School Classics Trips to Sicily
A Mediterranean gateway to Greek and Roman civilisation
On a school classics trip to Sicily, students will gain a deeper understanding of Greek and Roman civilisation as they explore this stunning Mediterranean island steeped in history and culture.
From the Greek colonisation of Sicily around 750 BC through to the Greek Punic Wars in 242 BC – which culminated in Sicily, becoming the first Roman province outside the Italian peninsula – the island has a fascinating history that will captivate your classics students.
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Our Recommended Itinerary
Here’s what your trip could look like
Flight to Palermo
Segesta and Selinunte Archaeological Sites
Overnight hotel in Agrigento
Valley of the Temples Archaeological Site
Roman Villa at Piazza Armerina
Arrive at hotel in Sant’Alessio
Syracuse Archaeological Park
Archimedes Museum and Ortigia
Stroll to local gelateria
Visit Taormina and Greek Amphitheatre
Pizza party at the hotel
Visit Giardini Naxos
Flight from Catania
Based on 5 day, 4 night tour for 36 members (+4 free places +1 Tour Manager) travelling October 2023. Subject to availability.
- Return flights from UK to Sicily
- Coaching for the duration of your tour
- Full board accommodation
- Travel insurance
- Free staff place ratio 1:10
- 24/7 support
- Vamoos travel app & info pack
- Tailor-made itinerary
- Tour Manager
- Valley of the Temples, Agrigento
- Villa Armerina
- Syracuse Archaeological Park
- Alcantara Gorge
- Taormina Greek Amphitheatre
- Giardini Naxos
- Hoodies and Polo Shirts
Popular places to stay in Sicily
- Situated on Sicily's East Coast, adjacent to Mount Etna
- 5 minute walk from public and private beaches
- Outdoor pool facing Mount Etna
- Customer Feedback: "Wow, staff were blown away with the high standard of the accommodation" The Thomas Hardye School
- Outdoor pool facing Mount Etna
- Shared lounge and TV area
- Ping pong table
- Mediterranean garden and terrace
- Children’s play area
- Restaurant and bar
- Gift shop
- Meeting rooms
- Go for a swim in the outdoor pool
- Play a game of ping pong
- Enjoy a night of karaoke
- Soak up the sun in the Mediterranean garden and terrace
- Relax in the shared lounge and TV area
- Walk to the public and private beaches
Your journey doesn’t have to end here! See what else we can offer to help you get the most out of your tour. From dedicated Tour Managers to Party Leader Launch Packs, we’ll go above and beyond to support you and your students.
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FAQs about this tour
Find the answers to some of our most frequently asked questions.
I am required to complete an Educational Visits (EV) form by our Local Authority and I cannot answer all of the questions?
We are happy to assist you in completing your EV forms and return them directly to your Local Authority on your behalf, just speak to your Tour Consultant.
Is all of your accommodation audited in advance?
Yes, all of our accommodation is audited prior to us offering it to a group. The criterion of these audits is governed by the School Travel Forum (STF). It is important to remember that each country is governed by their own standards and laws and these may differ from UK law. However, we require our accommodation to meet our standards as a minimum. We work with the hotels and agents to endeavour to ensure that our standards are met.
Is insurance included with my trip?
Yes, insurance will be included in your 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.
Is our Tour Manager fully DBS (formerly CRB) checked?
Our Tour Manager, Field Study Tutors and History Tour Guides, with UK citizenship, have an enhanced DBS check. Non UK citizenship Tour Managers cannot be checked under the DBS scheme. Rayburn Tours will seek confirmation that Tour Managers are suitable for working with children by liaising with relevant foreign agents and monitoring group feedback.
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