Italian Dolomites as you’ve never seen it before!
VISITING Pinzolo, Nardis Falls, Madonna di Campiglio, Riva del Garda, Limone, Lake Tenno, Rango, Trento, Rovereto, Brenta Dolomites (Cles, Andalo, Molveno), Passo Tonale & Dinaro Village
Group 1 11th – 18th September
Group 2 18th – 25th September
21st September – National Holiday
We meet at the airport at 10.45am for our Air Malta flight, departing at 12.45pm and arriving in Milan Linate airport at 2.35pm. We will be transferred to Hotel Olympic Palace in Pinzolo, a small town situated in Trentino, 800m above sea level and surrounded by the Brenta, Adamello and Presanella mountains. A perfect place for us to spend a lovely week surrounded by nature and peacefulness!
We start our stay with a full day optional excursion to Nardis Falls. The Nardis Waterfalls are the most well-known falls of Val di Genova, which is renowned as the “waterfalls valley” for the great abundance of falls featured. The valley boasts terraced slopes cut by watercourses and glacier formations, which explains the unusually large number of falls. We will then head to Madonna di Campiglio, a well renowned village and skiing resort in northeast Italy. One may opt to take a cable car (extra) to Groste, Pradalago or Spinale to enjoy the panoramic views of the dolomites.
Today is the day to enjoy the highlights of Lago di Garda during our full day optional excursion while driving along the shores of the lake till we arrive in Riva del Garda. We shall roam around the town centre, after which, we will take a mini-cruise (extra) on Lake Garda, the largest lake in the Lombardy region. We will disembark in Limone, where we shall have enough time for personal sightseeing. We will then cross over by the same boat and then head to Lake Tenno. This lake represents a real jewel in Trentino landscape. Due to its azure-turquoise colour shades, some people also call it “the blue lake”. We will also visit Rango, one of the most beautiful medieval villages before we return to Pinzolo.
Today’s full day optional excursion will start with a visit to Trento, nestled in the mountains, in a wide glacial valley known as the Adige Valley. We will visit Castello del Buoncosiglio (extra). The castle originated from a fortified building that was erected in the 13th century next to the city’s walls. This first building was called Castelvecchio (Old Castle). This castle is composed of a series of buildings of different eras, enclosed by a circle of walls in a slightly elevated position above the town. We will then proceed to Rovereto, located at the southern edge of the Italian Alps. In the past, Rovereto was an important centre for the manufacture of silk fabrics. Currently, wine, rubber, chocolate, glasses, and coffee are the town’s main businesses.
Today’s optional full day excursion will start with passing through the Carlo Magno pass, with the possibility to take a picture and admire the Brenta Dolomites, one of the nine groups of Dolomites, recognized as World Heritage by UNESCO. We will then proceed along Valle di Sole and Valle di Non, famous for their cultivation of apple trees. We will have a short stop at Cles, one of the biggest villages of the area. We will then admire Castel Thun which was built in the mid-thirteenth century, located on the top of a hill at 609m., near the village of Vigo di Ton in a beautiful panoramic position. Later, the journey will continue by reaching the villages of Andalo and Molveno, located on the other side of the Brenta Dolomites. Andalo is famous with the ski lovers and Molveno is famous for its alpine lake, awarded for years as one of the most beautiful small lakes in Italy.
Today’s optional full day excursion will start by visiting the Passo Tonale area at 1.884mts., on the border between the Lombardy and Trentino regions. This winter and summer resort, located at the foot of Glacier Presena (3.000mts) offers the possibility of skiing almost all year with its 100 km of slopes. With modern and fast lifts, Passo Tonale is one of the first tourist resorts in the alps to open the lifts and one of the last to close them. We will have the possibility to take the Cable way Paradiso to reach 2.585mts (extra) and the Cable way Presena to reach the glacier and Passo Presena at 3.000mts (extra). On the way back we will stop for a short visit in Dimaro Village.
Today is free to enjoy the beautiful surroundings of Pinzolo. One can opt to either relax or else go ahead with some trekking in the vicinity.
After checking out of our rooms, we will make our way to Linate airport for our direct Air Malta flight departing at 3.40pm and arriving in Malta at 5.30pm.
PRICE PER PERSON
* SPECIAL PRICE
*€539 / €639 Adult in Triple
*€569 / €669 Adult in Twin
*€769 / €869 Adult in Single
*€369 / €469 Child Sharing (2-7 years)
*€459 / €559 Child Sharing (8-11 years)
*€119 Half Board
* Special price applies when half board & all excursions are taken
Air Malta return flights to Milan Linate Airport
7 nights in 4 star Hotel Olympic Palace in Pinzolo or similar
Rooms with private facilities, TV, A/C and Wi-Fi
Daily buffet breakfast
Return airport transfers
Services of tour leader
Airport taxes & service charge
*€41 / €21 Nardis Falls & Madonna di Campiglio
*€35 / €18 Riva del Garda & Limone/Lake Tenno&Rango
*€45 / €29 Trento&Rovereto
*€41 / €21 Brenta Dolomites (Cles, Andalo, Molveno)
*€43 / €22 Passo Tonale&Presena Glacier&Dimaro Village
Not Included in Price
City tax of €2.00 per person per night is to be paid directly at hotel
Cable Way Groste €15
Cable Way Spinale €10.50
Cable Way Pradalgo €10.50
Lake Garda Mini cruise: €14.50 per adult/€8.00 per child up to 8 years
Varone Waterfalls €4.50
Castel del Buonconsiglio €8
Castel Thun €6
Cable Way Paradiso (2585mts) €14
Cable Way Paradiso + Presena (3000mts) €22
* All above prices are subject to change