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    • Experience crafted by locals
    • Customisable tour
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    Explore Lake Orta and San Giulio Island

    • Private car from Stresa, Arona or any other location in Lombardy
    • Private boat cruise in the southern part of the lake and to the island
    • Expert licensed English-speaking tour guide

    At a glance

    Lake Orta is a small gem located a short drive from Stresa: expect strolling in the small old town alleys and reaching the private island of San Giulio by boat to take a walk surrounded by silence.


    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: 3/5 Hours
    • Operated Only Privately
    • Price: Upon request


    • Meeting Point: Stresa, Arona or any location in Lombardy
    • Time of departure 10:00 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.

    Our private driver will pick you up in Stresa for the short transfer to Orta San Giulio, a small town rich with local trattorias and narrow alleys. Enjoy a nice stroll in town before enjoying a 1 hour cruise by private boat to end at the small island of San Giulio.

    The small island seems to float on the water and is dominated by the building of the former seminary that today hosts the Mater Ecclesiae Monastery of Benedictine nuns. On the island there is also the Basilica of San Giulio, the most important church in Romanic style of the area.

    You will be fascinated by the narrow street, called the Walk of Silence. Peace and tranquility; this is what you will find here.

    When back to Orta, our tour guide will leave you not before suggesting the best spots to have lunch and relax. We are also available to make a reservation for you.

    Our driver will pick you up to transfer you back to Stresa at about 1400.

    Before you go

    What's included

    • Professional English speaking tour guide 3h
    • Private Boat cruise 1 h ending at San Giulio island
    • Private car transfers from Stresa

    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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