School Art Trip to Rome
A visit to Rome is a step back in time; from the magnificent Colosseum, one of Rome’s greatest architectural achievements, to the feeling of centuries of turbulent history under your feet. A visit to the Eternal City is not complete without experiencing the opulence of the Vatican with its vast museums, dark tombs and, of course, the Sistine Chapel, where you can gaze upon Michelangelo's renowned artwork. Another must-see is the Trevi Fountain - make sure to bring a spare Euro to throw in!
Flight from UK to Rome
On arrival, transfer by coach to hotel
|Local familiarisation on foot||Free evening|
|Day 2||Visit to Palazzi Altemps and Massimo||Visit to the Colosseum and Roman Forum||Free Evening|
|Day 3||Visit Borghese Gallery and Rome Musuem of Contemporary Art||
Visit St Peter's Basilica
If time allows, visit the Sistine Chapel and Vatican Museums
Visit Trevi Fountain
If time allows, free time to visit Via Nazionale for shopping
Transfer from hotel to Rome Airport. Return flight back to UK
This price includes:
- 3 nights' bed and breakfast accommodation
- ATOL protected return flights from the UK
- Airport taxes and air passenger duty at current rates
- Airport transfers in Italy
- Free staff place ratio 1:10
- Detailed information pack
- Itinerary planning service
- Comprehensive travel and medical insurance
- VAT at current rates to tour operators
- VAMOOS - our easy to use travel app
Echoing the giant stadiums of today, the Colosseum is the largest amphitheatre ever built by the Romans. Built by the Emperor Vespasian at the end of the first century AD, it could accommodate as many as 87,000 spectators, who gathered for a particularly bloody form of Roman entertainment, as gladiators fought wild animals and each other, to the death.
This vast sixteenth-century Italian renaissance cathedral replaced an earlier structure dating from the fourth century, St. Peter's draws pilgrims and tourists alike from all over the world - and is still the world's largest religious building. Don't miss either the famous Swiss guards or the climb to the top of the dome for a panoramic view of Rome.
The world's smallest state plays host to one of the finest art galleries. The Vatican has a vast collection dating from ancient Greece onwards, but its most celebrated work is part of the building itself - Michelangelo's famous frescoes in the Sistine Chapel. The Vatican Museums include the Pinacoteca, Chiaramonti Museum, Gregoriano Egizio Museum, Gregoriano Etrusco Museum, Gregorian...
This breathtaking domed structure has survived intact from the first century to the present day, and its architectural influence can be seen all over the city of Rome. Originally a temple to Rome's pagan gods, it later became a church and now contains the tombs of the artist Raphael and several Italian kings.
Time Elevator Rome is a sensational experience; a 'must-see' for every tour group. A multi-sensory show of the history of Rome with seats on special moving platforms; 3 panoramic screens; flight simulators and a state-of-the-art surround sound system. You will be projected through 2750 years, and the most important events, in Rome’s history. Visitors experience a simulated ride ...
An important religious site for early Christians, the Catacombs of St Callixtus, which sit on the Appian Way (Via Appia) - one of the most important Roman roads on the Italian peninsula, are most famous for once being the burial place of many of the early popes, with their earliest nuclei dating from the second century AD. At present the upkeep and management of all Roman Christians catacomb...
The Borghese Gallery and Museum houses a wonderful collection of some of the most important Renaissance and Baroque paintings in the world, including works by Raphael, Titian, and Caravaggio. The gallery also has amazing Baroque and Neo-Classical sculptures by Bernini and Canova amongst its collection.
This Fortress was originally built as a mausoleum for the Emperor Hadrian (AD 130-139) but over the years has also been used as a prison and a papal residence by Popes who absconded there for protection in times of danger. There is still a covered passageway which connects Castel Sant'Angelo to the Vatican. The National Museum of Castel Sant'Angelo retraces its own his...
The Barberini Palace is worth visiting for its splendour and collection of art. When Maffei Barberini became Pope Urban VIII in 1623 he decided to build a grand family palazzo. Bernini was commissioned to design the facade overlooking the garden and staircase, Borromini was commissioned to design the spiral staircase and windows to the top story of the palace. The most dazzling room is the Gr...
The Hotel Esquilino consists of 21 rooms in a mix of twins, triples and quads.
All rooms have en-suite private facilities with bath or shower and WC. They are all equipped with a hair dryer, mini-bar, safe, direct dial telephone and cable TV.
Hotel Villa Rosa
Located in Rome, in the immediate proximity of the charming Trastevere district, and just a few minutes by car from Saint Peter Basilica, the Villa Rosa hotel welcomes its guests in a refined and friendly environment.
The hotel offers single, double, triple and quadruple rooms, all featuring a private bathroom with hairdryer. All rooms are also equipped with air conditioning, satellite TV and direct dial telephone.
Other amenities include a bar, restaurant, garden, panoramic terrace and meeting facilities.
What our teachers had to say about this destination
Rome has unforgettable sights to enjoy, it brings to life ancient and medieval history, and provides non-stop interest for students. Especially good focus for Religious Studies, History and Art. The organisation by Halsbury before departure was superb and the level of support is excellent. Their recommendations for hotel and restaurant were very good and travel arrangements were efficient. This visit was really successful thanks to the hard work of all your staff in the UK. I'd like to especially mention the guide you provided, Filomena, who was absolutely excellent. The hotel was well located and a good standard, and our travel arrangements went well with departures on time and coaches arriving promptly. A totally successful visit thanks to all your patience and perseverance before departure, thanks so much, we would absolutely recommend this visit and hope to repeat it again next year.
Rome is a fantastic destination as there is an endless array of attractions to visit. I would recommend bed and breakfast so that lunch can be taken on the move and dinner at a mix of restaurants depending where you end up on the day. There are lots of places offering discounts for groups and its good not to be tied to dashing back for a set time. Also try something different, for example Castel Sant Angelo is a very short walk from St Peters but is free for school groups (if you book in advance) and the 360% views from the top are fabulous. It also has a coffee shop with seats overlooking Rome and some museums.
I have always found contact with everyone in the office to be first class. A big thank you as always to Silvia for her work in putting this together.