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Lake Garda at Christmas


Enjoy the beauty of Lake Garda and its surrounds at Christmas

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2020 Tour code: GVX21

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Days 1-2 - London and Lake Garda

Meet at our dedicated Departure Office in London St Pancras and take the Eurostar to Paris, continuing to Lyon for the night. On Day 2 we continue to our hotel on the shores of Lake Garda, where we settle in with a welcome drink before dinner.

  • Day 1 - Dinner
  • Day 2 - Breakfast, Dinner
Day 3 - Exploring Verona

Discover the ancient city of Verona today on a guided tour. This city, famous for being the setting of Shakespeare's 'Romeo and Juliet' is filled with incredible history, spectacular architecture, and a myriad of shops, caf├ęs, and restaurants. On our guided tour, we see Verona's Roman Arena, a colosseum that is now used as a theatre for operas and plays. We also visit Juliet's Balcony and the statue of Juliet. Your afternoon is free to continue exploring Verona.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Verona In Winter
Days 4-5 - Christmas in Italy

We enjoy Christmas Eve with a journey on 'the Castle Train' from Mezzolombardo to Caldes. Named for the amount of atmospheric castles that the train passes, this journey is a truly beautiful insight into the spectacular scenery of the Italian Dolomites. Afterwards you have some free time in Caldes, perhaps to enjoy the sights of the town or see the castle. We continue to Trento to enjoy the Christmas Market, set in the Piazza Fiera and the Piazza Cesare Battisti. From mid-November right through to the beginning of January charming wooden huts are home to an array of handcrafted Christmas delights and treats. Tonight, we indulge in a traditional Italian Christmas dinner, complete with Pannetone and Pandoro.

On Day 5 it is Christmas Day and after a relaxing morning, we enjoy a traditional turkey Christmas lunch with all the trimmings. Perhaps you might like to take a scenic walk around Bardolino this afternoon before a free evening.

  • Day 4 - Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 5 - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Trento Christmas Markets
Days 6-7 - Venice and Sirmione

Discover the beautiful 'Floating City' of Venice today, with a trip to this iconic destination which was once the heart of a mighty republic. Enjoy some time to explore its labyrinthine streets, or visit the magnificent St Mark's Basilica. For a bird's eye view of the city, why not go up the wonderful Campanille?

On Day 7, we travel to Sirmione, situated on a peninsula jutting into the waters of Lake Garda. Here, you can discover the delightful Old Town, guarded by a picturesque castle.

  • Day 6 - Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 7 - Breakfast, Dinner
Grand Canal, Venice
Days 8-9 - Home

After breakfast this morning, we head to the station for our train to Turin, where we have some free time before dinner. We spend the night here, and after breakfast on Day 9, we continue to Paris in time for our Eurostar train back to London.

  • Day 8 - Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 9 - Breakfast