Things to do in
Lake Garda

Boasting stunning scenery, Italy’s largest lake makes the perfect base for exploring the surrounding region.

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Gardaland Park: Open Date Entry Ticket

Gardaland Park: Open Date Entry Ticket

Head to Gardaland Park, the top theme park in Italy, for a day packed with adventure. Enjoy a magical day out at the park situated on the southeastern banks of Lake Garda, with a variety of rides suitable for all ages. Discover a wide variety of rides and shows that will satisfy a truly diverse crowd, from early childhood to adolescence and beyond. Whether amongst groups of friends or family, all the rides of Gardaland Park offer a special combination of adventure, adrenaline, dream, and fantasy. Challenge the rapids in the heart of the jungle, face chilling descents, take part in the Mammoth Arctic convoy. Daydream to your heart's content in the Fantasy Kingdom and all the themed areas. Throughout the day, explore rides such as Oblivion, The Black Hole dive coaster, and the mysterious Jungle Rapids. Float on a log on the Colorado Boat. Be amazed by the incredible style of the iconic I Corsari attraction. Experience the jungles of Jumanji - The Adventure in your own 4x4 off-road vehicle. Kids can enjoy the fantastic Peppa Pig-themed area with 3 new attractions. Sail on an exciting pirate ship, fly up in the clouds in colorful balloons, and let Grandpa Pig take you on an unforgettable trip on his cute little train.  Food and drinks are available to purchase at a range of restaurants, kiosks, and fast-food outlets. You can also pick up some fun gifts such as toy swords, t-shirts, and games at the gift shops throughout the park.

Sirmione: 25 Minute Boat Cruise around the Peninsula

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.

Gardaland SEA LIFE Aquarium: Open Date Entry Ticket

Gardaland SEA LIFE Aquarium: Open Date Entry Ticket

Embark on an interactive journey to discover some of the most beautiful creatures that live in the ocean or freshwater with tickets to Gardaland SEA LIFE Aquarium. See sea lions, red lionfish, clownfish, starfish, and more as you walk through a transparent sea tunnel. Explore 40 themed fish tanks based on underwater environments of natural marine habitats. Support SEA LIFE's ocean conservation campaigns during your visit. Stroll through the transparent underwater tunnel for a unique view of the sea creatures. Watch as sharks, stingrays, and a beautiful Napoleon fish swim undisturbed right over your head. Eat or have a snack at the Covo del Capitano fast food restaurant. In the summer season or on mild winter days you can enjoy the beautifully kept green area, with lots of fun games for children.

Gardaland Park and SEA LIFE: Open Date Entry Ticket

Gardaland Park and SEA LIFE: Open Date Entry Ticket

Explore Gardaland Park, one of the most popular amusement parks in northeastern Italy, and observe fascinating marine life at the SEA LIFE Aquarium with an open-date entry ticket. Discover the park on the southeastern banks of Lake Garda, landscaped in great detail to reference the realms of history, geography, space, and fantasy. Enjoy an array of adrenaline-pumping rides and entertaining shows with something for all members of the family, from young children to grandparents. Explore rides, such as the Oblivion – The Black Hole dive coaster and the mysterious Jungle Rapids. Float on a log on the Colorado Boat. Be amazed by the incredible style of the iconic I Corsari attraction. Experience the jungles of Jumanji - The Adventure in your own 4x4 off-road vehicle. Also, gain entry to the Gardaland SEA LIFE Aquarium. Discover 5,000 marine specimens in 40 tanks.  Walk through a transparent underwater tunnel. Watch as sharks, stingrays, and a Napoleon fish swim undisturbed right over your head. Watch films about the marine world in the aquarium cinema. Learn how you can support SEA LIFE's ocean conservation campaigns during your visit.

From Lake Garda: Full-Day Guided Group Tour of Venice

From Lake Garda: Full-Day Guided Group Tour of Venice

Spend the day in one of the world’s most romantic cities on a full-day guided tour to Venice from Lake Garda. Travel across the Veneto on an air-conditioned bus, and hop on a private boat to the heart of the city. Finally, join a walking tour from St. Mark's Square to Rialto Bridge. Following your pick-up from various points in the Lake Garda region, including Limone, Riva del Garda and Bardolino, transfer to Venice with a short coffee break (at your expense) near Soave. Arrive in Venice by 11:00 AM and hop on a private boat and cross the lagoon to St. Mark's. Take a 40-minute walking tour of St. Mark's Square, complete with a guide and headphones, and see some of the city’s most famous landmarks, such as St. Mark's Basilica, the Bridge of Sighs, and the Campanile. Stroll the main streets to the Rialto Bridge and other monuments of “La Serenissima.” Learn more about the Republic of Venice and how it came to dominate the east and the west as the “Queen of the Adriatic.” The central district is teeming with beautiful squares, canals, crumbling mansions, ancient churches, artist workshops, and bridges — all of which you get to admire on this tour. In the afternoon, get some free time to relax and explore Venice on your own. Go off the beaten path for a more authentic look at everyday life in the city, or just sit back and people-watch in one of the many cafés of Piazza San Marco. At the end of the day trip, jump back on the boat to get from St. Mark's Square to the transfer bus at approximately 5:45 PM.

From Milan: Verona, Sirmione and Lake Garda with Boat Cruise

From Milan: Verona, Sirmione and Lake Garda with Boat Cruise

Your adventure begins with departure from Milan, setting the tone for a hassle-free start to your day. Arriving in Verona, immerse yourself in the city's rich history and charm. Visit the famed Juliet's House, explore the impressive Arena di Verona, and meander through historic streets adorned with timeless architecture. Upon arrival in Sirmione, be captivated by the town's unique charm and historical significance. Embark on an exclusive boat tour around the picturesque peninsula, located on the southern shore of Lake Garda. Your private captain will navigate the waters, allowing you to take in the stunning views of the historic town, the impressive Scaliger Castle, and the natural beauty of the surrounding lake. As you glide along the water, you will also see the famous Grottoes of Catullus, ancient Roman ruins that add a touch of historical intrigue to the scenic landscape. After the serene cruise, you will have some free time to explore Sirmione at your own pace. Wander through the charming streets, visit the local shops, or relax at a lakeside café. As the day winds down, embark on a comfortable journey back to Milan, providing ample time to reflect on the unforgettable memories created during this delightful tour.

Sirmione: Sunset Boat Cruise with Local Wine

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.

Lake Garda: Cavour Water Park Skip-the-Line Entrance Ticket

Lake Garda: Cavour Water Park Skip-the-Line Entrance Ticket

Get transported to the paradisiacal beaches of the Caribbean while in Italy at the award-winning Cavour Water Park. Skip the entrance lines, then spend the day exploring the attractions that will keep all the family entertained, from children's slides to wellness spots. Once inside, discover the beach hangouts like Palm Beach, a natural white sand beach surrounded by a palm grove. Unwind from the stresses of daily life and immerse yourself in the Caribbean daydream. At Cocobay, find a private hot whirlpool and all kinds of comforts like sun loungers with canopied parasols, comfortable armchairs, and much more. Take advantage of the Tiki bar directly on the beach for fresh cocktails and smoothies. Let the children loose in the waterfalls and slides of Paradise Island, as well as Adventure Rock, an attraction carved into the rocks. For the adventurous, head to Rain Forest to test your balance or zoom down Iceberg, a six-lane sliding hill immersed in the Arctic ice. Wellness lovers, make sure to check out the Roman whirlpool and Kneipp path with hot and cold water. Or, visit the immense spaces for practicing sports, like beach volleyball and soccer. Numerous refreshment points and kiosks are located throughout the park.

Peschiera: Half-Day Lake Garda Cruise

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 in the morning 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.

Desenzano del Garda: Sunset Boat Trip at Sunset with Drink

Desenzano del Garda: Sunset Boat Trip at Sunset with Drink

This tour lasts 90 minutes. The meeting point is at the port of Desenzano, we will sail towards Sirmione to admire the peninsula from a different perspective than usual and have a toast at sunset. Admire views of Grotte di Catullo, the white Jamaica Beach, the sulphur spring of Sirmione thermal waters and Scaligero Castle. A nice way to see Sirmione!

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Very informative and beginners-friendly. Learned a lot about regional wine. Also there is an option to purchase the vines at the end of the tour

It would be good if you had option, that we can buy express tickets for Gardaland Park. But anyway it was great.

Absolutely brilliant tour, great value for money. Our tour guide was fantastic and made it a great trip

Silvia was great and we loved the tasting, tasty wines & meat, cheese. We‘ll be back!

Wonderful walking tour with great stops. Guide was fantastic. Food was delicious