep your cameras at the ready to capture the magnificent views along the way.