Charming towns at the foot of the mountains, beautiful natural scenery and spectacular gastronomy...discover all this and more on this 4-day tour of the Dolomites from Milan.
Day 1: Milan - Verona - Canazei - Cortina d'Ampezzo
At 8:30 am, we'll leave the centre of Milan and after a two-hour journey, we'll reach our first stop, enjoying a guided tour of Verona; the city of 'star-cross'd lovers' Romeo and Juliet. You'll even get to see the famous house and Juliet's Balcony, which receives hundreds of letters each day asking for romantic advice. You'll also visit the Arena; the incredible Roman amphitheatre once home to gladiatorial games. After our history-filled guided walking tour of Verona, you'll have free time to get lunch and explore at your leisure.
In the afternoon we'll head towards the Dolomites and we'll stop in the picturesque town of Canazei. Here, we'll admire the incredible mountain landscapes before making our way to Cortina d'Ampezzo. Time and availability dependent, we'll be able to enjoy a tasting session of typical regional products, such as apples from the Trentino region and speck (a type of smoked ham). Afterwards, you'll have free time to have dinner and we'll spend the night in a hotel in Cortina d'Ampezzo.
Day 2: Cortina d'Ampezzo - Misurina & Braies Lakes - Gardena - Cortina d'Ampezzo
After breakfast at the hotel, we'll head to Lake Misurina, 'the Pearl of the Dolomites'. At 3,280 feet (1,000 metres) above sea level, this is one of the prettiest spots in the region. Although you could argue that our next spot, Lake Braies, with its intense blue colour, is equally breathtaking. After admiring these natural wonders, you'll have some free time to have lunch in one of the region's typical, charming villages.
We'll then continue our route to Val Gardena, a stunning Alpine valley nestled in the mountains. Here, you can try your hand at learning a few words of Ladin, the region's local language. Finally, we'll return back to Cortina d'Ampezzo where once again you'll be able to have dinner at your leisure and we'll stay in the same hotel as the previous night.
Day 3: Cortina d'Ampezzo - Lake Carezza - Merano - Bolzano
Full of energy after a good night's sleep and a delicious breakfast at the hotel, we'll cross the Falzarego and Costalunga Passes, following one of the most popular routes on the Giro d'Italia. Then we'll reach Lake Carezza, where you can admire the reflection of the mountains in its emerald waters before having some free time to get lunch before we leave for Merano.
Next, we'll take you on a guided tour of Merano, where you'll discover the typical South Tyrol architecture on the banks of the Passer. The day will get better yet, as we explore the old town of Bolzano. In the capital of the Alto Adige region, we'll visit the medieval area where you can marvel at the cathedral with is Roman and Gothic elements. You'll also have some free time to explore at your pace and get dinner before heading to the hotel in this town.
Day 4: Bolzano - Trento - Milan
We'll have breakfast in the hotel in Bolzano, admiring the breathing scenery of the Dolomites, listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Next, we'll visit Trento; a historical city which famously gave rise to the Catholic Church's Counter-Reformation. On our guided tour, you'll see some of the city's most emblematic buildings, such as the San Vigilio cathedral and the Buonconsiglio Castle.
After the tour of Trento, you'll have free time to have lunch and wander around the city. Finally, in the afternoon, we'll take the bus back to the centre of Milan.
This tour includes 3 nights accommodation with a bed and breakfast board. Generally, we stay in the following hotels, although if this is not possible we'll stay in a similar hotel:
- Days 1 and 2 - Cortina d´Ampezzo: Hotel Meublé Villa Neve
- Day 3 - Bolzano: Parkhotel Luna Mondschein Bolzano
The prices indicated are per person in a double or triple room. Travellers who wish to stay in an individual room will have to pay a supplement.
Per personUS$ 980.70
* A reservation for one person will include a supplement.
The tour is carried out in several languages at the same time, including in English.
Transport in a luxury air conditioned coach.
English speaking multilingual guide.
3 nights bed and breakfast accommodation.
Tasting of typical products in Cortina d'Ampezzo.
Food (lunches and dinners) and drinks.
Tourist city tax (from 1 to 5 EUR per person per night).
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
You can book up to 15 days before (Milan local time) if there are still places available.
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
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