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Lake Maggiore from Milan: Day Trip, Cruise, Isola Bella Palace, Guide

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Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Mon & Sun (1 Apr - 31 Oct)

  • Duration

    7.5 hours

  • Start time

    1:30pm

  • Meeting Point
    Make your way to Milan Visitor Center: Largo Cairoli / via Cusani, Milan, MM1 Cairoli.
    So there’s no last-minute rush please arrive at the start point 15 mins early. 
  • Ending Point

    Same as the start point

Key Highlights

  • Take in stunning scenery featuring lakeside villas and gardens
  • Visit beautiful Italian town of Stresa on the shores of Lake Maggiore
  • Admire the stunning panoramic views as you cruise on the Lake
  • Explore the exquisite Isola Bella Palace and Gardens

Overview

A visit to the Lake District is an unmissable experience while in Milan. You will see the fashionable town of Stresa where you can browse the local shops for souvenirs and afterwards enjoy the stunning scenery of the area gliding along Lake Maggiore on a two-hour panoramic cruise.

Travel from Milan to the quaint town of Stresa and explore, try some local cuisine or indulge in some shopping before taking a stunning lake cruise.

You will pass the exotic Isola Madre, home to a 20-acre park that is considered one of the most impressive in Italy, before heading back in time to the simple life of Isola dei Pescatori where you will have free time to explore, shop or enjoy a light lunch. The next stop will be the luxurious Isola Bella with the elaborate gardens of the Borromean Palace (not included) surrounded by boutiques and cafés housed in grand historic buildings. 

Finally, you will re-join the boat and cruise back to Stresa and depart by bus for Milan, stopping at the huge statue of San Carlo Borromeo in Arona. This massive bronze statue, erected between 1614 and 1698, was built on a hill overlooking the lake to celebrate the former archbishop of Milan.

About the Supplier: Zani Viaggi is the leading tour operator in Milan and collaborates with the best guides and tour operators locally to offer the best experiences in and around the city.

Inclusions

  • Transport by air-conditioned coach from Milan
  • Boat cruise on Lake Maggiore
  • Visit of Isola Bella
  • Visit of Isola dei Pescatori

Exclusions

  • Gratuities (if you wish, go on then) 
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Entrance to Borromean Palace and Gardens

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Customer Reviews

  • 5
    04/21/2017 George Gatt, Malta
  • 5
    Unfogettable Isola Bella
    06/14/2016 IIVONEN MARKKU, Finland
  • 5
    Wonderful trip to remember for a life time!
    06/30/2015 Leonida Hatton, United States

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