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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

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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

Description

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.

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Excluded

  • Lunch (optional) is not included

Meeting Point

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

Other Information

  • 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

Key Information

  • Prices from: 155.00
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Availability: View Calendar
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Nov 10 2018
 
Great tour. Driver was very informative.
Oct 31 2018
 
Excellent tourguide, great service
Oct 24 2018
 
We had a fabulous day driving around the Dolomites all the view points were just breathtaking even with a little rain and cloudy weather.
Sep 10 2018
 
Good mix of different landscapes, photo opportunities and time for your own exploration.
Sep 04 2018
 
The sites were amazing and a definite must to see!
Sep 03 2018
 
see above - excellent guide, beautiful vistas, lots of time in car
Aug 30 2018
 
The trip to mountains takes you up to the different towns with picturesque lakes and eventually going up to see the spikes of the Dolomites peaks. The surrounding areas are sites to behold.
Jul 26 2018
 
The trip was amazing. The Dolomites were beautiful and a great change of scenery from all the cities we had visited. I would have liked more time in Cortina, but it was enough to quickly grab a gelato!!
Jul 13 2018
 
We had a great time, The sights that were picked out as stops were breathtaking. My husband kept saying, "This is just like a postcard". At the stop for lunch, the pizza place recommended was very good and service was fast despite a bit of a wait (but it was a weekend). We noticed as we were nearing the end of our walk after the lunch break, that there is a ski lift giving rides to the top which we would have done if we had known about it. Not sure if the views are worth it, but ask the guide for an opinion if you are interested. It's almost unbelievable that such diverse scenery is only 1.5 - 2 hours from Venice. We would definitely do this again.
Jul 07 2018
 
This was an amazing experience!
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!
THANK YOU!
Jul 02 2018
 
Guide was awesome and we enjoyed this trip a lot.
Jun 26 2018
 
We loved this tour. The scenery was absolutely beautiful. We loved having a picnic lunch at the lake and afterwards walking around the lake. Even though we covered a lot of ground, it never seemed like we spent much time in the car due to all of the stops along the way.
Jun 11 2018
 
Absolutely one of the best tours and experiences of my life!! I have traveled the world, but this experience sits at the top of the heap! After spending a few amazing days in Venice, it was a refreshing idea to step outside of the water city, and embark on a journey into the mountains. The small group was the perfect fit for a breathtaking experience and exposure to majestic sights I could not have imagined.

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.
Jun 11 2018
 
Our driver Luca was on time and very friendly. We saw amazing scenery with many photo opportunities. One of my favorite days of our 2 week trip.
May 27 2018
 
The beauty of the Dolomites was breathtaking, and the different stops to take pictures, to have lunch, to explore and shop a bit in Cortina all added to the experience...
Apr 17 2018
 
Great places to visit. Great time!
Apr 15 2018
 
Enjoyed the tour but as it was bad weather only saw the mountains for about 10 mins! Not the company's fault obviously. Nice clean minibus.
Apr 11 2018
 
Writen everything in above comment.
Apr 05 2018
 
Very enjoyable day tour with Lorenzo.
Mar 18 2018
 
Brilliant Day Good Trip .
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