Experience a taste of Autumn in the Dolomites on this wonderful holiday, staying at the Des Alpes, a welcoming chalet-type hotel situated against a fascinating mountain backdrop and overlooking Lake Molveno.
We drive through enchanting valleys to stop by the Nardis waterfall before continuing on to the famous ski resort of Madonna di Campiglio. We will then pass through the main valleys with countless apple orchards. We will taste the local fresh apple juice on a visit to a traditional local farm
Visit Trento, the capital of the Trento region, and its popular castle. Free time for shopping and sightseeing.
Enjoy a guided tour of Bolzano, the meeting point of the Germanic and Latin cultures. Enjoy free time in town. Take a drive along the Wine Road, surrounded by vineyards and orchards, to Lake Caldaro. Visit to a local wine cellar to enjoy wine tasting.
Day 1: UK to France
We cross over to Calais and continue to our overnight hotel in the Metz area.
Day 2: Lake Molveno, Dolomites
Arrive to Molveno, a beautiful little alpine village located on Lake Molveno in the Brenta Dolomites, near the world-renowned ski resort of Madonna di Campiglio. Check in to the hotel and start to enjoy the lovely mountain atmosphere. (Breakfast, Dinner)
Day 3: Madonna di Campiglio
Today we drive through enchanting valleys to stop by the Nardis waterfall before continuing on to the famous ski resort of Madonna di Campiglio. We will then pass through the main valleys with countless apple orchards. We will taste the local fresh apple juice on a visit to a traditional local farm (Breakfast, Dinner)
Day 4: Trento
Today we will enjoy a guided tour on the Reformation and Council of Trento, the regions capital. Free time to explore the town. Visit to Ferrari wine cellar to discover what makes the local fragrant sparkling wine. (Breakfast, Dinner)
Day 5: Lake Molveno, Dolomites
A day at leisure to relax, explore the area or to join in on our optional trip to Bolzano along the picturesque south Tyrolean Wine Route. (Breakfast, Dinner)
Day 6: Lake Garda
We set off to Lake Garda and we take a boat trip from Riva del Garda to Limone (small extra charge for the ticket) where we visit the historical lemon gardens. Then another boat trip to Malcesine (small extra charge for the ticket) a town nestled between Lake Garda and Monte Baldo. Visit a traditional olive mill and discover the secrets of the green gold of the lake. (Breakfast, Dinner)
After breakfast we set off to the Reims area in northern France to our overnight hotel (Breakfast, Dinner)
Day 8: Calais to UK
We cross the channel and head home (Breakfast)
You will have the option to book your own flights independently with the operator.
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