Travel to Italy
Upon arrival in Italy, you will be met in the arrivals area of the airport by our local representative who will accompany you to your hotel. As you travel to your hotel, your guide will share some information about the local region, suggest activities for you to enjoy and answer any questions you may have.
After breakfast, join your guide for a short walking tour of Riva. Following this, you’ll board a private boat for a unique sightseeing tour. Your first stop will be at Limone, a small village backed by lemon groves, with waterside cafes and cobbled streets lined with shops. Afterwards, with fantastic panoramas and a spectacular mountain backdrop, travel onwards for a visit to picturesque Malcesine, famed for its medieval Scaligero Castle. The boat will then return to Riva del Garda, but if you wish to stay on, you may return by public bus or boat later in the afternoon (this will be at your own expense). If remaining in Malcesine, we recommend a trip in the cable car which will take you 1,800 metres above sea level, with spectacular views.
For holidays based in Limone, a coach transfer has been arranged from your hotel to Riva del Garda, where there will be a short walking tour and some free time before beginning your boat tour.
Today, you will have a full day to relax and enjoy Lake Garda's charms. Shop, sightsee at your own pace or sit by the lake and take in the incredible views. You can take a water taxi across the lake to explore at your leisure and your local guide will be happy to suggest activities to suit your interests and advise which highlights are a must see.
Please Note: Optional Excursion to the Italian Alps
Your local guide will offer an optional excursion to the Italian Alps with a traditional lunch included. (From €40 per person & payable locally to your guide this excursion is subject to minimum numbers)
On today’s full day excursion, you will visit beautiful Bolzano in scenic southern Tyrol, known as the gateway to the Dolomite mountain range. Enjoy the wonderful art, architecture and treasures of this city, where Northern European and Mediterranean lifestyles meet in a wonderful fusion. Experience a cable car ride to the high plateau of Renon before enjoying a short train ride taking in the breathtaking views of mountain farms and glimpses of the beautiful Dolomites. (The cable car ride takes approximately 12min travelling to an altitude of 950m.)
You’ll have free time at leisure before returning to your hotel in Lake Garda.
Today, you will have the day at leisure.
In the heart of Riva del Garda is the Piazza III Novembre, surrounded by 14th century porticos and the Apponale Tower, a former defence tower and World War I prison. This square is a beautiful place to explore during your free time. Don’t forget to check with your local guide who will be delighted to suggest further activities to suit your interests.
Following an early breakfast, you will depart by coach for the medieval city of Padua. Your guide will take you on a walking tour of the city which houses one of Europe’s oldest universities where Galileo was a professor and where the remains of St Anthony are preserved before enjoying some free time for lunch and sightseeing at your leisure.
Spend your last day enjoying the beautiful lakeside setting, shopping for last minute souvenirs or enjoying a coffee, gelato or glass of wine at a local café.
You will be transferred to the airport with guide assistance for your flight home.