Water activity

Lake Garda: Historic Castle Cruise with Wine Tasting

Lake Garda: Historic Castle Cruise with Wine Tasting

From US$ 98.03 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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    We would actually have given the tour 5 stars, but unfortunately we had to drive circles on the lake for half an hour, because descendants were brought to the boat, who had come to the starting point much too late. That half hour was then saved on the wine tasting, so it was very short and you felt rushed to finish quickly. That was a pity and is not in the interest of the customers, who are trying to be punctual and have been waiting in the heat for a long time. Otherwise the tour was very nice and is recommended.

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    July 27, 2022

    Super cool experience. Fantastic guide through our 4 hours. Those of us who wanted to were allowed to sit behind the helm and steer the boat. However, I thought the wine tasting could have been better, the waiters didn't make much of an effort to talk about the different wines - maybe that's why there weren't many people who bought anything. But a delicious appetizer and dessert we got in the restaurant. Another experience awaited on Lake Garda - namely the opportunity to swim in the lake from the boat.

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    July 20, 2022

    A wonderful experience that can only be recommended. The only criticism I would like to make is that we booked a German-speaking tour and only Italian and English were offered on site. In addition, one should not have high demands on the historical aspect and the wine tasting, because there were explanations, but they were not profound. Otherwise very nice and funny people. We had a lot of fun and would recommend it :)

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    July 12, 2022

    Product ID: 369651