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Enchanting Lake Garda

(Tour code: 17DES)Beautiful lakeside scenery and vibrant romantic cities

Unwind against the tranquil backdrop of sparkling Lake Garda on your relaxing rail break. Based in Desenzano, enjoy exciting excursions to picturesque Sirmione, Verona, and timeless Venice.


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Tour Highlights
  • Chambery
  • Excursion to Verona and a guided tour
  • Cruise to stunning Sirmione
  • Excursion to Venice and a guided tour
  • Desenzano
  • Boat trip along the Giudecca Canal
What’s Included (Full details)
  • Standard Class Rail
  • 3* Hotel Accommodation
    Breakfast Every Day
    Selected Evening Meals
  • Optional Bag Concierge
  • Cruise To Sirmione

Itinerary & Map

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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.

Mecure Chambery Centre Hotel, Chambery
Day 1

London to Chambéry

Meet at our Departure Office in St Pancras International and take the Eurostar to Paris. Here we continue by high-speed TGV to Chambéry for an overnight stay.

  • Dinner
Lake Garda
Day 2

Lake Garda

Leaving Chambéry, travel to the bustling city of Milan by train where you will transfer to Desenzano, set on the shores of tranquil Lake Garda.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Verona ampitheatre
Day 3


Today take a coach to Verona, the city made famous by Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, for a guided city tour that includes the vast Roman Arena.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
  • Excursion
  • Guided City Tour
Day 4

At Leisure in Desenzano

You are free to spend today relaxing in Desenzano, perhaps take a walk along the lake front or explore one of the nearby resorts.

  • Breakfast
  • Free Day
Day 5

Cruise to Sirmione

Today's excursion starts with a cruise to Sirmione where you can see the 13th century castle.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
  • Lake Garda Cruise
Day 6


Travel to Venice by coach. On arrival, enjoy a boat trip along the Giudecca Canal to St Mark's Square. From here, embark on a walking tour of the city's highlights, including St Mark's Basilica, the Rialto Bridge, and the Grand Canal.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
  • Guided Walking Tour


You depart by rail today, travelling through Switzerland and over the French border. Arrive in Mulhouse, where you spend the night.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 8

Mulhouse to London

Leave Mulhouse by high-speed TGV for Paris, where you catch the Eurostar to St Pancras International in London. Here your tour concludes.

  • Breakfast

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