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Stresa: 1-Day Borromean Islands Hop-On Hop-Off Boat Tour

Stresa: 1-Day Borromean Islands Hop-On Hop-Off Boat Tour

Activity provider: Isole Lago Maggiore s.n.c.

From US$ 15.26 per person

Explore Lake Maggiore and the Borromean Islands at your own pace with a 1-day hop-on hop-off boat tour from Stresa. Admire the beautiful scenery of the lake and visit the superb sights on the islands.

About this activity

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  • Enjoy a boat tour of the beautiful Lake Maggiore
  • Visit Isola Bella, Isola dei Pescatori, and Isola Madre
  • Enjoy traveling at your own pace with a hop-on hop-off tour
  • Explore the impressive Palace Museum and Gardens on Isola Madre
Full description

With this hop-on hop-off boat tour you can explore the beautiful Lake Maggiore and the Borromean Islands. The exclusive boat service travels between Stresa and the 3 Borromean Islands – Isola Bella, Isola dei Pescatori, and Isola Madre.

This tour allows you to travel at your own pace – you can leave the boat at any of the islands and hop back on the next boat when you want to continue. The tour is one of the most used services for reaching the amazing locations of the Borromean Islands and Lake Maggiore.

The modern and comfortable boats take you to the most stunning and characteristic places on Lake Maggiore, the Borromean Islands, and Stresa. Ideal for those who like the freedom to travel at their own pace, this tour allows you to simply relax and enjoy the beauty of the lake.

  • Boat tour of Lake Maggiore
  • Stops at the 3 Borromean Islands
  • Multilingual Captain and ground staff
  • Entrance to the Palace Museum and Gardens
  • Food and drinks
  • Tour guide
  • Landing tax (€0.5/person on each island)
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Meeting point may vary depending on the option booked.

Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Cash

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags
  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  • The boats leave from Stresa by private boat around about every 30 minutes from 9:30 AM to 6 PM
  • The 3 boat tour stops are Stresa, Isola Madre, Isola dei Pescatori, and Isola Bella
  • A landing tax of €0.50 needs to be paid per person for each island at the ticket office (not included in the tour price)
  • Food and drinks are not included in the tour price
  • This tour may be canceled for poor weather, and a refund will be issued
  • During winter season the stops are: Stresa, Isola dei Pescatori, and Isola Bella
  • This tour takes place rain or shine
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 /5

based on 1179 reviews

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The activity was very nice, we really enjoyed isole dei pescatori and isola bella. Isola madre was really disappointing since you can’t do anything unless you pay to go into the museum, you can’t walk around freely. If I had known this I would have chosen to only see the other two islands.

August 7, 2022

The Madre and Bella islands are superb. The island fishermen and without interest. There is no queue to take the boat and therefore you have to jostle even if you arrived early. The explanations provided by the pilot are inaudible. Might as well take the public company which seems better organized

August 6, 2022

Great experience, I found the perfect organization! The pier to leave from one island to another was always the one from which one arrived therefore impossible to make mistakes and the motorboat always had the indication of the Italian flag. Every hour or so there was a speedboat so we had the opportunity to cruise around the islands without rushing.

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July 30, 2022

Product ID: 26194