I am looking into organising my first residential trip (hopefully, to Rome in October 2016 or February 2017). I will look through my own school's policies and procedures and consult with my HOD (I am a sole teacher in my subject), but looking through various websites and brochures is leaving me confused. So, I have some basic questions,which I hope more experienced teachers could advise or point me in the right direction (either here on tes or other sites). Let's hypothetically consider that I have specific areas that I want to visit in Rome - can I mix and match, e.g. select our own itinerary? Are guides provided? To be honest, I am very familar with Rome, having studied there, so would prefer to do one or two places myself but get a guide for say, the Colosseum and the Vatican Museums, but I could do the forum and palatine, the panthenon, etc. Is that possible OR guides aren't provided? I would prefer KS4 and KS5 only (very small group) - have others limited their trips? I have more questions, but hope that one or two of you might help me get started. Thanks!