Due to the continued, phenomenal success of our tours based at the Savoy Palace Hotel, it gives us pleasure to return for 2019. This super tour allows us the chance to experience the many unforgettable and historic sights of this beautiful region, from the glistening waters of Italy’s largest lake, to the romance of Venice. Nestling at the edge of the magnificent Dolomite Mountains, Lake Garda enjoys a lively, warm Mediterranean climate and the base for our holiday is the lovely resort of Riva de Garda, stretched along the crescent-shaped shore, extending to the Sarca plain and to the foothills of Mount Brione, which separates it from Torbole. The historic town of Riva is a Mediterranean oasis where olive trees and palms thrive, it is the perfect base for our holiday.
The 4 star Hotel Savoy Palace is located in a quiet position with a breath-taking mountain backdrop, just metres from the historic centre of Riva del Garda and 150 metres from the lake itself. Each of the spacious, light infused bedrooms is en-suite with a balcony, satellite TV, radio, telephone, safe, hairdryer and air-conditioning. The hotel has a sauna, Jacuzzi, a heated indoor pool and an outdoor pool. The hotel is served by two lifts.
Saturday Our door to door service takes you to the waiting Club Class coach for the drive to Folkestone during which a light breakfast is served. Boarding the morning train to Calais, a glass of fizz and snacks set the holiday mood. We travel through France to reach our overnight hotel in Forbach in time for dinner.
Sunday After breakfast we continue through Germany, heading into Austria, where we cross the scenic Fern Pass. We continue our journey as we travel on past Innsbruck and over the Brenner Pass to reach Lake Garda and our holiday resort, Riva del Garda, our home for the next 6 nights.
Monday Today is spent at leisure in Riva allowing plenty of time to familiarise ourselves with our beautiful holiday home. This afternoon tea and cakes will be available at the hotel.
Tuesday A full day enjoying the best of Lake Garda both on land and water. Joining the coach we drive to the town of Garda where we spend some time before boarding a private boat, taking us across the lake to pretty Gardonne and round Garda Island to Sirmione, a popular southern suntrap home to the Scaligeri Castle.
Wednesday We enjoy breakfast before we join the coach for a full day in Venice, allowing us time to enjoy the fascinating attractions of perhaps the most romantic city in the world. Upon arrival we make our way to the centre by waterbus then we have free time to discover the sights such as the Basilica of St Marks, Doges Palace and of course the Bridge of Sighs. Later we return to the hotel for dinner this evening.
Thursday This morning we drive to the majestic Dolomite Mountains. Our first visit is to Bassano del Grappa, famous for its principle landmark, the Ponte degli Alpini, known as the ‘Old bridge’. The town centre is composed of attractive streets and three attractive linked piazzas ornamented with cafes, shops, churches and chatting locals. Why not try some of Bassano’s famous Grappa, a fiery liqueur for which the town is named after. One of the town’s distilleries, Poli, has a little museum where you can learn how the liqueur is made as well as taste it too. Later we spend time beside the pristine waters of Lake Levico and pretty Levico Terme set in a wonderful tranquil location surrounded by the Dolomite Mountains.
Friday A morning visit to Malcesine with its picturesque harbour and narrow cobbled streets. After time to look around we return to the hotel where the rest of the day is spent at leisure.
Saturday We head back through Austria, retracing our outward route into France to reach our overnight hotel.
Sunday Continuing our homeward journey we make for the Eurotunnel terminal in Calais for the crossing to Folkestone. We arrive in our home areas mid evening after an unforgettable Italian break.
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