Verona, The Dolomites and Lake Garda

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City, Lake, Mountains

Activities/Interests

Cultural

£ 2950 per person

The Veneto region has something for everyone--lovers of lakes and mountains, the sea, art, as well as aspiring sommeliers or couples in love.

Holiday at Glance

A charming break that combines Unesco World Heritage sights and landscapes with unique gastronomy, wine and wellness

Activities range from the opera in Verona, a walking tour of Palladian villas in Vicenza, walking and skiing in the Dolomite mountains, and swimming, paragliding and boating on Lake Garda

Duration

14 nights

From

from £ 2950 per person

Including

Travel planning

Daily breakfast

Fully comprehensive car hire

3 nights on a BB basis sharing a Deluxe double room with city view at the Relais Fra' Lorenzo in Verona

4 nights on a half-board basis sharing a Superior double room with balcony and view of the Sella Mountains at the Hotel Kolfuschgerhof in Cofolsco, Alta Badia

7 nights on a BB basis sharing a Junior Suite with balcony and lake view at the Hotel Castello in Malcesine, Lake Garda

We can help with

Out-of-town excursions to Vicenza and Padova

Private guided tours and museum reservations

Tickets for the Opera in Verona (June to August)

Cellar visits in the Valpolicella

Golf Club reservation

Bicycle hire

Boat hire in Lake Garda

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Start with a city break in Verona

  • Pick up your car hire from Verona airport
  • 3 nights on a BB basis sharing a Deluxe double room with city view at the Relais Fra' Lorenzo in Verona

Verona is a great destination for a romantic getaway. The city of lovers, Romeo and Juliet's home, still knows how to get young lovers excited today.

 

The classic tour includes a visit to the Capulet house-museum, with its balcony and golden statue. But the story of the two star-crossed Shakespearean lovers is not the only one told in Verona.

 

If you walk through Piazza delle Erbe, you'll find the Pozzo dell'Amore, a small and pretty spot that tells the story of Corrado di San Bonifazio. The young soldier fell for Isabella from the Donati family. Who didn't seem to reciprocate, but only pretended to. One day, she dared the young man: she asked him to jump into the well to see if the water was frozen. He complied and soon disappeared. So she threw herself into despair and followed her lover's tragic fate.

 

If you want to forget the tragic fate, take the Castel San Pietro funicular (funicolarediverona.it) up to Colle San Pietro. It's one of the most evocative and romantic panoramic points over the city. From the terrace, you can see the Adige flowing under the Scaligero bridge, the Arena, and the bell towers in the historic centre. And when the sun goes down, the city lights up at night.

More Romance

The Ponte Pietra offers a stunning view of Verona's historic centre, which is especially lovely at night when it is illuminated

During breaks, you can relax at Pasticceria Flego, Caffè Duomo, or Caffè Tubino; and try some great ice cream at Boutique del Gelato. The aperitif can be taken at the Milano hotel's Sky Lounge Bar & Restaurant. It has a panoramic terrace with a view of the Arena and the red roofs of Verona.

Climb the Torre dei Lamberti for an amazing view of the city, and then enjoy a walk along the Adige.

The most beautiful Baroque palace in Verona, overlooking Piazza delle Erbe, houses 350 works spanning the fourteenth century to the present day. The Palazzo Maffei is a new house-museum with an eclectic collection of paintings, sculptures, drawings, objets d'art, antique furniture, glass, ceramics, and majolica.

Verona - Piazza Bra and the Arena

Road trip your way through the Dolomites

  • 4 nights on a half-board basis sharing a Superior double room with balcony and view of the Sella Mountains at the Hotel Kolfuschgerhof in Cofolsco, Alta Badia

Do you like learning about new cultures, traditions and flavors? Alta Badia might be perfect for you, then; located in a sunny valley surrounded by the majestic Dolomites! This South Tyrolean valley is a popular destination for tourists from all over the world, both in summer and in winter.

 

Alta Badia is perfect for sports enthusiasts, with its renowned ski resorts and many possibilities for walks and bike rides, and also for those who want a peaceful oasis in nature to relax.

 

No matter which path you choose, you'll find yourself in some unforgettable landscapes.

Alta Badia also offers bike excursions. An e-bike sharing service has been available for a while now. Don't worry about returning the bike to where you picked it up - you can leave it in one of the stations set up for the e-bike sharing service!

Ready to get up there where the eagles fly? Alta Badia's lifts will take you to some of the most beautiful high-altitude destinations in the world, the Dolomites, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Head back down for some waterside relaxation by Lake Garda

  • 7 nights on a BB basis sharing a Junior Suite with balcony and lake view at the Hotel Castello in Malcesine, Lake Garda

Malcesine is a beautiful village - you can stroll through the medieval streets of the historic centre, full of pretty pastel-coloured houses and great views of the lake.

 

All the streets in the village lead to the marina, where you can sit in a cafe and watch the boats while enjoying the lake life.

 

The village has inspired illustrious personalities including Goethe, who stayed there when he was travelling in Italy.

 

The Scaliger castle, built between 1277 and 1387, dominates the town. It houses the Natural History Museum of Monte Baldo and Garda, and there is also a permanent exhibition dedicated to Goethe, with some of his drawings made during his stay on display.

Don't miss the ascent to Monte Baldo with the modern cable car. You can go from the Mediterranean landscape of the lake to the mountain one in just a few minutes.

From Malcesine, you can easily discover small, medieval villages that let you know the lesser known areas and people around the lake.

Malcesine is a great destination for those who love SUP or want to learn. You can check out the islets near Malcesine and enjoy the village and its beaches from an unusual perspective.

Walking / Biking - The tour is 25km with 600m of elevation gain (some uphill, some downhill). It's a circular route that starts from Malcesine and goes to the ancient medieval village of Campo di Brenzone. You can cover it both on foot and by bicycle.

Malcesine - Mt Baldo funicular

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