Viva la Riva!

Riva del Garda has a stunning location situated at the northern tip of Lake Garda, with a backdrop of spectacular mountain scenery. Our suggested itinerary includes visits to medieval towns, the majestic Dolomites and the romantic city of Verona.

Paul says...
“Hotel Sole: Location, Location Location!”

Driver Comment...
“The Hotel Sole is a superb hotel with professional, well-presented staff. The Gala dinner was also very well presented.” May 2016

Tina says...
“The Portici is in an amazing location across the square from the lake making this a perfect place to stay, with very high standards and contemporary style rooms in a traditional building.”
Day 1 Arrival
We will arrive at our hotel in Riva del Garda this afternoon with time to settle in prior to dinner this evening.

Day 2 Riva del Garda Driver’s Day off
Today, we will stay in Riva del Garda and spend some time in the beautiful old piazza surrounded by cafés and bars with lakeside views. During our leisurely day we could enjoy a stroll from Riva to Torbole on the lake-side path, it is only about 3km and will take approximately 40 minutes to walk (one way). Alternatively we could also take a relaxing return boat trip to Limone sul Garda, Malcesine or Torbole and enjoy the beautiful scenery.

Day 3 Malcesine & Lazise 144km/89 mile round trip
This morning we will visit the ancient town of Malcesine, perched on the lake’s edge under the shadow of breathtaking Monte Baldo. We can take the cable car to the summit for spectacular views across the lake and the Dolomites before exploring the cobbled streets of the old town below and the Captain’s Palace. In the afternoon we travel via the scenic lakeside road to the pretty walled town of Lazise with its paved lakefront promenade and fine sandy beach. Lazise also has a wonderful old town centre, with narrow alleyways, picturesque squares and harbour. The 12th century Church of San Nicolo is known for its frescoes while the Scaliger Castle is also medieval but can only be admired from the outside, being privately owned. We can return to Riva via the motorway for a circular route or alternatively drive back via the lakeside again.

Day 4 Dolomites & Lake Molveno 191km/119 mile round trip
Today, we travel north to the dramatic Dolomites and enjoy a scenic tour of this outstanding area. We will travel over the pass at Madonna di Campiglio where we can marvel at the spectacular views of the Brenta peaks before visiting charming and pretty Lake Molveno.

Day 5 Verona 172km/107 mile round trip
This morning we will travel to romantic Verona, one of Italy’s oldest cities. Verona is the fictitious home of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet and here we can visit Juliet’s balcony and admire the beautiful Roman amphitheatre, home to world-famous opera productions. We can enjoy lunch in the Piazza Bra, the largest piazza in Verona, lined with numerous cafés and restaurants. Verona is a shopper’s paradise with something for everyone from the daily market in Piazza delle Erbe, which is the perfect place to find a bargain, offering a great selection of local produce, to the stylish designer shops at Via Mazzini.

Day 6 Departure
Sadly, we must leave Lake Garda and begin our journey home.
Legend

Portici Hotel

Riva del Garda, Lake Garda
AAA+ Beautiful Lakeside Location
This welcoming and historic 4 star hotel is centrally located on the main piazza of Riva del Garda, within steps of all amenities and Lake Garda itself. All 55 air-conditioned bedrooms are contemporary in style and equipped with TV and hairdryer. The hotel boasts a cosy restaurant and bar with vaulted stone ceilings and attractive outdoor seating in the piazza. It also has an excellent fitness and spa facility that includes a steam bath and sauna. Coaches can drop off close to the hotel and luggage is transferred by the hotel. Coach parking is off-site on Via Friedrich Nietzche and costs approx. €7 per night.

Sole Hotel

Riva del Garda, Lake Garda
AAAA Central Location Lakeside Location Traditional Hotel
The 4 star Sole Hotel occupies an enviable position, right on the lakefront and located at the side of the main square in the centre of the lovely historic town of Riva del Garda. As you walk out of the hotel you have a wide choice of shops, bars, restaurants and the ferry stop is just a stone’s throw away. All 80 bedrooms are well furnished with TV, hairdryer, mini bar and air-conditioning. The hotel is furnished in a very traditional style, with an elegant restaurant overlooking the lake, comfortable public areas and a popular bar/gelateria. There is a lovely terrace at the front of the hotel where you can sip a nice aperitif, enjoy the lake views and watch the world go by! Coaches can drop off close to the hotel and luggage is transferred by the hotel. Coach parking is off-site on Via Friedrich Nietzche and costs approx. €7 per night.

Hotel Portici

Riva del Garda, Lake Garda
5 Nights Half Board
April - October 2018
(Selected Dates)
Twin from £299pp to £354pp
Double for Sole Use Supplement from £99

Inclusions
• Return short sea crossing
• Porterage
• Welcome pre-dinner cocktail
• 3 course menu, 2 choices per course, on arrival night
• Choice of menu on 2 nights
• Gala dinner, set menu, on 1 night
• Typical Trentino set menu by candlelight on 1 night
• Tea/coffee after dinner


Hotel Sole

Riva del Garda, Lake Garda
5 Nights Half Board
April - October 2018
(Selected Dates)
Twin from £259pp to £348pp
Double for Sole Use Supplement from £99

Inclusions
• Return short sea crossing
• Porterage
• Welcome pre-dinner cocktail
• 3 course menu, 2 choices per course, on arrival night
• Choice of menu on 2 nights
• Gala dinner, set menu, on 1 night
• Typical Trentino set menu by candlelight on 1 night
• Tea/coffee after dinner
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£259 for 6 days

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