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  • Lovely Lake Garda
  • Seasonal Molveno
  • The Hotel Alle Dolomiti
  • The perfect Christmas market
Special Interest - Christmas

Christmas in the Italian Dolomites QQQQ

Lake Molveno, Italy

Christmas in the Italian Dolomites

Lake Molveno, Italy

  • A plate with a cloche Good Food
  • A plate with a knife and fork Half board

Have a merry Christmas surrounded by dramatic mountains

With the mountains and a sparkling wintery setting beside the lake, look forward to a Christmas stay at this homely, chalet-style hotel.


Hands shaking Included travel insurance

Bed7 nights in hotels

Dinner plate15 meals: 7 breakfasts 1 lunch and 7 dinners including Christmas day lunch with all the trimmings

PersonDedicated Saga Host


  • Return flights and transfers
  • Welcome drink reception
  • Christmas lunch with all the trimmings
  • Traditional Christmas Eve dinner
  • Porterage at all hotels

MapIncluded excursions

  • Borgo Rango visit and Christmas Market
  • Wine tasting and Lake Garda

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22/12/2021 UK to Verona to Molveno

Lake Molveno in winter, Italy

Fly to Verona (journey time approximately two hours, 84.5 miles) and transfer to the locally rated 4-star Hotel Alle Dolomiti (4Q) beside Lake Molveno.

After checking in, you'll have time to settle in to your room or perhaps make use of the hotel spa (extra charge) before joining a pre-dinner welcome drinks reception. D

23/12/2021 Molveno

Molveno in the Dolomites

This morning look forward to a welcome meeting and an orientation walk around Molveno with your Saga Host.

Afterwards either relax in your hotel or perhaps join an optional excursion to the winter sports resorts of Merano and Bolzano. Enjoy dinner at your hotel this evening. B, D

24/12/2021 Christmas Eve: Molveno

A seafood dinner is traditional in Italy on Christmas Eve

This morning you're free to enjoy the hotel facilities. Perhaps take a stroll into Molveno with your Saga Host to admire the snowy scenery, take some Christmas card-worthy photographs and build up an appetite.

Alternatively late this morning you might wish to join an optional half-day excursion to La Montanara mountain refuge.

On Christmas Eve in Italy, it is traditional to eat seafood for dinner, so there will definitely be fish on your menu (with international dishes if you prefer) this evening.

After dinner, you may like to walk to a local church for Midnight Mass. Enjoy a glass of sparkling wine and a slice of the fruited Christmas bread, panettone, when you get back to the hotel. B, D

25/12/2021 Christmas Day: Molveno

Enjoy a taste of an Italian Christmas

Spend Christmas morning at leisure, and look forward to a traditional Italian Christmas lunch at the hotel, with a glass of sparkling wine.

This afternoon you can relax, take a leisurely lake-side stroll to walk off your lunch, or perhaps join in some activities organised by your Saga Host. A light dinner will be served tonight with a glass of mulled wine. B, L, D

26/12/2021 Boxing Day: Borgo Rango

Borgo di Rango Christmas market

This morning, enjoy an included half-day visit to the quaint and beautiful mountain village of Rango.

Old houses jostle together here, clinging to the slopes as the village extends uphill. Enter by a wide, stepped pathway and thread your way through arches into ancient arcades and atmospheric vaults filled at this time of year with the Christmas market. You'll have time to browse before you return to the hotel for the rest of the day at leisure, perhaps relaxing by the fire.

Look forward to dinner at your hotel this evening. B, D

27/12/2021 Cantina Grigoletti and Lake Garda

Village on Lake Garda

Visit the family-run Cantina Grigoletti winery for a tour of the cellars and wine-making facilities, followed by a tasting session and some light snacks, served with views of the vineyard.

Afterwards, return to your hotel, stopping en route at Lake Garda where you can enjoy the scenery and explore waterside communities. Enjoy dinner at your hotel this evening. B, D

28/12/2021 Molveno

Today is yours to do as you please.

You have the option to join an excursion visiting the Andalo Equestrian Centre then finishing with a horse-drawn carriage ride into the mountains. Late, relax by the hotel fire or perhaps start your packing.

Then enjoy a pleasant finale to your holiday with a festive farewell dinner and live music – a perfect way to conclude your Italian Christmas. B, D

29/12/2021 Molveno to the UK

Say goodbye to Lake Molveno and the Dolomite mountains after breakfast, before travelling to Verona airport for your return journey home. B

Horse-drawn ride into the mountains

Visit the Andalo Equestrian Centre and set off for a ride into the mountains, travelling in a horse-drawn cart or, if it's snowing, a sleigh! Enjoy the countryside as you travel along, with a stop at a mountain refuge during your journey.

Half day
A horse-drawn sleigh in the Dolomites
  • Optional on 7 nights itinerary

Mountain refuge

You may like to join an optional excursion to the mountain refuge of La Montanara, which you'll reach by chairlift. These open cars seat two, facing forward. You’ll need to board and dismount as the chair remains moving slowly.

Look forward to an included light lunch and the opportunity to admire views of the Brenta Dolomites, before returning to the hotel. You will need to wrap up well to keep warm on this excursion.

Half day
The majestic Brenta Dolomites
  • Optional on 7 nights itinerary

Visit to Merano and Bolzano

Merano, an old spa town made popular by the thermal waters, is close to the Austrian border, while Bolzano is known as the 'gateway to the Dolomites'. This lively town, surrounded by vineyards and mountains, is well-known for its food and festivals. Both towns are popular winter sports resorts.

Full day
Vineyards of Merano
  • Optional on 7 nights itinerary

Christmas in the Italian Dolomites

Lake Molveno, Italy

Christmas in the Italian Dolomites QQQQ

Lake Molveno, Italy