This charming tour is packed with an orientation of some of Naples' most enchanting sites as well as a demonstration of traditional pizza making.
Tendering to shore, you'll meet your motor coach and head off on an informative tour of the city, which will introduce you to its monuments, important buildings, museums, shopping areas and main squares. Your tour will be complimented by the comprehensive narration provided by your professional guide, sharing Naples' historical background and the reasons why so many visitors fall in love with the city.
Traveling along the beautiful coast of Posillipo, you'll enjoy marvelous panoramic vistas which include the charming Castel dell'Ovo and a brief photo stop will be permitted to capture some of the outstanding scenery stretched out before you. Your next stop will be at the lovely Piazza Plebiscito where you will have an outside view of the Royal Palace, the San Carlo Opera House and the Galleria Umberto. Free time will be allotted to further explore the Piazza and browse the shops before it's time to rejoin your coach and proceed onward.
Neapolitan pizza is still widely regarded as the best pizza in the world, probably because of the fresh ingredients available to Neapolitan pizzerias, such as herbs, garlic, fresh mozzarella and tomatoes grown in the rich volcanic ash of Vesuvius. Today, you'll have a fantastic opportunity to experience this first-hand as you are treated to a demonstration by expert Pizzaioli (pizza makers) as they assemble entire pizzas on a marble counter right before your eyes.
Amazingly, the world's first true pizzeria, Antica Pizzeria Port'Alba, was opened here in 1830 and is still in business today. Contemporary Neapolitan pizzas continue to be prepared the same way they were 100 years ago. The first Margherita pizza was introduced here as well by Raffaele Esposito of the Pizzeria di Pietro e Basta Cosi, now called Pizzeria Brandi, when he baked pizza especially for visiting King Umberto I and Queen Margherita. Wanting to make the pizza more patriotic-looking, Raffaele used red tomato sauce, white mozzarella cheese and green basil leaves as toppings. Queen Margherita fell in love with Raffaele's special pizza and thus, Pizza Margherita was born, becoming an international standard. After your pizza-making demonstration, you'll have the added treat of being able to feast on the pizza before it's time to be transferred back to the pier.
Please note: This tour is not available to wheelchair guests and while walking/standing is generally at the guest's discretion, those guests with mobility concerns are cautioned to evaluate their personal level of ability and stamina. Lightweight clothing, hats and comfortable walking shoes are suggested.