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Easter in Verona, Lake Garda & Venice

Italy is teeming with history, personality, and beauty, making the possibilities virtually endless. On this Easter trip, explore legendary cities like Verona and Venice, and small-yet-picturesque lakeside towns Riva, Malcesine and Sirmione. 

 

Let us handle the details

  • Private Transportation
  • Experienced Trip Leader
  • Handpicked Hotel
  • Breakfast Buffet
  • Local Tour Guides

Trip Includes

• Round-trip bus transportation
• 2 nights in 4* Best Western hotel in Verona, Italy
• 3 x breakfast buffet
• Wine tasting in Verona
• Guided tours in Riva del Garda, Malcesine, Sirmione & Verona with licensed local guides
• Free time in Venice
• Explore Europe Trip Leader
• Service charges and hotel taxes

Your trip highlights

• You’ll see Lake Garda’s tranquil scenic beauty
• Romeo & Juliet come to life in Verona
• You’ll discover Venice, perhaps the most unique city on earth
• Locals unlock the best-kept secrets of their cities
• Fresh mortadella, tagliatelle, tortellini, traditional Italian pizza – need we say more?

Day 1: Travel day (Thursday, 29 March)
Depart at 11:00 p.m. from Grafenwoehr and travel along the highway by bus to Riva del Garda in Italy.

Day 2: Lake Garda: Riva del Garda, Malcesine and Sirmione (Friday, 30 March)
Welcome to Italy! In the morning arrive in Riva del Garda, a town beautifully surrounded by lofty peaks, situated at the more scenic north end of the lake. After an included breakfast buffet at a restaurant with panoramic view of Lake Garda, enjoy a full day guided tour of Riva del Garda, Malcesine and the delightful resort of Sirmione – the southern end of the lake. In the late afternoon, set off to Verona and get settled in your hotel.

Day 3: Verona, wine tasting (Saturday, 31 March)
After an included breakfast, a local guide introduces you to the highlights of the wonderful city of Verona, before spending the lunch time at your leisure; followed by a tasting of the region’s finest wines in the afternoon in Valpolicella area. Overnight in Verona.

Day 4: Venice (Sunday, 1 April)
Breakfast at the hotel before setting of for Venice. Experience the romance of Venice on your own:

• Step into the iconic St. Mark’s Square and view its soaring basilica
• Explore the Rialto market, famous for its fish and vegetable stands
• View the stately Doge’s Palace, built in the Venetian Gothic style in 1340
• Marvel at the Bridge of Sighs and the Rialto Bridge, which spans the Grand Canal
• See a glassblowing demonstration to learn about the city’s most celebrated art

Continue on to Grafenwoehr in the evening at 8:00 p.m.

Day 5: Return day (Monday, 2 April)
Arrive in Grafenwoehr around 7:00 a.m.

How’s the weather?

Riva del Garda, Italy

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Malcesine, Italy

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Sirmione, Italy

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Verona, Italy

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Venice, Italy

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Meeting point for the start of the trip
Your trip starts and finishes in Grafenwoehr, Germany.

Address: Dießfurter Str, 92655 Grafenwoehr (parking lot)
Instructions: if you are exiting McDonald’s parking lot in Grafenwoehr you will turn right on to B299 as if you are going towards Netzaberg. You will then take your very first right (as if you are going towards MegaPlay) and as soon as you cross the small bridge there is a driveway on the right side which you can enter into a parking lot. You should see several cars and the bus there. The parking lot is available during the duration of the trip for our passengers.

Passport and Visa Requirements
A tourist passport is required for all trips outside of Germany.

Important passport rules are as follows:
If you have a passport with a SOFA stamp on any page (a “No-Fee” passport), you are provided permission to reside in Germany, NOT to travel outside of Germany. You have to have a tourist passport in addition to the SOFA/”No-Fee” passport to travel outside of Germany. You cannot travel with a RED Official passport as that is used only for the purpose of a mission or deployment. If you have a passport with a detachable SOFA card clipped inside, it is acceptable to travel with as that was issued originally as a tourist passport. If you are not sure: a tourist passport will be BLUE and will be valid for 10 years for adults. It cannot contain a SOFA stamp on any page or it is not acceptable. A child’s tourist passport (under 15 years of age) is valid for 5 years, but will not have a SOFA stamp in it anywhere. All of this information has been verified to be correct with the Grafenwoehr Passport Office.

Baggage Allowance
Each adult is entitled to one luggage and one personal item. Luggage should be able to be stored below the bus and the personal item should contain whatever you might need on the bus. Pillows and blankets do not count for the personal item. If you have additional items such as strollers, carseats, etc. please send us a message to make those arrangements.

Clothing and Packing Tips
Light, loose-fitting clothing that provides comfort when exploring the sights is essential for your tour. A sun hat, sunglasses and a sturdy pair of walking shoes or sneakers are recommended for sightseeing. It’s always a good idea to be prepared for any eventuality — a lightweight sports jacket and emergency rainwear are advised. If you plan to visit an especially elegant restaurant or attend the opera or theater, you will probably feel more comfortable in something more formal. Also, remember that it is preferable not to visit churches or other religious sites with bare legs and shoulders (entrance may be denied on this basis).

Health
There are no major health risks when traveling to Italy. It is always advisable to check with your doctor or health-care provider for the latest updates.

Cuisine
Northern Italy and Venice are known for flavorful meats and pastries. For more authentic meals, try trattorias, small restaurants set away from the main piazzas. A typical Italian meal includes wines and the occasional beer, followed by a few sips of after-dinner drinks like grappa or limoncello.

Transportation
Included transportation on this tour is by motor coach. Most of the destinations on tour are best explored on foot.

Electricity
Italy operates on the European standard 220 volts.

Currency
The Euro is the currency you will be using on your tour. We advise that you take a combination of bank/ATM cards, credit cards and traveler’s checks, which can be exchanged for cash at local banks, as needed. We suggest informing your bank and credit card company of your travel plans, so they don’t confuse your international purchases for fraudulent charges. Please note: With the conversion to the Euro, it has been increasingly difficult to exchange traveler’s checks outside Europe’s major cities—both at banks and shops—and they often attract higher fees.

Travel Insurance
We recommend you get travel insurance to reimburse you for unforeseen trip cancellation. Please follow this link to get a quote through our partner SevenCorners.

Here you can see what our travelers say about this trip!

Have you been on a trip with us? We appreciate each of you and would love to have your comments and experiences posted for the consideration of future and prospective travelers.

Very professional, friendly and good organized!

Submitted:
★★★★★
5

I worked with Matthias, Monika and Eddie, during their trip to Italy. They were very prifessional, but at the same time very friendly and with a human touch! People loved them, everybody was happy about their tour. No need to rush, their organization gives the time to enjoy the beautiful italian cities! I wait you again in Verona!!”

silvia

Sets High Expectations

Submitted:
★★★★★
5

This trip was fabulous and as a first experience with a tour company sets a high bar for future trips. It was balanced nicely between formal tours and free time. No rushing and no need to worry about finding time to sight see on your own. Monica and Eddie were great and I am hoping they will be guides for future tours although I hear Monica is leaving soon. I look forward to using this company again, and again, and again, and…”

Tina Kilgore

Amazing Italian Itinerary

Submitted:
★★★★★
5

Mathias, Monika and Eddie were all great! The entire itinerary was very well planned out and there was enough free time provided. They are very organized and I would definitely recommend Explore Europe Travel! Thank you for a great and memorable experience!”

Martha Hinostroza


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We recommend you get travel insurance to reimburse you for unforeseen trip cancellation. Please follow this link to get a quote through our partner SevenCorners.

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