Full day by coach and boat with tour leader
Take in the highlights of stunning Lake Garda on a day trip accompanied by a tour leader who will recount the history, culture and tales of this internationally renowned lake. During the day the scenery changes as you move from the flat plains of the south, to the rolling hills of the centre, and to to the cliffs and mountains of the north of the lake.
The first stop is Sirmione, an elegant and upmarket town rich in history and one of the most picturesque towns on the lake. Arriving you will spot the Sirmione peninsula which reaches into the lake, the ancient Roman ruins “Grotte di Catullo” and the Scaliger Castle (Castello Scaligero) a remarkable medieval fortress and the symbol of the town. Enjoy a stroll through the often bustling centre among chic shops, restaurants, cafes and ice cream parlours with their colourful and enticing display.
The journey continues north towards Limone, a lakeside town surrounded by steep and dramatic cliffs, olive groves and lemon orchards, creating a uniquely natural setting with a relaxed, coastal atmosphere.
Limone has a rich history, dating back to Roman times. It was a centre for lemon cultivationn, and since it has evolved into a popular tourist destination while retaining its historic charm. The town’s historic centre features narrow streets and colourful houses, making it a great place for leisurely strolls, where you can explore historic sites such as the Church of San Benedetto, which dates back to the 11th century.
Limone also boasts a delightful lakeside promenade with shops, restaurants and cafes offering breathtaking views of the lake and the mountains, making it a great spot to relax and enjoy the scenery.
From Limone we will board the local ferry service to Riva del Garda, admiring on-route the magnificent scenery of the rocky shores from the boat. We disembark to meet our driver who will take us to Malcesine, a well preserved and fascinating ancient town surrounded by the natural beauty of Lake Garda and the Italian Alps. The town offers breathtaking views of the lake and the towering Monte Baldo.
The town’s historic centre is a charming traffic-free area with narrow, winding streets, colourful houses, shops, restaurants, cafes and the medieval Scaliger Castle, a prominent landmark which dates back to the 13th century.
Return to your starting point in time for dinnertime.