The Dolomites

Priced from € 1850
  • Individual & Small Group suggested tour
  • Featuring: Dolomites - Wine Route – South Tyrol
  • LGBT Friendly Tour Guide for Gaily Tours and Excursions
Highlights
  • Explore the breathtaking Dolomites and the amazing landscapes of Funes Valley
  • Delight your tongue with a delicious glass of South Tyroler wine
  • Live the double aim of Bolzano and the medieval atmosphere of Trento
  • Discover the fairytale of Lake Braies
  • Enjoy a horse riding in the Dolomites
  • Watch the colorful Trauttmansdorff Gardens
  • Relax in the South Tyroler Therms of Merano
     

Day 1: VERONA – TRENTO

Arrival transfer from airport to hotel. Welcome drink at your hotel. Accommodation and then welcome dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight.
Meals: D

Day 2: LIMONE DEL GARDA – CASCATE DI VARONE – TENNO – TOBLINO

Buffet breakfast and departure to Lake Garda. Afterwards take a walk in Limone del Garda on your own, a charming location in the western part of Lake Garda. The town of Limone sits on a narrow strip of land at the foot of the tall and rocky cliffs, and its famous for its Lemon groves. Here you will visit the famous Castle's Lemon groves and you will have a tasting of lemon-based products. Continue to the famous Cascate di Varone. Typical lunch with Carne Salada (Salty meat) and Fasoi (beans) at a local Acetaia (Vinegar Factory). Then Lake Tenno where you can have the opportunity to see one of the most beautiful Italian Hamlet (“Borgo”). Finally you will reach the Cantina Toblino where you will have a tasting of wine (3 wines). Photostop in Lake Toblino, setting of lots of Italian Films. Back to your hotel and dinner on your own. Overnight.
Meals: B - L

Day 3: TRENTO – WINE ROUTE – BOLZANO

Buffet breakfast and departure to Trento passing following the wine route. Discover the unique charm of a Renaissance Alpine city with your LGBT Friendly Tour Guide, here where history is art. Unique amongst the Alpine cities, the City of the Council (1545 - 1563) still keeps its precious monuments as tokens of its rich artistic and historic heritage. Built in the elegant Renaissance style, they have been enhanced by recent refurbishing works. Admire the Buonconsiglio Castle (for several centuries residence of the Prince Bishops of Trento), the Duomo, its splendid piazza and fountain dedicated to Neptune, the frescoed houses and Council Churches as well as the museums and exhibitions which make Trento a true landmark of Alpine arts, culture and traditions. Trento offers visitors its richly historical and artistic heritage all year around. Lunch on your own to taste local specialities. Continue along the Wine Route with the visit to a wine cellar in Tramin area for wine and local products tasting. Afterwards arrive to the city of Bolzano with two lifestyles, one Northern European and the other more Mediterranean, combine to make the perfect union, which can be clearly seen in the historic and artistic treasures of this city. For centuries, Bolzano has been the privileged center of commercial exchanges between Italy and Germany. Today, the capital of Alto Adige - South Tyrol has become a cosmopolitan city that knows how to be lively, cheerful, modern and yet refined all at the same time. Walking guided tour of the old town, passing by the inviting market square (Piazza delle Erbe), heart of the city center, with its famous permanent fruit and vegetable stalls (closed on Saturday afternoon, Sunday and public holidays). Continue along the Medioeval Arcades (Portici) and the Gothic Cathedral, getting lost among its beautiful streets. Aperitif in the city center with typical Brezel and Beer. Gourmet dinner in a Southern Tyroler castle where you can see the unlighted Bolzano by night from above. Back to your hotel and overnight.
* Rainbow Tips: If you want to relax yourself, spend some time in EXIT Total Wellness Center, a LGBT Sauna.
Meals: B - D

Day 4: DOLOMITES UNESCO

Buffet breakfast and start our excursion to the UNESCO site of the Dolomites. We will drive through the Val D'Ega to reach the beautiful Lake Carezza where we will stop to take some pictures. We will continue to the Carezza pass, enjoy the view of the Catinaccio and Latemar range. We will continue through the Fassa valley and Gardena Valley stop along the way to enjoy the beatiful alpine villages and mountains. Lunch on the road at a local restaurant. In Ortisei we will enjoy a wood carving workshop and learn about this longlasting artcraft typical of this area. Taste a delicious Strudel slice (typical Southern Tyrol dessert) together with a real Italian coffee. Return to the hotel. Dinner on your own and overnight.
Meals: B - L

Day 5: FUNES VALLEY

Buffet breakfast and departure for a full day tour in Funes/Villnöss Valley (warm clothes recommended). This is one of most beautiful places in the Dolomites UNESCO. Get an unforgivable picture with the little Church of San Giovanni in Ranui. This is one of the last remaining pristine valleys where you can enjoy beautiful views. Start of your trekking tour (medium difficulty) with your Alpine Guide to reach a real Souther Tyrol Maso (Farmhouse). Typical lunch with local specialities, then back to the starting point. Return to the hotel and dinner on your own. Overnight.
Meals: B - L

Day 6: LAKE BRAIES - HORSE BACK RIDING

Buffet breakfast and departure to the fairy Lake Braies, a small alpine lake just inside the Dolomites UNESCO. The lake, which is also often called the 'pearl of Dolomites' lakes', owes its origin to the barrier to landslide. Even this lake hides a legend. Braies valley was inhabited by some ugly-looking savages that looked after the gold present in the nearby mountains. For these people, gold was precious for its splendor, but it also made them hard in their heart. When some animal breeders appeared in the valley, together with their livestock, the wild figures gave them some objects produced with this gold. The breeders, seeing such abundance of wealth, became greedy and started to seize the precious raw material, stealing it from the savage population. The ‘savage’ people thus decided to prevent the breeders from reaching the mountains, and had some springs gushing forth from the rock, which actually went to form the Lago di Braies downstream: this prevented the breeders from stealing further gold from the local 'savages'. Lunch on your own at a local restaurant of the area. Continue to a Horse Farm, where you will have the opportunity to join a Horse Back Riding and to appreciate the natural landscape of the Dolomites. Return to the hotel. Dinner on your own and overnight.
Meals: B

Day 7: MERANO - TRAUTTMANSDORFF GARDENS – THERMAL BATHS & SAUNA

Buffet breakfast and departure to Meran, the spa town. Short walking tour of this city with LGBT Friendly Tour Guide, a city which is a crossroads between the majesty of the Alps and the allure of the South: a place where the barrenness of high mountain terrain is cancelled out by lush Mediterranean vegetation. Continue to Trauttmansdorff Gardens where empress Sissi from Austria passed her health & spa stays. Typical South Tyrolean lunch at Braugarten Giardino Forst. In the afternoon relax yourself in the famous Thermal Baths in Merano (entrance fee included). Inside a stylish linear glass and steel cube you will find an extensive center of excellence for health, well being and wellness. Dinner on your own and continue to your hotel. Overnight.
Meals: B – L

Day 8: MERANO – VERONA

Buffet breakfast in the hotel and transfer to the Verona airport.
Meals: B

Included Features

  • Accommodation in LGBT selected Hotels
  • Transportation by Deluxe AC Private Minibus as per the Itinerary
  • Private Transfer IN Airport Verona – Hotel South Tyrol
  • Private Transfer OUT Hotel Trento area – Airport Verona
  • LGBT Friendly Tour Guide for Gaily Tours and Excursions (from 1 up to 5 people)
  • LGBT Friendly Tour Leader or Guide throughout the itinerary for Small Groups (from 6 people)
  • Welcome Drink
  • 3-Course Welcome Dinner in Trento at a typical restaurant (½ Water, ¼ Wine, Coffee or Tea)
  • Entrance Fee – Castle's Lemon Plantation  + Lemon Tasting
  • Entrance Fee – Cascate del Varone
  • 3-Course Typical Lunch in Tenno area at a typical restaurant (½ Water, ¼ Wine, Coffee or Tea)
  • Tasting in Cantina Toblino (3 Wines)
  • Tasting to a Wine Cellar + Wine Tasting (3 Wines + Local Products) in Tramin area
  • Aperitif in Bolzano (Brezel + Beer)
  • 3-Course Gourmet Dinner in Bolzano at a South Tyroler Castle (½ Water, ¼ Wine, Coffee or Tea)
  • Half Day – Gaily Tour of Trento
  • Half Day – Gaily Tour of Bolzano
  • Woodcarving Workshop in Ortisei + Strudel Slide & Coffee
  • 3-Course Lunch in Dolomites at a typical restaurant (½ Water, ¼ Wine, Coffee or Tea)
  • Full Day – Gaily Tour of Dolomites UNESCO
  • 3-Course Lunch in Dolomites area at a typical Farm House (½ Water, ¼ Wine, Coffee or Tea)
  • Full Day – Alpine Guide in Val di Funes
  • Horse Riding
  • Entrance Fee – Trauttmansdorff Gardens in Merano
  • 3-Course Lunch in Merano/Forst at a typical Braugarten (½ Water, Beer, Coffee or Tea)
  • Entrance Fee – Thermal Baths + Sauna in Meran
  • Half Day – Gaily Tour of Merano

Not Included

  • Tips, City Taxes and everything not listed under “Included features”

Ignas Tour Hotel Collection

ACCOMMODATION:
2 Nights in LGBT Friendly Hotel 4 * in Trento area – Grand Hotel Imperial Levico (or similar)
2 Nights in LGBT Friendly Hotel 4 * in Bolzano – Hotel Stiegl La Scala (or similar)
2 Nights in LGBT Friendly Hotel 4 * in Val Gardena – Hotel Sporting (or similar)
1 Night   in LGBT Friendly South Tyroler Villa in Merano – Villa Eden (or similar)
 
  • Grand Hotel Imperial Levico Terme 4* or similar
    Via Silva Domini, 1, 38056 Levico Terme TN
    Tel. 0461 700512
    www.hotel-imperial-levico.com/it
  • Hotel Scala Stiegl 4* or similar
    Via Brennero, 11, 39100 Bolzano BZ
    Tel. 0471 976222
    www.scalahot.com/
  • Hotel Sporting 4* or similar
    Strada Rainel, 65, 39048 Selva di Val Gardena BZ
    Tel. 0471 795445
    www.hotelsporting.bz
  • Villa Eden - The Leading Park Retreat 5* or similar
    Via Winkel, 68-70, 39012 Merano BZ
    Tel. 0473 236583
    www.villa-eden.com


     

Prices

* Price per person sharing a double/twin room:

Dates 12 guests 10 guests 8 guests
Low Season € 1850 € 2000 € 2200
Mid Season € 1900 € 2050 € 2250
High Season € 1950 € 2100 € 2300
Single supplement: € 265
 
Dates 6 guests 4 guests 2 guests
Low Season € 2600 € 2900 € 4500
Mid Season € 2650 € 3000 € 4600
High Season € 2700 € 3100 € 4700
Single supplement: € 265

Rates are Commissionable

*The itinerary is on request and rates are subject to the availability of the hotels at the time of booking. Prices are subject to change if travel occur during trade shows, bank holidays or special events and supplements may be applied.


SEASONS
Low Season: Jun – Jul
Mid Season: Apr – May – Aug – Sep – Oct
High Season: Jan – Feb – Mar – Nov – Dec



 

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