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Dolomite Mountains and Cortina Semi Private Day Trip from Venice

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Escape the city and spend a day in the Dolomite Mountains on a full-day trip from Venice! With an expert driver-guide to tell you all about the region, you’ll see one of the area’s finest lake, Lake Misurina, headed up by the heart-stopping Tre Cime di Lavaredo peaks. Enjoy lunch in a traditional ‘trattoria’ (own expense), soak up the scenery on a bracing mountain walk, and then enjoy free time to explore the chic ski resort town of Cortina d’Ampezzo.

From November 15th until March 31st, join the Dolomites Day tour from Venice to visit Cortina, the picturesque Braies Lake and San Candido, one of the most beautiful South Tyrolean villages in the Dolomites.

Numbers are limited to 8 on this small-group tour, ensuring you’ll see the best of the Dolomites with personalized attention from your driver-guide.
  • Hassle-free Dolomites day trip from Venice includes transportation
  • Avoid the hassle of renting a car and reading Italian road signs 
  • Commentary at each stop provides details of the UNESCO-listed attractions
  • Combination of guided elements and free time is suited for different traveler types
  • Small group of just eight people allows for personalized attention and asking questions
What to Expect
Make your way to the central Venice meeting point, where you'll hop aboard a comfortable minivan with your small group of just eight people. With your driver/guide at the wheel, you'll be able to appreciate the scenery on the way out of the ancient city and into the Northern Italian countryside. Arrive at the chic ski resort of Cortina d'Ampezzo, where you'll have some free time to explore the village, a favorite vacation spot for wealthy Italians. Move on to Lake Misurina, known as one of the most beautiful lakes in the area, where you'll stop for scenic views and photo ops. Take in the views of the dramatic peaks in the distance, called the Tre Cime di Lavaredo. Pause at a traditional Italian trattoria for lunch (own expense), followed by a self-guided stroll on some gentle mountain paths. After a long day of exploring, enjoy not having to read road signs in Italian and simply settle into your seat on the trip back to Venice for drop-off. Please note: From November 15th until Tre Cime di Lavaredo reopens (around the third week of May) this tour will visit Braies Lake and San Candido, located on the border of Austria) instead of Lake Misurina and Tre Cime di Lavaredo. From November 23rd to January 6th you'll also visit the San Candido Christmas Market.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Tronchetto, 30135 Venice, Metropolitan City of Venice, Italy
Departure Time
8:00 AM
Return Details
Piazzale Roma, 30135 Venezia VE, Italy
  • Driver-tour escort
  • Easy self-guided nature walk (optional)
  • Transport by air-conditioned Mercedes or similar-make minivan
  • Entry/Admission - Tre Cime di Lavaredo
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drink, unless specified
  • Entry/Admission - Ufficio Informazioni Turistiche Cortina d'Ampezzo
  • Entry/Admission - Lago di Braies
  • Entry/Admission - Escursioune Estiva - Sesto - San Candido
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • The visit to the foothills of Tre Cime di Lavaredo is seasonal (end of May to October) subject to weather conditions. When it is not possible to access it, you will spend more time in Cortina instead
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • 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.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are staying in Venice and want a change of pace or more variety, this is a perfect option. You are met in Tronchetto near the cruise terminals (the people mover light rail drops you very close to the pickup). Don’t be late...you’ll be...More

Thank MarshalltownMan
AvvBell, Manager at Avventure Bellissime, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Client, Thank you for providing such a detailed feedback about the tour - very thorough description of your day which, to my understanding, was excellent for both you and your wife. Your recommendation is much appreciated as well as your kind comment about the...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our favorite trip in Italy. Our amazing driver and guide Francesco made this trip extra special because of his friendly personality and sense of humor. He took us to beautiful lakes, mountains. If you love nature, it’s a must trip - highly recommendedMore

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AvvBell, Manager at Avventure Bellissime, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Client, Thank you for providing your feedback - it's excellent news our trip was the highlight of your Italian holiday! We truly appreciate your recommendation and I have already forwarded your comments to our driver-guide Francesco. Thank you for joining our tour! Kind regards,...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Drive by Pieve di Cardore, Cortina and Misurina towns to see the Dolomite Mountains. The excursion takes you away from the heat of the lower altitude cities of Italy. The impressive mountains, and their reflections on the lakes is a welcome sight, and the scenery...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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AvvBell, Manager at Avventure Bellissime, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Client, Thank you for your detailed and interesting review of our small group tour. This tour is definitely a good idea if you want to have some rest away from the busy season in Venice and if you are looking for truly picturesque stunning...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent trip. Our guide - Marco was great. He made this trip very relaxing and pleasant. The car was comfortable and we have very nice pictures of this trip.More

Date of experience: July 2019
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AvvBell, Manager at Avventure Bellissime, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Sanjay Thank you for your feedback. I am very happy you are satisfied with trip contents and our driver-guide's professional attitude. I hope you took a lot of great pics of this stunning area - if perhaps you would like to share them on...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great day in a small group of 8. Our driver Francesco made sure we did all and more that was advertised. The mini-van was excellent and clean. Francesco, apart from being a good driver (and he’s Italian😀) he was knowledgeable and made the...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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AvvBell, Manager at Avventure Bellissime, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Joe Thank you for your 5-stars review - I am very pleased your trip was great and entertaining and I will be happy to forward your comments to our driver-guide. Your recommendation is much appreciated, thank you for booking with us! Kind regards, Aleksandra...More

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9 September 2019|
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Response from Marguerite W |
I think it was the same. There were 2 vans because there were about 16 people, and I think we were in one that fit 9 or 10. It's high up and the view is good from each seat.
25 August 2019|
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Response from RaySbrana | Reviewed this property |
I don't think you have any problems getting back in time to catch a train at 7. If I recall correctly we were back by 5:00 5:30 and we were back in our hotel room by 6.
23 August 2019|
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Response from 808maureenr | Reviewed this property |
Agree, I would be reluctant to take a toddler.
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