Day trip

From Venice: Cortina and Dolomites Mountains Day Tour

Activity provider: Venice Events srl

From Venice: Cortina and Dolomites Mountains Day Tour

Activity provider: Venice Events srl
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Likely to sell out

From US$ 172.04 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
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
English, Italian
Private or small groups available

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
  • Driver
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Transfer from Venice with return
  • Photo stops
  • Free time
  • Lunch (to be paid at the restaurant)
  • Tour guide
Not suitable for
  • People with back problems
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

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

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Meet your driver at the left-hand side of Piazzale Roma, in the car park in front of the hotel Olympia. Look for a sign with the name of the tour on it and/or an orange umbrella. It is your responsibilty to be on time, no refunds are given for late arrivals or no shows. In case of emergency, contact the activity provider on the number included in the voucher. To reach the meeting point: Take a public boat ACTV (vaporetto) and get off at Piazzale Roma. Go up the steps, leaving the large bridge of Calatrava behind you. On your right, you will see the ticket office for boats and buses. With the bus park in front of you, turn left and follow the path past the land taxis. Continue on the path until you see the hotel Olympia on the other side of the canal in front of you. On your left is the small car parking area where you will meet your driver.

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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

4.7 /5

based on 103 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5
  • Safety
    4.3/5

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We cannot recommend this tour enough! Simone is the best tour guide we’ve had so far in Italy. He is very friendly, highly knowledgeable and made the experience all the more worthwhile. We stopped at all the best spots along the way and he even encouraged us to practice our Italian. The scenery of the Dolomites is truly breathtaking. We had lunch in a restaurant with beautiful views of the lake and surrounding mountains. If you’re considering doing this tour then you should definitely go for it!

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June 13, 2022

Absolutely outstanding!! This is a must do if you only have time for one day in the Dolomites! Our guide, Simionne, was friendly, outgoing and very knowledgeable. We learned so much about the region and he gave us plenty of stops to take pictures, walk around one of the lakes, and have an outdoor lunch with a view like no other. This will be a memory of a lifetime! Was wonderful to be able to relax while he drove and just take in the incredible scenery.

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June 7, 2022

We had our tour guided by Simone, and he is the funnest and the most resourceful tour guide! His english is impeccable, and he makes jokes to make it engaging, he also gives food recommendations and tells stories and insider information I dont think any other guide can deliver the way he does. Aside from that the dolomites are worth passing near to, such a refreshing view and there was a hike also included

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June 7, 2022

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