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Italian Dolomites Houseparty

Italian Dolomites Houseparty

Early Spring in the Italian Dolomite Mountains as the meadows begin to fill with the vibrant colours of wildfloweras they awaken the landscape.

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Early Spring in the Italian Dolomite Mountains as the meadows begin to fill with the vibrant colours of wildfloweras they awaken the landscape.

In early Spring the meadows at the foot of the Italian Dolomite Mountains begin to fill with the vibrant colours of wild flowers which, as the season unfolds, spread their magic awakening the landscape. The contrast between bright green flowering meadows and the stark white peaks makes for a spectacular sight.  But it’s not just the scenery that makes this holiday so special – the incredible included visits and the outstanding hospitality of our Italian hosts is second to none. With 4 course dinners including unlimited wine, an entertainment programme and a free bar each evening you are assured a relaxed, fun and friendly stay.

Itinerary

Sunday - Very early morning departure from Dorset via Eurotunnel crossing to France and onwards to Novotel Metz for dinner and overnight stay.

Monday - Continue south-easterly and cross into Italy and on to Fai della Paganella with a warm welcome from our hosts and glass of Prosecco on arrival. Settle in then enjoy a 4 course dinner. A Grolla evening* is hosted in the bar (brandy-coffee in sharing pots).

Tuesday - A free day to explore the village. Our host "Fausto" will escort a gentle walk and will provide a picnic lunch of traditional pizza and wine - to get you relaxed into the "Paganella way of life" in the mountains! Before dinner this evening you can partake of mulled wine*. After dinner a quiz/games*.

Wednesday - Visit Merano, one of Italy's best kept secrets in true "Sound of Music" fashion. A stunning spa town nestled in the Dolomite mountains and packed full of small shops and cafes oozing delicious pastries and strudel. For a bird's eye view take the chairlift up to the panoramic viewpoint. Later we follow the scenic "wine-route" to the historic winery of St. Michael Eppan for a tasting. The South Tyrolean wines are so good they don't export much!

Thursday - Tour through breathtaking mountain scenery to Moena, and on to the vibrant town of Canazai. From here its a short steep drive to the Sella Pass, an incredible viewing platform for the Dolomites in all their jagged beauty. Continue down the Gardena Valley, renowned for wood making traditions and an ancient language, Ladin - spoken only here. A short stop to enjoy the village of Ortisei, famous for strudel and hand-made cuckoo clocks. Before dinner there is a wine tasting*.

Friday - Taking in the scenic splendor of Lake Molveno and on to the better known Lake Garda. Stop in Riva del Garda with its historic lakeside town centre - time for lunch and maybe a short sightseeing boat cruise. Tonight at the hotel a farewell candlelit Trentino themed dinner with musical entertainment*.

Saturday - A fond farewell from our Italian hosts as we head homewards for overnight stop at Novotel Metz with dinner and breakfast.

Sunday - Through France to Calais for afternoon Eurotunnel crossing to UK and return to Dorset late that evening.

B, D

B=Breakfast, D=Dinner

Hotel Paganelle,  Fai della Paganella

Fine cuisine, relaxation, comfort and an overwhelming welcome are waiting for you in this charming small town located on the Paganella high plateau. Comfort and elegance, style and a sought after ambience combine with technology and attentive service. Bedrooms all provide private bathroom, king size beds, wifi connection, satellite TV, phone, hairdryer and safe. Breakfast in the restaurant is an extensive continental buffet and dinner is four courses with wine. A variety of entertainment* is hosted by the owner and his family during our stay, and a free bar of wine, beer, soft drinks and local spirits is available (18:00 to 22:30).  There is a stylish wellness centre offering massage, sauna, Turkish bath, jacuzzi and beauty therapy. A lift serves all floors.

 

TOUR PRICE: £695.00 Per Person

Single Room Supplement: £110.00

 

Price Includes: All coach travel, Return Eurotunnel crossings, 2 x overnight half board hotel in France, 5 x nights half board hotel in Italy, Porterage at all hotels, Welcome Prosecco in Italy, Free Bar in Italy (18:00 to 22:30), Wine with dinner in Italy, Guided walk of Paganella with picnic, Entertainment programme (*may vary), Grolla evening, Candelit dinner & music, VAT.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

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Name Address Contact Details
Beaminster Area Convenient local point in Beaminster to be advised
Blandford Area Convenient local point in Blandford to be advised
Bournemouth Area Convenient point in Bournemouth to be advised
Branksome Area Convenient point in Branksome to be advised
Bridport Area Convenient local point in Bridport to be advised
Britannia Inn Britannia Inn, Fortuneswell, Portland
Charlestown The Alexandra Inn, Chickerell Road, Charlestown
Chickerell Bluebird Garage, Chickerell Road
Corfe Castle Convenient point in Corfe Castle to be advised
Courtlands Portland, Courtlands bus stop
Dorchester South Station Dorchester South Station bus stop
Dorchester TOT Top O'Town Car Park (by cafe), Dorchester
Easton Easton Square, Portland
Ferndown Area Convenient local point in Ferndown to be advised
Foords Corner Foords Corner bus stop, Wyke Regis
Jestys Avenue Bus stop end of Jestys Avenue on Littlemoor Road
Littlemead Broadwey, Littlemead bus stop (Swan Inn)
Lodmoor Hill Lodmoor Hill Bus Stop (near Post Office)
Lyme Regis Convenient local point in Lyme Regis to be advised
Lyndale bus stop Wyke Regis, Lyndale Bus Stop
Nottington Broadwey, Nottington Corner bus stop
Other Points in Dorset Phone us to discuss a convenient pick up.
Poole Area Convenient local point in Poole to be advised
Poundbury QMSE Poundbury Queen Mother Square bus stop
(Coach heading into Dorchester)
Radipole Spa Hotel bus stop, Radipole
Redlands Redlands, Opposite Garage
Ridgeway Bottom (DNU) DO NOT USE
Ringwood Area Convenient local point in Ringwood to be advised
Rodwell Rodwell Traffic Lights, Rodwell Rd/Rodwell Ave
Sgt Bunn St Bunn Bakery, Lanehouse Rocks Road
Sherborne Area Convenient local point in Sherborne to be advised
Southwell Portland, Southwell, Opposite Eight Kings Inn
St Edmunds Church St Edmunds Church, Lanehouse Rocks Road
St Johns Church Weymouth, St Johns Church, outside Dentist
St Nicholas Church St Nicholas Church, Buxton Road, Weymouth
Sturminster Newton Area Convenient point in Stur. Newton to be advised
Swanage Area Convenient local point in Swanage to be advised
To be advised To be advised - Approx. 2 weeks before travel
Upton Area Convenient local point in Upton to be advised
Upwey (DNU) DO NOT USE
Value House Value House Car Park
Victoria Square Victoria Square bus stop, Portland
Wareham Area Convenient local point in Wareham to be advised
Westwey Road Westwey Rd, Magistrates Court, Weymouth
Weymouth Bluebird Weymouth, Outside Bluebird Office,
K1 bus stop
Wimborne Area Convenient local point in Wimborne to be advised
Wool Area Convenient local point in Wool to be advised
Wyke Smuggler Smugglers Inn, Wyke Regis
Yeovil Area Convenient local point in Yeovil to be advised
From Price Book Now Call Back Telephone Favourites
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