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Zermatt and Matterhorn Day Trip from Stresa

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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$107.27
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$107.27

Traditional Italian Dishes Cooking Class in Lake Maggiore

Traditional Italian Dishes Cooking Class in Lake Maggiore

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Learn to prepare several classic Italian dishes at a private home in Ticino Natural Park, located 36 miles (60km) from central Milan. Help to make a 3-course lunch with menu options that are tailored to the tastes of the participants. Have lunch accompanied by wine, dining at a table in the forest (weather permitting), and look for local wildlife such as fox, hare, and bird life.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$99.22
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$99.22
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Walking Tour to Alpe Devero from Arona

Walking Tour to Alpe Devero from Arona

Hike your way to Alpe Devoro, a scenic peak surrounded by the Lepontine Alps. On a leisurely paced and easy route, you’ll walk along picture-perfect mountain trails past the village of Crampiolo and the waters of Codelago — one of the area’s sparkling lakes. Round-trip transport from Arona is included, and the guide can plan a more difficult route if you want a challenge. 
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$80.67
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$80.67

Trek from Italy to Switzerland with Transport from Arona

Trek from Italy to Switzerland with Transport from Arona

Hike from Italy to Switzerland on a trail to the Staldhorn Peak. After leaving Arona, you’ll travel by car to the Simplon Pass, then hike for up to two hours along a steep, yet easy, route to the summit’s cross. Take in the sweeping mountain vistas that stretch over the Swiss Alto Vallese, and then return to your waiting transport. 
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$80.67
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$80.67

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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$18.15
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$18.15
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Trekking in the Valley of Mount Rosa from Arona

Trekking in the Valley of Mount Rosa from Arona

Alpine villages surrounded by mountain chalets and snow-capped peaks greet you on arrival in Arona, situated in the Italian Alps. This full-day tour includes a 2-hour guided trek in the valley of Monte Rosa, Italy's second-highest mountain. Your driver makes requested photo stops along the route and lets you purchase local products for lunch. It’s an ideal day out for physically fit nature lovers.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$80.67
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$80.67

Sightseeing tour of Lake Maggiore from Stresa

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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$60.10
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$60.10
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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

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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$532.96
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$532.96
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The art of the Italian Aperitivo with a local: Learn & Enjoy at Lake Maggiore

The art of the Italian Aperitivo with a local: Learn & Enjoy at Lake Maggiore

Experience the northern Italian tradition of aperitivo in the picturesque setting of Lake Maggiore. This private experience features a selection of five dishes made with fresh, local ingredients such as Italian olive oil, cured meats, grilled vegetables, and cheese as well as local wines and typical drinks. Enjoy this array of dishes at a local home, for a bite-sized depiction of the aperitivo.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$127.06
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$127.06

Name your recipe: food market tour and workshop with a Cesarina at Lake Maggiore

Name your recipe: food market tour and workshop with a Cesarina at Lake Maggiore

Have you ever been to a local market and traditional food shop in Italy, full of ingredients you'd love to experiment with? This is your chance to visit a market with a local expert, choose your most inspiring ingredients, and create and name your very own two recipes.  Go food shopping with your Cesarina and choose 3-5 staple ingredients that capture your imagination before immersing yourself in a private cooking class at their home. With their expert guidance, you will learn how to prepare your chosen ingredients and make your own two Italian creations. Cultivate your creativity and confidence in the kitchen by adding an Italian flair to your dishes. Then, taste everything you have prepared accompanied by a selection of red and white local wines. Le Cesarine is Italy’s oldest network of 600+ home cooks all over the country in more than 120 cities. They are passionate and welcoming hosts that open the doors of their own homes to curious travellers for immersive culinary experiences.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$187.56
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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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$9.68
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$9.68
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Ticket: 3 Borromean Islands from Stresa

Ticket: 3 Borromean Islands from Stresa

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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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$18.15
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$18.15
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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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$327.05
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$327.05
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Sunset private cruise with a tour guide

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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$217.81
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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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$214.22
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$214.22
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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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$10.89
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$10.89
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Ticket: Isola Madre & Bella tour from Stresa

Ticket: Isola Madre & Bella tour 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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$18.15
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$18.15
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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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$235.48
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$235.48
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Dining experience at a local's home at Lake Maggiore with show cooking

Dining experience at a local's home at Lake Maggiore with show cooking

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This is a great choice for travelers looking for an authentic dining experience at Lake Maggiore. Rather than going to a restaurant, enjoy the special experience of eating at a Cesarina’s home. It’s a great way to try a variety of different dishes, as you’ll enjoy a 4-course meal, including starter, pasta, main course with side dish, and dessert. As an added bonus, you’ll also be able to assist your Cesarina with preparation stages, and learn the secrets of the regional recipes.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$102.86
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$102.86

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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$193.61
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$193.61
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Ticket: Isola Pescatori and Bella tour from Stresa

Ticket: Isola Pescatori and Bella tour 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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$14.52
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$14.52
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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
  • Taking safety measures
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$343.40
Price varies by group size
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$343.40
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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
  • Taking safety measures
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$363.02
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$363.02
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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
  • Taking safety measures
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$356.97
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