About the tour: Little Trains of the Dolomites

Become enchanted by the magnificent landscapes, charming villages and castles of the Dolomites. Spectacular views await from around every corner, with impressive peaks, tranquil lakes and Alpine hospitality creating lasting holiday memories. Join us as we discover this beautiful region by relaxing train rides and cable car journeys on this brand new tour.

Tour Includes

  • 8 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • 6 evening meals
  • Convenient local joining points

9 days from $2423 pp

Departure Dates

Once you have booked your tour either online, or by telephone ( 1300 811 500 ), you have the flexibility of how you pay off the remainder of your balance. You can:

  • Use our balance payment facility online to make and track your card payments. You can pay as much as you want up until your final due date or pay it all, the choice is yours.
  • Send payments via online banking.
  • Send payments via cheque.
  • Call us and make a card payment, either a small amount or as lump sum until your final due date.

Our contact and online banking payment details will be on your confirmation invoice to remind you of your choices.

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Tour Itinerary

Certain excursions are included in the price of your holiday. If you choose not to go on an included excursion, for whatever reason, no refunds will be made.
Yes, you will receive one with your Travel Documents, which are sent 7-10 days before departure.
We believe that our holidays may not be suitable for children under 8 years old however, we will consider individual requests on application. Customers aged 18 and under at the time of travel must be accompanied by an adult, parent or guardian aged over 18 years old.
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    For your convenience, you may choose to start this tour in the UK or at the first city in Europe.

    Travel through Germany, Austria and into Italy to reach Molveno for six nights.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    We head to Bolzano, where we include a guided walking tour of this capital of the Alto-Adige/Sud Tirol region. Enjoy a spot of lunch in one of the many cafes and spend time browsing the shops. Later we board our cable car and enjoy the journey above the Renon Nature Park to Soprabolzano, which nestles on a high plateau on the magnificent Renon Mountain. Enjoy breathtaking views before we take a nostalgic train journey on the 100-year old train to Collalbo. On your way back, we make a short stop to admire the Earth Pyramids.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Included Highlights

    • Bolzano
    • Soprabolzano

    This morning we enjoy a guided visit of San Antonio before taking the funicular railway to Passo della Mendola, a 1,363 metre-high mountain pass. Enjoy incredible landscapes and awe-inspiring views of the dramatic Dolomites. Later, enjoy a wine tasting in Mezzocorona, famed as ‘the most beautiful wine-growing garden of Europe’. An ideal way to end the day.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Funicular Railway

    Included Highlights

    • Passo della Mendola
    • Mezzocorona
    • Funicular Railway

    Today we join the train from Mezzolombardo to Caldes for a journey that takes us past hilltop castles and more magnificent views! On arrival in Caldes, we enjoy an included guided tour of the castle before travelling by coach to the village of Cles and exploring the Assessorile Palace.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Included Highlights

    • Caldes
    • Cles

    Today, we take a trip to iconic Lake Garda and the resort of Riva del Garda. Enjoy a stroll around the historic centre with its winding narrows streets lined with interesting shops. Later, we include a short boat trip to Limone to discover this charming village and have some time at leisure.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Lake Garda (Garda)
    Lake Garda (Garda)

    Included Highlights

    • Lake Garda (Riva del Garda)
    • Limone

    Spend a relaxing final day in Molveno, which offers a selection of shops and cafes. Perhaps enjoy a rowing boat on the lake or take the cable-car to the heights of beautiful Pradel and the Paganella plateau.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Included Highlights

    • Molveno

    Travel to Belgium for our overnight stay.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    If you are leaving the tour in Europe, you will say farewell to the group after breakfast this morning. If you joined the tour in the UK, today you will return and continue to your original joining point.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    Little Trains of the Dolomites 9 days from $2,423pp

    Book online OR call our friendly travel advisers on:
    1300 811 500


    If you prefer, then you can join the tour at the hotel. To do this, we will require a copy of your passport for identification purposes and you must advise us at the time of booking.

    No reduction will be given if you should choose to do this.

    All hotel rooms benefit from private bathroom facilities.
    Some hotels have tea and coffee making facilities. Please check the tour pages for more information or call our Customer Service Department on 1300 811 500.
    Most hotels have a lift, please call our Customer Service Department on 1300 811 500 for more information.
    Some hotels have ground floor rooms. Please email for information on individual hotels or call our Customer Service Department on 1300 811 500.
    Your hotels will supply towels in your room.

    We are unable to guarantee that the hotel will be able to meet your dietary requirements. We find that the majority of European countries do not generally cater for vegetarians and that the meal supplied may well be what everyone else is having minus the meat.

    We will of course endeavour to arrange for a vegetarian meal at the hotel. We do however suggest that you advise us of your dietary requests at the time of booking and recommend that you speak to the receptionist on arrival with regard to your request.

    You will stay for six nights at the 3-star Hotel Miralago in Molveno, right on the shores of Lake Molveno.

    Take in the views towards the Brenta Dolomite Mountains for a truly amazing backdrop to your holiday adventures. Enjoy the excellent leisure facilities, which include sauna and outdoor heated pool. The restaurant combines a mix of international and regional cuisine, with panoramic views across the lake.

    Due to demand, we may also use the 3-star Grand Hotel Molveno, overlooking Lake Molveno.

    Overnights stays in northern France, northern Italy and Belgium will be in city-style hotels.

    Travel Options

    Departure times given for each region are approximate. Please check your travel documents to confirm the actual timings.

    Front row seats can be reserved for $35pp (up to 6 days' duration), $55pp (7 & 8 days' duration) and $60pp (9 days' duration and over) on all European tours. This offer is only available for bookings of two or four persons on the front row and is subject to availability. In addition to this, seats on the second row can be reserved for $18pp (up to 6 days duration), $35pp (7 & 8 days duration) and $42pp (9, 10 and days duration) $50pp (12 days and over). Guaranteed front/second row seats cannot be reserved on transfer journeys to/from the interchange. Children under 15 years cannot occupy a front row seat due to French Law. Central view seats are free.

    Please note: On some coaches the legroom on front seats may be slightly less than that available on other seats due to the presence of a modesty board in front.

    If your tour is cancelled for any reason and front/second row seats are not available on your new tour, you will be refunded the supplement. No other compensation will be payable.

    Alternatively, we can take seating requests on your booking. However, requests are not guaranteed. All seat numbers are confirmed on travel documents approximately 7-10 days prior to departure.

    We guarantee that all passengers on the same booking will be seated together on the main tour coach. Seats on the transfer coaches to and from the interchange are not allocated.
    Hot and cold drinks are served on your main tour coach. Prices are approximately $1.80 or €1.25 Euro per drink. Prices will be confirmed by your driver.

    Transfer coaches are routed approximately 2-3 weeks before departure. The route taken depends on where passengers are booked to travel from on any particular date as to which route is taken. If you require further detailed information regarding the route to the port you can contact our Customer Service Department on 1300 811 500 two weeks before you are due to travel. With regard to the route taken by the main tour coach, this is determined by the driver.

    With regard to the route taken by the main tour coach, this is determined by the driver.

    All main tour coaches have on-board toilets. Transfer vehicles to and from the interchange may not have on-board toilets. When non-British coaches are used on transfers and tours, an on-board toilet may not be available. However, comfort stops will be made during long journeys.
    All coaches feature air-conditioning.
    All our coaches and transfer vehicles operate a 'no smoking on board policy'. The use of electronic cigarettes is strictly forbidden.
    In the interest of fellow guests, do not take hot food or ice cream on board.
    Alcohol can only be taken on board our vehicles at the discretion of your driver.
    Depending on the location of your pickup point, you may be picked up by coach (not necessarily the on you are touring on), minibus, taxi, National Express or Megabus service. If joining in the UK, you may then be taken to another centralised pickup location or service station. We operate a passenger interchange at Stop 24 Services, where you will meet the tour coach you are holidaying on and then continue on with your outbound journey. Similarly, on the way home, you may also change transfer vehicles at another location, to take you to your final drop off point.
    Your allowance is one medium sized suitcase per person, which should weigh no more than 20kg when full. We may refuse to carry larger or heavier cases. Hand luggage should be stored in the overhead racks aboard the coach. Nothing should be stored under your seat.

    When it comes to getting you to your destination, McLachlan European Holidays make it easy, with a selection of travel options for you to choose from.

    Silver Service, refreshments

    Silver Service Features

    • Sit back and relax in specially-designed, deluxe reclining seats, with leather headrests, footrests and more legroom than standard coaches.
    • Enjoy the perfect temperature onboard with climate control.
    • Relax and have a chat in the spacious rear lounge.
    • Servery on board offering a range of refreshments.
    • Porterage* at most hotels, so you really don’t have to lift a finger.
    • Time flies with our onboard entertainment system.
    • With free personal headphones you can tune into the music channel, listen to the radio or watch DVDs.
    • Onboard toilet

    Silver Service Seating Plan

    Luxuria - Charging sockets

    Luxuria Features

    • Deluxe armchair-style seats with leather exterior, central arm rests with cup holders and retractable calf rests give you a more comfortable journey.
    • Every seat has its own, fully interactive, touch screen T.V. offering a wide choice of entertainment so you can control what you want to watch and when.
    • There’s also a selection of double and single seats, including four seats face-to-face with tables. And with a total of 5 single seats available, these are ideal for passengers travelling independently.
    • Plug sockets and USB points at each seat mean you can keep your devices fully charged throughout your journey.
    • Onboard toilet.

    Luxuria Seating Plan

    Luxuria Seating Plan