The Archeological Sites of Naples

Spend the week visiting infamous Pompeii and lesser known Herculaneum, the Ancient Greek site of Paestum, mighty Vesuvius & relax on the beautiful island of Capri

 

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Day 1: Arrival

Upon arrival into Naples International Airport you will be met and transferred by your English-speaking tour manager to the Grand Hotel Moon Valley, Vico Equense, where you will stay for the whole week.

The 4-star Grand Hotel Moon Valley has elegant, comfortable rooms with modern amenities such as TV and air-conditioning. There is also a roof-terrace with a large pool offering exceptional views over the coastline and Vesuvius. The tastefully decorated restaurant offers a diverse range of quality European and Italian dishes, as well as offering an excellent continental breakfast.

 

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Day 2 & 3: Guided tour of Pompeii & Capri

After breakfast you will be taken to Pompeii, where you will enjoy a 6-hour guided tour of the archeological site. After the tour you will return to the hotel to spend the evening at leisure, with dinner provided in the hotel restaurant.

After breakfast the next day you will be transferred to Sorrento to take the ferry to the island of Capri. On the island you will be able to visit the Certosa di San Giacomo, a beautiful, secluded medieval monastery, as well as a number of other historical sites, such as the Castello Barbarossa and the Roman Villa Damecuta. The island is also exceptionally beautiful and enjoyable to wander at leisure. You will return in the late afternoon for dinner at the hotel.

 

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Day 4 & 5: Guided tour of Paestum & a day at leisure

After a morning at leisure you will be transferred to the ancient Greek archaeological site of Paestum, where you will enjoy a 3-hours guided tour of the remains of the ancient city, enjoying panoramic views of the Amalfi Coast en-route. Afterwards you will return to the hotel for dinner.

The next morning you will have the entire day at leisure to wander around town, go to the beach or just relax at the hotel. Activities can be organised prior to departure if required.

 

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Day 6 & 7: Guided Tour of Vesuvius and Herculaneum & guided tour of Naples

After breakfast you will depart for Vesuvius and the exceptionally well preserved town of Herculaneum, which provides a fascinating insight into the lavish lives of wealthy Romans. After the 6-hour tour, you will return to the hotel for dinner.

After breakfast you will depart on a full-day excursion to Naples and the archeological site of Oplontis, which was also preserved by the eruption of Vesuvius. In Naples you will have a few hours to wander around the city centre and to visit the National Archaeological Museum. This will be followed by a 6-hour guided tour of Oplontis before returning to the hotel in the evening for dinner.

The next morning you will be transferred to the airport for your return flight home.

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