THE GRAND TOUR - POMPEII

A learning experience...

With the assistance of Academics from some of the best Universities of Europe, local experts and professional sailors we have designed our premium educational tour for small groups.

This is the first tour of the area of Pompeii that combines sailing classes with archaeology and humanities, in the name of refinement, fun and comfort.

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“SAILING & ARCHEALOGY TOUR”
A LEARNING EXPERIENCE FOR YOUNG PEOPLE

CREATED WITH CARE AND LOVE FOR THE UNIQUE

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In the 18th Century, the Grand Tour was obligatory for a young nobleman’s artistic, intellectual and sentimental education. 

The Bay of Napoli, enriched with great historical heritage, was undoubtedly on the checklist. 

The British noblemen were attracted by the marvellous Roman remains, the Baroque churches, the folklore and the world-renowned music and art colleges. 

We want to recreate the educational experience of the Grand Tour for the young people of our times.

With the assistance of Academics from some of the best Universities of Europe, local experts and professional sailors we have designed our premium educational tour for small groups.

This is the first tour of the area of Pompeii that combines sailing classes with archaeology and humanities, in the name of refinement, fun and comfort.

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THE GRAND TOUR OF POMPEII

Sailing and Archaeology around Pompeii following the steps of the 18th century travellers

WHAT TO EXPECT

Day one: Welcome to Sorrento

Welcome party! Start tasting the heavenly food of the region and meet your tutor

Day 2: Underwater Baiae

Board on your modern, comfortable sailing yacht and meet the crew. Dive into the depth of the sea in search for ancient mosaics and sculpture in the underwater villa of Emperor Claudius

Day 3: Ischia & Procida

Sail around the two volcanic island of Ischia and Procida. Learn the skills of a perfect sailor and enjoy a day of relaxation at sea

Day 4: Capri

Discover the retreat island of Emperor Tiberius, the second Emperor of Rome. Enter in the Blue Grotto, a natural wonder and once a private pool for the Emperor. Visit Villa San Michele, built by the Swedish doctor and Antiques collector Axel Munthe on the remains of one of the 12 imperial villas of Capri

 

Day 5: Amalfi

Visit the Cathedral of Saint Andrew, a gem of Byzantine-Arab-Norman Art. Learn about the mediaeval civilization of the Sea Republics and their connections with the Byzantine World

Day 6: Paestum

Explore the magnificent Greek temples of Hera, Poseidon and Athena and discover how Greek and Roman cultures coexisted and eventually merged. Sail and swim along the sandy beaches of Cilento

Day 7: Herculaneum

Say goodbye to your crew as the sailing part of your journey ends. Visit the ancient City of Herculaneum, the best-preserved archaeological site of the area

Day 8: Pompeii inside out

Spend the morning in the National Museum of Napoli and awe at the incredible mosaics and paintings from Pompeii and Herculaneum. Visit the ancient city of Pompeii and discover how common roman people lived at the time of the Flavii

Day 9: Roman Banquet

Enjoy our banquet prepared by our friends food historians at ArkeoGusto!

PRICES & PACKAGES

A JOURNEY THROUGH TIME

POWER, STATUS & CULTURE
FROM ANTIQUITY TO MODERNITY

10-14 years old accompanied by parents
10 days starting on the 1st of July 2022

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Led by Susannah Ashton Ph.D.
 

In the ‘Journey through Time’, you will be transported back through history by our expert in ancient literature and myth.

Together you will rediscover the stories buried within these ruins – of power and betrayals in the Roman empire, the poetry inspired by doomed romances, as well as thrilling encounters between humans and the gods. 
 

As intrepid travellers exploring these ruins for the first time, Susannah will be your guide through a fun and interactive exploration of the past. In addition to a premium education from our expert tutor, 

this tour will create space for your own imagination and creativity to thrive, leaving you with lasting memories from this historical adventure.

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15-19 years old
10 days starting on the 15th of July 2022

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Lead by Ralph Moore Ph.D.

In ‘Power, Status, & Culture from Antiquity to Modernity’ we will walk in the footsteps of the ancients and our 18th-19th century predecessors on the Grand Tour, examining what drew them to the Bay of Naples.

We consider questions such as:
 

Can looking at ancient art make you more ‘civilised’?

Why does the power wielded by Roman emperors and aristocrats cast such a long shadow over later history?

Does the worship of ancient Greek and Roman gods influence faith and religion today?

 

Come with us as we explore palaces, temples, the worlds of Classical statuary and mosaics, and even city streets long ago buried by history, and think about why we keep returning to this part of the world and its deep, vibrant past. 

In addition to education from our expert tutor, this tour will challenge you to examine your own worldview and perhaps lead you to make your own revelations about it.

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A JOURNEY THROUGH TIME

10-14 years old accompanied by parents

10 days starting on 2nd of July 2022

 

€8000

€7400

 Price for 2 people sharing a double room

 Double room for single use on request (from 6400€)

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 5 nights in selected hotels and villas

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 7 days and 4 nights on a luxurious catamaran

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 All breakfast, all lunches, and 5 dinners included

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 Guides, transfers and attraction tickets included

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Full insurance for liability at sea

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Flights to Italy (not included)

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General Health Insurance (not included) 

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First Transfer (Available on Request)

BOOK NOW!

Early bird sale valid until 15/03/2022.

Pay 50% now and 50% by June 16th 2022.

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POWER, STATUS AND CULTURE

15-19 years old – 10 days

€4300

€3900

 Price for 2 people sharing a double room

 Double room for single use on request (from 7000€)

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3 nights in a villa in Sorrento Peninsiula

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7 days and 6 nights on a comfortable 51 feet sailing boat

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 All meals

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Guides, transfers and attraction tickets included

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 Full insurance for liability at sea

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 Flights to Italy (not included)

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General Health Insurance (not included)

 

BOOK NOW!

Early bird sale valid until 03/15/2022.
Pay 50% now and 50% by July 1st 2022.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

In which language is this tour run?

The tour is fully run in English. Our tour leaders are native English speakers, making this experience a great opportunity for your kid to improve their English skills.

What is the model of the sailing boats?

For “A journey through time” you will board on a 42-feet Catamaran Bali 4.2, our top luxury choice. For “Power, status, & culture” we have chosen a 51-feet Bavaria, ideal for learning sailing skills. The boats and the crews are provided by our trusted partners at Sails & Experience.

Are the cabins all double?

Yes, all the cabins in our boats are double. In “Jouney Through Time” we sell only double rooms, ideally to be shared between a parent and a kid. In “Power, Status, & Culture” the guests will share their cabins. In any case will only allow guests of same sex to share a cabin, unless explicitly request otherwise, and with parents approval. On land we will always offer single beds when required.

How will you make sure that the experience is truly educational?

We take pride of our passion for culture and education. We have carefully selected brilliant researchers from top Academic institutions and designed with them an interactive learning program carefully adapted to the age groups. The educational journey will begin well in advance of your trip, through online lectures and resources. During the trip the guests will be always engaged with games, questions and activities.

I would like assistance for booking flights. Could you help me?

Yes. We can help booking your flights, including private flights.

I would like to spend more time travelling in Italy before or after the tour. Could you assist?

Yes! At Celeste we are proud designers of refined tours. Let us know your needs and we can arrange unique experiences and unforgettable holidays in the region and beyond. 

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