27th August 2018
Monday - P & O Ferries
We leave from our local departure points and drive south to Hull where our ferry awaits for the overnight crossing to Rotterdam. Twin low-berth outside cabins. Dinner and breakfast on board ship.
Tuesday - Speyer
After breakfast, our route is east to the German border. We continue south via Koblenz and The Rhine Valley to Imperial Speyer and our overnight hotel. Hotel Loewengarten.
Wednesday - Innsbruck
Our route this morning is south to Bavaria and the Austrian border. We cross the magnificent Fern Pass to Tyrol, The Inn Valley and the capital of the region, Innsbruck, for the night. Hotel Alpin Park.
Thursday - Gardone Riviera
The Brenner Pass leads us to Italy, the province of Trentino and Lake Garda and we tour the charming villages of the lake before arriving in Gardone Riviera, our base for six nights. Hotel Savoy Palace.
Friday - Tuesday - Gardone Riviera
Lake Garda, the largest lake in Italy is one of northern Italy's popular tourist destinations and our holiday resort is Gardone Riviera, situated on the western shore of the lake. It boasts a lakeside promenade decorated with well-kept flowerbeds and benches where visitors can sit, relax and watch the world go by. We enjoy a leisurely cruise on the sparkling waters of Lake Garda stopping off at picturesque villages en route and a visit will be made to historic Verona, boasting a Roman Arena and Juliet's balcony. A highlight will most certainly be a visit to Venice, capital of northern Italy's Veneto region. Venice is built on more than 100 small islands in a marshy lagoon in the Adriatic Sea. Its stone palaces seemingly rise out of the water and the Grand Canal snakes through the city, which is filled with innumerable narrow, mazelike alleys and small squares. Our programme allows us ample time to relax and enjoy the lakeside views in Gardone Riviera.
Wednesday - Colmar
A glorious day's touring awaits as we bid farewell to Italy and travel via Switzerland to France. We continue north to the historic region of Alsace and Colmar, where we spend the night. Hotel Ibis Styles.
Thursday - Zeebrugge
We travel north, crossing Lorraine and Luxembourg, before entering Belgium. We continue to Zeebrugge where our ferry awaits for the overnight crossing to Hull. Twin low-berth outside cabins. Dinner and breakfast on board ship.
Friday - Scotland
We return to Scotland late afternoon after a wonderful Italian holiday.
Ferry Single Supplement £45
Situated in the resort centre, on the lakeside promenade, the elegant Savoy Palace offers high levels of personalised service. Our four star hotel boasts well appointed bedrooms, outdoor swimming pool and sun terrace.