Lake Garda, Venice & The Verona Opera
- Unwind on the shores of Italy’s Lake Garda on this 7-night guided holiday.
- Enjoy the Opera in Verona with a magical performance of Verdi's Aida.
- Explore the ‘City of Canals on a guided excursion to Venice.
- Experience incredible scenery on a half day boat tour of Lake Garda & visit some of its most picturesque towns.
- Relax with plenty of free time and discover Lake Garda for yourself, with useful tips from our expert guide.
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Your Guided Group Holiday To Lake Garda
Join us on this 7-night Italy tour, filled with the perfect combination of relaxation and exploration, and for an unforgettable night at the opera in Verona! We’ll take a boat trip to explore Lake Garda, where we can sit back and soak up the enchanting culture and atmosphere, plus we’ll visit the charming towns of Limone and Malcesine. We’ll take an escorted day trip to Venice and our guide will uncover the charms of this historic city, where we’ll see stunning architecture, ancient bridges and canals. This holiday also offers the unique opportunity to experience a spellbinding night at the Opera in the historic Arena di Verona and enjoy a performance of Verdi's Aida. Lake Garda offers a Mediterranean climate, clear blue waters, attractive villas and gardens; it's no surprise that so many holidaymakers return here year after year.
Activity Level: Leisurely
Travel to Italy
Transfer to Lake Garda
Upon arrival in Italy, we will be met in the arrivals area of the airport by our local representative who will accompany us to our hotel. As we travel to our hotel, our guide will share some information about the local region, suggest activities for us to enjoy and answer any questions we may have.
Boat Trip Around Lake Garda
Explore Lake Garda
After breakfast, join our guide for a short walking tour of Riva. Following this, we will board a private boat for a unique sightseeing tour. Our first stop will be at Limone, a small village backed by lemon groves, with waterside cafes and cobbled streets lined with shops. Afterwards, with fantastic panoramas and a spectacular mountain backdrop, we travel onwards for a visit to picturesque Malcesine, famed for its medieval Scaligero Castle. The boat will then return to Riva del Garda, but if you wish to stay on, you may return by public bus or boat later in the afternoon (this will be at your own expense). If remaining in Malcesine, we recommend a trip in the cable car which will take you 1,800 metres above sea level, with spectacular views. Please note that this schedule refers is weather-dependent.
At Leisure or Optional Excursion
Free Time in Lake Garda
Today, we have a full day to relax and enjoy Lake Garda's charms. Shop, sightsee at your own pace or sit by the lake and take in the incredible views. You can take a water taxi across the lake to explore at your leisure and your local guide will be happy to suggest activities to suit your interests and advise which highlights are a must see.
Optional Excursion - The Italian Alps
Your local guide will offer an optional excursion to the Italian Alps with a traditional lunch included.
Excursion to Venice
On today's full day excursion we will explore the enchanting warren of canals, alleys and squares that make up the fascinating city of Venice. Known as 'La Serenissima' or The most Serene,Venice is a prized jewel in Italy's glorious crown. Witness its famous landmarks such as St. Mark's Square, the stunning Gothic building of Ca’ d’Oro, and the imposing Palazzo Ducale. Admire 16th and 17th century art in the Galleria Franchetti and take a photograph on the Ponte di Rialto. You'll have free time to admire the piazzas, bridges and ornate dwellings that adorn the quaysides of Venice's extensive network of canals, before returning to your hotel in Lake Garda.
Free Time in Lake Garda
Spend your last day enjoying the beautiful lakeside setting, shopping for last minute souvenirs or enjoying a coffee, gelato or glass of wine at a local cafe.
Verona Opera Performance
Morning at Leisure
You will have the morning and afternoon free to relax and explore the surroundings of your hotel.
This evening, we will take a guided transfer to Verona for a spellbinding night at the Opera in the historic Arena di Verona with a performance of Verdi's Aida. First performed in Cairo in 1871 Aida is an Opera in four acts. The story is set in Ancient Egypt and is about an Ethiopian princess, Aida, who is captured and enslaved by the Pharoah. An Egyptian military commander, Radamès, struggles to choose between his love for Aida and his loyalty to the Pharaoh.
Following the performance we will take a return transfer to our hotel.
Explore Lake Garda at Your Own Pace
Today, you will have the day at leisure. In the heart of Riva del Garda is the Piazza III Novembre, surrounded by 14th century porticos and the Apponale Tower, a former defence tower and World War I prison. This square is a beautiful place to explore during your free time. Don't forget to check with your local guide who will be delighted to suggest further activities to suit your interests.
We will be transferred to the airport with guide assistance for our flight home.
Know before you go
Will I be met at the airport?
You will be met on arrival at your destination airport and transferred to your accommodation. You will be accompanied on all included excursions by your guide. Your expert local guide is also available to give you tips and advice on any aspect of your holiday.
Do I need a Visa?
Please visit our visa page for information on requirements for each country's entry requirements
What if there is an emergency?
We have local representatives in all of our destinations who are available 24/7 as well as an emergency contact number for our offices in Ireland should you ever need it.
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