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Italian Christmas Markets

Discover both Merano and Trento’s Christmas Markets and enjoy Italy in the winter.

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When the temperature plunges, the first snows reach the summits of the surrounding alpine peaks combine the views with the tempting scent of delicious hot drinks and fresh pastries and you’ll know you are in Merano Christmas Market. In addition, discover Trento’s market, for almost two decades it has attracted countless visitors to the magnificently decorated Piazza Walther, with its uniquely special Advent atmosphere.


At a glance:

  • Merano Christmas Market

  • Trento Christmas Market

  • Bolzano Christmas Market

  • Riva Del Garda

  • Free bar from 6pm-10.30pm with selected alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks

  • Wine tasting

  • 4 course gala meal with music

  • Home pick up


This holiday includes Sapphire Star travel.


Please note: at time of publication, not all Christmas events have been confirmed and may be subject to change.

Day 1

Following home collection, travel to Folkestone to board the Eurotunnel to France and then on to the overnight hotel in time for a one night stay with dinner, bed and breakfast.


Day 2

Continue the journey to Italy and the Hotel Paganella to be greeted with a welcome glass of Prosecco for the five night stay with dinner, bed and breakfast plus a free bar from 6pm-10.30pm every evening (serving selected drinks).

B, D

Day 3

Today venture to Merano Christmas Market to experience genuine Christmas magic in the romantic atmosphere complete with traditional handicrafts and wonderful culinary specialities. Enjoy a glass of mulled wine before dinner at the hotel.

B, D

Day 4

Today is a ‘mystery day’ including lunch with a quiz and games, this evening there is a chance to sample a local specialty from the regional ‘grolla’ pot.

B, D

Day 5

Begin the day with a visit to Trento Christmas Market, one of the most famous festive markets in the region, before travelling to Italy’s largest Christmas market in Bolzano. Enjoy a wine tasting before dinner at the hotel.

B, D

Day 6

Explore Riva del Garda, a bustling town located at the northern end of Lake Garda. This is the dramatic end of the lake, with mountains rising on either side, and Riva sits comfortably on the shore, with a backdrop of lake, valley and hills.

B, D

Day 7

Travel back through Italy to the overnight hotel for a one night stay with dinner, bed and breakfast.

B, D

Day 8

Board the Eurotunnel back to Folkestone and on to East Anglia where the door to door collection service will be waiting to return you home.


B=Breakfast Included, D=Evening Meal Included

Hotel Paganella, Paganella


The Hotel Paganella has views of the spectacular Dolomites mountain range and is the perfect base for this Italian Christmas market holiday.


The hotel has a lift.


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Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Ardleigh Crown Ardleigh Crown Public House
Bramford, Angel PH Bramford, Angel Public House
Brentwood George & Dragon George & Dragon PH, Roman Road, Mountnessing
(B1002) CM15 0TZ
Bury St Edmunds Bus Stn Bury St Edmunds, Bus Station, Stand 9
Capel St Mary (South) Capel St Mary National Express Stop Southbound
Setdown Point: Capel St Mary White Horse Pub
Chelmsford Services Chelmsford Springfield Services
Lorry Park (Off A12)
Claydon Crown Claydon Crown Public House Lay By
Colchester North Rail Stn Colchester North Rail Station
Combs Bus Shelter Combs Bus Shelter, Ipswich Road (Opp. Esso Garage)
Copdock - Tescos Copdock Mill, Tesco Superstore Front Exit Bus Stop
Debenham Angel Debenham Angel Public House
Diss Bus Station Diss Bus Station
Eye Town Hall Eye Town Hall
Felixstowe Coach Park Felixstowe Coach Park, Garrison Lane, Felixstowe,
IP11 7SJ
Felixstowe Gt Eastern Sq Felixstowe Great Eastern Square
Ipswich, West End Rd Ipswich,West End Road Car Park
Kelvedon - The Tavern Kelvedon The Tavern, High Street/Station Road
Long Stratton Long Stratton Police Station
Mendlesham Kings Head Mendlesham, Kings Head Public House,
Mendlesham, Denters Hill Mendlesham, Denters Hill
Needham Market - Swan Needham Market, Swan Public House,
Norwich - Castle Meadow Norwich, Castle Meadow,(Outside Galloway Office)
Redenhall/Station Road Junction of Redenhall Road/Station Road Harleston
(Old Duke William PH) IP20 0LB
Scole - Scole Engineering Outside Scole Engineering Garage, Scole
Sproughton Sproughton, Wild Man Public House
Stowmarket Railway Stn. Stowmarket Railway Station.
Stowupland Dents Corner Stowupland, Dents Corner,
Tollgate McDonalds Stanway, Mc Donalds Bus Stop, Tollgate, CO3 8RG
Witham Old Post Office Witham Old Post Bus Stop - Sorting Office
(NOT McColls Store)
Woolpit Church Woolpit Church

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Galloway Travel Group, Denters Hill,
Mendlesham, Suffolk, IP14 5RR

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