The royals and the Bourbon gallery guided tour
Activities

The royals and the Bourbon gallery guided tour

Free cancellation
Language: English , Italian , French , Spanish
Availability: On selected dates
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 4 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Discover the history of the Royal Palace of Naples and learn more about the Bourbon's reign
  • Walk on the Lungomare Caracciolo and admire the suggestive Castel dell'Ovo
  • Explore the intriguing Bourbon Tunnel, the pride of civil engineering at its time
What to expect

Retrace the royal past of Naples and learn more about the rapid development and growth that the city experienced during the Bourbon reign.

Among all the great European dynasties that reigned over Naples during the centuries, the Bourbons have been the rulers who allowed the city to reach its maximum glory. As a matter of fact, in Plebiscite’s Square, while the statues of the other monarchs are located on the facade of the royal palace, Ferdinando IV and his father Carlo are proudly represented on horseback in the very middle of the square.

In little more than a century of kingdom, the Bourbons have made Naples the second most populous city in Europe and have made it worthy to boast for the many records obtained: Naples was the first city to have running water in the houses, the first to do the separate collection, the first to introduce free vaccination against smallpox for its inhabitants, and much more that you can discover only by tracing the footprints that the kings have left in the city.

Your tour begins from the majestic Royal Palace, built with precious marbles and inside, the entrance staircase has been defined by Montesquieu, the most beautiful staircase in the world. Then, you will continue visiting the Bourbon Tunnel, a gigantic underground passage built to allow the rapid movement of the king's troops; it was then used as a shelter for about ten thousand people during World War II bombings and finally turned into a judicial deposit until the '70s, as evidenced by the many cars and vintage motorcycles you will see there.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Temperature screening is compulsory for all visitors
  • Visitors over 18 must show their ID and proof of one of the following: a full vaccination or first vaccination (this requirement varies depending on the country) received at least 15 days prior, recovery from a COVID-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative result from a PCR or antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the experience starts. This may also apply to those aged 12 and above
  • What's included
    • Walking tour
    • Guide
    • 24-hour information service from the time of booking
    • Entrance ticket to the “Galleria Borbonica”
    What's not included
    • Entrance to the Royal Palace (optional)
    • Food and drinks
    • Pick-up service
    Reduced price
    • Child (0-10 years old): free
    • Youth (11-17 years old): reduced
    Where

    Piazza del Plebiscito, 1, 80132 Naples, NA, Italy

    Meeting point:
    • At the entrance door of the Royal Palace
    What to remember
    • A minimum of 2 adult participants per booking is required
    • The tour takes place in any weather conditions; please dress accordingly
    • The tour itinerary may undergo changes if considered necessary
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    When

    On Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 9.00am and 2.00pm

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    Provider
    Here & There S.r.l.
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 1 day before the experience begins.

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