Morning departure, drive across the Swiss Alps, spectacular mountain scenery. Mid-afternoon we reach the turquoise Lake Garda. Pizza dinner (approx.€12) at one of the lakeside restaurants. Evening arrival in Venice.
After breakfast, we take the early boat across the Venetian Lagoon to St.Mark’s Square, the historical center of Venice. See St.Mark’s Basilica, the Doge’s Palace and the legendary Bridge of Sighs. Next, visit a glass blowing work-shop and see how the artistic Murano glass is crafted. There is time for a romantic Gondola ride along the Grand Canal, an unforgettable experience. After lunch dive into the Carnival celebration with it’s street parties, masquerades and elaborate costumes. Later, conclude the day by joining in for dinner at a typical Venetian restaurant.
After breakfast and check-out we drive to Verona. Our orientation tour highlights the city’s major sights: the ancient Roman Amphitheater, Piazza Dante and the House of Juliet. Drive via Austria or Switzerland, return to Ramstein late evening