Scenic Lake Garda holiday with exciting Venice and Verona tours

Hotel Excelsior Bay, Italy

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Lake Garda



Lamberti Tower, Verona


Standard room with balcony


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Lake Garda


Lake Garda




An elegant Lake Garda escape with Venice and Verona tours

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Up to -26% supplier's online rate ?
Seven nights in a Standard room with balcony, on a half-board basis, including breakfast and dinner (excluding drinks).

This offer also includes:

- A Verona tour: departing on a Tuesday, this tour includes a transfer from the hotel to Verona with a guide on board, a tour leader, earphones, and a 75-minute guided city tour.

- A full-day Venice tour, by coach: departing on a Thursday, this tour includes a tour leader, earphones, a private motorboat from the parking lot to the city centre and back, a 45-minute guided walking tour to the centre with free time to explore, and an optional lunch. An optional gondola ride and a tour of the lagoon are also available.

- A tour of Lake Garda, by coach: departing on a Friday, this tour includes a guide on board, a stop in Garda for the weekly market, a stop in Simione, ferry transfer from Sirmione to Gardone and your return to Malcesine.

This offer is available for departures between August and September 2018 and is based on two adults only.

Flights are included from your selected departure airport to Verona airport, Italy, and can be chosen on the next page. One piece of hand luggage is included, as per your airline's baggage policy. Please note that for most airlines hold luggage can be added when you select your flight.

Private airport transfers are included.

Please note that a city tax of €2 per person, per night, is payable locally.

The discount:

We advertise this offer at up to 26% off. We calculate this discount percentage based on the rates we offer compared to a price check of other online travel providers offering the same product and travel date. An example of our maximum discount is:

On 25/08/2018, leaving from London Gatwick, two people may book a seven-night stay in a Standard room with balcony (inclusions as noted above) and will pay £1,299 per person, per stay, compared to a third party online rate of £1,756 per person, per stay. Based on this calculation, by booking with Secret Escapes, you will save 26%.

The discounts, price and availability stated above were checked on 01/08/2018.

Due to fluctuations in other travel providers’ prices, the discount advertised will not always be the same discount on the “from” price.

The lead price shown is subject to availability, which will naturally decrease during the course of a sale as the relevant dates are booked.

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

Your contract is with Secret Escapes with ATOL number 11257.

A culture-rich Italy holiday, staying at a Lake Garda hotel with a rooftop terrace - includes half board, incredible excursions to Venice and Verona, a lake tour and all travel

Gorgeous Lake Garda in northern Italy is a perennial favourite and, with this holiday, you’ll be staying right at the edge of its crystalline waters in pretty Malcesine. A stay at Hotel Excelsior Bay is a charming affair; the dazzling white establishment boasts a lakeside bar, an outdoor pool area, peppered with loungers, a welcoming roof terrace with uninterrupted views over the shimmering waters, and stunning mountain scenery all around.

During your stay, you’ll be treated to three fabulous excursions. Enjoy a trip to Verona and discover its history and romance with a fascinating guided tour of the city. You’ll also be taken on a full day’s coach excursion to must-see Venice, with a private motorboat trip, a guided city-centre walking tour and plenty of time to explore on your own - you can even opt for a gondola ride and lagoon tour. Finally, you’ll enjoy a lake tour, by coach, from Malcesine with a stop at Garda’s weekly market, time to explore historic Sirmione and a ferry ride to Gardone included.


You’ll stay in a spacious Standard room with a balcony and a well-appointed, marble-tiled en-suite bathroom. The room is decorated in soothing pastel hues for a calming stay. 


- En-suite bathroom
- Balcony
- Air conditioning
- Direct-dial telephone
- Safe
- Satellite TV
- Hairdryer


Located on the ground floor, just steps from the lake's shore, the restaurant offers partially covered al fresco dining. A buffet breakfast of pastries, cereals, eggs, bacon and cold cuts will kick-start your Lake Garda adventure. Expect an array of traditional Italian favourites with an innovative touch for dinner.


Hotel Excelsior Bay is peacefully located directly on the north shores of Lake Garda, 10 minutes' walk from Malcesine's bustling harbour and around a 15-minute walk up into its medieval centre and impressive castle. A cable car connects the town to Monte Baldo Natural Park high above (1780 metres) where you can expect even more spectacular views. Catch the cable car a 17-minute walk, or a five-minute drive, from the hotel. 

Via Lungolago Madonnina 13, 37018 Malcesine, Verona, Italy

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


We source flights from all major scheduled and low-cost airlines to offer you a full choice of airlines, departure airports and flight times.

On the next page, you can select the flight options that best suit your plans. We check the prices and availability in real-time, so bear in mind that the price for the package you select might be different to what's shown on the calendar at the bottom of this page.

One piece of hand luggage allowance per person is included. Please note that hold luggage is not included, but for most airlines can be added when you select your flight.

Private airport transfers are included.

When you buy a package with us, you are financially protected under the ATOL scheme.

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

We source flights from all major scheduled and low cost airlines to offer you a full choice of airlines, departure airports and flight times.

You can choose to add a flight to this hotel. Just select the dates you want to book your stay from the calendar and choose ‘Hotel + Flights’

On the next page you can choose the departure airport, time and airline and price that is convenient to you

When you buy a hotel with a flight with us you are financially protected under the ATOL scheme.

If you need any support booking this holiday, please contact 0843 22 77 777 (Mon - Sun 8am to 8pm)

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)

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We like

  • Staying right on the shores of Lake Garda, with stunning views of the water and mountains
  • A trip to Verona – steeped in history and romance
  • An excursion to memorable Venice with a private motorboat transfer 
  • Touring the lakeside towns of Sirmione and Gardone, as well as visiting Garda's weekly market 

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