8 days

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Summary

Nowhere in the world could give a deeper insight into Roman life than the dramatic seaside towns of Pompeii and Herculaneum. Before the eruption of Vesuvius these were thriving, lively seaside towns - Pompeii, a trading town equipped with many bars, shops and brothels, while Herculaneum was an affluent elegant town.

All this came to an abrupt halt, however, one Autumnal day in AD 79 - when Vesuvius - which had done little more than rumble for years - erupted with cataclysmic force. Two thousand years later, the sites of the Bay of Naples confront the modern visitor with a vivid, haunting immediacy like nothing else in the ancient world. In some cases we even know the names, professions and personal histories of the people who owned the villas and shops we visit.

Your guide lecturer will bring to life the ordinary people of Pompeii, Herculaneum and beyond. This is an exciting time for visitors to these Vesuvian towns, as new discoveries are constantly being made, and new houses constantly opened up. Lose yourself in the past, walking the ancient streets in the footsteps of gladiators, slaves, senators and citizens.

Tour highlights:

  • Private access to the Theatre of Herculaneum, off site and haunting
  • Private access to the Cave of Sejanus/Grotta of Seiano and the adjoining villa of Pausilypon with its dramatic coastal views
  • Visit off the beaten track villas at Stabiae
  • Explore newly opened houses in Pompeii
  • Private access to the store rooms at Paestum, where we see Lucanian painted tombs normally closed to the public
Meet your Experts

Expert guides, whenever you travel

We are proud of our team of expert guide lecturers. Whenever you travel, your guide lecturer will be on hand to answer questions, tell stories and deliver insights to make your trip truely remarkable.

Dr Eireann Marshall

Guide Lecturer

An Honorary Research Fellow for the Open University, Dr Eireann Marshall is bilingual (Italian and English), and she has led many Andante tours.

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Pompeii ruins
Tour dates & prices

Included in your cost:

  • Expert Guide Lecturer
  • Professional Tour Manager
  • Local travel aboard a private air-conditioned coach
  • Accommodation
  • Meals as per the itinerary, wine and tea or coffee with dinner
  • Entries to all sites as per the itinerary
  • All taxes & gratuities
  • Field notes
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18 February 2020 APOM200218 18 February 2020 (Tuesday) 25 February 2020 (Tuesday) Doru Bogdan Rita Abreu £1,945
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16 March 2020 APOM200316 16 March 2020 (Monday) 23 March 2020 (Monday) Dr Eireann Marshall £1,995
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20 April 2020 APOM200420 20 April 2020 (Monday) 27 April 2020 (Monday) Tony O’Connor Sirah Bogani £2,095
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27 April 2020 APOM200427 27 April 2020 (Monday) 4 May 2020 (Monday) Ben Kane Yamina Labed £2,095
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7 September 2020 APOM200907 7 September 2020 (Monday) 14 September 2020 (Monday) John Shepherd Debbie Paton £2,195
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28 September 2020 APOM200928 28 September 2020 (Monday) 5 October 2020 (Monday) Dr Gillian Shepherd Anne Chowne £2,195
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5 October 2020 APOM201005 5 October 2020 (Monday) 12 October 2020 (Monday) Tony Wilmott Lois Ferguson £2,095
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12 October 2020 APOM201012 12 October 2020 (Monday) 19 October 2020 (Monday) Tony Wilmott £2,095
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2 November 2020 APOM201102 2 November 2020 (Monday) 9 November 2020 (Monday) Dr David Rudling Sirah Bogani £1,995
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25 May 2020 APOM200525 25 May 2020 (Monday) 1 June 2020 (Monday) Diana Blumberg Anne Chowne £2,195
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14 September 2020 APOM200914 14 September 2020 (Monday) 21 September 2020 (Monday) Dr Jamie Sewell Sirah Bogani £2,195
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19 October 2020 APOM201019 19 October 2020 (Monday) 26 October 2020 (Monday) Dr Simon Elliott £2,095
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9 November 2020 APOM201109 9 November 2020 (Monday) 16 November 2020 (Monday) Mark Corney Anna Vigetti £1,995
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14 December 2020 APOM201214 14 December 2020 (Monday) 21 December 2020 (Monday) Tony Wilmott Agnes Gatineau £2,095
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