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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: Lee, Australia, October 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.
Excellent tour, beautiful landscape ;the Borromeo Palace has great gardens , a pleasure for eyes.
The tour is very relaxing, the lake is not far from Milan, the agency(Zani Viaggi) is very professional
and the coach was very good.
My favourite off all the lakes more intimate and the islands were incredibleReviewed by: Frank J R, May 2013
What a wonderful tour! Lake Maggiore is spectacular. The Borromeo Palace on Isola Bella is beautiful and has an interesting history. Our local guide (Sara) was entertaining and knowlegeable. Our lunch at La Pescheria on Isola dei Pescatori was delicious. Stresa is a lovely town with friendly people, quality hand made gifts, and exceptional gelato. We had terrific weather and enjoyed the climate, palm trees, and boat rides. Our local guide (Lara from Zani Viaggi) was very nice and attentive. She even helped us to go for last minute tickets to see Da Vinci's "Last Supper" on our return to Milan, which was a perfect way to end the day. Highly recommended.Reviewed by: John H, October 2012
The trip was fabulous. The guide was helpful and informative and the boat trip to the islands was the highlight of our holiday.Reviewed by: Jocelyn D, September 2012
It was amazing, our guide was so friendly and we saw a lot of places for a low price. I strongly recommend you to take this tour!!! We enjoyed itReviewed by: Carolina C, September 2012
Very nice excursion for one day, beautifull views. Do it and you won't regret.Reviewed by: Lidia B, September 2012
Beautiful scenery! The bus ride wasn't too long, and the tour guide was excellent. If you are in northern Italy, don't miss out on a trip to one of the lakes. I always dreamed of Lake Como, but Maggiore is just as beautiful and the Borromean islands provide a rich and interesting history, as well as spectacular views.Reviewed by: Christine W, August 2012
This was an outstanding tour, well timed even if the weather did not behave! Our tour guide spoke well and there was plenty of time to view both the palace and gardens and enjoy lunch - we would definitely recommend this tour.Reviewed by: Mervyn Allan S, New Zealand, May 2012