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WINTER WARMER - Lake Garda – Enchanting Christmas markets around Lake Garda - 6 Days

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From 299 € per person

Discover the best of Northern Italy's Christmas markets on this festive tour

  • Featuring the excellent 4* Grand Hotel Riva, located in the heart of Riva del Garda
  • Experience Italian Christmas markets



Get into the Christmas spirit with a winter adventure exploring the delights of the most picturesque alpine Christmas markets in Trento, Verona, Rango and Canale di Tenno and enjoy local product tastings.

Day 1: Arrive in Italy and begin your stay at the lovely, lakefront Grand Hotel Riva del Garda. Benvenuti!

Day 2: Visit Verona and its enchanting Christmas markets with a local, licensed guide. See the city decked out in holiday charm as you do a walking tour to the historic sites and to the special Nativity Scene Exhibition in the ancient Arena. In the afternoon, on the way back to Trentino, stop for a tasting at a winery in the hills of Valpolicella. The variety of lively, balanced red wines will help to make the season bright.

Day 3: The tour will take you to the capital of the province, Trento. Its Christmas markets offer a variety of products from all over Italy, with kiosks extending over a wide, open piazza just outside the medieval city walls. The grappa tasting at a nearby producer will warm you after the stroll.

Day 4: Enjoy the wintery beauty of Trentino as you tour the two tiny, extraordinary towns of Rango and Canale. Their tangle of streets and arcaded private recesses – open just for the occasion – enable local artisans to sell their wares directly to visitors in their historic villages. Rango is the larger of the two, but Canale is the better known, winning national awards for its well-preserved medieval center. To complete the rustic experience, nosh on some carne salada, a salt-cured meat prepared using the traditional recipe and served on a sandwich.

Day 5: Take the day at your leisure. Your hotel is strategically located near the cute Christmas market in Riva del Garda, so if you have any last-minute shopping to do, you can easily reach the kiosks and shops on foot. For the sporty, the lakefront promenade wrapping around the north part of the lake is a “must.” The intense hues of nature are at their dazzling best in winter. In the afternoon, sip some pipping hot espresso or dense Italian hot chocolate in one of the many cafés scattered throughout the town.

Day 6: With your senses fully rewarded by all of the seasonal loveliness – and your bag a little heavier for the souvenirs and Christmas presents to take back – leave for home. Buon viaggio!

  • 5 x nights accommodation with buffet breakfasts at the 4* Grand Hotel Riva 
  • 1 x welcome drink
  • 1 x 4-course dinner with fixed menu on the arrival day (drinks extra)
  • 3 x 4-course dinner with menu-choice (drinks extra)
  • 1 x 4-course typical Lake Garda dinner (drinks extra)
  • salads buffet with all dinners
  • 1 x full day guided tour including Verona with its Christmas markets and Valpolicella
  • 1 x entrance to the Nativity Scene Exhibition at the Arena di Verona
  • 1 x wine tasting in Valpolicella
  • 1 x full day guided tour at the Christmas markets in Rango and Canale di Tenno
  • 1 x full day guided tour of Trento and Mondo Melinda
  • typical carne salada (salted beef) sandwich and a glass of wine at the Christmas markets in Rango
  • typical Vin Brulé (mulled wine) and typical dessert at the Christmas markets in Trento
  • Grappa tasting in the Trento area


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November 2020
December 2020
6 Days
18-11-2020 - 23-11-2020 | 6 Days

Grand Hotel Riva 4*

  • per person in a twin/double room
    299 €

Additional services

  • Single Room Supplement from the 9th room onward
    160 €
  • NO SINGLE SUPPLEMENT up to 8 rooms
    0 €

Grand Hotel Riva 4*

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Location: In the old-town of Riva del Garda with its enchanting little alleys, on the promenade, just 5 walk minutes from the beach

Rooms: 77 rooms with telephone, satellite-TV, safe, hairdryer and air-conditioning/heating

Facilities: Panoramic restaurant on the top floor, bar, lounge, 2 meeting rooms, lift and sun-terrace

Coach parking: At the former bus-station "Stazione Vecchia" 5 walk minutes from the hotel (extra charge)

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