Unforgettable Dolomites Semi Private Day Trip from Venice

Admire stunning mountains while exploring Cortina, Lake Misurina, and the Three Peaks of Lavaredo

Travel Flexibly · 9.00h · Venice, Italy

Looking for the best way to visit the Dolomites while in Venice? On this memorable day trip, your friendly driver will escort you to the famous town of Cortina, followed by the enchanting Lake Misurina.You’ll enjoy free time to sightsee, before ending your adventure with panoramic views of the legendary Three Peaks of Lavaredo. Enjoy the convenience of a knowledgeable escort, along with the freedom to explore on your own, on this unforgettable journey to Italy’s most breathtaking mountain range.

  • Meeting point at Tronchetto
  • Meet your driver​
  • Cortina d'Ampezzo
  • Misurina​ Lake
  • Panoramic stops​
  • Tre Cime di Lavaredo​
  • End at Tronchetto

Hop aboard the water bus in Venice to make your way to Tronchetto. From here, your friendly driver will greet you, along with your small group of only 8 travelers at most. Climb inside your comfortable minivan for the day as you’re transported to the alpine wonderland of the Dolomites.

Your first stop will be the picturesque town of Cortina. Enjoy about one hour of free time to explore the famous ski town at your leisure. Admire the sights, visit the local shops, and marvel at the rugged mountain landscape that surrounds you.

Your Dolomites adventure will continue with panoramic views of the iconic Three Peaks of Lavaredo. Stop at multiple scenic viewpoints, snap incredible photos from an unparalleled vantage point, and take in the captivating landscape.

Next, you’ll be escorted to the beautiful Lake Misurina, where you will enjoy some free time to roam freely around the crystal blue lake, taking in the sights (and plenty of photos) along its perimeter.

You should arrive back in Venice’s Piazzale Roma around 6:00 pm, leaving you with plenty of time to find dinner and send your friends back home jaw-dropping photos from your adventure!

Dolomites, Lake Misurina, and Cortina Day Trip from Venice Tour Description

Your 9-hour day trip includes:

  • English speaking driver-escort

  • Transportation in Mercedes minivan or similar vehicle

  • Entrance fees to the Tre Cime di Lavaredo

  • Free time to explore Cortina d’Ampezzo

  • Explore Lake Misurina

  • Small group size of only 8 people max

Hop on a Water Bus

After an early morning wake up call in Venice, your enchanting journey begins by hopping on a water bus to Tronchetto Parking Termina, where the meeting point for this tour is set. Once arrived, you’ll meet your friendly, English-speaking driver. Along with your intimate group of up to 8 travelers, you’ll hop into a comfortable vehicle before being whisked away to the breathtaking Dolomites.

Wander Through Cortina d’Ampezzo

Soon enough, you’ll arrive in the mesmerizing Dolomites town of Cortina, one of the most fashionable Italian mountain towns, popular destination for celebrities and travelers from around the world. Admire the spectacular views from this famous ski resort town as you enjoy about an hour to explore at your leisure. Venture to the most impressive viewpoints, pop into local shops to pick up memorable souvenirs, and marvel at the endless sightseeing opportunities!

Admire the Three Peaks of Lavaredo

Continue your tour of the Dolomites with spectacular views of the Tre Cime di Lavaredo. This jaw-dropping alpine cliff is one of the most famous sites of the Dolomites, and for good reason. Your driver will lead you to several picturesque viewpoints to admire the iconic three peaks from the most impressive vantage points. You’ll also be led to a premier spot for taking photos of the breathtaking view!

Explore Lake Misurina

After hopping back in your vehicle, your friendly driver will escort you to your next jaw-dropping stop of the day. Lake Misurina is the biggest natural lake in the area, and you’ll have plenty of time to experience the mesmerizing alpine lake and its surroundings. Walk along the lake’s perimeter or hop on a cable lift to Col De Varda for an unparalleled viewpoint.

The stunning lake is also lined by plenty of delicious restaurants, so this is a great opportunity to stop for lunch and indulge in delicious, northern Italian cuisine.

Return to Venice

After soaking in the panoramic viewpoints of the Dolomites, it will be time to say goodbye to this enchanting mountain range. Your driver will escort you back to Venice, where you’ll hop aboard the water bus once more. Your journey ends in Venice’s Piazzale Roma, where you should arrive around 6:00 pm.

What you get with this tour
Friendly English speaking driver-escort
Group size of 8
Roundtrip transportation
Entrance fees to the Tre Cime di Lavaredo
Free time to explore Cortina d’Ampezzo
Lake Misurina
Tour guide gratuities
Lunch
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Frequently Asked Questions

What to bring?

We recommend wearing comfortable, season-appropriate clothes and shoes. Don’t forget a hat and sunglasses in the summer!

Where to meet?

The meeting point for this tour is at Tronchetto.

What to bring?

We recommend wearing comfortable, season-appropriate clothes and shoes. Don’t forget a hat and sunglasses in the summer!

Is this tour run by The Tour Guy?

This tour is operated by one of our trusted and vetted partners in Venice.

What if I have concerns about my mobility on this tour?

Due to the transportation involved and the walking and hiking required on this tour, this tour is not entirely suitable for wheelchair users, but if you have doubts on your mobility, please let us know beforehand and we will do our best to accommodate you.

What happens if it rains?

We run our tours rain or shine! If the weather is extremely bad and the tour cannot run for safety reasons, we will inform you immediately.

Is there any chance this tour will be canceled?

On the rare occasion the tour is canceled, we'll inform you as soon as possible. We will work with you to reschedule your tour when possible or provide a full refund.

How comprehensive is this tour?

In the spirit of seeing as much of the Dolomites in one day as possible, the Cortina d’Ampezzo, Lake Misurina, and Three Peaks of Lavaredo portions of this tour are abbreviated more than our dedicated tours in each area. You'll still get to experience all the most important elements of these impressive attractions though.

Is lunch included in the price of the tour?

No, but you'll have a break to find delicious food during the tour. Your driver is sure to point you in the right direction.

Can I bring my kids and do I have to pay for them?

Children of all ages are welcome on this day trip, and all participants are charged the same fee regardless of age. Infant seats are available upon request, please take into account that children under 97 pounds or 4ft 9in must use proper seats according to Italian regulations. Make sure you inform us in advance if your children are joining the tour!

Why do I have to pay for my child?

Since this trip includes transportation, all passengers on the tour must be seated for safety and legal reasons. That means a young child takes up the same space as a youth or adult.

Does the itinerary of this tour ever change?

Due to traffic conditions or unforeseen circumstances, the itinerary may change order or be amended to ensure a seamless experience!

Does this tour include hotel pickup?

Hotel pickup is not included on this tour. You’ll meet your guide at the designated meeting point in Tronchetto.

Where does this tour end?

This tour ends in Piazzale Roma, after taking the water bus back to Venice.

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