Lake Garda - 7 days. tour - Discover true Italian natural beauty
Day 1 - Day of arrival
We fly to Milan. After check-in at the hotel, dinner will be served and there will be time to spend on your own. There is a brief orientation about the area and Northern Italy, an area that offers beautiful surroundings, culinary education, language, culture and literature to name a few,
Bueneveto in Garda!
Day 2 - Sirmione and Verone
We take a boat to Sirmione (1 hour) which is an incredibly beautiful trip where you see a long arm stretching out from land, and Sirimione (the city) is wonderfully located at the end of this. This castle town is a nice little town with, among other things, an old church within the city walls and narrow, cozy pedestrian streets. It will be possible to have lunch served for a fee after arrival in Sirmione. After lunch we move on to Verona, the city perhaps best known for the love tragedy perpetuated by Shakespeare and deals with families: Romeos Montecchi - who supported the pope and Juliet's Capuleti - who supported the emperor. Included in the tour is a local English-speaking guide and the tour goes through Verona's historic center; here you see St Zeno Basilica, a famous arena where a poetry festival is held every year. Historic piazza such as "The Lord's Square" and the medieval castle as well as the Scaligers bridge. After the tour of Verona we return to the hotel and arrive for dinner.
Day 3 - Get to know Lake Garda
We leave the hotel after breakfast and are picked up by bus. The trip will go along Gardesana, the two roads that go around Lake Garda from the west side to the east side, a wonderful trip with varying beautiful landscapes. On the trip we will pass the Gardone Riviera, Limone and the "pearl in the north" with the Alps behind and dramatic scenery; Riva del Garda. On the trip it will be possible to order lunch at an additional cost. From the north and west we will visit Malcesine with its famous medieval castles, Brenzone, Torri Garda town and the famous wine district Bardolino. Finally, we drive past Lazise and Paschiera del Garda before returning to the hotel before dinner.
Day 4 - Sunset in romantic Venice
Here there will be more time in the morning, where you can enjoy a longer breakfast, sleep out or go for a nice walk at the hotel. We are picked up by a bus that takes us to Venice, at the port of Tronchetto we are transported by boat to the heart of Venice, we land at Piazza San Marco. Our guide meets us at Doge's Palace and starts the tour which takes about 2 hours. In Venice we meet St Mark's Square and the Basilica with their beautiful mosaic designs. Doge's Palace where we start the tour is a true masterpiece of Venetian Gothic style. After the trip in Venice, we are again transported by boat to Tronchetto where we are transported on to Lake Garda and the hotel before dinner.
Day 5 - Renaissance city of Mantova
The city is very beautiful with cobbled streets and historical sights, the center is listed in the UNESCO World Heritage List and among the highlights we meet Sant Peter's Cathedral, the Ducal Palace and the Basilica of St. Andrew. Montova's heyday was when the Gonzag princes sponsored the art, and during Napoleon's wars, the city was protected by the fortress. After your stay in Mantova, return to the hotel where dinner will be served.
Day 6 and 7 - on your own
You can take the boat to Garda town which has a pleasant atmosphere and pleasant nightlife. Eat good food and go for a nice evening walk along the promenade. Limone is another nice place to go by boat, the historic town a lot to tell and you will also find here both beach and seafront. You can try yourself on a mountain hike and set yourself the goal of reaching one of the many small churches located in the height, they are all built so that they capture an incredibly nice view. Other options could be to rent a bike or visit one of the vineyards in the area. Feel free to ask our local guide for tips.