Magic Winter in the Dolomites

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Tour Introduction

7 NIGHT TRIP
This trip combines the enchanting Christmas Markets of Bolzano and Bressanone with unforgettable days of skiing the Dolomites world-class on-piste terrain. 

Highlights:

  • Bolzano, the gateway to the Dolomites
  • Skiing in the Mighty Dolomites
  • Christmas Markets experience in Bressanone
  • Snow-capped villages of the Alta Badia

DAY 1: ARRIVE IN THE DOLOMITES


Arrive in the magnificent Dolomites on your own, and check into your hotel located in Alta Badia. Dinner and overnight.


DAY 2: MAGIC ATMOSPHERE OF THE CHRISTMAS MARKETS
Breakfast at the hotel. Today is up to you if you would like to already jump on the ski tracks or take a trip to Bolzano to visit the famous Christmas Market! The oldest and most visited in the country, with its charming wooden stalls, it’s an experience you don’t want to miss. Shop for unique handcrafted items made of wood, glass and ceramic, Christmas tree decorations and other gifts. Sip a hot cup of muelled wine as well as walk around the historical center of this charming alpine town. Relax and perhaps enjoy a buggy ride through the ancient town streets. Return to your hotel. Dinner and overnight.


DAY 3-7: SKIING IN THE DOLOMITES

Breakfast at the hotel. This morning meet your UIAGM/IFMGA ski guide for a trip briefing and equipment check (and rent gear if needed) and pick up your Dolomiti Superskipass.  Together with your guide you will discuss the group’s skiing abilities and interests, and plans for your exciting days skiing in the Dolomites!


The following days of skiing itineraries will be determined by your guide based on the snow and weather conditions, fitness levels and skiing abilities of participants, as well as your interests, and his or her recommendations. Each day you will have the opportunity to ski a different tour at one of the many Dolomiti Superski resorts. In addition to fabulous skiing, you will also have the benefit of ongoing expert instruction to help you improve your skiing ability.
If you would like to take a break from skiing here are some daily suggested excursions:

The Episcopal city of Bressanone and the Christmas market
Bressanone is a quaint, friendly and authentic Italian town, former bishop’s seat,  featuring the splendid cathedral and centuries old buildings. Savor mouthwatering traditional cuisine , discover handcrafted, one-of-a-kind masterpieces, enjoy the unique atmosphere and traditional holiday festivities.

Brunico Christmas market
Enjoy a splendid walk around the old streets of the town, beautifully decorated in dazzling Christmas flair. Smell the mouthwatering aromas of freshly baked pastries and enjoy culinary masterpieces from local restaurants offering delectable samplings of authentic Tyrol cuisine. Traditional arts and handicrafts are available for purchase from the friendly local merchants and there are plenty of fun activities designed specifically to entertain the little ones, making the Christmas Market of Brunico perfect for the whole family.



DAY 8: DEPART ITALY
Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy a hearty breakfast and transfer on your own to the airport. Good-bye!

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