How It Works
Ready to lead a life-changing student trip?
- Where would you like to take your students or youth group?
- The poppy-strewn WWI battlefields of Northern France?
- The cloud forests and volcanos of Costa Rica?
- The ancient ruins of the Athens Acropolis?
- Or closer to home, perhaps a journey back 400 years through Canadian history in charming old Quebec City?
Whatever learning journey you would like to lead, let us make it effortless, smooth and easy for you. We’ll work out all the details to ensure it unfolds fabulously and flawlessly.
Our 7-step method to planning your school trip:
- Intake: Tell us your travel desires, dates, group size, budget, learning focus and preferred destination(s). From there, our team will get to work on a custom itinerary
- Review: We’ll walk you through your own carefully tailored itinerary – and make as many refinements as you please.
- Final Approvals: With your input, we’ll finalize your itinerary with accurate costings and dates. You’ll get a beautiful document ready to submit to your board or administrators for final approval.
- Marketing: Receive marketing and sales support from us, along with guidance on how to best promote your trip, including presentations, printed material, social media etc.
- Preparation: Attend a special, in-depth group orientation prior to departure, to ensure everyone is prepared and ready to embark on the journey.
- Bon Voyage!
- Follow: Let parents and other school mates follow the trip on social media and our website through our Trip Journals.
“My son said he had the time of his life and this was by far the BEST trip he ever had in his life. He learned so much, came back with unforgettable memories. He was a very appreciative kid to begin with, but I must admit, he now has a different level of appreciation for everything in general…
I’m sure all the boys had similar experiences as they all seemed very happy in the photos! We are so thankful that our he was part of this trip!”
Your school trip includes:
Airfare & Transportation
Full-time Tour Director
Guides and Site Entrances
Experiential & Personalized Learning
Follow the Trip – LIVE Trip Journals
Blyth Academy International Summer – Costa Rica
Offered by Blyth Academy with travel provided by Georgia Hardy Tours.
Spend your summer in Costa Rica and get a high school credit at the same time!
Blyth Academy International Summer – Greece & Italy
Offered by Blyth Academy with travel provided by Georgia Hardy Tours.
Spend your summer in Greece and Italy, and get a high school credit at the same time!
An Educational Odyssey in the Greek Islands: July 3- 26, 2023
Offered by Toronto Catholic District School Board with travel provided by Georgia Hardy Tours.
Spend your summer in Greece and get a high school credit at the same time!
Rome, Sorrento, Florence and Venice
The ultimate journey across the Italian peninsula. And if you intend on exploring the ancient heart of Western Civilization, why not do it in civilized style?!
Stay in 4-star, centrally located hotels that offer an unrivaled opportunity to really experience each location. Expert local guides and the GHT representatives will make sure you and your students are able to enjoy the sites and sounds of every destination on the itinerary.
From Rome’s ancient magnificence, Sorrento’s awe-inspiring beauty, Florence’s Renaissance treasures, and Venice’s brilliance, this trip to Italy has it all!
Adventure in Iceland
Reykjavik, Hveraverdi, Hvolsvöllir, Skaftafell National Park
Visit Iceland’s thriving capital, Reykjavik, and venture into the otherworldly interior on this once-in-a-lifetime journey.
Vast lava fields, steaming volcanoes and bubbling geothermal pools crowned by the historic Viking city of Reykjavik – Iceland is a wonder to behold. Explore the island’s hidden treasures on this comprehensive adventure tour.
India’s Golden Triangle
Delhi, Agra, Jaipur
Experience the Indian capital, the majestic Taj Mahal, and Jaipur – the famous “Pink City”. Dazzling and unpredictable, captivating and colourful, India is a land of wonders that calls to the adventurous spirit. Known as the “Golden Triangle,” the popular Delhi-Agra-Jaipur circuit exemplifies the natural beauty and rich cultural history of the region.
France and Italy
Rome, Florence, Nice and Paris
La Dolce Vita or Le Joie de Vivre? Both! An amazing trip that starts and ends in two of Europe’s greatest capital cities with stops enroute to immerse yourself in the heart of Tuscany and the famous French Riviera.
Designed to take in the glamour and excitement that France and Italy are renowned for – not to mention the incredibly rich art, history and culture – this trip will leave you and your students with a memorable journey across the Mediterranean’s two most enticing countries!
Duke of Ed Scotland Journey
Glasgow, West Highlands
The Scottish West Highlands is the site of this wilderness camping excursion where participants will hone outdoor skills, work as a team, and tackle this outdoor challenge. “Freedom to Roam” is set in Scottish law and we invite you to roam the wilderness and achieve your personal GOLD Adventurous Journey goal!
Costa Rica Summer
San Jose, La Fortuna, Tenorio, Las Pailas, M. Antonio
Beautiful, verdant Costa Rica has a well-deserved reputation as the #1 destination in Central America for students looking for an ecologically and culturally rich travel adventure.
Camping in Algonquin Park
Lakes & waterways of Algonquin Provincial Park, Canada
The Rugged Wilderness Awaits – Explore the Canadian Wilderness by Canoe while Backcountry Camping!
London and Oxford
Rich in history, culture and monarchy, England is the ideal destination for student groups. And there’s no language barrier!
History, art, architecture, commerce, music, theatre, drama – London literally has it ALL! From the depository of the world’s greatest treasures at the British Museum, to the bustling West End theatres, London never stops, and the tremendous opportunities for cultural and academic enrichment for you and your students are endless.
Bath, Oxford, Stratford-Upon-Avon, Stonehenge, and Windsor are all easy day trips that can make this trip a true celebration of the best England has to offer!
Madrid, Costa del Sol, Grenada and Sevilla
Olé! Mysterious and exotic, Spain is an exuberant mosaic of different cultures and traditions that have fused to become one of Europe’s most interesting countries.
From the neoclassical splendor of Madrid’s regal parks and boulevards to the sun-drenched beaches of the Costa Del Sol, this trip is in exploration of the heart of Spain and fiery Andalusia. Enrich yourself and your students in Grenada and gaze in awe at the Alhambra, an evocative reminder of Spain’s Moorish history. In Seville, tour the immense Alcazar – one of Europe’s most impressive royal palaces – and imagine the Golden Era of Spain, when Columbus discovered the New World at the behest of the monarchs Ferdinand and Isabella.
Stay in beautiful hotels that are right in the city centres or on the beach, and discover Spain’s fun-filled way of life!
WWI and WWI
Paris, Normandy and London
Follow the battle lines in the two most significant wars of the 20th Century in which Canada and America played such vital roles. This special tour is designed to begin in Paris and Versailles, sites of the 1919 Peace Conference and Peace Treaty.
After exploring the heart of Paris, then move to the horrors of the WWI trenches at Vimy Ridge, where the iconic Memorial is a poignant reminder of the great sacrifice made by the men of the “lost generation”. Continue onto Normandy for an examination of the WWII landing beaches, Dieppe, and the Pegasus Bridge.
Finally, visit London and tour the headquarters of the Allied Forces in WWII and gain an understanding of how the populace and country survived the war-effort.
In addition to the focus on military history and the impact on the nationhood of Canada and the USA, this itinerary can be customized to include many additional important cultural and historical sites not directly associated with the Wars.
Ancient Greece & Greek Islands
Athens, Delphi, Crete or Rhodes
The heart of antiquity and the foundations of Western Civilization can be found in Greece, as well as some of the Mediterranean’s most picturesque islands! From the incomparable Acropolis with the breath-taking Parthenon to the bustling streets of the Plaka, Athens is a must for any teacher or student of history and philosophy.
Located in site of mythical Mt. Olympus, legend states that Delphi is the cradle of the world, where the divine meets the earth and the Oracle rules. Regardless, the impressive amphitheater and evocative ruins will lead every visitor to marvel at the ingenuity of the ancient Greeks.
Cruise across the sparkling waters to Crete and/or Rhodes, where fabulous beaches combine with ancient cultures and ruins to create a truly memorable odyssey!
Mallorca & Barcelona
Palma de Mallorca, Santuari de Lluc, Costa Brava, Barcelona
This European trip is a very diverse mix of adventure, hiking, and culture in stunning insta-worthy locations in Spain.
Experience the stunning mountains and coastline of Mallorca, Spain’s largest Balearic Island, before cruising the Mediterranean by ferry to reach Barcelona. Once in Catalonia, we explore coastal cliffs and dive deep into Barcelona’s rich cultural life. This is an ideal European tour, program for teens, or family vacation.
Hiking Odyssey to Mount Olympus
Summit the highest and most mythical mountain in Greece
Towering above the Aegean Sea stands one of the most famous mountains in Europe: Mount Olympus. Mythical home to the ancient Greek gods, Mt. Olympus is visible for miles around and is the highest peak in Greece. A World Biosphere Preserve, Mt. Olympus is noted for its rich biodiversity and flora.
Olympus is a mountain that has held the attention of mankind for thousands of years. Dotted with welcoming mountain refuges and with dozens of summits accessible to walkers, the Mount Olympus massif is far more than just the main summit. It’s a mountain range that deserves your time.