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The Lake Maggiore Express

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Sometimes a good idea reallly comes together and this is one. Train to Domodossola; this is the regular local train. At D you change to the narrow guage Swiss train through the valleys which climbs and winds it way over the hills to Locarno. You...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Travelled from Baveno to Domodossola by train, then transferred to panoramic windowed train to Locarno in Switzerland. The views from the train were amazing. Had 4 hours sightseeing in Locarno, then travelled back to Baveno on Lake Maggiore by boat. The journey took about 2hrs,...More

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1  Thank Veronica Lynne S
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We wanted to do a day trip to Lake Maggiore while in Milan but most of the tour companies only go on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays so we caught the train to Streza from Milan Central (return) Caught the cable car up the mountain...More

Thank Margaret W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First of all, it is hard to rate this based on "average" or "poor". We spent 10 nights in the Lago Maggiore area, exploring new sights every day, and this was the only really disappointing thing we did. Perhaps it was because, by the time...More

1  Thank CZHalls
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Essentially there are three legs: the first is the regional train to Domodossolo. It's functional ... that's all. Take a little time to wander Domodossolo and head into it's old centre and grab a coffee. The Centovilli is pretty much the little rail link between...More

1  Thank GaryLex
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We bought a ticket from the jetty at Baveno for 34 euros each and boarded the ferry at 1125. It's a converted car ferry with plenty of seats both inside and out. On the top deck the chairs are patio style and can be moved...More

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Reviewed 15 August 2018

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
Reviewed 12 August 2018

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

2  Thank Tastraveller4
Reviewed 2 July 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
Reviewed 1 June 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

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6 July 2017|
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I want reviews and cost for a 1 day tour from Stressa and back no overnight stay