Private Naples & Caserta
Private Naples & Caserta
Your private driver will pick you up at the cruise ship marina in Sorrento and chauffeur you and your companions from Naples to the Palace of Caserta in comfort in your own private sedan or van. It's a luxurious way to see this wonderful part of Italy.
This full day tour starts in the capital of the Campania region, historic Naples. Tiny, narrow streets wind their way around the city, held in check by the long, straight Spaccanapoli that cuts its way through the center of the city. Following this main road you'll easily find many of the city's most beautiful sights.
Take in the grandeur of the Piazza del Plebiscito, which is surrounded by the Royal Palace, built in the 17th Century and home of the Bourbon Kings. You can't miss the Church of San Francesco di Paola, a domed cathederal with a portico that recalls that of the Pantheon in Rome.
The huge, imposing 13th century Castel Nuovo is another sight to behold, with its stately and stark medieval towers surrounding a marble triumphal arch that was added in 1443 to celebrate Alfonso of Aragon's entry to Naples.
Since you're in Naples, take the opportunity to enjoy the city's most famous dish: Neapolitan Pizza. You can find many delightful pizzerias in the city. Or if pizza's not your thing, ask your driver for suggestions on where to find any of Naples's other delicious treats.
After lunch, it is on to the Royal Palace of Caserta. The "Italian Versailles" was the largest palace built in all of Europe in the 18th Century. It's a baroque delight, built for royalty with its ornate frescos and reliefs, dramatic staircases, dancing fountains, and English gardens.
Lightweight summer clothing and light layers are recommended, with sweaters and jackets advised for evenings and cooler months. Vehicles are accessible for a collapsible wheelchair or walker. Bookings for this full day tour of Naples are available from March through November. This tour includes an English-speaking driver, fuel, highway toll fees, and parking fees, but does not include entrance fees or tickets to local attractions, or private guides. A bottle of water is provided, but additional food and beverages are not included in this tour, though there are times set aside for snack breaks and meals included in the day's schedule. Don't be afraid to ask your driver for suggestions on local restaurants and cafes that you may enjoy. At the end of the tour you will be returned to the cruise ship marina in Sorrento.