Classics | Greece & Italy

Cast your students back 2,000 years as you journey through the most culturally significant sites of ancient Greece and the Roman Empire.

Discover rich mythology, iconic temples and some of the best-preserved examples of the ancient world.

Take your Students on a cultural adventure of Italy and Greece. Uncover the storytelling power of ancient wonders, such as the City of Pompeii, Ara Pacis and Mycenae.

Over 2,000 years ago the ancient Greek civilisations introduced concepts that would shape modern democracy, science, philosophy, and medicine. From ancient citadels and lost civilisations to the site of the first Olympic games. Students will become immersed in the history and culture of ancient Greece building an understanding of its legacy in today’s world.

Discover the world’s most successful ancient civilisation and the grandfather of western culture as we know it today, the Roman Empire. Walk among the ghosts of Pompeii and wonder at centuries-old architecture at the Arch of Constantine. A visit to Italy isn’t complete without learning the traditional craft of pizza making, and let’s be honest who doesn’t love pizza!

Trip Highlights

  • Walk among the gladiators, feel the atmosphere and imagine the noise reverberating around the magnificent Colosseum on a guided walking tour.
  • Tour the Vatican City and marvel at one of the most famous painted interior spaces in the world, Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel Ceiling.
  • Explore the streets of Pompeii, a Roman city frozen in time during the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D.  
  • Visit the Acropolis of Athens including the Parthenon, and the Theatre of Dionysus to name just a few of the ancient structures.

Trip Inclusions

  • An all-inclusive package including flights, accommodation, transport, meals and activities.
  • Our full suite of tools, resources, checklists and support that will make your trip planning and advertising a breeze.
  • Free travel for teachers.
  • An EA tour representative on hand 24/7.

Trip Inclusions

  • An all-inclusive package including flights, accommodation, transport, meals and activities.
  • Our full suite of tools, resources, checklists and support that will make your trip planning and advertising a breeze.
  • Free travel for teachers.
  • An EA tour representative on hand 24/7.

Trip Highlights

  • Walk among the gladiators, feel the atmosphere and imagine the noise reverberating around the magnificent Colosseum on a guided walking tour.
  • Tour the Vatican City and marvel at one of the most famous painted interior spaces in the world, Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel Ceiling.
  • Explore the streets of Pompeii, a Roman city frozen in time during the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D.  
  • Visit the Acropolis of Athens including the Parthenon, and the Theatre of Dionysus to name just a few of the ancient structures.

Greece & Italy Classics Tour

Day 1: Arrive in Rome

Enjoy a guided tour of the mighty Colosseum. Visit the Arch of Constantine, Ara Pacis, and Circus Maximus and then a free afternoon. Pizza Making evening – learn how to make Italian pizza and then eat it!

Day 2: The Vatican City

The Vatican City, the headquarters of the Roman Catholic Church. It's home to the Pope and a trove of iconic art and architecture. Guided Tour - Vatican Museum, the Sistine Chapel and The Basilica of St Peter!

Day 3: Ancient City of Ostia

Believed to have been founded as far back as the 7th century BC. Ostia may have been Rome's first colonia, explore the large theatre, many baths and temples, taverns, Inns and harbour buildings.

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What to expect on a Classics trip to the Italy & Greece

On a school trip through Greece and Italy your students will experience the magnitude of ancient civilisations, creativity, knowledge, power and jaw dropping beauty. Explore magnificent temples, discover incredible works of art and astonishing architecture. Immerse your students in one of the world’s greatest empires and discover what it was like to live as a Roman through the remarkable archaeological site of Pompeii preserved by the ash from Mount Vesuvius’eruption.

Trip activities

Guided tour of the Ancient City of Rome

Visit the Colosseum, also known as the Flavian Amphitheatre, is an oval amphitheatre in the centre of the city of Rome, Italy. Built of travertine limestone, tuff, and brick-faced concrete, it was the largest amphitheatre ever built at the time and held 50,000 spectators.

The Roman Forum is a rectangular forum (plaza) surrounded by the ruins of several important ancient government buildings at the centre of the city of Rome. Citizens of the ancient city referred to this space, originally a marketplace, as the Forum Magnum.

Pompeii

Its most famous eruption took place in the year 79 A.D., when the volcano Mount Vesuvius buried the ancient Roman city of Pompeii under a thick carpet of volcanic ash. The dust “poured across the land” like a flood, one witness wrote, and shrouded the city in “a darkness… like the black of closed and unlighted rooms.” Two thousand people died, and the city was abandoned for almost as many years.

Mycenae

An ancient city and one of the major centres of Greek civilisation was a military stronghold dominating much of southern Greece. The Bronze-age acropolis, or citadel, is one of the great cities of the Mycenaean civilization that played a vital role in developing classical Greek culture.

Teachers at Universal on their school trip

"As a result of this trip, we have three students considering picking up mechanical engineering at university, and a host of students considering STEM-related A-Levels. An action-packed, awe-inspiring week away. I can't wait to go back next year!"

Teacher
Harris City Academy Crystal Palace, NASA STEM Trip, October 2018

"I believe the memories created on an international school trip can drastically enhance a student's entire learning experience. Being immersed in real-life learning is the most powerful educational experiences one can gain."

Teacher
Grace Lutheran College, China Business Trip, September 2018

"The experience for us was personalised, accessible and our consultant was interested in us. This makes the world of difference when you're travelling with students"

Teacher
Brigidine College Randwick, NASA STEM Trip, September 2018

“This trip has taken the top spot for my career highlights to date!  The experiences and the way in which the students conducted themselves and embraced opportunities, even when they were out of their comfort zone, will stay with me forever.  I don’t know if it gets better than this.”

Teacher
Barr Beacon School, NASA STEM Trip, February 2019
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