What you'll do
Lake Maggiore is described as the most beautiful lake in the world and we would like you to see and enjoy it like a local. We Start in Arona by Lake Maggiore at 9am, 1pm or 4pm. (You will take the train before to arrive at that time).Once in Arona we enjoy together some beautiful sights of the Lake, including the beautiful Angera's castle in the other side, whilst I explain to you how local life is like here. We will enjoy an Italian coffee (or a drink of your preference) truly lake-style and then head north to the town of Meina where we will take a 1.30hr cruise in a unique and historic Italian Gozzo boat,built in 1930s but fully refurbished (as new), in the hands of its owner and Captain. We will talk about this amazing lake and local traditions, we can even try to catch a fish (sustainably) if you are up for the challenge, whilst we admire the stunning views and scenery of Lake Maggiore. We will see landmarks such as: San Carlo Statue, Arona and its fort, Angera and its castle, Ranco, from the best perspective, the water. You will experience what it was like to cruise Lake Maggiore in the 1930s listening to the music from an original Gramophone of the time, the HMV 101 portable Gramophone, whilst enjoying locally made snacks and prosecco. We then return to Arona and you can enjoy this beautiful town on your own for longer if you wish before taking the train back to Milan.
I have a passion for travelling, sailing, cultural exchange, enjoying nature, as well as living by the amazing Lake Maggiore, the most beautiful lake in the world. I'm the owner of a boat rental company where I offer different tours in this amazing Lake, all with 5 stars reviews. Now through Airbnb Experience I offer you a unique adventure in a group of max 8, but possible to organize bigger groups on request, to escape the city for a day and fully enjoy Lake Maggiore like a local in an all-inclusive package (where transport, snacks and drinks are included) so you don’t have to worry about anything, just relax and enjoy. Lake Maggiore is 50min by train from Milan (ticket included in the price). Your experience will be "the best part of your Milan visit". I speak ENG, ITA and ESP and have a responsible, honest and multicultural approach.
A selection of light snacks (sweet and savory) will be offered during the cruise.
A glass of Prosecco and soft drinks will be offered during the cruise. Also the coffee truly lake-style in Arona (or another…
We will send you the electronic train tickets to come from Milan to Arona in Lake Maggiore and back, where we well meet (I…
All the safety equipment required by law during your cruise is provided.
Where you'll be
- Arona: Seen from land and water, you will admire this beautiful town at every level. -Arona's Fort: The ruins of this Fort, also the birth place of St. Charles, can be seen beautifully from the Lake during the cruise. -Angera and its castle: You will admire this stunning castle from the water and take breath-taking pictures. -St. Charles Statue: A wonderful statue which hides a fascinating story can be seen from during our cruise.
Things to keep in mind
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Up to 8 guests ages 10 and up can attend. Your only requirement is to be able to get in and out of the boat from the platform safely. We can accommodate bigger groups (more than 8 people) if travelling together on previous request.
This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.
The 3 hour tour is in Arona and the boat, the whole experience is around 5-6 hours approximately from when you leave until you return to your hotel in Milan, and you could spend longer time in Arona before you take the train back if you wish. DISCOUNT for bookings over 2 people, contact us before.
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Lake Maggiore Adventure - All inclusive
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