Naples, Italy - Mediterranean Cruises

Sail into the beautiful Bay of Naples with its spectacular views of Capri and Ischia islands. This delightful city - ‘Napoli’ to the Italians - has something for everyone, from ancient churches and universities, stunning parks, to scrumptious restaurants. A visit to the Museo Archeologico Nazionale to see an abundance of mosaics from the buried city of Pompeii is a must.

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Excursions

Please note: The shore excursions listed are typical for this port. The full programme of shore excursions available for your cruise will be displayed on Cruise Personaliser at least 12 weeks prior to departure.

  • Naples by Bike

    Immerse yourself in the daily buzz of Italian life whilst you explore the sights and scenery of Naples on an interesting guided bike tour.

    Naples by Bike

    Discover Naples first hand as you explore this historic city on a guided bike tour. Your specialist bike guide will lead you through the main pedestrian area, along the shopping streets to the exclusive square Piazza dei Martiri (Martyrs’ Square) with its dominating 19th century lion edged monument.

    From here, your ride will take you on a dedicated cycle path along Naples sea side, through the pretty palm tree lined Piazza Vittoria (Victory Square) and Via Partenope.

    Your journey will continue to the picturesque boat-lined marina with the imposing Castel dell'Ovo (Egg Castle) as its backdrop; legend states this seaside castle got its usual name after a magical egg was put into its foundations to support the fortifications. Your final stop will be at the noble semicircular 19th century Piazza Plebiscito (Referendum Square) to admire the important historic buildings that surround the square including the Royal Palace and the neoclassical church.

    During your return ride, you’ll glimpse more of Naples hidden gems plus views of the medieval Castel Nuovo (New Castle).


    This tour operates by bike.There is a short return walk from the ship to the bicycle station. Helmets are provided and must be worn. The cycle ride is around 3 hours over mostly flat terrain with the occasional incline. Bottled water, comfortable shoes and sunscreen is recommended. Participants must be in good health, be able to ride a bike and not suffer from any conditions which could be affected by physical activity. This tour is not suitable for children under 14 years old.

    Tour code

    NAP_029

    Features

    • Activity high

      Activity Level: High

    Duration

    3½ hours

  • Vesuvius & Herculaneum

    Experience the mystique and might of Mount Vesuvius and the mysteries of Herculaneum.

    Vesuvius & Herculaneum

    Your first glimpse of the magnificent volcano will be from Naples where you can admire the grandeur of Mount Vesuvius from afar. After a 45 minute journey by highway and serpentine road, you will arrive at a height of 3,000 feet where your ascent on foot will begin. Zig-zag paths lead an additional 1,000 feet to the crater walls. On the edge of this imposing crater, your alpine guide will demonstrate how 'alive' Vesuvius is as they point out hot spots. Take a moment to absorb the phenomenon of this majestic volcano and the panoramic view over the Bay of Naples.

    Enjoy a delicious luncheon at a local restaurant at the foot of Mount Vesuvius.

    Unjustly less famous than its bigger brother, Pompeii, the preservation of this small town is far superior. The excavations of Herculaneum are distinctly different from Pompeii, mainly due to the way it was engulfed by mud rather than ash and stone. The mud had an incredible preserving effect on the houses, shops, baths, wooden elements, foodstuffs and fabrics, offering a unique insight to private life in antiquity.


    This excursion will operate by coach and on sea. A substantial amount of walking is involved in this tour. Participants must be in good physical condition in order to undertake the trek up Vesuvius, which involves walking frequently on steep inclines over graveled, volcanic ash terrain. Flat, comfortable, closed-toe walking shoes are essential. Due to the elevation, it may get cold and it is advisable to wear layers. The weather can be variable.The visit of Mt. Vesuvius is weather dependent and in the case of inclement weather, this visit will be substituted with an orientation drive of Naples.The entrance fee to Herculaneum is included.For security reasons, it is forbidden to enter the excavations with big bags or backpacks, and lockers are not available, it is recommended to leave them the coach.

    Tour code

    NAP_008

    Features

    • Activity high

      Activity Level: High

    • Meal included

      Meal Included

    Duration

    7½ hours

  • Naples City & Pizza

    See the bustling city of Naples and learn the secrets of Neapolitan pizza making.

    Naples City & Pizza

    Setting off from the port, you’ll enjoy a panoramic city drive passing Town Hall Square, the Royal Palace and the imposing Cathedral. Afterwards, join your guide for a fascinating walk through the historical centre of Naples, the heart of the city, which is a UNESCO heritage site. You’ll also visit Via San Gregorio Armeno, known as the street of Nativity makers and see the numerous shops displaying delightful figurine handicraft.

    The city of Naples is home of the pizza, the first being invented in the city back in 1830. The Neapolitan pizza has a particularly unique taste, which is renowned worldwide.

    You’ll have the opportunity to visit a typical Pizzeria restaurant, where you’ll be shown the art of cooking pizza in an original wood oven. Watch the ‘Pizzaiolo’ chef and discover the secrets of cooking the perfect Neapolitan pizza. Following the mouthwatering display, it’s then time to indulge in a delicious pizza-style luncheon before returning to the pier.


    This tour operates on foot. This tour involves approximately one hour of walking over relatively flat ground. Comfortable, flat walking shoes are recommended. The city of Naples is busy, please remain with your guide at all times.

    Tour code

    NAP_013

    Features

    • Activity medium

      Activity Level: Medium

    • Meal included

      Meal Included

    • Family

      Especially suitable for families

    Duration

    4½ hours

  • Ruins of Herculaneum

    Explore the ruins of Herculaneum, an excavated site that matches Pompeii for its preservation and historical importance.

    Ruins of Herculaneum

    The city of Herculaneum was founded around the 5th century B C and became a chosen summer resort by the Romans, due to its enviable position overlooking the Bay of Naples. Many villas were built and adorned with magnificent frescoes, mosaics and sculptures.

    There is undeniably a feeling that surrounds Herculaneum which is quite different to that of other ancient excavations, including its famous bigger brother Pompeii. The preservation of this small town is far superior. The excavations of Herculaneum are distinctly different from Pompeii, mainly due to the way it was engulfed by a torrent of mud rather than ash and stone. The mud had an incredible preserving effect on the houses, shops, baths, wooden elements, foodstuffs and fabrics, offering a unique vision of private life in antiquity.

    Enjoy a guided walk around Herculaneum and discover the fascinating history that surrounds the ruins.


    This excursion will operate by coach and on foot. This tour involves around 2 – 2½ hours of walking over rough and uneven ground which includes some cobblestone surfaces and steps. Flat, closed-toe, non slip shoes must be worn.For security reasons, it is forbidden to enter the excavations with big bags or backpacks, and lockers are not available, it is recommended to leave them the coach.

    Tour code

    NAP_019

    Features

    • Activity high

      Activity Level: High

    Duration

    3 hours

  • Isle of Capri

    Spend a day on the exclusive island of Capri and soak up the luxuriant atmosphere and stunning views.

    Isle of Capri

    The Romans were the first to appreciate the beauties of the tiny island of Capri and adorned it with fabulous villas. They called it ‘blue’ after the sea, which ranges in colour from turquoise to deep blue.

    After a hydrofoil journey of around 40 minutes, you will arrive at Marina Grande, where mini-buses will take you along the winding road up to Anacapri for magnificent views. In Anacapri, you will visit the beautiful San Michele Villa owned by the author Axel Munthe.

    The Gardens of Augustus are abundant with plants and you can take in the fabulous views of the Faraglioni offshore rock and the beautiful Bay of Marina Piccola.

    As you stroll with your guide through the bustling streets of Capri Town, you will see the central square, La Piazzetta, surrounded by intriguing old buildings and pavement cafés.

    Enjoy a delicious Italian luncheon with wine at a restaurant in Capri Town.

    You will have a short time for shopping in Anacapri and Capri Town’s most exclusive shopping streets, Via Camerelle. Afterwards, take the funicular back to Marina Grande for the return hydrofoil to Naples.


    This excursion will operate by hydrofoil, minibus and funicular. There are steep inclines at Villa San Michele and Capri Town where the streets are also cobbled and uneven. Capri is a popular place for tourists - everything possible will be done to ensure you have a pleasant day, but delays can be experienced. The crossing to Capri can be choppy and those who suffer with seasickness should take the necessary precautions.

    Tour code

    NAP_006

    Features

    • Activity high

      Activity Level: High

    • Meal included

      Meal Included

    • Shopping

      Shopping

    Duration

    9¼ hours

  • Sorrento & Pompeii

    Ponder the lost civilisation of Pompeii and delight in the rich Mediterranean beauty of Sorrento.

    Sorrento & Pompeii

    You will have some free time to explore Sorrento’s charming flower-filled streets, array of boutiques, souvenir shops and atmospheric outdoor cafés. Set high upon a cliff overlooking the sea, Sorrento draws visitors from around the world like a magnet. You will see why Sorrento has attracted holidaymakers for as long as people have been taking holidays.

    Enjoy a delicious luncheon at a local restaurant in lovely Sorrento.

    Possibly the most famous excavation in the world: Pompeii, a flourishing civilisation, buried for thousands of years, has been brought to life again. Twenty feet of ashes and pumice stone once covered Pompeii for almost 1,700 years. Now, much of the debris has been removed to uncover remnants of everyday life. The plaster casts of the volcano’s victims are particularly poignant and one can never forget the events that brought life in Pompeii to an end.

    Enjoy a stop at a small cameo shop near Pompeii to browse for delicately handmade jewellery.

    Your return journey to Naples will be via motorway.


    This excursion will operate by coach and on foot. A substantial amount of walking is required at Pompeii and surfaces are uneven and cobbled. Flat, comfortable shoes are recommended. The drive between Sorrento and Pompeii takes approximately one hour, however heavy traffic and delays may be experienced. Pushchairs are not recommended at Pompeii.For security reasons, it is forbidden to enter the excavations with big bags or backpacks, and lockers are not available, it is recommended to leave them the coach.

    Tour code

    NAP_005

    Features

    • Activity high

      Activity Level: High

    • Meal included

      Meal Included

    • Shopping

      Shopping

    Duration

    8½ hours

  • Sorrento & Amalfi Coast

    Visit the charming towns of Sorrento and Amalfi, enjoy stunning coastal scenery and a relaxed resort atmosphere.

    Sorrento & Amalfi Coast

    Enjoy a leisurely drive along the Amalfi Coast, the most famous drive in all of Italy, described by John Steinbeck as ‘a dream place that isn’t quite real’.

    With luxuriant vegetation and a sun-drenched climate, Sorrento became a favourite retreat of wealthy Romans and has been a popular resort ever since. A cliff-top setting and charming streets with bustling boutiques, make the little town of Sorrento a delight to discover.

    Whilst in Sorrento, you will enjoy an Italian style luncheon accompanied by wine.

    Further along the coast, you will find the coastal town of Amalfi. Take a guided walk to learn of the history and architecture of this quaint town. See the exterior of the Cathedral of St Andrea and admire the Moorish and Gothic architecture.

    During your stop in Amalfi, enjoy some free time to wander the narrow streets, or perhaps relax with a coffee or ice-cream in the ‘piazza’ and absorb the atmosphere.

    Your return journey will be along the mountain road before taking the motorway to Naples.


    This excursion will operate by coach and on foot. There are a few steps to negotiate at the luncheon venue. The streets of Amalfi are cobbled and inclined. Flat, comfortable shoes are advisable. If parking in Amalfi town is restricted, a visit to the town of Maiori, Minori or Vietri sul Mare will be made instead. Amalfi drive is along cliff edges, including hairpin bends. It is not suitable for those who suffer with vertigo.

    Tour code

    NAP_001

    Features

    • Activity medium

      Activity Level: Medium

    • Meal included

      Meal Included

    • Shopping

      Shopping

    Duration

    9 hours

  • Naples by Vintage 600

    Discover some of the UNESCO sites of Naples, in a truly unique and stylish way - in a comfortable vintage Fiat 600.

    Naples by Vintage 600

    You’ll be picked up at the pier by your friendly driver/ guide, who will introduce you to your pint-sized vintage Fiat 600, which will whizz you around the historical city of Naples. Behind the wheel, your driver will give you an insight into the history, culture and way of life in this beautiful city. Sit back, relax and soak up the city’s old-world charm and beautiful architecture. Stretch your legs to explore on foot around the historical city centre of Naples and enjoy exterior views of the churches of Gesu’ Nuovo, Santa Chiara as well as the district of San Gregorio Armeno. Afterwards, you’ll make a stop at the Marco Ferrigno workshop devoted to the creation of cribs and shepherds and discover the detailed sceneries typical of this Neapolitan ancient art. Next, you’ll take a well-deserved break for coffee and cake at the exclusive Gran Café Gambrinus, one of the most important literary cafés in Italy and a meeting place for the cultural elite. Hop back into your Fiat 600 to take a drive up to Posillipo Hill, one of the prettiest and wealthiest neighbourhoods in Naples. Here you’ll see breathtaking views of the Gulf of Naples, and have the opportunity to take a photo and admire the view.

    by vintage car and on foot.The historical centre of Naples is mainly pedestrian; therefore you’ll be walking over relatively flat ground. The city of Naples is busy so please remain with your guide at all times.

    Tour code

    NAP_030

    Features

    • Activity medium

      Activity Level: Medium

    • Refreshments included

      Refreshments included

    Duration

    4½ hours

  • Vesuvius by 4x4 & Hike

    Drive through the Mount Vesuvius National Park aboard a 4x4 coach. Hike to the summit and capture spectacular views of the crater and the Bay of Naples.

    Vesuvius by 4x4 & Hike

    Departing the port, the coach will take you south via the motorway towards Mount Vesuvius, one of Europe's still active volcanoes, located on the west coast of Naples.

    Upon arrival at the National Park, you’ll board a special 4x4 coach, which will take you through the Mount Vesuvius National Park. During the panoramic drive, sit back, relax and enjoy the captivating views over the Gulf of Naples, whilst driving along beautiful tree lined roads.

    At approximately 3,000 feet, you’ll begin your trek over narrow paths that zigzag up the mountain another 1,000 feet. Once on the rim of the crater, you’ll skirt the edge with an official alpine guide while enjoying the natural phenomenon and the panoramic views that surround you.

    Afterwards, enjoy your descent back along the narrow paths to the coach, while you reminisce in the comfort of your air-conditioned coach back to the port.


    b>ACTIVITY EXCURSIONS
    You and all those in your party should be aware that, in undertaking activity excursions, you will be involved in a degree of physical exertion and/or activity such as hiking, biking, snorkelling, kayaking, diving etc. By booking the excursion you confirm that you and all those in your party are in good physical and mental condition, with no history of conditions such as seizures, dizziness, fainting, heart condition, respiratory problems or back/neck problems (by way of example only). You should also ensure that no one in your party is taking medicine that carries a warning about impairment of physical or mental abilities. If you are pregnant this type of excursion may not be appropriate for you. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are fit and well enough to take part in the activities booked and you are reminded to take care for your own safety. Because of the risks associated with activity excursions, you may be asked by the excursion provider to sign a document which may affect or limit the excursion provider’s liability. Comfortable flat walking shoes are recommended.

    LIABILITY
    Cunard will arrange for the excursions to be performed by the relevant excursion provider. Cunard does not provide or supply the excursion services. Cunard will exercise reasonable care and skill in the selection of the excursion provider, but will not in any circumstances have a greater liability than the excursion supplier and Cunard shall not be responsible for the negligent acts/omissions of the excursion supplier. Please note that in relation to all excursions Cunard is not responsible or liable for any loss, damage, or injury sustained by you unless such loss, damage or injury arises out of a breach of legal duty of Cunard.

    TRAVEL INSURANCE
    Before booking any activity excursions it is essential that you ensure your travel insurance extends to cover the specified activity. It is your responsibility to obtain adequate insurance.

    This excursion operates by 4x4 vehicle and on foot. This tour involves approximately 1½ hours of walking. Participants must be in a good physical condition in order to undertake the trek up Vesuvius, which involves walking frequently on steep inclines over graveled, volcanic ash terrain. Caution is advised when walking across hardened lava and rocky ground where crevices still exude fumes and heat. Guests with a history of heart disease or high blood pressure should not participate. Please carry a bottle of water and comfortable, flat walking shoes and a hat are recommended. Due to the elevation, approximately 3,000 ft, it may get cold, therefore it is advisable to wear layers. The weather can be variable. The visit to Mount Vesuvius is weather dependent.

    Tour code

    NAP_021

    Features

    • Activity high

      Activity Level: High

    Duration

    4 hours

  • The Ruins of Pompeii

    Two-thirds of the ancient city of Pompeii has been excavated allowing you to explore this once flourishing civilisation.

    The Ruins of Pompeii

    Take a guided walk through the rocky ruins of the excavated city of Pompeii. The baths and the theatres, the wrestling ground and the luxurious villas stand empty, yet there are many echoes of Pompeii's daily life; the wine jars are still set on the counter of the wine shop, the stepping stones are there to help you cross the street in the rainy season, and the mosaic floors and brilliant frescoes are a wonder to this very day. The plaster casts of the volcano's victims are particularly poignant and one can never forget the horrible events that brought life in Pompeii to an end.

    Your guide will recount the fascinating story of Pompeii, its demise and how it has been miraculously excavated and restored over hundreds of years.

    During your drive to Pompeii, you will have views of Vesuvius, the still-active volcano located about 15 miles south east of Naples.


    This excursion will operate by coach and on foot. A substantial amount of walking is required on this tour and surfaces are uneven and cobbled. Flat, comfortable walking shoes are essential. Pushchairs are not recommended at Pompeii. Toilet facilities are limited.For security reasons, it is forbidden to enter the excavations with big bags or backpacks, and lockers are not available, it is recommended to leave them on the coach.

    Tour code

    NAP_002

    Features

    • Activity high

      Activity Level: High

    • Shopping

      Shopping

    Duration

    3½ hours

  • A Taste of Sorrento

    Enjoy both town and country as you visit a farmhouse to sample delicious local produce and explore the charming town of Sorrento.

    A Taste of Sorrento

    Take this unique opportunity to visit a local farm in the beautiful countryside near Sorrento and sample some wonderful Italian delicacies. The owner will accompany you on a tour of the farm and explain the processes that go into the production of Mozzarella cheese.

    Admire the beautiful garden of lemon and olive trees where your host will offer samples of hand-made bread, cheeses and salami. Absorb the relaxing atmosphere of your natural surroundings away from the hustle and bustle of modern life.

    After your farm visit, you will proceed to the picturesque and popular town of Sorrento - an ideal spot for independent exploration. Stroll along the Corso Italia or visit the Cathedral. You may, of course, prefer to relax in an open-air café and watch the world go by. Shoppers will delight in the array of souvenirs including beautiful, highly polished wood inlaid with marquetry.

    During your drive, enjoy wonderful views from the Sorrento coast of the Bay of Naples and Mount Vesuvius in the distance.


    This excursion will operate by coach and on foot. Guests are advised that there is an uphill walk of approximately 10 minutes to reach the farmhouse. The visit of Sorrento Town will be on foot but the amount of walking is at guests' own discretion. Flat, comfortable shoes are recommended. The order of this itinerary may vary.

    Tour code

    NAP_003

    Features

    • Activity medium

      Activity Level: Medium

    • Refreshments included

      Refreshments included

    • Shopping

      Shopping

    Duration

    6 hours

  • Pompeii On Your Own

    Discover the fascinating ruins of Pompeii. Absorb the atmosphere and view the artefacts of this UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE site independently.

    Pompeii On Your Own

    As you pass through Naples, you will see Mount Vesuvius from a distance on your way to the ancient city of Pompeii, which is one of the most famous excavations in the world.

    Once a thriving empire, 1,900 years ago, in 79AD, it was devastated by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius when 30 feet of volcanic ash and pumice stone covered the city. It is now preserved for you to explore for yourself and see the frescoes and remains of the city and ponder the force of nature that was Mount Vesuvius.

    Afterwards, you’ll rejoin your escort and coach at the designated meeting point for the return drive to Naples.


    This excursion operates by coach and on foot. Entrance to Pompeii and a guide is not included. A substantial amount of walking is required at the site of Pompeii and surfaces are uneven and cobbled. Flat, comfortable walking shoes are essential. Pushchairs and wheelchairs are not recommended at Pompeii. Toilet facilities are limited. If entering the site, Children under 18 are required to show proof of age when purchasing tickets. Queues may be experienced. Please make note of the meeting time and place for the return journey. The coach cannot be held for latecomers.For security reasons, it is forbidden to enter the excavations with big bags or backpacks and as lockers are not available, it is recommended to leave them the coach.

    Tour code

    NAP_025

    Features

    • Activity medium

      Activity Level: Medium

    • Shopping

      Shopping

    Duration

    3½ hours

  • Wines & Ancient Villas of Vesuvius

    Sample a taste of the good life and visit two of the largest ancient villas, with stunning frescoes and architecture, followed by a tasting of five wines.

    Wines & Ancient Villas of Vesuvius

    Lounging in the shadow of Mount Vesuvius are the ancient ruins of Roman Villas, that similar to the neighboring town of Pompeii, were covered in volcanic ash and preserved in time.

    Follow your guide on a tour of Villa San Marco and Villa Arianna, two of the Villas of Ancient Stabiae. This is the largest concentration of well-preserved elite seafront Roman villas, in the area, believed to be summer homes of the Roman elite. Each villa boasts more than 110,000 square feet in space, with multiple dining rooms that overlook the sea, private heated baths, decorated gardens and huge colonnaded courtyards.

    Today, you can still see the existence of ancient water heating systems and structure walls decorated with beautiful mosaics.

    Afterwards, you’ll drive up to the southern face of Mount Vesuvius to a winery located on the slopes of the volcano, which produces the famous ‘Lacryma Christi’ wine.

    After a warm welcome, enjoy a guided tour of the vineyard as you learn about the wine production and visit the winery to see the bottling process. Your cultural appetites will go into in to overdrive as you taste five of their wines accompanied by traditional salami, cheese and bread.


    This tour operates by coach and on foot. This tour includes approximately two hours of moderate to easy walking; however, there is some uneven terrain and steps to negotiate. Due to excavations taking place, guests should use caution and remain with the group at all times. The tour is not recommended for those with mobility concerns, wheelchair users or pushchairs. Comfortable, weather appropriate clothing and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended. There are restroom facilities at Villa Arianna, but not at Villa San Marco.

    Tour code

    NAP_027

    Features

    • Activity high

      Activity Level: High

    • Refreshments included

      Refreshments included

    • Shopping

      Shopping

    Duration

    5½ hours

  • Sorrento at Your Own Pace

    The perfect opportunity for those who wish to explore the delights of Sorrento at their own pace.

    Sorrento at Your Own Pace

    From Naples, travel along the coastal road, which winds its way towards Sorrento. Enjoy the views across the Bay of Naples to Vesuvius and the Isle of Capri. As you near the town, you will see why Sorrento is such a magnet for both Italian and foreign visitors. With an elevated cliff top position Sorrento affords splendid views of the colourful marina and sparkling Mediterranean Sea below.

    Time permitting, pause briefly at a panoramic viewpoint to capture the best of Sorrento's coast.

    Upon arrival in Sorrento, your guide will offer a little information about the town before you head off for independent exploration. Perhaps browse the quaint shops and pick up some souvenirs of your visit, or simply stroll the streets of Sorrento and soak up the charming atmosphere. Afterwards, rejoin your guide and coach at the designated meeting point for the return drive to Naples.

    During your tour a complimentary soft drink, ice cream or coffee refreshment will be available.


    This excursion will operate by coach and on foot. There is a short walk from the coach drop-off point in Sorrento. The level of walking during this tour is at guests' discretion. Please note that the traffic to and from Sorrento can be extremely busy and some delays may be experienced. The free time spent in Sorrento is around 2½-3 hours; this is subject to local traffic conditions on the day and may vary. Euros and major debit or credit cards are accepted for purchases. Please ensure that you note the coach departure time and meeting point and arrive in good time.

    Tour code

    NAP_020

    Features

    • Activity low

      Activity Level: Low

    • Refreshments included

      Refreshments included

    Duration

    6 hours

  • The Secret Tunnels of Naples & Pizza

    This tour introduces you to some of Naples’ best kept secrets, exploring the underground tunnels of Naples, followed by pizza.

    The Secret Tunnels of Naples & Pizza

    Setting off from the port on foot, your guide will take you back to the 13th century for your first view of the city. View the Castle Nuovo, a grim and gloomy fortress that served as the residence of the kings of Anjou, Aragon, and the Spanish Viceroys.

    Continuing on your walk, you’ll arrive at Piazza Plebiscito, undoubtedly the most famous square in Naples and flanked by the 17th century Royal Palace, San Carlo Opera House and the Church of St Francis. Here, you’ll have some free time for shopping or to take in the views, before starting your walk through the Bourbon Tunnel.

    Some 150 years ago Ferdinand II of Bourbon and his architect Errico Alvino designed the Bourbon Tunnel (Tunnel Borbonico), as an escape route from the Royal Palace, which was not completed and used during the second world war as a military hospital. This now allows us see Naples from a different perspective; underground.

    An exciting itinerary awaits, you’ll see the aqueduct of Carmignano, which served the city of Naples during the 1600’s, a military path of the XIX Century, named the "Bourbon Tunnel", the bomb shelters used during the numerous German bombing of the Second World War and buried vintage cars and motorbikes.

    At the end of the walk through the tunnel, you’ll arrive at Naples sea front, where you’ll see the famous Castle of the Egg, with its spectacular waterfront views.

    After your walk, you’ll take a well deserved break to indulge in a delicious pizza-style luncheon before walking back to the pier.


    This tour operates on foot. This tour is not recommended for passengers with walking difficulties or who suffer from claustrophobia. This tour includes extensive walking on both uneven and flat surfaces. The city of Naples is busy, therefore please remain with your guide at all times. Flash photography is not permitted in the tunnels.

    Tour code

    NAP_022

    Features

    • Activity medium

      Activity Level: Medium

    • Meal included

      Meal Included

    Duration

    4½ hours

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