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Bardolino: Half-Day Cruise on Lake Garda with Drinks

1. 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.

Peschiera: Half-Day Lake Garda Cruise

2. Peschiera: Half-Day Lake Garda Cruise

Discover the natural beauty of Lake Garda on a half-day trip from Peschiera del Garda. After visiting islands and natural parks, go for a swim and stop for a light lunch on board. Start your 4-hour cruise at lunch time with a brief explanation of the attractions you will see during navigation. Then relax and enjoy your natural surroundings as you cruise along to various points of interest. During the cruise you'll have the chance to see Lazise Castle, Rocca di Garda, Villa Canossa, Punta San Vigilio, Isola del Garda, Isola San Biagio, Baia Verde, Rocca di Manerba Natural Park, Jamaica Beach Sirmione and Grotte di Catullo. During the tour, take a swim directly from the boat, and enjoy a light lunch included in the tour price.

From Verona: Sirmione and Lake Garda Small Group Tour

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

Discover the stunning natural landscapes of lake Garda on this day trip from Verona. Visit the town of Sirmione and take a cruise on crystal-clear waters of the lake (depending on 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 maybe 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.’ Have a choice to explore the town on your own, or follow your guide and explore this village together. After an hour of free time the group will meet back up, and return to Verona by van.

Half-Day Wine Tasting Tour in Valpolicella from Lake Garda

4. Half-Day Wine Tasting Tour in Valpolicella from Lake Garda

Enjoy a relaxing wine tasting experience with a small group and a wine expert. Discover a range of wines at two wineries in the Valpolicella wine region on a half-day trip. Meet your guide at the Take Time Bike Shop in Bardolino. Climb aboard the air-conditioned van to discover hilly landscapes, lush vineyards, and olive trees. First, stop at a local winery in the heart of Valpolicella. Meet the producer and learn the secrets to Amarone wine production during a tour of the cellar and vineyards. Then, savor some fine wines, including Amarone and Ripasso, paired with local products. After taking stunning pictures of the hills and vineyards, head to a second local winery to enjoy another tasting where you will compare the perfume of the wines. Learn about this family-run business. See the barrels, drying process, and vineyards. Enjoy the enchanting stories shared by the winemaker and your expert wine guide before returning to Bardolino.

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

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

Visit the most important villages around Lake Garda on this full-day tour. Find out about the history of the area with your local and enjoy an included boat trip. Start in the morning at your chosen meeting point, where you’ll be picked up in an air-conditioned bus by your tour guide. Make your first stop in Limone sul Garda (1 hour). Explore this small but beautiful village, considered one of the most typical on the northern side of the ;ake. Learn about the history and enjoy a walk on the lake coast. Next, make your way to Sal, a modern and well-organized village. Discover high-level shops, an ice-creamery, restaurants, and souvenirs everywhere. Go for a stroll on one of the longest coasts for walking by lake. After, take a boat From Salò to Sirmione to see the village from another point of view. In Sirmione, find a special village renowned for its sulfurous water and thermal sites. Enjoy the castle, village center, and characteristic shops. Make your last stop at Lazise, a village totally surrounded by its walls; in fact, it was initially the residence and castle of the Scala family. Finally, return to the starting point by bus with your guide.

Peschiera del Garda: Vintage FIAT 500 Rental

6. Peschiera del Garda: Vintage FIAT 500 Rental

Experience Italy like a true Italian. Rent and drive a historic Fiat 500 for a full-day trip of freedom. Leave from Peschiera on a self-drive tour to explore the lake territory and the surrounding landscapes. With this rental, you decide how to spend your time. Ride through the country roads, travel freely to discover the small villages around Lake Garda, or stop to take photos. See where the road takes you or follow a recommended itinerary.

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

7. 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

8. 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.

All-Day Private Tour of the Picturesque Verona

9. All-Day Private Tour of the Picturesque Verona

Did you know that Verona is ranked amongst the most visited towns in Italy, due to its geographic location, rich culture, temperate climate, beauty and hospitality of its people? On this route, see the most famous monuments as well as smaller churches and squares. In the morning, the sightseeing consists of a tour of some beautiful attractions such as Museo Archeologico, Teatro Romano, Pinacoteca of Castelvecchio, Museo degli Affreschi and Tomba di Giulietta. After lunch, continue with a private walking tour of the old city center and see the iconic sights like the Basilica of St. Anastasia (with additional entrance fee), Piazza Bra with the famous Roman amphitheater "Arena,” Juliet's House, Piazza dei Signori, Piazza delle Erbe with its typical market and the Scaligeri Tombs "Arche Scaligere.” Please note that on Sundays, churches can only be visited in the afternoon. Round trips from different locations on Lake Garda are also available (Peschiera, Lazise, Bardolino and Garda).

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What people are saying about Garda

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 444 reviews

My friend and I had a fabulous day out (12-4pm) on this trip. The compare asked us what languages we spoke and then he gave a running commentary in every language fluently! We had lunch , which was a bowl of pasta in tomato sauce, which was fine and we could choose a drink from the bar. We went along the lake Garda and then stopped at an appropriate spot for us to get off the boat and swim . The weather was hot and this was really most welcome. There was a short platform for people to jump or dive into the water or if you were oldies like us (in our 70’s) there were steps you could go down. We all laughed and played in the water with the boats floats, great fun . It was a brilliant end to a few days in Verona, we had been to see the opera on Sunday and finished our holiday with this trip. Really lovely thanks .

Great experience. Especially swimming in the lake was incredibly beautiful. The pasta was also tasty and there was enough of it. There could have been a few more explanations about the places, but there is nothing more to complain about. Everything was super organized. Can recommend it unreservedly!

A beautiful boat and the crew were very helpful. I very much enjoyed our trip around the lake. A perfect afternoon

Great tour guide, lots of explanations, great hospitality, gladly again!

Stepano is the best guide ever. Best wishes for him.