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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.

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: Walking Tour with Roman Ruins Entrance Ticket

3. 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

4. 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

5. 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

6. 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

7. 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.

Private Tour: Naples Food Tasting Tour by Vintage Vespa

8. 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.

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: Full-Day Gulf of Naples Catamaran Cruise with Lunch

10. Naples: Full-Day Gulf of Naples Catamaran Cruise with Lunch

Discover the Gulf of Naples seen from the sea, a whole new perspective to discover the pearls set in the coast. You will admire the famous Castel dell'Ovo set in a breathtaking view of the sea with Vesuvius in the background. Along the coast of the Posillipo hill, you will see Villa Rosebery, a neoclassical work, the official residence of the President of the Republic during his stays in Naples and the wonderful Marine Protected Area of the Submerged Park of Gaiola, 42 hectares of sea that extends from the Borgo di Marechiaro to the Bay of Trentaremi and the famous Palazzo Donn'Anna.

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Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 45 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

Well prepared guide. He led the group effectively by answering numerous questions. He also provided many anecdotes and curiosities about the most relevant events, places and people over time in Naples

Very good guide. The best! Enough time for tours, shopping, lunch and additional questions

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