Lake Garda Transition Year School Trips & Tours

A favourite destination for NST groups, Lake Garda is the perfect place to enjoy a Transition Year trip 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. Verona and Venice are popular day trip options too!

 

Sample itinerary

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.

Morning Afternoon Evening
1 Morning flight from Ireland Time to explore Venice. Continue to Lake Garda to check in to your accommodation Enjoy an Italian ice cream while soaking up the evening atmosphere
2 Excursion to Verona. Treasure Hunt. Juliet's Balcony and the Amphitheatre Excursion to the medieval town of Padua
3 Visit Sirmione including a boat trip on the lake Malcesine Cable Car & Monte Baldo Bowling
4 Last minute shopping & sightseeing Return flight to Ireland
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Morning Morning flight from Ireland
Afternoon Time to explore Venice. Continue to Lake Garda to check in to your accommodation
Evening Enjoy an Italian ice cream while soaking up the evening atmosphere
Morning Excursion to Verona. Treasure Hunt. Juliet's Balcony and the Amphitheatre
Afternoon Excursion to the medieval town of Padua
Evening
Morning Visit Sirmione including a boat trip on the lake
Afternoon Malcesine Cable Car & Monte Baldo
Evening Bowling
Morning Last minute shopping & sightseeing
Afternoon Return flight to Ireland
Evening

On-tour support

On-tour support includes...


Accommodation

Popular options in Lake Garda


Top visits

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.


Transport

We offer flights from a variety of departure airports and we’ll work with you to plan your route at the best value possible.

Flight


Giving you full support throughout

Before your tour

  • Your own dedicated NST contact
  • Bespoke tour itineraries
  • Unrivalled local knowledge & expertise
  • Curriculum linked visit programmes
  • Great value for money - no hidden costs
  • Free group leader inspection visits
  • Risk assessment guidance
  • Safety assured, transport, accommodation and visits

Whilst you're away

  • Free educational resources
  • Group-friendly accommodation
  • Exceptional standards of coaching
  • On-tour support from our reps on the ground
  • Support & assistance from our specialists guides throughout your tour
  • 24/7 support just a call away
  • Extensive group travel insurance

On your return

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