Lake Garda
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Lake Garda: Market Tour & Lunch/Dinner at a Cesarina's Home

1. Lake Garda: Market Tour & Lunch/Dinner at a Cesarina's Home

On this tour, you can go food shopping like a local with your "Cesarina", enjoying the distinctive Italian local markets and learning how to recognize the best produce from the land. Then, attend a private cooking demo where your Cesarina will share the secret of her/his family cookbook while finishing one of the dishes in front of you. Sit at an authentic Italian table and enjoy a 4-course seasonal menu including starter, pasta, main course with side dish and dessert with drinks (water, selection of red and white wines from regional cellars and coffee). Feel the warmth of Italian hospitality as you connect with local people. Instead of loading your suitcase with souvenirs, take home memories that'll stay with you for life.

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Lake Garda: Historic Castle Cruise with Wine Tasting

2. 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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Venice: Full-Day Tour by Bus & Private Boat from Lake Garda

3. Venice: Full-Day Tour by Bus & Private Boat from Lake Garda

Enjoy a guided tour of the most romantic city in the world. Choose your pick up location in Lake Garda and travel by air-conditioned coach to Venice. See the city in one day with your guide. Arrive in Venice in the morning and start the day journeying by boat through the Giudecca Canal to the heart of Venice, better known as San Marco. Take a short walk through the street of Venice with your tour guide. During the walk, you will be able to see the most famous attractions, such as the Bridge of Sighs, the St. Mark Cathedral and its square, the bell tower, and Rialto Bridge. After your walking tour, you will have approximately 6-hours of free time. Use your free time to visit restaurants, bars, shops, or book your own Gondola ride. In the afternoon enjoy a private guided Lagoon boat tour. The tour shows you unusual aspect of Venice and its history, thanks to a real Venetian speechman sailor! After the boat tour, you will return to the coach and be dropped off at your hotel between 11:30 PM and 12:30 AM.

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Lake Garda: Desenzano del Garda Sunset Boat Tour

4. Lake Garda: Desenzano del Garda Sunset Boat Tour

Start the sunset tour from the port of Desenzano del Garda. Enjoy the magical atmosphere and the scenic beauty of the lake as the day draws to a close. Spot some famous landmarks including the imposing hilltop Desenzano Castle as you depart from the port. Travel along Lake Garda and see the charming villages dotted along the shore. Enjoy a relaxing sunset with a glass of prosecco for a perfect and romantic end to the day.

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Lake Garda: Wine and Food Tastings in the Vineyards

5. Lake Garda: Wine and Food Tastings in the Vineyards

Learn about local flavors in a wonderful Lake Garda location during this tasting of local wines and foods at a vineyard in Lazise. Spend time in the vineyards and cellar, and taste up to 6 wines with cold cuts, cheeses, Garda extra virgin olive oil, and bread. Sipping on a white Garganega, a Chiaretto, or sparkling wine, begin your journey into the world of wine on Lake Garda. With your drink in hand, start learning about the quality of grapes and production methods. Taste test Verona's salami and cheeses along with different types of wine from reds to fresh and fruity types. Before the end of the experience, get a taste of Garda’s one and only extra virgin olive oil that’s perfectly paired with toasted bread. Experience its fruity and delicate flavors that only Garda can guarantee.

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Lugana Wine Tour With Private Panoramic Boat on Lake Garda

6. Lugana Wine Tour With Private Panoramic Boat on Lake Garda

Lake Garda is one of the most charming places in Italy and the soul of Italian resorts. It is also the birthplace of Lugana wine, a delicate and exquisite white that will lead the way on this tour through beautiful panoramas and delicious culinary delights, including a visit to the beautiful old town of Sirmione. Visiting the southern shores of Lake Garda, Italy’s biggest lake, you will not only enjoy a wonderful boat trip where you will experience the magnificent panoply of colors that the Mediterranean will provide, but you will also learn the history of Lugana wine in the region and find out about how to marry Lugana wine with the traditional food of the region. Your tour will start with a hotel pick-up and a visit to Lake Garda, which is one of the most beautiful and largest lakes in Italy. The edge of Lake Garda will be rich with olive groves and mellow vineyards, characterized by a mild climate, which will combine to make for one of Italy’s most picturesque landscapes. The center of the beautiful old town of Sirmione reaches into Lake Garda and is connected to the mainland by a long narrow isthmus. This town has been a favorite resort for relaxation since the ancient Roman aristocracy was attracted here by the mild climate and curative thermal springs. It is a very popular tourist destination and a favorite resting place for travelers from all over the world. You will visit one of the best and the oldest winemaking companies in Sirmione accompanied by a professional sommelier. The Lugana winery is a perfect illustration of how local traditions are combined with the latest modern technologies. In the year 2000, a new cellar fully equipped with state of the art technology was built here but the wines continue to age in traditional French oak barrels. You will be invited to the cellar and taste several varieties of wine. During the walk in the vineyards, you will learn everything you can about the culture, climate and character of this beautiful lakeshore region. After an inspiring walk around Sirmione, with your appetite aroused, you will be taken for a gourmet lunch to taste the delights of the local cuisine in one of the best restaurants in the region. Here, you will enjoy the excellent combination of smooth Lugana wine and meals made of lake fish, pasta with seafood or white meats such as baked veal. After lunch, you will take a wonderful boat trip on Lake Garda, which shows off a variety of blue, green and Turquoise hues. Surrounding it under Mediterranean skies, the landscape will be composed of luxurious and diverse greenery, amongst which you will find charming villas and parks. You will pass and stop by the attractive small towns, scattered along its banks, which look as if they have escaped the touch of time. Here and there, castles dating from 12th and 13th centuries will also be seen.

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Lake Garda Market Tour and Home Cooking Class

7. Lake Garda Market Tour and Home Cooking Class

Uncover the secrets of Italian family recipes on your travels, Your guide, or Cesarina will share their wisdom, which has been passed down in their families for generations. Go food shopping like a local with your host, enjoy the distinctive Italian local market and learn how to recognize the best produces from the land.  Immerse yourself in a private cooking class at your guide's home. Learn the secrets of the most famous dishes of regional cuisine and taste the fruit of your labor accompanied by local wines. During the lesson, the Cesarina will reveal the tricks of the trade of 3 authentic local recipes. Have fun putting your cooking skills to the test. Participants will have a workstation equipped with utensils and all the ingredients to make the dishes. Then, taste everything you have prepared accompanied by a selection of red and white local wines. Instead of loading your suitcase with souvenirs, take home Italian cooking skills that'll stay with you for life.

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What people are saying about Lake Garda

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 38 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

Our trip was fabulous!!! Our boat captain was very entertaining and made the trip so much more enjoyable than I expected. He entertained us until the very minute we got off the boat. The wine tasting was great. We had three generous samples of wine and some light snacks that were more than enough. Stopping to swim was refreshing considering it was quite warm the day we went. When we got on the boat at the beginning of the trip, we were all strangers, but at the end, we parted as friends.

It was so great! It was only 30 minutes but the boat trip (nice, clean motorboat) was wonderful. The driver was young and friendly, there was suitable music and prosecco! The sunset, the pictures, the colors ... simply beautiful. At the price it was perfectly worth it. The meeting point was easy to find, it was the booth with the white parasol.

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!