The Via Julia Augusta

7 days

From £2,795

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Summary

The Côte d’Azur brings to mind a vision of glamorous parties, glistening super yachts and beautiful Impressionist landscapes. Yet this playground of the rich was two thousand years ago, the major routeway from Gaul to Italy, and remains a hotbed of archaeology. The Via Julia Augusta, begun in 13 BCE by Augustus and completed by later emperors, was one of the longest of Roman roads, heading ever onwards through the countryside of Provence.    

This rich and fertile coastline was not only coveted by Roman settlers – our route takes in the archaeology of earlier Greek colonists as well as the indigenous Gauls and their Stone Age ancestors. Follow the road that led to Rome!

Tour highlights:

  • Visit Barbegal mill complex, the cutting edge of 2nd century AD technology
  • Discover the recently excavated site of Roman Albintimilium
  • A full day exploring beautiful Arles, once a provincial capital of ancient Rome

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Today's Price
£2,795

Benefit from this limited time offer:

  • Pay a low deposit of £99, was £500.

Single supplement: £615

Includes flights

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
  • All taxes & gratuities
  • Accommodation
  • Meals as per the itinerary, tea or coffee with dinner
  • Local travel aboard a private air-conditioned coach
  • Field notes
Tour Departure Tour ID Departure date Return Date Guided by Price Deposit Single Supp. Availability
4 September 2021 AVJA210904 4 September 2021 (Saturday) 10 September 2021 (Friday) John Shepherd £2,795
(inc. flights)
£99
£500
£615 Book Now
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