Day 1 Early morning departure to Dover for the crossing to Calais and on to Forbach for an overnight stop.
Day 2 Continuing the journey through Austria and into Italy to Riva for a five night stay.
Days 3 to 6 A day to relax and stroll round the cobbled streets of Riva or take a boat trip to one of the other lakeside towns. We have also included the following excursions:
An excursion to the walled village of Lazise, with its paved lakefront promenade and fine sandy beach. Take a look at the church of San Nicolo, known for its frescoes and admire the Scaliger Castle or just stroll around the village and enjoy lunch before a wine tasting. You will then travel to the medieval town of Malcesine, perched on the lake’s edge under the shadow of Monte Baldo. Explore the cobbled streets of the old town and its impressive castle or take the cable car to the summit for spectacular views across the lake.
Today travel to the romantic city of Verona, After entering the attractive 14th century arches of the Portoni della Brà, make your way to the historic part of the town and you will come to Piazza Brà, a large open space dominated by the imposing Roman Arena. Visit Via Mazzini, an elegant pedestrian street paved with shiny Verona marble, heading into the heart of the town to Piazza Erbe, Verona’s beautiful main square. You must also visit Juliet’s balcony from which Shakespeare’s character uttered ‘Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo’.
A full day to the desirable Dolomites. Travel along the scenic Val di Fassa. Continue on up the hair-raising pass to admire the fabulous views before continuing to Arraba for a lunch stop at the top of the pass. After lunch a scenic drive back to the hotel.
Day 7 Time to depart this wonderful setting and travel through Austria and on to Forbach for your overnight stop. Day 8 Breakfast, then commence the homeward journey.
Has an excellent position in the centre of Riva del Garda beside the main square and overlooking the harbour. All bedrooms are en-suite, air conditioned, TV, WiFi and tea/coffee making facilities. Lakeview rooftop terrace, restaurant, bar and lift.
Overnight Hotel: All bedrooms are en-suite.
Single room supplement £138
Holiday insurance £26.50
(70 years and over £45.50)