Our most recommended things to do in Riva del Garda

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.

Verona Full-Day Tour from Lake Garda

Verona Full-Day Tour from Lake Garda

Enjoy a full-day tour of Verona, with round-trip transfers from a host of locations in Lake Garda, including Limone, Lazise and Riva del Garda. Travel by air-conditioned coach and see lights like the Square of Lords and Juliet's House.  Following a comfortable transfer, explore Verona which has developed progressively for over 2,000 years. Admire artistic elements of the highest quality from different periods, including the ever-present contributions of the Scaligeri family. Take a short walk into the city center, where a local guide will take you to the Verona Arena. See one of the finest Roman theaters still in use in existence anywhere in the world. Continue to the Square of Lords (Piazza dei Signori) and Square of Herbs (Piazza delle Erbe), before going to Juliet's House to see messages of love written by visitors from around the world. Go to the Castelvecchio and see the tombs of the Scala family (Arche Scaligere). Look at the Ponte Pietra, a Roman arch bridge that spans the Adige River. Have free time for some retail therapy on one of the most elegant streets in Italy. Stroll down the Via Mazzini and window shop (or max out your credit cards) before your return transfer to Lake Garda.

Peschiera del Garda: Lake Garda self-guided Vespa tour

Peschiera del Garda: Lake Garda self-guided Vespa tour

Want to take a round tour of the lake? Keep in mind that the most obvious way is sometimes far from the best. Our route offers you the most logical, pleasant and interesting way to do the “round trip”. Save your time and money by trusting our expertise. Each year we ride out in search for the best roads and the finest attractions along the Garda shoreline, preparing your ideal route. No traffic jams, no parking issues, no searching for a place to dine. You won’t waste a single minute, see the lake from all of the best spots, and spend a day full of delights and discoveries. You will: - See all most scenic spots on Lake Garda in a single day. - Optimize your route: ride over small roads far away from heavy traffic. - Get the most impressive views of the lake from both shores. Including the famous view from over 300 meters high. - Stock on local produce from our partners’ store located high up in the mountains. You get a special discount, as well. - Have lunch in an authentic restaurant, where a table is always waiting for you. - Take the ferry across the lake at a discounted fare. Avoid wasting your time waiting in the boarding line. - Take a drive down one of the officially most beautiful roads in the world, the Strada della Forra and see the fabulous gorge - Taste delicious ice cream while enjoying one of the best views over the lake at a bar run by our friends in Tremosine area - Rest assured that not a single minute is wasted in search of directions or a parking lot. Just enjoy your trip, pure and undiluted. Hop on a stylish Vespa scooter and hit the road! We guarantee a lot of impressions and great photos!

Riva del Garda: Lake Garda self-guided Vespa tour

Riva del Garda: Lake Garda self-guided Vespa tour

Want to take a round tour of the lake? Keep in mind that the most obvious way is sometimes far from the best. Our route offers you the most logical, pleasant and interesting way to do the “round trip”. Save your time and money by trusting our expertise. Each year we ride out in search for the best roads and the finest attractions along the Garda shoreline, preparing your ideal route. No traffic jams, no parking issues, no searching for a place to dine. You won’t waste a single minute, see the lake from all of the best spots, and spend a day full of delights and discoveries. You will: - See all most scenic spots on Lake Garda in a single day. - Optimize your route: ride over small roads far away from heavy traffic. - Get the most impressive views of the lake from both shores. Including the famous view from over 300 meters high. - Stock on local produce from our partners’ store located high up in the mountains. You get a special discount, as well. - Have lunch in an authentic restaurant, where a table is always waiting for you. - Take the ferry across the lake at a discounted fare. Avoid wasting your time waiting in the boarding line. - Take a drive down one of the officially most beautiful roads in the world, the Strada della Forra and see the fabulous gorge - Taste delicious ice cream while enjoying one of the best views over the lake at a bar run by our friends in Tremosine area - Rest assured that not a single minute is wasted in search of directions or a parking lot. Just enjoy your trip, pure and undiluted. Hop on a stylish Vespa scooter and hit the road! We guarantee a lot of impressions and great photos!

Lake Garda: QC Termegarda Spa Admission Ticket

Lake Garda: QC Termegarda Spa Admission Ticket

A magical estate between Verona and Franciacorta A 15th-century Renaissance residence provides the setting for the resort and spa of QC Termegarda: an oasis of tranquillity immersed in the silence of nature, where you can indulge in the benefits of whirlpools, relaxation rooms, steam baths and Kneipp paths. Enjoy a relaxing break with the scent of the hills of Lake Garda and the colours of an unspoiled landscape: QC Temegarda, which boasts more than thirty wellness rituals, will captivate you with the magic of sensory pools, aroma saunas, Vichy showers, and scented rooms. Treat yourself to a panoramic bath in a pool dedicated to the nymph Garda. According to local mythology, her marriage to the river Sarca led to the birth of a lake as wide as the sea. Immerse yourself in well-being in the soft suspended loungers of this vertical garden. As you travel with your imagination, you will glimpse dryads and nymphs, magical creatures that lived among the hills south of the Gulf of Salò. Beneath the pine trees and beech forests prevails the olive tree which, projected against the backdrop of the lake, opens the mind to the noblest thoughts. Admire these ancient trees in a sauna made from their elegant wood. Close your eyes and surrender to the restorative power of an underground waterfall. Just a stone’s throw from Riva del Garda is the Varone waterfall, a natural wonder originating from the encounter between the waters of Lake Tenno and a sedimentary rock. Lie back and indulge in the benefits of a wellness shower. Fine water jets of different intensity will let you enjoy an invigorating water massage. Enjoy Aufuss a purifying ritual that diffuses warm aromatised steam into the room to eliminate toxins, stimulate the lymphatic system and refresh your complexion.

Malcesine:Venetian-style boat tour of northern Lake Garda

Malcesine:Venetian-style boat tour of northern Lake Garda

Embark on a captivating two-hour journey around Lake Garda aboard a Venetian-style boat departing from the picturesque port of Malcesine. As you set sail, you'll be greeted by the stunning northern region of Lake Garda, renowned for its enchanting landscapes and charming attractions. The leisurely cruise unfolds against a backdrop of majestic mountains, with the boat gracefully navigating the crystal-clear waters of the lake. Your adventure begins with a gentle glide past Malcesine's historic harbor, where you can admire the quaint architecture and the vibrant atmosphere of this lakeside town. Cruising further north, the boat meanders along the shoreline, revealing iconic landmarks such as the Scaliger Castle. Perched on a rocky promontory, the castle offers a dramatic silhouette against the sky and provides a glimpse into the region's medieval history. Continuing the voyage, you'll encounter the captivating town of Riva del Garda. Nestled at the northern tip of the lake, Riva del Garda is celebrated for its charming old town, colorful facades, and the panoramic views of the surrounding mountains. The boat allows you to appreciate the beauty of Riva del Garda from a unique vantage point, capturing the essence of this lakeside gem. As the boat gracefully glides through the azure waters, you'll also have the opportunity to marvel at the diverse flora and fauna along the lake's shores. The scenery is dotted with olive groves, cypress trees, and the occasional waterfront villa, creating a postcard-perfect panorama. Throughout the two-hour tour, knowledgeable guides share insights into the history, culture, and natural wonders of the region. Whether you're a history enthusiast, nature lover, or simply seeking a tranquil escape, this Venetian-style boat tour of Lake Garda's northern attractions promises a delightful and immersive experience. Immerse yourself in the beauty of one of Italy's most iconic lakes, and create lasting memories against the backdrop of the breathtaking northern landscape.

Winery tour with tasting of TrentoDoc and Grappa

Winery tour with tasting of TrentoDoc and Grappa

The experience includes a visit to the cellar (in via S. Siro 7/A in the hamlet of Pergolese (Madruzzo TN)) which includes: the modern distillery with the evocative and characteristic copper stills; the cave dug into the rock, in the heart of the mountain, (used as an anti-aircraft shelter during the Second World War), where the secondary fermentation of our TrentoDoc takes place and the historic cellar with the ancient Habsburg barrels, where the remuage phase takes place and disgorgement. Followed by tasting of TrentoDoc and spirits, with the possibility of customizing the tasting journey with the products you prefer.

Fishing in the Dolomites: book your wild excursion!

Fishing in the Dolomites: book your wild excursion!

I'm Simone and I'm a full time fishing guide in Trentino, Italy. Make fishermen happy is my mission. Half or full day, our guided fishing trips are made for both experts and beginners. We can walk and wade upstream a river or a mountain stream, flyfishing ( or spin ) for the rare and shy marble trout, or some paintful brown trout, hybrid or grayling. In the summer we can hike and reach some stunning mountain lakes, fishing for the mysterious alpine char. Or we can go with a boat, fishing for silver lake trout, perch, pike, lake whitefish and alpine char. Throughout the season we move into many valleys to provide you the best fishing experience possible. Don't worry if you have left your rods at home! Here you can rent all you need, including waders. Lunch ( local products! ) snacks and soft drinks are included in the full day trip. You can book this experience 11 months/year ( except December ). Fly and spinning fishing for trout and char in the river is certainly the most requested by customers, but do not underestimate other alternative options such as winter fishing from the boat for lake trout and Arctic char in January and February, under the spectacular Snow-capped Dolomites, or summer excursions in the high mountains, or autumn boat trips for perch and trout or summer evenings fishing for large tench at sunset. Every fish from Trentino can be yours! If you want more info about season, fisheries and fishes to choose please contact me!

6-Day North Lakes: Milan & Bernina Express Experience

6-Day North Lakes: Milan & Bernina Express Experience

Spend 6 days and 5 nights touring the lakes region of northern Italy. Admire the scenic beauty of Milan, Como, Bellagio, Bergamo, Sirmione, Riva del Garda, and Franciacorta by land and water. Explore the historic city of Verona on a guided tour. Day 1: Milan with happy hour Welcome to Milan! Meet our driver at Milan Malpensa Airport and enjoy a private transfer to the hotel. In the afternoon, meet your professional local guide at the hotel and set off on a three-hour walking tour through the heart of Milan. The last stop will be the majestic Castello Sforzesco, a medieval fortress built in the 15th century by the Duke of Milan, Francesco Sforza. In its vicinity, we have chosen a refined bakery for you to be able to relax and taste a typical aperitivo (happy hour). At the end of the aperitivo, the tour will be over and you will have some free time before returning to the hotel on your own. The overnight stay is in Milan. Day 2: Milan, Bernina Express, Milan (B) Just like sitting in a theater, you will admire unique views from your seat on board the Bernina Train, a piece of history (it is 100 years old), and a World Heritage train. After breakfast at the hotel, meet our driver and reach Tirano. Get on board there and start this ride along one of the most beautiful railway routes in the world, with its unsurpassed alpine views. The journey will need two hours to complete. As the train winds its way over the Alps, occasionally passing through mountain tunnels, and puffing its way past a myriad of towns and villages, a number of highlights will catch your attention. Look out at the Swiss Alps as you ride along the Bernina pass to St. Moritz, and then enjoy free time to explore it. Delight in the mesmerizing sights of the Alps, as you relax in your designated panoramic seat on the legendary Bernina Train! Meet your driver to return to Milan (meeting point in St. Moritz). Overnight stay in Milan. Day 3: Milan, Como, Bellagio, Bergamo (B, D) Enjoy breakfast at your hotel and then prepare for a short visit to Como, a tourist destination for its vicinity to Lake Como and the Alps. Amazing views over the lake and the alpine valleys are guaranteed! The lake itself, sometimes called Lario, has long been famous for its y-shape and for Bellagio, which you will reach by boat. This little gem town lies at the intersection of the lake’s 2 southern arms, with the Alps dominating the horizon to the north, and is home to some of the most charming landscapes in Italy. Spend some time exploring this picturesque village and its small streets, luxury hotels, villas, and gardens, and have lunch at your leisure in one of the many restaurants or cafés. Back on board, you will make your way to Tremezzo/Villa Carlotta where you will meet the driver and begin your journey to Bergamo, a truly historic and artistic jewel characterized by its urban structure: the città bassa (or lower town) is modern and dynamic, while the famous città alta (or upper town) houses the city’s medieval heart. Check-in at your Bergamo hotel for dinner and an overnight stay. Day 4: Bergamo, Sirmione, Riva Del Garda, Bergamo (B, D) Lake Garda, the largest lake in Italy, is the next destination. After breakfast at your hotel, we recommend taking a panoramic tour of the lake’s west coast, taking in the splendid natural landscape, like the Brenta Dolomites (the Brenta Group has been officially recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site) and the gentle slopes of the Moraine Hills of Lower Garda. Next, move to Sirmione, where Lake Garda and its surroundings are at their finest. See the sun reverberating on the lake’s blue waters, the tree-lined shores, and Sirmione Castle as well as the ruins of Catullus’s villa or Grottoes of Catullus during a boat tour. Once you’re through, you will have some free time to have lunch before departing for Riva del Garda. Located on the north side of the lake, you will see its quaint Venetian-style historical center. Dinner and Overnight stay in Bergamo. Day 5 Bergamo, Verona, Franciacorta (light lunch and wine tasting) Milan (B, L) After breakfast, reach “fair Verona”, a museum en plein air. A local professional will be waiting for you and take you on a guided tour. After the Verona tour, drive towards the area of Franciacorta, this is where you will enjoy a light lunch and taste some local food as well as the renowned local wine. After this experience, you will head for Milan, where you will have the last overnight in Milan. Day 6 - Milan After breakfast, transfer to the airport. Arrivederci!

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10/10 day spent in Venice. We didn’t do the guided tour as we went off on our own and wondered Venice. The tour guide didn’t seem to mind that we went off on our own and didn’t use her to book anything as we didn’t want to share a boat. But 1000% couldn’t recommend doing that enough it was so much better. We got our own boat in Venice for €90 for half an hour and on our own. You can get on a boat from all areas of Venice so wasn’t any need to follow what he tour guide said. Just so much easier to use this for the transport as the train wasn’t direct and also at silly times. This was a great way to get round to Venice from lake Garda. I would like to add that the taxi got lost of the way to the pick up point. It said that the coach would leave at 8:55 we arrived at bang on 8:55 and they were there early. So make sure your there way earlier than time set

A huge compliment to our guide Thomas and the competent driver. The pick-up was absolutely on time, but unfortunately there was an accident on our route and we were stuck in a full road closure for 4 hours. As a result, we only had 3 hours left in Venice. Our always cheerful guide did everything to keep the guests happy and improvised brilliantly when it came to the rest of the tour. Thank you very much for this speed sightseeing and you can be very proud of such great employees/partners. Every company would be happy to have such employees. Please pass on the praise!

I can recommend Venice to everyone. Despite the many vendors and tourists walking around everywhere, Venice is simply a beautiful city where you can have a great time for a day. We didn't go on the gondola because it was raining heavily, but everything is very easy to reach on foot. The Doge's Palace is also definitely recommended. I would love to go to Venice again! Even in the rain. And I would go again any time with Get Your Guide. Our tour guide was great. Everything was very well organized from start to finish.

It was great... starting with the transport, with our guide who had a sense of humor, it was informative with our city guide and we still had enough time to explore everything ourselves. Great, keep up the good work!!!

Great day out however long. The gondola was great but the boat trip extra was a little too long. May have been better if it wasn’t raining.