Take a four- or six-night break to discover two of the iconic cities of Italy. Start the adventure with a visit to the scenic Venice entwined with canals before heading to the scenic Lake Garda for some well-deserved relaxation.
After eventful days and unravelling the cities’ mysteries, unwind in the conveniently located hotels which offer contemporary accommodation in en suite rooms.
- Hotel Aaron in Venice
- Garda Family House in Brenzone sul Garda and Hotel Mauro in Sirmione, Lake Garda
- Outbound: a flight from Dublin to Venice
- 2 or 3 nights in Venice
- Train from Venice to Lake Garda
- 2 or 3 nights in Lake Garda
- Inbound: a flight from Milan to Dublin
Groupon’s Guide To Lake Garda
The romantic town of Riva del Garda is set between the green-clad slopes of the Italian Alps and the blue shimmering waters of Lake Garda. Forming a secluded Mediterranean oasis with olive trees and palms at every step, the lake’s rolling shores are a paradise for travellers fond of nature.
Tourists can try their hand at an array of water sports, such as sailing and windsurfing at the town’s two harbours, while rock climbing provides further land adventures. Strolling down pedestrianised streets, holidaymakers can see moated castles and a medieval tower, and enjoy a traditional Italian lunch at one of the many local restaurants in the historic town of Riva del Garda. The town’s civic museums is home to galleries and an archaeological collection, while historic sites can be found in Rocca, a former fort just off the shore.
Groupon’s Guide To Venice
The capital of the Veneto region, listed as a World Heritage Site, Venice is set on a group of 118 small islands separated by a labyrinth of canals and linked by century-old bridges. Colonnaded squares, domes and arches can be seen while on a sleek motorboat or during a gondola ride that will carry visitors through the city’s main waterways.
Tourists shouldn’t miss out on the opportunity to visit the Doge’s Palace, a symbol of the republic’s wealth and mastery over land and sea. On the eastern end of St. Mark’s Square, the world-renowned Byzantine basilica has become a landmark of the city with its four bulbous domes and golden mosaics. Throughout the cobbled streets, there are countless shops where travellers can pick out unique handmade masks painted according to the 800-year-old Venetian tradition. Venice has a humid subtropical climate characterised by warm summers and cold winters. The sky is clear, with a moderate level of sunshine that invites holidaymakers to visit the city during autumn, while winter months bring an average high temperature of 6°C and three hours of sunshine per day.