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Peschiera: Half-Day Lake Garda Cruise

1. 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 Peschiera: Garda East Coast Cruise to Sirmione

2. From Peschiera: Garda East Coast Cruise to Sirmione

Take a morning or afternoon cruise from the port of Peschiera. Cruise up the east coast of Lake Garda while the Captain briefly explains the main attractions to be seen from the boat. Before reaching the town of Sirmione, there will be a short swim stop where you can jump straight from the boat into the cool water. After the swim, the Captain will dock in Sirmione, passing the famous Jamaica Beach and Grottoes of Catullus on the way. Once in Sirmione, enjoy 45 minutes to one hour of time to explore the historic city center at your leisure before the return trip to Peschiera.

Verona & Lake Garda Day Trip from Milan

3. Verona & Lake Garda Day Trip from Milan

Get to know Verona, and Lake Garda on this day trip from Milan. Your guide will take you to the famous Shakespearean sights of Romeo & Juliet and the Roman amphitheater (outside only). And before your tour ends, marvel at incredible panoramic views of the country's largest lake. After driving from Milan to Verona, you will be taken on a guided tour, following in the footsteps of William Shakespeare's famous play 'Romeo & Juliet'. You will get to see the famous balcony of the Capulet residence where Romeo was said to have called out to his beloved Juliet. But Verona has a lot more to offer. Visit the famous Roman amphitheater, which was built in the 1st century AD, and where nowadays every summer Verona's well-known open-air operas take place, and see Piazza Mercato and other beautiful architectural places in downtown Verona. For lunch, you will be given some free time to explore the city by yourself and optionally do some shopping or simply enjoy the picturesque old town in one of Verona's splendid cafés. After lunch, we will continue our journey to Sirmione, a small fortified village at the end of a narrow peninsula that extends for about 4 km into Lake Garda and offers wonderful panoramic views on the eastern and western shores of the lake.  Your guide will give you an extensive tour of the old town, before you may optionally join a boat tour on the lake.

From Bergamo: Verona and Sirmione Full-Day Tour

4. From Bergamo: Verona and Sirmione Full-Day Tour

Depart Bergamo and journey to the medieval city of Verona, where you can travel back to the days of Shakespeare and call for Romeo from the balcony of Juliet's House. Admire the Roman arena, where operas and summer concerts are still performed on a regular basis. Get some time to stroll the narrow streets and discover Renaissance palaces at leisure. Then, make your way to Lake Garda and visit Sirmione. Wander the narrow streets of the former Roman summer retreat to see highlights such as the ruins of the city walls and Roman villa. Marvel at the 13th-century castle and see a rare example of a medieval port fortification used by the Scaliger fleet.

From Lazise: Lake Garda South Coast Cruise to Sirmione

5. From Lazise: Lake Garda South Coast Cruise to Sirmione

Spend a full day exploring the southern part of Lake Garda while listening to some brief explanations about the main attractions to be seen: Rocca Di Garda, Villa Canossa, Punta San Vigilio, Isola del Garda, and many more. Along the way, stop to swim in the clear waters of the lake. Jump right from the boat into the water and admire the beautiful natural surroundings. After, savor a vegetarian pasta lunch onboard. Then, dock in Sirmione, passing the famous Jamaica Beach and Grottoes of Catullus on the way. Once in Sirmione, get 1-hour to explore the historic city center at your leisure before the return trip to Lazise.

Sirmione: Walking and Speedboat Tour

6. Sirmione: Walking and Speedboat Tour

Explore beautiful Sirmione, with it's unique location on Lake Garda, out on the tip of a peninsula. Walk through the old, walled town and take a boat tour around the shoreline. Learn about the Roman remains and medieval castle, that give Sirmione its special atmosphere.  See the humble fishermen's houses and thermal spa that makes Sirmione the most visited resort on the lake. The historical center is located on an island and is reached through a bridge which you will enter with your professional guide. View an impressive Roman-era villa and medieval frescoes.  Get a feel for the city as you stroll through it's picturesque streets, listening to it's centuries of history from your guide. Following your walking tour, board a speedboat to view the peninsula from the cool of the water.

From Peschiera: South Coast Lake Garda Cruise to Sirmione

7. From Peschiera: South Coast Lake Garda Cruise to Sirmione

Enjoy a full-day cruise from the port of Peschiera. Explore the southern part of Lake Garda while the Captain briefly explains the main attractions to be seen from the boat: Rocca Di Garda, Villa Canossa, Punta San Vigilio, Isola del Garda, and many more.  Along the way, stop to swim in the clear waters of the lake while the Capitan prepares a vegetarian pasta lunch onboard. Jump right from the boat into the water and admire the beautiful natural surroundings.  After the swim, the Captain will dock in Sirmione, passing the famous Jamaica Beach and Grottoes of Catullus on the way. Once in Sirmione, passengers will enjoy 1 hour to explore the historic city center at their leisure before the return trip to Peschiera.

Sirmione: 2-Hour Sightseeing Walking Tour

8. 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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Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 12 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 .

A very nice day and highly recommended. Gigi is super nice, explains a lot and the food was delicious. My little one (7) was even allowed to drive himself, which was of course a highlight.

First class experience from start to finish. Gigi was a great driver, friendly and knowledgeable. Felt very safe at all times

The experience was very nice, despite the weather. Our captain made our journey unforgettable.

Great trip out on Lake Garda, swimming, sightseeing and relaxing.