Youth Music Tours to Lake Garda
Nestled between Venice and Milan, beautiful Lake Garda presents a variety of towns and villages and an endless supply of exciting excursions to enjoy. Take a boat trip to the beautiful town of Malcesine and catch a cable car up Mount Baldo for spectacular views over the lake, or visit Verona to see the impressive amphitheatre and trace the footsteps of Romeo to Juliet’s balcony. Picturesque lakeside towns such as Torbole and Sirmione offer great shopping opportunities as well as fantastic ice creams! With an array of natural gorges and waterfalls to explore, combined with visits to Gardaland (Italy’s biggest theme park) and Caneva World (Italy’s biggest water park), this area really has something for every member of your group.
Where to Perform
The Trentino town of Levico Terme offers a superb opportunity for visiting groups to give concerts in the main square, where they are warmly welcomed. The town has its own concert series throughout the summer and the local town band will take part together with a multicultural mix of visiting performers. With the church overlooking the busy main square, an evening performance here is unforgettable.
Venice & Verona
With Lake Garda’s proximity to the enchanting cities of Venice and Verona, your group are within easy reach of some of the area’s most memorable performance opportunities.
In Venice, choirs can perform in some of the city’s fantastic churches. Adorned with ornate gold arches and opulent Byzantine mosaics, St. Mark’s Basilica is an awe-inspiring venue for any group of a sacred repertoire where all performances are a cappella. A church concert in Verona offers a contrasting experience and, for a more informal performance where you can get involved with the community and meet the Italians first hand, we can arrange for your ensemble to perform at one of the city’s retirement homes.
Situated in a stunning lakeside setting, Sirmione offers a truly amazing outdoor concert experience. With an electric atmosphere created by appreciative audiences, a performance in this medieval town will leave your group with fond memories. Fantastic acoustics carry through the whole piazza in the balmy evening, so your performance will be appreciated by all who visit this charming peninsula resort.
What to Do
Gardaland & Caneva World
A trip to the popular theme and water parks Gardaland and Canevaworld is certain to excite your group. Whether you choose to tackle the huge variety of rides and attractions in Gardaland Theme Park, or take on the exciting selection of slides and pools at Canevaworld Water Park, there’s sure to be something to satisfy the brave and the not so brave!
Just a short drive from Lake Garda brings you to Verona, famous for its star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, Roman amphitheatre and numerous perfectly preserved monuments. Combine some sightseeing with excellent shopping, fine cuisine and an evening at the opera.
If you’re looking for a calmer way to spend your days, hop on board one of our most popular excursions: a boat trip on Lake Garda. Relax on deck as you depart from Riva del Garda, stopping in the charming lakeside town of Limone and pausing in Malcesine to visit to the striking castle and to sample the many shops and ice-cream parlours.
Where to Stay
Located in Riva del Garda, this 3 star hotel offers a warm welcome and an enviable location for those exploring the region. The hotel comprises two accommodation units, each housing one group. Meals are taken in the spacious dining room, which can also be used for rehearsals. The hotel accommodates students in 3 and 4 bedded rooms and adults in twins.
Currency: Euro €
Official language: Italian
Time zone: Central European Time (GMT+1)
Distance from Calais:
Lake Garda: 16 hr 30 min (754 miles/1,215km)
Venice: 19 hr (854 miles/1,360km)
Pizza Margherita - named for an Italian queen with colours of the Italian flag: red tomato, white mozzarella and green basil
Did you know:
The word scale comes from the Italian word ‘scala’ meaning ‘step’.
What they did at a glance
All of our tours are bespoke, therefore the itinerary below is simply an example; the duration, concert venues, leisure excursions and accommodation centre used will be selected to match the requirements of your group. Please contact us to discuss your bespoke itinerary.
Find out what two of Chancellor’s School’s did on their tour to Youth Music Tour to Lake Garda
The group departed on their overnight coach journey to Lake Garda.
Arriving late afternoon, the group had time to relax and explore Riva del Garda before their evening meal and a rehearsal at the hotel.
A final morning rehearsal took place before they headed to Gardaland Theme Park for the day, leaving late afternoon. Their first performance took place in the evening in Garda.
Another rehearsal at the hotel before they departed for a boat trip to Malcesine to spend the afternoon on the beach. Their next concert was in Calavino where they were treated to an evening meal cooked by the locals.
Today included a trip to nearby Verona, home of Juliet’s balcony and the Roman Amphitheatre. In the afternoon, they transferred to Casa Serena residential home for their final tour performance. A farewell meal and party at the hotel ended the tour perfectly.
Following breakfast, the group departed back to the UK, arriving at lunchtime the following day.
We will work with you to create a completely tailor made itinerary. Departure dates, travel, duration, excursions and concerts will be planned to meet the individual requirements of your group.