8 days

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We are sorry to inform you that due to the COVID-19 outbreak, it has become necessary to reschedule this tour. Your safety and wellbeing are our utmost priorities, so we do hope you understand this enforced change of travel arrangements. A new date will be confirmed shortly. For more information, please read our full statement about the Coronavirus here. If you are booked onto this tour, you can get in touch with our friendly sales team on 888-331-3476, who are ready to help.

Summary

Before the rise of Rome, the Etruscans dominated much of central Italy. At the height of their power and prosperity during the 6th century BC, Etruscan influence penetrated south into the Bay of Naples and north into the Po valley. In their heartland of the Tuscan hills and seacoast mighty cities, Tarquinia, Cerveterii, Oriveto, Chiusi and others forged a league which dominated and traded with the other italic peoples, Greek colonists and Phoenician traders.

Their great cities are today either abandoned, or lost beneath the iconic medieval and renaissance towns of central Italy. But the great necropoleis, the veritable cities of the dead that the Etruscans laid out and full of monumental tumuli, house tombs and rock cut chamber tombs. Here is the source of the fantastic artefacts with which the wealthy surrounded themselves, Greek vases, Phoenician gold and glass, cunningly crafted terracotta’s, chariots and the cast bronze sculptures which were the Etruscan’s speciality.

Our guide lecturer introduces hilltop cities, spectacular finds and lavish painted tombs. This is a fascinating and alternative view of Classical Italy.

Tour highlights:

  • See the remarkable Banditaccia cemetery at Cerveteri, a true city of the dead
  • View the unique painted tombs of Tarquinia, the earliest fresco cycle in western art
  • Explore the dramatic medieval city of Orvieto – Etruscan Velzna – and its magnificent cathedral
  • Admire the incomparable collections of Etruscan artefacts in the Villa Giulia Museum in Rome

Today's Price
$3,005

Deposit: $750 Single supplement: $440

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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 truly remarkable.

Oliver Gilkes

Guide Lecturer

Oliver currently works for Andante Travels in the archaeology department, designing new tours all over the world.

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Simone Aquilina

Tour Manager

Simone has a Masters in International Relations from the University of Malta. With nearly 30 years work experience starting in tourism, then as a restauranteur followed by a few years in a EU/Maltese Government Project.

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Volterra's Roman theatre at sunset
Tour dates & prices

Included in your cost:

  • Expert Guide Lecturer
  • Professional Tour Manager
  • Local travel aboard a private air-conditioned coach
  • Meals as per the itinerary, wine and tea or coffee with dinner
  • Accommodation
  • 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
September 20 2020 AETR200920 September 20 2020 (Sunday) September 27 2020 (Sunday) Dr Eireann Marshall Jennie Robson $3,005
(ex. flights)
$1
$750
$440 Call for availability
October 25 2020 AETR201025 October 25 2020 (Sunday) November 1 2020 (Sunday) Prof. Tony King Michela O'Brien $3,005
(ex. flights)
$1
$750
$440 Call for availability
April 25 2021 AETR210425 April 25 2021 (Sunday) May 2 2021 (Sunday) Prof. Tony King $3,120
(ex. flights)
$149
$750
$480 $2,915
save $205
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September 19 2021 AETR210919 September 19 2021 (Sunday) September 26 2021 (Sunday) Dr Eireann Marshall $3,120
(ex. flights)
$149
$750
$515 $2,915
save $205
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