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If you want a holiday that combines stunning scenery with activities galore, look no further than Castelnuovo del Garda.
Set among gentle hills littered with vineyards, this historic town is located close to some of the best known theme parks in Italy, making it an ideal choice for families. A medieval stone tower is the centrepoint of the town square, and you can spend happy hours dipping in and out of its plentiful shops, cafés and authentic trattorias.
It is ideally located for visits to Gardaland a short drive away, where you will find thrilling rollercoasters, water rides and a mini safari park, perfect for fun-filled family days out. The Canevaworld Resort, featuring both the Movieland amusement park and Aquapark with its massive waterslides, lagoons and lazy river, is also close by, and if you want to get up close and personal with a variety of marine life, head for the Sealife aquarium.
There is a great variety of scenic walking and cycling trails, museums and historic palaces in the immediate vicinity, and the neighbouring resorts of Lazise, Peschiera and Sirmione are within easy reach. You can also hop on the ferry and explore other towns dotted along the lake shore, or enjoy an excursion to one of the great cities of Milan, Venice or Verona.
Ulf moved to Italy in 2011 and thoroughly enjoys his role as a resort manager in Peschiera. The most rewarding part of the job for Ulf is when people speak to him at the end of their holiday and thank him for helping to make their holiday so special, Ulf says "that means the world to me". Ulf goes on to say it’s the little extras that help people enjoy their holidays such as telling them to drop into "Torta della nonna" for an Italian pastry, it’s a must." His key tip for holidays in Lake Garda is to try and see as many of the towns and villages as possible as each one exudes a unique atmosphere.
Lynsey is one of Topflight’s sporty resort managers. During the winter season, the lure of ski calls and Lynsey heads to the Austrian Alps to work as a resort manager in one of Topflight’s featured ski resorts. During her days off in the summer you will find her on Torbole beach, wind-surfing or paddle boarding. Whilst on the lake, Lynsey says a must visit is Cascata Varone, Riva waterfalls and what’s also great about Lake Garda is the option to travel everywhere by boat instead of bus - she says "it’s a novelty!"
For Gina the highlight of her job is the people that she meets each week. They ensure that the job as a resort manager is always interesting. Everyone has their personal requirements of what they want to experience whilst on holiday and she enjoys giving her personal advice! Her favourite memory of her time in resort was her first experience of stand up paddle boarding, an activity which she highly recommends to those who enjoy water based activities. Gina highly recommends a visit to the beaches in Rivoltella and the Grotta di Catullo in Sirmione and if you are looking for an excursion her recommendation is Venice Classica!
Anna is a very experienced resort manager, she was brought up just outside Bardolino so has a special passion for the area. She says "I have the pleasure to call this area my home". Anna enjoys the outdoors and highly recommends lake shore walks and walking up into the hills to enjoy the peace and tranquility. In Bardolino it is simply sit and watch the world go by for Anna, she loves the sheer variety of restaurants and wine bars. Her excursion of choice is Bolzano Renon, she says "it’s only a short transfer to enjoy absolutely breathtaking views of the Dolomites".
As one of Topflight’s newest resort managers Debbie has enjoyed the lifestyle on Lake Garda for 5 years. Living in Malcesine she looks after the resorts of Malcesine, Riva and Torbole. She says "although I love all 3 resorts my heart lies in Malcesine. There are many little spots which I love - the views from the restaurants at 'Porto Vecchio' and the quaintness of the little Piazza Cavour. There's a little grassy area called Lido Sopri which is great for sunbathing and a dip in the lake with that view - perfect!" Her all-time favourite excursion is Bolzano and Renon and she says her guests who take this excursion "finish their holiday with a big smile"
The most romantic city in the world, the floating city of Venice is one of epic grandeur. Take a boat ride down the Grand Canal and gaze upon the glorious Venetian architecture lining its banks. Built on a lagoon, this city will surely amaze you.
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Take a day trip to Venice, where a local guide will take you through the floating city. A private boat will transfer you to Piazza S. Marco, where you will follow your tour guide and explore some of the city's most famous tourist attractions.
In this famous square, also known as the 'Drawing room of Europe', you will see the unforgettable St. Mark's Cathedral. You will be struck by the cathedral's beauty, where the front of the basilica ripples and crests like a wave. The impressive building exudes a sense of history, culture and grandeur.
We will also visit the popular Bridge of Sighs, a popular attraction in Venice. The bridge is named after the sighs that were heard from the condemned prisoners being led to their cells. We will also see the Rialto Bridge, the famous bridge that crosses the Grand Canal.
In the afternoon, you will have free time to explore the city. Wind down with a coffee or a glass of Prosecco in St. Mark's square. Enjoy the city's charming atmosphere, or perhaps indulge in a feast of specialty Venetian cuisine.
The boat will then take you back to the coach, which will transfer you back to Lake Garda in the evening.
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Our most popular excursion, this tour of the lake will provide memories to last a lifetime. Soak in the rich and diverse landscape surrounding the lake, from the dramatic mountainous backdrops of the northern villages to the pretty promenades along the southern coastline.
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An english speaking guide will escort you to some of the most beautiful resorts around the lake, such as Salò, Sirmione and the opulent town of Lazise. You will be dazzled by the beauty of these resorts.
A coach will collect you from your hotel and take you to the first stop of this journey, the lovely Salò. Experience the grandeur that characterises the breathtaking scenery of this village as you explore its historic centre. Admire the Torre dell’Orologio (the ancient city gate), the late Gothic duomo with its Renaissance facade and the grand porticoed Palazzo della Magnifica Patria.
From here, take a boat trip to your next stop, Sirmione.
You will find yourself seduced by the charms of this lovely destination, a famous spa town set on a narrow peninsula that stretches into Lake Garda from the southern shore. Swim in hot springs, cool down in the lake and soak up the atmosphere of a town steeped in history and beauty. Whilst here, treat yourself to a hearty lunch in a traditional Italian restaurant.
From Sirmione, travel to the picturesque town of Lazise, framed by its well-preserved walls. Explore the labyrinthine lanes that wind throughout this medieval town, brimming with beauty, character and charm. Wander along the lakefront promenade, dotted with wrought iron lampposts and palm trees, and admire the impressive 14th-century castle.
This tour is an opportunity to experience many of these wonderful resorts on Lake Garda. You are guaranteed to be impressed by these striking sights.
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Home to Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet, Verona is defined by its sense of romance and drama. At the heart of the city lies centuries of history and art. Experience a full day excursion to this dazzling city, and see some of its most impressive sights.
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Take a day trip by coach to Verona, where a local guide will show you the treasures of this historic city. Spend the morning exploring the attractions that Verona has to offer, and then onto an afternoon of shopping in one of the most elegant streets in Italy, the Via Mazzini.
Immerse yourself in art, history and culture in this splendid city. Its Roman ruins and medieval architecture are guaranteed to impress you! See the magnificent Arena di Verona, the famous Roman amphitheatre that survived a 12th-century earthquake to later become the city's legendary open-air opera house. Visit Casa di Giulietta, where you can see the romantic balcony on which Shakespeare's Juliet is said to have pined for her lover, Romeo.
Experience the beautiful Piazza dei Signori, the beautiful 'Square of Lords'. This is the former centre of power in Verona. Magnificent buildings surround the square, which is dominated by the statue of the Italian poet, Dante Alighieri. Visit the Piazza delle Erbe, which has remained the vibrant heart of Verona since Roman times. Grandiose buildings, elegant restaurants and market stalls make up this beautiful square.
Afterwards you can spend the remainder of the afternoon shopping on the prestigious Via Mazzini, lined with extravagant shops and designer boutiques. Shoppers will find everything their hearts could desire, from Gucci through to leather goods from the magnificent Furla.
You will be back at your hotel in the afternoon, in time for a refreshing gelato while strolling around the coast. This full day excursion is a must-do during your trip.
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Gardaland is the biggest and best theme park in Italy and the third largest in Europe and has thrills, spills, adventures and fun in spades. With something for every age, a trip to Gardaland will without a doubt be the highlight of the kids’ trip!
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Gardaland Adventure Park will appeal to families of all ages. There are themed lands and enough fantasy, adventure and adrenaline pumping rides to ensure that everyone has the time of their lives here.
If it’s thrills and heart pumping spills you’re after, try out the Blue Tornado, Magic Mountain and Raptor roller coasters and if you’re feeling very brave, try Oblivion:The Black Hole. If you wish to take to the water, try the Jungle Rapids or the Colorado log flume.
For the younger tots, there is plenty to keep them entertained here too. The brand new Peppa Pig Land is sure to keep them happy. Visit Peppa’s famous house, sail on the exciting pirate ship with Peppa, or fly up to the clouds in colourful balloons. This will, for sure be the highlight of the little ones trips.
If the family needs a change of pace, there is also a Sea Life Aquarium here, where you can explore deep under the water in the Shark Tunnels and discover amazing fish, jellyfish and seahorses.
Gardaland also offers a personalised, tailor made service to guests with special needs such as visual limitations, reduced mobility, autism and down syndrome. It is designed specifically to make sure that people with disabilities can have the most fun experience, with a customised itinerary based on their specific needs.
Tickets can be purchased in advance from the Gardaland website or from the park’s ticket office on site.
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