8 days

From £2,595

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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 fresçoes
  • Examine the newly opened Regio V in Pompeii

Today's Price

Deposit: £500

Includes flights

Keeping you safe on your next tour

  • FREE 'Travel Safe' kits for every traveller
  • 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 training for tour staff
  • Constant monitoring and post-tour tracing
Meet your Experts

John Shepherd

Andante Guide Lecturer

A specialist in the study of ancient glass, John has worked extensively in the field in Europe as an archaeologist, including France, Italy and Bulgaria.

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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
14 March 2022 ARBN220314 14 March 2022 (Monday) 21 March 2022 (Monday) John Shepherd £2,595
(inc. flights)
£500 £0 Call for availability
25 April 2022 ARBN220425 25 April 2022 (Monday) 2 May 2022 (Monday) Tony Wilmott £2,675
(inc. flights)
£500 £0 Book your trip
14 November 2022 ARBN221114 14 November 2022 (Monday) 21 November 2022 (Monday) John Shepherd £2,595
(inc. flights)
£500 £0 Book your trip
6 March 2023 ARBN230306 6 March 2023 (Monday) 13 March 2023 (Monday) John Shepherd £2,595
(inc. flights)
£500 £0 Book your trip
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