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From Venice: Dolomites, Lake Misurina, and Cortina Day Trip

1. From Venice: Dolomites, Lake Misurina, and Cortina Day Trip

Our Small Group day tour to Unesco world heritage Dolomites Mountains very early departure is to guarantee a better experience in an area that year after year has seen a growing number of visitors . Leaving early will allow us to beat the crowds and enjoy an overall more rewarding experience. The tour features the famous Dolomites town of Cortina, the awe-inspiring Tre Cime di Lavaredo that you will see from various scenic viewpoints, and the beautiful mountain Lakes. Spend plenty of time at lake Misurina, where you’ll have the opportunity to walk around the lake, stop at one of the nice restaurants around the lake or in summer take a cable lift up to Col De Varda ( not included in the price- about 13 € per person) mountain hut for walking opportunities and offering enchanting views over Lake Misurina and the famous Dolomites mountain ranges, such as Sorapis and Mount Cristallo. Enjoy numerous scenic stops at panoramic viewpoints throughout the day before returning back to Venice at about 6.00pm In Winter months we will feature Cortina, Enchanting Lake Braies and the beautiful village of San Candido right on the border with Austria. Christhmas markets in the village to be enjoyed until beginning of January 2024.

From Venice: Cortina and Dolomites Mountains Day Trip

2. From Venice: Cortina and Dolomites Mountains Day Trip

Escape the crowds of Venice and take a day trip to the Dolomites, with stops at lake Santa Croce, Pieve di Cadore, Cortina, lake Auronzo, lake Misurina and Cortina. 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. First stop at lake Santa Croce to admire the peaks of the Dolomites reflected in the crystalline waters and then at Pieve di Cadore for a short walk and maybe a cappuccino. We drive to the picturesque lake Auronzo, passing through enchanting mountain villages. Continue your trip towards lake Misurina, here you will have the chance to stroll around the lake with an optional lunch break and admire the mountain peaks of the Tre Cime di Lavaredo and spectacular backdrop of Sorapis and Marmole. Otherwise take the panoramic chairlift to reach “Col del Varda” at 2106 meters (tickets not included, to pay on spot) and breathe the fresh mountain air, it will reward you with yet more unforgettable views of the Dolomites. After lunch (not included), we will finally arrive at the last stop: Cortina d'Ampezzo, nicknamed the “Pearl of the Dolomites,” you will have approximately 30 minutes free time to stroll around the town, and take in the picturesque views of the mountains. Cortina d’Ampezzo will host the 2026 Winter Olympics Games, the famous international multi sport event, also know as Milano - Cortina 2026. With eyes full of beauty and cameras full of memories to cherish, we will then catch our car ride back to Venice. Itinerary: Lake Santa Croce (5/10 min) Pieve di Cadore (30 min) Lake Auronzo (15/20 min) Lake Misurina (approx 2 hours) - Lunch break Cortina d’Ampezzo (30 min)

From Venice: Dolomites and Lake Braies Day Trip by Minivan

3. From Venice: Dolomites and Lake Braies Day Trip by Minivan

Expereince the craggy beauty of the uniquely-shaped Dolmitess on this day trip from Venice. Visit the Cortina d'Ampezzo ski resort that will host the Olympics in 2026 and the Rifugio Auronzo ** (from mid-May to mid-October) which is at an altitude of 2333 meters. ** During the winter it is possible to get on a snowmobile to take some photos up to 2333 meters above sea level. and then go back down by snowmobile or sled (total one-way journey approximately 7 km) - additional cost to pay in loco € 35,00 Hop aboard a comfortable and spacious minivan for the scenic drive from Venice. Stop at Cortina d'Ampezzo here you can capture pictures at this renowned winder and summer resort which hosted the 1956 Winter Olympics. Have some free time to go for a stroll in this charming town. Head to Lake Braies where you can go for a walk around the lake or sit in one of the lakeside cafes and enjoy the magnificent view. Continue to the Refuge Auronzo for spectacular views of the peaks of Tre Cime di Lavaredo and valleys. Return to your meeting point in Venice at the end of your tour.

Express Bus Service: Venice to Cortina

4. Express Bus Service: Venice to Cortina

Head to the Pearl of the Dolomites directly from Venice with this comfortable coach transfer. Leave directly from Piazzale Roma and reach Cortina d'Ampezzo in 2 hours and 45 minutes. The transfer is quick, comfortable, and economical. A return transfer from Cortina d'Ampezzo to Venice Piazzale Roma is available as well. Once you have loaded your luggage in the compartment underneath, board the bus and enjoy the comfortable, air-conditioned ride to Cortina D'Ampezzo with some stops along the way.

Direct Coach Mestre Train Station to Cortina

5. Direct Coach Mestre Train Station to Cortina

Are you arriving by train to Mestre and looking for a direct connection to Cortina d'Ampezzo, known as the Queen of the Dolomites? Then, this is the right service for you: quick, comfortable and available immediately outside the train station. Or are you in the beautiful Cortina D’Ampezzo and need to reach another national or international destination by train from Venezia-Mestre railway hub? This is the right service for you as well. You can reach the bus pick-up point easily walking along train platform nr. 1 and following directions to “Bus”. You will get out directly to the atvo bus departure lanes and find our atvo staff for information and assistance. If you are already in Mestre instead, you can easily find the pick up point, 250 mt. from the main entrance of the train station, on your left facing the station. Once you have loaded your luggage underneath, you can get on and enjoy a comfortable trip on-board of an air-conditioned coach.

Direct Coach Venice Airport to Cortina

6. Direct Coach Venice Airport to Cortina

Are you landing at Marco Polo Airport and looking for a direct connection to Cortina d'Ampezzo? Then, this is the right service for you: quick, comfortable and immediately available at the airport. If you are landing at Marco Polo Airport, exit from the main arrivals hall and go to the right following directions for the Tour Bus Park. There, you will find the ATVO Express bus to Cortina. Once you have loaded your luggage underneath, you can get on and enjoy a comfortable trip on-board of an air-conditioned coach.

From Venice: Dolomites and Prosecco Hills Day Trip with Wine

7. From Venice: Dolomites and Prosecco Hills Day Trip with Wine

Climb aboard a spacious van at the meeting point in Venice and become quickly immersed in the breathtaking region of Veneto, just outside the crowded city. Drive through the ever-changing scenery of the mountains, spending some time in Cortina d’Ampezzo, the ‘Queen of the Dolomites’. Walk around Lake Misurina, the ‘Pearl of the Dolomites’, and enjoy a splendid view of the Tre Cime di Lavaredo, the area's representative peaks. On the way back, drive through the Prosecco road, which houses the finest vineyards and wineries producing the highest quality Proseccos. Finally, enjoy a glass of Valdobbiadene Prosecco DOCG wine at the famous Osteria senza Oste viewpoint before traveling back to Venice.

From Venice: Cortina and the Dolomites in One Day

8. From Venice: Cortina and the Dolomites in One Day

Don't miss a chance to see the Italian Dolomites, some of the most beautiful mountains in Europe. In just one day, travel from Venice to see the most famous towns and lakes in the area, including Pieve di Cadore, Tre Cime di Lavaredo, Cortina, Lake Misurina, and Lake Auronzo. Your first stop will be at Cortina d'Ampezzo, a beautiful town in an alpine valley of the Dolomites known for its winter sports and jetset crowd. Wander the thousand-year-old streets and have lunch in one of the town's excellent eateries or take the Cortina-Faloria cable car to fully appreciate the beauty of the Ampezzo Dolomites. Journey on to Lake Misurina, adjacent to the town of Cortina and a lovely place for a walk in the open air. Known as the pearl of the Dolomites, the lake is not only one of the most beautiful Italian lakes, but is also said to have therapeutic properties for those suffering from respiratory illnesses. A legend has it that the lake was a gift from the fairy of Mount Cristallo to the daughter of King Sorapiss, Misurina, who desired a magic mirror. The mirror (of water) was granted her on the one condition that the king would be turned into an imposing mountain, thus explaining the formation of the Sorapiss mountains which form a dramatic background to the lake. Next up is Tre Cime di Lavaredo (only in summer season), some of the most famous mountains in the Alps. Let your guide take you to a particularly well-situated terrace in the park from which it is possible to admire a panoramic view of the Dolomites. View the trenches dug into the mountain during the early days of the First World War, scars which are still visible today. Finally, stop at Santa Caterina Lake in the town of Auronzo. Relax by the artificial lake formed by the damming of the Ansiei River before returning to Venice. Please note that the itinerary may vary according to the season and snow conditions.

Cortina Dolomites: Winter Hiking & Sledding Experience

9. Cortina Dolomites: Winter Hiking & Sledding Experience

Enjoy a nice private winter hiking tour in the Dolomites. Learn how to walk on easy and safe trails covered by the snow and how to use the snowshoes or micro crampons if needed. You will just need a backpack, a pair of hiking shoes, and the desire to discover the Dolomites during the winter season. Together with your guide, enter the snow-covered woods, hike on easy, white trails, and eventually reach a warm place, where you can have something to drink or eat. After lunch, we may rent a sled and come back sledding, that's so fun! Get ready to enjoy the true magic of winter in the Dolomites. All winter hiking tours are private and personalized for you and your friends. Once you have booked, no other people can join.

From Bolzano: The Heart of the Dolomites Private Tour by Car

10. From Bolzano: The Heart of the Dolomites Private Tour by Car

Enjoy a 8-hour tour that takes you on a 280km route through the breathtaking Dolomites mountain range, one of the world’s most stunning and unique alpine regions. Depart from Bolzano, the Gateway to the Dolomites and capital of South Tyrol. You’ll head north through the Isarco Valley and then east along the Pusteria Valley, up to the famous Braies Lake. Enjoy a 30-minute stop to take in the beauty of the area. Next you’ll stop at Misurina Lake, with its backdrop of 3 Peaks of Lavaredo. The lake, with the 3 Peaks to the north and the Sorapiss to the north, and the Sorapiss to the south, is the best-known image of the Dolomites. Enjoy lunch at a historic restaurant/pizzeria, accompanied by a spectacular lake view. After lunch your drive continues to Cortina d ’Ampezzo, known as the Queen of the Dolomites. Italy’s premier mountain resort is exclusively positioned in the breathtaking mountains and is a symbol of style, fashion and the Italian way of life. From Cortina d’Ampezzo, you’ll begin the 3-hour drive back to Bolzano on the famous Great Dolomites Road.

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based on 56 reviews

It was a wonderful experience on the snow because in our country doesn't snow. Stefania was a very friendly tour guide/ driver. Was very informative all the way. Picked and dropped off on time with a very comfortable and clean van. Although it was quite a long way, it's worthed for its beautiful scenery. Enjoyed every minute especially walking on the snow and riding the snow Mobil. Excellent Stefania thank you!

Max is a very good driver and nice person. I enjoyed the winter, but was just a little bit disappointed because the clouds were to low to see the full beauty of the perks. May be the next time. It is worth.

Stephanie was so good to be our guide. She has a lot of information about anything. About Dolomites itself, til about the history of World War’s site during our journey. You’re the best Steph!

A very beautiful area, Stefania organized the trip really well. The snowmobile ride was a lot of fun.

Everything was perfect. Many thanks Ms Stefania for this wonderful tour👏👏