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Fantastic scenery, and spectacular Venice and Verona

10 days From £1,299 per person
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Book your 2021 holiday before 31st October and you can transfer your holiday for free - no questions asked. T&C's apply

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2021 Tour code: 21LES

About the tour

Explore the charming towns and villages surrounding Lake Garda by rail and boat, and enjoy excursions to the elegant cities of Verona and Venice

Highlights

What’s included

Itinerary

Days 1-2 - London, Chambéry & Malcesine

Meet at our Departure Office at London St Pancras and take the Eurostar to Paris. Continue by high-speed train to Chambéry for the night. On Day 2, travel by rail to Milan, taking a coach transfer to Malcesine on arrival. At this narrow stretch of Lake Garda, the lake resembles the Norwegian fjords, with dramatic cliffs rising steeply from the edge of the water. Your base is the nearby Hotel Sole, which boasts an incredible spot right on the shores of Lake Garda.

Includes
  • Day 1 - Dinner
  • Day 2 - Breakfast, Dinner
Malcesine
Days 3-4 - Limone & Malcesine

Cruise across Lake Garda to Limone, a beautiful town famed for its lemon trees. Limone was only accessible by boat until 1932 when the first road was built, and still retains its air of authenticity and seclusion. You are free to explore the narrow lanes and picturesque waterfront.

Day 4 is free for you to relax at the hotel and take a dip in the pool. Alternatively, why not explore Malcesine, one of the most picturesque towns on Lake Garda? Discover its medieval centre, clustered around the attractive harbour and 14th-century Scaligero Castle, or hop on the cable car running from the town to the top of nearby Monte Baldo. Here, admire the views over the lake and surrounding Alpine peaks.

Includes
  • Day 3 - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 4 - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Limone
Days 5-6 - Verona & Malcesine

Travel by coach to Verona, the city in which Shakespeare's 'Romeo and Juliet' is set. Straddling the Adige River, this handsome destination is a UNESCO World Heritage site thanks to the diversity and historical value of its architecture. The remains of Verona's Roman-era origins are still present, and on your guided tour, see the Roman Arena - an imposing amphitheatre built in the 1st century AD that's now used as an open-air opera house - Juliet's balcony at Casa di Giulietta, and the magnificent city gates.

Day 6 is free to spend as you wish; perhaps visit Isola del Garda. The biggest island in Lake Garda, it's dominated by an impressive neo-Gothic villa and can be reached only by boat. The island is owned by the Cavazza family, and its gardens are rich in unique flowers and local plants as well as pines, cypresses, acacias, lemon trees, magnolias and agaves.

Includes
  • Day 5 - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 6 - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Verona
Day 7 - Venice

Visit Venice today to explore the famous 'Floating City', which is actually made up of 118 small islands sat in shimmering lagoons linked by canals and bridges. Enjoy a boat trip along the Giudecca Canal to St Mark's Square, the heart and soul of the city. From here, set out on a walking tour, seeing the evocative Bridge of Sighs and St Mark's Basilica, renowned for its encrusted mosaic marble carvings.

This afternoon, continue exploring at your own pace. Venice is entirely car free, making exploration by foot or gondola easy and pleasurable. Steeped in architectural wonder and artistic beauty at every turn, enjoy jaw-dropping splendour, from the Gothic magnificence of the Doge's Palace to the Scuola Grande di San Rocco, which features a collection of Tintoretto paintings.

Includes
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Venice
Day 8 - Sirmione

Enjoy a relaxing cruise to pretty Sirmione, on the southern shores of Lake Garda, to explore this charming town bursting with history. Famous for its majestic Scaligero Castle, a 13thcentury medieval port castle, boasting captivating views from its battlements. Just outside the town are the wellpreserved Roman Grottoes of Catullus, ruins of an ancient Roman Villa situated on the tip of the Sirmione Peninsula. Sirmione's ancient charm coupled with an array of cafés, shops, and restaurants, lend it an authentic and laid-back Italian atmosphere.

Includes
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Sirmione
Days 9-10 - Turin and London

Head to Peschiera by coach where you join the train to Turin for the night. On Day 10, board the high-speed train to Paris, where you join the Eurostar back to London St Pancras.

Includes
  • Day 9 - Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 10 - Breakfast
Eurostar

Additional information

Please note

Please note that while every departure of this tour will feature the same excursions, the order may differ from that shown above.

Departure times

Provisional departure and return times, where available, can be found together with dates and prices by clicking on the 'Prices & Availability' button. We will write to you around 10 weeks before your departure date with the precise meeting times for your tour 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.

Hotel

Hotel Sole

Hotel Sole, Malcesine

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Reviews

91% of travellers would recommend this tour

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Mr P Clayden

Submitted 11/10/2019

2nd time with you and both times we were impressed with tour managers, hotels and food. Angela our manager was always available, friendly and professional especially when my wife had serious injury and required assurance.

Mr R Varley

Submitted 12/07/2019

Tour manger was superb. Very friendly tour group. Two free days on programme welcome. Slight disappointment with size of hotel and room, but didn’t detract from overall holiday enjoyment.

Mr A Joyner

Submitted 22/05/2019

I had a fantastic holiday with Rail Discoveries. Tour manager, hotels, location, excursions, all brilliant. Already planning next year's holiday with them.

Anonymous

Submitted 22/05/2019

Good balance of organised outings and free time in beautiful locations

Anonymous

Submitted 21/05/2019

Mainly because the weather wasn't very good.

Anonymous

Submitted 15/05/2019

Everything exceeded our expectations

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