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Venice Cultural & Transition Yr School Trips & Tours

Venice is a truly magical city of painted palaces and serene churches built on a series of islands that are united by bridges and crisscrossed by canals, while Lido di Jesolo is an ideal base for student groups on a cultural tour to explore the region.

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 Flight from Ireland Excursion to Verona. Treasure Hunt. Juliet's Balcony and the Amphitheatre Free time to explore Lido
2 Full day in Venice - visit Doges' Palace, Bridge of Sighs & Rialto Bridge Quiz night
3 Visit the Islands of the Lagoon - Murano, Burano & Torcello Disco
4 Excursion to the medieval city of Padua Transfer to airport for return flight to Ireland
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Morning Flight from Ireland
Afternoon Excursion to Verona. Treasure Hunt. Juliet's Balcony and the Amphitheatre
Evening Free time to explore Lido
Morning Full day in Venice - visit Doges' Palace, Bridge of Sighs & Rialto Bridge
Afternoon Quiz night
Morning Visit the Islands of the Lagoon - Murano, Burano & Torcello
Afternoon Disco
Morning Excursion to the medieval city of Padua
Afternoon Transfer to airport for return flight to Ireland

On-tour support

On-tour support includes...

  • Pre-booked meals at great group prices


Popular options in Venice

Top visits

Galleria dell Accademia

The finest of many art collections in Venice. The Accademia hosts the most important collection of paintings of the Venetian school. Masterpieces by Bellini, Giorgione, Tintoretto and Titian grace the walls, as do the timeless Venetian views by Canaletto. It seems so appropriate to go outside to trace the locations he worked from.

Peggy Guggenheim Collection

An impressive, small museum on the Grand Canal. The permanent collection is a wonderful insight into modernist development at the beginning of the 20th century. Worth seeing are the Cubist pieces by Picasso, Dalí, Ernst and Magritte. Don’t miss the beautiful Boccioni painting ‘Materia’ (1912), a highlight of the futurist movement. 


Correr Museum

An opportunity to discover the art and history of Venice. Bequeathed to the city by the aristocratic Correr family in 1830, this museum features interesting paintings of Venetian life, and a fine collection of artefacts, such as coins, costumes, the Doge’s ceremonial robes and hats.

Mask Workshop

Learn about the use of the mask in Venice during past centuries and then have the opportunity to produce your own papier-mâché ‘Volto’ mask.


Just over half an hour from Venice, Padua is one of Italy’s most famous Italian art cities, boasting Medieval, Renaissance and Modern architecture.

Museum Pass

We can arrange a pass for you to gain entry into the following 8 galleries and museums, to make your tour plans run smoothly.

The Museums of St Mark's Square:
Doge's Palace - An exceptional building at the centre of Venetian life for centuries.
Museo Correr - A fascinating insight into the art and history of Venice.
Museo Archeologico Nazionale -Collection of Greek-Roman Antiquityalongside Egyptian and Assyrian - Babylonian sections.
Monumental Rooms of the Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana -Ornaments and other works by notable artists.

Ca’ Rezzonico, Museum of 18th Century Venice - Works of art, furniture and interior furnishings. Masterpieces by Guardi, Canaletto, Tiepolo, Longhi and others.

Carlo Goldoni's House - The birthplace of the famous playwright is in Palazzo Centani, at San Polo. It contains a small Goldoni museum with Venetian theatrical memorabilia.

Museum di Palazzo Mocenigo - Research centre for the history of textiles and costume.

Glass Museum in Murano - Many stunning works of art from glass. Roman works dating from the 1st - 3rd centuries AD progress through to the largest historical collection of Murano glass in the world, with many world-famous pieces dating from the 15th - 20th centuries.

Lace Museum in Burano - Admire beautiful lace produced on this island over centuries.

Ca’ Pesaro: International Gallery of Modern Art & Oriental Art Museum - The most important baroque palace in the city contains the civic collections of 19th and 20th century paintings and sculptures, including masterpieces by Klimt, Chagall and major works from Kandinsky to Klee, from Matisse to Moore, together with a rich selection of works by Italian artists and an important graphic collection.

Natural History Museum - The collections, covering a 700 million year time-span, feature zoological, insect, botanical, fossil and anatomical preparations collections.

The Campanile

St Mark's Campanile is the bell tower of St Mark’s Basilica. It is one of the most recognisable symbols of the city. From the top of this 99 metre-high bell tower is a fine panorama of Venice.

St Mark’s Basilica

Described as the most exotic of Europe’s cathedrals this monument is made unique by both its wealth of history and the magnificence of its façade and interior. In essence, it is a splendid workshop, where, through the centuries, worked great Italian and European artists. 


Verona, in the Veneto, is one of Italy’s loveliest towns. It is rich in archaeological sites and has a beautiful medieval centre.

Ca d’Oro - Galleria Giorgio Francetti

A rich collection in one of the most famous civilian buildings in Venice. The core collection includes sculptures, furniture, plus 16th century Flemish tapestries and bronzes. A gallery houses important canvases such as Andrea Mantegna’s San Sebastiano and Titian’s Venus at the Mirror. Lesser known paintings by Tintoretto, Carpaccio, Van Dyck, Giorgione, and Jan Steen also feature here.

Evening activites

  • A quiz or disco at your hotel (most hotels can provide a room for groups to use in the evenings)
  • ...and much more!


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


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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