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Lake Maggiore Half-Day Trip from Milan provided by Zani Viaggi Day Tours

Lake Maggiore Half-Day Trip from Milan

Lake Maggiore Half-Day Trip from Milan
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About
Lake Maggiore is one of the most scenic destinations in northern Italy, but visiting on your own from Milan can be stressful. With this day trip, skip the tricky logistics and enjoy round-trip transportation from Milan to the chic resort town of Stresa. Explore the town center, then set sail on a boat tour around the lake–stopping at the Borromean Islands–before the return trip to Milan.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7-8 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Portuguese, English
Highlights
  • See the highlights of Lake Maggiore by land and water from Milan
  • Round-trip transportation to the picturesque lakeside town of Stresa
  • A lake cruise with stops on Isola dei Pescatori and Isola Bella
  • Free time to explore Stresa and the Borromean Islands on your own
What to expect
  • After meeting your guide in the center of Milan, hop on the comfortable coach for the easy ride to Lake Maggiore. Also referred to as Lake Verbano, this beautiful body of water, lined with rustic villages on its shores, is the second largest lake in Italy. Hop off the coach in the town of Stresa, a chic lakeside town that is a magnet for the fashionable set. Take some time to explore the town, strolling down its streets, popping into boutiques and ambling along the shore.  When the time comes, board a boat for a cruise around the lake. Marvel at the villas perched on the shore, the verdant gardens and the mountains in the distance. Cruise around Isola Madre toward Isola dei Pescatori, Island of the Fishermen, where you disembark. Enjoy some free time here to explore the island on your own. Walk along the shore of the island or sit down at a local eatery for a lovely fish lunch (at own expense).  Get back on the boat and head to one more of the Borromean Islands. This time it is Isola Bella, Beautiful Island, where you can visit the Borromean Palace (entrance not included) and gardens or discover the many shops, boutiques, and cafés housed in historic buildings. Finally, you will rejoin the boat and cruise back to Stresa for your return Milan.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7-8 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Portuguese, English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • See the highlights of Lake Maggiore by land and water from Milan
  • Round-trip transportation to the picturesque lakeside town of Stresa
  • A lake cruise with stops on Isola dei Pescatori and Isola Bella
  • Free time to explore Stresa and the Borromean Islands on your own
What to expect
  • After meeting your guide in the center of Milan, hop on the comfortable coach for the easy ride to Lake Maggiore. Also referred to as Lake Verbano, this beautiful body of water, lined with rustic villages on its shores, is the second largest lake in Italy. Hop off the coach in the town of Stresa, a chic lakeside town that is a magnet for the fashionable set. Take some time to explore the town, strolling down its streets, popping into boutiques and ambling along the shore.  When the time comes, board a boat for a cruise around the lake. Marvel at the villas perched on the shore, the verdant gardens and the mountains in the distance. Cruise around Isola Madre toward Isola dei Pescatori, Island of the Fishermen, where you disembark. Enjoy some free time here to explore the island on your own. Walk along the shore of the island or sit down at a local eatery for a lovely fish lunch (at own expense).  Get back on the boat and head to one more of the Borromean Islands. This time it is Isola Bella, Beautiful Island, where you can visit the Borromean Palace (entrance not included) and gardens or discover the many shops, boutiques, and cafés housed in historic buildings. Finally, you will rejoin the boat and cruise back to Stresa for your return Milan.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 2872LAKEMAGGIORE
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
Inclusions
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Professional guide
  • Boat cruise
  • Entry/Admission - Lago Maggiore
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Entrance to Palazzo Borromeo and Isola Bella Gardens
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Entry/Admission - Palazzo Borromeo
Duration
7–8 hours
Departure details
  • Milan Visitor Center - Zani Viaggi, Largo Cairoli, 18, 20121 Milano MI, Italy Please be ready at the meeting point 15 minutes before the departure of the tour.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travellers
Inclusions
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Professional guide
  • Boat cruise
  • Entry/Admission - Lago Maggiore
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Entrance to Palazzo Borromeo and Isola Bella Gardens
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Entry/Admission - Palazzo Borromeo
Departure details
  • Milan Visitor Center - Zani Viaggi, Largo Cairoli, 18, 20121 Milano MI, Italy Please be ready at the meeting point 15 minutes before the departure of the tour.
Duration
7–8 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Milan Visitor Center - Zani Viaggi
    Largo Cairoli, 18, 20121 Milano MI, Italy
    Please be ready at the meeting point 15 minutes before the departure of the tour.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Lago Maggiore
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Island of the Fishermen (Isola dei Pescatori)
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Palazzo Borromeo
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission excluded
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Camacheli
Santa Cruz, Bolivia20 contributions
great half day in italy
Sep. 2019
well organized day with everything related to the tour. the host was great!! recommended for all travelers to Milan.
Written 11 September 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Ollie
478 contributions
Excellent Day Trip from Milan - Beautiful Views!!
May 2019 • Couples
This day trip from Milan was a great way to spend the afternoon in northern Italy. The bus ride was comfortable and the boat ride was a lot of fun. We visited the palace and small fishing village and enjoyed beautiful views from the lake. We also spent some time in Stresa and enjoyed a drink in the shade at one of the local restaurants. Our tour guide Carlo was outstanding and was very knowledgeable and had a great sense of humor. He was a great tour guide and did a great job answering our questions. I would highly recommend this tour. Great value for your money.
Written 2 June 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Andrea B
19 contributions
Quite often snubbed in favor of Lake Como, this Lake is actually a beautiful place.
Sep. 2018
Extremely surprised by the history and landscape which are not, quite frankly, enough advertised. Definitely worth few days to visit it.
Written 2 October 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Lisa D
Fort Worth, Texas11 contributions
2nd time: outstanding value, gorgeous lake & islands ... but no lunch!!
Apr. 2018 • Friends
I originally took this tour in spring 2017 with my sister. I thought it was so wonderful that I booked it again to take a friend who came to visit from California just last week. But the tour time had changed!! Instead of a 9 AM start, with a lovely lunch at a lake island restaurant over the lake, and back to Milan by 5 PM, this time around we left at 1:30 PM and returned around 6:30. All the restaurants were closed! Just a rather odd time - difficult to squeeze in lunch or a different outing before departure time. The guide was still outstanding (very informed, kind & engaging, but also let us have quiet time to take in the beauty of the lake region) and the Borromeo summer castle gardens are breath-taking - and I'm not a garden person. Stresa is as beautiful as Como, but much more serene. Anyway, it was still a nice outing, but a bit disappointing without the wonderful lunch outing they had coordinated (not included in price) when I went last year. I hope they will change the time slot back.
Written 11 May 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

denise p
Melbourne, Australia26 contributions
Great time of year to visit. Not many tourists yet as it's still quite cool.
Apr. 2018
An easy day trip from Milan. Only took one hour. Had a lovely walk along the promenade looking at the lovely
hotels and abandoned villas. Just a beautiful outlook looking out the the Borromeon islands.
Written 15 April 2018
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