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.

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Take a look at our range of Greece school trips below, and then get in touch with one of our tour advisers to discuss your requirements.

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Where to visit in Greece

School Trips to Athens

A school trip to Athens offers your students the exciting opportunity to discover nearly three and a half thousand years of history!

Athens school trips are most popular among classical studies groups who want to bring history to life. Your students will be awestruck by the opportunity to explore buildings, monuments and many fascinating artefacts from Ancient Greece.

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Activities and excursions in Greece that your school group will love



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



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



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



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

National Archaeological Museum of Athens

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.… Read More

Why choose Halsbury?

Here are just a few reasons why teachers choose Halsbury for educational school trips that inspire.

School trips designed by teachers for teachers

Originally founded by teachers in 1986, we understand the pressures on you as Group Leader and are here to make the process of running your school trip as easy as possible.

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School trips tailored to your curriculum

We'll design your trip around your specific learning objectives and curriculum, to ensure your school trip is a truly educational experience.

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Health & safety prioritised

As a proud Assured Member of the School Travel Forum, the health and safety of your group is always our priority.

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Support every step of the way

We'll be with you every step of the way, from your very first enquiry until the moment you return home, including 24-hour support while you’re on your school trip.

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Financially secure school trips

We're ABTA bonded and all our air tours are ATOL protected, so you can be sure that your school trip is financially secure.

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Rewarding loyalty scheme

You'll earn loyalty points from your very first school trip with Halsbury. These can be used towards a discount on your school trip or a free gift for your school.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, absolutely. The destinations listed on our website are only a sample of the different trips we can offer. If you have another destination in mind, simply fill out our enquiry form with all your requirements and one of our Tour Advisers will be in touch with a tailor-made quote.

Yes, all of our trips include comprehensive travel insurance, which now includes Covid cover. This group travel insurance covers individuals needing to drop out of the trip in the following circumstances:

  • Because a Qualified Medical Practitioner has diagnosed them as positive for Covid-19 within up to 14 days of departure.
  • Because they have been hospitalised due to Covid-19 within up to 28 days of departure.
  • Because they have been told to self-isolate by NHS Test & Trace for a period of time that prevents them from taking part in the trip.

The insurance also covers reasonable additional costs of accommodation and flights should an individual contract Covid-19 and have to self-isolate while abroad.

And the policy also covers reasonable additional costs to account for a family member to come across or a group leader/teacher to stay with the individual.

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Every trip we organise is unique and your itinerary manager will work with you to understand your curriculum and adapt the itinerary to suit your learning objectives. The itineraries featured on our website are just a sample of what's achievable within a given timeframe. The trip duration and the activities and excursions can be tailored to your needs and budget.

As a general rule, we recommend that you start planning your next school trip 12-18 months before your travel date. This gives you plenty of time to get sign-off from senior leadership and to launch your trip in school to students and parents. Planning early will also mean you have a greater choice of accommodation and travel options.

If you start planning your trip later, don't worry. It is definitely possible to plan a trip in a shorter amount of time. We're here to support you and we have a selection of templates and useful guides to guide you through the process.

You can see examples of the types of accommodation we have available in different destinations on the sample trip pages linked above.

All of our accommodation partners have been chosen based on their suitability for school groups. 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.

Your Tour Adviser will discuss your accommodation preferences with you when putting together your tailor-made quote and will assist you in choosing the best accommodation for your budget and requirements.

The Halsbury Difference

School trips designed by teachers for teachers

Originally founded by teachers in 1986 and with several former teachers in our team, we understand the pressures on you as Group Leader and work hard to relieve them.

Trips tailored to your curriculum and learning objectives

We’ll design your trip around your specific learning objectives and curriculum, to ensure it meets your particular requirements.

Rewarding loyalty scheme

Work together with other teachers in your school to save thousands of pounds on future school trips with our multi-trip loyalty scheme!