Lake Garda, Venice & Verona

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Italy is blessed with some fantastic scenery and some of the finest is to be found as you approach the Alps around Lake Garda. The picturesque lake with gentle waves lapping onto the shingle shoreline, with the stunning snow-capped Alps in the background, interspersed by picturesque villages, all fit together in a beautifully balanced mosaic of harmony. Further north, we see the Dolomite mountains and some of the most spectacular alpine scenery on earth.

All the photographs and pictures you have seen of St. Mark's Square and Basilica, the Doge's Palace and the Grand Canal have simply been telling the extraordinary truth that Venice is a stunning city! Every few minutes there is something to admire. For art there is probably no other city with so many collections of such quality, and the city itselfhas beempainted countless times, the views today,exactly as Canaletto captured them. Verona too is without doubt one of the most attractive cities you will ever see and appropriately famous as the setting for the legendary story of Romeo and Juliet. It has more ancient remains than any city in Italy except Rome itself. Its most striking monument is its Roman arena - the third largest ever built.

However, Italy is much more than majestic cities and ancient monuments, impressive as they are.Boasting one of the world's great cuisines, far from being pizza and pasta, one of the first things which strikes you about visiting a restaurant in Italy, is how deeply embedded in the culture, food and drink really are. Fresh vegetables and salads abound, combined with succulent meats, seafood, a hint of garlic and the finest olive oil create simple, tasty, wholesome and healthy menus. Of course one of the greatest joys if visiting Italy is, of course, the Italians themselves: naturally exuberant,friendly and stylish. All this combined and you have a wonderful destination for a tour.

Personalise Your Holiday

The Verona Opera Festival- from £59per person

Whether you’re an opera aficionado or not, a trip to the oldest open-air opera festival could not be a better addition to your stay. Held in a Roman amphitheatre, the summer performances are truly something special – when the floodlights go down on the 15,000 spectators, the cacophony diminishes to hushed whispers, before the magic begins and the beautiful voices fill the dusky air.

Available from June to August 2018, prices shown include a coach transfer to Verona and an unnumbered stone seat (cushions are available to hire on arrival at the Arena).

Performances start between 8.45 to 9.00pm, but you will be taken to Verona in plenty of time, so you may wish to enjoy a pre opera dinner or drink.

PERFORMANCE DATE

TITLE OF PERFORMANCE

TOUR DEPARTURE DATE

28th June 2018

Aida (Zeffirelli)

25th June 2018

5th July 2018

Turandot

2nd July 2018

12th July 2018

Nabucco

9th July 2018

19th July 2018

Aida

16th July 2018

26th July 2018

Turandot

23th July 2018

2nd August 2018

Aida (ed.1913)

30 July 2018

9th August 2018

Carmen

6 August 2018

18th August 2018

Nabucco

13 August 2018

23rdAugust 2018

Aida (ed.1913)

20 August 2018

This cannot be booked online, please call us on 01283 742 300 to pre-book thisexperience.

Holiday Highlights

  • Return flights
  • Seven nights in a choice of three and four-star hotel with breakfast and dinner
  • Tour of beautiful Lake Garda - Italy's largest lake
  • Select a ‘Classic’ Or ‘Undiscovered’ Tour of Venice and Verona
  • Guided sightseeing tour of Verona, city of Romeo and Juliet
  • Tour of the Dolomites - dramatic alpine scenery
  • Guided sightseeing tour of Venice, perhaps the most unique city on earth
  • 'Personalise Your Holiday' Call us to pre-book your tickets for the Verona Opera Festival
  • Services of an experienced tour manager

What's Included

  • The price of this holiday is per person, based on two people sharing a twin room. Single rooms and Lake View rooms are subject to availability at the relevant supplement; please see the accommodation section for further information. The price includes seven nights’ dinner, bed and breakfast, guided tours of Verona and Venice, all transfers, tour of Lake Garda, tour of the Dolomite Mountains, classic or undiscovered tour of Venice, scheduled flights as mentioned, airport departure taxes and the services of a Riviera tour manager. Where hotels feature a swimming pool, pools are open in the summer months weather permitting. There will be a charge for swimming pool towels at the Cristallo of €5 per towel per day.

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