Lake Garda Holidays 2019/2020

Picture Italy's largest lake, with the mountains tumbling over the water edge, medieval forts showcasing stories of a time gone by and vineyards dotting the tranquil landscape, you'd be hard pressed for a more diverse or beautiful setting than Lake Garda.

Lake Garda Holiday Deals 2019/2020

Doria

Garda, Lake Garda, Italian Lakes, Italy

(79)

7 Nights

2nd May 2020

Self Catering

Birmingham - Direct

Based On 1 Bedroom Apartment with Balcony


Price from £564pp£588pp

Save £24

Leonardo Da Vinci Hotel

Limone, Italian Lakes, Lake Garda, Lakes And Mountains, Italy

(732)

7 Nights

2nd May 2020

All Inclusive

London Gatwick - Direct

Based On Twin Room with Balcony or Terrace


Price from £727pp£758pp

Save £31

Piroscafo

Desenzano, Lake Garda, Italian Lakes, Italy

(373)

7 Nights

9th May 2020

Bed and Breakfast

Manchester - Direct

Based On Twin Room


Price from £535pp£558pp

Save £23

Feel inspired

Explore the rich history this Italian gem has to offer, not to mention the beauty said to have inspired so many world-famous poets and artists from every corner.

Holidays from Lake Garda consists of clear waters, coves, beaches, relaxation, fun and thrill. Choose from 12 exclusive resorts all bursting with individual characters from the Roman fountains, the 13th-century castles of Malcesine and the lively harbour village of Bardolino.

When you’re done admiring the alpine mountains and rocky peaks, you’ll find yourself hitting the top sights. There’s no shortage of natural wonders, take a hike up Monte Baldo for the best snaps of the lake and get lost in the fairytale hillside towns. Lake Garda isn’t just about the views, let the adrenaline pump through your veins in the theme park, Gardaland or get wet and wild in the Canevaworld, after all you’ll want to make the most of the hot Mediterranean sun.


Regions

Bardolino

With a picturesque old town and a bustling promenade lined with cafés and bars, it's easy to understand why Bardolino is one of the most popular resorts for holidays to Lake Garda. Holidays here invite you to soak up the lakefront atmosphere, experience the town's famous wine-making industry and explore medieval architecture.

Desenzano

This handsomely sunny town on Lake Garda's southern shore appeals thanks to its slow paced lifestyle, cafe culture and lazy days on the water. See how Italy's countryside shines in this cheerful community.

Garda

Garda has everything you would expect from a traditional lakeside town - pretty waterfront villas, cobbled streets lined with cafés and a tree-lined promenade. Named after one of Italy's most famous and beautiful lakes, holidays to this popular town can be spent taking leisurely boat rides, walking along the shores and enjoying the laid-back way of life.

Gardone Riviera

If lush botanical gardens, glistening lake views and balmy temperatures sound appealing, Gardone Riviera is the ideal choice for your next Lake Garda holiday. Nine traditional villages make up this region on the western banks of Lake Garda, offering plenty to see and do during your stay.

Lazise

Located on the shore of the largest lake in Italy is this idyllic resort town, known for its narrow alleys and picturesque squares. The name Lazise literally means 'city on the lake' and its shops, restaurants and traditional old town centre are built right next to this epic expanse of water.

Limone

Located on the northwestern shores of Lake Garda, Limone is home to some of Italy's most breathtaking scenery. Holidays to this idyllic cliffside resort centre around the lake and surrounding mountains, where relaxing boat rides, nature trails and sun-kissed beaches await.

Malcesine

Malcesine is steeped in Italian beauty, sat among the towering peaks of Monte Baldo and the endless blue of Lake Garda. In these parts, it's all about getting outdoors, sunning yourself on the beach, taking the cable car a thousand metres up or sipping a cool limoncello by the waterfront.

Peschiera

With a historic old town, pretty canals and sweeping views across Lake Garda, Peschiera is the perfect place for a relaxing Italian holiday in the sun. With connections to Milan, Venice and Verona, this picturesque resort is also a great base for exploring Italy's finest cities.

Riva

The picturesque and charming town of Riva del Garda is known as the 'Pearl of the Lake' for good reason. Situated at the northern tip of Italy's largest lake, Lake Garda, where the majestic Alps form part of the backdrop and the landscape is dotted with lemon and bay trees, you won't fail to soak up its beautiful Italian charm. The unique scenery and favourable wind conditions make this a great venue for windsurfers and watersports enthusiasts, but it's not just about the warm, inviting waters. The parks, history and long beaches make this holiday to Italy a perfect choice for families and adventurers alike.

Sirmione

The belle of Lake Garda, this charming peninsula town comes with historic sights, thermal baths and some of the clearest waters on the lake. Spend your Italian lakes holiday visiting rustic beaches, sip cocktails at waterside bars, get out on the water or wander the narrow streets in search of stylish shops.

Torbole

Sun-kissed promenades, an abundance of watersports and a historical old town are just some of the delights that await you in Torbole. Holidays to this beautiful town are centred around the stunning Lake Garda and the magnificent mountain landscapes.

Torri Del Benaco

Medieval Italian buildings clutch the shore of Lake Garda beautifully, yet there's plenty else to see here besides. Take in the majesty Monte Baldo or shop for keepsakes in the local market.

Location

Map showing the location of Lake Garda View Lake Garda on the map

The land of pizza and pasta

It doesn’t matter if you’re heading on an All Inclusive holiday to Lake Garda or simply searching for a bite to eat, you’ll only indulge in Italy’s finest cuisine. Just follow the lingering scent of freshly cooked bread, the cheesy goodness from the pizza oven and freshly grained coffee, foodies will be in their element.

In fact, the food itself is the perfect excuse for a holiday to Lake Garda, you’ll get a real taste of Italian culture and the delicious concoctions this genius nation has made word famous. Risotto is a regional favourite, but look out for your classic spaghetti carbonaras and bolognas too. Plus you can rest knowing every meal you have will be with a view.

Not only is the food outstanding but the wine is sensational, complimenting each dish you’ll find yourself sipping endless glasses of red. The Bardolino wine is produced and made in the area, tasting so good it was named after the village itself. The cuisine here is so impressive, you’ll find food and wine events here all year-round.

Discover a whole new world

Thrillseekers should head to the northern side of the lake, where there’s steep hills for hiking, windsurfing and paragliding fun. When your days are full of adventure, it’s only right you save a couple of days to indulge in Italy’s finest. We’re talking wine fresh from the local vineyard, touring olive groves or settling yourself on the soft sand beaches. The south side is all about relaxation.

Despite the impressive array of activities, sights and food options in Lake Garda, you’ll find yourself conveniently located near bustling towns and cities such as Verona, Milan and Brescia. If you can bring yourself to leave the lakeside, head for the romance, history and diverse locations telling more stories of this interesting country.

A step back in time

After a large mass of ice slid into the base of the mountains and started to melt nearly 1.5 million years ago, Lake Garda was born, that was the start of the largest natural freshwater lake in Italy. It soon became part of the Roman Empire, leaving their mark behind you’ll find plenty of ancient ruins and artefacts ready to be explored. One of these famous landmarks is the Museo Civico, a medieval fortress with its very own drawbridge. You’ll also find Castello Scaligero lying in the province of Verona, a famous castle and ancient Etruscan tomb.

Many countries fought for this hidden treasure, providing this natural beauty with the rich history it has today. Since then Lake Garda welcomes holidaymakers from all over the world with a total surface area of 370 square kilometres, you’ll be itching to bag yourself the ultimate package holiday to Lake Garda. It doesn’t matter how many times you return, there will always be unearthed wonders at this stunning lake.