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Lake Maggiore Day Trip from Milan

Explore scenic Lake Maggiore in Italy's beautiful Lake District on a half day trip from Milan. The fashionable lakeside town of Stresa is an approximate 1.5-hour drive from Milan and is surrounded by majestic snowcapped mountains. After spending some free time in Stresa, shopping or simply relaxing and enjoying the stunning scenery, you'll take a two-hour panoramic boat cruise on Lake Maggiore, visiting the Borromean Islands – Isola Madre, Isola dei Pescatori and Isola Bella.
9 hours
Day Trips & Excursions

Lake Maggiore Full-Day Tour by Train from Milan

Venture by train from Milan to one of Europe’s more graceful corners, Lake Maggiore, with its pretty lakeside towns and lush Borromean Islands. Spend a day cruising past Lake Maggiore's elegant villas and flowering Mediterranean gardens, and dock on Isola dei Pescatori for free time and Isola Bella. End with a visit to the lakeside town of Stresa before training back to Milan.
11 hours
Tours & Sightseeing

Lake Maggiore Isola Bella Hop-On Hop-Off Boat Tour

Enjoy a boat tour of the beautiful Lake Maggiore and visit the stunning Isola Bella, one of the Borromean Islands. Enjoy traveling at your own pace with a hop-on hop-off boat tour. Once on the island, you can explore the impressive Palace Museum and the well-tended gardens where you can expect to see white peacocks and the beautiful fountain dominating the garden.
1 day
Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Lake Maggiore and Borromean Private Boat Tour from Stresa

Soak up stunning lake scenery during a 1-hour private boat tour of Lake Maggiore and the Borromean Islands. With your own private vessel and captain, travel in style and enjoy total privacy as you bask in the Mediterranean sun. Glide by lush lakeside gardens and towns, stop to view Borromean Palace on Isola Bella or cruise to the other idyllic Borromean Islands. Upgrade to include a local guide, who will accompany you on the trip and reveal more about the history and culture of the region.
1 hour
Cultural & Theme Tours

Full day tour: the three Borromean Islands

Discovering the three Borromean Islands: isola Bella, Fishermen's Island and isola Madre with a tour guide.Admiring the scenery of the lake and the beautiful gardens.Wandering around the narrow streets of the Fisherman's Island.
8 hours
Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Half day tour: Isola Bella and Fishermen's Island with a tour guide

Visiting lake Maggiore and the famous islands: isola Bella and Fishermen's Island with a tour guide.
4 hours
Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Sunset private cruise with a tour guide

You will admire the the Borromean islands and the Stresa Gulf by the boat, with the romantic landscape of the mountains that frame the lake.It 's a unique view from the boat!
1 hour
Private & Custom Tours

Isola Bella Private Tour from Stresa

Make the most of your time at Lake Maggiore with this 3-hour private tour. Visit Isola Bella -- 'Beautiful Island,' and the name does not lie -- and go to Isola dei Pescatori, Fishermen's Island, and stroll around the oldest part of the village, learning about the history and culture of the area from your private guide.
3 hours
Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Private Guided Boat Tour of Lake Maggiore's Borromeo Islands

A customized guided tour of lake Maggiore's islands by private charter boat to explore beautiful isola Bella, the most famous of the Borromeo islands, and Fishermen's island (Pescatori) from Pallanza, Baveno or Stresa, accompanied by a personal English-speaking tour guide. Discover an incredible island - isola Bella - where art, history, architecture and exotic and mediterranean species make this place at the foot of the Alps something unique in the world. Stroll through the quaint fishermen's village on isola Pescatori to discover the old island's activities. Enjoy a private water tour around lake Maggiore's isola Madre to admire it from the lake or make the most of your trip and upgrade this private tour to include also a stop and guided visit to the charming and special isola Madre to explore its lovely botanical gardens with orange trees, agaves, palms, a beautiful Kashmir cypress and the island's 16th-century villa which houses a lovely puppet theatre collection.
6 hours
Cultural & Theme Tours

Lake Maggiore Daytrip from Milan - Private

This private experience will start with a private pick-up by Mercedes sedan/minivan at your hotel in Milan. Your private and friendly English-speaking driver will take you to explore the beautiful Lake Maggiore. After arriving to the town of Stresa, a nice ferry-boat ride will take you to the Borromean islands. Here you will explore the magnificent Borromean Palace and the stunning gardens offering amazing views on the lake. On the island you can enjoy lunch and then continue the tour with your driver and if you wish you may stop to visit the Eremo of Santa Caterina, an ancient monastery and the Rocca di Angera a fortress overlooking the lake built in the 13th century. At the end of the day, your private driver will take you back to your hotel in Milan. This is a private experience and you will not be part of a group
8 hours