About the tour: The Christmas Markets of the Italian Dolomites

Get into the festive spirit with this charming coach holiday to the Christmas markets of the Italian Dolomites! With picturesque decorations and an enchanting atmosphere, we visit the lovely Christmas market of Bolzano – one of the largest in Italy. A feast for your eyes and taste buds, you will see hand-finished gifts, exquisite cakes and confectionery, and fine wines on offer – there's definitely time for a sample or two! We will also enjoy a delightful journey through idyllic mountain scenery to the lovely spa-town of Merano. Here, enjoy the Historic Christmas Village and stroll through the charming medieval arcades. With the chance to also visit the pretty markets of Vipiteno and Bressanone, both brimming with lights, colours and a fairy tale atmosphere, this magical festive holiday will leave you with lasting memories!

Tour Includes

  • 6 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • 4 evening meals
  • Convenient local joining points

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Tour Itinerary

Certain excursions are included in the price of your holiday. If you choose not to go on an included excursion, for whatever reason, no refunds will be made.
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    Local departure by coach or Door-to-Door service, then to Belgium for an overnight stay.

    Continue to the Dolomites for a four-night stay.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Today we visit Bolzano, where you can visit the lovely Christmas market, considered to be one of the largest in Italy. See the grandly decorated Piazza Walther and the indoor area where local craftspeople demonstrate their skills, taking in the unique advent atmosphere. Admire the traditional Christmas tree and the nativity display, or sample the local gastronomy; find mulled wine, strudel, exquisite confectionery and cakes on offer. You will also find hand-finished decorations, wood carvings and local liqueurs on sale here.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Bolzano Christmas Market
    Bolzano Christmas Market

    Included Highlights

    • Bolzano Christmas Market
    • Bolzano

    Today's optional excursion takes us firstly, to the alpine town of Vipiteno, where you can enjoy the charming Christmas market located in the shadow of the celebrated Torre Delle Dodici Tower. Beneath the Torre Delle Dodici, you can see the Christmas crib exhibition with handmade products. The town is brimming with lights and colours, and a fairy tale atmosphere prevails.

    Later, we continue to Bressanone, home to one of the prettiest Dolomites Christmas markets. The traditional wooden chalets boast a picturesque setting in Piazza Duomo square, between the cathedral, town hall and San Michele Church. See local arts, crafts, candles, glass and ceramics, or, why not try a winter-warming mug of steaming mulled wine?

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Vipiteno Christmas Market
    Vipiteno Christmas Market

    Optional Excursions

    Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.
    • Vipiteno & Bressanone
    The optional excursions will be available to book during your tour.
    Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in Euros (cash payments only).

    Today, our included excursion takes us through beautiful castle-clad mountains to the delightful spa-town of Merano – famous for the therapeutic properties of its waters. The historic centre is the oldest and liveliest district of the town. See the ‘Historic Christmas Village’ at Piazza della Rena, and why not try a warming local drink or dish by the fireplace at the centre of the square? Stroll along the charming streets and visit some of the many shops which are mainly concentrated in the medieval arcades.

    The Passeggiata promenade stretches along the Passirio River and invites you to take a pleasant walk in all seasons of the year; you will come across some great historic buildings such as the Kurhaus and the bridge that takes you to the famous thermal baths.

    During your visit to Merano, be sure to treat yourself and sample some of the pastries in one of the chic coffee shops – you won't be disappointed!

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Merano Christmas Market

    Included Highlights

    • Merano
    • Merano Christmas Market

    We leave our hotel and commence our return journey through Germany, and on to our overnight hotel in Belgium.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    Return home.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    Single Room Supplement from £149.00 (7 days).


    If you prefer, then you can join the tour at the hotel. To do this, we will require a copy of your passport for identification purposes and you must advise us at the time of booking.

    No reduction will be given if you should choose to do this.

    All hotel rooms benefit from private bathroom facilities.
    Some hotels have tea and coffee making facilities. Please check the tour pages for more information or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
    Most hotels have a lift, please call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333 for more information.
    Some hotels have ground floor rooms. Please email for information on individual hotels or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
    Your hotels will supply towels in your room.

    We are unable to guarantee that the hotel will be able to meet your dietary requirements. We find that the majority of European countries do not generally cater for vegetarians and that the meal supplied may well be what everyone else is having minus the meat.

    We will of course endeavour to arrange for a vegetarian meal at the hotel. We do however suggest that you advise us of your dietary requests at the time of booking and recommend that you speak to the receptionist on arrival with regard to your request.

    You will stay for four nights in either the 3-star Hotel Lady Maria, ideally located in the centre of Fondo, close to Lake Smeraldo, or its sister hotel, the 3-star Hotel Panorama in neighbouring Malosco. Both hotels have a lift, bar and restaurant, and are owned by the Bonvicin family who have been welcoming Leger guests for many years. Overnight stays in Belgium are in city-style hotels.

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      Travel Extras

      Why not go the night before your tour for a relaxing start?

      You can park for FREE for up to nine days at the Holiday Inn Ashford North and enjoy an overnight stay with English breakfast from just £41.50 per person (Based on 2 sharing a twin/double room on a B&B basis, subject to availability. Single supplements and terms and conditions apply.) We’ll then collect you from the hotel on the day of departure and return you there at the end of your holiday.

      To book this package, please call the hotel on 01233 713333, select option 1, quoting ‘Leger Holidays’ and your booking reference. If your holiday is longer than seven days you can pay for additional days’ parking. Ask one of our friendly reservations team for more details when you book your holiday

      On most holidays if you’d prefer to join your tour coach at Stop 24 services, you can park your car in the car park which is accredited by the Park Mark safer parking scheme and is monitored 24 hours a day by CCTV. Payment for the parking is made on arrival using the self-service machines. Excludes holidays to Ireland and the U.K. and tours travelling via Brittany Ferries.

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