There is no better setting for a classical studies school trip than the Eternal City – Rome!
On your classical studies school trip to Rome, your students will experience the feeling of centuries of turbulent history under their feet. Stepping back in time, they’ll visit the early city, exploring sites such as Palatine Hill and the Roman Forum.
They’ll learn more about Imperial patronage at sites such as the Colosseum and the Pantheon, and they’ll also develop their understanding of early Christianity, with visits to basilicas and catacombs. Our top tip? Make sure you take the time to experience the opulence of the Vatican, which contains a plethora of Roman Art in its vast museums. And don't forget that Rome offers the opportunity for you to make this a cross-curricular trip, thanks to the opportunities available for Italian, art and religious studies.
Suggested Itinerary (4 days, 3 nights)
Flight to Rome
Transfer by coach to your hotel
Evening meal at a traditional Italian restaurant
Visit the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
Evening meal at an Italian restaurant
Visit to the Trevi Fountain
Visit to the Vatican City, including the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica
Continue visit to the Vatican City
Evening meal at pizza restaurant
Visit to the Spanish Steps
Visit to the Pantheon and Piazza Navona
Transfer by coach to airport
Return flight to UK
- 3 nights' half-board accommodation
- Advanced entry to the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
- Airport taxes and passenger duty at current rates
- Airport transfers by private coach to/from airport to hotel
- ATOL protected return flights from the UK
- Comprehensive travel and medical insurance
- Detailed information pack
- Free staff place ratio 1:10
- Itinerary planning service
- Vamoos travel app - giving you access to all your trip documents on your phone or tablet
- VAT at current rates to tour operators
- Roman culture
- Augustus Caesar
- 's restoration of Rome
- Improvements to the city of Rome
- The Secular Games
- Roman society and citizens
- Roman political life
- Greek and Roman gods
- Ancient temples and their uses
- The foundation of Rome
- Roman festivals
- Myths and symbols of power
- Practices and beliefs around death and burial
- Myths about the Underworld
- Systems of education and marriage for young women
- Roman buildings: houses, amphitheatres and baths
- The role of the family in Ancient Rome
- Chariot races
- The Roman military in the imperial period
Educational activities and visits
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
Ostia Antica is a well-preserved port town and was once the ancient port of Rome. The port offers visitors the… Read More
The Palatine Hill is some 70 meters high with views of the Roman Forum on one side, and the Circus… Read More
The forum was the centre of political, commercial and judicial life in ancient Rome. The largest buildings were the basilicas… Read More
The Catacombs of Saint Callixtus
An important religious site for early Christians, the Catacombs of St Callixtus, which siton the Appian Way (Via Appia… Read More
Time Elevator Rome is a sensational experience; a 'must-see' for every tour group. Amulti-sensory show of the history of Rome… Read More
Cultural activities and visits
Trevi Fountain and Spanish Steps
The Fontana di Trevi/Trevi Fountain is the most famous, and arguably the most beautiful,fountain in Rome. This impressive monument dominates… 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
The 4* Hotel Archimede is a renovated 19th century building. The classically decorated hotel is great for school groups looking for central accommodation within easy reach of the main tourist sights.The 156 bedrooms have private bathrooms with hairdryer and also feature air conditioning, free wifi and television. Students will be accommodated in multi-bedded rooms, with adults in twins.A buffet breakfast will be served every morning.Please note there is a Tourist bed tax of 6 euros per person per night. This has to be paid directly by you to the hotel.
The 3* Hotel Florida is located just a few minutes from Termini station. The beautiful historic building has been completely renovated and offers 43 classically decorated guestrooms. Students will generally be accommodated in multibedded rooms and staff in twins. A buffet breakfast is served every morning.
Hotel Noto is a 3* hotel located close to the Termini railway station in the centre of Rome. This hotel offers 148 rooms, students will usually be accommodated in multi-bedded rooms and staff in twins, all of which are en-suite. Other room facilities include air conditioning, telephone and satellite tvPlease note there is a Tourist bed tax of 6 euros per person per night. This has to be paid directly by you to the hotel.
Hotel Siracusa offers 150 comfortable rooms. Students will usually be accommodated in multi-bedded rooms and staff in twins. All rooms come with en-suite facilities, telephone, hair drier, safe and air conditioning. A large buffet breakfast is provided by the hotel.
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Great destination for a day trip. Halsbury gave a really good price which made this trip accessible to all students.— Greenacre Academy
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