Tuesday 4 April | Meet at the airport at 10.30am for our flight to Milan leaving at 12.45pm. Upon arrival, transfer by private coach to the beautiful mountain village of Campolasta in Sarentino, in the Dolomites area. Dinner at the hotel (extra).
Wednesday 5 April | Optional excursion with a first stop in Merano, an old spa town in South Tyrol. In the past, this town served as residence to several scientists, writers and artists who were attracted to its mild climate and beautiful setting. A short ride will take us to the beautiful botanical gardens of Giardini Sissi (entrance extra). Dinner at the hotel (extra).
Thursday 6 April | Today we visit (optional) the medieval town of Brixen also known as Bressanone. Time to explore the centre with its cobbled-stone streets and quaint shops. We then make our way to the outskirts of Bolzano to catch the Renon-Ritten train followed by a cable car ride for spectacular views of the surrounding area and the bizarre, naturally formed earth pyramids, considered to be a wonder of nature. Dinner at the hotel (extra).
Friday 7 April | Optional excursion to the high mountain region of Val Gardena, one of the most beautiful areas in the Dolomites. We stop in Selva Gardena, a picturesque valley surrounded by the Dolomite Mountain ranges. We also visit Ortisei, famous thanks to its artfully decorated and carved wooden sculptures. Traditional hotels and beautiful residential buildings from the turn of the century characterize the village of Ortisei. Dinner at the hotel (extra).
Saturday 8 April | Full day optional excursion to Bolzano, the provincial capital of South Tyrol. Free time in the afternoon, for shopping from a large shopping complex in Bolzano. Dinner at the hotel (extra).
Sunday 9 April | Happy Easter! Free time in the morning for those who wish to attend mass. We then visit the San Martino Mountain region, a popular skiing area, in full splendour at this time of year. We take the cable car to the natural park for breath taking mountain scenery. Early dinner (extra) followed by an optional visit to Bolzano (by night).
Monday 10 April | Early morning departure from the hotel to Milan for our flight back to Malta departing at 3.25pm arriving in Malta at 5.15pm.