School Classics Trips to
Sicily, Italy

School Classics Trips to
Sicily, Italy

The Greeks began the colonisation of Sicily around 750 BC and named the island ‘Trinakrias’ meaning ‘triangle’ due to its geographical form.

They established a major trading capital on the island at Syracuse, described by Cicero as ‘the greatest Greek city and most beautiful of them all’.

With the introduction of Greek culture came their religion and many temples were built, however, with the west of the Island inhabited mainly by Carthaginians, hostility led to the Greek Punic Wars lasting until 242 BC when Sicily became the first Roman province outside the Italian peninsula.

Classics students will gain a deeper appreciation of the fundamental aspects of Greek and Roman civilisation on this Mediterranean island rich in history and culture.

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Why Rayburn?

  • Completely tailor-made experience to match your requirements
  • Team of experts with over 50 years’ experience
  • Dedicated Tour Couriers for even more support and guidance on tour
  • Designed to meet the aims of the National Curriculum

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Safety and Financial Security

At Rayburn Tours we’re proud of our continual commitment to safety. We monitor the safety of all aspects of our trips so that you can focus on having a memorable experience for all the right reasons.

When you choose Rayburn Tours you can be rest assured that your school trip is in safe and secure hands thanks to our years of experience and all the right policies and accreditations behind us.

 

Learn more about our Safety and Financial Security policies
  • ABTA Bonding and ATOL Licensing
  • Safety Management System Policy
  • Generic Risk Management Handbook
  • Crisis Management System
  • School Travel Forum Membership
  • Learning Outside the Classroom Quality Badge
  • Specialist School Travel Insurance Policies

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What if the weather is bad on tour and it means we have to change our programme?

    It’s no problem at all! If you are accompanied by a Rayburn Tours representative they will be happy to help. Alternatively, call us on the 24-hour emergency line and we will work out a new itinerary for you and advise all excursions where necessary.
  • Is our courier fully DBS (formerly CRB) checked?

    Our Trip Couriers, Field Study Tutors and History Tour Guides, with UK citizenship, have an enhanced DBS check. Non UK citizenship couriers cannot be checked under the DBS scheme. Rayburn Tours will seek confirmation that Trip Couriers are suitable for working with children by liaising with relevant foreign agents and monitoring group feedback.

  • Is insurance included with my trip?

    Yes, insurance will be included in your school trip quotation as standard unless it is requested not to be. Make sure you check the list of inclusions in your quotation and/or confirmation.
  • Do your hotels comply with our Local Authority’s guidelines?

    All hotels are audited to standards set by the School Travel Forum (STF), this criteria is based on information and guidance from educational authorities. Whilst local laws and standards have to be taken into consideration, as they may differ from country to country, our standards do not. We are happy to provide copies of our hotel audits should you wish to see them.
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