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Unwind in the picturesque surroundings of Lake Garda

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10 days From £1,299 per person
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2022 Tour code: 22LES

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 and the elegant cities of Verona and Venice.

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Itinerary

Day 1 - London & Chambéry

Meet at London St Pancras and join the Eurostar service to Paris. Here, change trains and continue to the city of Chambéry for an overnight stay in a local hotel.

Includes
  • Dinner
Day 2: Malcesine

Leaving Chambéry behind, you take the train to Milan. From here, you transfer to Malcesine on the shores of iconic Lake Garda, your scenic base for your holiday. At this narrow stretch of the lake the waters almost resemble the Norwegian fjords, with dramatic cliffs rising steeply from the edge of the water. You enjoy great views from your lakeside hotel, your home for the next seven nights.

Includes
  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 3 - Limone

Enjoy your first introduction to Lake Garda today as you take a scenic cruise across the sparkling waters of the lake. You sail to Limone, a beautiful town built on a rugged cliffside, famous for its fragrant lemon trees. Limone was only accessible by boat until 1932 when the first road was built, and the town still retains a unique air of seclusion. You're free to explore the narrow lanes and picturesque waterfront here - perhaps visit the pretty pebble beach or relax with a drink outside a welcoming pavement café.

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  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Limone
Day 4 - Malcesine

Today is free. You could choose to spend the day relaxing at the hotel, and maybe taking a dip in the pool. Alternatively, you could head out and explore Malcesine itself, discovering a place known as one of the most picturesque towns on Lake Garda. Discover its charming medieval centre, clustered around the attractive harbour and the 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 5 - Verona

Travel by coach to Verona, the historic city in which Shakespeare's iconic '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 your guided city tour, you see the Roman Arena - an imposing amphitheatre built in the 1st century that's now used as an open-air opera house. You continue to Juliet's balcony at Casa di Giulietta, and see the magnificent city gates before returning to Malcesine.

Includes
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6 - Malcesine

Today is free; perhaps head out and visit Isola del Garda. The biggest island in Lake Garda, it's dominated by an impressive neo-Gothic villa and is found just a short boat ride away. 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. You could happily spend a day exploring here and admiring the beautiful surroundings.

Includes
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7 - Venice

Visit Venice to explore the 'Floating City'. Enjoy a boat trip along the Giudecca Canal to St Mark's Square, the heart of the city. Set out on a walking tour, seeing the evocative Bridge of Sighs and St Mark's Basilica. Later, continue exploring at your own pace. Steeped in architectural wonder and artistic beauty, 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. You could relax with a glass of prosecco in a bar overlooking one of the canals.

Includes
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 8 - Sirmione

Enjoy a relaxing cruise to pretty Sirmione, on the southern shores of Lake Garda. You have time to explore this charming town bursting with history and famous for majestic Scaligero Castle, a 13th-century medieval castle that boasts captivating views from its battlements. Just outside the town are the well-preserved 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
Day 9 - Turin

Bidding farewell to Malcesine, you Head to Peschiera by coach. Here, you join the train to the handsome city of Turin, with its grand boulevards and historic architecture. You spend the night here in a local hotel.

Includes
  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 10 - London

Leaving Turin, you 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.

Hotel

Hotel Sole

Hotel Sole, Malcesine

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Mr P Clayden

5 stars

Submitted 11 Oct 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.

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Mr R Varley

5 stars

Submitted 12 Jul 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.

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Mr A Joyner

5 stars

Submitted 22 May 2019

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

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Mrs H Cowin

5 stars

Submitted 31 Oct 2018

Excellent hotel, excellent tour manager, excellent guide in Verona. A good amount of free time. An overnight stop in Turin, which we had never visited before - and which we would like to return to.

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Mrs M Jackson

4 stars

Submitted 17 Oct 2018

excellent apart from the last day

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Mr T Miller

5 stars

Submitted 27 Sep 2018

Everything about the holiday was wonderful.

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