Private Venice Day Tours & Excursions to the Dolomites
Our private Venice day tours and excursions to the Dolomites mountains have been designed to provide visitors the opportunity to enjoy breath-taking views of the most stupendous mountain, lake, and valley scenery that the Dolomites mountains and Italy have to offer.
From 15 November until 31 March, this tour will visit San Candido and Lake Braies instead of Tre Cime di Lavaredo and Lake Misurina due to seasonal weather conditions and accessibility. During the winter months, Tre Cime di Lavaredo and Lake Misurina may be covered in snow or have limited access, making San Candido and Lake Braies more suitable and enjoyable alternatives.
Additionally, from the last week of November until 6th January, guests will have the opportunity to experience the lively Christmas Market in San Candido – until further notice. This seasonal event adds a festive atmosphere to the tour, allowing visitors to immerse themselves in local holiday traditions, shop for unique gifts, and sample delicious seasonal treats. The inclusion of the Christmas Market enhances the overall experience, providing a memorable addition to the tour during the holiday season.
Your expert driver-escort will provide you with an intimate experience of Italy's most beautiful mountain range. Our carefully designed itinerary features scenic back-roads with plenty of photo-stops for all the different photographic opportunities these Dolomite mountains afford. During the day, you'll be truly amazed by the contrast between nearby Venice and the snow-capped peaks of the Dolomites mountains.
Scenic Drives and Photo-Stops
Spending as much time as possible off-the-vehicle to enjoy the beautiful scenery out of the mountains, you will drive along roads with only a few twists and turns, through a land of towering peaks and spires, contrasted by peaceful valleys sprinkled with lively villages. Visit Pieve di Cadore, the birthplace of Titian, an enchanting mountain village where we'll discuss the history and legends of the people of the mountains, and their unique culture.
Throughout our private Venice day tours to the Dolomites mountains & Cortina, your guide will stop at spectacular viewpoints that will guarantee you an up-close and personal impression of the Dolomites. At every photo-stop, it will seem as if you were in a completely different range of the Dolomite mountains. Along with wildflowers in bloom, rustic farmhouses, and the ringing of cowbells, our Dolomites tour will provide you with a day full of memories.
Tre Cime di Lavaredo
The highlight of the day will be a drive-up to the Tre Cime di Lavaredo at an altitude of 7,500 ft. Standing directly below these towering peaks that are the most famous in the Dolomites, you will be able to gaze out across a myriad of ranges and peaks that make up the Dolomite Mountains. Take an easy walk along a level trail to further appreciate the beauty of the mountains.
Cortina D'Ampezzo Visit
Our private Venice day tours of the Dolomite mountains also include a visit to the cosmopolitan ski resort of Cortina D'Ampezzo. We will see the old Olympic Ski jump and admire the setting of the Dolomites' most famous town before making our way back to Venice.
Return to Venice
In the late afternoon, following scenic roads through ever-changing countryside, we make our way back to Venice. Passing several major peaks along the way, you'll have plenty of time to savor the different colors of the Dolomite mountains as they are illuminated by the late afternoon sun.
WINTER SEASON ITINERARY (from mid-November to end of March)
Dolomites Day Tour in the winter months
Enjoy the traditional San Candido Christmas Market from the last week of November until January 6th
From November 15th until March 31st, join the Dolomite Mountains Day tour from Venice to visit Cortina D'Ampezzo, where you’ll have free time to walk around its busy city center and peruse the many shops of this famous Dolomites town.
Then we’ll make our way to the picturesque Braies Lake, known as “the Pearl among the Dolomites lakes”. It’s set in the beautiful Val Pusteria Valley and considered to be one of the most beautiful South Tyrolean lakes. Here, you’ll have the opportunity for an easy walk or to enjoy the beautiful sight from one of the coffee shops by the lake while sipping a hot chocolate.
Next, we’ll head to San Candido, one of the most beautiful South Tyrolean villages in the Dolomite mountains. The focus is on its pedestrian zone with its many colorful shops and the hustle and bustle of people. You can stroll around and taste local specialities like speck, local cheeses, the mouth-watering Canederli dumpling—a traditional first-course recipe handed down from one generation to another—and for the sweet tooths; the delicious Strudel cake