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Unwind in the picturesque surroundings of Lake Garda

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2023 Tour code: 23LES

About the tour

Unwind in the picturesque surroundings of Lake Garda and soak up the rich culture of Italy on an unforgettable rail escape that sees you exploring pretty lakeside towns as well as the elegant cities of Verona and Venice.

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Itinerary

Day 1 - London & Turin

Meet at London St Pancras and join the Eurostar service to Paris. Here, change trains and continue to Turin for an overnight stay.

Includes
  • Dinner
Day 2 - Garda

Leaving Chambéry behind, you take the train to Milan and transfer to the town of Garda, on Lake Garda, the scenic base for your holiday.

Includes
  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 3 - Malcesine

Today you take a scenic cruise across the sparkling lake to Malcesine, another picturesque town 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. From here, you can admire the views over the lake and surrounding Alpine peaks.

Includes
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4 - Garda

Today is free to explore Garda. At the southern end of the town is the Rocca di Garda, an outcrop of cliffs on the shoreline, once home to a 5th century fortress until it was destroyed by the Venetians. You could also take a walk along the wonderful lakefront promenade with its fabulous al fresco eateries. Alternatively, you could visit neighbouring Bardolino, a delightful town famed for its full-bodied reds, and its annual wine harvest festival.

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  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5 - Verona

Travel by coach to Verona, the historic 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 stunning architecture. On a guided city tour, you see the Roman Arena - an impressive amphitheatre that is now used as an open-air opera house. Continue to Juliet's balcony at Casa di Giulietta and see the magnificent city gates before returning to Garda.

Includes
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6 - Garda

With another free day, you may like to visit Isola del Garda. The biggest island in Lake Garda, it's dominated by an impressive neo-Gothic villa and is just a short boat ride away. The island is owned by the Cavazza family, and its gardens are full of unique flowers and local plants as well as pine, cypress, acacia and lemon trees.

Includes
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7 - Venice

Today you visit luminous Venice to explore the wonderful 'floating city' of dozens of small islands in a shimmering lagoon, linked by narrow canals and pretty bridges. Take a boat trip along the Giudecca Canal to St Mark's Square, the heart and soul of the city. From here you set out on a walking tour, seeing the evocative Bridge of Sighs, the Doge's Palace and the ornate St Mark's Basilica. This afternoon, continue exploring at your own pace. Steeped in a unique blue-green light, there is beautiful art and architecture at every turn. Maybe relax in one of the atmospheric squares, with a prosecco or Aperol Spritz, overlooking one of the romantic canals. Venice has some excellent 'chichetti bars' serving tapas-style snacks and sandwiches - ranging from stuffed green olives and parma ham, to crispy fried sardines or grilled cheese with sun dried tomato on toasted ciabatta.

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  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 8 - Sirmione

Today you enjoy a relaxing cruise to pretty Sirmione, a peninsula on the southern shores of Lake Garda. You have time to explore this charming town bursting with history and famous for the medieval Scaligero castle at its entrance, with a fortress and drawbridge. Just outside the centre of this enchanting town you'll find the Roman Grottoes of Catullus, ruins of an ancient Roman Villa. Sirmione's ancient charm, and its enticing array of cafés, shops, and restaurants, adds an authentic and laid-back Italian atmosphere.

Includes
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 9 - Chambery

This morning you leave Garda and transfer to Peschiera by coach. Here, you join the train to Chambery for an overnight stay.

Includes
  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 10 - London

Leaving Chambery, take the train to Paris, where you join the Eurostar back to London St Pancras.

Includes
  • Breakfast

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.

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Hotel Centrale, Garda

Hotel Centrale, Garda

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4.2 stars4.2 / 5 · 103 reviews

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Mrs Jane Wilkins

3 stars

Submitted 29/Oct

Disruption on Eurostar impacted return journey. Arrived St Pancras 12 45 am, missed connecting train home had to stay night in London. Garda hotel listed as 4 star, but more 3 star. Food plentiful but just adequate in quali

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Mr Michael Edwards

5 stars

Submitted 29/Oct

A brilliant trip combining visits by ferry to Malchesine and Simione with day trips to Verona and Venice. Enough free time to arrange wine tasting expeditions and to climb or take cable cars up mountains.

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J Holden

5 stars

Submitted 29/Oct

The whole holiday was superb - the geographical location, the hotels, the meals, the excursions and the tour manager.

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Peta

4 stars

Submitted 25/Oct

The vouchers should be redeemable during the stay and not during limited hours.

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Richard Bagley

5 stars

Submitted 24/Oct

Excellent holiday. Good variety of interesting excursions to Verona & Venice and free time to explore on your own. Hotel Centrale in Garda is clean & comfortable and feels like a family run hotel, with friendly helpful staff.

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M Stocks

5 stars

Submitted 24/Oct

Excellent organisation; lovely accommodation; thoroughly enjoyable experience - both on the journey and during the stay in Garda.

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