Aug 1 - Aug 6, 2022
6 days, 5 nights
From €3,965 per person based on 2 people
Venture into the majestic Italian Alps, the Dolomites, which have enchanted Olympic skiiers and summer hikers alike. Bask in the region’s natural beauty, from soaring mountains to stunning lakes, while uncovering the culture and history that make unlike any other in Italy. Begin and end your tour in style with delicious local bubbly.
Why You'll Love It
- Explore the breathtaking Dolomite mountain range by day and relax in mountain lodges at night
- Taste prosecco in the famed region of Valdobbiadene where it is produced
- Uncover local history, such as “Otzi the iceman”, one of the oldest humans found preserved in a glacier
Begin with Bubbles
Meet your tour leader in Venice airport (VCE) and head towards the Dolomites. Stop in Trento at Castello Buonconsiglio for a private guided tour and enjoy lunch in a typical restaurant. After lunch, tour the Ferrari winery and kick off your journey with a special toast of their renowned DOC sparkling wines. Continue to the Val Badia in the Dolomites and settle into your hotel
Sample Artisanal Cheese
Venture to the mountains after breakfast at your hotel to witness this natural treasure in all its glory. Enjoy lunch in a stunning location tasting local cheeses from the region. Return to the hotel for the evening for dinner on your own. For those who are adventurous and interested, option to hike the Ferrate at an additional cost.
After breakfast, head to the town of Bolzano for a private guided tour of the historic center including the remarkable exhibit of Otzi the Iceman at the city’s archaeological museum. Have lunch in a typical local restaurant then venture back to the hotel with a stop in Ortisei. Enjoy the spa, some relaxation time and dinner at your leisure.
Bask in the Alps
After breakfast, enjoy visits to the posh mountain resort town of Cortina, the natural beauty of Lake Braies, and San Candido. Feast on lunch featuring regional specialties, and then return to the hotel for free time in the evening.
Today is the day for prosecco, and the chance to conclude the tour as it began – with Italian bubbly! Head to the charming town of Asolo, your home for your final night. You’ll stop in a winery in the panoramic Valdobbiadene region for a tour, prosecco tasting and multi-course lunch. If time allows, as you travel down La Strada del Prosecco (“Prosecco road”) you’ll visit the villages of Santo Stefano and Follina, home to a breathtaking 12-century abbey and cloisters. Settle in your hotel in or near Asolo and enjoy the final evening at your leisure.
Ciao for Now
After breakfast, travel from Asolo to Venice with a stop in Treviso. After a final lunch with the group, you’ll be dropped off at the Venice airport where we bid you arrivederci!
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Where You'll Stay
Where you call home when you are away from home can make all the difference. That’s why we’ve handpicked accommodations across all our small group tours that blend a mix of Italian hospitality, comfort and local character (you want to feel like you’re in Italy, not Idaho).
Five nights accommodations, including La Majun (or similar) and Albergo al Sole or Ca' del Poggio (or similar) with daily breakfast
Six meals (lunch) featuring regional specialties and local wines
Two private guided tours (Castello Buonconsiglio and Bolzano)
Two extended sparkling wine tours and tastings
Dedicated English-speaking tour leader and ground transportation
Pick-up and drop-off at Venice airport
What's Not Included
Single supplement (€785), airfare, travel insurance, personal expenditures, meals and transfers not specified, guide gratuity (optional)
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