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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.
You will be met at the airport in Verona this evening by Topflight’s Resort Manager. You will take a 90-minute journey, via air-conditioned coach, to the lovely Hotel Majestic Palace, where you will stay for 7 nights on a half board basis.
You have the day to fully relax and perhaps make use of the wonderful facilities of your hotel. In a beautiful setting in the midst of a picturesque olive grove and with sweeping views of the lake, the Majestic Palace offers high standards of service and fantastic leisure facilities.
4 swimming pools, a tennis court, a gym, a playground, mini-golf and a volleyball court ensure that no matter what your age, you’ll be far from bored here. The outdoor pools are surrounded by sun loungers and parasols providing the perfect resting spot for guests who just love to chill out in the sunshine.
This morning, you will be picked up after breakfast from your hotel, to enjoy a scenic coach journey to Venice, where you will take a guided visit of the Floating City. The tour includes a motorboat ride along the Giudecca Canal to, 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 the oppurtunity 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.
If today, you feel like venturing out to discover the beautiful Malcesine, you’re in for a treat. Follow the romantic trail of narrow cobbled streets that meander their way through the town leading to a cute pebble beach. The harbour with its colourful boats bobbing by its walls, is surrounded by restaurants, cafés and shops allowing guests to sample a taste of ’la dolce vita’ as they sit, relax and people watch over a drink or two.
Malcesine lends itself to a slower pace of life, where sauntering through the beautiful medieval town and relaxing by the waters edge is very much the order of the day.
Enjoy a fascinating tour around the largest lake in Italy. The day will start from your resort where we will pick you up by bus and a guide will tell you all about Lake Garda en route to your first stop, Salo. Afterwards, you'll take a pleasent boat trip to Sirmione where you will have 2 hours to spend at your leisure. The tour concludes with a brief stop in Lazise before returning to your hotel 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 and to spend the rest of the night how you wish.
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.
This morning, you will check out after breakfast and be transferred to the airport to catch your return flight back to Dublin.
This property is offered on a Half Board basis. Complimentary local wine, beer, soft drinks and mineral water with dinner.
From the Hotel Majestic Palace, it is a 20 minute walk down a small hill to get to the centre of Malcesine and 25 minutes from the lake. A convenient bus service runs frequently, right from the hotel to the resort centre, for a small local charge.
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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