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The Heart of the Dolomites Experience from Bolzano

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Duration: 8 to 10 hours
Product code: 2060
Overview

Daily tour of a total of 280 km through the breathtaking Dolomites, one of the most beautiful and unique alpine regions in the world, a masterpiece of nature and included in the UNESCO World Heritage listing since 2009. 

From Bolzano to Cortina d'Ampezzo on the spectacular “Great Dolomites Road”. 

Next we take you to admire the symbol of the Dolomites, the Three Peaks of Lavaredo. 

Short stop also in Cortina d’Ampezzo, site of the Winter Olympic Games in 1956 and a great ending with the most famous lake in the Dolomites, the Braies Lake. 

Itinerary: 

Departure from Bolzano, the Gateway to the Dolomites, capital of the province South Tyrol. We will cross the Ega Valley that begins at Bolzano and runs eastward between the Rosengarten and the Latemar mountains. This road was built in 1895 when the territory was part of the Austro Hungarian Empire. Part of the route is located in a canyon carved by the river Ega. We will stop at Carezza Lake, the most beautiful lake of the Dolomites: Stay 30 minutes here with a walk around the lake if you want;

Then we will arrive at Costalunga Pass. Near the Pass we will see the historical “Grand Hotel Carezza”, built in 1893, the first luxury hotel in the Dolomites which hosted very important guests like the Empress Sissi, Winston Churchill, Agatha Christie;  

From the Costalunga Pass, we will reach the Fassa Valley in Trentino: we will pass through the towns of Vigo di Fassa and Canazei to arrive under the imposing peaks of the Sella Group.

From here begins a long series of 27 hairpins bends (switchbacks) that will lead us to the famous Pordoi Pass at an altitude of 2.239 meters above sea level. Stay here for one hour if you decide to arrive with the cable car to Sass Pordoi (altitude of 2950 meters: the cable car is open from late May until mid-October and from Christmas to Easter);  

Going down the other side of Pordoi Pass we will enter the region Veneto and we will reach the town of Arabba, a very important ski centre in winter; 

After 30 minutes we will stop at Andraz Castle: built in 1027, it is one of the oldest castles in the Dolomites and it is really amazing how it was possible to build this castle at 1800 meters above sea level, 1000 years ago ....  

Next stop at Falzarego Pass - 2.105 meters above sea level. Here it is possible to arrive by cable car to the top of Piccolo Lagazuoi (2752 meters ) where it is possible to admire a unique panorama of the Dolomites; 

Now we go down and we reach Cortina d'Ampezzo, The Pearl of the Dolomites. Then we will go forward in the direction of the Tre Croci Pass to reach the Misurina Lake, near The Three Peaks of Lavaredo (Tre Cime di Lavaredo) These are the best-known mountains in the Alps as well as the most photographed and the most represented on postcards and calendars.  

The most anticipated time is at the end: the incredible Braies Lake that attracts more than 5000 visitors a day. 

Return to Bolzano via an alternative route, with a few curves, through the Pusteria and Isarco Valleys. On the way back (about 2 hours) we will see: • The fortress in Rio Pusteria; • The Monastery of Sabiona; • Trostburg/Castel Forte above Ponte Gardena.  

Arrival in Bolzano/Bozen in the late afternoon.

Highlights
  • Admire all three of the most beautiful lakes in the Dolomites
  • Admire the 3 Peaks of Lavaredo, the true symbol of the Dolomites
  • Visit Cortina d'Ampezzo, location of the 1956 Winter Olympics
  • Visit the famous Braies Lake
  • Benefit from a private tour for your party only
  • Go along the famous Great Dolomites Road
Good to Know
  • Scheduling Scheduling: Private Tour
  • Languages offered on the Activity / TourLanguages offered on the Activity / Tour: English, Italian
  • Duration Duration: 8 to 10 hours
  • Printed or Mobile Voucher Accepted Printed or Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Pick-up service Pick-up service
    Pick-up service in the reception area of your hotel in Bolzano. Pick-up is available from the region of Trentino-South Tyrol (maximum distance from Bolzano, 50 km)
  • Easy Cancellation Easy Cancellation
    Cancel up to 1 day in advance for a full refund
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Inclusions
  • Tour Leader/Driver with license and English/German/Italian speaking
  • All costs for service car, toll roads and parking
  • 22% of taxes (VAT: Value Added Tax)
  • Bottle of water
Exclusions
  • Lunch break
Pickup and Drop-off
Meeting point in front of Cafè Mozart, Via Perathoner,1 – 39100 Bolzano. Alternatively and on request at the hotel of the Clients (pickup up to 50 km from Bolzano).
Know Before You Go
  • Clothing and shoes based on weather forecasts. In the high mountains you can find low temperatures even in summer.
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Reviewed by abhishek v NL   October 23, 2021
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We had a brilliant tour guide with impeccable English and very polite. We were very impressed with his extensive knowledge about everything.
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Reviewed by carl b US   October 23, 2021
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The tour was good but our guide was fabulous. He was very pleasant knew his stuff and was happy to answer any questions we had. What can I say except they are AMAZING! The tour was exceptional.
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Reviewed by Sam and Matty AT   October 23, 2021
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We had a wonderful guide. they managed every aspects of our excursion. With them, discovering is really confortable and satisfying. Thanks.
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Reviewed by Todd74 BE   October 23, 2021
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KNOWLEDGABLE GUIDE. Excellent service, all was gentile and with the best tour guide. Thanks a lot! I recommend absolutly!
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Reviewed by Sharon T GB   October 23, 2021
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Incredible! Our tour was great. Definitely recommend this tour!
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Reviewed by kiwigal2 NZ   October 23, 2021
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Our guide was very informative and provided not just a great tour, but also gave us wonderful recommendations about EVERYTHING.
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Reviewed by Betty and Mathew GB   October 22, 2021
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The tour guide was exceptional. He was knowledgeable and had good energy. Obviously has a lot of experience. I cannot think of a single criticism, even a minute one, to share. Highly recommend this tour.
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Reviewed by Vinton GN   October 22, 2021
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THE TOUR GUIDE WAS AWESOME AND THE EXPERIENCE WAS WELL WORTH THE MONEY. My husband and I spent an entertaining and informative tour so everything was great.
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Reviewed by Ron Abelli US   October 22, 2021
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Steered by a wonderful and knowledgeable guide. Our guide was an outstanding tour leader, enthusiastic and filled with information. Our guide was great and we booked her again for another tour while we were in this city. Thank you so much and we will tell all of our friends about you.
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Reviewed by Chiarap IT   October 22, 2021
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Thank you for such a great trip. I want to recommend you to everyone wants to travel. It was well-planned and I was lucky to have such an excellent tour guide. He is very informative, friendly, and knows what he was talking about. Thank you again, Private Tour. I will plan my next trip with you:))
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