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School trips to Rome will see your students be awestruck by the palpable history of the Eternal City! The modern capital of Italy was the ancient capital of a vast empire and, on a school trip to Rome, you can explore both versions of the city, learning more about the wider history and culture of Europe.

Rome is a fantastic school trip destination 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 the Roman Empire, which reached its peak in terms of the area it covered in the 2 nd Century.

The opportunity to explore the city’s ancient past and its influence on the world with visits to the Roman Forum, Colosseum and Palatine Hill, makes it a fantastic choice for a classical studies school trip, but this is also an excellent opportunity to educate any group on the ancient history of Europe.

Whatever the reason for your school trip to Rome, we highly recommend taking some time to visit some of 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, Rome is the perfect option.

Being the capital of Italy, there’s plenty of culture to be enjoyed in Rome. For one thing, there are some incredible art galleries and museums in Rome and the Vatican that are certain to inspire young artists.

And for Italian language students, a school trip to Rome offers them the opportunity to exercise their language skills to discover la dolce vita that Rome is so famous for.

Visit the Vatican

When in Rome, make sure you take some time to visit the state within a city, the Vatican! Of course, 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 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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Take a look at our range of Rome school trips below, and then get in touch with one of our tour advisers to discuss your requirements.

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Activities for Rome

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

The world's smallest country manages to play host to one of the finest art galleries. The Vatican has a vast… Read More

Colosseum (Flavian Amphitheatre)

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

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

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

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 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.

  • 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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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!