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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.

Naples 2-Hour Walking and Sightseeing Tour with Local Guide

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

Start this 2-hour guided walk in Piazza Municipio, by the fountain of Neptune. See the medieval Castel Nuovo, and hear about its history from your local guide. Enter Piazza del Plebiscito, home to the Basilica of San Francesco di Paola and the Royal Palace. Marvel at the views of the sea and Vesuvius. Continue to the Umberto Arcades, whose style has a striking similarity to the Vittorio Emanuele II Arcades in Milan. Climb up Via Roma, and enter the historical center. Visit the Church of Jesus, the ruins of the ancient Greek city and the Decumani. The tour ends in Piazza Dante. Your guide will provide useful tips and suggestions on how to make the best use of your time in Naples.

Naples and Pompeii: Half-Day Tour

3. 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.

Discover Naples: 2.5-Hour Guided Walking Tour

4. Discover Naples: 2.5-Hour 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.

From Rome: Naples & Pompeii Guided Day Trip with Lunch

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

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.

Naples Walking Tour & Babà Cake Tasting

6. 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.

Naples and Pompeii Full-Day Sightseeing Tour

7. Naples and Pompeii Full-Day Sightseeing Tour

Enjoy a full-day sightseeing tour of Pompeii and Naples, starting with an exploration of the historic heart of Naples. Departing from the port of Da Mole Beverello, go to the city’s most famous highlights, including the Piazza del Plebiscito, Royal Palace, and Basilica of San Francesco di Paola. See the colonnades and porticoes of the San Carlo Opera House, the oldest continuously active venue for public opera in Europe. Marvel at the glass ceiling of the Galleria Umberto I shopping arcade, and the imposing castle of Maschio Angioino (Castel Nuovo). Then, travel across the fertile valley of Mt. Vesuvius, passing Ercolano, Torre del Greco and Torre Annunziata en route to Pompeii. After a break for lunch, explore the archaeological excavations with a local guide. Listen to the tragic tale of how Pompeii was buried beneath the ashes of Vesuvius after it erupted in 79 AD. See all the highlights of the discoveries so far made to build a picture of everyday life in the Imperial Age. Imagine the panic felt in those last few minutes before the city was buried for centuries, and see remarkably intact ruins, such as mosaics, cooking implements, and even the casts of pets and humans in the exact poses they died.

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.

2-Hour Guided Naples Walking Tour

9. 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.

From Rome: Taste of Naples Tour with Underground Caverns

10. From Rome: Taste of Naples Tour with Underground Caverns

Take your taste buds on an adventure on a tour of Naples from Rome. Ride the train from Rome. Enjoy the city sights and eat your fill with a traditional breakfast, street food, Neapolitan pizza, and a sweet Babà (syrup-soaked sponge cake). Relax in the comfort of your business class train seat as you travel to Naples. Get to Naples quickly on a high-speed train. Meet your guide at the station. Have a delicious breakfast once you arrive. After breakfast, head underground to see the old parts of the city that were created by the ancient Greeks. Continue to Via dei Tribunali street to try some traditional street food. Sit down with a classic Neapolitan pizza and a beer for lunch. Gaze out at stunning views of Vesuvius and the picturesque waterfront as you eat. Walk along the wide boulevards of Royal Naples for views of the palace and the church of San Francesco di Paola. Complete your day in Naples with a delectable Babà cake before boarding your high-speed train back to Rome.

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

Overall rating

4.0 / 5

based on 387 reviews

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!

it was a beautiful, exciting tour, the guides were amazing, funny and professional.