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Dolomite Mountains and Cortina Small-Group Day Trip from Venice

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  • Hassle-free Dolomites day trip from Venice includes transportation
  • Avoid the hassle of renting a car and reading Italian road signs 
  • Commentary at each stop provides details of the UNESCO-listed attractions
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Dolomite Mountains and Cortina Small-Group Day Trip from Venice
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Autumn/Winter season itinerary (Cortina, Lake Braies, San Candido)
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Spring/Summer season itinerary (Pieve di Cadore, Lake Misurina, Cortina)
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Overview

Trade city life in Venice for the Dolomite Mountains, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Skip the headache of renting a car and focus on the scenery on this hassle-free tour, which stops at Lake Misurina, Lake Santa Caterina, and the alpine town of Cortina d'Ampezzo. With views of the impressive Tre Cime di Lavaredo peaks, this tour includes both guided and independent elements, as well as a small group of just eight people.

Please note: From November 15th-March 31st this tour will visit Braies Lake and San Candido instead of Lakes Santa Caterina and Misurina. From November 23rd to January 6th you'll also visit the San Candido Christmas Market.

What to Expect

Make your way to the central Venice meeting point, where you'll hop aboard a comfortable minivan with your small group of just eight people. With your driver/guide at the wheel, you'll be able to appreciate the scenery on the way out of the ancient city and into the Northern Italian countryside. No Italian road trip would be complete without a stop for some espresso (own expense) in the quaint village of Pieve de Cadore, known in Italian history as painter Titian's birthplace.

Move on to Lake Santa Caterina, where you'll stop for scenic views and photo ops, and Lake Misurina, known as one of the most beautiful lakes in the area. Take in the views of the dramatic peaks in the distance, called the Tre Cime di Lavaredo.

Pause at a traditional Italian trattoria for lunch (own expense), followed by a guided stroll on some gentle mountain paths. This optional walk includes in-depth commentary on the environment, flora, and fauna of the area.

Depart for the chic ski resort of Cortina d'Ampezzo, where you'll have some free time to explore the village, a favorite vacation spot for wealthy Italians.

After a long day of exploring, enjoy not having to read road signs in Italian and simply settle into your seat on the trip back to Venice for drop-off.

Please note: From November 15th-March 31st this tour will visit Braies Lake and San Candido instead of Lakes Santa Caterina and Misurina. From November 23rd to January 6th you'll also visit the San Candido Christmas Market.

Reviews (849)
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Reviewed yesterday
Wonderful tour on a beautiful day

We were picked up punctually at the meeting point and had groups of 6 people each in 2 vans. Having been in the crowds of Venice, it was refreshing to ride through the countryside and into the beautiful mountains. Our driver did not give us...More

Thank Chriss F
Reviewed 1 week ago
Wonderful day in the Mountains

We took the tour in late September on a wonderful day (lucky us). We had a great driver Giovani who claimed his profession was a driver, but he had a great deal of knowledge about everywhere we stopped. He was quite entertaining on the ride....More

Thank Michael W C
monica368, Manager at Avventure Bellissime, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Michael Thank you so much for your positive review about our small group day trip to the Dolomites with Giovanni. He is an expert on this itinerary and we are very pleased you enjoyed exploring the majestic mountains with him. We appreciate your comments...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
WOW! The best part of Italy is a hidden secret

If you are in Venice, you MUST take a day trip to the Dolomite Mountains. They are breathtaking. Majestic views at every turn!

1  Thank Greg F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
A great day out

The trip to the Dolomites and Cortina was great. My wife and I reallly enjoyed it even though some of the trip was affected by road closures. Our driver did his best to show us some stunning scenery. We would recommend this trip as a...More

Thank paulb20162016
monica368, Manager at Avventure Bellissime, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Client, Thank you for your feedback! We are very pleased you enjoyed the trip despite the recent damages in the Dolomites caused by floodings and adverse weather conditions. Our driver - tour escort tried his best to accommodate all passengers with the alternative itinerary....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Great views but towns were shut!

We wanted to experience the alpine views and thought that this would be a good trip. We were a group of 6 in a mini bus and drove for a couple of hours to reach our first stop - a beautiful tranquil dammed lake near...More

2  Thank skeckersley
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YanyiH4
11 November 2018|
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Response from Mohammed O | Reviewed this property |
The tour are taking place all year long .. the day hikes are not included .. since the program is typically decided before hand .. other tour providers may have hikes options
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Liya A
17 October 2018|
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Response from Linda M | Reviewed this property |
You would have to check with the tour company I recommended directly. I believe they only book up to 8 people; that's how many seats available in their touring vans. (Do ASAP.) Personally, my husband & I book only "small... More
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