8 days

From $3,875

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New Discoveries and Highlights in the Shadow of Vesuvius

The extraordinary Roman sites in the Bay of Naples have undergone an incredible regeneration in recent years. This beautiful stretch of coast, which was developed in the Roman era by elites and emperors in search of leisure, has witnessed exciting new archaeological activities, as well as an unprecedented number of newly opened sites. While much attention has been given to the wonderful new excavations of Pompeii, much less has been said about the opening of new sections of Herculaneum, the opening of Roman sites in Positano and Boscoreale, and the excavations taking place in Terzigno and Somma Vesuviana. This tour offers a fresh take of Romans in the Bay of Naples, taking into consideration these new discoveries and sites, and offering an up-to-date examination of this prosperous and beautiful part of the ancient world. There has never been a better time to visit the towns in the shadow of Vesuvius with the advantage of it being a less crowded time of year.

Tour highlights:

  • A private visit to the Villa Augustea in Somma Vesuviana which was destroyed in the eruption of AD 472 and is still being excavated
  • Visit the newly opened Museum at Terzigno which houses incredible remains of newly excavated villas
  • Explore the newly opened Roman Villa at Positano, with its wonderful frescoes
  • Examine the newly opened Regio V in Pompeii
Meet your Experts

Tony Wilmott

Andante Guide Lecturer

Tony Wilmott specialises in the Roman and Late Antique periods, with particular interests in the Roman military and frontiers, in Roman religion, and also in the late and post-Roman transition.

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Tour dates & prices

Included in your cost:

  • Expert Guide Lecturer
  • Professional Tour Manager
  • Accommodation
  • Entries to all sites as per the itinerary
  • Meals as per the itinerary, wine and tea or coffee with dinner
  • Local travel aboard a private air-conditioned coach
  • All taxes & gratuities
  • Field notes
Tour Departure Tour ID Departure date Return Date Guided by Price Deposit Single supplement Availability
30 October 2023 ARBN231030 30 October 2023 (Monday) 6 November 2023 (Monday) Tony Wilmott $3,875
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$750 $0 Call for availability
13 November 2023 ARBN231113 13 November 2023 (Monday) 20 November 2023 (Monday) John Shepherd $3,795
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$750 $0 Book your trip
4 March 2024 ARBN240304 4 March 2024 (Monday) 11 March 2024 (Monday) John Shepherd $3,970
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$750 $0 Book your trip
21 October 2024 ARBN241021 21 October 2024 (Monday) 28 October 2024 (Monday) John Shepherd $3,970
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$750 $0 Book your trip
4 November 2024 ARBN241104 4 November 2024 (Monday) 11 November 2024 (Monday) Tony Wilmott $3,880
(ex. flights)
$750 $0 Book your trip
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