Arguably the most beautiful of the Italian lakes, Garda is a wonderful base for a school trip of northern Italy. From here you can enjoy culture and leisure in equal measure, with easy access to popular sights in Verona and Sirmione including Arena di Verona, Juliet's Balcony and Castello Scaligero, as well as the fantastic cities of Venice and Milan. Contact us today to help you create an unforgettable experience for you and your students at the best prices available, for school, sixth form and college educational trips.
Arena di Verona
Sirmione Scaligero Castle
Gardaland theme park
Venice or Milan excursion
Beautiful lake location
With so many varied and interesting educational and cultural visit possibilities in the region, we will build a tailor-made school or college trip programme and itinerary to meet with your requirements and priorities. We can organise opportunities to develop language skills and to improve historical and artistic awareness.
It’s easy to immerse yourselves in the culture and history of the region here. Visit the sights of Verona including the Roman Arena and the balcony made famous from Romeo and Juliet. Take a ride up the Funicolare di Castel San Pietro cable railway for the best views over the city. A boat trip around the lake is a lovely local excursion and can include stops at Sirmione Castle, Desenzano and Lasize.
The fantastic Gardaland amusement park is always a popular excursion day for groups. What’s more, if its thrills in the water that you are after, then the CanevaWorld theme park (May-September only) will be a fun day out for everyone. Evening fun can be organised in the region at the Benacus amusement centre where there are plenty of games, karting and arcades.
Enjoy a day trip to Venice and experience the picture-postcard sights of this incredible city. Take a boat trip along the Grand Canal - or even a private gondola – and see St Mark’s Square, the Basilica and the Rialto Bridge. What’s more, we can organise cookery classes, pasta making and wine tasting for a real taste of the local culture and cuisine.
A day trip to Milan allows free time to see the Duomo cathedral or impressive San Siro stadium. But you can also enjoy the glitz and glamour of the shops and boutiques of this chic and fashionable city.
Where to Stay
Set in a quiet location on the outskirts of Verona, the Hotel Antares is a modern hotel with on-site leisure facilities, outdoor swimming pool, spa and wellness centre, and restaurant. All rooms have en-suite facilities, satellite TV and A/C.
Hotel Club Paradiso
As well as modern hotel and apartment accommodation, the many sporting facilities here include a football pitch, swimming pool, tennis courts and a golf course.
In a quiet spot a few miles from the lake at Bussolengo, the hotel offers comfortable bedrooms with some excellent leisure facilities including hard court areas and swimming pool. This is a great value option for school groups.
Simple mobile home units sleep 4 or 5 persons. As well as a private beach onto the lake, there is a large swimming pool on site (open May–Sept only). Other leisure facilities include tennis courts, basketball, table tennis and windsurfing. There is a supermarket and bar/restaurant too.