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From Rome: Pompeii and Mt. Vesuvius Volcano Full-Day Trip

1. From Rome: Pompeii and Mt. Vesuvius Volcano Full-Day Trip

Travel from Rome to Pompeii in an air-conditioned private bus, accompanied by an archaeologist guide. Benefit from skip-the-line entry and enjoy a guided tour of the ancient city. Throughout the ruins, come across a death cast, a plaster recreation of an unfortunate citizen preserved by the superheated volcanic ash. After visiting Pompeii, drive up the slope of Mt. Vesuvius, (from April to mid-November), one of Europe’s few active volcanoes located in the Vesuvius National Park. From here, take a short hike up to the steaming crater for stunning views of Capri and Sorrento. During the winter season between November and March, Mt. Vesuvius is closed, so your tour will follow the coastline and take you to the city of Naples. Explore the iconic Castle Nuovo, the famous art deco Umberto I Gallery, or simply wander around the monumental Plebiscito Square.

Naples Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour: 24-Hour Ticket

2. 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

Naples: Sightseeing Tour by E-Bike

3. 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: Walking Tour with Roman Ruins Entrance Ticket

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

5. 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 Sightseeing Tour for Small Groups

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

7. 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

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.

Naples: Night Driving Tour with Local Pizza Dinner

9. 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.

From Rome: Full Day Pompeii and Naples Tour

10. From Rome: Full Day Pompeii and Naples Tour

Explore the city of Pompeii, buried under ash after the eruption of Vesuvius, and the city of Naples, full of history and architecture. Explore both on this full-day tour, and see some of each city's most important areas. Begin the tour with a stop at the archaeological site of Pompeii, and be guided by an official guide through the highlights of this intact ancient Roman city. Learn about the city and how it was buried after the eruption of Vesuvius, and see what remains of the city after it was excavated by archaeologists. Finish exploring Pompeii, and move on to Naples and stop for lunch in a typical Neapolitan restaurant on the seafront, and taste the famous Naples pizza. Visit Piazza del Plebiscito, the famous Gambrinus bar to enjoy an inviting Neapolitan coffee and sfogliatella pastry. Explore the shops of Via Toledo, the artistic San Carlo Gallery and see the Maschio Angioino Castle from the outside, before returning to Rome.

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What people are saying about Castel Nuovo

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 2,662 reviews

The meeting point was clearly and unambiguously described. The journey to Pompeii was entertaining, as the tour guide always had interesting things to tell. Pompeii itself was worth the effort. Overall, the organization and the process was perfect. We could enjoy the day

Absolutely amazing trip completely recommend, the guide Anna was so helpful and answered any questions you had and even offered advice on places to go and restaurants to visit. If your Questioning booking just do it you won’t regret it

Francisco our tour guide was so delightful and full of knowledge about all of Italy - not just Pompeii. Pompeii was so amazing and the Vesivus National Park was incredible.

Emiliano, our guide, you can see that he enjoys his work. Tells, explains and sometimes forgets the time ;)

Shame about the weather for Vesuvius, but enjoyed both parts of the trip