Sailing and Archaeology around Pompeii following the steps of the 18th century travellers
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.
At Celeste 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.
Susannah will transport you back through history, 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.
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.
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.