Unforgettable Lake Garda Small Group Day Trip from Verona with Boat Tour

Take in panoramic views from the water, explore the village of Sirmione, visit an ancient castle!

Travel Flexibly · 7.00h · Verona, Italy

Searching for a scenic excursion while in Verona? On this unforgettable day trip, you’ll experience the enchanting beauty of Lake Garda and immerse yourself in history while exploring the charming Sirmione. Cruise along the crystal blue waters of Lake Garda, visit the well-preserved Scaligero Castle, and weave through the narrow pathways of Sirmione. With an expert guide by your side and all the logistics taken care of for you, this is the best way to discover the magic of Lake Garda!

  • Meeting point in via Ristori​
  • Sirmione​
  • Boat cruise​
  • Grotte di Catullo
  • Scaligero Castle​
  • Guided tour
  • Free time in Sirmione​
  • Ending point in via Ristori​

Meet your friendly guide and fellow group members at your convenient meeting point in Via Ristori, where a comfortable van will be waiting to whisk you away to the shores of Lake Garda. Hop inside and enjoy a breathtaking drive through the countryside before arriving in the medieval village of Sirmione.

Begin your adventure with a jaw-dropping cruise along Lake Garda, followed by a visit to the enchanting Scaligero Castle. Afterwards, enjoy free time to wander through the narrow, cobblestone streets and charming old shops of Sirmione.

After your magnificent tour, you’ll be driven back to Verona and conveniently dropped off at your original meeting point in Via Ristori.

Sirmione and Lake Garda Day Trip from Verona Tour Description

Your 7-hour tour includes:

  • Local, expert guide

  • Roundtrip transportation to and from Verona with comfortable van

  • Scenic boat tour

  • Admire the Grotte di Catullo from the water

  • Explore the beautiful village of Sirmione with your guide

  • Small group of no more than 16 participants

Meet Your Local Guide

Your enchanting day trip to the scenic wonderland of Lake Garda begins outside of the Ristori Theater in Verona. From here, your passionate guide will be waiting to greet you and your enthusiastic, small group of fellow travelers. Once everyone has gathered, hop in your comfortable, air-conditioned van for the day and enjoy an incredibly scenic drive out of the city.

Scenic Boat Ride on Lake Garda

After cruising through the captivating countryside of northern Italy, you’ll arrive at the medieval village of Sirmione, located along the shores of Lake Garda. Hop out of your van and aboard a lovely boat for a scenic ride along the picturesque lake. For forty-five minutes, take in the jaw-dropping views from the water, admiring the stunning landscape and charming villages that surround Lake Garda.

As you glide through the tranquil waters, your senses will be captivated by the beauty of the landscape, reminiscent of a Renaissance masterpiece. The gentle breeze whispers tales of ancient civilizations that once thrived in this region, adding a touch of mystique to your voyage.

Guided tour of Sirmione

Arriving at the medieval village of Sirmione, you'll be greeted by the imposing Scaligero Castle, a magnificent fortress dating back to the 13th century.

Built in the 13th century, this ancient fortress is situated along Lake Garda and is one of the most well-preserved castles in all of Italy. Admire the captivating fortress while your guide shares more details about the historic castle’s fascinating past.

Your expert guide will then lead you through the labyrinthine streets of Sirmione, weaving tales of its rich history and storied past, before giving you the chance to explore the rest of the city at your leisure.

Free Time to Explore

Continue stepping back in time as you explore the rest of this idyllic, medieval village at your leisure. Wander along cobblestone streets and narrow passageways, pausing to admire the many old shops, or botteghe, that line the streets.

Don't miss the chance to immerse yourself in the culinary delights of Sirmione by dining at one of the local restaurants.

Treat yourself like a true movie star as you savor authentic Italian dishes prepared with fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Whether you're craving traditional pasta dishes, fresh seafood, or mouthwatering desserts, there's something to tantalize your taste buds. Sit back, relax, and enjoy a leisurely meal while soaking up the charming ambiance of Sirmione's eateries.

Once you’re reunited with your local guide and fellow group members, it will be time to head back towards Verona, where you’ll be dropped off at your original meeting point in via Ristori.

What you get with this tour
Group size of 16
Passionate English-speaking guide
Roundtrip transportation
Lake Garda boat tour
Grotte di Catullo, Sirmione and more
Tour guide gratuities
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Frequently Asked Questions

What to bring?

We suggest wearing comfortable shoes and clothes. Don’t forget an hat and a bottle of water during the summer!

Meeting point and ending point

You will meet your friendly guide in front of the Ristori Theater, in the centre of Verona.

What to bring?

We suggest wearing comfortable shoes and clothes. Don’t forget an hat and a bottle of water during the summer!

Is this tour run by The Tour Guy?

This tour is operated by one of our trusted and vetted partners in Verona.

What if I have concerns about my mobility on this tour?

In case you have concerns about your mobility, please let us know beforehand and we will do our best to accommdoate you. Unfortunately, because this tour involves van transportation, a boat tour, and walking through the medieval village of Sirmione, this tour is not suitable for wheelchair users. If you have reduced mobility and are not sure if this would be a suitable tour, please contact us prior to booking.

What happens if it rains?

We run our tours rain or shine. However, adverse weather may affect the boat tour portion, or the entire tour. If that is the case, an alternative activity will be provided or you will be offered a refund.

Is there any chance my tour might be canceled?

On the rare occasion the tour is canceled, we'll inform you as soon as possible. We will work with you to reschedule your tour when possible or provide a full refund.

Is there a dress code on this tour?

No, there is no dress code for this tour. However, we recommend comfortable shoes!

Is lunch included in the price of the tour?

No, but you'll have a break to find delicious food. Your guide is sure to point you in the right direction to find delicious food.

Can I bring my kids and do I have to pay for them?

Kids are welcome on this tour and children 13 and under pay a reduced fee.

Does this tour include hotel pickup?

No hotel pickup is included on this tour. You’ll meet your guide at the designated meeting point in front of the Restore Theater entrance in Verona.

Where does this tour end?

This tour ends back at your original meeting point in Verona, in via Ristori.

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