Sample Itineraries & Ideas
March Break Tours
If you’re planning on taking a group of students on a school trip, do it in style! Below is a sample of GHT’s most popular school trips and tours.
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!
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!
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!