Lake Maggiore and Brissago Islands experience

Travel south on the Treno Gottardo and explore Lake Maggiore by boat from CHF 79.

Situated on the border between Italy and Switzerland, Lake Maggiore is an attractive destination for an excursion with its unique climate and beautiful surrounding towns and villages. Thanks to the day pass included in the offer, you can take a boat trip on Lake Maggiore from Locarno to the Brissago Islands, where magnificent gardens and an elegant villa await. Marvel at colourful landscapes and majestic mountains – an unforgettable experience.

Included in the Lake Maggiore and Brissago Islands experience

  • Outward and return journey on the Treno Gottardo from Zurich or Basel (via Lucerne and Airolo) to Locarno

  • One coffee on the Treno Gottardo

  • Day pass for the boat company valid on Lake Maggiore (Swiss side)

  • Entry to the Brissago Islands


CHF 79 per adult with the Half Fare Travelcard

Other ticket categories

Brissago Islands

On Switzerland’s only island with a botanical garden, Mediterranean and subtropical plants thrive in the local climate. Covering an area of 25,000 m², the garden is home to over 2,000 plant species from different parts of the world. Children can even go on exciting treasure hunts – and what better place for it than an island?

In the park, the 1930s Villa Emden houses a restaurant where you can enjoy a delicious ice cream or coffee and while away the afternoon before returning to the mainland by boat.

A cruise on Lake Maggiore

Your boat company day pass is not just for exploring the Brissago Islands. Enjoy an unforgettable cruise, boarding in Locarno and discovering the enchanting sights to be found on the shores of Lake Maggiore.

Locarno–San Nazzaro
San Nazzaro–Ascona
Ascona–Brissago Islands
Brissago Islands–Locarno

More information (FAQ)

Public transport ticket validity
Orario battelli sul Lago Maggiore
Boat company day pass validity
Ticket inspection for the boat trip and Brissago Islands
GA Travelcard and Day Pass validity
Seat reservation on the Treno Gottardo
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