Merano - Preis der Nationen

The Alpine spa town of Merano is situated in the heart of the South Tyrol and is considered the gateway to the south of Europe. Offering a fascinating blend of Italian and Austrian cultures the Alpine Spa Town of Merano is a perfect destination for a weekend break. Combine this, with some cross-country racing at the stunningly situated Merano Racecourse for the Preis der Nationen, part of the Crystal Cup series.


3 nights Hotel Terme Merano from £995 per person


Friday 28 September
Depart: London Gatwick, Flight EZY8449 13:15 hrs
Arrive: Verona 16:20 hrs
On arrival, you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel where accommodation has been reserved for three nights on a bed and breakfast basis.

Saturday 29 September
You will be transferred to the racecourse for the Italian stage of the Crystal Cup! Your days includes lunch with drinks and access to reserved seats in the grandstand. We return to the hotel after the racing.

Sunday 30 September
Today, enjoy a morning walking tour of Merano with a local guide to learn all about the city. This afternoon, you can choose to make the optional excursion to Maia Racecourse for the Grand Premio Merano. Alternatively, your time is at leisure to explore Merano and surrounding areas.

Monday 01 October
Day at leisure until your transfer to Verona for your homeward flight.
Depart: Verona, Flight EZY8448 13:45 hrs
Arrive: London Gatwick 14:50 hrs


Hotel Terme Merano

Ideally located just a stone's throw from the Kurhaus and the historical city centre the Hotel Terme Merano is located by the Passer River. The newly opened 'Sky Spa' features a panoramic view over the city along with an infinity salt-water pool, whirlpools and saunas. The hotel links via an underground tunnel to the Terme Merano spa which is well worth a visit.

N.B. City tax of €1.90 per person per night is due upon check-out.

Accommodation is on a bed and breakfast basis

Single room supplement: £65 per night


Tour Highlights

• Explore the Alpine Spa Town of Merano
• Racing at Maia Racecourse
• Walking tour of Merano

Additional Info

Merano Steeplechase - Crystal Cup

The Crystal Cup brings together Europe's premier racecourses to honour the heritage of the sport and acknowledge the most successful stable throughout Europe competing in a series of unique races. The only Italian leg of the Crystal Cup series sees Merano Racecourse host Price of Nations with a prize fund of €40,000. On Sunday 30th September why not take optional trip to see the 79th Gran Premio Merano, the race is run over 6000 metres and features 34 obstacles. First run in 1935, it quickly became Italy's most prestigious and valuable steeplechase.

Sunday 30th September - Optional Racing - Gran Premio Merano

Details TBC

Price Includes

• Return flights with Easyjet Gatwick/Verona - hand luggage only • 3 nights at the Hotel Terme Merano on a Bed and Breakfast basis • Airport Transfers • Transfers to Merano Racecourse on Saturday 29th September • Hospitality and reserved seating at Merano Racecourse on Saturday 29th September • Group walking tour of Merano • Assistance of our representative throughout

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