Trips to Rome for Religious Studies Students
For a city cloaked in history, religion, artistic heritage, and interspersed with landscaped gardens created by the Italian aristocracy, Rome is a clear favourite for a Religious Studies field trip. This fascinating city has been at the heart of Christianity for nearly 2000 years and will provide your group with a wealth of first-hand experience.
Our sample itinerary provides you with an idea of the visits you can cover during your trip. We can tailor-make an itinerary to support your specific learning outcomes.
|1||Daytime flight from a London airport & transfer to accommodation||Time Elevator|
|2||Guided tour of the Vatican city. Visits include the Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel & St Peter's Basilica||Ancient Christian Catacombs||Ice cream at the Trevi Fountain & the Spanish Steps|
|3||Basilica of St Paul Outside the Walls||Basilica di San Clemente followed by the Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill||Free time to explore the city & visit Santa Maria in Trastevere|
|4||Last minute sightseeing & shopping around Via del Corso||Transfer to airport for return flight to the UK|
|Morning||Daytime flight from a London airport & transfer to accommodation|
|Morning||Guided tour of the Vatican city. Visits include the Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel & St Peter's Basilica|
|Afternoon||Ancient Christian Catacombs|
|Evening||Ice cream at the Trevi Fountain & the Spanish Steps|
|Morning||Basilica of St Paul Outside the Walls|
|Afternoon||Basilica di San Clemente followed by the Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill|
|Evening||Free time to explore the city & visit Santa Maria in Trastevere|
|Morning||Last minute sightseeing & shopping around Via del Corso|
|Afternoon||Transfer to airport for return flight to the UK|
Price Shown includes
- 3 nights' bed & breakfast accommodation
- Return flights & overseas airport transfers
- Services of a StudyLink Rome City Representative
- Extensive group travel insurance
- 1 in 10 free place ratio
The visits shown in the sample itinerary above are not included in your quoted price unless indicated. If you would like to add any of these activities to your quote price, please get in touch.
Price shown is based on 30 paying passengers departing from a London airport on selected dates and is subject to availability.
On-tour support includes...
- Airport assistance when you arrive back at your UK airport when you book a coach transfer to take you home
Additional on-tour support available...
- Pre-booked meals at great group prices
- Pre-booked and pre-paid public transport tickets
- Services of a Local Guide
Top visits for college groups in Rome
St Peter’s Basilica
In Catholic tradition, this is the burial site of its namesake. Famous as a place of pilgrimage and for its historical associations. Like all the earliest churches in Rome, St Peter’s has its entrance to the east and the apse at the west of the building.
Ancient tradition suggests that St Peter’s Basilica was built where Peter, the apostle who is considered the first Pope, was crucified and buried in AD64. Today, the chapel houses many masterpieces.
This is the most prominent building inside the Vatican City, its dome being a dominant feature of the Roman skyline. Papal ceremonies take place here due to its size, proximity to the Papal residence, and location within the Vatican City walls.
Amaze students with the monumental size and grandeur of the world’s largest surviving structure of Roman antiquity, the scene of the legendary and savage gladiatorial games.
This, the largest monument of Ancient Rome, seated more than 50,000 spectators in its day. Your students will see the location where fights between men and beasts, gladiatorial contests, races and simulated naval battles took place.
Vatican Museums (including the Sistine Chapel)
The most famous chapel in the world, decorated by the greatest artists of the Renaissance. The Sistine Chapel and the Stanze della Segnatura, decorated by Raphael, are on the visitor route through the Vatican Museums. This chapel represents a collection quite unique in the history of painting.
Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore
Santa Maria Maggiore is one of the four Patriarchal Basilicas of Rome and the largest Catholic Marian church in the city.
Basilica of San Giovanni in Laterano
San Giovanni is the most ancient church in the world.
Built as a temple to all the gods and rebuilt circa 126AD during Hadrian’s reign, it’s still in use today. A marvel of Roman engineering and, until the middle of the 20th century, the largest masonry dome built.
The most central of the Seven Hills of Rome is one of the most ancient parts of the city. See the ruins of the Imperial Palaces and the Hut of Romulus, as well as a great view of the Circus Maximus. Explore the pleasant gardens or see vibrant frescos in the house of Augustus.
The Roman Forum
This site holds the remains of what once was the civic and political heart of the Roman Empire. The site was excavated in the 19th and 20th centuries.
The harbour city of ancient Rome is 20 miles out of the city but is a fascinating visit. Students will enjoy exploring the extensive remains of the Roman town and often prefer it to Pompeii and Herculaneum.
A great evening activity in the centre of Rome. Take a journey through the development of Rome and experience multi sensorial effects as you watch panoramic screens.
Situated in Piazza di Spagna, these 18th century, majestic steps built in Baroque style are today a regular meeting place for Italians.
Rome’s famous Baroque fountain is the largest in the city and the most beautiful in the world. A traditional legend holds that if visitors throw a coin into the fountain, they are ensured a return to Rome. The fountain is worldwide famous but many people do not know the history and the secrets hidden behind its construction.
- Time Elevator
Theology of Ethics
History of Religions