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, located in the beautiful town of Riva del Garda. 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.
Today you will explore the enchanting warren of canals, quaint alleys and busy squares that make up the fascinating city of Venice. Known as 'La Serenissima' or ‘The most Serene,’ Venice is a prized jewel in Italy's glorious crown.
In Venice you will witness famous landmarks such as the bustling St. Mark's Square, the stunning Gothic building of Ca’ d’Oro, and the imposing marble Palazzo Ducale. Admire 16th and 17th art in the Gallera Franchetti or take a photograph on the Ponte di Rialto.
You will also have free time to explore the numerous piazzas, bridges and dwellings that adorn the quaysides of Venice's extensive network of canals.
Today you will travel to Bolzano to visit the magical Christmas Markets. This traditional market is the biggest of its kind in Italy and takes place in the main square of Bolzano, “Piazza Walther”. Here you will find over 80 stalls selling handmade Christmas goods and local food and drinks. From mulled wine to apple fritters and apple juice to Strudel, you will be spoiled for choice.
Today will be free for shopping and sightseeing of your choice. Speak with your guide the previous day to see what they would recommend for you to do today.
Today will be spent at leisure. Enjoy some time to relax and perhaps take a stroll along the lakeshore, or visit one of the neighbouring towns and villages, easily reached by public transport. Enjoy a coffee or a drink in the open air and admire the spectacular Lake Garda views.
Time to say farewell to Lake Garda - until the next time! Depart by coach from your hotel to the airport, with guide assistance, for your flight home.