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Castel Nuovo: Our most recommended tours and activities

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 take in views of Mount Vesuvius from the city's waterfront. 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: Naples, Pompeii, and Vesuvius Full-Day Tour

3. 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 by E-Bike

4. 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. Cruise by the city's hottest sites like Castle Nuovo and Castle dell'Ovo. Admire views of Bay of Naples and the towering Mount Vesuvius.  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 the grand Piazza del Plebiscito. 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 castle, 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.

From Rome: Naples & Pompeii Guided Day Trip with Lunch

5. 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 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 and Pompeii: Half-Day Tour

7. 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: Guided Walking Tour with Bourbon Tunnel

8. Naples: Guided Walking Tour with Bourbon Tunnel

Accompanied by an expert and professional guide you will discover the majesty of the monumental area of Naples: Starting from the central Piazza Municipio you can admire the Neptune Fountain overlooking the majestic Castel Nuovo, better known among the Neapolitans as Maschio Angioino. You will continue towards Piazza Trieste e Trento and the adjacent Piazza del Plebiscito to enjoy the most important monuments of the city, from the San Carlo Theater to the Umberto I Gallery, from the Basilica of San Francesco di Paola to the Royal Palace, in an excursus of medieval, baroque art. and neoclassical. We will continue along Via Chiaia to discover the history of the Antica Pizzeria Brandi, where the famous pizza Margherita was born, and of the Gran Caffè Gambrinus. At the end of the walking tour you will begin your tour in the subsoil of Naples, you will discover the secrets that are hidden in the ancient Bourbon Gallery wanted by Ferdinand II of Bourbon in order to create a military path that would allow the troops to reach the Royal Palace in a short time time. The Bourbon Gallery is a long underground tunnel built in the mid-19th century by Ferdinand II of Bourbon and is considered the pride of underground Bourbon civil engineering. Rediscovered in 2005, the gallery offers the public a surprising itinerary in the subsoil and in the history of the Neapolitan city. Through the Standard route it will be possible to appreciate the war refuge, ancient cisterns of the Bolla Aqueduct, fragments of statues, vintage cars and motorcycles found during the safety measures.

Naples: City Monuments Guided Walking Tour

9. 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.

From Naples: Phlegraean Fields 5-Hour Fiat 500/600 Tour

10. From Naples: Phlegraean Fields 5-Hour Fiat 500/600 Tour

The Phlegraean Fields, also known as Campi Flegrei, have enormous historical significance, impressive landscapes and Roman ruins which emerge from vast area of volcanic origin. Your guide, carefully selected from authorized tour guides, will give you the opportunity to visit Naples and its surroundings with them and they will be like a genial, polite, and knowledgeable friend. As they guide you along the chosen route, they will offer alternative ways to taste the rich traditions and enjoy the splendid views this beautiful land offers, all in a comfortable vintage Fiat 500 or Fiat 600, whose legend has accompanied Italian history since the 1950s. The Fiat 600 D is undoubtedly the symbol of the economic growth of the 1960s. Designed by engineer Dante Giacosa, the Fiat 600 is a little jewel of a car with a popular place in Italian history. Fiat 600 and Fiat 500 are very classic cars and will let you savour the charm of an Italian wonder. Zooming around in these beautiful vehicles you'll notice the nostalgic glances of passers-by who have their own Fiat 600-themed memories. On this 5-hour tour you will explore Pozzuoli Port, Serapide Temple, Anfiteatro Flavio, Solfatara, Lake Lucrino, Monte Nuovo, Lake Avernus, Bacoli's Bay, Baia Castle, Piscina Mirabilis, Bacoli, Cape Miseno, Lake Fusaro, and Casine Vanvitelliana.

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What people are saying about Castel Nuovo

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4.4 / 5

based on 3,909 reviews

Everyone will tell you that you can’t limit Pompeii to just one day (or 2 hours) - and that’s true. BUT! When you’re in Italy/Rome and you have so much to do, this tour is an excellent option. Elena, our guide for Rome, was very knowledgeable and gave a great presentation on the history and ruins of Pompeii, we learned SO MUCH and saw SO MANY cool things!! And our itinerary Guide for the day, Rob, was awesome! He was charismatic and a fantastic story teller! Gave us a bunch of historical facts and mythological tales on the road to and from Naples, as well as some street smarts so that we didn’t get played by the locals and recommendations for both Napoli and Roma. Highly recommend

This was an awesome experience! What a great way to see the beautiful city of Napoli! Our tour guide was very enthusiastic, welcoming, and charming. Initially, I was nervous to ride amongst traffic and pedestrians, but after awhile, I felt safe navigating through the city. Highly recommend!

Convenient pick-up point in front of our hotel, new and comfortable minibuses for travel, very good and engaging guide, excellent organization.

We did the Pompeii and Naples tour and enjoyed it immensely. It was a busy day but a great way to experience 2 major attractions in 1 day.

Fantastic tour and guide. Best company to go with for sure. Thanks Giuseppe