Dolomite Mountains and Cortina Semi Private Day Trip from Venice

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Dolomite Mountains and Cortina Semi Private Day Trip from Venice
from USD $189.93
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.
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In Brief

Venice, Italy
9 hours
Important InfoInfo
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Tre Cime di Lavaredo, 32041, Auronzo di Cadore Italy

Enjoy an optional easy walk or sit at the rifugio and enjoy the view of this spectacular mountain range -

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Lago di Misurina, Frazione di Auronzo di Cadore., Auronzo di Cadore Italy

Enjoy an easy walk around the lake or stop by a cafe' and enjoy the view of this magnificent lake

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Ufficio Informazioni Turistiche Cortina d'Ampezzo, Corso Italia 81, 32043 Cortina d'Ampezzo Italy

Enjoy some free time to wander around this picturesque and famous mountain village

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Lago di Braies, 39030 Braies Italy

Enjoy an optional walk around the lake or sit down at one the cafes by the lake and take in the magnificent view ( season visit - we visit this lake when the tre Cime di Lavaredo is closed (from Nov until mid May )

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: San Candido, San Candido, Province of South Tyrol, Trentino-Alto Adige

Spend some time in this charming village close to the border with Austria . Set in beautiful Val Pusteria , it has the typical south Tirolean atmosphere ( seasonal visit - we visit San Candido when the Tre Cime di Lavaredo is closed from Nov until mid May )

Duration: 1 hour


  • 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

Departure Time

8:00 AM

Departure Point

1: Tronchetto, 30135 Venice, Metropolitan City of Venice, Italy
2: People Mover - Tronchetto station, Isola Nova del Tronchetto, 33, 30135 Venezia VE, Italy

Returns To

Piazzale Roma, 30135 Venezia VE, Italy

Additional Information

  • 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 good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • 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

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

This is a must do day trip. This is a small tour so our group of 7 was perfect, just us and our driver/tour guide. Our experienced guide Giovanni’s knowledge of the area was extensive and his love for the countryside plainly obvious when he spoke of the alps. We were blessed with snow on the day of our trip which only added to the magic and excitement. Hailing from sunny North Queensland in Australia some of us had only seen snow once in our 50+ life and for my youngest sister it was her first time. The picturesque Lago Di Braies was breathtakingly beautiful and as the snow fell we reverted to our childhood throwing snowballs, making snow angels and truly enjoying the moment. This magical day will forever be firmly etched in our memories. If you are thinking of taking this tour DO IT it’s worth the money and I’m sure you won’t be disappointed. We fondly refer to it as ‘Best Day Ever’
• Submitted 17 Dec 2019
Excellent small group tour to see the Dolomites mountain range and the small towns around the area. Great stops along the way for pictures and taking short walks to enjoy the views.
• Submitted 03 Dec 2019
we had an awesome day. Marco our driver/guide was excellent and really gave us a good tour, visited a few places and stopped for photo stops in between, really good to get up the mountains to see the deep show and frozen lakes. would definitely recommend this tour. good communications from the operator made finding the meeting point easy too
• Submitted 29 Nov 2019
A 1 day trip up into the Dolomites. The van was comfortable and the driver was professional and informed. I would recommend this trip to anyone staying in Venice for a few days. These mountains and the villages are breathtaking.
• Submitted 14 Nov 2019
We loved our tour! It was beautiful, peaceful, and unforgettable! Our tour guide was lovely and very knowledgeable!
• Submitted 08 Nov 2019
Taking a day from the hustle and bustle of Venice is just what we needed. The five of us boarded our mini van, and set off with our delightful guide to the town of Cortona, and the Dolomites. The pacing of this tour was wonderful, and allowed lots of time for photos, and coffees along the way. It was so interesting to see the gradual emergence of Austria, even though we never left Italy. Beautiful scenery, and interesting facts made this a wonderful day.
• Submitted 01 Nov 2019
This is a great day tour from,Venice. The scenery is breathtaking, Lorenzo our tour guide and driver was great, the little restaurant he took us to for lunch was terrific. Basically an awesome day all round. Highly recommended.
• Submitted 16 Oct 2019
I had a beautiful day driving through the countryside north of Venice. We travelled in a very comfortable van and stopped on the way to take many photos. Our driver was fantastic and very aware of making everyone feel welcome. The Dolomites and Cortina were spectacular and something that I will never forget. This was a wonderful way trip that I would highly recommend.
• Submitted 14 Oct 2019
First, if you are staying in San Marco, take the water bus. We thought we would walk to the meeting spot but it was so far and with the little alleys of Venice its easy to get turned around. The meeting spot was kind of far out there. We had a very small group, only four people. The van was nice and clean. The driver, Marco, was friendly and knowledgeable. The tour was scenic and relaxing. We made plenty of stops for pictures and a few longer stops. We had time for coffee and snacks at the one and lunch at another. It was nice to get away from the crowds of people. Everywhere we went was beautiful and interesting. The tour was very laid back. The people were friendly. We would recommend this tour.
• Submitted 14 Oct 2019
Wow!! This tour was amazing. Great driver and such an amazing place to see! I would highly recommend this tour
• Submitted 27 Sep 2019
Had a fantastic day trip to the Dolomites Mountains and Cortina. Have done this tour before in June but this time late September both times the weather was great as were the stupendous scenes and interesting and beautiful lakes that our driver Francesco took us to. He is a very good driver, interacts well with all the customers and only too happy to explain everything he knows about the region and the beautiful Dolomites.
• Submitted 23 Sep 2019
Our driver/tour guide, Phillipe, was excellent! He was informative and an amazing driver. He even stopped a few times to let us see the views and get pictures (and he was gracious enough to take pictures of us). We were lucky to have perfect weather so that always helps to make a trip like this even better. One thing you should be aware of....this is a long drive! We were in a nice van that took four couples however if you get stuck in the back hopefully the others in the van will take turns with the seating. There are quite a lot of switchbacks and fast driving so if you get car sick, this may not be the trip for you. However, the sites were spectacular so if you can stomach it, make it happen. Well worth the cost!
• Submitted 19 Sep 2019
Fantastic day. Our guide was very charismatic and knowledgeable and provided with much information. The day was very interesting with great scenery throughout the journey. Well worth it.
• Submitted 16 Sep 2019
I had a fantastic driver Francesco, in a great spacious Mercedes MPV. It was a very pleasant drive, and Francesco had time to talk about the areas he drove by, including history of the area. The stops included Pieve di Cardore, Cortina town (winter olympics city), Misurina town, and we had time to include a stop at Auronzo town. The mountainous area offered great scenic views, with lakes, trees and fresh air. Overall, it's a must go trip if you are in these parts of Italy. The bonus is meeting other travellers in the small group trip.
• Submitted 03 Sep 2019
Wonderful trip with amazing scenery. Driver was very knowledgeable about places we stopped at. Definitely worth the price.
• Submitted 02 Sep 2019
This tour was such a great way to see the beautiful Dolomite mountains! It is a perfect tour to go on as a family! It makes a lot of stops so you are able to get out and take pictures and explore!
• Submitted 30 Jul 2019
Our guide, Marco was awesome. The trip was scenic and we were allowed to get down and take pictures at such spots. This trip (unlike some others) was relaxing.
• Submitted 29 Jul 2019
If you have time to get out of Venice for one day, this day trip is a great option. Beautiful scenery, nice small towns, very relaxing day.
• Submitted 09 Jul 2019
We had Incredible views of snow capped mountains the entire day. The weather was beautiful, and our minivan of 8 was so lucky to have Giovanni as our guide and driver. He is so knowledgeable and interesting, with just the right balance of humor, history and facts. His guidance kept our group on time without the feeling of being too rushed. Cortina was lovely, and the lakes were equally picturesque. We had time for a leisurely lunch and extra free time at one of the lakes. The tour was well paced, and Giovanni was an excellent driver. I highly recommend this tour for anyone who wants to visit the breathtaking Dolomite mountains and lakes on a day tour from Venice.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
What a great day we had we had. The views were beautiful. I can’t wait to go back and enjoy the mountains.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
Worth the price of admission. We enjoyed a sunny day and generally good viewing conditions. We booked well in advance but that can be risky. If the weather on your trip date is overcast or raining there are no refunds. There were people on our trip who booked one day ahead of the tour so that is an option if you want to avoid disappointing weather.
• Submitted 10 Jul 2019
Our guide, Lorenzo, was informative, helpful, and fun. The group size was small enough (8) to get to chat and know each other a bit. Lorenzo made frequent "photo-op" stops at breath-taking spots. Well worth it.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
Our tour guide, Philipo, was awesome! He spoke English very well and was patient and courteous the whole trip. He gave us ample time at each stop, even gave us recommendations! Lunch was at a great spot and the cost was reasonable. I only wish it were a clearer day, but we had an awesome time nevertheless. This was a great value!
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
Our guide was very helpful, filled with information. Answered all our questions, had a great sense of humor! Couldn't have asked for a better guide!
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019

In Brief

Venice, Italy
9 hours