Italy - Lake Garda Christmas Special


Departure Date:

No. of Days:

9 days

£659.00 pp

For those of you looking to travel to sunnier climes for Christmas, then you can’t beat Italy and beautful Lake Garda. Enjoy the shores of beautiful Lake Garda, with its smart resorts and lovely lakeside villages, where time seems to stand still.

It’s hard to imagine a more perfect setting than Lake Garda. The magnificent scenery has inspired artists from around the world. The rich history and perfect Mediterranean climate combine with visits to the must-see cities of Venice and Verona. Poets and politicians, divas and dictators, they’ve all been drawn to captivating Lake Garda (Lago di Garda). In fact, most of the tourists to Italy head for the lake’s shores, picturesque villages and vineyard-clad scenery. Surrounded by three distinct regions – Lombardy, Trentino Alto-Adige, and the Veneto – the lake’s cultural diversity attracts a cosmopolitan crowd.

During our stay, we'll also visit the remarkable city of Venice, romantic Verona, and we will tour the lake, taking in a few of our favorite places during the day.

We wil get into the festive spirit with a traditional Christmas lunch with an Italian twist and lots of Christmas entertainment to celebrate this special time in style.




Club Hotel La Vela

Conveniently located in the lakeside town of Torbole, Club La Vela is a great choice for our Christmas tour to Lake Garda. Spread between comfortable appartments and bedrooms, all of the rooms offer the usual facilities and amenities that you would expect in an Italian hotel of this category. There is a lovely modern restaurant and with the shores of Lake Garda being only a short walk away, you'll never be short of things to do and see.

Day 1

Feeling festive, packed your bags and got your passport? In that case, it's time to depart South Wales from one of our convenient local pick up points and head to Dover for our crossing to France and our first convenient overnight stop.

Day 2

After a tasty breakfast, re-board your coach and travel on through France and the incredble scenery of the Alps and drop down into Northern Italy and on to Lake Garda. Check in at the lovely Club Hotel La Vela before kicking back with your fellow travellers and maybe enjoying your first real holiday drink at the hotel bar or head out into Torbole for a quick wander around to get your bearings? Then make your way to dinner followed by a good night's sleep in preparation for your action-packed time in this delightful region.

Days 3 – 7

Well, this is it! Time to really find our what all the fuss is about. Enjoy our informative tour of lakeside gems to help you get your local orientation and see some of the best that Lake Garda has to offer. Make sure you also join us for our included excursions to the romantic cities of Venice and Verona, home to the mystical Romeo and Juliet. There will be free time for you to explore Torbole and the surrounding area on your own along with tasty breakfasts and dinner every day plus Christmas lunch and a whole load of festive entertainment.

Day 8

After a final breakfast on Lake Garda, it is sadly time to say goodbye and we turn north back over the stunning Alps into France for our final overnight stop.

Day 9

We depart our overnight hotel after breakfast and head for the channel ports, the UK and home.


Visit the most romantic city in the world. This fabulous floating city has a host of famous sights; visit the Doge’s Palace, the Bridge of Sighs or the Rialto Bridge. Or simply explore the narrow streets, enjoy a little shopping and watch the world go by from a pavement café in St Mark’s Square. Please note that the bus boat into Venice is extra and payable locally.


Verona is, without a doubt, one of the most beautiful cities you will ever see and is most famous for being the home of the star-crossed lovers. Today, the city is a Unesco World Heritage Site where you can explore the narrow streets lined with impressive medieval and Renaissance buildings and the spectacular Roman Arena, the city’s grandest sight. For many, ‘Juliet’s Balcony’ is the main point of interest and provides the perfect photo opportunity.

Lakeside Gems

Sit back and relax as you take a scenic drive around the beautiful and diverse lakeside towns of Lake Garda including the stylish resort of Salò. If Sirmione with its picture book castle is the most stunning of all the towns on the lake, then Peschiera is one of its most historic, sitting within the walls of an impressive island fortress, surrounded by canals and dotted with bridges.

  • Reserved coach travel throughout
  • Return ferry crossings
  • 2 overnight hotels on bed & breakfast basis
  • 6 nights in Italy with dinner, bed & breakfast
  • Festive Christmas lunch
  • Festive entertainment
  • Excursions to Venice, Verona and a tour of Lake Garda

We're sorry, but there is a local tourist tax that has to be paid in resort by all visitors to Italy during their stay. The cost is EUR1.50 per person per day.

This tour picks up at the following points:

  • Bridgend
  • Bristol Aztec West
  • Cardiff Central
  • Cardiff Gate
  • Cardiff West
  • Chieveley Services
  • Clackett Lane Services, Westernham
  • Clobham Services
  • Folkestone Services
  • Gorseinon
  • Leigh Delamere Services, Chippenham
  • Llanelli
  • Magor
  • Morriston
  • Neath
  • Newport
  • Port Talbot
  • Pyle
  • Reading
  • Sarn
  • Skewen
  • Swansea Central
  • Swansea West
  • Swindon, DoubleTree Hilton hotel

Don't see your pickup? Don't worry, we have a great fixed rate transfer with Premier Taxi's . Check out the details here.

Find out more about our pickups on our pickup list page here.


Prices are per person based on 2 adults sharing. Single rooms may carry a supplement. You will find what rooms and prices are available in the booking process.


Holiday bookings are subject to our Terms & Conditions which you must be familiar with prior to booking. We recommend Travel Insurance for this holiday. If you do not already have cover, please contact us.

Please be aware that coach trips can include lengthy periods of travel and always require some degree of walking. There are steps onto the coach and some hotels/venues will have steps.


This tour reguires a valid UK passport (with at least 6 months remaining).

You must have travel insurance or sign a disclaimer for this tour.

£160 Single room supplement - Prices shown are per person based on two people sharing a standard room.

Other Dates

Departure Date: Sunday 22 Dec 2019
Duration: 9 Days

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