Small Group Dolomites & Cortina Trip
Small group Dolomites Day tour from Venice , including the mountain town Cortina , the stunning Tre Cime di Lavaredo, where it is possible to enjoy an easy and optional walk , Lakes Misurina and Santa Croce and many stops at scenic viewpoints .
From 15th Nov until 31st March , Lake Misurina and the tre cime di Lavaredo will be substituted with the visit of San Candido village and Lake Braies and from 26th November until 6th January enjoy the visit to the traditional Christmas market in San Candido
Highlights and what's included
- English speaking driver-tour escort
- Mercedes minivan or similar make
- Entrance Fees to the Tre Cime Di Lavaredo
- Maximum of 8 people per van
On our small group Venice day tours of the Dolomite mountains enjoy a memorable day exploring what many people believe to be Europe's most beautiful range of mountains. During the day we make numerous stops at scenic viewpoints, walk around lakes, spend some time in Cortina and enjoy a walk on a level terrain up in the Tre Cime di Lavaredo, from where you can enjoy a splendid view over these majestic mountain range.
From 15 november until 31 March, this tour will visit San Candido and Lake Braies instead of Tre cime di Lavaredo and Lake Misurina . And from last week of November until 6th January experience the lively Christmas Market in San Candido .
The beauty of the Dolomites is in their diversity. Throughout these excursions from Venice, we make frequent photo-stops, it will feel as if you have travelled from one mountain range to another such is the stark variation in scenery. During your day, you'll be able to see glaciers in distance, soaring peaks, emerald green lakes surrounded by forests of pine and larch with reflections of the mountains mirrored on their calm waters, and typical Tyrolean villages clinging to the mountainsides.
At the Tre Cime di Lavaredo, at an altitude of 2,360m (7,500 ft), you'll enjoy a photo stop to enjoy one of the best views of the mountains, where you can gaze out across a myriad of peaks and valleys as far as the eye can see.
These excursions from Venice also include visiting the cosmopolitan Cortina and a delightful alpine village that was the birthplace of Titian. And after a fulfilling day spent in the Dolomites, sit back and relax as we return back to Venice through the ever-changing scenery of the mountains illuminated by the late afternoon sun.
WINTER SEASON ITINERARY (from mid-November to end of March)
Enjoy the traditional San Candido Christmas Market from the last week of November until January 6th
From November 15th until March 31st, join the Dolomites Day tour from Venice to visit Cortina, 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 Dolomites. 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.
From November 23rd until January 6th, you’ll experience San Candido Christmas Market. All the stand are located in the pedestrian area, surrounded by Christmas decoration. You’ll be captured by its cosy and magical atmosphere.
- Lunch (optional) is not included
Tronchetto, Venice, where you will find your driver-guide waiting for you just outside the platform of the water-bus line nr 2 station, holding a sign with the Dolomites Day Tour. This tour operates with a minimum of 4 people/maximum 8 people
- This tour is not fully accessible for wheelchair users or people with walking disabilities. However, please contact us directly and we will be able to take you on alternative routes suitable for you
- Tre Cime di Lavaredo are open seasonally (from late May until October) and are subject to weather conditions.
Under bad weather conditions, in case of rain or bad visibility, we offer, after the visit of Cortina a back up plan featuring the visit of a wine area, including wine tasting and including the visit ot the famous and awe-inspiring Follina abbey
- Tour operates with a minimum of 4 participants
- Infant seats are available on request if advised at time of booking (children who are under 36 kg/97 pounds or 150 cm/4ft 9 in must use proper child restraints). We reserve the right to refuse infants or children if we are not notified at the time of the booking and if the car seats brought do not comply with requirements by Italian law.
- Children must be accompanied by an adult
- Prices from: 93.00
- Duration: 9 hours
- Availability: View Calendar
Booking online = Easy.
Finding our guide at the pick up spot = Easy.
Service/help = Friendly.
Our tour guide = Charming, friendly, fun, and very knowledgable.
Timing = Great balance in the van and out of the van. Perfect.
Lunch = Wonderful.
Sites visited = Perfect.
This was such a wonderful day for us!
I’ll leep this simple. If you come to Venice, it is a MUST DO to take a few hours to explore the Dolomite Mountains. You will not regret one moment of it.