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Lake Garda
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3 nights accom. & travel  for 40 students and 5 staff

Equity School travel to Lake Garda

School trips to Lake Garda

Lake Garda is the largest of the Italian lakes ideally located for exciting excursions being just 30 km from Verona, 100 km from Milan and 130 km from Venice. The more rugged northern shore is surrounded by the Dolomites and in some places steep cliffs drop straight into the lakeside.

The southern shore has a softer landscape with beaches, olive groves, lemon trees and vineyards. Boats ply the lake making it possible to explore by water rather than just by coach. There are pretty villages, theme parks, excellent markets, gardens and cultural centres all in close proximity making Lake Garda an excellent central location for a study trip, with a wide array of cultural excursions on offer.

Lake Garda is a popular option for many of our Performing Arts and Music groups. With stunning backdrops, delicious Italian food and a warm Mediterranean climate, what more could you ask for!


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Below is a sample of excursions Equity can organise for your school trip to Lake Garda - for subject specific excursions have a look at the
recommended educational trips for the Lake Garda

Lake Garda boat trip

Take a boat trip around Lake Garda and explore this magnificent work of nature. The tour starts at one of the lake's idyllic resorts and takes you on a leisurely cruise with spectacular scenery.

Malcesine Cable Car

For an outstanding view over Lake Garda there is nothing to beat a ride on the Malcesine cableway, which rises to 1,600m in just ten minutes and reaches an altitude of 1760m at the top of Monte Baldo. On a clear day you can see the whole of the lake, from Riva to Peschiera del Garda; a truly breathtaking panorama.

Mask Decorating (Venice)

A 2.5 hour workshop with a theoretical introduction to Venetian Masks and the unique opportunity to decorate and take home your own mask.

Day trip to Venice

Take a day trip to the beautiful canal city of Venice. There are a wide variety of sights you can see in a day here including St Mark’s Square, Doge’s Palace, Ponte dell’Accademia (one of the most famous views in Venice) and finish the day off with a relaxing canal boat trip.


Sirmione is one of the most attractive towns located around the southern bank of Lake Garda, which can be accessed by coach or on a boat trip. Walk the walls of the beautiful Scaligero Castle; an ancient fortress offering scenic views of Lake Garda and the town. Visit the old town, make your way around the atmospheric cobbled streets and explore Grotte di Catullo; the ruins of an ancient Roman villa.


Bardolino is another attractive resort found on the south side of Lake Garda. The town is well known for its production of olive oil and wine. This hidden gem offers attractive views of its marina, the rolling countryside and plenty of authentic buildings and cobbled streets, just waiting to be explored by your students.

Day trip to Verona

The medieval city of Verona is just over an hours’ coach drive away from Lake Garda. Many people visit this picturesque city in search of Juliet’s Balcony to recreate the famous scene from Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. The city also offers countless churches, superb shopping, pretty piazzas and a beautiful river which cuts through the centre of Verona.


A visit to Gardaland can include everything from watersports on the lake to treks through the mountains, gondola rides in Venice, the stunning architecture of the fashion capital of Milan and so much more. Gardaland is a huge amusement park, bursting with endless rides, superb live shows, a tropical aquarium, Legoland ® Water Park and lots more.

Quick Tip: If you have an excursion in mind which you don't see listed, please get in touch so we can do our best to arrange it for you!

Students LOVED it. Staff also said it was the best school trip they had ever been on. Trip was extremely well organised and consequently ran very smoothly. The trip was excellent. Everything we asked for was put in place and we were well looked after by everyone.

- Weydon School, Cross-Curricular Trip to Lake Garda


Hotel San Vito

Hotel San Vito

  • Great facilities
  • Ideal for groups

Hotel San Vito has been a resounding hit with new and regular groups alike. The hotel is ideal for schools, offering excellent food and a warm family welcome.

Location: In Negrar, a short coach ride from the lake or nearby Verona.

Facilities: The hotel offers 114 rooms, plus a recreation area and garden.

Accommodation: All rooms feature en-suite facilities.

Meals: On-site restaurant.

Hotel Centro Turistico Gardesano

Hotel Centro Turistico Gardesano

  • Outdoor pool
  • Ideal for groups

This hotel is ideal for school groups.

Location: Busselengo in Lake Garda. 2.5hrs from Milan airports, 30 minutes from Verona.

Facilities: The hotel has an on-site swimming pool, restaurant and bar/lounge.

Accommodation: All rooms feature en-suite facilities.

Meals: Buffet style meals.

Quick Tip: This is just a small sample of possible accommodations available. Please contact us for more information.

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Recommended Educational Trips to Lake Garda

Equity can recommend Lake Garda for the following subjects - click on the boxes below for more information about subject specific itineraries and excursions.