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

1. 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. Travel back in time at the 4D Ice Age adventure and float on a log on the Colorado Boat. Be amazed by the incredible style of the iconic I Corsari attraction. New for 2022, experience the jungles of Jumanji - The Adventure in your own 4x4 off-road vehicle. Navigate your way through dangerous animals, falling obstacles, and a mighty stone giant to return the sacred jewel back to the fabled shrine in a race against time to save Jumanji. 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 beverages are available to purchase at a range of restaurants, kiosks, and fast-food outlets, while you can pick up some unusual gifts, such as toy swords, t-shirts, and games, at a host of gift shops throughout the park.

Gardaland Park and SEA LIFE Aquarium: Open Date Entry Ticket

2. Gardaland Park and SEA LIFE Aquarium: Open Date Entry Ticket

Explore Gardaland, the oldest park in Italy, and the SEA LIFE Acquarium with this special pass. Discover is the most popular theme park in Italy and the fascinating marine life of the aquarium. 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. Throughout the day, you will be able to explore the rides, such as the Oblivion – The Black Hole dive coaster and the mysterious Jungle Rapids. Travel back in time at the 4D Ice Age adventure and float on a log on the Colorado Boat. New for 2022, experience the jungles of Jumanji - The Adventure in your own 4x4 off-road vehicle. Navigate your way through dangerous animals, falling obstacles, and a mighty stone giant to return the sacred jewel back to the fabled shrine in a race against time to save Jumanji. The pass also includes entrance to the Gardaland SEA LIFE Aquarium. Discover some of the most beautiful creatures on the planet, with 5,000 specimens in 37 tanks.  Visit the interactive rock pools, where you can touch a real shark egg and get a close-up view of the starfish. Don’t miss shark-feeding time, a thrilling sight to behold.  Walk through the unique transparent underwater tunnel. You'll be lost for words as sharks, stingrays and a beautiful Napoleon fish swim undisturbed right over your head. Watch fascinating films about the marine world in the aquarium cinema. Learn how you can support SEA LIFE's ocean conservation campaigns during your visit.

Gardaland Park: 2-Day Open Date Entry Ticket

3. Gardaland Park: 2-Day Open Date Entry Ticket

Explore Gardaland Park, the top theme park in Italy, across two days with a special 2-day pass. Enjoy a magical time at the park situated on the southeastern banks of Lake Garda, with a variety of rides and attractions 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. Travel back in time at the 4D Ice Age adventure and float on a log on the Colorado Boat. Be amazed by the incredible style of the iconic I Corsari attraction. New for 2022, experience the jungles of Jumanji - The Adventure in your own 4x4 off-road vehicle. Navigate your way through dangerous animals, falling obstacles, and a mighty stone giant to return the sacred jewel back to the fabled shrine in a race against time to save Jumanji. 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 beverages are available to purchase at a range of restaurants, kiosks, and fast-food outlets, while you can pick up some unusual gifts, such as toy swords, t-shirts, and games, at a host of gift shops throughout the park.

Lake Garda: 2-Hour Guided Trike Tour

4. Lake Garda: 2-Hour Guided Trike Tour

Do something different on your trip to Lake Garda and experience the stunning scenery and pretty villages by trike. Get behind the wheel to experience its low center of gravity, ultra-wide tires and high performance. Benefit from a short introduction on how to drive the trike from an experienced guide on arrival. Then, head for the hills and pass typical villages far from the crowds. Venture down winding side roads and stop at breathtaking vantage points to take stunning photos of the coastline. Return along a scenic coastal road and turn heads as you make your way back to the starting point.

Valpolicella: 1.5-Hour Guided Winery Tour with Wine Tasting

5. Valpolicella: 1.5-Hour Guided Winery Tour with Wine Tasting

Discover beautiful Valpolicella on an exclusive guided winery tour and a tasting experience with a professional sommelier. During 1.5 hours, tour the vineyards and wine cellar. Learn about the history of wine and winemaking methods, and take part in an exceptional wine tasting with wines like Valpolicella Classic & Superior, and Amarone. In the Valpolicella area, the amazing landscape between Lake Garda and Verona, make a visit to a high-end winery estate and discover how high-quality wines are made. Hear the history of the estate and explanations of the methods and techniques of wine production. Follow the journey from the grape harvest in the vineyard located in the surrounding area to the final stage of the bottling. After your tour, taste a selection of 6 delicious quality wines, such as Valpolicella, Recioto, and Amarone, accompanied by a selection of local cured meats and cheeses. Let an expert guide you through the tasting as you listen to in-depth commentary on the particularity of these premium Italian wines.

Verona & Lake Garda: Full-Day Tour from Lido di Jesolo

6. Verona & Lake Garda: Full-Day Tour from Lido di Jesolo

As this full-day (11-hour) excursion begins, you’ll relax on a bus transfer to Verona and listen to your guide’s comments about the trip highlights and the history of Verona and Sirmione. Take in views of the Veneto countryside and the scenic beauty of Lake Garda and its Mediterranean vegetation of olive trees, cypresses, magnolias, oleanders, and lemon trees. You'll arrive in Verona at about 11:00 and then embark on a guided walking tour of the center. Visit the colorful and lively Piazza delle Erbe that was the site of the Roman Forum. See the house of Juliet with the famous balcony, the Piazza dei Signori, where you’ll find the old City Hall, and the nearby Scaligere Tomb and Piazza Bra, which is the center of modern Verona. From Piazza Bra you’ll see the second-largest amphitheater in Italy (after the Colosseum), built in the first century for Roman performances and gladiator battles. It is now a venue for opera performances. After the guided tour you’ll have some free time on your own. Next you’ll depart on the 30-minute drive to Sirmione, a tiny town on the banks of Lake Garda. In Sirmione you can enjoy an optional boat trip (of around 20 minutes) to the far side of the lake. You’ll have free time to explore the romantic peninsula of Sirmione and take in the town’s narrow streets and its medieval walls and castle. Depart Sirmione at around 16:30, arriving in Jesolo at 19:00.

Lake Garda: Historic Castle Cruise with Wine Tasting

7. 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.

Peschiera: Half-Day Lake Garda Cruise

8. 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 with local products included in the tour price.

Bardolino: Half-Day Cruise on Lake Garda with Drinks

9. Bardolino: Half-Day Cruise on Lake Garda with Drinks

Delve into the past and traditions of the Lake Garde region on this boat trip. Come onboard the San Nicolò, a historical sailboat where the past and present become one. Enjoy an alternative half-day cruise on Lake Garde that combines relaxation, elegance, comfort, and enchanting landscapes. Depart from the harbor of Bardolino, and discover the lake's highlights. The first stage is Garda, followed by Punta San Vigilio and Isola del Garda, with their impressive villas. During the boat tour, stay refreshed with wine and water, and listen to music onboard. Enjoy time, too, to dive into the waters of the lake.

From Lake Garda: Venice Full-Day Tour

10. From Lake Garda: Venice Full-Day Tour

Spend the day in one of the world’s most romantic cities on a full-day tour to Venice from Lake Garda. On the journey from the Lake Garda region to Venice, you'll stop for a short coffee break near Soave, and then hop on-board a private boat to cruise into the heart of the floating city. The estimated time of arrival in Venice is 11:00 AM. There will be a chance to book an optional 25-minute gondola ride, this is booked with your tour guide on the bus to Venice. While in Venice, take a walking tour of St Mark's with a guide and headphones and see many of the city’s most famous landmarks, such as St. Mark's Basilica, the Bridge of Sighs, and the Campanile. Stroll along the main streets to the Rialto Bridge and other monuments of La Serenissima. In the afternoon, you have some free time to relax and explore on your own. Go off the beaten path for a more authentic look at everyday life in the city. At a given time, a motor boat will be waiting to take you from St. Mark's Square to the transfer bus which will take you back to Lake Garda.

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What people are saying about Lake Garda

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 2,599 reviews

Excellent organisation, very helpful company member changed pick-up point without any problem. Comfortable journey from Bardolino. Fabulous, knowledgeable tour guide. Very good transition from coach to Venice. Well planned and enjoyable itinerary enabled us to get a flavour of a beautiful city and left us wanting to return in the future for more. Would recommend the experience and opportunity to take the tour. Well worth the money.

A beautiful experience, mine was also a perfect day because there were not many people in the park since the weather was not beautiful, therefore a perfect day for queues, and for attractions.

We stayed very well. The attractions are well managed. We went on a rainy day but we still managed to do many attractions.

It was all easy. Great price, ease of getting tickets and the convenience of free cancellation. The very good operators

Great fun for family! Great and professional staff! Maximum safety.