Milan and Beautiful Lake Garda
Beautiful Lake Garda is situated at the foot of the Alps and is an ideal base for exploring Venice, Verona, Padua or Milan. It offers an amazing array of sights and activities from historical towns and buildings to picturesque street markets, amusement parks and gardens.
Milan is one of Italy's most fashionable cities and also one of the richest cities in Europe but it also offers several historic and artistic attractions, including the largest Gothic cathedral in the world, the Last Supper painting, Duomo Square, the famous La Scala opera house, Malcesine cable car and the San Siro football stadium.
- Lake Garda, Milan and the surrounding area.
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- Return flights Dublin to Milan with Aer Lingus incl. airport tax.
- Three nights dinner, bed & breakfast in the Cristallo Hotel or similiar three star hotel.
- Tour of Milan city with the services of an english speaking guide.
- Half day sightseeing tour of Verona with a local tour guide.
- Entrance to the Gardaland Theme Park Resort for a full day.
- Entrance to the Leonardo de Vinci Museum of Science and Technology in Milan, time permitting on last day or tour.
- Entrance to and one game of ten pin bowling at Bowling dei Fiori.
- Cost of a short boat trip on Lake Garda.
- One teacher free with every ten students.
- Teacher's lunch allowance, per day.
- Travel insurance.
Bowling dei Fiori
Via Renzo e Lucia, 4, 20142 Milano. Open until very late.
Leonardo de Vinci Museum of Science and Technology
Founded in 1953, the museum is now the largest science and technology museum in Italy.
The museum is housed in an early 16th century Olivetan monastery and is named after Leonardo da Vinci, the extraordinary Renaissance intellect who mastered art, science and technology. Through the years, they have collected and exhibited objects, machinery and evidence that retrace the key phases of Italy's scientific and technological evolution.
The museum offers a large number of activities for organised english-speaking groups. These include activities in the interactive laboratories, the historical collections and guided tours around the Enrico Toti submarine.
Gardaland Theme Park Resort
Situated on the south-eastern banks of lake Garda, Gardaland Park is the number one amusement park in Italy with the longest history and is also one of the most important at European Level. In 2005, the prestigious American magazine Forbes placed Gardaland Park at the fifth place among the best amusement parks in the world! In 2007, attendance topped 3 million visitors.
It currently is home to six roller coasters and a total of 32 rides. The great variety of attractions and shows is able to satisfy a truly diversified crowd: from early childhood, teenagers to families. The resort also includes Gardaland SEA LIFE Aquarium which is the first completely themed aquarium in Italy. It is a scientific experience suitable both for adults and for children, with interactive panels and an amusing test-game dedicated to the latter group.
22 via Scarlatti,
Ph: +0039 02 29517555
The popular three star, Hotel Cristallo with its 103 rooms recently underwent a renewal now offers a new sober and elegant style equipped with all the comforts needed for travellers and thus sets itself up as a benchmark among the three stars city hotels in Milan.
Perfect for those looking for an affordable hotel, it is situated right in the heart of Milan. The building is located a mere 200 meters from Central Station, the main bus terminal to the airports and underground stops (M2 and M3 Stazione Centrale and M1 Lima). It is also very accessible to the famous tourist attractions of the Dome, the Sforzesco castle, the "Alla Scala" theatre, Santa Maria delle Grazie church, and both exhibition centers.
Check in at Dublin airport (Terminal 2).
Aer Lingus departs Dublin.
Arrive at Milan airport - meet and greet with the services of an english-speaking tour representative.
A guided city tour of Milan with ample free time to explore the city centre.
Transfer to the hotel, check in and evening meal.
Depart the hotel early following breakfast to transfer to the Gardaland Theme Park resort.
A full day's action at the resort.
Return to the hotel and evening meal.
Depart the hotel early following breakfast to transfer to Verona for a half day sightseeing tour with the services of a local tour guide.
An afternoon excursion to Sirmione and to southern Lake Garda including a boat trip on the famous and beautiful lake.
Return to the hotel and early evening meal.
Organised activity for ten pin bowling at Bowling dei Fiori in the city centre.
Return to the hotel.
Depart the hotel early following breakfast and check out.
Depending on return flight times, there may be some time for souvenir shopping or last minute sightseeing before returning to Ireland. Tour to the Leonardo de Vinci Museum of Science and Technology in the city centre.
Transfer to Milan airport - return flight to Dublin.