Venetian Riviera - Venice, Lake Garda, Verona and the Dolomites

Description

With nine miles of golden, sandy beaches and a lively centre with plenty to see and do, Lido di Jesolo is a stylish and very Italian resort and a perfect base from which to explore the highlights of this region of northern Italy.

Duration
8 days
Price
from £819

Along the sunlounger-filled sands you will find inviting pavement cafes and tempting ice cream parlours, while along the broad avenues and around the tree lined piazzas there are fashionable shops and fabulous restaurants perfect for savouring great Italian food and the crisp white wines of the region.With its close proximity to Venice, and Lake Garda, Verona and the Dolomites all within very easy reach, Lido di Jesolo has all the ingredients for a perfect holiday.

We stay in the 3 star Hotel Speranza which is ideally located in Lido di Jesolo, just a short stroll to the seafront and with shops and pavement cafes all close to hand. The hotel is well run and has a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. The bar has a large terrace and breakfast and dinner are served in the bright, airy restaurant. The well appointed bedrooms at the Speranza come with a satellite flat-screen TV and safe and the en-suite bathroom is complete with a hairdryer. WiFi throughout the hotel is free.

Please note that on certain peak dates or with high demand, we may use other quality 3 star hotels in Lido di Jesolo.

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Included in price
  • 7 nights accommodation in a 3 star hotel
  • Bedrooms with private en-suite facilities
  • Excursion to Venice
  • Excursion to Cortina and the Dolomites
  • Excursion to Lake Garda and Verona
  • Return flights to Venice
  • One piece of hold and one piece of hand luggage per person
  • Air conditioned coach travel in Italy
  • Transfers between airport and hotel
  • Services of a Mistral Holidays Tour Manager
  • ATOL Protected

Accommodation

We stay in the 3 star Hotel Speranza which is ideally located in Lido di Jesolo, just a short stroll to the seafront and with shops and pavement cafes all close to hand. The hotel is well run and has a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. The bar has a large terrace and breakfast and dinner are served in the bright, airy restaurant. The well appointed bedrooms at the Speranza come with a satellite flat-screen TV and safe and the en-suite bathroom is complete with a hairdryer. WiFi throughout the hotel is free.

Please note that on certain peak dates or with high demand, we may use other quality 3 star hotels in Lido di Jesolo.

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Excursions

During our stay we have arranged a programme of included and optional excursions and visits, all taken at a leisurely pace.

Lake Garda and Verona

Verona, with its stunning opera venue in a Roman amphitheatre, is one of the most historical cities in Italy and home to the story of Romeo and Juliet, whose house and balcony, on Via Cappello, is visited by star-crossed lovers from around the world! The beautiful Piazza Bra is the hub of this small city, which is lined with enticing pavement cafes and dominated by the Roman arena, which is the third largest in the world. The 'old town' is pedestrianised and easy to explore on foot. Don't miss Piazza Erbe, built on the Roman Forum, or the superb shops along Via Mazzini. After our visit we continue to Lake Garda. The palm tree lined promenades, tall cypress trees and lemon and olive groves have long given the southern shores of Lake Garda a Mediterranean feel. We'll visit Sirmione, a delightful village which enjoys a unique setting on a peninsula jutting into the lake. There are cobbled streets, tiny squares and an impressive castle all waiting to be explored, and plenty of cafes to relax and enjoy an ice cream or a cappuccino.

Venice

Our day begins with a memorable boat ride across the Venetian Lagoon to the heart of Venice. This enchanting city is undoubtedly the most romantic in all of Italy, with its maze of canals and bridges, palaces and piazzas. Admire the Rialto Bridge, the Doges Palace and St. Mark's Square. On our morning walking tour of the city we will see all of the main sights and the afternoon is free for you to make your own discoveries. You can browse in the many shops, boutiques and craft shops or explore the some of the many museums, galleries and churches. There will also be an opportunity to take a gondola ride (optional), perhaps the very best way to view this extraordinary city!

Cortina and the Dolomites

A spectacular excursion into the Italian Dolomites, following the scenic route through the mountains to enjoy some of Europe's most breathtaking scenery, with picture-postcard villages and snow-capped granite peaks which reach a height of 11,000ft. We also visit Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy's premier ski resort

Optional Excursion to Treviso and Wine Tasting

Many will want to join us on our optional excursion to Treviso, which also includes a tasting of local food and wine. Treviso is a picturesque town with many canals and a beguiling charm all of its own: The centre of Treviso is a little walled city with narrow, cobblestoned streets, medieval gates and tiny canals. On the central Piazza dei Signori is the Fontana delle Tette, a sixteenth century fountain that used to dispense wine! During the excursion we will also stop at a vineyard where we will sample some of their wines and have a taste of local bread and cheese and homemade cakes. This excursion can be booked locally.

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