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A special tour of isola Bella and Pescatori away from the crowds
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A special tour of isola Bella and Pescatori away from the crowds

By Micaela - Private Tour Guide Lake Maggiore Orta Guided Tours
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Visit when most travelers have left the Borromean islands and feel the unique atmosphere of a baroque palace with its art pieces! Explore all the treasures hidden in a 17th-century palace on isola Bella and the quaint village on Fishermen's island with an experienced tour guide of lake Maggiore! You will be guided through the historic rooms of an amazing palace and will be shown spectacular gardens built on levels strolling through species of flowers and plants from all continents, surrounded by friendly peacocks. This will be a private tour just for you and your party at the best time of the day.
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$538.17
per group (up to 5)
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Ages 0-120
Duration: 150–180 minutes
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Mobile ticket
English, French


  • Private local guide
  • Private transportation
What's not included
  • Entrance tickets for isola Bella's palace € 20 per person
  • For groups larger than 5 people, whisper system is compulsory. Price is Eur 3 per person
  • Entry/Admission - Isola Bella


Departure details
  • 28838 Stresa, Province of Verbano-Cusio-Ossola, Italy
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 24114P15

  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Stresa
    28838 Stresa, Province of Verbano-Cusio-Ossola, Italy
    See address & details
  • 1
    Isola Bella
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 2
    Island of the Fishermen (Isola dei Pescatori)
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator
Micaela - Private Tour Guide Lake Maggiore Orta Guided Tours
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Italy
Joined in April 2016

#1 of 16 Tours & Activities in Stresa
  • Leila H
    Leila H
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    Fabulous experience!!
    We can’t say enough good things about our experience with Micaela. The tour was fantastic and we learned so much. Having the private boat for transportation between the islands was wonderful. Thank you Micaela!!!
  • livw574
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    Awesome guide an incredible tour
    We had an amazing day for this trip. We first headed to a Isola Pescatori which was gorgeous and had amazing architecture, small shops, and great food. Then we went to Isola Bella which had an amazing palace with Micaela our tour guid, she pointed out specific architectural details and beautiful art. Last was Isola Madre with plants from all around the world and various bird inhabitants of the island. It was an amazing day and trip!
  • artistemd
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    great guide for Lakes Maggiore and Orta.
    Micaela is terrific. Her husband picked us up at our hotel in Stresa and drove us to Lake Orta. Both speak very good English.
  • VictorEast
    VictorEast
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    Highly Recommended Professional Tour Guide
    Micaela is knowledgeable and professional, yet friendly and charming. She arranged a tour of three Borromean islands for us, describing the relevant histories of the people that built, owned, resided in and visited these extraordinary properties over the centuries. She also knows quite a bit about the plants in the gardens in and around the properties and the priceless art, furniture and collectibles housed in the structures on the islands. Great way to see a lot and learn a lot while staying near Lake Maggiore. Now we know why her tours are so popular and so highly recommended!
  • lindan267
    lindan267
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    Worthwhile Experience
    My husband and I really enjoyed the tour. Our guide was fun, knowledgeable and very flexible. It was great learning about the history of the islands. Without the context we would not have had an appreciation for the Borromeo Islands. Also having a boat at our disposal made it easier to come and go as we pleased. I would highly recommend this tour.
  • TANIAJ103
    TANIAJ103
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    Amazing tour with a truly fabulous guide
    I contacted Micaela from Australia many months before our trip to ask her questions regarding her tour. At all times she was quick to respond and always provided a detailed response so I was confident this would be a good tour, and it was. Our expectations were exceeded. Micaela met us in our hotel lobby, and then advised our private boat and captain were waiting across the road at the hotels pier! We traveled between the 3 islands seamlessly with Micaela always making sure our boat arrived just as we finished our tour of the island. Micaela’s knowledge of the islands history, art, plants etc was phenomenal. She also has a very engaging personality and it was a pleasure to spend a day in her company. This is the most efficient and enjoyable way to see the Borromean islands, and I cannot recommend this tour more highly to you.
  • Sonya P
    Sonya P
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    A highlight of our stay in Orta St Giulia
    Micaela was lovely and friendly, very knowledgeable and professional. I would recommend her to anyone who is interested in learning the history of Orta San Giulia. It was a highlight of our stay in this beautiful part of the world.
  • SolinT09
    SolinT09
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    Highlight of the trip!
    Our tour and cruise with Micaela was excellent! It was the highlight of our trip to Lago Maggiore. I reached out to Micaela before booking and she was extremely responsive and offered us several itinerary options for the tour. We did a tour of the palace and gardens at Isola Bella followed by a cruise around the lake - Micaela was the perfect guide. She is personable, knowledgeable, and has a great sense of humor. Highly recommend!!
  • MSNview
    MSNview
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    Micaela Is A Truly Fabulous Guide
    We enjoyed a truly delightful day of touring the Borromean Islands with Micaela. She is an exceedingly knowledgeable guide who provided insightful commentary not just on the islands and the area surrounding Lake Maggiore but also on Italian culture, cuisine, and history. We were three couples touring and the pacing and personalization of the tour was outstanding. Beyond that, Micaela is quite organized and easy to work with arranging the logistics. I simply indicated our location and preferred timing and Micaela took it from there, arranging everything. Oh, and she is totally fluent in English(and French and Italian, of course). A spectacular day. Book her and you will not be disappointed.
  • Eradke1230
    Eradke1230
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    Great private tour
    Great tour of the islands! Very knowledgeable of the history of the island and all the plants in the botanical gardens. Highly recommend if you’re looking for a private tour guide.
  • hhhanacpa
    hhhanacpa
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    Private tour of Sacred Mount and San Giulio on Lake Orta with Micaela
    Our private tour of of the Sacred Mount in Lake Orta and the Island of San Giulio with Micaela began with her husband Davide picking us up from our hotel in Stresa. The tour was lovely and so informative. We stayed to eat and shop in Orta before Davide whisked us back to our hotel. I would recommend this tour with Micaela and Davide as a private driver to anyone.
  • hhhanacpa
    hhhanacpa
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    Lake Maggiore and the Borromean Islands
    3 couples enjoyed a private customized tour with Micaela that was simply outstanding. I had booked with Micaela 9 years earlier with 12 of my girlfriends so I knew we would be in good hands. Via our private boat we toured the Palace and Gardens on Isola Madre, then a lovely lunch at Casabella on Isola Pescatori and then a tour of the palace on Isola Bella. Micaela shared the history of the Borromean Family and their lovely islands located on Lake Maggiore. In my opinion Lake Maggiore and Lake Orta are so much more beautiful and interesting than Lake Como. If I am the area again I will definitely engage Micaela.
  • David M
    David M
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    Fantastic Tour
    Fantastic tour. Micaela was very knowledgeable and answered all of our questions. Our 7 and 10 year old daughters enjoyed it as well
  • Guide06053410255
    Guide06053410255
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    Lovely day on the water
    We had a lovely day with Micaela. She was very knowledgeable and friendly, and the islands were quite pretty. Having the private boat was worth the expense.
  • nataliejJ809VP
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    An Amazing Isola Bella Tour and Boat Ride with Micaela
    First and foremost: Micaela is so wonderful! We decided to celebrate our wedding in northern Italy and came across Micaela’s tour offerings in our research. We were able to connect with her quickly and secure a boat cruise and tour of Isola Bella. I am so glad we booked this tour with her! She was incredibly accommodating despite the bad weather and we learned so much from her about Isola Bella. She is so nice and knowledgeable about the area. I definitely recommend booking a cruise/tour with her if you plan of visiting Lake Maggiore!
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SVPnDVP
Clermont, FL9 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
We had a wonderful time with Micaela... from the private boat ride to both islands, her experience, knowledge and enthusiasm really made the day special! We learned alot and had fun at the same time... don't hesitate to spend time on a beautiful lake with the fabulous mountain views!
Written May 24, 2022
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Hello! Thank you so much for your positive review. My pleasure to be your guide and show you isola Bella and Fishermen's island of lake Maggiore and see how much you were interested! Thank you for travelling to Stresa. Best wishes, Micaela Lucini
Written May 25, 2022
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wheelerpa
Atlanta, GA44 contributions
Oct 2022
We loved our experience with Micaela and thought the Isola Bella tour was spectacular! It was one of the highlights of our trip. Micaela was professional, friendly and knowledgeable. Highly recommend!
Written October 13, 2022
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Dear Patricia, thank you for writing your positive feedback! So glad that you and your friends enjoyed your private experience of the Borromean islands and isola Bella's Borromeo palace and gardens with me! Take care, ciao! Micaela
Written October 25, 2022
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Alex
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Sep 2019
Micaela led my wife and I on a tour of the Borromean islands. She is incredibly knowledgeable and tailored the information to the types of things we are interested in. She was accommodating, friendly and very professional. We were incredibly impressed and would recommend her to anyone looking for a great experience touring this beautiful area! Having her take us around added so much to the experience. Five stars for sure.
Written September 9, 2019
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Dear Alexander, thank you so much for your kindness. I am really pleased to read your positive review and your beautiful words. Grazie mille! Take care, Micaela
Written September 14, 2019
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Jo Jo
Farmington, UT2 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
Very knowledgeable guide. She was familiar with the plants, in addition to the history of the Island and the Borromean family. The boat driver was great too. We enjoyed the tour.
Written June 12, 2019
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Hello and thank you very much for your positive review! I am glad that you and your friends enjoyed northern Italy, Stresa, lake Maggiore and its beautiful islands! An the private tour with me of course! Kind regards, Micaela
Written June 26, 2019
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