LAKE GARDA & THE DOLOMITES
Spend a week on the northern tip of beautiful Lake Garda, Italy's largest lake, and enjoy a visit to the stunning Dolomites.
Lake Garda & The Dolomites
DATE: 8TH MAY 2013 | COUNTRY: ITALY | DURATION: 8 NIGHTS | PRICE: €849 PPS PLUS TAX |
• Dep: 8th May 2013 • Return Flights ex Dublin - Verona • Return Airport Transfers • Accommodation on tour in twin room with private facilities as per hotel details • Meals on tour (8 Breakfasts & 3 Dinners) • Services of a tour director • Porterage at hotels during tour
DAY 1: Dublin - Verona - Lake Garda.
Fly to Verona where you will be met by our representative and transferred to the hotel of your choice. Spend the rest of the day getting to know your hotel and resort. (D)
DAY 2: Lake Garda.
Spend the rest of the week at your own leisure and enjoy the included excursion to the Dolomites on day three of your holiday. There will be plenty of optional excursions available for you to book locally if you feel like getting out to explore further afield. Perhaps venture to nearby Venice to see the sights and try out a gondola ride or you could go see Venice by night, what better way to see this romantic city than when the sun sets over St Mark's Square? If you would rather stay closer to home, make sure you explore your chosen resort. Limone is a quaint and colourful town nestling on the west shore, famously known for its olive groves, citrus greenhouses and exotic array of plants and flowers. During the day you can wander along the narrow cobbled shopping streets that add a touch of medieval atmosphere to this quaint town, and stop to gaze at the delightful harbour bustling with the ferryboats. By the evening, Limone boasts an excellent choice of bars and restaurants offering mouth watering specialities, whilst in high season, it plays host to lively open-air musical evenings on the lakefront. Riva is set amongst beautiful mountain scenery amd boasts a 12th century fortress and clock tower in the centre of its old town. There are narrow streets lined with a variety of shops and restaurants. Boats and pedalos can be hired to take a trip out on the lake, or you could stroll the lakeside walk to neighbouring Torbole. (B, D)
DAY 8: Lake Garda - Verona - Dublin
Transfer to Verona for your flight to the Dublin or stay on for another week. (B)
Dolomites - Full Day Included Excursion
During your stay on the northern part of Lake Garda, a visit to the Dolomites is a must! This excursion gives you the chance to discover the beauty of the most famous mountains in Europe. You will reach heights of 2,240 metres above sea level at the Pordoi pass where you can enjoy the view of the famous peaks including the Marmolada, the Sella and the Catinaccio chains.
Verona Opera - Optional
While relaxing for a week or two on the shores of Lake Garda, why not enjoy a visit to the famous Verona Opera Festival and spend an evening under the stars, enjoying fabulous music at the famous Verona outdoor arena?
Milan & Bergamo - Optional Full Day Excursion
A tale of two cities! This excursion will introduce you to two different but very interesting cities, first visit the modern and cosmopolitan city of Milan, meeting point of different European cultures. In the afternoon, discover the beauty of Bergamo Alta, noted for its medieval centre and surrounded by an imposing Venetian wall.
Accomodation on Tour
4* Hotel Garda:
Ideally positioned to enjoy the full beauties of the lake, this recently refurbished hotel stands back from the main road in pleasant surroundings. The atmosphere is friendly and comfortable with the evenings very much relaxed.
Location: Just 150 metres from the lake. There are shops and restaurants in the vicinity and the resort centre is 1 kilometre away.
Facilities: Swimming pool with sunbeds, parasols and pool towels; sun terrace; new modern lounge area serving snacks and drinks; spacious restaurant and 4 course evening meals with choice of menu and salad buffet; twice weekly gala dinners with live music and dancing; safety deposit box and minibar in bedrooms; lift.
Price includes: Half board in a twin room with private facilities; balcony; satellite TV; air-conditioning (15 Jun-15 Sep) and hairdryer.
Options: Single room.
Official category: 4 star.
Special offers: Complimentary afternoon tea or coffee and biscuits (4-5pm); complimentary 1/4 litre of wine and 1/2 litre mineral water with evening meal; free use of bicycles when available.
For all enquiries you can contact our Cosmos Escorted Tours Expert Ger in Little Island freephone on 1890 98 98 02 or email Ger at