Holiday Itinerary Pompeii, Paestum and Herculaneum

Day 1 - UK/Naples

After your flight to Naples we'll transfer you to the pretty town of Vico Equense, on the Sorrento Peninsula. Your hotel is in the heart of the town and offers lovely views over the Bay of Naples towards Mount Vesuvius. Your Tour Lecturer will be on hand throughout your holiday to help you discover the archaeological treasures of this beautiful part of Italy. (D)

Day 2 - Pozzuoli, Baia & Cumae

A day of contrasts awaits you on an included tour, which begins at Pozzuoli. Here you can follow in the footsteps of gladiators as you wander the maze of underground tunnels beneath its well-preserved Roman amphitheatre. In its heyday, this arena held crowds of up to 20,000 people. Next stop is Baia for a visit at the the Archaeological Park of Terme Romane​. Your final stop is Cumae, where only ruins remain of the Greek temples that once stood here. The Cave of Sibyl and the Temple of Jupiter are incredible sights nonetheless. (B,D)

Day 3 - Pompeii

Today is the day that you will explore the remarkable ruins of Pompeii. As you wander its streets, you'll understand what life was like here before Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD smothering it and its inhabitants in hot ash. On your full-day tour, you'll see many of Pompeii’s best sights, including villas decorated with frescoes, colourful mosaics, Roman baths, an impressive amphitheatre and more. (B,D)

Day 4 - Amalfi & Paestum

Before you reach historic Paestum today, a treat is in store in the shape of the beautiful Amalfi Coast. You'll travel along twisting cliff-top roads with views of the lovely resort of Positano to reach your destination. At your journey's end you'll discover three magnificent Doric temples. It's incredible to think that 2,500 years after they were built, the temples of Ceres, Neptune and Hera are still standing relatively intact. There's time too to step inside the museum here, which houses fascinating artefacts. (B, D)

Day 5 - Oplontis and Herculaneum

Today, your Local Guide will host a further day of exploration. Villa Poppaea at Oplontis was so well preserved by the ash from Mount Vesuvius' eruption that the Roman art inside almost looks freshly painted. Nearby, we'll head to Herculaneum, which was also buried by the same eruption. It's actually better preserved than Pompeii, and your Tour Lecturer will talk you through its highlights and outline the lives of its well-heeled former residents. (B, D)

Day 6 - Vico Equense - at Leisure

Today is free for you to spend at leisure. You could choose to explore Vico Equense at your own pace, or take the train to Sorrento. Alternatively, join our full-day optional excursion to the glamorous island of Capri, which is reached via a short boat trip. As you explore independently you'll soon see why so many have been charmed by its beauty over time, from Roman Emperors and poets to movie stars and artists. You could choose to take a stroll around the village of Capri and perhaps hop into one of the open-top taxis for a journey along winding streets to Anacapri. Here you can visit Villa San Michele, the former home of celebrated doctor and philanthropist Axel Munthe, which is surrounded by fragrant gardens. (B, D)

Day 7 - Vico Equense - at Leisure

You've seen Vesuvius from a distance and learned all about its immense power but today you can actually walk to its summit. Towering almost 1,300 metres above the Bay of Naples, this is mainland Europe's only active volcano and the views you'll experience will take your breath away.Next, join your Tour Lecturer on a visit to the Museum of National Antiquities in Naples, where many of the relics discovered at Pompeii are displayed. (B, D)

Day 8 - Naples/UK

Today you’ll transfer to the airport for your return flight back to the UK. (B)

Meals Included: B = Breakfast. L = Lunch. D = Dinner

Departure dates and prices 2020/21 Pompeii, Paestum and Herculaneum

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Departure Dates & Airport
Prices from Departure Dates & Airport Prices from
12 Sep 2020 Gatwick
£1399 4 May 2021 Stansted, Luton
£1338
12 Sep 2020 Stansted, Liverpool
£1528 4 May 2021 Bristol £1308
26 Sep 2020 Gatwick £1349 1 Jun 2021 Gatwick £1299
26 Sep 2020 Stansted, Liverpool £1478 1 Jun 2021 Stansted
£1428
3 Oct 2020 Gatwick £1299 1 June 2021 Bristol £1398
3 Oct 2020 Stansted £1428 7 Sep 2021 Gatwick £1249
3 Oct 2020 Liverpool £1398 7 Sep 2021 Stansted
£1378
16 Nov 2020 Gatwick £1109 7 Sep 2021 Bristol £1158
16 Nov 2020 Luton, Stansted
£1238 21 Sep 2021 Gatwick £1349
16 Nov 2020 Liverpool
£1208 21 Sep 2021 Stansted
£1478
23 Mar 2021 Gatwick £1079 21 Sep 2021 Bristol £1448
20 April 2021 Gatwick £1099 5 Oct 2021 Gatwick £1249
20 Apr 2021 Stansted
£1228 5 Oct 2021 Stansted £1378
20 Apr 20210 Bristol
£1198 5 Oct 2021 Bristol £1348
4 May 2021 Gatwick £1209

The holiday price may be subject to change and will be confirmed at the time of booking.  Airlines used and flight times are subject to change and will be confirmed in your final documents.  Alternative dates may be available but not yet guaranteed, call for details. Prices are based on twin occupancy of a double or twin bedded room. Single occupancy supplements will apply. Travelsphere have made every effort to ensure the accuracy of the hotel images provided on this website and images of room types displayed may vary to those offered on your tour. Therefore due to the possibility of inadvertent errors we do not guarantee their accuracy. Hotels, airlines used and flight times are subject to change and will be confirmed in your final documents. All holidays subject to Travelsphere Terms & Conditions. Please check tour details with the operator at time of booking as Cennet Ltd cannot be held responsible for any errors showing on it’s website

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Pompeii, Paestum and Herculaneum

2020 Holidays by Air 8 Days 2020/21

Prices from £1079

The Amalfi Coast and Mount Vesuvius offer stunning backdrops as you explore seven exceptional archaeological sites. From your base in the pretty town of Vico Equense, you'll begin your discoveries in Pozzuoli. At its well-preserved Roman amphitheatre you can follow in the footsteps of the gladiators who would do bloody battle here. You'll then experience the archaeological park of Baia and take in the incredible ruins at Cumae. The doomed city of Pompeii then offers remarkable sightseeing as you stroll down its incredibly preserved streets before you journey along the stunning Amalfi Coast. Uncover the three magnificent Doric temples at Paestum and the historic Villa Poppaea at Oplontis, where the Roman art you'll see looks as good as new! Next is the site of Herculaneum, which was also buried in ash by Mount Vesuvius's 79 AD eruption, and you've options to walk to the volcano's summit and visit the chic island of Capri.

Pompeii, Paestum & Herculaneum

What's Included

  • Return flights from Gatwick with British Airways
  • 7 nights half-board in a 4-star hotel
  • 14 meals: 7 breakfasts, 7 dinners and welcome drink
  • Travelsphere Tour Lecturer and Specialist Local Guide
  • Overseas transfers, other transportation and porterage
  • Audio Guide

More flight choices are available, see price panel for details. Supplements may apply

Holiday Highlights

  • Pozzuoli's Roman remains, Baia and Cumae 
  • The ruins of Pompeii 
  • Villa Poppaea at Oplontis and Herculaneum 
  • Amalfi and Amalfi Coast drive 
  • Paestum temples 
  • Enjoy a candlelit dinner on the hotel's wisteria-shaded terrace (May - Oct) 
  • Pizza night at a local Pizzeria ​

Optional Excursions

Experience even more of your destination by adding one or more optional experiences to your holiday before you set off. Take a look below at the extra trips you can enjoy on this tour.

Italy - Sorrento - The exclusive island of Capri from £90

You’ll sail to the enchanting island of Capri, which has been the haunt of the international jet set for many decades. It’s also charmed a Roman emperor or two in its time, and you can still see the ruins of Tiberius’ magnificent Villa Jovis and admire the views from the cliffs over which he is said to have thrown his enemies!

There will be a local guide to show you some of the sights and you will also have free time. You might like to visit the wonderful Gardens of Augustus where you’ll find colourful terraces filled with flowers. In Anacapri you can visit the Villa San Michele, former home of celebrated doctor and philanthropist Axel Munthe, or take the chairlift to the highest point of the island.

(Entrance costs payable locally).

Full Day – Moderate Walking - Highly Recommended

Pompeii, Paestum & Herculaneum with Island of Ischia Add-on

Extend to 12 days from £599.00 Departures from: May 2021 - Sep 2021

Accommodation

Day 1 - 7 Hotel Villa Romana

Hotel Villa Romana is a 4- star family run hotel situated on the stunning Amalfi Coast. Located in the small town of Minori which is home to narrow streets, townhouses, bars, cafes and a sea front promenade. Just 200m from the beach and in the heart of the Amalfi Coast, it is great for relaxing and exploring.

As is in the name, it was formerly an ancient Roman Villa, and this is evident through the classic style and comfort of the hotel. They serve delicious Mediterranean cuisine with seasonal and local produce.

Hotel facilities include; swimming pool, American bar, restaurant amd free Wifi throughout the hotel. Bedrooms are classically furnished and equipped with; direct dial telephone, TV mini-bar, air conditioning, hairdryer and safe.

Hotel Amenities

  • Pool (usually open May to October)
  • Sunbathing terrace
  • Restaurant/Bar
  • American pool bar
  • Free wi-fi

Room Amenities

  • Direct dial telephone
  • Satellite colour TV
  • Mini-bar
  • Air conditioning
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe


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