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Rome Art & Design School Trips & Tours

Showcasing Renaissance, Baroque and Neoclassicist roots in its impressive architecture, Rome is a must-see destination for pupils seeking inspiration from more traditional approaches to art and design

Home to famous museums including the Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel, an art and design study tour to Rome is certain to inspire your pupils. During a study tour to this historic city, your group will enjoy a choice of many educational visits, important museums and galleries, as well as the world-famous Sistine Chapel. Paintings, sculptures and artefacts covering a range of styles and eras can be seen here, making the Eternal City an ideal place for your pupils to focus on traditional approaches to art. Plus, with majestic architecture around every corner, your pupils will be spoiled for choice with opportunities to sketch.

We offer a range of school trips and tours to Italy.

Prices start from£599pp

Price Shown includes

  • 3 nights' B&B accommodation
  • Return flights and overseas airport transfers
  • Services of an NST Rome City Representative
  • Extensive group travel insurance
  • 1 in 10 free place ratio

Price shown is based on 40 paying passengers departing from a London airport and is subject to availability.

On-tour support

On-tour support includes...

Additional on-tour support available...

  • Pre-booked meals at great group prices


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Top visits

Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Antica

Ancient art in an incredible setting. Contains examples of fresco, as well as an art collection from the galleries of Rome’s great families, including works dating from the 12th to the 18th century, such as Filippo Lippi’s ‘Madonna and Child’.

Galleria Spada

The Spada family collection of works, dating mainly from the 17th and 18th centuries. Artists in the collection include Rubens, Durer, Caravaggio, Guercino, Domenichino, and many others. Some 2nd and 3rd century Roman sculptures are also housed here.


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.

Trevi Fountain

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.


Palatine Hill

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.

Spanish Steps

Situated in Piazza di Spagna, these 18th century, majestic steps built in Baroque style are today a regular meeting place for Italians.

Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna

This gallery marks a dramatic change from the glories of the Renaissance and Ancient Rome to Modern Art. 75 rooms housing Neoclassical and Romantic paintings and sculptures, and the largest collection in Italy of 19th-20th century works by Giacomo Balla, Umberto Boccioni, Giorgio De Chirico, Marcel Duchamp, and more.


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.

Galleria Borghese

A superb collection combining painting and sculptures, ideal for a compact visit. Housed in just 20 rooms, which can be explored in as little as two hours, this collection contains many masterpieces of Gian Lorenzo Bernini and paintings by Raphael. Space is devoted to Classical antiques of the 1st-3rd centuries AD, as well as Classical and Neoclassical sculpture.

Capitoline Museum

Situated on the top of the Capitoline Hill, this fabulous museum will inspire your students with its excellent collection of Roman statues, inscriptions and other artefacts. It houses an impressive collection of 14th to 17th century paintings and some of the oldest sculpture in the world with a focus on important ancient bronzes, ancient Roman statues, medieval and renaissance art, as well as jewels, coins and other artefacts.

Evening activites

  • Evening guided walking tour
  • ...and much more!



We can arrange for your group to fly from a range of UK airports and we’ll work with you to plan your route at the best value possible.


Giving you full support throughout

Before your tour

  • Your own dedicated NST contact
  • Bespoke tour itineraries
  • Unrivalled local knowledge & expertise
  • Curriculum linked visit programmes
  • Great value for money - no hidden costs
  • Free group leader inspection visits
  • Risk assessment guidance
  • Safety assured, transport, accommodation and visits

Whilst you're away

  • Free educational resources
  • Group-friendly accommodation
  • Exceptional standards of coaching
  • On-tour support from our reps on the ground
  • Support & assistance from our specialists throughout your tour
  • 24/7 support just a call away
  • Extensive group travel insurance

On your return

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