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School Trips to Rome

Booking a school trip to Rome exposes your secondary students to an amazing range of classical and historical sites. We take the stress out of booking an educational trip to Rome, our travel experts work with teachers to develop interesting, fun-filled itineraries that are linked to KS3 and KS4 subjects. We provide 24/7 support throughout the process, so you can have peace of mind during your stay. 

Our Rome school trip highlights include...

As Rome is at the centre of the Roman Catholic Church, it is the ideal trip destination for school students of art and history. We have received excellent feedback from school groups who have experienced our school trips to Rome. Some of the most favoured school trip highlights include:


The Colosseum

The Colosseum is one of the most famous landmarks in Rome, and for good reason. This ancient amphitheater was the site of many gladiatorial battles, and students can learn about the history of the Roman Empire as they explore its impressive ruins.

The Vatican

The Vatican is a must-visit destination for students on a Rome school trip interested in art and history. Students can see masterpieces by artists such as Michelangelo and Raphael, and visit the Sistine Chapel, one of the most famous landmarks in the world.

The Pantheon

The Pantheon is one of the best-preserved ancient buildings in Rome, with its impressive dome and intricate architecture. Students on an educational trip to Rome can learn about the history of the building and the role it played in ancient Roman culture.

The Roman Forum

The Roman Forum was the center of political and social life in ancient Rome, and is now a fascinating archaeological site. Students can explore the ruins of ancient temples, markets, and government buildings, and learn about the daily life of the ancient Romans.

The Trevi Fountain

The Trevi Fountain is one of the most famous fountains in the world, and a must-visit destination for anyone traveling to Rome. Legend has it that throwing a coin into the fountain will ensure a return visit to Rome, so students can make a wish and hope for the best!

When embarking on a school trip to Rome, students can take delight in the historical architecture from the Middle Ages, the Renaissance and the Baroque periods. In addition to this, when booking an educational trip to Rome, your pupils will have the chance to experience the grandeur of the Vatican. 

During a Rome school trip you will also be able to visit the Colosseum of Rome, which is one of the seven wonders of the world. At its peak, the Colosseum could seat 50,000 spectators and took 12 years to build. It is estimated that over 500,000 people were killed in the Colosseum during the Roman reign.

Contact EST today to discover how we can help you organise your next school trip to Rome

Top Visits in Rome



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Vatican City

<p>Imperial Forums</p>

Imperial Forums

<p>Piazza Navona</p>

Piazza Navona

<p>Day Trip to Assisi</p>

Day Trip to Assisi

<p>National Roman Museum</p>

National Roman Museum

<p>Day Trip to Tivoli</p>

Day Trip to Tivoli

<p>The Great Synagogue</p>

The Great Synagogue

<p>Time Elevator</p>

Time Elevator

<p>The Spainish Steps</p>

The Spainish Steps

<p>Borghese Gallery</p>

Borghese Gallery

<p>Baths of Caracalla</p>

Baths of Caracalla

<p>Roman Forums</p>

Roman Forums

<p>Vatican Museums &amp; Sistine Chapel</p>

Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel

<p>Arco di Constantino</p>

Arco di Constantino

<p>Circo Massimo</p>

Circo Massimo

<p>Guided Sightseeing Tour</p>

Guided Sightseeing Tour

<p>The Trevi Fountain</p>

The Trevi Fountain

Popular Rome Itinerary

Day 1


Check in at your UK airport for your flight to Rome.


On arrival in Rome, transfer to your hotel and check in.


Visit the Trevi Fountain followed by a meal in a local restaurant.


Day 2


Guided walking tour of Rome.


Explore the Colosseum, Papatine Hill and Imperial Forums.


Go to Rome's most famous stairs, the Spanish Steps before your evening meal.


Day 3


Day trip to Ancient Ostia. 


Evening meal at local restarant.


Day 4


Visit the Time Elevator Roma.


Transfer to Rome airport for return flight.


Arrive at school.


Top Tips from Our Travel Experts

Rome is one of the most incredible and inspiring places I’ve been to in Europe. I’ve seen something different each time I go. There is so much History and Culture, a must do for educational trip. My top tips are:

1. Get an early start! Miss the crowds by starting your activities early in the morning.

2. Walk between your visits. There is something fascinating to see on every street, you will miss a huge amount by taking the Metro.

3. Add guides for the Vatican and Colosseum/Roman Forum to make the most of these iconic sites.

4. Packed lunches are available to pre-book - this will help avoid paying high tourist prices on the streets.

5. Summer in Rome is incredibly hot! Be sun safe and make sure you have a hat, sunscreen and water.


View our TOP Subject Specific Visits

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Religious Studies

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What We Can Offer You

Knowledge and Experience

  • We continually invest in our teams product and destination knowledge to be able to offer you the best advice and support when planning your tour.
  • We create itineraries are bespoke and individual to your needs
  • FREE teacher inspection visits so you can feel completely secure when leading your group
  • We're only a phone call away 24/7 whilst you are on tour

Safety and Assurance

  • We are assured and founder members of the School Travel Forum.
  • Our Learning Outside the Classroom accreditation ensures we have your safety at the heart of everything we do and ensures the highest possible safety standards.
  • Externally verified Safety Management System
  • Risk assessment guidance and advice

Financial Security

  • Our ABTA membership ensures that we offer you and your parents the best financial protection available. 
  • All flights sold in our packages are covered under our ATOL licence providing further peace of mind
  • Committed to sustainable and responsible educational travel. Working to offset carbon emissions, reduce deforestation and provide wildlife habitats.

Rome Gallery

<p>The Spanish Steps</p>

The Spanish Steps

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St Peter's Basilica



<p>Art Museums</p>

Art Museums

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St Peter's Basilica