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  • Location:Milan, Italy
  • Duration:13 hours (approx.)

Dolomites Day Trip from Milan: Renon Plateau and Bolzano

Get out of bustling Milan and head for the dazzling Dolomite Mountains on this exciting guided day trip. Spend the day exploring Renon Plateau and the town of Bolzano, marveling in the amazing mountain views and drinking in the 'confused culture' that is South Tyrol, a mixture of German and Italian cultural characteristics. Take a scenic electric train ride. And spend some time lingering in charming, diminutive Collalbo, chocolate-box village perched high on Renon Plateau. 

Highlights

  • Full-day trip to Renon Plateau in the Dolomites from Milan
  • Take the Renon cable car from Bolzano to Soprabolzano
  • Enjoy a scenic journey by electric train on the Ritten Railway up Renon Plateau
  • Spend time at leisure in the pretty mountain village of Collalbo and look out for Renon’s earth pyramids
  • Explore Bolzano with your guide and stop for photos in Piazza Walther and Piazza delle Erbe

What You Can Expect

Dolomites Day Trip from Milan: Renon Plateau and Bolzano

Piazza Walther in Bolzano

Hop on the comfortable air-conditioned coach after meeting your guide in the center of Milan. Gaze out the window during the 2.5-hour drive north and take in the lush Northern Italian countryside or chat with your fellow travelers about the action-packed day ahead of you. 

Arrive in prettied-up Bolzano, the capital of Italy's South Tyrol region. Take a few minutes to check out the town and then get on the Renon cable car from the town of Soprabolzano, a diminutive village above Bolzano. Take in the incredible views from the cable car, as you become engulfed by mountain ambience. Keep an eye out for the distinctive pyramid-shaped mountains that are typical of this region. Ascend to a level of 4,006 feet (1,221 meters). 

A bit later, back in Soprabolzano, board a 100-year-old electric train for an uber-scenic trip to Collalbo, a bucolic hamlet perched high atop Renon Plateau. Once in Collalbo, take some free time to explore the village. Sit down at a local restaurants for some hearty Germany-meets-Italy fare (at own expense). Or go on a gentle hike, marveling at the countryside. 

When the time comes, meet your guide again for the coach ride back to Bolzano. Often referred to as being 'culturally confused,' this city of 100,000 only became a part of Italy after World War I. Thus, the city boasts an intriguing mix of Italian pasta dishes and Germanic beer gardens, half-timbered houses and Italian style. Soak up the Tyrolean atmosphere by taking a walking tour around town, learning about the history and culture of the place from your guide. Then hop back on the bus for the ride back to Milan. 

Customer Reviews

academia@juno.com

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

perfectly beautiful......fun lunch at an alpine hotel and we were even served by a waiter in leiderhosen!

Lisa B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

We loved this trip, the Dolomites are so unusual and the restaurant let us experience regional specialties that were delicious. The guide was excellent, and although the bus ride was long, it was the perfect trip to start our vacation, we were able to nap on the way home.

Joan B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

The scenery was amazing ! Led by a bright young capable leader, everyone had an excellent time. The excursions led by Zani Viaggi were all outstanding.

Christopher C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2014

Highly recommended, beautiful scenery in all the places we visited. SopraBolzano is amazing and we managed to see the Christmas market in Bolzano too. Stunning views of the Renon Plateau. Unforgettable tour.

Judith M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

A long day but worth every cent. The scenery was brilliant. Lunch stop was the perfect location and the food excellent.

Kitz

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2013

Fabulous trip the drive down the mountain i thought was better than the train trip up. Our driver was an absolute professional.

faten a

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2013

IT IS A GREAT PLACE AND I THINK WE WERE THE FIRST TOUR GROUP TO GO BECAUSE IT IS A NEW TOUR . IT WAS WORTH IT THE GREENARY AND SCENERAY WAS BEAUTIFUL. WE HAD LUNCH ON OUR EXPENSE IN A VILLAGE RESTAURANT THAT HAD VERY NICE FOOD.

Dominique H

4 star rating: Recommended November 2015

The bus was way too hot. Besides this, fantastic tour!

Zeida H

4 star rating: Recommended November 2015

It was a fun tour but you do not really get to go to the mountains, you just see them from the distance.

Aniza M

4 star rating: Recommended January 2014

Brilliant trip! Just take note that you have to pay for your own lunch. The tour guide was great and the view simply breath taking

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