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Lake Garda Highlights

  • Lake Garda, Italy, Desenzano

To book this Lake Garda Highlights tour, please call our reservations team on 01483 79 11 11

Although they are only about 35 miles apart at opposite ends of Lake Garda, Desenzano and Riva, our selected resorts on this new twin centre holiday, are certainly very different. Desenzano at the southern end of the lake is a bustling, lively town and is an excellent centre from which to explore the regions’ two most famous cities, Venice and Verona. A full day visit to magical Venice is included in your holiday cost. Verona, famous for its Arena and Opera programme, is easily accessible by the local bus service or by train. Riva, your second centre, is at the northern tip of the lake in the foothills of the mighty Dolomites and a full range of excursions into the mountains is offered. A full day tour to the Dolomites in included in your holiday. There’s also a regular boat service to picturesque Limone and Malcesine. In both resorts, the Inghams Representatives will be on hand to advise and assist and help you enjoy your holiday to the full.

Itinerary

Day 1: Saturday
Transfer by coach from the airport to your selected hotel in Desenzano.

Day 2: Sunday 
Free day to get to know the area at your own pace. Desenzano combines a picturesque lakeside resort setting with the vibrant atmosphere of a thriving Italian community. Stroll along the busy historic centre and experience the café culture.

Day 3: Monday
Day at leisure in Desenzano, take a boat ride to discover other nearby resorts on the lake.

Day 4: Tuesday
A full day tour to the magical city of Venice. Board a private boat and cruise down the Giudecca Canal to disembark close to St. Mark's Square. Enjoy around 4 hours of free time to explore the Basilica, the Doge's Palace and the Rialto Bridge. Take one of the optional tours including a romantic gondola ride or a cruise around the Lagoon. 

Day 5: Wednesday
Transfer to your second centre by public ferry, it takes a leisurely 5 hours to travel along the length of the lake to Riva. Arrive at your hotel in the afternoon.

Day 6: Thursday
A free day to relax and enjoy Riva. Time perhaps to stroll along the lakeside promenade which extends to the adjacent resort of Torbole.

Day 7: Friday
A full day tour to the Dolomites, one of the most unique and dramatic range of mountains in Italy. You will enjoy the spectacular scenery as you journey over the passes between Selva and Val di Fassa.

Days 8-9: Saturday/Sunday 
A weekend to relax and enjoy Riva. Transport links (bus and boat) are excellent and you can easily visit nearby resorts like Limone or Malcesine, or take a bus into the hills for scenic walking.

Day 10: Monday
A free day to relax and to enjoy all that Riva has to offer.

Day 11: Tuesday
A free day to relax and continue to enjoy Riva.

Day 12: Wednesday
Transfer to the airport for your flight home.

Departure dates & prices for 2019

  • Flights depart Saturday from 18 May - 14 Sep
  • Prices from £1,279 per person based on 2 adults
  • Desenzano: Twin room with balcony, private bath or shower
  • Riva: 2nd centre upgrade (private bath or shower with lake view from £10)

What’s included

  • Return flights to Verona from the UK on Saturdays, returning Wednesdays
  • Transfers by coach between the airport and your hotels
  • (To Desenzano: ¾hrs and From Riva: 1¾hrs by coach – transfer by taxi and boat between Desenzano and Riva)
  • 11 nights accommodation in 4 star hotels (mixed board basis)
  • 2 full day excursions to Venice and the Dolomites
  • Assistance of Inghams Reps while in resort

Your Hotels

Departure flights to Verona from:

  • Stansted, Gatwick
  • Southampton, Cardiff
  • Birmingham, Manchester & Newcastle
  • Flight supplements may apply

To book this Lake Garda Highlights tour, please call our reservations team on 01483 79 11 11

Rooms

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  • Annex:
  • Official rating: 4
  • Twin rooms at Hotel Piccola Vela are modern with air conditioning and have bath or shower, hairdryer, safe, TV, radio, telephone, minibar and balcony
  • Twin rooms at Hotel Europa are air-conditioned in high season, have bath or shower, telephone, hairdryer, safe, radio and TV
    • Rooms with views of the lake and the lovely piazza are available at a supplement

Accessibility

  • Lift accessible: Yes
  • Lift serves all floors: Yes
  • Access ramp: No

Meals

Hotel Piccola Vela in Desenzano is on bed and breakfast basis

Hotel Europa in Riva is on half board basis 

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Gluten Free
  • Vegetarians

Desenzano

A holiday in Desenzano combines a picturesque lakeside resort setting with the vibrant atmosphere of a thriving Italian community. Social life is focused on the many bars, cafés, pizzerias and restaurants in the historic centre and on the pedestrianised shopping area. Narrow streets lead up to the medieval castle that overlooks the town and offers panoramic views of the lake. Desenzano has two harbours and two public beaches. The resort has the best ferry and hydrofoil services on the lake so the main lakeside towns, including Garda, Peschiera and Sirmione, are very accessible. Bus and train connections are excellent and Verona, Venice and Padua are within easy reach.

 

Things to do in resort

  • Cinema
  • Cycling
  • Sailing
  • Tennis
  • Walking

Holidays in Desenzano give you great access to two harbours and two public beaches. The resort has the best ferry and hydrofoil services on the lake so the main lakeside towns, including Garda, Peschiera and Sirmione, are very accessible. Bus and train connections are excellent and Verona, Venice and Padua are within easy reach.

You can also attend the Verona Opera from Desenzano, see our Verona Opera information page.

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For more information on travel and transport visit our Desenzano page

This accommodation is not available to be booked online, please call our Reservations Team on 01483 791111 to book or for further information

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