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Private Naples Tour

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From: $63.03

 

TOUR DURATION

4 Hours

START TIME

09:00 AM & 01:00 PM

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

MEETING POINT

Pick-up at your hotel, more details at booking

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TOUR ITINERARY

Enjoy a half day private excursion to the exciting city of Naples, the biggest and most important city in Southern Italy. Together with a driver-guide you will explore this fascinating city filled with a long history and bustling with lively locals.

Begin at the top of Posillipo Hill from where you can enjoy one of the most spectacular views over the Gulf of Naples and the ever-impressive volcano Vesuvio. Descending now towards the port of Mergellina and following the coastal road, you will arrive in the ancient fishing quarter of Santa Lucia. You will also be able to see the impressive Castel Dell’Ovo, the oldest castle in Naples and one of the most famous standing attractions in the gulf.

The tour will continue toward the historical centre of the city. You arrive at the Piazza Del Plebiscito where you will be able to see the Royal Palace, a grand structure that was once the residence of the Bourbon Kings. Nearby is the San Carlo Opera House, considered the oldest continuously active theatre in Europe since it was opened to the public in 1737. The Gallery of Umberto I, just across from the opera house, is a large shopping gallery with beautiful high glass vaulted ceilings and many shops and cafes.

The tour will also show you the Basilica of San Francesco Di Paola, an imposing circular church that is reminiscent of the Pantheon in Rome, and the proud Maschio Angioino (also known as Castel Nuovo), a large medieval castle located in front of Piazza Municipio and Naple’s city hall.

After the tour ends, you will have free time for lunch and shopping or to explore the city at your own pace. Meet your driver at the end to return to your accommodations.

TOUR INCLUSIONS

– Round trip transportation with private car

– English speaking driver

– Visit of Naples Historical center with a local expert guide (2 and half hours)

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

– Castel dell’Ovo

– Lungomare Caracciolo

– Piazza del Plebiscito

– Royal Palace

– San Carlo Opera House

– Gallery Umberto I

– Castel Nuovo

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
– Confirmation will be received at time of booking

– Voucher and detailed operator information, including local emergency numbers will be received three weeks before the date of your tour.

– Adult pricing applies to all travelers.

– The dress code for men and women is strictly enforced in Churches. No bare shoulders, miniskirts or shorts.

Departure point:

Pick-up at your accommodation

Duration:

4 hours

Return details:

Drop-off at your accommodation

Private Pompeii and Naples Tour

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From: $130.42

 

TOUR DURATION

8 Hours

START TIME

09:30 AM

Mon,Wed, Thu, fri, sat, Sun

MEETING POINT

Pick-up at your hotel, more details at booking

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TOUR ITINERARY

Your private driver will pick you up in the morning to take you on a fascinating full day excursion to Pompeii and Naples. Your journey will start immediately while you enjoy the fantastic views form the car.

Your first stop will be the unique ancient city of Pompeii. Here you will meet your private guide that will unfold in front of your eyes the exceptional history of this little gem. Buried under meters of ash in 79 AD, when the Vesuvius erupted, the city was perfectly preserved. You will have the amazing opportunity to travel back in time as your guide takes you through the archeological park, walking you along the same streets that were once frequented by Romans. During your visit you will discover the public baths, forums, and villas built and used by the inhabitants of Pompeii, as well as a collection of artifacts – from household items to jewelry – recovered from the ashes. You will marvel at the incredibly well-preserved frescoes which still adorn the walls and floors of the villas, and which have allowed visitors and researchers alike to glimpse into what life was like at the time.

At the end of your tour you will have free time to eat on your own. Choose one of the many restaurant of traditional Campania’s food located right outside the Archeological Park! After lunch meet with your driver again to continue your journey.

Your next stop will be the Naples National Archeological Museum one of the most important Italian museums. Together with your guide you will discover the unique collections of Roman antiquities, Egyptian artifacts and beautiful pieces of the Renaissance period. Once your visit will end your guide will bring you to Piazza del Plebiscito, Naples’ main square. Here you will be able to see the Royal Palace, a grand structure that was once the residence of the Bourbon Kings. Nearby is the San Carlo Opera House, considered the oldest continuously active theatre in Europe since it was opened to the public in 1737. The Gallery of Umberto I, just across from the opera house, is a large shopping gallery with beautiful high glass vaulted ceilings and many shops and cafes.

After the tour of the piazza will end together with your driver you will enjoy a fascinating ride around this charming city filled with a long history and bustling with lively locals. Driving along the Lungomare Caracciolo you will admire one of the most spectacular views over the Gulf of Naples. You will also be able to see the impressive Castel Dell’Ovo, the oldest castle in Naples and one of the most famous standing attractions in the gulf.

After the tour ends your driver will bring you back to your accommodations.

 

TOUR INCLUSIONS

– Round trip transportation with private car

– Expert English speaking driver coordinator

– Tour of Pompeii Archaeological Park with local guide (2 hours)

– Tour of Naples National Archaeological Museum with a local expert guide (1 hour)

– Visit of Naples historical center with a local expert guide (1 and 1/2 hour)

– Panoramic Drive of Naples Promenade

– Pompeii Archaeological Park entrance fees and reservation (skip the line)

– Naples National Archaeological Museum entrance fees

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

– Visit of Pompeii Archaeological Park

– Visit of Naples National Archaeological Museum

– Visit of Piazza del Plebiscito

– Castel Dell’Ovo

– Lungomare Caracciolo

– Royal Palace

– San Carlo Opera House

– Gallery Umberto I

– Castel Nuovo

– Gulf of Naples

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
– Confirmation will be received at time of booking

– Voucher and detailed operator information, including local emergency numbers will be received three weeks before the date of your tour.

– Adult pricing applies to all travelers

– We suggest to wear comfortable shoes and clothes as Pompeii Archaeological Park  has uneven terrain. During summer we suggest to bring a hat, sunscreen and a bottle of water.

Departure point:
Pick-up at your accommodation

Duration:
8 hours

Return details:
Drop-off at your accommodation

Naples

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Naples is located on the south-western coast of Italy, bracketed by the Sorrento Peninsula and Hill of Posillipo. The ominous Mount Vesuvius rises from the middle of the coast like a giant from an age past. Within the bay are the islands of Capri, Ischia and Procida, all of which are very popular touristic destinations. Other popular attractions located on the coast are the famed ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum, both destroyed by the massive volcanic eruption of 79 AD.

The city is among the oldest uninterruptedly populated municipalities in the entire world. The Greek founded the first settlement during the Bronze Age, later the Roman took the power. After the fall of the Roman Empire the city maintained its importance. For this reason Naples was theatre of many political battles until the end of the 13th century when the city passed under the Spanish control and the Kingdom of Naples was founded. The Spanish ruled for centuries and they deeply influenced the culture of the city: the Neapolitan dialect, the food and the music are perfect examples of this influence. Only in 1861 the territory became part of the newly created Kingdom of Italy. During the Second World War Naples was heavily bombed; its suburbs were basically rebuilt after the war. Also the Port was remodeled, today it is the European’s most important one and in term of number of passengers is the second one in the world.

However Naples has so much to offer also if your interests do not lie only in history! The city is famous for its incredible dynamism, the mouth-watering food and the breath-taking view over the Gulf of Naples!

A culinary tour of the city will leave you speechless: start your day with an espresso, the Neapolitan coffee is considered the best of the Italian peninsula, then try a famous sfogliatella, a shell-shaped filled pastry, and ended your day with the best pizza in the world!

If you want to have a truly authentic Neapolitan experience you can’t miss a concert of traditional Canzone Napoletana. Songs like as ‘O sole mioTorna a SurrientoFuniculì funiculà have played a significant role in the development of the western European popular music.

The city has something for every taste, so if some shopping is part of your dream list in Naples you will have only the spoilt for choice! The stunning Galleria Umberto I for example is a beautiful mall located in the heart of central Naples perfect for a few relaxing hours of shopping.

Things to see

In 1995 the UNESCO declared the city’s historic center a World Heritage Site. Due to its 27 centuries of history many gorgeous monuments are embellishing the area.

The central Piazza del Plebiscito is the most important square of the city. It was constructed during the Napoleon’s period; the plaza unique atmosphere is created by the presence of the stunning Royal Palace, the Church of San Francesco da Paola and the beautiful Teatro di San Carlo, the oldest Italian opera house still in function.

Very famous are also the city’s castles: the Maschio Angioino, also known as Castel Nuovo, was constructed under Charles I the first king of Naples, it is probably one of the most famous building of Naples. It is called Castel Nuovo (the New Castle) because it replaced the Castel Dell’Ovo (Egg castle) built by the Norman.

The city is also well-known for its many museums: the Naples National Archeological Museum hosts one of the biggest Roman’s collections in the world. The Museo Capodimonte is worth a visit too; once a royal palace today the museum can count on a stunning painting’s collection with works of artists like Titian and Caravaggio. Part of the building is still furnished with original 18th century furniture and porcelain.