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Sirmione: Sunset Boat Cruise with Local Wine

1. Sirmione: Sunset Boat Cruise with Local Wine

Enjoy a sunset boat tour of the Sirmione peninsula. Watch the colors of the sunset as you pass the ruins at Grotte di Catullo and Scaligero Castle. Choose from a group option with sparkling wine and a private option that includes wine and fresh fruit. Depart from the small harbor in front of Sirmione castle and embark on a 45-minute tour. Marvel at the beauty of the sunset while sipping Prosecco. Pass by the old villa of Maria Callas and the spa and beauty center Aquaria. See the largest ruins of a Roman building in Northern Italy at Grotte di Catullo. View the sulfur spring of the thermal waters of Sirmione and the towering Scaligero Castle. Feel the thrill of passing under two bridges of the castle.

Sirmione: 25 Minute Boat Cruise around the Peninsula

2. 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.

Peschiera: Half-Day Lake Garda Cruise

3. 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.

Lake Garda: Historic Castle Cruise with Wine Tasting

4. 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 Peschiera: Garda East Coast Cruise to Sirmione

5. 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.

Sirmione: Scenic Afternoon Boat Cruise with Prosecco & Snack

6. Sirmione: Scenic Afternoon Boat Cruise with Prosecco & Snack

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 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 admire the array of historical buildings that surround the lake. On the return journey to Sirmione, cruise along the eastern coast of the lake and see the Boila sulfur springs. Finally, pass under the drawbridge at Scaliger Castle, the only pedestrian access to the peninsula.

Sirmione: Peninsular and Lake Garda Boat Tour

7. 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.

From Verona: Sirmione and Lake Garda Small Group Tour

8. 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.

Lake Garda: Self-guided E-bike Tour with App & Wine Tasting

9. Lake Garda: Self-guided E-bike Tour with App & Wine Tasting

Explore Lake Garda's hamlets and landscapes at your own pace on a self-guided e-bike tour using an app. Discover local wines with an included wine tasting and vineyard visit, all while staying fit as you pedal. Cycle down bike paths and peaceful countryside roads and enjoy the Italian landscape of rolling green hills and fields. Pick up your e-bike and head off on your adventure. Follow the instructions on your app, available on your smartphone, so you never lose your way. Best of all, stop, rest, or go as fast as you wish as this is your tour. Begin by riding towards Sirmione, a unique village at the very end of a long peninsula. Lock your bike outside the castle and stroll through the narrow streets. If you have the time, don't miss Catullo's grottoes with the emerald waters of Lake Garda all around you. After visiting bustling Sirmione, cycle towards the quiet inland ladnscape, through Lugana's iconic vineyards. Here, stop for a wine tasting to savor local flavors before cycling back to your starting point to drop off your e-bike.

Verona & Lake Garda Day Trip from Milan

10. 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.

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Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 110 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 .

This was the absolute best cruise. We watched the sunset, drank delicious Prosecco, and had the best captain. The captain made our trip super fun. I would definitely do this again. Also a bargain for the price compared to other tours

What a lovely way to see Sirmione looks stunning at sunset. The boat was very comfortable and calm and there was plenty of Prosecco certainly a lot more than one glass! A must if you have the time

Excellent tour! We had a great captain. Purchased extra bottle of wine at the wine tasting, 8.50 Euro. Trip was as advertised. Definitely rate as a Recommend.

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