Castello di Sirmione

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Lake Garda: Historic Castle Cruise with Wine Tasting

1. 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.

Lake Garda: 4-hour Guided Boat Cruise with Stop in Sirmione

2. Lake Garda: 4-hour Guided Boat Cruise with Stop in Sirmione

Cruise across the sparkling waters of Lake Garda on a guided boat trip. Relax in a sun-shaded seat on deck or below, as you take in the views and learn about the lake’s most iconic sights from your captain. Explore the historic town of Sirmione in a 2-hour stopover before heading back to port. Take your seat on the tour boat and sail across the calm waters of Lake Garda. Learn about Villa di Maria Callas, Jamaica Beach, and the Roman history of the area from your captain. Take unforgettable photos in front of the "Fonte Boiola", a source of sulfurous water that heats the lake from below.  Dock at the port of Sirmione, where you will have 2 hours of free time to walk through the charming alleys of the historic peninsula at leisure. Use the time to visit the Catullo's Caves, indulge in a delicious gelato, or have an espresso on the lakefront. Then, climb back aboard the boat. On your way back to the dock, enjoy views of the stately Villa Canossa and the cypress and olive trees of Punta San Vigilio headland, considered the Pearl of the Lake, before arriving back at your starting point.

Lake Garda: Boat Trip to Sirmione & Free Time

3. Lake Garda: Boat Trip to Sirmione & Free Time

Visit the town of Sirmione and its historical weekly market as you reach it by crossing the lake starting from the west coast. Get picked up from Portese, San Felice or Manerba, then head straight to Sirmione. Admire stunning views of Island of San Biagio, Rocca di Manerba, Jamaica Beach and the Grottoes of Catullus on the way. Upon arrival, get off the boat and enjoy 2,5 hours of free time in Sirmione. Stroll along the narrow streets of the center, enjoy a drink in one of its many bars, have lunch in one of its famous restaurants, buy a souvenir in the shops of the historic center and taste an ice cream in one of its numerous ice cream parlors around the peninsula. The return to the starting point is scheduled for after lunch - early afternoon.

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What people are saying about Castello di Sirmione

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 65 reviews

I speak on behalf of my parents, to whom I gave this experience: they were enthusiastic, impeccable organization, very nice guide, splendid places, the thrill of the motorboat, the beauty of Garda and the food and wine experience. They will repeat without a doubt!

Really nice trip. Nice guide, just fun on the lake. Prepare for a brisk ride with a few snacks and a wine tasting as a stopover. If you like to go a little faster boat it is highly recommended.

A very nice 4-hour boat tour with a very friendly captain, the wine tasting in Bardolino with a snack can only be recommended. Was a very successful afternoon. Gladly again !

A great experience with a great tour guide (captain)! The wine tasting in Bardolino, which was also included, was of course also a highlight. Highly recommended!

Excellent from start to finish, boat trip was good fun and wine tasting very good, we left with 4 of the recommended wines.