We will stay at the 4* Hotel Royal. This is located approximately a 5 – 6 minute walk from the beach in Riva del Garda. All rooms are well appointed. There is an outdoor pool – open in the Summer season only.
The hotel features pretty gardens with a sun terrace and bar. Riva del Garda town centre is a pleasant 15 – 20 minute walk away.
Day 1 – depart from your local area and travel by coach for the crossing to the Continent. After clearing Customs formalities we continue to our overnight stopover in France / Germany.
Day 2 – after an early breakfast we continue our journey to Lake Garda arriving at our hotel during the evening. Accommodation has been reserved for 5 nights on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis.
Day 3 – today we have included a Lake Garda circular tour taking in the shoreline of lemon groves and the capital of Lake Garda – Garda. At the southern end the shoreline narrows giving a fjord-like quality to the scenery. The trip includes trip to Malcesine. As well we have included a boat trip on the lake.
Day 4 – today we have a wonderful included excursion to Venice. Enjoy the famous sights including the Bridge of Sighs, St Mark’s Square and the Doges Palace. Take a walk over the Rialto Bridge – an ideal spot to watch the activities of the boats on the Grand Canal below.
Day 5 – today we take you to Verona – one of Italy’s most beautiful and historic cities. Don’t miss the impressive square – Piazza Bra – with its ornate fountains and delightful pavement cafes dominated by the Magnificent Roman Arena – the third largest in the world. Continue through to Piazza Erbe – the old Roman Forum where nowadays you will find a large open-air market selling an assortment of local produce. As well browse around the various selection of shops in Via Mazzini or even visit the famous balcony featured in Shakespeare’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’.
Day 6 – day at leisure.
Day 7 – after breakfast it is time to bid a fond farewell. We make our way to our hotel in France / Germany where our final overnight stopover has been included on a bed and Continental breakfast basis.
Day 8 – continue our journey home arriving back later on.