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 expert guide lecturer will bring to life the ordinary people of Pompeii, Herculaneum and beyond on this, our best-selling tour of Pompeii and Herculaneum. 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 store rooms at Paestum, where Lucanian painted tombs closed to members of the public can be observed
  • Enjoy visits to 'off the beaten track' villas at Stabiae
  • Private access to the Cave of Sejanus (Grotta of Seiano) and the adjoining villa of Pausilypon with its dramatic coastal views
  • Explore the newly excavated House of Leda in Regio V

Keeping you safe on your next tour

  • FREE 'Travel Safe' kits for every traveller
  • Self-drive options
  • 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

Doru Bogdan

Guide Lecturer

A researcher and lecturer at the University of Alba Iulia in Romania, Doru Bogdan is a specialist in Roman archaeology and has also supervised an array of fascinating excavations.

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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 supplement Offer Availability
September 20 2021 APOM210920 September 20 2021 (Monday) September 27 2021 (Monday) John Shepherd $3,195
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$500 $180 Book your trip
October 4 2021 APOM211004 October 4 2021 (Monday) October 11 2021 (Monday) Mark Corney $3,085
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October 11 2021 APOM211011 October 11 2021 (Monday) October 18 2021 (Monday) Tony Wilmott $3,195
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$500 $180 Book your trip
October 25 2021 APOM211025 October 25 2021 (Monday) November 1 2021 (Monday) Dr Eireann Marshall $3,060
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$500 $180 Book your trip
January 17 2022 APOM220117 January 17 2022 (Monday) January 24 2022 (Monday) Dr Eireann Marshall $3,080
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$500 $215 $3,010
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March 14 2022 APOM220314 March 14 2022 (Monday) March 21 2022 (Monday) Tony Wilmott $3,085
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$500 $215 $3,015
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April 18 2022 APOM220418 April 18 2022 (Monday) April 25 2022 (Monday) Tony O’Connor $3,335
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$500 $230 $3,240
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April 25 2022 APOM220425 April 25 2022 (Monday) May 2 2022 (Monday) Tony Wilmott $3,335
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May 2 2022 APOM220502 May 2 2022 (Monday) May 9 2022 (Monday) Dr Eireann Marshall $3,380
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May 23 2022 APOM220523 May 23 2022 (Monday) May 30 2022 (Monday) Doru Bogdan $3,380
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September 5 2022 APOM220905 September 5 2022 (Monday) September 12 2022 (Monday) Dr Jamie Sewell $3,380
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September 12 2022 APOM220912 September 12 2022 (Monday) September 19 2022 (Monday) Dr Gillian Shepherd $3,380
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September 19 2022 APOM220919 September 19 2022 (Monday) September 26 2022 (Monday) Diana Blumberg $3,380
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September 26 2022 APOM220926 September 26 2022 (Monday) October 3 2022 (Monday) Dr Neil Faulkner $3,380
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October 3 2022 APOM221003 October 3 2022 (Monday) October 10 2022 (Monday) John Shepherd $3,355
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$500 $230 $3,255
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October 10 2022 APOM221010 October 10 2022 (Monday) October 17 2022 (Monday) Mark Corney $3,355
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October 24 2022 APOM221024 October 24 2022 (Monday) October 31 2022 (Monday) Dr Simon Elliott $3,355
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