Garda Holidays

Garda is one of the most charming resorts on Lake Garda. It’s hard not to feel relaxed when you stay here. Its wide promenade is perfect for leisurely strolls. The trees lined alongside it provide a welcome shade and the views of the lake are peaceful and awe-inspiring. The promenade stretches for miles and connects to Bardolino - this makes it perfect for cyclists too.

The medieval centre is just as pleasant to walk around. The shops here are varied and there’s a large market every Friday. Join the locals as they shop for fresh food and find some souvenirs to take home with you. In the evenings, head back to the lakefront and pick a spot in one of the many bars here. Make yourself comfortable with an aperitivo and enjoy a bit of people watching.

There’s a ferry port with regular ferries to nearby towns so getting out and about is easy. You’re also close to Verona so try and fit in a night at the opera if you can.

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Garda, Lake Garda | 1st June 2018 | Inghams Summer
  • from£569pp
  • 18 rooms
Hotel All'Ancora, Exterior Lake View

Hotel all'Ancora is a historic building on Garda's main promenade, with a lovely terrace that overlooks the lake. Its got a cosy atmosphere, with just 17 rooms that look out over the town or the lake.

  • from£619pp
  • 34 rooms
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Hotel Garden is only about 150 metres from Garda's busy lakefront promenade yet it still manages to feel secluded. It's got large, established gardens where you'll find the pool with lake views. Inside is traditional and welcoming. The family that run hotel have done so for three generations and they treat every guest as if they're an old family friend. 

 

  • from£824pp
  • 28 rooms
Hotel Du Parc, Exterior

Hotel Du Parc is surrounded by beautiful gardens with incredible lake views. There's plenty of secluded places to relax and admire the views. Inside is more traditional. Expect a laid-back comfort and simply-decorated rooms. 

  • from£624pp
  • 174 rooms
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This is a good value hotel with a central location. The lake is just 200 metres away and you can reach Garda's centre in around five minutes. Inside you'll find traditional rooms and a large restaurant while the gardens outside are home to two swimming pools.

 

 

  • from£469pp
  • 160 rooms
Poiano Apartments, Exterior Grounds

These apartments have an incredible position in 60 hectares of Mediterranean gardens and within two kilometres of the lake. There's plenty of activities to try and spacious rooms with garden or lake views.

  • from£589pp
  • 120 rooms
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Hotel Poiano has large gardens overlooking the town of Garda and the lake. There's plenty of activities available here including an Olympic-sized swimming pool, tennis and yoga classes. 

  • from£779pp
  • 34 rooms
Hotel Villa Madrina, Pool

Hotel Villa Madrina is a fantastic hotel. It's in a very peaceful location with large gardens and lake views. Plus you can reach the centre of Garda in less than ten minutes. There's a lovely restaurant serving home-cooked meals and a contemporary spa for a day of relaxation.

  • from£569pp
  • 89 rooms
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This is a family-run hotel that's full of charm. It's got a great restaurant with a big terrace that host weekly dinners with live music and a large pool with hydromassage seats. It's very close to the centre of Garda, which is a five-minute walk away, and the promenade is just 150 metres from the entrance.

  • from£739pp
  • 26 rooms
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New for Summer 20 Hotel Centrale is close to the lake and the old town, and fresh as the flowers on the terrace for your Inghams holiday to Italy.

  • 12 rooms
Hotel Degli Olivi, Exterior

This boutique hotel is a little oasis in Garda. Despite being just 250 metres from the centre, you'll feel completely isolated here. You'll feel like part of the family when you stay. We love relaxing in the stunning rose-filled garden with a book, or just enjoying a home-cooked meal on the terrace. 

 

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Information about Garda
Resort Code ITGA
Time difference GMT+1
Currency EUR
Latitude 45.572880
Longitude 10.710445
Travel and Transportation
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Saturday 
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Verona Gatwick 
Southampton 
Cambridge 
Birmingham 
Manchester
Leeds-Bradford
Newcastle
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£59

Transfer time: approx. 45 mins by coach.

Supplements: are based on 7 nights departures.

Self drive is available

Car hire available: Yes

Evening resort bus service: No

Local bus services:

Parking available: No

Resort Ski bus available: No

Excursions

FREE EXCURSION | Pre-book 3 excursions per person and receive Verona* full day FREE.

Please note: Only one Verona opera booking per person can be counted towards your 3 excursions.

PRE-BOOKABLE EXCURSIONS 2019

Verona Opera - Jun to Sept - please visit our Opera information page for booking details and prices

Wine Tour from £48 Thursdays only
12.35pm - 6.50pm
Spend the day sipping some of the finest wines of the Veneto and Trentino regions in the sunshine. Discover the secrets of wine making and enjoy a small snack with a selection of full bodied fresh, refreshing whites and vibrant rose.

Tour of Lake Garda from £48 Mondays and Fridays 
8.15am - 6.45pm 
Explore the resorts of Lake Garda with one of our fantastic tours. Take a coach down the famous Gardesana road and cruise the crystalline waters on a boat trip to resorts with time for shopping, sight seeing and lunch.

Dolomites from £53 Mondays only  
6.40am - 8.00pm 
Drive through the scenic South Tyrol right through to Pass Pordoi and immerse yourself in the vibrant countryside of the Dolomites. Stop for a drink at one of the Refugio's or explore the flora and fauna on foot during this guided tour.

Venice Classic from £70 Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays 
8.30am - 7.30pm 
This spectacular guided tour offers you a full day in the rich and decadent city of Venice. Including coach and water taxi transfers, our tour leader will guide you through the sights and on a gondola (optional and payable locally) before you enjoy free time to explore this enchanting city at your own pace.

Verona Classic from £43 Tuesdays and Fridays
9.30am - 5.40pm  
Visit one of Italy's most popular citta d'Arte and traverse this spectacular medieval city which is home to the Roman Ampitheatre, Juliet's balcony and the stunning Via Mazzini.

Bookable Locally

Milan from £59 Thursdays only
Take the coach down to the cobbled streets of Milan and spend the day immersing yourself in the stunning architecture of this industrial city.

**Please note that we act at all times as a selling agent for the suppliers. All excursions require minimum numbers to run and are subject to change. Some excursions may not be available to pre-book in low season but may be available to book locally subject to numbers. Prices will be confirmed at the time of booking. See terms & conditions.** 

Resort Combination

Resort Combinations

Two Centres | You can combine your 7 night stay in Garda with 3, 4 or 7 nights in Venice or Verona, or any other Lake Garda resort, such as Limone, which is the north of the lake.

Things To Do
  • Golf
  • Walking

Holidays in Garda offer a variety of pleasant activities: the shopping here is varied and the large lakeside Friday market is a popular tradition. Much of Garda is traffic-free, so you can stroll safely around the old cobbled streets. Regular ferry and hydrofoil services access other lakeside resorts and you can enjoy a delightful lakeside walk to neighbouring Bardolino.

You can also attend the Verona Opera, see our Verona Opera information page.

Festivals

 

Bardolino Wine Festival

 

Bardolino Wine Festival

The Wine Festival in Bardolino (October) brings the summer season on Lake Garda to a close. Five days celebrating the new harvest of the grapes from which the famous Bardolino wines are made. Plenty of opportunity to taste the wines and sample regional food specialties, all accompanied by musical concerts ending in a spectacular firework display over the lake.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Verona Opera

Verona Opera

A night at the opera in the ancient arena in Verona must surely be one of life’s great experiences even if you’re not an opera buff. The 2020 programme (13 June - 5 September) with all-time favourite Aida by Verdi loved for its lavish scenery and costumes. A new stage design for Carmen by Bizet, there are also performances of Nabucco by Verdi, as well as Turandot by Puccini. If you are staying in any of the main resorts on Lake Garda, we can book most performances (listed on the Verona Opera page) and transport to & from Verona is included in addition to your opera ticket.

Good to know

  • For the Monte Baldo cable car, buy a combined day bus pass + return cable car ticket from your local tourist office to save money and reduce queue time
  • Take a walk along the 6km route up La Rocca to enjoy panoramic views over the lake
  • Discover one of Lake Garda’s most beautiful beaches: Mermaid Bay or Baia delle Sirene. A perfect spot to experience a spectacular sunset or simply relax in the sun
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