Christmas in Lake Garda

From £1,429
Duration 6 Days
Departures from Dec 2020 - Dec 2020
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From £1,429
Duration 6 Days
Departures from Dec 2020 - Dec 2020
Tour Overview

Breathe in the crisp cool air and let the resplendent mountain scenery inspire you on this festive break to Lake Garda. Learn about grappa, sample local Trentino wines and explore the region's mountain villages and towns. ​

  • Festive
  • Leisurely Touring
  • Flight Choices
  • All Highlights Included

Your Holiday Includes

  • Just You Tour Manager as your host & Specialist Local Guide
  • Return flights from Gatwick  with British Airways
  • A dedicated Just You representative to greet you at selected UK airports
  • 5 nights in a 3-star hotel
  • 11 meals: 5 breakfasts, 1 Christmas Day lunch, 5 dinners including Christmas Eve gala dinner & Boxing Day candlelit       dinner
  • Overseas transfers, other transportation & porterage
  • Included Holiday Highlights

    • Explore beautiful Trento & its Christmas markets
    • Learn how grappa is made & enjoy a tasting at a local distillery
    • Visit charming Sirmione with its castle & grotto
    • Wine-tasting on a local farm​
    • Spend the day in Verona & see the Nativity Scenes Exhibition

    Itinerary

    Day 1 UK - Verona

    Today you will arrive in Italy and transfer to your hotel on the shores of Lake Garda. You'll have time to explore your surroundings before joining your travel companions for a drink.​​

    Meals included: D

    Day 2 Christmas Eve, Sirmione & wine-tasting

    On Christmas Eve morning we will explore the area around Lake Garda with its pretty villages, olive groves and vineyards. We'll stop in Sirmione, a village boasting several important sights, including a Roman villa that is almost two thousand years old. We will also make time for photographs at the stunning Scaligero Castle, which rises dramatically out of the turquoise waters of the lake. Before we return to the hotel, we'll try some Trentino wines at a local farm.​

    Meals included: B,D

    Day 3 Christmas Day, Lake Garda, at Leisure

    Christmas Day is free for you to spend as you wish, as long as you don't forget to join us for our traditional Christmas lunch! Stroll along the lakeside, attend a Mass or, if you're feeling energetic, hire a bike from the hotel and use some of the many excellent cycle paths to explore further afield.​

    Meals included: B,L,D

    Day 4 Boxing Day, Verona

    We will spend Boxing Day in Verona. This gorgeous city becomes even more enchanting at Christmas with decorated trees, sparkling lights and a giant shooting star installation outside the Verona Arena. We will take a look inside the marble arena which is the second-largest in Italy and once held 30,000 spectators. Stroll across the Piazza Bra, a huge square lined with pavement cafés and restaurants, and shop for Pandoro (Veronese Christmas cake) in the Christmas market. We will also spend some time at the Nativity Scenes Exhibition, which is held every year and contains 400 nativity scenes from around the globe.​​

    Meals included: B,D

    Day 5 Trento Christmas markets

    After breakfast, we travel north to the Alpine town of Trento. Surrounded by mountains and filled with baroque architecture, Trento is a true Italian gem. Explore the piazzas where the Christmas market will be set out selling handmade decorations and sweets. Warm up with a glass of Vin Brulé, Italy's version of spiced mulled wine. Next, we will travel to another beautiful mountain town, Rovereto. This town is known for its grappa production and we'll have a chance to taste the delicious, cognac-like spirit on a tour of the distillery.​

    Meals included: B,D

    Day 6 Verona - UK

    Today you will be transferred to Verona airport for your flight back to the UK.

    Meals included: B

    Accommodation

    Hotel La Perla - Lake Garda

    This bright and cheerful hotel is located a few minutes' walk from the eastern shore of Lake Garda and is also close to many restaurants and bars. Facilities include a swimming pool, restaurant, bar and bicycle hire. Guest rooms have private facilities, air-conditioning, TV, wi-fi, tea/coffee-making facilities and mini-bar.

    Just You have made every effort to ensure the accuracy of the hotel images provided on this website and images of room types displayed may vary to those offered on your tour. Therefore due to the possibility of inadvertent errors we do not guarantee their accuracy. Hotels, airlines used and flight times are subject to change and will be confirmed in your final documents.