Private Origins of Naples
Uncover over 2,000 years of Naples history with visits to iconic castles tied to Greek mythology like Castel dell' Ovo and historic promenades like the Plebiscito Square when you book this private guided walking tour in Naples. Your private tour includes an expert guide who will share Naples' epic history as you visit historic sites and public squares to catch breathtaking views of the seaside and city like the Piazza Municipio, where you'll get to behold the architectural excellence of the New Castle with the option to buy a same-day entry ticket to explore this historic castle. With stops to places like the Borgo Marinai, the Galleria Umberto I, and San Carlo Theatre, this private tour is perfect for history aficionados!
Begin your scenic walking tour by following your guide from the pier to your first stop at the historic Castel dell'Ovo. This legendary castle dates back to the 12th century and features Norman-style architecture, yet is connected to the Greek mythical tale of Parthenope, the legendary mermaid whose body is said to have washed up on shore after she dived into the sea after failing to summon Odysseus. The Roman poet Virgil, who many believed to be a wizard, is also believed to have planted a magical egg at the foundation of the castle, which is believed to influence the castle's destiny throughout history and protected it from enemy forces. Get your camera ready to catch scenic views of the Gulf of Naples and the city as you wander around the castle's panoramic terrace.
Continue your private guided tour as you catch scenic seaside views from Borgo Marina, the tiniest tourist port that is also home to ancient nautical schools. Next, make your way to Naples' main square, Plebiscito's Square, where you can see the stunning architecture of the Royal Palace that served as the Bourbons' residence and the historic Basilica of Francesco di Paola, a 19th-century church modeled after the Parthenon. Journey to the world's oldest opera house of San Carlo Theatre. This historic opera house is found in the Piazza Trieste e Trento and features an ornate red and gold interior.
Your scenic tour also takes you from the Piazza Trieste e Trento to the iconic San Carlo Theatre, the world's oldest opera house, and Europe's most ancient theater. Just across the street from the San Carlo Theatre, you'll find the famous public shopping gallery of Galleria Umberto I, where you'll find ornate architecture and a series of boutiques and cafes. End your private tour with a visit to the Piazza Municipio, where you'll find the iconic New Castle, a historic medieval castle known as the Maschio Angioino that served as the seat of kings reigning in Naples, Spain, and Aragon for centuries.
Are you looking for a cultural experience that will take you to some of Naples' most fascinating landmarks while seeing the city's beautiful architecture and landscapes up close? Then you won't want to miss this tour. Reserve your spot on this exciting private walking tour and making lifelong memories in Naples!