We depart South Wales early this morning and make our way to Dover for our ferry crossing to Calais. Arriving early afternoon, we continue our journey to Metz for check-in at the 4* Mercure Metz Centre Hotel. This evening enjoy free time in the centre of Metz. (Please note that dinner is not included this evening and that the restaurant the hotel will be closed for evening meals, but many restaurants around will be open this evening).
Departing after breakfast, we continue our journey into Italy. We aim to arrive in Lake Garda mid-afternoon for check-in at the beautiful 4* Hotel Caravel. Enjoy a traditional Italian meal followed by an evening at leisure in the resort. (Please note that the tourist tax is payable at reception).
We enjoy breakfast at the hotel before departing on our excursion to the fabulous floating city of Venice. Please note that the bus boat is extra & payable locally. Explore the narrow streets, enjoy a little Christmas shopping or just enjoy the view from one of the many cafes dotted about the city. Returning to the hotel later today, enjoy a superb evening meal followed by live entertainment.
Merry Christmas! Join your hosts for breakfast followed by a morning at leisure. Why not take a stroll or a dip in the pool (subject to availability) to build up your appetite for your Italian Christmas Lunch. Relax for the remainder of the afternoon before enjoying dinner in the hotel restaurant.
Enjoy an Italian breakfast and a day at leisure in the resort. Why not take a dip in the swimming pool or take a stroll down to the town centre. This evening you enjoy another fantastic meal at the hotel restaurant.
We enjoy breakfast at the hotel before departing for our excursion to one of the most beautiful cities you will ever see, Verona. As a Unesco World Heritage site, explore the impressive medieval and Renaissance buildings as well as the Roman Arena. Returning to the hotel this afternoon, enjoy dinner in the restaurant before an evening at leisure.
On our final full day in Lake Garda, join our coach after breakfast for a scenic drive around the beautiful lakeside towns of Lake Garda including the stylish resorts of Salo, Sirmione & Peschiera. Returning to the hotel later this afternoon, enjoy some free time before joining your hosts for your last evening meal at the 4* Hotel Caravel.
We bid a very sad farewell to the Hotel Caravel this morning after breakfast to make our journey back towards Metz for our overnight stay. Arriving once again at the 4* Mercure Metz Centre, enjoy an evening at leisure. (Please note that dinner is not included this evening and that the restaurant the hotel will be closed for evening meals, but many restaurants around will be open this evening).
Departing early after breakfast, we make our way to Calais for our return ferry back to the UK. Returning to Dover we continue our journey back to South Wales with an aim to start our return drop-offs mid-afternoon.