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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

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Naples: Walking Tour with Underground Ruins

2. Naples: Walking Tour with Underground Ruins

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.

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Naples: City Sights Walking Tour with the Bourbon Gallery

3. 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.

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Naples: Sightseeing Tour by E-Bike

4. 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.

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Naples: Full-Day City Tour with Pompeii and Sorrento

5. 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.

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Naples & Pompeii Day Trip from Rome

6. Naples & Pompeii Day Trip from Rome

Enjoy a full-day tour of Naples and Pompeii follwing the "Highway of the Sun," through the fertile Roman countryside of the "Castelli Romani." Approximately halfway along the highway, you will see the Abbey of Montecassino, which was destroyed in a famous battle during the Second World War. Descend towards the port of Mergellina, and follow the coastal road to the ancient fishing quarter of Santa Lucia. Enjoy the views of Naples' impressive Castel dell’Ovo. Continue to Naples' historic city center, where your city tour will include all the major highlights, such as the Piazza del Plebiscito, Royal Palace, Basilica of San Francesco di Paola, San Carlo Opera House, Gallery of Umberto I, and the imposing Maschio Angioino. Depart Naples and cross the valley of Mount Vesuvius, passing the towns of Ercolano, Torre del Greco, and Torre Annunziata before arriving at Pompeii, where you will break for lunch. Continue after lunch with a guided visit to the extraordinary excavations. A local guide will explain Pompeii's tragic story from an archaeological perspective and uncover what has lain beneath the ashes since the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD. Your Pompeii tour lasts about 2 hours, covering all the highlights of the scientific discoveries made 1,700 years after the devastating volcanic eruption. At the end of your Pompeii tour, return by coach to Rome. Along the way, you will stop to visit a coral and cameo factory, where you can admire and purchase items of the ancient craft that dates back to Greek times.

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

7. 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.

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Naples and Pompeii: Half-Day Tour

8. Naples and Pompeii: Half-Day Tour

After your scheduled pick-up at 08:15, begin a 2-hour sightseeing tour of Naples with stops at the city's cathedral to visit the Treasure Chapel and San Restituta Basilica. Then drive to Plebiscite Square to see the front of the Royal Palace and the majestic Neoclassical church of San Francesco di Paola. From there head to the Town Hall Square; home to the New Castle built by the French family of Anjou. Your tour of Naples ends on a terrace at Posillipo, giving use some of the best views over the entire city. From there drive to Pompeii, one of the world's most famous historic sites. Once at Pompeii, your tour guide will take you to this ancient city's most fascinating places like the Forum, Thermal Baths, Vetti’s house and the Lupanare, burnt, covered, and preserved by volcanic ashes during the massive volcanic eruption in 79 A.D. After taking in the history of Pompeii, return to Naples, and get dropped off at your choice of destination at around 13:30.

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Naples Sightseeing Tour for Small Groups

9. 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.

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Naples: Panoramic E-Bike Tour

10. 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.

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What people are saying about Castel Nuovo

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 1,115 reviews

I wanted to give 10 but 5 was the maximum! Fluvio was absolutely amazing, he was so enthusiastic and made the tour so fun! It didn’t even feel like 5 hours of walking. It was only 4 of us and despite the torrential rain we had the best of time. He showed us amazing restaurants and pastry shops. Also guided us to the souvenir area and explained the history of Napoli perfectly. Definitely worth all the money!

Fulvio has sido un guía excepcional, nos ha mostrado la ciudad desde todos los puntos de vista, como haría a Neapolitan Neapolitan DOC. The tour has lasted more than 5 hours in las cuales hemos visitado los monumentos, los barrios and los lugares most pintorescos de la ciudad, todo ello with a profesional competencia inigualable.

Wow this was the best day of my life! Laura was our guide and really went in depth on the culture and history of every where we visited. If you're looking for a day trip from rome this is it!

The guides are great, friendly and knowledgeable. The organization is flawless. everything went as planned. Highly recommended.

our tour guide was Fulvio! great knowledge and a lot of funny! // our guide was Fulvio, very knowledgeable and very funny