Holidays 2019

The Beautiful Dolomites

Departs:
30th May 2019 | 8 Days

The Beautiful Dolomites

Tour Price:
£699.00 per person

Your Holiday Centre

Holidays to the Dolomites invite you to uncover beautiful secrets in one of the most stunning mountain ranges in the world, an Eden of striking peaks, lush valleys and hidden lakes. Vertical walls, sheer cliffs and sharp plateaux combine to make an unmistakable silhouette.

The Dolomites were named for the rock they are made of. At dusk and dawn, the sunlight paints the mountains pink and purple, a phenomenon called enrosadira by the locals. Wandering through sweeping valleys and past clear lakes, this area is relatively unheard of in Britain, so you can experience natural Italian beauty without the hoards of tourists.

Tour Inclusions

  • All coach travel
  • 7 nights half board
  • Porterage (main hotel)
  • Unlimited wine & water with dinner
  • Free bar each night from 6pm - 10.30pm
  • Excursions
  • Entertainment
  • Guided walk of Fai & Pizza, wine picnic
  • Services of driver/guide

Special Notes

  • Currency for this tour is the Euro.
  • Full valid passport.
  • Insurance.
  • EHIC (European Health Insurance Card).
  • Dialling code for England: +44 then leave the zero off your code, followed by your number.
  • There are no tea/coffee making facilities in the rooms (please bring your own).
  • Please inform us of any special dietary needs (diabetic, gluten free, vegetarian, etc).
  • Special requests are put forward to the hotel and they will do their utmost to accommodate your needs.
  • Overnight bags.
  • Exchange rate: The price is NOT guaranteed against any alterations as a result of currency fluctuations. We have done our best to calculate in advance.
  • City tax has to be paid at resort, ranging from 1 - 5 Euro per person per night.

Tour Price

Price Per Person
£699.00

Single Room Supplement: £105.00

(Double/twin for sole occupancy)

Your Accommodation

Main Hotel

Hotel Paganella

Piazza Italia Unita, 10, 38010 Fai Della Paganella TN, Italy.
Tel: +39 0461 583116

Set in the picturesque village of Fai della Paganella, this charming hotel is surrounded by the Dolomites. The hotel will provide you with a comfortable structure in harmony with the colours of the surrounding mountains of the area, and at the same time modern and comfortable. A few steps away from the fabulous ski slopes of Paganella, with the spectacular background of the Dolomites, in an enchanting place where you can become lost in the traditions and spirit of the mountains, and still remain in close contact with technology.

Hotel Paganella gives you beautiful surroundings, where the clear air and the soft light of the Dolomites will give you natural comfort and help you forget the strain of the city. They make sure that nothing is left to chance, and that every facet of your vacation will be cared for in detail, so that you can dedicate your time to find the peaceful surroundings you need to enjoy everything they have to offer you.

Classic rooms have a king size double bed, bathroom, WI-FI connection, satellite TV, telephone, hairdryer and safe. They can offer you every formula to get back on track: physical exercise, body treatments, spa or just plain relaxation. The hotel offers a peaceful garden and a wellness centre with a Finnish sauna and Turkish bath.

Outward/Return Hotel

Novotel Metz Hauconcourt

Hauconcourt Metz, France.
Tel: +33 3 87 80 18 18

The Beautiful Dolomites
The Beautiful Dolomites

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Depart For Metz

After an early start and boarding your luxury coach, we make our way to Dover for our morning ferry crossing to Calais. We travel through France to the City of Metz, where we will spend our first overnight stop at the Novotel Metz Hauconcourt with dinner bed and breakfast. There is also a welcome drink of juice on arrival.

Day 2: Depart for Paganella Dolomites

An early start, we make our way through France towards Strasbourg, then into Germany at the northern end of the Black Forest, then crossing the border into Austria, then via the Fern Pass. We reach Innsbruck, the capital town of the Tirol, with its Olympic ski jump, Heading towards Italy, We travel along the Brenner Road, which is a feat of engineering, to the border of Italy and the Dolomites, then on to our hotel Paganella. There will be stops en-route for food and drink. This will be a beautiful scenic drive and a longish day.

Day 3: Day at Leisure

A Mystery day out, a guided walk of Fai with the owner of the hotel, with pizza & wine picnic.

Day 4: Tour of Dolomites

Today we have a tour of the region; first we head to Lake Toblino, one of the most romantic lakes in Trentino. The vegetation here is positively Mediterranean due to the mild climate and the highlight is the fairytale 12th century Toblino Castle on the lakeshore. After a stop here, we continue to Pinzolo, a tiny jewel nestling amongst the Dolomites, with its ancient church of S. Virgilio, dating back to 1362, with its amazing frescos (Triumph of Death and the Macabre Dance). The coach will climb up to the popular ski resort of Madonna di Campiglio at 1550m. Known as the Pearl of the Brenta Dolomites, the village with all its cafes and restaurants makes a great place to stop for the afternoon and from the centre of town you may like to explore the mountains on one of the gondola lifts (fare not included).

Day 5: Riva Del Garda

After a hearty breakfast, we head for Riva Del Garda which is situated at the northern most point of Lake Garda. A medieval walled town on the water’s edge, cobbled streets, beautiful buildings. Shops and its castle that is right in the middle of the harbour. You can laze on the beach, take a boat trip, eat at the many cafés and restaurants at the waterfront, shop and explore.

Day 6: Merano

Today we head to the south Tyrol, to the pretty spa town of Merano. Loved by generations of Austrian Royals to influential writers. Merano, with its sunny microclimate, medieval centre, leafy boulevards, and art nouveau villas still draws health-conscious visitors who come to benefit from its therapeutic traditions. A Sessel Lift takes you to a view point above the vineyards, to see fantastic views over the town and surrounding countryside; there is also a cafe on top. Return via the famous wine route of Alto Adige with a stop at Lake Caldaro, before returning back to the Paganella hotel.

Day 7: Depart Paganella for Metz

After an early breakfast and cases have been loaded on the coach, we say farewell to our hotel and head back through the Dolomites crossing the Brenner, retracing our steps back to Metz. Arriving at our hotel in Metz, here we will spend our last night with dinner, bed and breakfast.

Day 8: Depart for Home

After breakfast and bags have been loaded, retracing our steps back to Calais. There will be comfort stops en-route. At Calais passports will be needed for inspection by immigration. Once back in Dover, we continue to our local area arriving mid to late evening.

Your driver/guide will do their professional best to ensure that you enjoy this tour. It will be at their discretion to rearrange the itinerary to better the tour for your comfort.