Tours & activities in Lake Maggiore
Stresa: Private Cruise to Verbania or Santa Caterina del Sasso
Panoramical Tour by boat around the Borromean Gulf. Admire historical villas and get stunning panoramas on a scenic cruise from Stresa to Hermitage of Santa caterina del sasso or Verbania Pallanza. Enjoy a 360-degree view of Lake Maggiore, sailing out towards the Hermitage of Santa Caterina del Sasso or Verbania pallanza
Price from 300,00 EUR
Stresa: Lake Maggiore and Isola Bella Private Boat Tour
Discover the stunning waters surrounding Stresa on this private, taxi-boat tour. Stop at Isola Bella and learn about the island with a local guide. Find out about the region's thriving fishing culture as you explore its breathtaking natural landscape.
Price from 300,00 EUR
Borromean Islands Private Hop-On Hop-Off Boat Tour from Stresa
Explore Lake Maggiore and the Borromean Islands at your own pace with a private hop-on and hop-off boat service from Stresa. Admire the beautiful scenery and visit the enchanting islands of Isola Madre, Isola dei Pescatori and Isola Bella.
Price from 300,00 EUR
Soft-trekking and lunch on Mottarone Mount, on lake Maggiore
Mount Mottarone stands upon the enchanting town of Stresa, reaching almost 1.500 meters upon sea level. A majestic massive, a natural viewpoint on the surrounding Alps, the soothing beauty of Lake Maggiore and the Borromean Islands. This exclusive tour will allow you to climb up the mountain by a cableway, to enjoy an easy but spectacular walk, close to the sky and in front of some astonishing views. Before reaching a typical hut, where you will have a mouth-watering lunch based on local specialties, you will be guided into Alpinia, one of the first and most prestigious alpine botanical gardens in Italy.
Price from 297,30 EUR
The best of Verbania: the Museum of Landscape and Villa Taranto botanical garden
Verbania is the chief town of the district around lake Maggiore; Pallanza, one of its centers, hosts the City hall and some of its most remarkable attractions. Among these, the outstanding Museum of Landscape, located in Palazzo Viani- Dugnani, keeps a vast collection of paintings, sculptures and photographs related to the culture and history of Lombardy and Piedmont.This private tour will lead you to discover these collections and, after a pleasant walk, to experience a visit to Villa Taranto botanical gardens: a unique 18 hectares park created by a Scottish traveller, featuring rare plants, trees and flowers from all over the world. Two different ways to witness the wonders of the landscapes of Lake Maggiore, which you will surely remember for long.
Price from 283,79 EUR
Private Tour of Borromean Islands from Stresa with Micaela
Hello, my name's Micaela Lucini and I'm a private local guide. This is an itinerary option to explore the fabulous Borromeo islands but get in touch should you wish a customized tour tailored to your needs and time! Enjoy a day tour of the Borromean islands to discover the real beauty of lake Maggiore. A private sightseeing tour suitable for couples, families, individuals, small groups to explore the famous islands of magical lake Maggiore accompanied by a qualified and experienced local tour guide.Micaela will show you isola Bella's palace and gardens, isola Pescatori and isola Madre's villa and botanical garden.Transportation and entry tickets are not included in the tour price. Please check the section called "what's included".
Price from 280,00 EUR
The gems of lake Maggiore - the Borromeo islands on a private guided tour
Discovering a treasure in lake Maggiore: the beautiful Borromean islands with their stunning palaces and gardens. Your tour guide will take you on a special tour that will enable you to step back in time. Paintings, tapestries, Murano glass chandeliers, portraits, period furniture, gorgeous views and beatifully maintained gardens will surprise you on these fabulous islands: isola Bella and isola Madre.
Price from 270,28 EUR
Sunset on Lake Maggiore: where the sky meets water
The two sides of lake Maggiore are amazingly different: Westwards, the sweet sines of the gulf on which Stresa and Baveno lay, in front of the charming Borromean Islands with their botanical gardens and villas. Eastwards, the deep waters in which high and wooded cliffs tumble down. A private cruise will take you across the lake, coasting the Islands, to reach by a cableway an amazing viewpoint on mount Sasso del Ferro, on the East coast. Here you will stare at the astonishing landscape of Lake Maggiore, the Borromean Isles and the Alps during a sunset in which the sun, the sky and the waters below will be as one. An exclusive aperitif will be served on a terrific terrace, where you will enjoy the quietness of the site.
Price from 270,28 EUR
Private tour to the Angera castle, the dolls' museum from lake Maggiore and Orta
Step back in time and explore an old castle in Angera - the Rocca or fortress Borromeo - on lake Maggiore, still beautifully preserved, also housing an interesting antique dolls' museum. Enjoy a stroll and free time in the pretty lakeside town of Arona and see the colossal statue of Saint Charles Borromeo, one of the highest in the world. A private tour to discover lovely corners of lake Maggiore!
Price from 270,28 EUR
A private romantic sunset cruise on Lake Orta, sipping wine on board
Lake Orta is a small, quite unknown pearl, lying a few kilometers westwards of Lake Maggiore. Its chief town, Orta San Giulio and the close by isle of San Giulio create a unique, charming "lounge" on the lake coastline. Starting from this beautiful, small harbor, you will have the chance to experience a romantic cruise around the lake, while the sun will slowly go down on the majestic mountains around. Cradled by the quiet waters of the lake and surrounded by the red light of sunset reflecting on it, you will enjoy an exclusive onboard aperitif, served with rich appetizers.
Price from 269,24 EUR
The three Borromean Islands with a private tour guide
Discovering the three Borromean Islands: isola Bella, Fishermen's Island and isola Madre with a tour guide.Admiring the scenery of the lake and the beautiful gardens.Wandering around the narrow streets of the Fisherman's Island.
Price from 260,00 EUR
The best tour of the Borromean Isles on Lake Maggiore
The Borromeo family has ruled the lands across lake Maggiore for centuries and their descendants still own some of the gorgeous parks and mansions scattered around. The South-Western basin of the lake, named the Borromean gulf, is dotted by some small, charming islands. This exclusive cruise will lead you to discover the wonders of the three Borromean islands: the amazing botanical garden of Isola Madre, the largest one; the characteristic alleys of Isola dei Pescatori, the only permanently inhabited one, where you may enjoy a good lunch; finally, the superb baroque palace and garden of Isola Bella, dedicated by Carlo III Borromeo to his wife Isabella d'Adda.
Price from 257,00 EUR
Linate to Stresa Baveno or Stresa Baveno to Linate Private Transfer
An English-speaking driver will be waiting for you outside baggage claim at Linate airport to drive you to Stresa or Baveno on lake Maggiore.The journey will take place in a comfortable 8-seater Mercedes minivan.
Price from 240,00 EUR
A private cooking class at the Fishermen's Island, on lake Maggiore
The traditional recipes of lake Maggiore are a well balanced encounter of seafood and each cuisine: rice," polenta", and vegetables meet perch, bleak, eel and trout. This exclusive experience, taking place on the only permanently inhabited one among Isole Borromee, in the central part of the lake, will allow you to learn the secrets of making fresh pasta and dumplings, besides learning how to match your dishes with the local, prestigious wines. At last, you will be delighted by your self-prepared food, during an unforgettable lunch.
Price from 233,07 EUR
Walking and cruising around Lake Orta
Lake Orta is a small, quite unknown pearl, lying a few kilometers westwards of Lake Maggiore. Its chief town, Orta San Giulio and the close by isle of San Giulio create a unique, charming "lounge" on the lake coastline. The small alleys, the ancient churches and the enchanting landscapes merge together in a scene of rare beauty.This exclusive tour will allow you to enjoy the fascinating atmosphere of the coastline village by a pleasant walk; later, a short, relaxing cruise will take you to the isle of San Giulio, 400 metres offshore, where you will witness the remains of the medieval settlements, a majestic romanesque church and an 19th century seminary.
Price from 230,77 EUR
Taxiboat - Private Transfer to the three Borromean Islands from Stresa
Book the private Taxi Boat service to book your next trip to Lake Maggiore and visit the Borromean Islands with complete peace of mind.We know that flexibility, in this moment, is necessary to organize a trip out of town. For this reason we want to make our fleet of 11 boats available.
Price from 220,00 EUR
Private transfer from Stresa or Baveno to Milan city
An English-speaking driver will pick you up at your hotel or apartment in Stresa or Baveno to drive you to your next destination in Milan city or to reach Milan railway station. A pleasant journey right to your destination without caring about train time tables and connections. At any time of the day you can reach the city of Milan with your own private driver.
Price from 213,34 EUR
Isola Bella Fishermen's Island Private Tour from Stresa with Micaela
Hello, I'm Micaela Lucini, an expert local guide. This is one of my tours to discover isola Bella with a private guide. Do not hesitate to get in touch should you wish a customized tour. Make the most of your time at Lake Maggiore with this 3-hour private tour. Visit Isola Bella -- 'Beautiful Island,' and the name does not lie -- with your own private certified guide and go to Isola dei Pescatori, Fishermen's Island, and stroll around the old fishermen's village, learning about the history and culture of the area from your local guide.Transportation and entry tickets are not included. Please check the section called "what's included".
Price from 200,00 EUR
A special guided tour of isola Bella & Fishermen's island with expert guide
Explore all the treasures hidden in a 17th-century palace on isola Bella and the quaint village on Fishermen's island with an experienced tour guide of lake Maggiore! You will be guided through the historic rooms of an amazing palace and will be shown spectacular gardens built on levels strolling through species of flowers and plants from all continents, surrounded by friendly peacocks.This will be a private tour just for you and your party
Price from 190,55 EUR
Private tour on isola Bella with a tour guide and sunset cruise with aperitif.
Discover this enchantment island still belonging to a noble family, with a private tour guide.Admire the fantastic halls still all furnished and cross the rooms of the grottoes until you get to the Italian gardens.Reach the highest part of the garden and admire the view of Stresa and the lake.Relax on a beautiful 30-minute lake cruise with a nice glass of wine.
Price from 190,00 EUR
The romantic village of Orta San Giulio with a tour guide
Visiting the most romantic village in Piemont.Wandering in the narrow streets.Sailing on the lake to the Island of the silence and the meditation.
Price from 190,00 EUR
Lake Maggiore Market Tour and Home Cooking Class
Tour the vibrant local market and immerse yourself in a private cooking class in a local home with a certified home cook. Learn local recipes and taste everything you've made with wines included.
Price from 189,00 EUR
Local market visit + private cooking class at a Cesarina's home at Lake Maggiore
Visit the vibrant local market and the traditional food shops with the Cesarina and immerse yourself in a private cooking class at the Cesarina's home, learn the secrets of the most famous dishes of cuisine from Lake Maggiore area and taste the fruit of your labour accompanied by a glass of local wine. During the lesson the Cesarina will reveal the tricks of the trade of 3 authentic regional recipes. Have fun putting your cooking skills to the test. Participants will have a workstation equipped with utensils and all the ingredients to make the dishes. Then, taste everything you have prepared accompanied by a selection of red and white local wines.Cesarine is Italy’s oldest network of 1000+ home cooks all over the country in more than 500 cities. They are passionate and welcoming hosts that open the doors of their own homes to curious travellers for immersive culinary experiences.
Price from 189,00 EUR
Private Tour of Orta San Giulio on Lake Orta with Micaela
Lake Orta is a fascinating corner of Italy and Piedmont. Often unheard of, lake Orta is a true gem which is worth discovering accompanied by a local who is a licensed and experienced tourist guide. This private guided tour includes an English-speaking professional guide at your disposal for the visit to the ancient village of Orta San Giulio and a guided tour on the island of San Giulio.
Price from 184,62 EUR
Art and food on lake Maggiore: Stresa and Isola Bella
Stresa, known as the pearl of lake Maggiore, stands in front of the Borromean Islands, which got their name by the ancient family who owned them since the 16th century. One one of these, Isola Bella, Carlo III Borromeo built a gorgeous baroque mansion, dedicated to his wife Isabella.This private guided tour will allow you to explore Isola Bella and the splendor of the palace and its garden; once back in Stresa, you'll have a walk on the cosy small streets of the town centre, until you'll reach a local winery for a mouth-watering aperitif, based on local wines, cold cuts and cheese.
Price from 182,44 EUR