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School Classical Studies Trip to Rome

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

Sample itinerary

Day 1/4

MorningMorning Flight to Rome
AfternoonAfternoon Transfer by coach to your hotel
EveningEvening Evening meal at a traditional Italian restaurant

Day 2/4

MorningMorning Visit the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
AfternoonAfternoon Continue visit
EveningEvening

Evening meal at an Italian restaurant

Visit to the Trevi Fountain

Day 3/4

MorningMorning Visit to the Vatican City, including the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica
AfternoonAfternoon Continue visit to the Vatican City
EveningEvening

Evening meal at pizza restaurant

Visit to the Spanish Steps

Day 4/4

MorningMorning

Visit to the Pantheon and Piazza Navona

AfternoonAfternoon Transfer by coach to airport
EveningEvening Return flight to UK

What's included?

  • tick icon3 nights' half-board accommodation
  • tick iconAdvanced entry to the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
  • tick iconAirport taxes and passenger duty at current rates
  • tick iconAirport transfers by private coach to/from airport to hotel
  • tick iconATOL protected return flights from the UK
  • tick iconComprehensive travel and medical insurance
  • tick iconDetailed information pack
  • tick iconFree staff place ratio 1:10
  • tick iconItinerary planning service
  • tick iconVamoos travel app - giving you access to all your trip documents on your phone or tablet
  • tick iconVAT at current rates to tour operators

Activities

Colosseum (Flavian Amphitheatre)

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

Ostia Antica

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

Palatine

Palatine

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

Roman Forum

Roman Forum

The forum was the centre of political, commercial and judicial life in ancient Rome. The largest buildings were the… Read more

The Catacombs of Saint Callixtus

The Catacombs of Saint Callixtus

An important religious site for early Christians, the Catacombs of St Callixtus, which sit on the Appian Way (Via… Read more

Time Elevator

Time Elevator

Time Elevator Rome is a sensational experience; a 'must-see' for every tour group. A multi-sensory show of … Read more

Trevi Fountain and Spanish Steps

Trevi Fountain and Spanish Steps

The Fontana di Trevi/Trevi Fountain is the most famous, and arguably the most beautiful, fountain in Rome. This… Read more

Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel

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 collection… Read more

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Accommodation

Hotel Archimede
Hotel Floridia
Hotel Noto
Hotel Siracusa
Hotel Archimede

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. 

Hotel Floridia

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

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 tv 

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.

Hotel Siracusa

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.

Reviews

Kirk Hallam Academy, June 2019

A fabulous trip, the organisers couldn't do enough for us. The students loved it and the itinerary planned was so varied that the students were amazed by the amount of experiences that they received in such a short amount of time.

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