New Year in an Italian Castle
Celebrate the New Year in an Italian Castle
7 Exhilarating Days Luzern to Milan – Escorted Tour Imagine staying in a glorious 900 year old Italian Castle set in the charming foothills of the Italian Dolomites and enjoying a sumptuous New Year’s Eve Gala dinner. With visits to medieval Innsbruck, the chic ski resort town of Cortina d’Ampezzo, the canals of Venice and Lake Garda you will have a memorable experience!
Drive through the stunning Dolomites
Enjoy a day strolling beside Venetian canals
DAY 1 ~ 28 DECEMBER Luzern
DAY 3 ~ 30 DECEMBER Bolzano, ‘Otzi the Ice Man’ and CastelBrando
Your tour commences this evening in Luzern. Dinner tonight is included, but first we enjoy a welcome drink. This is an ideal opportunity to meet and get to know your fellow travellers. Meals: D
Today we cross into Italy via the Brenner Pass and visit Bolzano, capital of Alto Adige region. Intricately carved gables, painted timber façades and an elegant arcaded main street illustrate the influence of both Tyrolean and Italian cultures. We have included a visit to the Museum of Archaeology where you can see the mummified remains of Ötzi – the famous Ice Man – along with a fascinating exhibition documenting the Ancient History of Italy’s South Tyrol. At Trento we cut across the scenic Val Sugana and mid afternoon reach the foothills of the Dolomites and our superb CastelBrando. Located above the village of Cison di Valmarino this 2,000 year old Roman fortress was turned into a sumptuous Noble’s palace in the 13th century. On arrival we have included a guided tour of the castle – there is a lot to see – and this will be your home for the next three evocative nights. Meals: B,D Skillful restoration and sensitive modernisation have brought the original magnificence back to life. Guelph style decorative battlements, stone cellars, tapestries, swords and suits of armour set the scene for the elegant halls, dining rooms, manicured gardens and terraces overlooking the valley. 3 Your Castle Hotel – CastelBrando
Your Luzern Hotel – Hotel Schweizerhof
This superb 5 star hotel is located on the banks of the Lake, in the heart of Luzern’s old town.
DAY 2 ~ 29 DECEMBER Swarovski Crystal Worlds and ‘My Time’ in Innsbruck
This morning we follow the spectacular Inn Valley through the Tyrol to Wattens to visit Swarovski ‘Kristallwelten’ (Crystal Worlds)... a weird and wonderful crystal experience. After checking into our centrally located hotel you will have plenty of time to explore the Old Town, which is on your doorstep. Make sure you see the picture perfect medieval square beneath the famous ‘Golden Roof’. Meals: B,D
Your Innsbruck Hotel – Penz Hotel This modern, stylish hotel is superbly located in the historic city centre.
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