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About Desenzano Package Holidays Cruise Holidays Tailormade Holidays Things to do in Desenzano
Much favoured by the Italians themselves, the pretty resort of Desenzano on the southern shores of Lake Garda oozes character and an historic charm alongside the warmest of welcomes.

You will also see the resort written as Desenzano del Garda (or occasionally 'sul Garda') to describe its lake shore location. It is a large, upmarket town with a population of about 30,000 people and is truly welcoming with a friendly atmosphere making it an ideal destination for families and couples alike. It also benefits from a great train station making access to many cities in northern Italy very straightforward.

Desenzano enjoys three large stony beaches, ideal for lazing in a deckchair and soaking up the views. Visitors to the resort can savour a combination of glistening lake views and the stunning scenic backdrop of the Alps. If you can take a break away from your deckchair why not enjoy some of the lovely lakeside walks. If you are looking for a little adventure, boats can be hired for a couple of hours or a day if you want to see the lake your way.

If nightlife is on your agenda, Desenzano serves up some of the best on the lake with the piazzas alive until well into the early hours. The family is central to Italian culture and you will see many generations sitting chatting, enjoying a evening drink whilst the children play together and enjoy a gelato in a very safe environment.

Desenzano offers a great range of choice when it comes to shops, restaurants and cafés to while away the hours. Choose from stylish boutiques offering quirky options to designer and everything in between and you’ll find an abundance of antique shops too. Stop at a pavement café for a break or if you are looking for delicious Italian fare, you will be spoiled for choice here. From pizzerias to trattorias and even Michelin star restaurants, you’ll find plenty to suit your tastes.

If you wish to explore more of Lake Garda, there is a public boat service that links the resort with other resorts around the lake such as Sirmione, Peschiera, Salo and Gardone Riviera, all well worth the visit. And if you want to go further afield, the train station in the town makes accessing some of the nearby Italian cities very easy. Visit to the ‘city of love’, with just a 25 minute journey or the chic city of Milan, just 50 minutes by train. The fabulous city of Venice can also be reached from here within an hour and a half.

So whether it is discovering more of Lake Garda or venturing further afield to visit a city or two, Desenzano is a perfect base.

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37 km Transfer Distance
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Package Holidays in Desenzano

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    today Sat 26th Sep 2020
    access_time Dublin 13:50 → Verona 17:10
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    today Sat 03rd Oct 2020
    access_time Verona 17:05 → Dublin 18:35
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    Hotel Oliveto

    Desenzano, Lake Garda Holidays in Lake Garda

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    today Sat 08th May 2021
    access_time Dublin 13:05 → Verona 16:45
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    today Sat 15th May 2021
    access_time Verona 17:20 → Dublin 19:05
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    Hotel Villa Maria

    Desenzano, Lake Garda Holidays in Lake Garda

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    today Sat 25th Sep 2021
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    today Sat 02nd Oct 2021
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    Hotel Benaco

    Desenzano, Lake Garda Holidays in Lake Garda

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    today Sat 01st May 2021
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    Hotel Mayer et Splendid

    Desenzano, Lake Garda Holidays in Lake Garda

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    Hotel Palazzo del Garda

    Desenzano, Lake Garda Holidays in Lake Garda

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    Palace Hotel

    Desenzano, Lake Garda Holidays in Lake Garda

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    today Sat 27th Jun 2020
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    Hotel Lido International

    Desenzano, Lake Garda Holidays in Lake Garda

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    today Sat 22nd May 2021
    access_time Dublin 13:05 → Verona 16:45
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    today Sat 29th May 2021
    access_time Verona 11:30 → Dublin 13:00
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    Residence Il Sogno

    Desenzano, Lake Garda Holidays in Lake Garda

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    today Sat 01st May 2021
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    today Sat 08th May 2021
    access_time Verona 17:20 → Dublin 19:05
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    Park Hotel

    Desenzano, Lake Garda Holidays in Lake Garda

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    today Sat 26th Sep 2020
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    today Sat 03rd Oct 2020
    access_time Verona 17:05 → Dublin 18:35
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    Villa Rosa Hotel

    Desenzano, Lake Garda Holidays in Lake Garda

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Cruise Holidays in Desenzano

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Tailormade Holidays in Desenzano

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    Discover Venice

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    The most romantic city in the world, the floating city of Venice is one of epic grandeur. Take a boat ride down the Giudecca Canal and gaze upon the glorious Venetian architecture lining its banks. Built on a lagoon, this city will surely amaze you.

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    Discover Venice

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    Take a trip to one of the the most romantic cities in the world, the floating city of Venice. A local guide will be with you to ensure that you see the very best that this area has to offer and your private boat will get you there. Visit St. Mark's Square where you will see the iconic St. Mark's Cathedral, take a trip to the Bridge of Sighs and the Rialto bridge and drink in the unique atmosphere that Venice has.

    Venice has been attracting poets and artists for many years. It is one of Italy's finest cities with a truly inspiring atmosphere. The famous Grand Canal is lined with impressive buildings and beautiful architecture for you to take in during this wonderful tour.

    In the afternoon you will have some free time to explore the area at your own pace. We recommend taking it easy and relaxing in St. Mark's Square with a glass of Prosecco and taking in the city's charming atmosphere. You will have a choice of great restaurants here too you fancy trying some Venetian cuisine.

    Having seen the sights and enjoyed the atmosphere of Venice, your private boat will return you to your bus which will transport you back to your resort.

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    Lake Garda Experience

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    Our most popular excursion, this tour of the lake will provide memories to last a lifetime. Soak in the rich and diverse landscape surrounding the lake, from the dramatic mountainous backdrops of the northern villages to the pretty promenades along the southern coastline.

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    Lake Garda Experience

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    An english speaking guide will escort you to some of the most beautiful resorts around the lake, such as the lovely Lazise, the picturesque Malcesine, Riva del Garda and the gorgeous town of Limone. You will be dazzled by the beauty of these resorts.

    Travelling by bus, you will first stop at Lazise for and then to Malcesine. Marvel at the azure-blue waters that tranquilly extend along the coast, surrounding this picturesque setting that attracts many visitors year after year. Walk around the narrow alleyways and the cobbled streets that characterise the old town. The impressive Castello Scaligero is the striking feature of Malcesine, with its wonderful view of the imposing mountain ridge behind, Monte Baldo.

    The tour continues to Riva del Garda, the second largest town in Lake Garda. Sitting comfortably on the shore, with a backdrop of stunning blue waters and the majestic valley and hills, Riva is a fascinating town. You can stroll around the historical streets and relax on the waterfront squares. If you are hungry, treat yourself to a hearty meal at a traditional restaurant with a view.

    From Riva, a boat will take you to the wonderful town of Limone. Experience the charm and breathtaking scenery of this lovely town, a stunning resort hugging the north-west shores of Lake Garda. Limone has a spectacular waterfront and a picturesque harbour. You can stroll through its cobbled streets lined with shops selling shoes, leather goods and souvenirs or perhaps stop off for a cappuccino in a charming pavement cafes in an old piazza.

    After a day discovering the most beautiful views of Lake Garda, a coach will comfortably take you to your hotel in the evening.

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    Romantic Verona by Coach

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    Home to Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet, Verona is defined by its sense of romance and drama. At the heart of the city lies centuries of history and art. Experience a full day excursion to this dazzling city, and see some of its most impressive sights.

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    Romantic Verona by Coach

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    Take a day trip by coach to Verona, where a local guide will show you the treasures of this historic city. Spend the morning exploring the attractions that Verona has to offer, and then onto an afternoon of shopping in one of the most elegant streets in Italy, the Via Mazzini.

    Immerse yourself in art, history and culture in this splendid city. Its Roman ruins and medieval architecture are guaranteed to impress you! See the magnificent Arena di Verona, the famous Roman amphitheatre that survived a 12th-century earthquake to later become the city's legendary open-air opera house. Visit Casa di Giulietta, where you can see the romantic balcony on which Shakespeare's Juliet is said to have pined for her lover, Romeo.

    Experience the beautiful Piazza dei Signori, the beautiful 'Square of Lords'. This is the former centre of power in Verona. Magnificent buildings surround the square, which is dominated by the statue of the Italian poet, Dante Alighieri. Visit the Piazza delle Erbe, which has remained the vibrant heart of Verona since Roman times. Grandiose buildings, elegant restaurants and market stalls make up this beautiful square.

    Afterwards you can spend the remainder of the afternoon shopping on the prestigious Via Mazzini, lined with extravagant shops and designer boutiques. Shoppers will find everything their hearts could desire, from Gucci through to leather goods from the magnificent Furla.

    You will be back at your hotel in the afternoon, in time for a refreshing gelato while strolling around the coast. This full day excursion is a must-do during your trip.

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