From Lake Garda: Venice Full-Day Tour
- Duration options: 10 - 11 hours
Easy to book through the app. Picked up on time. App stated that hotel pickups not included and only one pickup available per resort. However, after walking 2 km to get to our pickup we then drove back past our hotel and picked up other passengers just a few metres from our hotel. We then proceeded to pick up other passengers from multiple pickup points in other resorts!! Loved Venice itself. Unfortunately, the commentary was heavily weighted in favour of German translation and it was difficult to pick out the English. Commentary on the boat going to Venice was impossible to hear. Don't fall for the scare stories by the guide who tries to sell you add-ons for the day eg gondola trip, meal and lagoon tour. My advice is get your own gondola and buy your own lunch (plenty of places to takeaway that are not as expensive). Lagoon tour was interesting but again difficult to hear commentary.
Boat trip was good. 15 people on a boat that could fit 40 to 50 people. Boat part of the trip took a little longer than planned, reducing our hour in Sirmione to only 35 minutes. Swim stop was nice. Location of the meeting point on our ticket was the wrong one (approximately 1.5 kilometers from the actual meeting point - I suggest you adjust that).
It was a birthday present for my dad during our 4-day stay at Sirmione and it was an amazing feat, thanks to our guide/boat captain Alex. We saw the eastern shore of the Garda Lake with its towns and castles, tasted some wine of Veneto, swam in the pristine waters of the lake and enjoyed the speedy ride. The day went perfect!
Although this trip was excellent, unfortunately it was spoilt but 3 small children on a 2 hour coach trip there and back to Venice from Lake Garda screaming and shouting. The trip is NOT suitable for children. Otherwise all very good, tour around Venice and the Lagoon and Gondola ride.
This experience was a gift for my friends that just got married and were on their honeymoon at Lake Garda. They loved it. It was in a very busy season for the hosts, however they gave them a great experience with a private tour.