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Springtime in Lake Garda

Springtime in Lake Garda

Lake Garda's 30-mile stretch of placid waters is placed on the southern shores with olive groves and vineyards.

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Lake Garda’s 30-mile stretch of placid waters is placed on the southern shores with olive groves and vineyards. The novelist, DH Lawrence, described the views over Lake Garda as follows; ‘The mountains are dark blue...the sky glistens...the light burns gold’ adding ‘the exquisite scent of lemon flowers is intoxicating’.


At a Glance

Gala dinner one evening

Free time in Riva del Garda, Verona, Lazise, Bardolino, Sirmione and Trento


G&K Shared Tour

We have been working behind the scenes with Galloway to be able to offer you an even wider range of UK and Continental Holidays, this enables us to offer you more choice and some exciting NEW destinations. As these Holidays will be offered by both companies, we encourage you to book early to avoid disappointment.

Day 1

Travel to Folkestone for the Eurotunnel crossing. We head to the Mercure Saarbrüken Süd, Germany, for our overnight stay making suitable comfort stops, with time to freshen up before our evening meal.


Day 2

After breakfast, check out of our overnight hotel and travel to our main stay hotel in Italy. We will stop for lunch to be purchased along the way, arriving at our hotel late afternoon. We meet tonight for a welcome cocktail in the Arrival Hall before dinner.

B, D

Day 3

Today we have a day at leisure in Riva del Garda. Here we have the opportunity to take a boat trip on Lake Garda to Limone sul Garda (price not included, approx. €15pp) to look around this beautiful Cliffside town, famous for its Limoncello, then we re-board the boat across the Lake to Malcesine, an elegant resort at the base of Castello Scaligero. An opportunity to take a cable car (price not included) to the summit for spectacular views across the lake and the Dolomites before exploring the cobbled streets of the old town. Time here for lunch to be purchased before the return sailing to Riva Del Garda. For those who do not wish to take part in the additional boat ride, spend the day leisurely looking around Riva del Garda, a charming town which lies on the banks of the northern shores of Lake Garda. There are many independent shops and ice cream parlours to visit.

B, D

Day 4

After breakfast travel to the romantic city of Verona, the setting of Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet (please note there is an approx 20-minute walk into the town from the Coach Park or you can catch a park and ride bus at approx.. 5 Euros extra.) Stumble upon Piazza Brà, a large open space dominated by the imposing Roman Arena. Walk down marble streets to the heart of the town to Piazza Erbe, Verona's beautiful main square. We must, of course, witness Juliet's balcony from which Shakespeare's character reportedly uttered those famous anguished lines. There is so much to see in Verona so we spend the whole day exploring before returning to the hotel for our evening meal.

B, D

Day 5

After breakfast join our driver for a scenic coastal drive visiting the resort of Lazise, a pretty walled village with paved lakefront promenade. The 12th century Church of San Nicolo is known for its frescoes while the Sacliger Castle is also medieval but can be admired from the outside, being privately owned. Afterwards, visit picturesque Bardolino and then Sirmione, the most beautiful village on Lake Garda.

B, D

Day 6

After breakfast we head to the glamorous regional capital of the Trentino-Alto region with its 13th century Cathedral of Saint Vigil, beautiful piazza and fresco-adorned medieval buildings. The historical centre of Trento typically consists of pastel coloured houses and medieval arcades and we can wander through the picturesque streets towards the medieval Castello del Buonconsiglio. We return to Riva del Garda for some free time in the afternoon before returning to the hotel for our evening meal.

B, D

Day 7

After breakfast check out of our main stay hotel and return to our overnight in Germany, making suitable comfort stops. We arrive with time to freshen up before our evening meal.

B, D

Day 8

After breakfast return to Calais for the Eurotunnel crossing, making suitable comfort stops along the way with time to purchase lunch.


B=Breakfast Included, D=Evening Meal Included


The 4-star Sole Hotel occupies an enviable position, right on the lakefront and located at the side of the main square in the centre of the lovely historic town of Riva del Garda. As you walk out of the hotel you have a wide choice of shops, bars, restaurants and the ferry stop is just a stone’s throw away. The hotel is furnished in a very traditional style, with an elegant restaurant overlooking the lake, comfortable public areas and a popular bar/ gelateria. There is a lovely terrace at the front of the hotel where you can sip a chilled aperitif, enjoy the lake views and watch the world go by!


En-suite, Ground floor rooms, Lift, Restaurant, Bar, Pool, Wi-Fi, Hairdryer, Telephone, TV, Air Con

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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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