TY Optional European Trip 2023

Trip to Lake Garda Italy
TY Optional European Trip 2023

Dear Parent/Guardian,

I am writing to you in relation to the planning of our Transition Year Optional European Trip in April 2023. The destination has been decided as the Lake Garda region in Italy following on from a very successful trip last year.

We are planning to run this trip during the first week of the Easter holidays (most likely 2nd- 5th April) for 3 nights/4 days and the cost is expected to be approximately €720. Dates and prices cannot be confirmed as they are dependent on availability at time of booking in September/October. Please see proposed itinerary attached with a breakdown of what will be involved.

There may also be an additional cost for a tour hoodie and a bus transfer to and from the airport. This will be a separate payment usually around 30/40 euro paid on VS Ware.

The places on this trip will be limited to 49 students. A link will be provided in September for parents/guardians to book a place online through The School Tour Company by paying a €300 deposit. Students will only be considered for this trip when their TY Fee of €420 has been fully paid and places will be offered on a first come-first served basis thereafter. Parents/guardians should also consult the School Tour Policy on our school website.

I would appreciate if you could discuss this trip with your son/daughter and indicate whether they intend to travel on this trip by giving tutors an up-to-date parental email address this week. Further information and the payment link will be provided by The School Tour Company this week.


Provisional dates between 2nd-5th of April 2023

Tour price: Approx €720 per student.

Your price includes:

  • Dublin/Milan return on scheduled airline services.
  • One small item of hand luggage (40x20x25cm).
  • One item of luggage per person (10kg).
  • 3 nights B&B hotel shared accommodation in Lake Garda.
  • 3 evening meals served at the hotel.
  • Exclusive use of coach for the duration of your tour.
  • Guided sightseeing tour of Milan.
  • Return Vaporetto water taxi to Venice.
  • Guided sightseeing tour of Venice.
  • Entrance to the Roman Arena in Verona.
  • Entrance to Gardaland (subject to 2023 opening dates).
  • Boat trip on Lake Garda.
  • Game of bowling.
  • Free time for shopping.
  • Fully comprehensive insurance cover.
  • Emergency number while abroad.

*This is a sample itinerary and is subject to slight changes.

Please note that the above tour price is based on these flights at their current availability. Flight availability is subject to change at any time; therefore early booking is advisable in order to avoid any increases in fare.

I look forward to an exciting year ahead for our Transition Year students.

Yours sincerely,

Aidan Cassidy

TY Programme Co-Ordinator

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