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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.

Sirmione: Scenic Afternoon Boat Cruise with Prosecco & Snack

2. 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.

From Lazise: Lake Garda South Coast Cruise to Sirmione

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

Spend a full day exploring the southern part of Lake Garda while listening to 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, enjoy 1 hour to explore the historic city center at your leisure before the return trip to Lazise.

From Peschiera: South Coast Lake Garda Cruise to Sirmione

4. 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.

Lake Garda: Private Pasta-Making Class at a Local's Home

5. Lake Garda: Private Pasta-Making Class at a Local's Home

Immerse yourself in a private pasta-making class at a local cook's home and learn the secrets of the region's most famous pasta dishes, tasting the fruit of your labour accompanied by a glass of local wine. During the lesson, the cook will reveal the tricks of the trade of 3 authentic regional pasta recipes. Have fun putting your cooking skills to the test. Each participant will have a workstation equipped with utensils and all the ingredients to make the dishes - alongside the cook's expertise, of course.

From Sirmione: Lugana Wine Tour

6. From Sirmione: Lugana Wine Tour

Enjoy a unique wine-tasting experience in the beautiful Lake Garda region and discover the secrets of Lugana wine on this informative adventure.  Get picked up from your hotel at 9 AM and be transported to two local wineries for fascinating guided tours. Learn about the process of local wine production from your expert local guide.  During each tour, taste the bold flavors of these world-famous wines and sample regional food. Afterwards, enjoy a delicious traditional lunch in a local trattoria before being dropped off back at your hotel at around 2:30 PM.

Lugana Wine Tour With Private Panoramic Boat on Lake Garda

7. Lugana Wine Tour With Private Panoramic Boat on Lake Garda

Lake Garda is one of the most charming places in Italy and the soul of Italian resorts. It is also the birthplace of Lugana wine, a delicate and exquisite white that will lead the way on this tour through beautiful panoramas and delicious culinary delights, including a visit to the beautiful old town of Sirmione. Visiting the southern shores of Lake Garda, Italy’s biggest lake, you will not only enjoy a wonderful boat trip where you will experience the magnificent panoply of colors that the Mediterranean will provide, but you will also learn the history of Lugana wine in the region and find out about how to marry Lugana wine with the traditional food of the region. Your tour will start with a hotel pick-up and a visit to Lake Garda, which is one of the most beautiful and largest lakes in Italy. The edge of Lake Garda will be rich with olive groves and mellow vineyards, characterized by a mild climate, which will combine to make for one of Italy’s most picturesque landscapes. The center of the beautiful old town of Sirmione reaches into Lake Garda and is connected to the mainland by a long narrow isthmus. This town has been a favorite resort for relaxation since the ancient Roman aristocracy was attracted here by the mild climate and curative thermal springs. It is a very popular tourist destination and a favorite resting place for travelers from all over the world. You will visit one of the best and the oldest winemaking companies in Sirmione accompanied by a professional sommelier. The Lugana winery is a perfect illustration of how local traditions are combined with the latest modern technologies. In the year 2000, a new cellar fully equipped with state of the art technology was built here but the wines continue to age in traditional French oak barrels. You will be invited to the cellar and taste several varieties of wine. During the walk in the vineyards, you will learn everything you can about the culture, climate and character of this beautiful lakeshore region. After an inspiring walk around Sirmione, with your appetite aroused, you will be taken for a gourmet lunch to taste the delights of the local cuisine in one of the best restaurants in the region. Here, you will enjoy the excellent combination of smooth Lugana wine and meals made of lake fish, pasta with seafood or white meats such as baked veal. After lunch, you will take a wonderful boat trip on Lake Garda, which shows off a variety of blue, green and Turquoise hues. Surrounding it under Mediterranean skies, the landscape will be composed of luxurious and diverse greenery, amongst which you will find charming villas and parks. You will pass and stop by the attractive small towns, scattered along its banks, which look as if they have escaped the touch of time. Here and there, castles dating from 12th and 13th centuries will also be seen.

From Milan: Full-Day Discovering Garda Lake

8. From Milan: Full-Day Discovering Garda Lake

Your guide will meet you at the Central Station in Milan and in just 1-hour, you will reach Desenzano Del Garda. Desenzano is a attractive village and a popular bathing resort. Its historical, artistic and archaeological culture makes it is one of the most appreciated cities on the lake. After a tour of the city, your guide will escort you to the harbor to take a boat to Sirmione, a splendid peninsula in the midst of the lake, a little heaven to spend your time seeking natural and gastronomical treats. Here, you will have your free lunch and free time and after that spoil yourself with an ice cream tasting (typical gelato Italiano). Return by boat to Desenzano for some shopping and free time. When you will be ready, your guide will escort you to the station in order to get the train to Milan.

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What people are saying about Sirmione

An adventure on lake Garda, sightseeing and some interesting facts and storys. Very good winetasting and food in the town Bardolio and swim afterwards in the lake. The guide Matteo was excellent, expecially when the weather changed suddenly for the worse and the boat could hardly menage the waves. It became a bit risky for about half an hour and the trip extended to five hours due to weather conditions. I wonder if there was life jackets on board? Anyways, it went well and I would deffinetly go again.

Great 4 hrs perfectly timed. Wine tasting done very well. The highlight was swimming in the lake so take or wear your bathers. If you bring a sense of fun, you will absolutely love this trip !

Great captain ‍✈️ very committed/ happy enjoys his work, great fast ride across Lake Garda well organized ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Amazing experience would recommend to anyone visiting the region for a perfect day all planned and private

Beautiful place. Great tour experience. Small group nice wine! Superb!!