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Riviera Travel Grand Tour of Lake Garda, Venice & the best of Veneto

Riviera Travel Grand Tour of Lake Garda, Venice and the best of Veneto

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Experience the essence of northeastern Italy. Uncover hidden gems in Veneto’s historic cities, stay lakeside on Lake Garda for stunning natural vistas, and indulge in authentic Italian cuisine and wines. Explore Venice’s architectural marvels and Verona’s romantic charm. This tour is ideal for those seeking to delve deeper into Italy’s rich heritage and discover its lesser-known treasures.

  • Explore both Venice and Verona on guided tours of their famous sights
  • Join local guides and discover Vicenza, Mantua and Padua
  • Marvel at the Dolomites on a full-day tour
  • Experience tours and tastings at local distilleries and wineries
  • Spend a day touring Lake Garda’s towns and villages
  • Direct flights and transfers
  • 12nts in 4* accommodation
  • Selected Meals: Daily breakfast, 1 lunch and 7 dinners
  • 11 included excursions
  • Services of an expert tour manager

Day 1: Arrival in Castelfranco Veneto
Arrive in Italy and transfer to your hotel in Castelfranco Veneto

Day 2: Free day in Padua
Today, travel south to the city of Padua, where you’ll have the chance to explore its piazza’s, churches, and museums independently.

Day 3: Bassano and Villa Sandi
After breakfast, head to the town of Bassano del Grappa. Famous for the production of grappa, you’ll visit a local artisan distillery museum for a tour and tasting. After some free time to have lunch, you’ll head to Valdobbiadene to visit Villa Sandi. Explore the villa on a tour before seeing the underground cellars and sampling some wine.

Day 4: Free day
Today is free for you to explore Castelfranco

Day 5: Vincenza
This morning, travel to Vicenza, enjoying a morning tour of the city, visiting the Piazza dei Signori and the Teatro Olimpico. In the afternoon, you’ll have the chance to wander the city at leisure, with a complimentary museum card giving you access to the Civic Art Gallery of Palazzo Chiericati, Palazzo Thiene, Natural History and Archaeological Museum, Risorgimento and Resistance Museum, Palladio Museum and more.

Day 6: Mantua and Lake Garda
Today, visit the medieval city of Mantua. A guided tour showcases its artistic and architectural treasures. Enjoy some free time before continuing to Lake Garda.

Day 7: Lake Garda
Spend today touring the lake by coach, passing through charming villages and enjoying the beautiful landscapes. During the day, you’ll call at Salò before continuing to Sirmione, home to Scaliger Castle.

Day 8: Free Day
Today is free for you to relax and explore at your own pace, whether you choose to stay in Riva del Garda or hop on a boat or bus to explore of the area.

Day 9: Venice
After an early breakfast, you’ll drive to Venice for a walking tour of the city’s most famous sights including St Mark’s Square and the Doges Palace. After the tour, there will be more time to explore the city independently.

Day 10: Free morning and vineyard visit
This morning, you can choose to relax or spend some more time exploring Riva del Garda before traveling into the countryside to visit a vineyard. Here, you can enjoy a tour of the cellars and a tasting of the wines produced here.

Day 11: The Dolomites
Head north into the majestic dolomite mountains to spend the day exploring. They’ll be plenty of stops throughout the day, as well as the chance to ascend on a cable car (subject to seasonal operation) for even better views of the area.

Day 12: Verona
Visit Verona, where you’ll take a guided tour of the city, visiting the Roman arena, Juliet’s balcony as well as the countless medieval and renaissance squares and buildings.

Day 13: Return home
Transfer to the airport for your return flight home.

This Signature Tour includes everything from the Classic Tour as well as the following:

Day 2:
Visit the exclusive Caffé Pedrocchi, known for its speciality coffee which you’ll try today, alongside a slice of cake.

Day 9:
After your guided tour of Venice, take a trip along its canals on a traditional gondola

Day 10:
In addition to the wine-tasting, enjoy a rustic lunch in the winery’s restaurant.

Plus, enjoy the more exclusive atmosphere of travelling in a small group of 25 or fewer guests.

For dates and prices, please enquire or call 0800 707 6229

Albergo Roma, Castelfranco Veneto – 4*
This hotel opposite the town’s historic centre offers brilliant views of the medieval walls and tower. It has a fitness centre, lounge & bar, a swimming pool and spa/wellness facilities.

Hotel Savoy Palace, Riva del Garda – 4*
Sitting just 150 yards from the lake and near the town’s harbour, this hotel is perfectly placed for exploring the area. The hotel itself features a terrace and pool, as well as a restaurant and bar. The rooms here are spacious and offer a balcony view.

Hotel Europa, Riva del Garda – 4*
Locate in the centre of Riva del Garda is an ideal placed for relaxing after a day of sightseeing, with its comfortable lounge and terrace overlooking the main piazza. The rooms here are well appointed. Lake view rooms are available on request, supplements apply.

Fact File

  • Currency: Euro
  • Flight time: Approx. 2 hrs 20 mins
  • Language: Italian
  • Time zone: GMT+1
  • Country: Italy

*All transfer times listed here are approximate and dependent on traffic.

Arrival airport First hotel location Transfer time
Venice Marco Polo Airport (VCE) Castelfranco 50 mins
Treviso Airport (TSF) Castelfranco 50 mins
Valerio Catullo Airport (VRN) Castelfranco 1 hour + 30 mins
Final hotel location Departure airport Transfer time
Riva del Garda CTA – Catania Fontanarossa Airport 45 mins / 1 hour
Riva del Garda Treviso Airport (TSF) 3 hours
Riva del Garda Valerio Catullo Airport (VRN) 1 hour + 30 mins

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