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Micaela's exclusive private sunset cruise on lake Maggiore

Micaela's exclusive private sunset cruise on lake Maggiore

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Feel like a Vip and enjoy a private cruise on lake Maggiore before sunset! This is a beautiful and relaxing way to discover lake Maggiore's beauties accompanied by an experienced tour guide. Admire lake Maggiore's coastline dotted with old towns, lovely gardens and historical villas; the Italian Alps that surround the lake, the islands in the Borromean gulf. You will be accompanied a knowledgeable local guide - fluent in English - who will be happy to answer your questions, tell you interesting stories, point out the most picturesque sites abd by an expert captain in a comfortable private boat. The cruise takes place in the late afternoon, before sunset, when the colours of lake Maggiore are at their best. So whether you are a couple, a family with children, a small group of friends or a larger party, this can really be a very special moment during your stay or trip to lake Maggiore.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$398.36
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$398.36
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Zermatt and Matterhorn Day Trip from Stresa
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Zermatt and Matterhorn Day Trip from Stresa

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Go from lake to mountain in one day with this Zermatt trip from Stresa. After leaving Lake Maggiore, you'll travel through the Ossola Valley and high into the mountains via the scenic Simplon Pass. Continue to the pedestrian village of Zermatt by train, then spend the afternoon at leisure doing as much as you wish: Admire the mighty Matterhorn from a village restaurant, head up to the Sunnega plateau, or learn about Zermatt and the alps at Matterhorn Museum. Entrance fees and food are at your own expense.
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  • 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
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$106.66
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$106.66

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
  • Taking safety measures
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$18.05
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$18.05
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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
  • Taking safety measures
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$9.63
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$9.63
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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
  • Taking safety measures
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$543.06
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$543.06
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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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The Madre Island hosts one of the oldest botanical gardens in Italy. On the Isola Bella you can visit the sumptuous palace, home of the Borromeo family, which preserves priceless works of art. The Pescatori island, on the other hand, is the only one of the Borromean islands to be inhabited throughout the year, and houses a small village characterized by a small square surrounded by narrow and winding alleys.
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  • 3 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$18.05
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$18.05
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Walking tour with a private tour guide in the botanical gardens of Villa Taranto

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 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$192.51
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$192.51
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Tour of the Pescatori island, on Lake Maggiore

Tour of the Pescatori island, on Lake Maggiore

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It is the smallest of the Borromean Islands, but certainly among the most fascinating. Strolling along its narrow alleys you will discover enchanting views. The ancient village is characterized by a maze of narrow streets leading to the Church of San Vittore, elected as a national monument, which still preserves the original apse with single-light windows dating back to the 11th century.
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  • 1 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$10.83
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$10.83
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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
  • Taking safety measures
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$60.98
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$60.98
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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
  • Taking safety measures
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$14.44
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$14.44
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Tour of the Bella island, in Stresa, in the Borromeo Gulf

Tour of the Bella island, in Stresa, in the Borromeo Gulf

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This motorboat tour will take you to Isola Bella, the most famous and magnificent of the three Borromean Islands. It will be possible to visit the sumptuous palace, home of the Borromeo family, which preserves priceless works of art. You can also access the gardens for a pleasant walk, a classic example of a seventeenth-century Italian garden, spread over ten terraces.
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  • 1 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$9.63
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$9.63
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Tour of the island Bella and Pescatori island

Tour of the island Bella and Pescatori island

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On the Isola Bella you can visit the sumptuous palace, home of the Borromeo family, which preserves priceless works of art. The Pescatori island, on the other hand, is the only one of the Borromean islands to be inhabited throughout the year, and houses a small village characterized by a small square surrounded by narrow and winding alleys.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$14.44
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$14.44
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The best of Lake Maggiore on a private guided boat tour

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 or 90 minutes). 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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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$439.00
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$439.00
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Sightseeing tour of Lake Maggiore from Stresa
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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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$59.76
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$59.76
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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
  • Taking safety measures
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$304.45
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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
  • Taking safety measures
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$529.92
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$529.92
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The magic of a private sunset boat tour around the Borromean islands

The magic of a private sunset boat tour around the Borromean islands

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An experienced local tour guide will show you lake Maggiore's highlights from the water. What a an excellent way to see lake Maggiore and learn more about the old towns, the islands, the historic villas and palaces, the aristocrats and the Belle Epoque time! All while sitting in a comfortable and safe private boat with no effort and no walking at all! This is an amazing tour that offers the chance to be in touch with a native guide to the area who can tell you about the history and the curiosities, the old fishing activities and the life around the lake today.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$398.36
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$398.36
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Stresa: Lake Maggiore and Borromean Islands Sunset Cruise

Stresa: Lake Maggiore and Borromean Islands Sunset Cruise

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Navigare sul Lago Maggiore è un'esperienza abbastanza piacevole così com'è. Abbinato a una buona bottiglia di Prosecco, diventa ancora più unico e indimenticabile. La barca che usi durante questa attività è adatta a piccoli gruppi di persone per un cocktail o per fare una sorpresa romantica per il tuo partner. I gruppi più numerosi possono essere ospitati all'interno della barca, protetti dalle intemperie ma allo stesso tempo offrono ampie vedute del lago attraverso le grandi finestre della barca e l'area della terrazza aperta. Goditi un delizioso aperitivo in buona compagnia mentre socializzi a bordo della tua comoda barca. Durante la tua crociera di circa 1 ora, approfitta del tuo tempo per scattare foto e conoscere meglio questo meraviglioso lato del Lago Maggiore.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$180.48
Price varies by group size
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$180.48
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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
  • Taking safety measures
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$18.05
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$18.05
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Walking and cruising around Lake Orta

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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$277.66
Price varies by group size
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$277.66
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Sunset on Lake Maggiore: where the sky meets water

Sunset on Lake Maggiore: where the sky meets water

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. A private cruise will take you across the lake, coasting the Islands, to reach by a cableway an amazing viewpoint on mount Sasso del Ferro, on the East coast. Here you will stare at the astonishing landscape of Lake Maggiore, the Borromean Isles and the Alps during a sunset in which the sun, the sky and the waters below will be as one. An exclusive aperitif will be served on a terrific terrace, where you will enjoy the quietness of the site.
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  • 4 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$325.19
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$325.19
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Private Boat Tour from Stresa to Isola Bella

Private Boat Tour from Stresa to Isola Bella

Tour privato a bordo di moderni e confortevoli motoscafi che vi accopagneranno con un servizio privato ad uso esclusivo dalla città di stresa piazza marconi alla scoperta della splendida isola bella. Orari di partenza e rientro saranno a vostra completa discrezione
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  • 1 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$243.56
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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
  • Taking safety measures
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$309.21
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An art and food tour close to Arona, on lake Maggiore

An art and food tour close to Arona, on lake Maggiore

Arona, a beautiful town laying on the South-Western coast of lake Maggiore, gave birth in the 16th century to the future saint and bishop of Milan Carlo Borromeo. After a few decades from his death, a huge bronze statue dedicated to the memory of the revered citizen was built close to Arona and acted as an inspiration and a technical instruction for Frédéric-Auguste Bartholdi, the designer of the Statue of Liberty in New York. This exclusive tour will lead you from the charming centre of Arona to the hill where you will be able to visit the statue and enjoy a view of the lake, definitely from its "point of view". Later on, you will be guided to a local seasoning cellar, where a full tasting of wine and local, delicious varieties of cheese will be served. A day between amazing art and taste.
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  • 4 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$398.36
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