8 days

From $2,600

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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.

Tony O’Connor

Guide Lecturer

Tony O'Connor is a specialist in the Roman Empire, who has excavated widely across Britain, Europe and North Africa. He is particularly passionate about Roman North Africa, having excavated in Libya for many years.

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Sirah Bogani

Tour Manager

Sirah found her love of travelling at a very young age, inspired by her family. She moved from Rome to the UK for 6 years after leaving school, and on returning to Italy began working as a tour manager.

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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. Offer Availability
February 18 2020 APOM200218 February 18 2020 (Tuesday) February 25 2020 (Tuesday) Doru Bogdan Rita Abreu $2,425
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$750 $235 Book Now
March 16 2020 APOM200316 March 16 2020 (Monday) March 23 2020 (Monday) Dr Eireann Marshall $2,490
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$750 $235 Call for availability
April 20 2020 APOM200420 April 20 2020 (Monday) April 27 2020 (Monday) Tony O’Connor Sirah Bogani $2,600
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$750 $235 Call for availability
April 27 2020 APOM200427 April 27 2020 (Monday) May 4 2020 (Monday) Ben Kane Yamina Labed $2,600
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September 7 2020 APOM200907 September 7 2020 (Monday) September 14 2020 (Monday) John Shepherd Debbie Paton $2,735
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$235 $2,585
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September 28 2020 APOM200928 September 28 2020 (Monday) October 5 2020 (Monday) Dr Gillian Shepherd Anne Chowne $2,735
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October 5 2020 APOM201005 October 5 2020 (Monday) October 12 2020 (Monday) Tony Wilmott Lois Ferguson $2,600
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October 12 2020 APOM201012 October 12 2020 (Monday) October 19 2020 (Monday) Tony Wilmott $2,600
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November 2 2020 APOM201102 November 2 2020 (Monday) November 9 2020 (Monday) Dr David Rudling Sirah Bogani $2,465
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$299
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$235 $2,315
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May 25 2020 APOM200525 May 25 2020 (Monday) June 1 2020 (Monday) Diana Blumberg Anne Chowne $2,735
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September 14 2020 APOM200914 September 14 2020 (Monday) September 21 2020 (Monday) Dr Jamie Sewell Sirah Bogani $2,735
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October 19 2020 APOM201019 October 19 2020 (Monday) October 26 2020 (Monday) Dr Simon Elliott $2,600
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$299
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November 9 2020 APOM201119 November 9 2020 (Monday) November 16 2020 (Monday) Mark Corney Anna Vigetti $2,465
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December 14 2020 APOM201214 December 14 2020 (Monday) December 21 2020 (Monday) Tony Wilmott Agnes Gatineau $2,625
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$299
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$235 $2,475
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