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From Lake Garda: Full-Day Guided Group Tour of Venice

1. From Lake Garda: Full-Day Guided Group Tour of Venice

Spend the day in one of the world’s most romantic cities on a full-day guided tour to Venice from Lake Garda. Travel across the Veneto on an air-conditioned bus, and hop on a private boat to the heart of the city. Finally, join a walking tour from St. Mark's Square to Rialto Bridge. 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 (at your expense) near Soave. Arrive in Venice by 11:00 AM and hop on a private boat and cross the lagoon to St. Mark's. Take a 40-minute walking tour of St. Mark's Square, complete with a guide and headphones, and see some 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 dominate the east and the west as the “Queen of the Adriatic.” The central district is teeming with beautiful squares, canals, crumbling mansions, ancient churches, artist workshops, and bridges — all of which you get to admire on this tour. In the afternoon, get some free time to relax and explore Venice on your own. Go 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. At the end of the day trip, jump back on the boat to get from St. Mark's Square to the transfer bus at approximately 5:45 PM.

Lake Garda: Wine Tour and Tasting Experience in Bardolino

2. Lake Garda: Wine Tour and Tasting Experience in Bardolino

Taste the most important wines made in the area with the guidance of a professional Sommelier, who will walk you through the tasting process and explain what makes these Italian wines so unique.  The visit begins with a guided tour of the winery where you will learn about the methods and techniques of wine production. Journey through the traditions of high-quality wine production, from the harvest from the surrounding vineyards to the final stage of bottling.  At the end of the tour, enjoy an exclusive wine tasting experience where you will sample 2 red and 2 white wine varieties paired with local products.

Lake Garda: Wine & Food Tasting Experience in Castle

3. Lake Garda: Wine & Food Tasting Experience in Castle

You will visit an original austrian fort, the seasoning area for the products, in an environment that combines tradition, modernity and technology, leaving the charm of the historical asset in which we find unchanged. You will learn about the approach, philosophy and production methods that have been passionately pursued for years. You will go then to the dedicated area, where you can taste organic wines of the territory, accompanied with quality cheeses and cured meats, and Garda olive oil paired with an artisanal focaccia of ancient grains.

Lazise: Italian Cooking Lesson and Wine Tasting

4. Lazise: Italian Cooking Lesson and Wine Tasting

First of all choose which lesson to attend. Do you want to learn the art of gnocchi and tagliatelle or that of risotto and ravioli? Or why not: both? Take this 3-hour lesson where a professional chef will guide you step by step in the creation of these typical products of Italian cuisine. You will knead and cook directly! At the end of the lesson you will taste the fruit of your hard work combined with a tasting of local wines. Included in the price: use of professional equipment, a small recipe book, a wine tasting to accompany the products and a personalized apron. You are welcome in our home to breathe the real atmosphere of an Italian cuisine and take it back home to amaze your guests!

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.

Bardolino: Garda Lake Winery Tour and Tasting

6. Bardolino: Garda Lake Winery Tour and Tasting

Discover the Bardolino area, its wine and olive oil in a family owned winery at the Garda Lake. The farm and the land are located on the Rocca del Garda, on the path that climbs up above the Rocca. The winery was founded after World War II by the grandfather of the wine maker. They started the production of Bardolino, a red wine obtained from the native Corvina, Rondinella, Molinara grapes, up to the present day, where the grandson took over the reins of the company bringing innovation in production, producing, as well as Bardolino Classic, its still and sparkling rosé versions. After the vineyards tour you can relax on the terrace and start tasting the following wines with local delicacies: Chiaretto di Bardolino Classico DOC Chiaretto Spumante BRUT DOC Bardolino Classico DOC OTTO Igt Rosso Veronese Get ready to live an amazing experience!

Lake Garda: 2-Hour Guided Trike Tour

7. Lake Garda: 2-Hour Guided Trike Tour

Do something different on your trip to Lake Garda and experience the stunning scenery and pretty villages by trike. Get behind the wheel to experience its low center of gravity, ultra-wide tires and high performance. Benefit from a short introduction on how to drive the trike from an experienced guide on arrival. Then, head for the hills and pass typical villages far from the crowds. Venture down winding side roads and stop at breathtaking vantage points to take stunning photos of the coastline. Return along a scenic coastal road and turn heads as you make your way back to the starting point.

Lazise: Wine Tasting with Charcuterie and Cheese Board

8. Lazise: Wine Tasting with Charcuterie and Cheese Board

Lazise countryside is still a few-known area, for many guests that every day come to visit this side of Lake Garda. This small family-run farm, born only a few years ago, will let you to discover the authentic flavours and tastes of our land. Surrounded by the green countryside, you will taste 3 young and fresh wines, a still Rosè with fruity notes of peach, a white wine with hints of green apple, a light and harmonious local red wine. Susy, the host, will explain you the philosophy and vision of the farm, how they cultivate the vegetable garden, raise the chickens, maintain the vineyard and produce wine the sustainable way. The identity of each wine will then be explained, how it is born, the characteristics, the reason for the name and the chosen label. Everything will be accompanied by platters of cold cuts and cheeses, bread and bruschette with self-made vegetables, in a perfect and tasty pairing.

Lazise: Historical Center Wine Tasting Tour

9. Lazise: Historical Center Wine Tasting Tour

Taste 6 exceptional Garda wines of the ZF4 Cellar on this wine tasting in the historical center of Lazise. Learn the local winemaking traditions as you taste the different varieties, paired with local olive oil and snacks.   As you enter the aged cellar of the recently renovated historic courtyard, you’ll see how it retains hints of its rural past, which creates a relaxed and jovial atmosphere. Start your tasting with the fresh white and rosè wines, followed by a Bardolino. Then, it's on to 3 vintages of red wine, Syrah, Così, and Ettore. The tasting will be paired with quality cold cuts, cheese and bread, and Garda olive oil, produced by the cellar itself. During your tasting, learn the history and the philosophy behind their wine production, using traditional methods passed down through generations. Leave your experience with an authentic taste of one of the most well-known winemaking regions in the world.

Lazise: Bike Tour and Wine Tasting

10. Lazise: Bike Tour and Wine Tasting

Join with us some wonderful hours of sport, nature, wine and local food. We wil make a beautiful ride through the land of Lazise, among panoramic views, vineyards and olive trees. You will finish with a stop in a winery where cured meat, local cheese, and bread await, along with a selection of wine to toast the end of the ride. We will travel about 20 km safely, away from busy roads, for an unforgettable experience. Our expert guides will be able to adapt the route to your physical level and preparation

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4.5 / 5

based on 373 reviews

We had the best experience with our brilliant tour guides Ricardo and Manuel, an absolutely amazing, fun and exhilarating 2 hour tour! Very easy to drive and felt extremely safe throughout whilst also taking our breath away. They also were really helpful in giving us some tips for the rest of our time in Italy which was much appreciated. If you’re considering booking just do it, you won’t regret it! Thank you so much

An excellent tour led by knowledgeable and very pleasant tour guides. I had to contact the vineyard before our visit and received prompt and courteous replies. The wine and food tasting was extremely enjoyable. We went in as strangers and came out as friends! A thoroughly enjoyable afternoon. The wines were lovely too. Thank you Damiano and Fabrizio.

Everything was fine from pick uo through the tour which is quite spectacular. Special mention for the driver Vincenzo who was superb throughout.

Fabulous day out. Fully recommend taking the cable car too.

Excellent experience, learned so much and fabulous wines!