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The Lake Maggiore Express

Stresa, Italy
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Travellers talk about
“panoramic train” (15 reviews)
“swiss francs” (13 reviews)
“train ride” (14 reviews)
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Stresa, Italy
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"panoramic train"
in 15 reviews
"swiss francs"
in 13 reviews
"train ride"
in 14 reviews
"locarno in switzerland"
in 13 reviews
"day trip"
in 16 reviews
"centovalli railway"
in 7 reviews
"narrow gauge"
in 7 reviews
"lake maggiore"
in 38 reviews
"train leaves"
in 4 reviews
"hour journey"
in 4 reviews
"about half an hour"
in 3 reviews
"change trains"
in 3 reviews
"boat stops"
in 3 reviews
"travel agent"
in 4 reviews
"lovely trip"
in 4 reviews
"stunning scenery"
in 4 reviews
"small city"
in 2 reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago

My wife and I did this trip 2 weeks ago, starting from Baveno by train, and then changing for the narrow gauge train at Domodossola to Locarno, and then boat back from Locarno to Baveno. It is a full day out, and therefore good value...More

1  Thank Jeff B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I did this trip at the end of July and it was magnificent. We caught the train from Stresa to Domodosodolla, where we picked up the Centovalli Express. This took us on a delightful journey through the mountains to Locarno. We spend...More

1  Thank Tastraveller4
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Reviewed July 2, 2018

We took the ferry from Stresa as the reviews said that to get on the train at Domodossola can be a bit of a crush. We bought the tickets the day before (but be aware that they are not refundable so if you are not...More

6  Thank Judith L
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Reviewed June 1, 2018

We took advice from Trip Advisor to take the train from Stresa as the first leg. We left Stresa at 9.25 and had very little time to make the next leg. The narrow gauge train to Locarno is the highlight the day. The climb out...More

6  Thank Peter A
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Reviewed February 9, 2018

Took the train from Stresa and changed onto the mountain railway at Domodossola. Be prepared to be bold and push your way onto the scenic train at this point! Some people, perhaps from other cultures, think nothing of this but if you stand back you’ll...More

5  Thank Mandy D
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Reviewed October 5, 2017 via mobile

Excellent value too. Took boat from Stresa up the lake to Locarno. Big boat, lots of room, good bar, great views. Lovely sunny day. Locarno isn't that interesting, but had time for a stroll and a gelato before catching the mountain train from the nearby...More

4  Thank stephogrunt
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Reviewed October 2, 2017

We took the train from Stresa to Locarno and then the ferry to Ascona for lunch and then the ferry back to Stresa. The train ride was very nice, but not stunning scenery. Ascona was lovely for lunch and we enjoyed the relaxing end of...More

2  Thank JerseyGirl555
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Reviewed September 29, 2017

OK, this review is probably in the minority, but we didn't think the trip lived up to the hype. We took the train out / boat back route and it went smoothly in terms of getting connections. There's plenty of signage and in Lugano it's...More

3  Thank DavidandSue37
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Reviewed September 16, 2017

From Baveno you can take two trains to Locarno in Switzerland and return by boat, or take the boat out and come back on the trains. We started with the boat, leaving at 1125. The journey takes about three hours up Lake Maggiore calling at...More

1  Thank jeremyjonson
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Reviewed September 10, 2017

We were staying in Stresa. I'd swithered which way do the trip - I had intended to go Stresa-Domodossola-Locarno-Stresa but then decided to do the boat trip first. This avoided an earlier start and the scrum for seats on the Centovalli train at Domodossola (which...More

8  Thank Voigt
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