Gems of Lake Garda, Glamorous Venice & Shakespeare's Verona
12 Day Select Holiday
- 12 days
- Price from
- Date next
- Dinner, B&B
- Carefully selected quality hotels
- Luxury coach and ferry travel throughout
- Full holiday itinerary
- For Scottish customers: Coffee and pastry on outward journey and a meal on return journey
- For English customers: Door to door pick up service*
- Extra leg room
- Reclining leather seats
- Climate control
- On board library
- Premium Welcome Pack
|Mon 16 Apr, 2018
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|Mon 4 Jun, 2018
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|Sun 23 Sep, 2018
||Sport Hotel Olimpo
On this magnifico tour we stay in the traditional lakeside resort of Garda whilst enjoying some of the most beautiful and iconic sights in Italy. Garda nestles at the southern end of the shimmering lake and is blessed with a medieval charm, sandy beach and a delightful tree-lined waterfront promenade. The atmospheric heart of the town features winding streets with pastel painted dwellings and historic palazzos that characterise this lovely area. Our sightseeing itinerary takes us to the prettiest resorts that stud the banks of the lake taking in Malcesine, Sirmione and Peschiera. Then there’s Venice to explore, the romantic city of canals and bridges as well as striking St Mark’sSquare. We also spend a day in the legendary city of Verona where you’ll be surrounded by history at every turn from Romanesque and Renaissance monuments to one of the best preserved Roman amphitheatres in the world and of course “Juliet’s House” on the Via Capello.
Your Holiday Itinerary
Day One. We head to Hull for our overnight ferry to the continent enjoying dinner, entertainment and breakfast on board.
Day Two. We continue to our dinner, bed and breakfast stop.
Day Three. We travel to Garda with its stunning backdrop of lake, valley and hills and check into the Hotel Olimpo for our seven night dinner, bed and breakfast stay.
Day Four. Get acquainted with this stunning area on our lake tour which includes a stop at beautiful Malcesine, a town that rises from the sparkling water in a pretty jumble of cobbled streets, tiny port and little squares. Malcesine is built around a fortress and is home to thirteenth century Scaligeri Castle.
Day Five. Venice is our treat today where you’ll find impressive and iconic sights such as St Mark’s Square, the basilica, the Bridge of Sighs and the Ponte Rialto. Perhaps indulge in a dreamy gondola ride, meander through the maze of narrow streets or watch the colourful vessels on Grand Canal.
Days Six & Seven. Two free days to do your own thing. Perhaps visit the resort’s sixteenth century Church of Santa Maria Assunta with its stunning gilded interior or browse the independent craft boutiques.
Day Eight. Another day, another delight as we journey to vivacious Verona, an unspoilt city with the best preserved Roman amphitheatre in the world. Other attractions include the Basilica of St Zeno, the Lamberti Tower and bustling market at Piazza delle Erbe. Be sure to visit “Juliet’s House” on the Via Capello to smile at lovestruck teenage boys photographing their girlfriends on the balcony!
Day Nine. The gems keep coming as we visit achingly beautiful Sirmione, located on the tip of a long peninsula and home to a grand castle as well as the ruins of an ancient Roman villa. After time to look round, we continue to Peschiera del Garda where the heart of the ancient town lies within a star shaped fortress completely surrounded by water.
Day Ten. A fond arrivederci as we journey to our dinner, bed and breakfast stop.
Day Eleven. We continue to our ferry back to Hull with dinner, entertainment and breakfast on board.
Day Twelve. We make our way home.
Sport Hotel Olimpo - Garda
This enchanting hotel has a sunny terrace, a shaded patio seating area and a good-sized outdoor pool all surrounded by a gorgeous garden. Inside you'll find pretty lounge areas and a stylish bar. The beach is less than a ten minture stroll away and if you're feeling energetic, there are tennis courts to enjoy.
Overnight Ferry to the Continent
Your holiday moves up a gear when you board your P&O ferry at Hull for your sailing to the continent. drop your overnight bag in your cabin then explore the ship or unwind with an aperitif in one of the bars.
On Board Dining
All GLENTON continental holidays include dinner and breakfast onboard. Head to ‘The Kitchen’ buffet restaurant where your waiter will show you to your table and take your order if you wish to purchase any drinks. Then you’re free to help yourself from the wide selection of tasty dishes from around the world. At breakfast, choose from continental or a fully cooked menu. Alternatively if you fancy treating yourself, why not upgrade to The Brasserie Restaurant and enjoy fine dining with full waiter service?
Make your way to the Show Lounge and enjoy live bands throughout the evening – there’s even a dance floor if you fancy a wee boogie! Or slow the pace down at the Piano Bar where you can sip a cocktail as you listen to mellow music. Perhaps you’d like to catch a blockbuster movie at the cinema or try your luck at the casino.
Your GLENTON continental holiday includes an air conditioned inside en suite cabin with bunk beds. However, you can upgrade to a cabin with level beds and/or sea view for a small supplement. Please ask your holiday advisor when booking.
Grab a bargain during your crossing with duty fee offers on treats such as alcohol and perfume.
Door to Door* Service
For departures from Scotland (Glenton)
Where advertised our door to door service is available to customers living within ten miles of Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dunfermline and Hamilton. On our AIR & CRUISE holidays we offer an extended service with a radius of 35 miles from the listed points, for departures from Scottish ports and airports. Please call 08000 24 24 24 to check if you are eligable for our Door to Door service.
For departures from England (Glenton Palmer)
Our much-loved free Door to Door service is available on all Glenton Palmer Select coach tours of four days or longer and many of our AIR & CRUISE holidays. Available to customers living in the collection area. Please click here to view maps of the pick up areas. Please call 01924 895 849 to check if you are eligable for our Door to Door service.
A home collection may still be available from outside these areas but a supplement will apply.
Where advertised this free service it may be necessary to share your vehicle with other passengers on your tour. The pick-up will be at the address of the lead name on your booking. Additional pick-ups may be requested at a supplement of £20 per person. You will be driven from your home to a coach pick-up point and, on occasion, you may have to transfer to another vehicle before boarding the coach. Unfortunately, for operational and administrative reasons, Door to Door service may not be available for bookings made within 21 days of departure.