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Lake Maggiore and Stresa One Day Trip from Milan with Boat Cruise

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Visit Lake Maggiore, bordered by Piedmont, Lombardy and Switzerland. Visit the town of Stresa and take a boat to the Borromean islands.

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Itinerary

  • 07:30 Pick-up from hotel

  • 09:00 Departure from Milan

  • 10:30 Arrival at Stresa and visit of the town with some free time.

  • 11:30 Panoramic boat cruise on the lake visiting the Borromean Islands: Isola Madre (sailing around), Isola dei Pescatori (time for lunch, visit and shopping), Isola Bella (stop for visit of the Borromean Palace and gardens).

  • 16:00 Return to Stresa and departure for return trip with stop at the huge statue of San Carlo.

  • 19:00 Arrival at Milan

Available Languages

Monday: English

Sunday: English + Portuguese

Includes

  • Admission

  • Transportation fee

  • Cruise fee

  • English-speaking guide
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Lake Maggiore and Stresa One Day Trip from Milan with Boat Cruise
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Duration: 8 hour(s)
Available: Mon and Sun
Pick-up: Not available
Inclusions: Admission / Transportation fee / Cruise fee / English-speaking guide

We chose this trip initially because we wanted to see the largest lake in the Lakes District of Italy. While we hoped to see the Swiss Alps the cloud cover obscured our view but it did not matter as we were in for a wonderful experience.
Our guide was so lovely, enthusiastic and very helpful in the way she presented the tour. The bus driver was also friendly and genuinely concerned about our comfort.
The visit to the Isola Bella was excellent and the tour of the palace and gardens was breathtaking. We had no idea of the history that we were about to learn. We could not believe it when we saw areas of the palace where Napoloeon Bonaparte and Josephine slept. Also the fact that Princess Diana and Charles had attended a celebration in their honour given by the Borromees during their tour of Italy was another surprise.
We learnt so much about the Italian nobility and the fact that their presence and influence continues today. The fact that they continue to use the top levels of the palace as their summer house took us completely by surprise.
Everything about our tour exceeded our expectations. Even though only 12 people booked this tour it went ahead in a luxury coach with commentary in two languages. Thank you for a great day. Darlene and Rob Elder.

Darlene Elder

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Schedule

  • 13:15

    Check in at Zani Viaggi Milan Visitor Center

  • 13:30

    Head Towards Lake Maggiore

  • Visit the Lovely Town of Stresa

    Step off the bus and take in the breeze off of Lake Maggiore. Stroll around the fashionable streets or just take in the lakeside views. Make sure to pop by the Grand Hotel des Iles Borromees, where Ernest Hemingway stayed (and is also the setting for part of his 1929 novel 'A Farewell to Arms').

  • Lake Maggiore Cruise

    Step on board the cruise boat which will take you to visit the little islands. You will have great views of villas and lush gardens surrounded by the blue waters of the lake and mountains in the distance. On the way, you will pass Isola Madre, home to one of Italy's most beautiful parks.

  • Isola dei Pescatori and Isola Bella

    You will have free time to wander, shop or enjoy a light lunch (at your own expense) of locally caught fish on Isola dei Pescatori. The next stop will be Isola Bella, which boasts elaborate gardens, statues (and peacocks!) that surround the delightfully over-the-top Borromean Palace.

  • Cruise Back to Stresa and Return to Milan

    On your way back to Milan you will stop at the statue of San Carlo Borromeo in the lakeside town of Arona.

  • 21:00

    Tour Ends at Zani Viaggi Milan Visitor Center

  • (For Check-In) Zani Viaggi (Via Cusani, 18 20121 Milano MI Italy) Time: 13:15:00

  • (For Check-Out) Zani Viaggi (Via Cusani, 18 20121 Milano MI Italy) Time: 21:00:00

Check-in Time & Location

  • (For Check-In) Zani Viaggi (Via Cusani, 18 20121 Milano MI Italy) Time: 13:15:00

Check-out Time & Location

  • (For Check-Out) Zani Viaggi (Via Cusani, 18 20121 Milano MI Italy) Time: 21:00:00

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  • If less than 4 participants are booked, the activity may not operate.

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Additional Note(s)
  • The activity schedule is subject to change or cancellation due to weather or traffic conditions.

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Reviews

We chose this trip initially because we wanted to see the largest lake in the Lakes District of Italy. While we hoped to see the S...wiss Alps the cloud cover obscured our view but it did not matter as we were in for a wonderful experience.
Our guide was so lovely, enthusiastic and very helpful in the way she presented the tour. The bus driver was also friendly and genuinely concerned about our comfort.
The visit to the Isola Bella was excellent and the tour of the palace and gardens was breathtaking. We had no idea of the history that we were about to learn. We could not believe it when we saw areas of the palace where Napoloeon Bonaparte and Josephine slept. Also the fact that Princess Diana and Charles had attended a celebration in their honour given by the Borromees during their tour of Italy was another surprise.
We learnt so much about the Italian nobility and the fact that their presence and influence continues today. The fact that they continue to use the top levels of the palace as their summer house took us completely by surprise.
Everything about our tour exceeded our expectations. Even though only 12 people booked this tour it went ahead in a luxury coach with commentary in two languages. Thank you for a great day. Darlene and Rob Elder.
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Darlene Elder

My husband and I came to Milan for an extended stay in early September. The last Sunday of the month we booked a one-day Veltra t...rip to Lake Maggiore and Stressa. We left from Milan at 9:00 am and returned about 6:30 pm. The Veltra bus departure location was very conveniently located right outside the Cairola metro stop in the historic center of Milan. The bus was clean and comfortable and a very easy place to relax. The Veltra guide, Antonella was pleasant and informative. She gave information in English and Portuguese. We arrived in Stressa and promptly boarded a boat to cruise around Lake Maggiore. We stopped at Isola Bella where we received a tour of the incredible palazzo and gardens built in the 17th century. We then headed to Isola dei Pescatori where Antonella recommended a restaurant for lunch. Although the restaurant is in a tourist town, the food was quite good and the prices were quite reasonable. Our last stop was in the town of Stressa. A very fashionable town that had a variety of goods for sale and gelato and pastry shops for snacking. We enjoyed getting to see something outside of the city of Milan. I would highly recommend this tour for a day trip. more

Toni G

Very beautiful lake the transportation was Amazon the tour leader also only the weather because of the rains could not see lake st...ressa due to the rains and safety purposes more

Budoor

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