Lake Garda, Venice & The Verona Opera

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  • Unwind on the shores of Italy’s Lake Garda on this 7-night guided holiday. 
  • Enjoy the Opera in Verona with a magical performance of Verdi's La Traviata.  2023 is a special year as the Verona Opera celebrates the 100th anniversary.
  • Explore the ‘City of Canals on a guided excursion to Venice.
  • Experience incredible scenery on a half day boat tour of Lake Garda & visit some of its most picturesque towns.
  • Relax with plenty of free time and discover Lake Garda for yourself, with useful tips from our expert guide.

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Your Guided Group Holiday To Lake Garda 

Join us on this 7-night Italy tour, filled with the perfect combination of relaxation and exploration, and for an unforgettable night at the opera in Verona! We’ll take a boat trip to explore Lake Garda, where we can sit back and soak up the enchanting culture and atmosphere, plus we’ll visit the charming towns of Riva del Garda and Malcesine. We’ll take an escorted day trip to Venice and our guide will uncover the charms of this historic city, where we’ll see stunning architecture, ancient bridges and canals. This holiday also offers the unique opportunity to experience a spellbinding night at the Opera in the historic Arena di Verona and enjoy a performance of Verdi's La Traviata. Lake Garda offers a Mediterranean climate, clear blue waters, attractive villas and gardens; it's no surprise that so many holidaymakers return here year after year.

Trip Itinerary

Leisurely

Activity Level: Leisurely

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Travel to Italy

Transfer to Lake Garda

Upon arrival in Italy, we will be met in the arrivals area of the airport by our local representative who will accompany us to our hotel. As we travel to our hotel, our guide will share some information about the local region, suggest activities for us to enjoy and answer any questions we may have.

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Boat Trip Around Lake Garda

Explore Lake Garda

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After breakfast, join your guide for a short walking tour of Riva. Following this, we will board a private boat for a unique sightseeing tour. Our first stop will be at Limone, a small village backed by lemon groves, with waterside cafes and cobbled streets lined with shops. Afterwards, with fantastic panoramas and a spectacular mountain backdrop, we travel onwards for a visit to picturesque Malcesine, famed for its medieval Scaligero Castle. The boat will then return to Riva del Garda, but if you wish to stay on, you may return by public bus or boat later in the afternoon (this will be at your own expense). If remaining in Malcesine, we recommend a trip in the cable car which will take you 1,800 metres above sea level, with spectacular views. Please note that this schedule refers is weather-dependent. 

Please Note

Please Note : For holidays based in Limone, a coach transfer has been arranged from your hotel to Riva del Garda, where there will be a short walking tour and some free time before beginning your boat tour.

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At Leisure or Optional Excursion

Free Time in Lake Garda

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Today, we have a full day to relax and enjoy Lake Garda's charms. Shop, sightsee at your own pace or sit by the lake and take in the incredible views. You can take a water taxi across the lake to explore at your leisure and your local guide will be happy to suggest activities to suit your interests and advise which highlights are a must see.

Optional Excursion - The Italian Alps

Your local guide will offer an optional excursion to the Italian Alps with a traditional lunch included. (Subject to minimum numbers)

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At Leisure

Explore Lake Garda at Your Own Pace

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Today, you will have the day at leisure. In the heart of Riva del Garda is the Piazza III Novembre, surrounded by 14th century porticos and the Apponale Tower, a former defence tower and World War I prison. This square is a beautiful place to explore during your free time. Don't forget to check with your local guide who will be delighted to suggest further activities to suit your interests.

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Verona Opera Performance

Morning at Leisure

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We will have the morning free to relax and explore the surroundings of our hotel before enjoying lunch. 

Verona Opera

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This afternoon, we will take a guided transfer to Verona for a spellbinding night at the Opera in the historic Arena di Verona with a performance of Verdi's La Traviata. 2023 is a special year as the Verona Opera celebrates the 100th anniversary.

La Traviata is an opera in three acts by Giuseppe Verdi set to an Italian libretto. The story is set in Paris around 1850 and chronicles the doomed love between Violetta and Alfredo.

Following the performance we will take a return transfer to our hotel.

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At Leisure

Free Time in Lake Garda

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Spend your last day of leisure enjoying the beautiful lakeside setting, shopping for last minute souvenirs or enjoying a coffee, gelato or glass of wine at a local cafe.

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Venice

Excursion to Venice

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On today's full day excursion we will explore the enchanting warren of canals, alleys and 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. Witness its famous landmarks such as St. Mark's Square, the stunning Gothic building of Ca’ d’Oro, and the imposing Palazzo Ducale. Admire 16th and 17th century art in the Galleria Franchetti and take a photograph on the Ponte di Rialto. You'll have free time to admire the piazzas, bridges and ornate dwellings that adorn the quaysides of Venice's extensive network of canals, before returning to your hotel in Lake Garda.

Please Note

Please note that for holidays departing in July and August, this excursion will depart your hotel in the late morning, stopping for a light lunch (included) en route, before travelling onwards to Venice in the afternoon and returning to Lake Garda in the evening.

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Return Home

Depart Italy

We will be transferred to the airport with guide assistance for our flight home.

* We aim to operate your tour itinerary according to the format shown. Occasionally, local conditions and unexpected events may result in adjustments to the planned schedule. We kindly ask for your understanding and flexibility in the event of any changes

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Know before you go

What if there is an emergency?

We have local representatives in all of our destinations who are available 24/7 as well as an emergency contact number for our offices in Ireland should you ever need it.

Do I need a Visa?

Please visit our visa page for information on requirements for each country's entry requirements

Will I be met at the airport?

You will be met on arrival at your destination airport and transferred to your accommodation. You will be accompanied on all included excursions by your Travel Department guide. Your expert local guide is also available to give you tips and advice on any aspect of your holiday.

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