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Locarno's not worth a visit

Starting in Angera, we caught a train up to Locarno, followed by a ferry trip back to our starting... read more

Reviewed 30 September 2018
Meyrick B
Cape Town, South Africa
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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 20 September 2018
Reading, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

Starting in Angera, we caught a train up to Locarno, followed by a ferry trip back to our starting point (round trip circa 12 hours). The highlight of the trip was the train journey from Domodossola towards Locarno - particularly the first half thereof. We'd...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Meyrick B
Reviewed 20 September 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 14 September 2018 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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank AliP3355
Reviewed 10 July 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

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank kkmikes
Reviewed 1 July 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!!!

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 3 October 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

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 6 September 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

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank johnd1129
Reviewed 27 August 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

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank GPaulM
Reviewed 17 August 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

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank RichardK60
Reviewed 5 August 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

Date of experience: August 2017
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13 March 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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