Set in Italy's beautiful Lake District just a 90-minute drive from Milan, Lake Maggiore is surrounded by the majestic Alps and is home to some of Italy's most impressive gardens.  After some free time for shopping in Stresa, you will take a 2-hour panoramic boat cruise, visiting the Borromean Islands of Isola Madre, Isola dei Pescatori and Isola Bella.

On the borders of Piedmont, Lombardy and Switzerland, Lake Maggiore (also known as Verbano) is the second largest Italian lake.  Your visit will start in Stresa and here you will have free time to explore this quiet and fascinating little town, try some local food or indulge in some shopping before taking a stunning lake cruise.  Onboard, you will enjoy the view of exquisite lakeside villas and lush gardens surrounded by crystal blue waters set amidst the beauty of snow capped alps.  First, you'll pass the exotic Isola Madre, home to a 20-acre park that is considered one of the most impressive in Italy.  Next, head back in time to the simple life of Isola dei Pescatori where you will have free time to explore, shop or enjoy a light lunch (not included in tour price). The next stop will be the luxurious Isola Bella with the elaborate gardens of the Borromean Palace (admission not included) surrounded by boutiques and cafes housed in grand historic buildings.

Finally, you will re-join the boat and cruise back to Stresa for your return to Milan.

Please Note: This tour requires a minimum of 2 persons to operate.  If the minimum number of persons is not met for the date and time of your reservation, you will be contacted to discuss alternatives. 

Rates - including tax

Type Rate
Adult Rate
(Ages 12+):
$77.40
Child Rate
(Ages 4-11):
$43.32
Child - Free
(Ages 3 and Under):
$0.00

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Tour / Activity Details

7.5 hours
1:30 pm on Sunday & Monday (April to Early November)

48 Hours Minimum Advance Booking Required.  Minimum 2 persons required to operate.  Tour does not include hotel pick-up; departure is from a convenient location in downtown Milan (specified on your E-Ticket).  Participants must be able to climb and descend stairs.  Rates are shown in US dollars.  Please order online or call us in the USA at 212-852-4822 to order or for more information.

There is a $6.95 USD processing fee per order. This is a flat fee regardless of the number of tickets or tours purchased on an order. There is a service charge per ticket. This charge will be reflected on your summary before you checkout. The total shown at checkout includes any fuel surcharges, service charges and tax. There are no additional charges, unless otherwise specified.

Tour / Activity Policies

Cancellation Policy: There are no refunds. All sales are final.

Change Fee Policy: If changes are allowed on a tour or activity, a $20.00 per reservation change fee will be applied for any change to a reservation. Please note that some tours and activities do not allow any changes. Date changes can only be made only if we can confirm availability on the new date. While we cannot guarantee any changes can be made, all change requests must be submitted a minimum of 24 hours prior to the tour departure and must be handled on an individual basis through our Reservations Center.

Tour / Activity Description

This tour requires a minimum of 2 persons to operate. If the minimum number of persons is not met for the date and time of your reservation, you will be contacted to discuss alternatives.

COVID-19 Protocols Updates

The "Your Safety First” program includes:

  • Meeting points respecting minimum safety distances, equipped with sanitizing gel.
  • Group vehicles (coaches, minivans, cars, etc) undergo certified disinfection before each trip.  Tour operators can provide a video proving this each time a customer requires it.
  • Before accessing the vehicles, participants are invited to disinfect their hands with alcohol-based gel.  Each customer is given a protective ffp1 mask.
  • Some activities (consumption of food or beverages seated indoors, at museums of other places of culture or exhibitions) may only be available with certification of vaccination, proof of recovery from COVID-19 or proof of a negative swab test no more than 48 hours before the activity.

 

Included

  • Travel by GT coach with air conditioning 
  • Expert tour leader
  • Visit to Stresa with free time to explore on your own
  • Visit to Isole Borromee 
  • Relaxing cruise with panoramic views of the lake and elegant villas

 

Not Included

  • Hotel pick-up
  • Food or beverages
  • Optional shopping expenses
  • Optional gratuities

 

48 Hours Minimum Advance Booking Required.  Tour does not include hotel pick-up; departure is from a convenient location in downtown Milan (specified on your E-Ticket).  Rates are per person in US dollars.  Please order online or call us in the USA at 212-852-4822 to order or for more information.

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