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Dolomites Explorer From Venice - 7 days map

SMALL GROUP TOUR: Take in the sights of Venice on an included walking tour and enjoy an included 'Cicchetti' lunch before embarking on a 5-day exploration of the Dolomites. See shimmering lakes and rugged mountains, plus explore the captivating German-speaking towns of Brenico and Bressanone. Enjoy included wine tasting on the Prosecco Road, explore beautiful Bolzano, stay in the famous Cortina d'Ampezzo ski resort and visit Trento on your way to Milan.

Inclusions
Itinerary
Prices & Dates
Hotels

Trip Highlights

Venice - Discover the canal city on an included walking tour and enjoy a traditional Cicchetti lunch and a spritz
Cortina d'Ampezzo - Spend two nights in this picturesque ski resort, and take in some of the nearby lakes and mountains
Merano - Take in the highlights of the city's captivating Old Town and enjoy free time or lunch
Prosecco Road - Enjoy included wine tasting and a light lunch at a local winery in the heart of Italy's wine-producing region
Brunico - Wander around this colourful town, home to a charming Old Town and views of the Kronplatz Mountains
Bolzano - Visit the famous Gothic cathedral and stroll along the city's pretty main street, Via dei Portici

Included

6 breakfasts, 2 lunches & 2 dinners
Escorted by an English-speaking Italian tour guide with specialist guides for some sightseeing
Guided sightseeing in Venice, Merano & Bolzano
Valdobbiadene and the Prosecco Road with wine tasting
6 nights 3-4 star hotels
Transportation by deluxe coach with Wi-Fi, audio headsets and onboard toilet
Spritz & 'Cicchetti' Experience in Venice
Note: Touring is operated in conjunction with other tourist groups, not solely On The Go.

Not Included

International flights and visas
Airport transfers
Tipping - an entirely personal gesture
Additional meals and drinks unless specified
Entrance fees unless specified
City tax of €1 - 6 per person per night (tax varies by city), to be paid directly to the hotel at check-in/out. See Trip Notes for details. Please note we recommend paying your city tax when checking in or in the evening during your stay to save time on check out!

Itinerary

Day 1

Benvenuto!

Welcome to Venice! Make your way to our start hotel and settle in. There will be an afternoon meeting with our tour leader before your first night in Italy's canal city is at leisure for you to explore.
Overnight: Venice

Day 2

Exploring Venice

We depart the hotel after breakfast, and are transferred to the iconic Piazza San Marco, known in English as St Mark's Square. From here, enjoy a morning of guided sightseeing. We take in the illustrious Palazzo dei Dogi and see the famous 'Bridge of Sighs'. After our walking tour of the city center, we enjoy an included light lunch of 'cicchetti' and a glass of prosecco or a spritz. 'Cicchetti' is the Venetian take on Tapas, so where better to sample it than in the heart of the canal city!

After lunch, the rest of the day is free for you to further explore Venice. Perhaps pre-book a gondola ride, or visit one of the city's many galleries or museums. We spend a second night in Venice.
Overnight: Venice  |  Breakfast, Lunch

Day 3

Asolo, wine tasting & Cortina

Venice - Asolo - Cortina d'Ampezzo. Departing Venice early this morning, we head to the medieval town of Asolo, nestled amongst the green hills of Treviso. The town's most famous landmark is a splendid fortress, perched on Monte Ricco. From here we enjoy panoramic views of the Old Town, including Piazza Garibaldi, the castle and historic cathedral.

From Asolo, we enjoy a scenic drive through Italy's prosecco region, arriving at a local winery in the heart of this wine-producing region. Enjoy a guided tour of the site and an included tasting of three Valdobbiadene wines paired with a selection of local meats and cheeses.

Our destination for the evening is Cortina d'Ampezzo, known as the 'Queen of the Dolomites'. This famous ski resort boasts incredible views of the Dolomites, a part of the Italian Alps.
Overnight: Cortina d'Ampezzo  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4

Lakes & Mountains

Cortina d'Ampezzo - Lake Misurina - Lake Dobbiaco - San Vito di Cadore - Cortina d'Ampezzo. Departing the hotel after breakfast, we can see the three towering peaks of Tre Cime di Lavaredo in the Dolomite Valley before making our way to Lake Misurina, the largest of the region's lakes. Onwards to Lake Dobbiaco, famous for its emerald waters.

Our next stop is San Vito di Cadore, an idyllic mountain village. Here we can see the rugged peaks of Mount Antelao and Mount Pelmo, listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Enjoy the views of mountains, green meadows and dense conifer forests. We then return to Cortina for the evening.
Overnight: Cortina d'Ampezzo  |  Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5

Cortina to Bolzano

Cortina d'Ampezzo - Lake Braies - Brunico (Bruneck) - Bressanone (Brixen) - Bolzano. Say goodbye to Cortina as we travel first to Lake Braies, home to crystal clear waters and a serene atmosphere. If conditions prevent us reaching the lake, we will instead visit nearby Lake Anterselva and have time for a stroll alongside the shoreline.

Next, we visit medieval Brunico, gateway to the Kronplatz Mountains. Enjoy a walk through the town, home to colorful buildings and a charming Old Town. See the 10th Century cathedral in nearby Brixen and enjoy the fusion of Italian and Austrian cultures. After some time to explore Brixen, we drive to Bolzano for our overnight stay.
Overnight: Bolzano  |  Breakfast

Day 6

Merano, Vipiteno & Bolzano sightseeing

Bolzano - Merano - Vipiteno - Bolzano. This morning we visit Merano, the second-largest city in the region after Bolzano, famous for its Christmas markets. Our guided sightseeing includes the Old Town and you can enjoy free time for lunch.

We make a short stop in Vipiteno, nestled in a picturesque corner of the Alps. There is free time here to wander around the medieval center, shop for souvenirs and taste some more Alpine specialties.

Returning to Bolzano, we spend some time exploring the city. We visit the elegant Gothic cathedral and wander along the city's main street, Via dei Portici. Bolzano is a vibrant combination of Alpine and Mediterranean influence, and a wonderful place to explore. The evening is at leisure here.
Overnight: Bolzano  |  Breakfast

Day 7

Egna & Trento to Milan

Bolzano - Egna - Trento - Milan. Our final day begins with us following the oldest Italian wine route, passing vineyards, lakes and idyllic mountain villages. Stopping in the village of Egna there is time to explore and perhaps enjoy a glass of local Pinot Noir in the pedestrianized center.

We visit Trento next, a city dominated by the Castello del Buon Consiglio. This 13th Century castle is an emblem of the powerful House of Habsburg, which dominated this region for many centuries. Visit Piazza Duomo to see the magnificent Cathedral of Saint Vigilius and enjoy free time for lunch before we make our way to Milan. Here our tour comes to an end.
Breakfast

Prices & Dates

Departure dates are guaranteed with a minimum of 2 persons. 'Twin Share' prices are per person when there are 2 people sharing a room. 'Single Room' prices are applicable to those who don’t have anyone to share a room with or anyone wanting the privacy of a single room.

2024
Twin Share
Single Room
03 Jul - 09 Jul 20% off G
USD $3,575
USD $2,860
USD $4,645
USD $3,716
24 Jul - 30 Jul 20% off
USD $3,575
USD $2,860
USD $4,645
USD $3,716
07 Aug - 13 Aug 20% off G
USD $3,575
USD $2,860
USD $4,645
USD $3,716
21 Aug - 27 Aug 20% off
USD $3,575
USD $2,860
USD $4,645
USD $3,716
11 Sep - 17 Sep 20% off G
USD $3,575
USD $2,860
USD $4,645
USD $3,716
25 Sep - 01 Oct 20% off
USD $3,575
USD $2,860
USD $4,645
USD $3,716
02 Oct - 08 Oct 20% off
USD $3,575
USD $2,860
USD $4,645
USD $3,716

Hotels

The hotels listed below are ones which we frequently use on this tour. We reserve the right to substitute these hotels to ones of a similar standard.

Hotel Delfino Venezia Mestre, Venice

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Hotel Delfino Venezia Mestre is located in the lively Corso del Popolo in the heart of Mestre, the mainland section of Venice. The hotel is just 10 minutes by bus from Venice itself, with a stop across the road - reception can arrange bus tickets for guests if needed. Rooms at this 4-star hotel are well appointed and spacious, equipped with ensuite bathrooms, air-conditioning, free Wi-Fi and television. Buffet breakfast is served onsite and there is a bar and lounge area where guests can enjoy cocktails and apertifs.

B&B Hotel Passo Tre Croci Cortina, Cortina d'Ampezzo

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: 3 Star Hotel

Nestled amidst the breathtaking beauty of the Dolomites, the B&B Hotel Passo Tre Croci in Cortina d'Ampezzo offers a charming escape for nature lovers and adventure seekers alike. With its rustic elegance and unparalleled views of the surrounding peaks, this cosy retreat beckons guests to unwind in comfort. Each room is a sanctuary of style and tranquillity, boasting ensuite bathrooms, flat-screen TV, and complimentary Wi-Fi. Many rooms offer sweeping views of the surrounding mountains.

Stadt Hotel Citta, Bolzano

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Boasting an excellent location in Bolzano's main square of Piazza Walther, the Stadt Hotel Citta is located near many of the city's main attractions. Rooms offer stylish wooden furniture and floors, flat screen TV and a mini-fridge. There is an onsite swimming pool, spa and Turkish baths, and a buffet breakfast is served daily in the hotel restaurant.

At a Glance

Range
Trip Type
Starts
Venice
Ends
Milan
Departs
Wednesdays
Group Size
Min 2 / Max 25
Hotel Rating
3-4 star hotels
Tour Guide
Yes - escorted by a tour guide
Meals
Breakfast: 6, Lunch: 2, Dinner: 2
Countries
Minimum Age
No minimum age
Arr. Transfer
No
Dep. Transfer
No
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