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Boat great, train less so

We did the 3 hour boat trip from Stresa to Locarno, then train back. The boat portion was beautiful... read more

Reviewed July 16, 2017
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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Lake Maggiore Express by wheelchair

We read dozens of reviews about this trip looking for accessibility using a wheelchair. None was... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Reading, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We read dozens of reviews about this trip looking for accessibility using a wheelchair. None was available so we decided to book and see how we managed. The Lake trip from Stresa was excellent. We used the boats a lot whilst staying in Stresa and...More

Thank babsdiy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did the Maggiori express, leaving Stresa just after 9. Caught the fast train to Domodossola, then the next available train to Locarno. The scenery is lovely, and we decided to hop off the train at Santa Maria Maggiori. A lovely little town, interesting buildings,...More

Thank Ali P
Reviewed July 10, 2018

My husband and I stayed at Grand Hotel Dino in Baveno and used the Lake Maggiore Express several times during our stay to get to Stresa to shop and have lunch or to go visit the Borremeo Islands which were close by. It was so...More

Thank kkmikes
Reviewed July 1, 2018 via mobile

Fabulous 3 in 1 day out! Express train, scenic train and boat ride! Well worth the €34 a head. The scenery is awesome. If I return to Lake Maggiore, I would do the same trip all over again!!!

Thank MaryBarryJackson
Reviewed October 3, 2017

My guide book had this experience as a top 10 for the Italian Lakes and I wholeheartedly agree as it was the best day we spent whilst touring 3 of the Lakes in September. We pre-booked lunch on board and were glad we had as...More

3  Thank Parrotfish
Reviewed September 6, 2017 via mobile

We took the express from Stresa and went on a boat to Locarno, scenic railway to Desmosummat and regional train back to Stresa. The trip was supposed to be all about the scenic railway but we found that it was a local train that stopped...More

1  Thank johnd1129
Reviewed August 27, 2017 via mobile

We were looking forward to a sightseeing day out and this appeared to offer it all. We took the boat from Stresa to Locarno which at more than 3 hours was just too much, as others have commented the seats are very uncomfortable for that...More

1  Thank GPaulM
Reviewed August 17, 2017 via mobile

Having read some of the negative reviews on this I was concerned that we would have problems but it couldn't have gone more smoothly! We took a train from Stresa to Domodosalla (caught a train that was bound for Geneva but was calling at Domodosalla...More

1  Thank Richard K
Reviewed August 5, 2017 via mobile

Such a boring trip. 3,5 hours on a ferry with plastic seats. Then 2 trains back, again 3,5 hours, to where we started. Scenery is ok but not worth your whole freaking day. Sitting, waiting, looking around... instead of the expected; hop on hop off,...More

1  Thank Bob P
Reviewed July 16, 2017 via mobile

We did the 3 hour boat trip from Stresa to Locarno, then train back. The boat portion was beautiful with great views. The centrovilla train haha great views,but was very crowded. The train from Domodossola to Stresa was gross! A great journey for the price,...More

1  Thank naomi1739
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March 13, 2018|
Response from LenieeB |
You can buy a day ticket. We bought a ticket at the harbor in Baveno. You can travel the whole day with the tickets. It's 1 ticket each person for the train and boat.
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