Lake Garda

  • Days: 5
  • Nights: 4

Programme

1st Day: Garda Lake
Late afternoon arrival at Garda Lake, the largest of the Italian lakes, renowned since ancient times for its mild climate. Check in at the hotel located on the south or southwest of the lake or in the nearby locality. Dinner and overnight stay.


2nd Day: Sirmione and Verona
After breakfast, depart by private boat for an excursion along the lake to see the romantic peninsula of Sirmione, considered to be the pearl of the lake. Crossing the lift bridge we will enter its historical centre where we will see the Scaglieri Castle – an imposing fortress from the Middle Ages, and from the outside, the Catullo Grottoes and also explore the rest of this ancient Roman city.
Return to the hotel for lunch. In the afternoon we will visit the city of Verona made famous by the Shakespearian play – ‘Romeo and Juliet’. With our tour guide we will view the Basilica of Saint Zeno, the Arena, where the lyric art festival takes place every year, Delle Erbe Square, Delle Signorie Square and the Scaligeri Bridge. Late in the afternoon we will return to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.


3rd Day: Venice, ‘The Pearl of the Seas’
After breakfast, depart by bus for Tronchetto, where a private ferryboat will be waiting to take us to Saint Mark Square. Near the Ducal Palace, we will meet our tour guide to start the guided tour which will include visits to: Saint Mark Square and its Basilica, also known as ‘the Golden Church’, decorated with beautiful mosaics, the Bell Tower, the Ducal Palace, (a wonderful example of Venetian Gothic art), and the famous ‘Bridge of Sighs’, a covered bridge, so called, because of the sighs of prisoners who in the past, crossed it, on their way to prison. Lunch. Free time in the afternoon to enjoy the city on your own, walking along the canals, admiring the gondola, and perhaps stopping for a coffee at one of the many outdoor cafés in Saint Mark Square. Boat trip to Tronchetto and return to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.


4th Day: Discovering the lake
After breakfast, depart for Lake Garda. We will drive along the west and eastern coasts of the lake. Along these 165 Km. long coasts we can admire the lake waters in all their splendour, together with beautiful little towns such as Manerba del Garda, Salò, Gardone Riviera (a tourist locality renowned for its mild climate), Limone and finally Riva del Garda, where we will stop for lunch. In the afternoon we will also visit the town of Malcestine dominated by Monte Baldo with its medieval buildings (an ancient site, once inhabited by naval captains of the lake) and finally the Castle. Lastly we continue on to Brenzone, Torri del Benaco, Garda and finally Bardolino, renowned for its excellent red wine.
In the evening return to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.


5th Day: Departure
After breakfast departure from the hotel. End of our services.


Services included

- full board starting with dinner on the 1st day and ending with
breakfast on the 5th day
- 3 Stars hotel accommodation; rooms with private services
(classification of hotel according to the Italian standard)
- welcome drink upon arrival
- private boat trip for the lake tour (about 45 minutes) on the
2nd day
- half day guided tour of Verona (2 hours) on the 2nd day
- private boat,(round trip), from Tronchetto to Saint Mark
Square on the 3rd day
- boat tax access to the city of Venice on the 3rd day
- half day guided tour of Venice (2 hours) on the 3rd day
- full day tour escort service for the lake excursion on the 4th
day
- a personalized booklet with all relevant information necessary
for your stay
- our assistance throughout the whole stay
- all services specified in the above program

Services not included

- drinks
- entry fees to the sites
- bus tax access to the city of Venice on the 3rd day
- all services not specified in the above program

Upon request
4 stars hotel costs are also available



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