On this trip, delve into Italian history, archeological treasures and its stunning coastline. Learn all the insights on Pompeii, once buried by Mount Vesuvius eruption, Herculaneum, Capri Island and Sorrento.
Bay of Naples
- 4 days
- Approx. 2 hrs
- Mount Vesuvius
- Capri Island
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This sample itinerary is offered as a guideline. The trip focus, length and itinerary/activities can be tailored to meet your learning objectives.
Day 1 - Fly to Naples, Guided Walking Tour of Naples, Transfer to Sorrento
Arrive in Naples and transfer by coach to the centre. Meet your local guide for an introductory guided walking tour of Naples's main sights, including Piazza del Gesu, Santa Chiara Monumental Complex, Naples Cathedral, San Severo Chapel and walk down Spaccanapoli Street.
After exploring Naples, you will be transferred by coach to Sorrento and check in at your accommodation.
In the evening, enjoy an authentic Italian dinner and then we suggest you take a leisurely stroll down Corso Italia and Via San Cesareo.
Day 2 - Mount Vesuvius Crater Visit and Pompeii Guided Tour
This morning, you will visit Mount Vesuvius, among the most well-known volcanos in the world, which destroyed Pompeii and Herculaneum with its eruption in A.D. 79. Mount Vesuvius is considered to be one of the most dangerous volcanoes on Earth because of its proximity to Naples and the surrounding towns on the nearby slopes. Historically, Mount Vesuvius has had approximately a 20-year eruption cycle, however the last serious eruption was in 1944.
In the afternoon, we will take you on a guided tour of Pompeii, a fascinating journey back to the Roman Empire. Pompeii was buried so quickly by volcanic ash, that consequently the site is a well-preserved snapshot of life in a Roman city. Some of the highlights your guide will show you in Pompeii are: the theatre, the rich domus, the Forum, the thermal baths, the Gladiators’ Gym, the fountains, the mills, and more.
Day 3 - Capri Day Trip
Today embark on a speedboat from Sorrento to Capri for a full-day sightseeing. You will enjoy the blue waters of Italy's Tyrrhenian Sea and experience Capri's extraordinary Faraglioni rocks, cliffs and crags on a boat trip around the island.
We will take you on a scenic funicular ride from the harbour to Capri Town. You will have some free time to grab lunch before going on a guided tour of the village including a visit to the Gardens of Augustus, one of the most charming sites on the island of Capri. Aside from the stunning floral gardens, you will find some of the most breathtaking views in Italy. You will be able to spot the Faraglioni rocks as well as Via Krupp with the beaches of Marina Piccola in the distance.
In the evening, return to Sorrento by boat, enjoy some free time before dinner.
Day 4 - Herculaneum Guided Tour, Fly Home
After breakfast and check out, we will take you on a guided tour of the Archeological Site of Herculaneum, the world's best preserved Roman city. Discover valuable insights into the life of Roman citizens, explore the ruins of the ancient Herculaneum as it was nearly two millennia ago.
Later on, head to the airport for your flight home.
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We'll source the best available flights based on your school's location
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Knowledgeable TCBC guide ready to bring your walking tours to life
Detailed itinerary, with all entrance fees included, no hidden costs
Return flights, 1 piece of hold luggage per person, airport taxes and security charges and ATOL Protection Contribution
Airport transfers upon arrival and departure with your local TCBC guide. We can also arrange your UK airport transfers if you wish
Experienced local TCBC guide in Naples for your included tours
Coach, fitted with seat belts, for your included tours
3 nights' hostel accommodation, with multi rooms for students and single rooms for teachers
Breakfasts and dinners daily at hostel, but we can arrange meals in local restaurants if preferred
Naples Historical Centre guided tour, Vesuvius visit and crater guided tour, Pompeii guided tour, Capri day trip (by speed boat), Herculaneum guided tour
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The normal free staff place ratio is 1:10 but this is flexible and we'll work to whichever ratio you require
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Please check at school to ensure you are covered by an adequate travel insurance policy which we will need to see a copy of. We can help you source cover if you need
We generally don't include lunches unless requested. We prefer to let the students explore the local options and choose for themselves
If you feel you have received excellent service, then our local guides and drivers will appreciate being tipped. Guidelines will be outlined in your quote
Event availability isn't usually known at the time of booking. We will inform you of options and ticket prices closer to departure
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