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    Lake Maggiore Day Trip

    Stresa - Isola Bella - Isola dei Pescatori - Eremo di Santa Caterina del Sasso - Lake Orta
    • Tour of Lake Maggiore and its surrounding 
    • Lunch at Isola dei Pescatori
    • Private boat cruise

    At a glance

    Let’s start exploring Lake Como surroundings with Lake Maggiore, one of the most important Italian lakes with its unique attractions, fantastic views and charming villages where you can discover their traditions.

     

    This itinerary can be further personalised for a fully made-to-measure experience and a different pick-up point can be agreed upon according to your needs!

    Departing

    • Meeting Point: Hotel pick up
    • Time of departure 08:30 AM / 09:00 AM
    • Operating every day from March to October

    Risk Free Booking

    • SHARED TOURS: 72h Free Cancellation & full refund
    • PRIVATE TOURS: Small 10% deposit asked at booking, 15 days free cancellation & 90% refund
    Itinerary

    Pick-up will be at your hotel in Lake Como, Milan or other destinations.
    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 brought to 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 you will take a 30 minutes private boat cruise to Eremo di 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.

    Here the guide will show you all secrets of this place and you can have a short walk all along the Eremo to admire Lake Maggiore’s beauty.

    As an alternative, we suggest we couple Lake Maggiore to Lake Orta and in the early afternoon take a half hour drive to reach it and explore its beauty and tranquility

    At the end of the tour you will be transferred back to your accommodation.

    Please note: The visit at Eremo in the afternoon involves the ascent of approx 70 steps.
    If you do not feel up to it, we will replace it with a nice walk in Stresa.

    Before you go

    What is included?

    • Local, friendly English speaking licensed guide
    • Transfers by private car/Minivan
    • Tickets to Isola Bella
    • Boat transfers at Lake Maggiore
    • Boat transfers at Lake Orta if requested

    What is not included?

    • Souvenirs Our guide will be glad to point you to the best spots to buy local gifts
    • Lunch is not normally included
    • Extra food & drinks and what is not explicitly listed in the programme must be paid separately​

    What should I bring and know?

    • While in Italy you should always carry an ID card with you. When taking a boat tour in particular, at least one person in the group must carry his/her passport or ID or a copy or a picture. If failing this requirement, boarding might be denied.
    • A Water Bottle, alternatively you can purchase one near the meeting point. ​
    • Comfortable shoes and clothes 
    • Sun hat and sun screen are strongly recommended in summer months
    • This tour is in English. Other languages are available upon request, please contact us

    What is your cancellation policy?

    • SHARED TOURS: full payment within 15 days before tour date. Full refund until 72 hours before departure time.
    • PRIVATE TOURS: 10% non-refundable service fee at confirmation. 90% payment 15 days before tour. Full refund (excluding service fee) until 15 days prior to tour/itinerary start. No refund thereafter.
    • No refunds if you do not turn up for the tour (no-show) (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 72 hours notice in case of shared tours and 15 days in case of private tours. 
    • Tours and activities take place rain or shine. If one of our suppliers cancels (i.e. boat), we will do our best to propose an alternative solution. Full refunds will not be guaranteed in case the alternative is not accepted, as some services (i.e. guide, car) might still be due remuneration.
    • Some tours may require a fixed deposit in order to purchase tickets in advance. We will let you know case by case once we receive your request.
    •  A 4% credit card fee will be applied to cc payments. Credit card fees are not refundable.
    •  We encourage travel insurance for all trips.
    • Please refer to our full Terms and Conditions policy here

    Is the tour customizable?

    Yes! All our itineraries are starting points, created to inspire and give options for a ready to book tour. But we love to design custom experiences for our clients. Whether you just have a special request for us or need a private, fully made-to-measure experience, let us know! We can design an itinerary just for you.

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