Join goWightaway for a Gold Tour to Italy’s beautiful Lake Garda and enjoy stunning excursions to Verona and Venice.
The tour features a packed programme, visiting Verona, the famous setting for Romeo & Juliet, with a half day guided tour of the city, as well as a ‘Southern Lakes’ Scenic Tour to Sirmione, Desenzano & Salo on the south of the Lake. You will also have two free days to explore and enjoy the local area.
With a whole range of hotels on Lake Garda to choose from, and due to the grand size of the Lake, our suggestion is the Bardolino resort situated on the South of the Lake which has great options for days out that are not too far.
You will be staying at the 4 star Parc Hotel Gritti which is located within a stunning lakeside location in the wine producing resort of Bardolino. It is ideally situated for the wonderful destinations you will be visiting and also for exploring Lake Garda irself. This outstanding Hotel has a Mediterranean style feel to it and has no less than three restaurants which offer meat and fish specialities, gluten free dishes and organic specialities.
On your free days you can enjoy the various pools available; the outdoor pool with a patio, spoil yourself in the wellness centre with an indoor pool or relax in the sauna and Turkish Bath. By night there are two bars to choose from, which includes the Piano Bar featuring entertainment on certain evenings.
A short stroll from the hotel will bring you to the heart of Bardolino with it’s cafes, shops and bustling marina. Thursday is Market Day and the promenade through to the whole resort is brought to life by this fantastic market.
Taxi Pick Up from Home
Half Board With Continental Breakfast
En-Suite Bathroom – Continental Twins and Some Doubles
All Rooms are Air Conditioned
LCD TV With DVD, Minibar With Free Soft Drinks, Luxury Toiletries & Hairdryer
Upgrade to Balcony Room £24pp
Upgrade to Privilege Room £84pp
2 Bars & 3 Restaurants – Farewell Speciality Dinner with Antipasta & Italian Specialities
Complimentary Afternoon Tea & Cakes Every Day (Main Hotel)
Wi-Fi And Lift Available
Optional Venice Day Tour with River Taxi – £25
Your goWightAway Holiday Includes
Return Coach Travel With Allocated Seats, Taxi Pick Up
Return Channel Crossing
Overnight Hotels – Fixed Menus Both Ways
6 Nights Main Hotel – Half Board
Italian Speciality Dinner One Evening
Live Entertainment (On Some Evenings)
Full Day Lake Garda Tour And Boat Trip
Full Day Tour To Verona With Guide
Optional Full Day Tour To Venice With River Taxi (£25 Per Person)
Services Of Your Dedicated Driver & 24 Hour Assistance
Single Occupanny Supplement £20pn
Day 1 – 2 After taxi pick ups from home and local pick-ups in Portsmouth, we cross to France, travelling to our overnight Mercure Hotel in Saarbrucken in Germany which includes a fixed menu dinner. We continue to the Swiss Alps , soaking up the fantastic scenery on our journey. We will arrive in Italys Lake Garda late afternoon.
Day 3 At leisure in the resort, the Hotel is a 5 minute stroll to Bardolino, one of the loveliest places on Lake Garda. Catch one of the frequent and inexpensive Lake Boats across from your resort and enjoy the Market Day in Salo or take a longer cruise to the North of Lake Garda under the majestic beauty of the Alps.
Day 4 Today there is an optional excursion to the most romantic city in the world: Venice. St Marks Square, the Rialto Bridge and the Galleria dell’Accademia on the Grand Canal await. £25pp including Water Taxi.
Day 5 Todays included excursion is to Sirmione, Desenzano and Salo on the south of the lake which are very special resorts. Sirmione is a medieval Spa town on a peninsula jutting into the lake with a rich and artistic heritage and Roman ruins. We continue by boat to Desenzano, one of Gardas most vibrant and fashionable resorts- try Vivaldis Ice Cream! The day ends in Salo which has an amazing history, in WW2 it was the ‘Republic of Salo’ home of Mussolini and the SS which you can learn about in the local museum. It has the longest and most beautiful promenade on the lake.
Day 6 Free day in the resort to enjoy the facilities of the hotel, maybe relax on one of the sun loungers by the pool.
Day 7 Today we visit the beautiful city of Verona with quaint streets, ancient squares, an amazing intact Roman amphitheatre where they still show operas today, some very high end shops and most famously- Romeo and Juliets balcony. There is a guided half day tour included as well in order to really soak up the atmosphere of this ancient city.
Day 8 – 9 We start our journey through the Brenner Pass back to our overnight hotel on the German Border before continuing home the next day.
Conditions and Advice
A Valid 10 Year Passport And Valid Travel Insurance Is Required On This Tour
IOW Tours can offer Travel Insurance at £20- Please ask for more details
Fixed Menu At Over Night Hotels.
Meals As Described At Main Hotel