Lake Garda's Gastronomy

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Price per person
from £1,126

Price based on
London Gatwick
25th Apr 2018 departure

Key inclusions

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers

Book any European holiday before 30 November and we will include free airport lounge passes for your party, so you can relax and start your holiday in style.

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  • 8 days

  • Italy

  • Active pace

  • Single-centre tour

Prepare your own homemade pasta, sample the produce at a local vineyard and get cookery tips from an experienced chef - all while enjoying the spectacular natural scenery of northern Italy.

At a glance


  • Cooking Classes Learn how to prepare homemade pasta from an experienced chef
  • Juliet’s Balcony Visit the famous balcony thought to be where Juliet stood when Romeo declared his love
  • Wine tour Discover the techniques of winemaking.
  • Venice Relax and take in your surroundings on a private boat ride to the heart of the city
Lake Garda's Gastronomic Experience map

What's included

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Services of a local representative
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Excursions
VIP home pick-up service

Our VIP home pick-up service is included up to 50 miles to your departure airport. Your driver will happily load and unload your luggage, and drive you to your departure terminal. At the close of your trip, you'll be welcomed by your driver in the arrivals hall and returned home again. A supplement is payable per mile over 50 miles.

Customer Reviews

Absolutely perfect in every way - thank you...

12th August 2017
Mrs Christine Anstie

Absolutely perfect in every way - thank you

All trips were excellent and very well put together by...

31st July 2017
Trusted Customer

All trips were excellent and very well put together by Archers Holidays

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1st July 2017
Trusted Customer

Really good pasta making experience. Hotel Continental was very good. Trip...

1st July 2017
Mr David Twidale

Really good pasta making experience. Hotel Continental was very good. Trip to Verona spoiled by the extra hours taken to pick up and drop off other customers from the full length of Lake Garda. Wine tasting visit very poor. Did not attend the trip to Venice due to the additional hour travelling time due to pick ups. 3.5 hours on the coach each way for 4 hours in Venice was not acceptable.

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1st July 2017
Mr Keith Drysdale

I was looking forward to this experience but my wife...

3rd June 2017
Trusted Customer

I was looking forward to this experience but my wife was not quite so keen. However at the end of the day she said that she did enjoy the experience and was glad that she finally decided to go.

Excellent week the Italian cooking was the highlight of the...

29th May 2017
Trusted Customer

Excellent week the Italian cooking was the highlight of the week fab experience.

Lovely tour of the wineyard, fun and easy cooking class...

27th May 2017
Trusted Customer

Lovely tour of the wineyard, fun and easy cooking class and great hospitality. Beautiful location

Bought via Secret Escapes - good value deal. 4...

29th April 2017
Trusted Customer

Bought via Secret Escapes - good value deal. 4 excursions included. Hotel located in quiet village above Lake Garda - very friendly & helpful staff. Half board included, range of food offered was good, plus some entertainment in evenings. Indoor and outdoor pools. Enjoyed excursions, although the optional excursions offered on Venice trip were overpriced and should be avoided.

Purchased wine and olive oil...

25th April 2017
Mr David Phillips

Purchased wine and olive oil

Overview

Prepare your own homemade pasta, sample the produce at a local vineyard and get cookery tips from an experienced chef - all while enjoying the spectacular natural scenery of northern Italy.

Total meals included:

  • 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 6 dinners

UK - Verona - Lake Garda

Day
1

Fly to Verona where you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Cooking Classes

Day
2

Today you will visit a wonderful villa on the hills near Bardolino, where an experienced chef will welcome and guide you in preparing beautiful Italian food making home made pasta as well as how to choose seasonal products, revealing tricks and tips along the way. You will enjoy lunch made by yourself as well as some lovely wine to accompany the delicious cuisine.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Lake Garda - Verona - Lake Garda

Day
3

Verona, the famous setting for Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. Enjoy a guided visit to this delightful town where your guide will show you the highlights, from the Arena where regular live opera performances can be seen, Piazza delle Erbe, Piazza dei Signori and of course Juliet's balcony. You will also have the chance to do some shopping on one of the most elegant streets in Italy, Via Mazzini.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Lake Garda at leisure

Days
4 - 5

Today you can enjoy the Lake surroundings and explore at your own pace. A host of activities are available around the lake, from swimming (seasonal) and walking (excellent trails can be found at the top of Monte Baldo via the cable car). There are boat trips across or around the lake with a daily service journeying from top to bottom and vice versa, stopping off at the resorts enroute, you can enjoy the wonderful views and discover different areas of Lake Garda. A marvellous array of food awaits, from deliciously tempting ice-creams (a speciality of Italy) to fresh pasta, seafood and of course pizza. Favourite tipples include Prosecco, a sparkling wine typical of this area, Limoncello, a sweet liqueur, best served chilled, and the local wine of the region, red Bardolino which is very well-known and widely available. You'll also find Valpolicella from Verona as well as Teroldego or Marzemino, from Trentino as well as the very well respected Soave, and Lugana if you prefer white.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Wine Tour

Day
6

A half day excursion to discover the wine tradition of the Veneto region. Along the Gardesana road we reach the Valpolicella, a wine growing area where some of the best northern Italy wines are produced. We will visit the vineyard "Tenuta Ugolini" where the owner will show you the methods and the techniques of making wines. Enjoy the wine with a tasting session and also a snack all whilst surrounded by the magnificent panoramic view of the countryside.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Classical Venice tour

Day
7

Discover the most romantic city in the world on your included visit to Venice. A private boat ride and guided walk will take you to the heart of the city, close to St Mark's Square. You will be amazed by what you see on your tour of the most famous sights including the Bridge of Sighs, St Mark's Cathedral and the Rialto Bridge. You'll also have some spare time to have a wander by yourself, giving you the chance to buy a souvenir, take a famous gondola ride around the canals or just have a drink and soak up the atmosphere!

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Verona - UK

Day
8

Transfer to Verona Airport for your flight back to the UK.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Things to note

Please note that the day's that your excursions operate may differ from the days listed.

 

Resort stays available please call for more details.

Hotels

Tour hotels will be as specified or alternatives of a similar standard.


Call to book your chosen hotel.

Lake Garda: Hotel continental 

Lake Garda: Hotel Garda

Lake Garda: Hotel Savoy

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