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Reader Holidays - Pompeii and Herculaneum from Mid Devon Star
Departing June - September 2013
*Price shown: 14 Jul 2013 - IPH
Treasures of the Roman Empire
In AD79 Pompeii and Herculaneum were buried by the volcanic eruption of Mount Vesuvius and preserved under the ash for nearly 1,700 years. Don't miss this rare opportunity to see over 250 fascinating objects from the ill-fated cities in a major new exhibition, which opens in March 2013 for a limited period, at London's British Museum.
What The Price Includes
- Return coach travel from your local area
- One night's bed and continental breakfast in a comfortable hotel in the Greater London area
- Admission to the 'Life and Death in Pompeii and Herculaneum' exhibition at the British Museum
- Shopping and sightseeing in London
- The services of a Newmarket Tour Manager
- Government taxes and service charges
Single rooms are available for a supplement
Leaving the local area in the early morning we'll travel to London. After arriving in London you'll be free to explore at leisure. Take in the famous sights and marvellous shops or the ever-changing new attractions and exhibitions in this exciting city.After the chance for an early evening meal, you'll head to your hotel for a good night's rest.
After breakfast, we will head to the British Museum for the highlight of your break - a visit to the 'Life and Death in Pompeii and Herculaneum' exhibition. This fascinating look at daily life and the Ancient Roman home emphasises individuals - businessmen, powerful women, freed slaves and children. The exhibition includes some extremely rare finds and casts of some of the victims of the eruption, including a wooden cradle from the House of MPP Granianus, blackened and preserved by the rage of the volcano, but with the fine grain still visible in the wood, and the rare and wonderful Pompeian wall-painting portrait of a young couple (Terentius Neo and his wife) - an invaluable glimpse into the faces (and intellectual pretentions) of a young and 'upwardly mobile' couple.We'll begin our journey home in the afternoon, arriving in the local area by mid to late evening.
To help you make the most of your visit to the exhibition, audio multimedia guides will be available for hire on the day at a cost of approximately GBP4.50 each.
The following hotels are offered with this holiday (subject to availability and supplementary pricing)
Greater London Area Hotel
You will be allocated a good hotel in the Greater London area, such as the Holiday Inn Express T5, Heathrow. All rooms will have private facilities, telephones, TV and tea- and coffee-making facilities, and all hotels will have good bars and restaurants.Further Hotel Information »
You will be allocated a good hotel in the Greater London area, such as the Holiday Inn Express T5, Heathrow. All rooms will have private facilities, telephones, TV and tea- and coffee-making facilities, and all hotels will have good bars and restaurants.Hide Hotel Information »