Cortina & Dramatic Dolomites Full-Day Tour from Venice

4.6 / 5

62 Reviews

Cortina & Dramatic Dolomites Full-Day Tour from Venice

From US$ 176.66 per person

Head for the mountains on a full-day tour of the Dolomites and charming town of Cortina. Departing Venice, you will see fabulous mountain scenery, serene lakes, and enchanting mountain villages.

About this activity

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Duration: 8 hours
Starting time 8:30 AM
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Driver
English, Italian

Experience

Highlights
  • Drive through stunning mountain scenery
  • Spend the day in the fresh mountain air of the Dolomites
  • Go to the peaks of Faloria for panoramic vistas
  • Visit serene Lake Misurina
  • Pass through enchanting mountain villages
Full description
Escape the crowds of Venice and take a day trip to the Dolomites, with stops at Cortina, Misurina Lake, and Auronzo Lake. See fabulous scenery and get plenty of opportunities to take epic photographs. Pass through tunnels with astonishing views of canyons and valleys, which appear as if from nowhere. The scenery in this region is quite simply some of the most breathtaking in Europe. Upon arrival in Cortina, nicknamed the “Pearl of the Dolomites,” you will have approximately 90 minutes free time to stroll around the town, and take in the picturesque views of the mountains. Weather permitting, you will also be able to take the cable car up to Faloria, which overlooks the town of Cortina from its lofty 7,000-foot high mountain perch. Continue your trip towards Lake Misurina, taking the toll road up to outstanding peaks of the Tre Cime di Lavaredo. At 7,740 feet (2,360 meters), it will reward you with yet more unforgettable views of the Dolomites. Take time to stroll around and breathe in that fresh mountain air. Alternatively, break for an optional lunch, and admire the mountain peaks and spectacular backdrop of Sorapis, and Marmarole. After lunch, drive to picturesque Lake Auronzo, passing through enchanting mountain villages as you head back towards Venice, and your final drop-off point.
Includes
  • English / Italian speaking driver
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Transfer from Venice with return
  • Photo stops and free time on the way
  • Lunch (to be paid at the restaurant)
Not suitable for
  • People with back problems
  • Wheelchair users
COVID-19 precautions

Customers must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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Participants

Date

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Meeting point

Meet on the left hand side of Piazzale Roma, in front of the Hotel Olympia in the car park area. Arriving by boat: Take the boat lines no. 1 or 2 and get off at Piazzale Roma. Go up the steps leaving the large bridge of Calatrava behind you and on your right you will see the ticket office for boats and buses. In front of you facing the bus park turn left and follow the path passing the land taxis, continue on the path passing some trees and small kiosks until you see the hotel Olympia on the other side of the canal in front of you. Here on your left is the small car parking area. Your driver will wait here with a sign bearing the name of the tour and holding an orange umbrella.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Jacket

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • No child price reduction because they occupy their own seat in the minivan
  • Infant seats are available on request, please specify at time of booking
  • Maximum group size is 8 people per minivan
  • This activity is not wheelchair accessible
  • Comfortable shoes recommended
  • Cable car Faloria is closed from September to the end of June
  • We cannot be held responsible for road closures, traffic delays and transport strikes
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 62 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.3 / 5
  • Organization
    4.3 / 5
  • Value for money
    4 / 5
  • Safety
    4.3 / 5
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Wow! Do not underestimate the value of this tour. It's a lot of driving but oh so very worth it. A beautiful day spent away from the crowds. Two items for thought: dress appropriately as temperatures are always cooler in the mountains and over the lunch hour, I recommend grabbing an item from the snack bar and then using that time to hike around the lake. You can eat at an Italian restaurant during the remainder of your trip outsidd the dolomites.

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30 October 2019

This was a fantastic trip to experience the Dolomites and Cortina. What was incredibly bad was that 2 minibuses and guide were set up only in one minibus. In our bus there was a driver with whom it was almost impossible to communicate, this is too bad when we booked a guided tour. The guide who was on the tour received feedback on this, but did not do anything, she suggested that we could sit on her bus, but then we had become 14 in an 8 seater minibus ....

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19 June 2019

A not to be missed and unforgettable day trip from Venice.

Our guide Simone was sensational. He was friendly, accommodating, knowledgeable and good fun to be with. Also a good driver. Starting at Piazzale Roma in Venice, we were able to locate Simone easily, due to the clear directions we were given. The trip was unhurried and informative, with regular stops. It was an easy and very enjoyable day, exploring a gloriously beautiful part of Northern Italy, that while only two hours from Venice, was an entirely different experience. Highly recommended.

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24 May 2019

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