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6 DAYS •  STORY WALKS •  UP TO 16 GUESTS

Cortina d'Ampezzo, Dolomites, Cinque Torri, Passo Giao

Discover amazing perspectives with the Italian Alps all lead by your STORY Walks Adventure Leader
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STORY WALKS: Amazing Dolomites

The Italian Dolomites Walking Tour awaits you on this hand-crafted Story Walks' Adventure through some of Italy's most amazing territory.

6-Day Italian Dolomites Walking Tour

This Story Walks' Adventure explores the best of the Dolomites



Is this trip for me?

Designed especially for those who are ready to discover amazing beauty in the creation of the Dolomites. If you're looking for an authentic Dolomites Hike that's just enough challenge, this is it.
 

Travel Style: Deluxe + Rustic
Our 5-Star hotel in Cortina delights while our rustic Rifugio screams authenticity. Story Way dining in the low lands with Rifugio style dining in the mountains.

Service Level:Deluxe + Rustic
Posh hotel in Cortina d'Ampezzo, rustic Rigufio to get a great taste of the alpine environment, private transport via Story Adventure Leader in our luxe vehicles, Story Adventure Leader throughout.

Activity Level: Balanced - Alpine Environment
3 amazing walking tours in the Dolomite delight your senses. Trails will feature substantial inclines at times, loose gravel, and require a good level of physical fitness.

Trip Membership: 18+
Only guests over 18 years of age may participate in this adventure. Make note, certain departures are Family Friendly - inquire if you have youngster who would like to participate or consider a private journey.

 

Complete Trip Details:


Journey Overview

“It’s truly a magical and enchanting itinerary with walks that can be described as simply Majestic. We’re so pleased we chose to walk with Story on their premiere itinerary – Grazie! — Mike & Debbie”

WALKING TOUR CHARACTER: Moderate to Challenging, 2 to 4 miles daily on average. Note: Your Story Adventure Leader will make changes to daily trail plan based upon overall nature of the group.
Group size: No more than 16 guests who love exploring and meeting new people.

TRIP COMMENCES: Venice VCE Airport with included airport arrival transfer onward to Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy (fly into Venice VCE). The trip begins at 4:00pm in Cortina d'Ampezzo.

TRIP FINALE: The trip concludes in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy with 8:00am included airport departure transfer to Venice VCE Airport OR extend your stay. Inquire about alternate departure transfer times to fit your departing flight schedule or onward journey.

ADD AIRFARE: Check with our Air Service Department to inquire about competitive round-trip airfare rates. Visit Air Service for an airfare quotation with your walking tour.

WALKING TOUR SUMMARY: Extending from the River Adige in the west to the Piave Valley in the east, the Dolomites are some of the most scenic and amazing mountains in the world. Our base in Cortina d'Ampezzo is the perfect location to enjoy unpacking once, and exploring this amazing creation. STORY will often adjust the sequence of the itinerary as well as substitute walks based on a variety of factors including crowd volume and weather.

 

Itinerary at a Glance

DAY 1: Your Overnight Flight
Fly from your home airport to Venice VCE Marco Polo International airport.

DAY 2: Cortina d'Ampezzo
We arrive beautiful Cortina d'Ampezzo and meet our fellow STORY Walkers!

DAY 3: Walking the Dolomites: Three Peaks - The Original Inspiration
Today's amazing hike takes us to Tre Cime di Lavaredo, the symbol of this World Heritage Site.

DAY 4: Adolf Mukel Trail: Exploring the East
We take a trail today that is one of the most scenic.

DAY 5: Cinque Torri: Five Towers Await
We enjoy a day hike to the Cinque Torri and then return for the balance of the day at leisure..

DAY 6: Arrivederci Day
Farewell until our next tour together!


Daily Itinerary

Flight Day

Day 1: Your Overnight Transatlantic Flight

Fly from your home airport to Venice VCE Marco Polo International airport.

Note: Day 1 is the published tour date and is the date you will arrange your air travel. Your small group tour commences on itinerary Day 2 upon arrival into Venice.

Can we help you with your Airfare? 
Yes, we can arrange your air travel from the STORY Land & Sea air department. We'll work with you to get the absolutely lowest fare available based on your travel preferences. Remember, airfare is a completely separate arrangement from your land tour. It is your responsibility to arrive at the point of tour origination on time regardless of whether STORY Land & Sea has arranged your air.

At the end of the Italian Dolomites Walking Tour you should set your flight to return from Venice VCE Airport. Inquire for details on your trip planning.

 

Travel Protection
Story Land & Sea® recommends that you purchase a travel protection plan to help protect you and your travel investment against the unexpected. A Protection Plan can include coverage for Trip Cancellation, Trip Interruption, Emergency Medical and Emergency Evacuation/Repatriation, Trip Delay, Baggage Delay and more.

For more information on available plans or to enroll, go to travelexinsurance.com or contact Travelex Insurance Services at 800-228-9297 and reference location number 06-0051.



Cortina d'Ampezzo in the TYROL

Day 2: AMAZING VILLAGE, OUR BASE

Gaiole in Chianti
Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy

food icon   Story Way Dining: Welcome Dinner Tonight

Upon arrival to the airport, you clear customs and are met by our Story Representative for the included transfer from Venice airport to Cortina d'Ampezzo, our home the next two evenings.

ORIENTATION TO CORTINA
Join the Story Adventure Leader for our Orientation Walkabout in this amazing mountain village. 

Welcome to the Gateway to the Alps
The area is called the Dolomiti, or Dolomites and is one of the most stunning environs on the planet.

Fall under the spell of the beauty here, enjoy the Italian wine, the German beer and the local cuisine combined with majestic peaks and lush, green fields.

Story Way Dining: Welcome to Cortina
The cuisine of the region is the highlight tonight as we dine in Cortina. Join your Story Adventure Leader to kick off the journey with our included STORY Way welcome dinner.

About the Story Way of Dining
Our approach to dining is truly unique: Our favorites dishes represent the region we’re traveling through. We call this, parla come mangia or ‘speak the language of your food.’ From our unique, off-the-beaten-path restaurants we visit for each included dinner to the variety of hand-crafted dishes, it’s truly an immersion into authentic Italian food and wine. No buffets here. Your Story Adventure Guide is there to make sure your dining experience goes smoothly and will help you interpret any menu item. Your Story Adventure Guide will select a variety of appetizers, featuring regional cuisine, and will select your vino from the estate ~ a variety of red and white wine from the best regions of Italy ~ and yes, “the wine flows.” It’s an intentionally slow evening of delight so you can savor the experience.

Our hotel boasts gorgeous views of the surrounding majesty.

Accommodation, 1 Night
Deluxe: Cristallo, Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Cristallo, Luxury Collection Resort & Spa or Similar
Classic: Rosapetra SPA Resort or Similar

 

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WALKING THE CINQUE TORRI / PASSO GIAO

Day 3: Discovering the Amazing Dolomites

Chianti

food icon  Dining: Included Breakfast and Optional Dinner.

We make our way to the amazing Cinque Torri (5 Torri or Five Towers) and learn about the history of this area from the first world war along with appreciating the sheer beauty and soaking in the unique landscape. This will prepare your heart and mind for what's to come on this adventure - amazing.

Character of the Walk: Today’s hike is one of the most beautiful in all of the Dolomites. After a 'lift' up the mountain, we begin a pleasant ramble through beauty and history.

Rifugio Dining
Tonight enjoy an included dinner at our rifugio.

Accommodation, 1 Night
Deluxe/Classic: Rifugio Experience



ADOLF MUKEL TRAIL

Day 4: Amazing Scenery

Chianti

food icon   Dining: Included Breakfast and Story® Way Dining

Our Walk: Discovering the symbol of the Dolomites World Heritage Site is a great opening volley for our adventure through this land. We begin our journey this morning with a short ride to catch the lift to the top, and then we begin with a jaw-dropping panorama of the Dolomites.

Accommodation, 2 Nights
Deluxe: Cristallo, Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Cristallo, Luxury Collection Resort & Spa or Similar
Classic: Rosapetra SPA Resort or Similar

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THREE PEAKS

Day 5: Limestone Peaks, Slopes and Meadows

Chianti
Tre Cime de Lavaredo means 'the three peaks of Lavaredo.'

food icon   Dining: Included Breakfast and Story Way Dining

Our Walk: Discovering the symbol of the Dolomites World Heritage Site is a great opening volley for our adventure through this land. We begin our journey this morning: begin with a jaw-dropping panorama of the Dolomites.

Tre Cime de Lavaredo means 'the three peaks of Lavaredo.'

Story Way Dining:
Tonight enjoy our Farewell Dinner and celebrate our time together in this magnificent setting.

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Departure Day

Day 6: Depart or Extend the Journey


food icon  Included Breakfast, time permitting

A complimentary departure transfer to Venice VCE Airport is included or consider extending your stay.

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Inquire with reservations for pricing and details.

Call toll free 1-877-865-6711

 


Deluxe Hotels & Relais

Our Luxury Cortina d'Ampezzo Hotel - 1 Night



Our Rifugio - 1 Night



Our Luxury Cortina d'Ampezzo Hotel - 2 Nights




Story's 6 Day Air Travel (5 Days / 4 Nights) Italian Dolomites Walking Tour

An Amazing Walking Tour through Italy

Story's Small Group advantage means you are not waiting to get on and off big traditional sized tour buses, and you get to interact with our Story Adventure Leader more easily (not to mention our boutique hotels, skip-the-line sightseeing experiences and Story's signature Story® Way Dining and Story® Exclusives. See the world more easily and continue your Story of Travel with our small groups in Italy.

2020 Small Group Tour Departures

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July 2020 Departures
July 5-10 ((Join Mark Story))
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$3,779

 

Published prices are based on a guaranteed departure with at least six (6) Story guests — Inquire with reservations to find out your preferred departure's current tour size and pricing.

Or do these dates not work for your schedule?

Call us: 1 877 865 6711

Take over a departure for your own private group.

Inquire for details.

Prefer to travel with just the two of you?
Inquire for our Private Journey option.


Story's 6 Day Air Travel (5 Days / 4 Nights) Italian Dolomites Walking Tour

An Amazing Walking Tour through Italy

Story's Small Group advantage means you are not waiting to get on and off big traditional sized tour buses, and you get to interact with our Story Adventure Leader more easily (not to mention our boutique hotels, skip-the-line sightseeing experiences and Story's signatureStory® Way Dining and Story® Exclusive. See the world more easily and continue your Story of Travel with our small groups in Italy.

2021 Small Group Tour Departures

Already know your date to travel: REQUEST BOOKING now!

Published Date

True Small-Group®
Pricing Guarantee

 

Published prices are based on a guaranteed departure with at least six (6) Story guests — Inquire with reservations to find out your preferred departure's current tour size and pricing.

Or do these dates not work for your schedule?

Call us: 1 877 865 6711

Take over a departure for your own private group.

Inquire for details.

Prefer to travel with just the two of you?
Inquire for our Private Journey option.


The Italian Dolomites Walking Tour Includes:
  • All Breakfasts, 1 Gourmet Lunch, 3 STORY Way Dinners with premium wine and beverages
  • Deluxe hotel accommodation (upgrade to a suite if available, call for details)
  • All Private Ensuite Bathrooms
  • One night in Rifugio in the Dolomites
  • Professional Story Adventure Leader throughout your journey.
  • Two complimentary lightweight, telescoping Trekking Poles.
  • Complimentary waterproof travel backpack and transformable multi-functional Waist Bag and Lightweight Daypack
  • Admissions, entrances and events while on tour.
  • Cable-car fees to transport you to the top!
  • All transportation from tour commencement to finalé.
  • Magic Portage from commencement to finalé.
  • Customary gratuities included! Story Adventure Leader gratuities optional.
  • Group Airport Arrival and Departure Transfers
  • STORY Exclusives

 

TOUR CONDITIONS:

Services of a full-time Story Adventure Guide.

SIGHTSEEING
Comprehensive daily sightseeing per itinerary via private transportation with experienced, local driver. Admission & entrance fees to all sightseeing as detailed per itinerary.

DAILY BREAKFAST, 1 LUNCH AND 3 DINNERS
Full, hot breakfast daily. Lunches and dinner included per itinerary. Coffee or tea included with breakfast only; all other beverages are extra. Select dinners with Wine and cocktails are included at unique restaurants.  

PORTAGE
Portage (one suitcase per person) and all tipping (driver, restaurant, hotel and guide staff) included. Extra bag portaged for $130 per bag. Story Land & Sea luggage tags given upon arrival at your first hotel.

SOLO TRAVELERS 
Single Supplement applies. See Dates & Rates Tab.

INTERNATIONAL AIRFARE NOT INCLUDED 
International Airfare is not included.

PASSPORTS: A valid passport is required and must be obtained in person by each tour member at a local passport office. Travel documents are your responsibility including compliance with customs' regulations.

LODGING & ACCOMMODATIONS
Tour prices are per person, based on two persons sharing double or twin-bedded room with private bathroom with tub or shower. Single rooms subject to availability and at an additional cost (tour participants without a roommate will have to pay the single room surcharge). Hotels used are Deluxe class categories (4 and 5-Star) you choose based on your preferences.

SERVICE CHARGES AND TAXES: All departure taxes and tipping are included. 

 

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Airfare is a completely separate booking from your land tour.


 

TRIP CANCELLATION & INTERRUPTION PROTECTION

We recommend some form of travel protection to help provide coverage for trip cancellation, trip interruption, emergency medical and emergency evacuation, lost or delayed baggage and more. You may purchase this coverage from the provider of your choice. For your convenience, we offer plans through Travelex Insurance Services For more information on the available plans or to enroll, go to TRAVELEX (click here)

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Airfare is not included but it can be quoted here. Remember, you are responsible to arrive at the point of your small group tour origination. If you are delayed for any reason, your vacation may be at risk even if STORY Land & Sea® made your airfare arrangements. Airfare is a completely separate booking from your land tour vacation. You can cancel your vacation with a 100% refund up to 90 days prior to departure. Within 90 days you will begin receiving penalties per the terms of the Tour Application should you have to cancel.