Lake Garda & Little Trains of the Dolomites
Spend a relaxing week on the shores of Lake Garda, and experience charming lakeside villages, as well as the dramatic peaks of the Dolomites from delightful mountain railways.
Fly from London to Verona, where you transfer by coach to Torbole, at the northern end of Lake Garda. Here, check into the Hotel Club La Vela for a 7-night stay.
Sit back and relax as you join the 'Castles Train' for the journey from Mezzolombardo to Caldes, enjoying spectacular views of the Dolomites and castles lining the route. The train passes through stunning scenery before arriving in Caldes, where you visit the restored 13th-century castle that dominates this quaint town. Continue to the mountain resort of Madonna di Campiglio, before returning to Lake Garda.
Make the short walk to the lakefront to join the local ferry service to Limone, a delightful fishing village on the western shores of the lake. Enjoy time here to explore before boarding the ferry to Malcesine, on the opposite side of the water. In Malcesine why not enjoy lunch, explore the castle, or take the cable car to the top of Monte Baldo? Afterwards, sail north back to Torbole, enjoying beautiful scenery along the way. Day 4 is at leisure in Torbole.
Journey to the stylish town of Bolzano, which perfectly combines Germanic influences, with its native Italian style; lunch could be the perfect opportunity to sample the excellent local Apfelstrudel on offer. After free time, take the cable car to Soprabolzano before joining the historic Renon Narrow-Gauge Railway for the journey to the mountain village of Collabo. Here, you can see the 'earth pyramids', stunning natural rock formations.
Today you are at leisure in Torbole. On Day 7, head to the village of San Antonio to join the Mendola Funicular. Journey to the top of the Mendel Pass, enjoying wonderful views over the Dolomites as you climb to the summit. After some time to take in the scenery, continue to the village of Mezzocorona for a wine tasting at a local wine estate, before returning to Torbole.
Transfer to Verona for your flight home.
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Please note: This tour may be suitable for reduced mobility passengers, please call for further information.
A relaxing week on the shores of Lake Garda