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From Verona: Sirmione and Lake Garda Small Group Tour

1. From Verona: Sirmione and Lake Garda Small Group Tour

Discover the stunning natural landscapes of lake Garda on a trip from Verona. Visit the town of Sirmione and take a cruise on the crystal-clear waters of the lake (depending on the weather) and have some free time to explore the medieval town.  Meet your guide at the centrally-located meeting point in Verona. Take in views of the countryside as you ride in a comfortable, air-conditioned van to the shores of lake Garda. Reach the charming town of Sirmione where you can explore the peninsula on a boat trip (the trip may be limited by the weather and the availability of the boat). Step back in time as you explore the medieval village which includes the lakeside Scaligero Castle.  Stroll down narrow lanes, cobbled streets, and past old shops that locals call ‘botteghe.’ After some free time, the group will meet back up and return to Verona by van.

Full-Day Lake Garda Tour: Bus & Public Boat with Guide

2. Full-Day Lake Garda Tour: Bus & Public Boat with Guide

Enjoy a day at the discovery of the beautiful towns scattered along the coast of Lake Garda! Departure from your own pick-up point in the morning with a bus and a guide explaining the day’s route. During the tour the guide will explain to you the history of the Lake and its villages. You will visit some villages between Limone sul Garda, Salò, Sirmione, Riva del Garda, Malcesine and Bardolino.   IMPORTANT: We offer 2 different itineraries: ·MONDAY: Visit the village of Bardolino (1hr30min), Boat Trip from Bardolino to Sirmione (45min), visit of Sirmione (2hr), visit of Salò (1hr) ·FRIDAY: Visit the village of Sirmione (1hr30min), visit of Limone (1hr), Boat trip from Limone to Riva (40min), visit of Riva (40min), visit of Malcesine (1hr)   Thanks to this excursion, you can see all of Lake Garda in one day and, thanks to the guide, get to know historical and naturalistic ideas.

Lake Garda: 4-hour Guided Boat Cruise with Stop in Sirmione

3. Lake Garda: 4-hour Guided Boat Cruise with Stop in Sirmione

Cruise across the sparkling waters of Lake Garda on a guided boat trip. Relax in a sun-shaded seat on deck or below, as you take in the views and learn about the lake’s most iconic sights from your captain. Explore the historic town of Sirmione in a 2-hour stopover before heading back to port. Take your seat on the tour boat and sail across the calm waters of Lake Garda. Learn about Villa di Maria Callas, Jamaica Beach, and the Roman history of the area from your captain. Take unforgettable photos in front of the "Fonte Boiola", a source of sulfurous water that heats the lake from below.  Dock at the port of Sirmione, where you will have 2 hours of free time to walk through the charming alleys of the historic peninsula at leisure. Use the time to visit the Catullo's Caves, indulge in a delicious gelato, or have an espresso on the lakefront. Then, climb back aboard the boat. On your way back to the dock, enjoy views of the stately Villa Canossa and the cypress and olive trees of Punta San Vigilio headland, considered the Pearl of the Lake, before arriving back at your starting point.

Lake Garda: 4-Hour Boat Cruise to Isola del Garda & Salò

4. Lake Garda: 4-Hour Boat Cruise to Isola del Garda & Salò

Climb aboard a medium-size boat and experience the beauty of Lake Garda from the most magical perspective thanks to the expertise of your captain tour guide. Journey across the lake in the direction of Salò. Stop after approximately 30 minutes to make some unforgettable photos in front of the noble palace of Isola del Garda. Then dock at the port of Salò where you will have about 1.5 hours of free time to walk the charming alleys at leisure. Use the time to visit the 15th-century cathedral with its amazing Renaissance paintings, or relax by the lake and watch the world go by. Stop in front of the beautiful town of Gardone Riviera on the return boat crossing. See the Villa Canossa and the cypress and olive trees on the Punta San Vigilio headland, before docking back at your starting point between 5:45-6:00 PM.

Garda: Exciting Outdoor-Escape-Game, Adventure and Tour

5. Garda: Exciting Outdoor-Escape-Game, Adventure and Tour

You will start at a location in the centre. From then on, your smartphone (our special app in German language) will guide you. You will hear about a missing person. Help the police to find him or to find out what happened to him. You will assist the local police. You will get access to all police files and to all witness reports. There must be some detail that will finally solve this mystery. The app will guide you to 15 different locations. At each location you will solve a riddle or try to solve a Blackstory. And you will get access to new information about this strange crime case. This is a fun game and is perfect for a group of up to five persons. Perfect for couples, perfect for families with kids older than 9. This is more than a basic walking trip, this is an amazing and a challenge for you as a team. Read about the background story here below. What is this crime case about, what is the story behind it? Let us provide you with some background information. This whole case is about him. He used to be a successful detective. After he retired, he started to write books which became bestsellers. His new book with short stories about the most crazy crime cases that he had to deal with during his career as detective will be released soon. But suddenly he, the author, disapeared. And also the script of his new book is missing. There are rumours about problems in his marriage and lately he also acted weird. That is what his friends are saying. Since he went missing, the media reported constantly about this case, but the police is still unable to solve this crime case. Can you find out what happened? You will go to 15 different locations to meet his friends, listen to witnesses and read or listen to police reports. And you will also find some of the weird stories that he wants to publish in his new book. A book that is supposed to become a bestseller. Work together as a team and find out what really happened, while you explore this area. This is a good workout, a fun game and an exciting and challenging task for you as a team. Special offer: if the weather suddenly is not suitable for your adventure or you want to reschedule due to other reasons: no problem. Once you booked, you can start within 48 hours after the originally booked starting time. Bonus: We included some extra tasks and riddles which you can solve at any time after you finished this event. Note: Your route is not a mainstream tourist route from one famous sight to another. There also will not be any historical or boring articles or speeches about the places that you will visit. The places that you will visit might fit to the story of the crime case, but maybe not always. You will explore the area while you concentrate on solving this tricky fictional crime case.

From Lazise: Lake Garda Private Cruise with Wine Tasting

6. From Lazise: Lake Garda Private Cruise with Wine Tasting

We will leave from Lazise, one of the most visited tourist destination in Italy; you will be on board of a wonderful motorboat, that can carry up to eight people for a tour; you will be able to see the Castle, the Venetian Dogana, the old Port and the Lazise lakefront, from a different point of view. Then we will navigate on the blue lake, seeing the beautiful coast of Bardolino and Garda, where we will stop, under the magnificent Villa Canossa, a 16th century building, visible only from a boat, to make the aperitif-tasting with quality food and the wines of a local cellar. We will reach the famous Punta San Vigilio, one of the most beautiful and evocative place on Lake Garda.

5-Day North Lakes: Milan & Bernina Express Experience

7. 5-Day North Lakes: Milan & Bernina Express Experience

Spend 5 days and 4 nights touring the lakes region of northern Italy. Admire the scenic beauty of Milan, Como, Bellagio, Varenna, Bergamo, Sirmione, Riva del Garda, and Franciacorta by land and water. Explore the historic city of Verona on a guided tour. Day 1: Milan with happy hour Welcome to Milan! Meet our driver at Milan Malpensa Airport and enjoy a private transfer to Starhotels Ritz. In the afternoon, meet your professional local guide at the hotel and set off on a three-hour walking tour through the heart of Milan. The last stop will be the majestic Castello Sforzesco, a medieval fortress built in the 15th century by the Duke of Milan, Francesco Sforza. In its vicinity, we have chosen a refined bakery for you to be able to relax and taste a typical aperitivo (happy hour). At the end of the aperitivo, the tour will be over and you will have some free time before returning to the hotel on your own. The overnight stay is in Milan. Day 2: Milan, Bernina Express, Milan (B) Just like sitting in a theater, you will admire unique views from your seat on board the Bernina Train, a piece of history (it is 100 years old), and a World Heritage train. After breakfast at the hotel, meet our driver and reach Tirano. Get on board there and start this ride along one of the most beautiful railway routes in the world, with its unsurpassed alpine views. The journey will need two hours to complete. As the train winds its way over the Alps, occasionally passing through mountain tunnels, and puffing its way past a myriad of towns and villages, a number of highlights will catch your attention. Look out at the Swiss Alps as you ride along the Bernina pass to St. Moritz, and then enjoy free time to explore it. Meet your driver to return to Milan (meeting point in St. Moritz). Overnight stay in Milan. Day 3: Milan, Como, Bellagio, Varenna, Bergamo (B, D) Enjoy breakfast at your hotel and then prepare for a short visit to Como, a tourist destination for its vicinity to Lake Como and the Alps. Amazing views over the lake and the alpine valleys are guaranteed! The lake itself, sometimes called Lario, has long been famous for its y-shape and for Bellagio, which you will reach by boat. This little gem town lies at the intersection of the lake’s 2 southern arms, with the Alps dominating the horizon to the north, and is home to some of the most charming landscapes in Italy. Spend some time exploring this picturesque village and its small streets, luxury hotels, villas, and gardens, and have lunch at your leisure in one of the many restaurants or cafés. Back on board, you will make your way to Varenna in the afternoon, where you will take a panoramic tour before moving on to Bergamo, a truly historic and artistic jewel characterized by its urban structure: the città bassa (or lower town) is modern and dynamic, while the famous città alta (or upper town) houses the city’s medieval heart. Check-in at your Bergamo hotel for dinner and an overnight stay. Day 4: Bergamo, Sirmione, Riva Del Garda, Bergamo (B, D) Lake Garda, the largest lake in Italy, is the next destination. After breakfast at your hotel, we recommend taking a panoramic tour of the lake’s west coast, taking in the splendid natural landscape, like the Brenta Dolomites (the Brenta Group has been officially recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site) and the gentle slopes of the Moraine Hills of Lower Garda. Next, move to Sirmione, where Lake Garda and its surroundings are at their finest. See the sun reverberating on the lake’s blue waters, the tree-lined shores, and Sirmione Castle as well as the ruins of Catullus’s villa or Grottoes of Catullus during a boat tour. Once you’re through, you will have some free time to have lunch before departing for Riva del Garda. Located on the north side of the lake, you will see its quaint Venetian-style historical center. Dinner and Overnight stay in Bergamo. Day 5 Bergamo, Verona, Franciacorta (light lunch and wine tasting) Milan (B, L) After breakfast, reach “fair Verona”, a museum en plein air. A local professional will be waiting for you and take you on a guided tour. After the Verona tour, drive towards the area of Franciacorta, this is where you will enjoy a light lunch and taste some local food as well as the renowned local wine. After this experience, you will head for Milan, where our services will end.

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What people are saying about Garda

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 531 reviews

Thoroughly enjoyed it. Stephanie is an amazing guide. Lake Garda is stunning, we were lucky to have such lovely weather. Sirimione is gorgeous old world fabulous. Definitely worth doing this trip.

The tour is worth checking out, if you want a day away from Verona. The guide was informative and intelligent about local history and geography.

We vent to Sirmione from verona. Great your. Beautiful place. Enjoyed the guided boat trip very much.

Tour leader was great, gave a lot of information and gave us a lot of time to enjoy the city.

A wonder little village, very pretty waters. I wish we had more time and stayed longer!