A fascinating base for a Classics trip, this region is rich in Roman history. Visit the famous Roman amphitheatre in Arles. Walk round the Roman village in Vaison-La-Romaine and see the ancient Roman theatre in Orange.
You can see the highest of all elevated Roman aqueducts in Pont du Gard and even walk along the Via Domitia that linked the Alps with the Pyrenees, and is the oldest Roman Road in Gaul. Our groups can either travel by coach or fly to Marseilles, Nimes or Montpellier.
A lovely accommodation centre in the pretty historic town of Sommières, which offers both the Cévennes hills and the beaches of Petite Camargue (just half an hour away), as well as easy access into the region of Provence.
Arrive at your hotel, where you will meet your local tour manager. Time to enjoy the accommodation’s pool. Evening meal at your accommodation. Time to relax or have a walk into the town centre.
Morning visit to the Ambrusum and Via Domitia, which linked the Alps with the Pyrenees, and is the oldest Roman Road in Gaul (France). Afternoon visit to Arles, enjoy a guided visit to the famous Amphitheatre Arles and visit the city’s Archaeological Museum.
Depart for Vaison-la-Romaine. Enjoy a guided visit to the Gallo-Roman village. Time to explore the centre of Vaison-la-Romaine. In the afternoon visit Orange and enjoy a guided tour of the ancient Roman theatre there. Evening meal at your accommodation.
Depart for Pont du Gard, where you’ll enjoy a guided tour of this highest of all elevated Roman aqueducts. Depart for Avignon to arrive in time for lunch. See the Archeological site of Glanum with time to walk around the old town and enjoy some souvenir shopping. Evening meal at your accommodation.
Check out of your accommodation. Time to walk around the old town of Sommières before beginning your journey back to school.
Chris House, Teacher of Chemistry, Dubai College, UAE
Dr Maripaz Aguilera, Head of Languages, GEMS World Academy, Switzerland