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Naples: Naples Underground Entry Ticket and Guided Tour

Naples: Naples Underground Entry Ticket and Guided Tour

Enjoy a unique underground experience with the official Underground Naples guided tour. Your guide will take you through 2,400 years of history, from the ancient Greeks to modern times, unveiling the “womb” of Naples from an archaeological, historical, anthropological, and geological point of view. The tour includes a visit to the Greek-Roman Aqueduct, the remains of the Roman Theater, and the Summa Cavea, a new fragment of the Roman theater just brought back to life.  The guide will speak English or Italian, or you can follow the visit in other languages, thanks to the free multilingual app that you can download at the beginning of your visit.  In addition, a brochure in several languages is always delivered in order to follow the visit better. You may also take pictures along the way. Choose the tour and pizza option to enjoy some tasty pizza at the end of your tour of the Naples Underground.

Pompeii: Entry Ticket with Optional Audio Guide

Pompeii: Entry Ticket with Optional Audio Guide

Step back in time with this ticket to the archeological site of Pompeii with an optional audioguide. Expereince the thrill of walking down streets that were preserved by volcanic ash. Discover its temples, theaters, elegant villas, and public buildings. Roam comfortably thorugh the site with free luggage storage. Choose between Pompei Express (Only the ancient city of Pompeii, suburban villas not included) and Pompei+ (Ancient city of Pompeii with suburban villas: Villa of the Mysteries + Villa of Diomedes + Villa Regina in Boscoreale with Antiquarium) ticket and add an official audioguide to your experience. Show your ticket at the door and begin your exploration of one of the most famous archeological sites in the world. Audio guides can only be picked up and returned at the park's official audio guide desk in Porta Marina Superiore. On the morning of August 24, AD 79, the Vesuvius eruption took Pompeii's 11,000 residents by surprise. The dramatic event killed the inhabitants and the city was buried beneath ash. Feel the thrill of seeing where Romans picked up lunch in the market place. View the intricate mosaics in the public baths. View Hellenistic places like the House of the Faun. Imagine sitting in the audience at the amphitheater or admire the frescoed Villa of the Mysteries. Stroll to the temples of Venus, Apollo, and Jupiter. Capture picture of the city with Vesuvius looming in the background. Have time to explore the site at your own pace and skip the stress of booking tickets to this popular attraction. Please note: this ticket does not include access to Suburban Villas (Villa dei Misteri)

From Naples: Pompeii Ruins & Mount Vesuvius Day Tour

From Naples: Pompeii Ruins & Mount Vesuvius Day Tour

Revisit where Mount Vesuvius erupted and buried Pompeii beneath molten ash on a day trip by minivan or bus. Follow your licensed guide through the remains of this UNESCO World Heritage Site remarkably frozen in time for almost 2,000 years. Enjoy a local pizza lunch along your route. Hear stories about the Forum, Thermal Baths, the Lupanare, the Greek Theatre, and plaster casts of bodies burnt by volcanic ashes and lapilli. Savor a typical Naples pizza lunch at one of Pompeii’s cafés. Then, be driven close to the mountain's summit that destroyed the city. From there, take a short walk to the lip of the crater and take in the atmosphere of the smoking mountain. Revisit the devastating day in 79 AD when Mount Vesuvius erupted and buried the Roman city of Pompeii beneath molten ash. On arrival, discover the remains of this UNESCO world heritage site remarkably frozen in time for almost 2,000 years. It is the only active volcano in continental Europe. Enjoy the stunning views over the Bay of Naples. Return to Naples at approximately 5 PM and be dropped off at your hotel, your cruise ship, or the railway station.

Naples: Catacombs of San Gennaro Entry Ticket & Guided Tour

Naples: Catacombs of San Gennaro Entry Ticket & Guided Tour

Travel back in time and explore the Catacombs of San Gennaro to learn more about the patron saint of Naples. Discover what lies beneath street level as you see stunning frescoes and Byzantine paintings from the 9th to the 10th century AD. Explore the history of the paleo-Christian burial site with an English or Italian-speaking guide. Get explanations about the 4th-century expansion following the transfer of the remains of St. Agrippinus to the underground basilica dedicated to him. See the large baptismal font commissioned by Bishop Paul II, who took refuge in the catacombs in the 8th century during iconoclastic struggles. Get a closer look at the details of the upper catacomb, decorated at the beginning of the 3rd century in the so-called Pompeian style, and now home to some of the earliest Christian paintings in southern Italy. Be amazed by the precious Crypt of the Bishops and its 5th-century mosaics, including one depicting the Bishop of Carthage, St. Quodvultdeus.

From Naples: Sorrento, Positano and Amalfi Full-Day Tour

From Naples: Sorrento, Positano and Amalfi Full-Day Tour

Immerse yourself in 3 stunning Italian towns on this day trip from Naples. Shop in boutiques, taste limoncello, and enjoy a light lunch on this relaxing day to remember. Depart Naples and journey to Sorrento and admire the beauty of the landscape along the way. Listen to informative commentary during the journey. Stop to taste some of the local limoncello liqueur made from lemons, and then wander the narrow streets for up to an hour. Pop into artisan shops and sample the local delicacies. Continue to Positano and get approximately one hour to go to the beach or admire the colorful flowers in the summer. Shop for the traditional Moda Positano clothes before going to a nice restaurant on the coast to enjoy lunch on a terrace with breathtaking sea views. Next, enjoy up 1 hour of free time in Amalfi yo visit the cathedral or relax on the beach with a handmade ice cream. PLEASE NOTE: Tours to the Amalfi Coast, given the cliffside nature of the coastal road, may experience unexpected itinerary changes due to potential rock falls. As a responsible agency, we strive to inform our clients promptly. However, road closures and itinerary changes often occur within a few hours, making it impossible to notify each client individually. Therefore, when creating an alternative itinerary, we aim to include as many destinations from the original itinerary as possible and add any new, beautiful, and interesting destinations or experiences to provide a service equal to or better than the one originally booked.

Naples: Boat Tour to Positano, Amalfi and Ravello

Naples: Boat Tour to Positano, Amalfi and Ravello

Visit the Amalfi Coast on a day trip from Naples. Take in Sorrento from the sea. Visit Amalfi and Positano, with the option of exploring Ravello too. Admire incredible scenery worthy of a UNESCO World Heritage listing. From the convenient meeting point in Naples, you will transfer to the port of Torre del Greco. From there, set sail to Sorrento, enjoying the amazing Mount Vesuvius in the background and learning about its tragic history from your expert guide. Admire the beauty of the Sorrento coastline: the panoramic terraces overhanging the sea, the Baths of Queen Giovanna, the Bay of Jeranto, and the Protected Sea Area of Punta Campanella. When you arrive at Amalfi, you will have free time to visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site, famous for its picturesque views, romantic landscapes, and the cathedral of Saint Andrew. Depending on the option chosen, you can also visit Ravello, a resort town, where you will have free time to see the Villa Rufolo and its serene garden, which offers a breathtaking panorama over the entire Gulf of Salerno. Then you will depart for Positano, the pearl of the Amalfi Coast, famous for its narrow streets, small shops, and colorful pottery. You will have some free time here to explore before relaxing on board for the journey back to Naples.

Naples: Mount Vesuvius Skip-the-Line Ticket and Audio Guide

Naples: Mount Vesuvius Skip-the-Line Ticket and Audio Guide

Climb to the top of Mount Vesuvius and enjoy the panoramic views of Pompeii and the Gulf of Naples. Receive a skip-the-line admission ticket and listen to an insightful audio guide to learn more about the mountain on the way up. Upgrade your experience with a bus transfer from Naples. Walk right in with your pre-booked ticket and begin the scenic hike at your own pace. Immerse yourself in local history and hear all about this world-famous volcano as you trek. Take advantage of the informative smart audio guide and enjoy a leisurely trail, perfect for all skill levels. A day before the tour our team will contact you via whatsapp: we will send you the tickets and all the informations you need. Be sure to download on your smartphone all the contents before the visit. The ruins and museums don't have free Wi-Fi and mobile network coverage is not always good. Reservations arriving after 6 p.m. will be processed the following morning after 8 a.m.

Naples: Spanish Quarters Underground Guided Tour

Naples: Spanish Quarters Underground Guided Tour

Delve into the historic site of Underground Naples with entry and a guided tour. Join an adventure from the Spanish Quarters into the hidden depths of the city. Explore the winding tunnels and pass by the ancient Neapolitan aqueduct. Make your way to the Spanish Quarters to meet your friendly guide and group for the day. Enjoy listening to a brief introduction as you prepare to enter the tunnels into Underground Naples. Pass beneath the streets as you learn about the history of the city from its first transformations at the hands of the Greeks to the development of the Neapolitan Aqueduct into an air-raid shelter during the Second World War.

Naples or Sorrento: Full-Day Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius Tour

Naples or Sorrento: Full-Day Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius Tour

Explore the world-famous Pompeii ruins and Mount Vesuvius on a guided day trip starting from Naples or Sorrento. Enjoy skip-the-line entry to Pompeii and admire the Bay of Naples from Vesuvius’ summit. By departing early in the morning, we will bypass the traffic and crowds, guaranteeing a priority arrival at our destination and ensuring a unique experience! Start at Pompeii, where you can skip the ticket line before your guided walking tour of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. With your guide, inspect well-preserved ruins, artworks, mosaics, and frescoes, including the Roman Forum, and Temple of Apollo. Even glance at plaster casts of people in the city at the time of Vesuvius’ eruption in AD 79. Exit the archeological site with your guide and visit the surrounding shops and cafes. Choose the lunch option for a three-course meal consisting of a starter, main course, dessert, and one drink. Next up is Mount Vesuvius. Skip the majority of the arduous climb, with your vehicle taking you 1000m up the volcano. From there, step out and make your own way to the crater’s edge on a 30-minute ascent. On the way, you may come across an official alpine guide who can share the volcano’s turbulent history with you. Arrive at the summit where you can enjoy and photograph the unforgettable views over the whole of the Bay of Naples. The day trip ends with a transfer back to Naples or Sorrento.

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

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 take in views of Mount Vesuvius from the city's waterfront. 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 Stop 5 - Porta San Gennaro Stop 6 - Palazzo Caracciolo Stop 7 - Stazione Garibaldi Stop 8 - Corso Umberto I Stop 9 - Piazza Bovio/Universita Line B Stop 1 - Largo Castello (Piazza Municipio) Stop 2 - Piazza Vittoria - Via Calabritto Stop 3 - Viale Dohrn Stop 4 - Mergellina - Piazza del Leone Stop 5 - Capo Posillipo - Veduta Panoramica Stop 6 - Posillipo Stop 7 - Parco Vigiliano Stop 8 - Via Petrarca Stop 9 - Piazza Vittoria Stop 10 - Chiatamonte Stop 11 - Via Acton/Porto Stazione Marittima, pier for cruises and Le Isole Del Golfo

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What should I do on my first trip to Naples?

Head to the main square, Piazza del Plebiscito, where the Royal Palace and the Royal Basilica are located. Visiting the Royal Palace is one of the best things to do in Naples and is good for a rainy day. Also, check out the San Gennaro Catacombs for a fascinating tour of the labyrinth-like passageways underneath the city. While not in the city of Naples itself, don’t miss out on visiting the fascinating archeological sites of Pompeii and Herculaneum nearby. Covered in ash from a volcanic eruption in the first century, these sites have been continuously excavated since their discovery in the 1700s and a tour of the 2,000-year-old city is fascinating.

What are some hidden gems to see in Naples?

Nominated for Europe’s most beautiful transit station, the Toledo Metro Station is a gorgeous work of art. This station is covered in mosaic tiles with a different color theme for each floor. For great views over the Bay of Naples, amazing art, and a stroll through a lovely garden, visit the Monastery and Museum of San Martino. If you have time, you can also check out the Saint Elmo Castle next to the monastery.

How much time should I spend in Naples?

Three days is a enough time to spend in Naples. You can take in the major sights in the first two days and enjoy one of the incredible day trips from Naples to places like Pompeii, Herculaneum, or the lovely island of Procida on the third day. If you only have two days in Naples, you could spend one day doing just the main highlights of the city and Pompeii on the second day. Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tours are a great way to see the city, and Pompeii is a short train ride away (around 30 minutes).

What food is Naples known for?

Naples is hailed as the birthplace of pizza, so getting pizza here is a must. Two of the most famous pizzerias in the city are L’Antica Pizzeria da Michele and Gino e Toto Sorbillo. The lines here are usually long, but there are many delicious places to grab this famous Neapolitan dish. Sweet tooth? Try a sfogliatella. This traditional Neopolitan treat is a shell-shaped pastry with many flaky layers filled with ricotta-based cream and candied citrus.

What is the best way to get around Naples?

Naples is relatively compact, so it is easy to get to most places you want to see without relying on transportation. It’s fun to take in the sights and sounds of the city along the way. Naples is infamous for its traffic and buzzing Vespas, so take care if you decide to drive (or cross the road). Metro and buses are available, but they can sometimes take longer than going by foot. When planning your route, consider whether you want to prioritize your time or effort.

What are the best months to visit Naples?

While you can definitely visit Naples any time of the year, the best times are the shoulder seasons of March-May and September-October. The weather is warm and there are fewer crowds. Winter is an excellent option for the least number of tourists, although there is an uptick during the holidays when there are beautiful decorations and Christmas markets. Summer is hot and quite crowded, as that is when most people are on vacation, but is great for warm beach days.

What are the best neighborhoods to visit in Naples?

The heart of the city is the Centro Storico. Wander through the narrow but bustling alleys, pick up souvenirs, grab a drink, and people-watch as you marvel at the stunning old churches tucked between the tight lanes. Vomero is an elegant neighborhood on a hill in Naples, with gorgeous views over the city and bay. Get a little bit lost as you walk past laundry strung out to dry and people selling produce along the streets of the Spanish Quarter, said to be the most authentic neighborhood of Naples.

What are the best neighborhoods for shopping?

There are tons of spots for great shopping in Naples. For souvenirs, stroll down Spaccanapoli, where cute shops are interspersed with great street food outlets. Don’t miss Via San Gregorio Armeno, a cool street renowned for selling all things Christmas. For a luxury shopping experience, head to the Chiaia neighborhood. For trinkets and antiques, visit the Resina Market. For a mix of everything, head to the Galleria Umberto I, a shopping mall within a beautiful arcade.

What neighborhood should I stay in when I visit Naples?

If you want to be in the heart of the city near the main attractions, book a room in the Centro Storico. If you want a quieter neighborhood within reach of the main sights, stay around the Piazza del Plebiscito. It’s an excellent option for families with children. A little further out, Vomera has a comfortable residential atmosphere but still has great nightlife.

What is the best family-friendly thing to do in Naples?

Spark your kids’ imaginations at Naples’ fascinating historic sites, such as Castel d’Ovo or the underground tunnels. If they need to stretch their legs, head to open spaces like Piazza del Plebiscito or Capodimonte Park, where they can run around and play. Or take a pizza-making class in the city where it all began — fun for any age.

What is the best thing to do in Naples for solo travelers?

Naples is full of delicious foods, and a local-led food tour is a perfect way to sample a wide variety of dishes and learn some insider tips. It’s also a great way to meet people an. You can enjoy time wandering throd get recommendations for the rest of your trip. Don’t miss the different galleries and museums in Naples, including the Archeological Museum, the Catacombs of San Gennaro, and the Royal Palace — all perfect for a solo visit.

What is the best thing to do in Naples for couples?

Go on a wine-tasting tour with your partner in Naples. There are a variety of options for this romantic activity, including some tastings held at vineyards on the slopes of Mount Vesuvius or including a cooking class. If you want to get away from the hubbub of the city for a bit, take a day trip to the gorgeous islands of Procida or Capri. The boat ride there is as stunning as the island itself.

What are the best annual events in Naples?

If you’re a pizza fan, don’t miss out on the Napoli Pizza Village festival in June. For nine days, you can sample the best pizzas in the world, see live demonstrations, attend workshops, enjoy entertainment, and wait to see who is crowned the World Pizza Maker Champion. During the holidays, Naples has wonderful Christmas markets and events. February is the lively carnevale season, with parades, concerts, and special treats only made during carnevale.

What are the best things to do around Naples?

Don’t miss out on discovering Naples’ looming neighbor, Mount Vesuvius. Designated as a National Park, it is open for visitors to hike in the area. The trail up to the volcano’s summit is about 2.5 miles (4 kilometers). The right footwear, water, and a hat are needed as there is no shade on the trail. The panoramic view from the crater is stunning, and the hike is a nice way to get outdoors and explore the natural landscape near Naples.

What are the best beaches around Naples?

One of the most popular beaches in Naples is La Gaiola beach. It is free to enter, though you will need a ticket to get to the Underwater Park area of the beach. It’s best to go early as it can get rather crowded. Another great place to swim and lay out is on the gorgeous beaches of Capri. This requires a day trip to the island, but it's worth the effort. The island has many beautiful beaches to relax on, such as Marina Piccola or Bagni di Tiberio.

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Really interesting tour and our guide Benidicto was very knowledgeable and we learned so much about Pompeii. The vineyard tour and farm to table food and wine tasting was also great. Thoroughly recommend the wine and especially the melonchello

Antonio our guide is an engaging and caring guide. He made the trip memorable and will never forget and our driver Bruno the champion. Great trip and my hats off to the world tour team for putting out quality trips and adventures.

It was so interesting, I loved it, it was definitely the best experience I had in Italy these days!!! I hope I can bring my mom to experience it next time! So cool!

Gazal and Alfredo, good team :-) Gazal nice girl and Alfredo good driver!

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