The UNESCO-listed Dolomites are one of Europe’s better-kept secrets, where quaint villages jostle with historic spa towns - all against a backdrop of spectacular peaks and valleys. This is no Tuscany: the dramatic landscapes have a beauty all of their own. Our tour takes in the likes of Bolzano, Merano and Bressanone, where the blend of Italian, German and Austrian culture is apparent in local customs and cuisine. We’ll also get a taste for local life across the border in Innsbruck.
7 nights in hotel (accommodation as specified or similar)
Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home, for your flight to Innsbruck or Verona. On arrival, we transfer to the family-run Alpenland Hotel Rodeneggerhof (3T+) where a welcome drink will be waiting for us.
Vipiteno - Bressanone
Today we depart for Vipiteno, and continue to the charming village of Bressanone, the oldest town in the area, with Roman lanes and Gothic town houses. You are more likely to hear German spoken here than Italian.
Scenic drive - Winery visit - Lago di Braies
A leisurely drive along the winding mountain roads, with glorious summer views over meadowland and high-perched villages. We will stop at a local winery to taste regional wines with some nibbles. Then, continue onwards to view the small but beautiful alpine lake of Lago di Braies before returning to Rodengo.
Bolzano - Merano
We travel to the charming, old village of Bolzano. Here we have included the entrance at the Archaeological Museum, where you can see the 5,300-year-old ‘Ice Man’ found in the glaciers of the Alps. We move on to Merano, aptly called the ‘City of Flowers’.
We drive to Innsbruck for a guided walking tour. There is some free time in Innsbruck, before returning to the hotel.
Today we visit the spa town of Trento, with its medieval and Renaissance centre, cathedral and Castello de Buonconsiglio.
Brunico - Ortisei
Our first stop today is Brunico. We then continue to Ortisei and enjoy a cable car ride over the Seisser Alm region, scattered with alpine meadows and wooden farmsteads.
Day 8 Rodengo - Innsbruck/Verona - UK
Transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK. Upon arrival, your Titan vehicle will be waiting for the journey home.
• In many cities in Italy, a room tax of between €1-5 per person per night (subject to change), is payable directly to the hotel on check-out.
• 2019 departures will visit a local dairy on day three, rather than a winery, to experience the making and tasting of some wonderful Alpine products.
You are guaranteed impeccable service at this family owned hotel, set in an enviable position in the Dolomites and surrounded by spectacular scenery, including the Castle of Rodenegg. Each 23m2 room includes telephone, satellite TV, safe and balcony. Also on offer is a restaurant and bar, indoor swimming pool, sauna & wellness treatments (additional charges applicable). The hotel has a lift to all floors.