School trips to Rome will see your students be awestruck by the palpable history of the Eternal City! The bustling modern-day capital of Italy was once the centre of the vast Roman empire. School group will have the opportunity to explore both versions of the city, learning more about the wider history and culture of Europe in the process.

Rome offers a captivating journey through time. The iconic Trevi Fountain, the Spanish Steps, the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, the Sistine Chapel and St Peter's Basilica – famous sites are around every corner.

Plus, a school trip to Rome is a great choice for a number of subjects, including religious studies, classical studies, art and Italian. But whatever your reason for visiting Rome, our school travel experts will work closely with you to design an itinerary that satisfies your specific requirements and learning objectives.

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Why visit Rome?

Discover Ancient Rome

There’s evidence of human settlement in the area now covered by Rome for more than 10 millennia. But the city is, of course, best known as the centre of ancient Roman society, which built the world's longest lasting empire, lasting over a thousand years from 27 BC to 1453 AD.

As such, the opportunity to explore the city’s past and its influence on ancient history, with visits to the likes of the Roman Forum, the Colosseum and Palatine Hill, make it a fantastic choice for history and classical studies groups.

And even if history isn't your main focus, we highly recommend visiting the Roman ruins – your students’ minds will be blown just by their age! You may also like to include a visit to the Time Elevator - a multi-sensory film taking your students back in time through some of the most important events in the city’s history.

Explore the rich culture of Italy

If you’re looking to give your students a taste of Italian life and culture, a school trip to Rome is the perfect option.

Being the capital, and biggest city in the country, there’s plenty of opportunities to experience the culture Italy is so famous for – from the arts to music to food, they'll get a true feel for la dolce vita. Plus, there are some incredible art galleries and museums in Rome and the Vatican that are certain to inspire young artists.

For language students, an educational trip allows them to exercise their language skills, boosting their Italian speaking and listening skills.

Visit the Vatican

On your school tour to Rome, make sure you take some time to visit the Vatican City. This is the perfect place for religious studies groups to learn about Roman Catholicism, the power of the Church and the role of the Pope.

But this is also a must-visit for other groups – the Roman Catholic Church has played an important role in European history. And the Vatican’s museums hold some of the world’s finest works of art. Plus, you must take the opportunity to see Michelangelo’s spectacular Sistine Chapel in person.

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Spotlight on...Rome!

Spotlight on...Rome!

Arguably one of the most important cities in European history, there are endless reasons to visit Rome on a school trip. Here are just a few of them.

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Activities for Rome

Borghese Gallery and Museum

Borghese Gallery and Museum

The Borghese Gallery and Museum houses awonderful collection of some of the most important Renaissance and Baroque paintings in the… Read More

Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel

Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel

The world's smallest state manages to play host to one of the finest art galleries.… Read More

Colosseum (Flavian Amphitheatre)

Colosseum (Flavian Amphitheatre)

Echoing the giant stadiums of today, the Colosseum is the largest amphitheatre ever built by the Romans.… Read More

Time Elevator

Time Elevator

Time Elevator Rome is a sensational experience; a 'must-see' for every tour group. Amulti-sensory show of the history of Rome… Read More



This breathtaking domed structure has survived intact from the first century to the present day, and its architectural influence can… Read More

Barberini Palace

Barberini Palace

The Barberini Palace is worth visiting for its splendour and collection of art. When Maffei Barberini became Pope Urban VIII… Read More

Castel Sant' Angelo National Museum

Castel Sant' Angelo National Museum

This Fortress was originally built as a mausoleum for the Emperor Hadrian (AD 130-139) but over the years has also… Read More

Ostia Antica

Ostia Antica

Ostia Antica is a well-preserved port town and was once the ancient port of Rome. The port offers visitors the… Read More

Why choose Halsbury?

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

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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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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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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!