4th October 2018
Price per person:
£12 per night single occupancy supplement .
The Dolomites comprises of a mountain range in the northern Italian Alps, boasting 18 peaks. It features some of the most beautiful mountain landscapes anywhere, with vertical walls, sheer cliffs and a high density of narrow, deep and long valleys. We'll take in these amazing sights during our break, as well as visiting Lake Garda and Merano.
Day 1-2 We travel to Folkestone for our crossing to Calais by Eurotunnel. We then continue our journey to our overnight hotel in Stuttgart before driving the next day through Germany into Italy to our hotel in Fai della Paganella where we receive a warm welcome from Fausto and his family. Suitable comfort stops will be made on both days.
Day 3 We join Fausto, the hotel owner and his chef to a walk and picnic in the surrounding countryside and just simply relax and take in the surroundings whilst enjoying our delicious picnic.
Day 4 We take a full day tour of the fabulous Brenta Dolomite Mountain Range. We drive up the Val di Sole and then over the pass at Madonna di Campiglio, from where there are spectacular views of the Brenta Peaks. From here we travel back up to the charming and pretty Lake Molveno before returning to our hotel.
Day 5 The beautiful spa city of Merano is a must. Why not enjoy a morning stroll around the town's vibrant centre and perhaps take the chair lift (local charges apply) and admire the scenic views before walking through the botanical gardens. In the afternoon, we drive along the Adige Valley's famous wine route and enjoy a fantastic wine tasting experience at St Michael Eppan Winery before returning to our hotel via Lake Caldaro.
Day 6 We enjoy a day out to Riva del Garda based on the northern point of this stunning beautiful and largest Italian Lake. On arrival board a boat to Limone, a characteristic fishing village with its lemon terrace. We follow the western coast of the lake, passing in front of Ponale Waterfall before arriving at Limone for a couple of hours sightseeing. We return back to Riva where we have free time before we return back to our hotel in time for our evening meal.
Day 7 Today is a free day to explore our resort and its surroundings.
Day 8-9 Today is a free day to explore our resort and its surroundings. We depart for our homeward journey via Germany for an overnight stop in Stuttgart before continuing the next day to Calais for our Eurotunnel crossing back to the UK. Suitable comfort stops will be made on both days.