We fly to Verona Villafranca airport and transfer to the Grand Hotel Riva in Riva del Garda, our base for the duration of our stay.
Day 2 – Boat Cruise to Malcesine
Today we take a boat trip to Malcesine, an attractive town with a harbour and castle, located on the eastern shore of Lake Garda. Picturesque medieval lanes wind up the slope from the lake while pretty squares are lined with shops, cafés and restaurants.
Day 3 – Verona Opera Performance of Aida
On the day of our Verona opera performance, lunch replaces dinner at our hotel allowing us to spend the afternoon at leisure in this beautiful city before the evening’s operatic performance of Aida. Verona is one of Italy’s oldest cities and is forever associated with Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet with the city’s legendary balcony attracting lovers from all over the world. The annual summer Opera Festival here is a unique and amazing event held in the awe-inspiring Roman amphitheatre – one of the largest and best-preserved of its kind. We enjoy a magnificent open-air performance in the warm evening air; truly an experience to remember.
Day 4 – Day at leisure
Day 5 – Venice
Today we explore the unique city of Venice, beginning our visit with a guided walking tour. Lining the canals are grand palazzos, many of them dating back to the 14th century, while other attractions include St Mark’s Square, the Bridge of Sighs and of course the gondolas that ply their trade up and down the waterways.
Day 6 – Day at leisure
We check out of our hotel and transfer to Verona Villafranca airport for our return flight home.