If you’re looking for a scenic and relaxing getaway, this is one for you! On this break, we journey to two of Europe’s most picturesque regions, including one of Italy’s most spectacular lakes – Lake Garda. Known for its breeze-rippled azure waters and pretty lakeside resorts, it’s a wonderful place to unwind. This is combined with time exploring Austria – from snow-dusted peaks to beautiful cities such asSalzburg and Innsbruck, there is plenty to discover. We also have the option to visit the stunning city of Venice.
Ferry to Calais and overnight stay in France on a bed and breakfast basis.
Continue to our hotel in the Lake Garda area, where we stay for the next four nights.
Day 3 –
Scenic Lake GardaWe enjoy a scenic coach tour of Lake Garda, with its shores fringed by elegant period villas, lakeside resorts and historic towns plus olive and lemon groves stretching out towards the foothills of snow-capped mountains.
Day 4 – Optional excursion to Venice (£45pp)
Join us for an optional excursion to explore the unique city of Venice. Lining the canals are grand palazzos, many of them dating back to the 14th century, while other attractions include St Mark’s Square, the Bridge of Sighs and of course the gondolas that ply their trade up and down the waterways.
Day 5 – Day at leisure in Garda
Day 6 – Innsbruck
We leave Garda and head over the Austrian border to the beautiful city of Innsbruck with its magnificent backdrop of snow-capped peaks. There is plenty to see around the city, including the Old Town and the Golden Roof, built for Emperor Maximilian I as a royal box from which to view tournaments in the square below. We continue on to our hotel in the Austrian Tyrol, our base for the next three nights.
Day 7 – Salzburg
A day in the city of Salzburg is next, lying at the northern boundary of the Alps. The beautifully-preserved Old Town is overlooked by the Hohensalzburg Castle offering panoramic views over Salzburg. The city is also the birthplace of Mozart and was the setting for parts of the film The Sound of Music.
Day 8 – Scenic Tyrol
Today we discover the natural beauty of the Austrian Tyrol on a coach tour of some of the most picturesque parts of the region.
Travel to our overnight hotel in France, with a light evening meal included.
Continue to Calais for our return ferry home.
Return coach travel and ferry crossings
First and last night on a bed and breakfast basis in France (last night with light evening meal)
4 nights at a selected 3-star hotel in the Lake Garda area with dinner & breakfast
3 nights at a selected 3-star hotel in the Austrian Tyrol with dinner & breakfast
Excursion to Salzburg
Scenic tours of Lake Garda and the Austrian Tyrol
En-route visit to Innsbruck
Services of a local guide on selected excursions
Optional excursion to Venice (£45pp)
Selection of Hotels
We’ll stay at selected 3-star hotels in the Lake Garda area and in the Austrian Tyrol. Each hotel features comfortable en-suite rooms as well as a bar and restaurant.
Please note: in Austria, a twin/double room will have one double bed base structure with two separate mattresses and separate bed linen for each mattress.
Hotel accessibility information Your hotel will be confirmed approximately 3 weeks before departure, therefore we cannot guarantee that the hotel will have a lift and/or ground floor rooms and may be unsuitable for those with limited mobility.
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