Private Guided Boat Tour of Lake Maggiore's Borromeo Islands

Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours in Stresa
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Tour description

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.

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Borromeo Palace, Lake Maggiore, LombardyYou will discover the beauty and wealth in the Borromeo palace including the beautiful grottoesDuration: 1 hourStop At: Isola Bella, Lake Maggiore, PiedmontYou will stroll through the enchanting Italianate gardens on isola BellaDuration: 1 hourStop At: Island of the Fishermen (Isola dei Pescatori), Lake Maggiore, PiedmontYou will enjoy the quaint village on Fishermen's islandDuration: 1 hourPass By: Giardini Botanici dell'Isola MadreYou will see isola Madre from the boat if you book the shorter tour. Should you decide for the upgrade of the tour, a stop and a guided visit to the botanical gardens and the villa on isola Madre is included

What's included

  • Professional local guide
  • Private tour
  • Comfortable and modern private captained motorboat reserved just for you for all transfers
  • If you upgrade to 3 islands option, transport by private boat will be for all 3 islands
  • If you choose the 2 islands option, a nice mini cruise around isola Madre without stopping will be included

What's not included

  • Entrance fees for 2 islands option: € 17 per person (for isola Bella's palace and gardens)
  • OR total entrance fees for 3 islands option: € 24 per person (instead of € 17 per person) if you upgrade to 3 islands option
  • Food and drinks
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Borromeo Palace
  • Entry/Admission - Isola Bella


  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Led by a local guide
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
  • Family friendly
  • Treat a loved one on a special occasion