1° Day: WELCOME TO GARDA LAKE
Arrival at the hotel. Dinner and overnight.
2° Day: THREE LAKES TRIP
After breakfast, start with the guide the tour program. First you will visit a beautiful side valley of Lake Garda - the lakes Idro and Ledro with their stilt houses. Then you arrive in Riva del Garda the northern point of the lake. Free time for a walk. Trip by boat to the Ponale waterfall, then to Limone and Malcesine - both with stop. In the evening back to the hotel. Dinner and overnight.
3° Day: SIRMIONE - FREETIME
Visit of the thermal place Sirmione. The old town separates a wider moat from the mainland and extends about 4 km into the Lake Garda. Explore the old town with its narrow streets and quiet located in parks places, with always a new look on Lake Garda. Stop for a wine and small Olive oil sampling. Afternoon free. Dinner and overnight.
4° Day: VERONA AND VALPOLICELLA
Drive to Verona, the city of Romeo and Juliet. With the city guide visit of the backdrop of the famous Arena, Piazza Erbe, the Church San Zeno and of course the balcony of Juliet. In the afternoon visit of the wine-region Valpolicella, where you have a wine session with small snacks. Return to the hotel. Dinner and overnight.
5° Day: FROM GARDA LAKE TO SOUTH TIROL
After breakfast trip to South Tyrol. Trip to the panoramic lakes of Tenno and Toblino. A break in Trento, where you visit one of the famous grappa distilleries. Continuation to South Tyrol. Hotel accommodation. Dinner and overnight.
6° Day: TOUR OF THE DOLOMITES
For today a trip in the mountains. After breakfast transfer with the tour guide to discover the Dolomites with their impressive imposing height. The journey continues through the famous Dolomiti and the Karen pass and the homonymous lake, where reflect the wild rock towers of Latemar and the Rose garden. Trough Canazei the journey continues in great rocky landscapes to the Sella pass and Val Gardena with carving village Ortisei. Here you have a break. Transfer to Castelrotto, and through the wonderful landscapes back to Bolzano. Dinner and overnight.
7° Day: MERAN AND TRAUTTMANSDORFF CASTLE GARDENS
After breakfast visit Merano. A mild climate and southern plants can sometimes work wonders. That made aware the doctors, already in the middle-19th century, of the advantage of this climate, so that many guests come here from all over Europe. The most prominent guest was Empress Sissi from Austria, which moved into her winter residence in Trauttmansdorff. Today, around this historic site, there is the botanical garden. In the gardens of Trauttmansdorff plants are gathered from around the world, but also the typical South Tyrolean landscape. During a walk you go through water and terraced gardens slope, leading to the Sensual Garden or the Japanese Garden, to the cactus and succulent or the plant care of the South such as olive trees and grapevines.
Those who wish can retrace the Sissi promenade in the city center of Merano (3 km, 45 minutes). Visit the old town center with its leafy streets and time to look around the market. Return to the hotel. Dinner and overnight.
8° Day: DEPARTURE
After breakfast departure for your home destination.
Garda Lake and South Tirol: between lakes and gardens
8 days, 7 nights
1° Day: WELCOME TO GARDA LAKE