Staying on the magnificent Lake Garda, we combine excursions to explore the lake’s beautiful towns and the City of Verona – the spiritual home of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet - with two days to relax by the lakeside.
Day 1 Morning collection from home to join our coach for the drive to Dover for our ferry crossing to Calais. We continue through France to Germany and our overnight hotel in time for our evening meal.
Day 2 We continue our journey into the mountains of Austria into Italy, arriving on the shores of Lake Garda and the Hotel Sole in time for a welcome drink, evening meal and a stay of five nights.
Day 3 A free day to relax by the lake and explore the beautiful surroundings. Riva del Garda is a beautiful town to relax in, or you might like to take a boat across to the delightful town of Limone on the eastern shore (not included) or take a walk up to the Bastione for wonderful views over the lake.
Day 4 We travel today to Trento, the capital of the Trentino region (approx. 50km from Hotel Sole). This Roman city of art and history has atmospheric piazzas, renaissance fountains, shady porticos and medieval frescos. Immerse yourself in the culture of the city or enjoy the many shopping opportunities.
Day 5 We journey to the City of Verona, famously known as the setting for the Shakespearean tragedy of Romeo and Juliet and his comedy, The Two Gentlemen of Verona. Enjoy a free day and take time to explore the great Roman Arena, one of the largest and best amphitheatres in the world, or alternatively stroll through the evocative streets, historic piazzas and enjoy a cappuccino in one of the many charming cafés.
Day 6 Enjoy another day enjoying the lake and the surrounding town.
Day 7 We bid a fond fair well to our lakeside hotel and begin our return journey home with an overnight stop on route.
Day 8 After breakfast we continue our travels with a short ferry crossing back to the UK. We continue to the local area to meet our taxis and complete our journey home.
Hotel Sole is located in a fantastic position in Riva del Garda. Its splendid lake front facade adorned with arches, balconies and decorative ovals the hotel boasts large lounges and a terrace looking out onto the lake. Bedrooms have TV, telephone, WiFi, safe and hairdryer. The hotel has a lift.