Private excursion of Stresa and Isola Bella at the Lake Maggiore

Private excursion of Stresa and Isola Bella at the Lake Maggiore

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

Visit of Stresa and Isola Bella at the Lake Maggiore

Enjoy this 4-hour length private guided tour! You will start from Stresa with a short walking tour discovering spectacular views over Lake Maggiore and the surrounding pre-alpine mountains!

Experience of Stresa and Isola Bella at the Lake Maggiore highlights: 

  • Join a guided walking tour of Stresa highlights
  • Enjoy the sightings of wonderful villas such as Villa Paravicine, Villa Ducale, Les Iles Borromées and the Regina Palace Hotel with their huge parks
  • Visit Isola Bella, the well-known Island of the Borromean Gulf alongside a panoramic view of Maggiore Lake
  • Discover the Palace of Isola Bella and its gorgeous garden that is styled in baroque designed ten terraced garden
  • Admire the spectacular view over Lake Maggiore and the landscapes of the Borromean Gulf

Experience of Stresa and Isola Bella at the Lake Maggiore

A special half-day Private Tour around Stresa and the amazing Isola Bella. Live the best of the Maggiore Lake nature, and visit wonderful and interesting places rich in cultural and historical meaning.

Beauty of Stresa

You will begin our 4-hour tour with a walking tour in Stresa. From this city, you will be viewing many historical and architectural interests. The Grand Hotel of Stresa is where famous American author and journalist, Ernest Hemingway wrote a part of his 1929 novel. This city has been playing host to a few notable political conferences. The main sightings include Villa Ducale, Villa Dell'Orto, and the large Villa Pallavicino

The Captivating Shorelines of the Borromean Gulf

From Stresa, you will head towards the promenade to catch a glimpse of the captivating shorelines of the Borromean Gulf. You will gaze at the delightful landscape from the height of the promenade, giving you the best view of the villas. Here, art and nature are mixed together with huge parks surrounding the villas dotting the shore. Such are the sightings of the Villa Paravicini, the neo-classical styled 18th century Villa Ducale and the imposing art nouveau style Les Iles Borromées as well as the Regina Palace Hotel.

The well-known Isola Bella

Soon after, you will be transferred to a guided visit on the island of Isola Bella by a taxi boat across Lake Maggiore. Here we will see the 16th-century Palace built by Charles Borromeo III for his wife, Isabella D’Adda. The island is named in honor of Isabella hence the island is called Isola Bella. Also, the Palace features wonderful baroque-styled ten-terraced gardens that are enriched with basins and beautifully carved fountains along with some statues.
Back to Stresa, you will enjoy a wine tasting with the local product at a historic wine store.

More eXPeriences on Lake

In love with the Lake? Discover this tour of Lugano Lake starting from Milan! We also suggest the Private Cruise on Maggiore Lake with Brunch on board, the Private amazing Cruise Tour and discover Lake Maggiore and the Private tour to discover the beautiful Borromean Islands.