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Royal Palace of Naples and Naples Downtown Small Group Guided Tour with Art Historian

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Take a guided tour of this Italian gem of a city, Naples, to explore its architectural marvels like the Royal Palace, its culture, and iconic landmarks.


  • Explore the city of Naples, tailor-made for cruise passengers, with a small group and an art historian guide to learn more about its history and art.

  • Meet your English or Italian-speaking guide at the Piazza Municipo and head to Galleria Umberto for its shopping, and stunning glass and iron dome.

  • Admire the world-famous Teatro San Carlo, an opera house built in Baroque style architecture which is elaborate and intricate.

  • Feel royal as you visit the Royal Palace for its Royal apartments, vast gardens, chapel, and theater, before strolling through Toledo Street & Quartieri Spagnoli.

  • Fun fact: Quarter Spagnoli is an open-air art gallery where artists of all kinds have transformed the walls into vibrant murals, depictions of everyday life, political take, and beyond.


  • 2.5-hour guided tour of Naples Downtown

  • Small group

  • Expert English or Italian-speaking art historian guide (as per option selected)

  • Entry to the Royal Palace of Naples

  • Headsets

Cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Exploring Naples: The New City

Although the city was founded in the 8th century BC, making it older than Rome, it was named “Neapolis” by Greek settlers, which means “New City”. Naples has a lot of history, culture, legacy, and scenic beauty that you will explore on this small group guided tour.

If you are disembarking from a cruise, then this tour is perfect for you.

The bustling Piazza Municipo

Meet your guide at Fountain of Neptune, Piazza Municipo from the nearest tourist port, to visit Naples’ iconic tourist attractions. This magnificent fountain is not just a feast for the eyes; it's a piece of Naples' rich history, representing the city's connection to the sea.

Walk to Galleria Umberto

Take a walk to the Gallery Umberto, a short stroll from Piazza for its shopping, cafe, and restaurants which you can explore leisurely. Marvel at the stunning glass and iron dome as you wander through this elegant space.

Teatro San Carlo- Royal Theatre of Saint Charles

For your next stop, be prepared to be blown away by the UNESCO World Heritage site, Teatro San Carlo, the oldest continuously active opera house in the world. Admire its exterior as its façade is a testament to the opulence and cultural dedication of Naples.

Piazza del Plebiscito

Head to Piazza del Plebiscito, Naples' largest public square. Surrounded by monumental buildings, it's a space where history, culture, and daily life intersect.

Basilica Reale Pontificia San Francesco da Paola

Notice the majestic Basilica Reale Pontificia San Francesco da Paola dominating one side of the square. Admire its imposing façade and the colonnades that frame the church, symbolizing the embrace of faith.

The Royal Palace of Naples

Next, stroll through the Royal Palace to admire its chapel, Royal apartments, theater, and vast gardens. Step inside and let history unfold in luxurious rooms and galleries. This palace offers an intimate glimpse into the lives of Italian royalty and the artistic heritage they preserved.

Then, via Toledo Street & Quartieri Spagnoli, immerse yourself in the Quartieri Spagnoli. This lively area is a labyrinth of narrow streets, full of character, where the true spirit of Naples can be felt. It's an area that tells the story of the city's past and present, inviting visitors to explore its depths.

Venture down Toledo Street, one of Naples' main shopping streets, alive with the energy of the city. Here, you'll experience the vibrant heart of Naples, with its myriad of shops, cafes, and the pulse of Neapolitan life.

What to bring

  • Pack for a weather-ready kit; who knows when the skies might decide to be moody?

  • Bring along comfortable shoes to navigate through cobblestone streets.


  • This experience is not accessible by wheelchair and pram/strollers.

Additional information

  • Certain experiences can be affected by weather conditions.

  • During major holidays or specific events, some areas might have temporary restrictions or altered regulations.

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

  • Please arrive at the meeting point 15 mins before the scheduled time of your tour to avoid any delays.

  • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the meeting point.

Meeting point

  • Meet your guide at Piazza Municipio.

  • Address: 80133 Naples, Metropolitan City of Naples, Italy.

  • Landmark: At the Fountain of the Triton.

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