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Summary

From Sicily to Pompeii & The Bay of Naples.

There are very few parts of the world which have seen more history than Sicily and Southern Italy. Colonised by a number of different peoples over millenia, this part of the world has staggering examples of monuments from many of the most important cultures. We explore the Greek temples of Agrigento, Selinus and Paestum, and immerse ourselves in the Roman world at the unique sites of Pompeii and Herculaneum, preciously preserved by Vesuvius. As if that weren’t enough, you will be able to see some of the world’s most famous mosaics, from the Roman mosaics in the Naples Museum to those in the wondrous late-Antique villa at Piazza Armerina, and the shimmering Byzantine mosaics in the unique Arabo-Norman churches and cathedrals in and around Palermo. This is a journey of a lifetime for those who have always wanted to travel in the footsteps of the Grand Tourist and those who would like to return.

Tour highlights:

  • See the dazzling Arabo-Norman churches in Palermo with their unique shimmering mosaics
  • Visit the incomparable Classical Greek Statues from Riace exhibited in the National Museum of Magna Grecia in Reggio Calabria
  • Compare the parade of superb Greek temples in the Valley of the Temples with the sublime temples in Paestum
  • Enjoy a private behind-the-scenes tour of the Paestum Museum’s incredible store rooms
  • Explore the unique sites of Pompeii and Herculaneum to see the newly excavated areas and to visit houses opened to the public for the first time

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The price above includes any applicable early booking discount and a pay in full discount, and applies only if you pay the full balance at time of booking.

Deposit: £500 Single supplement: £875

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Meet your Experts

Dr Jamie Sewell

Andante Guide Lecturer

Dr Jamie Sewell has fifteen years’ experience supervising excavations in Britain, Germany, Romania and Italy, including Pompeii. He has authored books and articles on the archaeology of towns in Hellenistic Italy and in the broader Mediterranean region.

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Tour dates & prices

Included in your cost:

  • Expert Guide Lecturer
  • Professional Tour Manager
  • Local travel aboard a private air-conditioned coach
  • Meals as per the itinerary, wine and tea or coffee with dinner
  • Accommodation
  • Entries to all sites as per the itinerary
  • All activities as per the itinerary
  • All taxes & gratuities
  • Field notes
Tour Departure Tour ID Departure date Return Date Guided by Price Deposit Single supplement Offer Availability
12 September 2022 ASOI220912 12 September 2022 (Monday) 26 September 2022 (Monday) Dr Jamie Sewell £5,910
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£500 £875 £5,360
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16 October 2023 ASOI231016 16 October 2023 (Monday) 30 October 2023 (Monday) Doru Bogdan £5,975
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£1,000 £875 £5,325
save £650
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