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Colosseum Rome

History & classics school trip to Rome

Explore classic and religious sites, world-famous landmarks and monuments, and unrivalled collections of art to understand the Roman way of life.

  • Key stage 3 - 16+
  • Year round

Understand how Rome's religious history has shaped the city

Rome is such an exciting destination for school groups to visit, with religion, food and style so intrinsic to its culture. Walking through the city, it's impossible not to catch a glimpse of one of its 900 churches. It's easy for your students to imagine just what a profound impact the Catholic Church has had on the people of Rome and how religion has shaped the Roman way of life for thousands of years. Visit classic sites, world-famous landmarks and monuments, and collections of art unparalleled in any other city on earth.

We'll build you the best itinerary to suit your group, making sure you cover all the must-see attractions in one trip. Visit Vatican City and its museums to get a greater understanding of Roman Catholicism, explore the Colosseum and other classic sites like the Roman Forum to learn about the Roman Empire and cross off some sightseeing along the way with a photo stop at the Trevi Fountain and the Spanish Steps.

We can tailor your itinerary to your unique learning requirements, please contact us for a bespoke quote.


Day 1

  • Depart UK
  • Arrive in Rome
  • Walking tour

Day 2

  • Papal Audience
  • St Peter’s Basilica
  • Vatican Museums
  • Sistine Chapel
  • Evening mass at St Peter’s Basilica

Day 3

  • Colosseum
  • Roman Forum
  • Palatino
  • Basilica of Santi Cosma e Damiano

Day 4

  • Catacombs
  • Villa Borghese

Day 5

  • Spanish Steps
  • Trevi Fountain
  • Free time for shopping
  • Depart Rome
  • Arrive home
Inside the Colosseum Rome
Palatine Hill
Palatine Hill
Sistine Chapel
Sistine Chapel
Vatican museums
Vatican museums
Roman Forum
Roman Forum
Trevi Fountain Rome
Trevi Fountain
Inside the Colosseum Rome


The impressive Colosseum is one of the best-preserved ancient Roman monuments and certainly one of the most recognisable. It was built to host 50,000 spectators and today your students can go inside and explore the site for themselves.

Palatine Hill

Palatine Hill

A trip to Palatine Hill is usually combined with a visit to to the Colosseum and Forum. It offers amazing views of Rome and was home to ancient figures such as Augustus, Cicero and Marc Antony.

Sistine Chapel

Sistine Chapel

The jaw-dropping Sistine Chapel is the most famous chapel in the world, not least because of its grandiose decorated interior. It's worth visiting just to see Italian master Michelangelo's "The Last Judgment" on the altar walls.

Vatican museums

Vatican museums

Within Vatican City, there is a complex of Christian art museums that display some of the most important collections of Roman sculptures and Renaissance-era masterpieces anywhere in the world. The works have been collected by popes throughout the centuries.

Roman Forum

Roman Forum

The Roman Forum is a complex of towering remains of a marketplace and other prominent government buildings in the historic centre of ancient Rome.

Trevi Fountain Rome

Trevi Fountain

The Fontana di Trevi or Trevi Fountain is the most famous and arguably the most beautiful fountain in all of Rome. This is definitely a spot that students will want to stop at for a photo opportunity!


Our European school trips include:

  • Board and lodging as specified in your itinerary
  • A detailed itinerary with pre-booked excursions
  • Your choice of return travel; coach travel, with ferry crossing, applicable tolls and taxes included, or return flights and overseas transfers
  • Free teacher to student ratio approx 1:8 (coach trips) / approx 1:10 (air groups)
  • 24-hour emergency support
  • Comprehensive travel insurance
  • Assistance with inspection visits

Extras to budget for:

  • School to airport transfers and meals en route (if required)
  • Visa charges and supplements for small parties, single rooms and additional adults
  • Local tourist taxes which can only be paid in cash to the hotel
  • Entrances other than those specified in your itinerary
  • Hotel damage deposits


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