Half day tour to lake Maggiore and Borromean islands from Stresa

Half day tour to lake Maggiore and Borromean islands from Stresa

4 h
Day Trips & Excursions
difficulty Very easy
Wheelchair Not Accessible

Excursion on the Lake Maggiore with visit of Stresa, Isola Bella and isola dei Pescatori

Explore the enchanting Lake Maggiore and its islands rich in history and nature with a half day panoramic tour of the lake by boat. You will visit Stresa, an elegant town on the lake surrounded by the majestic snow-covered Alps before sailing to the Borromean Islands on a two-hour romantic cruise.

Minicruise on Lake Maggiore departing from Stresa highlights: 

  • Visit lake Maggiore departing from Stresa
  • Admire the Borromean islands
  • Enjoy a two-hour cruise discovering the Lake Maggiore
  • Walk along the enchanting historic center of Stresa
  • Discover Isola Bella & isola dei Pescatori

Minicruise on Lake Maggiore departing from Stresa

Book a romantic tour discovering the history and the uncontaminated nature of the Borromean Islands, the treasure of Lake Maggiore. Visit Stresa, a city overlooking the lake with breathtaking scenery and elegant historic center. From Stresa you will leave for the Borromean islands to discover them up close with a two-hour cruise.

Stresa: an enchanting village along the lake

Once in Stresa, you will immediately notice the unique view that the city offers: it overlooks the waters of Lake Maggiore overhanged by the Alps, always covered with snow. Here you will have some free time to walk through the charming streets of the city centre, have some shopping or whatever you prefer. Stresa attracts a large tourist flow due to its historical monuments, its enchanting lake promenade and its marvelous panorama.

Borromean islands

After the visit of Stresa, it will be time to get onboard for your panoramic cruise on the lake Maggiore. Departing from Stresa, you will have the chance to admire breathtaking panoramas on the Lake and the islands. The 11 islands are among the many beauties of this lake. The fascinating archipelago of the Borromean Islands including Isola Madre, Isola Bella and Isola dei Pescatori is set between Stresa and Verbania. From the boat you may admire the beautiful villas with tropical gardens. Enjoy the cruise around the islands and visit Isola dei Pescatori where you will have free time to explore the fascinating island.

Isola Bella

The last stop of the cruise will be Isola Bella, a place of splendor thanks to Palazzo Borromeo and its luxuriant park. The majestic building is made in baroque style and it is elegantly and sumptuously furnished; the park is composed of ten overlapping terraces in the shape of a cut-off pyramid, embellished with statues, fountains, rare shrubs, exotic plants and flowers with delicate scents such as magnolias and camellias. After the visit of Isola Bella, you will go back to Stresa by boat, where the half day tour will end.

Other eXPeriences to discover lakes 

if you wish to explore the beautiful area of northern Italy lakes, do not miss a Visit to Como lake & Bellagio with minicruise or a day trip to Verona and Garda Lake departing from Milan.