Christmas on Lake Garda

Christmas on Lake Garda

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Christmas on Lake Garda

8 Days Starting in Belgium and ending in Belgium

Visiting: Belgium, Riva del Garda, Trento, Verona, Venice

Tour operator:

Shearings

Tour code:

wslgcx

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Physical rating:

Low

Age range:

8-99

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians

Tour operated in:

English

Activities:

Sightseeing, Walking

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Tour Overview

Make your Christmas memories extra special on this festive holiday to beautiful Italy. From our base in the picturesque town of Riva del Garda, we’ll explore historic Trento, known for its architectural and historical gems, and stunning Verona, where you can take in sights such as the Roman Arena and Juliet’s Balcony. Spend Christmas Day relaxing in resort with your fellow passengers, and be sure to join our cruise on Lake Garda to make your day even more magical!

Highlights

  • Explore historic Trento, known for its architectural and historical gems, and stunning Verona, where you can take in sights such as the Roman Arena and Juliet’s Balcony

  • Enjoy a wonderful optional excursion to the unique city of Venice, the largest city in the Veneto area. This city mixes Byzantine and Renaissance architecture throughout the 118 islands; the magnificent buildings – surrounded by bridges and canals – are a sign of the city’s former wealth

  • Visit the town of Trento. See the Piazza del Duomo – once used by the Romans as their forum – or Market Square, where a Baroque fountain of Neptune now stands in the middle

Itinerary

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Day 1 : December 21: Travel To Northern France Or Belgium

Location: Belgium

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: City-style hotel

Local departure by coach or Home Connect service, then to northern France or Belgium for an overnight stay.

Day 2 : December 22: Arrive In Riva Del Garda

Location: Riva del Garda

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: 4-star hotel Sole or similar

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Continue into Italy to reach Riva del Garda, where we stay for five nights.

Day 3 : December 23 Trento

Location: Trento

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: 4-star hotel Sole or similar

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

This morning, our journey takes us to the attractive town of Trento. See the Piazza del Duomo – once used by the Romans as their forum – or Market Square, where a Baroque fountain of Neptune now stands in the middle. To get into the festive spirit and perhaps pick up some last-minute gifts, visit the Christmas market in Piazza Fiera.



This afternoon, why not join our optional ‘Taste of Italy’ excursion? We make our way to a cantina where the method of producing wine will be explained and, of course, you will be able to sample some of their famous produce.

Day 4 : Christmas Eve Verona

Location: Verona

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: 4-star hotel Sole or similar

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Join our included excursion to the second largest city in the Veneto region, Verona. This beautiful Roman city is situated alongside the River Adige. To introduce you to the city’s array of spectacular sights, why not join our optional guided walking tour? The many historic buildings, the mighty Roman Arena famous for its summer opera performances, and Juliet’s balcony make it a lovely place to explore on foot, and our local guide's informative commentary will reveal the history of this magnificent city.

Day 5 : Christmas Day Riva Del Garda

Location: Riva del Garda

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: 4-star hotel Sole or similar

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Merry Christmas – relax and enjoy! Today’s Christmas festivities include a turkey lunch at the hotel and the chance to take to the water on an idyllic optional boat trip.

Day 6 : Boxing Day Venice

Location: Venice

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: 4-star hotel Sole or similar

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Today, enjoy a wonderful optional excursion to the unique city of Venice, the largest city in the Veneto area. This city mixes Byzantine and Renaissance architecture throughout the 118 islands; the magnificent buildings – surrounded by bridges and canals – are a sign of the city’s former wealth. There are many spectacular sights to see, including the Bridge of Sighs, St. Mark’s Square and the Doge's Palace.

To make the most of your visit to this wonderful city, we recommend you join our optional lagoon cruise around part of the Venetian Lagoon.

Day 7 : December 27: Head To Northern France Or Belgium

Location: Belgium

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: City-style hotels

Meals Included: Breakfast

We head to our overnight hotel in northern France or Belgium.

Day 8 : December 28: Return Home

Location: Belgium

Meals Included: Breakfast

Return home.

What's Included

  • Accommodation

    As detailed in the itinerary

  • Additional Services

    Travel from a wide range of joining points across the UK is included within your coach holiday price; some carry a supplement. Please contact us for our full list of joining points.

  • Meals

    As detailed in the itinerary

  • Transport

    Comfortable, air-conditioned motorcoach

What's Not Included

  • Airport Transfers at Destination

  • Insurance

Accommodation

You will stay for five nights at the 4-star hotel Sole or similar  in the resort of Riva del Garda.


Overnight hotels in Belgium will be city-style hotels.

Check out our Q&As

  • Will there be an escort accompanying this tour?

    You can be assured of a high level of service and reliability from our expert-trained coach crews, who will be on hand to assist and escort you along the way

  • Is there any free time to explore places during the tour?

    As detailed in the itinerary

  • Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

    Yes

  • Are airport transfers included in this tour?

    No

  • Is the tour coach air conditioned?

    Yes

  • Will I know the names and details of all the accommodation before I depart?

    Yes

  • Are children permitted to take part in the tour?

    Yes, 8 years or above

  • What is the fitness level required to do this tour?

    Low

  • Is there a limit to luggage that can be brought on the tour?

    Your allowance is one medium sized suitcase per person, which should weigh no more than 20kg when full. Hand luggage should be stored in the overhead racks aboard the coach.

Book with Confidence

  • Low Deposit

    Shearings requires a minimum deposit of 75 GBP per person or the full booking value, whichever is less, with the final balance not due until 56 days before departure.

  • Cancellation Policy

    We don't charge a cancellation fee, here is a summary of shearings charges.

    Up to 56 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of deposit.

    At 55 days before tour starts: Forfeit 50% of booking price.

    At 42 days before tour starts: Forfeit 75% of booking price.

    At 21 days before tour starts: Forfeit 90% of booking price.

    At 14 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of booking price.

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