Lake Garda
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Gardaland: Magic Winter Admission Ticket

1. Gardaland: Magic Winter Admission Ticket

Take a twirl on the ice rink, relive your childhood fun playing in the snow, or meet Santa Claus himself in the Magical Santa Claus Village at Gardaland Magic Winter. Situated on the southeastern banks of Lake Garda, Gardaland Park is the oldest park in Italy. Treat the family to a fun day out with rides and shows for all ages. Explore rides such as the Oblivion and the mysterious Jungle Rapids. Travel back in time at the 4D Ice Age adventure and float on a log on the Colorado Boat. Enjoy a brand new Peppa Pig-themed area with a pirate ship, a balloon ride, and Grandpa Pig's train ride. Refuel at any of the many restaurants and kiosks or pick up some souvenirs at the park's gift shops. Make the most of your time at Gardaland by upgrading your ticket to entrance to LEGOLAND® Water Park and SEA LIFE Aquarium.

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Verona: Aquardens Thermal Baths Day Ticket

2. Verona: Aquardens Thermal Baths Day Ticket

Luxuriate and refresh with a full-day spa ticket. Devote yourself to relaxation, health and well-being in the microbiologically pure water of Pescantina Thermal Baths. Enjoy charming pools overlooking the Valpolicella Hills. Have fun under salsobromoiodic waterfalls or indulge yourself in the hydromassage areas. Let the river waters wash over you, or swim upstream for some natural therapy. Choose from a variety of relaxing and fun areas in an inclusive venue just 20 minutes from Verona.

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Venice Full-Day Group Tour from Lake Garda

3. Venice Full-Day Group Tour from Lake Garda

Spend the day in one of the world’s most romantic cities on a full-day tour to Venice from Lake Garda. Transfer across the Veneto by air-conditioned bus, and then hop on a private boat to the heart of the city. Following your pick-up from various points in the Lake Garda region, including Limone, Riva del Garda and Bardolino, transfer to Venice with a short coffee break near Soave. The estimated time of arrival in Venice is 11:00 AM. Upon arrival, hop on a private boat and cross the lagoon to St. Mark's. Take a 40 minute walking tour, with a guide and headphones of St Mark's and see many of the city’s most famous landmarks, such as St. Mark's Basilica, the Bridge of Sighs, and the Campanile. Stroll the main streets to the Rialto Bridge and other monuments of “La Serenissima.” Learn more about the Republic of Venice and how it came to dominant both the east and the west as the “Queen of the Adriatic.” Universally considered one of the most beautiful cities in the world, the city is built on a group of 117 small islands that are separated by canals. The central sestiere (district) is awash with beautiful squares and crumbling mansions, along with ancient churches, ateliers and bridges. In the afternoon you will have some free time to relax and explore on your own. Get off the beaten path for a more authentic look at everyday life in the city, or just sit back and people watch in one of the many cafés of Piazza San Marco. A boat will be waiting to take you from St. Mark's Square to the transfer bus at approximately 5:45 PM.

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Sirmione: Peninsular and Lake Garda Boat Tour

4. Sirmione: Peninsular and Lake Garda Boat Tour

Your tour will depart from the Scaligero Castle’s port. From here you will start sailing along the peninsula’s coast, where you will be able to see Maria Callas’s 1920s villa where she felt inspired to create many of her opera characters. You will also be able to observe the nearby thermal spa baths as well as the Aquaria Wellness Center, before spotting the place where the famous poet Catullus wrote many of his poems. You will also cruise past and discover the charismatic Roman villa known as the “Grotte di Catullo“. Afterwards, you can simply just look through the waves to discover the bubbles of the underwater Boiola Sulphur Spring, which provides thermal water to Sirmione. Finally, after admiring the architecture and perfect preservation of Sirmione Castle, you will have to "lower your head" to pass under the castle drawbridge before returning back to the port.

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Lake Garda: Historical Two-Mast Ship Sunset Cruise

5. Lake Garda: Historical Two-Mast Ship Sunset Cruise

Experience Lake Garda from the decks of a towering two-mast ship, sailing into the sunset with a glass of Prosecco and the deep blue waters below. Sip your aperitif aboard a piece of history while taking in the scenery from an exceptional perspective. See the most beautiful areas of the lake by harnessing the wind. Drink, snack, and relax as you take in the views.

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Lake Garda: Historic Castle Cruise with Wine Tasting

6. Lake Garda: Historic Castle Cruise with Wine Tasting

Discover the charm of Lake Garda on a half-day speedboat tour, where you will see the various castles and villas, enjoy a regional wine tasting, and get a chance to swim in its refreshing waters. Start your cruise from Sirmione’s harbor, located next to the Scaligero Castle of Sirmione, offering a perfect postcard view as you start your lake cruise.  Continue towards the Lazise Castle, a medieval fortress with imposing towers and defense walls. Enjoy a wine tasting in Bardolino guided by a professional sommelier who will explain to you the unique characteristics of this regional wine.  Take a dive into the emerald lake waters to cool off and enjoy a relaxing break at the shores of Villa Canossa. Admire the timeless beauty of Torri del Benaco Scaligero Castle, a fortress of Roman origins, before navigating back to the Port of Sirmione.

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Bardolino: Half-Day Cruise on Lake Garda with Drinks

7. Bardolino: Half-Day Cruise on Lake Garda with Drinks

Delve into the past and traditions of the Lake Garde region on this boat trip. Come onboard the San Nicolò, a historical sailboat where the past and present become one. Enjoy an alternative half-day cruise on Lake Garde that combines relaxation, elegance, comfort, and enchanting landscapes. Depart from the harbor of Bardolino, and discover the lake's highlights. The first stage is Garda, followed by Punta San Vigilio and Isola del Garda, with their impressive villas. During the boat tour, stay refreshed with wine and water, and listen to music onboard. Enjoy time, too, to dive into the waters of the lake.

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Dolomites Full-Day Tour from Lake Garda

8. Dolomites Full-Day Tour from Lake Garda

Depart Lake Garda and journey towards the Dolomites mountain range, stopping en route in the towns of Moena or Cavalese. Get some time to window shop and enjoy a cup of hot chocolate before traveling to the Pordoi Pass, 2,240 meters above sea level. Get stunning vistas of the mountains, including the summits of Marmolada, Sella and Catinaccio. Enjoy some free time for lunch and to soak up the views. Then, visit a typical mountain resort in the afternoon and discover the wood carvings and beautiful wooden buildings of the village of Ortisei. Buy a souvenir from the Dolomites in one of the delightful shops before the return trip to Lake Garda.

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Sirmione: Scenic Afternoon Boat Cruise with Prosecco & Snack

9. Sirmione: Scenic Afternoon Boat Cruise with Prosecco & Snack

Depart from Sirmione Harbor, in front of the impressive Scaliger Castle and set sail onto the glistening waters of Lake Garda. Pass by the pretty villa belonging to the famous opera singer Maria Callas then head to the end of the peninsula to a white rocky beach called Jamaica. Sail to the Rocca di Manerba next and onto the Island of Garda where you can admire the magnificent Isola Borghese. Learn about the rich-history of the villa, which boasts stunning Venetian Neo-Gothic architecture. Arrive at a private island next and cool off from the heat with a dip in the lake’s refreshing waters. Back on the boat, enjoy a tasty snack as you continue onto Salo for a one hour stop-over. Spend some time exploring this enchanting village and walk along its beautiful lakeside promenade. The tour then takes you to the famous Gardone village where you can enjoy a glass of sparkling wine and admire the array of historical buildings that surround the lake. On the return journey to Sirmione, cruise along the eastern coast of the lake and see the Boila sulfur springs. Finally, pass under the drawbridge at Scaliger Castle, the only pedestrian access to the peninsula.

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Bardolino: Lake Garda Half-Day Platinum Cruise

10. Bardolino: Lake Garda Half-Day Platinum Cruise

Enjoy a day on Lake Garda with a piece of history, aboard the beautiful San Nicolò for an experience that combines relaxation, elegance, comfort and beautiful landscapes. start the cruise in Bardolinopasses. Pass by Lazise and sail to Sirmione, where you can enjoy free time from 11:40 AM to 1:30 PM. Soak up the scenic surroundings with water and wine. Circumnavigate the Isola of Garda (Garda Island) and reach the Punta San Vigilio headland. Take a refreshing dip in the lake. Last but not least, pass the Bay of Garda, before making your way back to Bardolino.

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What people are saying about Lake Garda

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 464 reviews

A great and very well organized day with a lot of wonderful experiences. Our guide Annalisa was great. She was very careful and active and told us a lot on the long bus ride and also guided us through not so overcrowded streets in Venice. The free time is set very generously. We took part in both the gondola ride (€ 30 pp for a 30-minute ride in a 4-person gondola - ride at 5 p.m. - then the waterways are no longer so full) and the joint dinner (€ 15 pp). Both can be booked during the outward journey. It was a very long day (departure Limone at 7.40 a.m. and return at 1.15 a.m.), which was very exhausting, but also positively unforgettable. For a first visit to Venice it is simply ideal and we now know how to go there again. And what was unbeatable for us was that we could see Venice at night (due to the departure at 9). The city then has a very special charm. Recommend

Really nice trip. Nice guide, just fun on the lake. Prepare for a brisk ride with a few snacks and a wine tasting as a stopover. If you like to go a little faster boat it is highly recommended.

A great experience with a great tour guide (captain)! The wine tasting in Bardolino, which was also included, was of course also a highlight. Highly recommended!

Well timed and organised. The tour guide was very approachable and keen to answer questions. It was also good to have extra time to go around.

Stefano, our guide, was amazing, and the entire trip was just perfect. Highly recommend!