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Verona and Lake Garda

You don’t have to go far from Lake Garda to experience the best of Italy, as this memorable escape shows. Start with Verona – made immortal by Shakespeare’s famed Romeo and Juliet – before finishing with time to relax at Italy’s largest lake.

At a glance

  • Spend two nights in the birthplace of Shakesphere’s Romeo and Juliet, Verona
  • Relax on the shores of Italy’s largest lake
  • Day trips to Sirmione and Malcesine

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Suggested Trip Itinerary

Day 1 : UK - Verona
Upon arriving in Verona, check in to your centrally located hotel and take a stroll around this enchanting city. Verona is the setting of Shakespeare's greatest love story and provides a wonderful blend of inspirational architecture, sacred art and world-renowned gastronomy. Wander past the Romanesque churches and Renaissance gardens, enjoy cappuccinos in Piazza dei Signori, and finish your day in one hundreds of great local restaurants found nearby.
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Where you could stay

Hotel Touring

Italian Cities, Verona

Grand Hotel des Arts

Italian Cities, Verona

Hotel Mastino

Italian Cities, Verona
Day 2 : Verona
Verona was the centre of art and commerce during the Roman Empire, which spawned the magnificent 1st century amphitheatre that lies almost untouched at the city's core, and no trip here would be complete without experiencing the moving atmosphere of an Italian opera. With near perfect acoustics, Europe's best-loved opera festival is staged here in the summer, pre-book tickets for an unforgettable experience as music echoes around the theatre's ancient walls. The surrounding Piazza Bra is great for a spot of people-watching, plus there are plenty of historical sights within easy reach.
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Where you could stay

Hotel Touring

Italian Cities, Verona

Grand Hotel des Arts

Italian Cities, Verona

Hotel Mastino

Italian Cities, Verona
Day 3 : Verona - Lake Garda
After your brief stay in Verona, continue on to Lake Garda’s spectacular shores. Get accustomed to your surroundings with a walk along the promenade or a boat trip to one of the nearby resorts.
Where you could stay

Hotel Olivi Thermae and Natural Spa

Italian Lakes, Lake Garda

Aqualux Hotel and Spa

Italian Lakes, Lake Garda

Hotel Garden

Italian Lakes, Lake Garda
Days 4-7 : Lake Garda
Stretching between the Alps and the Dolomites, Lake Garda embraces is Italy’s largest lake, and showcases a stunningly diverse landscape, ranging from low-lying countryside on its southern borders to forest-clad peaks at the north. During your stay, enjoy the peaceful lake vistas and hop along the lake’s edge to the many picture-perfect towns found here. Some of the best include Sirmione, with its bustling lanes and thermal springs, and Malcesine, nestled at the foot of Mount Baldo and known as the 'botanical garden of Europe'. 

Those wanting to travel further afield can pre-book the Venice excursion, where you'll go by private boat to St. Mark's Square and be given a brief tour by your guide before enjoying free time in this unique city. It’s a busy day, but well worth considering for the ultimate Italian experience.
Where you could stay

Hotel Olivi Thermae and Natural Spa

Italian Lakes, Lake Garda

Aqualux Hotel and Spa

Italian Lakes, Lake Garda

Hotel Garden

Italian Lakes, Lake Garda
Day 8 : Lake Garda - UK
Finish your trip by making the easy transfer to Verona Villafranca Airport before boarding your flight back home.
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8 days from £1049 per person

Practical Information

Flight Information

Direct flights to Verona airport (VRN) are available from Birmingham, Bristol, Cambridge, Glasgow, London Gatwick, London Stansted, Manchester, Newcastle and Southampton and take approximately 2 hours. Transfers to the city centre take approximately 20 minutes.

 

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.
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