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Discover North Lake Garda where staggering mountains provide a dramatic backdrop, tranquil waters enchant and the fruits of the surrounding vineyards delight.
Depart on a direct flight to Verona airport where you will be met by Topflight’s Resort Manager. You will take a 90-minute journey, via coach, to the four star Hotel Splendid Palace where you will stay for 7 nights on a half board basis.
Guests will be charmed by the warm welcome and excellent service they receive at this fabulously located hotel with its amazing lakeside views.
You have the day to fully relax and enjoy the resort of Limone and perhaps make use of the wonderful facilities of your hotel.
In a beautiful setting, just above a lemon grove, the Hotel Splendid Palace is nestled in idyllic surroundings overlooking the Bay of Limone and the Monte Baldo mountain. It’s perfectly positioned outdoor pool means that as you lounge in the sunshine you are surrounded by the most attractive Italian vistas and can relax in a luxurious setting in the sun. Who could resist relaxing in an outdoor jacuzzi with the scent of fresh lemons from the surrounding citrus grove wafting through the air? And as if that wasn’t enough, the hotel invites guests to enjoy it’s indoor pool, providing the ultimate in relaxation with it’s hydromassage jets and sauna.
This morning, after breakfast, you will be picked up from your hotel to enjoy a scenic coach ride to Venice, where you will take a guided visit of the Floating City. The tour includes a private motorboat ride along the Giudecca Canal, taking in the sights, then continues on foot to the Rialto Bridge, a marvellous feat of engineering.
You will have free time for lunch and will have no problem finding a tasty spot to dine upon some great Venetian fare. You will also have time to wander the boutiques and quaint shops that line the narrow, labyrinthine back streets of this enchanting city. Should you wish to do more, a gondola ride or sightseeing cruise on the lagoon are payable locally. Return to the coach on private motorboat, passing St. George’s Island, home to one of the architectural glories of Venice, the majestic Church of San Giorgio Maggiore. Your coach will return you to your hotel in the evening time.
If today, you feel like venturing out to discover the beautiful Limone, you’re in for a treat. Traditionally a small fishing village, it is now a busy town with a spectacular waterfront and picturesque harbour. You can stroll through its cobbled streets lined with shops selling shoes, leather goods and souvenirs, stopping off for a cappuccino at a pavement café in an old piazza. For an interesting glimpse into the heritage of the village, check out the old lemon houses and olive oil mills, and the ancient churches which display beautiful examples of Romanesque art and architecture.
On Tuesdays, you'll also find a local farmer's market. There is fresh fish, fruit and vegetables on offer as well as some unique speciality sausages and cheeses, all available at great prices. It runs from 8:00am - 1:00pm, so get there early and take in the bustling atmosphere and maybe pick up some local produce to try.
Today, you'll enjoy a fascinating tour around the largest lake in Italy. The day will start from your resort, where you will be picked up by bus and your guide will tell you all about Lake Garda en route. You will firstly visit Salo. After this, enjoy a boat trip to Sirmione where you will have 2 hours to spend at your leisure. The tour concludes with a brief stop in Lazisebefore return to Limone by coach.
Late in the morning, you will be picked up from your hotel by your coach, which will take you to a typical Italian winery. You will learn about the processes involved in producing this regions local wines, popular the world over. Your guide will then invite you to sample some of their finest produce as well as some typical Bardolino cheese and meats which should really enhance the flavours.
You will then be brought to the second vineyard of the day where you will be able to taste the wine produced and compare to those you tasted earlier in the day.
After you’ve learned about and sampled some of the best wines on offer, you will be returned to your hotel in time for your evening meal.
Choose to relax on Lake Garda's beautiful shores and soak up its majestic scenery or decided to explore a bit more. The day is yours to take at your own pace.
After your final breakfast of the trip, you will check out of your hotel and be transfered to your departure airport for your return flight.
This property is offered on a Half Board basis. Weekly Gala Dinner Complimentary local wine, beer, soft drinks and mineral water with dinner. Hot and cold buffet breakfast is included.
You'll stay in the lovely 4 star Hotel Splendid Palace in Limone, a beautiful village hugging the north-west shores of the lake.
My name is Lynsey, and I have been working for Topflight over 6-years in Austria, Italy and France. During the summer months you can find me on Lake Garda enjoying watersports, the sunshine and sampling the best of the local cuisine. In winter, I swap my sandals for skis and am happily based in the heart of the French Alps. I have a huge passion for skiing and snowboarding - having learned how to ski when I was 5 years old in Westendorf - and have skied in various resorts across France, Italy, Austria, Switzerland and even at home in Scotland. We have excellent teams in resort to ensure that you make the very most of your well-earned holiday, so please come to us if you have any questions.
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