Lake Maggiore Nature & adventure

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Borromean Islands Private Hop-On Hop-Off Boat from Stresa

1. Borromean Islands Private Hop-On Hop-Off Boat from Stresa

Avoid the restrictive schedules of most sightseeing tours and discover the beauty of Lake Maggiore and the Borromean Islands at your own pace. Avail of an exclusive private boat service between Stresa and the islands of Isola Bella, Isola dei Pescatori and Isola Madre. Hop off and on as often as you like throughout the day. Relax aboard the comfortable boats as you take in the stunning views of the lake. Jump off at Isola Bella to visit the summer palace of Count Vitaliano VI. Stroll around the gardens of Palazzo Borromeo on Isola Madre. Find a nice spot for lunch in the fishing village on Isola dei Pescatori, the only island of the archipelago still inhabited.

Stresa: Private Cruise to Santa Caterina del Sasso

2. Stresa: Private Cruise to Santa Caterina del Sasso

Depart from the resort town of Stresa on a relaxing sightseeing cruise along the beautiful coastline to discover the lesser-known corners of Lake Maggiore. Admire architectural masterpieces such as "Villa Amalia Bernocchi" in Empire style, "Villa Carlottina Margherita" in Liberty style, "Villa Excelsior Niobe" in Castellano style, "Villa Vignolo Domus" and the most famous "Villa Pallavicino". Sailing away from the coast of Stresa, move in the direction of the Hermitage of Santa Caterina del Sasso, which perched on a sheer rock face overlooking the lake is undoubtedly one of the most evocative scenarios of Lake Maggiore. Take unique photographs and enjoy a tour of the lake outside the classic itineraries but no less fascinating and rich in history.

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Overall rating

3.7 / 5

based on 69 reviews

We originally reserved the private hop-on/hop-off experience with a tour guide, but unfortunately our guide was diagnosed with COVID before we arrived in Italy; however, it all worked out perfectly. Without the guide, we were on own own to explore the three Borromean Islands. We may have missed some highlights without the guide, but being on our "own time" was very enjoyable. This company runs a smooth and efficient operation as our boat was never more than 5-10 minutes away for a pick-up or drop-off. It may have been a little costly, but in my mind, well worth the convenience! Thanks!

Het was echt super! In het hoogseizoen relaxed en zonder stress op je eigen tempo de 3 eilanden bezoeken. We konden zonder te wachten al vertrekken in Stresa. Nadien bellen naar de kapitein die er na amper 10 min effectief staat. Top dus. Niet goedkoop maar zijn geld waard en komen beloftes voledig na.

Very good service, you have to contact the local partner the day before the expedition. We were led by Alessandro who was very professional. The advantage of doing a private race is the freedom to stop and take the boat whenever you want.

Fantastic day, infinite kindness .... What about ..... experience that will remain in our hearts Thanks for everything

It was great, the boat was immediately available when called