• This perennial favourite offers a thought-provoking window onto Roman life in the company of archaeologist Andrew Wilson
• Discover Cumae, one of the most important Greek city-states in antiquity, alongside Pozzuoli with its impressive Roman amphitheatre
• The renowned Archaeological Museum in Naples supports our site visits with an unparalleled collection of artefacts
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specialist in archaeology and ancient history
Depart London Gatwick 1430 on British Airways, arriving Naples 1805. Transfer to Hotel La Medusa, Castellammare di Stabia, for six nights. Short evening talk: Introduction to the Roman Bay of Naples.
Morning visit to Naples Archaeological Museum (artefacts from Vesuvian sites), followed by lunch on the slopes of Mt Vesuvius. Continue the ascent by coach, followed by optional ascent to the crater (weather permitting; must be done on foot). Evening talk: Events of 79 AD.
Whole day visit to Pompeii (forum, shopping macellum, Houses of the Faun and Venus, baths, theatres) including Villa of the Mysteries.
Herculaneum (panoramic villas, palaestra, baths, shops) followed by Villa of Oplontis (fine wall-paintings, huge piscina) and Villa Boscoreale. Evening talk: Greco-Roman Religion.
Cumae (cave of the Sibyl, acropolis), Pozzuoli (amphitheatre) and Stabiae Villa. Evening talk: Greek Colonisation.
Whole day excursion to Paestum: Temples of Ceres, Hera and Neptune, museum (fine archaic reliefs and the famous Painted Tomb of the Diver).
Free time or self-guided visit to Pompeii. Depart Naples 1255, arriving Gatwick 1445.
31 Jan — 6 Feb 2020
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"The knowledge of our leader Andrew and his amazing ability to convey it to us... his enthusiasm is always infectious."
A good level of fitness is required for this tour, and participants should be aware that the terrain at the archaeological sites can be uneven, with few opportunities to sit down. Please note that the optional ascent up Vesuvius involves a steep walk of around 30 minutes.
For customers who wish to make their own travel arrangements, ACE are pleased to be able to offer a flight reduction of:
Cost of £1795 includes: return airfare, accommodation based on sharing a twin or double bedded room, breakfast, one lunch, dinner with wine, water & coffee, excursions & admissions, gratuities.
Not included: travel insurance, double room for single use supplement £245.