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Archaeological Wonders of Ancient Rome

9 days,Rome to Naples

Exploring ancient Roman ruins, Discovering delicious Italian foods during a cooking class in Rome, Pondering ash-covered Pompeii under the shadow of Mt Vesuvius, Learning how limoncello is made before sneaking a taste, Walking the Amalfi coast and the island of Capri and feeling connected to all of Italy.


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On this compact, 1-week tour, all roads lead to Rome—ancient Rome, that is (ok ok, so they lead to Naples in this case...). Feel engaged by ancient history and living Italian culture as you make your way between Rome, Sorrento and Naples. You’ll explore the Forum and Colosseum and tour Pompeii and visit Mt Vesuvius. Connect with contemporary Italy with a cooking class, agriturismo lunch and a visit to a limoncello producer. With so much included and an expert guide to make sense of it all, you’ll swear you can hear the ancients whispering in your ear.

What's Included

  • Welcome gift - Explore ancient Rome including visits to the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill - Enjoy a cooking demonstration with dinner - Train excursion to Ostia Antica ruins - Guided tour of Pompeii and visit Mt
  • Vesuvius - Visit the Temples of Paestum - Visit a local Limoncello producer for a demonstration and tasting - Excursion to the Amalfi Coast for walks and visits to villages - Country lunch at a local agriturismo - Excursion to the island of Capri with orientation walk and visit the Imperial Villa jobis - Naples city walk with a lunch of traditional pizza and visit to the National Archaeological Museum
  • 8 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 1 Dinner. (Allow EUR300-450 for meals not included.)
  • Train, private minivan, walking, ferry, boat
  • Discovery Adventures guide, local guide.
  • Small group experience; Max 16, avg 12
  • Comfort hotels (8 nts)