Water activity

Lake Garda: Historic Castle Cruise with Wine Tasting

Water activity

Lake Garda: Historic Castle Cruise with Wine Tasting

From US$ 96.99 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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Live tour guide
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
  • Possibility to swim

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    Meeting point

    The meeting point is at Piazzale Porto - a small harbor in front at Sirmione Castle. Once you are there, you'll see your guide who will be holding a blue umbrella on the corner of the harbor. You can ask for Mr. Claudio.

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Swimwear
    • Towel

    Not allowed

    • Pets

    Know before you go

    • Please consider that to get to Sirmione you may find traffic, and difficulty finding parking
    • The tour departs at the scheduled time. There are no refunds for customers arriving late
    • There is no possibility to ask for changes to the food (snacks) included in the tour
    • In case of unfavorable weather conditions the tour may be subject to variations or cancellation (also last-minute cancellation)
    • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.6 /5

    based on 122 reviews

    Review summary

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    An adventure on lake Garda, sightseeing and some interesting facts and storys. Very good winetasting and food in the town Bardolio and swim afterwards in the lake. The guide Matteo was excellent, expecially when the weather changed suddenly for the worse and the boat could hardly menage the waves. It became a bit risky for about half an hour and the trip extended to five hours due to weather conditions. I wonder if there was life jackets on board? Anyways, it went well and I would deffinetly go again.

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    March 26, 2023

    Very friendly and super helpful captains assisted my mom, who uses a walker, on/off the boat. Very sweet. Wine tasting was really nice - beautiful cantaloupe & prosciutto. Not sure I'd do 4 hours on a speed boat again unless we were all younger and just love racing across the lake.

    March 26, 2023

    Our trip was fabulous!!! Our boat captain was very entertaining and made the trip so much more enjoyable than I expected. He entertained us until the very minute we got off the boat. The wine tasting was great. We had three generous samples of wine and some light snacks that were more than enough. Stopping to swim was refreshing considering it was quite warm the day we went. When we got on the boat at the beginning of the trip, we were all strangers, but at the end, we parted as friends.

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    March 26, 2023

    Product ID: 369651