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Riva Holidays

Boasts superb scenery, elegant parks and a long lakeside promenade

Riva is the main resort at the northern end of Lake Garda and boasts superb scenery, elegant parks and a long lakeside promenade. It has many fine buildings, especially around the colourful Piazza Tre Novembre and the 12th Century La Rocca castle dominates the waterfront. In the cobbled streets of the old town you will find an excellent variety of shops, attractive terrace cafés, bars and restaurants. The large, clean, white pebble beach is popular for lake bathing. Stroll along the lake to Torbole and explore other lakeside villages by ferry on your holiday in Riva.



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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 2018 programme (22 June - 1 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: ITRI

Languages spoken: English

Time difference: GMT+1

Currency: EUR


An 11 nights two-centre holiday exploring the contrasts between the north and the south of Lake Garda. It includes 4 nights in Desenzano and 7 nights in Riva. To book this Lake Garda Highlights tour, please call our reservations team on 01483 79 11 11.

  • from£453pp
  • 159 rooms
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Riva’s leading hotel is set in a spectacular private park with the hotel’s swimming pool at its centre.

  • from£353pp
  • 59 rooms

The elegant Europa is ideally situated in the heart of Riva’s old town, overlooking the pretty pedestrianised harbour front, moments away from the ferry departure point.

  • from£353pp
  • 81 rooms

A well-established hotel in an enviable lakeside position. Hotel Sole is in the heart of the old town, on Riva's main piazza overlooking the lake.

  • from£649pp
  • 61 rooms
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The stylish Antico Borgo is a modern hotel ideally located in the centre of Riva and close to all the bars, restaurants and shops.

  • from£426pp
  • 94 rooms
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Take a step back in time in this traditional hotel built in the era of the grand Italian hotels with large rooms, high ceilings and elegant décor.

  • from£789pp
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With an incredible location on the Riva harbour front, the aptly named Hotel Centrale offers simple and elegant comfort in the heart of one of Lake Garda's most beautiful resorts.

  • from£616pp
  • 42 rooms
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Part of The Leading Hotels of the World collection the Hotel Lido Palace blends historical grace with modern luxury.

Travel and Transportation

Departure day To Depart from Supplement
Verona Gatwick 

Transfer Approx. 1hr 45mins 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

Inghams Plus

  • Inghams Saver Plus: Save £50 per couple for Summer 2019 departures - whilst stocks last! 
  • Free Excursion - see excursions tab
  • Early Booking Offers at selected hotels
  • Inghams Rep based in resort

Special Offers


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 for Summer 19

  • Wine Tour £48 Monday and Tuesday, half day
  • Tour of Lake Garda £48, Monday, Wednesday & Friday, full day
  • Dolomites £53, Monday & Friday, full day
  • Venice £70, Monday, Tuesday & Thursday, full day
  • Venice by Night £73, Thursday, full day
  • Verona £43, Tuesday & Friday, full day
  • Verona Opera (evening Jun-Sep) see our Verona Opera page for full details

Prices shown are for guidance only. Please note we act at all times as selling agent for the suppliers of activities & excursions. See terms & conditions.

Things To Do

  • Walking
  • Watersports

In the cobbled streets of the old town you will find an excellent variety of shops, attractive terrace cafés, bars and restaurants as well as excellent Riva hotels. The large, clean, white pebble beach is popular for lake bathing. And you will be able to stroll along the lake to Torbole and explore other lakeside villages by ferry.

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

Activity Information

  • Waterfront gardens
  • Public lake bathing area
  • 'Trenino' – train circuit of town
  • Lakeside walk to Torbole
  • Fortress 'Rocca' and 'Museo Civico'
  • Climbing 'Torre Apponale'
  • Hiking around Mount Rochetta (1,575m)
  • Sailing and windsurfing schools
  • Scuba-diving excursions
  • Ferry trips to Limone and Malcesine
  • Lake Ledro (15km, west)
  • 'Cascata del Varone' waterfalls (3km, north)



Resort Combinations

Two Centres | You can combine your 7 night stay in Riva with 3, 4 or 7 nights in Venice or Verona, or with a stay in Merano or Selva in the Dolomites.


Multi-centre Tours | Visit Riva as part of the Lake Garda Highlights.

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