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Lake Maggiore - half-day trip from Milan

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€ 39.00
VAT included
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Commentary :
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Visit the fashionable Stresa citycenter and the amazing Islands of Lake Maggiore on a one-day trip from Milan. Set in Italy's beautiful Lake District just 1.5-hour drive from Milan, Lake Maggiore is surrounded by the majestic Alps and houses some of Italy’s most impressive gardens. After some free time for shopping in Stresa, you will take a two-hour panoramic boat cruise on the lake, visiting the Borromean Islands– Isola Madre, Isola dei Pescatori and Isola Bella.

On the borders of Piedmont, Lombardy and Switzerland, Lake Maggiore, also known as Lake Verbano, is the second largest Italian lake. Your visit will start in Stresa, where you will have some free time to explore this quiet and fascinating little town, try some local food or indulge in some shopping, before starting a stunning lake cruise.
On board 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, we pass the exotic Isola Madre, which houses a 20 acre park that is considered one of the most impressive in Italy, before heading back in time to the simple life of Isola dei Pescatori, where you will have free time to explore, go shopping or enjoy a light lunch. The next stop will be the luxurious Isola Bella with the elaborate gardens of the Borromean Palace, surrounded by boutiques and cafés housed in grand historic buildings. Finally, you will re-join the boat and cruise back to Stresa for your return to Milan.Stop in Arona for a free visit to the gigantic statue of San Carlo Borromeo.


  • Meeting Point: Milan, Zani Viaggi Agency / Milan Visitor Center, Via Cusani / Largo Cairoli (MM1 Cairoli - MM2 Lanza)
  • (if the option has been selected) Starting from 7:30 am it is possible to have the pickup from centrally-located hotels. Our Pick up service takes place in the center of Milan. The bus takes approximately one hour to pick up all of the passengers, subject to traffic conditions and number of passengers who booked this particular option. For this reason, pick up timetables are shown as an interval “Starting from 7:30”, meaning that we will pick you up at your hotel at 7:30 or later, in order to be in time for the beginning of the tour.
  • Times are subjected to changes due to organization and/or traffic problems.
  • In order to reserve the seat also to children under 4 years of age, it is necessary to select the free rate ‘infant (0 - 3)’ during the process of purchase.

Tour Details from 1 April 2019 to 31 October 2019

TOUR Operating days Closing days Languages Departure hour Duration of the tour
Lake Maggiore  Monday, Sunday Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday English on Monday and Sunday, Portuguese  on Sunday 13:30




  • Visit the lovely Italian town of Stresa
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Lake Maggiore boat cruise
  • Stunning scenery featuring lakeside villas and gardens
  • Explore the Borromean Islands (Isola Madre, Isola dei Pescatori and Isole Bella)
  • Pick up from centrally located hotels (if the option has been selected)
  • Professional English speaking guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Boat cruise
Not included
  • Drinks
  • Meals
Cancellation policy
Free cancellation until 5 days before the tour; 100% charged for cancellations effectuated during the 5 days prior to the tour
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