Private Day Tour By Car: The Great Dolomites Road

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Overview

The Dolomites are some of the most beautiful mountains in the world, certainly are the most beautiful in Europe. The Dolomites, a masterpiece of nature, were included in the UNESCO World Heritage list in 2009. With this tour you will be taken in the heart of these beautiful mountains and then visit the famous Gardena Valley with its most important center, Ortisei.

Highlights

  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city

Know More about this tour

The Great Dolomites Road runs through the Dolomites from Bolzano to Cortina dAmpezzo.Along the road it is possible to admire the most beautiful views of the Dolomites and to reach the Pordoi Pass (2.239 m) and the Sella Pass (2.244m), two of the most important and panoramic passes in the Alps.

Itinerary

Depart from Bolzano, the Gateway to the Dolomites, capital of the province South Tyrol; then cross the Ega Valley which begins at Bolzano and runs eastward between the Rosengarten and the Latemar mountains. This road was built in 1895 when the territory was part of the Austro Hungarian Empire. Part of the route is located in a canyon carved by the river Ega.

Stop at Carezza Lake, the most beautiful lake of the Dolomites; with 30 minutes of staying time and the chance to walk around the lake (optional); then head to Costalunga Pass. Near the Pass you will see the historical Grand Hotel Carezza, built in 1893, the first luxury hotel in the Dolomites which hosted very important guests like the Empress Sissi, Winston Churchill, Agatha Christie.

From the Costalunga Pass, reach the Fassa Valley in Trentino and pass through the towns of Vigo di Fassa and Canazei to arrive under the imposing peaks of the Sella Groups. From here, a long series of 27 hairpins bends (switchbacks) begins, that will lead you to the famous Pordoi Pass at an altitude of 2.239 meters above sea level. One hour of staying time if you decide to arrive with the cable car to Sass Pordoi (altitude of 2950 meters: the cable car is open from late May until mid-October and from Christmas to Easter).

From the Pordoi Pass you will return back a few kilometers to reach the Sella Pass: here the landscape is really impressive with the Sella vertical walls that stand right in front of you and from the Sella Pass you can admire the Marmolada glacier (3,343 m) and the majestic Sassolungo (3,181 m), the most famous mountain in Gardena Valley: 10 minute stop for photos;

Coming down from the Sella Pass you will enter in the Gardena Valley, the best known tourist valley of the Dolomites and you will have the chance to see its largest town, the beautiful Ortisei: one hour of staying for lunch break and to visit the town.

From Ortisei in less than an hour, you'll be back in Bolzano.

Inclusions for Private Day Tour By Car: The Great Dolomites Road

  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Bottled water
  • Driver/guide
  • Hotel pickup
  • Hotel drop-off

Exclusions for Private Day Tour By Car: The Great Dolomites Road

  • Food and drinks

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability

A minimum of 2 people per booking is required

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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11 reviews by the users

  • As 2 seniors from Sydney Australia who took this tour in August 2017 we fully agree with the positive reviews of others. We happened to go on a Wednesday not realising this was holiday time and how much traffic there might be and also that one of the passes would be closed, but this did not faze Alex. He was such a patient competent driver and took us around the long way which added to our trip. The scenery was fantastic. It was so nice to leave the driving to someone else so we could take everything in and take numerous photos. Alex is very fluent in English, has an easy going nature, is very enthusiastic, has great knowledge of the local area and its history and is very thorough and likeable. He even contacted us prior to the tour to confirm the pickup to ensure everything ran smoothly. All this made this tour a must do when in the Dolomites. Many thanks, B and K

  • Alex did a great job introducing us to the Dolomites. Picked us up in Bolzano at our hotel. He's a native of the area, so could give us a lot of local knowledge. He took us to some beautiful sites and even gave us time to take the cable car to the top and have lunch there. I would highly recommend this tour as an introduction to the area. He gave us some excellent ideas on place to eat and things to see on our own the next day.

  • Um dos melhores tours que já realizei na vida. Um privilégio poder conhecer esses lugares fantásticos com o Alex, que é muito mais que um guia. Além de conhecer muito bem toda a região, Alex é atencioso, bom astral, boa conversa e tem paixão pelo que faz. Quando voltarmos às Dolomitas, com certeza vamos contratar o Alex novamente. Recomendo fortemente o tour para quem quiser ter dias absolutamente agradáveis na região.

  • Alex was a fantastic guide for this amazing day trip! He truly has a passion for his home area. He was very knowledgeable about the Dolomites and answered our questions easily. We would recommend this trip to anyone. The Dolomites are not to be missed!! Thanks Alex!

  • This is a great tour. The scenery was amazing. The host Alex is great. He is very knowledgeable, personable and professional. We would highly recommend this tour and would go on other tours with Alex without hesitation.

  • Alex was on time. Very knowledgeable about the area. English is very good. Friendly. Extra jackets, umbrellas and water. Safe driver. Really enjoyed every moment of the trip. Took some beautiful photos. Good value for money. Highly recommend it. Thanks again Alex.

  • Alex was so great at answering emails very fast. The trip was one of the best I have ever been on Alex knows the area and history which was nice of the mountains and castles you will see. Having a guide like Alex is a blessing let my pics from the tour speak for themselves. Would book again no worry

  • Our trip to northern Italy and the Sud Tryol was made complete with this fantastic car tour. Our driver Alex is a native Italian who loves his home region, and who seems to really enjoy showing others why the Dolomites are one one of the most beautiful places on earth. Every minute of the six hour plus tour was interesting - the time just flew by! Our understanding of the area was so enhanced by having a chance to talk to such an engaging person. The scenery was spectacular going up the mountain, on top, and coming down through the beautiful Gardena countryside. We had much more access to the area than we would have ever had on our own. The pick-up and drop-off at our Balzano hotel was very convenient and accomodating. This tour was truly money-well-spent for our group of three. I would highly recommend it, especially those travellers relying on public transportation during their stay in Italy. Thank you Alex!

  • There is only one way to see the dazzling Dolomites: and this is by taking this Great Dolomites Road tour that takes in all gthe beauty and majesty of this area that is not world famous for nothing. And when you have a guide like Aleksander who is a font of information that is interesting and never boring, the day is complete. The driver will pick you up at your hotel in Bolzano and drop you off at the same place. He is not the sort of bloke who would do his six or seven hours and say ciao but would go the extra mile to make sure that you miss nothing. All in all, it was one hell of a day and one that my wife and I will not forget in a hurry. One tip: make sure you have an extra battery in your camera because you'll be seeing a million-dollar view every five minutes.

  • Words cannot describe the amazing experience we had on our tour of the Dolomites with Alex. He is an encyclopedia of knowledge of the area and his passion for these magnificent mountains is amazing. He picked us up at our hotel at the scheduled time and from the minute we sat in the car we felt at home with this man who was as excited about the adventure as we were. He guided us to all the picturesque photo spots and nothing was a problem for him. Murray and I will definitely recommend this fabulous tour to all our friends and highly recommend it to anybody who wants to see the Dolomites with someone who takes the time and care to share the beauty of the area.

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