Cortina D'Ampezzo | Italy
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Italian Lakes & Alps Express - 5 days map

SMALL GROUP TOUR: Take in the best of northern Italy's natural wonders on this small group escorted tour travelling from Venice to Milan. Enjoy included wine tasting at a winery on the famous Prosecco Road and spend two nights in the picturesque ski resort of Cortina d'Ampezzo. See lakes Misurina, Dobbiaco and Braies, explore the German-speaking towns of Brunico and Bressanone, enjoy guided sightseeing in Merano and Bolzano, and see Trento's Gothic cathedral.

Inclusions
Itinerary
Prices & Dates
Hotels

Trip Highlights

Asolo - See the hilltop fortress, perched elegantly on Monte Ricco and offering sweeping views of the Old Town
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

4 breakfasts, 1 lunch & 2 dinners
Escorted by an English-speaking Italian tour guide with specialist guides for some sightseeing
Guided sightseeing in Merano & Bolzano
Note: Touring is operated in conjunction with other tourist groups, not solely On The Go.
4 nights 3-4 star hotels
Transportation by deluxe coach with Wi-Fi, audio headsets and onboard toilet
Valdobbiadene and the Prosecco Road with wine tasting

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

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.

Please note: The tour departs at 07:15 on Day 1 from the Hotel Delfino Venezia Mestre in Venice. Please arrive in Venice the day before your tour to ensure you don't miss the coach.
Overnight: Cortina d'Ampezzo  |  Lunch, Dinner

Day 2

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 3

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 colourful 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 4

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 centre, 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 5

Egna & Trento

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 centre.

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.

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26 Jul - 30 Jul 25% off
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09 Aug - 13 Aug 25% off
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23 Aug - 27 Aug 25% off
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13 Sep - 17 Sep 25% off
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27 Sep - 01 Oct 25% off
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04 Oct - 08 Oct 25% off
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AUD $5,985
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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.

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
Fridays
Group Size
Min 2 / Max 25
Hotel Rating
3-4 star hotels
Tour Guide
Yes - escorted by a tour guide
Meals
Breakfast: 4, Lunch: 1, Dinner: 2
Countries
Minimum Age
No minimum age
Arr. Transfer
No
Dep. Transfer
No
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