8 days

From £2,750 £3,100

Activity Level:

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

Book Now

Your Departure date

Full Price
£3,100

Today's Price
£2,750 (including offers)

Saving
£350

Benefit from this limited time offer:

  • Save £350 if you pay your full balance today, just £2,750
Book your trip

The price above includes any applicable early booking discount and a pay in full discount, and applies only if you pay the full balance at time of booking.

Deposit: £500 Single supplement: £395

Includes flights

Enhance your experience

Whether you want to add extra nights on either side of your tour, you want to upgrade your flight or hotel room, or you are hoping to enjoy a door-to-door airport transfer, we can help.

To add special extras to your tour, call our Specialist Sales Executives to discuss your needs on 01722 713800.

Meet your Experts

Prof. Tony King

Andante Guide Lecturer

Professor Tony King is a lecturer in archaeology at the University of Winchester and a specialist in Roman archaeology. He has excavated widely in Britain and abroad, at sites that include Hayling Island, Meonstoke Roman Villa, Pompeii, Leptis Magna, and at Volubilis.

View full bio

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 supplement Offer Availability
18 September 2022 AETR220918 18 September 2022 (Sunday) 25 September 2022 (Sunday) Prof. Tony King £3,100
(inc. flights)
£500 £395 £2,750
save £350
Book your trip
2 April 2023 AETR230402 2 April 2023 (Sunday) 9 April 2023 (Sunday) Oliver Gilkes £3,175
(inc. flights)
£750 £395 £2,725
save £450
Book your trip
17 September 2023 AETR230917 17 September 2023 (Sunday) 24 September 2023 (Sunday) Prof. Tony King £3,175
(inc. flights)
£750 £395 £2,725
save £450
Book your trip
Tour Enquiries

I agree to my data being processed in accordance with the Andante Travels Privacy Policy

Newsletter