12 July 2022

Evening Cruise on Lake Garda

Spend an unforgettable evening on Lake Garda with an evening cruise on the lake organised by Garda Excursions for the whole summer season of 2022. The Tour of Malcesine and Limone by Night includes an evocative night cruise and a free visit to the most characterful towns on the lake. Perfect for friends, families, and couples.

Evening excursions on Lake Garda

Anyone wishing to try the evening tour on Lake Garda by boat can book for Wednesday evening departing at 20:30 from Porto Nuovo di Limone or every Thursday evening, at the same time, from the boarding point on Via Roma Lungolago in Malcesine. Booking is essential. We strongly recommend you book on our website at least two days before the tour, so you don’t miss out.

The villages of Malcesine and Limone are particularly evocative in the evening. Garda Excursions offers this unique evening excursion on Lake Garda at an advantageous price. The cost of the round-trip ticket is only 13 euros per person.

Furthermore, especially during the summer, visiting Limone and Malcesine by boat avoids the significant challenge of finding free parking.

Evening cruise on Lake Garda from Limone to Malcesine – WEDNESDAY

Departure from Nuovo Porto di Limone on the lakeside in front of the Sole hotel at 20:30. Cruising the lake alongside the beach and lemon groves, we arrive in Malcesine at 9 pm, stop and have free time until 10.30 pm to visit the town or enjoy dinner before returning to Limone at around 11 pm.

What to see in Malcesine

Disembarking at the port, all that remains is to enter the medieval streets of the historical centre, full of suggestive corners with pastel-coloured houses and beautiful lake views.

In Malcesine, a mantra is repeated by those who live there: “All roads lead to Rome but, in Malcesine, all roads lead to the marina”. Sitting in one of the many cafes and watching the boats moored in the harbour and the buzzing holiday atmosphere is the perfect way to get a taste of lake life.

The Palazzo dei Capitani and the Scaligero Castle of Malcesine

Not far from the marina is the Palazzo dei Capitani del Lago. Following the signs through characteristic alleys, you will reach the entrance to the Scaligero castle. The castle was built in the sixth century when the Lombards decided to make it a lookout point for eastern Garda. The structure’s oldest and most important building is undoubtedly the keep, about thirty metres high and with two thick walls.

After the town tour, it will be time to take the boat back and return. Departure from the marina is scheduled for 10.30 pm.


Evening cruise on Lake Garda from Malcesine to Limone – THURSDAY

Departure from the Garda Excursions pier is scheduled every Thursday on the Malcesine lakeside in Viale Roma Lungolago near the Oasi Bar at 20.30. We then start cruising the lake alongside the Scaligero Castle and the Palazzo dei Capitani. We arrive in Limone at 9 pm, moor at the port, visit the town, or enjoy a good dinner overlooking the lake until 10.30 pm before returning to Malcesine at around 11 pm.

What to see in Limone del Garda: The lakeside promenade in Limone del Garda

Moored at the port, the picturesque village of Limone sul Garda immediately strikes visitors with its beauty and charming houses attached to the mountainside and lining the marina.

The historic centre of Limone del Garda

To discover the small village, just follow the small streets to find an infinite series of unique views. Those who live in this small town on Lake Garda suggest being guided by instinct and following the paved roads, climbing stairways that lead unexpectedly to open spaces or terraces with beautiful views, admiring the colourful stone houses embellished with flowers and plants, and browsing the numerous craft shops that you pass meet along the way.

Limonaia del Castél

The most famous lemon house in Limone del Garda is the lemon house in Castél, located between Via Orti and Via Castello. This greenhouse was built in 1700 by the Amadei family and then passed on to numerous other families until 1995, when it was handed over to the Municipality of Limone. During the visit to the lemon house in Castel, as well as discovering the history of this town thanks to the informative panels, you can observe all types of citrus fruits that are grown: lemons, mandarins, tangerines, grapefruits and clementines. The lemon house is built in stone and extends over several terraces connected by stairs.

The church of San Rocco (Limone del Garda)

a little gem located in the northern part of the country. You arrive from the lakeside of Limone by taking a steep uphill road and following the signs. The church’s exterior is humble and simple: an entrance door, windows and a single lancet window placed high up to give light to the interior. Inside the church, the fresco on the wall at the end of the apse is striking, depicting the Madonna between Saints Rocco and Sebastian. The church remains active for liturgies. It is a much-loved place by both residents and tourists because it is located at a unique panoramic point where you can take beautiful photos and selfies.

Boat excursions on Lake Garda can be purchased online on the Garda Escursioni website, at the offices in Limone and Malcesine, or at the docking points in the ports of Limone, and Malcesine.