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Best Time To Go

Year-round

Holiday Length

5 nights

Price guide

From £2,479pp

The price shown is a guide, based on two people sharing, including car hire and flights to Venice. Your holiday will be tailor-made to suit you and there are many factors that can influence the price. Ask your travel specialist for more information.
Holiday type

Tailor-made

Highlights

The Dolomites luxury self-drive tour

Embark on a luxury self-drive tour of one of Italy’s most stunning mountain regions, the Dolomites. Witness the best of this UNESCO World Heritage Site, including Lake Braies, Kronplatz, Mount Lagazuoi and the Three Peaks of Lavaredo. During scenic hiking excursions, your private alpine guides will be on hand to elaborate on the fascinating history, geology and ecology of every destination. After each day, retire to exceptional accommodation for a blissful night’s rest, before continuing your thrilling road journey into these magical mountains. 

Arrive Venice, Italy

Upon arrival at Venice Airport, drive to Cortina d’Ampezzo, a charming town set in the foothills of the Dolomite mountains.  Check in to Hotel Cristallo – your luxurious home for the next two nights – then enjoy the rest of your day at leisure.

Tre Cime di Lavaredo

Today, embark on a personalised hiking excursion in the Dolomites. Your focus is the Tre Cime di Lavaredo (Three Peaks of Lavaredo), an iconic outcrop of pinkish stone mountains. During the hike, learn from your guide about the local flora and fauna, the dramatic landscape around you and the traditions of the local Ladin culture. You may wish to lunch at a typical mountain hut, where you can sample delicacies such as canederli, spatzle, polenta and speck in a convivial setting. Then continue your guided journey in the mountains. 

San Cassiano

Your next port of call is the quaint mountain village of San Cassiano. En route, drive through rural villages to Lake Braies, known as the ‘pearl of the Dolomite lakes’. Continue towards Brunico, where a cable car will whisk you up to the sunny plateau of Kronplatz to admire views that sweep from the Dolomites to the Rhaetian Alps. Stop by the high-altitude MMM Corones mountaineering museum, founded by world-famous climber Reinhold Messner, before descending by ski lift for the last leg of your journey to San Cassiano. Arrive in time to check in and unwind. 

Mount Lagazuoi

Alongside your expert alpine guide, enjoy a day combining hiking and history. Discover how the region of Cinque Torri and Mt. Lagazuoi became the stage for fierce conflict between the Alpini (Italian mountain troops) and the Kaiserjäger (Austro-Hungarian light infantry) during World War I. At the Great War Open-air Museum, witness first-hand the tunnels, shelters and ‘via ferrata’ (‘iron paths’) by which soldiers transformed Mt. Lagazuoi into a 20th-century fortress. You may also wish to visit the picturesque Rifugio Lagazuoi, a mountaintop lodge promising guests spectacular panoramas of the Dolomites alongside a platter of tasty local delicacies.

San Cassiano

Enjoy a half-day excursion alongside an expert alpine guide, exploring the geological wonders of the Puez-Odle National Park. Part of the Dolomites UNESCO World Heritage Site, this park boasts a fascinating geology. Tackle a variety of terrain, from challenging lunar-like landscapes strewn with boulders to gentle paths cutting through flower-speckled meadows. Hike past pretty alpine huts and follow the trails up into the mountains. Then reward yourself with a mouth-watering lunch in a mountain hut, before continuing your journey. Return to your hotel to spend the afternoon at leisure.

Depart Milan

After five nights immersed in the crisp air and captivating scenery of the Dolomites, it’s time to go. Return to Milan Airport ahead of your flight home. 

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