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Roman & Byzantine Ravenna

11 Jun — 15 Jun 2018 | Tour Director: Andrew Wilson

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Tour Director

Andrew Wilson portrait

Andrew Wilson, BA, BD, FSASCOT

specialist in archaeology and ancient history

full biography and other tours

Itinerary

Day

1

Depart Heathrow 0835 on British Airways, arriving Bologna 1145. Transfer to Ravenna for four nights at Hotel Bisanzio.

Day

2

Morning lecture and visits: Basilica of San Vitale (famous mosaics of Justinian and Theodora), 5th century Mausoleum of Galla Placidia (exceptional late antiquity mosaics), National Museum of Ravenna (archaeological objects from early Christian and Byzantine periods), cathedral, Neonian Baptistery (outstanding early Christian mosaics).

Day

3

Morning lecture followed by Arian Baptistery (built by Theodoric), Church of San Giovanni Evangelista, Basilica of Sant’ Apollinare Nuovo (splendid frieze of martyrs), 7th century Domus of the Stone Carpets (beautiful floor mosaics), return visit to San Vitale.

Day

4

Morning: excursion to 11th century Abbey of Pomposa (interior repainted in 14th century by Vitale de Bologna). Afternoon: Mausoleum of Theodoric and ancient port of Classe: Basilica of Sant’ Apollinare (gold and turquoise mosaics).

Day

5

Transfer to Bologna for 1235 departure, arriving Heathrow 1400.

Tour Dates

11 Jun — 15 Jun 2018

Days

5

Cost

Tour Code

RAV2-18

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Testimonial

"Andrew Wilson was an outstanding guide - it was like being guided by an extremely knowledgeable and caring friend. The cultural content of the visits was exactly what I was hoping for."

ACE Customer Sept 2016

Cost 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, single room supplement £95, double room for single use supplement £145.

 
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