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Back by popular demand! We return to Fausto and his family for a guaranteed wonderful Christmas! Celebrate Christmas in style with a relaxing break to the Italian Dolomites. You’ll get a taste of how Christmas is celebrated in Italy as well as enjoying everything you love about Christmas – including a traditional festive dinner on Christmas Day. Spoil yourself and relax in the traditional, cosy and family run Hotel Paganella in the amazing Italian Dolomites on this fabulous and very popular coach holiday with an excellent evening free bar package.
The snow capped peaks of the awe inspiring Dolomites offer pretty Italian villages with a Tyrolean Austrian feel and spectacular scenery every direction you turn. Without doubt this spectacular mountain range offers some of the most dramatic peaks in the world, with awesome shapes and colours to captivate your imagination. Our Christmas holiday package offers great excursions taking in the scenery and mountain life along with a stay in a lovely small and friendly family run hotel with excellent inclusions.
Nights 1 and 7 will be overnight stops at the Best Western Plus Metz Technopole conveniently situated along our route. These are on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis.
Friday We collect you from home to join your coach to travel to Folkestone for a journey through the Eurotunnel to Calais and on to our overnight hotel near Metz in France.
Saturday We continue through France, Germany, Austria and into Italy and check into Hotel Paganella for the next five nights.
Please note that in common with many destinations in Europe a local Tourist tax will be payable at the hotel, this will be approximately €1.50 per person per night in cash
Sunday to Wednesday - We have included the following excursions:
ALL EXCURSIONS ARE WEATHER PERMITTING
Lake Garda We descend from the mountains for a full day to stunning Lake Garda where charming lakeside towns and villages sparkle with fairy lights surrounded by snow capped mountains that tower above the crystal blue lakes.
Merano We head to the medieval fairy tale spa town of Merano with its castles, churches and narrow alleyways.
Verona A relaxed excursion as we visit romantic Verona where along with its pretty rose coloured streets and pastel coloured houses, you will find a wealth of preserved Roman remains Perhaps take time to see the balcony where Shakespeare's Romeo courted Juliet and the 2000 year old amphitheatre in Piazza Bra.
Thursday Sadly we leave Italy and travel back to our overnight hotel near Metz in France. Dinner on arrival.
Friday With suitable stops en route we continue north to Calais for our return Eurotunnel crossing to Folkestone. On our return to Wiltshire your taxi will be waiting to return you to your home.
Hotel Paganella, Fai della Paganella
Our main hotel is the small and friendly family run Hotel Paganella, set in the centre of the small village of Fai della Paganella with a beautiful mountain setting but also in an ideal location for touring the area. The hotel is situated on the flat with a handful of shops and cafes close by. Fausto and his family ensure a warm welcome in this typically Austrian chalet style dwelling. There is a cosy bar, a traditional restaurant serving excellent homemade fare, and a comfortable lounge and sitting areas. Bedrooms are well appointed and all have hairdryer and TV. There is also a sauna, Jacuzzi and Turkish bath. The hotel has a lift to all floors.
7 nights Dinner, Bed & Breakfast
Platinum Class travel with extra leg room
Home pick – ups
Traditional Christmas lunch
Four course dinners
Unlimited wine with dinner
Tea/coffee after dinner
Excursions and visits as stated
Christmas Eve – Gala Dinner, mass at 10pm, hot chocolate at 11pm
Free bar 6pm - 10.30pm each night
Wine tasting evening