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Pompeii with Herculaneum

21 Oct — 27 Oct 2017 | Tour Director: Andrew Wilson

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 Stansted 1245 on Easyjet, arriving Naples 1630. 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).

Day

3

Whole-day visit to Pompeii (forum, shopping macellum, houses of the Faun and Venus, baths, theatres) including Villa of the Mysteries. Evening lecture: The Events of 79AD.

Day

4

Depart on foot for Herculaneum (panoramic villas, palaestra, baths, shops) then Villa of Oplontis (fine wall-paintings, huge piscina).

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 (remarkable painted frescoes).

Day

7

Depart Naples 1020, arriving Stansted 1205.

Tour Dates

21 Oct — 27 Oct 2017

Days

7

Cost

£1695

Tour Code

POM2-17

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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, dinner with wine, water & coffee, one lunch, excursions & admissions, gratuities.

Not included:

travel insurance, double room for single use supplement £165.

 
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