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Blessed with a wide range of fascinating geographical sites Bay of Naples is a wonderful destination for a KS5 Geography trip. It is also suitable for SQA Higher & Advanced Higher studies.

The picturesque coastline of Bay of Naples lies in the shadow of the mighty Vesuvius and both offer world class geographical experiences to inspire your students and enhance their learning of tectonics, coasts, tourism, farming and more. This volcanic region continues to see a large amount of volcanic and tectonic activity. The nearby archaeological sites such as Pompeii and Herculaneum are among the best-preserved in the world. 

Meeting exam board specifications

All content is mapped against the major English, Scottish, Welsh and Northern Ireland examination specifications.

For 16 to 18 year old students of:

Take a look at our sample itinerary for A Level Geography

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Tour Details

Sample itinerary

Day 1


Flight from UK to Naples. Transfer to your hotel, check-in and dinner

Day 2


Mount Vesuvius – Meet your guide for a 30-minute walk to the summit of Vesuvius that offers fantastic views of the Bay of Naples and Pompeii. It is the perfect place to look at the effects of a volcanic eruption and its impact on the geology and the landscape


Herculaneum - Less well known and smaller than Pompeii, Herculaneum is better preserved owing to the fact it was buried in ash rather superheated pyroclastic material. As a result, the details on display are of an excellent standard.

Day 3


Meet your local guide for a full day visit to the trip to the island of Capri. - Cross by hydrofoil to the Island - Take the funicular or local bus up to Capri Town - Stroll down Via Camerelle, famous for its luxury boutiques - Walk to the Natural Arch, the Faraglione and other coastal areas and explore the beautiful views.


Pizza making class

Day 4


Meet your local guide for a tour of Pompeii Learn about the famous eruption in 79AD which buried, and consequently preserved the town - explore the town and consider the town planning of the site - see some of the Roman Architecture and frescos still visible - wander the original streets with their shops and houses - visit the amphitheatre and the forum area - examine the preserved human casts


Sorrento - Enjoy some free time in and around the beautiful city of Sorrento



Day 5


Meet your local guide for an excursion along the Amalfi coast, a UNESCO World Heritage site Visits may include: - Amalfi - The ruins of Paestum, famous for their three ancient Greek temples dating from about 600 to 450 BC - Ravello –the ‘City of Music’


Transfer to the airport for your flight back to the UK

Curricular Links

AQA A Level

  • 3.1.1 Water and Carbon Cycles
  • 3.1.3 Coastal systems and landscapes
  • 3.1.5 Hazards
  • 3.2.4 Population and the environment


  • Topic 1: Tectonic Processes and Hazards
  • Topic 2: Landscape Systems, Processes and Change

OCR A Level

  • Option A – Coastal Landscapes
  • Topic 3.1 – Climate Change
  • Topic 3.5 – Hazardous Earth



  • Physical Environments: Hydrosphere; Lithosphere
  • Human Environments: Global climate change; Energy

Advanced Higher

  • Geographical issues

WJEC A Level

  • Section 1.3: Tectonic Hazards