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Cortina & Dramatic Dolomites Full-Day Tour from Venice

1. Cortina & Dramatic Dolomites Full-Day Tour from Venice

Escape the crowds of Venice and take a day trip to the Dolomites, with stops at Cortina, Misurina Lake, and Auronzo Lake. See fabulous scenery and get plenty of opportunities to take epic photographs. Pass through tunnels with astonishing views of canyons and valleys, which appear as if from nowhere. The scenery in this region is quite simply some of the most breathtaking in Europe. Upon arrival in Cortina, nicknamed the “Pearl of the Dolomites,” you will have approximately 90 minutes free time to stroll around the town, and take in the picturesque views of the mountains. Weather permitting, you will also be able to take the cable car up to Faloria, which overlooks the town of Cortina from its lofty 7,000-foot high mountain perch. Continue your trip towards Lake Misurina, taking the toll road up to outstanding peaks of the Tre Cime di Lavaredo. At 7,740 feet (2,360 meters), it will reward you with yet more unforgettable views of the Dolomites. Take time to stroll around and breathe in that fresh mountain air. Alternatively, break for an optional lunch, and admire the mountain peaks and spectacular backdrop of Sorapis, and Marmarole. After lunch, drive to picturesque Lake Auronzo, passing through enchanting mountain villages as you head back towards Venice, and your final drop-off point.

Bolzano: Best of the Dolomites in One Day Private Tour

2. 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.

Dolomites Full-Day Tour from Lake Garda

3. Dolomites Full-Day Tour from Lake Garda

Depart Lake Garda and journey towards the Dolomites mountain range, stopping en route in the towns of Moena or Cavalese. Get some time to window shop and enjoy a cup of hot chocolate before traveling to the Pordoi Pass, 2,240 meters above sea level. Get stunning vistas of the mountains, including the summits of Marmolada, Sella and Catinaccio. Enjoy some free time for lunch and to soak up the views. Then, visit a typical mountain resort in the afternoon and discover the wood carvings and beautiful wooden buildings of the village of Ortisei. Buy a souvenir from the Dolomites in one of the delightful shops before the return trip to Lake Garda.

Cortina d'Ampezzo Ski Resort Day Tour from Lido di Jesolo

4. Cortina d'Ampezzo Ski Resort Day Tour from Lido di Jesolo

Enjoy an incredible journey to Cortina d'Ampezzo, a very popular ski resort, located within the Dolomites mountain range. Depart from Jesolo at 8:00 am and drive through beautiful countryside. Watch how quickly the flat, cultivated fields are replaced by tall, imposing mountain peaks.  Stop at Lago di Santa Croce and take the chance to snap some photos of the surrounding natural landscape. Pass by Longarone and enter into the luscious green Cadore, famous for being the favorite holiday location of Italian presidents. Observe the breathtaking peaks of Sorapiss, Monte Pelmo, and Antelao, the tallest mountain in the eastern Dolomites, as you approach Cortina d'Ampezzo.  Arrive just in time for lunch. Ride the cable car to the top of the mountain and experience stunning views of the surrounding area. Explore the picturesque ski resort, once home to the Winter Olympic Games in 1956. Visit the crystal, blue alpine waters of Lake Misurina, hidden in the shadow of one of the most impressive mountain peaks in the region.

Cortina: Private Full-Day Hike through The Dolomites

5. Cortina: Private Full-Day Hike through The Dolomites

Enjoy a private hiking tour through The Dolomites with a knowledgeable and professional local mountain guide. Throughout your hike, your guide will make 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 Cortina d'Ampezzo 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 the famous Three Peaks and its historical tunnels, the Fanes-Sennes-Braies group, the well known Lake Sorapis, and Lake Misurina. Under your expert guide's supervision, walk at a moderate pace, allowing you time to enjoy the beauty and tranquil atmosphere that surrounds these special places.

Bolzano: Great Dolomites Road Private Day Trip by Car

6. 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: Famous Dolomites Sledge Slope Experience

7. Bolzano: Famous Dolomites Sledge Slope Experience

Tobogganing is a winter sport for everyone, and lets you have fun zooming through the bends at high speed  or more sedately, depending on your mood. On your own, as a couple or in a group, you can push off with your feet before using your feet and upper body to steer. Child's play, but not just for the kids! Once in the ski resort, you will use a modern gondola lift to climb to the starting point of the toboggan run at an altitude of 1,830 meters-above-sea-level. The toboggan track is famous because due to its being equipped with an artificial snow system that allows its use even when there is no natural snow, and because it is equipped with a lighting system for fantastic night descents. The track is 2.5-kilometers long, and the difference in altitude is 280 meters. The track is considered to be of a simple difficulty, making it perfectly suitable for adults and children alike.

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What people are saying about Dolomites

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 104 reviews

An unbelievable experience. The Dolomites are breathtaking and we live in Colorado so we see lots of mountains. Our guide Simone was the best! We ended up with a “private” tour when the other party cancelled so we were able to have some flexibility. He was funny, engaging, and knowledgeable. Visited many small villages and lakes and had a wonderful lunch prior to Cortina as it was basically closed due to “mud season”. We were able to go to the outlook above Cortina and stroll through town. It’s a full day, but we’ll worth it!

If you want to feel awed by dramatic mountain scenery, spectacular lakes and the purest air, then this is for you. This tour matched my criteria for comfort and safety, a small size group and options for shorter or longer walks, sites of specific interest, meals, etc. Central to this was our highly competent and well informed guide, who spared no one his considerate attention and made all feel bonded in the experience with humour and kindness - thank you Simone!

Beloved all, Alessandro is fantastic, it was a place that we would love to visit, and Alessandro helped in the realization, we will certainly come back in the summer to repeat this experience. Thank you Alessandro and Silvania.

Simone was amazing! We had the best time on this tour. He was very knowledgeable and was willing to stop whenever we wanted to see something. Great personality! Highly recommend

Spectacular guide, with a lot of knowledge of the area. Very comfortable car.