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3 Days in Naples: Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, February 2015

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For centuries Naples has been renowned across Europe for its history, colorful street life and great food. Once the largest city in Europe, Naples has inspired the likes of Caravaggio and Pliny , as well as providing a home for stars like Sophia Loren. Its seems as though Naples has been controlled by almost every major power of the last thousand years, including the Greeks, the Romans, the Byzantines, the French, the Spanish and the Germans, so its brimming full of historical sites – none more famous than the Roman city of Pompeii, which was famously destroyed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius.

Day 1:  Coach Trip

Wind through the streets of Naples with great views from an open top bus, complete with commentary. The bus has three different routes, stopping at all of the best sights Naples has to offer, so this is the perfect opportunity to see the whole of the city in one day. Enjoy a vast collection of Italian art, including The Flagellation of Christ by Caravaggio at the Museu di Capodimonte and while you’re there take in the view of the Bay of Naples from the large hunting gardens.

Day 2:  Mount Vesuvius and Pompeii

Take a day trip up through the city of Pompeii, which was famously destroyed by Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. During your tour of the ruins, you’ll be taken to the Forum, the Baths and the Brothel, to give you a sense of what Roman life was like. After a pizza lunch, take a hike up to the top of Mount Vesuvius to walk around the crater and take in the panoramic views.

Day 3:  The Bay of Naples

To get away from the busy city, try heading to the Bay of Naples for fantastic views and Roman spas. Many of the spas are built into caves next to an extinct volcano and in the past Romans used to come to bathe in the hot springs. You can also arrange boat trips to the picturesque islands along the Amalfi Coast, such as Capri and Ischia, to get in touch with a more quaint style of living.

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Private Tour: Sorrento, Positano, Amalfi and Ravello Day Trip from Naples

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 291 Reviews

Explore the famous Amalfi Coast with your own driver to chauffeur you from town to town on this private full-day excursion from Naples. You'll discover ...  Read more

Location: Naples, Italy
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $53.68

Capri Day Trip with Lunch from Naples

4 star rating: Recommended 189 Reviews

Visit the dazzling Mediterranean island of Capri on this tour from Naples. The perfect day-trip destination from mainland Italy, Capri will charm you with its ...  Read more

Location: Naples, Italy
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $127.88

Naples City Walking Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 10 Reviews

Follow an informative guide on a morning or afternoon Naples walking tour to discover the city’s historical sights, buzzing plazas and cultural delights. ...  Read more

Location: Naples, Italy
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $44.34

Naples City Hop-on Hop-off Tour

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 138 Reviews

Discover Naples in an open-top double-decker bus with the opportunity to hop-on and hop-off at 32 different stops whenever you wish, all day long. Tickets are ...  Read more

Location: Naples, Italy
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $24.39

Mt Vesuvius Half-Day Trip from Naples

4 star rating: Recommended 45 Reviews

Visit the volcano that destroyed Pompeii on this fascinating afternoon trip to Mt. Vesuvius from Naples. Traveling to the top of the only active volcano in ...  Read more

Location: Naples, Italy
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $66.51

Pompeii and Naples City Tour

3 star rating: Worth doing 3 Reviews

Discover the ancient ruins of Pompeii and the city of Naples on a full-day tour with an expert local guide! After touring Pompeii’s UNESCO-listed archeological ...  Read more

Location: Naples, Italy
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $94.22

Small Group Naples City Sightseeing Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 26 Reviews

Discover the legendary city of Naples on a personal small group tour by minibus. Led by a knowledgeable and professional guide, this small group morning tour ...  Read more

Location: Naples, Italy
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $33.25

Naples Segway Tour

Discover the sights of the largest city in southern Italy on this 3-hour Naples Segway tour. Glide through the streets on a self-balancing electric Segway, and ...  Read more

Location: Naples, Italy
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $109.74

Private Tour: Naples Sightseeing by Vespa

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 5 Reviews

Discover Naples in a fun, exciting way on this private Vespa tour! Your experienced driver will whiz you around the city on a vintage Vespa scooter to famous ...  Read more

Location: Naples, Italy
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $177.35

Caravaggio and the Baroque Walking Tour

Discover the art and architectural delights of Naples during this 4-hour, small-group walking tour. Accompanied by an expert art scholar, take an enlightening ...  Read more

Location: Naples, Italy
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $122.67

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