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Castel dell'Ovo Tours

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Castel dell'Ovo
Castel dell’Ovo, the imposing fortified castle on the island of Megaride in the Bay of Naples, is one of Naples’ most famous monuments. Connected to the mainland by a causeway, the castle—home to the Museum of Ethno-Prehistory—offers sweeping views over the city and Mount Vesuvius in the distance.

The Basics
The site on which Naples’ (Napoli’s) iconic castle now stands has a long history, beginning as a settlement for Greek colonists before hosting a monastery and then a 12th-century Norman fortress. The current castle was built during the Aragonese dynasty in the 15th century, and today, the 19th-century fishing village of Borgo Marinari, known for its excellent seafood restaurants and marina, sits at the base of the castle.

Castel dell'Ovo, one of the city’s most important sights, is included on most Naples walking, bike, and Segway tours along with other landmarks like Piazza del Plebiscito and Castel Nuovo, also known as the Maschio Angioino, the city’s inland fortress. As the largest city on the coast of Campania, Naples is a transportation hub and a popular day trip from nearby destinations like the Amalfi Coast and Capri.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Castel dell’Ovo is a must-see for history and architecture buffs.
  • Admission to the castle and the museum is free.
  • The inner halls of the castle are open to the public only during special events and exhibitions; the ramparts and towers are always open.
  • There is an elevator from the ground floor to the ramparts, making the castle mostly accessible to wheelchairs and strollers.

How to Get There
Castel dell’Ovo is located in the Bay of Naples (also called the Gulf of Naples) just off the lungomare (coastal road) between the San Ferdinando and Chiaia neighborhoods. Bus 151 from the train station and 140 from the port stop at Castel dell’Ovo.

When to Get There
The castle is open Monday through Saturday from 8:30am to 7pm, and Sundays and holidays from 8:30am to 1:30pm. The Prehistoric Museum is open only on weekends from 10am to 1pm. As Naples is one of Italy’s most visited cities, its sights can be very crowded in the high-season summer months. Visit in the early morning or late afternoon to avoid the crowds and to take advantage of the best light for snapping photos from the castle’s towers.

The Egg Castle
The origins of the castle’s name comes from a legend about the Roman poet Virgil, who is said to have placed a magical egg in the foundations beneath where the castle now stands. As long as the egg stays intact, Castel dell’Ovo will remain standing.
Address: via Caracciolo, Naples, 80133, Italy
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Guided Tour The Origins Of Naples, From Castel Dell'ovo To The Maschio Angioino

Guided Tour The Origins Of Naples, From Castel Dell'ovo To The Maschio Angioino

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Experience the history and culture of southern Italy’s largest city on this half-day guided excursion. After meeting up with your guide at the castle where the mythical mermaid, Parthenope, threw herself into the sea, discover the city’s fascinating origins from a knowledgeable local guide. Visit landmarks like the New Castle, San Carlo Theater, and the Royal Palace.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$48.95
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The Mistery of Castel dell Ovo

The Mistery of Castel dell Ovo

PASSIONS With Anna you go deep into Neapolitan territory history, in its mythos and legends sharing her huge passion for art and culture, to enjoy the essay of some introspection into the meaning of life . You talk of saints, princesses and mysteries, following the hints of the treasure hunt organized in the castle. WE WARMLY WELCOME Teens and adults, single and families interested in knowing better Naples history and who desire to reconnect the life stories of important personalities who lived in the ancient Castel dell’Ovo. minimum booking available: from 2 people
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  • 3 hours 18 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$53.84
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Seaside Naples Food Tour with Marina Promenade & Visit of Castel dell'Ovo

Seaside Naples Food Tour with Marina Promenade & Visit of Castel dell'Ovo

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Most food tours of Naples concentrate on its historic center, but this experience pairs the cultural and culinary highlights of the city’s old town with its seaside Castel dell'Ovo and promenade in Santa Lucia. Stroll with your guide through the historic center, Quartieri Spagnoli, and Piazza del Plebiscito to the waterfront while sampling specialties like taralli, buffalo mozzarella, "cuoppo fritto", sfogliatella, babà, and espresso en route and at lunch.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$102.60
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US$102.60
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Naples Guided Tour by Bike

Naples Guided Tour by Bike

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Get to know the southern Italian capital in a unique way with this 3-hour guided bike tour of Naples. Ride through the historic city with a professional guide, learning about Naples' archaeological, cultural and culinary history. Stop frequently for photos, including a coffee break along the way. Ideal for cruise passengers or short-break tourists.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$55.06
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US$55.06

Private Sightseeing Tour in Naples by Vespa

Private Sightseeing Tour in Naples by Vespa

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See Naples like a true Italian on this 4.5-hour Vespa tour. Led by an expert driver, hop on the back of a vintage scooter and soak up the city’s history, architecture and old-world charm. Pass top attractions including the UNESCO-listed Historic Centre of Naples, Parco Virgiliano and Castel Dell'Ovo, hopping off to relax at a local cafe with a cake and coffee (own expense). Enjoy an intimate look at this southern Italian city before returning to your original departure point.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$193.14
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Central Naples Bike Tour

Central Naples Bike Tour

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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.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$44.05
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Naples Segway Grand City Tour

Naples Segway Grand City Tour

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Explore Naples’ history and architecture on this guided Segway tour. Meet at a convenient central location and take a quick training session before strapping on a helmet and hopping on a Segway Ninebot. Listen to a narrated audio tour while cruising to landmarks like Spaccanapoli Street, Maschio Angioino Castle, and Plebiscito Square.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$97.88
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Naples Segway Tour

Naples Segway Tour

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Enhance your sightseeing experience of Naples, southern Italy’s largest city, on aaples 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. 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.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$152.93
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US$152.93
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90 Minutes Naples Segway Tour

90 Minutes Naples Segway Tour

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Get the most out of Naples in a short amount of time when you embark on this speedy Segway tour. After a brief training session, you’ll follow your guide to the city’s key highlights, including the Castel dell'Ovo, Piazza del Plebiscito, Chiaia Street, the San Carlo Theater, and more. An audio guide will keep you informed, while a break for a popular Neapolitan pastry is the perfect refreshment.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$61.18
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Private Tour: Discovering Naples Walking Tour

Private Tour: Discovering Naples Walking Tour

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Discover the best of Naples with this private walking tour. Let your knowledgeable guide introduce you to the historic center of Naples, originally founded by the Greeks and still showing influences of the many different ruling cultures over the centuries. Learn about the city's major historic attractions as well as some of the local delicacies.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$326.25
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Must See In Naples - Private Walking Tour With A Local

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Must See In Naples - Private Walking Tour With A Local

You’ll go on a whirlwind tour of Naples’ top sights – at least 15 of them! – in its iconic central districts. See Centro Storico’s frescoed chapels and ancient shrines, and visit the Castel dell’Ovo – the oldest castle in Naples. Experience modern city life at the beautiful Toledo Metro station, browse the popular market on Pignasecca square, and peer into expensive restaurants in Santa Lucia. Hilltop Vomero is a must-visit for one of the most beautiful panoramic views in Naples, right outside a 700-year-old monastery-turned-museum. Within 24 hours after booking you'll receive a short questionnaire about your personality and interests. Based on your responses, you'll be assigned a like-minded host. Your host will communicate with you directly to suggest an itinerary to help you discover what makes the city unique. You will also agree on a meeting time and place. Your itinerary is flexible, so during the experience, you can always change your mind about what you want to do.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$135.80
US$169.75
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Architectural Walk of Naples with a Local

Architectural Walk of Naples with a Local

This Experience is provided by a private local. Discover the most impressive buildings in Naples and learn about each one and its characteristics in this invigorating architectural walk. Join me on this adventure and discover the beauty and unique characteristics of the city’s most significant buildings and get to know a bit more about the local culture in Italy from my own perspective. During this walk you will become better acquainted with the local architecture, while also learning about the way in which this has changed over the years, with the city becoming more modern while still keeping its unique character. From the Ovo Castle to a metro station, you will get to see the many facets of Naples!
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$59.15
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Naples tour

Naples tour

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With the Naples tour we have the opportunity to spend 6 hours and start seeing the Cathedral of San Gennaro passing through the city center and visiting San Gregorio Armeno with Underground Naples and / or Cristo Velato, stop off at Piazza del Plebiscito visiting Via Roma , Palazzo Reale or in the immediate vicinity Galleria Umberto or Maschio Angioino. Finally we can visit the seafront with Castel dell'ovo and Posillipo district to enjoy a fantastic breathtaking view
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$116.23
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Discover Naples in 60 Minutes with a Local

Discover Naples in 60 Minutes with a Local

This Experience is provided by a private local. You only have an hour to fall in love with Naples? Challenge accepted! Discover Naples during a short but sweet excursion, in which you will learn the most interesting facts about the city, the local lifestyle and the modern transformation of the city. We will meet at the fountain of Giant and go on our stroll from there :-) Discover what the everyday life of a local looks like and learn where the city gets its characteristic ambience from, by seeing it through the eyes of a local. Walking through the city, you will discover exactly what makes Naples special! This is also your chance to get insider tips about the best cafes, restaurants and bars to visit during your time here, and learn how to make the most out of your visit. This is the perfect experience for someone visiting the city for the first time, or someone that wants to rediscover it!
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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US$32.59
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Tour of the Gulf of Naples

Tour of the Gulf of Naples

Naples is a city that develops on the coast, but despite this, not everyone knows its beauty by visiting it from another point of view .. the sea, With our means we will make you discover a new way to experience the city and enjoy a day of sea and open air.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$74.84
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The legendary seaside city by Mount Vesuvius with a Local

The legendary seaside city by Mount Vesuvius with a Local

This Experience is provided by a private local. Discover what the everyday life looks like and learn where the city gets its characteristic ambience from, by seeing it through the eyes of a local. We will meet at the Fountain of Giant at the seaside and take our stroll from there :-) Get tips on where to eat and drink, where to get the best pizza and the tastiest Espresso! Discover Naples as if you were with one of the inhabitants and go home with the most marvellous memories! In addition, I will tell you the secrets and legends of Mount Vesuvius, the famous volcano! Of course, if you want to learn about something in particular or have a special interest, just let me know and I will adjust the itinerary for you!
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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US$47.08
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Naples Shore Excursion: City Segway Tour

Naples Shore Excursion: City Segway Tour

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See the historic city of Naples on a Segway tour while in port in southern Italy. Led by an expert guide, glide past the Church of San Francesco di Paola, the Royal Palace and Teatro San Carlo, Europe’s oldest working theater. As you coast through the streets, learn the history behind each architectural gem from your guide. Group size is limited to eight people to keep the experience as intimate as possible.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$152.93
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Full Day Tour of Naples and Pompeii from Rome by Train

Full Day Tour of Naples and Pompeii from Rome by Train

Departing from Roma Termini station, you will reach Naples in just about one hour. There, you will be greeted by a driver and an expert local guide who will show you the city’s unique sights, such as Castel dell’Ovo, the “Christmas Alley” and the beautiful churches where sacred and profane are intertwined. Next stop will be Pompeii, the bustling port town that was hit by the devastating eruption of mount Vesuvio in 79 AD b and buried under a thick layer of ashes and lava. Thanks to its natural preservation under the volcanic material, today Pompeii offers a unique glimpse into everyday life back in Roman times. The guide will take you on a fascinating stroll through its ruins, including the oldest surviving stone amphitheater of the Roman world. Then the driver will take you to the train station for the trip back to Rome.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$886.01
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Private Naples Walking Tour with Tourist Guide

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Private Naples Walking Tour with Tourist Guide

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Capital of a kingdom in different historical periods, Naples is today the third metropolis of Italy and the first in the South by extension. With our private tour we will explore the center, retracing history through its symbolic places: the Castel Nuovo, the San Carlo Theater, the Umberto I Gallery, the Royal Palace, the Piazza del Plebiscito and the famous Caffé Gambrinus. From the squares we will move to the waterfront to experience Naples in all its aspects, even the most unusual corners. Only in this way will you take home your unique and personal postcard.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$82.08
US$102.60
US$20.52 savings
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The Best of Naples on a Private Scooter Ride

The Best of Naples on a Private Scooter Ride

Do you want to live Naples like a local? Jump on my scooter and ride the city like the Neapolitans do. Admire the beauty of Naples, even those that you would never have reached on foot. Visit the suburbs, the main attractions and enjoy the truly unique scenery!
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$129.20
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US$129.20

3-hour tour by FAT electric scooter

3-hour tour by FAT electric scooter

Visiting Naples on an electric scooter is a really fun experience! Enter the alleys of this beautiful city guided by a professional and autochthonous guide, admire the historical sites in absolute safety, arrive where the cars do not arrive, move effortlessly thanks to the ease of use the comfort of the scooter is a decidedly fantastic experience !. To this we add our smiles and the utmost punctuality which are - in our opinion - fundamental requirements for the success of a fantastic tour.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$78.46
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US$78.46

Naples for families

Naples for families

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This tour is perfect if you’re planning a visit or an extended stay in Naples with your kids. Naples for families tour is a unique interactive experience that will keep the whole family engaged and excited during the visit of the city of Naples! Let your family be carried away by an enchanting vibrant mix of culture, history, traditions, art, and fun! Thanks to your family friendly guide, the swirling city of Naples will have no secrets for you! The aim of this interactive tour is to provide families or small groups traveling with kids with a chance to explore the landmarks of Naples without the risk of getting lost or bored! Even a city as big as Naples can be perfectly kids oriented if you know where to go!
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$269.16
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US$269.16
per group
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One Person Self-driven Audioguided Vespa Tour of Naples

One Person Self-driven Audioguided Vespa Tour of Naples

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Become a bona fide Neapolitan for a day Welcome to Italy’s most vibrant city! As you explore the streets of the city centre, you’ll discover imposing medieval castles and splendid squares buzzing with life. Next, you’ll take the coast road away from the city traffic, ascending the gorgeous Posillipo hill to enjoy the breath-taking views that have made Naples famous around the world. You’ll learn about the never-ending history, legends and folklore of this unique city thanks to our handy multi-lingual audio guide. The best day of your holiday awaits! Booking this option (Opt. B) each customer drives their own automatic vehicle (1 customer, 1 vehicle) with no passengers.  Perfect for anyone looking to experience the pleasure of driving a Vespa. The driver should have significant experience of driving motorbikes. European Class A (motorbikes) or B (cars) licence required.
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  • 3 hours
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US$108.64
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Napoli by the sea: 3h private boat tour

Napoli by the sea: 3h private boat tour

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Experience the history and beauty of Naples from a unique point of view with this magical private boat tour along the city's coastline. Set sail and relax on a private boat to discover Naples from the sea and learn about its culture and legends from your guide and skipper.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$241.42
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US$241.42
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