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)

Day Morning Summary Afternoon Summary Evening Summary

Flight to Rome

Transfer by coach to your hotel

Evening meal at a traditional Italian restaurant


Visit the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill

Continue visit

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

4 days, 3 nights Price from £550 pp
  • 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


Educational Activities

Colosseum (Flavian Amphitheatre)

Colosseum (Flavian Amphitheatre)

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

Ostia Antica

Ostia Antica

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



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The Palatine Hill is some 70 meters high with views of the Roman Forum on one side, and the Circus… Read More

Roman Forum

Roman Forum

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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

The Catacombs of Saint Callixtus

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An important religious site for early Christians, the Catacombs of St Callixtus, which siton the Appian Way (Via Appia) -… Read More

Time Elevator

Time Elevator

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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

Trevi Fountain and Spanish Steps

Trevi Fountain and Spanish Steps

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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

Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel

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

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