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Taste of Campania
Commences Sorrento 27 September and ends Naples 06 October 2021

  • Naples
  • Pompeii
  • Fresco at Herculaneum
    Fresco at Herculaneum
  • Ischia
  • Almafi Coast
    Almafi Coast
  • Program Status Places Available
  • Price $6,250
  • Program Code GCTTC21
  • Single Supplement $1,210
  • Activity Rating Moderate
  • Program Leader Hugh Morgan

Tour Itinerary

  • 9 Nights
    • 4 - Sorrento 
    • 5 - Naples

Commences Sorrento 27 September and ends Naples 06 October 2021

Tour Highlights

  • Explore the vibrant city of Naples with its fine Archaeological and Capodimonte Museum
  • Discover the Ancient magnificent Greek sites of Pozzuoli and Paestum
  • Learn about Roman life at incredible Pompeii, Herculaneum and Stabia
  • Enjoy the dramatic scenery of the Amalfi Coast
  • Soak up the atmosphere of the islands of Ischia and Capri
  • Taste some of the enticing local produce

Tour Overview

The ancient history of Campania is associated with the Etruscans and the Greeks, whose gigantic ruins can be seen at Paestum. There was a period of great prosperity under Roman leadership, as can be seen in the superb remains at Pompeii and Herculaneum. With its rich well-cultivated plains, the hinterland is somewhat eclipsed by the strikingly beautiful Amalfi Coastline and the dramatic Gulf of Naples. Naples itself is a chaotic yet spectacular metropolis that sprawls noisily around its bay displaying an attractive ebullience.

Our 9-night tour explores the best of this southern Italian region, as we learn about the Greeks, Romans and many others since, who have inhabited the beautiful and fertile region under the shadow of brooding Mount Vesuvius. We explore the cities and ancient sites, visit the great museums and discover some of the enchanting islands of Campania.

There is also the opportunity to extend your stay in Italy with a 3 night extension in Rome.


Tour Inclusions

    • 9 nights in en-suite hotel accommodation
    • Typical local breakfast and dinner daily
    • Touring by comfortable and modern coach
    • Transport and field trips as indicated
    • Applicable entry fees and services of local guides
    • Services of a Program Leader
    • Gratuities and necessary tips
    • Detailed Program Information Booklet
Golden Compass Tour Leader Hugh Morgan
Hugh Morgan

Hugh Morgan holds a BA in European History, German, Italian and Spanish from the University of Sydney and has also studied German at the Goethe-Institut in Lueneburg and Berlin, Italian in Perugia, Spanish in Salamanca and Russian in St Petersburg.

Hugh joined Qantas in 1966 and his twenty-five year career with the airline was primarily spent in sales and marketing. He was posted overseas a number of times, escorted groups and travelled widely. As Product Manager for Qantas Connections for UK, Europe and Africa, Hugh scoured his area to compile directories featuring interesting hotels, tours and attractions. His skills were recognised formally with the presentation of a bronze medal by the British Tourist Authority for exceptional services in the promotion of Britain - the first time an Australian has received this coveted award.

After leaving Qantas Hugh completed his BA whilst running a travel consultancy and has led over fifty small groups to various parts of the world. Recent tours have included Mongolia, Siberia, Russia and the Baltic States; Iberia and Morocco; the islands of the Western Mediterranean; and various journeys through Italy, the Alps and the Adriatic.

A member of the Australian Decorative and Fine Arts Society, the Art Gallery of NSW and the National Trust, Hugh now has more time to pursue his interest in art, architecture, archaeology, genealogy ... and travel.


This program includes places which can only be explored on foot and where walking tours may be a little longer and not always on the flat. Accommodation may have some stairs and or have some rooms which may involve some walking to access.
All our programs naturally involve some walking in order to discover bet­ter the places visited and, although we arrange porterage where this is available, participants are expected to be able to handle their own bags. Our program leaders will always try to make as much of the program as possible available for those who find walking longer distances, uphill or down steps difficult but, in same places, this cannot always be avoided.
If you have any concerns at all about your level of fitness, please do not hesitate to talk to us and discuss further with the experts who know the particular demands of each program.

Make an Enquiry

Follow these simple steps to secure your place on one of our unique tours:

  1. Select the program or programs you are interested in joining and make a note of the program code that appears next to the program price (eg: GCTAD14).
  2. Access the Golden Compass booking form here.
  3. Complete the details you have available (we understand your flights and travel insurance details may not be confirmed when you make your booking).
  4. Print and sign your form, then simply scan and email your form direct to info@goldencompasstours.co.nz. If you prefer you can fax your form to +44 (0) 1494 431 144, or post it to our New Zealand postal address at:

  Golden Compass, P O Box 3452 Shortland St. Auckland 1140, New Zealand.

Please note we require a deposit of NZD500 per person per program with the full balance for each tour being due 70 days prior to the start of your program or programs in the UK, Europe, North Africa or Asia. 

Once the deposit payment has been taken you will then be sent your confirmation letter either by email or post (as you prefer). An invoice for the balance will be issued to you 12 weeks prior to the departure of your first tour or tours. Full payment by MasterCard, Visa or electronic bank transfer is required 70 days prior to the start of your tour. 

If you need any assistance please call our Freephone number on 0800 132 385.