COACH HOLIDAY ITINERARY
DAY 1 Travel to Folkestone for the Eurotunnel crossing. We head to the Mercure Saarbruken-Sud, Germany, for our overnight stay making suitable comfort stops, with time to freshen up before our evening meal.
DAY 2 After breakfast, check out of our overnight hotel and travel to our main stay hotel in Italy. We will stop for lunch to be purchased along the way, arriving in time to freshen up before our evening meal.
DAY 3 Today we have a day at leisure in Riva del Garda. Here we have the opportunity to take a boat trip on Lake Garda to Limone sul Garda (price not included, approx. €15pp) to look around this beautiful Cliffside town, famous for its Limoncello, then we re-board the boat across the Lake to Malcesine, an elegant resort at the base of Castello Scaligero. An opportunity to take a cable car (price not included) to the summit for spectacular views across the lake and the Dolomites before exploring the cobbled streets of the old town. Time here for lunch to be purchased before the return sailing to Riva Del Garda. For those who do not wish to take part in the additional boat ride, spend the day leisurely looking around Riva del Garda, a charming town which lies on the banks of the northern shores of Lake Garda. There are many independent shops and ice cream parlours to visit.
DAY 4 After breakfast travel to the romantic city of Verona, the setting of Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet (please note there is an approx 20 minute walk into the town from the Coach Park). Stumble upon Piazza Brà, a large open space dominated by the imposing Roman Arena. Walk down marble streets to the heart of the town to Piazza Erbe, Verona’s beautiful main square. We must, of course, witness Juliet’s balcony from which Shakespeare’s character reportedly uttered those famous anguished lines. There is so much to see in Verona so we spend the whole day exploring before returning to the hotel for our evening meal.
DAY 5 After breakfast join our driver for a scenic coastal drive visiting the resort of Lazise, a pretty walled village with paved lakefront promenade. The 12th century Church of San Nicolo is known for its frescoes while the Sacliger Castle is also medieval but can be admired from the outside, being privately owned. Afterwards, visit picturesque Bardolino and then Sirmione, the most beautiful village on Lake Garda.
DAY 6 After breakfast we head to the glamorous regional capital of the Trentino-Alto region with its 13th century Cathedral of Saint Vigil, beautiful piazza and fresco-adorned medieval buildings. The historical centre of Trento typically consists of pastel coloured houses and medieval arcades and we can wander through the picturesque streets towards the medieval Castello del Buonconsiglio. We return to Riva del Garda for some free time in the afternoon before returning to the hotel for our evening meal.
DAY 7 After breakfast check out of our main stay hotel and return to our overnight in Germany, making suitable comfort stops. We arrive with time to freshen up before our evening meal.
DAY 8 After breakfast return to Calais for the Eurotunnel crossing, making suitable comfort stops along the way with time to purchase lunch.
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HOTEL EUROPA SKYPOOL & PANORAMA, RIVA DEL GARDA ****
This 4-star modern hotel is set in the historical town centre facing the port. It is a 10-minute walk to the beach and boasts a terrace and small sky-pool swimming pool with amazing views of Lake Garda. The restaurant has à la carte menus of local cuisine and classic Italian dishes.
AT A GLANCE
√ Exclusive coach travel with Kirbys
√ Return Eurotunnel crossing
√ Outward and return overnight accommodation
√ 5 nights at Hotel Europa Skypool & Panorama, Riva Del Garda
√ Dinner, bed & breakfast throughout
√ Welcome drink at main stay hotel
√ 1 gala dinner with music at main stay hotel
√ A day at leisure in Riva Del Garda
√ Coach excursion to Verona, the setting of Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet
√ A scenic coastal drive visiting Lazise, Bardolino & Sirmione
√ Coach excursion visiting Trento
√ Fully escorted throughout
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