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Dolomite Mountains and Cortina Semi Private Day Trip from Venice

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Dolomite Mountains and Cortina Semi Private Day Trip from Venice

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iconOffered in: English
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Overview

Get out of Venice for the day to visit the UNESCO-listed Dolomite Mountains. Led by a driver/tour escort, visit the chic mountain town of Cortina d'Ampezzo and enjoy free time to explore. Then see the stunning Lake Misurina as well as the Tre Cime di Lavaredo peaks, learning some history as you go. This small-group tour is reserved for up eight people to keep the experience as intimate as possible. Please note: From November 15th until the Tre Cime di Lavaredo re-opens this tour will visit Braies Lake and San Candido and substitute with Tre Cime di Lavaredo and Misurina. From November 23rd to January 6th you'll also visit the San Candido Christmas Market.
  • Day trip to the UNESCO-listed Dolomite Mountains from Venice
  • Take a break at two beautiful mountain lakes: Lake Braies (winter/spring) and Lake Misurina – the ‘Pearl of the Dolomites’ (summer)
  • Spend time at leisure in Cortina d’Ampezzo and peruse its elegant boutiques
  • Small-group tour with a maximum of 8 ensures a more personalized experience

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

More affordable than a private tour, this Alps day trip still feels intimate thanks to a small group size.
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English-speaking driver-tour escort
Easy self-guided nature walk (optional)
Transport by air-conditioned Mercedes or similar-make minivan
Entrance Fees to the Tre Cime Di Lavaredo (seasonal!)
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Food and drink, unless specified

Departure Point

Tronchetto, 30135 Venice, Metropolitan City of Venice, Italy

TRONCHETTO VAPORETTO (WATERBUS) STATION. Vaporetto N 2 will take you to Tronchetto. You meet the Driver outside Vaporetto landing line #2 in front of Re Mida Cafe'. Please arrive 10 minutes prior to departure. Are you delayed? Call immediately +393400502444

Departure Point

Isola Nova del Tronchetto, 33, 30135 Venezia VE, Italy

IF YOU’RE COMING BY PEOPLE MOVER, AT THE EXIT TAKE YOUR LEFT AND FOLLOW INDICATIONS TO WATERBUS N 2 LANDING - You meet the Driver outside Vaporetto landing line #2 in front of Re Mida Cafe'. Please arrive 10 minutes prior to departure. Are you delayed? Call immediately +393400502444

Return Details

Piazzale Roma, 30135 Venezia VE, Italy

The tour will end in Piazzale Roma - Venice.

Venice is hard to say goodbye to – even for the day – but the Dolomites may help you forget about it for a few hours. After meeting your driver-guide, hop in your comfortable minivan and head north through the rustic Northern Italian landscape.

The first stop is the ski resort town of Cortina d'Ampezzo. Take some free time here to go shopping in the chic boutiques, enjoy a coffee and dessert at a cafe or just explore the town before heading to your next stop.

Arrive at Lake Misurina, or the 'Pearl of the Dolomites,' as it is sometimes called. The lake is especially picturesque with the Tre Cime di Lavaredo in the background, three distinctive peaks that tower in the distance and one of the most well-known mountain groups in the Alps. Drive toward the peaks and stop to get an amazing view. 

Later, sit down at a local trattoria for a traditional Dolomite lunch (at own expense) and then take some free time to go on a stroll around the lake. Or, if you'd rather rest your legs, continue relaxing at the restaurant.

Meet up with your driver-guide at the set time and begin your journey back, arriving in Venice in the early evening.

Please note: From November 15th until Tre Cime di Lavaredo reopens (around the third week of May) this tour will visit Braies Lake and San Candido, located on the border of Austria) instead of Lake Misurina and Tre Cime di Lavaredo. From November 23rd to January 6th you'll also visit the San Candido Christmas Market.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Cortina d'Ampezzo
Enjoy some free time to wander around this picturesque and famous mountain village
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Tre Cime di Lavaredo
Enjoy an optional easy walk or sit at the rifugio and enjoy the view of this spectacular mountain range
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Lago di Misurina
Enjoy an easy walk around the lake or stop by a cafe' and enjoy the view of this magnificent lake
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • 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.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • From 15 November until the Tre Cime di Lavaredo re-opens ( generally the third week of May), this tour will visit San Candido and Lake Braies instead of Tre Cime di Lavaredo and Lake Misurina.
  • All passengers pay the same rate irrespectively from their age
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Beginning Friday 6 August 2021 and until further notice, access to museums, galleries and all related tourist venues as well as indoor bars and restaurants, will be permitted only to those in possession of a Green COVID-19 Certification (Green Pass or equivalent certificate). Please remember to also bring your ID or passport to confirm your identity. This doesn’t apply to children less than 12 years old.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Avventure Bellissime
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • 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.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Dolomite Mountains and Cortina Semi Private Day Trip from Venice?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Dolomite Mountains and Cortina Semi Private Day Trip from Venice.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Dolomite Mountains and Cortina Semi Private Day Trip from Venice?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Dolomite Mountains and Cortina Semi Private Day Trip from Venice.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Dolomite Mountains and Cortina Semi Private Day Trip from Venice?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Dolomite Mountains and Cortina Semi Private Day Trip from Venice.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Dolomite Mountains and Cortina Semi Private Day Trip from Venice?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Dolomite Mountains and Cortina Semi Private Day Trip from Venice.

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  • "If you have time, a day-trip here from Venice is a must!" See review
  • "There are quite a lot of switchbacks and fast driving so if you get car sick, this may not be the trip for you." See review
  • "If you have time to get out of Venice for one day, this day trip is a great option." See review

Reviews

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917 Reviews

Reviews by Viator travelers

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star-5
Well spent experience.
Jialuo_L
, Dec 2021
Our driver-guide Marco was really helpful! Me and my partner really enjoyed the trip. It was such an eye opener. Marco was very detailed. Thanks again highly recommend
icon Response from Host , Dec 2021
Dear Guests, Thank you for your 5-star review about our day trip to the Dolomites from Venice. I will certainly forward your comments to our driver-tour escort Marco and I am happy to read it was an enjoyable experience for you. Your recommendation is much appreciated, hopefully you will tour with us again in the future. Kind regards, Aleksandra Sales Manager
star-3
Late late late-
Janie_A
, Oct 2021
Guide was good. Tour was ruined from the start. 2 other people were 45 minutes late to get on tour at beginning. The tour owner made us wait-not guide.. These same 2 people were 30 minutes late returning from lunch. A long day was made even longer. Can was crowded with 6 people. If you have been to Telluride, CO, skip this tour.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Dear Guest Thank you for providing your feedback. I am sorry your experience was not completely positive. I understand the driver-tour escort was good and provided all the necessary explanation during the tour. This trip is a small group tour meaning it is shared with other passengers. Following Covid-19 state guidelines the tour is allowed to operate with max 6 people (before the pandemic these tours operated with 8 people per van). We use 8-passenger Mercedes vehicles that are specifically designed to accommodate 8 passengers + driver so I do find your comment surprising since the number of travellers has already been reduced from 8 to just 6 people. According to our records you arrived very early at the meeting point, much before the 8.30 am departure time. Other two guests had a delay but assured us they would arrive just 10 min late hence we allowed the tour to wait. Unfortunately they got off at the wrong stop however the tour left Venice by 8.55 am so there was no 45-min delay. I hope these two guests apologized for their delay to you but I am sure they didn't do it on purpose. For many it is a once in a lifetime experience and considering the pandemic it didn't feel right to leave the tour without them. The trip duration is approx 9 hours so it is a full day trip as advertised on Viator. This tour can also be booked as a private tour in which case it is not shared with other passengers if you want to have a fully personalized experience just for your family. I hope you have enjoyed the beautiful views of the Italian Dolomites and I remain at disposal for any further clarification. Best regards, Aleksandra Sales Manager @ AvventureBellissime
star-5
Lovely views of the Dolomites!
Alec_M
, Oct 2021
This excursion is a great day trip dolomite experience if you are staying in Venice. Though it’s a bit expensive, it was worth the experience since we will likely never return to the area. Small group tour with only two couples total.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Dear Alec, Thank you for your 5-star feedback. Happy to read the tour was a lovely experience for you and you spent a great day in the Dolomites. This is a very small group tour with just 6 people so perhaps the price might be a bit higher than a big coach group tour but it's a far more personalized experience. Thank you for joining our tour! Kind regards, Aleksandra Sales Manager @ Avventure Bellissime
star-5
From sea to mountain.
Benjamin_S
, Sep 2021
First of all, great service. Called number given to on email. I hanged up because I was on the vaporetton and feared it would be too loud to hear them, but still got a call back from them. Marco was relax and easy going. The sun came out and the clouds blew over the peaks and everything fell into place. Every mountain peak has its own breathtaking view and the Dolomite Mountains won't disappoint. There enough breaks to between driving points. The trip back may seem long but you'll be back in Venice to still enjoy a wonderful evening and dinner.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your 5-star review of our day trip to the Dolomites from Venice. We are very happy there trip was a success and you enjoyed exploring the beautiful Italian Dolomites. Thank you for appreciating our efforts, we hope to welcome you on our tours again in the future! Kind regards, Aleksandra Sales Manager @ Avventure Bellissime
star-5
BEST part of our Italian honeymoon!
Kimberly_M
, Sep 2021
Best part of our Italian Honeymoon!! Niccola was an incredible tour guide and stopped at allll of the top places for pictures! Absolutely no rush day and plenty of time for stops and photos. This tour is a MUST if you are in Venice. I mean, just look at these pictures, just go. It’s beyond incredible.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Dear Guests, Thank you so much for your kind and enthusiastic review. I am very happy our trip to the Dolomites was actually the best part of your honeymoon. Indeed, the mountains are incredible and what a perfect location to celebrate your special occasion! Thank you for joining our trip! Kind regards, Aleksandra Sales Manager @ Avventure Bellissime
star-5
Fantastic
Michele_H
, Sep 2021
What a fantastic trip! Marcos was an excellent tour guide and we couldn’t of asked for a more perfect day!
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your 5-star review! The Dolomites indeed are stunning and a must-see in Italy. We are very happy you had a fantastic experience on our tour, thank you for joining! Kind regards, Aleksandra Sales Manager @ Avventure Bellissime
star-4
Beautiful scenery.
Charles_M
, Aug 2021
Some beautiful scenery, nice walking, and good shopping. Wished the day had been longer - lots of riding.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Dear Guest, Thank you for providing your feedback about our tour. This side day trip to the Dolomites is ideal for those that want to escape busy Venice and explore the Italian mountains in one day. The tour gives you a good overview of what the Dolomites have to offer if you have limited time at disposal. We try to balance time spent exploring outside and time spent inside the van so that you can see as much as possible. Thank you for joining our tour! Kind regards, Aleksandra Sales Manager
star-5
Excellent!
Tu_M
, Aug 2021
Great way to see the Dolomites mountain from Venice. Marco picked us up on time at the meeting place, and showed us the major highlights around the Dolomites, and dropped us off at the train station on time for our train back to Rome. Very patient and made stops as needed as we had little children traveling with us. Def recommend this tour.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Dear Tu, Thank you so much for your 5-star review. I am very happy you had a great experience on our private tour to the Dolomites and I have already forwarded your comments to our driver-tour escort Marco. Thank you for appreciating his efforts and we hope to meet you again in Venice in the future! Kind regards, Aleksandra Sales Manager
star-4
Picture perfect
Inna_R
, Aug 2021
Was a dream was to see the Dolomites! Took a lot of magnificent photos and toured around many different cute towns. However, if you are expecting any kind of hikes or trailing. This is strictly just photo stops of different locations in the Dolomites.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Dear Guest, Thank you for your feedback. The Dolomites are indeed a stunning part of Italy and, as you say, a picture perfect location. Our day trip is available to all travellers irrespective of their fitness level and allows you to see the highlights of our mountains all in one day and away from the busy season in Venice. We offer the possibility of booking the trips also on a private basis -in this case the itinerary can be adjusted to your needs and additional activities like hiking can be added. We appreciate tour comments and we hope to meet you on our tours again! Kind regards, Aleksandra Sales Manager
star-5
Breath taking beauty
Sara_T
, Jul 2021
The Dolomites tour was beautiful. We have taken this tour before and each time, the lakes looked different. Our guide, Marco, was fantastic. We would recommend this tour as a nice break from the Venice heat and humidity.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
Dear Guests, Thank you so much for your 5 star review of our day trip to the Dolomites from Venice. We have already forwarded your comments to our driver-tour escort Marco and we appreciate your recommendation. The Dolomites are truly spectacular and we couldn't agree more - it's a perfect break from busy Venice. Thank you for touring with Avventure Bellissime! Kind regards, Aleksandra Sales Dept

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