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This is a must trip when in lake Garda and we loved our experience in the September sunshine and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Pat M
County Cork, Ireland
Great way to get around lake and it’s many great places

We were based in Desenzano the ferry goes to most places on the lake I took it to Sirmione the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Gearoid G
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Piazza Giacomo Matteotti 1, 25015, Desenzano Del Garda, Italy
+39 030 914 9511
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The ferry timetable needs careful studying as there are 3 parts to the lake plus several concessions. Young children, over 65s and 1in a party of 25 travelling free. You also have to carefully match up your times so you are at the landing stage...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must trip when in lake Garda and we loved our experience in the September sunshine and the drink on our return to shore

1  Thank Pat M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were based in Desenzano the ferry goes to most places on the lake I took it to Sirmione the tariffs vary depending on what boats you choose go for the one that allows access to fast ferry it gives you more choice of return...More

1  Thank Gearoid G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We used the ferry boats on both the full days we were in Desenzano. On the first day we got an all places ticket and used it to get to the north end of the lake at Malcesine. We changed at Salo on the way...More

1  Thank BarryMLevene
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A fantastic service and reasonable price too. A great way to see all the different places round the lake. We enjoyed a lovely sunny cruise.

1  Thank Alison G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Strictly the 'Navigazione Lago di Garda', the ferry-boat company has over 54 services around the lake each summer's day. The timetable is complex and needs careful study. The timetabling above all is irregular with some unexplained gaps. If you miss the last boat back to...More

Thank Lungipiedi
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The ferry boats are superb and the best way to travel around the lakes. Timetables are easy to follow and boats are always on time!

Thank JohnCarter
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

So you wait in a line at the ticket office that supposedly doesn’t open until 20 minutes before the next departure, but a ticket that really isn’t cheap and then you still aren’t guaranteed a seat on the ferry you bought a ticket for so...More

Thank Adam T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beware if u choose to take the fast boat, 4 euro supplement pp per journey. Cost us nearly 80€ for 4 to complete a 2 hr journey.

Thank Iwan D
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

Decent boats with enough seating. Not all have café facilities, so take care if going on a longer trip. Not expensive. Staff helpful. Slow, so probably only worth a trip from Desenzano to Sirmione & back.Drive to towns further afield.

Thank Robert H
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2 July 2018|
Response from Robert C | Reviewed this property |
the summer timetable runs until 7th Oct
19 June 2018|
Response from Florian H |
We have booked train tickets to Venice. It is 90 minutes. Seems to be more relaxing than go by car.
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11 February 2018|
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Response from Walter S | Reviewed this property |
Desenzano can easily be reached by rail and has good, but time-consuming boat-connections all over Lake Garda. I’m not sure whether the location does justice to the complex opportunities the lake offers. For some fun and a... More