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Lake Garda, Italy

Lake Garda in Style

9-day itinerary from £1,140 pp incl. flights

Summary

Short description

Soak up the romance of Italy with this luxury Lake Garda escape

Highlights

  • Fall head over heels for Verona as you discover the historic delights of this pretty city
  • Indulge in the top-class amenities and picturesque surrounds of a luxury lakeside hotel
  • Relax on the shores of the glittering Lake Garda
  • Explore Lake Garda's quaint towns
  • Enjoy the world-class wines of Garda's many vineyards

In Brief

  • 1 Night Verona
  • 7 Nights Gardone Riviera

About

Recommended for:
Food & wine | Relaxation | Summer

Ease your way into the Italian lake region with this leisurely, 9-day tour. Take in the gateway to Garda with an overnight stay in Verona - a city drenched in romantic history - before heading to the four star Grand Hotel Gardone for a week-long luxury stay on the shores of the glittering lake itself. Here, dramatic mountains backdrop picturesque towns, verdant vineyards and the deep blue of Italy's largest lake. Days are free to be spent how you wish, so from lounging in the hot Italian sun to exploring every inch of Lake Garda's pretty shorelines, you'll have plenty of time to relax into lazy lake-side life.



Day by day itinerary

Day 1
Verona

Begin your holiday as you mean to go on – in style. After a short flight from the UK you will arrive in Verona and transfer to Hotel Giulietta e Romeo. Check in your bags and spend the rest of the day exploring this remarkable city. Engulfed in romance, it's no wonder that Verona's pretty piazzas and maze-like cobblestones were Shakespeare's setting of choice for his world-renowned romance Romeo and Juliet. Wander the quaint streets to get your bearings before enjoying an Italian feast to celebrate your first night. Whether it be pizza or pasta, take it outdoors and indulge in some alfresco dining to make the most of the warm evening air.


Stay: Hotel Giulietta e Romeo (Superior)

Day 2
Verona to Lake Garda

Get your fill of the breakfast buffet before heading out to soak up more of Verona's stunning sights. This morning, you have the option of partaking in a guided tour of the city, or perhaps you'd just like to explore at your own pace. Whatever you choose, make sure to channel your inner Romeo as you look up at that famous balcony on your visit to the House of Juliet, be swept back in time by the imposing site of the Roman amphitheater (The Arena), and savour an iced coffee in one of the city's sun-soaked squares. Having crossed Verona off your list, next up are the tempting waters of Lake Garda. Grab your bags and transfer to the beautiful Grand Hotel Gardone – a firm favourite of the late Winston Churchill –  for a real taste of Garda luxury. 

Stay: Grand Hotel Gardone Riviera, Lake Garda (Superior)

Meals: B

Day 3
Lake Garda

Today your holiday in the lakes truly begins. Soak in your surrounds as you spend the day indulging in all that this luxury hotel has to offer. Whether pool or lakeside, relax as you bask in the hot Italian sun. To fully embrace the Lake Garda setting, opt for a sun lounger out on the hotel's picturesque solarium-terrace – there's nothing quite like cooling off with a dip in the breathtaking blue of the Garda. Later, to kick off holiday living properly, why not treat yourself to a massage in the hotel's spa? This evening, after a day of pampering, check out the a la cart menu at the on-site restaurant Il Giardino dei Limoni. Dining here is a candle-lit affair and consists of locally sourced, seasonal dishes, making for the perfect setting to begin your romantic Garda escape. Suitably full from the delicious Italian cuisine, head to Winnie's Piano Bar for a nightcap and toast Garda to the elegant sounds of the bar's grand piano.

Stay: Grand Hotel Gardone Riviera, Lake Garda (Superior)

Meals: B

Days 4-8
Lake Garda

This is the ideal leisurely lake holiday – with this itinerary you will be treated to five more nights in the welcoming arms of the Grand Hotel Gardine, allowing you to revel in all that the pretty lake setting has to offer. Nearby the small town of Salò beckons with it's historic centre and lengthy promenade. Or, perhaps escape to the peace and quiet of the perfectly manicured Hrushka Botanic Gardens, an oasis within an oasis. To satisfy your inner oenophile, a trip to a local vineyard is a must. And, to complete the food and wine holiday experience, the olive oil farms that line the shores here produce some of the best olive oil in Italy - pair your wine with some bread and oil for the ultimate in Italian living, the real dolce vita. If you want to venture further afield to make sure that you leave with no sight unseen, the hotel's very own pier has great ferry routes, perfect for exploring Garda's glittering waters and postcard-perfect shorelines. 

Stay: Grand Hotel Gardone Riviera, Lake Garda (Superior)

Meals: B

Day 9
Depart

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast buffet at the Grand Hotel Gardone before transferring back to Verona ready for your onward flight to the UK. 

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9-day itinerary from £1,140 incl. flights

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