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From Naples: Island of Capri Full-Day Tour with Lunch

1. From Naples: Island of Capri Full-Day Tour with Lunch

Sail to the island of Capri from Naples on a hydrofoil. Explore the colorful streets of Capri and see the Piazzetta and the Gardens of Augustus. Hear the history from your guide and enjoy a traditional lunch. Be picked up at your hotel or other agreed meeting point in Naples and transferred to the port. At the port meet the professional guide who will accompany you on your visit to the enchanting island of Capri. The hydrofoil ride to Capri will take around 40 minutes. The first stop on your guided visit to the island is Marina Grande. Head up to Anacapri by minibus, a short and fun trip that affords marvelous views. Take a stroll in the famous Piazzetta, known as the lounge of the world, and the place to be seen for movie stars and VIPs since the times of la dolce vita in the 1950s and 60s. Your guide will tell you all about the island and its history and lead you to the Gardens of Augustus, and along the charming Via Camerelle, Via Tregare, and to the village center. Stop for lunch at a typical local restaurant, where you’ll enjoy the pleasant and refreshing local flavors. After lunch you’ll take in the celebrated views of the Faraglioni, a sight cherished even by Roman emperors. At the end of the visit the guide will accompany you back to Naples, where a driver will be waiting to take you back to your hotel or meeting point.

From Sorrento: Capri Boat Trip with visit to the Blue Grotto

2. From Sorrento: Capri Boat Trip with visit to the Blue Grotto

Marvel at the iconic Blue Grotto, one of the most famous attractions of the beautiful island of Capri, on a boat cruise departing from Sorrento. Visit the sea cave from a small rowboat before boarding back on a bigger boat to cruise around the whole island. Swim or snorkel in the blue waters and visit Capri at your own pace. Reach the Blue Grotto, the first stop of your tour early in the morning. Enter the cave aboard a small rowing boat to see it up close and personally. This unique sea cave, formed over the millennia by the erosive action of the sea, owes its name and its beauty to the intense blue color of the crystalline water. In Roman times it was used as a marine nymphaeum. Continue your day of adventure with a tour of the whole island. You'll see the Faraglioni, the White Grotto, the Green Grotto, and the Lighthouse of Punta Carena. Stop for a swim or a snorkel in the clear waters, and enjoy free time to visit the famous center of Capri, a city rich in archaeological and natural treasures.

From Naples: Capri Boat Day Trip with Drinks

3. From Naples: Capri Boat Day Trip with Drinks

Soak up the paradisical views of Capri's coast as you sail on a typical Sorrento boat. Take time to swim in the glittering water before disembarking at the island to explore the shops and charming streets. Get picked up from the Star Hotel Terminus in Napoli and head to the Port of Piano di Sorrento. Board a traditional boat and make your way to the island of Capri. Sail around the island and admire the natural highlights such as the sea caves of the White Grotto, the Marvellous Grotto, and Green Grotto. Marvel at the rock formation of the Arco Naturale and see the magnificent Casa Malaparte perched on Punta Massullo. Glide past the Faraglioni rocks and lighthouse of Punta Carena and stop to swim and snorkel in the azure waters along the way. Go ashore for between 3 and 4 hours of free time in the afternoon. Explore the boutiques or enjoy lunch on the island. Savor a limoncello tasting aboard the boat before sailing back to the port, where you will be returned to the meeting point.

Capri Island & Blue Cave Private Boat Tour from Sorrento

4. Capri Island & Blue Cave Private Boat Tour from Sorrento

After being picked up by a staff member from your hotel in Sorrento or somewhere in the Sorrento peninsula, head to the port of Sorrento where your private skipper will be waiting for you. After a few minutes of sailing, arrive at the ruins of an ancient Roman villa and then continue along the coast to Punta Campanella. When you reach Capri, the captain will make a tour of the Island and give you some information on the region. See the cliffs, the White Grotto, the Green Grotto, and the beautiful Blue Grotto. If you wish, jump into the crystal-clear waters for a swim.  Land at the port of Capri, and enjoy 4 hours of free time to explore the island and to go shopping. Return to the boat and snorkel in the marine park of Punta Campanella, where with a little luck you might see some dolphins. The tour ends with a drop-off at your hotel.

Capri Island Full Day Trip from Sorrento & Boat Ride

5. Capri Island Full Day Trip from Sorrento & Boat Ride

After a pick-up at your hotel you’ll meet your guide at Nerano's pier, 30 minutes by bus, and board the boat for Capri Island. The full-day journey takes you via Punta del Capo and the Baths of Queen Giovanna, and the seat of Villa Pollio Felix, the most important Roman archaeological site in Sorrento. You’ll sail along the Sorrento peninsula’s rocky coastline, Massa Lubrense and Mitigliano Bay. The scenic crossing over from mainland Nerano/Sorrento Coast to Capri Island is approximately 35 minutes. When you arrive on the island in the morning at Marina Grande Harbour you can enjoy enough free time on your own as you wish (option 1), or, for an additional cost, join the recommended visit to both main towns, Capri and Anacapri, via a private minibus skip-the-line service with your guide, to save time and see more (option 2). The 1-hour boat ride around the entire island will normally happen in the afternoon. You can choose to follow a guided tour of the island (additional cost), or discover the island on your own. At the end of the day you’ll take the boat back to Sorrento.

From Naples: Tour of Capri and Blue Grotto

6. From Naples: Tour of Capri and Blue Grotto

Start your day trip by boarding the fast ferry for a scenic 55-minute ride to the Island of Capri. Arriving at the colorful Marina Grande your guide will organize the transfer with local private minibuses along the famous road to Anacapri village located about 1800 ft above sea level. After discovering the history of the village you may take the chairlift to Monte Solaro, the highest point of the island or visit the beautiful Villa San Michele and gardens of Axel Munthe, a Swedish physician and author of the famous book, "The Story of San Michele". After, you will have more time to explore Anacapri before the return drive half way to Capri Town. The route will offer magnificent views along the way. Walk with your guide through narrow streets to the fabled plaza, La Piazzetta, which is surrounded by old buildings, chic boutiques and gift shops and filled with sidewalk cafes. Popular with tourists and local alike, Capri is always crowded and bustling with activity. You will have time to explore before heading back down to Marina Grande. If you want, you can circumnavigate the entire coastline of Capri  by boat (not inclued) and then visit the beautiful Faraglioni rock. Go inside the Green Grotto, as well as the marvelous White Grotto. Pass by a natural arch, the lighthouse of Capri, the Marina Grande and Marina Piccola and finally the Coral Grotto. This takes about 1 hour and you will skip the long lines and have plenty of opportunities to take photographs.

From Capri: Best Of Tour Including The Blue Grotto

7. From Capri: Best Of Tour Including The Blue Grotto

This 5-hour tour takes you on a discovery of the island of Capri. After being collected at Pier 23, head to the Blue Grotto by bus and go inside by rowing boat. Marvel at this a natural sea cave in the side of the mountain, 65 meters long and 28 meters wide more or less. Later, visit the village of Anacapri, located 1,800 feet above sea level. Here, you can take a chairlift to Monte Solaro, spend your time exploring Villa San Michele and the Axel Munthe Gardens, you can enjoy of the lunch in a typical local restaurant. Later by bus we will go to visit the famous Piazzetta in Capri, where you can admire the amazing views out over the gulf. Walk along the most beautiful street until the August Gardens. Here, you can see the famous Faraglioni, the distinctive rocks. End your tour by taking the funicular (cable car) ride for the return to Marina Grande.

Capri by Boat from Massa Lubrense

8. Capri by Boat from Massa Lubrense

After your free pick up service from the port of Marina della Lobra, you will set-off from the island of Capri, following the coast of Massa Lubrense, witnessing along the way the signature waterfall of Mariciano, the bay of Mitigliano and Punta Campanella. Once you arrive in Capri, you will get to tour the island, seeing such landmarks as the White Grotto, the Green Grotto, the Faraglioni and much more. You will stop at Marina Piccola for a relaxing bath before arriving at the Blue Grotto. Whilst here, there will be the possibility of stopping to visit the museum on board the signature rowing boats. Get to stop at the port for 4-hours of free time on the island where you can freely visit Capri and Anacapri. Once the tour is finished you'll be returned to Massa Lubrense and back to your hotel.

Sorrento: Private Capri Island Boat Tour with Blue Cave Stop

9. Sorrento: Private Capri Island Boat Tour with Blue Cave Stop

After hotel pick up, set sail from the port and arrive at the ruins of an ancient Roman villa. Continue along the coast to Punta Campanella, and continue to Capri. Once in Capri, take a tour of the Island and listen to your captain as they share some information on Capri. See the cliffs, the White Grotto, the Green Grotto and the beautiful Blue Grotto. If you wish, you can immerse yourself in the crystalline waters of Capri. Continue your tour by landing at the port of Capri, where you will have 4 hours free to visit the island and to go shopping. Lunch recommendations will be provided, or you are free to find your own restaurant or bar. After a few hours, your skipper will be ready to sail again, but not before you have the chance for some snorkeling in the marine park of Punta Campanella, where with a little luck you might see some dolphins.

Capri: Boat Tour, Blue Grotto, Funicular, Lunch DIY Package

10. Capri: Boat Tour, Blue Grotto, Funicular, Lunch DIY Package

This package is a do-it-yourself day-trip that lets you visit the island of Capri in complete independence. Included are includes tickets and vouchers for a boat trip of the island (with a stop by the Blue Grotto included), return tickets for Funicular, and a 3-course lunch in a local restaurant. There is no guide nor set schedule, so you can organize your day to fit your travel style and pace. This package is perfect for visitors with limited time on the island of Capri who would like to explore on their own. The suggested itinerary is as follows: Once you disembark on Capri, first proceed to Motoscafisti di Capri pier number 0 to claim your package tickets. Then, board the first available boat for the tour of the island which includes a stop by the Blue Grotto (if open due to the weather). After the boat tour, take the funicular up to Capri town's Piazzetta and explore the center. You can then have lunch at the restaurant "La Pigna", before strolling through the Gardens of Augustus, Via Camerelle and Via Tragara, and even Villa Jovis. Finally, you can take the funicular back down to the port when you are ready.

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Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 102 reviews

The whole day was well organised and our Tour Guide, Maria, was exceptionally good. If you do your homework on visiting Capri, you will know that thousands visit every day. We were driven to Nerano and taken on a beautiful boat to Capri. We took the tour advice and decided to use their exclusive Minibus tour. This meant we got to spend about 90 minutes in Capri and 3 hours in AnaCapri without having to worry about missing ferries etc. The additional €22 pp cost was well worth it when you consider that going up and down on the public buses (if you can get on them) would set you back €15. We also spent another €12pp on the chairlift which was amazing (this from someone who hates heights). The boat tour round the island at the end of the day was the perfect end. I cannot fault this experience and would highly recommend it to anyone. Remember also the Blue Grotto experience only usually runs about 150-160 days a year so there are no guarantees. Glad we didn’t bother

What an amazing and stress free day trip. Sandra is AWESOME! As our guide, she met us right on time at the pick up location. We arrived at the port and she had everything set. When we arrived in Capri, she took us directly to the small boat ride that took us to the Blue Grotto. She was very informative and fun to talk to. She speaks 5 languages. I have lived in Italy 6 years and speak very little Italian, my wife is fluent in Italian, but it would not have mattered. Her English was perfect. She was very attentive to any and every need. The trip then took us to Anacapri where we had the most majestic views from the very top after a short lift ride. I was more impressed with Anacapri!! Lunch was included, good choices from the menu. She took us to the most majestic places for photos that were breathtaking. I definitely recommend this tour and our guide Sandra!! Sandra sei la numero 1 !

I had such an amazing time on this tour. As a solo female traveler, I instantly connected with my tour guide Tiziana- who is very kind, outgoing, respectful, and accommodating- and my group. We took a group boat tour of the island, had free time on one part of the island, went for group family dinner, and had free time on the other part (this part of the island has chair lifts that went to the top of a mountain- which also had a restaurant- just for 12 euros roundtrip, which I highly recommend for the great views). It was a great day making memories with new friends!

Capri is a very beautiful place but it is extremely busy. We were told it has 14k residents and in peak season can get 10k visitors a day visiting this small and quaint island. The guide, Tisiana, was excellent and worked well as the traffic delays moving around the island are very challenging. Chair lift to the mountain is a must and as you would expect, cafe prices are a premium. There are many ferries across and we perhaps would just ferry ourselves next time and use local taxis to get about.

Capri is amazing, incredibly beautiful and totally worth it. Sandra, the guide was really great, and fun to be around. Amazing. I totally recommend.