Lead a Life-changing Adventure
Georgia Hardy Tours: educational travel and custom tours for schools, organizations, families, and lifelong learners of all ages.
At Georgia Hardy Tours, we make planning a trip for your students effortless and unforgettable. With almost 40 years as Canadian pioneers in student travel, we have truly mastered the art of the school trip.
Curriculum related? Music, sports, language or cultural? Credit course abroad? Elementary, high school or university?
Whatever age, stage or trip focus, our student travel experts will work with you to develop an itinerary that is detailed, immersive, exciting—and ticks all the right boxes with your kids and your administration.
Experiential education is at the heart of every school trip we arrange. Certainly, our student tours feature iconic sites, great guides and excellent accommodations, but there’s a lot more. From community engagement, critical thinking and development of leadership skills, to creating time for reflection to process and relate experiences to issues studied at school… our tours embrace it all.
There’s a good reason so many teachers like you love us. We’ve been helping teachers win over their kids and their board by organizing stellar student trips that garner rave reviews, year after year. Look to us for high quality and immersive student travel experiences that exceed your expectations, while igniting the imaginations of young travellers.
Ready to lead a life-changing student trip?
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.
Six Reasons Georgia Hardy Tours Is a Smarter Choice for Student Travel
Superior City Centre Accommodations
An important part of the journey is where your students lay down their heads each night and arise each morning. We select quality hotels in close proximity to the sites you will visit to ensure maximum time touring and learning each day. In fact, every school trip we organize includes superior, carefully vetted accommodations that are located in convenient city-centre locations. Restaurants, as well, are carefully screened by us for quality, proximity to sites – and menu items that appeal to North American teens!
Almost 40 years of experience creating flawless and extraordinary school trip itineraries to destinations in North America, Europe, and around the world. Our founder Georgia Hardy established this company to focus solely on school trips – and that’s what we still do best.
Exceptional Guides & Experts
A great site interpreter can open young minds and colour a destination like few other things can. We have the expert resources and knowledgeable guides you need to ensure students are challenged and engaged – and that sites, lessons and history leap off the page.
Transparency and Attention to Detail
As masters of logistics, our travel experts ensure your trip is carefully planned down to the fine details. Nothing is left to chance, and you will know precisely what is happening each hour of the journey. Our itineraries are designed to maximize trip value, enjoyment and smooth flow. As well, our dedicated experts ensure the trip runs smoothly, keeping a watchful eye as the trip unfolds, in case we need to accommodate any last-minute changes. What’s more, we ensure full transparency about all hotels, flight information and restaurants 11 months in advance of your departure. We also provide an hourly breakdown of all travel activities two months before departure. With us, nothing is left up to chance.
Safety & Security
Georgia Hardy Tours makes travel safety a top priority in every trip we organize. We ensure all our procedures meet and exceed board standards. Our health and safety policies are upheld through rigorous risk mitigation, safety preparedness and crisis management.
At Georgia Hardy Tours, our Trip Journals allow live blogging and picture posting on our website. That means parents, schoolmates and friends can follow any given trip as it transpires. It also encourages kids to actively document and communicate all their wonderful experiences along the way.
“I have loved both my school trips with Georgia Hardy Tours to Nice and Paris, France!
I will never forget one of my students leading us through the Musee d’Orsay with great enthusiasm, showing us paintings and architectural features, all in French.
Later that day we toured Cartier Jewelers and visited the rare book room in the library at the Sorbonne. That was just one day in Paris!”
“Anyone who has ever organized an international school trip for 15-50 teenagers knows precisely how much work is involved, how many million moving parts are involved, and how absolutely critical it is that everything run seamlessly…
Georgia Hardy Tours does this so well… they are adept at bringing visionary dreams to life. They take care of the smallest of details, help to creatively solve issues, and answer all of my millions of questions with patience and guidance.
I also appreciate the fact that they are open, up front, and honest about what will and not work and that they are always available when I need them.
If you want a trustworthy, honest, experienced company who take care of every detail so that a trip runs smoothly, you will want to work with Georgia Hardy Tours.”
Georgia Hardy Tours School Trips include:
March Break Trips
Music, Band and Language Trips
Credit Courses Abroad
Community Service Trips
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 2020
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.