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Lake Garda Music School Trips & Tours
A favourite destination for NST groups, Lake Garda is the perfect place to enjoy a music performance tour. This, the largest lake in Italy, offers a wide variety of performance options from world-renowned churches and castle courtyards to town squares and hotels. The typical lakeside towns and villages offer many diverse concert venues and the opportunity to perform for appreciative audiences. Verona and Venice are popular day trip options which also provide your group with additional prestigious performing opportunities.
Against a backdrop of dramatic mountains and sparkling waters, coupled with the typical laidback Italian culture, you can’t fail to be swept away with the charm of the area.
Our sample itinerary provides you with an idea of the visits you can cover during your trip. We can tailor-make an itinerary to support your specific learning outcomes.
|1||Morning flight from Ireland||Check into accommodation with assistance from your local representative||Free time to explore local area|
|2||Explore the beautiful lakeside resorts of Torbole, Garda and Bardolino||Concert at 5-star camping resort|
|3||Visit to Gardaland||Concert in Garda|
|4||Visit to Verona including visit to Juliet's Balcony||Concert at private beach venue|
|5||Transfer to the airport||Return flight to Ireland|
|Morning||Morning flight from Ireland|
|Afternoon||Check into accommodation with assistance from your local representative|
|Evening||Free time to explore local area|
|Morning||Explore the beautiful lakeside resorts of Torbole, Garda and Bardolino|
|Afternoon||Concert at 5-star camping resort|
|Morning||Visit to Gardaland|
|Afternoon||Concert in Garda|
|Morning||Visit to Verona including visit to Juliet's Balcony|
|Afternoon||Concert at private beach venue|
|Morning||Transfer to the airport|
|Afternoon||Return flight to Ireland|
Top performance venues
St Mark’s Basilica, Venice
Sacred choirs may travel to Venice for the day to sing at mass in this world renowned venue.
San Giorgio en Braida, Verona
Choral and orchestral groups can perform in the largest parish church in Verona, richly festooned with beautiful works of art.
La Rocca, Riva del Garda
Used by many professional performers, the magnificent circular courtyard of the castle museum offers excellent acoustics and is located in one of the most picturesque settings of Riva del Garda, a popular lakeside resort town.
Chiesa Parrocchiale Di Malcesine
Groups may apply to perform in this parish church that is well-known to both locals and tourists.
During term time we can organise for your group to perform in Italian school auditoria across the region. Not only are schools great performance venues, they also give students an insight into day-to-day Italian life.
Community & Cultural Centres
Outside the summer months, performances can take place in local community cultural centres and theatres. These venues offer groups a high standard of performance space with excellent facilities and good promotion.
Groups may give concerts in the conference halls of several hotels around Lake Garda.
These community venues are always happy to open their doors to guest groups to perform as part of their social programme. Residents provide a guaranteed warm welcome.
There are a number of holiday villages around the lake which, as part of their daily entertainment, welcome quality groups with a popular repertoire to perform for their guests.
These popular festivals attract both local and tourist audiences.
The ‘piazzas’ in the towns and villages surrounding Lake Garda are great performance venues. Concerts during the summer months are offered by the local town halls of the region including Sirmione, Garda, Riva del Garda and Bardolino. The relaxed atmosphere of these towns and squares provide groups with an enjoyable platform to share music with the local community.
Gardaland Theme Park
The largest theme park in Italy, attracting over two million visitors a year, with various rides and themed entertainments suitable for all ages.
Lake Garda Boat Cruise
Groups can take a leisurely cruise on Lake Garda and soak up the sun in stunning surroundings.
Opera at Verona
Held at the Arena di Verona, a Roman amphitheatre, one of the best preserved ancient structures of its kind, which is internationally famous for its large-scale operatic performances.
Day Trip to Venice
Lake Garda provides a suitable base to visit this historic Venetian city for a day’s exploration of the narrow streets and canals.
Canevaworld Aqua Park
Canevaworld has two theme parks. Aqua Paradise has lots of exhilarating water slides, while Movieland has stunt-packed action shows. Choose to visit just Movieland, or both for a full day.
We offer flights from a variety of departure airports and we’ll work with you to plan your route at the best value possible.
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