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Naples: City Highlights Guided Bike Tour

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

2. 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: Panoramic E-Bike Tour

3. 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: 7 Days Pass of the Campania Region

4. Naples: 7 Days Pass of the Campania Region

Discover the city of Naples, eat in typical restaurants, find the best craft shops, or shops and find hotels, apartments or B&B recommendations, with discounts of up to 35%. Take advantage of discounts in the most important and historical activities of the city with a 'Naples Pass', such as Scaturchio, Tandem, La Locanda del Grifo. Get an official magnet from the owner of pizzeria da Michele. Explore the excavations of Pompeii and explore the Catacombs of Naples at San Gennaro. Visit Bourbon Gallery, Neapolis Underground of San Lorenzo Maggiore, Museodivino, Filangieri Museum and Treasure of San Gennaro Museum. See the Royal Palace of Naples, Capodimonte Museum and the National Archaeological Museum of Naples. Get a real key to the city with many advantages to be consulted by downloading the app or link. Try Snav (the major sea transport company), which guarantees a 20% discount on every route to the island of Procida and Ischia or the collaboration with Taxi Partenope service, which gives you a free fee when calling and booking your cab.

Naples: Guided Fat e-Bike Tour

5. Naples: Guided Fat e-Bike Tour

You'll begin with a 15-minute briefing throughout which you will be taught how to use your e-bike in the best way possible. You will also be briefed on a few rules which will help you enjoy your safe and fun bike tour to the fullest. Following that, you will begin your panoramic tour through the best squares, castles, and monuments of the city. You will see Piazza del Plebiscito and the Royal Palace, before encountering Via Caracciolo where you will fall in love with the views over the Gulf of Napoli. From there, proceed through Via dei Mille which is complete with luxury shops, before traveling to Mergellina where you can discover its Fountain of Parthenope. You'll then travel to the panoramic terraces of S. Antonio a Posillipo, where you will be shown breathtaking views of the city and Virgiliano Park with views over the gulf, Pozzuoli, and the Islands of Ischia and Procida. You'll finally take a break to relax, before proceeding to your final stop at the Castel dell'Ovo where you will hear the legend of "the egg".

Naples: City Sights Walking Tour with the Bourbon Gallery

6. Naples: City Sights Walking Tour with the Bourbon Gallery

Discover the beauty of the ancient city of Naples on this guided walking tour. Take in views of the monuments in Piazza del Plebiscito square and learn about the history of pizza. Enter the mysterious tunnels under the city at the Bourbon Gallery. Meet your guide in the elegant Piazza Municipio square. Admire the marble Neptune Fountain and the medieval Castel Nuovo. Continue the Piazza Trieste e Trento junction to the grandiose Piazza del Plebiscito square. Marvel at the mix of neoclassical, medieval, and Baroque architecture in this monument-filled square. Stand in the square and let you guide show you the San Carlo Theater, the Umberto I Gallery, Basilica of San Francesco di Paola and the stately Royal Palace. Walk along Via Chiaia street and listen as your guide tells you the history of the Antica Pizzeria Brandi, where the famous pizza margherita was born. Stroll past the historic Gran Caffè Gambrinus which serves Neapolitan-style coffee. Descend into the tunnels under Naples on a guided tour of the ancient Bourbon Gallery. Uncover the secrets below the city as you explore tunnel which reaches from the Royal Palace to military barracks. See cisterns of the Bolla aqueduct, fragments of statues, vintage cars and motorcycles.

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. 

From Rome: Naples and Amalfi Coast Full-Day Trip

8. From Rome: Naples and Amalfi Coast Full-Day Trip

This tour begins with a pick up in your hotel in Rome. A local and knowledgable guide to Naples will show you all the points of interest, and important and magical places to visit. Your first stops will take you on a walk to Castel Nuovo, also known as Maschio Angioino, the Bourbon King’s Square, and Piazza del Plebiscito. Here you can enjoy the view of Naples and Mount Vesuvius. Passing through the Royal Palace of Naples, you will continue on your walk to the impressive Galleria Umberto and the Teatro di San Carlo. Stop at the famous Gambrinus café for a refreshment. Later, stroll along the Via Toledo and visit the interesting Spanish Quarter. The next stop is at Piazza del Gesù, where you can see the church Gesù Nuovo and its futuristic façade. Here you will find the entrance to the old town and the Spaccanapoli, the street that divides Naples. Continue to San Gregorio Armeno with its magic Christmas atmosphere, where you can visit the many craft shops that produce a mixture of Christian and modern nativity figures. On this tour you will also visit Piazza Bellini, now a popular meeting place for the locals and home to many interesting cafes, and pass through the old city gate Port’Alba to reach Piazza Dante. You will also visit the famous Sansevero Chapel or the Museum in Castel Nuovo. At this point in your tour, your expert guide will be happy to recommend a nice place to have lunch and recharge. After walking through Naples, you will be driven to the Amalfi Coast. Stroll through its quintessentially charming streets and admire the great view. Hotel drop off at the end of this tour.

Naples: Full-Day City Tour with Pompeii and Sorrento

9. Naples: Full-Day City Tour with Pompeii and Sorrento

Get picked up from your accommodation, cruise terminal, or Naples Central Station in the morning and begin your tour. Start with 2 hours of sightseeing in a minibus with a small-group tour led by a professional guide. Make your first stop at the cathedral to visit the Royal Chapel of the Treasure of St. Januarius and Santa Restituta.  Drive to the Town Hall square and see the New Castle, built by the French family of Anjou. Continue on to the Posillipo area and stop at Saint Antonio's Church, where you can see the best view of the city and the bay. Return into the city center and Piazza del Plebiscito. See the front of the Royal Palace, the beautiful church of St. Francesco di Paola in its neoclassic style, the Umberto I Gallery, and the San Carlo Theater. Next, drive to Pompeii where your tour guide will show the most fascinating places like The Forum, Thermal Baths, Vetti’s house, and “Lupanare”, burnt by volcanic ashes and lapilli during the eruption in 79 A.D. After the visit, make a brief stop for lunch and depart toward Sorrento's coast. Along the way, admire the medieval castle from which the name of the famous town Castellammare di Stabia comes, the small and enchanting beaches of Vico Equense and Seiano, and typical Mediterranean greenery such as lemon and orange trees. Stop at the panoramic viewpoint in Meta di Sorrento to look up to the wonderful sight of the bay overlooking the sea. Stop in Sorrento for a brief visit to the town for about 1 hour. Your guide will show you the most renowned places walking through the enchanting narrow streets full of stores and little workshops. Continue to one of the most scenic places in Sorrento: the Villa Comunale, where you can admire the gulf views and see as far as Punta Campanella and Capri Island. Return to Naples at around 5:15 PM.

Naples: City and Street Food Market

10. Naples: City and Street Food Market

This walking tour starts every day from Naples in Piazza Municipio by the Neptune Fountain. Take the chance to visit the city of Naples with a local guide that is not just a guide, but is also a true Neapolitan traditions believer! With your guide you will discover the real heart of Naples, full of the artistic influences left by the different domination suffered by the city after the Greek and Roman ages. Visit the Piazza Plebiscito with the magnificent Royal Palace, walk along the seaside to enjoy the view of the bay and Mt. Vesuvius, stroll inside the food market Pignasecca and taste different typical dishes, and walk through the narrow roads of the historical center and in the famous "Spaccanapoli". In the historical center take the chance to enter into a craftman shop to learn about the tradition of the handmade statues of the Nativity (called “Presepe”), a tradition deeply felt in Naples during the Christmas time that goes back to 1000 years ago. Walk along the central nave of Naples Cathedral also known as “Duomo”, and be fascinated by the history of Saint Gennaro and the liquefaction of his blood.

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What people are saying about Royal Palace, Naples

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 205 reviews

The trip was brilliant. We were only staying in Naples for 2 days so had to make the most of it. It was great that the tour included some of the sights of Naples before going onto Pompeii. Our guide Elise was fab. She had some great stories and knowledge. After the guided tour we stopped for a pizza and a beer before being assigned to our new tour guide for Sorrento. It was only ourselves on the tour, so Helga showed us a few sights which was great, as it was only us we asked if we could just relax with a drink and enjoy and the amazing view. The whole day was great and would definitely recommend!

We really enjoyed our day. The tour in Naples allowed us to quickly discover the city, and the visit to the cathedral was very interesting. Our guide Elisa was really great, she then made us discover Pompeii, she was perfect, with history of the place and anecdotes. Pompeii is truly amazing. Then supported by another person to climb Vesuvius. The time provided for the ascent and descent is just right (less would be insufficient). You have to be in shape, it climbs. Everything was smooth and well organized. I recommend.

The tour is complete and allows you to visit some of the most interesting places in Naples (the Duomo with a guided tour or a fantastic view from Posillipo), important archaeological (Polpeii) and natural sites (Vesuvius and its crater). Great pizza (included in the price) in a restaurant on the way to Vesuvius. Added value to the tour is the excellent competence and friendliness of the guide Alex

The visit is essential, well organized and super interesting. Our guide in Spanish, Elisa, was very friendly, extremely entertaining and interesting, showing great culture and a lot of passion for her work. An unforgettable visit.

I am very satisfied as everything was well organized and followed step by step. Pickup done at convenient place at time, no delay. Well Done!