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From Milan: Stresa, Alps, & Lake Maggiore Half Day Tour

Product ID: 11222
Spend a day at stunning Lake Maggiore in Italy's beautiful Piedmont region with this day trip from Milan. You'll wander the picturesque streets of Stresa on the lake, before cruising out to Isola Bella island to visit to the Borromeo Palace and Gardens.
About this activity
Duration: 10 hours
Starting time 1:30 PM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit beautiful Stresa on the shores of Lake Maggiore
  • Admire the stunning views as you cruise on the Lake
  • Explore the exquisite Isola Bella Palace and Gardens
Full description
On the borders of Piedmont, Lombardy, and Switzerland, spectacular Lake Maggiore is the second largest lake in Italy and known for its incredible beauty.

Your tour will take you from Milan to picturesque Stresa, on the western shores of Lake Maggiore. Stresa is a lovely town with beautiful villas and gardens, some of which are open to the public. With a comfortable climate, Stresa offers stunning lake views, and you can also take the cable car up to Monte Mottarone for views of the Alps and the lakes.

Next, hop on board for a cruise on Lake Maggiore, and admire the stunning scenery as the boat takes you out to the Borromean Islands.

You'll visit Isola Bella, or "beautiful island," just offshore from Stresa. On this rich historical island you'll visit the Palazzo Borromeo, an exquisite palace dating back to the 17th century. You'll also be able to explore the beautiful palace gardens.
Includes
  • Transfer to Stresa by bus
  • Cruise on Lake Maggiore
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pick–up
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Entrance to Borromean Palace and Gardens
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Zani Viaggi - Milan Visitor Center: Largo Cairoli / via Cusani, Milan, MM1 Cairoli

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Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 11 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    3.3 / 5
  • Organization
    3.3 / 5
  • Value for money
    3 / 5
  • Safety
    4.3 / 5
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Very good transport, very well organized tour, Salvatore the guide with a lot of knowledge, valued the whole tour with valid information about Lake Maggiore, its inhabitants and owners of palaces and villas and still a lot about the History of Italy. We liked a lot. To be much more practical, tickets to the Palace and Gardens should be included on the tour.

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September 1, 2019

No Alps. Disappointed.

We took this tour mainly because it offered a cable car with a view of the Alps at the top. While the lake and islands were beautiful, we were told that there wouldn't be an opportunity to ride the cable car. It was operating. We spent 55 minutes at Stresa with nothing to do but walk around and shop. That would have been almost time to ride to the top and see the Alps. We could see a couple of peaks from where we were. Don't offer what you're not going to deliver. Our guide was good. The bus ride was really long. It was an OK tour.

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May 17, 2018

Great trip, great guide and thoroughly enjoyed it!

November 6, 2017

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Zani Viaggi Srl

Product ID: 11222