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

Hop-on hop-off tour

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

Activity provider: Isole Lago Maggiore s.n.c.

From US$ 12.96 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 Islands to visit the Palace Museum and garden.

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  • 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 ticket to Isola Bella
  • Multilingual captain
  • Stops at the 2 Borromean Islands
  • Multilingual commentary live on board
  • Free time on each island
  • Entrance to the Borromean Palace Museum and Gardens
  • Food and drinks
  • Tour guide
  • Landing fee of €0.50 for each island to be paid locally
  • Lunch
Not suitable for
  • People with claustrophobia
  • Wheelchair users
  • People with mobility impairments

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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

  • The entrance ticket to the palace and garden of Isola Bella is not included.
  • Pets are allowed on the boat but not inside the museum and garden.
  • The boats leave from Stresa by private boat about every 30 minutes from 10.15 AM to 6 PM
  • A landing tax of €0.50 needs to be paid per person for each island at the ticket office (not included in the tour price)
  • Food and drinks are not included in the tour price
  • This tour may be canceled for poor weather, and a refund will be issued
  • This tour takes place rain or shine
  • Being a non-scheduled public service and rental with driver, departure, transfer and return times are at the complete discretion of the customer, guaranteeing maximum flexibility.
  • The times relating to the booking slots may be subject to change depending on availability and weather/operating conditions
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4 /5

based on 107 reviews

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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!

March 28, 2023

Ein super Angebot und die Zeit hat für alle Inseln ausgereicht. Jedoch muss man bedenken, dass man auf den Inseln auch noch immer Eintritt zahlen muss, der nicht gerade günstig ist. Wir haben ein online Kombiticket für die Isola Bella und Isola Madre für 25 Euro gekauft und mussten so auch nicht in der ewig langen Schlange an der Kasse anstehen. Etwas unübersichtlich war es das richtige Boot immer zu finden, aber jeder Bootskapitän wusste über alle Anbieter Bescheid und konnte einem helfen. War ein sehr schöner Tag!

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March 28, 2023

super alles bestens geklapt parkieren anschliessend kommen schon 2-3 captain auf einem zu die english und auch deutsch sprechen ticket vorweisen und alles wird kurz und knapp erklärt es lohnt sich früh am morgen dort zusein da wir für 3 insel etwa 5 stunden zeit gebraucht haben aber es lohnt sich ... wirklich... wir haben für 2 erwachsene und 2 kinder 5 und 10 jahre alt total mit allen eintritt auf den insel 2xpalast garten usw 63 euro bezahlt aber es loht sich wirklich!!!!!! absolut empfehlenswert!!!!

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March 28, 2023

Product ID: 150329