The largest of the Italian lakes, Lake Garda enjoys a sheltered position and a warm, balmy climate - a seductive combination for a wonderful holiday to remember.
Beautiful towns and villages hug the lake shore, all with their own unique charm and breathtaking scenery. Framed by the Dolomite Mountains, the landscape is rich and diverse, from the dramatic mountainous backdrops of the northern villages to the pretty promenades along the southern shores. The heady scent of lemons in the air is as tantalising as the towns and villages of Lake Garda are beautiful.
For culture buffs, the two great cities of Verona and Venice are within easy reach. We recommend a guided tour of Venice to ensure you see the key sights of this important city, and we can arrange a night at the Verona Opera for guests staying in any of our featured resorts on Lake Garda.
Lake Garda is an ideal destination for couples, or those who simply want to enjoy a laid back, relaxing holiday with breathtakingly beautiful scenery. The area boasts a number of elegant resorts such as Malcesine. Here, ancient castles and lakeside palazzos provide the perfect backdrop to stroll around hand in hand on a romantic break. Limone is also a great option, where the cobbled streets are lined with cute cafés and the area lends itself wonderfully to a sampling of ’la dolce vita‘.
Families are well catered for in Lake Garda too and there are a wealth of holiday villages in the region to choose from. With a huge range of activities and family-friendly facilities, these holiday villages take the stress out of travelling with kids. These holiday villages provide the best of both worlds with plenty to keep kids busy and great proximity to the beautiful scenic areas that Lake Garda has to offer. In the beautiful towns and villages that line the lake‘s edges you will find plenty of atmosphere with lots of cafés, bars and restaurants to choose from.
Not surprisingly given the expanse of water in the region, sailing, windsurfing, kitesurfing, rowing and kayaking are hugely popular here and in particular, the resorts of Riva and Torbole on the northern shores of the lake boast world class facilities and renowned watersports schools. Hiking is also popular in the region. If you like a good mixture of taking it easy with plenty of relaxation on your holiday and a bit of fun-filled activity, Lake Garda is the perfect choice for you.
Bardolino: A picturesque resort overlooking the widest part of the lake. In the evenings, the charming old town comes to life with its pedestrianised area lined with cafés, restaurants and bars offering a pleasant, relaxed atmosphere.
Limone: Hugging the north-west shores of the lake, Limone is a beautiful resort with oleander and bougainvillea flowers providing a riot of colour every summer.
Riva: A pretty resort at the north-west tip of the lake, Riva del Garda is a busy town retaining all of its old world charm.
Garda: Garda is a great place to enjoy a relaxing holiday and it provides a perfect base from which to visit nearby attractions. It is not far from the theme parks of Gardaland, Movieland and Aqua Paradise Park, all ideal for a special family day out.
Castelnuovo del Garda: If you want a holiday that combines stunning scenery with activities galore, look no further than Castelnuovo del Garda.
Malcesine: Standing at the foot of Mount Baldo, the medieval town of Malcesine has a magical charm.
San Felice del Benaco: Gracing the western shores of Lake Garda, the beautiful resort of San Felice del Benaco is an excellent destination for both relaxed breaks and holiday adventures. Composed of three villages, San Felice, Portese and Cisano, the stunning region is brimming with activities, sights and splendid scenery to get your teeth stuck into.
Desenzano: Much favoured by the Italians themselves, the pretty resort of Desenzano on the southern shores of Lake Garda oozes character and historic charm. This is a truly welcoming resort with a friendly atmosphere, perfect for families and couples alike.
Nago-Torbole: A lively town renowned for mountain biking, windsurfing and sailing, Torbole is an ideal destination whether you want an active holiday or just a quiet place to relax and take in the scenery.
Peschiera: A perfect destination for a fun-filled family holiday, Peschiera is a lovely little resort set in beautiful surroundings with some of the best loved family attractions in Italy on its doorstep.
Sirmione: Renowned for its natural thermal waters, the spa town of Sirmione is located at the end of a narrow peninsula that juts 4km from the southern shore of the lake.
Including flights, luggage, airport transfers and 7 nights accommodation start from €629 per person.
Lake Garda, Venice and Wine Tasting in Trentino
Discover North Lake Garda where staggering mountains provide a dramatic backdrop, tranquil waters enchant and the fruits of the surrounding vineyards of Trentino delight!
✔ Guided wine tour of Trentino
✔ Guided excursion of Venice
✔ Guided tour of Lake Garda
Prices from €919 per person
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