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School Classical Studies Trip to Athens

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Take your students to explore one of the oldest cities in the world on your classical studies school trip to Athens!

Athens, the enchanting capital of Greece, has a recorded history dating back nearly three and a half millennia. Classical Athens was a powerful city state and a centre for arts, learning and philosophy.

The most important civilisation of the ancient world flourished in Athens and can be glimpsed through one of the world’s most formidable edifices – the National Archaeological Museum. Your students will love exploring the cradle of Western civilisation and birthplace of democracy on your classical studies school trip to Athens.

Suggested Itinerary (5 days, 4 nights)

Day 1/5

Morning

Morning

Flight to Athens

Afternoon

Afternoon

Private coach transfer to hotel

Evening

Evening

Evening meal

Day 2/5

Morning

Morning

5 hour guided city tour including the Acropolis,

Ancient Agora and the Acropolis Museum

Afternoon

Afternoon

Visit to the National Archaeological Museum

Evening

Evening

Evening meal

Day 3/5

Morning

Morning

Full-day excursion to Delphi, Temple of Apollo and Archaeological Museum of Delphi

Afternoon

Afternoon

Continue full-day excursion

Evening

Evening

Evening meal

Day 4/5

Morning

Morning

Full-day excursion to Mycenae, Epidavros and Corinth Canal

Afternoon

Afternoon

Continue excursion

Evening

Evening

Evening meal

Day 5/5

Morning

Morning

Private coach transfer to airport

Afternoon

Afternoon

Return flight to UK

What's included?

  • tick icon4 nights' half-board accommodation
  • tick icon5-hour guided city tour
  • tick iconAirport taxes and passenger duty at current rates
  • tick iconATOL protected return flights from the UK
  • tick iconCoach transfers in resort
  • tick iconComprehensive travel and medical insurance
  • tick iconDetailed information pack
  • tick iconFree staff place ratio 1:10
  • tick iconFull-day excursion to Delphi including guided tour
  • tick iconFull-day excursion to Mycenae, Epidavros with guided tour
  • tick iconItinerary planning service
  • tick iconVamoos travel app - giving you access to all your trip documents on your phone or tablet
  • tick iconVAT at current rates to tour operators

Educational activities and visits

Acropolis

Acropolis

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

Agorá

Agorá

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

Delphi

Delphi

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

Mycenae

Mycenae

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

Accommodation

Best Western Candia Hotel
Crystal City Hotel
Golden City Hotel
Best Western Candia Hotel

The Best Western Candia Hotel promises a friendly and comfortable stay in the heart of Athens.Students will stay in multi-bedded rooms and staff in twins. All rooms are air-conditioned and have private bathrooms, satellite TVs, desks and balconies. Some balconies even overlook the Acropolis itself!Breakfast is served every morning and evening meals can be taken in the hotel restaurant.The hotel also offers its guests the use of public lounges, free WiFi, safety deposit boxes and a meeting room for group study. A roof garden is open from May through to September.

Crystal City Hotel

This fantastic 3* hotel offers magnificent views across Athens, taking in both the Acropolis and Lycabettus Hill. The Crystal City Hotel is very centrally located, overlooking Karaiskaki Square, just 2km from one of the greatest museums in the world, the National Archaeological Museum.Each of the 84 guest rooms are elegantly decorated and include air-conditioning, a TV and safety deposit box. All en-suite bathrooms include a hairdryer and Wi-Fi is available in public areas. The award-winning on-site restaurant serves traditional Greek fare and there is also a fantastic rooftop bar and restaurant, which offers some spectacular views over the Greek capital.

Golden City Hotel

Golden City Hotel is a 3 Star Hotel consisting of 91 rooms in total. Each room is spacious and comfortable and equipped with private bathroom, hairdryer, jolly computerized telephone system, TV, air conditioned and safety deposit box.The hotel offers a beautiful roof-garden restaurant over looking the city of Athens where you can enjoy breakfast on a daily basis.

Supporting you every step of the way

1 Creating Your Perfect Trip

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2 Launching your trip to parents and students

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3 After you've booked

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4 While you're away

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5 After your trip

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Need help?

Zoe Campbell — Tour Advisor

Don’t hesitate to contact me for any advice or further information on how your school trip can be tailored to your requirements.

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The itinerary was great. Berlin is a fantastic city to visit with so much to see. Our hotel was a great base to stay in as well. It was in a central location and the rooms were very nice. — Loughborough High School

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