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ARCHAEOLOGY DURHAM HISTORY & ARCHAEOLOGY ITALY Step back in time at Chester's Roman fort The ancient ruins of Pompeii Roman Heritage of the North 4 nights HALF BOARD from £529^ Departing: July 15, 2019. Holiday code: AV117. Half board Three excursions with six visits Two archaeology talks Archaeology host and Saga host Welcome drink Porterage in your hotel Cancellation rights. l l l l l l Pompeii and Ancient Italy 7 nights HALF BOARD from £999^ Including optional travel insurance or a reduction of £20 if not required§ Departing: Oct 30 (£1049 £999 ), 2019. Holiday code: AV269 All breakfasts and dinners Five excursions and nine visits Archaeology host and Saga host Three talks in the hotel from an archaeology expert Optional travel insurance and additional cancellation rights, or a reduction if not required§ Return flights and transfers Porterage at your hotel l l l l l l l Explore the legacy of the Romans as you visit two important Roman forts close to Hadrian's Wall. You'll also visit museums where you can see collections of Roman and later artefacts, step forward in time on a tour of medieval Durham with its important Cathedral, and enjoy two talks from your expert host. Your Programme Chester's Roman Fort: The remains of this Roman cavalry fort include a bathhouse, gateways, and more, plus there's a Museum of Roman Finds with its collection of 11,000 objects. Segedunum Roman Fort: Extensively excavated, Segedunum guarded the eastern end of Hadrian's Wall, and has an interactive museum and viewing tower. Bowes Museum ­ archaeology gallery: The archaeology gallery of this museum has a collection ranging from prehistory to Roman and medieval. Great North Museum: The museum's galleries include a Hadrian's Wall Gallery, fossils, ancient Egypt and ethnographia. Jarrow Hall: Leave the Roman World behind briefly as you visit this recreated Anglo Saxon farm and village, with its associated museum relating to the Venerable Bede. Durham: Set off from your hotel for a guided walking tour of this famous medieval city, including a visit to the cathedral, regarded as one of Europe's finest buildings. Radisson Blu Hotel ­ Durham QQQQ: This modern 4-star hotel has views of the River Wear and Durham Castle. Amenities include a restaurant, bar, gym, sauna, indoor pool and spa (charges apply). 207 bedrooms. Discover Pompeii, Paestum and the fiery Phlegrean Fields during your archaeology-themed stay on the Sorrento coast Your programme Pompeii: Wander the streets of the city that was frozen in time by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79. Excavations of the enormous site started in 1748. Shops, temples and public buildings are still identifiable. Herculaneum and Villa Oplontis: Visit another perfectly preserved site, the town of Herculaneum, which was buried beneath 18 metres of hot mud. Also see the archaeological finds at Oplontis. National Archaeological Museum in Naples: View objects excavated from both sites for an insight into daily Roman life. Paestum: See the iconic remains of this 6th century BC Greek colony in southern Italy ­ the Doric temples, among the best preserved anywhere. Phlegrean Fields: The landscape here is dominated by volcanic activity with fumaroles and craters of steaming mud. See the Cave of Sybil, the Roman cistern, and nearby Pozzuoli with its amphitheatre. Grand Hotel Hermitage QQQQ This locally rated 4-star hotel is set on a hillside overlooking the Gulf of Naples and Mount Vesuvius. The hotel is just a 10-minute walk to nearby Sant'Agata and is decorated in traditional Italian style. Facilities include a restaurant, terrace, lounge, bar and outdoor pool. There are 69 air-conditioned rooms. SAVE £50 ^on Oct 30, 2019 departure when you book by Feb 15, 2019 Plus SAVE an additional £50 on advertised price when you book by Feb 28, 2019 Pompei and Ancient Italy. ^All prices are £s per person based on two people sharing, includes saving as advertised and are subject to availability. Flights from Gatwick to Naples with the scheduled services of British Airways. § A reduction of £20 applies if you do not need the optional travel insurance and additional cancellation rights. For single accommodation, to travel from a local airport or to take advantage of our flight upgrade deals (subject to availability and extra charges may apply) please visit or call for further details. See enclosed Essential Information. ^All prices are £s per person based on two people sharing and are subject to availability. Single rooms: (supplement per person, per night): £32. For the latest prices and offers, visit See enclosed Essential Information. 40 Please quote SPN34 Questions on an existing booking? Call FREE on 0800 300 600 or visit