The Dolomites are a mountain range in the northern Italian Alps, numbering 18 peaks which rise to above 9,800 feet and cover 548 square miles. It features some of the most beautiful mountain landscapes anywhere, with vertical walls, sheer cliffs and a high density of narrow, deep and long valleys. During the summer, pastures are ablaze with colorful wildflowers and its temperate climate is ideal for outdoor activities. The mountain people are incredibly skilled artisans. Many have deep family traditions that teach techniques and precision which date back to the Middle Ages. Designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Region, the beauty and diversity of its landscape will enchant you. Join us on this ten day self-drive vacation through these magnificent mountains!
Featuring San Pietro di Feletto (2 nights), Conegliano, Valdobbiadene, Pieve di Cadore, Cortina D’Ampezzo (2 nights), Corvara in Badia, Bolzano, Merano (2 nights), Male’, Folgarida, Madonna di Campiglio (2 nights), Trento, Verona (1 night)
- 2 nights in San Pietro di Feletto / Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco District
- 2 nights in Cortina D'Ampezzo, Queen of the Dolomites
- 2 nights in Merano, Jewel of South Tyrol
- 2 nights in Madonna di Campiglio, Pearl of the Dolomites
- 1 night in Verona, City of Romeo & Juliet
- Buffet breakfast daily, hotel taxes and service
- Welcome Dinner in San Pietro di Feletto at the panoramic Ristorante Stocco with wine
- Historic cheese dairy visit followed by tasting of four different organic cheeses paired with four different regional wines
- Prosecco Winery visit and tasting in Valdobbiadene
- Private guided soft hiking walking tour in Cortina D'Ampezzo
- Private guided soft hiking walking tour on the Wallrunde Trail in Merano
- Welcome Dinner in Madonna di Campiglio at the Ristorante Artini
- Dolomeet Card Easy Day Pass with access to summerlifts, local transportation, sport activities, family activities, guided tours, tastings, free or discounted museum and castle entrances
- Small group walking tour of Verona with the Roman Arena
- Category CDMR FIAT 500X 4 door five speed manual shift car rental for 10 days (CWMR Peugeot 308 Station Wagon for 3 to 4 people, Category FVMR Volskwagen Caravelle Comortline minivan for 6 to 8 people) including unlimited free mileage, taxes adn insurance (Pick up Venice, drop off Verona)
Day 1 – Venice / San Pietro di Feletto - Conegliano Prosecco District
Welcome Dinner with Wine
Independent arrival in Venice Marco Polo Airport or Piazzale Roma. Pick up your self-drive car rental and proceed to the Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Hills, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Arrive in San Pietro di Feletto, a village situated in the sunny foothills below the Alpine Dolomites that offers beautiful views of the Adriatic and wine country. Check in and room assignment at the family owned Ca del Poggio Resort. Afternoon at leisure to relax. This evening, enjoy your Welcome Dinner at the hotel’s panoramic restaurant with local specialties and wine.
Day 2 –San Pietro di Feletto /Stradas del Prosecco / San Pietro di Feletto
Buffet Breakfast / Artisinal Cheese & Wine Tasting / Prosecco Tasting
After a leisurely buffet breakfast at hotel, self-drive or stroll to the nearby historic Perenzin Latteria. Partake in a guided visit of the facilities where organic traditional and innovative cheeses are lovingly produced. Savor a tasting of four mouthwatering artisanal cheeses paired with four different wines of the region. Visit the estate’s museum. Afterwards, self-drive along the Strada del Prosecco to Valdobbiadene. Stop at a local estate for a prosecco tasting. Balance of the day is at leisure to father explore this picturesque wine country, or return to the hotel and relax by the heated pool overlooking the vineyards.
Day 3 - San Pietro di Feletto / Pieve di Cadore / Cortina D'Ampezzo
Buffet breakfast at the hotel and check out. Self-drive to Pieve di Cadore, a quaint mountain village and brithplace to the famous Renaissance painter, Titian (Tiziano Vecellio). Perhaps stop to visit the artist’s house, or the unique Museo dell’Occhiale at the Palazzo CosMo, with over 4,000 exhibits tracing the history of spectacles. Proceed past San Vito di Cadore and arrive in the Queen of the Dolomites, Cortina D’Ampezzo. The history of Cortina d’Ampezzo is touched by legend and drama, with the first settlements in the valley dating back to the 6th century AD. Towards the mid-1800s, the first wealthy Anglo-Saxon, German and Russian travelers started visiting Cortina to discover and explore its beautiful mountains and nature, and the first internationally televised Winter Olympics took place here in 1956. Thanks to newspaper articles and guidebooks written by pioneering mountaineers, Cortina d'Ampezzo was soon known all over the world as a destination for relax, sports and exploration. Check in and room assignment at your centrally located hotel.
Day 4 – Cortina D'Ampezzo
Buffet breakfast at the hotel hotel and meet your local guide for an amazing soft trekking walking tour to discover the natural beauty of the surrounding mountains. Perhaps visit Lake Ghedina, magical both for its haunting beauty, and because it is the setting for the events described in some Dolomitic legends. For example, in a nocturnal ritual the warrior prince Ey de Net came here to consult the lake’s nymphs for their omens on the kingdom’s future. Or take a hike along the stunning Tre Cime di Lavaredo, or Lake Misurina. Enjoy a stop in the hamlet of Cadin with breathtaking views over Cortina D’Ampezzo. Your guide will personalize this excursion based on your personal interests and stamina.
Day 5 – Cortina D'Ampezzo / Corvara in Badia / Bolzano /Merano
Buffet breakfast at the hotel and check out. Self-drive over the Valparola Pass and arrive in the chic resort town of Corvara in Badia in Alta Badia, the heart of the Dolomites. Surrounded by woods, lakes, limestone peaks lush nature, Corvara in Badia enjoys a centuries old culture, delicious cuisine and the warmth of the local Ladin people. We continue to South Tyrol and arrive in the regional capital, Bolzano. In the medieval city center, perhaps visit the South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology which features the Neolithic mummy called Ötzi the Iceman. Nearby is the imposing 13th-century Mareccio Castle, and the Duomo di Bolzano Cathedral with its Romanesque and Gothic architecture. Enjoy lunch on your own before continuing to Merano, a vibrant spa town, characterized by spacious parks, easy walking routes, botanical gardens and waterways which invite visitors to linger and enjoy the green and pleasant atmosphere of the old town. Visitors will also find many shops and restaurants in the medieval arcades and alongside the elegant art nouveau buildings. The natural spectacle presented by the snow-covered peaks of the glaciers form a backdrop to the palm trees and exotic plants of the beautiful gardens in the old town or in Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle. Check in and room assignment at your centrally located hotel.
Day 6 - Merano
Enjoy buffet breakfast at the hotel before departing for a scenic guided hike along the Meraner Waalrunde Circuit Trail which runs along historic water channels (in German, Waale) leading around the Merano basin. This easy hike, accessible year round, combines eleven of these Waalwege trails in South Tyrol/Südtirol. The water channels once served as the means of irrigation to the fields, some dating as far back as the 12th century. Castles, palaces and chapels along the way offer insights into the culture and history of the region, and traditional taverns invite hikers to pause for a well-deserved rest. Your guide can personalize this excursion based on your personal interests and stamina Balance of the day is at leisure. Perhaps enjoy the hotel’s spa facilities or take a dip in the heated rooftop pool.
Day 7 - Merano / Male' /Folgarida / Madonna di Campiglio
Breakfast / Welcome Dinner
Buffet breakfast at the hotel and check out. Self-drive to Male’, the main town of the Val di Sole Valley, gateway to the Stelvio National Park, the Adamello Brenta Nature Park and the spas of Rabbi. Continue along the mountain pass to the village of Folgarida. Perhaps stop to visit Folgarida Alta, which is above all amazing due to the panoramic view of the Dolomites, as well as Folgarida Bassa, surrounded by the striking landscape of the Val di Sole. We arrive in the Pearl of the Dolomites, Madonna di Campiglio, one of the most exclusive resorts in Trentino. Check in and room assignment at your centrally located hotel. Enjoy dinner at the family run restaurant with local specialties.
Day 8 - Madonna di Campiglio
Following buffet breakfast at your hotel, enjoy a full day of self-exploration with the Dolomeet Card Easy, a day pass which includes access to the summer lifts, summer transportation in the area, sport activities, family activities, guided tours, tastings, free or discounted museum and castle entrances. The card is issued individually, so each traveler can pursue their favorite activities, myriad options available.
Day 9 - Madonna di Campiglio / Trento /Verona
Buffet breakfast at the hotel and check out. Self-drive to Trento, capital of this autonomous mountain region on the Adige River. Perhaps stop to visit the Buonconsiglio Castle or Trento Cathedral before continuing to the City of Romeo & Juliet, Verona. Check in and room assignment at your centrally located hotel. Time to freshen up before departing for a small group guided walking tour. Follow your guide through the old town and discover the famous Roman Amphitheatre, the Arena, and the charming Juliet’s balcony. Enjoy a pleasant walking tour through the enchanting streets of Verona. Start from the city center and discover the lanes, streets and squares of the city, stopping several times along the way to admire, from the outside, the most important monuments: Castelvecchio and its Scaligero Bridge, then Piazza Bra and the Arena amphitheater. Listen to the local guide telling you about ancient legends and tales, about Juliet and her magic balcony, Roman and medieval lanes and the lifestyle of our fellow citizens inside the old town wall. The Arena, which survived an earthquake in the 12th century, is still nowadays the city’s favorite Opera Hall, for its unique sound quality and history.
Day 10 - Departure
Buffet breakfast at hotel and check out. Self-drive to Verona Villafranca Airport to return your car rental, or extend your stay. A sudëi!
Private car or van transfer to Como Rail Station. Perhaps join our “Italian Fever”, “Sicilian Fever”, “Roma Eterna with the Divina Amalfi Coast”, or customize your vacation to suit.
Accommodation, Departure Dates and Prices
Our Hotels - First Class Package
Ca del Poggio Resort ****S in San Pietro di Feletto Conegliano Prosecco District
Cortina Hotel **** in Cortina D’Ampezzo
Terme Merano Hotel**** in Merano
Campiglio Bellavista Hotel**** in Madonna di Campiglio
Sogno di Giulietta Hotel de Charme****
VALID FOR TRAVEL JUNE 1, 2021 - JULY 31, 2021 & SEPTEMBER 1-19, 2021
PARTY SIZE FIRST CLASS PACKAGE
2 Participants $2,799.00
3 Participants $2,699.00
4 Participants $2,649.00
6 Participants $2,599.00
8 Participants $2.499.00
Single Supplement $ 2,150.00 per person
VALID FOR TRAVEL AUGUST 1-12, 2021 & AUGUST 23-31, 2021
PARTY SIZE FIRST CLASS PACKAGE
2 Participants $3,099.00
3 Participants $2,999.00
4 Participants $2,949.00
6 Participants $2,899.00
8 Participants $2.849.00
Single Supplement $ 2.800.00 per person
Larger parties welcome, please contact us for a price quote.
Extra nights at any of the included hotels are available upon request at a supplementary cost based on travel dates. Vacation may be personalized to suit. Larger parties welcome. Please contact us for a price quote and detail