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

1. 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: Sightseeing Tour by E-Bike

2. 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.

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

3. 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

4. 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

5. 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: Night Driving Tour with Local Pizza Dinner

6. Naples: Night Driving Tour with Local Pizza Dinner

Discover 3 areas of the city of Naples, the foremost city and cultural melting pot of South Italy. First, the driver will take you along the seaside passing onto Lungomare Caracciolo and Mergellina and up to Posillipo Hill. From here, take a snapshot of the most popular view of the city embracing the whole bay, Capri Island and Mount Vesuvius.  Then, driving back to the center, see the ancient Castel dell’ Ovo, the oldest standing stronghold in town which was built in the 12th century within the old fishing village of Borgo Marinari. Continue the tour towards the opulent monumental district enclosing Plebiscito square, Royal Palace, San Carlo Theater and Galleria Umberto I.  Here, have some time for a stroll on your own. Finally, enjoy a tasty pizza dinner including a soft drink at a local restaurant. After dinner, the driver will bring you back to the meeting point.

Panoramic Naples Private Tour by Vintage Vespa

7. Panoramic Naples Private Tour by Vintage Vespa

A poet once wrote, "See Naples and Die," in recognition of the fact that the magnificent southern Italian city is so beautiful it’s essential to visit at least once in your life. On this 4-hour panoramic tour you will see it from many angles, and all from the seat of a vintage Vespa moped. Some of the views are famous, while others are hidden gems known only to locals. Among the many highlights is the Parco Virgiliano, a picturesque oasis on the hill of Posillipo, where a series of terraces overlook the Gulf of Naples. Another, is the romantic fishing village of Marechiaro. Get views of the volcanic islet of Nisida, and drive along the promenade of Via Petrarca. Wind your way along Via Orazio for stunning views of Versuvius. Pass the serene sanctuary of Sant'Antonio a Posillipo. Heading back to port, you will see the imposing Castel dell'Ovo, and the rocky Borgo Marinari, where boats bob and diners gather for cocktails. Continue to elegant Piazza Trieste e Trento and Piazza Plebiscito and admire an unforgettable view on the Gulf of Naples from the terraces of the Certosa di San Martino (closed on Wednesdays - replaced on that day with fortress of Castel Sant'Elmo, from which you can admire a 360 degrees panoramic view on Naples).

Naples: Panoramic E-Bike Tour

8. Naples: Panoramic E-Bike Tour

Start from the ancient street of Spaccanapoli located in the heart of the historic city of Naples to reach Piazza del Municipio where the castle Maschio Angioino is located and then head to Piazza Plebiscito with its royal palace and San Carlo theater. Proceed to the promenade along the cycle path where you will stop at the ancient village of Marinaro which houses Castel dell'Ovo, the oldest castle of Naples and source of ancient legends like that of the siren Parthenope. In front of the castle, you will see Monte Echia, considered the  first settlement area of Neapolis by the Greeks. Your tour will then continue crossing the magnificent coastline by the splendid gulf setting characterized by Vesuvius, the Sorrento Peninsula and the islands of Capri, Ischia and Procida. Your next stop will be at Virgilian Natural Park from where you can easily climb the hill of Posillipo. From here, you will leave to cross the former industrial area of Bagnoli and visit the North pier (a walk of 1000 meters over the sea and a work of industrial architecture that was the old pontoon of ILVA). Finally, return to the center through the west of the city.

Naples: Full-Day Bike Rental with Delivery

9. Naples: Full-Day Bike Rental with Delivery

See more sights and cover more ground during your stay in Naples by renting a bicycle for a day. Enjoy a relaxing ride through the city and its surroundings as you peddle past ancient monuments, through charming piazzas, and along historic roads, visiting any site that interests you along the way.  Benefit from having the bicycle delivered directly to your doorstep with the convenient hotel drop-off service. Save more time and get set up for your day of adventure without the hassle of having to find the bicycle shop in the morning. Rental includes a helmet, lock, insurance and a high-quality bike with front suspension and thick tires ideal for the city's diverse terrain. As you ride through the city, enjoy breathtaking views of the Bay of Naples, cycling along the seafronts of Caracciolo and Mergellina. Soak up the best views of Mount Vesuvius from the posh area of Posillipo.  Alternatively, visit the spectacular islands in the Gulf of Naples including Capri, Ischia, and Procida. If you prefer, pick up and return the bike directly at the seaport, permitting you to board the ferry directly with no hassle.

Private Tour: Naples Food Tasting Tour by Vintage Vespa

10. Private Tour: Naples Food Tasting Tour by Vintage Vespa

The Food tasting Vespa Tour will take you to discover the city of Naples trying the real local gastronomic excellence. Departing from the hotel the first stage is the Vomero district, where you will try the typical "coppo di frittura napoletana" (a cone of small fried food) in the oldest fried-food shop and you will continue along the itinerary doing tastings of many local products: excellent Neapolitan sausage and Mozzarella di bufala campana accompanied by a glass of local wine, the pizza Margherita, the typical "sfogliatella" (a famous Neapolitan pastry) accompanied by the best Neapolitan Espresso coffee in the exclusive and historical Grand Cafe Gambrinus, ancient destination of famous poets and writers. An expert Pizza chef will teach you to knead, flavor and bake your own real Neapolitan pizza in a private Pizza Class, an unforgettable experience for anyone visiting Naples, the city of pizza by definition. And more, you will enter in the ancient chocolate factory “Gay Odin”  where you’ll see the ancient machines and obviously taste the extraordinary Neapolitan chocolate. Finally the finest ice cream of Italy will wait for you to end this extraordinary tasting trip! During the path you'll experience the daily life of Naples by tasting the most famous gastronomic local excellence. Sit back and soak up the city’s charm, culture and architecture, hop off to explore by foot and break to taste the most famous gastronomic local excellence. All on board of a charming vintage Vespa and without traffic problems, discovering the wonderful views of Naples from Piazzale San Martino, the monumental area of Naples with its squares and famous sites until arriving to the Posillipo hill to admire breathtaking landscapes unique in the world from terraces overlooking the sea. This Naples Vespa tour lets you bypass traffic and navigate bustling areas that other vehicles can not reach, giving you an intimate experience of this wonderful Italian city.

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What people are saying about Posillipo

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 822 reviews

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!

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

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

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