Italian Lakes & Alps Express - 5 days

Italian Lakes & Alps Express - 5 days

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Italian Lakes & Alps Express - 5 days

5 Days Starting in Venice and ending in Trento

Visiting: Venice, Asolo, Cortina d'Ampezzo, Bruneck, Brixen, Bolzano, Merano, Trento, Milan

Tour operator:

On The Go Tours

Group size:

2 - 25

Age range:

No Minimum Age. Children aged 0 - 5  travel free. Children aged 6+ pay adult priceMaximum Age: No maximum age but not suitable for pax with mobility issues

Trip Styles:

Small Group

From:
$3265
$1905 (USD) Operator discount: -$1306 The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$54 -42%

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Tour Overview

SMALL GROUP TOUR: Take in the best of northern Italy's natural wonders on this small group escorted tour travelling from Venice to Milan. Enjoy included wine tasting at a winery on the famous Prosecco Road and spend two nights in the picturesque ski resort of Cortina d'Ampezzo. See lakes Misurina, Dobbiaco and Braies, explore the German-speaking towns of Brunico and Bressanone, enjoy guided sightseeing in Merano and Bolzano, and see Trento's Gothic cathedral.

Highlights

  • Asolo - See the hilltop fortress, perched elegantly on Monte Ricco and offering sweeping views of the Old Town

  • Prosecco Road - Enjoy included wine tasting and a light lunch at a local winery in the heart of Italy's wine-producing region

  • Cortina d'Ampezzo - Spend two nights in this picturesque ski resort, and take in some of the nearby lakes and mountains

  • Brunico - Wander around this colourful town, home to a charming Old Town and views of the Kronplatz Mountains

  • Merano - Take in the highlights of the city's captivating Old Town and enjoy free time or lunch

  • Bolzano - Visit the famous Gothic cathedral and stroll along the city's pretty main street, Via dei Portici

Itinerary

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Day 1: Venice
Location: Venice, Asolo, Cortina d'Ampezzo
Meals Included: Lunch, Dinner

Venice - Asolo - Cortina d'Ampezzo. Departing Venice early this morning, we head to the medieval town of Asolo, nestled amongst the green hills of Treviso. The town's most famous landmark is a splendid fortress, perched on Monte Ricco. From here we enjoy panoramic views of the Old Town, including Piazza Garibaldi, the castle and historic cathedral.



From Asolo, we enjoy a scenic drive through Italy's prosecco region, arriving at a local winery in the heart of this wine-producing region. Enjoy a guided tour of the site and an included tasting of three Valdobbiadene wines paired with a selection of local meats and cheeses.



Our destination for the evening is Cortina d'Ampezzo, known as the 'Queen of the Dolomites'. This famous ski resort boasts incredible views of the Dolomites, a part of the Italian Alps.



Please note: The tour departs at 07:15 on Day 1 from the Hotel Delfino Venezia Mestre in Venice. Please arrive in Venice the day before your tour to ensure you don't miss the coach.

Day 2: Cortina D'ampezzo
Location: Cortina d'Ampezzo
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Cortina d'Ampezzo - Lake Misurina - Lake Dobbiaco - San Vito di Cadore - Cortina d'Ampezzo. Departing the hotel after breakfast, we can see the three towering peaks of Tre Cime di Lavaredo in the Dolomite Valley before making our way to Lake Misurina, the largest of the region's lakes. Onwards to Lake Dobbiaco, famous for its emerald waters.



Our next stop is San Vito di Cadore, an idyllic mountain village. Here we can see the rugged peaks of Mount Antelao and Mount Pelmo, listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Enjoy the views of mountains, green meadows and dense conifer forests. We then return to Cortina for the evening.

Day 3: Bolzano
Location: Bruneck, Brixen, Bolzano
Meals Included: Breakfast

Cortina d'Ampezzo - Lake Braies - Brunico (Bruneck) - Bressanone (Brixen) - Bolzano. Say goodbye to Cortina as we travel first to Lake Braies, home to crystal clear waters and a serene atmosphere. If conditions prevent us reaching the lake, we will instead visit nearby Lake Anterselva and have time for a stroll alongside the shoreline.



Next, we visit medieval Brunico, gateway to the Kronplatz Mountains. Enjoy a walk through the town, home to colourful buildings and a charming Old Town. See the 10th Century cathedral in nearby Brixen and enjoy the fusion of Italian and Austrian cultures. After some time to explore Brixen, we drive to Bolzano for our overnight stay.

Day 4: Bolzano
Location: Bolzano, Merano, Bolzano
Meals Included: Breakfast

Bolzano - Merano - Vipiteno - Bolzano. This morning we visit Merano, the second-largest city in the region after Bolzano, famous for its Christmas markets. Our guided sightseeing includes the Old Town and you can enjoy free time for lunch.



We make a short stop in Vipiteno, nestled in a picturesque corner of the Alps. There is free time here to wander around the medieval centre, shop for souvenirs and taste some more Alpine specialties.



Returning to Bolzano, we spend some time exploring the city. We visit the elegant Gothic cathedral and wander along the city's main street, Via dei Portici. Bolzano is a vibrant combination of Alpine and Mediterranean influence, and a wonderful place to explore. The evening is at leisure here.

Day 5: Trento
Location: Trento, Milan
Meals Included: Breakfast

Bolzano - Egna - Trento - Milan. Our final day begins with us following the oldest Italian wine route, passing vineyards, lakes and idyllic mountain villages. Stopping in the village of Egna there is time to explore and perhaps enjoy a glass of local Pinot Noir in the pedestrianized centre.



We visit Trento next, a city dominated by the Castello del Buon Consiglio. This 13th Century castle is an emblem of the powerful House of Habsburg, which dominated this region for many centuries. Visit Piazza Duomo to see the magnificent Cathedral of Saint Vigilius and enjoy free time for lunch before we make our way to Milan. Here our tour comes to an end.

What's Included

  • Accommodation
    3-4 star hotels

  • 4 breakfasts, 1 lunch & 2 dinners

  • 4 nights 3-4 star hotels

  • Escorted by an English-speaking Italian tour guide with specialist guides for some sightseeing

  • Transportation by deluxe coach with Wi-Fi, audio headsets and onboard toilet

  • Guided sightseeing in Merano & Bolzano

  • Valdobbiadene and the Prosecco Road with wine tasting

  • Note: Touring is operated in conjunction with other tourist groups, not solely On The Go.

What's Not Included

  • International flights and visas

  • Additional meals and drinks unless specified

  • Airport transfers

  • Entrance fees unless specified

  • Tipping - an entirely personal gesture

  • City tax of €1 - 6 per person per night (tax varies by city), to be paid directly to the hotel at check-in/out. See Trip Notes for details. Please note we recommend paying your city tax when checking in or in the evening during your stay to save time on c

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  • What Ethical Travel credentials does the tour company have?

    Ensuring our footprint is light and that the benefits of travelling reach the local communities you visit is paramount to us. We’re proud to say that when travelling with us, the large majority of your holiday funds remain within the countries you visit, supporting local economies at a grass roots level.

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    Since 1998

  • Who will be my travelling companions on the tour?

    With English-speaking tours, it's not a huge surprise that most on our travellers are from English-speaking countries or have English as their second language. Our group tours cater for everyone from 18 years old to 70+

  • Will the accommodation included meet local health and safety regulations?

    Yes

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Calvin  

Wonderful experience

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Jamal is our tour guide. Right from the start, he created a group chat in whatsapp and if any issues to make sure we contact him. He was on the ball with every issue thrown at him. Luggage being left behind, stragglers wondered off in a different path, hotel room etc. He explains the various site along our route to give us a better understanding of the local cultures. We had a great time, thanks to Jamal.

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