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.
8 nights hotel with continental breakfast
5 evening meals
Convenient local joining points
Travel by executive coach or upgrade to Silver Service
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01709 787 463), you have the flexibility of how you pay off the remainder of your balance. You can:
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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
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 with Cruise
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
Lake Misurina & 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
Today you can join 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.
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 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
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.
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 departures 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.
You will stay for six nights at 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. The hotel does not have a lift.
Overnight stays in Belgium are in city-style hotels
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.
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.
Why not go the night before your
holiday 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 £38 per person. This offer is
subject to availability and based on two sharing a
twin/double room on a B&B basis. 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, quoting ‘Leger Holidays’ and your
booking reference. If your holiday is longer than
nine days you can pay for additional days’ parking.
Ask one of our friendly reservations team for
more details when you book your holiday.
Single supplements and terms and conditions apply.
On Single Traveller holidays and
coach holidays of 7 days’ duration or
more, you don’t even have to think
about getting to your local joining point. If you live
within 20 miles of one of our free joining points
we’ll pick you up from your home and take you to
meet your transfer vehicle, then return you back
home at the end of your holiday. The cost is from
£35 per booking each way for up to four people
If you live a little further afield, you can also take
advantage of this convenient option for an
additional charge – please enquire at the time
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.
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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. This offer is only available for bookings of two or four persons on the front row and is subject to
availability. 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 £17pp (9 days duration and over). Guaranteed front/second row seats cannot be reserved on transfer journeys to/from the interchange. Children under 15 years cannot
occupy a front row seat due to French Law. Central view seats are free.
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.
Transfer coaches are routed approximately 2-3 weeks before departure. The route taken depends on where paassengers 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 vehicles to and from the interchange may not have on-board toilets. When non-British coaches are
used on transfers and tours (air 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.
Depending on the location of your pickup point, you may be picked up by coach (not necessarily the on you are touring on), minibus, taxi, National Express or Megabus service. You may then be taken to another centralised pickup location or service station. We operate a passenger interchange at Stop 24 Services, where you will meet the tour coach you are holidaying on and then continue on with your outbound journey. Similarly, on the way home, you may also change transfer vehicles at another location, to take you to your final drop off point.
Your allowance is 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 should be stored in the overhead
racks aboard the coach. Nothing should be stored under your seat.
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