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Cortina & Dramatic Dolomites Full-Day Tour from Venice

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Cortina & Dramatic Dolomites Full-Day Tour from Venice

Activity provider: Venice Events srl
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From US$ 170.07 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.

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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


  • 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.
  • 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

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

4.6 /5

based on 86 reviews

Review summary

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An unbelievable experience. The Dolomites are breathtaking and we live in Colorado so we see lots of mountains. Our guide Simone was the best! We ended up with a “private” tour when the other party cancelled so we were able to have some flexibility. He was funny, engaging, and knowledgeable. Visited many small villages and lakes and had a wonderful lunch prior to Cortina as it was basically closed due to “mud season”. We were able to go to the outlook above Cortina and stroll through town. It’s a full day, but we’ll worth it!

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April 28, 2022

If you want to feel awed by dramatic mountain scenery, spectacular lakes and the purest air, then this is for you. This tour matched my criteria for comfort and safety, a small size group and options for shorter or longer walks, sites of specific interest, meals, etc. Central to this was our highly competent and well informed guide, who spared no one his considerate attention and made all feel bonded in the experience with humour and kindness - thank you Simone!

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April 19, 2022

It was a great day, with perfect weather! Our driver/guide, Miriam, was excellent, pointing out points of interest and giving information and history of the places we passed and stopped at. She took the time to show us things we would have missed, and made plenty of stops along the way for photo opportunities. Lunch was on your own at Lake Misurina, with several choices. It was a thoroughly enjoyable day with breathtaking views of the mountains, and a highlight of my trip to Italy.

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October 19, 2021

Product ID: 12283