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Pompeii with Herculaneum

11 Mar — 17 Mar 2018 | Tour Director:

ACE Aquileia tour: Basilica of Aquileia

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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 Gatwick on British Airways, arriving Naples. Transfer to Miglio d’Oro Park Hotel for six nights. Evening lecture: Introduction to the Bay of Naples.

Day

2

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 (must be done on foot). Evening lecture: The Events of 79 AD.

Day

3

Whole day visit to Pompeii (forum, shopping macellum, houses of the Faun and Venus, baths, theatres) including Villa of the Mysteries.

Day

4

Depart on foot for Herculaneum (panoramic villas, palaestra, baths, shops) then Villa of Oplontis (fine wall-paintings, huge piscina) and Villa Boscoreale. Evening lecture: Graeco-Roman Religion.

Day

5

Cumae (cave of the Sibyl, acropolis), Pozzuoli (amphitheatre), Solfatara (volcanic phenomena). Evening lecture: Greek Colonisation.

Day

6

Whole day excursion to Paestum: temples of Ceres, Hera and Neptune, museum (fine archaic reliefs and the famous Painted Tomb of the Diver).

Day

7

Depart Naples on afternoon flight, arriving Gatwick.

Tour Dates

11 Mar — 17 Mar 2018

Days

7

Cost

£1755

Tour Code

POM1-18

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Testimonial

"I had a wonderful time and would certainly go on other tours, especially with Andrew and Sandra."

ACE Customer April 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, double room for single use supplement £175.

 
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