Day Trip From Venice to Dolomites With Visit to Cortina

Day Trip From Venice to Dolomites With Visit to Cortina

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Discover the breathtaking Dolomite mountains on a small-group day trip from Venice, featuring the famous Dolomites town of Cortina, the awe-inspiring Tre Cime di Lavaredo with an optional easy walk, and the beautiful mountain Lakes. Enjoy numerous scenic stops at panoramic viewpoints throughout the day.
Please note: From November 15th until mid march , Lake Misurina and the Tre Cime di Lavaredo will be replaced with a visit to the two beautiful mountain lakes of San Candido and the stunning Lake Braies

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9 hours

Day Trip From Venice to Dolomites With Visit to Cortina

From: 179.00

Duration: 9 hours

Highlights & Includes Highlights & Includes
  • Professional English-speaking driver-escort
  • Comfortable Mercedes minivan or a similar model for transportation
  • Small and intimate group experience with a maximum group size of 8 people per van, ensuring personalized attention and ample space for all participants.
Tour Overview Tour Overview

Tour Overview
Embark on a Dolomite tour from Venice and explore the majestic mountain landscapes that await you. The awe-inspiring beauty of the Dolomite mountains, are considered Europe's most breathtaking mountain range.
Throughout the day, you'll be treated to spectacular views, picturesque lakes, and charming towns that showcase the region's rich culture and history on this Dolomites day trip.
On your Dolomites day tour from Venice, marvel at the breathtaking scenery and enjoy the fresh mountain air.

Itinerary: Your Dolomites Travel Guide and Trip
Morning: Scenic Viewpoints and Lakes
Begin your day with a comfortable drive through the diverse landscapes of the Dolomites. As we make our way through this stunning region, we will stop at several scenic viewpoints for photo opportunities of the Dolomite mountains.
Capture the essence of the Dolomites, from soaring peaks and emerald green lakes to the lush forests and beautiful south Tyrolean villages.
One of the first stops will be at the shimmering Lake Misurina, surrounded by towering pine and larch trees. Take a leisurely stroll around the lake and admire the reflections of the Dolomite mountains on its calm waters.
This enchanting location provides an idyllic setting for capturing the essence of the Dolomites.

Mid-Day: Exploring Cortina and Tre Cime di Lavaredo
Next, we'll visit Cortina, a cosmopolitan town where you can enjoy a city tour and explore its delightful center. Wander through the picturesque streets, discovering charming shops and cafes along the way.
At the majestic Tre Cime di Lavaredo, standing at an altitude of 2,360m (7,500 ft), we'll pause for another photo stop. Here, you can enjoy a stunning panoramic view of the mountain range, with its myriad of peaks and valleys stretching as far as the eye can see.

Afternoon: Activities and Local Cuisine
Throughout the day, you'll have the opportunity to engage in various activities, such as easy walks on level terrain, or simply relax and take in the breathtaking views. During your journey, be sure to sample the local cuisine, including mouth-watering dishes like speck, local cheeses, and Canederli dumplings. For dessert, don't miss out on the delicious Strudel cake.

Winter / Spring Season Itinerary
From mid-November until the Tre Cime di Lavaredo re-opens (usually the third week of May), the tour will visit the picturesque Braies lake and the charming village of San Candido instead of Tre Cime di Lavaredo and Lake Misurina.

Lake Braies: The Pearl of the Dolomites
Marvel at the enchanting beauty of Lake Braies, known as "the Pearl among the Dolomites lakes." Set in the beautiful Val Pusteria Valley, the beautiful South Tyrolean lakes offer a perfect backdrop for an easy walk or a relaxing break at one of the coffee shops by the water, sipping a hot chocolate and taking in the magnificent view.

San Candido: A Picturesque Village Experience
Our journey continues to San Candido, one of the most beautiful South Tyrolean villages in the Dolomites. Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of the pedestrian zone, where you can explore colorful shops and sample local delicacies like speck, local cheeses, and Canederli dumplings.

A Memorable Day in the Dolomites
As the day draws to a close, sit back and relax as we return to Venice through the ever-changing beautiful scenery of the Dolomite mountains bathed in the warm glow of the late afternoon sun. This unforgettable Dolomites day trip from Venice is sure to leave you with lasting memories and a deep appreciation for the unique beauty of this majestic mountain range.

A Journey Through Time: History and Culture of the Dolomites
The Dolomites are not only known for their natural beauty but also for their rich history and culture. As you journey through this captivating region, you'll encounter evidence of the area's ancient past, including archaeological sites, historic churches, and charming villages.
The local culture is a fascinating blend of Italian, Austrian, and Ladin influences, which is reflected in the architecture, language, and customs you'll encounter during your tour.

Exploring the Treasures of Cortina d'Ampezzo
Cortina d'Ampezzo, often referred to as the "Queen of the Dolomites," is a charming and cosmopolitan mountain town. During your visit, you'll have the opportunity to explore its picturesque streets, lined with elegant shops, cafes, and galleries.
Take a leisurely stroll through the town's pedestrian area and admire the beautiful Alpine architecture, or visit the historic Mario Rimoldi Modern Art Museum to appreciate its collection of Italian art from the 20th century.

A Walk in the Majestic Tre Cime di Lavaredo
Your Dolomites tour will also take you to the breathtaking Tre Cime di Lavaredo, one of the most iconic and awe-inspiring mountain landscapes in the world. Here, you can enjoy an easy walk on level terrain, taking in the stunning views of the jagged peaks and dramatic rock formations that make this area so unforgettable. The Tre Cime di Lavaredo is also a popular destination for rock climbing enthusiasts, with a variety of routes suitable for all skill levels.

Discovering the Emerald Lakes of the Dolomites
As you journey through the Dolomites, you'll encounter several stunning alpine lakes, each with its unique charm and character. Lake Misurina, often referred to as the "Pearl of the Dolomites," is an enchanting emerald-green lake surrounded by lush forests and towering Dolomite mountains. During your visit, take a peaceful walk around the lake, or relax in one of the nearby cafes and soak in the breathtaking scenery.
In the winter months and spring season, the tour will take you to the equally mesmerizing Lake Braies, another gem among the Dolomite lakes. This picturesque lake is known for its crystal-clear waters and stunning mountain backdrop, making it a perfect spot for photography enthusiasts.

A Taste of the Dolomites: Local Cuisine and Culinary Delights
The Dolomites region boasts a rich culinary tradition that combines Italian, Austrian, and Ladin influences. During your tour, you'll have the opportunity to sample some of the local delicacies, such as speck (smoked ham), regional cheeses, and Canederli dumplings.
For dessert, treat yourself to a slice of delicious strudel, a classic Alpine pastry filled with apples, raisins, and cinnamon.

Unforgettable Memories: The Perfect Dolomites Day Trip from Venice
Your day tour of the Dolomites from Venice promises to be an unforgettable experience, full of breathtaking scenery, fascinating history, and delectable cuisine.
As you return to Venice at the end of the day, the memories of your Dolomite adventure will remain etched in your mind, inspiring you to explore more of the incredible landscapes and hidden gems that this unique region has to offer.

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  • Lunch (optional) is not included

Maps and Flags Meeting Point

Your Dolomites day tour in the Italian Alps begins at the bustling Tronchetto in Venice's busy city center, a vibrant transport hub where the city meets the sea.
Located on the western edge of the historic city, Tronchetto is a man-made island and a key location for visitors and locals alike, offering parking facilities, water-bus connections, and a gateway to the wonders of the Venetian Lagoon and beyond.

As you arrive at Tronchetto, you'll be greeted by the lively atmosphere of travelers embarking on their own Venetian adventures. Make your way to the platform of the water-bus line nr 2 station, where your friendly driver-escort will be waiting for you. Keep an eye out for a sign with the "Dolomites Day Tour" prominently displayed, ensuring you won't miss the start of your unforgettable journey

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    Additional Information: Accessibility, Weather Conditions, and More

  • Accessibility: While this tour may not be fully accessible for wheelchair users or individuals with walking disabilities, we are committed to providing an enjoyable experience for all our guests. Please contact us directly, and we will gladly work with you to create alternative routes suitable for your specific needs, ensuring you can fully appreciate the beauty and wonders of the Dolomites.

  • Tre Cime di Lavaredo: Seasonal Access and Weather Considerations. The majestic Tre Cime di Lavaredo are open seasonally, typically from late May until October, and access is subject to weather conditions. If the weather forecast predicts rain or poor visibility, we prioritize your safety and enjoyment by offering an alternative itinerary.
    After visiting the charming town of Cortina, we will whisk you away to a wine region where you can indulge in a delightful wine tasting experience. Additionally, you'll have the opportunity to visit the awe-inspiring Follina Abbey, an architectural marvel steeped in history and tranquility.

  • Minimum Participants and Child Safety. Please note that the Dolomites Day Tour operates with a minimum of 4 participants to ensure an engaging and intimate experience for all guests. We prioritize the safety and comfort of our youngest travelers; infant seats are available upon request at the time of booking. Children under 36 kg (97 pounds) or 150 cm (4ft 9in) must use proper child restraints in compliance with Italian law.
    We reserve the right to refuse infants or children if we have not been notified at the time of booking, or if the car seats provided do not meet the necessary requirements. Children must always be accompanied by an adult to ensure their safety and well-being throughout the tour.
    Don't forget, you can choose from a variety of tours from Venice to the Dolomites to find the perfect fit for your schedule and interests, and discover the mountainous region.
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Based on 68 Reviews

Jul 21 2022

Loved the stops and the scenery on the way. Although stops were short I didn't feel rushed in most, because he was receptive to the needs (bathroom etc) and there were a lot of them, which we wouldn't be able to if it these weren't short. Even some surprise stops! Overall loved it and would recommend. Our best day in Venice!

Dec 06 2021

excellent tour great guide and beautiful scenery

Mar 02 2020

Francesco was a fabulous guide. We learned so much from him. He was patient, fun and very accommodating. He wanted us to have an amazing time and we did. His attention to detail and positive attitude made all the difference. Thank you Francesco.