New Year in Lake Garda
- Discover the crystal blue waters & pristine shores of Italy’s Lake Garda on this 7-night holiday.
- Stay in the beautiful lakeside town of Riva del Garda.
- Take a full day trip to the medieval city of Bolzano.
- Explore ancient canals & beautiful architecture on a guided day trip to Venice.
- Visit the real-life setting of Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet on an excursion to the medieval city of Verona.
- Enjoy plenty of free time relax, shop & explore the charming towns around Lake Garda.
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Your Guided Group Holiday To Lake Garda
Ring in the New Year in Lake Garda and immerse yourself in an Italian holiday full of relaxation, beauty and culture amid a stunning natural backdrop. While Lake Garda is renowned for its magnificent landscape it also has a rich culture and intriguing past. History enthusiasts will enjoy exploring the quaint medieval villages that dot the lake and there are many attractions of both historical and cultural significance to visit in the region. We’ll enjoy a New Year's Eve dinner in your hotel with live music. On this fantastic 7-night tour, we’ll have plenty of time to soak up the relaxing, tranquil atmosphere of Lake Garda, experiencing the charming towns of Riva del Garda, Limone and Malcesine. We will also enjoy full day excursions to explore the enchanting warren of canals and squares that make up the city of Venice and the beguiling UNESCO World Heritage Site of Verona.
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, located in the beautiful village of Riva del Garda. As we travel to your hotel, our guide will share some information about the local region, suggest activities to enjoy and answer any questions we may have.
Day Trip to Venice
Today we will explore the enchanting warren of canals, quaint alleys and busy 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. In Venice you will witness famous landmarks such as the bustling St. Mark's Square, the stunning Gothic building of Ca’ d’Oro, and the imposing marble Palazzo Ducale. Admire 16th and 17th art in the Gallera Franchetti or take a photograph on the Ponte di Rialto. We will also have free time to explore the numerous piazzas, bridges and dwellings that adorn the quaysides of Venice's extensive network of canals.
Free Time in Lake Garda
Today, there will be a full day to relax and enjoy the charms of Lake Garda. Take a stroll around this charming town or treat yourself to a coffee in one of the many cafes. Our guide will be happy to offer suggestions for activities and places to see.
Trip to Bolzano
After breakfast, we will take a trip to Bolzano, the provincial capital of the South Tyrol. Bolzano's Northern European and Mediterranean cultural mix combine to make the perfect union, which can be clearly seen in the historic and artistic treasures of this city. For centuries Bolzano has been the privileged centre of commercial exchanges between Italy and Germany. Today, the capital has become a cosmopolitan city which feels lively, cheerful, modern and yet refined all at the same time!
New Year's Eve Dinner
Dinner & Live Music
Ring in the new year in style this evening with a festive New Year's Eve dinner in our hotel with live music.
At Leisure or Optional Excursion
Explore Lake Garda at Your Own Pace
Another full day to relax and enjoy Lake Garda's charms, and go shopping for souvenirs and regional treats to take home.
Optional Excursion; Guided Day Trip to the Italian Alps
Your local guide will offer an optional excursion to the Italian Alps with a traditional lunch included. See optional excursions list below for further information.
Travel to Verona
Following breakfast, we will depart by coach for Verona, via the east side of the lake or the motorway. Either way, the journey time is generally about 60 minutes. Verona is very popular among tourists as well as being a significant commercial hub, given its position half way between Venice and Milan. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to the importance of its historical buildings and is probably best known today for the Roman amphitheatre, now home to the world famous Verona Opera festival, which runs from late June to early September. Also of interest is Juliet's balcony - the fact that the balcony was added to the house in the 20th century doesn't deter the hundreds of thousands of visitors that flock to see and photograph it every year.
Time to say 'arrivederci' to Tuscany!
We'll check out of our hotel and depart by coach to the airport for our return flight.
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.