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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 Snowshoe Tour: Private Excursion Near Cortina

3. Dolomites Snowshoe Tour: Private Excursion Near Cortina

Your private snowshoe-tour through the Dolomites will commence at your hotel, with a convenient pick up service. After a short meet and greet with your guide, you will set-off on your Winter adventure.  Benefit from an instructional demonstration on how to use the snowshoes, assuring that you feel comfortable and confident for the rest of the day. Your informative guide will show you how to walk along the trails, making your experience as pleasant as possible.  You will only need a backpack, a pair of hiking shoes and the desire to discover the Dolomites during the winter season. Together with your guide, you will enter the snow-covered woods and hike on easy, white trails before eventually reaching a warm place where you can enjoy something to drink and snack on. You will truly enjoy the magic of winter on this tour through the Dolomites on an exclusively private experience.

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What people are saying about Dolomites

Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 62 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.