Guided Group Excursions
Minimum group size required
Many other trips possible - Daily public transportation available to Venice, etc.
Wine tasting: Mondays
The Prosecco di Conegliano is a sparkling wine and is one of the most typical products of these lands. The vine origins are uncertain, but it probably comes from the Venezia Giulia area or far more eastern areas. What is certain is that Prosecco was produced back in Roman times. The main feature of Prosecco is its marked versatility: its aroma and its freshness are unmistakeable whether tranquilla; (still) or “frizzante” and “spumante” (sparkling).
A private bus with your guide will pick you up at 8am and take you to Conegliano, the kingdom of the sparkling wine. In the morning we will visit the medieval city centre and the beautiful castle. We will then go to the winery where you will be welcomed by Franco who will give us a tour of his winery including all the 3 floors and the cellars where the best wines are stored. After the tour you will be offered a snack (Local ham and cheese)and a 4 types wine tasting with a knowledgeable explanation of each wine. Return back to Cortina at 5pm
Founded in the 5th century and spread over 118 small islands, Venice became a major maritime power in the 10th century. The whole city is an extraordinary architectural masterpiece in which even the smallest building contains works by some of the world's greatest artists such as Giorgione, Titian, Tintoretto, Veronese and others.
Our private bus will pick us up at 7am. Upon arrival in Venice we will meet our local guides to start the tour first boarding on a private boat to tour the Lagoon to St. Mark's Square. The tour will include a private glass blowing demonstration at one of the oldest glass factories in Venice. In the early afternoon there is an optional tour on a gondola. Meet your guide back on the boat to get on our bus to Cortina at 4 pm
Departure from Cortina at 8.00 am. After a short coffee break arrival in Asolo at approx 10.45. Guided visit of this place known as “the town of a hundred horizons” and the “Pearl of Veneto”. This very beautiful historical town, situated on a hilltop has been home to many poets, writers, painters and travelers including Robert Browning, Eleonora Duse and Freya Stark. After the visit free time for lunch.
At 2pm departure towards Asolo (less than 10 km) where we will visit one of the Palladian Villas scattered in Vento – Villa Barbaro built between 1550 ed il 1560. The Tempietto (chapel) was constructed between 1579-80.The central residential space is erected on the remains of a medieval castle or manor house. Its facade features four engaged Ionic columns adapted from the Temple of Fortuna Virilis in Rome. Around 4:30 PM the visit ends and make our way back to Cortina where we will arrive around 19.00
Bolzano, the Iceman: Thursdays
Departure from Cortina at 8.00am. Guided visit of Bolzano, which is the main commercial and industrial centre of the Alto Adige. The town is very attractive. It has an interesting Archaeological Museum with its exhibit, “Otzi”, the ICEMAN, 5300 years old, found on the Similaun glacier.
Sella Ronda: Thursdays
The famous Sella Ronda, a circular ski route leading round the mighty Sella massif and offering 26 km of downhill trails in a single day. The departure will be from the hotel by private bus or minivan to Arabba. This tour will be managed by our guides who will lead groups composed of max 10 pax each. We will be back in Cortina around 6pm
Innsbruck : Fridays
For throes who missed last years trip, Innsbruck is a city in western Austria, and the capital of the federal state of Tyrol. Innsbruck is nestled in a narrow valley right below lofty mountain peaks, and is marked by historic churches and buildings, interesting monuments, rich museums and galleries, and active commerce which make the place an interesting sports-plus-culture attraction. The city is famous for the scenic beauty, winter sports and the Goldene Dachl.
The tour bus will pick you up at the hotel. We will go straight to the capital of tyrol with 1 stop on the way. Upon arrival we will meet our local guide for starting the bus and walking tour of the city. Following this tour, we take you to the Swarovski Crystal Worlds. Free time for lunch and shopping before taking our private bus back to Cortina. Estimated arrival at your hotel at 6.30 pm.
The World Tour