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Stresa: 1-Day Borromean Islands Hop-On Hop-Off Boat Tour

Stresa: 1-Day Borromean Islands Hop-On Hop-Off Boat Tour

Activity provider: Isole Lago Maggiore s.n.c.

From US$ 15.61 per person

Explore Lake Maggiore and the Borromean Islands at your own pace with a 1-day hop-on hop-off boat tour from Stresa. Admire the beautiful scenery of the lake and visit the superb sights on the islands.

About this activity

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  • Enjoy a boat tour of the beautiful Lake Maggiore
  • Visit Isola Bella, Isola dei Pescatori, and Isola Madre
  • Enjoy traveling at your own pace with a hop-on hop-off tour
  • Explore the impressive Palace Museum and Gardens on Isola Madre
Full description

Discover the beautiful Lake Maggiore and the Borromean Islands on this hop-on hop-off boat tour. Cruise from Stresa to the 3 Borromean Islands — Isola Bella, Isola dei Pescatori, and Isola Madre — and choose to include stops at 2 or all 3 of the islands.

After making your way to the meeting point, board the modern boat and set off to Lake Maggiore's most characteristic places. Relax and enjoy the beauty of the lake as you go.

Upon arrival at the islands, simply hop off the boat and hop back on the next boat when you want to continue your tour. Explore the islands' sights — such as the Palace Museum and Gardens on Isola Madre — at your own pace.

  • Boat tour of Lake Maggiore
  • Stops at the 3 Borromean Islands
  • Multilingual Captain and ground staff
  • Entrance to the Palace Museum and Gardens
  • Food and drinks
  • Tour guide
  • Landing tax (€0.5/person on each island)
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Meeting point may vary depending on the option booked.

Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Cash

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags
  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  • The boats leave from Stresa by private boat around about every 30 minutes from 9:30 AM to 6 PM
  • The 3 boat tour stops are Stresa, Isola Madre, Isola dei Pescatori, and Isola Bella
  • A landing tax of €0.50 needs to be paid per person for each island at the ticket office (not included in the tour price)
  • Food and drinks are not included in the tour price
  • This tour may be canceled for poor weather, and a refund will be issued
  • During winter season the stops are: Stresa, Isola dei Pescatori, and Isola Bella
  • This tour takes place rain or shine
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.1 /5

based on 1335 reviews

Review summary

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We liked Isola Madre best, but our dog couldn't visit the gardens and palazzos because dogs are not allowed. So one waited in the ristorante with a dog while the other visited. Distinctive charm of bygone centuries on all 3 islands. Hop on hop off in a fixed order stresa - madre - pescatore - bella - stresa

August 14, 2022

The activity was very nice, we really enjoyed isole dei pescatori and isola bella. Isola madre was really disappointing since you can’t do anything unless you pay to go into the museum, you can’t walk around freely. If I had known this I would have chosen to only see the other two islands.

August 7, 2022

We found everything very easily and exchanging the voucher for the ticket went smoothly. We were lucky as we were able to get on the boat we were aiming for every time. However, this is not guaranteed - a boat for countless tourists and so it can be that you have to wait quite a long time.

August 7, 2022

Product ID: 26194