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The From Stresa: 3 Borromean Islands Hop-On Hop-Off Boat Tour in Lombardy is the perfect way to explore the breathtakingly beautiful Borromean Islands. Located in the middle of Lake Maggiore in the Lombardy region of Italy, the islands are a stunning sight to behold. On this tour, you will be able to visit the three main islands: Isola Bella, Isola dei Pescatori, and Isola Madre. Each island has its own unique charm and beauty, and you will be able to explore them all at your own pace.

The tour begins in Stresa, a picturesque town on the shores of Lake Maggiore. From here, you will board a boat and cruise to the first island, Isola Bella. This island is home to the beautiful Baroque-style Palazzo Borromeo, which is surrounded by stunning gardens. You can explore the palace and its grounds, and then take the time to wander around the island and take in the stunning views.

The second island, Isola dei Pescatori, is home to a quaint fishing village, where you can take a stroll and sample some of the local delicacies. The third and final island, Isola Madre, is the largest of the three and is home to a beautiful botanical garden. Here, you can relax and take in the peaceful atmosphere of the island.

At the end of the tour, you will return to Stresa, where you can enjoy a delicious Italian meal and reflect on your day of exploration. This tour is the perfect way to experience the beauty of the Borromean Islands and is sure to be an unforgettable experience.

Frequently asked questions

How long does the boat tour last?

The boat tour typically lasts for about 6 hours, providing ample time to explore the beautiful Borromean Islands at your own pace.

Do I need to book in advance?

Yes, it is highly recommended to book your tour in advance to avoid disappointment as slots are limited, especially during peak seasons.

Can I hop on and off at any island?

Yes, you can get off at any of the three Borromean Islands and explore them as you wish. The boat will return several times a day, allowing you flexibility in your schedule.

What are the operating hours of the tour?

The tour operates from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with boats departing every 30 minutes.

What should I bring with me?

We recommend wearing comfortable shoes for walking and bringing a camera to capture the picturesque views. A hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen might also be useful during sunny weather.

Are pets allowed on the tour?

Unfortunately, pets are not allowed on the tour for safety and convenience reasons.

Is there a guide on the boat?

Yes, a guide is provided on the boat who can assist you and explain the histories and interesting facts about the Borromean Islands.

Is the tour handicapped accessible?

The boat is handicapped accessible, but it's important to note that the islands' terrain may present challenges for those with mobility issues.

Are there food and drinks available on the boat?

No, there are no food or drinks served on the boat, but you may bring your own. Also, there are several dining options available on the islands.

Is the tour suitable for children?

Absolutely! Children of all ages are welcome, making it a great family outing. Just keep in mind to supervise them at all times.