South Tyrol

Culture & Wellness Experience in South Tyrol

Enjoy leisurely days in the South Tyrol region of Northern Italy, discovering the charming town of Bressanone and the two largest cities – Bolzano and Merano. Surrounded by gentle hills, high plateaus, vineyards, and apple orchards, each day, you'll have plenty of time for sightseeing at your pace. Taste local delicacies and get to know the rich culture before you relax in the inviting spas for which this region is known.

Trip Overview

The South Tyrol region, widely considered to encompass some of the most beautiful mountains in the world, is not usually the first location that comes to mind for a cultural vacation. Hiking, biking, and skiing, perhaps. But Culture? Wellness? Museums? Really? YES!

South Tyrol (or Südtirol in German, and Alto Adige in Italian), where this itinerary will take you, is set right against the Austrian border. In fact, until the Italian Annexation in 1926, it was part of Austria. Here you'll find the dominant language to be German, followed by Italian (of course!), and Ladin, as well as English.  You'll also find this same mix of three cultures and cultural influences in everything from the architecture to the food.

On this trip, you'll discover the areas of Bressanone / Brixen, Bolzano / Bozen, and Merano / Mean. You'll get acquainted with their colors and flavors, vineyards, and apple plantations. Explore the sights at a relaxed pace, with plenty of time to experience the local Wellness center and soak those tired muscles!

Highlights

  • Discover the charming cities of Bolzano and Merano with their mild climates, perfect in spring & fall  
  • Explore the Plose mountain area on an easy hike with panoramic views
  • Enjoy leisurely sightseeing, topped with a visit to a local apple orchard 
  • Visit the Otzi museum in Bolzano, and discover hidden gems of this beautiful city
  • Experience the spa town of Merano, also known as the "Flower City" for its famous Flower Festival held each April

Day By Day

Trip itinerary may vary based on weather conditions, fitness levels and abilities of participants, and/or the recommendations of the Dolomite Mountains Team and your mountain guide. Daily mileage and altitude gain may vary depending on the device used.

  • Day 1

    Hotel in Bressanone (D)

  • Day 2

    Hotel in Plose, Bressanone (B,D)

  • Day 3

    Hotel in Merano (B,D)

  • Day 4

    Hotel in Merano (B,D)

  • Day 5

Accommodation

Great hotels with Dolomite Mountains. Whether intimate lodge, family run B&B, or luxury spa resort, our hotels are unique, eminently local, and hard to leave.

At Dolomite Mountains, we hand-pick accommodations that best reflect the style of each region to provide you with the most authentic experience of the unique cultures found in the different cities and towns where we travel. We work directly with the owners of each property, forging strong relationships to ensure you receive the best service and care during your stay. Regardless of whether it is a five-star luxury hotel or a cozy bed and breakfast you desire, we choose the best-in-class accommodations within each category, providing you with stays at the most sought-after hotels in each region. And we always make sure you have access to inspired, regional cuisine!

Cost

All itineraries are subject to change due to circumstances beyond our control including, weather, road or trail conditions.

Private Guided Trip: 
€ 3.420 per person (based on 2 participants)
€ 2.930 per person (based on 4 participants) 
€ 2.740 per person (based on 6 participants) 

High season supplement from July 16th to September 10th: 15% surcharge

Cost Includes:

  • Trip briefing
  • Logistics and map of the areas
  • 2 nights accommodations in a 4-star hotel in Bressanone 
  • 2 nights accommodations in a 4-star hotel in Merano
  • All breakfasts and dinners
  • 1 day with local English-speaking professional hiking guide
  • Visit to apple juice producer and orchard with tastings
  • Lift tickets during guided day
  • Transfers as per itinerary
  • In/out transfers from/to train stations in Bressanone and Bolzano
  • A €15 donation to Wow Nature’s reforestation projects makes your trip carbon-neutral 
  • Local tourist tax
  • Italian VAT tax

Area Map