Rome Archaeology and Classical Studies
7 days/6 nights from only £655pp
This tour tells the story of Rome’s tumultuous history through an in-depth exploration of its ancient remains and provides a fascinating insight into everyday life in the Roman Empire, with a tour of Pompeii and Herculaneum. Your students cannot help but be inspired by the craftsmanship and construction, along with the sheer scale of remains to explore.
Day 1, Flight to Rome. Your Hellene Rep will meet you on arrival and accompany you to your accommodation in Rome. Evening meal in the hotel.
Day 2, Full day in Rome – spend the day casting a critical eye over Augustus’ claims “I found Rome a city of bricks and left it a city of marble” visiting Imperial Forum and Palatine Hill – check into the Flavian Dynasty briefly at the Colosseum and then onto Theatre of Marcellus – finish the day with a quick stop at the Trevi Fountain to ensure your return to Rome! Evening meal in local Trattoria.
Day 3, A trip to Rome is not complete without a visit to the Vatican City – Museums – Sistine Chapel and Basicila. Stop by the Mouth of True and Temple of Vesta en route and wander through magical district of Trastavere in the early evening on your return. Evening Meal in local Trattoria.
Day 4, Transfer to Sorrento by coach stopping at the once bustling port of Ostia Antica en route Onwards to the summit of Mount Vesuvius where the views of Capri and Ischica are unrivalled (on a clear day). Arrive in Sorrento through the Roman Monumental arch underpinned suitably on Greek foundations.
Day 5, Step back into AD 79 on a full day excursion to Pompeii revisit the city as it was preserved buried in layers of ash and lava
Day 6, A trip to Herculaneum will allow you to draw comparisons with Pompeii. Witness the sympathetically excavated site preserving the once affluent town and then onto Villa at Oplontis.
Day 7, Transfer to the Airport via Naples Archaeological Museum housing many artefacts from Pompeii and Herculaneum all under the same roof! Return to the UK
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✓ Return scheduled flights
✓ Accommodation on a half board basis
✓ Multi-bedded rooms for students
✓ Single/twin rooms for leaders
✓ Free itinerary planning and visits booking service
✓ Comprehensive travel pack
✓ 1:10 leader place ratio