School Italian Trip to Rome
A visit to Rome is a step back in time from the giant that is the Colosseum, one of Rome’s great 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, Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel, where you can gaze upon one of the most renowned artworks of the high Renaissance. Another must-see is the Trevi Fountain, the most famous and beautiful in all of Rome and the throwing of your Euros will ensure you will once again return.
|Day 1||Morning or afternoon flight from the UK
Transfer from Rome Airport to the hotel
|Day 2||Visit to the Colosseum and Roman Forum||Visit to the Trevi Fountain and Spanish Steps||Free time for evening meal|
|Day 3||Visit to the Vatican with visits to the St. Peter’s Basilica followed by visit to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel||Visit to the Pasta Museum||Free time for evening meal|
Visit to a city market (depending on the day of the week)
If time allows, group to stroll around the Via Nazionale for shopping (depending on the time of the flight departure)
|Transfer from the hotel to Rome airport for return to UK||Free time for evening meal|
This price includes:
- 3 nights' bed and breakfast accommodation
- Return flights including tax
- Airport transfers in Italy
- Free staff place ratio 1:10
- Detailed information pack
- Comprehensive travel & medical insurance
- Itinerary planning service
St. Peter's draws pilgrims and tourists alike from all over the world. This vast sixteenth-century Italian renaissance cathedral replaced an earlier structure dating from the fourth century - it's 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 country manages to play 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 celebrated frescoes in the Sistine Chapel.The Vatican Museums include the Pinacoteca, Chiaramonti Museum, Gregoriano Egizio Museum, Gregoriano Etrusco Museum, Gregoria...
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. It is 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 from its ...
Places of burial and worship of the early Christians. Their most ancient nuclei date from the 2nd century and were created along the edges of the consular roads outside of the city walls. At present the upkeep and management of all Roman Christians catacombs are under the care of the Pontificia Commissione di Archeologia Sacra
A wonderfully intimate collection of some of the most important Renaissance and Baroque paintings in the world, including works by Raphael, Titian, and Caravaggio, plus amazing Baroque and Neo-Classical sculptures by Bernini and Canova. P.le Museo Borghese (Villa Borghese)
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.