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Naples: Sightseeing Tour by E-Bike

1. Naples: Sightseeing Tour by E-Bike

Get a better appreciation of the historic city of Naples and its impressive monuments on a guided e-bike tour. Start with a ride down Spaccanapoli in the historic heart of the city to arrive at Piazza del Municipio, where the 13th-century Castel Nuovo (Maschio Angioino) is located. Ride onwards to Piazza del Plebiscito and marvel at the colonnades of the Royal Palace and the oldest active opera house in the world at the Real Teatro di San Carlo. Next, cycle in safety along the bike paths of the promenade to Marinaro, home to the Castel dell'Ovo, the oldest castle in Naples. Learn about some of the legends associated with the fortress, such as the myth of the siren Queen Partenope. Look closer at the old settlement of Monte Echia, considered the first area of Neapolis settled by the Greeks. Travel along the magnificent coastline of the Gulf of Naples with impressive views of Vesuvius and the islands of Capri, Ischia, and Procida at almost every turn in the road.

Campania: Royal Palace of Caserta Guided Private Tour

2. Campania: Royal Palace of Caserta Guided Private Tour

Tour one of the largest and most opulent palaces in Europe on a 2-hour guided tour of the Royal Palace of Caserta, located at the foot of the Campanian Subapennine mountain range. Commissioned by King Charles of Bourbon in 1751, the architect Luigi Vanvitelli designed a palace that could compete with the large residences of European monarchs. Marvel at his architectural masterpiece on a tour of some of the 1,200 rooms, illuminated by 1,970 windows. In the atrium of the main building you will find a majestic staircase of 116 steps and marble statues that lead to the upper vestibule and Palatine Chapel, with its vaulted ceilings and gilded rosettes. Look at the royal apartments, decorated in a mix of Rococo and Neoclassic styles, and learn how the best painters and cabinet makers contributed to create the highest decoration of 18th-century Italy in the King’s apartment, Murat's apartment, court theater, and more.

Naples: National Gallery of Capodimonte Tour

3. Naples: National Gallery of Capodimonte Tour

Nestled in a park, the National Museum of Capodimonte hosts one of the largest and richest art collections of Italy. Born as the Royal Palace, its rooms were always intended to accommodate all the legacies of the Kings of Naples throughout the centuries. Walking up the monumental stairs, you will encounter the wonderful Farnese Collection, consisting of Tiziano, Masolino, Masaccio, as well as drawings by Raffaello and Michelangelo. The greatest art history is long the first floor, which ends with the Royal Apartments. The second floor is dedicated to Neapolitan art, from the Medieval Ages to Renaissance and Mannerism, right to the light at the end of the corridor: the "Falgellation" by Caravaggio. The third and last floor hosts the contemporary collection, where one of the main works is "Vesvuvius" by Andy Warhol.

From Naples: Phlegraean Fields & Baia Archaeological Tour

4. From Naples: Phlegraean Fields & Baia Archaeological Tour

Visit the Gulf of Pozzuoli area, west of the city of Naples. The area has been known since ancient times for its lively volcanic activity. From a geological point of view, the area is a large quiescent caldera with a diameter of 12–15 km. Enjoy the spectacle of the Gulf from another point of view. The archaeological complex of Baia is an archaeological area located in Baia, a hamlet of Bacoli, in the Campi area Flegrei. The important archaeological remains, subjected to intense excavation campaigns since 1941, revealed a stratification of buildings, villas and spa complexes, belonging to a historical period that affects the late Republican age and the Augustan, Hadrian and severe age. Among the most significant remains are some domed vaulted structures such as the great Temple of Diana, the Temple of Mercury and that of Venus (in any case these are thermal structures and not places of worship, for which however it survived. the popular denomination). Enjoy the beauty of the Casina Vanvitelliana, a suggestive hunting lodge located on an islet of Lake Fusaro, in the municipality of Bacoli. Starting from 1752, the Fusaro area, sparsely inhabited at the time, became the hunting and fishing reserve of the Bourbons, who entrusted Luigi Vanvitelli with the first works for the transformation of the place. The building was used as the residence of illustrious guests, and is located in a spot that enjoys wonderful light and where the sky merges with the water. Often throughout the year, exhibitions of contemporary artists are set up inside. Your guide will accompany you on this fantastic journey through history and breathtaking natural scenery.

Naples Walking Tour & Babà Cake Tasting

5. Naples Walking Tour & Babà Cake Tasting

Enjoy an exciting 2-hour walking tour of the remarkable city of Naples, and discover why it is considered one of the most beautiful in the Mediterranean. See the very best of this ancient and mystical city with an official tour guide who will explain its hidden gems, legends, and action-packed history. Visit the Cathedral of San Gennaro, walk past the Royal Palace of Naples, where the great Bourbon Kings once resided, the spectacular San Carlo royal theatre and, Naples' beautiful opera house. Continue on to San Francesco di Paola, a beautiful church located at the Piazza del Plebiscito, Naples' main city square, and stroll through the beautiful Gallery of Umberto I, a public shopping gallery opposite the San Carlo opera house. Visit some of Naples' ancient castles, built thousands of years ago, and stroll through the city's main historic center to the famous Spacca Napoli street, the area where Naples was founded, and visit some of the most important churches in the city. During the tour, get the chance to taste a typical Babà Cake, a small yeast cake saturated in hard liquor, usually rum, and sometimes filled with whipped cream or pastry cream.

Naples: Caserta Royal Palace & Historic Center Day Trip

6. Naples: Caserta Royal Palace & Historic Center Day Trip

Access the Royal Palace of Caserta and stroll through the medieval village on a day trip from Naples. Visit at your own pace and explore one of Italy's most beautiful royal residences. Admire its English Garden and see beautiful frescoes. Begin your tour with a pickup from your hotel in Naples and a transfer to the Royal Palace of Caserta. Discover the life and the habits of the ancient nobles, see the royal bedroom and pass through the giant ballroom of the Royal Palace. Head outside and walk around the royal gardens, decorated with gushing fountains and an abundance of beautiful flowers. After you explore the Palace, go to the historic center of Caserta. Explore this small medieval village with its charming streets at your own leisure. At the end of your trip, your driver will take you back to your accommodation.

Naples Private 4-Hour Walking Tour

7. Naples Private 4-Hour Walking Tour

After being picked up from your hotel, apartment, port, train station, or place of choice by your private guide, begin your tour of Italy’s third largest city. Walk through the historic center, declared a UNESCO World Heritage site. See the San Severo Museum Chapel where you can enjoy skip-the-line entrance and check out the marvelous Cristo Velato or veiled Christ sculpture. Walk down the Spaccanapoli street and pass the Teatro di San Carlo, Naples Cathedral, Santa Chiara and the Royal Palace of Naples. Admire the city's most emblematic sights and its great architecture as you get to know the well-known monuments. The tour will last 4 hours, after which you will be dropped off at your location of choice. 

Naples: Private Transfer to Caserta Royal Palace

8. Naples: Private Transfer to Caserta Royal Palace

After hotel or port pick–up in Naples, take a scenic drive towards Caserta. Relax with private transport, and enjoy live commentary during your journey. On arrival at Caserta, make the most of 6 hours of free time to explore the area at your leisure. Visit the beautiful residence of the Palace of Caserta, belonging to a royal family. The palace was commissioned by the Spanish King Carlo di Borbone, inspired b the Palace of Versailles in Paris, meant to show the world the power of his kingdom. Once you've explored this historical and magnificent area, meet your driver outside of the palace and head back to your hotel or preferred drop off location.

Naples: Spaccanapoli, Veiled Christ, & Sansevero Chapel Tour

9. Naples: Spaccanapoli, Veiled Christ, & Sansevero Chapel Tour

Discover all the stories and curiosities of Neapolitan tradition and folklore on a guided walk through the old center of Naples along historic streets and squares, including Spaccanapoi, Piazza del Gesù Nuovo, and Via San Gregorio Armeno. Enjoy skip-the-line entry to the Sansevero Chapel. The tour starts in Piazza del Gesù Nuovo, one of the most famous squares in the city’s historic center. See the Gesù Nuovo Baroque church full of history and legends, then look to the middle of the square to admire the towering obelisk dedicated to the Immacolata Concezione. Along Via San Biagio, best known as Spaccanapoli, you’ll be guided to discover the most fascinating and relevant sites like the Chiesa di Santa Chiara and the square of San Domenico Maggiore. Next on the itinerary is the Cappella Sansevero (Sansevero Chapel) that hosts the statue of the Veiled Christ, one of the most admired sculptures in the world. Enter inside to see works of Rococo art by leading Italian artists of the 18th century and the anatomical machines. Back on Via San Biagio dei Librai, stop in Piazzetta Nilo where the Statue of the Nile God sits. Nearby, reach Via San Gregorio Armeno, a historic street with artisan shops, particularly known for the production of presepe (static nativity scenes). See the usual nativity characters along with figures representing famous personalities from cinema, TV, soccer, and politics. The tour continues to Piazza San Gaetano before heading to the final stop of the trip, the Napoli Dome. The Napoli Dome was dedicated to San Gennaro and Santa Maria Assunta and features Neapolitan Gothic and Baroque art. The main attraction of the interior is the Royal Chapel of the Treasure of San Gennaro. The church also houses a vial of the blood of San Gennaro, which is brought out three times a year, when the dried blood usually liquefies. According to legend, if the blood fails to liquefy, a disaster will befall Naples.

2-Hour Guided Naples Walking Tour

10. 2-Hour Guided Naples Walking Tour

Enjoy an exciting and informative 2-hour walking tour of the remarkable city of Naples and discover why it is considered one of the most beautiful places in the Mediterranean. See the very best of this ancient and mystical city with an official tour guide who will explain its hidden gems, legends, and action-packed history. Visit the Cathedral of San Gennaro, walk past the Royal Palace of Naples, where the great Bourbon Kings once resided, the spectacular opera house Real Teatro di San Carlo. Continue on to San Francesco di Paola, a beautiful church located at the Piazza del Plebiscito, Naples' main city square, and stroll through the beautiful Gallery of Umberto I, a public shopping gallery opposite the San Carlo opera house. Visit some of Naples' ancient castles, built thousands of years ago, and stroll through the city's main historic center to the famous Spacca Napoli street, the area where Naple was founded, to visit some of the most important churches in the city.

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What people are saying about Naples

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 57 reviews

It almost fell into the water, because of the rain. But we were lucky, the ride just fell between the showers. This was a very nice experience. We got sturdy bikes with fat tires (fat tire type) and very good electrical assistance. Probably due to the bad weather, the 2 of us had a private ride. The guide was a real leader ahead of us. We were given plenty of time to ask some questions, experience the atmosphere of the traffic and, above all, see many parts of the city that had just that little bit of fun. The traffic in Naples is special, but with our experienced guide on the bike I never felt insecure for a single moment, wonderful leader. In short: a great experience with a great guide and pleasant staff who neatly set up the bikes.

Excellent tour to do at the start of a visit to Naples! We covered so much ground that we would not have seen otherwise on foot or even in a large tour bus. We saw many sites and different areas of Naples. The electric bikes were easy and comfortable to use, and we were especially happy to have them for the climb up the hill to see the beautiful views over the Bay of Naples! It was no problem! Our guide Cesare was knowledgeable, friendly and informative. We never get unsafe even in heavy traffic. We were lucky enough to be the only ones on the tour (possibly due to the rainy forecast - although we had nothing but beautiful sunny weather!) so it was like having a private tour! Highly recommend this tour!

The guide Fabiana was very friendly and competent through the vibrant Naples. The visit to the Bourbon gallery was also a successful connection to the city tour.

The guide was excellent and shared about the historical significance of some of the sights. He also gave us time to take photos.

Our guide was great. It was a quick and nice discovery of the City.