Lake Garda Summer Saver
8 Days - by Air
Price from £799.00 per person*
Departs 19th Aug 2017
Single person supplement : £175.00 per person
Includes special discount of £120pp
Flights from Leeds Bradford, Aberdeen, Norwich, Exeter, Durham Tees Valley, Humberside, Isle of Man, Doncaster Sheffield, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Manchester airports.
Please see Includes tab for flight times
Lake Garda is not just any lake. It's the largest lake in Italy, a 30–mile–long fjord set between the southern rocky toes of the Alps, surrounded by a soaring landscape but with a gentle Mediterranean climate good for olive and lemon groves, palms, cypresses, oleanders and orange trees.
People have been coming here ever since Roman times for the dramatic views, and Italians themselves find the maritime climate very agreeable especially during the hot and dry summers. You'll be staying at a modern 3 star hotel on the Gardone Riviera, along the south–western shore of the lake, from where you can easily catch a ferry to other popular lakeside towns. At one time Gardone itself was an exclusive resort for the Italian upper–crust, and there are traces of 1920s art nouveau elegance still to be seen amid the lush gardens and opulent villas. One of Italy's most famous and eccentric sons, poet and war hero Gabriele D'Annunzio, had a grand and bizarre abode here which is still worth a look, sporting among other things a thousand–seat amphitheatre, a torpedo–boat, a biplane installed inside the house and a battleship on the lawn.
Also recommended is the Giardino Botanico Heller, or Heller Gardens, featuring a Bridge of Monsters, a Chinese water–clock, sculptures including a giant wooden Praying Mantis, pop–art by Keith Haring and Roy Leichtenstein, and more than 2,000 species of plants from around the world.
There are optional excursions too, so you can use Gardone as a base to explore the region, visit Verona or Venice, or take a Lake tour. However you spend your time, we think you'll agree that Lake Garda in the summer is a very special place indeed.
This tour is organised and operated by Omega Holidays plc ABTA V4782 ATOL 6081
- Return flight from your chosen airport to Venice Marco Polo
- Return transfers from the airport to the hotel
- Seven nights stay at the 3 star Atelier Classic hotel, Gardone Riviera with breakfast (upgrade to the 3 star Hotel Maderno with half board at a supplement of £120pp)
- One piece of hold luggage (an allowance of at least 20kgs per person, depending on airline, to be confirmed on receipt of itinerary)
- Services of an English–speaking representative
- All airport taxes and security charges and the Government charge on air travel (APD)
- VAT at 20%
Optional excursions to Venice, Verona, Garda Lake Tour, Dolomites and others
* Based on two people sharing a room. A room for single person occupancy is offered, subject to availability, at a supplement of £175pp for the break.
AIRPORT DEVELOPMENT FEE (ADF)
Please note there is a £10.00 per adult (over 16 years) Airport Development Fee which is to be paid directly to Norwich Airport when departing from the airport.
Durham Tees Valley airport:
PASSENGER FACILITY FEE
Passengers at Durham Tees Valley airport are charged a passenger facility fee. Adults (16+) = £6 and children (3–15) = £2. No fee for infants under 3. This fee is payable at the airport.
| Charter Flights ↔ Venice Marco Polo|
|Airport|| Date|| Outbound|| Return|
|Leeds Bradford||24 Jun||06:45 / 10:00 Ryanair via Venice Treviso||11:45 / 13:00|
|Aberdeen||1 Jul||07:00 / 10:45||11:00 / 12:45|
|Norwich||8 Jul||07:00 / 10:00||11:15 / 12:15|
|Exeter||15 Jul||07:00 / 10:15||11:20 / 12:30|
|Durham Tees||22 Jul||07:00 / 10:20||11:10 / 12:30|
|Humberside||29 Jul||07:00 / 10:10||11:30 / 12:40|
|Isle of Man||5 Aug||07:00 / 10:30||11:10 / 12:40|
|Doncaster||12 Aug||07:00 / 10:10||11:30 / 12:40|
|Edinburgh||19 Aug||07:00 / 10:30||11:40 / 13:20|
|Glasgow||26 Aug||07:00 / 10:40||11:15 / 13:00|
|Manchester||2 Sep||07:00 / 10:15||22:10 / 23:25 Ryanair via Milan Bergamo|
| Flight times are correct at the time of publishing but may be subject to change without notice|
Saturday Make your way to your chosen airport for the flight to Venice, where on arrival we will transfer you to the 3 star Atelier Classic hotel, Gardone Riviera for check in and free time before the first of seven nights stay.
Sunday Breakfast and a welcome meeting with your Omega representative, with an opportunity to book optional excursions, and then a day at leisure.
Monday – Friday Days at leisure to relax by the hotel pool, explore the Gardone Riviera, or join the optional excursions.
Saturday Breakfast and then transfer to the airport for your flight home.
Gardone is located on the south–western shore of the lake and at one time was an exclusive resort for the Italian upper–crust; even today there are traces of 1920s art nouveau elegance still to be seen amid the lush gardens and opulent villas. One of Italy's most famous and eccentric sons, poet and war hero Gabriele D'Annunzio, had a grand and bizarre abode here which is still worth a look, sporting among other things a thousand–seat amphitheatre, a torpedo–boat, a biplane installed inside the house and a battleship on the lawn. Also recommended is the Giardino Botanico Heller, or Heller Gardens, featuring a Bridge of Monsters, a Chinese water–clock, sculptures including a giant wooden Praying Mantis, pop–art by Keith Haring and Roy Leichtenstein, and more than 2,000 species of plants from around the world. You'll be staying at an excellent 4 star hotel on the Gardone Riviera, along the south–western shore of the lake, from where you can easily catch a ferry to other popular lakeside towns.
Hotel Atelier Classic, Gardone ***
This recently renovated hotel is located in Gardone Riviera, just a short walk to the lakeside. It has an à la carte restaurant, a first floor open terrace with swimming pool, and a cocktail bar with rooftop terrace giving superb views over the lake. There is also a small pre–bookable health spa with pool and Jacuzzi, sauna, steam bath, frigidarium and relaxation area.
A tourist tax is payable locally at around €1pp per night
- En suite rooms with shower
- Air conditioning
- Satellite TV
- Free Wi–Fi throughout
- Lift to upper floors
|Optional Excursions Supplements apply|
|Dolomites Tour |
- prebook for £49
prebook for £65
|Lake Garda Tour |
prebook for £45
Here are some example hotels or similar ones that we use for this break, actual availability may change with the travel date you choose.
Some hotels have an additional supplement per person, as shown below. Supplements are stated for the break (not per night)
|The Atelier Classic hotel is recently renovated with a terrace pool and rooftop terrace and cocktail bar...|
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