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Bolzano: Best of the Dolomites in One Day Private Tour

1. Bolzano: Best of the Dolomites in One Day Private Tour

Following a pickup from your hotel, you’ll head first to Bolzano, gateway to the Dolomites and capital of the province South Tyrol. Cross the Eggental valley that runs eastward between the Rosengarten massif and the Latemar mountain range. This road was built in 1894 when the territory was part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Stop at Lake Carezza, the most beautiful lake of the western Dolomites, for a 30-minute break and walk around the lake. Next, arrive at Karerpass where you’ll see the historical Residence Grand Hotel Carezza, built in 1893, this was the first luxury hotel in the Dolomites and has hosted very important guests including the Empress Sissi, Winston Churchill, and Agatha Christie. From the Karerpass you’ll reach the Fassa Valley in Trentino and pass through the towns of Vigo di Fassa and Canazei to arrive under the imposing peaks of the Sella group. From here, begin a long series of 27 hairpin bends that will lead you to the famous Pordoi Pass at an altitude of 2,239m above sea level. Enjoy a one-hour break or take the cable car to Sass Pordoi at an altitude of 2,950m. From the Pordoi Pass, go down to the village of Arabba and continue east to the Falzarego Pass, the gateway to the eastern Dolomites. You’ll reach Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy’s premier mountain resort known as the Pearl of the Dolomites where the Winter Olympic Games were hosted in 1956. Cortina, together with Milan, will once again host the Winter Olympics in 2026. From Cortina, the next stop will be Lake Misurina with its incredible panoramic view of Three Peaks of Lavaredo. The lake, with its view of the peaks to the north and Sorapis to the south, is the most famous image of the Dolomites in the world. Just 20 minutes from Lake Misurina you’ll have the opportunity for a brief stop at another important lake in the Eastern Dolomites, Lake Dobbiaco. From Dobbiaco, you’ll reach the extreme northeast of Italy just a few kilometers from the border with Austria for the great finale of the day: a visit to the famous Lake Braies. From here, you’ll return to Bolzano via the Pusteria and the Isarco valleys.

Cortina: Double Tour "Tre Cime + Lagazuoi"

2. Cortina: Double Tour "Tre Cime + Lagazuoi"

By booking this double tour, you will be able to easily hike to the "Tre Cime" and enjoy the "Lagazuoi" terrace, from which you can take pictures of the entire Dolomites area (or almost.. about 80 percent ). It is possible to travel quickly from the west to the east side of Cortina by using cable cars and private transfers. This way, you can enjoy the best of what Cortina has to offer. This tour is not a true hiking experience; the hike is short, but the views are spectacular. This tour is ideal for those with limited time and who want to see the best of the Dolomites in a single day. Duration: This tour takes the entire day. You will be picked you up in the morning and return you in the late afternoon. The hike takes about 2 hours.

Bozen: 2-Hour Private Guided Tour

3. Bozen: 2-Hour Private Guided Tour

This 2-hour private guided tour of Bozen will allow you to enjoy the most important treasures of the city. You will see how its medieval city center, its Gothic and Romanesque churches, and bilingual signs give Bozen the flavor of a city at the crossroads of Italian and Austrian cultures. Follow your expert guide and discover the most representative places, such as Piazza Walther (Walther Square) with the statue of German minstrel Walther von der Vogelweide, the Dome of Bozen, Piazza Erbe, Via dei Francescani, Piazza Municipio, Piazza del Grano and Via Museo (Museum Street). Prepare to take amazing pictures  of the city and landscape all around you.

Bolzano: Private Street Food Walking Tour

4. Bolzano: Private Street Food Walking Tour

Experience a gastronomic adventure in Bolzano in the most beautiful way on a private tour. Stroll along the picturesque streets and explore the authentic and vibrant street food culture of the city. Visit the enchanting historic center and learn about the culture of the city. Stop at the oldest market of the town and know the culinary culture of South Tyrol. Sample some foods and drinks which still breathe the traditional flavors of the past. Explore the main buildings of the city that have great relevance for both the past and present history of Bolzano. Taste three small tastings of typical Italian products. Dive into the history of this magical city and let the flavors of authentic Italian food take your breath away. Your culinary adventure in the heart of Bolzano will end with a glass of wine or beer with which you can relax amidst the mesmerizing landscape all around you. 

Bolzano: Guided Traditional Food Tour

5. Bolzano: Guided Traditional Food Tour

Explore Bolzano on a guided walking tour led by a local food expert. Learn about South Tyrol's culinary culture and sample an array of traditional foods and drinks. Meet your guide in Bolzano's city center and set out on your foodie adventure. Enjoy a social dining experience and try local delicacies like Speck, Canederli, Brezen, Strudel, and more. And of course, no Italian foodie experience would be complete without a Caffe Espresso. 

Bolzano: Private Full-Day Hike through the Dolomites

6. Bolzano: Private Full-Day Hike through the Dolomites

Enjoy a private hiking tour through the Dolomites with a knowledgeable and professional mountain local guide. Throughout your hike your guide makes sure you have the time to take pictures and enjoy dramatic views of the Dolomites - all you need is a backpack, a pair of hiking shoes, and the desire to discover some of the most beautiful mountains in the world. In the greater Bolzano area there are plenty of different hiking possibilities available. Decide with your group where to go and what to see depending on your fitness level, equipment, and weather conditions. Some examples of areas you can visit include Seceda in the Gardena Valley, the Funes Valley, the Catinaccio-Rosengarten group, Latemar Mountain, and Sassolungo. Under your expert guide's supervision, walk at a speed appropriate for both you and your friends. This mentality allows you to enjoy the beauty and quiet atmosphere that surrounds these special places.

Dolomites Snowshoe Tour: Private Excursion near Bolzano

7. Dolomites Snowshoe Tour: Private Excursion near Bolzano

Enjoy a nice private snowshoe tour in the Dolomites. Learn how to use the snowshoes, how to walk on easy and safe trails, and how to enjoy the winter in the Dolomites. You will just need a backpack, a pair of hiking shoes, and the desire to discover the Dolomites during the winter season. Together with your guide, enter the snow-covered woods, hike on easy, white trails, and eventually reach a warm place, where you can have something to drink or eat. Get ready to enjoy the true magic of winter in the Dolomites. All snowshoe tours are private and personalized for you and your friends. Once you have booked, no other people can join.

Bolzano: Great Dolomites Road Private Day Trip by Car

8. Bolzano: Great Dolomites Road Private Day Trip by Car

Depart Bolzano at the gateway to the Dolomite Mountains, and cross the Ega Valley on a road built in 1895 between the Rosengarten and Latemar mountains when the territory was part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Stop at Lake Carezza to admire the most beautiful lake in the Dolomite Mountains, and benefit from 30 minutes of free time to take a stroll around the lake if you desire. Next, journey towards the Costalunga Pass and see the historical luxury Grand Hotel Carezza, where former guests include the Empress Sissi, Winston Churchill and Agatha Christie. Continue to the Fassa Valley in Trentino, and pass through the towns of  Vigo di Fassa and Canazei to arrive under the imposing peaks of the Sella massif. Next, travel a long series of 27 hairpin bends (switchbacks) en route to the Pordoi Pass 2,239 meters above sea level. Stay for 1 hour, and take the cable car to Sass Pordoi, 2,950 meters above sea level (optional) when it's open (late May until mid-October and Christmas to Easter). Turn back on yourself and return to the Sella Pass to see the impressive vertical walls of the massif right before your eyes. Admire the glacier of Marmolada (3,343 meters) and majestic Sassolungo (3,181 meters), the most famous mountain in the Gardena Valley. After a 10-minute break to take photos, travel down the Sella Pass and enter he Gardena Valley, where you can explore its largest town with a 1-hour stop in Ortisei. Find a nice place for lunch before the return journey to Bolzano. 

Bolzano: Old City and Roncolo Castle Walking Tour

9. Bolzano: Old City and Roncolo Castle Walking Tour

Start your walking tour of Bolzano on Piazza Walther, completed in 1808 on the orders of King Massimiliano di Baviera. Dedicated to the great German poet, Walther von der Vogelweide (1170-1230) in 1901, the square is also home to the late medieval and Romanesque-style Bolzano Cathedral. Admire the open fretwork of the Bell Tower, built by the Suevian architect, Hans Lutz von Schusseried between 1501 and 1519. Continue to one of the oldest sites in Bolzano as you make your way to the Vicolo della Pesa, the former castle of the Prince-Bishops of Trento. Discover one of the city's most picturesque buildings at the former weigh-house of the Casa della Pesa. Then, explore the historic heart of the city on Via and Piazza della Mostra, and see the arcades (portici) so characteristic of the city along with the prestigious palaces of Campofranco. Marvel at how they have kept their appearance up to date with a seamless continuity of shops, some typical and traditional and others chic and modern. Go to Piazza del Municipio, and stroll along Via Bottai and Via Joseph Streiter to admire the glorious ironwork signs and enchanting inns. Continue along Via Argentieri and through Piazza delle Erbe to reach the Dominican church where the friars who settled in 1272 built their church inside a large convent of different chapels and a magnificent cloister. The jewel of the entire complex is the long and narrow side chapel of the Cappella di San Giovanni with the most magnificent fresco cycle of the Giotto School. Then, take a 30-minute walk to medieval Roncolo Castle, famous for its fresco cycle with illustrations of authentic knight sagas, literature scenarios, court ladies, farm life and hunting scenes from the Middle Ages. For those interested in the arts and history this is an especially perfect place to conclude your tour!

Bolzano: Snowmobile, Sledding & The Great Dolomites Road

10. Bolzano: Snowmobile, Sledding & The Great Dolomites Road

Join this daily tour of a total of 280 kilometers through the breathtaking Dolomites, one of the most beautiful and unique Alpine regions in the world, a masterpiece of the nature included in the UNESCO World Heritage list in 2009. Depart from Bolzano, the gateway to the Dolomites and capital of the province of South Tyrol. Drive north through the Isarco Valley and then east along the Pusteria Valley up to the famous Misurina Lake with the incredible panoramic view of the Three Peaks of Lavaredo. Near Misurina Lake, a skilled pilot will take you along the 5 kilometer snowy road up to the Rifugio Auronzo located just below the Three Peaks of Lavaredo.  At the top, a stop for photos to admire a beautiful landscape all over the Dolomites before you descend by sledge (or again by the snowmobile shuttle). From Misurina, in less than half an hour, you'll reach Cortina d’Ampezzo, the "Queen of the Dolomites" and site of the Winter Olympic Games in 1956. Return to Bolzano along the Great Dolomites Road and stop at the Falzarego Pass. After crossing the Gardena Pass, you will go through the Gardena Valley, the most famous valley of all the Dolomites with the towns of Selva Gardena, Santa Cristina and Ortisei.

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What people are saying about Bolzano

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This was truly an experience to remember and we can only recommend it! The breathtaking scenery was perfectly combined with Guido’s obvious passion for nature and love for the Dolomites. The mountain peaks are beautiful enough on their own, but when accompanied by local insights and history of the surroundings shared by Guido, one gains a completely enhanced view. We are genuinely thankful for having had the chance to experience the Dolomites under simply perfect circumstances.

Alessandro was the perfect guide in matters ranging from knowledge of the area, to getting us around safely in the Dolomites mountain region. The overall schedule was very well managed and we did not feel rushed, and had a good amount of time at every location. Highly recommended!

Our guide was Angelo and I can't give him enough praise. His knowledge of the unique geology was complete and his love of the area insured a completely enjoyable experience. Also, the Get Your Guide experience was excellent.

Can recommend this activity 100%, Alessandro was a great guide with great knowledge about the area and great energy. The 10 hours flew by.

Great tour with great views and stops - it was a lot of fun and definitely worth it! Plus: nice pictures of the panorama and us ☺