Welcome to Lake Garda
Cruise Nation are delighted to bring you our great range of Lake Garda Cruise & Stay Holidays. These packages all feature a cruise sailing from Venice. This means that Cruise Nation bring you massive choice on cruise lines to sail with throughout the year. Our Lake Garda Smart Packages feature FREE stays in one of many handpicked hotels which are all centrally located in Lake Garda providing you with the ideal base from which to explore all that this exciting destination has to offer.
With our Lake Garda Cruise & Stay packages, your flights will always be included. We also offer flights from a number of regional airports throughout the UK giving you much greater flexibility and making your holiday experience as smooth as possible.
The fairytale-like town of Lake Garda sits at the bottom of snow-capped mountains and the medieval structures like the ancient fortified town of Sirmoine and Scaliger castle are easy to pick out amongst clusters of traditional Mediterranean style houses.
Visitors to Lake Garda will be spoilt for choice with the diverse landscape here. There are dense alpine forests, majestic snowy peaks, pristine pebble beaches and green landscaped parks which give way to the clear water of the lake. There’s a whole variety of ways to enjoy these great outdoor spaces too.
You can take to the lake with watersports like sailing and windsurfing, appreciate the view by climbing or paragliding, ski the snowy slopes and explore the peaceful forests by mountain bike or horseback. And when you’re done exploring and your muscles are worn with the memories of your adventure, you can find blissful relaxation at the Garda Thermal Park which features two large thermal lakes which are naturally heated to the perfect temperature of 33-34 C°. Around the edges of the lake geysers, cascades, fountains and Jacuzzi’s have been added to help ease away tensions and stresses.
Weather in The Mediterranean
Lake Garda is a destination where you can sample many of the delights of the landscape. Olive tree farms, vineyards and citrus groves make up a large part of the landscape and as a result you can taste freshly baked bread dipped in light olive oil, sip chilled Limoncino liqueur and relax with a glass of fine Merlot, Cabernet and Nosiola.
Scratch the surface just a little and you’ll quickly realise that Lake Garda has something to satisfy a variety of curiosities; museums, open air antique markets, natural parks, archaeological sites and historical sightseeing are in abundance. With so much on offer, it’s clear to see why Lake Garda is such a desirable destination for a cruise and stay holiday experience.
Things to do in Lake Garda
Gardaland Theme Park
Gardaland is Italy's best-known theme park.…
Gardaland Theme Park
It caters for every type of guest, from toddlers to thrill seekers. Make sure to try out the Shaman, a multi looped roller coaster which flies you past a water feature so you may get wet! Or why not try out the new Peppa Pig Land, recently opened and ideal for little ones, this park will keep you entertained all day.
Ever wanted to paraglide? Now’s your chance. Jump off Mount Baldo and fly over Lake Garda.…
Enjoy this once in a lifetime experience in the picturesque surroundings of Lake Garda. If you’re looking to get your adrenaline pumping this is definitely the excursion for you!
Running parallel to Lake Garda, Mount Baldo is a great location to visit.…
As part of the Italian Alps it reaches over 7,000 feet. The mountain range provides wonderful views of Lake Garda below and rest of the Italian Alps. Mount Baldo is great for the hiking enthusiast or if you’re not up to hiking to the top, a cable car runs from the shore of Lake Garda up the mountain.
Murano Island Glass Blowing Tour
See the incredible glass-blowing furnaci of Murano.…
Murano Island Glass Blowing Tour
In 1291 the Doge of Venice ordered all glass factories to move their furnaces to the island of Murano as a precaution against fires and it didn’t take long for Murano to become known for having the most coveted and highest quality glass in the world. Today there are several workshops where you can see glass blowing artists at work and pick up an authentic souvenir to take home.
Restaurants in Lake Garda
Le Gemme di Artemisia
This restaurant offers five different set menus, each one delivers something different than the rest. However, every menu delivers top class gourmet dishes to me revered across Italy. Specialising in seafood and sourced both locally and abroad. The restaurant delivers every type of fish you could want. It also boasts beautiful views across Lake Garda.
Situated on Lake Garda, you won’t find any lake dwelling fish on their menu. Their extensive almost exclusively seafood menu, serves fish from other bodies of water delivered to them daily. If nothing on the menu tickles your fancy ask about their specials, which see fish reinterepeted to create a unique dish you won’t see elsewhere.
The beautiful Lake Garda envelops Al Vas, its stunning views across the Lake make the restaurant the perfect location for a romantic meal. Dine on the water as a dock stretches out into the lake from Al Vas itself. Each dish on the menu is served with care and passion to deliver you a meal to remember in one of the most beautiful places. The seafood is a must.
Lake Garda Nightlife
Classic Rock Beach
For a bit of activity in your evenings stop off at the Classic Rock Beach Café, with a volleyball court and a tennis court amongst other activities, it’s a great place to burn off some energy before you stop at the bar. With local wines and good beers, see out the rest of your evening on the beach.
On the weekend Golden Beach is a hive of activity. Located right on the lake and with a sandy beach, it’s the ideal place to relax after a long day of exploring. Instead of tables and chairs they have lounge beds, so you can relax in comfort. Their gazebo style bars offers the finest cocktails and tastiest beers.
Events in Lake Garda
These sailing regattas take place throughout the year. From the 4-degree Country Cup to the Yachting Rus Cup, cheer them on from the shores of Lake Garda.