Tailor-made School Sports Tours to

Tailor-made School Sports Tours to

Rich in culture, irresistible food and enchanting cities, with a true passion for sport, a school sports tour to Italy offers everything your team could wish for and more.

Football is a way of life in Italy, but the north has become a rugby hotbed, meaning teams will find matches to be as competitive as they are rewarding. To get the most out of your school sports tour to Italy, we recommend you stay and train at a superb 4-star facility – the perfect option for teams to develop their skills and bond as a unit.

When you’re not on the pitch, lap up the dolce vita lifestyle, where stylish city vibes fuse with authentic Italian charm, and discover a world of artistic treasures and sporting prowess. Go behind the scenes of the world-famous San Siro Stadium, get your adrenaline fix at Gardaland Theme Park and see the sights from the tranquil waters of Lake Garda on a relaxing cruise. 

On a school sports tour to Italy, we base our groups half way between Verona and Lake Garda, so you're ideally positioned to explore both incredible destinations, complete with sweeping views of the Alps. With the elegant cities of Venice and Milan only an hour away, we can also build shopping and sightseeing into your itinerary, whilst the superb weather complements those lazy days by the pool.

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Available Sports

Football, Rugby


Why Rayburn?

  • Completely tailor-made experience to match your requirements
  • Long and short-haul sports tours for boys’ and girls’ teams
  • Well-matched, competitive fixtures
  • Highly experienced team of sports enthusiasts
  • Independent Safety Management System Policy that exceeds the STF’s standards

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Safety and Financial Security

At Rayburn Tours we’re proud of our continual commitment to safety. We monitor the safety of all aspects of our trips so that you can focus on having a memorable experience for all the right reasons.

When you choose Rayburn Tours you can be rest assured that your school trip is in safe and secure hands thanks to our years of experience and all the right policies and accreditations behind us.


Learn more about our Safety and Financial Security policies
  • ABTA Bonding and ATOL Licensing
  • Safety Management System Policy
  • Risk Management Handbook
  • Crisis Management System
  • School Travel Forum Membership
  • Learning Outside the Classroom Quality Badge
  • Specialist School Travel Insurance Policies

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can I talk to Rayburn Tours whilst out on tour?

    Yes, a 24-hour emergency phone number will be provided in your final documents pack and one of our experienced members of staff will be happy to help with any problems you have whilst out on tour.

  • Do you DBS (formerly CRB) check your drivers?

    As part of our coach audits, we request that all UK coach drivers are DBS checked by their employer prior to driving on one of our tours. We can request confirmation of your specific driver’s compliance if deemed necessary.
  • What do I need to do to ensure safe travel for my group?

    Information is available from your Local Authority on what is expected from party leaders on a trip. In addition, we are happy to assist you in ensuring that you have all of the necessary information to successfully assess risks and ensure a safe trip for you and your group. Further advice and information can be found on the OEAP National Guidance website.

  • Is all of your accommodation audited in advance?

    Yes, all of our accommodation is audited prior to us offering it to a group. The criterion of these audits is governed by the School Travel Forum (STF). It is important to remember that each country is governed by their own standards and laws and these may differ from UK law. However, we require our accommodation to meet our standards as a minimum. We work with the hotels and agents to endeavour to ensure that our standards are met.
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