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Sirmione: Castle cruise with wine tasting

Boat tour around lake Garda with wine tasting

Who hasn’t dreamed of living in a fairytale castle when they were little? It’s always nice to look at the world through the eyes of a child. Let yourself be enchanted by this splendid tour of the castles of Lake Garda. This Castle Cruise around Lake Garda with a wine tasting starts from the harbor of Sirmione. Which stop will be where you can savor one of the finest wines on the entire lake?

Keep reading to find out! Together, we will explore all seven stops on this tour of the most beautiful places to visit on Lake Garda.

Castle Cruise with wine tasting starting from the castle of Sirmione

Did you know that there are more than 10 castles on Lake Garda? It would be impossible to admire them all in a single day. That’s why, in the Castles Tour, you will set out to discover the most picturesque ones. First and foremost, the one in Sirmione. The ancient drawbridge of this Rocca Scaligera stands imposingly at the entrance of the historic center.

From Sirmione, the boat will head towards Lazise, where you can already spot the towers of the Scaligero Castle from afar. Its from the castle that also the town’s defensive walls that enclose the village, the first Free Commune of Italy, emerge. Once you have passed the village, you will start glimpsing the splendid flower-lined lakeside promenade of Bardolino.

This will be the main stop of this boat tour on Lake Garda with a tasting, starting from Sirmione!

The stop will last for one hour, during which you can savor the exquisite Bardolino wine with a rich aperitif. Once this experience is over, the castles tour will continue to Garda, the town that gives its name to the entire lake. In particular, the boat will position itself near Villa Canossa, an elegant private villa hidden among the tree canopies.

Did you know that this is one of the must-visit places on Lake Garda where the water is crystal clear? Locals often rent boats or canoes to reach this spot and cool off during the summer season.

You can do the same! The boat will make a short stop to allow those who wish to take a dip in the lake’s waters. But that’s not all: the tour will continue north to admire the enchanting Punta San Vigilio. It’s a postcard-perfect location, one of the most famous on Lake Garda, where you can breathe the air of freedom.

Next, you will reach the northernmost point of the boat tour, which also corresponds to the last visible castle on the eastern shore of Lake Garda. It is said that the Torri del Benaco castle partially dates back to the Roman era, although not everyone believes it. However, it is undeniable that it is an overall work from the Scaliger period.

After being captivated by the charm of Torri, you will depart to return to the Sirmione peninsula.

Some useful information before booking this Castle Cruise of Lake Garda with wine tasting from Sirmione:

  • The Castles Tour has a duration of 4 hours.
  • The stop in Bardolino lasts for one hour, during which the wine tasting and a delicious aperitivo will be served.
  • The tour is available in 5 languages: German, English, Italian, Spanish, and French.
  • The boat tour departs from the main harbour of Sirmione.
  • Departure times are 2:00 PM on Mondays and Fridays, and 11:30 AM on Wednesdays.
  • The price of this boat tour from Sirmione is €90 for adults and €45 for children aged 5 to 12.

Remember that there are 7 places to visit on Lake Garda that will be stops on the tour, and you’ll be able to see 3 castles… Reserve your spot on board now!

You can book the Castles Tour directly from our website or by visiting our offices. You can find us at Tourism Peschiera Infopoint and IAT Tourism Lazise. If you’re looking for a boat tour on Lake Garda from Peschiera with lunch, take a look at the Lake Garda Cruise here.

Furthermore, please note that we are available to arrange personalized quotes for special occasions, such as a boat tour on Lake Garda with onboard aperitivo or for a bachelor or bachelorette party. You can contact us using the appropriate form, and we will respond as soon as possible.

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