Stresa to Isola Bella Hop-On Hop-Off Boat Ticket

3.9 / 5

73 Reviews

Stresa to Isola Bella Hop-On Hop-Off Boat Ticket

From US$ 9.73 per person

Explore the beautiful island of Isola Bella at leisure with a hop-on hop-off boat ticket from Stresa. Glide across Lake Maggiore to the most famous of the Borromean Islands to visit the Palace Museum and Italianate gardens.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
COVID-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
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Valid 1 day
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English, French, German, Italian, Dutch
Pickup optional
Your hotel in Stresa.


  • Explore the pretty island of Isola Bella at your own pace
  • Sail around the islets of the Borromean Islands on Lake Maggiore
  • Create your own itinerary with a boat service that runs every 30 minutes
  • See beautiful Alpine plants at the Botanical Gardens in Stresa
Full description
Get stunning views of Lake Maggiore and the small islands and islets of the Borromean Islands on an exclusive boat service between Stresa and Isola Bella. Travel at your own pace and according to your preferred schedule. Leave the boat at any of the islands and hop back on the next boat when you want to continue. Relax aboard the modern vessels as they ferry you between the most characteristic places on Lake Maggiore. Hop-off at the romantic island of Isola Bella to visit the Palace Museum and its Italianate gardens at your own expense. Go for a stroll around the fishing village on the other side of the tiny island. Cross back to Stresa, where you can journey up into the hills to visit the botanical gardens of the Giardino Botanico Alpinia at leisure. 
  • Hop-on hop-off boat ticket
  • Small group
  • Entry ticket for the Palace Museum and Botanical Gardens
Not suitable for
  • People with claustrophobia
  • Wheelchair users
  • People with mobility impairments
COVID-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

The ferry departs from Piazza Marconi, 16, 28838 Stresa VB, Italia

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Credit card
  • Cash

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Pets (assistance dogs allowed)

Know before you go

  • Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
  •  The duration of the transfers is approximate. The exact duration will depend on the time of day and weather conditions
  • This ticket is subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
  • The boats leave from Stresa by private boat around every 30 minutes from 9:30 AM to 6:00 PM
  • The palace and garden are closed from November 2, 2020, until March 19, 2021
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.9 / 5

based on 73 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.3 / 5
  • Organization
    3.9 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.2 / 5
  • Safety
    4.5 / 5
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it was a long time since I wanted to visit the Borromeo islands and it was a beautiful trip. the 3 islands are all beautiful and each has its own characteristic. so I recommend you visit it all! good trip and good lunch on the fishermen's island ... lots of stuff

October 14, 2019

Very easy to book, skipping the line is great. And booking via GetYourGuide is cheaper. We were a bit confused at first and did not know which boat to take, but apparently a lot of boat drivers recognise GetYourGuide and are willing to take you, even if they work with another company))) definitely recommend!

August 13, 2019

Petit cafouillage au départ pour trouver les bateaux et embarquer sur l’un d’eux. Ensuite tout c’est très bien passé. Nous avons pu faire les 3 îles. Il y a des départs toutes les 30min et les trajets sont rapides (5/10min). Transport simple et efficace à un prix très raisonnable ! Je conseil de faire Isola Bella avec la visite de la Villa. C’est pas donné (17€/pers) mais les jardins valent vraiment le détour. Super photos à clés. Concernant la Villa, il y a des pièces avec une architecture remarquable sinon c’est beaucoup de tableau, tapisserie etc donc ca dépend si vous y êtes réceptifs.

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July 25, 2020

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