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The Dolomites - Tour from Venice

  • When does it run?
    01 Apr - 31 Oct: Monday & Thursday
  • Start time
  • Duration
    8 hours
  • Air-conditioned minivan
  • English-speaking driver
  • Entrance fees to the Toll road
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Key Highlights

  • Enjoy a day trip amidst the stunning scenery of the Dolomites
  • Visit the village where famous Renaissance painter Titian was born
  • Get ample photo opportunities at scenic back roads
  • Take a stroll along the pedestrian path in the middle of green pastures
  • Regale in the magnetic and eventful history of the Papacy and the Vatican with this private tour


Enjoy the scenic beauty of nature on this tour. The Dolomites are a section of one of the most spectacular mountain ranges, the Alps. These huge rocky structures present an awesome sight and appear both daunting and enchanting. Passing through tunnels, enjoy a picturesque sight of valleys and canyons.

Admire the scenery from the high altitude lake of Misurina and take in the view of the ‘Tre Cime di Laverdo’, the ‘Sorapis’ and ‘Marmarole’. Lakes and towns covered in this tour are: Pieve di Cadore, Tre Cime, Cortina, Lake Misurina and Lake Auronzo.

Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    01 Apr - 31 Oct: Monday & Thursday

  • Duration

    8 hours

  • Start time


  • Meeting Point

    The tour starts from the left hand side of Piazzale Roma, in front of Hotel Olympia in the car park area.

  • Ending Point

    Piazzale Roma


  • You will be met by your driver on the left hand side of the Piazzale Roma. You will be driven in an air-conditioned minivan.

    As you travel, and pass through tunnels you will glimpse beautiful canyons and valleys.

    Reach the beautiful emerald coloured lake of Santa Croce, surrounded by soaring peaks and pine forests. Your first stop is Pieve di Cadore a delightful alpine village, which is the the birth place of the Italian artist Titian. Here you have time for a short walk with traditional shops selling salumi, local cheeses and home made ice cream.

    Continue your journey passing through tunnels with astounding views of canyons as you take the toll road to Tre Cime di Lavaredo’ (the three peaks of Laverdo which are 2360m high) with more unforgettable views of the Dolomites.

    Proceed to Cortina – ‘the pearl of the Dolomites’, where you could enjoy a quiet stroll and take pictures of the breathtaking mountains. Weather permitting you may also take the Cable car up to Faloria at 2134mt, which overlooks the entire town of Cortina and the surrounding mountains.

    Reach the Lake Misurina where you can wander around and admire the beautiful mountain peaks and spectacular backdrop with views of “Sorapis”, and the “Marmarole”or enjoy an optional lunch (payable direct). Surrounded by scenery as stunning as this, photo opportunities are plentiful!

    Continue the journey on to admire the picturesque Auronzo lake passing through enchanting mountain villages.

    You will be driven back to Venice to the Piazzale Roma, where your tour concludes.

Inclusions & Exclusions

  • Air-conditioned minivan
  • English-speaking driver
  • Entrance fees to the Toll road
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch

Please note

You are requested to reach the point of departure for the tour 15 minutes prior to the start time.

Please call the local activity operator at least 24 hours prior to the start of the tour to confirm the departure details.

Our driver will arrive 10 minutes before the departure of the tour and will have a sign saying the name of the tour on the windscreen of the vehicle and will also be holding an orange umbrella.

We recommend that you print this document which has a range of information on how to reach the meeting point.

Voucher information: No need to print! If you are travelling with a smartphone or a tablet you can present the voucher on your device for this activity.

No reduction for children because they have an own seat in the car. Advise in the special request section while making a booking, if you need a baby seat.

Additional info

The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.Please read the below instructions carefully to help you find the meeting point.
Arriving by Boat (Vaporetto):
Take lines No.1 or No. 2 to Piazzale Roma. Go up the steps past Calatrava Bridge and on your right you will see the boats and buses ticket office. In front of you facing the bus park turn left and follow the path passing the taxis, some trees and small kiosks. At the end of the path you will see the hotel Olympia on the other side of the canal. On your left is a small car parking area which is the pick up and drop off point.
Arriving by water taxi: Ask your driver to take you to Rio Novo at Piazzale Roma as you get off in front of the bank “Casa di Risparmio” walk straight up the pathway passing the WC on your right into the bus park and then turn left along the path to the small car park area.
Arriving by Foot: Please follow the indications for Piazzale Roma and then follow our instructions above.

Customer Reviews

  • Picturesque escape from Venezia
    Robert Lack, Australia 05/07/2018
  • The Dolomites
    Lauren McGowan, Australia 09/18/2017
  • A great break from the Venice Crowds
    MOTI KELLNER, Israel 10/30/2015