Lake Garda: Historic Castle Cruise with Wine Tasting

4.8 / 5

13 reviews

Lake Garda: Historic Castle Cruise with Wine Tasting

From $83.04 per person

Cruise around the beautiful Lake Garda and admire its historic castles while enjoying a Bardolino wine tasting on a half-day boat tour.

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Duration 4 hours
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Italian, English, German
Wheelchair accessible


  • Get perfect views of the historic Scaligero Castles of Lake Garda
  • Enjoy a regional wine tasting with a professional sommelier in Bardolino
  • Take a swim in the emerald waters in front of Villa Canossa
Full description
Discover the charm of Lake Garda on a half-day speedboat tour, where you will see the various castles and villas, enjoy a regional wine tasting, and get a chance to swim in its refreshing waters. Start your cruise from Sirmione’s harbor, located next to the Scaligero Castle of Sirmione, offering a perfect postcard view as you start your lake cruise.  Continue towards the Lazise Castle, a medieval fortress with imposing towers and defense walls. Enjoy a wine tasting in Bardolino guided by a professional sommelier who will explain to you the unique characteristics of this regional wine.  Take a dive into the emerald lake waters to cool off and enjoy a relaxing break at the shores of Villa Canossa. Admire the timeless beauty of Torri del Benaco Scaligero Castle, a fortress of Roman origins, before navigating back to the Port of Sirmione.
  • Wine tasting
  • Snacks
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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    Meet at the small harbor in front of the Sirmione castle.

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    What to bring

    • Swimwear
    • Towel

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    • In case of bad weather, the itinerary may change or the tour will be rescheduled or canceled
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    4.8 / 5

    based on 13 reviews

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    Great trip, which is worth every euro especially due to the wine tasting with the Italian snacks and the bath in the lake from the boat. The beginning of the trip includes the circumnavigation of the Sirmione peninsula, which can be booked separately for 10 euros. There was also great music on our boat. The total distance on the lake should be about 45km.

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    September 14, 2020

    We didn't expect anything from this trip and certainly not from the wine tasting. But nothing could be further from the truth, had a wonderful boat trip and the guide gino told something about the history of the castle at each castle. Great music and a super boat along the way. A bit busy, but actually this was quite fun. The wine tasting was good but it had to be done in 1 hour. But for that hour it was well set up, 3 wines from the region and some snacks in between. About each wine something was told and afterwards there was a chance to buy the wines. Back to the boat we visited some castles and a swimmer in between. All in all, a wonderful day on the water.

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    September 5, 2020

    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!

    August 6, 2020

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