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Pompeii, Paestum & Herculaneum

8 Days from £999

The Amalfi Coast and Mount Vesuvius offer stunning backdrops as you explore a trio of exceptional archaeological sites.

Departure from: Mar 2018 - Oct 2018

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YOUR HOLIDAY INCLUDES

  • ​Return flights from Gatwick with British Airways
  • 7 nights half-board in a 4-star hotel
  • 14 meals: 7 breakfasts, 7 dinners
  • Travelsphere Tour Lecturer and Local Guide
  • Overseas transfers and other transportation
  • Porterage
  • Audio Guide
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Included holiday highlights

  • ​Pozzuoli's Roman remains, Solfatara and Cumae 
  • The ruins of Pompeii
  • Villa Poppaea at Oplontis and Herculaneum
  • Amalfi Coast drive to Paestum
  • Walk to the summit of Mount Vesuvius

Your Itinerary

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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.

DAY 2 Pozzuoli, Solfatara & 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 you'll move on to the unique landscape of the Solfatara volcanic crater. Once thought to be the entrance to hell, the bubbling and hissing you hear could be unnerving, but don't worry, the volcano is long dormant.
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.

DAY 3 Pompeii

Today is the day that you will explore the remarkable ruins of Pompeii, just a short journey away via the Circumvesuviana Railway. 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.

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 clifftop roads and through the lovely resorts of Positano and Ravello 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.

DAY 5 Oplontis & Herculaneum

Today your Tour Lecturer 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.

DAY 6 Capri

Today is free for you to spend at leisure. You could choose to explore Vico Equense at your own pace, or maybe soak up the sun by the pool or on the hotel's wisteria-covered terrace.
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.

DAY 7 Vesuvius & Naples

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.

DAY 8 Naples/UK

Today we'll transfer you to the airport for your flight back to the UK.


Accommodation

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.

HIDE ACCOMMODATION ITINERARY

Day 1 - 7 :

Hotel Aequa, Vico Equense
The Aequa Hotel is in the heart of the little cliff-top town of Vico Equense and enjoys wonderful views over the Bay of Naples towards Vesuvius. Hotel facilities include a restaurant, bar and a swimming pool. Bedrooms have private facilities, air-conditioning and a TV. Please note: Outdoor pools are typically open between May and September.


Dates and Prices

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SAT 03 MAR 18

London (Gatwick)

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£999

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British Airways

Saturday 03 March 2018

Departs

06:20 London (Gatwick)

Arrives

10:00 Naples (Capodichino)

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British Airways

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British Airways - BA

Saturday 10 March 2018

Departs

10:50 Naples (Capodichino)

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12:50 London (Gatwick)

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British Airways

SAT 21 APR 18

Liverpool (John Lennon)

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£1,378

£1,328

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Easyjet

Saturday 21 April 2018

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06:20 Liverpool (John Lennon)

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10:15 Naples (Capodichino)

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Saturday 28 April 2018

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10:50 Naples (Capodichino)

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12:55 Liverpool (John Lennon)

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SAT 21 APR 18

London (Gatwick)

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£1,279

£1,229

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Saturday 21 April 2018

Departs

06:40 London (Gatwick)

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10:25 Naples (Capodichino)

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Saturday 28 April 2018

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11:10 Naples (Capodichino)

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13:00 London (Gatwick)

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SAT 19 MAY 18

Liverpool (John Lennon)

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£1,378

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Saturday 19 May 2018

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10:15 Naples (Capodichino)

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Saturday 26 May 2018

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10:50 Naples (Capodichino)

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12:55 Liverpool (John Lennon)

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SAT 19 MAY 18

London (Gatwick)

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£1,329

£1,279

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British Airways

Saturday 19 May 2018

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06:40 London (Gatwick)

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10:25 Naples (Capodichino)

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Saturday 26 May 2018

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11:10 Naples (Capodichino)

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13:00 London (Gatwick)

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SAT 26 MAY 18

Liverpool (John Lennon)

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Saturday 26 May 2018

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Saturday 02 June 2018

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SAT 26 MAY 18

London (Gatwick)

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£1,279

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Saturday 26 May 2018

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10:15 Naples (Capodichino)

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Saturday 02 June 2018

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11:10 Naples (Capodichino)

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12:50 London (Gatwick)

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SAT 09 JUN 18

Liverpool (John Lennon)

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£1,428

£1,378

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Saturday 09 June 2018

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06:20 Liverpool (John Lennon)

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Saturday 16 June 2018

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SAT 09 JUN 18

London (Gatwick)

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£1,279

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Saturday 09 June 2018

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06:40 London (Gatwick)

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10:25 Naples (Capodichino)

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Saturday 16 June 2018

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Saturday 16 June 2018

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Saturday 23 June 2018

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SAT 16 JUN 18

London (Gatwick)

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Saturday 16 June 2018

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Saturday 23 June 2018

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SAT 08 SEP 18

Liverpool (John Lennon)

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Saturday 08 September 2018

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Saturday 15 September 2018

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London (Gatwick)

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Saturday 08 September 2018

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10:15 Naples (Capodichino)

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Saturday 15 September 2018

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Liverpool (John Lennon)

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Saturday 15 September 2018

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10:15 Naples (Capodichino)

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Saturday 22 September 2018

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London (Gatwick)

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Saturday 15 September 2018

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06:40 London (Gatwick)

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10:15 Naples (Capodichino)

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Saturday 22 September 2018

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SAT 06 OCT 18

Liverpool (John Lennon)

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Saturday 06 October 2018

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Saturday 13 October 2018

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SAT 06 OCT 18

London (Gatwick)

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£1,129

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Saturday 06 October 2018

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06:40 London (Gatwick)

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10:15 Naples (Capodichino)

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British Airways

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Saturday 13 October 2018

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11:10 Naples (Capodichino)

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12:50 London (Gatwick)

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SAT 13 OCT 18

Liverpool (John Lennon)

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£1,278

£1,228

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Saturday 13 October 2018

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06:20 Liverpool (John Lennon)

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10:15 Naples (Capodichino)

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Easyjet - EZY

Saturday 20 October 2018

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10:50 Naples (Capodichino)

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12:55 Liverpool (John Lennon)

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Easyjet

SAT 13 OCT 18

London (Gatwick)

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£1,179

£1,129

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British Airways

Saturday 13 October 2018

Departs

06:40 London (Gatwick)

Arrives

10:15 Naples (Capodichino)

Operated by

British Airways

Inbound
British Airways - BA

Saturday 20 October 2018

Departs

11:10 Naples (Capodichino)

Arrives

12:50 London (Gatwick)

Operated by

British Airways

Optional Excursions

Experience even more of your destination by adding one or more optional excursions to your holiday before you set off. Right now is the perfect opportunity to do that – with everything booked and paid for you’ll have even more to get excited about and all you’ll need to think about while you’re away is having a great time.

By the way - look out for ‘Optional Excursion Packages’. For some holidays we’ve grouped a selection of excursions into a package which means you can make a saving when you book in advance.

Prices shown may vary according to departure date and are subject to change.  The full range of excursions will be detailed in your holiday information pack, sent approximately 15 weeks prior to departure.

Capri and Anacapri

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

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Add-on

Take the opportunity to maximise your travel experience and extend your holiday with an add-on. The number of days shown is inclusive of the main tour and the price shown is in addition to the cost of the main tour:

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

Extend your holiday to 12 days from £630

May 2018 - Sep 2018 Departures

Why not extend your holiday with a 4-night stay on the delightful island of Ischia. Located at the northern end of the Bay of Naples, Ischia is truly beautiful, boasting volcanic thermal spas, glorious beaches and delicious cuisine. You will stay at the 4-star Hermitage Hotel on a half-board basis, with amenities including a swimming pool and a restaurant. The hotel is located in Ischia Porto, the older district of the main town, close to Aragon Castle. Throughout your holiday, there will be plenty of time to relax on one of several beaches or by the pool, or you could enjoy a spot of shopping in the local shops. A Tour Manager will not accompany you on this add-on.

Local Knowledge

We asked some of our Tour Managers to sum up what they really love about this tour. Here's what they said:

Favourite Moments

The charming rural location of Paestum only adds to the pleasure of a visit to the three magnificent Greek temples.