Classics School Trips to Bay of Naples and Sicily, Italy
This two-centre tour is invaluable for classics students covering this period and gives them a unique classical experience they will never forget. Your students will see the scale of Greek architecture in the Valley of the Temples, giving them an insight into the day-to-day life of Romans at Pompeii, topped off with the exciting overnight cruise to Sicily. The cruise is an opportunity for your group to travel the sea where Odysseus, Aeneas and Hannibal ventured through the Straits of Messina, crossing between the eastern tip of Sicily and the southernmost tip of mainland Italy where spectacular panoramic views of the Sicilian and Calabrian coastline can be enjoyed!
How does a two-centre tour work?
Your bespoke itinerary will include the appropriate balance of educational visits and leisure excursions to fill your chosen duration and meet your aims and objectives. Your dedicated school Trip Coordinator will offer advice and recommendations with the sole aim of creating the perfect itinerary for your group. But just to get you inspired, we have outlined an itinerary created for one of our clients.
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Sicily Fact File
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The Bay of Naples Fact File
Naples Capodichino Airport and Rome Ciampino and Fuimicino
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Bay of Naples and Sicily Classics Recommended Visits
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Bay of Naples and Sicily Sample Itineraries
Your bespoke itinerary will include the appropriate balance of educational visits and leisure excursions to fill your chosen duration and meet your aims and objectives. Your dedicated School Tour Coordinator will offer advice and recommendations with the sole aim of creating the perfect itinerary for your group. But just to get you inspired, we have outlined the itineraries created for one of our clients below.
Overview of visits: Herculaneum, Mount Vesuvius, Pompeii, Amalfi Drive, Positano, Emerald Grotto, Amalfi, Ravello, overnight ferry to Sicily, Alcantara River Gorge, Mount Etna.
After arriving at Naples airport, the group wasted no time and went straight to their first stop of the day at Herculaneum. Students saw perfectly preserved furniture, ornaments and wooden objects that gave them a real insight into city life in Roman Italy. They then continued to the Bay of Naples where they settled into their hotel and had their evening meal.View the full day-by-day itinerary
The morning was spent on a visit to Mount Vesuvius where an Alpine Guide gave the group a brief introduction to the geography and history of the volcano at the summit amidst spectacular views over the landscape below. This was followed by an afternoon visit to Pompeii. Here the group wandered through the cobbled streets and saw where chariots had made ruts in the road, saw ancient Roman graffiti and got an idea about Roman town planning. The group also saw the famous casts of the Pompeians who didn’t manage to escape from the famous eruption.
After an early breakfast the group departed by coach for the Amalfi Drive stopping at the slopes above Positano, the Emerald Grotto, Amalfi and Ravello taking in the spectacular scenery and panoramic views. Arriving back in Pompeii, the students had pizza in a local restaurant before taking an overnight cruise to Sicily.
Arriving in Sicily, their first stop was the Alcantara River Gorge where they saw a geographical gem with its dark grey columnar basalt walls and, the nearby Mojo volcanic crater before spending the afternoon exploring the lovely town of Taormina.
Departing for Mount Etna, the highest and most active volcano in Europe, the group took the cable car and 4×4 coach up to the summit. Here they were met by an Apline Guide who guided them around a crater, showing them just how powerful this volcano is!
The group checked out of their hotel and made their way back to the UK.
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