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The study of Greek and Roman classics is considered one of the cornerstones of the humanities and a fundamental element of a rounded education.

Classical studies covers the languages, literature, history, art and the cultural aspects of the ancient Mediterranean world.

The two most popular destinations for classical study tours are Greece and Italy.



Classical Greek culture had a powerful influence and is generally considered to have provided the foundation of modern Western culture.

Athens is the worlds ancient capital with recorded history going back over 3400 years.  The capital of Greece, it was named after the Greek goddess Athena, the goddess of wisdom, war and civilisation.

A school trip to Athens allows you to step back in time and visit the foundation of Europe’s civilisation.

Top sights to include in your visit to Athens:

  • The Acropolis
  • The Acropolis Museum
  • Parthenon
  • Ancient Agora
  • National Archaeological Museum
  • Plaka – the oldest neighbourhood in Athen
  • Hadrian’s Arch
  • Temple of Olympian Zeus
  • The Panathenaic Stadium

Travelling further afield from Athens we recommend the following excursions:


Delphi in ancient times was considered the centre of the known world, the place where heaven and earth met.

  • The archaeological site of Delphi
  • Delphi Archaeological Museum
  • Temple of Apollo
  • Temple of Athena Pronea

The Argolis

The Argolis is a mountainous peninsula just an hour south of Athens.  An excursion to The Argolis takes in:

  • Mycenae
  • The Lion’s Gate
  • The Cyclopian Walls
  • The Royal Tombs
  • The Corninth Canal
  • The ancient theatre of Epidaurus
  • Nafplio

Cape Sounion

The Temple of Poseidon, the ancient Greek god of the sea, dominates the southernmost tip of Attica, where the horizon meets the Aegean Sea. Perched on the craggy rocks of Cape Sounio, the temple is enveloped in myth and historic facts dated from antiquity until the present times.



Ancient Rome civilisation has contributed to modern language, religion, society, technology, law, politics, government, warfare, art, literature, architecture and engineering.

Today the city of Rome is an open air museum with churches, fountains, palazzo, archaeological sites and monuments, making it a fantastic destination for a school classics tour.

Suggested Rome visits for your school classics trip:

  • Colosseum
  • Roman Forum
  • Arch of Constantine
  • Pantheon
  • St Peter’s Basilica
  • Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel
  • Catacombs of San Callisto
  • Capitoline Hill and Museum

Rome Guided Tours

  • Ancient Rome
  • Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel
  • St Peters Basilica

Naples and Sorrento

Naples is one of the most ancient cities in Europe.  Its 2,800 year history has left it with a wealth of historical buildings and monuments, along with a wide range of culturally and historically significant sites nearby.

Suggested visits for your classics trip to Naples and Sorrentina Peninsula:

  • Pompeii Archaeological Site
  • Herculaneum Archaeological Site
  • Vesuvius National Park
  • Pozzuoli and the Flavian Theatre
  • MAV – Virtual Archaeological Museum at Herculaneum
  • Sorrento
  • Castellammare di Stabia
  • National Archaeological Museum of Naples
  • Underground Naples (Napoli Sotteranea)
  • Amalfi Coast Tour – Positano, Emerald Cave, Amalfi and Ravello

We can arrange a complete package for your trip including the itinerary, accommodation, transport, tours and visits. Please get in touch with us today.

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