Lake Garda, Venice & Verona

Spectacular mountain scenery and pastel coloured villages reflecting in the tranquil waters of Lake Garda are complemented by the architectural jewels of Venice and romantic ambience of Verona on this enchanting tour in the North of Italy.

Highlights

  • Day trip to Venice to include St. Mark’s Square and Basilica
  • Day trip to Verona of Romeo and Juliet fame
  • Full day exploring beautiful Lake Garda both on land and by boat
  • Day tour of the Dolomites – with some of the world’s finest alpine scenery

What is Included

  • Return flights Dublin/Milan
  • One checked in bag max 20 kg
  • Transfers and coaching as per itinerary
  • 7 nights accommodation 3*/ 4* hotel, sharing, on a half board basis
  • All entrances as per itinerary
  • Tour Manager throughout

What is Not Included

  • Single room supplement – on request
  • Lake View rooms supplement subject to availability at the relevant supplement
  • Optional cable car ride during the Dolomites tour (approx. €20) which is payable locally
  • Travel insurance €38.00 (+ 66 years – double premium)

Itinerary Details

Day 1 – Arrive in Lake Garda

Fly from Dublin to Milan Bergamo. On arrival transfer to one of the delightful lakeside resorts of either Malcesine or Riva del Garda, both beautifully surrounded by lofty peaks, situated at the more scenic north end of the lake. The rest of the day will be spent at leisure, allowing you time to settle into the hotel and start exploring if you wish.

Day 2 – Tour of Lake Garda

Today we will have a tour of the lake, passing through some lovely, typically Italian villages complete with tiny harbours clinging to the shoreline with the mountains behind. We call at Salò and then to delightful town of

Sirmione at the lake’s southern tip.

Day 3 - The Dolomites

Today we head north to the stunning Dolomite Mountains the result of geological activity some 230 million years ago, giving them a gorgeous pink and lime-green hue. We have plenty of stops today as well as the opportunity to ascend on a cable car (subject to seasonal operation) to enjoy panoramic views of the whole area.

Day 4 - Free Day

Today is a free day to explore at your leisure.

Day 5 – Venice, Classic or Undiscovered

After an early breakfast we take the drive to Venice, unique, caught in a time warp and as culturally rich as any city can be. We will take a walking tour during which we will see St Mark’s Square and its Basilica, the Campanile, Doge’s Palace together with countless other places of interest (Classic tour).

If you've been to Venice before, perhaps join us on our tour of (Undiscovered) Venice with a local guide and explore the less-visited places that are just as intriguing. See the Santa Maria della Pietà church and the adjacent orphanage where Vivaldi taught music

Day 6 – Free day

Today you are free to explore as you wish – take a stroll around the port, a little shopping, a boat cruise on the lake? For the more energetic you could walk along the lakeside or simply catch up on some reading.

Day 7 – Verona, Classic or Undiscovered

Verona is one of the most beautiful and pleasant cities in Italy and today we have a guided walking tour in order to appreciate it at its best, discovering its hidden side too. This afternoon is free so you can explore as you wish, or you could go shopping. Italy is inextricably linked with fashion, style and chic, and Verona has some lovely shops.

For those who have been to Verona before, our ‘undiscovered’ tour is the best way of seeing a different side of this city, including many hidden cultural and architectural gems that most visitors never see.

Day 8 – Return home

Transfer to the airport for return flight to Dublin.

Accommodation

3* Hotel Brione - Riva del Garda

The Hotel Brione is centrally located. All 80 rooms offer complimentary wireless Internet access, TVs with satellite

channels. This smoke-free hotel features a restaurant, outdoor pool (seasonal) and a bar/lounge

4* Hotel Europa - Riva del Garda

This lakefront hotel is located in the centre of Riva del Garda, with unrivalled views of the historic port.

All rooms offer complimentary wireless Internet access and flat-screen TVs. This hotel features a

bar/lounge and swimming pool (seasonal).

Proposed Flights

Carrier

From / To

Departure Time

Arrival Time

Ryanair

Dublin / Bergamo

06.15 hrs.

09.40 hrs.

Ryanair

Bergamo / Dublin

10.05 hrs.

11.40 hrs.

Dates & Prices

Start Date

End Date

Hotel

Price PPS

Mon 13 May 2019

Wed 20 May 2019

Brione 3*

€889.00

Mon 19 Aug

Mon 26 Aug

Brione 3*

€1,089.00

Mon 16 Sept

Mon 23 Sep

Brione 3*

€1,119.00

Mon 13 May

Wed 20 May

Europa 4*

€1,079.00

Mon 19 Aug

Mon 26 Aug

Europa 4*

€1,189.00

Mon 16 Sept

Mon 23 Sep

Europa 4*

€1,139.00

Note: other departure dates and hotels on request

Important Information

How to reserve a place(s): a completed booking form with deposit of €250.00 (+ cost of insurance if required) per person - payment by cash/cheque/debit or credit card - should be sent directly to MAP Travel. The balance will be due 10 weeks prior to departure - payment by cash/cheque or debit card only.

In conjunction with Riviera Travel