A day trip from Milan to Lake Maggiore, with a boat tour around the lake and its islands.
The tour departs from Milan in the early afternoon, arriving at the lakeside resort town of Stresa with its spectacular villas and views of Lake Maggiore. You'll have a bit of free time to look around Stresa and soak up the wonderful surrounding views.
After exploring the town you'll head out in a boat sailing around the Borromean Islands with their fabulous baroque palaces and gardens; the mild year-round climate allows for a range of rare and exotic plants. After sailing around Isola Madre you'll stop to explore the tiny Isola del Pescatori and enjoy some more free time - a bit of shopping or a light lunch, perhaps. After this it's off to Isola Bella to visit the Borromean Palace and gardens, or perhaps the gamut of small shops, boutiques and bars.
The tour then returns to Stresa, thence to Milan, with the total time being around 10 hours, getting back to Milan at around 9:00 PM.
This tour leaves Milan at 01:30 PM and is available only from 1st April to 31st October.
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