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Lake Garda: 2-Hour Guided Trike Tour

1. 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

2. 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.

Peschiera: Half-Day Lake Garda Cruise

3. 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.

From Lake Garda: Venice Full-Day Tour

4. 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.

Lake Garda: Wine Tour and Tasting Experience in Bardolino

5. Lake Garda: Wine Tour and Tasting Experience in Bardolino

Taste the most important wines made in the area with the guidance of a professional Sommelier, who will walk you through the tasting process and explain what makes these Italian wines so unique.  The visit begins with a guided tour of the winery where you will learn about the methods and techniques of wine production. Journey through the traditions of high-quality wine production, from the harvest from the surrounding vineyards to the final stage of bottling.  At the end of the tour, enjoy an exclusive wine tasting experience where you will sample 2 red and 2 white wine varieties paired with local products.

Lazise: Historical Center Wine Tasting Tour

6. Lazise: Historical Center Wine Tasting Tour

Taste 6 exceptional Garda wines of the ZF4 Cellar on this wine tasting in the historical center of Lazise. Learn the local winemaking traditions as you taste the different varieties, paired with local olive oil and snacks.   As you enter the aged cellar of the recently renovated historic courtyard, you’ll see how it retains hints of its rural past, which creates a relaxed and jovial atmosphere. Start your tasting with the fresh white and rosè wines, followed by a Bardolino. Then, it's on to 3 vintages of red wine, Syrah, Così, and Ettore. The tasting will be paired with quality cold cuts, cheese and bread, and Garda olive oil, produced by the cellar itself. During your tasting, learn the history and the philosophy behind their wine production, using traditional methods passed down through generations. Leave your experience with an authentic taste of one of the most well-known winemaking regions in the world.

Venice Full-Day Group Tour from Lake Garda

7. Venice Full-Day Group Tour from Lake Garda

Spend the day in one of the world’s most romantic cities on a full-day tour to Venice from Lake Garda. Transfer across the Veneto by air-conditioned bus, and then hop on a private boat to the heart of the city. 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 near Soave. The estimated time of arrival in Venice is 11:00 AM. Upon arrival, hop on a private boat and cross the lagoon to St. Mark's. Take a 40 minute walking tour, with a guide and headphones of St Mark's and see many 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 dominant both the east and the west as the “Queen of the Adriatic.” Universally considered one of the most beautiful cities in the world, the city is built on a group of 117 small islands that are separated by canals. The central sestiere (district) is awash with beautiful squares and crumbling mansions, along with ancient churches, ateliers and bridges. In the afternoon you will have some free time to relax and explore on your own. Get 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. A boat will be waiting to take you from St. Mark's Square to the transfer bus at approximately 5:45 PM.

Dolomites Full-Day Coach Tour from Lake Garda

8. Dolomites Full-Day Coach Tour from Lake Garda

Climb aboard an air-conditioned coach at your chosen departure point in Lake Garda, and then head north up the highway towards the Dolomites. Stop for a morning break in the beautiful Fiemme Valley at the entrance to the amazing mountain range. Take in the views of the snow-capped mountains as you continue through a dramatic landscape of cliffs, forests and meadows. Reach an altitude of 2,240 meters above sea level at Pordoi Pass and get breathtaking views of the peaks of the Catinaccio, Marmolada and Sella mountains. Enjoy a break for lunch and purchase an optional ticket from your guide for the cable-way ride up to the Sass Pordoi terrace. Arrive in just a few minutes and get stunning vistas from 2,950 meters above sea level. Visit the Alpine village of Ortisei in the afternoon and see some of its famous wood carvings before the return drive to Lake Garda.

Lake Garda: Taste and Aroma Wine Tasting Experience

9. Lake Garda: Taste and Aroma Wine Tasting Experience

The experience starts with a visit and walk to the vineyards, to discover the various kind of grapes and to learn the approach of the farm to the land and to the nature around. Taste Bardolino, a young red wine from local vines, Bardolino Chiaretto, a rosè wine with a unique crispness, and Brol Grande Bardolino Classico, a single vineyard red wine, aged in concrete tanks. Experience a Garganega, white wine with mineral aromas and treat your palate. At the tasting area, you will be invited to smell the perfume of some spices, herbs, and fresh fruits, that will guide you in recognizing, learning, and finding the distinctive aroma of each wine. The experience takes place in our tasting room or, in the warm seasons, outside. The tasting is followed by a Merenda (snacks) with Soppressata (local salami) and Monte Veronese (local cheese).

Lake Garda: Wine and Food Tastings in the Vineyards

10. Lake Garda: Wine and Food Tastings in the Vineyards

Learn about local flavors in a wonderful Lake Garda location during this tasting of local wines and foods at a vineyard in Lazise. Spend time in the vineyards and cellar, and taste up to 6 wines with cold cuts, cheeses, Garda extra virgin olive oil, and bread. Sipping on a white Garganega, a Chiaretto, or sparkling wine, begin your journey into the world of wine on Lake Garda. With your drink in hand, start learning about the quality of grapes and production methods. Taste test Verona's salami and cheeses along with different types of wine from reds to fresh and fruity types. Before the end of the experience, get a taste of Garda’s one and only extra virgin olive oil that’s perfectly paired with toasted bread. Experience its fruity and delicate flavors that only Garda can guarantee.

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What people are saying about Lake Garda

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based on 373 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.

Amazing experience with professional guide. Immersion in the magic world of Valpolichella wines in the Farina's familial winery. Combinations of local food and wines was excellent and prices are matching the quality if the product.

Very interesting excursion from Lake Garda to Verona! We were particularly satisfied with the tour guide in Verona.

Excellent guide and so informative! Our guide was very interesting to listen to. He went over and beyond.

The tour guide, Francesco, was very helpful, friendly, explained a lot and gave us tips. Gladly again