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Lake Maggiore Day Trip from Milan

29 Reviews

  • Location: Milan, Italy
  • Duration: 9 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 2872LAKEMAGGIORE

Reviewed by: DCGUY, August 2014

This was the first of four tours I took with this company and it was a great send off. Our buide, Franco, was exceptional and very enthusiastic. I wasn't sure what to expect, but he helped make the trip very enjoyable and informative. We were fortunately a small group of 6 people (the minimum needed for the tour), so I think that really helped make it a better quality experience. While the day was overcast, there was a lot to see and learn about the ancient families who still own homes on the lake. It is the kind of tour that one could do on one's own, which is usually what I like to do, but I thought this was a very efficient way to cover a lot of ground and see all the highlights in one day without sacrificing the pleasure of enjoying the lake and the scenery. While this tour is not as popular as Lake Como (it doesn't run every day), I highly recommend it if you have the time. You won't be disappointed and you may want to go back on your own another time.

Reviewed by: diana s, July 2014

Beautiful trip, guide Alex very knolegeble and organized.
thank you!

Reviewed by: fannyann2012, July 2014

Well organised to see the most in a day

Reviewed by: Thomas D, June 2014

The guide was good and gracious. The locale is out of a picture book and we thoroughly enjoyed the area. The bus was luxurious and very comfortable. The stops were all worthwhile.

Reviewed by: eenank, May 2014

EXCELLENT trip, especially boating on lake and visits to historical places

Reviewed by: Lee, Australia, December 2013

This was my favourite tour out of Milan. The Borromeo Islands are out of this world with picture card beauty. We coached to Stresa, did a brief walking tour and then boarded a small boat to cruise past Isola Madre before reaching Isola Bella. Words cannot describe the beauty of this island and the Borromeo Palace, which is still used by the Borromeo family. The guided tour [1 hour] was excellent - very controlled and only small groups at any given time. The tour takes you into rooms with amazing history, decor and murano glass chandeliers. After the tour we had free time to visit the terraced gardens - so so beautiful, and if you were lucky, the white peacocks were out and about. We then continued with a short boat trip to Isola dei Pescatorie [fisherman's island] where we had free time to explore and have a late lunch before heading back to Milan. A most wonderful day! Again thanks to the Zani Viaggi coach driver and tour guide.

Reviewed by: TO, Norway, August 2013

Recommend this trip to everyone; very informative and nice guide, luxury bus and good value for money.
Try to eat at Ristorante Casabella at the island - life can't be more nicer at that terrasse.

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Tour code: 2872LAKEMAGGIORE