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Private Tour of Borromean Islands from Stresa with Micaela

Available from Thursday

Private Tour of Borromean Islands from Stresa with Micaela

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If you want to discover the Borromean Islands on a tour that offers a personal touch, look no further than this private day trip from Stresa. With a guide just for you and your group of family or friends, you’ll travel to the three chic Lake Maggiore islands: Isola Madre, Isola dei Pescatori, and Isola Bella. Hear the history of the baroque Palazzo Borromeo on a tour, get restaurant recommendations for lunch on Isola dei Pescatori, and wander the gardens of beautiful Isola Madre.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$359.47
per group
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$359.47
per group
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themed guided tour: some female figures who lived in Orta

Available from Thursday

themed guided tour: some female figures who lived in Orta

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Let's get away from the usual guided tours to follow the ideas of some women who have lived in these places or who in some way are still leaving their mark on history.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$23.96
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$23.96
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Walking tour with a private tour guide in the botanical gardens of Villa Taranto

Available from Thursday

Walking tour with a private tour guide in the botanical gardens of Villa Taranto

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The gardens of Villa Taranto in Verbania, between Intra and Pallanza, are known the world over for their great beauty and the huge number of plant species they contain. The result of a labour of love on the part of the Scottish Captain McEacharn in 1931, the myriad of colours and scents the marvellously landscaped garden offers continues to enchant visitors from March to October. From spring to autumn there are always flowers in bloom, with “special events” for certain species which are particularly spectacular in their season: the tulip week is in April, dahlias are at their best between July and October. We will discover together this beautiful garden and we will focus on particular botanical species. From Stresa, the gardens are reachable by boat: the shipping company “Navigazione Lago Maggiore” has a landing stage called “Villa Taranto” right in front of the Gardens entrance.
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  • 2 hours 10 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$191.72
per group
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$191.72
per group
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Isola Bella Fishermen's Island Private Tour from Stresa with Micaela

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Isola Bella Fishermen's Island Private Tour from Stresa with Micaela

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Experience the most that Isola Bella has to offer with this private tour of two of Italy's most famous islands. Visit the aptly-named Isola Bella (Beautiful Island) and Isola dei Pescatori (Fisherman's Island). This private tour offers a morning or afternoon departure to best suit your personal needs.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$239.65
per group
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$239.65
per group
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The romantic village of Orta San Giulio with a tour guide

Available tomorrow

The romantic village of Orta San Giulio with a tour guide

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Visiting the most romantic village in Piemont. Wandering  in the narrow streets. Sailing on the lake to the Island of the silence and the meditation.
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  • 3 hours 10 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$227.66
per group
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$227.66
per group
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Private Tour of Orta San Giulio on Lake Orta with Micaela

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Private Tour of Orta San Giulio on Lake Orta with Micaela

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Spend a morning or afternoon at Lake Orta, and see the highlights of its charming village and lake island with your own private guide. After you hear the history of Orta San Giulio’s medieval houses on a stroll, you’ll step aboard a boat to cruise over the serene lake to Isola di San Giulio. Wander the cobblestone streets to the Roman Catholic basilica, then choose to stay on the island to explore more at your own pace or return to Orta San Giulio with your guide.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$221.22
per group
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$221.22
per group
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Private Tour to Bellagio and Lake Como from Stresa

Available from Friday

Private Tour to Bellagio and Lake Como from Stresa

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Experience Bellagio, a setting known as the most beautiful of Lake Como’s clutch of shoreline towns, on a day trip from a neighboring lake. With pickups from hotels in Stresa and Baveno on Lake Maggiore or Orta San Giulio on Lake Orta included, the day trip offers ultimate convenience for a lazy day out on the glamorous Italian lake. You’ll have free time to wander the narrow streets of Bellagio, followed by a visit to Como town where shops, cafes, and impressive architecture await.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$582.93
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$582.93
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Discover lake Orta - Private tours from Stresa, Baveno, Verbania

Available from Thursday

Discover lake Orta - Private tours from Stresa, Baveno, Verbania

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Benefit from personalized attention and a flexible itinerary on this private tour of Lake Orta. With pickup in Lake Maggiore, Verbania, Baveno, or Stresa, you'll get private round-trip transportation that makes the trip convenient and relaxing. Explore the village of Orta San Giulio at your own pace, asking plenty of questions along the way and stopping at sites that interest you.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$310.89
per group
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$310.89
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Private tour to the Angera castle, the dolls' museum from lake Maggiore and Orta

Available from Mar 23

Private tour to the Angera castle, the dolls' museum from lake Maggiore and Orta

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Step back in time and explore an old castle in Angera - the Rocca or fortress Borromeo - on lake Maggiore, still beautifully preserved, also housing an interesting antique dolls' museum.  Enjoy a stroll and free time in the pretty lakeside town of Arona and see the colossal statue of Saint Charles Borromeo, one of the highest in the world. A private tour to discover lovely corners of lake Maggiore!
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$323.86
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$323.86
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The three Borromean Islands with a private tour guide

Available from Thursday

The three Borromean Islands with a private tour guide

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The Borromean Islands are one of the highlights of Lake Maggiore, but the logistics of visiting all three in one day can be complicated. On this private tour, visit Isola Bella, Isola Madre, and Isola dei Pescatori with a boat and guide to admire their historic villas, lush gardens, and charming lanes. Stop for lunch (at your own expense) on Fisherman's Island before the boat trip back to Stresa.
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  • 6 hours 10 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$353.48
per group
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$353.48
per group
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Private cruise between the Borromean Islands with brunch on board on Lake Maggiore

Available from Friday

Private cruise between the Borromean Islands with brunch on board on Lake Maggiore

A pleasant cruise on Lake Maggiore aboard a private taxi-boat to enjoy the panoramic view of the central part of the lake and of the main places of interest: Baveno, Stresa and the Borromean Islands. The first stop will be the famous Island Mother, in order to enjoy a guided tour of the largest island, completely covered by a botanical garden, full of rare plants and flowers exotic, where peacocks, parrots and pheasants live in freedom. Next, I land on the Isola dei Pescatori for a pleasant walk. On the way back, during the cruise, our customers can enjoy a refined and elegant brunch on board. Return to Stresa / Baveno.  
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  • 4 hours
  • Taking safety measures
From
$501.96
Price varies by group size
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$501.96
Price varies by group size
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The best tour of the Borromean Isles on Lake Maggiore

Available from Friday

The best tour of the Borromean Isles on Lake Maggiore

The Borromeo family has ruled the lands across lake Maggiore for centuries and their descendants still own some of the gorgeous parks and mansions scattered around. The South-Western basin of the lake, named the Borromean gulf, is dotted by some small, charming islands. This exclusive cruise will lead you to discover the wonders of the three Borromean islands: the amazing botanical garden of Isola Madre, the largest one; the characteristic alleys of Isola dei Pescatori, the only permanently inhabited one, where you may enjoy a good lunch; finally, the superb baroque palace and garden of Isola Bella, dedicated by Carlo III Borromeo to his wife Isabella d'Adda.
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  • 7 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$307.95
Price varies by group size
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$307.95
Price varies by group size
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The best of Verbania: the Museum of Landscape and Villa Taranto botanical garden

Available from Mar 13

The best of Verbania: the Museum of Landscape and Villa Taranto botanical garden

Verbania is the chief town of the district around lake Maggiore; Pallanza, one of its centers, hosts the City hall and some of its most remarkable attractions. Among these, the outstanding Museum of Landscape, located in Palazzo Viani- Dugnani, keeps a vast collection of paintings, sculptures and photographs related to the culture and history of Lombardy and Piedmont. This private tour will lead you to discover these collections and, after a pleasant walk, to experience a visit to Villa Taranto botanical gardens: a unique 18 hectares park created by a Scottish traveller, featuring rare plants, trees and flowers from all over the world. Two different ways to witness the wonders of the landscapes of Lake Maggiore, which you will surely remember for long.
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  • 8 hours
  • Taking safety measures
From
$340.05
Price varies by group size
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$340.05
Price varies by group size
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Sightseeing tour of Lake Maggiore from Stresa

Available from Nov 1

Sightseeing tour of Lake Maggiore from Stresa

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Visit the fashionable Stresa and the amazing Islands on Lake Maggiore on a day trip from Milan. Set in Italy's beautiful Lake District just 1.5-hour drive from Milan, Lake Maggiore is surrounded by the majestic Alps and home to some of Italy’s most impressive gardens. After some free time for shopping in Stresa, you will take a two-hour panoramic boat cruise on the lake, visiting the Borromean Islands – Isola Madre, Isola dei Pescatori and Isola Bella. On the borders of Piedmont, Lombardy and Switzerland, Lake Maggiore, also known as Verbano is the second largest Italian lake. 
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$59.52
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$59.52
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Half day tour: Isola Bella and Fishermen's Island with a tour guide

Available tomorrow

Half day tour: Isola Bella and Fishermen's Island with a tour guide

Experience the beauty of Italy’s Lake Maggiore during this half-day tour to Isola Bella and Fisherman’s Island. This private excursion leaves from the villages of Stresa where you board a boat to Isola Bella. Explore the island’s Italian-style garden before heading to Fisherman’s Island for a walking tour of the quaint village. This tour is inclusive of a private tour guide, all entrance fees are to be paid on site.
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  • 3 hours 10 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$227.66
per group
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$227.66
per group
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Micaela's Private Walking Tour of Stresa

Available from Friday

Micaela's Private Walking Tour of Stresa

Explore the picturesque town of Stresa on foot with a private guide who takes you on a leisurely walking tour with live commentary. View the town's elegant architecture along with sweeping views of Lake Maggiore, the Italian Alps, and the Borromean Islands. Learn about Stresa’s past and present, and get tips for places to visit during your stay on a private tour tailored to your interests.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Taking safety measures
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$204.04
per group
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$204.04
per group
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The best of Lake Maggiore on a private guided boat tour

Available tomorrow

The best of Lake Maggiore on a private guided boat tour

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Whether you are a small party, a family or a couple, a private boat tour cruising lake Maggiore can be a unique way to discover this lovely lake and its enchanting scenery: green hills, snow-capped mountains, beautiful islands, elegant villas with stunning gardens, villages and pretty towns, gorgeous views....all this while sitting in a safe and comfortable private motorboat accompanied by a licensed local guide and captain. This stress-free tour will enable you to discover lake Maggiore's beauties wihout any effort, away from the crowds, in a relaxed atmosphere. Just you and your party cruising for the length of time you will choose ( 1 hour, 90 minutes or more). You can decide to have a stop or more stops during the cruise at one of the picturesque towns on lake Maggiore to enjoy a gelato ( ice cream) or a coffee! IMPORTANT NOTES: private boat skipper is certified, fully insured and has a regular license issued by the local authority that entitles him to transport tourists on board.
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  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$221.84
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$221.84
per group
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Ticket to ride: a panoramic train running close to Lake Maggiore

Available from Friday

Ticket to ride: a panoramic train running close to Lake Maggiore

Built on the track of an ancient Roman way, connecting Oscella (Domodossola) and Leocarnum (Locarno), the Vigezzina railroad was inaugurated in 1923, becoming a strategic connection for several small villages in the valleys close to lake Maggiore. Still today, even after severe damages caused by a flood in 1978, the railroad has a strong commercial and touristic function, connecting Sempione and Gottardo districts. This exclusive guided tour will allow you to enjoy a panoramic ride on this small and fascinating train, travelling from Italy to Switzerland across hidden and enchanting valleys. Thanks to a stop, you will have the chance to discover nice villages, such as Santa Maria Maggiore. A different point of view on Lake Maggiore beautiful outback.
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  • 7 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$527.75
Price varies by group size
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$527.75
Price varies by group size
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Art and food on lake Maggiore: Stresa and Isola Bella

Available from Friday

Art and food on lake Maggiore: Stresa and Isola Bella

Stresa, known as the pearl of lake Maggiore, stands in front of the Borromean Islands, which got their name by the ancient family who owned them since the 16th century. One one of these, Isola Bella, Carlo III Borromeo built a gorgeous baroque mansion, dedicated to his wife Isabella. This private guided tour will allow you to explore Isola Bella and the splendor of the palace and its garden; once back in Stresa, you'll have a walk on the cosy small streets of the town centre, until you'll reach a local winery for a mouth-watering aperitif, based on local wines, cold cuts and cheese.
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  • 4 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$218.61
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$218.61
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Romantic sunset cruise on Lake Maggiore, aperitif and jazz duo on board

Available from Apr 1

Romantic sunset cruise on Lake Maggiore, aperitif and jazz duo on board

A private 90-minute cruise, at sunset, on board a boat from the first half of the 20th century to circumnavigate the Borromean Gulf and the Pensola di Verbania, Isola Bella, Isola Madre, Isola dei Pescatori and the Islet of San Giovanni, enjoying the tranquility and colors of the sunset on Lake Maggiore, pampered by the pleasant music of a duo-jazz on board. A rich aperitif with Italian wine and snacks will complete this romantic experience.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Taking safety measures
From
$931.06
Price varies by group size
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$931.06
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Sunset private cruise with a tour guide

Available from Thursday

Sunset private cruise with a tour guide

Admire the beaches, islands, and alpine peaks of Lake Maggiore on a romantic sunset cruise. Set sail on-board a private charter boat, cruise around the Stresa Gulf, and soak up the scenery as you pass the Borromean islands. While on-board, sip included drinks and snacks, or upgrade to enjoy a light buffet dinner with wine.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$215.68
per group
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$215.68
per group
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Lake Maggiore's highlights: private guided boat tour of isola Bella & Madre

Available from Saturday

Lake Maggiore's highlights: private guided boat tour of isola Bella & Madre

A half-day tour by private boat to the two jewels of lake Maggiore accompanied by an expert private guide to enjoy more the visit to these incredible islands. Your licensed local guide will show you an opulent palace dating back to the 17th century with its baroque garden on Isola Bella. You will then discover another villa in country style on Isola Madre built in the 16th century and a charming garden full of exotic plants, flowers, trees and peacocks.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$275.27
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$275.27
per group

Domodossola and the Sacred Mountain

Available from Saturday

Domodossola and the Sacred Mountain

Today is Domodossola day: walking through the weekly market we learn about this beautiful gem in the mountains. Later on guided visit to the Sacred Mountain which belongs to the Unesco Heritage since 2003. Departure by bus from Cannobio and return late in the afternoon. This tour combines a bus tour with a short walk through the town (market day) and the visit to the Sacred Mountain of Domodossola. We kindly ask you to respect the holiness of this site, keep it clean, seek harmony and balance between tourism and spiritual activities. Thank you
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$67.60
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$67.60

Walking and cruising around Lake Orta

Available from Friday

Walking and cruising around Lake Orta

Lake Orta is a small, quite unknown pearl, lying a few kilometers westwards of Lake Maggiore. Its chief town, Orta San Giulio and the close by isle of San Giulio create a unique, charming "lounge" on the lake coastline. The small alleys, the ancient churches and the enchanting landscapes merge together in a scene of rare beauty. This exclusive tour will allow you to enjoy the fascinating atmosphere of the coastline village by a pleasant walk; later, a short, relaxing cruise will take you to the isle of San Giulio, 400 metres offshore, where you will witness the remains of the medieval settlements, a majestic romanesque church and an 19th century seminary.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$269.60
Price varies by group size
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$269.60
Price varies by group size
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