Day 1: Gatwick to Lake Garda
Early morning flight from Gatwick to Verona. On arrival we transfer by coach to our hotel in Desenzano by Lake Garda (approx. 40 mins). There will be free time to settle in before dinner in the hotel.
Day 2: Verona Carnival
Today we visit the UNESCO Heritage town of Verona, best known for its amphitheatre, and as the setting for Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. We spend the day enjoying the Carnival celebrations. Return to Desenzano late afternoon for dinner in the hotel.
Day 3: Lake Garda
Lake Garda is the largest of the Italian lakes and one of the most popular with its exotic landscape and back drop of Alpine peaks it’s not difficult to see why. Today is free in Desenzano. You may like to travel by public transport to nearby towns on the lake; alternativaley you may like to return to Verona by train for the regatta on the Adige in which Papa Gnocco appears on an inflatable boat - your tour manager will be on hand to give suggestions. Dinner at the hotel.
Day 4: Venice
This morning we travel by direct train from Desenzano to Venice (approx 1½ hours), where we have a free day to soak up the Carnival atmosphere. We return late afternoon by train to Desenzano for dinner at the hotel.
Day 5: Lake Garda to UK
We check-out of our hotel after breakfast and drive back to Verona where we will join our return flight back the UK.
Order of excursions are subject to change depending on local conditions.