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Discover one of the most popular tourist destinations in Italy on one of our guided Lake Garda holidays. With incredible scenery, a mild Mediterranean climate, and delicious cuisine, it’s easy to see why this region of Italy has so many visitors return year after year.

Holidays to Lake Garda

Lake Garda is a perfect holiday destination for the over 50s traveller. Renowned for its magnificent landscape, as well as its rich culture and intriguing history, the largest lake in Italy has a selection of unique towns, villages and mountainscapes to discover.

As it’s located among three Italian provinces, Lake Garda is the ideal base for exploring some of the most famous sights in Italy. No matter which of our holidays in Lake Garda you choose, our local guides will be happy to provide recommendations on things to do during your free days at leisure in addition to providing expert escorted tours.

On our Lake Garda boat tour, we'll visit Limone sul Garda, famous for its lemon groves and olive oil, and Malcesine, which is best known for its castle. History enthusiasts will enjoy exploring the quaint medieval villages that dot the lake and absorbing the remnants of the memorable battles that took place in the Venetian castles. Our guided tour of Venice features top highlights, like St. Mark's Square and Ca’ d’Oro, Rialto Bridge, and we also provide tours to Verona.

A Travel Department Lake Garda tour is truly unforgettable, filled with relaxation, beauty and culture. Each of our 2024 Lake Garda holidays includes return flights, 3 or 4 Star accommodation, guided transfers and excursions with expert, local guides. Browse our Lake Garda holidays from Ireland today.

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Top Places To Visit & Tourist Attractions In Lake Garda



During his tour of Italy in the late 18th Century, the famous writer Goethe described Torbole as "a marvel of nature, an enchanting place". And this stunning lakeside town still retains its charm and beauty today. On our tours to Lake Garda, we’ll visit this quaint village and fishing harbour, which has preserved its original 15th Century appearance. So, whether you’re interested in exploring the town or simply want to relax and take in the stunning scenery, Torbole will be a highlight of our Lake Garda holiday.

Riva Del Garda

Riva Del Garda

Riva del Garda is one of the many charming towns that dot Lake Garda. Located on the northern shore, this picturesque retreat is surrounded by imposing mountains on one side and sparkling blue water on the other. While this is a great location from which to explore the lake, it is also an attraction in itself. On our trips to Lake Garda, we’ll have time to immerse ourselves in Italian culture as we stroll along the winding streets and beautiful waterfront of the town. With our expert guide, we’ll learn about the history of this region as we take in medieval archways, renaissance churches, and narrow cobbled streets.



The town of Limone is another beautiful town from which to explore the beauty and history of Lake Garda. The heart of Limone old town is centred around its beautiful little harbour, the Porto Vecchio. This area is a great place to relax and unwind with its picturesque waterfront terraces and plenty of waterfront cafés from which we can enjoy the lakeside views while sipping on a cappuccino. The quaint narrow streets around the port are filled with gorgeous boutiques and shops, and with plenty of free time, we can shop to our hearts’ content.

The Dolomites

The Dolomites

The jagged mountain peaks of the Dolomites overlook the northern edge of Lake Garda and many visitors to the lake choose to spend time exploring this impressive mountain range. On our holidays to Lake Garda, we’ll have the opportunity to visit the scenic town of Bolzano in southern Tyrol, known as the gateway to the Dolomites. Get up close to these stunning mountains as we take a cable car ride to the high plateau of Renon before enjoying a train ride through the mountain farms of the beautiful Dolomites.

Lake Garda Holiday Highlights

Lake Garda Holiday Highlights

  • Discover the beautiful natural scenery on a Lake Garda boat trip.  
  • Explore the charming Lake Garda towns of Limone, Malcesine & Riva del Garda.
  • Enjoy a full day excursion to Verona & see the famous Roman Amphitheater. 
  • Take a day trip to Venice, uncover highlights like St Mark’s Square, Rialto Bridge & much more.  
  • Discover the Italian Alps on an optional excursion

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