What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

I'd always wanted to see Vesuvius up close and to visit Herculaneum (I've been to Pompeii before but I was happy to go again).

What did you think of your group leader?

Liz was excellent. Helpful, friendly and inspiring confidence. Also, she struck the right balance between keeping us organised and not being too fussy or controlling. Full marks.

Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

Steps! The walks on this holiday do involve a lot of steps so be warned if that presents you with any difficultires (knees, etc.) Trekking poles can take some of the pressure off but you won't enjoy the walks if you struggle with the prospect of many hundreds of steps up and/or down on a walk. Don't go expecting to lose weight from the walking as the food is very good and there's plenty of it.

Is there anything else you would like to add?

I would say that this trip is correctly graded at Leisurely/Moderate. Some streches are quite strenuous but the walks are quite short with plenty of breaks. All in all, a very enjoyable week.