Garda Holidays

A charming resort on Lake Garda's eastern shore

A charming resort on Lake Garda's eastern shore, the bustling town of Garda is one of the lake's finest destinations. The shopping here is varied and the large lakeside Friday market is a popular tradition. Much of Garda is traffic-free, allowing you to safely stroll the old cobbled streets. Regular ferry and hydrofoil services access other lakeside resorts and you can also enjoy a delightful lakeside walk to neighbouring Bardolino.

You can also attend the Verona Opera.

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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.

Useful Information

Resort Code: ITGA

Languages spoken:

Time difference: GMT+1

Currency: EUR

  • from£409pp
  • 18 rooms
Hotel All'Ancora, Exterior Lake View

Nestled in the heart of Garda's main promenade, Hotel all'Ancora offers warm family service and excellent value for money. 

  • from£456pp
  • 34 rooms
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With an enviable elevated position offering incredible views of Lake Garda and close proximity to town, the gorgeous Hotel Garden is ideal for those wanting rest and relaxation with the option to explore the beautiful shores of Lake Garda. 


  • from£729pp
  • 28 rooms
Hotel Du Parc, Exterior

A former 18th century villa, this stunning hotel is perched directly on the lake front and surrounded by private gardens offering the perfect location for a relaxing lake holiday.

  • from£499pp
  • 174 rooms
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With a prime location just 200 yards from the shores of Lake Garda, the Hotel Palme offers fantastic value and comfort in a tranquil location near the resort centre. 



  • from£309pp
  • 160 rooms
Poiano Apartments, Exterior Grounds

Boasting an incredible position nestled in 60 hectares of Mediterranean gardens and within 2 kilometres of the lake, the Poiano Apartments provide the perfect destination for adventurers, couples and families alike.

  • from£446pp
  • 120 rooms
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Nestled within extensive and verdant gardens overlooking the town of Garda, Hotel Poiano is the ideal retreat for those seeking tranquility.

  • from£636pp
  • 34 rooms
Hotel Villa Madrina, Pool

Stepped in a peaceful surrounding of olive and lemon trees and elevated just slightly over the shores of Lake Garda, Hotel Villa Madrina combines elegance and modern accommodation with traditional Italian service. 

  • from£419pp
  • 89 rooms

A charming family run property, the Hotel Biseti enjoys a tranquil yet central position just a stones throw from both the crystalline waters of Lake Garda and the centre of town.

  • from£689pp
  • 12 rooms
Hotel Degli Olivi, Exterior

Enveloped by luscious gardens and situated just 250 metres from the centre of Garda and its bustling promenade, Hotel Degli Olivi offers stellar family run service and a truly authentic taste of northern Italy. 


Travel and Transportation
Departure day To Depart from Supplement
Verona Gatwick 

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


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.


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 subject to change. Prices will be confirmed at the time of booking. See terms & conditions.** 

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.

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.

  • from£1859pp

Discover the incredible Italian Lakes from Garda to Iseo uncovering the beauty of the northern cities and villages in between, on this escorted tour of the region. 

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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