Between medieval villages, ancient villas and the waters of Sirmione
Are you ready for this incredible tour?
Don't worry about anything: everything is included from pick up to lunch!
In the morning we will discover the morainic hills, one of the less known area of the Garda lake in Verona.
This area, between the province of Verona and Mantua is a little jewel with an incredible history, picturesque villages and landscapes and a local rural cuisine that will surprise you.
After the visit of some medieval villages (two of them are in the "best italian ancient villages" list, we will visit an ancient medieval palace where we will have also a guided wine tasting and lunch with typical products in the charming setting of the palace's gardens.
In the afternoon we will move towards Sirmione, a beautiful and picturesque village surrounded by the Garda lake where we will visit the old castle.
After that, we will have a boat tour of the lake (from 1 to 3 hours or if you prefer we could continue our visit to the ancient roman thermal bath with a magnificent lake
9:00 pick up in Venice
We will drive trough the A4 highway towards the Garda lake
10:30 arrival at the charming village of Borghetto for a coffee break and a quick visit to take some pictures
11:00 Arrive in Volta mantovana, a medieval village where we will visit the old palace of the noble Gonzaga family. This family, one of the most influencing in the italian history, used the palace as a summer residence when they passed their time in the magnificent gardens.
Beside the palace we will have our lunch with typical products (if the weather conditions are good in a terrace with garden view) with a guided wine tasting.
14:30/15:00 After lunch we leave for Sirmione and the Garda lake where we will have our boat tour (from 90 to 180 minutes depending on the day): The boat tour is not private but you can ask for a private tour as an extra service.
During the tour we could enjoy the small villages of the lake and its mediterrenean atmosphere
End of the tour and return to your drop off location
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: This tour has two option:
1) Venice pick up: pick up is at Piazzale Roma (to be reached by public or private boat taxi)
2) Pick up location in any other city (Padua, Verona, Vicenza) to be arranged depending on your accomodation
End location: At your accomodation (Piazzale Roma in venice) on in any other place on request
Duration: 9 hours
Boat tour might be cancelled in case of bad weather conditions
OPTION 1: (up to 7 people): Car rental with private driver service
Mercedes Viano A/C
Volkswagen Crafter A/C
OPTION 2: up to 2 people staying in Vicenza:
If you prefer a more local, cheap and cheerful experience we can have our tour by private car (ask me for a custom tour):
Historic & restored Volvo 850 station wagon A/C
Transport and private driver (if required)
Private licensed guide
Entrance fee to medieval palace
1 Wine tasting with 3 local wines
Entrance fee to the Sirmione castle
3 hrs Boat tour in Sirmione
Estimated Local Cash Needed
50 euros - personal wine shopping and souvenirs
Gratuities, personal shopping and souvenirs