Romans on the Bay of Naples: New Discoveries and Highlights in the Shadow of Vesuvius

8 days

From £2,295

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The extraordinary Roman sites in the Bay of Naples have undergone an incredible regeneration in recent years. This beautiful stretch of coast, which was developed in the Roman era by elites and emperors in search of leisure, has witnessed exciting new archaeological activities, as well as an unprecedented number of newly opened sites. While much attention has been given to the wonderful new excavations of Pompeii, much less has been said about the opening of new sections of Herculaneum, the opening of Roman sites in Positano and Boscoreale, and the excavations taking place in Terzigno and Somma Vesuviana. This tour offers a fresh take of Romans in the Bay of Naples, taking into consideration these new discoveries and sites, and offering an up-to-date examination of this prosperous and beautiful part of the ancient world. There has never been a better time to visit the towns in the shadow of Vesuvius with the advantage of it being a less crowded time of year.

Tour highlights:

  • A private visit to the Villa Augustea in Somma Vesuviana which was destroyed in the eruption of AD 472 and is still being excavated
  • Visit the newly opened Museum at Terzigno which houses incredible remains of newly excavated villas
  • Explore the newly opened Roman Villa at Positano, with its wonderful fresçoes
  • Examine the newly opened Regio V in Pompeii

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Deposit: £500

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Keeping you safe on your next tour

  • FREE 'Travel Safe' kits for every traveller
  • COVID-19 insurance
  • Enhanced Health and Safety audits
  • Distanced seating on coaches
  • 'Get me home' service and private airport transfers
  • COVID protocols at our hotels, and aboard our cruise ships
  • Packed lunches and flexible dining options
  • Flexible balance payment date and COVID-friendly refund conditions
  • COVID-testing and medical training for tour staff
  • Constant monitoring and post-tour tracing
Meet your Experts

John Shepherd

Guide Lecturer

A specialist in the study of ancient glass, John has worked extensively in the field in Europe as an archaeologist, including France, Italy and Bulgaria.

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Tour dates & prices

Included in your cost:

  • Expert Guide Lecturer
  • Professional Tour Manager
  • Meals as per the itinerary, tea or coffee with dinner
  • Accommodation
  • Entries to all sites as per the itinerary
Tour Departure Tour ID Departure date Return Date Guided by Price Deposit Single Supp. Availability
17 November 2020 ARBN201117 17 November 2020 (Tuesday) 24 November 2020 (Tuesday) Dr Eireann Marshall £2,295
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£500 £0 Call for availability
24 November 2020 ARBN201124 24 November 2020 (Tuesday) 1 December 2020 (Tuesday) John Shepherd £2,295
(inc. flights)
£500 £0


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15 March 2021 ARBN210315 15 March 2021 (Monday) 22 March 2021 (Monday) John Shepherd £2,395
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