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Stresa: Day Pass 3 Borromean Islands Hop-On Hop-Off Boat Tour

Stresa: Day Pass 3 Borromean Islands Hop-On Hop-Off Boat Tour

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Island-hop at Lake Maggiore, and discover the tiny Borromean Islands with a hop-on hop-off ferry ticket. Use the 1-day pass to venture out from Stresa, and spend your day sightseeing as you wish. Step onto the shores of Isola Bella, home to the Borromeo family ‘palazzo’; wander amid the houses of pocket-sized Isola dei Pescatori; and admire the greenery of Isola Madre where botanical gardens beckon.
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  • 4 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$17.24
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$17.24

Private Tour of Borromean Islands from Stresa with Micaela

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
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$321.76
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$321.76
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Boat tour of the 3 Borromean islands (Isola Bella, Pescatori and Madre)

Boat tour of the 3 Borromean islands (Isola Bella, Pescatori and Madre)

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Secure your Borromean Islands boat ticket in advance to cut out the queues at the busy Stresa port. With your logistics organized in advance, you’ll visit the three Lake Maggiore islands at your own pace and schedule. Hop between Stresa and the islands of Madre, Bella, and Pescatori by motorboat, and discover their botanical gardens, palaces, and craft shops without the stress. Note that palace entry is extra.
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  • 3 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$17.24
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$17.24

Private Tour to Bellagio and Lake Como from Stresa

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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$559.05
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$559.05
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Stresa: Day Pass Isola Bella Hop-On Hop-Off Boat Tour

Stresa: Day Pass Isola Bella Hop-On Hop-Off Boat Tour

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Explore the ‘Beautiful Island’ of Isola Bella at your leisure with a hop-on hop-off ferry ticket departing from Stresa. Glide across Lake Maggiore to this most renowned of the Borromean Islands, where you can visit the Palace Museum and Gardens, grab a bite to eat or simply stroll around the palazzos and villas that decorate the port. Ferries run every 30 minutes, so you can customize your day.
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  • 1 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$9.19
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$9.19

Micaela's exclusive private sunset cruise on lake Maggiore

Micaela's exclusive private sunset cruise on lake Maggiore

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Savor the beauty of Lake Maggiore during the golden hour with this private sunset cruise. Set off from Stresa just as the sun begins to dip below the horizon and admire the picturesque towns, historic villas, and sumptuous gardens dotting the shore as you slowly cruise past. Sip prosecco and snap photos of the lush Borromean Islands and soaring Alpine peaks on the horizon before heading back to the harbor.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$380.47
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$380.47
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Private Guided Boat Tour of Lake Maggiore's Borromeo Islands

Private Guided Boat Tour of Lake Maggiore's Borromeo Islands

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Visit the Borromean Islands of Lake Maggiore with your own private guide, and enjoy transport by motorboat just for your group plus a tour of Isola Bella’s 17th-century palace. Perfect if you want to understand the lake’s history and avoid the tourist crowds, the experience offers everything you need to explore the islands with ease. The standard tour includes stops at Isola Pescatori and Isola Madre, but you can upgrade to visit the botanical gardens of Isola Madre, if you wish.
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  • 3 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$518.68
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$518.68
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Ticket for the three Borromean Islands from Stresa

Ticket for the three Borromean Islands from Stresa

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Book a flexible ticket for the three Borromean Islands in advance, and have peace of mind for easy voucher changes should your plans change. With a boat ticket booked in advance, you’ll visit the three famous Lake Maggiore islands at your own pace. Walk amid the botanical plants of Isola Madre, browse the craft shops and restaurants of Isola dei Pescatori, and gaze in awe at the Palazzo Borromeo of Isola Bella.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$17.24
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$17.24

Boat Tour to Borromean Island

Boat Tour to Borromean Island

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Book ahead to see the three Borromean Islands by boat, and save yourself the hassle of working out boat cruise tickets at the lakeside. A hop-on hop-off ferry cruise, the experience starts from Stresa and stops at Isola dei Pescatori, Isola Bella, and Isola Madre: Lake Maggiore’s famous trio of islands. Ferries depart every 30 minutes through the day, leaving you with ample time to explore each island at leisure.
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  • 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
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$58.24
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$58.24

The gems of lake Maggiore - the Borromeo islands on a private guided tour

The gems of lake Maggiore - the Borromeo islands on a private guided tour

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Discovering a treasure in lake Maggiore: the beautiful Borromean islands with their stunning palaces and gardens. Your tour guide will take you on a special tour that will enable you to step back in time. Paintings, tapestries, Murano glass chandeliers, portraits, period furniture, gorgeous views and beatifully maintained gardens will surprise you on these fabulous islands: isola Bella and isola Madre.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$310.59
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$310.59
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Borromean Islands Private Hop-On Hop-Off Boat Tour from Stresa

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

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Sfuggi i rigidi orari che la maggior parte dei tour è costretta a rispettare e godi della bellezza del Lago Maggiore e delle Isole Borromee con il ritmo che preferisci; serviti di un esclusivo servizio in barca che opera tra Stresa e le 3 Isole Borromee: Isola Bella, Isola dei Pescatori e Isola Madre. Sali e scendi dalla barca ogni volta che vuoi, rilassati a bordo di comode imbarcazioni mentre con gli occhi accarezzi i meravigliosi contorni del lago. Sbarca a Isola Bella per visitare la residenza estiva del conte Vitaliano VI, passeggia per i giardini di Palazzo Borromeo sull'Isola Madre e scegli un angolino dove rilassarti e pranzare nel villaggio dei pescatori sull'Isola dei Pescatori, l'unica ad essere ancora abitata.
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  • 1 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$290.78
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$290.78
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Ticket for Isola Pescatori and Bella from Stresa

Ticket for Isola Pescatori and Bella from Stresa

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We know that flexibility in this moment is necessary to organize a trip out of town; for this reason we want to make the Flex service available. We guarantee flexibility on all available dates, you can book your next tour in complete freedom. Should your plans change, you can change the date of your Flex-Ticket by easily requesting a voucher for the new date. No cost for changing the reservation of the chosen date. Book the Flex-Ticket service made available by the Consorzio Motoscafisti Associati C.M.A. by Stresatours with its fleet of 11 motor ships with variable capacity from 30 up to 60 seats, we will guarantee flexibility on the booking dates of transport to the Borromean Islands, you can plan your next trip to Lake Maggiore in total freedom.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$13.79
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$13.79

Lake Orta Day Trip from Stresa with Optional Island Cruise

Lake Orta Day Trip from Stresa with Optional Island Cruise

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Leave Stresa to discover Lake Orta, a small yet stunning lake just west of Lake Maggiore. During this day trip by bus, you'll travel to Orta San Giulio, the lake's main village to enjoy free time. Explore the narrow streets and admire the lake's island, Isola San Giulio, which you can visit along with the basilica if you upgrade when you book. The return journey takes in sights of the giant statue of San Carlo Borromeo (Sancarlone) and the Rocca d'Angera fortress. Note that the trip takes place in a group of up to 50 people.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$48.46
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$48.46

Ticket for Isola Madre & Bella from Stresa

Ticket for Isola Madre & Bella from Stresa

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We know that flexibility in this moment is necessary to organize a trip out of town; for this reason we want to make the Flex service available. We guarantee flexibility on all available dates, you can book your next tour in complete freedom. Should your plans change, you can change the date of your Flex-Ticket by easily requesting a voucher for the new date. No cost for changing the reservation of the chosen date. Book the Flex-Ticket service made available by the Consorzio Motoscafisti Associati C.M.A. by Stresatours with its fleet of 11 motor ships with variable capacity from 30 up to 60 seats, we will guarantee flexibility on the booking dates of transport to the Borromean Islands, you can plan your next trip to Lake Maggiore in total freedom.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$17.24
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$17.24

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

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

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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
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$506.14
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$506.14
Price varies by group size

The three Borromean Islands with a private tour guide

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 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$298.78
per group
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$298.78
per group

A private tour around Lake Orta and its mounts from Lake Maggiore

A private tour around Lake Orta and its mounts from Lake Maggiore

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. This private tour will lead you to discover the atmospheres, the fascinating alleys and the view points of these sites, connected by a short and pleasant boat cruise. Later, you will have the chance to enjoy an astonishing view of the lake from the heights of the Holy Mount of Orta, a magnificent sanctuary reachable through an ascending path dotted of gorgeous baroque chapels. The site is a UNESCO heritage and you will surely understand why.
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  • 7 hours
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$418.73
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$418.73
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A private panoramic and original tour around Lake Maggiore

A private panoramic and original tour around Lake Maggiore

The two sides of Lake Maggiore are amazingly different: westwards, the sweet sines of the gulf on which Stresa and Baveno lay, in front of the charming Borromean Islands with their botanical gardens and villas. Eastwards, the deep waters in which high and wooded cliffs tumble down. This private tour will allow you to enjoy this beautiful diversity, taking you to the discovery of two jewels, built sheer up on the water: the Borromean fortress of Angera, now a museum with, amazing Medieval decorations, the massive tower, from which your gaze can abrace a beautiful panorama and its Medieval garden. Then, the Hermitage of Santa Caterina, a religiuos complex perched on the cliff , overlooking Lake Maggiore. You'll realize how beauty has really occupied any possible space in these surroundings.
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  • 7 hours
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$513.89
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$513.89
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Discovering Lake Maggiore: the best panoramic private cruise

Discovering Lake Maggiore: the best panoramic private cruise

Lake Maggiore is a land of enchantment, whose coastlines are dotted by small, charming villages, art treasures, majestic castles and gorgeous gardens. In the middle of it lay the Borromean Islands, who has been chosen through the centuries by wealthy families, especially the Borromeo, for their leisure residences. This private cruise will take you to Isola Bella, seat of a fairy palace and a terraced botanical garden, then to Isola dei Pescatori, the only permanently inhabited one, where you may enjoy a good seafood lunch. Then, reaching the cliffs and woods of the lake eastern coast, you will find as a hidden jewel the Hermitage of Santa Caterina, a monastery built sheer on the waters, overlooking the lake with an astonishing view.
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  • 7 hours
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$544.95
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$544.95
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An exclusive food and wine tour on Lake Maggiore

An exclusive food and wine tour on Lake Maggiore

The surroundings of lake Maggiore are the homeland of some of the most prestigious Italian gastronomic specialties: varieties of cheese like the "Bettelmatt" are the natural match for elegant yet full-bodied wines like Nebbiolo, the king of Piemontese vines. This exclusive tour will lead you to discover some of these mouth-watering treasures: starting form Stresa, where you'll have an espresso or a cappuccino, together with a sweet specialty in a historical tea room. The following stage will be a cheese seasoning cellar, where you'll have a tasting matched by some varieties of wine. Finally, you'll reach Gattinara, a charming small town which has given its name to a fine red wine based on Nebbiolo grapes: the Gattinara DOCG. A guided tasting of this nectar will be held in an historical local winery.
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  • 7 hours
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$807.86
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$807.86
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The best of Verbania: the Museum of Landscape and Villa Taranto botanical garden

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
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$326.12
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$326.12
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Taxiboat - Private Transfer to the three Borromean Islands from Stresa

Taxiboat - Private Transfer to the three Borromean Islands from Stresa

Book the private Taxi Boat service to book your next trip to Lake Maggiore and visit the Borromean Islands with complete peace of mind. We know that flexibility, in this moment, is necessary to organize a trip out of town. For this reason we want to make our fleet of 11 boats available.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$228.68
per group
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$228.68
per group

Private Boat Cruise around Islands and Isola Bella Hop-On Hop-Off Private Tour

Private Boat Cruise around Islands and Isola Bella Hop-On Hop-Off Private Tour

Panoramic cruise around the borromean islands gulf and Enjoy a boat tour of the beautiful Lake Maggiore and visit the stunning Isola Bella, one of the Borromean Islands. Enjoy travelling at your own pace with a hop-on hop-off ferry tour. Once on the island, you can explore the impressive Palace Museum and the well-tended gardens where you can expect to see white peacocks and the beautiful fountain dominating the garden.
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  • 2 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$57.46
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$57.46
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The best tour of the Borromean Isles on Lake Maggiore

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
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$295.33
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$295.33
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