Cox and Kings Bay of Naples: Pompeii & Herculaneum
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Uncover the mysteries of the Bay of Naples, once one of the greatest centres of classical Graeco-Roman civilisation, with experts Dr Steve Kershaw or Stephen Nelson.
- International flights (and domestic flights if applicable
- UK departure and overseas airport tax
- Accommodation as described
- Selected meals: 6 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 1 dinner)
- Local transfers in an air-conditioned vehicle
- Fully escorted by an English-speaking guide throughout
- Entrance fees unless otherwise stated
- Visit the newly renovated houses at Pompeii
- Explore the Greek settlement at Paestum & Cumae
- Discover the Roman villas at Oplontis and Stabiae
- Local wine tasting in the countryside
Day 1 – Fly to Naples – Cava dei Tirreni
Fly from London (regional connections available) to Naples with British Airways. Enjoy a panoramic tour of Naples before an introductory lecture and welcome dinner. Stay at the Habita79 Hotel (or similar) for 6 nights.
Day 2 – Naples
Guided tour of Naples, including visits to the Monastero di Santa Chiara, Spaccanapoli and Cappella San Severo. In the afternoon, there will be some free time for independent exploring.
Day 3 - Naples
Visit Certosa di San Martino, then journey by funicular to Naples’ Pignasecca Market. After lunch, enjoy a tour of the city’s Duomo before returning to the hotel.
(Breakfast and lunch)
Day 4 – Baia – Cumae
Begin the day with a visit to Baia archaeological park, including the impressive castle. Continue to Cumae, home to the first ancient Greek settlement on the Italian mainland, to see remnants of Greek temples.
Day 5 – Pompeii – Oplontis
Visit Pompeii, highlights of which include the basilica, the Temple of Apollo and the oldest known Roman amphitheatre. Then continue on to nearby Oplointis, which was also buried during the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD.
Day 6 – Herculaneum – Naples
In the morning, tour Herculaneum, visiting the Casa d’Argo, seeing the extraordinary mosaic at Casa di Nettuno e Anfitrite and the public baths at Terme del Foro. Then head to Naples to visit the renowned archaeological museum. Enjoy wine tasting at a local estate before returning to the hotel.
Day 7 – Paestum – Fly to London
This morning, travel to Paestum to see its collection of Greek temples before transferring to Naples’ airport for your flight.
(Breakfast and lunch)
Habita79 Hotel & Spa, Pompeii
Habita79 lies just a stroll away from Pompeii’s renowned ruins. This modern hotel is housed within an imposing, early 20th-century Italianate building, but its interior is unabashedly contemporary. Facilities available to guests include a spa and fitness centre, two restaurants as well as a rooftop terrace affording views across Pompeii.
This tour is fully escorted throughout by the lecturer, as well as an experienced local guide where necessary.
This tour involves some long walks over uneven ground and therefore requires a good level of fitness.
Please note, prices listed are guide prices only and are based on 2 people sharing and don't include any additional supplements. Holiday prices are fluid and dynamic and may be changed at a moment's notice, prior to booking, at which point they are confirmed. Please call the team free on 0800 707 6229 for more departure dates available and a quote.
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