Magnificent Lake Garda & Venice

Magnificent Lake Garda & Venice

Lake Garda is the largest and most enchanting of the Italian Lakes and has been a popular choice with holiday makers for over a century.

The southern part of the lake is surrounded by vineyards, olive groves and beautiful lakeside towns contrasting with the dramatic fjord-like northern end of the lake surrounded by towering mountains and cliffs. Our holiday offers excursions toVenice and the Dolomites along with an optional cruise on Lake Garda itself.


Tour highlights:

• Welcome drink

• Free time in Garda

• Venice

• North Italian Alps


This tour includes Sapphire Star Travel and our door to door home collection service.

Day 1

Morning collection from your home to join the coach for the drive to Dover for a late morning ferry crossing to Calais. We continue through France to Germany arriving at the overnight hotel in time for evening meal.


Day 2

We continue the journey into the mountains of Austria and across the Brenner Pass into Italy, arriving on the shores of Lake Garda in time for an evening meal and a stay of five nights.

B, D

Day 3

A free day to relax by the lake.

B, D

Day 4

Today we have an included excursion to the magnificent City of Venice, an experience not to be missed.

B, D

Day 5

A day excursion into the spectacular North Italian Alps to experience the majestic scenery of this stunning mountain range.

B, D

Day 6

A leisurely coach excursion to the southern end of Lake Garda where you could take a boat cruise on the lake (fare approx. €19), providing never to be forgotten views.

B, D

Day 7

We leave Italy for the return drive across Austria and Germany to the overnight hotel arriving in time for an evening meal.

B, D

Day 8

Continuing through France to Calais we join a late afternoon short sea ferry crossing to Dover. We continue the journey to East Anglia, arriving late evening where our door to door service will be waiting to return you home.


B=Breakfast Included, D=Evening Meal Included

Hotel Portici, Riva del Garda, Lake Garda (5 nights)


This welcoming and historic 4 star hotel is centrally located on the main piazza of Riva del Garda, within steps of all amenities and Lake Garda itself.All contemporary bedrooms are en suite with air conditioning,TV, hairdryer, minibar and free WiFi.The hotel features a restaurant and bar with vaulted stone ceilings and outdoor seating area in the piazza.There is also has a gym and spa, including steam bath and sauna.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
Harleston Duke William Harleston Duke William Public House
Ipswich, West End Rd Ipswich,West End Road Car Park
Kelvedon - The Tavern Kelvedon The Tavern, Junction 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)
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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