Stay and Explore
Christmas in the Dolomites
The UNESCO-protected Dolomites provide a perfect backdrop for a truly magical Christmas. This holiday is based in a traditional hotel, nestled in the foothills of spectacular snowy mountains, which are speckled with emerald forests and chocolate-box villages. Although it’s Italian by definition, a strong sense of Austria still flavours all aspects of life. Today, the two cultures sit amicably side by side. Locals speak both Italian and German; and you’ll often find pizza and bratwurst on the same menu!
3 excursions and visits
- Scenic drive through the Dolomites, including visit to Bolzano
- Visit Bressanone including small wine tasting
- Visit Brunico, including strudel and glühwein tasting
- 5 nights in hotel (accommodation as specified or similar)
- International flights. Prices are based on return flights with easyJet from London Gatwick. Supplements may apply from other airports
- 11 meals: 5 breakfasts (days 2-6) 1 lunch (day 4) 5 dinners (days 1-5)
- Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service
- Titan tour manager
- Travel in destination by coach
UK - Innsbruck - Rodengo
Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home for your flight to Innsbruck. On arrival, we begin our journey to a family run hotel on the edge of Rodengo, where a welcome drink awaits.
Alpenland Hotel Rodeneggerhof, Rodengo (3-star)
Travel to the charming ancient city of Bolzano, which is markedly Tyrolean in atmosphere and home to Italy’s largest Christmas market. You’ll have time to browse, to the sound of barrel organs, amongst 80 or more wooden stalls laden with handcrafted wooden toys and delicate, jewel-coloured glass decorations. There’ll be time at leisure for lunch - a glass of mulled, spiced glühwein and a slice of cinnamon stollen bread will help you keep warm. Or you may wish to visit the archaeology museum, which houses Ötzi the Iceman, who lived some 5,000 years ago. Late afternoon, we’ll continue to a winery for a tasting and then return to our hotel.
Christmas Eve - Bressanone
Bressanone is the oldest town in the Tyrol. We visit the traditional market, one of South Tyrol’s original Christmas markets. Nestled in Cathedral Square, it’s surrounded by centuries-old buildings and dominated by the two towers of the baroque-style cathedral. After a festive dinner, for those who wish to attend midnight mass, the enchanting Rodengo Church is just a stroll away.
Christmas Day - Rodengo
Enjoy a leisurely Christmas Day. A festive lunch awaits, and complimentary tea and coffee is served a little later with a homemade Christmas biscuit. You might like to take a break from feasting with a walk in the fresh mountain air. As you explore, you may spot Rodengo Castle from a distance - a captivating 12th century fortress crowning a small rock outcrop, which shows the might of old medieval lords. Views of the high alpine pasture and the chain of mountain peaks complete the setting for a wonderful walk. This evening, we have live music and glühwein to look forward to in our hotel.
Boxing Day - Brunico
Fashionable flair and exclusive boutiques meet traditional South Tyrolean characteristics in immaculate Brunico. We head here to explore the Christmas Market, and take a break from perusing with a strudel and glühwein tasting. Apple strudel is a local favourite; recipes are passed down through many generations, each differing slightly in its mix of fresh flavours and aromas. If the weather is on our side, we head to Braies Lake for sunset. This is the largest natural lake in the Dolomites; ice cold and crystal clear, the still water reflects the mountains and changing colour of the sky with a breathtaking beauty that you’ll want to capture a hundred times on your camera.
Day 6 Innsbruck - UK
Transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK. Upon arrival your Titan vehicle will be waiting for the journey home.
Important information about your destinationPlease note: • Weather conditions may affect the routing of this itinerary • A reasonable level of fitness is required for the mountainous terrain, and shoes/boots need to be suitable for snow and ice conditions. • A room tax of between €1-5 per person per night (subject to change), is payable directly to the hotel on check-out
Alpenland Hotel Rodeneggerhof 3★
Enjoy the welcome of the Klöcker family this Christmas, owners of this charming hotel set in an enviable position in the Dolomites and surrounded by spectacular scenery. Markus Klöcker will personally create your meals and you can be assured of impeccable service during your stay.
- Restaurant and bar
- Indoor pool
- Wellness treatments available
- Rooms with en suite facilities, TV, telephone and balcony
NB: Please note the hotel does not accept credit cards.