Sirmione: Scenic Afternoon Boat Cruise with Prosecco & Snack
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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 pizza 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 a...
Your tour will depart from the Scaligero Castle’s port. From here you will start sailing along the peninsula’s coast, where you will be able to see Maria Callas’s 1920s villa where she felt inspired to create many of her opera characters. You will also be able to observe the nearby thermal spa baths as well as the Aquaria Wellness Center, before spotting the place where the famous poet Catullus wrote many of his poems. You will also cruise past and discover the charismatic Roman villa known as the “Grotte di Catullo“. Afterwards, you can simply just look through the waves to discover the bubbles of the underwater Boiola Sulphur Spring, which provides thermal water to Sirmione. Finally, after admiring the architecture and perfect preservation of Sirmione Castle, you will have to "lower your head" to pass under the castle drawbridge before returning back to the port.
Very funny. I went with my daughters of 10 and 11 years old and they really enjoyed the ride. I loved appreciating the charm of the lake from this unusual point of view.
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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Everything was great. Very nice driver. Was waiting for us when we were a little late and super nice to our kids. There was prosecco, beer, cola, water and pizza. And you could go swimming from the boat. I recommend driving to Sirmione in good time to get a parking space. In the end we had to walk very far because the places were either gone, much too expensive or only limited in time. That's why we were there so late with the kids. What was very stressful at the beginning to get to the boat under pressure and to get two 4 year olds to run fast
It was wonderful! Fantastically beautiful and the driver was personable, nice and humorous. Since the other guests traveling with us, almost all of them only Italians, the explanation was translated into English for us, which was completely fine. For the day when we booked the tour online, it had extremely thunderstorms and rain and therefore could not take the tour, but we were able to experience the tour the next day as an alternative ... we can warmly recommend it, we were thrilled ... Thank you for this great experience and the flexibility ...
Superb afternoon on the lake, relaxed atmosphere, music, magnificent landscapes with explanations from the captain. We took a swimming break, a little jump from the boat, a few breaststrokes then we regained our strength with Prosecco and pizza. Finally return to Sirmione with a theatrical arrival under the bridge. I highly recommend this great experience!
Really great experience..it's worth it. Then we were lucky enough to have a really good and very nice captain.
Ivan was great, it was informative, fun and exciting. Gladly again