Half-Day excursion to the Lake Maggiore on boat from Milan
You’re in Milan and you want to spend an Half-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.
Half-Day Trip to the Lake Maggiore with boat cruise, departing from Milan highlights:
- 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 an Half-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 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.
One you have left the island, you will then head for Stresa and you will return to Milan.
More day trips from Milan
If you wish to spend a special day departing from Milan, do not miss the day tour to the Lake Como and Bellagio or the Day tour to Cinque Terre.
- 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 Palazzo Borromeo and Isola Bella Gardens
- Tips (optional)
- Pick-up at the hotel
- Lunch and beverages
Meeting point information and local telephone numbers at your destination are included on your Confirmation Voucher.
We recommend wearing comfortable shoes and clothing.
This tour is free for children under 3 years.
Confirmation will be received at time of booking. You will receive a voucher. This is your ticket and proof of purchase.
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.