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5 star rating: Highly Recommended 18 Reviews

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  • Location: Milan, Italy
  • Duration:  9 hours (approx.)

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
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.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended
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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2013

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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2013

My favourite off all the lakes more intimate and the islands were incredible

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2012

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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2012

The trip was fabulous. The guide was helpful and informative and the boat trip to the islands was the highlight of our holiday.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
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 it

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2012

Very nice excursion for one day, beautifull views. Do it and you won't regret.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2012

THIS trip was cancelled because of lack of sufficient people. Instead they offered alternativeof VERONA AND GARDA LAKE which
was excellent.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2011

The guide was great and very knowledgeable. Enjoyed the trip very much.

4 star rating: Recommended
November 2012

This day trip was a pleasant surprise. Quiet islands after the bustle of Rome was a nice change. The tour of Isabelle Island was a garden paradise and a couple of the rooms inside were like nothing else I'd seen so far.
Lunch on Fisherman's Island (not included in tour price) was great and the tour guide gave hints to the best options to consider. We were also given plenty of time to shop in Stresa after the lake tour.

4 star rating: Recommended
October 2012

we had a great time on the trip .but the guide was not very good ,never told you anything about were we where only about what time to come back to the coach, apart from that very good.

4 star rating: Recommended
September 2012

Very good tour. Our tour guide, Sonia, was very amusing.

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