Whether you’re hoping to enjoy some sightseeing or you want to find the best food in the city, there are a variety of Naples free walking tours you might enjoy.
This post provides details about when these outings are available, what you can expect to see on each free walking tour of Naples, and how to reserve your spot.
Naples, with its ancient streets, is a very walkable city.
Overview and Schedule
Below is a calendar of some of the great walking tours available in Naples, all from local guides.
The tours listed here are all in English. Typically they are between 2 hours to 3 hours long.
More Tour Options? More tours are available in the individual tour sections below.
These outings are pay-what-you-wish, which means they are tip-based and you can decide what to pay your guide at the end of the tour.
Most people who enjoy their service will tip around €10-€15.
The main type of Naples free walking tour covers the old town area of the city.
If you’re looking to see the most noteworthy sites in the city, these outings are an excellent way to find out where they are and learn all about the history of Naples.
If you’re looking to experience some of the other neighborhoods of this city and discover the street art scene, there are also alternative tours available.
Finally, if you’re looking for advice on the best places to eat or grab a drink, there are also a variety of food tours and pub crawls.
In addition to all of these free Naples walking tours, there are a lot of paid Naples tours that cover other subjects and areas in this historic city.
No matter what you want to see or do, chances are there’s a tour guide ready to lead you to the best and most historic sites in Naples.
We also offer tours throughout Europe, including:
Naples Old Town Tours
There are a few different pay-what-you-wish tours of the Naples old town area which cover the more historic and interesting attractions and landmarks throughout the city center.
In addition to learning about each site that you pass, some tours will lead you to the best viewing locations to enjoy a great panoramic view of Naples and snap some excellent photos.
Here are a few of the stops most often included on these free Naples walking tours:
- Vomero Hill
- Royal Palace
- Neptune’s Fountain
- San Carlo Theatre
- San Sepolcro Square
- Montesanto Staircase
- Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta
- And more!
If you’re interested in seeing or learning more about any of these attractions, consider one of the following free walking tours in Naples.
This company offers one of the best Naples old town tours, and it includes stops at some of the best locations to enjoy an excellent view of the city.
Experience Napoli provides outings led by a local guide, which means you can also expect to see and learn about topics or landmarks not always covered on other tours.
This tour will take you to Vomero Hill, which means you’ll have to pay €1.20 for a funicular ticket.
However, that’s not a lot to pay for the excellent views and the in-depth tour of Naples.
You can take this 2-hour panoramic tour in both English and Spanish daily at 10:00 am and 16:00 (4 pm).
They also offer tours from Friday - Monday at 11:00 am and 15:30 (3:30 pm).
If you’re looking for a more straightforward tour covering the history of Naples, this company covers all the main sites you’d expect to see and learn about on a standard tour of the old town area.
At 2 hours and 30 minutes in length, you can expect to discover a lot of noteworthy landmarks.
But, it’s worth noting that this outing doesn’t include a funicular ride and it’s not as focused on revealing the best views in Naples.
This outing is exclusively offered daily in English at 10:00 am, and they also offer tours at 16:00 (4 pm) during certain times of the year.
Naples Street Art Tours
There is a lot of historic artwork lining the city streets and various museums/landmarks throughout Naples.
But, if you’re looking for something a bit more modern, it’s worth noting that this city also has a vibrant street art culture.
If you’re interested in seeing the other side of this ancient city, there are at least a few different companies offering alternative tours that feature the best street art in Naples.
Here are a few of the most noteworthy locations you’ll visit during these outings:
- Via Toledo
- Murals Maradona
- Cammarota Spritz
- The Spanish Quarter
- Montecalvario Square
- Church of Sant'Anna di Palazzo
- And more!
Consider one of the following Naples street art tours if you’re interested in visiting any of the locations listed above.
In addition to their Naples old town tour, this company also provides an outing in the Spanish Quarter that covers the most noteworthy Neapolitan street art, including several murals and even a few stops at ancient palaces.
Over the course of this Naples street art tour, you’ll see more than 30 different noteworthy pieces of graffiti art in the city.
Like their other outings, this one is also offered daily in both English and Spanish at 10:00 am and 16:00 (4 pm).
Depending on the time of year, you might also be able to take this tour at either 11:00 am or 17:00 (5 pm).
This local guide offers one of the only other free street art tours in Naples, and she knows all the best places to visit in the Spanish Quarter.
In addition to seeing fantastic graffiti art, you’ll also learn about the history and culture of this area which has informed the type of artwork created by street artists.
Although this service is not offered on as regular of a schedule as the competition, you can usually expect the tour to be available in Spanish on Monday and Friday, in English on Wednesday, and in Italian on Saturday. All tours start at 15:30 (3:30 pm).
Napoli Food Tours
Curious about where to find the best dishes in Naples?
Or perhaps you just want to learn about the most popular meals to eat in this area?
Whatever the case, there are actually multiple free Naples food tours you can take that cover this subject.
While the food itself may not be included in the tour, considering that this service is technically free, it’s undoubtedly one of the best ways to get a taste of the best things to eat in Naples.
You can also expect to learn about the best markets in the city where you can buy fresh fruits, vegetables, seafood, cheese, and other fantastic groceries.
If you’re trying to find the best spots for street food in Naples, this tour will take you to several popular markets and point you in the direction of the best Neapolitan dishes you can buy in this ancient city.
In addition to covering various street food options, you’ll also learn about the history of these marketplaces and the role they have played in the development of Naples throughout the last several centuries.
This 2-hour outing is offered from Monday - Saturday in both English and Spanish at 12:00 pm and 17:00 (5 pm).
During certain seasons, they also offer tours at 11:00 am and 18:00 (6 pm).
Led by a local guide, this Naples food tour covers the best foods to eat and what you can find at Pignasecca Market.
Along the way, you’ll try a variety of delicious dishes and learn about the culture of this city through its various tasty treats.
This 1 hour and 45-minute outing is offered in English at 12:30 pm on Monday and at 18:00 (6 pm) on Tuesday and Thursday.
You can also take the tour in Spanish on Wednesday at 13:00 (1 pm) and on Friday at 18:00 (6 pm).
Naples Pub Crawls
There are great bars and pubs in every city across the world, but you might not know where to look for them if you’re new to the area.
Currently, there is at least one local tour guide offering a Naples pub crawl (or bar tour) which covers some of the best locations to grab a drink.
A pub crawl (or bar tour) typically lasts longer than other outings, and it includes multiple stops.
You shouldn’t expect any free drinks, but you will get advice on the best beer and cocktails to try out while you’re here.
If you’re already planning to get a few drinks while you’re in Naples, this is a great way to find the best bars and discover the most delicious local favorites.
This local guide provides a tour of the best bars in the historic old town center of Naples.
As you travel from one location to the next, you’ll also learn about some of the history and legends behind the city.
You can take this 3-hour tour in English from Tuesday - Sunday at 20:00 (8 pm). This outing is also available in French at 20:00 (8 pm) on Friday and Saturday.