Out and about in the north of Italy
Nov 02, 2017 · By Lorna Heatley
Lake Garda is one of northern Italy’s most famous, and favourite, tourist spots, and how could it not be?Read more
2020 Tour code: SRL20
About the tour
Known as the 'Pearl of the Lake', picture-perfect Sirmione is perched on a peninsula on the southern shore of Lake Garda. On this exceptional tour we visit Verona, a wine estate of Valpolicella, Malcesine, and iconic Venice, for a guided tour of this incredible 'Floating City.'
We meet at our dedicated Departure Office in London St Pancras International today. Leaving on the Eurostar to Paris, we travel in Standard Premier Class. We continue by TGV high-speed rail to Chambéry, where we overnight.
On Day 2 we continue to Lake Garda. We arrive at the southern end of Lake Garda, where the lakefront is almost sea-like and inviting beaches line the shores of the wide expanse of water. Our destination is the charming town of Sirmione, situated on a peninsula jutting into the lake. Surrounded on three sides by water, Sirmione is one of Lake Garda's most peaceful towns.
We spend seven nights at the 4-Star Hotel Continental, overlooking the lake. Located close to Sirmione's centre, the Hotel Continental offers a wonderful setting and superb service for our stay, and our host Giovanni will be on hand to make your time here as enjoyable as possible.
Please Note: For Departures SRL2010 & SRL2009a you will overnight in Turin instead of Chambéry.
Hotel Continental, Sirmione
83% of travellers would recommend this tour
Based on 54 verified reviews
Submitted Nov 08, 2019
I very much enjoy the tour but my enjoyment was spoiled by the fact that two people who clearly were unsuited to a tour which involved changing trains and with a 700 metre walk over cobbles to get between the nearest coach pickup point had apparently been told that they would have no problem with this tour. It also involved our rep. and another passenger taking their luggage for them.
Mrs L Beech
Submitted Aug 09, 2019
Excellent organisation. Information well communicated. High quality hotels and food. Interesting excursions.
Mrs C Robjohns
Submitted Jul 05, 2019
Very well organised. Every thing excellent, tour manager, transport arrangements, visits
Mr K Appleton
Submitted Jun 29, 2019
An exceptional tour, at a superb location and an excellent hotel.
Mr R Sparrow
Submitted Oct 29, 2018
Excellent tour, hotel and tour manager, and others in our party.
Mr J Crosby
Submitted Oct 11, 2018
Good hotel, very pleasant co travellers , fabulous weather, good side trips,, good food and Sue was excellent
Enjoy excursions to Venice and Verona