8 days

From $4,045

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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:

  • Special access to Villa Sora in Torre del Greco
  • 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
Meet your Experts

Dr Jamie Sewell

Andante Guide Lecturer

Dr Jamie Sewell has fifteen years’ experience supervising excavations in Britain, Germany, Romania and Italy, including Pompeii. He has authored books and articles on the archaeology of towns in Hellenistic Italy and in the broader Mediterranean region.

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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 Availability
2 October 2023 APOM231002 2 October 2023 (Monday) 9 October 2023 (Monday) John Shepherd $3,800
(ex. flights)
$750 $230 Call for availability
30 October 2023 APOM231030 30 October 2023 (Monday) 6 November 2023 (Monday) Dr Doru Bogdan $3,595
(ex. flights)
$750 $0 Book your trip
18 March 2024 APOM240318 18 March 2024 (Monday) 25 March 2024 (Monday) Tony Wilmott $4,255
(ex. flights)
$750 $0 Book your trip
22 April 2024 APOM240422 22 April 2024 (Monday) 29 April 2024 (Monday) Dr Doru Bogdan $4,185
(ex. flights)
$750 $0 Book your trip
6 May 2024 APOM240506 6 May 2024 (Monday) 13 May 2024 (Monday) Dr Eireann Marshall $4,250
(ex. flights)
$750 $0 Book your trip
13 May 2024 APOM240513 13 May 2024 (Monday) 20 May 2024 (Monday) Dr Eireann Marshall $4,360
(ex. flights)
$750 $0 Book your trip
16 September 2024 APOM240916 16 September 2024 (Monday) 23 September 2024 (Monday) Dr Gillian Shepherd $4,280
(ex. flights)
$750 $0 Book your trip
30 September 2024 APOM240930 30 September 2024 (Monday) 7 October 2024 (Monday) Diana Blumberg $4,280
(ex. flights)
$750 $0 Book your trip
28 October 2024 APOM241028 28 October 2024 (Monday) 4 November 2024 (Monday) Dr Jamie Sewell $4,045
(ex. flights)
$750 $0 Book your trip
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