Panoramic private tour of Lake Garda from Verona with tastings

Duration: approx. 12 hours  Location: Verona
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Why choose this experience?

1 To live an exciting day on Lake Garda: art, nature and unique views of the Monte Baldo, Malcesine and Garda
2 Because it is a private tour with a local tour leader completely dedicated to you and comfortable private transfers from your hotel in Verona
3 Because it includes a wine tasting and local specialties in a refined winery near Bardolino

A Verona to lake Garda day trip is considered one of the best tours from Verona.  Our private excursion to Malcesine in Lake Garda will allow you to combine tastings, art and nature in a unique experience! You can visit some of the most famous destinations of the Verona side of Lake Garda (Monte Baldo, Garda and Malcesine, Italy) and taste the local produce, relying on comfortable private transfers and a qualified tour leader completely dedicated to you.

Conceived for those staying in the Scaliger capital and, in addition to visiting the city itself, wish to discover also its beautiful surroundings. Our organized trips from Verona to Garda Lake provide a starting point and arrival directly at your hotel, with private transport and a driver at your disposal for the duration of the tour, an expert tour leader - and therefore able to introduce you to the most of the area - and wine tasting at Lake Garda, Italy and tasting of typical products in a cellar in Bardolino.

Enchanting scenery, tastings and emotions by Lake Garda: excursions that are easy to book online. Treat yourself to a day without any stress and immerse yourself in the most beautiful surrounding areas of Verona in the company of a local guide!

The tour will begin at approximately 8am, from your hotel, where you will be met by the means of transport that will take you on your one day trip from Verona.

Malcesine,Verona, Italy the first stage of the tour, will be reached along a scenic route, which runs along the lake and through the small towns of Castelnuovo, Lazise, Bardolino, Garda, Torri del Benaco and Brenzone, known to give beautiful views on the eastern shore of Lake Garda.

The tour is scheduled to arrive in Malcesine, Lake Garda at about 9.30 am. The Monte Baldo cable car, walk and lunch at high altitude are planned in our excursion to malcesine, Lake Garda.

The changing face of Monte Baldo, Verona depending on the season, is dynamic throughout the year: in winter it is a wonderland of snow, at other times it is the 'garden of Europe' or ideal for fascinating walks and contact with nature. Reaching the summit of Monte Baldo by cable car from Malcesine (at 1776 m) you will enjoy a breathtaking view from start to end of the cable-car ride: located in a strategic location and highly panoramic (it is the only mountain that exceeds 2,000 m for miles) it offers beautiful views that, on a clear day, reach up to the Venice lagoon. Its substantial isolation from other mountain peaks and the influence of the lake's climate have allowed Monte Baldo to develop and maintain its unique environment, an ideal link between the Alps and the Mediterranean: areas with Mediterranean vegetation alternates with pastures and rocky scenery along its slopes, creating a truly unique ecosystem. The coexistence of these scenarios and its diverse habitat of many specimens of fauna and flora, rarely found elsewhere, are one of the most appreciated features of Monte Baldo excursion.

The ascent by Monte Baldo cable car is not included in the price of the ticket, which can be paid for on site. You will feel suspended between heaven and earth. From the intense blue of Lake Garda and the colours of the surrounding plains, up to gentle hillsides and surrounding snow-capped mountain peaks in the distance: the Monte Baldo cable car allows you to admire the scenery all the way around you  thanks to the revolving and rotating cabins. At the end of the Malcesine cable car, hikes and walks at high altitude offer plenty of choices for sporty people and aficionados alike!

The restaurant ‘La capannina', located on top of Malcesine Mount Baldo, offers menu of typical specialties from the area; during the summer you can eat outside and relax on the sun loungers provided for guests, while the inside dining hall resembles the environment of a typical mountain refuge, with wooden fittings and furniture.

After the lunch, at your disposal, you will meet the tour leader again to make a pleasant excursion on the crest of Tratto Spino: one of Malcesine walks which is fascinating and suitable for all, and then you will take again the Malcesine on the Monte Baldo cable car where you will visit the town.

Malcesine excursions and Malcesine from Verona are in high demand: this beautiful resort nestled on the Riviera of Olives offers a perfect blend of history and entertainment: a walk through the narrow medieval streets of the historic centre, a tour to the famous Scaliger Malcesine Castle - immortalized in the most beautiful postcards from Lake Garda - and the nearby Capitani Palace, or along the lake with trendy clubs, bars and local craft stores, will let you into the soul of this beautiful tow. The excursion to Malcesine in Lake Garda is a favourite destination of many day trips to Lake Garda from Verona, Italy . The magical atmosphere of Malcesine, Italy has charmed many famous people, including Goethe, who stayed there during his trip to Italy.

Your tour will then continue from Verona to reach Garda, located in a very scenic bay that ends with the picturesque Punta San Vigilio and Mermaid Bay. The visit to Garda provides time for walking around through the old town and the along the lake, to admire this picturesque town, rich in parks, villas, Gothic and Renaissance buildings.

The last leg of our Verona to Lake Garda day trip will be to a typical Lake garda wine tasting winery, located in Calmasino, small town situated on the Moraine hills that line the shores of the lake, a short distance from Bardolino. Villa Calicantus in Calmasino is famous for producing excellent Bardolino vintage wines. You will be accompanied to the discover the vineyard and barrels of wine, to understand the meaning of organic production that distinguishes the products of this winery, and then move into the splendid court of the 19th century Villa Calicantus, Bardolino, where there will be a wine tasting (Bardolino, three types produced locally) accompanied by a rich assortment of local cheeses, self-produced oil, jams and homemade bread, with a background of jazz music.

At the end of the Lake Garda wine tasting, you will leave Villa Calicantusin Bordolino to return to Verona - arrival at your hotel is planned for around 8pm.

Full program of the sightseeing private tour of Lake Garda from Verona with tastings:

  • 8.00 am pick up at your hotel in Verona and scenic drive up to Malcesine
  • 9.30 am to 9:45am arrival in Malcesine, purchase tickets for the cable car and walk to the top of Monte Baldo
  • 11.00 am to midday walk and lunch at the restaurant ‘La Capannina'
  • 3.00 pm descent to Malcesine and visit to the town
  • 4.00 pm transfer to Garda
  • 4.30 pm visit of Garda
  • 5.30 pm departure to Villa Calicantus, Bardolino
  • 6.00 pm tour of the winery and tasting of wine and local products
  • 8.00 pm drop off at your hotel in Verona.
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Important info

Availability:

all year.

Departure point:

to be agreed (pick up hotels in Verona city centre).

Departure time

8.00 am

Languages available

English
Italian
German
French

Prices

Starting from €810.00 per service

Duration

approx. 12 hours

Inclusions
  • Private transfers as per itinerary
  • Tour leader
Exclusions
  • Lunch
  • Ticket for the Malcesine-Monte Baldo cable car
  • Tasting at Villa Calicantus
  • What is not specified under "Inclusions"
Additional information:

Before booking, please be advised that it is compulsory to print a paper copy of the voucher issued at the end of the online reservation and bring it with you the day of the tour.

No credit or refunds will be given in the case of a NO SHOW (if you don't show up at the meeting point at the time indicated on your voucher).

 

We recommend you bring appropriate clothing for the mountain - considering the altitude, the temperature drops considerably - and sunscreen.

Prices to be paid on the spot:

  • Malcesine-Monte Baldo cable car (Adults €20; Reduced over 65 residents and the town of Malcesine €15; Juniors born from 1996 onwards €8; free for children up to 1 m in height, disabled persons and carer)
  • lunch at the restaurant 'La Capannina' (from €20 to €30 depending on the chosen menu), during lunch the tour leader will not be present
  • tasting of three organic wines with appetizers at Villa Calicantus, Bardolino (€15).

Timetables and opening of Malcesine Monte Baldo cable car: from 20 December to 8 March, every day from 8.00 am to 4.00 pm; from 28 March to 13 September, every day from 8.00 am to 6.00 pm; from 14 September to 4 October, daily from 8.00 am to  5.00 pm; from 5 October to 1 November, daily from 8.00 am to 4.00 pm (the cable cars depart every 30 minutes).

In exceptional cases and/or reasons of force majeure that may prevent the tour already purchased to run regularly (i.e. acts of nature, strikes, exceptional closures, serious unexpected events or health problems experienced by the person in charge with the service after which it is really impossible to find a substitute), the tour might be cancelled.The customer will be notified of this as soon as possible and will be asked to choose between postponing the tour on the first date available or get a prompt refund of the price paid for the tour.

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