Sirmione
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  • 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.

    Breve tour intorno a Sirmione, ottima esperienza. Simpaticissimo Alex che ci ha accompagnato raccontandoci qualcosa in più su questa magnifica città.

  • Sirmione: Scenic Afternoon Boat Cruise with Prosecco & Pizza

    2. Sirmione: Scenic Afternoon Boat Cruise with Prosecco & Pizza

    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...

  • Lake Garda: Historic Castle Cruise with Wine Tasting

    3. 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.

    Our trip was fabulous!!! Our boat captain was very entertaining and made the trip so much more enjoyable than I expected. He entertained us until the very minute we got off the boat. The wine tasting was great. We had three generous samples of wine and some light snacks that were more than enough. Stopping to swim was refreshing considering it was quite warm the day we went. When we got on the boat at the beginning of the trip, we were all strangers, but at the end, we parted as friends.

  • Sirmione: Peninsular and Lake Garda Boat Tour

    4. Sirmione: Peninsular and Lake Garda Boat Tour

    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.

  • Lake Garda: Sirmione Sunset Boat Tour

    5. Lake Garda: Sirmione Sunset Boat Tour

    Lake Garda and the Peninsula of Sirmione have always been considered some of the symbols of natural beauty of Northern Italy. Hop aboard and explore them on board a motorboat. Breathe in the magical atmosphere of the lake during the sunset and enjoy a 30-minutes boat tour. During this experience, you will take in some highlights of Lake Garda, such as the medieval Castle of Sirmione, the Catullo caves and luxury villas, such as Maria Calla's former home. Don't miss this unique chance to discover one of the nicest places on Lake Garda during sunset.

  • From Verona: Sirmione and Lake Garda Small Group Tour

    6. 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.

    Fantastic experience. Sirmione was beautiful. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and nothing was too much trouble. We also took a boat trip round Lake Garda. Thoroughly recommend.

  • Sirmione: 2-Hour Sightseeing Walking Tour

    7. Sirmione: 2-Hour Sightseeing Walking Tour

    Get an insider’s view of Sirmione’s charming peninsula on a small-group 2-hour walking tour of the area, including Rocca Scaligero - an impressive 13th century castle. Begin your urban walking adventure by meeting your guide right before the Sirmione Bridge. Take in views of the bay, Lake Garda's turquoise waters, the stunning Sirmione Castle, and the Santa Maria Maggiore Church. Walk along the lake promenade, and see the Bojola source, the Church of San Pietro in Mavino, and the beautiful, yellow Villa of Maria Callas - the famous opera singer's home when she lived on Lake Garda in the 1950s. Learn historical facts of the area from your local guide and visit all the must-see locations of the peninsula.

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What people are saying about Sirmione

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 110 reviews

Our trip was fabulous!!! Our boat captain was very entertaining and made the trip so much more enjoyable than I expected. He entertained us until the very minute we got off the boat. The wine tasting was great. We had three generous samples of wine and some light snacks that were more than enough. Stopping to swim was refreshing considering it was quite warm the day we went. When we got on the boat at the beginning of the trip, we were all strangers, but at the end, we parted as friends.

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!

The excursion is 100% recommendable !!! We were pleasantly surprised at how nice the trip was. Time passed very quickly, everything was well organized. Our guide Carlo answered every question, the music was on, the atmosphere was great! The wine tasting and the snacks as you would expect ... the tour was definitely worth the money. Definitely do :-)

We had a guide by the name of stephano who was just awesome. He showed us corners in addition to those planned very nice and gave us a lot of information on a lot of places. He was the best of all guides, there is nothing more to say. If you want a really good experience, choose it.

An excursion that allows us to enjoy the sunset on Lake Garda and go around Sirmione. Really very nice and worth it. Also nice to be able to make a toast with prosecco. The money well spent. Magnificent