Live the Italian way of life in the villages of Lake Garda. Capturing Italy’s cosmopolitan style, simple pleasures like lingering over rich coffee, dipping into ice cream sundaes and wandering along the lakeside are the best way to spend your days, while watersports, the fantastic Gardaland theme park and trips to Verona add a little excitement.
Italy's most popular and largest lake, Lake Garda sits in northern Italy, close to the city of Verona.
Venice by day or night
Take a guided tour round this incredibly romantic city, with free time to visit St Mark's Cathedral, climb up the bell tower in St Mark's Square or take a gondola ride along Venice's famous canals.
Arena di Verona
You can enjoy extravagant performances of Aida, Carmen and other well-known operas in this unforgettable setting, during high season. You’ll join thousands of spectators holding candles in Verona's Roman amphitheatre as the sun goes down and the show begins.
Close to the Austrian border, these spectacular mountains offer breathtaking views, made famous by The Sound of Music. You can take a cable car ride up to the Sass Pordoi and, at 3,000m above sea-level, you'll feel on top of the world.
Food & Drink
Overflowing with restaurants, pavement cafes, ice cream parlours and stylish bistros, Lake Garda provides beautiful settings for tasting Italy's pasta, pizza, seafood, ice cream and coffee. Try local freshwater fish, lemons, olives and famous wines, including Bardolino's fresh ruby wine and Soave wines.
As Italy's premier lake destination, beaches dot the shoreline against green hills and spectacular mountains. Alternating shingle, pebble and sand, many beaches provide watersports and promenades. Enjoy windsurfing off Riva's white pebble beaches or take boat rides from Limone.
Brimming with stylish Italian boutiques, explore Garda's cobbled lanes, Limone's tiny piazzas and enchanting Bardolino. Don't miss Malcesine's waterfront artists and occasional markets in Limone, Riva and Garda.
Visit ancient Garda and Malcesine's 13th century castle, where a cable car scales Monte Baldo, offering spectacular views. For action-packed days, enjoy watersports or explore the rolling landscape, cycling past vineyards, lemon trees and olive groves. Head to Gardaland, Italy's biggest theme park, and sail to waterfront villages, to wander picturesque lanes and sun-baked promenades before sailing back beneath romantic starry skies.
Flights: Lake Garda is available on our special departures