Explore Italy's Dolomites and Lake Garda on an exclusive rail trip

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The magnificent Dolomite Mountains are in a sensationally scenic part of northern Italy, where you can soak in lake views, enjoy invigorating walks and sample wine from local vineyards.

You can experience this UNESCO World Heritage Site and beautiful Lake Garda on Good Housekeeping's unforgettable nine-day holiday in September 2022.


One of the best ways to see the Dolomites is by train, and this trip will whisk you through the mountains on several of the area's most nostalgic railway rides.

You'll take one of the steepest funicular railways in Europe to explore the Mendola mountain ridge - and be rewarded with spectacular vistas. You'll ascend Renon Mountains in a modern cable car and take a ride on a historic narrow-gauge railway. In the wine-producing town of Mezzolombardo, you'll board a train for a short railway trip with mountain and castle views.

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Photo credit: Tatjana Busch / EyeEm - Getty Images

In between historic rail journeys there will be castle tours, guided walks, and opportunities to taste the region's delicious wines. You'll also have plenty of time to relax on the shores of Lake Molveno, where you'll stay for seven nights at the Miralago Hotel.

The Miralago Hotel is just a four-minute walk to the beach and has complimentary spa facilities, including two Turkish baths, a sauna, a hot tub, and an outdoor heated swimming pool - the perfect way to unwind after a busy day's exploring.


Another highlight of this tour is a boat trip across Lake Garda, one of Italy's best-loved lakes, where you'll be surrounded by soaring mountains and sensational panoramas. You'll explore Riva del Garda, a bustling town located on the northern shores of Garda.

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Photo credit: saiko3p - Getty Images

A backdrop of lakes, valleys and mountains makes this a beautiful spot for a stroll along an atmospheric network of winding streets.

Why you'll love our exclusive trip to the Dolomites

Explore the castles of Northern Italy

You'll glimpse some of the region’s iconic castles, including Buonconsiglio Castle and Castel Caldes as you pass by on historic railways and explore them further on guided tours.

Local wine tasting in Mezzacorona

After a guided tour, you'll get to sample delicious local tipples from a vineyard in Mezzacorona, which has been producing wines for over 100 years.

Soak up incredible mountain views

You'll marvel at striking mountains and at glittering lakes as you travel through impressive mountain passes.

Ride mountain trains

The railways are the stars of this trip. You'll get the chance to travel on the one of the steepest funicular railways in Europe, the train from Mezzolombardo and the Renon Railway, a hundred-year-old train with original cars.

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Photo credit: Luís Henrique Boucault - Getty Images

How to book

Want to explore on the little trains of the Dolomites this September? Visit our holiday website to read all the details about Good Housekeeping's fantastic holiday and how to book.


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