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Tour Description

  • 8 days
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Explore the best Christmas markets in Italy by rail.

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At a glance
  • Shop at Italy’s top Christmas markets
  • Enjoy the festive atmosphere of the cities
  • Warm up with mulled wine and Italian-style hot chocolate
  • Discover the biggest Christmas market in Italy
  • See the snow-capped Dolomites 

Suggested Itinerary

Day 1: UK - Turin

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Map of Day 1: UK - Turin

Fly to Turin, check into your chosen hotel

Turin is famous for its cuisine, so your first dinner here is sure to be a memorable one. 

Day 2: Turin

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Points of Interest

Map of Day 2: Turin

Visit Borgo Dora Christmas Market    

Explore Borgo Dora Christmas Market – more than 100 stalls are set up in the baroque piazzas here, selling handicrafts, traditional wooden toys, delicious treats and Christmas decorations. Afterwards, wander through the streets of Turin and admire the Luci d’Artista light installations. 

Day 3: Turin - Verona

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Map of Day 3: Turin - Verona

Take a train from Turin to Verona, check in to your chosen hotel

After a morning bicerin (Turin’s signature drink – an indulgent mix of espresso, chocolate and cream), travel to Verona. The train takes less than three and a half hours, so you’ll have plenty of time to get your bearings once you arrive. 

Day 4: Verona

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Points of Interest

Map of Day 4: Verona

Explore Verona’s Christmas markets

Verona’s main Christmas market takes place in the Piazza dei Signori, in the heart of the city’s historic centre. Traditional wooden huts are packed with decorations and gifts, and there are German favourites like bratwurst, glühwein and stollen cake to fill up on. You’ll also find a smaller market in Piazza Bra, which has the famous amphitheatre as a backdrop. 

Day 5: Verona

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Map of Day 5: Verona

Day at leisure

Wander through Verona today, enjoying the festive atmosphere and taking in sights like Juliet’s Balcony and the Torre dei Lamberti. 

Day 6: Verona - Bolzano

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Map of Day 6: Verona - Bolzano

Take a train from Verona to Bolzano

A 90-minute train journey takes you from Verona to Bolzano, the capital of South Tyrol and gateway to the snow-topped Dolomites. 

Day 7: Bolzano

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Map of Day 7: Bolzano

Visit Italy’s biggest Christmas market

Set against a snowy mountain backdrop, this medieval city’s market is one of Italy’s most magical. Located in the extravagantly decorated Piazza Walther, you’ll find traditional gifts, food and decorations for sale, plus a children’s area with a merry-go-round and horse-drawn carriage rides. 

Day 8: Bolzano - UK

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Map of Day 8: Bolzano - UK

Transfer to Verona by train and private transfer for your flight home

With present-filled suitcases, it’s time for your flight back to the UK. Why not try to do some last minute sightseeing?

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Flight Information

Flying is the quickest and easiest way to get to Italy from the UK and there are plenty of direct flights available to most airports within Italy. The biggest choice of flights are available from London and Manchester but you'll also be able to fly to certain destinations from regional airports. Flights take from 2 to 4 hours depending on where you fly from/to.

Visa Information

At the current time, British citizens do not require a visa to visit Italy.

Tipping

You don’t have to leave a tip in Italy – most Italians don’t tip for restaurant meals, bar drinks, taxi rides or hair and beauty treatments. However if you do leave a tip, you might receive quicker service.