Geography tour to Bay of Naples by air: 5 days, 4 nights

Geography tour to Bay of Naples by air: 5 days, 4 nights

From magnificent Vesuvius to the beautiful Amalfi coast, the Bay of Naples’ varied and stunning landscape is a geographer’s dream. The 5 day option allows more time to explore with an trip to the island of Capri. We have offered a sample itinerary but will tailor-make your tour with excursions that best fit your curriculum requirements and exam syllabus. Call us or speak to your local Travel Advisor for details and advice.

Suggested itinerary

  • Day one
  • Fly from the UK to Naples
  • Transfer to your accommodation with a stop at Naples Archaeological Museum
  • Arrive at accommodation
  • Day two
  • Pompeii
  • Vesuvius
  • Day three
  • Amalfi Coast
  • Day four
  • Capri
  • Day five
  • Depart accommodation
  • Transfer to airport
  • Fly back to the UK

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Geography tour to Bay of Naples by air: 5 days, 4 nights

  • Capri

    Subject range: Cultural, Geography

    What you’ll experience:

    Capri is an island with great natural beauty, located in the Tyrrhenian Sea. A boat trip around Capri will allow a close up view of the cliffs, caves and fissures of the coastline or it is possible to take a minibus tour of the island which will take you from Capri town to Anacapri.

    Select says:

    A visit by boat to the Blue Grotto sea cave is also possible - there, sunlight passes through an underwater cavity and shines through the water creating a stunning illuminating blue reflection.

  • Vesuvius

    Subject range: Cultural, Geography

    What you’ll experience:

    Mount Vesuvius erupted in AD79 killing thousands of people in the Roman cities of Pompeii, Herculaneum and Stabiae. A hike up Mount Vesuvius will show you views into the crater, and on a clear day. Spectacular views out to the Bay of Naples.

    Select says:

    For pre-tour/post-tour try an eyewitness account - see the letters of Pliny the Younger to the Historian Tacitus, where he describes the eruption and the death of his uncle, Pliny the Elder while trying to rescue survivors of the early stages of the eruption. Available here.

  • Pompeii

    Subject range: Geography

    What you’ll experience:

    Pompeii is one of the most significant proofs of Roman civilization. The thick layer of volcanic material which submerged it, made up to a large extent of ash and lapilli - non-hard material, unlike that which covered Herculaneum and which solidified into extremely hard stone -has meant that the city has remained intact, not just buildings but also the contents of houses and shops which provide an absolutely fascinating picture of 'daily' life.

    Select says:

    The site has minimal shade, so it's important for students to bring sunscreen, a hat and water.

  • Solfatara

    Subject range: Cultural, Geography

    What you’ll experience:

    Solfatara is a shallow, dormant, volcanic crater at Pozzuoli near Naples. You can smell the sulphur and see steam rising from cracks in the ground. The crater floor has mud pools and fumaroles which vent great blasts of steam.

    Select says:

    Look for the yellow/orange sulphur crystals surrounding the steam vents.

  • Naples National Archaeological Museum

    Subject range: Geography

    What you’ll experience:

    What you’ll see: The most important archaeological museum in Italy, containing many interesting finds from Pompeii, Stabiae and Herculaneum, doomed cities after the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79AD. There are incredibly well preserved pieces of art such as the mosaics, frescoes and sculptures from the sites, but you will also be able to see some amazing ancient Egyptian and Greek artefacts.

    Select says:

    In about 1543 when Pompeii was first discovered, it began to be heavily looted. The Pope arranged for items to be removed and today many of these items are on display here.

  • Amalfi Coast

    Subject range: Geography

    What you’ll experience:

    What you’ll see: narrow, winding coastal roads take you along the Amalfi Coast where there are wonderful views of the coastline and Tyrrhenian Sea. Students can learn about the geology and management of this impressive coastline. The Amalfi Coast is a UNESCO world heritage site.

    Select says:

    There are many picturesque towns to stop at on the coastline such as Amalfi and Furore.

Geography tour to Bay of Naples by air: 5 days, 4 nights

Learning areas:

KS3 Aims - develop contextual knowledge of the location of globally significant places – both terrestrial and marine – including their defining physical and human characteristics and how these provide a geographical context for understanding the actions of processes; understand the processes that give rise to key physical and human geographical features of the world, how these are interdependent and how they bring about spatial variation and change over time; collect, analyse and communicate with a range of data gathered through experiences of fieldwork that deepen their understanding of geographical processes. Human and physical geography: understand, through the use of detailed place-based exemplars at a variety of scales, the key processes in: physical geography relating to: geological timescales and plate tectonics; rocks, weathering and soils; weather and climate, including the change in climate from the Ice Age to the present; and glaciation, hydrology and coasts.

KS4 Aims - develop and extend their knowledge of locations, places, environments and processes, and of different scales and social, political and cultural contexts (know geographical material); gain understanding of the interactions between people and environments, change in places and processes over space and time, and the interrelationship between geographical phenomena at different scales and in different contexts (think like a geographer); develop and extend their competence in a range of skills including those used in fieldwork. Location knowledge: recognition of important links and inter-relationships between places and environments; more detailed contextual knowledge of two countries of contemporary global significance.

Select Extras:

Some excellent short resources:

A Day in Pompeii - Full-length animation

Volcano Explosion (Mt. Vesuvius)‬

Geography tour to Bay of Naples by air: 5 days, 4 nights

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