Ravenna & Aquileia

8 days

From £2,495

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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 01722 713800, who are ready to help.

Summary

In AD 402 the Roman Imperial court fled from Rome to Ravenna, and for a period this was the political centre of what remained of the Western Empire. The result? An astonishing flowering of art and architecture created in the dying days of the Empire. To this day, the city’s numerous churches and palaces remain resplendent with shimmering mosaics.

We begin in Aquileia, a great city of the Roman Empire, which played host to emperors and archbishops. We continue to Ravenna, one of the must-see archaeological cities, where we marvel at the artistry and explore the stories behind the glittering tiles.

Tour highlights:

  • Special access to the mausoleum of Galla Placidia
  • Visit the mediaeval monastery at Pomposa, with its 14th century frescoes
  • Marvel at the extraordinary Tempietto Longobardo, a unique Lombard chapel
  • Admire the 4th century mosaic floor of the Basilica of Santa Maria Assunta in Aquileia

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Your Departure date

Today's Price
£2,495

Deposit: £500 Single supplement: £320

Includes flights

Keeping you safe on your next tour

  • FREE 'Travel Safe' kits for every traveller
  • COVID-19 insurance
  • 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

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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Leonie Loudon

Tour Manager

Leonie Loudon is a very experienced tour manager and lived in Italy for six years working as an English teacher and travel copywriter.

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Aquileia, Italy
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. Availability
2 November 2020 ARAV201102 2 November 2020 (Monday) 9 November 2020 (Monday) Oliver Gilkes Leonie Loudon £2,495
(inc. flights)
£500 £320

Postponed

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10 May 2021 ARAV210510 10 May 2021 (Monday) 17 May 2021 (Monday) Dr Eireann Marshall £2,545
(inc. flights)
£99
£500
£425 Book Now
1 November 2021 ARAV211101 1 November 2021 (Monday) 8 November 2021 (Monday) Oliver Gilkes £2,345
(inc. flights)
£99
£500
£315 Book Now
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