Day trip

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

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11 reviews

Activity provider: Z V SRL

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

Activity provider: Z V SRL
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From US$ 72.05 per person

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.

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Duration 7 hours
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Live tour guide
English

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
  • Hotel pick–up
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Entrance to Borromean Palace and Gardens
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 3 months, or a negative test taken no more than 24 hours before the activity starts

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Meeting point

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

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 11 reviews

Review summary

  • Value for money
    3/5
  • Safety
    4.3/5
  • Service
    3.3/5
  • Organization
    3.3/5

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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

misleading advertising

We hired a 10-hour tour and it was less than 8. We hired a visit to Stresa and we didn't do it. Presumably for weather reasons. When the weather is bad they should have alternatives or cancel the tour by returning the amount of the excursion. Virtually nothing that was advertised came true. We expressed our discomfort to the guide but he showed no interest in remedying anything. We leave a written record on the form they gave us. I look forward to hearing from those responsible.

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May 14, 2018

Great trip, great guide and thoroughly enjoyed it!

November 6, 2017

Product ID: 11222