Peschiera Holidays

Peschiera is one of the most relaxed towns on Lake Garda. Despite being quite large, it has a very laid back feel and you won’t get the busy tourist crowds unlike some of the more well-known places. It’s a great base too – it’s one of the only two towns with a train station so you can easily get to Verona or Venice. Ferries run regularly to all resorts in the south of the lake and you can use the bus to get to the north.

The town has a real charm to it. You can do some great walks along the River Mincio – the pathways follow the old medieval walls. The centre is completely pedestrianised with lots of shops to browse and riverside cafés to stop off for a drink. There’s two beaches that are around a ten-minute walk from the centre so you can chill out next to the lake all day if you feel like it. Or fuel your adrenaline with a trip to Gardaland or Caneva World, both are a short bus ride away.

  • from£489pp
  • 153 rooms
Parc Hotel, Relax Pool (1)

With extensive facilities suited to all ages, the sprawling Hotel Parc is perfect for families and couples alike. It's in beautiful gardens in the stunning resort of Peschiera. The activities are the star of the show and you'll never run out of things to do here.

  • from£469pp
  • 35 rooms
Hotel Bella Peschiera, Pool and Garden

This is a small but perfectly formed hotel. It's got comtemporary rooms, a nice restaurant and a colourful garden with a pool. It's close to the centre of Peschiera too and the perfect base for if you want to explore - either by boat or train.

 

  • from£309pp
  • 173 rooms
Eden Apartments, External 3

These apartments are ideal for families and the more independent traveller. You have everything you need for a nice, secluded stay including your own kitchenette and plenty of grounds to relax in. There's loads of activities to keep you busy all week including swimming in the resorts pools, tennis, yoga and kids clubs. 

 

  • from£488pp
  • 29 rooms
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The Hotel Acquadolce is a sophisticated and contemporary hotel overlooking the marina, just across the lakefront promenade. It's got stylish rooms and a fantastic roof terrace where you can enjoy panoramic lake views.

  • 32 rooms
Vision Hotel, Pool view in the evening

Located in the picturesque San Benedetto di Lugana area of Peschiera, the Vision hotel is newly built and offers amazing service in a sleek, modern setting. This state-of-the-art hotel is the perfect choice for sophisticated getaway.

Excursions

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

Please note that excursions are not pre-bookable in Peschiera for summer 2021 - some excursions are available to book locally, but will only run subject to meeting minimum numbers.

Verona Opera (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. You can find out more about the opera and see the 2021 programme here.

Price: from £64 per person (price based on un-numbered steps tickets, upgrades are available)

Departs: Various days from June to September (click here for the 2021 schedule)

Venice Classic (full day)

Spend a day in this rich and indulgent city; known for its spectacular Renaissance architecture, dramatic theatre history, cobbled streets and charming waterways. It’s not to be missed! Our Venice Classic excursion allows you to explore the city with a guide as well as at your own pace. You’ll arrive there by coach and a water taxi transfer is included into the historic 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 in your own time – this is the perfect introduction to one of Italy's most magical cities.

Price: from £70 per person

Departs: Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays

Majestic Dolomites (full day)

We think the Dolomites are the most breath-taking part of the Alps and this excursion gives you the chance to embrace mountain life with one of our fantastic tour guides. It starts 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. Then 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.

Price: from £53 per person

Departs: Mondays

Tour of Lake Garda (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, Salò and Limone.

Price: from £48 per person

Departs: Mondays and Fridays

Verona (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. The handsome city mixes its rich past and modern present with great style.

Price: from £43 per person

Departs: Tuesdays and Fridays

 

Please note that the price of excursions will vary depending on the resort you are staying in. 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.

Resort Combination

Peschiera's station makes it easy to use high-speed trains to get all around Italy. Spending a few days in Venice or Verona is easy but we love venturing further afield to Rome or Florence.

Things To Do

Sightseeing

Peschiera’s train station makes it perfect for a sightseeing holiday. You can be in Verona in around 15 minutes and Venice in under two hours. Don’t overlook the smaller cities though – both Padua and Vicenza and fab open-air museums.

Use the ferries to explore the rest of Lake Garda, regular services run to Bardolino where you can sit by the lake with a glass of rose for lunch. Or you might want to spend the day in Sirmione – make sure you try the ice cream if you go! There’s plenty to explore in Peschiera itself too. We like walking along the 16th century walls and heading out to visit the nearby vineyards and olive groves.

Cycling

Peschiera is a good starting point for cycling along the promenades and making your way around the lake. Do it all or split it into parts by using the ferries. The route to Mantova is why most cyclists come here though – it runs through Micio park and is well signposted for the whole 42 kilometres.

Food & wine

A trip to Italy just wouldn’t be the same with joining the locals for aperitivo. If you’re down by Peschiera’s harbour at around 6pm, drop into Tortuga restaurant. The prices are reasonable and you get good views of the lake.

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
  • Enjoy the scenic cycle route to Mantova along the River Mincio
  • Peschiera town is surrounded by Venetian fortifications, listed as one of Italy’s numerous UNESCO world heritage sites
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