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Stresa in 1-Day: 3 Borromean Islands Hop-On Hop-Off Boat Tour

Stresa in 1-Day: 3 Borromean Islands Hop-On Hop-Off Boat Tour

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Island-hop at Lake Maggiore, and discover the tiny Borromean Islands with a hop-on hop-off ferry ticket. Use the 1-day pass to venture out from Stresa, and spend your day sightseeing as you wish. Step onto the shores of Isola Bella, home to the Borromeo family ‘palazzo’; wander amid the houses of pocket-sized Isola dei Pescatori; and admire the greenery of Isola Madre where botanical gardens beckon.
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  • 2 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$18.55
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$18.55
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Boat tour of the 3 Borromean islands (Isola Bella, Pescatori and Madre)

Boat tour of the 3 Borromean islands (Isola Bella, Pescatori and Madre)

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The Madre Island hosts one of the oldest botanical gardens in Italy. On the Isola Bella you can visit the sumptuous palace, home of the Borromeo family, which preserves priceless works of art. The Pescatori island, on the other hand, is the only one of the Borromean islands to be inhabited throughout the year, and houses a small village characterized by a small square surrounded by narrow and winding alleys.
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  • 3 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$18.55
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$18.55

Private Tour of Borromean Islands from Stresa with Micaela

Private Tour of Borromean Islands from Stresa with Micaela

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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.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$370.92
per group
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$370.92
per group
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Private Guided Boat Tour of Lake Maggiore's Borromeo Islands

Private Guided Boat Tour of Lake Maggiore's Borromeo Islands

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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.
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  • 3 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$240.60
per group
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$240.60
per group
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Lake Maggiore :Stresa to Isola Bella Hop-On Hop-Off Boat Tour

Lake Maggiore :Stresa to Isola Bella Hop-On Hop-Off Boat Tour

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Explore the ‘Beautiful Island’ of Isola Bella at your leisure with a hop-on hop-off ferry ticket departing from Stresa. Glide across Lake Maggiore to this most renowned of the Borromean Islands, where you can visit the Palace Museum and Gardens, grab a bite to eat or simply stroll around the palazzos and villas that decorate the port. Ferries run every 30 minutes, so you can customize your day.
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  • 1 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$9.89
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$9.89
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Tour of the Pescatori island, on Lake Maggiore

Tour of the Pescatori island, on Lake Maggiore

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It is the smallest of the Borromean Islands, but certainly among the most fascinating. Strolling along its narrow alleys you will discover enchanting views. The ancient village is characterized by a maze of narrow streets leading to the Church of San Vittore, elected as a national monument, which still preserves the original apse with single-light windows dating back to the 11th century.
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  • 1 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$11.13
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$11.13

Boat Tour to Borromean Island

Boat Tour to Borromean Island

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Book ahead to see the three Borromean Islands by boat, and save yourself the hassle of working out boat cruise tickets at the lakeside. A hop-on hop-off ferry cruise, the experience starts from Stresa and stops at Isola dei Pescatori, Isola Bella, and Isola Madre: Lake Maggiore’s famous trio of islands. Ferries depart every 30 minutes through the day, leaving you with ample time to explore each island at leisure.
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  • 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$62.66
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$62.66
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Tour of the island Bella and Pescatori island

Tour of the island Bella and Pescatori island

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On the Isola Bella you can visit the sumptuous palace, home of the Borromeo family, which preserves priceless works of art. The Pescatori island, on the other hand, is the only one of the Borromean islands to be inhabited throughout the year, and houses a small village characterized by a small square surrounded by narrow and winding alleys.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$14.84
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$14.84

Sunset private cruise with a tour guide

Sunset private cruise with a tour guide

Admire the beaches, islands, and alpine peaks of Lake Maggiore on a romantic sunset cruise. Set sail on-board a private charter boat, cruise around the Stresa Gulf, and soak up the scenery as you pass the Borromean islands. While on-board, sip included drinks and snacks, or upgrade to enjoy a light buffet dinner with wine.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$222.55
per group
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$222.55
per group
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Slow boat tour for small groups with appetizer on Lake Maggiore

Slow boat tour for small groups with appetizer on Lake Maggiore

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Cool, slow and delicious appetize on Lake Maggiore with fantastic and unique panorama for small groups
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$61.82
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$61.82
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The three gems of lake Maggiore - the Borromean islands on a private guided tour

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

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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.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$360.91
per group
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$360.91
per group

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

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

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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.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$247.28
per group
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$247.28
per group
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The best of Lake Maggiore on a private guided boat tour

The best of Lake Maggiore on a private guided boat tour

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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, 90 minutes or more). 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.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$228.91
per group
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$228.91
per group
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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.
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  • 8 hours
  • Taking safety measures
From
$350.88
Price varies by group size
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$350.88
Price varies by group size
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Sightseeing tour of Lake Maggiore from Stresa

Sightseeing tour of Lake Maggiore from Stresa

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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. 
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$61.41
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$61.41
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Micaela's exclusive private sunset cruise on lake Maggiore

Micaela's exclusive private sunset cruise on lake Maggiore

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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.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$218.88
per group
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$218.88
per group

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

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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
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$235.60
per group
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$235.60
per group

Tour of the Bella island, in Stresa, in the Borromeo Gulf

Tour of the Bella island, in Stresa, in the Borromeo Gulf

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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.
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  • 1 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$9.89
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$9.89

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.
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  • 7 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$317.76
Price varies by group size
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$317.76
Price varies by group size
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Lake Maggiore:Borromean Islands tour and Hermitage cruise Boat Trip from Stresa

Lake Maggiore:Borromean Islands tour and Hermitage cruise Boat Trip from Stresa

There’s no better way to see Lake Maggiore’s Borromean Islands than by private boat. This 1-hour tour allows you to travel in true Italian style around Isola Bella, Isola Madre and more. As you bask in the sun, your captain navigates the boat on a route that takes in sights of the islands’ lakeside gardens, palazzos and private villas. If you want to learn about the area as you cruise, upgrade to include a guide.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$156.64
Price varies by group size
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$156.64
Price varies by group size
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Ticket: Isola Pescatori and Bella tour from Stresa

Ticket: Isola Pescatori and Bella tour from Stresa

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We know that flexibility in this moment is necessary to organize a trip out of town; for this reason we want to make the Flex service available. We guarantee flexibility on all available dates, you can book your next tour in complete freedom. Should your plans change, you can change the date of your Flex-Ticket by easily requesting a voucher for the new date. No cost for changing the reservation of the chosen date. Book the Flex-Ticket service made available by the Consorzio Motoscafisti Associati C.M.A. by Stresatours with its fleet of 11 motor ships with variable capacity from 30 up to 60 seats, we will guarantee flexibility on the booking dates of transport to the Borromean Islands, you can plan your next trip to Lake Maggiore in total freedom.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$14.84
From
$14.84
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The magic of a private sunset boat tour around the Borromean islands

The magic of a private sunset boat tour around the Borromean islands

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An experienced English-speaking 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.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$173.78
per group
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$173.78
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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.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$278.19
Price varies by group size
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$278.19
Price varies by group size
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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.
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  • 7 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$586.33
Price varies by group size
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$586.33
Price varies by group size
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