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

1. 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.

From Rome: Naples & Pompeii Guided Day Trip with Lunch

2. From Rome: Naples & Pompeii Guided Day Trip with Lunch

Enjoy a guided tour of Naples and Pompeii following the "Highway of the Sun" through the fertile Roman countryside of the "Castelli Romani.". Descend towards the port of Mergellina, and follow the coastal road to the historic fishing quarter of Santa Lucia.  Enjoy the views of Naples' impressive Castel dell Ovo. Next, 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 excavations. Your guide will explain Pompeii's tragic story from an archaeological perspective and uncover what has lain beneath the ashes. Afterward, on the way back to Rome, 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.

Naples: Guided Walking Tour

3. Naples: Guided Walking Tour

Enjoy an exciting and informative 2.5-hour walking tour of the remarkable city of Naples, and discover why it is considered one of the most beautiful and vibrant cities in the Mediterranean. See the very best of this ancient and mystical city with an expert tour guide who will explain its hidden gems, legends, and action-packed history. Walk past the Royal Palace of Naples, where the great Bourbon Kings once resided, and explore the spectacular Real Teatro di San Carlo, Naples' beautiful opera house. Continue on to San Francesco di Paola, a beautiful church located at the Piazza del Plebiscito, Naples' main city square, and stroll through the beautiful Gallery of Umberto I, a public shopping gallery opposite the San Carlo opera house. the oldest opera house in Italy. You will also see Santa Chiara and the Church of Jesus.  Visit some of Naples' ancient castles, built thousands of years ago, and stroll through the city's main historic center to the famous Spacca Napoli street, the area where Naples was founded, to visit some of the most important churches in the city.

Naples and Pompeii: Half-Day Tour

4. 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.

Naples: City Monuments Guided Walking Tour

5. Naples: City Monuments Guided Walking Tour

See the main highlights and wonderful hidden gems of the city of Naples on a guided walking tour. Stroll through the Piazza del Plebiscito, admire the Royal Palace, and explore the lively neighborhood of Quartieri Spagnoli. Meet near the neoclassical Piazza del Plebiscito. Stroll through this lively square which acts as a meeting point for local people. Admire the exterior of the Basilica Reale Pontificia San Francesco da Paola, the stunning Royal Palace of Naples, and the facade of San Carlo Opera House. As you explore the city on foot and take plenty of photos, your local guide will share local stories and the history behind these iconic Neapolitan monuments. Admire the Castel Maschio Angioino (Castel Nuovo) and its imposing Arch of Triumph. Walk through the Umberto I shopping gallery with its iconic domes and the glass-vaulted arcades. Stroll through the narrow and busy streets of the Quartieri Spagnoli area. Take in the sights and sounds of the laneways as you get a sense of local life. Discover various examples of street art, including those of legendary Argentinan footballer Diego Maradona, who is still worshipped by the locals. Next, head to Toledo Street, one of the main streets of the city center. See the Bank of Napoli, and the famous Toledo Metro Art Station, where your tour will end.

Naples 2-Hour Walking and Sightseeing Tour with Local Guide

6. Naples 2-Hour Walking and Sightseeing Tour with Local Guide

Discover the charm of Naples on a guided walking and sightseeing tour with a local guide. Explore its streets, rich in history and traditions, and through its highlights. Pass by one of the most Ancient castles in Naples, Maschio Angioino. The symbol of the city was first built during the French domination and then enlarged during the Spanish one. Continue through Piazza Plebiscito, enter the square and admire the architecture of the Basilica of San Francesco di Paola - which recalls the style of the Pantheon - and the Royal palace. Next, journey around the historic center through Spaccanapoli, the road that split Naples into two parts.  Admire the Gesù Nuovo Church overlooking the square before reaching Via San Gregorio Armeno, where the craft shops famous for their cribs are open all year. Pick up a snack at one of the local pastry shops along the way.

Naples Walking Tour & Babà Cake Tasting

7. Naples Walking Tour & Babà Cake Tasting

Enjoy an exciting 2-hour walking tour of the remarkable city of Naples, and discover why it is considered one of the most beautiful in the Mediterranean. See the very best of this ancient and mystical city with an official tour guide who will explain its hidden gems, legends, and action-packed history. Visit the Cathedral of San Gennaro, walk past the Royal Palace of Naples, where the great Bourbon Kings once resided, the spectacular San Carlo royal theatre and, Naples' beautiful opera house. Continue on to San Francesco di Paola, a beautiful church located at the Piazza del Plebiscito, Naples' main city square, and stroll through the beautiful Gallery of Umberto I, a public shopping gallery opposite the San Carlo opera house. Visit some of Naples' ancient castles, built thousands of years ago, and stroll through the city's main historic center to the famous Spacca Napoli street, the area where Naples was founded, and visit some of the most important churches in the city. During the tour, get the chance to taste a typical Babà Cake, a small yeast cake saturated in hard liquor, usually rum, and sometimes filled with whipped cream or pastry cream.

Classic Naples: Vespa Private Tour

8. Classic Naples: Vespa Private Tour

Discover Naples from the seat of a vintage Vespa in the company of a friendly and experienced guide. Naples boasts the largest UNESCO-protected historic center in Europe, and on this 4-hour tour you will see many of the most emblematic monuments, navigating streets that larger vehicles can’t access. Discover vibrant areas, such as the narrow streets of Spaccanapoli and Via dei Tribunali. Admire the facade of Gesù Nuovo, enter the Church of Santa Chiara, and walk through the San Gregorio Armeno (the Christmas Alley). Visit the famous Veiled Christ inside Sansevero Chapel (closed on Tuesdays) and the macabre Church of Santa Maria delle Anime del Purgatorio ad Arco (closed on Sundays), guarded by 3 bronze skulls (entry tickets for these sites are not included). Admire the looming castle of Piazza del Municipio, and the entrance to the former public shooting gallery of the Galleria Umberto I. After the historic center and main monuments of the city, enjoy the famous breathtaking views from Posillipo Hill, and have a relaxing walk into Virgiliano Park where you can admire the best panorama of the Bay of Naples. Authorized tourist guides have all been carefully selected. They will lead you along the chosen route on comfortable vintage Vespas, selected from among the most exclusive that Piaggio ever produced.

Naples: Sherlock Holmes Smartphone App City Game

9. Naples: Sherlock Holmes Smartphone App City Game

Immerse yourself in the exciting world of Sherlock Holmes by collecting clues as part of a fun smartphone game. Solve the murder of a fictional character with your colleagues, friends, or family, and explore the highlights of Naples, including the Chiesa Cristiana Evangelica ADI. After downloading the app and entering the code, embark on a unique adventure full of brain teasers, puzzles, and lots of British humor. Become a high-class detective for a day and work alongside Sherlock Holmes. Take as long as you need to tackle this criminal case, stopping to explore the area whenever you wish to. Restart the game when you're ready and have a blast while you come across iconic sites, such as the Basilica Reale Pontificia San Francesco di Paola. Whilst this game does not focus on interacting with your surroundings nor informing you about it, it is the perfect activity to explore this amazing city in a fun and interactive way. Get ready for a walk through the most beautiful places in the city.

2-Hour Guided Naples Walking Tour

10. 2-Hour Guided Naples Walking Tour

Enjoy an exciting and informative 2-hour walking tour of the remarkable city of Naples and discover why it is considered one of the most beautiful places in the Mediterranean. See the very best of this ancient and mystical city with an official tour guide who will explain its hidden gems, legends, and action-packed history. Visit the Cathedral of San Gennaro, walk past the Royal Palace of Naples, where the great Bourbon Kings once resided, the spectacular opera house Real Teatro di San Carlo. Continue on to San Francesco di Paola, a beautiful church located at the Piazza del Plebiscito, Naples' main city square, and stroll through the beautiful Gallery of Umberto I, a public shopping gallery opposite the San Carlo opera house. Visit some of Naples' ancient castles, built thousands of years ago, and stroll through the city's main historic center to the famous Spacca Napoli street, the area where Naple was founded, to visit some of the most important churches in the city.

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What people are saying about Basilica Reale Pontificia San Francesco da Paola

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based on 489 reviews

The guide, Donatella, very good and competent, gave us a fundamental historical premise to understand the city and its formation. Palazzo Reale, Piazza del Plebiscito, the Maschio Angioino have no more secrets for us. Thanks also to Davide, his colleague, for the assistance! The visit ended with the street art of the Quartieri Spagnoli and lots of useful information on how to pursue the visit of this amazing city on your own!

the transport and our guide, Simone and Cristina, very well, kind, attentive and considerate. The local guide, Guido, perhaps it was not his best day, his explanations would have been better if he had provided scientific explanations, information from archaeologists, he lacked updates and a better willingness to answer questions from the group.

Our guide today was absolutely amazing. I felt like I was getting shown the city from a local family member. She did an amazing job translating in multiple languages for the group. She even did an amazing job when a stranger yelled at her (very random and not her fault)- she laughed it off and kept it moving. Highly recommend!

The guide during the tour and in Pompei were both amusing. Much knowledge and very friendly.

Our guide Stefano was really excellent! He is passionate and he shares this passion well.