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Our most recommended Sirmione Day Trips

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.

Lake Garda: Historic Castle Cruise with Wine Tasting

2. 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 Verona: Sirmione and Lake Garda Small Group Tour

3. 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.

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.

Verona & Lake Garda Day Trip from Milan

5. 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, the Roman amphitheatre (internal visit not included in the tour) and before you finally will have an incredible panoramic view on the country's largest lake. After driving from Milan to Verona, you will be taken on a guided tour, following 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 even a lot more to offer: You will visit the famous Roman amphitheatre, which was built in the 1st century AD and where nowadays every summer Verona's well-known open air operas take place. Furthermore, the tour will take you to 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.

Lugana Wine Tour With Private Panoramic Boat on Lake Garda

6. 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 Sirmione: Lugana Wine Tour

7. 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.

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

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 76 reviews

I think the company runs the tour very well. Great accommodation to customers, free bottled water and points metro/ points of interests after visit. Verona was an amazing experience with lots of shopping and food options. Pricey and refined place to visit. Lake Garda was not as pretty as Lake Como in my opinion and there was not a lot of time to explore it (not the fault of the tour as lake Garda is the biggest lake in all of Italy). Guide was experienced and had expansive knowledge on the history and politics of the region. Sense of humour kept such educational matters enjoyable as well.

Super cool experience. Fantastic guide through our 4 hours. Those of us who wanted to were allowed to sit behind the helm and steer the boat. However, I thought the wine tasting could have been better, the waiters didn't make much of an effort to talk about the different wines - maybe that's why there weren't many people who bought anything. But a delicious appetizer and dessert we got in the restaurant. Another experience awaited on Lake Garda - namely the opportunity to swim in the lake from the boat.

We really enjoyed our trip to Lake Garda. Our guide was very helpful and knowledgeable and made the trip enjoyable. We got to do everything we wanted to and never felt rushed. I would recommend this tour.

This was a great introduction to Sirmione with a pleasant boat ride around the peninsula.

Great guide, comfortable group size, gorgeous scenery.