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Castel dell'Ovo Tours and Activities

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Castel dell'Ovo
Castel dell’Ovo, the imposing fortified castle on the island of Megaride in the Bay of Naples, is one of Naples’ most famous monuments. Connected to the mainland by a causeway, the castle—home to the Museum of Ethno-Prehistory—offers sweeping views over the city and Mount Vesuvius in the distance.

The Basics
The site on which Naples’ (Napoli’s) iconic castle now stands has a long history, beginning as a settlement for Greek colonists before hosting a monastery and then a 12th-century Norman fortress. The current castle was built during the Aragonese dynasty in the 15th century, and today, the 19th-century fishing village of Borgo Marinari, known for its excellent seafood restaurants and marina, sits at the base of the castle.

Castel dell'Ovo, one of the city’s most important sights, is included on most Naples walking, bike, and Segway tours along with other landmarks like Piazza del Plebiscito and Castel Nuovo, also known as the Maschio Angioino, the city’s inland fortress. As the largest city on the coast of Campania, Naples is a transportation hub and a popular day trip from nearby destinations like the Amalfi Coast and Capri.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Castel dell’Ovo is a must-see for history and architecture buffs.
  • Admission to the castle and the museum is free.
  • The inner halls of the castle are open to the public only during special events and exhibitions; the ramparts and towers are always open.
  • There is an elevator from the ground floor to the ramparts, making the castle mostly accessible to wheelchairs and strollers.

How to Get There
Castel dell’Ovo is located in the Bay of Naples (also called the Gulf of Naples) just off the lungomare (coastal road) between the San Ferdinando and Chiaia neighborhoods. Bus 151 from the train station and 140 from the port stop at Castel dell’Ovo.

When to Get There
The castle is open Monday through Saturday from 8:30am to 7pm, and Sundays and holidays from 8:30am to 1:30pm. The Prehistoric Museum is open only on weekends from 10am to 1pm. As Naples is one of Italy’s most visited cities, its sights can be very crowded in the high-season summer months. Visit in the early morning or late afternoon to avoid the crowds and to take advantage of the best light for snapping photos from the castle’s towers.

The Egg Castle
The origins of the castle’s name comes from a legend about the Roman poet Virgil, who is said to have placed a magical egg in the foundations beneath where the castle now stands. As long as the egg stays intact, Castel dell’Ovo will remain standing.
Address: via Caracciolo, Naples, Naples, Campania 80133, Italy
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Naples Guided Tour by Bike

Naples Guided Tour by Bike

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Get to know the southern Italian capital in a unique way with this 3-hour guided bike tour of Naples. Ride through the historic city with a professional guide, learning about Naples' archaeological, cultural and culinary history. Stop frequently for photos, including a coffee break along the way. Ideal for cruise passengers or short-break tourists.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$55.24
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$55.24
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Private Tour: Naples Sightseeing by Vintage Fiat 500 or Fiat 600

Private Tour: Naples Sightseeing by Vintage Fiat 500 or Fiat 600

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Take a classic Italian ride through Naples on this private, 5-hour tour by vintage Fiat 600. Led by a personal driver, pass the UNESCO-listed Historic Centre of Naples, Castel Dell'Ovo, Parco Virgiliano and other top attractions. Learn the history behind each major landmark you pass, hopping out to relax with coffee and cake at a local café. Take some time to explore by foot before returning to your original departure point.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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$193.78
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Central Naples Bike Tour

Central Naples Bike Tour

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Explore Naples’ historic center, a UNESCO World Heritage site, on a 3-hour bike tour. Following a guide, cycle past landmarks like Castel dell'Ovo, the Church of Gesu' Nuovo and Piazza del Plebiscito. On a bike, you can cover more ground than you would on a walking tour but still enjoy being outside so you don’t miss any views.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$44.19
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$44.19
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Guided tour of Naples by electric bike

Guided tour of Naples by electric bike

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Our modern electric "Fat Bikes" are fun to ride, they are more comfortable than normal bikes especially on the cobbled streets in the historic center of our city. Combine culture with fun by pedaling through the characteristic alleys together with our expert and professional guides, admire the historical sites in safety, arrive where cars do not arrive, pedal effortlessly thanks to pedal assistance ... the best way to visit the city! Our smiles and maximum punctuality are guaranteed, we believe they are fundamental elements for a fully satisfying tour!
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  • 3 to 7 hours
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$75.09
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$75.09
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Private Sightseeing Tour in Naples by Vespa

Private Sightseeing Tour in Naples by Vespa

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See Naples like a true Italian on this 4.5-hour Vespa tour. Led by an expert driver, hop on the back of a vintage scooter and soak up the city’s history, architecture and old-world charm. Pass top attractions including the UNESCO-listed Historic Centre of Naples, Parco Virgiliano and Castel Dell'Ovo, hopping off to relax at a local cafe with a cake and coffee (own expense). Enjoy an intimate look at this southern Italian city before returning to your original departure point.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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$204.26
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Naples Orientation Private Walking Tour

Naples Orientation Private Walking Tour

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Discover the best of Naples with this private walking tour. Let your knowledgeable guide introduce you to the historic center of Naples, originally founded by the Greeks and still showing influences of the many different ruling cultures over the centuries. Learn about the city's major historic attractions as well as some of the local delicacies.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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$218.01
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Naples Segway Tour

Naples Segway Tour

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Enhance your sightseeing experience of Naples, southern Italy’s largest city, on aaples Segway tour. With a professional guide, cruise the vibrant streets on a smooth and self-balancing Segway and receive a fascinating introduction to Naples’ rich history. Admire popular landmarks like Castel dell’Olvo and the Church of San Francesco di Paolo. Absorb the lively atmosphere surrounding monuments like Piazza Plebiscito and the Royal Palace of Naples (Palazzo Reale). Receive personalized attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to only eight people.
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  • 3 hours
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$153.44
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Private 4-Hour City Tour of Naples with Hotel or Cruise Port pick-up

Private 4-Hour City Tour of Naples with Hotel or Cruise Port pick-up

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Enjoy this completely personalized private tour of Naples and enjoy it's most emblematic monuments and sights comfortable in your private luxury vehicle, together with your private official tour guide.  Don’t miss monuments and sights like Spaccanapoli Street, Cathedral of Naples, Castell dell'OVO and much more! Skip the line entrance included to San Severo Museum Chapel. - SAVE COVID-19 SAFE - As this is a private tour we take care of maintaining social distance
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$319.74
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$319.74
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Explore Naples by Boat - Small Group Tour

Explore Naples by Boat - Small Group Tour

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Naples is one of the most vibrant cities in Italy, but the relentless bustle can be overwhelming. Take a break from the urban pace with this boat tour in the Bay of Naples and enjoy views of city highlights like Castel dell’Ovo from the water. Stop to swim and snorkel in the Gaiola Marine Reserve and Villa Lauro, and visit a private beach with a sparkling mineral water spring.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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$92.07
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One Person Self-driven Audioguided Vespa Tour of Naples

One Person Self-driven Audioguided Vespa Tour of Naples

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Become a bona fide Neapolitan for a day Welcome to Italy’s most vibrant city! As you explore the streets of the city centre, you’ll discover imposing medieval castles and splendid squares buzzing with life. Next, you’ll take the coast road away from the city traffic, ascending the gorgeous Posillipo hill to enjoy the breath-taking views that have made Naples famous around the world. You’ll learn about the never-ending history, legends and folklore of this unique city thanks to our handy multi-lingual audio guide. The best day of your holiday awaits! Booking this option (Opt. B) each customer drives their own automatic vehicle (1 customer, 1 vehicle) with no passengers.  Perfect for anyone looking to experience the pleasure of driving a Vespa. The driver should have significant experience of driving motorbikes. European Class A (motorbikes) or B (cars) licence required.
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  • 3 hours
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Guided Tour The Origins Of Naples, From Castel Dell'ovo To The Maschio Angioino

Guided Tour The Origins Of Naples, From Castel Dell'ovo To The Maschio Angioino

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Experience the history and culture of southern Italy’s largest city on this half-day guided excursion. After meeting up with your guide at the castle where the mythical mermaid, Parthenope, threw herself into the sea, discover the city’s fascinating origins from a knowledgeable local guide. Visit landmarks like the New Castle, San Carlo Theater, and the Royal Palace.
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  • 4 hours
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Seaside Naples Food Tour with Marina Promenade & Visit of Castel dell'Ovo

Seaside Naples Food Tour with Marina Promenade & Visit of Castel dell'Ovo

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Most food tours of Naples concentrate on its historic center, but this experience pairs the cultural and culinary highlights of the city’s old town with its seaside Castel dell'Ovo and promenade in Santa Lucia. Stroll with your guide through the historic center, Quartieri Spagnoli, and Piazza del Plebiscito to the waterfront while sampling specialties like taralli, buffalo mozzarella, "cuoppo fritto", sfogliatella, babà, and espresso en route and at lunch.
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  • 4 hours
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Amazing Naples Private Guided Tour

Amazing Naples Private Guided Tour

Naples is one of Italy’s most sprawling, history-packed cities, but knowing which sights to cover takes insider knowledge. Enrich your visit on this in-depth private walking tour, which hits all the highlights, from centuries-old churches and castles to bustling public squares. Skip the hassles of navigating the chaotic city on your own and settle back for a scenic journey around one of Italy’s best-kept secrets.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Naples Shore Excursion: City Segway Tour

Naples Shore Excursion: City Segway Tour

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See the historic city of Naples on a Segway tour while in port in southern Italy. Led by an expert guide, glide past the Church of San Francesco di Paola, the Royal Palace and Teatro San Carlo, Europe’s oldest working theater. As you coast through the streets, learn the history behind each architectural gem from your guide. Group size is limited to eight people to keep the experience as intimate as possible.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$153.44
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The Best of Naples on a Private Scooter Ride

The Best of Naples on a Private Scooter Ride

Do you want to live Naples like a local? Jump on my scooter and ride the city like the Neapolitans do. Admire the beauty of Naples, even those that you would never have reached on foot. Visit the suburbs, the main attractions and enjoy the truly unique scenery!
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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$129.63
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$129.63

NAPLES by the sea: 2,5 hour shared BOAT tour

NAPLES by the sea: 2,5 hour shared BOAT tour

Lovely boat tour to admire all the best places of Naples by the sea: from Castel dell'Ovo to Via Partenope, along the Villa Comunale and also Riviera di Chiaia, Mergellina and Posillipo hill. This tour is ideal for enjoying the beauties on display on this amazing city and for living both culture and the sea to their fullest. The reservation will be accepted with minimum 4 people on board.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$30.69
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Naples for families

Naples for families

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Naples for families tour is a unique interactive experience that will keep the whole family engaged and excited during the visit of the city of Naples! Let your family be carried away by an enchanting vibrant mix of culture, history, traditions, art, and fun! Thanks to your family-friendly guide, the swirling city of Naples will have no secrets for you! We will visit the Royal City with the Castel Maschio Angioino and Piazza Plebiscito with the Royal Palace and the Opera House. The tour is flexible: we can decide the itinerary as the day goes by according to the family's needs. The aim of this interactive tour is to provide families or small groups traveling with kids with a chance to explore the landmarks of Naples without the risk of getting lost or bored! Even a city as big as Naples can be perfectly kids-oriented if you know where to go!
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$211.95
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$211.95
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Naples and its villas

Naples and its villas

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From sea lovers to sea lovers. With the dinghies of our fleet we take you to discover the lesser known beauties of the Gulf, to let you live experiences that otherwise you would never try.
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  • 1 hour 45 minutes
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$49.69
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$49.69
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Architectural Walk of Naples with a Local

Architectural Walk of Naples with a Local

This Experience is provided by a private local. Discover the most impressive buildings in Naples and learn about each one and its characteristics in this invigorating architectural walk. Join me on this adventure and discover the beauty and unique characteristics of the city’s most significant buildings and get to know a bit more about the local culture in Italy from my own perspective. During this walk you will become better acquainted with the local architecture, while also learning about the way in which this has changed over the years, with the city becoming more modern while still keeping its unique character. From the Ovo Castle to a metro station, you will get to see the many facets of Naples!
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$64.17
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Svelaria Tour of the monumental Naples

Svelaria Tour of the monumental Naples

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You will spend a morning discovering one of the most characteristic areas of Naples, including history, art and panoramic views. We will leave from the Castel dell'Ovo from whose terrace we will admire one of the most beautiful views of the gulf, to then reach the monumental area. Here we will visit the Royal Palace with its historic apartments and gardens. We will conclude the tour between Piazza Trieste and Trento and Piazza Municipio, with an external visit to the San Carlo Theater, the Umberto Gallery and the Maschio Angioino. A tour suitable for young and old.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$363.34
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Naples - 4 hours Private Tour

Naples - 4 hours Private Tour

heirs of one of the most prestigious and efficient families in the national territory, Autoservizi Borrelli has a staff with professionalism, flexibility and availability. Together with an adequate fleet of cars, vans and minibuses.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$261.87
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Naples tour

Naples tour

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With the Naples tour we have the opportunity to spend 6 hours and start seeing the Cathedral of San Gennaro passing through the city center and visiting San Gregorio Armeno with Underground Naples and / or Cristo Velato, stop off at Piazza del Plebiscito visiting Via Roma , Palazzo Reale or in the immediate vicinity Galleria Umberto or Maschio Angioino. Finally we can visit the seafront with Castel dell'ovo and Posillipo district to enjoy a fantastic breathtaking view
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$116.62
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$116.62
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Naples panoramic e-bike ride with pizza tasting

Naples panoramic e-bike ride with pizza tasting

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Thanks to its panoramic view, Posillipo has been the chosen place for the sumptuous dwellings of wealthy and powerful men since ancient times. With our e-bikes we will be able to climb hills without any effort, and admire the stunning landscapes along the way. We will visit enchanting places, such as the Virgiliano Park and Marechiaro, surrounded by nature and sea.We will also taste the best fried pizza in town!
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  • 3 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$78.57
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$78.57
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Discover Naples in 60 Minutes with a Local

Discover Naples in 60 Minutes with a Local

This Experience is provided by a private local. You only have an hour to fall in love with Naples? Challenge accepted! Discover Naples during a short but sweet excursion, in which you will learn the most interesting facts about the city, the local lifestyle and the modern transformation of the city. We will meet at the fountain of Giant and go on our stroll from there :-) Discover what the everyday life of a local looks like and learn where the city gets its characteristic ambience from, by seeing it through the eyes of a local. Walking through the city, you will discover exactly what makes Naples special! This is also your chance to get insider tips about the best cafes, restaurants and bars to visit during your time here, and learn how to make the most out of your visit. This is the perfect experience for someone visiting the city for the first time, or someone that wants to rediscover it!
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$35.35
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