I found Rome a city of bricks and left it a city of marble.
-- Caesar Augustus --
Where are we going?
Next summer, AET is proud to offer a two-week tour of Rome, the “eternal city” and center of the Western world for over a thousand years. This tour is designed to allow students to experience the rich history and culture of Italy and the wondrous ruins, monuments and museums of Rome.
When is this trip?
Our tour group will depart from Indianapolis International Airport on Sunday, June 11, 2017 and will arrive in Rome the following day. We will return on Sunday, June 25th. We will be renting a villa in Rome’s Gianicolense district south of the city center. Students on this tour will see a variety of historic and cultural sights in Rome, including:
- The Colosseum and the Roman Forum
- The Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica
- Castle Sant’Angelo
- The Pantheon
- And much more!
Travelers will also have time to explore Rome with our chaperones during three free days and will get the chance to experience Italy’s vibrant and exciting culture. Click here to view the full itinerary for Rome: The Eternal City.
Why are we offering this trip?
In a world increasingly distracted by technology and divided along ideological and cultural lives, AET hopes that this tour will show students how much we have in common with the rest of the world. For over a thousand years, the Romans dominated much of the known world, and their art, architecture and culture spread far beyond Europe to the Far East and the New World. This tour is designed to give students a glimpse into that history and help them understand their own past through the lens of those who have come before them.
How much will this trip cost?
The total tour cost is $2,900 plus an adjustment payment,* which covers all transportation costs (airline, train and metro), hotels, admission fees, and breakfasts prepared by AET personnel at our villa each morning. A non-refundable deposit of
- $500 non-refundable deposit due November 1, 2016
- $1,200 payment due January 1, 2017
- $1,200 payment due March 1, 2017
- Adjustment payment due May 15, 2017
How can my student take part in this amazing trip?
Students wishing to participate in Rome: The Eternal City may contact Tour Director Jon Streeter for an application.