Sirmione Holidays

Sirmione really has that wow factor. It’s one of the most distinguishable resorts on Lake Garda thanks to its fairy-tale like castle. You’ll need to cross the moat to get into the historic centre – get the camera ready for some great Instagram shots here. Once you’re inside the centre is traffic free and full of interesting shops, restaurants and bars. This is one of the best places on the lake to get gelato so grab a couple of scoops as you wander round and explore. Sirmione’s peninsula is only three kilometres long so you can easily walk the whole length. The centre is always busy but has a great atmosphere. If you head to the tip of the peninsula you’ll find beaches and an old Roman Palace. Sirmione’s a spa town so make sure you spend some time relaxing in the natural thermal waters too.

  • from£519pp
  • 55 rooms
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Hotel Catullo is one of the oldest hotels in Sirmione and it has one of the best locations right on the lakefront. It's an easy walk from the ferry port too and a longstanding favourite of ours.

  • from£639pp
  • 56 rooms
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Hotel Continental Thermae & Spa has lakefront position, great facilities and excellent staff. You're in a prime spot to explore with the resort centre about a five-minute walk away. Or, just chill out by the thermal pool or in the modern spa. The food's great here too - expect traditional Italian cuisine and a varied menu that changes every day.

  • 35 rooms
Hotel Du Lac, Private Beach Jetty

Hotel Du Lac is a longstanding favourite of ours. We love the service you get here and the location is fab too - it's lakefront and only a kilometre from the centre of Sirmione. There's a comfy feel throughout the hotel and an excellent restaurant for Italian dinners. 


  • from£559pp
  • 30 rooms
Hotel Eden, Exterior

Hotel Eden is only 120 metres form Sirmione's stunning castle and a few steps from its many shops, bars and restaurants. It's got a harbour front location with amazing views over the lake. Head for the terrace with a drink or grab a lounger on the bathing platform to enjoy the best views.

  • from£609pp
  • 102 rooms
Hotel Sirmione, Exterior Lake View

Hotel Sirmione is in the centre of the resort and right on the edge of the lake. It's known for its spa and has a great indoor thermal pool. Head outside for a bit of r&r next to the outdoor pool and enjoy lake views at the same time. The lakeside terrace here is the perfect place for an Aperol!

  • from£619pp
  • 55 rooms
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Hotel Olivi Thermae & Natural Spa is at the end of Sirmione’s peninsula and an easy walk from the historic centre. Spend time in the pools or the stylish bar and look forward to some excellent Italian cuisine each night for dinner.

  • from£704pp
  • 32 rooms

Hotel Ideal is at the end of Sirmione's peninsula. It's got lovely gardens with olive trees, a private beach on the lake and an outdoor pool where you easily spend the whole day with a good book. The centre of Sirmione is only a ten-minute walk away so it's easy to get out and explore.

  • from£439pp
  • 23 rooms
Hotel Mon Repos Exterior

The Mon Repos is a small family run bed and breakfast hotel in a quiet elevated position on the Sirmione peninsular. Enjoy the wonderfully relaxed atmosphere of the hotel, just five minutes' walk from the centre of town, with a lovely outdoor pool and gardens. 

  • 22 rooms
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Hotel Pace has an ideally location right in the historic centre of Sirmione. It also has panoramic views across the lake and is only a few minutes away from the beach and ferry port. There's an air of comfort here with a old-world English style decor and a friendly family-run service.


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 Sirmione 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) Not available for summer 2021

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: 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 Not available for summer 2021

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 £42 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

We love combining a stay in Sirmione with the north of Lake Garda. The landsapes and activities are vastly different so you'll get a varied and fun holiday.

Things To Do


Sirmione’s been known for its healing thermal waters since the Roman times and there’s plenty of places to enjoy them on the tiny peninsula. Aquaria’s our go-to place when we need to relax - it has the biggest pools and over 10,000 square metres to chill out in.


Sirmione has a rich history so there’s lots to see and do. Grotte di Catullo are fascinating Roman ruins at the tip of the peninsula. It’s easy to get to other resorts on the lake too as ferries run all day from the central port. Jump on the bus, and you can be in Verona in under an hour. It’s a great city to walk around – it’s compact size means you can see all the sights in one day, too!

Food & wine

You can't leave Sirmione without having a scoop of gelato. There's plenty of gelateria in the pedestrianised centre, so pick out your favourite flavour (or two!) and enjoy as you wander around. When it's time for lunch or dinner, head for Piazza Carducci where you'll be spoilt for choice.

Good to know

  • You will discover many charming restaurants to choose from here. Make sure to check the price for coperto (cover charge) before eating in a restaurant as it varies
  • Visit ruins of the extravagant Roman villa (Grotte di Catullo) at the tip of the peninsula town
  • Sirmione is renowned for its thermal springs, which are said to have healing properties. Be sure to give them a try at Jamaica Beach or in one of the many thermal spas
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