8 days

From £1,995

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We are sorry to inform you that due to the COVID-19 outbreak, it has become necessary to reschedule this tour. Your safety and wellbeing are our utmost priorities, so we do hope you understand this enforced change of travel arrangements. A new date will be confirmed shortly. For more information, please read our full statement about the Coronavirus here. If you are booked onto this tour, you can get in touch with our friendly sales team on 01722 713800, who are ready to help.

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

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

Mark Corney

Guide Lecturer

Mark Corney is an Archaeologist, broadcaster and former Senior Landscape Investigator with the Royal Commission for Historic Monuments of England.

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Anna Vigetti

Tour Manager

Half British and half Italian, Anna was brought up in Piemonte and studied at the University of Edinburgh.

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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
Tour Departure Tour ID Departure date Return Date Guided by Price Deposit Single Supp. Availability
28 September 2020 APOM200928 28 September 2020 (Monday) 5 October 2020 (Monday) Dr Gillian Shepherd Anne Chowne £2,195
(inc. flights)
£500 £175

Postponed

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5 October 2020 APOM201005 5 October 2020 (Monday) 12 October 2020 (Monday) Tony Wilmott Lois Ferguson £2,095
(inc. flights)
£500 £175

Postponed

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12 October 2020 APOM201012 12 October 2020 (Monday) 19 October 2020 (Monday) Tony Wilmott £2,095
(inc. flights)
£500 £175

Postponed

Call for availability
19 October 2020 APOM201019 19 October 2020 (Monday) 26 October 2020 (Monday) Dr Simon Elliott £2,095
(inc. flights)
£500 £175 Call for availability
2 November 2020 APOM201102 2 November 2020 (Monday) 9 November 2020 (Monday) Dr David Rudling Sirah Bogani £1,995
(inc. flights)
£500 £175

Postponed

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9 November 2020 APOM201109 9 November 2020 (Monday) 16 November 2020 (Monday) Mark Corney Anna Vigetti £1,995
(inc. flights)
£500 £175

Postponed

Call for availability
14 December 2020 APOM201214 14 December 2020 (Monday) 21 December 2020 (Monday) Tony Wilmott Agnes Gatineau £2,095
(inc. flights)
£500 £175

Postponed

Call for availability
15 March 2021 APOM210315 15 March 2021 (Monday) 22 March 2021 (Monday) Ben Kane £2,145
(inc. flights)
£99
£500
£135 Book Now
19 April 2021 APOM210419 19 April 2021 (Monday) 26 April 2021 (Monday) Dr Simon Elliott £2,475
(inc. flights)
£99
£500
£135 Book Now
3 May 2021 APOM210503 3 May 2021 (Monday) 10 May 2021 (Monday) Dr Eireann Marshall £2,695
(inc. flights)
£99
£500
£135 Book Now
17 May 2021 APOM210517 17 May 2021 (Monday) 24 May 2021 (Monday) Tony O’Connor £2,495
(inc. flights)
£99
£500
£135 Book Now
6 September 2021 APOM210906 6 September 2021 (Monday) 13 September 2021 (Monday) Dr David Rudling £2,475
(inc. flights)
£99
£99
£135 Book Now
20 September 2021 APOM210920 20 September 2021 (Monday) 27 September 2021 (Monday) John Shepherd £2,475
(inc. flights)
£99
£500
£135 Book Now
4 October 2021 APOM211004 4 October 2021 (Monday) 11 October 2021 (Monday) Mark Corney £2,445
(inc. flights)
£99
£500
£135 Book Now
11 October 2021 APOM211011 11 October 2021 (Monday) 18 October 2021 (Monday) Tony Wilmott £2,475
(inc. flights)
£99
£500
£135 Book Now
25 October 2021 APOM211025 25 October 2021 (Monday) 1 November 2021 (Monday) Dr Eireann Marshall £2,425
(inc. flights)
£99
£500
£135 Book Now
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