Europa Holidays

Trips and adventures for your Italian holiday on Lake Garda

Europa Holidays family watersports and activity centre on Lake Garda, Italy Arena Verona and a spectacular night out on an Italian holiday Arena Verona

Day trips

Venice, Verona and Mantova are all within easy reach of Lake Garda. It is also possible to make day trips to Milan and Florence as well as visits to the nearby Dolomites. You can pre-book trips with an English speaking guide.

Excursions and overnight stays

With the rich cultural heritage of northern Italy and the proximity of the major cities Verona, Venice, Mantua, Padua, and even Milan. Lake Garda is ideally situated to combine both a cultural and a sailing holiday.

The Arena in Verona has the world famous Opera season which runs from late June until the end of August and we can arrange an overnight stay in an old and atmospheric hotel on one of the canals in Venice. For the opera programme and dates take a look at our pdf brochure downloadable from the home page.


Wonderful for a visit but not so good for accommodation or an extended stay, so why not have the best of both worlds, a relaxing relatively uncrowded holiday on Lake Garda with an excursion to Venice? Europa Holidays offer a 1 night stopover in Venice staying in a 2-star hotel in the very centre of the ancient city.

The Opera

Think of this like going to see a show in London, only with 10,000 people and real stages and settings. A unique experience in nearby Verona is the world renowned opera season in the Roman Amphitheatre which runs from early July to late August. The programme varies each year but usually includes Verdi’s Aida. Tickets can be difficult to obtain, so please apply with your booking form. Children under eight are not admitted as the opera starts at nightfall and finishes after midnight, so be prepared for a late night but be ready for an experience never to be forgotten.

Our prices include entry to the opera and return travel by air conditioned coach:

A ceiling in a chapel at Mantova
A trip to Venice to see the masks
Venice and its world famous sunken streets
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£160.00— £215.00

Food, drink and retail therapy

Lake Garda is in the middle of the wine regions of Bardolino. Alto Adige and Valpolicella and there are many cantinas and enotecas to help you discover the varied and delicious wines. Pizza and pasta, rabbit, polenta, deer and fish are all local specialities not to mention the cheese, ice-cream and desserts!