Explore Pompeii, Herculaneum and Classical Campania with Andante Travels — the archaeology expert
National Geographic Traveller and Andante Travels have teamed up to offer you and a guest the opportunity to win a fascinating seven-night trip to Pompeii, Herculaneum and Classical Campania.
Nowhere in the world can give a deeper insight into Roman life than the dramatic seaside towns of Pompeii and Herculaneum. Before the eruption of Vesuvius, these were thriving, lively seaside towns — the Brighton and Hove of the ancient world. Bars, shops and brothels did a roaring trade and Pompeii was well-equipped to entertain the passing traveller, with an amphitheatre, baths and theatres. All this came to an abrupt halt in AD79, when Vesuvius — assumed to be extinct — erupted with cataclysmic force. Today, the sites of the Bay of Naples confront the modern visitor with a vivid, haunting immediacy like nothing else in the ancient world.
Led by expert guides, all specialists in Roman archaeology or ancient history, Andante Travels tours explore and bring to life the perfectly preserved Roman towns in all their dramatic detail, caught forever at the moment of disaster. This year Andante Travels is also offering the opportunity to visit newly opened villas and buildings at the archaeological site of Pompeii, which have been closed off to the public in the past. Here, you can truly lose yourself in the past, walking the ancient streets in the footsteps of gladiators, slaves, senators and citizens.
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The winner and guest will both win an Andante Travels eight-day tour to Pompeii, Herculaneum and Classical Campania, worth £1,850 each. This includes flights, local travel, hotel accommodation, most meals, entry to all sites, field notes and expert guides. All tours are led by an expert guide lecturer and accompanied by a tour manager.
For details of all Andante tours in 2015, visit andantetravels.com
Competition closes at 23:59GMT on 15 May 2015
Competition is already closed.