Royal Palace of Naples (Palazzo Reale) Tours

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Naples’ Royal Palace (Palazzo Reale di Napoli) is a stellar reminder of this city’s royal history. Construction began in the 1600s when Spain’s Viceroy Fernando Ruiz de Castro ruled Naples, and the site was designed by Renaissance architect Domenico Fontana. Today, visitors can enter to take the soaring double staircase up to the royal apartments decorated by architect Gaetano Genovese.

The Basics
Palace highlights include the Court Theater (Teatrino di Corte) designed by Ferdinando Fuga, the Throne Room, the Hall of Hercules ballroom, and the Royal Chapel (Cappella Reale), home to a monumental 18th-century nativity scene.

The palace is one of the most important historical tourist destinations in central Naples, so it is important to book your Royal Palace of Naples entrance ticket in advance to avoid having to wait in a long line to enter. You can also join a Naples city walking tour or sightseeing tour by Segway or bike that includes visits to the Palazzo Reale, the nearby Teatro di San Carlo, and Castel Nuovo.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • The palace interiors and courtyard are open daily from 9am to 7pm, with the exception of Wednesdays and holidays.
  • The palace and courtyard are wheelchair- and stroller-accessible via an internal elevator.
  • There are free storage lockers for small personal belongings, but no luggage storage.

How to Get There
This sumptuous royal residence is located on the central Piazza del Plebiscito, Naples’ largest square. Take the ANM R2 bus to the Via San Carlo station, or the metro line 1 to Toledo, a 15-minute walk away. Naples is the capital city of Campania, so easy to reach by train and ferry for a day trip from Rome, the Amalfi Coast, Sorrento, and Pompeii.

When to Get There
The Royal Palace is one of the most important monuments in Naples, and best visited in the early morning or late afternoon to avoid midday crowds. Entrance is free the first Sunday of the month, so the palace can also be very crowded then.

The Biblioteca Nazionale
The Royal Palace is also home to the National Library, which contains thousands of papyrus scrolls found at Herculaneum as well as the remains of a fifth-century Coptic bible.
Location
Address: Piazza del Plebiscito, Naples, 80132, Italy
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Hours: 9am - 8pm, closed Wednesdays
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Royal Palace of Naples Entrance Ticket

Home to the Neapolitan monarchy for more than three centuries, and an architectural marvel in its own right, the Royal Palace of Naples is a highlight stop for visitors to the southern Italian city. With an advance ticket in hand, you won’t just have guaranteed admission to the palace—you’ll also beat the crowds with special, skip-the-line access. Your ticket additionally grants you admission to the venue’s temporary exhibitions.
  • Duration: 1 to 2 hours
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Private Tour of the Naples Royal Palace and Saint Martin Certosa

Enter the gates of the royal palace in the centre of Naples; walk through the St. Elmo castle walls; enjoy the breath-taking view on the Neapolitan landscape from the St. Martin Certosa, that overlooks the whole city from the top of the Vomero hill. With this full day tour, the history of one of the most ancient cities in the world will disclose to you through the words of your local and expert guide. You will hear about secrets and mysteries, funny anecdotes and superstition, all intertwined with historical events, in the heart of this eternal city.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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Naples and Pompeii: Full-Day Tour from Rome with Lunch

Explore UNESCO-listed Naples and the iconic ruins of ancient Pompeii on this full-day tour from Rome. Start your adventure with a tour of Naples’ historic center, stopping to snap photos of the Royal Palace, admire the San Carlo Opera house and stroll the lively Piazza del Plebiscito. After lunch (included), journey back in time as you discover the remarkably preserved ruins of Pompeii, which date back to the 7th century BC and include the world’s oldest surviving Roman amphitheater.
  • Duration: 14 hours
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NAPLES - POMPEII

Home to UNESCO–listed treasures dating back thousands of years, Naples and Pompeii rank among Italy’s must-see destinations. During this tour, visit both sites in one day with ease—with entry fees and pickup from your central Rome included. Take in top Naples attractions including the Royal Palace and the 18th-century San Carlo Opera House, and explore the excavations of Pompeii—considered among the world’s most important archaeological sites.
  • Duration: 13 hours
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Naples City Walking Tour

Stroll past Naples’ top attractions on this 2.5-hour walking tour. Led by a local guide, see the bustling Spaccanapoli promenade, the Royal Palace and Teatro di San Carlo, the oldest opera house in Europe. As you walk through the city center, learn the history behind the palaces, churches and monuments from your guide. Top off your tour with a piece of Italian cake at a local cafe in Piazza San Gaetano.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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Naples City and Pompeii Half Day Sightseeing Tour

Discover the best of southern Italy on a half-day sightseeing tour of Naples and Pompeii. Led by a local guide, explore Naples’ must-see spots, including the Royal Palace, Naples Cathedral and the Posillipo quarter, where you’ll soak up incredible views of the Bay of Naples. Afterward, journey to the ancient ruins of Pompeii, destroyed by the eruption of Mt Vesuvius in 79 AD. See the Forum, Thermal Baths and more before returning to your original departure point.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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Naples Food Walking Tour

Indulge in the most delicious food that Naples has to offer on this tasty 3-hour street food-themed walking tour. With a guide to show you the best of the best, you'll stroll the streets of this colorful city, exploring the street vendors and the food markets. Sip a strong espresso, sample Neapolitan delights like warm 'sfogliatella' (a layered pastry) and learn where to get the best pizza in the city. The tour is limited to 14 people so you’ll get personalized attention from the guide.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Private Tour of Naples from Sorrento

Discover the highlights of Naples, all in one day—and beat the crowds—on this private tour from Sorrento. Set off in the morning from your accommodation; you can choose to explore the city independently or travel in the company of a guide. Upon arrival, stroll along the bustling Via Duomo, discover the Piazza del Gesù, and summit Posillipo Hill to take in panoramic city views. After a break for lunch (own expense) you’ll also discover the Palazzo Reale, the Galleria Umberto I, the Teatro di San Carlo, and more.
  • Duration: 7 hours
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Naples Walking Tour with Underground Ruins

Discover Naples during a 5-hour guided walking tour through the historical city center. Your informative guide shares highlights such as the Galleria Umberto, Plebiscito Square, Castel Nuovo, Royal Palace, and ancient underground ruins, along with artisan shops, cafes, and churches. Includes one hour of free time to shop and purchase lunch.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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Naples Segway Tour

Enhance your sightseeing experience of Naples, southern Italy’s largest city, on a 3-hour Naples Segway tour. With a professional guide, cruise the vibrant streets on a smooth and self-balancing Segway and receive a fascinating introduction to Naples’ rich history. Admire popular landmarks like Castel dell’Olvo and the Church of San Francesco di Paolo and absorb the lively atmosphere surrounding monuments like Piazza Plebiscito and the Royal Palace of Naples (Palazzo Reale). Receive personalized attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to only eight people.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Naples Bike Tour

Explore Naples’ historic center, a UNESCO World Heritage site, on a 3-hour bike tour. Following a guide, cycle past landmarks like Castel dell'Ovo, the Church of Gesu' Nuovo and Piazza del Plebiscito. On a bike, you can cover more ground than you would on a walking tour but still enjoy being outside so you don’t miss any views.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Private Tour: Naples Sightseeing by Vintage Fiat 500 or Fiat 600

Take a classic Italian ride through Naples on this private, 5-hour tour by vintage Fiat 600. Led by a personal driver, pass the UNESCO-listed Historic Centre of Naples, Castel Dell'Ovo, Parco Virgiliano and other top attractions. Learn the history behind each major landmark you pass, hopping out to relax with coffee and cake at a local café. Take some time to explore by foot before returning to your original departure point.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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Small Group Naples City Sightseeing Tour

Discover the beauty, history, sights and culture of Naples on this small group minibus tour. Follow your professional guide through Southern Italy’s exhuberant capital city and make stops at Cathedral and Treasure Chapel, the Royal Palace and Church of St Francesco di Paula, and take in panoramic views from atop the Posillipo terrace during this morning tour. Space is limited to ensure you receive a personalized travel experience. Hotel pick-up is included.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Amazing Naples Private Guided Tour

Discover one of the most beautiful cities in Italy, whose historic center has been officially recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy a private guide tour of Naples and learn about its history while you explore an authentic Italian gem.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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Ballades Gourmandes à Naples

Notre balade gourmande est un itinéraire unique, à travers les ruelles d’une des villes les plus anciennes d’Europe: Naples! Réservez notre promenade qui vous donnera l’opportunité de rencontrer les artisans de la ville et de goûter aux spécialités de la cuisine la plus délicieuse que Naples a à vous offrir dans ce savoureux tour de presque trois heures. Avec une guide qui vous montrera la crème de la crème, promenez-vous par les rues de cette ville colorée, en explorant les vendeurs et les marchés de la nourriture napolitaine! Sirotez un expresso fort, savourez les délices napolitains comme la "sfogliatella" (une couche de pâte feuilletée sucrée) et apprenez où trouver la meilleure pizza de la ville.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Full day Vespa tour of Naples

Live a funny and unforgettable experience in Naples by the best 2-wheels ride of your life! Enjoy the city like a local: ride through the narrow streets as real Neapolitans do and discover the main street of Spaccanapoli where you can stop to see the artisans shops and taste the local food. Ride through the enchanting Naples seafront until the hill of Posillipo, where you will admire the astonishing coastal area dominated by the Mt. Vesuvius. This tour is the ideal one for those who wants to take the chance to live a funny, romantic and unusual unforgettable experience.
  • Duration: 7 hours
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Semi Private walking tour: 3-hours discovering Naples

Discover Naples and its secrets in this 3-hour guided tour. Learn more about life in the city and explore the largest old town in the world, which was awarded a spot on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Naples Walking tour with Pizza dinner included

Explore the best of Naples on a tour that takes the intimidation out of the busy, sprawling city. See where modern Italy meets ancient history on a walking tour of landmarks like the Royal Palace, futuristic Gesù Nuovo church, and the Spanish Quarter. Check out some of the best views of Mt. Vesuvius, and recharge with coffee breaks at historic cafes once enjoyed by figures like Oscar Wilde. Then, kick off a true Neapolitan evening with dinner at one of the finest pizzerias in town.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Wonderful Naples by car plus by boat

A memorable day for you, indeed !! Discover Naples with our best Boat tour ....
  • Duration: 8 hours
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