Pack the whole of Ancient Rome into 4 busy days, from learning to fight like a gladiator to virtual reality at the Colosseum. Here’s our Classics school trip at a glance:
- Day 1: Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Spanish Steps
- Day 2: Area Sacra di Largo Argentina, Theatre and Curia of Pompey, Theatre of Marcellus, Aventine Hill, Roman Forum, VR at Colosseum, pasta making
- Day 3: gladiator lesson, Baths of Diocletian, Ara Pacis
- Day 4: National Roman museum, Terrazza del Pincio, Villa Borghese
Like what you see? Discover Ancient Rome in the detailed itinerary below! But remember, all our school trips are fully customisable.
*Prices based on groups of 20 students and 2 free teachers.
✓ All accommodation costs
✓ Full board meals for the entire trip
✓ All transportation costs, including airport pick-up and drop-off
✓ All activities listed in the itinerary
✓ 1 free teacher per 10 paying students
✓ 24-hour emergency contact support during the trip
✓ Detailed pre-departure summary & briefing
✓ Full financial failure protection
✓ Public liability insurance
✓ Our trips are fully risk-assessed
Day 1: Get going
Step off the plane at Ciampino/Fiumicino airport and hop on the Terravision bus to your accommodation in Termini. Check into the hotel, unpack and prepare for the exciting world of classical civilisation.
Get your first taste of Rome as you explore the city’s ‘must-sees’. Marvel at the historic Trevi fountain, the Pantheon and the Spanish Steps.
Finish up the day feasting on a well-earned welcome dinner and come together for a trip briefing to get you ready for the week’s adventures.
Day 2: Virtual Reality at the Colosseum
Spend your morning travelling back in time. Start with the Area Sacra di Largo Argentina’s ruins of four temples and the Theatre and Curia of Pompey, where Julius Caesar was murdered. Mind your step – this area is also home to hundreds of stray cats.
Next, onto the Theatre of Marcellus. Julius Caesar ordered its construction, but it was Augustus who completed it.
Escape from the crowd for lunch on the stunning Aventine Hill. Recognise the name? In Virgil’s Aeneid, it’s the home of the classical monster Cacus, killed by Hercules.
Once you’ve refueled, swap photos for the real thing. Stand in awe of the Colosseum and Roman Forum. The Colosseum’s battles were so vicious that they drove some animals to extinction, like the Middle Eastern lion and North African elephant. You’ll be given a VR set, so you can imagine what it was really like to be one of 50,000 in the crowd.
When in Rome…literally! Tonight, you’ll be making pasta like the locals do and then eating your delicious creations. If you’ve got room, satisfy your sweet tooth with some Italian-style gelato for dessert.
Day 3: War and Peace
You’ve seen what it’s like to be in the crowd, now live like a gladiator. Learn sword techniques, archery and javelin, and experience the thrill of Ancient Rome.
After lunch, it’s time to go big or go home – head for the largest bath complex of Ancient Rome, the Baths of Diocletian, which could hold over 3,000 people.
Then, marvel at the Ara Pacis, the altar dedicated to Pax, the goddess of Peace, after Augustus’ victories in battle.
You’ve had a full-on day, so treat yourself to dinner in a local Italian restaurant.
Day 4: National Roman Museum
Spend your final morning discovering art and artefacts in the National Roman Museum, before taking in the panoramic view over Rome from the Terrazza del Pincio. Take a minute to pick out your favourite spots in the distance and reflect on the incredible few days you’ve had.
Get your last taste of Rome as you cycle on a 4-person bike around the beautiful Villa Borghese gardens and see the hydro-powered water clock.
Finally, it’s home time. But it’s not over – take your new knowledge, skills and inspiration back to the classroom.