Lake Garda foodie break

Hotel Continental, Italy

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Lake Garda

Hotel Continental, Nago

Hotel Continental, Nago

Hotel Continental, Nago

Italian countryside

Hotel Continental, Nago

Hotel Continental, Nago

Venice

Venice

Cookery class

Cookery class

Venice

Hotel Continental, Nago

Hotel Continental, Nago

Hotel Continental, Nago

Lake Garda

Verona

Verona

Hotel Continental, Nago

Hotel Continental, Nago

Lake Garda

Indulge in cooking and wine by Italy's Lake Garda

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Up to 27% supplier's online rate ?
Seven nights in a Double or Twin room, on a half-board basis.

This gastronomic offer also includes a cooking class by a professional chef (where you'll learn how to make home-made pasta and more); a day tour to Verona; a half-day vineyard tour with local wine tasting; and a full-day Classical Venice tour.

This offer is available for departures between April and October 2018 and is based on two adults only.

Flights are included from London Gatwick to Verona, Italy. One piece of hand luggage and one piece of hold luggage allowance per person is included (see airline's terms and conditions), as well as shared airport transfers.

The discount:

We advertise this offer at up to 27% off. We calculate this discount percentage based on the rates we offer compared to the supplier's online rate. An example of our top discount is:

On 18/04/2018, leaving from London Gatwick, two people may book a seven-night stay in a Double or Twin room (inclusions as noted above) and will pay £915 per person, per stay, compared to the supplier's online rate of £1,255 per person, per stay. Based on this calculation, by booking with Secret Escapes, you will save 27%.

The discounts, price and availability stated above were checked on 09/11/2017.

The offer is 100% non-refundable and date changes are not possible once the booking has been made.

Secret Escapes is acting as an agent for Cosmos with ATOL number 1082 and your contract is with that company. You'll find contact details for Cosmos in your booking received email.

A decadent break near Lake Garda's north shore, with a cookery class, a wine tour and excursions to beautiful Verona and Venice - includes half board and all travel

Situated right by the picturesque beaches of Torbole sul Garda, Hotel Continental is surrounded by the tranquil olive groves and vineyards of Nago, a village occupying an idyllic spot where the mighty Dolomite Mountains meet breathtaking Lake Garda. Whether you're into biking, trekking, strolling or out-and-out R&R, this beauty spot is a perfect base for a break away from it all. During days off the sightseeing trail, you can lie by the pool surrounded by lush Mediterranean gardens and opt for a dip in the indoor pool, a session in the sauna or a snooze in the relaxation area. It's no surprise the hotel pocketed a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence.

With this gastronomic tour, you'll be whisked off on day trips to two of Italy's must-see destinations and beautiful cities. You'll start with Venice, where you'll want to make a beeline for St Mark's Square, the Bridge of Sighs and Rialto Bridge - a private boat ride is included, but why not also complete the experience with a serene gondola tour (for an additional cost)? You'll also explore Verona on a guided visit, during which you'll get to roam the achingly romantic streets, shop on the elegant Via Mazzini, and have a chance to marvel at that balcony. You'll also get the opportunity to treat yourself to a live performance at the Arena di Verona.

Alongside all this Italian beauty, you'll enhance your Italian culinary prowess with a day's worth of cooking classes, at a villa on the hills near Bardolino. After careful tuition, you'll be a dab hand at making homemade pasta and choosing seasonal produce, with a handful of tricks and tips to carry home too. Sealing the trip off in style, a wine tasting experience in the Valpolicella will open you up to the intriguing traditions behind the Veneto wine region. A visit to a Tuscan vineyard will let you in on its biggest wine-making secrets.

Good to know

Please be aware that a VIP home pick-up service, as advertised on the supplier's website, is not available with this offer through Secret Escapes.

Gastronomy tour itinerary

Day 1
: Fly from the UK to Verona and transfer to your hotel.
Day 2: Enjoy a cooking class at a villa near Bardolino, and feast on lunch made by yourself with wine.
Day 3: Enjoy a guided Verona sightseeing tour, taking you to the Arena, Piazza delle Erbe, Piazza dei Signori and Juliet's balcony. Also visit Via Mazzini for a spot of retail therapy.
Days 4-5: Spend the day at leisure.
Day 6: Enjoy a half-day excursion to Valpolicella in the region of Veneto, for a wine tour with tasting. Visit vineyard Tenuto Ugolini to learn about the methods and techniques of wine-making, and enjoy a tasting session with snacks and panoramic views.
Day 7: Enjoy a classic Venice tour, with a private boat ride and guided walk included. Enjoy time at leisure.
Day 8: Transfer to Verona Airport for your flight back to the UK.

Hotel Continental, Nago (seven nights)

From biking and trekking year-round to swimming and watersports in warm months, Hotel Continental's perfect position close to the shores of Lake Garda allows you to do whatever the heck you like. Meals are provided on a half-board basis and dishes are prepared with care and skill using local and seasonal ingredients, from fresh-off-the-boat fish to delicious cheeses from the Dolomites. The well-appointed rooms are decorated in tasteful neutral tones, with hardwood floors. Each room has its own balcony, plus air conditioning, LCD TV with satellite channels, Wi-Fi, safe, hairdryer, bathrobe and slippers.

Via Stazione, 21, 38069 Nago TN, Italy

Travel is included in this offer - see below for details.

Details

Flights are included from London Gatwick to Verona, Italy.

One piece of hand luggage and one piece of hold luggage allowance per person are included (see airline's terms and conditions), as well as shared airport transfers.


From London Gatwick with easyJet or British Airways:
  • Outbound: departing at 13.15 or 13.25, arriving at 16.20, 16.25 or 16.30
  • Inbound: departing at 16.50, 17.15 or 22.25, arriving at 17.50, 17.55, 18.15 or 23.25


Within seven days of confirming your booking with us, you'll receive an email from our supplier, Cosmos, with your final booking confirmation detailing the exact flight times confirmed for your specific reservation. The flight time will be within the time parameters and possible airlines detailed in this offer.

The flights inclusive offer shown on this page is ATOL Protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Secret Escapes is acting as an agent for Cosmos with ATOL number 1082 and your contract is with that company. Cosmos booking conditions are available from http://www.cosmos.co.uk

For comprehensive travel, visa and health advice, please visit FCO Travel Advice

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If you wish to make a flight only booking, or add a flight to an existing hotel booking with us, call our reservations team on 0843 2270 007 (Mon-Fri 9-6, Saturday 10-5, Sun closed)

We like

  • Visiting Juliet's balcony in the charming city of Verona and shopping on the chic Via Mazzini
  • Mastering the art of Italian cooking with an expert-led class
  • Complementing your sojourn with a local wine tasting

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