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Lake Garda at Christmas


Enjoy the beauty of Lake Garda and its surrounds at Christmas

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2019 Tour code: GVX20

About the tour

One of our favourite Italian destinations takes on a festive twist as we enjoy the beauty of Lake Garda and its surrounds at Christmas. Enjoy a beautiful train journey through the Dolomites, iconic cities, and the wonders of Italy's most famous lake on this wonderful tour.


What’s included


Days 1-2 - To Lake Garda

Meet your Tour Manager at our dedicated Departure Office in London St Pancras to take the Eurostar to Paris. From here, we continue by rail to Chambery, where we overnight. After breakfast on Day 2, we walk to the nearby station and continue to Bardolino where we settle in with a welcome drink before dinner.

Please Note: For Departure GVX2001 you will travel on Day 1 by rail from Paris to Lyon where you will then transfer by coach to your hotel in Chambery.

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

Discover the stunning and 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, cafés, 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 at leisure 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. After some free time in Caldes, perhaps to enjoy the sights of the town or see the castle, we coach to Trento to enjoy the Christmas Market, set in the Piazza Fiera and the Piazza Cesare Battisti. Tonight, we indulge in a traditional Italian Christmas dinner, complete with Pannetone and Pandoro. On Day 5 it is Christmas Day - dedicated to food and relaxation. During your day at leisure, enjoy a traditional turkey Christmas lunch with all the trimmings.

  • 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 Basillica. For a bird's eye view of the city, why not go up the wonderful Campanille? On Day 7, we travel to Sirmione, on the shores 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

Additional information

Departure times

Provisional departure and return times, where available, can be found together with our dates and prices by clicking on the 'Prices & Availability' button. We write to all booked customers approximately 10 weeks prior to the start of their tour to advise the exact departure and return time for their particular group.

Mobility information

Due to the nature of our tours they are generally unsuitable for those with restricted mobility. If you’d like to discuss any particular holiday with us in this respect, then please don’t hesitate to call us.


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