Roman Britain

3 days/2 nights

From only £149pp

Overview

3 days/2 nights From only £149pp

With the big lights of the Athenian Acropolis and the Roman Colosseum, it is easy to see how we are guilty of overlooking some wonderful Classical sites in our own backyard. Take a combined trip to Chester (Castra Deva) and Hadrian’s Wall to uncover what life was really like on a Roman frontier. A programme jam-packed with educational talks led by experts oozing with enthusiasm, 3D films and sparkling new visitor centres, students will not fail to be inspired by Roman Britain.

What's included in the trip?

  • Executive coach travel
  • Use of the coach during the tour
  • Accommodation on a half board basis
  • Max 4 bedded rooms for students
  • Single/twin rooms for leaders
  • Free itinerary planning & visits booking service
  • Comprehensive travel pack
  • 1:10 leader place ratio

Sample itinerary

  • Day 1

    Depart school to Chester for Roman amphitheatre. Evening meal at local restaurant.

  • Day 2

    Grosvenor’s Museum in Chester. Then the Roman Army Museum at Hadrian’s Wall, including 3D film. Evening meal at local restaurant.

  • Day 3

    Vindolanda site visit with educational talk. Housesteads Roman Fort with new visitor centre. Depart for school.

Accommodation

Enhance your trip

  • The largest Roman amphitheatre in Britain, used for entertainment and military training by the 20th Legion, based at the fortress of ‘Deva’ (Chester). The site is managed by English Heritage; it is designated as a Grade I listed building, and a scheduled monument.
  • The Grosvenor Museum houses collections exploring the history of Chester, its art and silver heritage, and its natural history.
  • Lying in magnificent countryside next to a sweeping section of Hadrian’s Wall and based at the site of Carvoran Roman Fort,  the Roman Army Museum is an authentic and dramatic tribute to Rome’s extraordinary military legacy.  Step into the life of a Roman soldier and experience life on the front line of Emperor Hadrian’s formidable British frontier.  Explored through reconstructions, objects excavated along Hadrian’s Wall and the Vindolanda Trust’s inspiring interpretations of army life including the exclusive 3D Edge of Empire film, the museum pays unforgettable homage to Rome’s military accomplishments in Britain.
  • Vindolanda was a Roman auxiliary fort just south of Hadrian’s Wall in northern England. Located near the modern village of Bardon Mill.
  • Vercovicium, now known as Housesteads Roman Fort, was an auxiliary fort on Hadrian’s Wall, in the Roman province of Britannia.
  • The Museum of London documents the history of London from prehistoric to modern times.
  • The Roman Baths complex is a site of historical interest in the English city of Bath. The house is a well-preserved Roman site for public bathing. The Roman Baths themselves are below the modern street level.