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.
Make your own way to Stresa, an enchanting and elegant lakeside town that is around a 1.5-hour drive from Milan. Stresa can also be reached by train and bus connections from Milan.After introductions with your captain, step aboard the private boat and glide out into the serene, sparkling lake. If you’ve elected to avail of a local guide, they’ll join you during the tour to point out local landmarks, and to explain more about local history, culture and customs.Sit back and admire the breathtaking views. The shimmering lake impresses from every angle, and beyond the water, wooded mountains rise dramatically in the background while picturesque villas, towns and gardens dot the lake’s edge. As this is your own private boat, you’ll enjoy total privacy, making it easy to relax and unwind.The itinerary for your boat tour is flexible and can be adjusted to suit your personal preferences. You might cruise out to the Borromean Islands, a gorgeous little trio of islands set in the middle of the glimmering waters. Look out for the grand Baroque Borromean Palace and gardens on Isola Bella and for the splendid historical villa and gardens of Isola Madre. If you wish, stop at an island and stroll around on foot, before boarding the boat again. Alternatively, continue gliding through the Borromean Gulf and take in views of the coastal towns of Verbania and Stresa from the water.Your private tour finishes back in the harbor at Stresa.