Naples tours ★★★

A private tour of the Naples Archaeology Museum, Naples tours, Naples, Italy (Photo courtesy of Context Travel)
A private tour of the Naples Archaeology Museum, Private guides in Naples, Naples

Walking tours and other specialty tours of Naples

Naples is a complex and complicated city with many layers of history not always readily apparent to the naked eye.

This truly is one city where your experience will be greatly enriched by taking a few walking tours or other specialty tours—by bus, boat, or even an in-depth tour of just a single museum or sight. Honestly it's one of my top favorite things to do in Naples.

Even if you're a die-hard solo traveler and scoff at the folks being herded from one sight to another in the big tourist clots of a tour group, you can get a lot of mileage out of sightseeing guides once you're in Naples—especially if you want to team up a tour of Naples with a visit to Pompeii of other nearby sights and have limited time.

Bus tours of the city; escorted day trips to outlying sights and nearby towns like Pompei, Mt. Vesuvius, the Amalfi Coast, and Capri; walking tours around town; and private guides—these are all what I call microtours (as opposed to the macrotours of fully escorted bus trips). 

Local guides who concentrate only on one city or sight are usually experts, not tour bus escorts who’ve merely memorized a canned spiel for each town, stop, and sight along the way.

By combining do-it-yourself planning and travel with microtours, you can get the best of both worlds. The best microtours are packed with more information (history, background, anecdotes, details, and explanations) than any guidebook has room to print. 


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Activities, walks, & excursions

Types of tours

Riding along a bridle path

Guided, escorted, specialty, and packaged tours to Italy

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Getting to Naples by escorted tour


Tours for women, gays, the disabled, seniors, pilgrims, families, and students in Italy

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Tours and advice for women traveling in Italy

Religious and spiritual tours (Photo © Reid Bramblett)

Spiritual journeys to Italy

A family room can house the whole clan

Italy tours aimed at families

Ah, to be single and in Pisa (Photo by Roberto Trombetta)

Singles tours and other options and tips for solo travelers in Italy

A gay pride event in Rome's Piazza Navona (Photo © Reid Bramblett)

LGBT tours of Italy


Accessible tours for the handicapped in Italy

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Student and youth tours of Italy

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Italy tours for mature travelers

A 14-day G Adventures tour of Italy includes Rome, Florence, Venice, the Cinque Terre, Lake Como, Pisa, Siena, and the Tuscan wine town of Montepulciano (Photo courtesy of G Adventures)

Guided tours let you sit back and enjoy yourself while someone else does the driving and an expert guides you around the top sights

The Tour du Mont Blanc hiking path (Photo by akunamatata)

Guided walks, hikes, and treks in Italy


Guided walks are a fabulous way to bring a city to life and learn its secrets and its history

Biking through the Tuscan countryside (Photo courtesy of Austin Adventures)

Biking in Italy and cycling tours of the countryside


How to find short city sightseeing tours by bus in Rome and other major Italian cities


Guided walks and docent-led tours of Naples


Guided visits to Italy's sights—museums, cathedrals, castles, palaces, ruins—can help make them come alive, deepen your understanding, and enrich your experience

Biking through the Tuscan countryside

Hiking, biking, kayaking, ballooning, horseback and other active tours of Italy

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Food and wine tours, cooking classes, and other culinary experiences in Italy

A hot-air balloon ride over Fontainebleau (Photo courtesy of

Weird, random, oddball, and just plain fun tours and activities you can sign up for in Italy

Riding along a bridle path (Photo by Terry Kearney)

Tour Italy in a saddle


Get out of the big city to see nearby sights and add breadth to your trip without adding too many days to your schedule

Sailing in Italy (Photo by Unknown)

Sailing the coast and islands of Italy

A private guide can bring the art, history, and city alive (Photo courtesy of Context Travel)

How to hire a private tour guide in Italy

Learn to cook in Naples

From cookery classes to language lessons in Naples

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Bus tours

Take a hop-on/hop-off sightseeing bus tour of Naples

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Tours offering insight to the history and culture of Naples

A private tour of the Naples Archaeology Museum (Photo courtesy of Context Travel)

Hiring a private tour guide in Naples

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Guided bicycle tours of Naples