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Dolomites and Cortina - Small Group Day Tour

Experience the incredible beauty of the Dolomite mountains on this charming day tour from Venice which delivers soaring snow-covered peaks, emerald green lakes, enchanting mountain villages and cavernous verdant valleys of pine and larch. Don't forget your cameras!

This intimate tour takes you to the best of the Sesto region, including the cosmopolitan ski resort of Cortina, Lake Misurina, Tre Cime di Lavaredo, the birthplace of Renaissance painter Titian and a multitude of spectacular vistas.

After a scenic drive from Venice, stop to admire Lake Santa Caterina, before heading to Lake Misurina, 'the pearl of the Dolomites'. The lake is famous for its breathtaking views of the Tre Cime di Lavaredo, three distinctive battlement-like peaks.

Next, drive up to the base of the Tre Cime for arguably the best view of the Dolomite Mountains, which stretch as far as the eye can see.

Here you can enjoy an optional short walk along an easy trail beneath the towering peaks to admire neighbouring peaks of the Sesto region and the deep verdant valleys several thousand feet below.

In the afternoon, drive into the Cortina region to visit the cosmopolitan ski resort of Cortina d'Ampezzo, pausing at a panoramic viewpoint to admire the town circled by soft green meadows and towering mountains.

Enjoy free time to wander around the town of Cortina, with its streets lined with elegant boutiques, or relax at one of the street-side cafés.

Late afternoon, you'll travel back to Venice, passing several more major peaks. Relax on the drive and savour the different colours of the Dolomites in the late-afternoon sun.

Experience Includes

  • Guided tour to the Dolomites and Cortina
  • An abundance of Spectacular mountain vistas
  • Short walk at the base of Tre Cime di Lavaredo
  • Air-conditioned transportation by Mercedes minivan or similar make
  • English-speaking driver/guide
  • Entrance Fees to the Tre Cime Di Lavaredo Toll Road - 7,500 ft above sea-level (subject to weather conditions)

Experience Excludes

  • Hotel transfers
  • Optional gratuities
  • Optional lunch at a local trattoria (payable locally)


Varies - see calendar.

Departure location

Tronchetto Water Bus station in Venice.


Around 9 hours.

Terms & Conditions

  • This tour operates with a minimum of 4 and maximum of 8 participants.
  • You must reconfirm your tour locally at least 24 hours prior to your scheduled departure date.
  • Please arrive 10 minutes before the scheduled departure time.
  • Unfortunately, this tour is not fully accessible for wheelchair users or people with walking disabilities.
  • Lunch is not included.
  • Tre Cime di Lavaredo are open seasonally (from late May until October) and are subject to weather conditions. In case of bad weather conditions, you'll be offered a back up plan featuring the visit of a wine area, including wine tasting and visit to the famous and awe-inspiring Follina abbey.
  • 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.
  • Cancellations: More than 8 days before tour departure: no charge; From 7 to 4 days: 50% charge; Less than 3 days and no show: 100% non refundable.