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Naples: Downtown Tour and Veiled Christ Entry

1. Naples: Downtown Tour and Veiled Christ Entry

Discover downtown Naples on a guided tour. Begin at Piazza Bellini to see the remains of ancient Greek walls. Continue to Piazza del Gesù, one of the most famous squares of the city a few steps away from the historical center. Visit Spaccanapoli, a long and narrow street that divides the old Naples into two halves with shops, restaurants, and alleys. Be amazed by the San Domenico Maggiore church with a perfect overlapping of different architectural styles and the pearl of Naples, the Chapel San Severo. See the famous statue of the God of Nile river, Piazza St. Gaetano, and the churches of Naples, San Lorenzo, and San Paolo Maggiore. See the 13th-century baroque cathedral of Saint Gennaro at the heart of the Neapolitan faith. Here the blood of the saint patron St. Gennaro is preserved.

Naples Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour: 24-Hour Ticket

2. Naples Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour: 24-Hour Ticket

Explore the birthplace of pizza with a 24-hour ticket valid for up to 2 routes on this panoramic hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus tour. Discover the unforgettable sights and flavors of Napolitano culture at your own pace. The ticket gives you the freedom to explore one of the world’s oldest cities at leisure, with buses running every 45-90 minutes. You can even visit Mount Vesuvius and get fantastic city views from the top of the imposing volcano. The hop-on hop-off bus is also ideal for shopping expeditions and exploring the many tasty restaurants that Naples has on offer. Use your 24-hour pass to explore the following attractions: Line A Stop 1 - Largo Castello (Piazza Municipio) Stop 2 - Chiesa Del Gesu Nuovo Stop 3 - Piazza Dante - Ingresso Ai Decumani Stop 4 - Museo Archeologivo Nazionale - Galleria Principe Di Napoli Stop 5 - Chiesa Di Santa Maria Della Sanita Stop 6 - Museo e Bosco Di Capodimonte, Osservatorio Astronomico Stop 7 - Santa Maria Incoronata Stop 8 - Teatro Bellini - Mura Greche Stop 9 - Museo Arte Contemporanea Donna Regina Stop 10 - Castel Capuano - Porta Capuana Stop 11 - Piazza Bovio/Universita Line B Stop 1 - Largo Castello (Piazza Municipio) Stop 2 - Piazza Vittoria - Via Calabritto Stop 3 - Palazzi Storici Stop 4 - Mergellina - Piazza del Leone Stop 5 - Capo Posillipo - Veduta Panoramica Stop 6 - Discesa Marechiaro Stop 7 - Parco Vigiliano Stop 8 – Veduta Panoramica Stop 9 - Viale Dohm Stop 10 – Piazza Vittoria Stop 11 - Castel dell'Ovo - Borgo Marinan Stop 12 - Stazione Marittima, pier for cruises and Le Isole Del Golfo

Naples: City Highlights Guided Bike Tour

3. Naples: City Highlights Guided Bike Tour

Admire the mix of Italian and Greek influences as you see the highlights in Naples on this bike tour. Ride through the historic center and experience the Greek influence as you ride down the streets Via dei Tribunali and Anticaglia. Start by riding down the Naples Promenade. Enjoy views of the sea with Vesuvius looming in the background. Pass by the seafront castle of Castel dell’ Ovo. Ride past seaside cafes and shops as you go through Borgo Marinari. Go east on Via Caracciolo street until you reach the stately Piazza del Plebiscito square where you can see the Royal Palace and the church of San Francesco di Paola. Turn onto the bustling commercial street Via Toledo where you can reach the squares Piazza Carità and Piazza del Gesù. Continue to the ancient Greek heart of Naples in the Decumani district. Experience the Greek layout as you ride down narrow streets in this historic center. Peddle down Via dei Tribunali and Anticaglia to see the dozens of ancient churches and some charming squares.

Naples: Private Tour with Locals – Highlights & Hidden Gems

4. Naples: Private Tour with Locals – Highlights & Hidden Gems

See Naples at its best from the eyes of a local in just 3 hours. Check out prime landmarks like Galleria Umberto, Quartieri Spagnoli, Duomo di San Gennaro and hear unique insights that only a local would know. Visit the Gallery of Salvatore Lodice. Uncover hidden gems and city secrets along the way that will show you an authentic side of the city with the help of a knowledgeable local guide. Fully experience the local flare with an included local treat to make your city tour a complete experience.

Naples: Naples, Pompeii, and Vesuvius Full-Day Tour

5. Naples: Naples, Pompeii, and Vesuvius Full-Day Tour

Explore the beauty of Naples along with a guided tour of Pompeii and Vesuvius National Park. Learn Naples’ storied history through a detailed city tour. Pique your curiosity and discover how Romans really lived at the archaeological site of Pompeii before walking around the top Europe’s only still active volcano. Meet your professional guide outside of your hotel, and climb aboard a minibus for two hours of sightseeing in Naples. Stop at the Cathedral of Naples to visit the Royal Chapel of the Treasure of St. Januarius and the basilica of Santa Restituta. Discover the Piazza del Municipio, Naples’ city hall square, and see the medieval Castel Nuovo before driving through the residential streets of Posillipo. Stop at the famed Chiesa di Sant'Antonio a Posillipo for the best views of the city and bay. Return to the city center in Piazza del Plebiscito to see the front of the Royal Palace of Naples and the beautiful church of San Francesco di Paola. Pass by the historical shopping gallery, Galleria Umberto I, and the iconic opera house, Teatro di San Carlo. Drive to Pompeii to learn about fascinating places like the Forum, the thermal baths and the House of the Vettii. Discover the Lupanar, burnt by volcanic ash and stones during the volcanic eruption in 79 A.D. Take a break to relax over lunch, including pizza and a drink. Continue to Torre del Greco, passing through Vesuvius National Park. Walk to the top of the only still active volcano in continental Europe. Stroll around the crater at an elevation of nearly 1200 meters to see a panoramic view of the charming bay of Naples. Return to Naples where your guide will drop you off at your hotel.

Naples: Walking Tour with Roman Ruins Entrance Ticket

6. Naples: Walking Tour with Roman Ruins Entrance Ticket

Immerse yourself in the intriguing charm of Naples. From the coastline, enjoy the enchanting beauty of the Bay of Naples and the views to the island of Capri and Mount Vesuvius. Visit the oldest part of the city and wander its narrow streets, filled with character and vivacity. See the church of Gesù Nuovo and its masterpieces, the monastery of Santa Chiara and walk through the most famous "Spaccanapoli" with its outstanding Baroque and Renaissance palaces, countless charming little shops, coffee bars and pizzeria. Explore the underground Roman ruins, buried beneath the city. See the monumental part of the city with its most famous landmark — Castel Nuovo, a 13th-century castle, the Royal Palace, the Teatro di San Carlo and the Galleria Umberto, an elegant 19th-century shopping mall.

Naples Sightseeing Tour for Small Groups

7. Naples Sightseeing Tour for Small Groups

See the best of Naples on this 2-hour guided sightseeing tour, covering all important spots of the city. The tour covers all must-sees in Naples including the cathedral, the Royal palace and the marvelous terraces of Posillipo with their unique views on the city. It's the best way to have a comprehensive look at Naples in a short amount of time. This sightseeing tour lasts for approximately 2 hours, with a small group led by a professional guide and transport by minibus. This tour is perfect if you want to have a brief guided overview of Naples' historic city center and take some beautiful pictures overlooking the city. You will be picked up either from your hotel, the port, the railway station, or at a central location at 08:15 in the morning.  Your first stop will be at the Cathedral of Naples (Duomo di Napoli), which is the main church of the city and seat of the Archbishop of Naples. It is generally known as the Cattedrale di San Gennaro, in honor of Saint Januarius, Naples' patron saint. You will then see Santa Restituta, which is the original 6th-century paleo-Christian church on the site where the Cathedral of Naples now stands. The church was rebuilt and incorporated into the cathedral when it was built in the 13th century and today is a magnificent addition to the ensemble of the cathedral. Drive by the Town Hall Square and see the New Castle built by the French family of Anjou. Stopping in the Posillipo area on St. Antonio Church Terrace, you'll be able to get the best view of the city and the bay. You'll then head on to Plebiscite Square to see the front of the Royal Palace, the beautiful church of St. Francesco di Paola in its neoclassic style, the Umberto I Gallery, and San Carlo theatre, after which the tour concludes.

Naples: Royal Chapels & Treasure of St. Gennaro Ticket

8. Naples: Royal Chapels & Treasure of St. Gennaro Ticket

Visit Naples' Chapel and Museum of the Treasure of San Gennaro independently. Take advantage of a convenient combination ticket and discover these treasures of Naples at your own pace. See the exquisite Baroque art and architecture inside the Cathedral of Naples at the Chapel of San Gennaro. Afterwards, go to the Museum of the Treasury of San Gennaro and take in the breathtaking display of artwork donated by devotees over the centuries. Learn about the places you're visiting with the included audio guide.

Naples: San Gennaro Experience With Filangieri Museum Option

9. Naples: San Gennaro Experience With Filangieri Museum Option

Start the tour by visiting the Treasure Museum, adjacent to the Cathedral of Naples, which preserves and protects a unique collection in the world formed in over seven hundred years of history, thanks to the numerous donations of devotees and the work of protecting the Deputation.  Continue with the entrance to the Cappella del Tesoro, a symbolic place of art and popular devotion, a real jewel of Baroque art and architecture inside the Cathedral of Naples, which contains the most important expressions of art between the 16th and 17th centuries. End with a visit to the Filangieri Museum, in the setting of the reborn Palazzo Como. Admire collections of the greatest masters who worked in the Neapolitan kingdom, from coins and medals to the precious fabrics of eighteenth-century clothes to which the beautiful library with 30,000 volumes.  This reservation also includes the audio guide for the Chapel and the Museum of the Treasury, available in Italian, English, French, German and Spanish (for the Filangieri Museum, the audio guide will be available shortly).

Naples: Chapel & Museum of San Gennaro Guided Tour

10. Naples: Chapel & Museum of San Gennaro Guided Tour

Enjoy a guided tour of two historic sites in Naples: the Royal Chapel of the Treasure of San Gennaro and the Museum of the Treasure of San Gennaro. Explore over seven centuries of art, culture, and history as you learn about the art and architecture you see from your expert guide. Start with a visit to the Royal Chapel of the Treasure of San Gennaro, also known as the “Reale cappella del Tesoro,” a chapel located in the Cathedral of Naples. Accompanied by your guide, explore this symbolic place of art and popular devotion. Marvel at the Baroque art and architecture, which features some of the most important expressions of art between the 16th and 17th centuries. Next, follow your guide into the Treasure of San Gennaro, the museum adjacent to the basilica. As you tour the museum, hear the stories and legends behind the museum’s collection of art and precious items. Thanks to the donations of devotees and to the protection of the Deputation, the museum holds many unique items you can’t see anywhere else.

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What people are saying about Naples Cathedral

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Great Tour highlight of my trip to Naples. Everyone was so Friendly and nice. Especially our first guide Elisa who had a great knowledge about Naples and picked out great spots for my next trip to Naples. Pompeii was amazing and our tour guide Maria was very knowledgeable and give great insight into what life was like in Pompeii. Mount Vesuvius was great the view was breathtaking. Finally I would thank the driver Tony for driving us around Naples and back to hotel. I would definitely do the tour again in the future. Thomas McGuinness

The proposed tour is interesting. Short but intense. Very valid the guide that has proved to be prepared and sober in the exposure also satisfying the requests of the group.

Very interesting visit. The guide Carlo, very pleasant full of anecdotes and good advice

Good buses and very good audio systems. Sweet and friendly guides. Clean buses.

Perfect to see and visit the main points The line along the coastline is superb