A busy and passionate city, Rome is a thrilling school trip destination. There is so much to see and do in the city of course, including some of the most famous cultural and historic sights in the world. School and college groups can combine the warmth and passion of the Italian capital with the historical and religious fascination of the Eternal City. The Italian capital offers a wealth of exceptional educational opportunities for subjects from Art & Design, to History and Architecture. The diverse and stunning sights here include the Colosseum, Trevi Fountain and Pantheon, as well as the famous Vatican City.

  • The Colosseum

  • Vatican City and Sistine Chapel

  • St Peter’s Basilica

  • Roman Forum and Palatine

  • Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps and more...

Top Visits


Rome's number one must-see attraction is the iconic Colosseum. The huge amphitheatre had a capacity of over 50,000 spectators, the largest arena in the Roman world. The baying crowds were entertained as Gladiators fought each other and wild animals in the bloody games.

Trevi Fountain

A visit to the largest and most famous fountain in the city is a right of passage for visitors Rome. No trip is really complete without tossing a coin into the water to be sure to one day return to Rome.


One of the best preserved monuments from ancient Rome, this is another sight not to be missed during your visit. Inside, the building has a huge dome with the central oculus (the opening at the top) allowing streams of light through.

Roman Forum & Palatine Hill

The entry ticket to the Colosseum also includes access to the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. The Forum was the centre of ancient Rome. Walk through the tumble down excavations and ruins of ancient markets and buildings. Palatine Hill is supposedly where the city was founded, and has the fascinating ruins of the imperial residences.

St Peter's Basilica

The huge and impressive basilica is the located in the heart of the Vatican City and is the home of the Catholic Church. Named after St Peter, one of the founders of the Catholic Church, the basilica is built on the site where he is believed to have been buried.

Vatican Museums

Established in 1503 when Pope Julius II donated his private art collection, it has been enlarged through the centuries by successive Popes and now the miles of lavishly decorated halls and galleries house one of the greatest art collections in the world, the highlight of which for many is the famous Sistine Chapel.


Galleria Borghese

Villa Borghese is a large beautiful park in the centre of Rome containing many temples, statues and fountains. Galleria Borghese can be found in the park, one of Rome's most important museums housing works by Caravaggio, Rubens, Titian and da Vinci.


Piazza Navona

A large, lively and beautiful public square, Piazza Navona built in a wonderful baroque-style on the site that a Roman athletics stadium once stood. It contains three fabulous fountains, cafes, terraces and street artists.


Spanish Steps

Another beautiful example of the Italian Baroque style, Piazza di Spagna and is one of the most popular squares in Rome. Rising from the square, the Spanish Steps are a popular spot for groups and tourists, and afford a lovely view over the city from the top.

Subject-specific trips

With so many varied and interesting educational and cultural possibilities in the region, we will build a tailor-made tour programme and itinerary for your school or college trip to include a range of specialist subject-specific visits to meet your objectives for the trip. We can organise opportunities to develop language skills and to improve historical and artistic awareness. It’s easy to immerse yourselves in the culture and history of this passionate Italian city. Within the Vatican City you can walk through St Peter’s Square and tour the Apostolic Palace. Here you can marvel at the incredible Sistine Chapel ceiling, one of the most renowned artworks of the High Renaissance period, painted by Michelangelo in the early 1500s. What’s more, we can organise cookery classes, pasta making and wine tasting for a real taste of the local culture and cuisine.

Sample Itinerary

Day 1

Morning departure from UK. Afternoon arrival in Rome. Transfer to your accommodation and check in. A bit of free time for orientation before evening meal.

Day 2

Morning visit to the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine. Afternoon visit to the Pantheon, and then Piazza Navona, Trevi Fountain and Spanish Steps. Evening meal.

Day 3

Enjoy a morning visit to the Vatican. See St Peter's Basilica, the museums and Sistine Chapel. Afternoon visit to Villa Borghese park and Galleria Borghese. Evening meal.

Day 4

Some free time for shopping before afternoon transfer back to the airport for flight home.

Where to Stay

We use a selection of typical 2–3 star hotels in the centre or on the outskirts of the city with easy access into the historic tourist centre. Youth hostel and upgrade hotel accommodation are also available to suit your budget and requirements.

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