15 Best Naples Tours

According to historians, Naples was first settled by Greek immigrants in the 2nd century BC, making it one of the oldest continuously inhabited urban centers in the world.

Naples, the capital of Campania, with a population of just under one million, is the third most populous city in the country, after Rome and Milan.

In addition to a vibrant food and art scene, Naples is also rich in historical attractions. It is widely regarded as one of the educational centers of Italy and is one of the oldest universities in the world.

Here are 15 of the best tours in Naples that are worth a closer look for those planning a visit.

1. Wheelchair friendly city tour

Naples, Italy

Those who use wheelchairs and other mobility impairments often get brief changes on guided tours, but this three-hour city tour is designed for those people.

Tours are offered twice a day and focus on two different areas of the city that have many popular attractions.

From the Piazza del Referendum and the Teatro San Carlo to the new castle built in the 13th century, this tour is important in the value sector.

Along with their guides, guests will enjoy interesting cultural and historical insights, as well as comfortable, wheelchair-friendly transportation.

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2. 2-Hour Private Guided Tour of the Archaeological Museum

Archaeological Museum of Naples

Italy is home to some of the most historic archaeological sites in the world. This museum tour focuses on the art, culture, and history of sites like Pompeii and Herculaneum.

The Archaeological Museum is a treasure trove of artifacts, giving guests a unique insight into the past. This is a great first stop for travelers looking to make the most of their limited vacation.

Highlights of the museum include mosaics of Alexander the Great from Pompeii and various Roman-era frescoes recovered from buried towns around Mount Vesuvius.

Tours last two hours and include the services of a knowledgeable local guide.

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3. Naples Panoramic Private Tour by Vespa

Vespa Journey

Vespa is quintessentially Italian fashion and iconic means of transportation.

For those who don’t want to spend hours crammed into uncomfortable seats on a stuffy tour bus, it’s a good idea to check out Vespa’s Naples website.

The tour includes popular spots as well as some slightly out-of-the-way spots. Each guest is given a helmet and all the training they need to ensure everyone has a fun and safe day.

Includes both urban and suburban attractions. In particular, participants can look forward to stunning views of the Bay of Naples, Mount Vesuvius and quaint coastal fishing villages.

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4. 3-Hour Guided Walking Tour and Pizza Dinner

Naples, Italy

Getting to know the land and experiencing cultural immersion on a bus tour is much harder than walking.

This three-hour evening walking tour is a great option for active travelers interested in culture and food.

Itineraries can be customized to suit guests’ schedules and interests, and tours include pickup from hotels located in central Naples.

It’s more of a street and cultural experience than you’re likely to find anywhere else, and each tour ends with a traditional pizza dinner at a quaint pizzeria frequented by locals more than tourists.

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5. Wine and Dine E-Bike Vineyard Tour

Scenic Electric Bike Ride with Vineyard Wine and Meals

Electric bikes are becoming popular touring vehicles because they are quiet, zero-emissions, and allow riders to experience the outdoors without much effort.

These e-bike tours offer two morning start times. They include historical sites as well as sweeping views of some of Naples’ most beautiful natural areas.

Guests will enjoy a stopover in the vineyard, tasting wine, cheese and local honey in an idyllic outdoor setting.

Other tourist centers include the stunning views of Mount Vesuvius and the Roman-era amphitheater.

The tour lasts about five hours and includes safety gear and safety instructions.

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6. Coastal Water Bike Excursion

Coastal Water Bike Excursion

This water bike tour will be a great way to start the day for travelers looking to see Naples from a nautical perspective and burn a lot of those extra calories in the process.

After meeting with their guide and tidying up their sea legs, guests will explore the caves of Palzo Donn’anna. They will cross a stretch of coastline in the Bay of Naples, the exclusive domain of the super-rich, celebrities and sports stars.

If conditions are poor, some of the toured stops, such as the Love Cave and Green Rock, may be replaced. Age and medical conditions are restricted due to the physical requirements of travel.

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7. 2-Hour Pompeii Small-Group Tour for Archaeologists

Pompeii Tour

When Mount Vesuvius erupted in AD 79, Pompeii and its residences were forever covered in tons of ash.

It is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most poignant and historic sites in the country. For those who live in Naples and do not have much free time, exploring it is convenient and inexpensive.

Guided by their archaeologist guide, guests will delve into Pompeii’s creepy and fascinating past by wandering its narrow streets, visiting iconic sights and gazing at Mount Vesuvius in the background.

The tour lasts about two hours and takes a lot of time.

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8. Private 1 ½ Hour Segway Tour

Naples Segway Tour

With such an abundance of iconic sights within city limits and easy access, many visitors to Naples opt for the numerous excursions instead of trips that require a full-day commitment.

This 90-minute private Segway tour is a great option for those unfamiliar with the layout of the city, as it covers a lot of places in a relatively short period of time.

After meeting with their guide, guests will receive a brief introduction and a moment to practice riding their Segway before heading to the first leg of the tour.

Each participant’s audio guide will describe what they see at sights such as the Town Hall Square and Maschio Angioino Castle.

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9. Vesuvian Delights Food Tour

Vesuvius Food Tour

Traditional multi-course meals are often served from one kitchen, and this food tour offers visiting foodies the opportunity to experience each dish in a new and unique location for a truly unique experience.

After meeting with a local guide and enjoying a Prosecco near the San Carlo Theater, guests will begin their tour of the city, including its gastronomy, history, and culture.

Tours begin in the mid-morning and last approximately 3 ½ hours, including stops at multiple restaurants and street food stalls, serving everything from homemade lemonade and wine to cheese, pasta, and sweets.

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10. Rione Sanità and Fontanelle Cemetery Walking Tour

Fontanelle Cemetery in Naples

Cemeteries are often overlooked as worthwhile attractions, but in a historic city like Naples, they are fascinating places to visit with a local guide.

This two-stop tour begins at the Fontanelle Cemetery, giving participants a unique insight into the lives and deaths of city dwellers long ago.

Built on the site of a former quarry, the cemetery contains tens of thousands of bones and skulls, many from victims of plagues and epidemics over the centuries.

The tour also visits Rione Sanità, famous for its impressive Baroque palace.

Cemetery tours may not be suitable for children and the overly squeamish.

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11. Naples Cathedral and San Sevo Museum Tour

Naples Cathedral

A short morning excursion is a great way to start an exhilarating day in a new city.

This 3 ½ hour option focuses on Naples’ most iconic religious and historical sights, including gastronomic and cultural elements.

Beginning with the 14th-century Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta, guests will follow a guided tour to gain insight into the site’s stunning architecture and learn why it is one of the city’s most important historical and religious attractions.

Other tourist stops include the Cathedral of St. Restoration, the Royal Chapel and the Sanservo Chapel Museum, filled with fascinating and fascinating exhibits dating back many centuries.

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12. Luxury Night Tour and Romantic Dinner

Luxury Night Tour and Romantic Dinner

As the sun fades westward from the Tyrrhenian Sea, the coastal city of Naples becomes sunny, offering fantastic views and photo opportunities.

Guests of this romantic night tour will be picked up at their hotel by their English-speaking guide and then headed down the coast to some of the most impressive sights in the city.

The sightseeing portion of the tour includes views of the Royal Palace and San Carlo Theatre. It ends at Posillipo Hill, where guests will enjoy unobstructed panoramic views of the city below.

Finish your romantic evening with a three-course dinner on the rooftop terrace, overlooking the Bay of Naples and Mount Vesuvius.

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13. Private Walking Tour of Historic Center

Pizza Dante, Naples, Italy

Many of Naples’ most famous sights are located in the city center, close to each other and easy to explore on foot.

The city’s Greek and Roman history dates back nearly 2,000 years. On this private walking tour, guests will explore the narrow streets, visit iconic sites, and explore areas slightly off the beaten track.

In addition to enjoying panoramic views of the sea, mountains and city, guests will also explore sights such as the Church of Gesù Nuovo and the Basilica of San Gennaro.

Walkers will benefit from a guide’s guidance along the way and may find something they want to explore on their own after the tour.

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14. Royal Palace of Caserta and La Regia Shopping Spree

Royal Palace of Caserta

According to previous traveling guests, there is no more luxurious way to spend the day than visiting the Royal Palace and shopping in one of Naples’ most luxurious retail centers.

The first stop on this eight-hour tour is the Royal Palace of Caserta, built in the 18th century by the kings of Naples.

In addition to the opulent palace, there are expansive outdoor grounds with fountains, gardens, and even a waterfall.

In the afternoon, guests will visit La Reggia Designer Outlet, which has over 100 stores, as well as some great places to enjoy a relaxed, upscale lunch.

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15. Private 3-Hour Historical Center Tour

Piazza Gesù Nuovo, Naples

This three-hour private walking tour of the city’s historic center offers multiple start times to accommodate those with varying schedules, and is a popular option for those who don’t want to set aside a full day for a guided tour.

While the tour has several attractions, it’s definitely relaxing and gives participants plenty of time to ask questions or stop for photos, snacks, and drinks.

Tours are offered in English, French and Italian and require a lot of walking, so it’s a good idea to wear the right shoes.

Highlights include the Cathedral, Piazza Gesù Nuovo and the Church of Santa Chiara.

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