Tours & activities in Lake Maggiore
Romance on Lake Maggiore: an exclusive aperitif at sunset on Isola Bella
The sunset on lake Maggiore paints the mountains around of amazing shades and fires up the water; at this time of the day, the blooming flowers in the garden of the Borromean Palace of Isola Bella become as one with the Sun reflections on the beautiful sculptures. This private tour will allow you to enjoy these unforgettable moments; after a short transfer by a fashionable vintage taxi-boat, a private guide will lead you across the island, which is actually a whole work of art; after a while, as the evening begins to fall, you will enjoy an exclusive aperitif in front of lake Maggiore.
Price from 1405,41 EUR
4-Day Northern Italy Lakes Tour from Milan
Enjoy a 4-day escorted tour through Northern Italy from Milan. Visit Stresa, Bellagio, Bergamo, Sirmione, Verona, and more. Admire the region’s lakes and spend your nights in comfortable hotel accommodation.
Price from 1280,00 EUR
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From Como: Three Lakes Tour to Ascona, Lugano, and Bellagio
Embark on a tour of the Swiss and Italian lakes by bus and boat. Visit the beautiful towns of Ascona, Lugano, and Bellagio by luxury minivan, with a ferry ride on Lake Como included.
Price from 750,00 EUR
An exclusive food and wine tour on Lake Maggiore
The surroundings of lake Maggiore are the homeland of some of the most prestigious Italian gastronomic specialties: varieties of cheese like the "Bettelmatt" are the natural match for elegant yet full-bodied wines like Nebbiolo, the king of Piemontese vines. This exclusive tour will lead you to discover some of these mouth-watering treasures: starting form Stresa, where you'll have an espresso or a cappuccino, together with a sweet specialty in a historical tea room. The following stage will be a cheese seasoning cellar, where you'll have a tasting matched by some varieties of wine. Finally, you'll reach Gattinara, a charming small town which has given its name to a fine red wine based on Nebbiolo grapes: the Gattinara DOCG. A guided tasting of this nectar will be held in an historical local winery.
Price from 703,00 EUR
Private Tour to Bellagio and Lake Como from Stresa
A day trip to Bellagio and Como from Stresa, Baveno or lake Orta. Just choose a day and book a private driver for your tour to Bellagio and lake Como!
Price from 486,49 EUR
Discovering Lake Maggiore: the best panoramic private cruise
Lake Maggiore is a land of enchantment, whose coastlines are dotted by small, charming villages, art treasures, majestic castles and gorgeous gardens. In the middle of it lay the Borromean Islands, who has been chosen through the centuries by wealthy families, especially the Borromeo, for their leisure residences. This private cruise will take you to Isola Bella, seat of a fairy palace and a terraced botanical garden, then to Isola dei Pescatori, the only permanently inhabited one, where you may enjoy a good seafood lunch. Then, reaching the cliffs and woods of the lake eastern coast, you will find as a hidden jewel the Hermitage of Santa Caterina, a monastery built sheer on the waters, overlooking the lake with an astonishing view.
Price from 474,22 EUR
A private wintertime tour on lake Maggiore
This is a special wintertime tour, available also during the Christmas season, that will allow you to see two of the highlights of lake Maggiore also in the winter: the hermitage of Santa Caterina del Sasso and isola Bella. Using a comfortable private boat ( covered!) we will enjoy a cruise on lake Maggiore as far as the lombard shore where we will visit the fascinating hermitage of Santa Caterina with its 16th-century frescoed church. The church and the two convents were built on very steep rocks on the lake and the view iof this incredible site from the water is really impressive. We will then enjoy another boat ride to isola Bella. The interiors of Isola Bella's palace and the gardens will not be accessible this time of the year, but you will be able to admire the beauty of isola Bella through its picturesque village on a guided stroll with your private local guide. You will also enjoy a private boat tour around isola Bella to see the whole island with its terraced gardens.
Price from 464,87 EUR
Lake Maggiore's highlights: private guided boat tour of isola Bella & Madre
A half-day tour by private boat to the two jewels of lake Maggiore accompanied by an expert private guide to enjoy more the visit to these incredible islands. Your licensed local guide will show you an opulent palace dating back to the 17th century with its baroque garden on Isola Bella. You will then discover another villa in country style on Isola Madre built in the 16th century and a charming garden full of exotic plants, flowers, trees and peacocks.
Price from 451,36 EUR
Private Guided Boat Tour of Lake Maggiore's Borromeo Islands
Hello, I'm Micaela Lucini, an expert local guide.This is a customized guided tour of lake Maggiore's islands by private charter boat to explore beautiful isola Bella, the most famous of the Borromeo islands, and Fishermen's island (Pescatori) from Stresa, Pallanza or Baveno, accompanied by a personal English-speaking tour guide. Discover an incredible island - isola Bella - where art, history, architecture and exotic and mediterranean species make this place at the foot of the Alps something unique in the world. Stroll through the quaint fishermen's village on isola Pescatori to discover the old island's activities. Enjoy a private water tour around lake Maggiore's isola Madre to admire it from the lake or make the most of your trip and upgrade this private tour to include also a stop and guided visit to the charming isola Madre to explore its lovely botanical gardens with orange trees, agaves, palms and the island's 16th-century villa which houses a lovely puppet theatre collection.
Price from 451,36 EUR
A private panoramic and original tour around Lake Maggiore
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. This private tour will allow you to enjoy this beautiful diversity, taking you to the discovery of two jewels, built sheer up on the water: the Borromean fortress of Angera, now a museum with, amazing Medieval decorations, the massive tower, from which your gaze can abrace a beautiful panorama and its Medieval garden. Then, the Hermitage of Santa Caterina, a religiuos complex perched on the cliff , overlooking Lake Maggiore. You'll realize how beauty has really occupied any possible space in these surroundings.
Price from 447,19 EUR
Exclusive Sunset Tour. Isola Bella and a prosecco cruise with Micaela
This is a very special tour that will enable you to visit isola Bella at a quiet time of the day accompanied by your expert local guide fluent in English.The cruise at the end of the guided tour will make this tour even more exclusive, something that you will be able to cherish for long!
Price from 445,35 EUR
Ticket to ride: a panoramic train running close to Lake Maggiore
Built on the track of an ancient Roman way, connecting Oscella (Domodossola) and Leocarnum (Locarno), the Vigezzina railroad was inaugurated in 1923, becoming a strategic connection for several small villages in the valleys close to lake Maggiore. Still today, even after severe damages caused by a flood in 1978, the railroad has a strong commercial and touristic function, connecting Sempione and Gottardo districts.This exclusive guided tour will allow you to enjoy a panoramic ride on this small and fascinating train, travelling from Italy to Switzerland across hidden and enchanting valleys. Thanks to a stop, you will have the chance to discover nice villages, such as Santa Maria Maggiore. A different point of view on Lake Maggiore beautiful outback.
Price from 440,44 EUR
A private cruise to Villa Taranto, on lake Maggiore
Lake Maggiore was a mandatory stage of the Grand Tour of Norther Italy, during the 19th century. A Scottish official and traveller, Neil McEacharn, was once bewitched by the beauty of theses surroundings and bought in 1930 a villa in Verbania. In a few years, he acquired a vast land around there and turned it into a gorgeous botanical garden. This private tour will allow you to discover the wonderful, rare plants kept in the 18 hectares-wide garden of Villa Taranto, in an amazing panoramic position. The most cheerful and colored way to enjoy the mild weather and the superb views of the lake.
Price from 425,68 EUR
A relaxing breakfast cruise on lake Maggiore with a personal guide and captain
A beautiful and relaxing way to discover lake Maggiore's coastline dotted with lovely towns and villages, villas and gardens while Micaela, your Italian personal local guide fluent in English and French. While your fully licensed captain will take care of driving you around in a comfortable taxi boat, Micaela will point out the most picturesque towns and interesting villas and will tell you stories to learn more about this gorgeous lake of Italy. Before the end of your private cruise we will stop at a nice lakeside village to enjoy a good Italian coffee or cappuccino with a fresh croissant for a half morning breakfast in the Italian way before continuing our private cruise and getting back to the starting point.
Price from 421,06 EUR
Across lake Maggiore to the Hermitage of St. Caterina, with an onboard aperitif
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. This private tour will allow you to enjoy this beautiful diversity, taking you to the discovery of a hidden jewel, built sheer up on the water, close to the town of Laveno Mombello: the Hermitage of Santa Caterina, offering priceless works of art and a breathtaking view on lake Maggiore. This unforgettable experience will end with an exclusive aperitif, served onboard on your route back.
Price from 398,65 EUR
The charming Borromean Islands Private Tour. The sleeping beauties in winter
This is a nice tour to discover the famous Borromean islands off season, when they are like Sleeping Beauty and the Borromeo's properties - palaces and gardens - are closed to the public, but the two lovely villages on isola Bella and Fishermen's island can be discovered. Being accompanied by an experienced tour guide, you will be able to enjoy your visit, learning more about the area, the islands' old history, the aristocrats who ruled over the area, local life in the past times as well as nowadays.
Price from 372,98 EUR
The best of Lake Maggiore on a private guided boat tour
Whether you are a small party, a family or a couple, a private boat tour cruising lake Maggiore can be a unique way to discover this lovely lake and its enchanting scenery: green hills, snow-capped mountains, beautiful islands, elegant villas with stunning gardens, villages and pretty towns, gorgeous views....all this while sitting in a safe and comfortable private motorboat accompanied by a licensed local guide and captain. This stress-free tour will enable you to discover lake Maggiore's beauties wihout any effort, away from the crowds, in a relaxed atmosphere. Just you and your party cruising for the length of time you will choose ( 1 hour or 90 minutes). You can decide to have a stop or more stops during the cruise at one of the picturesque towns on lake Maggiore to enjoy a gelato ( ice cream) or a coffee! IMPORTANT NOTES: private boat skipper is certified, fully insured and has a regular license issued by the local authority that entitles him to transport tourists on board.
Price from 364,87 EUR
A private tour around Lake Orta and its mounts from Lake Maggiore
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. This private tour will lead you to discover the atmospheres, the fascinating alleys and the view points of these sites, connected by a short and pleasant boat cruise. Later, you will have the chance to enjoy an astonishing view of the lake from the heights of the Holy Mount of Orta, a magnificent sanctuary reachable through an ascending path dotted of gorgeous baroque chapels. The site is a UNESCO heritage and you will surely understand why.
Price from 364,38 EUR
A unique personal tour of isola Bella's palace and gardens with Micaela
Discover isola Bella, the jewel of lake Maggiore, on a unique private tour. Explore the sumptuous Borromeo palace and the incredible gardens on this lovely island in a peaceful atmosphere in the late afternoon ( but morning option is also possible). An experienced local tour guide will meet you in Stresa at your hotel ( if centrally located) or at the pier in Stresa to reach isola Bella by private boat and discover all its beauty at a lovely time of the day when most of the crowds have usually gone. Your private boat will tour around isola Bella to enable you to enjoy beautiful views of the spectacular 17th-century gardens built on ten levels and see the whole palace from the boat. Your personal guide will show you the richly decorated rooms and the grottos telling you more about the founders and owners of isola Bella's fairy-tale palace and will then take you on a guided stroll through the lovely gardens and the tiny village on the island. You will then head back to Stresa mainland.
Price from 331,99 EUR
The magic of a private sunset boat tour around the Borromean islands
An experienced local tour guide will show you lake Maggiore's highlights from the water. What a an excellent way to see lake Maggiore and learn more about the old towns, the islands, the historic villas and palaces, the aristocrats and the Belle Epoque time! All while sitting in a comfortable and safe private boat with no effort and no walking at all! This is an amazing tour that offers the chance to be in touch with a native guide to the area who can tell you about the history and the curiosities, the old fishing activities and the life around the lake today.
Price from 331,09 EUR
An art and food tour close to Arona, on lake Maggiore
Arona, a beautiful town laying on the South-Western coast of lake Maggiore, gave birth in the 16th century to the future saint and bishop of Milan Carlo Borromeo. After a few decades from his death, a huge bronze statue dedicated to the memory of the revered citizen was built close to Arona and acted as an inspiration and a technical instruction for Frédéric-Auguste Bartholdi, the designer of the Statue of Liberty in New York.This exclusive tour will lead you from the charming centre of Arona to the hill where you will be able to visit the statue and enjoy a view of the lake, definitely from its "point of view". Later on, you will be guided to a local seasoning cellar, where a full tasting of wine and local, delicious varieties of cheese will be served. A day between amazing art and taste.
Price from 331,09 EUR
Micaela's exclusive private sunset cruise on lake Maggiore
Feel like a Vip and enjoy a private cruise on lake Maggiore before sunset! This is a beautiful and relaxing way to discover lake Maggiore's beauties accompanied by an experienced tour guide. Admire lake Maggiore's coastline dotted with old towns, lovely gardens and historical villas; the Italian Alps that surround the lake, the islands in the Borromean gulf. You will be accompanied a knowledgeable local guide - fluent in English - who will be happy to answer your questions, tell you interesting stories, point out the most picturesque sites abd by an expert captain in a comfortable private boat. The cruise takes place in the late afternoon, before sunset, when the colours of lake Maggiore are at their best. So whether you are a couple, a family with children, a small group of friends or a larger party, this can really be a very special moment during your stay or trip to lake Maggiore.
Price from 331,09 EUR
Discover lake Orta - Private tours from Stresa, Baveno, Verbania
A half-day tour to magnificent lake Orta from Stresa, Baveno or Verbania on lake Maggiore! You can choose the morning or the afternoon tour option! An English-speaking driver will pick you up at your hotel and will drive you to the beautiful village of Orta San Giulio on lake Orta that you will be able to explore on your own, strolling through its narrow cobblestone alleys, century-old buildings and special atmosphere. A stop at the Unesco heritage site - the Sacro Monte, Sacred Mount - is included. If you choose the morning option you can also enjoy a snack / lunch in one of the little town's cafés and restaurants, before being pick up by your driver. A tour at your own pace!
Price from 324,33 EUR
Stresa: Lake Maggiore Private Boat Tour
Enjoy private boat service with driver for magical private tour on Italy's beautiful Lake Maggiore. Choose the boat that's right for your group or occasion, and motor off through the stunning scenery to the Borromean Islands, Stresa, Verbania, and more.
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