School trips to Greece

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School trips to Greece are ideal for classical studies groups as they offer your students the opportunity to travel back in time to explore the culture and legacy of Ancient Greece.

Your school trip to Greece will be an unforgettable opportunity to bring ancient history to life for your 21st-centurystudents!

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Why visit Greece?

The cradle of Western civilisation

Ancient Greece is often called the cradle of Western civilisation because it is the root culture through which most of the modern West has derived its cultural practices.

It was the influence of the Ancient Greek culture on that of Ancient Rome that saw these ideas and practices spread around the Mediterranean and through to most of Europe.

Your classical studies school trip to Greece will offer your students many exciting opportunities to discover the culture of Ancient Greece.

Based in the modern capital, Athens, you’ll be able to visit historic sites and monuments including the Acropolis, Delphi and Mycenae.

At the National Archaeological Museum of Athens, your students will have the chance to explore Ancient Greek art and antiquities.

The birthplace of democracy

Wealthy families and tyrants generally dominated politics in the Ancient Greek city-states, until the second half of the 6th century BC, when the Athenians established the world’s first democracy, with all adult, male citizens having equal privileges in the citizens’ assembly.

On a classical studies school trip to Greece, your students will be able to learn more about the Athenian democracy and you’ll have the opportunity to discuss what elements may have influenced our modern democracies and whether the Athenian democracy was a true democracy.

The centre of the world

School trips to Greece can include an excursion to Delphi – considered to be the centre of the world by the Ancient Greeks. The oracle here was consulted on many of the most important decisions made by the Ancient Greeks.

On your classical studies school trip to Greece, your students will love exploring the extensive archaeological sites here. It’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site, in part because the buildings here were erected by a number of Ancient Greek city-states. This demonstrates the fact that despite being politically separate entities, the city-states were connected by a common Hellenic culture.

Activities in Greece that your school group will love

Acropolis

The Acropolis hill (acro - edge, polis - city), the "Sacred Rock" of Athens, is the most important site withinthe

Agorá

The Agora was the heart of ancient Athens, the focus of political, commercial, administrative and social activity as well as

Delphi

Delphi is one of the mostbeautiful ancient sites in Greece and the one which seems tomost vividly evokethe Classical past.

Mycenae

Mycenae is the ancient city of King Agamemnon, considered one of the greatest rulers of Ancient Greece. In the second

National Archaeological Museum of Athens

The National Archaeological Museum of Athens provides the opportunityto seeancient statues, pottery, jewellery, weapons and utensils innew and improved surroundings.

Where to visit in Greece

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FAQs

I can’t see the destination I’m looking to travel to, can you still help me with my trip?

Of course.

We've got great relationships with suppliers all over the world, so we should be able to arrange something for you to suit your budget and trip objectives in your preferred destination.

Just get in touch with us and we'll let you know what we can do. 

Do you offer travel insurance?

We do. Travel insurance is an optional extra and you can find out more about it in our travel insurance resource (which includes the policy documents and FAQs). 

If you decide against arranging this insurance through us (which is absolutely fine, by the way), please just remember you must have suitable travel and medical insurance to cover your group. 

Can the trip itinerary be adapted to my curriculum and requirements?

Every single trip we arrange is tailor made, so absolutely yes. 

Our Tour Advisers and Itinerary Coordinators are all experienced school travel specialists. They'll work closely with you to make sure your itinerary supports your learning objectives. They'll be able to offer suggestions and advice to make sure you make the most of your time. 

So, when you're browsing through our school trips, just remember that the itineraries and activities you see are there for inspiration only - your own itinerary can look as similar or as different as you want. 

Equally, we've suggested trip durations based on what groups usually request - if you want to go for a shorter or longer duration, just let us know. 

How far ahead should I start planning my trip?

As a general rule, we recommend that you start planning your trip 12-18 months before you want to travel. This gives you plenty of time to get it approved and launched to students and parents.

Planning early will mean you have a greater choice of accommodation and travel options - and it will make paying for the trip easier for families, as they'll be able to break it down into smaller, more manageable payments.

You can check out our trip-planning timeline for a better idea of the process and when you should expect to be doing things. 

If you are looking to travel sooner than this, it is possible. But it will depend on availability and you may find prices are a bit higher - but get in touch and let's see what's possible. 

What accommodation options are available?

The accommodation options that are available vary depending on the destination but we're usually able to arrange everything from hostel-style accommodation to more luxurious hotels. 

On each of the trip pages, you'll see some accommodation options - these are usually the most popular for those destinations, but we often have plenty of other options available. You'll discuss accommodation options (and budget) with your Tour Adviser when they're putting your quote together, so don't be afraid to let them know if you want something different. 

We only work with accommodation options that are suitable for schools. As a member of the School Travel Forum (STF), you can be certain that all accommodation contracted by us complies with local legislation with respect to fire and general safety, is contracted by trained Halsbury Travel staff or reputable agents, receives a standard audit and risk assessment prior to use by Halsbury Travel and receives a supplementary audit if it is used on five or more occasions in a year. 

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