A football tour to Italy offers competitive fixtures with seasons, standard and ability levels similar to that of the UK. Easily accessible via flights from regional airports or even coach for those who prefer, a football tour to Italy can provide an incredible cultural touring experience at one of the most passionate sporting destinations. 

Our European football tours to Italy offer:

  • Friendly games v local Italian opposition
  • Self-led training at local facility or training sessions by Italian coaches
  • Combination of social activities and tourist attractions
  • Resorts
  • Accommodation
  • Excursions
  • Itinerary

Italy is a short flight from the UK with coach travel also possible. With a wide selection of cultural excursions, Italian cuisine, history, and leisure activities. Italy combines art, history, contemporary fashion and sport with stunning natural landscapes. The country is viewed as Stylish, cultured, and good-humoured with a rich heritage

Lake Garda

Besides being one of Italy’s largest lakes, Lake Garda is also one of the most beautiful parts of Italy. The mild climate ensures a tour full of rich Mediterranean colours and flavours which signify the region. Lake Garda and its surroundings offer the perfect Italian hospitality synonymous with good food and drink and if you love sport and adventure, the lake region will offer you a wide range of activities.


Located in northern Italy, The city of Venice, Italy, is simply stunning and completely unique. Founded more than 1,500 years ago on 117 different islands, Venice is linked by a series of over 150 canals, 400 bridges and many ancient pavements

Lake Garda
Lake Garda

Groups that fly into Milan or Verona will be located in Sirmione, Lake Garda

  • Small historic town on peninsula
  • Popular, picturesque, attractive resort
  • Close proximity to Verona and Milan

Groups that fly into Venice will be located in Lido di Jesolo

  • North East purpose built resort on Adriatic sea
  • Located at northern end of Venetian lagoon
  • 10 miles of beach with scores of restaurants and cafes

Italy has a variety of accommodation, providing a range of options from hostels to sports hotels to 3/4* hotels with choice of meal plans to suit individual itinerary and budget. Please find some of our example accommodation below:

Hotel Smeraldo
Hotel Smeraldo

HOTEL SMERALDO - Sirmione, Lake Garda

  • Located on Peninsula and lake front
  • Private beach and swimming pool
  • Walking distance to historic town centre
Hotel Portofino
Hotel Portofino

HOTEL PORTOFINO - Lido di Jesolo

  • Located on the Adriatic sea and 100m from beach
  • Family run 3* hotel with swimming pool
  • Walking distance to cafes and restaurants

To enhance your tour experience a number of excursions and activities can be added to your itinerary:

San Siro Stadium
San Siro Stadium

You will get the opportunity to visit this legendary stadium home to Italian giants AC Milan and FC Inter and recollect memories through the Museum detailing the history of both clubs. Visit behind the scenes and usually inaccessible areas such as the changing rooms, the mixed zone, the stands and then walk through the tunnel of Champions to get into the legendary pitch of “La Scala del Calcio”

Gardaland Theme Park
Gardaland Theme Park

Gardaland is the most famous amusement park in Italy with themes reminiscent of the realms of history, geography, space and fantasy. Discover a submerged continent; challenge the fury of the rapids in the heart of the jungle; face the dangers of the ferocious sea, and experience the emotion of flight aboard a supersonic jet... Gardaland offers over 30 rides including MAMMUT, Italy’s largest family coaster, shows and events like the amazing 'Madagascar Live!' show and the fantastic Sea Life aquarium with its new Octopus Garden. 

Venice Tour
Venice Tour

English speaking tour guides provide the perfect introduction to Venice tracing the history of the City from its origins to modern times, featuring the famous landmarks of St. Marks Square, St. Marks Basilica and a stroll through the enchanting Hidden Venice. You'll learn about the Doge's Palace, Bell Tower, Clock Tower and the famous Bridge of sighs. Enjoy a delightful stroll along narrow passageways, over delicate bridges and meandering canals following an itinerary littered with important monuments that illustrate that Venice is one giant open-air museum.


Aqualandia is much more than a traditional water park. It’s a true themed fun island, with 26 attractions (including the highest water-slide in the world and the Europe’s highest bungee jumping tower), 7 shows and 4 animation activities. All the expected, tried and tested water park attractions can be found, as well as lots of extra entertainment. A huge central pool is the hub for swimming and relaxation and there are fun shows and music events as well as lots of restaurants and shops.

We can offer tailor made tours to suit your specific group requirements, additional training sessions and friendly fixtures v local opposition can be arranged. Please find below an example itinerary:

DAY 1.

Depart regional UK airport for flight to Verona

Arrive at Verona airport where you will be met by a GB Sports Tours representative

Transfer to Lake Garda accommodation and explore surroundings

Evening meal at accommodation


DAY 2.

Breakfast at accommodation

Training session #1 at local facility        

Sightseeing in Sirmione and motorboat trip on the lake              

Evening fixtures #1 v local Italian opposition

Evening buffet meal at accommodation


DAY 3.

Breakfast at accommodation

Full day visit to Gardaland Theme Park

Evening meal at accommodation


DAY 4.

Breakfast at accommodation

Transfer to Milan

San Siro guided stadium tour

Guided City walking tour of Milan

Fixtures #2 v local Italian opposition

Evening meal at accommodation


DAY 5.

Breakfast at accommodation

Transfer to Verona for sightseeing and lunch

Transfer to Verona airport for flight back to UK

Arrive UK


Tour ends


Please note this is an example itinerary. Tailor made schedules can be arranged to suit specific group requirements where possible.