Scaligero Castle

Scaligero Castle: Our most recommended tours and activities

Sirmione: 25 Minute Boat Cruise around the Peninsula

1. Sirmione: 25 Minute Boat Cruise around the Peninsula

The cruise departs from the small harbor in front of Sirmione Castle. Once aboard, set sail on this 25 minute sightseeing cruise and see Sirmione from a new perspective. Highlights of the tour include Maria Callas Villa, Aquaria beauty center, and the Grotte di Catullo, home to the largest Roman ruins in the north of Italy. Finally, cruise by Sirmione’s sulfur spring and watch the thermal waters bubbling up to the surface. As you head back to port, soak up stunning views of Scaligero Castle before disembarking the boat.

Sirmione: Scenic Afternoon Boat Cruise with Prosecco & Snack

2. 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.

From Milan: Venice and Verona Guided Tour

3. From Milan: Venice and Verona Guided Tour

The tour departs from Milan Central Station in the early morning and crosses Lombardy to reach Venice. Situated on a marshy lagoon on the Adriatic Sea, Venice is internationally famous for its waterways and scenic canals. Upon arrival in Venice, enjoy a tour of the city’s historical center, passing by Saint Mark’s Square, the Basilica, and the beautiful Bridge of Sighs. Next, enjoy some free time to explore on your own, shop for souvenirs, and snap photos for your vacation album. Continue the tour towards Verona, known for being the setting of the love story between Romeo and Juliet. Take a stroll along the banks of the River Adige, cross the Ponte Scaliero, and admire the stunning Castelvecchio, a medieval castle built in the golden age of Verona. In the early afternoon, begin the return journey back to Milan.

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What people are saying about Scaligero Castle

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 506 reviews

Easy to find and friendly welcome followed by a brilliant tour. We were at 5pm, the last one of the day, so our driver/captain took us all the way round to the other side of the castle!

Brilliant! A quick but lovely ride out on a smaller boat (where you don’t need to rush to get a good seat). It was great to have a view of Sirmione from a different angle.

This was a fantastic little cruise that was both informative and fun. Guide was great and my family says it was a highlight of the vacation!

A nice boat ride, gets you a taste of the experience on a rather tighter budget. I recomend doing it maybe after 4 pm

Really fun ride around the lake. Very good thing to do before tasting Gelato in Sirmione.