Classical studies school trips abroad
Take a school trip to Naples and Sorrento and walk around the preserved cities of Pompeii or Herculaneum, where your students will really be able to imagine what life was like in an Ancient Roman city. They’ll see homes, temples and leisure facilities, including baths and theatres. They’ll gain a better understanding of how daily life was organised and even how society was structured.
Or head to Rome itself, where your students can learn more about imperial patronage, early Christianity and the organisation of society within the imperial capital itself.
And they can also learn more about how the Roman Kingdom became the Roman Republic and then the Roman Empire.
Or why not visit Athens? It was the culture of Ancient Greece from which the Ancient Romans borrowed heavily, before spreading the culture further west. It’s for this reason that the city is known as the cradle of western civilisation.
All of our classical studies tours offer fascinating historical insights, which are bound to inspire students for a long time after they return.
Whether you’re studying Ancient Greece or Ancient Rome, we’ll arrange a trip that brings the civilisation to life for your students. And all our school trips are curriculum-based and tailor-made, so that we can ensure your trip meets your specific requirements and learning objectives.
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.