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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

From US$ 13.70 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. Get on and off the boat as often as you like as you admire the beautiful scenery of the lake and visit the superb sights on the islands.

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  • Enjoy a boat tour of the beautiful Lake Maggiore
  • Visit the 3 stunning Borromean Islands – Isola Bella, Isola dei Pescatori, and Isola Madre
  • Enjoy traveling at your own pace with a hop-on hop-off boat tour
  • Explore the impressive Palace Museum and Gardens on Isola Madre
Full description
With this hop-on hop-off boat tour you can explore the beautiful Lake Maggiore and the Borromean Islands. The exclusive boat service travels between Stresa and the 3 Borromean Islands – Isola Bella, Isola dei Pescatori, and Isola Madre. This tour allows you to travel at your own pace – you can leave the boat at any of the islands and hop back on the next boat when you want to continue. This tour is one of the most used services for reaching the amazing locations of the Borromean Islands and Lake Maggiore. The modern and comfortable boats take you to the most stunning and characteristic places on Lake Maggiore, the Borromean Islands, and Stresa. Ideal for those who like the freedom to travel at their own pace, this tour allows you to simply relax and enjoy the beauty of the lake.
  • Boat tour of Lake Maggiore with stops at the 3 Borromean Islands
  • Landing tax (€0.50 per person, each island)
  • Entrance to the Palace Museum and Gardens
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • All participants who are 12 years and older must present a Reinforced Green Pass that is valid in the EU and has a verifiable QR code. Reinforced Green Passes can only be obtained by uploading either proof of full vaccination or proof of a Covid-19 infection within the last 6 months to either the Green Pass or Covid Certificate app

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Meeting point

Meet at the Stresa Piazza Guglielmo Marconi ticket office.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Cash

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • The boats leave from Stresa by private boat around 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 (not included in the tour price)
  • From November 2, 2021 to March 18, 2022 the Isola Madre is closed. Isola Bella is accessible, however, the museums on the island are closed
  • Food and drinks are not included in the tour price
  • This tour may be canceled if there is inclement weather; refunds can 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 838 reviews

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Hop-On-Hop-Off boat tour was very good. We booked tickets online, and it would have been helpful to have some kind of guide book or pamphlet letting us know boat dock color, pick-up times at each island, and what there is to see on each island. Since we purchased online, we were left on our own & had to figure it out for ourselves.

August 19, 2021

Trip of the 3 islands of Lake Maggiore departing from Stresa .. Timetable every half hour there is a boat .. as soon as we arrived they saw us in groups and boarded immediately. Zero waiting time. The only flaw with the covid spacing was not in the boat but the mask was required.

July 27, 2020

Transport went very well from one island to another. The drivers make the effort to explain to us in French, we can understand each other. On the Isola Madre, there is the palace and its gardens which are just magnificent to visit. Without taking the ticket to visit; the island has no interest. Isola Bela has shops and a palace to visit. It is quite possible not to visit the palace, the island has pleasant nooks and crannies. Possible to take the combined ticket for both palaces at € 24 or € 13.50 each, if I'm not mistaken. The Isola dei Pescatori is made up of small shops and restaurants. Dare to get lost in the small less busy lanes, the island will take all its charm! Nice visit with lots of charm. I really recommend. PS: dogs are welcome

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July 11, 2020

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