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The Lake Maggiore Express

Stresa, Italy
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“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 14 reviews
"day trip"
in 16 reviews
"centovalli railway"
in 7 reviews
"narrow gauge"
in 7 reviews
"lake maggiore"
in 39 reviews
"train leaves"
in 4 reviews
"hour journey"
in 4 reviews
"lovely trip"
in 5 reviews
"about half an hour"
in 3 reviews
"change trains"
in 3 reviews
"boat stops"
in 3 reviews
"travel agent"
in 4 reviews
"spectacular scenery"
in 5 reviews
"ferry port"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Judith L
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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

3  Thank Peter A
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Reviewed 10 February 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 5 October 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

3  Thank stephogrunt
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Reviewed 2 October 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 29 September 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 17 September 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 10 September 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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Reviewed 19 August 2017

We brought tickets off an agent on the Lake shore for the 1 day trip on the train to Lugano and then boat back. Ticket sales are made by a number of retailers who give you a paper ticket. Consequently the various transport providers involved...More

Thank owai
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Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

We were in Stresa and decided on a 1-night excursion up to Switzerland for a different bit of sight seeing. Here's how it works: Note: there are two options, one that is completed in a day and the other that is over two days-we chose...More

13  Thank JimRiesterer
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