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Lake Garda 10 Day Itinerary

Following the feedback we have received over the past couple of seasons, and to cater for clients that cannot or do not wish to do excessive mileage each day, we have introduced the choice of making 2 or 3 stopovers in each direction so as allow you to reduce the daily mileage and make the time spent travelling more relaxed and enjoyable on this tour.

Including 2 stops each way & 5 nights in Lake Garda

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DAY 1 (D) - AM P&O Ferry crossing from Dover Eastern Docks to Calais (other crossings available on request) followed by the drive from Calais to Nancy via Reims and the Champagne-Ardenne - Overnight at the Novotel Nancy Ouest, Nancy - Mileage approx. 290 miles

DAY 2 (HB) – Nancy to San Valentino alla Muta - Breakfast followed by am departure from Nancy and the hotel. Again you will have the choice of taking the direct route via Colmar, Zurich and the Vereina Tunnel Train (additional cost), or a more scenic route via Meersburg, Fredrichshafen, Lindau and Bregenz on Lake Constance before continuing through Austria en route to the Southern Tyrol and San Velentino alla Muta - Overnight at the Hotel Stocker. Dinner is included - Mileage Direct route approx. 320 / Scenic route approx. 340 miles

DAY 3 (HB) - San Valentino to Lake Garda via the Stelvio Pass - The Stelvio Pass at 2757m is one of the highest and most dramatic mountain passes in the Alps and today you’ll experience the drive down the famous switchbacks through the heart of the Stelvio National Park taking you through some great stretches of alpine forest and fast sweeping roads prior to your arrival at the foot of the pass - Overnight at the Hotel Drago, Lake Garda - Mileage approx. 165 miles

Stelvio North Panorama

DAY 4 (HB) – The Day at Leisure

OR – Enjoy a scenic drive around Lake Garda where you can explore some of the beautiful towns and attractions such as: Desenzano Sirmione, Bardolino, Malcesine, Riva del Garda, Limone, Gargnano and Tignale to mention just a few - Mileage approx. 95 miles (round trip)

DAY 5 (HB) – The Day at Leisure

OR – Enjoy a day excursion to the beautiful UNESCO World Heritage City of Verona. Its reputation alone inspired Shakespeare to set two plays here (Romeo and Juliet and The Two Gentlemen of Verona).  We recommend that you spend a full day in Verona it is well worth it. You can leave your car at Garage Italia in Corso Porta Nuova, it’s easy to get to and only a 5 minute walk from there to the arena. – Mileage approx. 35 miles

DAY 6 (HB) – The Day at Leisure

OR – A spectacular drive taking in alpine lakes, a pass and a lake side drive featured in a Bond film. Probably one of the best drives in Europe. If Jeremy Clarkson drove it, he'd be sure to call it 'one of the most crazy roads in the world'. Mileage approx. 135 miles (round trip)

DAY 7 (HB) – The Day at Leisure

OR – Enjoy a memorable trip to Venice. You can't actually drive in Venice, but you can drive to Venice, leave your car in a garage or lot and enjoy the city of canals car-free. However the best way to visit Venice is by train, direct from Desenzano - Mileage approx. 100 miles each way

DAY 8 (HB) – Lake Garda to Weggis, Lake Lucerne - today you begin the homeward drive through Italy and into Switzerland where you'll have time to enjoy some of the spectacular passes in the Swiss alps including the Furka Pass, St Gotthard Pass and the Grimsel Pass, which at 2165m is one of the most spectacular passes in the Alps. Arrival in Weggis on Lake Lucerne will be late afternoon and after check-in and some free time to freshen up dinner is included at the hotel - Overnight at the Alexander Gerbi Hotel - Mileage approx. 235 miles

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DAY 10 (BB) - Troyes to Calais for return P&O crossing back to the UK (other crossings available on request) - Mileage approx. 250 miles

Meal Basis - BB = Bed & Breakfast / HB = Dinner, Bed & Breakfast / D = Dinner Only

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DAY 9 (HB) - Weggis to Troyes - Departing after breakfast, today’s journey will see you crossing the border into France. As with the outbound drives , again you will have the choice of taking a scenic or direct drive en route through France to the town of Troyes in the Champagne region where you’ll enjoy your second overnight stop - Overnight at the Golden Tulip Hotel, Troyes - Mileage approx. 295 miles

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