Dolomite Mountains and Cortina Semi Private Day Trip from Venice
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Stop At: Tre Cime di Lavaredo, 32041, Auronzo di Cadore Italy
Enjoy an optional easy walk or sit at the rifugio and enjoy the view of this spectacular mountain range -
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Lago di Misurina, Frazione di Auronzo di Cadore., Auronzo di Cadore Italy
Enjoy an easy walk around the lake or stop by a cafe' and enjoy the view of this magnificent lake
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Ufficio Informazioni Turistiche Cortina d'Ampezzo, Corso Italia 81, 32043 Cortina d'Ampezzo Italy
Enjoy some free time to wander around this picturesque and famous mountain village
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Lago di Braies, 39030 Braies Italy
Enjoy an optional walk around the lake or sit down at one the cafes by the lake and take in the magnificent view ( season visit - we visit this lake when the tre Cime di Lavaredo is closed (from Nov until mid May )
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Escursioune Estiva - Sesto - San Candido, Piazza del Magistrato 1, 39038, San Candido Italy
Spend some time in this charming village close to the border with Austria . Set in beautiful Val Pusteria , it has the typical south Tirolean atmosphere ( seasonal visit - we visit San Candido when the Tre Cime di Lavaredo is closed from Nov until mid May )
Duration: 1 hour
- Driver-tour escort
- Easy self-guided nature walk (optional)
- Transport by air-conditioned Mercedes or similar-make minivan
- Entry/Admission - Tre Cime di Lavaredo
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Food and drink, unless specified
- Entry/Admission - Ufficio Informazioni Turistiche Cortina d'Ampezzo
- Entry/Admission - Lago di Braies
- Entry/Admission - Escursioune Estiva - Sesto - San Candido
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- The visit to the foothills of Tre Cime di Lavaredo is seasonal (end of May to October) subject to weather conditions. When it is not possible to access it, you will spend more time in Cortina instead
- Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
- Children must be accompanied by an adult
- 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.
- This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
Wow!! This tour was amazing. Great driver and such an amazing place to see! I would highly recommend this tour
Our driver/tour guide, Phillipe, was excellent! He was informative and an amazing driver. He even stopped a few times to let us see the views and get pictures (and he was gracious enough to take pictures of us). We were lucky to have perfect weather so that always helps to make a trip like this even better. One thing you should be aware of....this is a long drive! We were in a nice van that took four couples however if you get stuck in the back hopefully the others in the van will take turns with the seating. There are quite a lot of switchbacks and fast driving so if you get car sick, this may not be the trip for you. However, the sites were spectacular so if you can stomach it, make it happen. Well worth the cost!
Fantastic day. Our guide was very charismatic and knowledgeable and provided with much information. The day was very interesting with great scenery throughout the journey. Well worth it.
Wonderful trip with amazing scenery. Driver was very knowledgeable about places we stopped at. Definitely worth the price.
This tour was such a great way to see the beautiful Dolomite mountains! It is a perfect tour to go on as a family! It makes a lot of stops so you are able to get out and take pictures and explore!
The scenery and guide were great, but there wasn't much time at the all the stops. We got less than an hour at most places other than when we stopped for lunch.
Our guide, Marco was awesome. The trip was scenic and we were allowed to get down and take pictures at such spots. This trip (unlike some others) was relaxing.
At first I understood that there would be more touring and informative discussion, my disappointment was in the fact that the 9 hour tour consisted of 5 hours in the vehicle getting to the mountains and return to Venice. The beauty of the region is exceptional not sure I would recommend a full day in Italy just to get there.
Our tour guide, Philipo, was awesome! He spoke English very well and was patient and courteous the whole trip. He gave us ample time at each stop, even gave us recommendations! Lunch was at a great spot and the cost was reasonable. I only wish it were a clearer day, but we had an awesome time nevertheless. This was a great value!
Our guide was very helpful, filled with information. Answered all our questions, had a great sense of humor! Couldn't have asked for a better guide!
We had Incredible views of snow capped mountains the entire day. The weather was beautiful, and our minivan of 8 was so lucky to have Giovanni as our guide and driver. He is so knowledgeable and interesting, with just the right balance of humor, history and facts. His guidance kept our group on time without the feeling of being too rushed. Cortina was lovely, and the lakes were equally picturesque. We had time for a leisurely lunch and extra free time at one of the lakes. The tour was well paced, and Giovanni was an excellent driver. I highly recommend this tour for anyone who wants to visit the breathtaking Dolomite mountains and lakes on a day tour from Venice.
First the good: The Dolomites/Cortina portion of the Italian Alps are incredible! We stopped at so many postcard-worthy picture spots, to include an outstanding lunch in the amazing town of Misurina. If you have time, a day-trip here from Venice is a must! Now the not-so-good: Our driver, Francesco, was a pretty bad driver, especially through the windy roads of the Dolomites. He also rarely pointed out points of interest while driving, and primarily had a private conversation with the 2 tour members in the front seat. He later mentioned that he's only a driver, not a "tour guide" which is what we expected. So, bottom line, great location, but I think we got the short end of the stick on drivers. Ask for someone other then him if you go.
What a great day we had we had. The views were beautiful. I can’t wait to go back and enjoy the mountains.
We absolutely loved this tour. We went on a spring day which was cool, but beautiful. We loved the Dolmites. Yes, you spend a lot of time in the van, but it's definitely worth it. There were many highlights, but we particularly loved a lake we went to that was still frozen over and surrounded by mountains and Cortina D'Ampezzo. We also enjoyed our lunch in San Candido, a small town in northern Italy where all the signs were in German and the restaurants serve German food. It was like being in Austria. This was the highlight of our trip to Europe. If you've already been to Venice, as we had, it is worth the trip. We and others on the tour didn't want to return to Venice.
We loved our trip to the Dolomite Mountains and Cortina! The sheer mass of the mountains were awe inspiring, especially seeing them from a distance and getting up closer to feel the height and mass of them. Our guide had lots of information to share with us and really made the trip come to life. We had lots of opportunities to take pictures, stretch our legs, have a meal and learn more about this beautiful country.
We where advised by Viator to take the People mover transporter at Tronchetta (20 mins trip to the meeting point) for a 8:00 start, however the transporter doesn’t open until 8:10 on Sundays, so we had to walk the 2.5kms to the meeting point, luckily we had left early from our motel and just made it in time. Marco our driver advised he has made this trip many many times over 8 years and was a fantastic guide and company, which made the rest of the day outstanding for us and all the other travellers.
All of the sites visited were stunning and by going off season we had the dolomite mountains all to ourselves..our guide was friendly and a good driver..highly recommend
We loved our day in the Dolomites with Luka! He helped to make our day fun and special. He was such a careful driver and even checked with the local police on road conditions. He worked very hard to make our day special. He did not disappoint. Viator, you offer quality service and great professional leaders.
The views of the mountains were amazing. My pictures came out looking like post cards. Shopping and food was also good.
We were blessed to have clear skies with some clouds so that we could witness the grandeur of these Italian Alps. The clouds would part with blue skies and then mist over in bits and pieces occasionally so that we got some wonderful views. Lunch by the lake (on our own) was a treat. Our guide was friendly and knowledgeable.
The day of our tour the weather was overcast and raining, THIS TOUR SHOULD NOT OPERATE DURING INCLEMENT WEATHER. To summarize our trip, we spent 5 hrs riding around staring at grey skies, when we did stop for breaks we had to quickly find shelter and wait for the scheduled departure time. The ski town of Cortina d'Ampezzo it was a ghost town, there was absolutely nothing open, NOTHING! There were no cars or people, it felt like we had visited a town in a Stephen King novel, we begged our driver not to leave us standing in the rain with nothing to do. We never observed any mountain peaks or scenic views pictured in this tour because the weather obscure the view the entire trip. We could not wait for this tour to end, in retrospect my wife and I agreed that it would have been better to forgo the 360 we paid for this tour and remained in Venice.
My wife and I recently had the opportunity to take this trip from Venice to the Dolomite mountains and Cortina and we're so glad we did. The day we went. 09/24/18, was an absolutely beautiful day. The views that we saw that day were awesome, one more beautiful then the next. Our driver/tour guide, Marco, was very friendly, informative and provided just enough information without going into an overload situation. All in all, this trip was well worth the investment.