Isola Madre

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Isola Madre: Our most recommended tours and activities

  • Stresa: 1-Day Borromean Islands Hop-On Hop-Off Boat Tour

    1. Stresa: 1-Day Borromean Islands Hop-On Hop-Off Boat Tour

    With this hop-on hop-off boat tour you can explore the beautiful Lake Maggiore and the Borromean Islands. The exclusive boat service travels between Stresa and the 3 Borromean Islands – Isola Bella, Isola dei Pescatori, and Isola Madre. This tour allows you to travel at your own pace – you can leave the boat at any of the islands and hop back on the next boat when you want to continue. This tour is one of the most used services for reaching the amazing locations of the Borromean Islands and Lake Maggiore. The modern and comfortable boats take you to the most stunning and characteristic places on Lake Maggiore, the Borromean Islands, and Stresa. Ideal for those who like the freedom to travel at their own pace, this tour allows you to simply relax and enjoy the beauty of the lake.

    Bellissimo tour con trasporti piuttosto frequenti da un'isola all'altra in modo da permettere al visitatore di gestire il tempo in autonomia

  • Stresa: Madre & Bella Borromean Islands Boat Trip

    2. Stresa: Madre & Bella Borromean Islands Boat Trip

    Embark on a boat trip from Stresa and discover two of the Borromean Islands on Lake Maggiore. First, visit Isola Madre which is the farthest island from Stresa. Explore the island which is famous for its botanical gardens. See the free-living birdlife and admire the peacocks and pheasants who stroll calmly through the gardens. Discover the unique plants of the island, such as the famous Cashmere tree. You can also visit the villa with its puppet collection. Next, continue the tour to Isola Bella, most famous for its palace, splendid caves, and Italian-style gardens. Admire the views from the famous terraces, enjoy some shopping in the elegant boutique stores, or visit the local handicraft market, before returning to Stresa.

  • Stresa: Lake Maggiore and Borromean Islands Sunset Cruise

    3. Stresa: Lake Maggiore and Borromean Islands Sunset Cruise

    Navigating Lake Maggiore is a pleasurable-enough experience as it is. When coupled with a good bottle of Prosecco, it becomes even more unique and unforgettable. The boat you use throughout this activity is suitable for small groups of people for cocktails, or to make a romantic surprise for your partner. Larger groups can be accommodated inside of the boat, protected from the weather but at the same time offered wide views of the lake through the boat's large windows and open terrace area. Enjoy a delicious aperitif in good company as you socialize onboard your comfortable boat. During your approximately 1-hour cruise, make the most of your time to take photos and learn more about this wonderful side of Lake Maggiore.

  • From Stresa: Isola Madre Hop-On Hop-Off Boat Ticket

    4. From Stresa: Isola Madre Hop-On Hop-Off Boat Ticket

    Discover the beauty of Isola Madre on a convenient Hop-On Hop-Off Boat from Stresa. Admire dazzling natural scenery dotted with azaleas and ancient vine trellises. Visit the attractions of the Borromean Islands on Lake Maggiore at your leisure.

    Enjoy frequent boat service every 30 minutes so you can explore Isola Madre's attractions. Check out its spectacular botanical garden (not included), photograph its splendid white peacocks, and more with a convenient Hop-On Hop-Off Boat ticket.

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What people are saying about Isola Madre

Overall rating

4.0 / 5

based on 621 reviews

Very simple booking, immediate help from employees and precise indications on arrival, punctuality and kindness on board, beautiful destinations both the palaces and the wonderful gardens, an excursion that I highly recommend to those who want to spend a pleasant day between nature, art and history

professional, kind, courteous and friendly staff. punctual transport. not suitable for those who suffer from seasickness because the movement feels a lot .. but they were exceptional

A nice trip around the Borromee Island. The price is better if you take your billets in advance on the net. It is the same for the Island's museum and park tickets.

The perfect way to discover the beautiful Isole Borromee. You decide how much time to spend on each island

We had a romantic trip with sparkling wine and various antipasti. A good start!