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The best of Lake Maggiore on a private guided boat tour
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The best of Lake Maggiore on a private guided boat tour

By Micaela - Private Tour Guide Lake Maggiore Orta Guided Tours
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Ages 0-120
Duration: 2–3 hours
Start time: Check availability
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Live guide: English, French
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  • Private guide service
  • Private boat transport as described
  • Transportation by an official captain with rental license issued by the municipality
What's not included
  • Food and drinks not included
  • Gratuities


Departure details
  • Piazzale Lido, 28838 Stresa VB, Italy Piazza Marconi Stresa
  • Piazza Marconi, 28838 Stresa VB, Italy
  • 28831 Baveno, Province of Verbano-Cusio-Ossola, Italy
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • 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: 24114P22

  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • 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.

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 24114P22

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Itinerary
  • You’ll have 3 starting options
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  • Pass by
    Lake Maggiore
    Corso Europa, 1
    Lungolago di Baveno
    Eremo di Santa Caterina del Sasso
  • 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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Joined in April 2016

#1 of 16 Tours & Activities in Stresa
  • ktginnyc
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    Perfect day in Orta San Giulio with Micaela!
    Our day in Orta San Giulio with Micaela turned to be a highlight of our 10 days in the Italian Lakes. Micaela arranged for her husband David to drive us there and back from our base in Stresa, as well as to drive us to the top of the Sacro Monte, which was an unexpected pleasure. Micaela’s explanations there as well as on the San Giulio island gave us a real appreciation of the history and significance of this special place. The village itself is lovely, and we enjoyed a lakeside lunch before Micaela’s private tour. She is truly a gifted guide and a charming, kind person. Book as early as you can, since Micaela is rightfully in high demand.
  • ktginnyc
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    Perfect private tours with Micaela!
    Micaela’s private tours of the Borromeo islands were perfect for my husband and me. She made complete arrangements for private boat transport to and from the islands and for a relaxed schedule to suit our needs. She provided fascinating historical, artistic, and botanical information during our time on the islands, and she was charming and considerate throughout our time together. Communication with her prior to our travel was prompt and thorough. Micaela is in high demand, so be sure to book early for her wonderful tours!
  • sesunyog
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    Wonderful Day Spent!
    Spent a truly amazing day with Micaela who provided a first class experience all around. Her knowledge of the area, history and culture was second to none and her fun and engaging personality made the day a real treat. She takes the time to get to know her client and caters the experience to their needs and interests. By the end of the day, we felt like true friends. I highly recommend Micaela to anyone visiting the Lake Maggiore area. She is one of the best guides we have ever met!
  • 809jenniferz
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    A must in the Stresa area!
    We cannot explain how much we enjoyed our experience with Micaela. She was easy to communicate with as we constructed our own private boat tour of islands and included the sunset cruise. She was so informative about the history and culture of the islands and lake area and was fun to be with. We also felt that pricing was extremally reasonable. Thank you so much Micaela!!!
  • 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!!!
  • 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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.
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Liv W
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Sep 2023 • Friends
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!
Written September 21, 2023
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Ciao Liv, I had a lovely time guiding all of you girls around! Contacting me directly as you did was the best way to customize your tour and make the most of it considering the time at our disposal! Ciao! Micaela
Written September 29, 2023
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Andre031
Adelaide, Australia31 contributions
A top tour of the villas and villages of the southern part of Lake Maggiore. Guide Micaela was outstanding. Her knowledge of the villas and their history was outstanding as was her information about the history of the villages. Beautiful boat, cruise and experience.
Written March 18, 2023
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Dear Andre, thank so much for your positive feedback! I am glad you enjoyed the villa cruise. It was my pleasure to show you and your wife the beauties of lake Maggiore and a private boat tour is always a great way for a local experience! All the best, Micaela
Written March 28, 2023
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Hing2013
Burnaby, Canada78 contributions
Oct 2019
On our recent trip to Stresa in Lake Maggiore, our group of 8 people arranged a private tour to Santa Caterina Del Sasso and Isola Bell, guided by Micaela Lucini. This 4+ hour tour included our private boat across the lake to Santa Caterina.

 Although it was a heavily rainy day on the day of our visit, we enjoyed this tour very much. Micaela took us to the most important sites, explained to us the history or interesting stories on why the monastery was built. She also took us to Isola Bella and it’s beautiful garden, also explaining in detail about the site. From the first email correspondence with Micaela, she has shown herself to be a very proficient and courteous person. She responded to my various emails almost immediately. We will have no hesitation in recommending her or asking her to be our guide if we are in the area again. We were lucky to have her show us around.
Written November 7, 2019
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Hello! Thank you very much indeed for your fantastic review! Unfortunately we were not very lucky with the weather....but the rain didn't stop us!!! In spite of it, we could visit all what was planned including the spectacular hermitage of Santa Caterina del Sasso and the lovely gardens of isola Bella too. I am really glad that you enjoyed your private tour with me. Please say hello to the rest of the group! Ciao, Micaela
Written November 22, 2019
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The best of Lake Maggiore on a private guided boat tour provided by Micaela - Private Tour Guide Lake Maggiore Orta Guided Tours