Exploring Italy's Dreamful Destinations

Exploring Italy's Dreamful Destinations

Art, culture, music and iconic food – These are just some of the items that come to mind when pondering of Italy. Make that dream into a reality as we head to the beautiful Riva Del Garda, found resting on the most northern part of the River Garda. Breathe in fresh, steamy air whilst gazing across the most eye-catching of views. Enjoy excursions to Limone Sul Garda, Sirmoine, Verona and much, much more!

Day-by-Day Highlights


Day 1  Ferry Crossing and travel to our overnight hotel in Forbach the Mercure Forbach Centre *** This hotel has a lift.


Day 2  Onward travel sees us at our hotel, of which we will call home for the next 5 nights, the, Grand Hotel Liberty **** set in the beautifully stunning Riva Del Garda.

Enjoy tall standing mountains, peacefully overlooking the town.


Day 3  Enjoy a full day at leisure doing as you please in the Riva Del Garda.

Pleasure boats,  harbours, castles, bars, shops and restaurants are all at your disposal and are all set to please; after all, relaxation is always the activity of choice when on holiday!



For the more energetic traveller, a hike up into the Italian Alps would not go amiss! The Monte Baldo is a 55km taxi drive from the hotel, but is well worth the views at the top!



Day 4  A day full of exploration as we take an excursion around the Lake Garda - peaceful waters and glistening views are the stars of the show today.

Take in the Italian town of Limone Sul Garda, dressed beautifully in floral decorations as well as Sirmoine, a commune in the province of Brescia,

with it’s beautiful architecture.


Day 5  The city of Verona is most famously known for being the setting of Shakespeare’s, “Romeo and Juliet.” Enjoy a full day excursion, walk gorgeous paved streets,

take in Verona’s arena, presenting architectural genius which, still holds concerts today!

Explore Juliet’s Balcony and maybe try a spot of acting whilst you’re there? – “O Romeo, Romeo! wherefore art thou Romeo?”



Day 6  Another full day excursion unfolds today as we savour the sights of , ‘The Valley of Lakes’, presenting calm waters and a surrounding of beautiful mountainsides.

Explore virtually undiscovered areas, as we venture through Brenta Nature Park with it’s rugged environment! As we travel to this excursion, we will take in Lake Tenno,

Comano Terme, Lake Toblino, Lasino and Canale!



Day 7  Today we depart from the Riva Del Garda, to head back to our overnight stay at the Mercure Forbach Centre, Forbach ***

Day 8  Venture back onto our ferry as we say goodbye to our friends at Forbach and return to England, which is where we shall continue our journey back home.





Please Note: Porterage is not included on the overnight stay hotels. Porterage will become available at our 5 night stay at the Grand Hotel Liberty.


What’s included in this Sapphire Tour…


• Return ferry crossings.

• Day at leisure in Riva Del Garda.

• Excursions as detailed.

• Full day excursions to Verona, ‘The Valley of Lakes’ and Brenta Nature Park.

• Gala dinner one evening with live music.

• 7 nights hotel stay on half board.

• Coach Travel.


Grand Hotel Liberty

Riva Del Garda ****


Only a 5 minute walk from the Lake Garda, this hotel is set in the most beautiful and idyllic setting.

Enjoy all of its prestigious facilities, some of which include a spa, bar, hot tub, heated pool and gorgeous restaurant.

The hotel has a lift.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Ashburton Ashburton - Eastern Road (B3352)
just past Glendinnings Office TQ13 7AP
Barnstaple Coach Depot Barnstaple-Coney Avenue EX328QJ.
Barnstaple Railway Barnstaple Railway Station - EX31 2AU
Bickington Garage Bickington - Opposite Garage EX31 2JG
Bideford/Kingsley Statue Bideford Kingsley Statue
Bishopsteignton Bishopsteignton - Bus stop outside Metro Motors
TQ14 9RL
Bodmin Bodmin - Bus stop by Dennison Road car park
PL31 2LL
Braunton/opp George Hotel Braunton Opposite George Hotel - EX33 2JJ
Bridgewater - Bus Station Bridgewater - Bus Station - Stand 7
TA6 5PZ.
Bridgewater Services Bridgewater Services Coach Park - TA6 6TS
Bristol - Anchor Road Bristol - Anchor Road bus stop opposite @ Bristol
Buckfastleigh Buckfastleigh - Dart Garage Bus Shelter
on Dart Bridge Road, TQ11 0DZ
Bude Bude - TSB Bank
EX23 8JJ
Budleigh Salterton Budleigh Salterton - Public Hall
Clyst St George Clyst St George - Bus stop by St George & Dragon
Hotel, EX3 0QJ
Cullompton Services Cullompton Services M5 Jct 28 EX15 1NS
Dawlish Dawlish - Piermont Place, EX7 9PH
East Budleigh East Budleigh, The Rolle Arms, EX9 7DL
Eastgate Shopping Centre Eastgate Shopping Centre, Bus stop(M32 Jct 2)
Exeter - Belgrave Road Exeter - Belgrave Road, Loading Bays at the back
of Vue Cinema, EX1 2AA
Exeter Services Exeter Services M5 coach park EX2 7HF
Exminster Exminster - Victory Hall
Exmouth Exmouth - Opposite Savoy Cinema
Folly Gate Folly Gate EX20 3AH
Fraddon Services Fraddon Services - TR9 6NA
Fremington/New Inn Fremington New Inn EX31 2NT
Gordano Services M5 Gordano Services Coach bay - BS20 7XG
Hatherleigh Co-Op Hatherleigh Co -Op EX20 3HY
Holsworthy Holsworthy Bus Stop opposite Church - EX22 6HA
Ilfracombe Ilfracombe War memorial
EX34 8HB
Ivybridge Ivybridge,Bus stop on road outside Town Hall PL21
J27/M5 Services by Petrol Station
Kenton Kenton - Outside Roadean Restaurant A379
Kilkhampton Kilkhampton - Outside the Church
Kingskerswell /NewtonRd Kingskerswell - Bus stop just before Hospital
on Newton Road, opposite Bridge Retail Park
Kingskerswell Hare&Hounds Kingskerswell, just past Hare & Hounds Pub
on corner of Manor Gardens
Kingskerswell/ The Sloop Kingskerswell - Bus stop by The Sloop
Kingskerswell/Devon Motor Kingskerswell - opposite Devon Motor Homes
TQ12 5AT
Kingsteignton Kingsteignton - Fountain Bus Stop opposite Lidl
Knowstone Knowstone - Picnic Area
Launceston Launceston -Bus stop by the multi storey car park
on Westgate
Liskeard Liskeard - The Parade
Lympstone Lympstone - The Saddlers, Exmouth Road
Meeth Meeth - The Bull and Dragon Public House EX20 3EP
Merton Merton Square, EX20
Merton Square Merton Square
Newton Abbot Newton Abbot,Railway Station TQ12 2BT
Newton Poppleford Newton Poppleford, St Luke's Church, EX10 0EG
North Tawton North Tawton Square
Okehampton Okehampton, West Bridge Bus Stop, EX20 1JZ
Paignton Paignton,Garfield Rd, by the Multi storey car park
Plymouth Plymouth, Outside Bretonside Coach Park PL4 0BG
Plymouth - Derrys Cross Plymouth - Derrys Cross bus bays
outside Rumpus Cosy Cafe
Plympton Plympton - Ridgeway Bus Stop near Co-op Store
Plymstock Broadway Plymstock Broadway - Opposite Lidl Store
by Broadway Car Park PL9 7AU
Preston Preston - Bus Shelter in between Conservative Club
and Baptist Church A3022
Redruth Redruth - Railway station, Redruth, TR15 2AB
Sedgemoor Services M5 N Sedgemoor services M5 Coach Park, Northbound
Sedgemoor Services M5 S Sedgemoor services M5 Coach Park, Southbound,
Self Drive Self Drive
Sidford Sidford - Green Close Bus Stop
Sidmouth, The Triangle Sidmouth, The Triangle, EX10 8PF
Sourton Cross Okehampton, Sourton Cross EX20 4LY
South Brent South Brent - Bus stop outside The London Inn Mews
on the B3372
South Molton/Square South Molton Square - EX36 3AB
St Austell St Austell - Railway Station, PL25 4LA
Starcross Starcross - Opposite Railway Station
Stibb Cross Stibb Cross Bus stop adjacent to the Old Union Inn
Taunton - Tower Street Taunton - Tower Street Bus Station
Taunton Deane Services N Taunton Deane Serv M5 Coach Pk Northbound TA3 7PF
Taunton Deane Services S Taunton Deane Serv Coach Park Southbound TA3 7PF
Tavistock Tavistock, Opposite/Outside the Bedford Hotel
Depending on which way the coach is coming from
Teignmouth Teignmouth - Eastcliff Coach Park
Tiverton Coach Station Tiverton Coach Station
Tiverton Shell J27/M5 Tiverton Shell Garage J27/M5
Torquay Torquay - Opposite the library on Lymington Road,
Torrington Torrington - back of Globe
Totnes Totnes - Bus layby opposite the Seven Stars Hotel
Truro Truro - Fairmantle Street coach park, TR1 2EQ
Wellington - Chelston Wellington - Chelston Business Park
outside Wellington Motors
Wellington - Conservative Wellington - Conservative Club, TA21 8QT
Whiddon Down Sevice area Whiddon Down Service Area Exeter Road EX20 2QT
Winkleigh Winkleigh Garage,Exeter Road, Winkleigh, EX19 8JJ
on A3124
Worle Worle - Bus Stop by Roundabout behind
Parish Pump Pub
Yelland/Pottery Lane End Yelland - Bus stop at Pottery Lane, EX31
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