Summer in the Italian Süd Tirol & the Dolomites

9 days from £599pp.


Italian Dolomites

Visit: Italian Dolomites, Italy

Lake Garda

Visit: Lake Garda, Italy

Venice

Visit: Venice, Italy

Lake Misurina

Visit: Lake Misurina, Italy

Bolzano

Visit: Bolzano, Italy

Experience the stunning scenery of the Italian Süd Tirol, which offers a unique mix of Italian and Austrian cultures in a spectacular Alpine setting. We begin with a trip to the Italian Dolomites, where we are treated to dramatic views of jagged mountain peaks and steep valleys. From our base in the Süd Tirol, we then offer three fantastic optional excursions, first to beautiful Lake Garda, then to Lake Misurina and charming Brunico, and finally to the floating city of Venice, where you can visit the famous sites from The Bridge of Sighs to St. Mark’s Square. Before you return home from your holiday, we visit Bolzano, the little pearl of the Tirol, where you can explore the cobbled streets and Gothic cathedral.

    Local departure by coach or Door-to-Door service, then travel to Belgium for an overnight stay.

    Arrive in the Süd Tirol for a six-night stay.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Dolomites

    Dolomites

    After breakfast join our included tour of the Italian Dolomites. We make our way south to Corvara where we travel along the Campolongo Pass to Arabba. On this wonderful scenic drive we meander our way through quaint towns before we make the steep climb up the Pordoi Pass. Once in Pordoi you have free time to explore. Maybe take a spot of lunch at the mountain restaurant or enjoy the fantastic views of the Dolomite region.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Lake Garda (Limone)

    Lake Garda (Limone)

    Today you have the opportunity to visit Italy’s largest lake, Lake Garda on our optional excursion. We start in the resort of Riva del Garda, which is dominated by the Rocca di Riva, a 12th century moated fortress, which hosts the town’s museum. Enjoy free time exploring this delightful town, perhaps picking up some souvenirs in the many shops, strolling along the lakeshore or relaxing in one of the tempting cafés. We then board a boat and sail to the lovely resort of Limone on the western shore; famous for its citrus groves and olive oil production. After free time we sail across the lake to the eastern shore and the town of Malcesine. Malcesine is a beautiful town with narrow cobbles streets clustering beneath the thirteenth century turreted Scaligero Castle. We re-join our coach and return to our hotel.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Brunico

    Brunico

    Why not join us today on our optional excursion to the beautiful Lake Misurina. The Misurina rink (La pista di Misurina) was the location of the speed skating events during the 1956 Winter Olympics. This was the last time that speed skating at the Olympics was held on natural ice. Spend time in this delightful resort with a relaxing walk along the lakeside or visit the shops and cafés which line its shores. We then continue to the picturesque town of Brunico, in the Puster Valley. The town is surrounded by the mountains of the Zillertaleralpen on one side and by the unique rock formations of the Dolomites on the other. You have free time to stroll down the Stadtgasse, one of the Sud Tirol’s most beautiful shopping streets, with its historical buildings, boutiques, cafés and cake shops.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Venice

    Venice

    Today you have a wonderful optional excursion to the unique city of Venice, the largest city in the Veneto area. Venice is one of the most interesting cities in the world. It mixes Byzantine and Renaissance architecture throughout the 118 islands, and the magnificent buildings, surrounded by bridges and canals, are a sign of the city's former wealth. It has remained virtually the same for 600 years, which adds to its fascinating character and retains its romantic charm. Venice is the world’s only pedestrian city, which makes it easy to explore on foot. Be sure to see some of the famous sights such as the Doge’s Palace, the symbolic seat of Venetian power and the enclosed Bridge of Sighs. The bridge passes over the Rio di Palazzo and connects the New Prison to the interrogation rooms in the Doge’s Palace. The bridge's name comes from the suggestion that prisoners would sigh at their final view of Venice before being taken down to their cells. A local legend says that lovers will be granted eternal love and bliss if they kiss on a gondola at sunset under the Bridge of Sighs! A visit to St. Mark’s Square, the principle public square of Venice, is also a must. It is dominated at its eastern end by the magnificent St. Mark’s Basilica, a superb example of the Romanesque-Byzantine style. It was built in the 10th century to house the body of St. Mark the Evangelist. To make the most of your visit to this wonderful city we recommend you join our optional lagoon cruise around part of the Venetian Lagoon where we view St. Mark’s Square and several of the small islands including San Lazzaro degli Armeni, Sant’Erasmo and Vignole. We also pass Murano Island, famous for its glassmaking, before returning to St. Mark's Square.

    • Included meals: Breakfast
    Bolzano

    Bolzano

    Enjoy an afternoon included excursion to Bolzano, the ‘little pearl’ of the Sud Tirol. Bolzano is the capital and also largest city in the region and is famously the home of Otzi, a well-preserved natural mummy of a man who lived about 3,300B.C. Otzi can be seen in the archaeology museum, which documents the entire history of the province from the Palaeolithic age to the Carolingian epoch (entrance to the museum is not included). Spend time exploring the arcades with the many traditional, chic and modern shops. See the colourful and lively Piazza delle Erbe, the heart of the city centre and home to the Neptune Fountain. The fountain has been classified amongst the one hundred most beautiful fountains in Italy.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Travel to Belgium for an overnight stay.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    Return home.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    At a Glance

    Tour Includes

    • 8 nights hotel with continental breakfast
    • 5 evening meals
    • Convenient local joining points
    • Travel by executive coach or upgrade to Silver Service

    Included Excursions & Visits

    • Italian Dolomites - Spectacular mountain scenery
    • Bolzano - Splendid old town with Gothic cathedral

    Optional Excursions & Visits

    • Lake Garda - Picturesque lakeside villages
    • Lake Misurina & Brunico - Spectacular Alpine lake and charming old town
    • Venice - City of canals, gondolas and palaces
    • Venice Lagoon Cruise

    Notes


    Single Room Supplement from £99.00 (9 days).

    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.
    Yes, you will receive one with your Travel Documents, which are sent 7-10 days before departure.
    We believe that our holidays may not be suitable for children under 8 years old (except for Disneyland Paris bookings) however, we will consider individual requests on application. Customers aged 18 and under at the time of travel must be accompanied by an adult, parent or guardian aged over 18 years old.
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    Accommodation

    Executive coach departures will stay for six nights at the 3-star Hotel Zur Post in Kiens or the 3-star Zum Schlössl in Uttenheim. 

    Silver Service will stay in the 3-star Zum Schlössl in Uttenheim, which together with our local host, Ann-Marie, has been welcoming Leger guests for almost 30 years and remains a firm favourite. The hotel has a bar, restaurant and terrace. Neither hotel has a lift.

     Overnight stays in Belgium are in city-style hotels.

     

    Italy

    Zum Schlossl

    Zum Schlossl

    Zum Schlossl


    The Gasthof Zum Schlossl is situated in the beautiful Ahrn Valley surrounded by the central Alps and the Dolomite mountains. Situated in the small village of Uttenheim (Villa Ottone) with breathtaking mountain landscapes, the hotel has been welcoming Leger guests for the past 30 years. The unspoilt nature is a great attraction but also the warm, friendly welcome and excellent kitchen where most of the products - beef, pork, eggs and vegetables - are from their very own organic farm and cooked by Anna, the mother of the family business. The hotel has a spacious, well-furnished dining room, a bar where guests can relax after dinner and also a terrace to sit on summer evenings.

    • English Speaking Staff
    • Bar
    • Restaurant
    • WiFi Available
    • Hairdryer
    • Bath and/or Shower
    • Telephone

    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.

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    Travel Information

    Departure times given for each region are approximate. Please check your travel documents to confirm the actual timings.

    Front row seats can be reserved for £14pp (up to 6 days duration), £22pp (7 & 8 days duration) and £25pp (9 days duration and over) on all European tours. In addition to this seats on the second row can be reserved for £7pp (up to 6 days duration), £14pp (7 & 8 days duration) and £15pp (9 days duration and over). This offer is only available for bookings of two or four persons on the front row and is subject to availability. Guaranteed front/second row seats cannot be reserved on feeder journeys to/from the U.K. port. Children under 15 years cannot occupy a front row seat due to French Law.

    Please note: On some coaches the legroom on front seats may be slightly less than that available on other seats due to the presence of a modesty board in front.

    If your tour is cancelled for any reason and front/second row seats are not available on your new tour you will be refunded the supplement. No other compensation will be payable.

    Alternatively, we can take seating requests on your booking. However, requests are not guaranteed. All seat numbers are confirmed on travel documents approximately 7-10 days prior to departure.

    We guarantee that all passengers on the same booking will be seated together on the main tour coach. Seats on the transfer coaches to and from the U.K. port are not allocated.
    Hot and cold drinks are served on the main tour coaches. Prices are approximately £1 or 1.25 Euro per drink. Prices will be confirmed by the driver. Drinks may also be served on the transfer coaches but this is not guaranteed.

    Transfer coaches are routed approximately 2-3 weeks before departure and will depend on where passengers are booked to travel from on any particular date as to which route is taken. If you require further detailed information regarding the route to the port you can contact our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333 two weeks before you are due to travel.

    With regard to the route taken by the main tour coach, this is determined by the driver.

    All main tour coaches have on-board toilets. Transfer coaches to and from the U.K. port may not have on-board toilets. When non-British coaches are used on transfers and tours (air or TGV holidays only) an on-board toilet may not be available. However, comfort stops will be made during long journeys.
    All coaches feature air-conditioning. Should the air-conditioning system break down for a period exceeding 12 hours, compensation will be awarded up to a maximum of £10 per fare-paying passenger per tour.
    We operate a passenger interchange at the Channel port. Transfer coaches, including taxis, minibuses, Megabus and National Express operate to and from the U.K. port. You will join your main tour coach at the port.
    One medium sized suitcase per person, which should weigh no more than 20kg when full. We may refuse to carry larger or heavier cases. Hand luggage can be stored in the overhead racks aboard the coach.
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