Lake Maggiore Island Tour
Attractions & monuments

Lake Maggiore Island Tour

Free cancellation
Language: English
Printed ticket only
Duration: from 4 hours to 8 hours
Do this because
  • Boat trip to two Borromean Islands
  • Stroll around Isola dei Pescatori
  • Chance to visit Palazzo Borromeo on Isola Bella
  • Admire the tiered Italianate gardens
What to expect

This half-day tour whisks you away to two of three Borromean Islands in Lake Maggiore. You'll stroll around the cobbled streets of Isola dei Pescatori and admire the palace on Isola Bella, which has seen past visits from Napoleon, Winston Churchill, Princess Diana and Prince Charles.

After a quick boat trip on the glass-like waters of Lake Maggiore, you'll arrive at the shores of tiny Isola dei Pescatori – it's barely 500m long by 100m wide. As the only island that's inhabited year-round, you'll be able to wander among its tiered, narrow alleys lined with plant-bedecked houses.

Then, it's off to Isola Bella, which means ‘Beautiful Island'. And it's got a showstopper of a baroque palace as well as tiered Italianate gardens, inspired by the hanging gardens of Babylon. The shell-encrusted grottoes on the lower floor are well worth a look, too. This island, in particular, has seen many famous footsteps on its shores, from royalty to notable players from the history books.

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What's included
  • Boat cruise
  • Escort
  • Free time
What to remember

Entrance fees not included


Boats depart from Stresa and Boveno

. Not suitable for wheelchairs. Admissions not included. Some entrance fees and optional extras are payable locally
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Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 1 day before the activity begins.

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