Recent Searches
Clear

Top Lake Maggiore Art & Culture

Saved to wishlist!
When are you traveling?
Select Dates
Popular
Search experiences that may have limited interaction with crowds.
Search experiences with increased health and safety practices.
Search tours and activities you can do from home.

You are viewing Virtual Experiences in Lake Maggiore. See more Virtual Experiences around the globe. 🌎

Price
$0
$500+
Duration
Time of Day
RatingClear
Specials
Select Dates
Dates
Water Tours
Private and Luxury
Day Trips
Full-day Tours
Arts & Design
Half-day Tours
Art Tours
Sightseeing Tours
Architecture Tours
Historical Tours
Private Sightseeing Tours
Nature Walks
Wine Tastings
Wine Tours
Car Tours
Photography Tours
Walking Tours
Speed Boats
Romantic Tours
Rail Tours
Cultural Tours
Sort by: Featured

Private Tour of Borromean Islands from Stresa with Micaela

Private Tour of Borromean Islands from Stresa with Micaela

star-5
29
If you want to discover the Borromean Islands on a tour that offers a personal touch, look no further than this private day trip from Stresa. With a guide just for you and your group of family or friends, you’ll travel to the three chic Lake Maggiore islands: Isola Madre, Isola dei Pescatori, and Isola Bella. Hear the history of the baroque Palazzo Borromeo on a tour, get restaurant recommendations for lunch on Isola dei Pescatori, and wander the gardens of beautiful Isola Madre.
More
  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$336.89
per group
From
$336.89
per group
Taking safety measures

Private Guided Boat Tour of Lake Maggiore's Borromeo Islands

Private Guided Boat Tour of Lake Maggiore's Borromeo Islands

star-5
12
Visit the Borromean Islands of Lake Maggiore with your own private guide, and enjoy transport by motorboat just for your group plus a tour of Isola Bella’s 17th-century palace. Perfect if you want to understand the lake’s history and avoid the tourist crowds, the experience offers everything you need to explore the islands with ease. The standard tour includes stops at Isola Pescatori and Isola Madre, but you can upgrade to visit the botanical gardens of Isola Madre, if you wish.
More
  • 3 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$543.06
per group
From
$543.06
per group
Taking safety measures

The three Borromean Islands with a private tour guide

The three Borromean Islands with a private tour guide

star-5
1
The Borromean Islands are one of the highlights of Lake Maggiore, but the logistics of visiting all three in one day can be complicated. On this private tour, visit Isola Bella, Isola Madre, and Isola dei Pescatori with a boat and guide to admire their historic villas, lush gardens, and charming lanes. Stop for lunch (at your own expense) on Fisherman's Island before the boat trip back to Stresa.
More
  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$312.82
per group
From
$312.82
per group
Taking safety measures

The gems of lake Maggiore - the Borromeo islands on a private guided tour

The gems of lake Maggiore - the Borromeo islands on a private guided tour

star-5
4
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.
More
  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$325.19
per group
From
$325.19
per group

The best of Verbania: the Museum of Landscape and Villa Taranto botanical garden

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.
More
  • 8 hours
  • Taking safety measures
From
$341.45
Price varies by group size
From
$341.45
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Isola Bella Fishermen's Island Private Tour from Stresa with Micaela

Isola Bella Fishermen's Island Private Tour from Stresa with Micaela

star-5
7
Experience the most that Isola Bella has to offer with this private tour of two of Italy's most famous islands. Visit the aptly-named Isola Bella (Beautiful Island) and Isola dei Pescatori (Fisherman's Island). This private tour offers a morning or afternoon departure to best suit your personal needs.
More
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$240.63
per group
From
$240.63
per group
Taking safety measures

A special guided tour of isola Bella & Fishermen's island with expert guide

A special guided tour of isola Bella & Fishermen's island with expert guide

star-5
2
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
More
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$229.26
per group
From
$229.26
per group

Private Tour of Orta San Giulio on Lake Orta with Micaela

Private Tour of Orta San Giulio on Lake Orta with Micaela

star-5
11
Spend a morning or afternoon at Lake Orta, and see the highlights of its charming village and lake island with your own private guide. After you hear the history of Orta San Giulio’s medieval houses on a stroll, you’ll step aboard a boat to cruise over the serene lake to Isola di San Giulio. Wander the cobblestone streets to the Roman Catholic basilica, then choose to stay on the island to explore more at your own pace or return to Orta San Giulio with your guide.
More
  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$222.13
per group
From
$222.13
per group
Taking safety measures

Half day tour: Isola Bella and Fishermen's Island with a tour guide

Half day tour: Isola Bella and Fishermen's Island with a tour guide

Experience the beauty of Italy’s Lake Maggiore during this half-day tour to Isola Bella and Fisherman’s Island. This private excursion leaves from the villages of Stresa where you board a boat to Isola Bella. Explore the island’s Italian-style garden before heading to Fisherman’s Island for a walking tour of the quaint village. This tour is inclusive of a private tour guide, all entrance fees are to be paid on site.
More
  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$216.57
per group
From
$216.57
per group
Taking safety measures

The best tour of the Borromean Isles on Lake Maggiore

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.
More
  • 7 hours
  • Taking safety measures
From
$309.21
Price varies by group size
From
$309.21
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Private tour to the Angera castle, the dolls' museum from lake Maggiore and Orta

Private tour to the Angera castle, the dolls' museum from lake Maggiore and Orta

star-4.5
2
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!
More
  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
From
$325.19
per group
From
$325.19
per group

The romantic village of Orta San Giulio with a tour guide

The romantic village of Orta San Giulio with a tour guide

star-4.5
2
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.
More
  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$228.60
per group
From
$228.60
per group
Taking safety measures

A private panoramic and original tour around Lake Maggiore

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.
More
  • 7 hours
  • Taking safety measures
From
$538.05
Price varies by group size
From
$538.05
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Across lake Maggiore to the Hermitage of St. Caterina, with an onboard aperitif

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.
More
  • 3 hours
  • Taking safety measures
From
$479.64
Price varies by group size
From
$479.64
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Walking tour with a private tour guide in the botanical gardens of Villa Taranto

Walking tour with a private tour guide in the botanical gardens of Villa Taranto

star-5
4
The gardens of Villa Taranto in Verbania, between Intra and Pallanza, are known the world over for their great beauty and the huge number of plant species they contain. The result of a labour of love on the part of the Scottish Captain McEacharn in 1931, the myriad of colours and scents the marvellously landscaped garden offers continues to enchant visitors from March to October. From spring to autumn there are always flowers in bloom, with “special events” for certain species which are particularly spectacular in their season: the tulip week is in April, dahlias are at their best between July and October. We will discover together this beautiful garden and we will focus on particular botanical species. From Stresa, the gardens are reachable by boat: the shipping company “Navigazione Lago Maggiore” has a landing stage called “Villa Taranto” right in front of the Gardens entrance.
More
  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$192.51
per group
From
$192.51
per group
Taking safety measures

Micaela's Private Walking Tour of Stresa

Micaela's Private Walking Tour of Stresa

Explore the picturesque town of Stresa on foot with a private guide who takes you on a leisurely walking tour with live commentary. View the town's elegant architecture along with sweeping views of Lake Maggiore, the Italian Alps, and the Borromean Islands. Learn about Stresa’s past and present, and get tips for places to visit during your stay on a private tour tailored to your interests.
More
  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Taking safety measures
From
$204.88
per group
From
$204.88
per group
Taking safety measures

The charming Borromean Islands Private Tour. The sleeping beauties in winter

The charming Borromean Islands Private Tour. The sleeping beauties in winter

star-5
1
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.
More
  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$448.76
per group
From
$448.76
per group

Sightseeing tour of Lake Maggiore from Stresa
Likely to Sell OutLikely to Sell Out

Sightseeing tour of Lake Maggiore from Stresa

star-3
2
Visit the fashionable Stresa and the amazing Islands on Lake Maggiore on a day trip from Milan. Set in Italy's beautiful Lake District just 1.5-hour drive from Milan, Lake Maggiore is surrounded by the majestic Alps and home to some of Italy’s most impressive gardens. After some free time for shopping in Stresa, you will take a two-hour panoramic boat cruise on the lake, visiting the Borromean Islands – Isola Madre, Isola dei Pescatori and Isola Bella. On the borders of Piedmont, Lombardy and Switzerland, Lake Maggiore, also known as Verbano is the second largest Italian lake. 
More
  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$59.76
From
$59.76
Taking safety measures

Walking and cruising around Lake Orta

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.
More
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$277.66
Price varies by group size
From
$277.66
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

A private wintertime tour on lake Maggiore

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.
More
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$559.32
per group
From
$559.32
per group

Romance on Lake Maggiore: an exclusive aperitif at sunset on Isola Bella

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.
More
  • 3 hours
  • Taking safety measures
From
$1,690.95
Price varies by group size
From
$1,690.95
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Taxiboat - Private Transfer to the three Borromean Islands from Stresa

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.
More
  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$239.43
per group
From
$239.43
per group
Taking safety measures

Discovering Lake Maggiore: the best panoramic private cruise

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.
More
  • 7 hours
  • Taking safety measures
From
$570.57
Price varies by group size
From
$570.57
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

An art and food tour close to Arona, on lake Maggiore

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.
More
  • 4 hours
  • Taking safety measures
From
$398.36
Price varies by group size
From
$398.36
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Filters

Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What are the best Art & Culture in Lake Maggiore?
Q:
What Art & Culture in Lake Maggiore are taking additional safety precautions?
Q:
What Art & Culture in Lake Maggiore are good for avoiding crowds?

Day Trips from Lake Maggiore