Departing by Air
Duration 6 Days
Available December 2017

Spend the festive season beside wonderful Lake Garda. Join us for an unforgettable festive holiday on the shores of Italy’s largest and most stunning lake, its waters backed by the wooded slopes of craggy mountains and fringed by stylish, elegant resorts, completing a spectacular scene that has drawn visitors for the last hundred years.

Price Includes

  • A scenic Lake Garda boat trip
  • A turkey lunch
  • Four-course dinners on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
  • A glass of sparkling wine
  • Five nights’ half-board accommodation at your chosen hotel
  • Return flights from your chosen airport to Italy
  • Coach travel and transfers throughout
  • The services of a friendly, experienced Tour Manager

Single supplements apply. Subject to availability.


Day One

Fly to Italy, and transfer to your hotel.

Day Two

Spend today relaxing, or join our optional excursion to historic Trento. Beautifully set in the shadow of Monte Bondone, Trento is home to a variety of atmospheric Christmas Markets – perfect for last-minute Christmas shopping.

Day Three (Christmas Eve)

Today is Christmas Eve, and on our full-day optional excursion we explore “fair Verona”, the historic backdrop for the tragic tale of “Juliet and her Romeo” and home to the opera season held yearly in its Roman amphitheatre. Explore, then head into the welcoming warmth of a cafe on Piazza Bra to watch the world go by.

Return to your hotel via the shoreline of Lake Garda, stopping to admire beautiful vistas of the lake from some of the most popular resorts. In the evening, enjoy a special four-course dinner. Then, if you wish, enjoy midnight mass at the church in Riva del Garda.

Day Four (Christmas Day)

As ever, Christmas Day will be packed with relaxation and celebration. In the morning discover the sights of Lake Garda on our included scenic boat trip. Enjoy a turkey lunch, then, in the evening, take a seat for a special, four-course celebration dinner with live entertainment. It’s a perfect way to spend a special day!

Day Five (Boxing Day)

Boxing Day’s unmissable optional excursion is to Venice – quite simply one of the world’s most beautiful cities, and perhaps even more so in the winter months. Discover its mysterious labyrinth of alleys and waterways, spectacular St Mark’s Square and Cathedral, the bell tower, the Doge’s Palace, the Rialto Bridge, and the mystique of the Palace of Prisons and the Bridge of Sighs.

Day Six

Transfer back to the airport to check in for your flight home.


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