Return Channel crossing
Coach travel throughout
2 nights bed & breakfast en-route
Porterage in Lavarone
Welcome Drink in Lavarone
6 x International Breakfast Buffet
4 x Evening meals (3-course dinner)
Christmas Eve Dinner with live music (4-course)
1 x 3-course typical Trentino dinner
Free access to lake view indoor pool and the Jacuzzi
Free access to spa (from 2:00pm to 7:00pm)
Excursions to Trento, Levico, Borgo Valsugana & Verona
Horse-drawn carriage ride in Levico
Apple pie strudel and ‘Parampampoli’ tasting (typical winter drink)
Optional excursion to Riva del Garda & Malcesine (£15 per person, please enquire at the time
During Your Stay
Day 1 – “It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas” as we journey across the Channel on our way to our overnight hotel.
Day 2 – After breakfast we will continue to our main hotel; the Grand Hotel Astoria in Lavarone.
Day 3 – Today we’ll visit the historical city of Trento for free time – once inhabited by Etrus cans, Gauls and Romans. Today this unique Alpine city of art is home to a stunning castle and a Cathedral.
Day 4 – Enjoy Christmas Day in the comfort of the hotel. After breakfast perhaps take a little time out for yourself and relax in the hotel’s spa, which includes a relaxation area, hot tub, sauna, Turkish bath and indoor pool. Afterwards, relax in the piano bar or head to the roof terrace which offers stunning views out to Lake Lavarone.
Day 5 – Boxing Day: This morning we have arranged a magical ride through the paths of Levico and the stunning Lagorai mountains in a horse drawn carriage. After this inspiring ride, in the afternoon, we will travel to Borgo Valsugana one of the main villages of the Valsugana Valley and famous for its characteristic houses and balconies on the Brenta river, that cuts the village in two halves. We’ll end our day in Rifugio Crucolo: here, in the oldest tavern run by the same family, we’ll enjoy a glass of Parampampoli (a special liquor originally created in the 50s!), and a traditional strudel (apple pie).
Day 6 – After Venice, Verona is the most important art city in Italy. On our excursion today you can discover the Piazza Bra with the magnificent Roman amphitheatre, the elegant shopping street Via Mazzini and the historic district.
Day 7 – There will be another day of leisure today. Alternatively, you can join us for an optional excursion to Riva del Garda and Malcesine. (£15pp)
Day 8 – After a magical stay we return to our overnight hotel.
Day 9 – We retrace our footsteps home.