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£449
4 nights accom. & travel  for 40 students and 4 staff

Classics school trips to Bay of Naples & Sorrento

Classics school trips to Bay of Naples & Sorrento

A Classics trip to the Bay of Naples and Sorrento will give students a distinctive insight into Roman daily life. Nearly two thousand years ago a large area of the Bay of Naples was swept away by the eruption of Vesuvius. Evidence left in the volcanic debris of Pompeii and Herculaneum tells compelling stories of life before the catastrophe. A visit to the extensive evocative ruins of in this region offers students an invaluable opportunity to uncover this catastrophe and explore the homes of the rich and poor, stepping into former bakeries, bars and Roman fast food stores. Students can examine aspects of town planning, architectural style and decorative art. If time permits enjoy a trip to the island of Capri to walk up to Emperor Tiberius’s stunningly located Villa. The Bay of Naples and Sorrento are both central points to different ruins and excursions of the Neapolitan Riviera making this a great choice for a Classics school trip.

 

Suggested Itineraries

A-Level/GCSE BASIC

      • day
        1

        Arrival

        • Travel from UK to Naples
        • Remainder of the day at leisure
      • day
        2

        Roman daily life

        • Guided morning visit to Herculaneum
        • Afternoon visit to Mt Vesuvius
      • day
        3

        Roman architecture

        • Guided visits to Pompeii and Villa Oplontis
      • day
        4

        Roman daily life

        • Visit the Archaeological Museum in Naples
        • Return to the UK

 

Itinerary price from: £469

Price details

Priced based on:

  • 4 day tour for 40 students and 4 staff

Price includes:

  • Return flights
  • Return transfers
  • 3 nights’ accommodation
  • Standard insurance
  • Entrance to excursions based on above itinerary

 

Case Studies

KEY TOPIC: Roman daily life (KS3 & GCSE)

Case Studies

Main Case Study Opportunities

      • Pompeii
      • Herculaneum
      • Archaeological museum

KEY TOPIC: Roman society and thought, architecture and town planning (A-Level)

Main Case Study Opportunities

Case Studies

      • Pompeii
      • Herculaneum

 

Curriculum Links

Accommodation

Italy Accommodation - Hotel Il Faro

Hotel Il Faro

  • Central location
  • Wi-Fi available

Positioned in the heart of the Sorrento peninsula, this welcoming hotel is a great choice for school groups offering en-suite accommodation.

Location: Walking distance to the main centre of town and the picturesque harbour.

Facilities: Air-conditioning, TV room, fax service, safe in the lobby and Wi-Fi.

Accommodation: 50 rooms with private bathrooms and high standard amenities.

Meals: Continental breakfast and dinner available.

Quick Tip: This is just a small sample of possible accommodations available. Please contact us for more information.

Subject Specific Excursions

Pompeii

One of the world’s most striking archaeological sites, this ancient city was buried in 79 AD, following a series of eruptions by nearby Mount Vesuvius. Study the UNESCO-listed excavations, where you’ll find fossils, well-preserved ruins and the remnants of ancient lava flows.

Roman Villa of Oplontis

This enormous and partially-excavated villa complex is believed to have belonged to the wife of Nero. Buried in the 79 AD eruptions, it was discovered in the 18th century. Expect extensive gardens, lavish frescoes and more than a hundred rooms.

Herculaneum

An ancient Roman settlement that was buried during the same series of eruptions that destroyed Pompeii in 79 AD, Herculaneum was buried deeper than its neighbouring towns, leaving behind some of the best-preserved ruins in the Bay of Naples.

Naples City

An important centre of Greek and Roman culture, Naples is one of the world’s oldest continuously inhabited cities. Visit key sites and explore the ancient streets of the Centro Storico – a UNESCO World Heritage site and the largest historic centre in Europe.

Cumae - Greek Colony

Founded in 750 BC, Cumae is thought to have been Italy’s earliest Greek colony. Extensive Greek and Roman ruins tell the story of the settlement’s power and dominance, its incorporation into the Roman Empire and its eventual decline.

Mt Vesuvius

Best known for its eruption in 79AD that left devastating effects on the cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum and has erupted many times since.

Paestum

Founded in the 6th century BC, Paestum was a major city of ancient Greece. Abandoned after a series of raids and malaria epidemics, it contains some of the world’s best-preserved Greek temples.

Napoli Sotterranea (Underground Naples)

Above ground, Naples is a vibrant and charismatic city, but little know about what goes on underneath the city. Descend into the atmospheric underground tunnels of Naples and discover a treasure trove of secrets – from the Greek-Roman aqueduct, to the ancient remains of a Roman theatre and WW2 air-raid shelters.

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Classics school trips to Sicily

Classics school trips to Sicily

Many ancient civilisations conquered the island of Sicily and because of this it is a rich and cultural destination for a Classics school trip. The Phoenicians, Greeks, Romans, Arabs, Normans, Barbarians and Byzantines all had their input in Sicily and its position in the Mediterranean made it the crossroads for invaders and traders from Europe, Asia and Africa. Explore ancient street layouts, religious monuments and public buildings centred on Agrigento’s magnificent Greek acropolis. Overlooking the Mediterranean, the city’s extensive remains show evidence that Agrigento was once one of the largest and most fashionable centres of the ancient world. Investigate layers of history to enable understanding of the daily experiences of generations of Greek and Roman inhabitants. There are many sites to visit on an Equity school trip to Sicily, all of which will enhance your students’ appreciation and understanding of classical civilisations.

 

Suggested Itineraries

A-Level/GCSE BASIC

      • day
        1

        Arrival

        • Travel from UK to Agrigento
      • day
        2

        City life in the Classical World

        • Valley of the Temples
        • Piazza Armerina
      • day
        3

        Ancient Greek life

        • Syracuse
      • day
        4

         

        • Morning visit to Mount Etna
        • Afternoon visit to Alcantara Gorge
      • day
        5

        Return home

        • Visit Taormina
        • Return home

Itinerary price from: £599

Price details

Priced based on:

  • 4 day tour for 40 students and 4 staff

Price includes:

  • Transport
  • 3 nights’ half-board accommodation
  • Standard insurance
  • Entrance to excursions based on above itinerary

 

 

Case Studies

KEY TOPIC: Daily Greek life (KS3)

Case Studies

Main Case Study Opportunities

      • Taormina

KEY TOPIC: City Life in the Classical World (GCSE)

Main Case Study Opportunities

Case Studies

      • Agrigento
      • Taormina

KEY TOPIC: Greek Tragedy (AS / A-Level)

Case Studies

Main Case Study Opportunities

      • Taormina

 

Curriculum Links

Based on GCSE geography taught from September 2016 onwards

Accommodation

Sicily Accommodation - Albergo Athenaeum

Albergo Athenaeum

  • 3 star hotel
  • 24hr reception

A modern hotel that welcomes school groups and is conveniently positioned.

Location: Walking distance to the cathedral and historical centre.

Facilities: Front office desk is open 24h with full assistance and multi-lingual staff.

Accommodation: 80 rooms spread over 6 floors, single, doubles and triples with air-conditioning, private bathrooms and televisions.

Meals: Standard and international menus available as well as catering for food intolerances.

Sicily Accommodation - Hotel Baia Degli Dei

Hotel Baia Degli Dei

  • Views of Mt Etna
  • Modern accommodation

This 3 star hotel offers a central point to explore all that Sicily has to offer with rooms of a high standard.

Location: Positioned on a beautiful bay of Recanati overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, a few kilometres from Taormina.

Facilities: The hotel offers a restaurant, TV room, relaxation room and bar with terrace.

Accommodation: 47 en-suite rooms that include air-conditioning, TV, hair-dryer and a safe-deposit box.

Meals: Continental breakfast and buffet dinner available.

Sicily Accommodation - Hotel Tre Torri

Hotel Tre Torri

  • Quality en-suite rooms
  • WiFi available

The Hotel Tre Torri is conveniently located in the south of Sicily and has a lovely outdoor pool to enjoy in the summer months.

Location: The hotel is positioned in the Village Moses, between the Valley of the Temples and the beach of San Leone, close to shops.

Facilities: Restaurant, TV room, pool, free Wi-Fi.

Accommodation: 118 rooms are fully-furnished with air conditioning, telephone, TV, bathroom with shower and hair-dryer.

Meals: Continental buffet breakfast, meals served for lunch and dinner.

Quick Tip: This is just a small sample of possible accommodations available. Please contact us for more information.



Subject Specific Excursions

Palermo

Noted for its rich history, culture, architecture and gastronomy, playing an important role throughout much of its 2,700 year existence.

Mount Etna

Mount Etna is Europe's largest active volcano and uniquely formed on a boundary between the European and African continental plates. This excursion allows students an amazing viewpoint of the volcanic landscape from the summit of the still active volcano.

Tindari

This small city is famous for its sacred sanctuary of The Black Madonna where many legends tell the tale of how the statue arrived in this city.

Syracuse

This historic city defeated Athens in 413 and is home to some beautiful well-preserved Greek and Roman remains, the most famous of these is the Greek theatre that is still used for festivals.

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Classics school trips to Rome

Classics school trips to Rome

Once the centre of the world’s greatest Empire, today Rome is an educationally rich venue for a Classics school trip. Students will see ancient sites that were once the meeting place of Rome’s greatest thinkers and writers: the Colosseum, a masterpiece of classical architecture and the venue for gladiatorial battles; the Forum, the central stage for nearly 500 years of Roman political, cultural and commercial intrigue; and Circus Maximus, the largest stadium in ancient Rome which was used for popular chariot races. An Equity Classics school trip to Rome will help students gain a deeper perception of the culture and literature of the Roman Empire, its’ architecture, town planning, political institutions, the development of democracy and everyday life for its citizens.

Suggested Itineraries

A-Level/GCSE BASIC

      • day
        1

        Arrival

        • Travel from UK to Rome
        • Afternoon visit to the iconic Spanish Steps and Trevi Fountain
      • day
        2

        Roman city life in the Classical World

        • Visit the Colosseum, Roman Forum & Capitoline Museums
      • day
        3

        Stories and histories

        • Morning visit to the Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel
        • Afternoon visit to see the impressive Castel Sant’Angelo
      • day
        4

        Myths and Beliefs

        • Morning visit to the Pantheon
        • Return to the UK

 

Itinerary price from: £475

Price details

Priced based on:

  • 4 day tour for 40 students and 4 staff

Price includes:

  • Return flights
  • Return transfers
  • 3 nights’ accommodation
  • Standard insurance
  • Entrance to excursions based on above itinerary

 

Case Studies

KEY TOPIC: Roman daily life (KS3 & GCSE)

Case Studies

Main Case Study Opportunities

      • Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
      • Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel
      • The Pantheon
      • Ostia

KEY TOPIC: Roman society, history, architecture and town planning (A-Level)

Main Case Study Opportunities

Case Studies

      • Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel
      • Forum and Palatine Hill

KEY TOPIC: Roman Power

Main Case Study Opportunities

Case Studies

      • Vatican Museum
      • Sistine Chapel
      • Roman Forum
      • Palatine Hill

KEY TOPIC: Entertainment

Main Case Study Opportunities

Case Studies

      • The Colosseum
      • Circus Maximus

KEY TOPIC: Myths and Beliefs

Main Case Study Opportunities

Case Studies

      • The Pantheon

KEY TOPIC: Stories and histories

Main Case Study Opportunities

Case Studies

      • Vatican Museum
      • Sistine Chapel
      • Roman Forum
      • Palatine Hill

 

Curriculum Links

Accommodation

Hotel Luciani

Hotel Luciani

  • Central location
  • Great public transport links

This family-run hotel boasts a great location for accessing the city of Rome.

Location: Down the road from Rome?s Termini train station, Hotel Luciani is perfectly positioned for public transport links and a comfortable walk from the main sights of the city including the Trevi Fountain and Colosseum.

Facilities: Facilities at Hotel Luciani include a shared TV/lounge area, on-site bar and free Wi-Fi.

Accommodation: 3 - 5 bedded en-suite rooms are offered for students and single and twin rooms available for staff.

Meals: The hotel serves a daily continental buffet breakfast.

Hotel Oriente

Hotel Oriente

  • Excellent value
  • Perfect base for seeing the sights of Rome

A short walk from the Colosseum, this great value hotel occupies a historic Roman building in the heart of the city.

Location: A short hop from a Metro station and walking distance from the historic centre of the city the Oriente is ideally placed for student groups.

Facilities: The hotel has a comfortable dining room and free Wi-Fi in all rooms.

Accommodation: Triple and quad rooms for students all with private facilities. Single and twin rooms provided for staff members.

Meals: Continental breakfast is available each morning as well as evening meals for groups looking for a half board option.

Hotel Villa Rosa

Hotel Villa Rosa

  • Great value 3* property
  • Beautiful location near the famous Trastevere district

This great value 3* hotel offers student groups a fantastic standard of accommodation in a popular part of Rome.

Location: Situated close to the picture postcard district of Trastevere, the hotel is ideally placed for the historic city centre and the Vatican.

Facilities: An elegant reception area is complimented by a spacious restaurant and bar. Groups looking for a meeting place can use the hotel?s conference room and equipment.

Accommodation: Triple and quad en-suite rooms are provided for students with single and twin rooms available for staff.

Meals: Continental breakfast is served each morning with evening meals available if required.

Quick Tip: This is just a small sample of possible accommodations available. Please contact us for more information.


Subject Specific Excursions

Colosseum & Forum

Enchanting history and complex architecture, the Colsseum – built in the 1st century – proudly stands in the heart of Rome, attracting millions of tourists per year. The largest amphitheatre in the world and considered to be one of the greatest works of Roman architecture, the Colosseum, originally used for gladiatorial shows, really is a show in itself, an icon for Imperial Rome.

Trevi Fountain

This famous fountain was designed by Italian architect Nicola Salvi in the 17th century and received roughly 3000 euros per day which is collected at night and given to charity.

Sistine Chapel

The official residence of the Pope, the chapel is beautifully decorated with its famous ceiling painted by Michelangelo.

The Vatican

A tour of The Vatican will provide insight into to the role that Catholicism played in the development of Rome as a whole from ancient to current times.

Spanish Steps

Built in the 17th century the Spanish Steps have a unique design and were built to link the Spanish square with the Trinità dei Monti church that was under the patronage of the king of France and are the widest stairway in Europe.

Pantheon

The building that stands today was completed in 126AD by the emperor Hadrian and is one of the best-preserved of all Ancient Roman buildings.

Circus Maximus - Roman Chariot Racing Stadium

The Circus Maximus was the largest stadium in ancient Rome. Popular chariot races were held here for almost a millennium. At one point the Circus could seat 250.000 people, one quarter of Rome's population.

San Callisto Catacombs

Built around the middle of the 2nd century, the San Callisto Catacombs are amongst the largest and most important in Rome.

Ostia

Ostia is a large neighbourhood in the XIII Municipio of the comune of Rome, Italy. Ostia is also the only municipio or district of Rome on the Tyrrhenian Sea and many Romans spend the summer holidays there.

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