Lake Garda 2025

Teach Mhéibhe Tour
Lake Garda 2025

Ballymakenny College intends on offering a European trip next Easter 2025 for our 2nd year, Teach Mhéibhe students.

It is a trip that we believe will be of great value to our students. As well as deepening friendships, it also creates a sense of community amongst the children. We have run successful trips since 2015 and the feedback from students and parents has always been positive.

We will be travelling with School Tour Company. We have used this company in the past and feel that they tailor our requirements to provide a good value tour for our students.

Parents/Guardians should familiarise themselves with the School Trip Policy of Ballymakenny College available on our website.

For our European trip, we intend to travel to Lake Garda, Italy, which is both culturally and educationally enriching.

Approximate dates of travel will be at Easter. The dates are not finalised as the airlines have not released the flights at this time. Easter Holidays will be between 14th April - 26th April 2025.

The estimated cost of this trip is €759, and includes the following: (the cost may change slightly due to numbers availing of the trip.)

Your Price Includes:

  • Dublin/Milan, Venice or Verona return on scheduled airline services.
  • One small item of hand luggage (40x20x25cm).
  • One item of luggage per person (10kg).
  • 3 nights B&B hotel accommodation in Lake Garda.
  • 3 evening meals served at the hotel.
  • Exclusive use of coach for the duration of your tour (within EU drivers' regulations).
  • Return Vaporetto water taxi to Venice.
  • Guided sightseeing tour of Venice.
  • Entrance to Murano Glass Factory.
  • Entrance to Juliet's House.
  • Entrance to the Roman Arena in Verona.
  • Sightseeing boat trip on Lake Garda.
  • Entrance to Gardaland theme park.
  • Fully comprehensive insurance cover.
  • Emergency number while abroad.

Not Included:

  • Lunch
  • Bus transfer from Ballymakenny College to/from Dublin Airport
  • Tour Hoodie

The Principal reserves the right to refuse any student he/she deem unsuitable for the trip, specifically taking note of behaviour, attendance and punctuality.

Those considered unsuitable would include:
• Students who in the informed opinion of the Principal, have proved unruly or undisciplined on previous trips and
• Students who in the informed opinion of the Principal have a poor discipline, punctuality and attendance record.

Please note that this trip is for those students who will be in Second Year (Teach Mheibhe) in 2025.

How to book the Lake Garda 2025 Trip

  1. Go to
  2. Create an account using your email address. Create your password.
  3. Use the following BOOKING ID 2002626
  4. Select Lake Garda as the destination from the dropdown box.
  5. Make the payments.

Payment Schedule

  • €200 by 24th April 2024.
  • €100 by 24th May 2024.
  • €459 by 7th January 2025.

Places are limited and dependent on availability of flights/hotel accommodation.

The closing date for deposits is 24st April. Just making a payment does not guarantee a place. Places are limited. Please allow for the different transaction times for the monies to reach The School Tour Company. Sometimes these transactions can take up to 4/5 days to reach their account. Neither the travel company or Ballymakenny College is responsible for this. This tour has limited numbers and if oversubscribed we will create a waitlist for students based on when the monies entered the School Tour Company account.


Alan Mynes

Tour Organiser

31 2024
Last day of school term
05 2024
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