Day Trip to the Lake Maggiore, departing from Milan

9 h
min 30
Day Trips & Excursions
difficulty Easy
Wheelchair Not Accessible
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We enjoyed the tour very much

Demet T

Day Trip to the Lake Maggiore, departing from Milan

You’re in Milan and you want to spend a day out of town? Our exciting excursion on the Lake Maggiore is the best choice for you! Accompanied by a professional guide you will visit the picturesque town of Stresa, taking a cruise on the lake and visiting the splendid Borromean Islands.

Discover the lovely town of Stresa and its historic treasures
Enjoy a relaxing boat cruise on the Lake Maggiore
Admire the scenery of the lake, filled with villas and gardens
Take amazing pictures on the breathtaking landscape
Visit the picturesque Borromean Islands, rich in culture and traditions

Through this exciting excursion, departing from Milan, you will have the opportunity to spend a day on Lake Maggiore, an enchanting area surrounded by beautiful nature, where will visit some characteristic places like the town of Stresa, and you will also embark on a fantastic cruise to discover the islands of the lake.

Join this amazing tour to explore the Lake Maggiore

The tour will start in the early morning from Milan: aboard a luxury bus equipped with all comforts you will reach the charming town of Stresa, located on the Lake Maggiore.
Stresa is a unique town, founded around the 1st century AD. You will have some free time to explore this quiet place on the lake, delve in the alleys of the historic centre and eat something or browse the shops before boarding on a boat.

Enjoy a relaxing boat cruise on the Lake Maggiore

Lake Maggiore, also known as the Lake Verbano, is the second largest lake in Italy and is surrounded by many picturesque villages. Once you got on the boat, you will have the opportunity to admire the beautiful villas with gardens and breathtaking views, with opportunities for incredible pictures.
The cruise will turn around the archipelago of the Borromean Islands. The first stop of the cruise will be the Isola dei Pescatori, where you will dock to visit the town and explore the island.

Visit the enchanting Isola Bella and its majestic Borromeo Palace

After the visit, you will head to another island of the archipelago: the Isola Bella. Here, you can visit the sumptuous Palazzo Borromeo, an 18th century building full of decorations by famous Italian painters and several Flemish tapestries of the 1500.
You will also admire its gardens that extend to the southern tip of the island, which boasts a myriad of different types of shrubs and plants, a monumental tree planted in 1820.
After the visit of the Palace, you'll still have a little 'free time to visit the village, before going back on the bus and return to Milan in the evening.

  • Stresa
  • Boat cruise on the Lake Maggiore
  • Visit of the Borromean Islands
  • Transfer by bus from/to Milan
  • English-speaking tour escort
  • Tickets for the boat cruise
  • Entrance to the Borromean Palace
  • Tips (optional)
  • Pick-up at the hotel
  • Lunch and beverages
Meeting point: 

Meeting point information and local telephone numbers at your destination are included on your Confirmation Voucher.


We recommend wearing comfortable shoes and clothing.
Discount for children aged 4 - 11 years (42,50 €).
This tour is free for children under 3 years.

Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability. Once your booking is confirmed we will email you a voucher. This is your ticket and proof of purchase.

Reviews of Day Trip to the Lake Maggiore, departing...

Reviewed by Demet T from Turchia

Lago Maggiore Tour

Today, we took the tour from Milan to the Lake Maggiore. We enjoyed the tour very much. The boat tour to the Borromeo islands was very nice. Our tour guide Alicia was perfect. So was the driver. I recommend this tour to the people who want to see places around Milan.