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Venice Full-Day Group Tour from Lake Garda

1. Venice Full-Day Group Tour from Lake Garda

Spend the day in one of the world’s most romantic cities on a full-day tour to Venice from Lake Garda. Transfer across the Veneto by air-conditioned bus, and then hop on a private boat to the heart of the city. Following your pick-up from various points in the Lake Garda region, including Limone, Riva del Garda and Bardolino, transfer to Venice with a short coffee break near Soave. The estimated time of arrival in Venice is 11:00 AM. Upon arrival, hop on a private boat and cross the lagoon to St. Mark's. Take a 40 minute walking tour, with a guide and headphones of St Mark's and see many of the city’s most famous landmarks, such as St. Mark's Basilica, the Bridge of Sighs, and the Campanile. Stroll the main streets to the Rialto Bridge and other monuments of “La Serenissima.” Learn more about the Republic of Venice and how it came to dominant both the east and the west as the “Queen of the Adriatic.” Universally considered one of the most beautiful cities in the world, the city is built on a group of 117 small islands that are separated by canals. The central sestiere (district) is awash with beautiful squares and crumbling mansions, along with ancient churches, ateliers and bridges. In the afternoon you will have some free time to relax and explore on your own. Get off the beaten path for a more authentic look at everyday life in the city, or just sit back and people watch in one of the many cafés of Piazza San Marco. A boat will be waiting to take you from St. Mark's Square to the transfer bus at approximately 5:45 PM.

Dolomites Full-Day Coach Tour from Lake Garda

2. Dolomites Full-Day Coach Tour from Lake Garda

Climb aboard an air-conditioned coach at your chosen departure point in Lake Garda, and then head north up the highway towards the Dolomites. Stop for a morning break in the beautiful Fiemme Valley at the entrance to the amazing mountain range. Take in the views of the snow-capped mountains as you continue through a dramatic landscape of cliffs, forests and meadows. Reach an altitude of 2,240 meters above sea level at Pordoi Pass and get breathtaking views of the peaks of the Catinaccio, Marmolada and Sella mountains. Enjoy a break for lunch and purchase an optional ticket from your guide for the cable-way ride up to the Sass Pordoi terrace. Arrive in just a few minutes and get stunning vistas from 2,950 meters above sea level. Visit the Alpine village of Ortisei in the afternoon and see some of its famous wood carvings before the return drive to Lake Garda.

Bolzano: Best of the Dolomites in One Day Private Tour

3. Bolzano: Best of the Dolomites in One Day Private Tour

Following a pickup from your hotel, you’ll head first to Bolzano, gateway to the Dolomites and capital of the province South Tyrol. Cross the Eggental valley that runs eastward between the Rosengarten massif and the Latemar mountain range. This road was built in 1894 when the territory was part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Stop at Lake Carezza, the most beautiful lake of the western Dolomites, for a 30-minute break and walk around the lake. Next, arrive at Karerpass where you’ll see the historical Residence Grand Hotel Carezza, built in 1893, this was the first luxury hotel in the Dolomites and has hosted very important guests including the Empress Sissi, Winston Churchill, and Agatha Christie. From the Karerpass you’ll 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 group. From here, begin a long series of 27 hairpin bends that will lead you to the famous Pordoi Pass at an altitude of 2,239m above sea level. Enjoy a one-hour break or take the cable car to Sass Pordoi at an altitude of 2,950m. From the Pordoi Pass, go down to the village of Arabba and continue east to the Falzarego Pass, the gateway to the eastern Dolomites. You’ll reach Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy’s premier mountain resort known as the Pearl of the Dolomites where the Winter Olympic Games were hosted in 1956. Cortina, together with Milan, will once again host the Winter Olympics in 2026. From Cortina, the next stop will be Lake Misurina with its incredible panoramic view of Three Peaks of Lavaredo. The lake, with its view of the peaks to the north and Sorapis to the south, is the most famous image of the Dolomites in the world. Just 20 minutes from Lake Misurina you’ll have the opportunity for a brief stop at another important lake in the Eastern Dolomites, Lake Dobbiaco. From Dobbiaco, you’ll reach the extreme northeast of Italy just a few kilometers from the border with Austria for the great finale of the day: a visit to the famous Lake Braies. From here, you’ll return to Bolzano via the Pusteria and the Isarco valleys.

Verona Opera Arena: Transfer from Lake Garda & Opera Ticket

4. Verona Opera Arena: Transfer from Lake Garda & Opera Ticket

Get a pick-up by bus or minivan. Transfer to Verona; the transfer will be about 45 minutes long (it depends on the starting point). The tour guide will accompany you to the Arena, in the center of Verona. The ticket will be given to customers at gate n16 (open in Arena from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM). Your ticket is in category: unreserved stone steps and is included in the price. The opera is about 3 hours long. After the show, the tour guide will wait for all the guests and together they will reach the bus parking lot. Return at the pick-up point by bus. Here below you can find the 2022 Opera in Arena Schedule (Lyric Festival), during which the tour operator organizes the transfer service: 9:00 PM 19-Jun-21 AIDA 150 ANNIVERSARY NIGHT Gala - In case of cancellation, the performance will take place on 20-Jun 22-Jun-21 AIDA 150 ANNIVERSARY NIGHT Gala - In case of cancellation, the performance will take place on 23-Jun 25-Jun-21 Premiere Cavalleria e Pagliacci 26-Jun-21 Aida (Zeffirelli) 01-Jul-21 Aida (Zeffirelli) 02-Jul-21 Cavalleria e Pagliacci 03-Jul-21 Nabucco 09-Jul-21 Aida (Zeffirelli) 10-Jul-21 Traviata 15-Jul-21 Aida (Zeffirelli) 16-Jul-21 Traviata 17-Jul-21 Nabucco 18-Jul-21 REQUIEM di GIUSEPPE VERDI Gala 21-Jul-21 Aida (Zeffirelli) 22-Jul-21 Cavalleria e Pagliacci 23-Jul-21 Traviata 24-Jul-21 Nabucco 29-Jul-21 Premiere Turandot 30-Jul-21 Gala DOMINGO OPERA NIGHT 31-Jul-21 Cavalleria e Pagliacci 8:45 PM 01-Aug-21 Turandot 03-Aug-21 Gala ROBERTO BOLLE AND FRIENDS 04-Aug-21 Aida (Zeffirelli) 05-Aug-21 Turandot 06-Aug-21 Nabucco 07-Aug-21 Traviata 08-Aug-21 Aida (Zeffirelli) 12-Aug-21 Aida (Zeffirelli) 13-Aug-21 Nabucco 14-Aug-21 Cavalleria e Pagliacci 17-Aug-21 JONAS KAUFMANN - In case of cancellation of the performance, the GALA KAUFMANN will take place on 18-Aug 19-Aug-21 Traviata 20-Aug-21 Nabucco 21-Aug-21 Aida (Zeffirelli) 22-Aug-21 Gala IX SINFONIA 26-Aug-21 Nabucco 27-Aug-21 Aida (Zeffirelli) 28-Aug-21 Turandot 01-Sep-21 Nabucco 02-Sep-21 Traviata 03-Sep-21 Turandot 04-Sep-21 Aida (Zeffirelli)

Dolomites Full-Day Tour from Lake Garda

5. Dolomites Full-Day Tour from Lake Garda

Depart Lake Garda and journey towards the Dolomites mountain range, stopping en route in the towns of Moena or Cavalese. Get some time to window shop and enjoy a cup of hot chocolate before traveling to the Pordoi Pass, 2,240 meters above sea level. Get stunning vistas of the mountains, including the summits of Marmolada, Sella and Catinaccio. Enjoy some free time for lunch and to soak up the views. Then, visit a typical mountain resort in the afternoon and discover the wood carvings and beautiful wooden buildings of the village of Ortisei. Buy a souvenir from the Dolomites in one of the delightful shops before the return trip to Lake Garda.

Verona Full-Day Tour from Lake Garda

6. Verona Full-Day Tour from Lake Garda

Discover a jewel of the European Renaissance on a full-day tour of Verona, with round-trip transfers from a host of locations in Lake Garda, including Limone, Lazise and Riva del Garda. Following a transfer by air-conditioned coach, discover a clear example of a city that has developed progressively without interruption over 2,000 years. Admire artistic elements of the highest quality from different periods, including the ever-present contributions of the Scaligeri family. Upon arrival, take a short walk into the city center, where a local guide will take you to the Verona Arena. See one of the finest Roman theaters still in use in existence anywhere in the world. Continue to the Square of Lords (Piazza dei Signori) and Square of Herbs (Piazza Erbe), before going to Juliet's House to see messages of love written by visitors from around the world. You will also go to the Castelvecchio and see the tombs of the Scala family (Arche Scaligere). Look at the Ponte Pietra, a Roman arch bridge that spans the Adige River. Then, enjoy some free time for some retail therapy on one of the most elegant streets in Italy. Stroll down the Via Mazzini and window shop (or max out your credit cards) before your return transfer to Lake Garda.

Val di Sole: Rafting Trip on the First River in Europe

7. Val di Sole: Rafting Trip on the First River in Europe

Navigate the rapids of Noce in Val di Sole on this guided rafting trip with all the gear you need for a safe adventure on the water. Enjoy a rafting option suitable for all skill levels and a route crafted with the ages of participants in mind. Upon arrival at the rafting facility, meet your guide and get everything you need for the activity, including a wetsuit and life jacket. Then, board the bus for a short 5-minute ride to the river. After hearing all the information about the activity, do some practical tests before heading off to the river to experience the rapids. You’ll start from the easy rapids and move your way up to more and more fun sections. During the journey, your guide will take photos and videos for you which you can purchase at the end of the activity. The descent lasts about two hours, during which you’ll make a stop for those who want to take some time to try out swimming in the river. At the end of your tour, hop back on the bus to return to the center where you can take a shower, relax, and eat (food not included). For those who want to try other experiences, talk with staff to plan your next adventure.

The Heart of the Dolomites: Private Full-Day Tour by Car

8. The Heart of the Dolomites: Private Full-Day Tour by Car

Enjoy a 8-hour tour that takes you on a 280km route through the breathtaking Dolomites mountain range, one of the world’s most stunning and unique alpine regions. Depart from Bolzano, the Gateway to the Dolomites and capital of South Tyrol. You’ll head north through the Isarco Valley and then east along the Pusteria Valley, up to the famous Braies Lake. Enjoy a 30-minute stop to take in the beauty of the area. Next you’ll stop at Misurina Lake, with its backdrop of 3 Peaks of Lavaredo. The lake, with the 3 Peaks to the north and the Sorapiss to the north, and the Sorapiss to the south, is the best-known image of the Dolomites. Enjoy lunch at a historic restaurant/pizzeria, accompanied by a spectacular lake view. After lunch your drive continues to Cortina d ’Ampezzo, known as the Queen of the Dolomites. Italy’s premier mountain resort is exclusively positioned in the breathtaking mountains and is a symbol of style, fashion and the Italian way of life. From Cortina d’Ampezzo, you’ll begin the 3-hour drive back to Bolzano on the famous Great Dolomites Road.

Venice: City and Lagoon Guided Tour from Lake Garda

9. Venice: City and Lagoon Guided Tour from Lake Garda

Discover one of the most romantic cities in the world on a day trip to Venice from Lake Garda. Hop aboard a private boat on arrival and cross the Giudecca Canal to St. Mark's Square to marvel at monuments such as St. Mark's Basilica, the Bridge of Sights, and Campanile. Learn how the Republic of Venice came to dominate the east and west as you encounter crumbling mansions in the central sestiere (districts). Spend some time strolling around the city or go for a gondola ride before soaking up the evening atmosphere at the Rialto Bridge.  In the afternoon enjoy a private tour on a fast boat in the Lagoon of Venice, the real jewelry of the Serenissima. After your free time, return along the Giudecca Canal by motorboat, where a coach will take you back to Lake Garda for drop off between 12:00 midnight and 1:30 AM.

Trento: Market Tour and Private 3-Recipe Home Cooking Class

10. Trento: Market Tour and Private 3-Recipe Home Cooking Class

Go food shopping like a local, enjoying the distinctive Italian local market and learn how to recognize the best produces from the land. Then, immerse yourself in a cooking class at a local home, learning the secrets of the most famous dishes of regional cuisine and taste the fruits of your labor accompanied by local wines. During the lesson, the cook will reveal the tricks of the trade for three authentic local recipes. Have fun putting your cooking skills to the test. You will have a workstation equipped with utensils and all the ingredients to make the dishes. Then, taste everything you have prepared accompanied by a selection of red and white local wines. Instead of loading your suitcase with souvenirs, take home Italian cooking skills that will stay with you for life.

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What people are saying about Trentino-Alto Adige / Südtirol

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 727 reviews

Stunning Splendor. I can’t say enough about how much we loved this tour. Incredible scenery, extremely accommodating guide, simply one of the highlights of our super amazing trip. We look forward to going back and seeing the other side of the Dolomites with Alessandro. We would put this in the must do category. Worth more than we paid. Alex is exceptional! Our favorite pictures were from this tour. Make time for this if at all possible!

Beloved all, Alessandro is fantastic, it was a place that we would love to visit, and Alessandro helped in the realization, we will certainly come back in the summer to repeat this experience. Thank you Alessandro and Silvania.

Very interesting excursion from Lake Garda to Verona! We were particularly satisfied with the tour guide in Verona.

The tour guide, Francesco, was very helpful, friendly, explained a lot and gave us tips. Gladly again

Good bus, great tour guide, varied explanations and interesting additional services.