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Unwind in the picturesque surroundings of Lake Garda

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10 days From £1,599 per person

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 & Chambéry

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

Includes
  • Dinner
Day 2 - Garda

Leaving Chambéry behind, 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

Cruise along the 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 do 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 visit the impressive Gothic Palace and Palazzo dei Capitano - the main hub of activity in Garda where you'll find an array of charming al fresco eateries. Alternatively, you could head further afield to Limone, a beautiful town built on a rugged cliffside and known for its fragrant lemon trees and pretty pebble beach.

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 a 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. 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, perhaps make a visit to 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 boast plenty of unique flowers and local plants as well as pine, cypress, acacia and lemon trees.

Includes
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7 - Venice

Visit Venice to explore this famous Floating City. Enjoy a boat trip along the Giudecca Canal to St Mark's Square, the heart of the city, ahead of a walking tour that includes 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. End your day relaxing with a glass of prosecco in one of the bars overlooking the water.

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 the majestic Scaligero Castle - a 13th-century medieval castle boasting captivating views from its battlements. Just outside the town you'll find 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 Garda, transfer to Peschiera by coach. Here, join the train to the handsome city of Turin, home to grand boulevards and historic architecture, for an overnight stay.

Includes
  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 10 - London

Leaving Turin, 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 Centrale, Garda

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4.3 stars4.3 / 5 · 85 reviews

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Harry --

5 stars

Submitted 3/Oct

A well run, well documented and good value holiday.

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B Partington

1 stars

Submitted 3/Oct

1 star - Great trip let down by the fact that we are still waiting for compensation for a cancelled train that was promised over a month ago. Rail Discoveries get your act together please

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Sal Cooper

4 stars

Submitted 1/Oct

Lake Garda is a wonderful destination. The hotel is in a good central position, is comfortable, with good food and excellent service. Travelling for 2 days to get there is tiring, but worth the effort.

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D Spice

5 stars

Submitted 29/Sep

All hotels were very good.Main hotel' The Centrale' i cant fault (except pack lunches), excellent, varied food.Rob Herd did an excellent job as tour manager and a lovely part of italy to visit

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Edward Evans

5 stars

Submitted 27/Sep

We really enjoyed our autumn trip to Lake Garda. We had the benefit of a first class tour leader and we enjoyed staying at the small hotel situated right in the centre of Garda.

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MRS PATRICIA MOBLEY

5 stars

Submitted 26/Sep

Very good value for money, interesting excursions and excellent hotels. A very efficient tour manager, all organisation very good.

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