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From Venice: Cortina and Dolomites Mountains Day Tour

1. From Venice: Cortina and Dolomites Mountains Day Tour

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.

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

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

Enjoy a memorable day exploring Europe's most beautiful range of mountains. During the day you'll make numerous stops at scenic viewpoints, walk around lakes, enjoy a Cortina city tour and walk on level terrain up in the Tre Cime di Lavaredo, from where you can enjoy a splendid view over this majestic mountain range. The beauty of the Dolomites is in their diversity. It will feel as if you have travelled from one mountain range to another such is the stark variation in scenery. During your Dolomites tour, you'll see glaciers in the distance, soaring peaks, emerald green lakes surrounded by forests of pine and larch with reflections of the mountains mirrored on their calm waters, and typical Tyrolean villages clinging to the mountainsides. At the Tre Cime di Lavaredo, at an altitude of 2,360m (7,500 ft), you'll enjoy one of the best views of the mountains, where you can gaze out across a myriad of peaks and valleys as far as the eye can see. Visit the cosmopolitan Cortina and walk around its delightful centre to peruse the many picturesque shops. And after a fulfilling day spent in the Dolomites, sit back and relax on the way back to Venice through the ever-changing scenery of the mountains illuminated by the late afternoon sun.

From Lake Garda: Full-Day Guided Group Tour of Venice

3. From Lake Garda: Full-Day Guided Group Tour of Venice

Spend the day in one of the world’s most romantic cities on a full-day guided tour to Venice from Lake Garda. Travel across the Veneto on an air-conditioned bus, and hop on a private boat to the heart of the city. Finally, join a walking tour from St. Mark's Square to Rialto Bridge. Following your pick-up from various points in the Lake Garda region, including Limone, Riva del Garda and Bardolino, transfer to Venice with a short coffee break (at your expense) near Soave. Arrive in Venice by 11:00 AM and hop on a private boat and cross the lagoon to St. Mark's. Take a 40-minute walking tour of St. Mark's Square, complete with a guide and headphones, and see some of the city’s most famous landmarks, such as St. Mark's Basilica, the Bridge of Sighs, and the Campanile. Stroll the main streets to the Rialto Bridge and other monuments of “La Serenissima.” Learn more about the Republic of Venice and how it came to dominate the east and the west as the “Queen of the Adriatic.” The central district is teeming with beautiful squares, canals, crumbling mansions, ancient churches, artist workshops, and bridges — all of which you get to admire on this tour. In the afternoon, get some free time to relax and explore Venice on your own. Go off the beaten path for a more authentic look at everyday life in the city, or just sit back and people-watch in one of the many cafés of Piazza San Marco. At the end of the day trip, jump back on the boat to get from St. Mark's Square to the transfer bus at approximately 5:45 PM.

Bolzano: Private Street Food Walking Tour

4. Bolzano: Private Street Food Walking Tour

Experience a gastronomic adventure in Bolzano in the most beautiful way on a private tour. Stroll along the picturesque streets and explore the authentic and vibrant street food culture of the city. Visit the enchanting historic center and learn about the culture of the city. Stop at the oldest market of the town and know the culinary culture of South Tyrol. Sample some foods and drinks which still breathe the traditional flavors of the past. Explore the main buildings of the city that have great relevance for both the past and present history of Bolzano. Taste three small tastings of typical Italian products. Dive into the history of this magical city and let the flavors of authentic Italian food take your breath away. Your culinary adventure in the heart of Bolzano will end with a glass of wine or beer with which you can relax amidst the mesmerizing landscape all around you. 

Bozen: 2-Hour Private Guided Tour

5. Bozen: 2-Hour Private Guided Tour

This 2-hour private guided tour of Bozen will allow you to enjoy the most important treasures of the city. You will see how its medieval city center, its Gothic and Romanesque churches, and bilingual signs give Bozen the flavor of a city at the crossroads of Italian and Austrian cultures. Follow your expert guide and discover the most representative places, such as Piazza Walther (Walther Square) with the statue of German minstrel Walther von der Vogelweide, the Dome of Bozen, Piazza Erbe, Via dei Francescani, Piazza Municipio, Piazza del Grano and Via Museo (Museum Street). Prepare to take amazing pictures  of the city and landscape all around you.

Verona Full-Day Tour from Lake Garda

6. Verona Full-Day Tour from Lake Garda

Enjoy a full-day tour of Verona, with round-trip transfers from a host of locations in Lake Garda, including Limone, Lazise and Riva del Garda. Travel by air-conditioned coach and see lights like the Square of Lords and Juliet's House.  Following a comfortable transfer, explore Verona which has developed progressively for over 2,000 years. Admire artistic elements of the highest quality from different periods, including the ever-present contributions of the Scaligeri family. Take a short walk into the city center, where a local guide will take you to the Verona Arena. See one of the finest Roman theaters still in use in existence anywhere in the world. Continue to the Square of Lords (Piazza dei Signori) and Square of Herbs (Piazza delle Erbe), before going to Juliet's House to see messages of love written by visitors from around the world. Go to the Castelvecchio and see the tombs of the Scala family (Arche Scaligere). Look at the Ponte Pietra, a Roman arch bridge that spans the Adige River. Have free time for some retail therapy on one of the most elegant streets in Italy. Stroll down the Via Mazzini and window shop (or max out your credit cards) before your return transfer to Lake Garda.

The Heart of the Dolomites: Private Full-Day Tour by Car

7. The Heart of the Dolomites: Private Full-Day 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.

Bolzano: Best of the Dolomites in One Day Private Tour

8. Bolzano: Best of the Dolomites in One Day Private Tour

Following a pickup from your hotel, you’ll head first to Bolzano, gateway to the Dolomites and capital of the province South Tyrol. Cross the Eggental valley that runs eastward between the Rosengarten massif and the Latemar mountain range. This road was built in 1894 when the territory was part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Stop at Lake Carezza, the most beautiful lake of the western Dolomites, for a 30-minute break and walk around the lake. Next, arrive at Karerpass where you’ll see the historical Residence Grand Hotel Carezza, built in 1893, this was the first luxury hotel in the Dolomites and has hosted very important guests including the Empress Sissi, Winston Churchill, and Agatha Christie. From the Karerpass you’ll reach the Fassa Valley in Trentino and pass through the towns of Vigo di Fassa and Canazei to arrive under the imposing peaks of the Sella group. From here, begin a long series of 27 hairpin bends that will lead you to the famous Pordoi Pass at an altitude of 2,239m above sea level. Enjoy a one-hour break or take the cable car to Sass Pordoi at an altitude of 2,950m. From the Pordoi Pass, go down to the village of Arabba and continue east to the Falzarego Pass, the gateway to the eastern Dolomites. You’ll reach Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy’s premier mountain resort known as the Pearl of the Dolomites where the Winter Olympic Games were hosted in 1956. Cortina, together with Milan, will once again host the Winter Olympics in 2026. From Cortina, the next stop will be Lake Misurina with its incredible panoramic view of Three Peaks of Lavaredo. The lake, with its view of the peaks to the north and Sorapis to the south, is the most famous image of the Dolomites in the world. Just 20 minutes from Lake Misurina you’ll have the opportunity for a brief stop at another important lake in the Eastern Dolomites, Lake Dobbiaco. From Dobbiaco, you’ll reach the extreme northeast of Italy just a few kilometers from the border with Austria for the great finale of the day: a visit to the famous Lake Braies. From here, you’ll return to Bolzano via the Pusteria and the Isarco valleys.

Bolzano: Guided Traditional Food Tour

9. Bolzano: Guided Traditional Food Tour

Explore Bolzano on a guided walking tour led by a local food expert. Learn about South Tyrol's culinary culture and sample an array of traditional foods and drinks. Meet your guide in Bolzano's city center and set out on your foodie adventure. Enjoy a social dining experience and try local delicacies like Speck, Canederli, Brezen, Strudel, and more. And of course, no Italian foodie experience would be complete without a Caffe Espresso. 

Bolzano: Great Dolomites Road Private Day Trip by Car

10. Bolzano: Great Dolomites Road Private Day Trip by Car

Depart Bolzano at the gateway to the Dolomite Mountains, and cross the Ega Valley on a road built in 1895 between the Rosengarten and Latemar mountains when the territory was part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Stop at Lake Carezza to admire the most beautiful lake in the Dolomite Mountains, and benefit from 30 minutes of free time to take a stroll around the lake if you desire. Next, journey towards the Costalunga Pass and see the historical luxury Grand Hotel Carezza, where former guests include the Empress Sissi, Winston Churchill and Agatha Christie. Continue to the Fassa Valley in Trentino, and pass through the towns of  Vigo di Fassa and Canazei to arrive under the imposing peaks of the Sella massif. Next, travel a long series of 27 hairpin bends (switchbacks) en route to the Pordoi Pass 2,239 meters above sea level. Stay for 1 hour, and take the cable car to Sass Pordoi, 2,950 meters above sea level (optional) when it's open (late May until mid-October and Christmas to Easter). Turn back on yourself and return to the Sella Pass to see the impressive vertical walls of the massif right before your eyes. Admire the glacier of Marmolada (3,343 meters) and majestic Sassolungo (3,181 meters), the most famous mountain in the Gardena Valley. After a 10-minute break to take photos, travel down the Sella Pass and enter he Gardena Valley, where you can explore its largest town with a 1-hour stop in Ortisei. Find a nice place for lunch before the return journey to Bolzano. 

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4.6 / 5

based on 1,296 reviews

Of course the scenery was stunning! The driver did an excellent job and even though he was not serving as a guide, provided us with useful and interesting information when we asked. The trip is listed as 8 hours but it actually ran 10 which all in the van agreed was too long. Would encourage the provider to manage time expectations. BTW Get Your Guide provides the most detailed instructions for the meeting point which was so helpful.

This was hands down the best tour we have ever taken and was the highlight of our two weeks in Europe. Alessandro Scacchetti was our guide and he was very knowledgeable, a super safe driver on the crazy winding roads, and gave us a once in a lifetime experience seeing the Dolomites for the first time. HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS GUIDE, you won't be disappointed.

A breathtaking experience! The views, fresh air, nature walk and mini stops on this tour made it perfect! The day went by quickly and our guide Simone was delightful; it is evident he enjoys his job. I highly recommend.

Excellent decision. The wonderful landscape. Very nice trip. Our Guide Simone, very friendly and entertaining. It makes the experience an unforgettable memory.

Our guide Simone was wonderful. So knowledgeable. A great driver. We stopped often for pictures. Gave us options at each stop. Highly recommend.