See Southern Italy's highlights in one day on this combined Naples and Pompeii sightseeing tour. Visit top Naples attractions including Naples Cathedral, the Royal Palace, Castel Nuovo and San Francesco di Paola church, and enjoy sweeping views over the Bay of Naples from the Posillipo quarter. Then make your way to Pompeii to visit the largest archaeological site in Europe! Hear about the eruption of Mt Vesuvius in 79 AD that destroyed the city as you explore the ruins by foot with your guide.
Your guide will pick you up from your chosen Naples location in the morning. Your day starts with a 2-hour coach tour of Naples’ highlights. Admire Castel Nuovo (New Castle), a symbolic royal structure dating back to 1279, and see San Francesco di Paola church in Piazza del Plebiscito, the city's main square.Hop off the coach to explore the area around the Royal Palace of Naples, one of the four residences used by the Bourbon Kings during their rule of the Kingdom of Two Sicilies from 1730 to 1860. Enter the dome of Naples Cathedral to learn about the significance of this grand church. Your last stop in Naples is the hill-top Posillipo quarter, where you'll pause to enjoy panoramic views of the city and the Bay of Naples.Drive 30 minutes down the coast to the legendary city of Pompeii. Arriving in the late morning, you'll have time for lunch if you wish (own expense) before taking a guided walk around Pompeii's haunting ruins. Hear how this ancient city was destroyed by the infamous Mt Vesuvius eruption in 79 AD as you visit the Forum, the Thermal Baths, Vetti's House and the Lupanare brothel, which were all buried by volcanic ash after the sudden and devastating eruption.You’ll spend two hours exploring this fascinating archaeological site with your guide. Then hop in the coach for the drive back to Naples.