An amazing cruise on Lake Maggiore

A full-day tour during which you will enjoy a special private cruise along the eastern and western shores of Lake Maggiore. You will be struck by the breathtaking natural landscapes and by the panoramas you will admire both from the terrace on Isola Bella and from the porticos of the hermitage of St. Catherine.
A pleasant stop for shopping and lunch on the cute Isola dei Pescatori (the Fishermen’s isle) will enrich your exclusive experience!

Meeting with a licensed tourist guide at Stresa, “the pearl of Lake Maggiore”, or at Baveno. A pleasant cruise on Lake Maggiore by a private taxi boat to enjoy the panoramic view of the Borromean Gulf and of the two lakeshores. The first part of the cruise will be along the western lakeshore, in order to admire the parks and the buildings on Isola Madre from the lake itself. Dock on Isola Bella (Beautiful Island), the best-known among the Islands of the Borromean Gulf. Between XVI and XVII century Charles III Borromeo, dedicated himself to build a Baroque style palace and named the island Isabella, in honour of his wife Isabella D’Adda. His son Vitaliano VI created the wonderful garden in baroque style with its ten blooming terraced gardens enriched with basins, fountains, water sprays architectural perspectives and a multitude of statues. Dock on Isola dei Pescatori (Fishermen’s Island) and time for a pleasant walk along its narrow lanes, discovering cute corners and shops. Individual lunch. The second part of the cruise will be along the eastern lakeshore, which is the deeper. The taxi boat will approach the cute village of Laveno Mombello and it will reach another jewel of the lake: the Hermitageof Santa Catherina del Sasso, a marvellous monastic complex perched on a rock. Guided visit to the complex in order to have a complete view of a wonderful panorama. Back to Stresa or Baveno by private taxi-boat.

Book now your private experience!


  • A private cruise by taxi-boat on Lake Maggiore
  • A private guided tour to Isola Bella
  • A private guided tour to the Hermitage of St. Catherine
  • Amanzing natural landscapes
  • Beautiful panoramas


  • The rate includes: a private licensed tourist guide (7 hours’ length), a private taxi-boat with a skipper (4 hours’ length), admission tickets to Isola Bella and Hermitage of S.Catherine
  • The rate does not include: lunch


  • Tour available from 20th March to 1st November


Meeting point: the meeting point with the tourist guide or the private driver will usually take place in the lobby of the Client’s hotel if it is in THE HISTORICAL CENTRE OF THE CITY WHERE THE TOUR STARTS. Please, let us know the name of your hotel.

In case the Client’s accommodation is distant from the historical centers or if you come from other departure places, different meeting points will be communicated after the confirmation of the tour.

On demand: transfer to-from other cities by car/minivan; different number of participants (from 1 to 10 or more).


In case of cancellation of the reservation made by the buyer on the site, Travel-Lab/BookYourItaly will apply the following terms:

• Up to 21 working days prior to the start of the activity: full refund of the service paid by the buyer;
• From 20 to 10 working days prior to the start of the activity: 50% refund of the price paid;
• From 9 to 0 days prior to the beginning of the activity or non-use by the buyer of the service: no refund.

For counting the days the following rules apply:
• The day of the activity is not counted;
• The days begin at 00.00 and end at 24.00 hours in the time zone in force in Italy (GMT +1).

The reimbursement by Travel-Lab/BookYourItaly will be made within 30 working days by crediting the credit card used.
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