School Classical Studies Trip to Athens
Visit Athens, the birthplace of democracy and Western civilisation on your Classical Studies school trip!
School Classical Studies Trip to Naples and Sorrento
Explore the ancient Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum on a Classical Studies school trip to Naples and Sorrento!
School Classical Studies Trip to Rome
On a Classical Studies school trip to Rome, your students will explore the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill!
Why arrange a classical studies school trip?
Experience Classical Greece or Rome
Bringing ancient civilisations to life for 21st century students can seem like a daunting task at times, but we are incredibly lucky that Greece and Italy still offer the opportunity to experience Ancient Greece and the Imperial Rome.
In Athens, your students will have the unforgettable opportunity to visit the Acropolis, one of the most iconic symbols of Ancient Greece. They’ll be able to explore the remains of several ancient buildings, including the Parthenon, which is considered by many to be the most important surviving building of Classical Greece.
And they’ll find out more about everyday life in ancient Athens with a visit to the Agora, which was once the social, commercial and political centre of the city.
On a visit to Mycenae, they can learn more about the development of the Classical Greece and in Delphi, they’ll learn more about the spiritual beliefs of the Ancient Greeks.
Italy, and Naples in particular, offers students the exciting opportunity to learn about both Classical Greece and Rome. In Antiquity, this area of southern Italy was known as Magna Graecia and was populated by Greek settlers. Your students can learn more about these settlers and life in Magna Graecia with a visit to Paestum and Cumae.
One of the most popular tourist attractions in this area of Italy is, of course, Pompeii. Your students will never forget the experience of walking the streets of this incredibly well-preserved Roman city, exploring its fast food restaurants and discovering the incredible frescoes on some of the luxurious villas of this wealthy town.
You can also visit Herculaneum, which was a popular seaside resort that was also buried by the same eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in AD 79. Artefacts from both settlements can also be seen in the incredible National Archaeological Museum of Naples.
Rome is also a hugely popular choice for a classical studies school trip. Here, of course, your students can learn more about the foundation of Rome, as well as its religion, social and familial structures and political life.
Visits to the Colosseum, Palatine Hill and the Roman Forum all offer your students the opportunity to step back in time and imagine what life in Imperial Rome would have been like. You could also choose to visit Ostia Antica, another well-preserved Roman town that was once the city’s ancient port.
Whatever you choose to do, these activities will ensure that your students are able to truly experience Classical Greece and Rome, bringing these ancient civilisations to life for your 21st century classicists.
Discover the roots of European culture
Much of the Western world can trace its cultural roots to Ancient Greece and Rome. By exploring the Classical period and the culture of both civilisations, students will develop an incredible base from which to explore modern European culture.
And with a classical studies school trip to Greece or Italy, your students will be able to directly compare the culture of the classical civilisation to the country’s modern culture, discovering for themselves which elements have been influenced by these ancient civilisations.
So, as well as deepening their understanding of the topics you cover in the classroom, your students will see just how important classical studies is in terms of developing their intercultural understanding and their understanding of European culture and values in the modern era. This will encourage their enthusiasm for classical studies and will boost their engagement once you return to the classroom.
Enjoy the trip as much as your students
Originally founded by former teachers, and with many former teachers still among us, we understand the value of classical studies school trips and how to make them successful.
Your trip will be completely tailor made, to ensure that it meets your specific requirements and learning objectives. And we’ll be on hand throughout the process to answer any questions you have.
In fact, we’ll be with you every step of the way, from now until you return home at the end of your trip. While abroad, you’ll be able to reach us with just one phone call, at any time of the day or night. And, with this comprehensive level of support while you’re away, you’ll be able to relax and enjoy your classical studies school trip as much as your students.
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.
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.
Health & safety prioritised
As a proud Assured Member of the School Travel Forum, the health and safety of your group is always our priority.
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.
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.
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.