The contrast between the natural mountain range known as the Dolomites and the man-made beauty of Venice will have you fascinated and enthralled. Surround yourself with beautiful lakes and valleys as you embark on this wonderful guided adventure.
This Dolomite Mountains small group tour, designed by a local expert, visits the most breathtaking views of Italy. Your guided tour of the Dolomites will give you a personalized experience as you explore the scenery. You'll have the opportunity to spend most of your time off of the bus, allowing you time to get acquainted with Italy's natural beauty. The Dolomites are known as an extremely diverse mountain range. As you travel through the range and see the different mountains that comprise the range, you'll be amazed by how different each set of mountains is. You'll see glaciers in the distance, soaring peaks, emerald green lakes surrounded by forests of pine and larch, with reflections of the mountains mirrored on their calm waters, and typical Tyrolean villages clinging to the mountainsides.
Visit the birth place of Titian, an Italian painter who was one of the most important members of the 16th century's Venetian School. As you visit the mountain village where he was born, you'll learn about the history and culture of the mountain's residents. At certain points throughout your tour, you'll stop and enjoy the spectacular views of the Dolomites. Standing 7,500 feet tall, the Dolomites will give you great perspective on the natural world. Gaze out across a myriad of peaks and valleys as far as the eye can see. Here you can enjoy an optional short walk along an easy trail beneath the towering peaks to admire neighbouring peaks of the Sesto region and the deep verdant valleys several thousand feet below.
After your Dolomites tour, you'll head to Cortina, a cosmopolitan ski resort. After a fulfilling day spent in the Dolomites, you'll ride along a scenic route to make your way back to Venice. This small guided tour of the Dolomite Mountains and Cortina will open your eyes to the fascinating beauty that Italy has to offer.
Please Note: This tour departs from and returns to the Tronchetto water-bus station area. Depending on your ship's docking location, a vaporetto, water shuttle, or walk may be required. Transportation between your ship and the Tronchetto water-bus station is not included in the tour price.