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Neapolitan Summer

8 Days / 7 Nights

Naples, Ischia, Naples

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Naples might be an acquired taste, and it's probably not where you should start your Italian travels, but it's got an energy and magic all its own, which you'll get to discover over the course of a week, both up close, and by spending time on every locals favorite island, Ischia.

We've started this itinerary by going straight to Ischia, on the assumption that your flight home will be too early to make all the way from Ischia, which is an hour away by ferry. If that's not the case then this itinerary can absolutely be done in reverse. As it stands, from Naples airport you'll be whisked directly to the ferry terminal for a short hydrofoil ride to Ischia. Over the course of four days you'll learn why the Neapolitans treat it as their quick summer getaway. Overlooked by jetsetters heading to spendy neighbor Capri, Ischia is a comfortable island that's easy to get around and thanks to its appeal to Italians, rich in excellent restaurants. You might even want to extend your Italian-style summer vacation a few days!

Back in Naples, we've included a walking tour with a local guide who'll show you the true beauty of one of Italy's oldest cities. On your last day, take your pick of the various ways to experience Mt Vesuvius.

In addition to the tours included we can arrange a number of excursions based on your own interests. All of our tours are custom, and this is just a sample meant to give an idea of what our trips are like, and the opportunities our destinations provide.

One of our team members in the region will be available to you leading up to and during your trip to answer any questions and arrange additional local services. You will receive access to your Guest Page, with its information on the best these destinations have to offer, including things to see and do, and other inside tips from restaurant recommendations to tipping advice. Upon your arrival, we will provide you with a local SIM that you can use to reach your local JayWay contact throughout your trip. In all of our destinations, we offer a variety of memorable 3-5 star accommodation options, including boutique hotels, charming B&Bs, and spacious apartments. With our first-hand experience, we can ensure they are all clean, comfortable, and centrally located, with local ambience.

Route for Naples, Ischia, Naples tour

Day Stop in Naples

Day Stop in Naples

1 days in Naples
1 days in Naples

Day Stop in Naples

To call Naples rough around the edges would be quite the understatement. Yet amidst the chaos and beneath the grime is one of Italy's true gems. It's the third-largest city in the country, home to over three million people. An important port city for all the civilizations that have existed there, Naples is the original melting pot. Founded as Neapolis (literally "new city") by the Greeks in the 7th century B.C., Naples has many layers of history for you to discover.

To call Naples rough around the edges would be quite the understatement. Yet amidst the chaos and beneath the grime is one of Italy's true gems. It's the third-largest city in the country, home to over three million people. An important port city for all the civilizations that have existed there, Naples is the original melting pot. Founded as Neapolis (literally "new city") by the Greeks in the 7th century B.C., Naples has many layers of history for you to discover.

Day 1 - Day Stop in Naples

Day 1 - Day Stop in Naples

Upon arrival to Naples International Airport, our driver will be waiting for your at the arrivals and will take you to your the ferry terminal in Naples.

Time to swap busy Naples for the quiet island of Ischia. A driver will meet you at your accommodations and take you to the port where you'll board a ferry to Ischia (tickets provided). This journey takes 1.5 hours.

4 Nights in Ischia

4 Nights in Ischia

5 days in Ischia
5 days in Ischia

4 Nights in Ischia

Less than 20 miles off the coast of vibrant Naples, Ischia is an underrated gem waiting to be discovered. An island of volcanic origin, Ischia is known for its thermal springs and spas. It's also a heaven of manicured gardens and turquoise waters, home to an imposing Aragonese Castle that feels like the setting of a period fantasy film. Still untouched by the effects of mass tourism, Ischia represents everything that is unique about Italy but without the crowds and overpriced services of nearby islands.

Less than 20 miles off the coast of vibrant Naples, Ischia is an underrated gem waiting to be discovered. An island of volcanic origin, Ischia is known for its thermal springs and spas. It's also a heaven of manicured gardens and turquoise waters, home to an imposing Aragonese Castle that feels like the setting of a period fantasy film. Still untouched by the effects of mass tourism, Ischia represents everything that is unique about Italy but without the crowds and overpriced services of nearby islands.

Day 1

Day 1 - Arrival in Ischia

Once you arrive to Ischia port, our driver will wait for you and take you to your accommodation.

Day 2

Day 2 - Your First Full Day in Ischia

Charming Ischia

Ischia is one of the most beautiful Italian islands; surprisingly it became a popular tourist destination in the 1950s and it is now one of the most charming places to visit in the Mediterranean. The main elements that contribute to this charm are its stunning bays, in particular Sorgeto bay, and the beautiful beaches; there are also several hot springs, perfect to relax surrounded by a great view. One of the most characteristic parts of the island is the burg of Sant'Angelo in Ischia, a pedestrian zone with colorful houses and a very peaceful atmosphere.

Charming Ischia

Day 3

Day 3 - Your Second Full Day in Ischia

Ischia Circumnavigation Private Boat Tour

See Ischia By Boat

Included in your vacation package price.

Unless you suffer from sea sickness, there's no better way to see Ischia than by boat. We will arrange a whole day private boat trip with a skipper, and everything except food included. You'll meet your skipper at the most convenient harbor for you, around 10 am and spend the day circumnavigating the island by boat. You'll get a local's take on their island, showing you hidden coves and other treats along the way. Ischia's a huge favorite of Charlie, our Marketing Director, and he says this is the best thing to do when you're in Ischia.


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 8 hours

Day 4

Day 4 - Your Third Full Day in Ischia

Hikes and Views

Suggestion to explore on your own

As with the nearby Amalfi Coast, Ischia presents a great opportunity for beautiful hikes. There are many walking and hiking trails criss-crossing the island, all offering stunning views of the island and the surrounding sea. One of the best hikes takes you up Mt. Epomeo, Ischia's highest mountain. Once you arrive at the top, you will be rewarded with gorgeous views of the sea, the neighboring Islands of Procida and Capri, and even the Gulf of Naples. Enjoy them while recharging at the local restaurant and bar. The trek itself is a beautiful experience too, as you will be surrounded by stunning Mediterranean plants for the whole length of the journey. Even though this hike might be a little challenging, it is definitely suitable for people with an average fitness level. 

Hikes and Views

Day 5

Day 5 - Traveling to Naples by Ferry

Time to visit Naples, the atmospheric birthplace of pizza! With its bustling streets and lively atmosphere, it's definitely a change after Ischia. A driver will meet you at your accommodations and take you to the port where you'll board a ferry to Naples (tickets provided). This journey takes 1.5 hours.

3 Nights in Naples

3 Nights in Naples

4 days in Naples
4 days in Naples

3 Nights in Naples

To call Naples rough around the edges would be quite the understatement. Yet amidst the chaos and beneath the grime is one of Italy's true gems. It's the third-largest city in the country, home to over three million people. An important port city for all the civilizations that have existed there, Naples is the original melting pot. Founded as Neapolis (literally "new city") by the Greeks in the 7th century B.C., Naples has many layers of history for you to discover.

To call Naples rough around the edges would be quite the understatement. Yet amidst the chaos and beneath the grime is one of Italy's true gems. It's the third-largest city in the country, home to over three million people. An important port city for all the civilizations that have existed there, Naples is the original melting pot. Founded as Neapolis (literally "new city") by the Greeks in the 7th century B.C., Naples has many layers of history for you to discover.

Day 5

Day 5 - Arrival in Naples

Upon arrival at Naples' port, a driver will meet you and take you to your accommodations.

Day 6

Day 6 - Your First Full Day in Naples

Naples Private Walking Tour

Fall in Love with Naples

Included in your vacation package price.

On this private walking tour you'll be seeing the best of Naples in just three hours. Your guide will give you a local's point of view on all the different sides of the city. You'll see breathtaking views above the rooftops, and stroll through the streets and alleys. Your guide will pick you up from your accommodation and take you back there at the end of the tour.


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 3 hours

Day 7

Day 7 - Your Second Full Day in Naples

Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Mount Vesuvius

Suggested activities for an additional cost, depending on your choice

The mighty volcano visible from all over Naples, Mt. Vesuvius is one of Italy's most famous features. Embark on a day trip, and see the towns that its infamous 79 AD eruption obliterated. Everyone's heard of Pompeii and the site certainly doesn't disappoint. We can arrange for a private day trip with a driver and we can optionally arrange for private guides at both sites for an additional fee or you can hire one on the spot. Group excursions are available too. We can also offer tours focusing more on Mount Vesuvius itself, and the wine culture that has sprung from its rich soil.

Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius Private Excursion from Naples

Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius Private Excursion from Naples

Suggested activities for an additional cost, depending on your choice

No visit to this part of Italy is complete without a stop at Vesuvius National Park. On this excursion you'll be picked up and driven there. Although the duration of the hike in Vesuvius National Park can vary widely according to the age and health of visitors, the whole hike should take about 90 minutes. The temperature on the top is usually lower than on the slopes and the wind can suddenly blow on the crater. Moreover, we recommend taking sneakers or climbing boots, binoculars, sun glasses, and water. You'll be truly impressed by this historic site, and in Pompeii you'll have a walking tour. At the end of the tour you'll be taken back to your accommodation.

The program includes a 2-hours private guided tour of Pompeii ruins where your expert local guide will make the past come alive for you. At the end of the day you'll be driven back to your accommodation. You'll definitely want to wear comfortable shoes and bring your camera!


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 8 hours

Pompeii Private Excursion with Cooking Class and Wine Tasting on Mount Vesuvius from Naples

Pompeii Private Excursion with Cooking Class and Wine Tasting on Mount Vesuvius from Naples

Suggested activities for an additional cost, depending on your choice

On this full-day excursion you'll be driven to the slopes of Vesuvius, where you'll enjoy a wine tasting and lunch at a family-run winery and restaurant. Then you'll head to Pompeii for a walking tour. No visit to this part of Italy is complete without a stop at these volcanic ruins, and there's no better way to enjoy the day than with a tasting of some of the local delicacies.


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 8 hours

Day 8

Day 8 - Departure Day

A driver will pick you up at your Naples accommodation and drop you off at Naples International Airport for your departing flight.

We also offer the following excursions in Naples

Amalfi Coast Small Group Tour
Moderate8 to 9 hours
Half-Day Pompeii Small Group Tour
Moderate4 hours
Half-day Private Excursion to Caserta from Naples
Light5 hours
Private Excursion to Capri and Anacapri from Naples
Moderate9 - 10 hours

What's Included

Here are all the services provided as part of your complete vacation package. See what every JayWay trip includes.
Please let us know if you'd like to upgrade any transfers or add any additional tours or excursions to your itinerary.

Naples

Naples Airport Transfer
Naples Port Transfer
Naples - Ischia Ferry

Ischia

4 Nights Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
Ischia Port Private Transfer
Ischia Circumnavigation Private Boat Tour
Ischia Port Private Transfer
Ischia - Naples Ferry

Naples

3 Nights Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
Naples Port Transfer
Naples Private Walking Tour
Naples Airport Transfer

package excludes:


  • Flights to and from Europe.
  • Tips for Tour Guides, Drivers and Local Reps.
  • Meals (other than breakfast if included in room rate and meals listed as included in food tours and excursions, unless explicitly stated otherwise).
  • Parking fees for your Rental Car (if you are booking one with us) unless otherwise indicated. Some hotels provide free parking facilities.
  • Travel Insurance. See the insurance link on our website
Benefits of Traveling with JayWay

A JayWay vacation is more than the sum of its parts. Our team work tirelessly to ensure your experience is memorable for all the right reasons. Your trip is personalized to maximize your enjoyment. You're taken care of every step of the way.

A Travel Advisor who speaks your language

We will make sure that all your requirements and interests are taken into account in preparing your itinerary.

A totally tailored itinerary for your vacation

Your trip is customized for you by  an experienced trip planner and an expert on the region.

A choice of hand-picked hotels and excursions

We've personally inspected and tested all the hotels and local tour providers we work with to ensure quality.

Detailed pre-trip preparation to make the most of every day

Your Europe-based Tour Manager will be in touch by email and phone a month before you arrive to finalize timings.

On-trip Concierge Service to smooth out any bumps in the road

Your tour manager is at your service throughout your journey. We'll provide a local SIM so you can stay connected.

Personalized Guest Page to make sure you're not missing out

Packed with detailed information and recommendations curated by locals on the best things to do, see and eat.
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