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Verona & Lake Garda: Full-Day Tour from Lido di Jesolo

1. Verona & Lake Garda: Full-Day Tour from Lido di Jesolo

As this full-day (11-hour) excursion begins, you’ll relax on a bus transfer to Verona and listen to your guide’s comments about the trip highlights and the history of Verona and Sirmione. Take in views of the Veneto countryside and the scenic beauty of Lake Garda and its Mediterranean vegetation of olive trees, cypresses, magnolias, oleanders, and lemon trees. You'll arrive in Verona at about 11:00 and then embark on a guided walking tour of the center. Visit the colorful and lively Piazza delle Erbe that was the site of the Roman Forum. See the house of Juliet with the famous balcony, the Piazza dei Signori, where you’ll find the old City Hall, and the nearby Scaligere Tomb and Piazza Bra, which is the center of modern Verona. From Piazza Bra you’ll see the second-largest amphitheater in Italy (after the Colosseum), built in the first century for Roman performances and gladiator battles. It is now a venue for opera performances. After the guided tour you’ll have some free time on your own. Next you’ll depart on the 30-minute drive to Sirmione, a tiny town on the banks of Lake Garda. In Sirmione you can enjoy an optional boat trip (of around 20 minutes) to the far side of the lake. You’ll have free time to explore the romantic peninsula of Sirmione and take in the town’s narrow streets and its medieval walls and castle. Depart Sirmione at around 16:30, arriving in Jesolo at 19:00.

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.

From Lake Garda: Venice Full-Day Tour

3. From Lake Garda: Venice Full-Day Tour

Spend the day in one of the world’s most romantic cities on a full-day tour to Venice from Lake Garda. On the journey from the Lake Garda region to Venice, you'll stop for a short coffee break near Soave, and then hop on-board a private boat to cruise into the heart of the floating city. The estimated time of arrival in Venice is 11:00 AM. There will be a chance to book an optional 25-minute gondola ride, this is booked with your tour guide on the bus to Venice. While in Venice, take a walking tour of St Mark's with a guide and headphones and see many of the city’s most famous landmarks, such as St. Mark's Basilica, the Bridge of Sighs, and the Campanile. Stroll along the main streets to the Rialto Bridge and other monuments of La Serenissima. In the afternoon, you have some free time to relax and explore on your own. Go off the beaten path for a more authentic look at everyday life in the city. At a given time, a motor boat will be waiting to take you from St. Mark's Square to the transfer bus which will take you back to Lake Garda.

Peschiera: Half-Day Lake Garda Cruise

4. 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 with local products included in the tour price.

Venice Full-Day Group Tour from Lake Garda

5. Venice Full-Day Group Tour from Lake Garda

Spend the day in one of the world’s most romantic cities on a full-day tour to Venice from Lake Garda. Transfer across the Veneto by air-conditioned bus, and then hop on a private boat to the heart of the city. 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 near Soave. The estimated time of arrival in Venice is 11:00 AM. Upon arrival, hop on a private boat and cross the lagoon to St. Mark's. Take a 40 minute walking tour, with a guide and headphones of St Mark's and see many 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 dominant both the east and the west as the “Queen of the Adriatic.” Universally considered one of the most beautiful cities in the world, the city is built on a group of 117 small islands that are separated by canals. The central sestiere (district) is awash with beautiful squares and crumbling mansions, along with ancient churches, ateliers and bridges. In the afternoon you will have some free time to relax and explore on your own. Get 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. A boat will be waiting to take you from St. Mark's Square to the transfer bus at approximately 5:45 PM.

Dolomites Full-Day Coach Tour from Lake Garda

6. Dolomites Full-Day Coach Tour from Lake Garda

Climb aboard an air-conditioned coach at your chosen departure point in Lake Garda, and then head north up the highway towards the Dolomites. Stop for a morning break in the beautiful Fiemme Valley at the entrance to the amazing mountain range. Take in the views of the snow-capped mountains as you continue through a dramatic landscape of cliffs, forests and meadows. Reach an altitude of 2,240 meters above sea level at Pordoi Pass and get breathtaking views of the peaks of the Catinaccio, Marmolada and Sella mountains. Enjoy a break for lunch and purchase an optional ticket from your guide for the cable-way ride up to the Sass Pordoi terrace. Arrive in just a few minutes and get stunning vistas from 2,950 meters above sea level. Visit the Alpine village of Ortisei in the afternoon and see some of its famous wood carvings before the return drive to Lake Garda.

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

7. 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.

Dolomites Full-Day Tour from Lake Garda

8. Dolomites Full-Day Tour from Lake Garda

Depart Lake Garda and journey towards the Dolomites mountain range, stopping en route in the towns of Moena or Cavalese. Get some time to window shop and enjoy a cup of hot chocolate before traveling to the Pordoi Pass, 2,240 meters above sea level. Get stunning vistas of the mountains, including the summits of Marmolada, Sella and Catinaccio. Enjoy some free time for lunch and to soak up the views. Then, visit a typical mountain resort in the afternoon and discover the wood carvings and beautiful wooden buildings of the village of Ortisei. Buy a souvenir from the Dolomites in one of the delightful shops before the return trip to Lake Garda.

Verona Opera Arena: Transfer from Lake Garda & Opera Ticket

9. Verona Opera Arena: Transfer from Lake Garda & Opera Ticket

Get a pick-up by bus or minivan. Transfer to Verona; the transfer will be about 45 minutes long (it depends on the starting point). The tour guide will accompany you to the Arena, in the center of Verona. The ticket will be given to customers at gate n16 (open in Arena from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM). Your ticket is in category: unreserved stone steps and is included in the price. The opera is about 3 hours long. After the show, the tour guide will wait for all the guests and together they will reach the bus parking lot. Return at the pick-up point by bus. Here below you can find the 2022 Opera in Arena Schedule (Lyric Festival), during which the tour operator organizes the transfer service: 9:00 PM 19-Jun-21 AIDA 150 ANNIVERSARY NIGHT Gala - In case of cancellation, the performance will take place on 20-Jun 22-Jun-21 AIDA 150 ANNIVERSARY NIGHT Gala - In case of cancellation, the performance will take place on 23-Jun 25-Jun-21 Premiere Cavalleria e Pagliacci 26-Jun-21 Aida (Zeffirelli) 01-Jul-21 Aida (Zeffirelli) 02-Jul-21 Cavalleria e Pagliacci 03-Jul-21 Nabucco 09-Jul-21 Aida (Zeffirelli) 10-Jul-21 Traviata 15-Jul-21 Aida (Zeffirelli) 16-Jul-21 Traviata 17-Jul-21 Nabucco 18-Jul-21 REQUIEM di GIUSEPPE VERDI Gala 21-Jul-21 Aida (Zeffirelli) 22-Jul-21 Cavalleria e Pagliacci 23-Jul-21 Traviata 24-Jul-21 Nabucco 29-Jul-21 Premiere Turandot 30-Jul-21 Gala DOMINGO OPERA NIGHT 31-Jul-21 Cavalleria e Pagliacci 8:45 PM 01-Aug-21 Turandot 03-Aug-21 Gala ROBERTO BOLLE AND FRIENDS 04-Aug-21 Aida (Zeffirelli) 05-Aug-21 Turandot 06-Aug-21 Nabucco 07-Aug-21 Traviata 08-Aug-21 Aida (Zeffirelli) 12-Aug-21 Aida (Zeffirelli) 13-Aug-21 Nabucco 14-Aug-21 Cavalleria e Pagliacci 17-Aug-21 JONAS KAUFMANN - In case of cancellation of the performance, the GALA KAUFMANN will take place on 18-Aug 19-Aug-21 Traviata 20-Aug-21 Nabucco 21-Aug-21 Aida (Zeffirelli) 22-Aug-21 Gala IX SINFONIA 26-Aug-21 Nabucco 27-Aug-21 Aida (Zeffirelli) 28-Aug-21 Turandot 01-Sep-21 Nabucco 02-Sep-21 Traviata 03-Sep-21 Turandot 04-Sep-21 Aida (Zeffirelli)

From Verona: Sirmione and Lake Garda Small Group Tour

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

Meet the guide at the meeting point in the city center of Verona, and find a seat in a comfortable air-conditioned van for an amazing and relaxing half-day tour to lake Garda. Once you have left the city-center, pass through the countryside to reach Sirmione. Here, have the option to enjoy a lake tour by boat, giving you the opportunity to see the beautiful peninsula from the water. Options may be limited by the weather, and the availability of the boat. This beautiful medieval village, includes a castle, and will make you feel like you are back in olden times. The town is full of narrow lanes, and old shops, also called ‘botteghe’. Here you 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.

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What people are saying about Lake Garda

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Went in a small group (only 4 of us in total). Was very friendly guide giving us facts on route to the lake and also a guided tour of the area. The guide also offered to take us up to the small church and was friendly talking to us all around the areas and telling us of his travels

Very interesting excursion from Lake Garda to Verona! We were particularly satisfied with the tour guide in Verona.

Excellent guide and so informative! Our guide was very interesting to listen to. He went over and beyond.

The tour guide, Francesco, was very helpful, friendly, explained a lot and gave us tips. Gladly again

Good bus, great tour guide, varied explanations and interesting additional services.