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Lake Garda 12 Day Itinerary

DAY 11 (HB) - Departing after breakfast, your journey continutes through France, again you will have the choice of taking a Scenic or direct drive through the Champagne Region to Chamouille/Soissoins where you’ll enjoy your final  overnight stop. Mileage approx.185 miles.

Including 3 stops each way & 5 nights in Lake Garda

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DAY 1 (D) - AM P&O Ferry crossing from Dover Eastern Docks to Calais (other crossings available on request) followed by the drive from Calais to Arlux via Namur, the Meuse River Valley and Dinant - Overnight at the Hotel Gulliver, Bascharage. Mileage approx. 240 miles.

Calais to Arlon montage

DAY 2 (HB) - Arlon to Hornberg in the Black Forest via the B500 Schwarzwaldhochstrasse. Today you have the choice of taking the direct route via Strasbourg, or a more scenic route via the Parc Naturel des Vosges du Nord and the famous Schwarzwaldhochstrasse (B500) - Overnight at the Schloss Hornberg Hotel in the Black Forest - Mileage Direct route approx. 200 miles / Scenic route approx. 230 miles.

Arlon to Hornberg montage

DAY 3 (HB) - Hornberg to San Valentino Alla Muta in the South Tyrol. Your routing today takes you via Meersburg, Fredrichshafen, Lindau and Bregenz on Lake Constance before continuing through Austria en route to the Southern Tyrol - Overnight at the Hotel Stocker - Mileage approx. 215 miles.

Hornberg to San Valentino Montage

DAY 4 (HB) - San Valentino to Lake Garda via the Stelvio Pass - The Stelvio Pass at 2757m is one of the highest and most dramatic mountain passes in the Alps and today you’ll experience the drive down the famous switchbacks through the heart of the Stelvio National Park taking you through some great stretches of alpine forest and fast sweeping roads prior to your arrival at the foot of the pass - Overnight at the Villa Luisa Resort & Spa, Lake Garda - Mileage approx. 165 miles.

Stelvio North Panorama

DAY 5 (HB) – The Day at Leisure

OR – Enjoy a scenic drive around Lake Garda where you can explore some of the beautiful towns and attractions such as: Desenzano Sirmione, Bardolino, Malcesine, Riva del Garda, Limone, Gargnano and Tignale to mention just a few - Mileage approx. 95 miles (round trip)

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DAY 6 (HB) – The Day at Leisure

OR – Enjoy a day excursion to the beautiful UNESCO World Heritage City of Verona. Its reputation alone inspired Shakespeare to set two plays here (Romeo and Juliet and The Two Gentlemen of Verona).  We recommend that you spend a full day in Verona it is well worth it. You can leave your car at Garage Italia in Corso Porta Nuova, it’s easy to get to and only a 5 minute walk from there to the arena – Mileage approx. 35 miles each way


DAY 7 (HB) – The Day at Leisure

OR – Enjoy a spectacular drive taking in alpine lakes, a pass and a lake side drive featured in a Bond film. Probably one of the best drives in Europe. If Jeremy Clarkson drove it, he'd be sure to call it 'one of the most crazy roads in the world' - Mileage approx. 136 miles

DAY 8 (HB) – The Day at Leisure

OR – Enjoy a real 'Car Enthusiasts' tour to Modena, the home of Ferrari & Lamborghini, where you can visit the respective museums and even take a factory tour (pre-booking is essential) Mileage approx. 180 miles (round trip)

OR – Enjoy a memorable visit to Lake Iseo and Brescia, home to the Mille Miglia Museum which vividly documents the history of the Mille Miglia, Italy’s legendary motor race. The exhibition also includes vintage cars associated with the legendary race.

A must see for all car enthusiasts. Mileage - Villa Luisa approx. 90 miles / Hotel Drago approx. 150 miles.

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DAY 9 (HB) – Lake Garda to Weggis, Lake Lucerne - today you begin the homeward drive through Italy and into Switzerland where you'll have time to enjoy some of the spectacular passes in the Swiss alps including the Furka Pass,

St Gotthard Pass and the Grimsel Pass, which at 2165m is one of the most spectacular passes in the Alps. Arrival in Weggis on Lake Lucerne will be late afternoon and after check-in and some free time to freshen up dinner is included at the hotel - Overnight at the Beau Rivage hotel - Mileage approx. 235 miles.

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DAY 10 (HB) – Departing after breakfast, today’s journey will see you crossing the border into France. As with the outbound drives , again you will have the choice of taking a Scenic or direct drive en route through France to Nancy and the Novotel Nancy Ouest where you’ll enjoy an overnight stop. Mileage approx. 210 miles.

france driving montage

DAY 12 (BB) – Departing after breakfast today sees you making your final journey back to Calais and the UK. Again you will have the choice of taking a Scenic or a more direct drive to rendezvous with your return P&O Ferry crossing back to Dover. Mileage approx. 145 miles.

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Meal Basis - BB = Bed & Breakfast / HB = Dinner, Bed & Breakfast / D = Dinner Only

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OR – Enjoy a memorable trip to Venice. You can't actually drive in Venice, but you can drive to Venice, leave your car in a garage or lot and enjoy the city of canals car-free. However the best way to visit Venice is by train, direct from Desenzano - Mileage approx. 100 miles each way

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