Gardone Riviera Holidays

Enjoy a relaxed lakeside break on a holiday to the Gardone Riviera

Gardone Riviera is one of the most elegant resorts on Lake Garda. This is where you’ll find boutique stores, artisan gelaterias and tree- and flower-lined promenades with plenty of places to take a seat and enjoy the lake views. There’s a very sophisticated feel here. Think grand villas, historic buildings and baroque piazzas.

What to see on a Gardone Riviera holiday

This resort is perfect if you enjoy gardens. The Heller Botanical Gardens are close by and they have over 2,000 species of tropical plants and flowers. It’s a fantastic day out, you can easily spend hours wandering through the grounds. Make sure you visit other resorts on the lake too. There's regular ferries from her and Bardolino and Garda are just a short hop across the water.

Discover more things to see and do on Lake Garda.

Why book a holiday to Gardone Riviera with Inghams?

If you're after a sophisticated lakeside hotel, we've got you covered. Our hotels here are hand-picked and we've been working with them for many years so you get the best value. Your holiday is in safe hands with Inghams.

  • from£596pp
  • 164 rooms
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This landmark hotel has been welcoming guests since 1884. Join the likes of Hollywood stars and even Winston Churchill and have a drink in piano bar. There's a large lakeside terrace with heated pool, two gourmet restaurants and spectacular décor throughout. It's right in the centre of Gardone and when you come back to your room after a day exploring, you'll be met with lake views from your balcony. 

  • from£559pp
  • 60 rooms
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This hotel is right on the shores of Lake Garda and very close to the centre of Gardone. Its been home to both international royalty and movie stars since its opening in 1904. It offers exceptional service and plenty of history, alongside excellent food and views of the lake.

  • from£439pp
  • 39 rooms
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This hotel has a perfect central location. It's right on the promenade and the ferry point is just steps away. We love the warm and friendly atmosphere here - and enjoying an ice cream on the lake front terrace.

 

Excursions

Free Excursion: Pre-book three excursions per person and receive a FREE full day excursion to Verona

Pre-book your excursions online or give us a call

Verona Opera from £64 per person (evening)

The Verona Opera is definitely one for the bucket list! The season runs from mid June to early September and covers all the classics including Aida by Verdi or Turnadot by Puccini. Whichever performance you choose; you’ll have an incredible evening. We’ve included transport to and from the arena so you won’t have to worry about a thing. Find out more about Verona Opera and view the 2022 schedule.

Price based on un-numbered steps tickets, upgrades are available

Venice Classic from £70 per person (full day)

Venice is not to be missed! This excursion allows you to explore the city with a guide and at your own pace. You’ll arrive by coach and grab a water taxi to the centre. You’ll also have the option to add on a gondola ride (payable locally). There’s plenty of time to take in sights of the Basilica, Doge's Palace, St Mark's square and the Rialto bridge  – this is the perfect introduction to one of Italy's most magical cities.

Departs: Tuesdays and Thursdays

Majestic Dolomites from £53 per person (full day)

Start with a scenic drive through the exceptional South Tyrol, Val di Fiemme, Cavalese and Moena regions. You’ll then stop off at Passa Pordoi and take in the incredible views from this 2,000-metre-high vantage point. There’s some free time to explore the terrain at your own pace, either by taking one of the trekking paths or simply enjoying an Aperol at a refugio and taking in the views. A stop off at the chocolate box town of Ortisei is included on the way back to your hotel as well as plenty of stops for photo opportunities in this awe inspiring landscape.

Departs: Mondays

Tour of Lake Garda from £48 per person (half day)

Get ready to explore the best of Lake Garda on this excursion – there’s so much natural beauty and picturesque towns to discover. See the spectacular mountain scenery of the north and the sunny plains of the south. Travelling by both coach and ferry, the tour itinerary for this excursion varies depending on where you start but will usually follow the famous Gardensana road lined with fragrant olive and lemon trees to reach the likes of Malcesine, Sirmione, Salo and Limone.

Departs: Mondays and Fridays

Verona from £47 per person (full day)

Verona is one of Italy’s most charming little cities. This day trip dips into the romance of the medieval city, reliving the scenes from Romeo and Juliet while wandering around through the cobbled streets and past ancient buildings. The impressive 2,000-year-old Roman arena is one of the best preserved Roman amphitheatres in the world and is currently home to the Verona Opera, and the marble paved shopping street of Via Mazzini leads you to the stunning Piazza Delle Erbe. 

Departs: Tuesdays and Fridays

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. Please see our terms & conditions.

Things To Do

Things to see and do

The Heller Botanical Gardens are a real gem for nature lovers. Designed by the internationally renowned artist, Andre Heller, the gardens are a showcase of pioneering ideas on landscape design and how to integrate are into the setting.

We love getting on a ferry and exploring as many towns as we can. Bardolino and Garda are just across the lake and are a great day out. Isola del Garda is the biggest island on Lake Garda – head here to discover the history of the Roman settlers and wander round the Franciscan monastery.

There’s plenty to do near Gardone itself, too. The Salò Duomo was built in 1450 and you can go and have a look inside. We recommend going to Il Vittoriale - a glamorous villa that overlooks the lake. It’s famous for being the home of the artist, writer and political activist Gabriele d’Annunzio. Today it’s a wonderful complex of buildings, gardens, museums and stunning statues.

Food & drink

This lovely little corner of Lake Garda is a haven for wine lovers. With the Bardolino wine festival happening on the other side of the lake and many of the delicious wines coming from the immediate area, it would be a mistake to leave without sitting on the lakeside promenade with a glass or two.

The food here is pretty great too – you’ll be spoilt for choice with the number of restaurants. You can expect fresh ingredients almost everywhere. Try the local fish or homemade pastas. We love Emiliano’s - it’s great for a filling lunch.

Good to know

  • Buy a day ferry pass to explore Italy’s largest lake by boat
  • Escape into nature and visit the beautiful botanical gardens here
  • Visit the Vittoriale, estate of famous Italian writer Gabriele d’Annunzio and learn more about his eccentric character
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