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Sirmione on Lake Garda
Discover the best of Northern Italy from the spectacular peninsula setting of Sirmione on Lake Garda. The incomparable city of Venice and historic Verona are just some of the highlights.
- Style: Rail
- Duration: 10 days/9 nights
- Starts in: Milan
- Guided tour of Verona
- Cruise to Malcesine
- Valpolicella wine tasting
- Guided walking tour of Venice
Day 1 London to Chambéry, France
Meet your fellow travellers and tour director at St Pancras and take the Eurostar in Standard Premier class to Paris. Change trains and take the high speed rail to Chambéry where you will spend the night.
Day 2 Chambéry to Sirmione, Italy
Travel this morning by rail and coach to Lake Garda. Continue to the southern shore where your home for the next seven nights is the charming town of Sirmione. Surrounded by water on three sides, Sirmione is one of Lake Garda’s most peaceful towns and a great place to explore the surrounding area from.
Day 3 Sirmione
Today is yours to explore as you wish. Stroll through one of the local markets, simply sit back and admire the view or visit one of the thermal springs.
Day 4 Verona
Head to medieval Verona to join a guided city tour to see Romeo & Juliet’s balcony and the great Roman Arena. Enjoy some free time to stroll along the Piazza delle Erbe, home of Verona’s most elegant buildings, alfresco eateries and cafés. Depart Verona and head to Valpolicella to enjoy a wine tasting with dinner.
Day 5 Sirmione
Enjoy a free day to relax and unwind in Sirmione. Perhaps visit the Grotte di Catullo, the remains of one of the largest Roman villas in Italy.
Day 6 Venice
Today head to the romantic city of Venice by high-speed rail. On arrival travel by private boat along the waterways to St Mark’s Square and embark on a guided walking tour of the city, visiting some of Venice’s main sights. Afterwards, continue exploring at your own pace and perhaps visit the Peggy Guggenheim Collection located in the Palazzo Venier dei Leoni.
Day 7 Sirmione
Spend today at your own leisure. Why not relax by the pool at your hotel and soak up the beautiful lake views.
Day 8 Malcesine
Travel along Lake Garda’s eastern shore to scenic Malcesine, where dramatic cliffs rise steeply to the peaks above. There is free time to visit the 14th Century Scaligeri Castle or take the cable car to the summit of Monte Baldo, Lake Garda’s highest mountain. Later, cruise back to Sirmione passing small villages along this scenic route.
Day 9 Sirmione to Turin
Leave Sirmione behind and transfer to Desenzano station where you travel by rail to Turin, home for the night.
Day 10 Turin to London
Travel to Paris and board the Eurostar for the ﬁnal leg of your journey back to London.
3, 10, 24, 31 May
14, 21 Jun
23, 30 Aug
6, 13 Sep
11, 18, 25 Oct
- Return train travel to Italy & France
- Rail station to hotel transfers in France & Italy
- 9 nights 3+ accommodation
- 9 breakfasts & 8 dinners
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