Cortina is just a few hours' drive from the Venetian Riviera but it might as well be light years away. Discover the dramatic change in landscapes, architecture and cultures on this full day tour as the beaches and warmth of the Adriatic give way to the jagged peaks and cooler climes of the Dolomites.
It all begins as you leave behind the flat prosecco wine lands for the climb to the Dolomites. There's a guided tour of Cortina on arrival. The town was part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and that legacy is evident in its architecture. It hosted the 1956 Winter Olympics and has starred in Pink Panther and Bond movies, adding a touch of modern glamour to its gilded past. After the tour, there's free time to stroll around or take an optional cable car trip.
On the return, you'll stop at the stunning Lake Misurina and the larger Lake Santa Croce – both boast crystal clear waters that mirror the Dolomite peaks.