This was the last day of our two week trip to Italy and it may have been the best. Our guide was Marco and our driver was Mattia. These guys were a great team and they were a big reason we had such a good time. We were picked up early in Venice and took a nice two hour drive to Cortina. Once you enter the mountains the scenic beauty continues to amplify. The Dolomites are stunningly beautiful. We took a tram ride to the top of a mountain and was able to see all the way into Austria. We were very fortunate that the weather cooperated. There were some sparse clouds, but for the most part, it was perfect. Marco is a great guide and photographer. He explains the area and history quite well and Mattia is an excellent driver allowing you to take many photos along the way. This was a great way to end a perfect trip to Italy.
Our driver Mattio and the guide Marco were excellent. The trip was better than we could have anticipated. It was a full day of beautiful mountains, lakes and laughs. We enjoyed every minute of it. It cities of Italy are nice, with much to see, but it was wonderful to get out of the city and enjoy the beautiful countryside. We definitely recommend this trip.
Three of us went on this tour with a driver and guide, and we thought it was very good value compared to a group tour. Our guide, Sergio, speaks half a dozen languages and was friendly, humorous and knowledgeable. Being a history buff, he sprinkled the tour with lots of historical details, political and social commentary. The scenery was beautiful and we drove through many quaint alpine villages which felt like Switzerland more than Italy. We even personalized our tour with a lunch at a rustic mountaintop restaurant with panoramic views of the Dolomites. Had a great time!