Active Dolomites and Lake Como Private Tour

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Why You Should Go

This active, significantly less-touristy private tour will guide you through the stunning mountain and lakeside landscapes of Italy. Spend your trip trekking along Italy’s natural terrain with highlights in the Dolomites and Lake Como.

As one of Europe’s most unique mountain ranges and UNESCO sites, the Dolomites are home to a wealth of alpine flora, thousands of miles of hiking trails, and exquisite alpine lakes and meadows. We believe the picturesque views of the Dolomites pair perfectly with the spectacle that is Lake Como, Italy’s deepest lake. Quaint coastal villages surround this body of water, each offering something unique. More hiking excursions and even a private boating experience await adventure-lovers on this private tour. Remember to bring your camera!

Best Travel Time: Spring Summer Fall

beautiful Lago di Como – panorama of Bellagio town. North of Italy
Bellagio, Lake Como

Sample Itinerary

8 Days

Each private luxury tour is custom to the wishes of each client. This itinerary is a sample. Partnering with our long-established relationship with United Airlines, our sister company, TRAVNET, may provide competitive Polaris/Business Class international airfare, along with mileage points conversion.

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Day 1

Fly to Venice
Through our sister company, premium air provider TRAVNET, we may assist with your international airfare, as well as with mileage points conversion.

Dolomites
Landscape of the Dolomites
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Day 2

Arrive Venice + Transfer to Dolomites + Hiking
Upon arrival at Venice Airport, you will be transferred to Hotel Miramonti. There, set out on a four-hour, eight-mile trek in the stunning Dolomites surrounding your hotel. With a highest point of 6,155 feet, hike along wide paths through forested areas with a stop at the idyllic Bruggen Weiher Pond.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodations: Hotel Miramonti

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Poolside View at Hotel Miramonti
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Day 3

Dolomites Wine Route Biking
This morning, a private driver will escort you to Caldaro for a wine-focused experience on two wheels! This guided tour will take you through the Monticolo Woods, where you will find the two Monticolo Lakes. Take a break from cycling and enjoy a swim before continuing to the town of Cornaiano: home of the most beautiful views of the vineyards in the basin of Bolzano. Return to Caldaro on your bike where you will be able to taste some of the best wines produced in this area.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodations: Hotel Miramonti

Vineyard dolomites
Vineyards in Cornaiano
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Day 4

Verano Hiking Excursion
Today, travel 15-minutes to Verano for your hiking experience on Rotstein Knott mountain. An approximately four-hour, 10.6-mile hike will take you to the Knottnkino, one of the most beautiful viewpoints in the region. Relax on the wooden/metal seats by artist Franz Messner and view the Texelgrupperange all the way to Penegal mountain and the Weißhorn peak.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodations: Hotel Miramonti

Puez-Geisler Natural Park, Verano en los Dolomites, Bolzano
Dolomites, Verano
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Day 5

Private Transfer Dolomites – Lake Como
Following breakfast, you will be privately transferred to the Villa d’Este in Lake Como, an approximately four to five-hour drive.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodations: Villa d’Este

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Villa d'Este, Lake Como
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Day 6

Private Lake Como Boat Tour
Today, enjoy a tranquil day on Lake Como with a private boating experience. Board a traditional Riva boat; a mahogany, hand-made boat that has continuously been produced by the Riva family for more than 300 years! Glide across the lake’s calm waters before disembarking for your first stop: Villa Balbianello. On a walk through its terraced gardens, a private guide will teach you about the villa’s rich history during WWII.

After your visit, reboard your Riva boat and make your way to the town of Bellagio, located on a peninsula in the middle of Lake Como. Shop for silk scarves, ties, etc. while learning of Bellagio’s long history of silk production.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodations: Villa d’Este

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Boat Ride on Lake Como
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Day 7

Antica Strada Regina Walk
Following breakfast, a private driver will transfer you to Colonno to begin your low-intensity hike along the historic Roman road, following the traces of the Antica Strada Regina between Tremezzo and Lenno. On this three-hour, six-mile hike, explore the ancient villages of Mezzegra and Ossuccio, including the Sacro Monte di Ossuccio.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodations: Villa d’Este

The path to the Via Ferrata della Regina
Via Regina (Antica Strada Regina) Road, Colonno
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Day 8

Fly Venice/Home

Venice
Venice, Italy

Hotels

We consider the 44-room boutique Hotel Miramonti our favorite luxury property in the Dolomites, with no peer. Miramonti is set at a picturesque 4,050 ft altitude overlooking the commune of Merano. Among the various minimalist, modern designed rooms, our favorite is the 516 sq ft ROOFTOP LOFT with its spectacular views over Etsch Valley and Vigiljoch mountain pass. Wonderful dining options at Miramonti’s three restaurants; Panorama, Classic/Klassick and Stube. Wellness services include a picturesque infinity pool, an onsen pool, a nice gym, sauna and spa. With access to the nearby 30-acre hardwood/softwood forest, we are particularly impressed how Miramonti has integrated the Japanese therapeutic concept of “forest bathing” (Shinrin-yoku) to its many outdoor options. Kudos to owners Carmen and Klaus Alber for creating a heavenly, friendly, high-touch sanctuary!

Hotel Miramonti

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We consider the 44-room boutique Hotel Miramonti our favorite luxury property in the Dolomites, with no peer. Miramonti is set at a picturesque 4,050 ft altitude overlooking the commune of Merano. Among the various minimalist, modern designed rooms, our favorite is the 516 sq ft ROOFTOP LOFT with its spectacular views over Etsch Valley and Vigiljoch mountain pass. Wonderful dining options at Miramonti’s three restaurants; Panorama, Classic/Klassick and Stube. Wellness services include a picturesque infinity pool, an onsen pool, a nice gym, sauna and spa. With access to the nearby 30-acre hardwood/softwood forest, we are particularly impressed how Miramonti has integrated the Japanese therapeutic concept of “forest bathing” (Shinrin-yoku) to its many outdoor options. Kudos to owners Carmen and Klaus Alber for creating a heavenly, friendly, high-touch sanctuary!

Built in 1568, the Villa d’Este on Lake Como is a Renaissance patrician residence in Cernobbio and is as enchanting and beguiling a place as you can imagine. This palatial resort has hosted royalty, celebrities, and foreign dignitaries alike throughout its 152 individually unique rooms and suites. A stroll through the gardens leads you past terraced water gardens, a mosaic wall, old fortresses, and enchanting views of the lake and Alps. Pellegrino Pellegrini, the architect of the main villa, constructed a Nymphaeum with the perspective of the fountain of Ercole from which the water flows over 130 granite basins.

Villa d’Este

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Built in 1568, the Villa d’Este on Lake Como is a Renaissance patrician residence in Cernobbio and is as enchanting and beguiling a place as you can imagine. This palatial resort has hosted royalty, celebrities, and foreign dignitaries alike throughout its 152 individually unique rooms and suites. A stroll through the gardens leads you past terraced water gardens, a mosaic wall, old fortresses, and enchanting views of the lake and Alps. Pellegrino Pellegrini, the architect of the main villa, constructed a Nymphaeum with the perspective of the fountain of Ercole from which the water flows over 130 granite basins.

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Please note we specialize in global private luxury travel, including private guides and drivers throughout,

high quality accommodations, inclusive of safari lodges and ryokans, in-country rail/air, and all taxes/service fees.

Dependent on destination and seasonality, our comprehensive private tour costs are upward of USD3K-5K per couple per day.



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Population
61 Million
Language
Italian
Currency
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Temperature
Highs: High 80’s
Lows: Mid 60’s
Area
301,338 SQ KM
116,346 SQ MILES
Capital
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