Italy – Enogastronomy and Dolomites Peaks

  • 8 Days , 6 Cities
  • From $5,200
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Accessible Dolomite walks through bucolic high pastures and dramatic spires and pinnacles and the varied cultures and culinary traditions of a fascinating border area with wine and food tastings and a cooking demonstration. Well-made paths and gentle ups and downs make this a walk for everyone. Guided walking tour through the Dolomites, exploring the beauty of this wonderful Unesco World Heritage Site, tasting the region’s food and wines.
Countries Visited Italy
Places Visited San Candido, Novacella, Misurina, Cortina d'Ampezzo,
Suggested Duration 8 days
Travel Styles Wine Tours, Food Tours, Hiking & Trekking Tours
  • DAY 1

    Welcome to Italy

    Pick up at Venice Marco Polo airport and departure for a lunch snack then a 3-hour drive to the pretty German-speaking Tyrolean town of Innichen/San Candido stopping off en-route in the renowned Prosecco wine area for a wine tasting (3 km/1.7 miles, 1.5 hours).

    Dinner and overnight at our hotel where we will accommodate here for 3 nights.

    What's included?

    • Lunch Lunch
    • Dinner Dinner
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Transfer Transfer
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  • DAY 2

    San Candido - Wind through the bucolic pastures of the Pusteria

    After a short drive, we wind through the bucolic pastures of the Pusteria valley with panoramic views of the Sesto Dolomites past characteristic Masi mountain farms with homemade Tyrolean specialties for lunch, directly to our hotel (12 km/8 miles, 5 hours).

    Free time to explore San Candido and dinner at a local restaurant.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Lunch Lunch
    • Dinner Dinner
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
    • Transfer Transfer
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  • DAY 3

    San Candido - Border ridge with views of both Austria and Italy

    We take a ski lift up to 2000 meters / 6560 ft. to the spectacular border ridge with views of both Austria and Italy for an ultra-panoramic circuit with dramatic views of the varied mountain shapes of the Austrian Alps and the Dolomites (11 km/6.8 miles, 5.5 hours) and lunch at a refuge just over the border in Austria! Dinner in a local restaurant.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Lunch Lunch
    • Dinner Dinner
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
    • Transfer Transfer
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  • DAY 4

    Cortina d'Ampezzo - Explore Bressanone and wine tasting Novacella Abbey

    An hour and a half’s drive takes us to the pretty Tyrolean town of Bressanone in one of the Tyrol’s interesting wine regions for a short vineyard walk, a wine tasting at Novacella Abbey, and a visit to the abbey itself before continuing to our next hotel in Italian speaking Cortina d’Ampezzo where we will accommodate for 4 nights.

    Dinner at the hotel's restaurant and overnight.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Dinner Dinner
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
    • Transfer Transfer
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  • DAY 5

    Cortina d'Ampezzo - One of the most famous walks in the Dolomites

    A 45-minute drive each way takes us to Misurina and one of the most famous walks in the Dolomites, the Tre Cime circuit at over 2000 meters/6560 ft. throughout, with breath-taking and varied Dolomite views (8 km/5 miles, 4.5 hours) and lunch en-route at a high mountain refuge.

    Dinner in a local restaurant.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Dinner Dinner
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
    • Transfer Transfer
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  • DAY 6

    Cortina d'Ampezzo - Walk with magnificent views down to Cortina d’Ampezzo

    After a half-day walk with magnificent views down to Cortina d’Ampezzo (6 km/4 miles, 3 hours), the afternoon takes us to a cooking demonstration with a local chef where we learn to make some of the area’s interesting cross-border specialties before dining at the restaurant.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Dinner Dinner
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
    • Transfer Transfer
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  • "> DAY 7

    Cortina d"Ampezzo - Walking in Spectacular Passo Giau

    A half-a-hour drive takes us to 2100 meters/6890 ft. at Passo Giau for a spectacular up and down walk through high pastures, open mountain views and the pristine Croda da Lago lake with lunch at a mountain refuge on the lake (12 km/8 miles, 5 hours) before driving back to the hotel for free time to explore Cortina and dinner at renowned, Michelin starred Tivoli restaurant.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Lunch Lunch
    • Dinner Dinner
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
    • Transfer Transfer
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  • DAY 8

    Depart to the Venice Airport

    Today is our last in our journey in Italy, for now!

    We are going to have a two-and-a-half-hour drive back to Venice airport for your flight home or maybe to your upcoming journey!

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Transfer Transfer
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Starting from $5,200 per person

Price per person minimum 4 guests.
The rate is based on 4-star accommodation
Price excluding international flights
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What’s Included?

  • 7 Nights 4 star comfortable, characteristic hotel accommodation with breakfast
  • All transport – to/from Venice airport and to/from walks by the car
  • Baggage transfers as appropriate
  • Experienced tour consultant/mountain guide
  • Wine tasting day 1 and day 4
  • Dinners (beverages excluded)

Sightseeing Highlights Included

  • Visit the Tyrolean town of Innichen/San Candido
  • Experience the Prosecco wine tasting
  • Head to Pusteria valley with panoramic views of the Sesto Dolomites
  • Explore San Candido
  • Visit the spectacular border ridge with views of both Austria and Italy for an ultra-panoramic circuit with dramatic views of the
    varied mountain shapes of the Austrian Alps and the Dolomites
  • Discover the Tyrolean town of Bressanone
  • Wine tasting at Novacella Abbey
  • Visit Misurina
  • Experience one of the most famous
    walks in the Dolomites, the Tre Cime circuit at over 2000 meters/6560 ft
  • Visit Cortina d’Ampezzo
    • Participate in a cooking class with a local chef
  • Explore Passo Giau
  • See the pristine Croda da Lago lake
  • Explore Cortina
  • Dinner Michelin starred Tivoli restaurant.

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