- English-speaking, professional excursion guide!
- Discover the Monuments of Naples, Spaccanapoli, San Gregorio Armeno Market, and many more!
- Fully narrated, walking excursion!
- Entrance tickets to the Sotterranea Underground Ruins!
This is a unique way to explore Naples whether you have seen the city before or not. You must take advantage of this great opportunity to take explore the history and culture of this quintessential Italian city on a guided walk of the best highlights and then explore the underground ruins.
When you order, you have the option of what size group you want to join - for the most personal and more one-on-one experience, pick the VIP group option with a maximum of 8 adults per group. There is also the option to join up with a small group of 16 adults maximum or the regular option with 40 adults max.
Upon meeting your guide just outside your Naples cruise terminal, you will have a short walk towards Piazza Municipio Square, where you would have a few minutes to take some pictures. Then, your excursion starts with a subway ride to Piazza Dante where you will begin your walking tour, led by an experienced English-speaking guide, through Spaccanapoli, the straight and narrow main street that traverses the historic center of Naples. Stops at Piazza del Gesu and Piazza San Domenico Maggiore will provide great photo opportunities and a glimpse back in time. Del Gesu is decorated with some of the most overdone and very random mix of monuments including the Guglia della Immacolata. It is a type of rococo obelisk that is dripping with frills. San Domenico Maggiore is named for the church bearing the same name and the spire dedicated to the saint. This is a wonderful place to take a seat and people-watch! It has numerous cafes and is a tourist mecca.
Walking through San Gregorio Armeno brings you into the heart and soul of Neapolitan Christmas, where numerous artists have put their own twist on the craft of creating Nativity scenes. Reaching the entrance to the Roman Underground, your ticket will provide time to explore the ruins. Located approximately 120 feet (40 meters) below the busy streets of Naples lies an intricate maze of tunnels, caves, and amazing sights that date back 2400 years! From Napoleon to WWII, the Underground, or "Sotterranea" has seen a lot of history. Down the 143 steps, you will find the ancient Greek-Roman aqua-duct built in the 4th century AD. You can also see the air raid shelters that were utilized in the war. This is truly off the beaten path!
Next, a visit to the Naples Cathedral, the main church of Naples and the seat of the Archbishop of Naples, combines both beauty and history while offering the chance to see the oldest baptistery in the western world. Following your visit, you will make your way back to the subway for free time and lunch on your own. After about an hour, you will regroup for the last leg of the tour which includes the monumental areas. Here, you will stroll past Maschio Angioino Castle, an imposing medieval castle serving also as a fortress. Galleria Umberto I, a public shopping gallery sitting directly across from the Royal Theater San Carlo, an opera house connected to the Royal Palace, and lastly, Via Toledo, an ancient street that will lead to Piazza Plebiscito, one of the largest public squares in Naples.
Upon the completion of your excursion, you may further explore at your leisure and own expense or return to your Naples cruise terminal.
Note: This excursion is NOT private, the price breakdown is depending on the group size you want to join. Size may vary slightly as there is a maximum of adults per group; children may be added.