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Lake Garda & Little Trains of the Dolomites


A relaxing week on the shores of Lake Garda

8 days From £999 per person

2020 Tour code: 20GDF

About the tour

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.


What’s included


Day 1 - London to To Lake Garda

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.

  • Dinner
Day 2 - The Castles Train

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.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Days 3-4 - Limone on 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.

  • Day 3 - Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 4 - Breakfast, Dinner
Day 5 - Bolzano and the earth pyramids

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.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Earth pyramids
Day 6-7 - Mendola Funicular Railway

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.

  • Day 6 - Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 7 - Breakfast, Dinner
Day 8 - To London

Transfer to Verona for your flight home.

  • Breakfast
Flight home

Additional information

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.


Club Hotel La Vela, Torbole Sul Garda

Club Hotel La Vela, Torbole Sul Garda

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Mendola Funicular Railway
Renon Heritage Railway
The Castles Train

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Lake Garda & Little Trains of the Dolomites

A relaxing week on the shores of Lake Garda


Lynne Broadley
Helen Laverack
Luke Simpson