Lake Garda is Italy’s largest and most popular lake, with picture-postcard views of serene water offset by the dramatic Dolomites. Riva Del Garda, which will be our base, is a lively resort, situated at the mountainous Northern tip of the lake, packed with cafés and restaurants.
We stay in the striking 4 star* Grand Hotel Riva, just a few minutes’ walk from the lake beach. Overlooking the water, this well-situated hotel offers modern en-suite rooms complete with air-conditioning, TVs and WiFi. The hotel also boasts Turkish Baths, a wellness area and a splendid restaurant which offers panoramic views of the lake and the Venetian castle, known as La Rocca.
Excursions will include a trip 2240 meters up into the Dolomites, for the spectacular views from the Pardoi Pass. We will also travel to Venice, where you can sip coffee in St Mark’s Square or enjoy views of the Grand Canal from the famous Rialto Bridge. Other excursions include a trip to Verona, which boasts Romeo and Juliet’s balcony, the picturesque lakeside village of Sirmione and a trip up the Malcesine Revolving Cable Car. As well as all of this, you will have free time to relax by the lake, take a boat trip or just enjoy the hotel’s fantastic amenities.
Our outward journey includes a stay in historic Strasbourg and our journey homeward includes a free day and overnight stay in the beautiful ancient German city of Koblenz on the Rhine.