Rome Music School Trips & Tours

A music concert tour to Rome offers groups the opportunity to perform at unique world-class venues, whilst enjoying all the attractions of a city brimming with history and glamour. We particularly recommend it for choral groups and NST can build a concert tour itinerary that includes performing in some of the most famous churches in the world.

A concert tour to this stunning ancient city, offers music groups the opportunity to perform in wonderful venues and settings whilst absorbing the fascinating history of Rome. On your music trip to Rome, you’ll benefit from our first-hand knowledge of venues, visits and attractions and accommodation that will best suit your group’s needs.

Sample itinerary

Our sample itinerary provides you with an idea of the visits you can cover during your trip. We can tailor-make an itinerary to support your specific learning outcomes.

Morning Afternoon Evening
1 Daytime flight from Ireland & transfer to accommodation, check-in assistance from NST Representative Enjoy an Italian ice cream at the Trevi Fountain & the Spanish Steps
2 Participate in morning mass in St Peter's Basilica Recital at Chiesa Santa Maria Maggiore Stroll down Via del Corso, enjoy the window shopping!
3 Vatican City including the Sistine Chapel & St Peter's Dome The Colosseum & Roman Forum Recital at Basilica di San Giovanni
4 Last minute sightseeing & shopping around Via del Corso Transfer to airport for return flight to Ireland
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Morning Daytime flight from Ireland & transfer to accommodation, check-in assistance from NST Representative
Afternoon Enjoy an Italian ice cream at the Trevi Fountain & the Spanish Steps
Evening
Morning Participate in morning mass in St Peter's Basilica
Afternoon Recital at Chiesa Santa Maria Maggiore
Evening Stroll down Via del Corso, enjoy the window shopping!
Morning Vatican City including the Sistine Chapel & St Peter's Dome
Afternoon The Colosseum & Roman Forum
Evening Recital at Basilica di San Giovanni
Morning Last minute sightseeing & shopping around Via del Corso
Afternoon Transfer to airport for return flight to Ireland
Evening

On-tour support

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On-tour support includes...

  • Services of a See Off Representative at your departure airport
  • Services of an NST Rome City Representative whilst in Rome to assist with hotel check-in and provide 24-hour assistance
  • Services of a Concert Assistant in-resort

Accommodation

Popular options in Rome


Top performance venues

St Peter's Basilica

Choirs of a high standard may be invited to sing during the celebration of the mass in one of the most venerable sites in the world.

Basilica Di San Giovanni en Laterano

The original cathedral of Rome and now one of the city’s four major basilicas, this magnificent church allows choirs with a sacred repertoire to take part in a mass celebration or to give an informal 60-minute recital.

St Paul’s Within The Walls Church

Choirs and orchestras are welcome to perform a mixed programme. 

The Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore

At The Church of Our Lady - the parish church of Rome - choirs with a sacred repertoire are invited to sing during the celebration of the weekly mass services.

Eustachio Church

One of Rome’s basilicas, this beautiful church is a popular concert venue and well–known for its excellent acoustics.

All Saints Church

Groups can perform at the main Anglican Church for Rome’s British community.  

Retirement Homes

Local residents are always happy to welcome guest groups to perform as part of their social programme.

Schools

During term time we can organise for your group to perform in Italian school auditoria across the region. 


Top visits

Colosseum

Amaze pupils 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 pupils will see the location where fights between men and beasts, gladiatorial contests, races and simulated naval battles took place.

Vatican Museums (including the Sistine Chapel)

The most famous chapel in the world, decorated by the greatest artists of the Renaissance. The Sistine Chapel and the Stanze della Segnatura, decorated by Raphael, are on the visitor route through the Vatican Museums. This chapel represents a collection quite unique in the history of painting.

 

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.

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.

Spanish Steps

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

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.

Pantheon

Built as a temple to all the gods and rebuilt circa 126AD during Hadrian’s reign, it’s still in use today. A marvel of Roman engineering and, until the middle of the 20th century, the largest masonry dome built.


Transport

We offer flights from a variety of departure airports and we’ll work with you to plan your route at the best value possible.

Flight


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 guides throughout your tour
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  • Extensive group travel insurance

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