Day 1: Following your early morning home taxi collection, we make our way across Europe to our overnight hotel. Dinner this evening will be a 3 course fixed menu with a vegetarian option.
Day 2: After your buffet breakfast, we continue our journey into Italy and on to Fai Della Paganella in the Trentino Region of the beautiful Dolomites for our six night stay at the Paganella Hotel. Meals will be on a dinner, bed & breakfast basis, with a choice of meals.
Day 3: Today we travel south to the tip of Lake Garda for a visit to the very popular resort of Riva Del Garda, set on the northern point of this stunningly beautiful Italian lake. Explore the delightful Old Town, centred around a 12thcentury fortress and clock tower with a maze of narrow streets full of inviting little shops and pavement cafés where you can enjoy some lunch. There will be ample time for you to also enjoy a boat trip on Lake Garda (payable locally, and not included in holiday cost)
Day 4: A day at leisure to simply relax and enjoy the mountain scenery. Maybe join Fausto, the hotel owner, for a walk and a picnic in the surrounding countryside.
Day 5: A day of spectacular scenery as we head into the heart of the Brenta Dolomite chain with its jagged peaks, then over the Campo Carlo Magno Pass to Madonna di Campiglio. At an altitude of 1550 metres, this chic resort is one of the most famous winter and summer resorts in Europe, attracting thousands of tourists every year. From here or route takes us to Molveno, a pretty little village with the azure waters of its lake set against a magnificent backdrop of forests and mountains.
Day 6: Today we arrive in one of Italy’s best kept secrets - stunning Merano! In true ‘Sound of Music’ fashion, this beautiful spa town sits nestled between the Dolomites. The town centre abounds with shops, restaurants and cafés oozing with delicious strudel. For a bird’s eye view of the city take the chairlift up to the panoramic viewpoint. Try out some mouth-watering ‘speck’ in a local stube or tempt yourself with ‘sachertorte’ in one of the pastry shops. We return via the Adige valley wine route and Lake Caldaro.
Day 7: Day at leisure.
Day 8: After breakfast this morning, we will bid a fond farewell to the staff at our lovely hotel and begin our journey to our overnight hotel.
Day 9: After breakfast, we depart our overnight hotel to continue our journey to Norfolk, where our door to door service will be waiting to return you home.
Single Supplement: £110
Tour Reference: EUR1732
Deposit Required: £70pp
Balance Due: 10 weeks prior to departure