Lake Garda Via The Alps

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  • Eurostar to Paris and onward rail travel as specified in the itinerary
  • 1 night hotel stay (2 persons sharing room) with breakfast in Geneva
  • 4 nights’ hotel stay (2 persons sharing room) with breakfast in Sirmione
  • Flight from Sirmione to the UK (rail option available)

Day 1: London – Geneva

Your adventure begins in London’s St Pancras station, where you’ll board the Eurostar to Paris. Change onto a high-speed train and whiz through France towards Switzerland in just over three hours, all the while admiring the beautiful lake and mountain scenes out your window. On arrival in French-speaking Geneva, make your way to your hotel for an overnight stay. Spend the evening enjoying a tasty meal at a local lakeside restaurant or take a relaxing boat trip out on the lake and admire the city’s cosmopolitan feel and the stunning backdrop of the Alps and the Jura mountains. Overnight in Geneva (Meals: No Meals)

Day 2: Geneva – Sirmione

After breakfast, depart Geneva in the morning and travel After breakfast this morning, take the train from Geneva and journey through the scenic Swiss Alps to Milan and then on to Desenzano. Glide past snowy mountain passes, over vast viaducts and alongside shimmering lakes. Enjoy views of traditional Swiss villages, lush mountain meadows and glimpses of waterfalls. On arrival in Desenzano, pick up a transfer to your hotel in Sirmione and check in for a four-night stay. Overnight in Sirmione (Meals: Breakfast)

Day 3: Sirmione

Thanks to its beautiful Alpine setting and unspoilt, stunning beaches, Sirmione attracts visitors from across Europe who come to relax on its sandy shores. As the heart of southern Garda, Desenzano’s Piazza Malvezzi and Piazza Matteotti are the perfect places to enjoy a drink and soak up the atmosphere. Overnight in Sirmione (Meals: Breakfast)

Day 04: Sirmione

Spend another day enjoying the unspoilt and stunning lakeside location of Sirmione. Take a refreshing swim in Lake Garda before taking a break for lunch at one of the quaint trattorias by the harbour. Alternatively, take a ferry trip to discover the real beauty of Lake Garda passing by charming towns such as Desenzano and Riva where you can hop off for a couple of hours to enjoy the sights. Overnight in Sirmione (Meals: Breakfast)

Day 05: Sirmione 

After breakfast this morning, enjoy more of stunning Sirmione. Marvel at the elegant floor mosaics of the Villa Romana ed Antiquarium di Desenzano del Garda or perhaps venture up to the Castello di Desenzano for impressive views. Cool off with another invigorating dip in the lake before having dinner in one of the many trattorias. Ovenight in Sirmione (Meals: Breakfast)

Day 06: Departure Sirmione – London

Enjoy a final breakfast at the hotel this morning and then make your way to the train station for the journey to Verona airport for your return flight to London. Prefer the train to flying? Why not travel home along the tracks with a night in Turin? We would be happy to make these arrangements for you. (Meals: Breakfast)

Geveva, Hotel Cornavin • 4 Star – The superior Cornavin Hotel in Saint-Gervais / des Grottes district offers cozy rooms with views over Lake Geneva. Built in 1932, the hotel is a combination of traditional architecture and contemporary facilities. The hotel is nestled in the heart of Geneva, steps away from Gare de Cornavin train station. The property is set within 2 km distance from the city center.

Geneva, Hotel Cristal • 3 Star – Hotel Cristal welcomes guests in the heart of Geneva meters away from a cathedral and a museum. The hotel occupies 7 floors and was renovated in 2001.The property is located in Saint-Gervais / des Grottes district, 3.5 km from PalExpo. Hotel Cristal is within about 20 minutes’ walk of the center of Geneva. Offering climate control, high-speed internet, a laptop-size safe, TV and a refrigerator, modern guestrooms boast an English interior. Hotel Cristal offers rooms with the lake view. The bathrooms come with a bathtub, a shower and a hairdryer for more comfort.

Geneva, Hotel Les Nations • 3 Star – Les Nations Hotel is a 3-star property in Petit-Saconnex / Servette district of Geneva close to restaurants and pubs. Featuring original architecture, the hotel occupies a 7-story building opened in 1975. This comfortable hotel is situated 1.7 km from Lake Geneva. Set within a 30-minute walking distance from Geneva city center.

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    At a Glance

    Lake Garda Via The Alps

    6 Days  from £989 pp

    • Starts: London       Ends: Sirmione         
    • Departs: Any day
    • Tour Type: Independent
    • Hotel Rating:  3/4 star  hotels
    • Meals: Breakfast: 4
    • Visiting: Geneva & Sirmione
    • Countries: Switzerland & Italy


    Combine snowy Alpine peaks and lush mountain meadows as you travel through the Swiss Alps to the peaceful surroundings of Lake Garda. Your four-night stay in Sirmione gives you the perfect opportunity to explore this picturesque region, or if you prefer, sit back and relax on one of the resort’s sandy beaches and do absolutely nothing.

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