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    Borromean Islands Tour

    • Private boat transfers among the islands
    • Guided tour of Isola Bella and Isola Madre or Isola dei Pescatori

    At a glance

    You cannot visit Lake Maggiore without dedicating one day to exploring the Borromean Islands by boat: a unique island hopping tour which you will love as the Palaces are magnificent and the botanical gardens unique.


    This tour can be combined with private transfers from any location in Lombardy to make it the perfect day trip. Of course, the itinerary can be further personalised for a fully made-to-measure experience!

    • Duration: 5/7 Hours
    • Operated Only Privately
    • Price: Upon request


    • Meeting Point: Stresa
    • Time of departure 10:30 AM or earlier
    • Operating any day from April to October

    Risk Free Booking

    • NO Deposit Asked
    • NO Credit Card Charge until 2 weeks prior to tour
    • Shared Tours: 72h Free Cancellation & full refund
    • Private Tours: 7 days free Cancellation & full refund
    • We carefully follow all COVID-19 rules and restrictions. We suggest all participants to bring a safety mask and to wear it if current protocols require it.

    You will meet our local licensed tour guide in Stresa where a private boat will take you to Isola Bella, a small island that was converted from a simple fishing village to a wonderful villa with gardens.

    After the visit you will be able to choose between Isola Madre or Isola dei Pescatori for lunch. Our guide will be ready to suggest you the best restaurants where you can taste typical food and experience Lake Maggiore cuisine.

    After lunch, if you wish for a short trip, our private boat will bring you back to Stresa where you will enjoy a nice walk. End of tour will be in Stresa at about 1530.

    If you wish to add a stunning attraction, we strongly suggest dedicating some of your afternoon to the Hermitage of Santa Caterina del Sasso, a church perched on a rocky cliff overlooking the lake. It is for sure the most picturesque spot of all region.

    A 30 minutes private boat cruise will bring you and our guide will show you all secrets of this place and you can have a short walk to admire Lake Maggiore’s beauty.

    Tour will end back in Stresa at about 1700.

    Before you go

    What's included

    • Professional English speaking tour guide
    • Private Boat transfers among the islands
    • Entrance tickets to the chosen attractions

    What is not included?

    • Souvenirs Our guide will be glad to point you to the best spots to buy local gifts
    • Extra food & drinks and what is not agreed upon booking must be paid separately
    • Lunch is not included. We shall suggest a restaurant and make a reservation

    What should I bring and know?

    • Pick-up and drop-off from different location is available upon request and quoted separately
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
    • This tour is in English. Other languages are available upon request, please contact us


    What is your cancellation policy?

    • SHARED TOURS 72 hours free cancellation & full refund before the tour’s date
    • PRIVATE TOURS 7 days free cancellation & full refund before the tour’s date
    • We charge your credit card approx. 15 days before the tour,  no refund will be possible if you cancel later than 72 hours (for shared tours) or 7 days (for private tours) before the start of your tour
    • No refunds if you do not turn up for the tour (our tours start promptly, the guide shall not be able to linger)
    • ​If you need to reschedule your booked tour we will do our best to accommodate your request. Please contact us directly by email. In case we cannot meet your needs and you decide to cancel, no refund shall be given for tours that are cancelled with less than 48hours notice
    • Please refer to our full Terms and Conditions policy here
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