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As a port of call, Naples offers Mediterranean cruise passengers the opportunity to experience venues that run the gamut from ancient to modern, from traditional to trendy, and checking out the variety of Naples shore excursions can help you decide what best fits your interests and schedule.
When disembarking from your cruise to Naples, you’ll feel the tug of ancient history, as Pompeii, Mount Vesuvius and, Herculaneum are minutes away, and you’ll also feel the pull of the lush life offered by the likes of Positano, Capri, Sorrento, and the Amalfi Coast.
Naples shore excursions that take you to the ruins of Pompeii and also to Mount Vesuvius are among the most popular, and there are tours that add other sightseeing adventures to make your time in Naples special and memorable. Explore Capri, Sorrento, and Pompeii on a daylong adventure that affords spectacular views from a jetfoil, a funicular, and a coach ride.
Discover Sorrento by scheduling one of the Naples shore excursions that show off the city that overlooks the Bay of Naples and offers spectacular views of the Amalfi coast. Stroll the town on a guided tour that takes you through the centro storico (town center) to narrow alleys filled with charming shops; be dazzled by the collections in the Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli that include Roman artifacts from Pompeii and Herculaneum, as well as mosaics, ceramics, and silver; see the Sorrento Cathedral that dates back to the 10th century.
The Bay of Naples and the Amalfi coast offer some of the most beautiful vistas in all of Italy, and there are Naples cruise tours that take full advantage of the stunning views and turquoise waters. Sail to the Isle of Capri, then board a small boat to float to the Blue Grotto, or take a guided cruise that lands at the town of Amalfi. Explore the town, including the Cathedral of St. Andrea, with your guide or stroll on your own.
It’s a given that food is an essential element of any cruise to Italy, and there’s no better place to experience Italian food than Naples, known as the birthplace of pizza. Savor an excursion that offers a small group tour for a pizza lunch at one of Naples’ famous pizzerias or to get an even more in depth feel for the food and culture of the area, book a guided walking and tasting tour of Sorrento.