Tours & activities in Lake Maggiore
Aperitif Sunset Cruise on the Borromean Gulf
The best way for admiring Isole Borromee is sail along Lake Maggiore and enjoy them from another point of view. Enjoy a typical Italian aperitif on board while admiring the sunset on the lake.
Price from 161,15 EUR
Tour and guided tour of the island of San Giulio or the island of "silence"
A unique visiting experience! immersed in the silence of the island, it is not for nothing that only 70 Benedictine cloistered nuns and an English poetess live there permanently, but someone enlivens the place in their own way ... I will tell you every anecdote
Price from 120,00 EUR
Micaela's Private Walking Tour of Stresa
A private walking tour of Stresa, Lake Maggiore's most exclusive town accompanied by a local and experienced private tour guide.
Price from 170,28 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 220,00 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
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
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
Thematic Cruise: Private boat to Lake Maggiore and Isola Bella from Stresa
Behind a great man there is always a great woman! Who knows how many times we have heard it ... With this experience we allow you to sail with a great man, the captain who will lead the private boat letting you be lulled by the gentle waves of Lake Maggiore, listening to the stories of a great woman who will talk about great women! The Guide will report events and personalities in the Borromean Gulf that have animated it in different eras: illustrious ladies, too often never mentioned, who have left more or less visible signs in traditions or culture. Whether it is a flower or a typical dessert, perhaps a new fashion or the seed of an idea ... each of the great Ladies who passed through here has left traces of her presence and we will discover them from an exclusive and privileged point of view , surrounded by a unique landscape in the world. Depending on the period and the openings of the Terre Borromeo we will stop at Isola Bella, visit the Borromeo palace and the Italian botanical garden.
Price from 98,18 EUR
Tour of the Bella island, in Stresa, in the Borromeo Gulf
This motorboat tour will take you to Isola Bella, the most famous and magnificent of the three Borromean Islands. It will be possible to visit the sumptuous palace, home of the Borromeo family, which preserves priceless works of art. You can also access the gardens for a pleasant walk, a classic example of a seventeenth-century Italian garden, spread over ten terraces.
Price from 8,00 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
Name your recipe: food market tour and workshop with a Cesarina at Lake Maggiore
Have you ever been to a local market and traditional food shop in Italy, full of ingredients you'd love to experiment with? This is your chance to visit a market with a local expert, choose your most inspiring ingredients, and create and name your very own two recipes. Go food shopping with your Cesarina and choose 3-5 staple ingredients that capture your imagination before immersing yourself in a private cooking class at their home. With their expert guidance, you will learn how to prepare your chosen ingredients and make your own two Italian creations. Cultivate your creativity and confidence in the kitchen by adding an Italian flair to your dishes. Then, taste everything you have prepared accompanied by a selection of red and white local wines.Le Cesarine is Italy’s oldest network of 600+ home cooks all over the country in more than 120 cities. They are passionate and welcoming hosts that open the doors of their own homes to curious travellers for immersive culinary experiences.
Price from 155,00 EUR
Private Pasta & Tiramisu Class at a Cesarina's home with tasting : Lake Maggiore
Immerse yourself in a private pasta and tiramisu-making class in a welcoming home, learn the secrets of the region's most famous pasta dishes and tiramisu and taste the fruit of your labour for lunch or dinner accompanied by local wines. During this private lesson, you will learn how to prepare 2 pasta recipes and the tiramisu dessert from scratch. Your Cesarina will reveal the tricks of the trade of these iconic recipes.Have fun putting your cooking skills to the test and amaze your friends and family once home with an Italian meal! This experience is suitable for families with children of all ages. Le Cesarine is Italy’s oldest network of home cooks all over the country in more than 120 cities. They are passionate and welcoming hosts that open the doors of their own homes to curious travellers for immersive culinary experiences.
Price from 146,35 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
Winery Visit and Tasting of 2 D.O.C.Wines Fontechiara
If you are looking for a charming and welcoming place to savor excellent wines and food and enjoy peace and tranquility surrounded by greenery, the Azienda Agricola Fontechiara is what you need.Come and visit us, you can visit the winery and enjoy the magic and charm of the process of processing grapes into wine.We will tell you the history of our company, illustrating the techniques of cultivation of the vineyards and the methods of vinification and aging.In a suggestive and familiar setting, you will then taste our wines, Nebbiolo DOC and Vespolina DOC, served in combination with local, fresh, locally produced and zero-kilometer products such as local meats and cheeses, specially selected to enhance aromas and flavors to perfection and organoleptic characteristics of each individual wine.
Price from 25,00 EUR
Stresa: 1-Day 3 Borromean Islands Hop-On Hop-Off Boat Tour
Spend a day island hopping around the Borromean Islands with a 1-day hop-on hop boat ticket around Italy’s Lake Maggiore. Departing from the lakeside town of Stresa Piazza Marconi, create your own sightseeing schedule using the boat as transport. See the elegant island palace and formal gardens of Isola Bella, admire the lush vegetation on Isola Madre and stroll along the charming promenade of the tiny Isola dei Pescatori. Enjoy lake views as you cruise between them and spend as little or as long as you like at each island.You may reserve the right to cancel a customer's booking for a full refund in case of bad weather condiction.Starting from March 19 st 2022 ,the date on which museums and gardens of Isola Bella and Madre will be opened, until Novmber 1th 2022, the stop on the mother island will be guaranteed.
Price from 15,00 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
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
Dining experience at a local's home at Lake Maggiore with show cooking
Immerse yourself in a private dining experience at a local's home, enjoy an exclusive show cooking and taste authentic recipes from the Lake Maggiore area treasured in family cookbooks passed down by real Italian Mammas. Feel the warmth of Italian hospitality as you connect with local people. Enjoy a 4-course menu including starter, pasta, main course with side dish, dessert with drinks included (water, selection of red and white wines from regional cellars and coffee).This experience is held by Cesarine: 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 85,00 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
Half day tour: Isola Bella and Fishermen's Island with a tour guide
Visiting lake Maggiore and the famous islands: isola Bella and Fishermen's Island 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 180,00 EUR
Stresa: Private Cruise to Santa Caterina del Sasso
Admire historical villas and get stunning panoramas on a scenic cruise from Stresa. Enjoy a 360-degree view of Lake Maggiore, sailing out towards the Hermitage of Santa Caterina del Sasso.
Price from 150,00 EUR
Private Pizza & Tiramisu Class at a Cesarina's home with tasting: Lake Maggiore
Don't lose the opportunity to become a "pizzaiolo" (pizza-maker) and a great tiramisu maker! Enter a local home, connect with an expert home cook and discover how Italian mamma and nonnas used to prepare awesome pizza at home.With this private hands-on cooking class, you will learn how to make pizza and tiramisù from scratch from a real Italian family. To complete your feast, enjoy what you have prepared for lunch or dinner with a selection of local wine included. Have fun putting your cooking skills to the test and amaze your friends and family with a pizza party once you come back home! This experience is suitable for families with children of all ages. Cesarine is Italy’s oldest network of home cooks all over the country in more than 120 cities. They are passionate and welcoming hosts that open the doors of their own homes to curious travellers for immersive culinary experiences.
Price from 145,00 EUR
Lake Maggiore: Market & Lunch/Dinner at a Cesarina's Home
Tour the vibrant local markets and immerse yourself in a private lunch or dinner in a local home with a certified home cook. Enjoy an exclusive cooking demo and taste local recipes and wines.
Price from 139,00 EUR
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
Lake Maggiore Discovery: Private Tour from Torino
Discover the amazing panoramas of Lake Maggiore on a private guided tour.
Price from 680,00 EUR