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Stresa: Private Cruise to Santa Caterina del Sasso

Stresa: Private Cruise to Santa Caterina del Sasso

From US$ 156.22 per group up to 6

Admire historical villas and get stunning panoramas on a scenic cruise from Stresa. Enjoy a 360-degree view of Lake Maggiore, sailing out towards the Hermitage of Santa Caterina del Sasso.

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Duration 40 minutes
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Live tour guide
Italian, English, French
Private group


  • Enjoy a scenic cruise
  • Be amazed by admiring the Hermitage of Santa Caterina set in the rock
  • Admire the luxurious villas of the Stresa coast
  • Let yourself be lulled by the waves of the lake on a relaxing cruise
Full description

Depart from the resort town of Stresa on a relaxing sightseeing cruise along the beautiful coastline to discover the lesser-known corners of Lake Maggiore.

Admire architectural masterpieces such as "Villa Amalia Bernocchi" in Empire style, "Villa Carlottina Margherita" in Liberty style, "Villa Excelsior Niobe" in Castellano style, "Villa Vignolo Domus" and the most famous "Villa Pallavicino".

Sailing away from the coast of Stresa, move in the direction of the Hermitage of Santa Caterina del Sasso, which perched on a sheer rock face overlooking the lake is undoubtedly one of the most evocative scenarios of Lake Maggiore. Take unique photographs and enjoy a tour of the lake outside the classic itineraries but no less fascinating and rich in history.

  • 40-minute panoramic cruise
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Departure from Piazza Marconi, you will find a representative waiting for you. Boarding is at the yellow and blue Lake Tours pier.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • This tour does not include stops, you will remain on board the boat for the duration of the cruise.
  • In case of adverse weather conditions the tour may be canceled, in which case you will be offered a full refund or a change of date.
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Internet booking for this activity carried out despite bad weather. the meeting point had been changed to allow us to board in better conditions. The pilot gave us a great ride despite the waves.

June 15, 2022

Very nice round trip on Lake Maggiore to Santa Catarina. Everything about the sights was explained to us, even in German. Kudos to the boatman. It's a great experience!

May 17, 2022

September 24, 2022


Product ID: 404709