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Pompeii with Herculaneum

29 Apr — 5 May 2022 | Tour Director: Steve Mastin

ACE Aquileia tour: Basilica of Aquileia

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Tour Director

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Steve Mastin,

MA, PGCE, FHA

Steve studied history and classics before becoming a teacher and is a Fellow of the Historical Association

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Itinerary

Day

1

Depart London Gatwick 1250 on British Airways, arriving Naples 1635. Transfer to Hotel La Medusa, Castellammare di Stabia, for six nights. Short evening talk.

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 (weather permitting; must be done on foot).  Evening talk.

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

Herculaneum (panoramic villas, palaestra, baths, shops) followed by Villa of Oplontis (fine wall-paintings, huge piscina) and Villa Boscoreale.  Evening talk.

Day

5

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

Day

6

Cumae (cave of the Sibyl, acropolis), Pozzuoli (amphitheatre) and Stabiae Villa.  Evening talk.

Day

7

Morning visits (details subject to confirmation). Depart Naples 1950, arriving Gatwick 2140.

Tour Dates

29 Apr — 5 May 2022

Days

7

Cost

£1995

Tour Code

POM2-22

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FITNESS / PRACTICALITIES

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. 

FLIGHTS

For customers who wish to make their own travel arrangements, ACE are pleased to be able to offer a flight reduction of £175.

Cost of £1995 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 £265

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