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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 Naples: Capri and Blue Grotto Day Tour

2. From Naples: Capri and Blue Grotto Day Tour

Embark on a guided tour of the island of Capri and visit highlights, including the Blue Grotto and Mamma Mia Road. Take the jetfoil to the island and ride the funicular to the Piazzetta. Meet your guide at the port of Naples or Sorrento and head by jetfoil to the beautiful island of Capri. Arrive at the island's main port, the picturesque Marina Grande. Visit the Blue Grotto if weather permits and follow the breathtaking Mamma Mia Road to the second-largest center on the island, Anacapri. Soak up the views and explore its narrow streets and charming piazzas.  Next, travel to the main town of Capri and La Piazetta, the vibrant center of the island. Pass bustling hotels, restaurants, and open-air cafes before finding a spot to sit and relax in the warm sunshine. Continue to the Augustus botanical gardens and get views overlooking one of Capri's best-known landmarks, the legendary Faraglioni limestone rocks. Enjoy some time to explore on your own before returning to the Marina Grande.

From Naples: Capri Day Trip with Lunch

3. From Naples: Capri Day Trip with Lunch

Begin your day with pickup from select Naples hotels, the Naples train station, or your cruise ship terminal. Head to the harbor, where you'll board your hydrofoil. Glide across the blue waters on the 40-minute journey to Capri. Upon arrival, drive to the scenic town of Anacapri and soak up an hour to explore at your own pace and expense. Your guide will be happy to make suggestions for your free hour. Enjoy the option of a boat ride to the famed Blue Grotto, or travel to the top of Monte Solare via chairlift for panoramic views of the Bay of Naples. You can also stroll to the impressive Villa San Michele, built on ancient ruins, or more simply, relax at a café and people watch. Then, reunite with your guide at a local restaurant for a traditional 3-course lunch. Stretch your legs afterward with a guided walk to the Gardens of Augustus, where you'll spot the Faraglioni rock formations and overlook the Mediterranean Sea. After a full day of sightseeing, your trip will conclude with transportation back to Naples port where a driver will be waiting for you in order to take you to your hotel.

From Capri: Best Of Tour Including The Blue Grotto

4. 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 Day Trip from Naples with 3-Course Lunch

5. Capri Day Trip from Naples with 3-Course Lunch

Join the rich and famous and spend the day on the glamorous island of Capri, considered one of the pearls of the Mediterranean. Board the boat in the Port of Naples and sail across the Tyrrhenian Sea to explore the island at leisure. Take the chairlift to Monte Solaro to get the best panoramic views of the island. Enjoy a 3-course lunch with drink at a restaurant, and then continue your visit according to your interests. Use the time to marvel at the pre-historic sea stacks of the Faraglioni rocks from the Gardens of Augustus. Visit the town of Anacapri to find boutique stores selling famous Italian fashion brands and much more.

From Naples: Full-Day Tour to Capri and Anacapri

6. From Naples: Full-Day Tour to Capri and Anacapri

The tour will start in the morning with the pick-up from the established meeting point and the transfer by land to the port. Once on board, you will cross the Gulf of Naples, dominated by the majestic Vesuvius, and learn more about the territory thanks to the information provided by the assistants. During the walking tour on the island, you will have the possibility to visit the major attractions, like the historic centre of Anacapri, the famous “Piazzetta Umberto I” and the magnificent Gardens of Augustus. Take the chance to take the chairlift up to Mount Solaro to admire the island from the highest point of view! Visiting the typical shops, you will taste the famous limoncello. To complete your visit, do not miss the opportunity to taste the traditional dishes of Capri! In the afternoon, choose to have free time, continuing the visit of the island by land, or to attend the boat tour around the island, during which you will admire the beauty of the coast in the company of your tour leader. You will see the limestone caves, like the Marvellous Grotto, the White Grotto and the Green Grotto. You will sail along Villa Curzio Malaparte and you will pass through the famous Arch of Love of the Faraglioni, symbol of the island. Many attractions will catch your attention, so don’t miss the opportunity to take a souvenir picture. At the end of the day you will return to the port and you will be accompanied to the starting point.

Sorrento: Capri and Anacapri Tour w/ Via Camerelle & Gardens

7. Sorrento: Capri and Anacapri Tour w/ Via Camerelle & Gardens

The guided tour on the most picturesque island in the world. Let Authorized guides tell you of the mythical charm and its natural treasures through the writings and legends of Ancient Greece. Meet your guide at the Sorrento Port and boarding on fast jetfoil to Capri. Once on the island you will catch a minibus with your guide to reach Anacapri which is located on the top. After a guided tour of Villa San Michele that hosted the famous Swedish doctor Axel Munthe, you will have free time at leisure. The second stop of the tour will be Capri. A walking tour along the famous Via Camerelle, arriving until Augustus’s Garden. Stopping in the famous “Piazzetta” having free time, making shopping or visiting the blue grotto if you wish with the tour guide. Return to Sorrento by Jetfoil at about 4.30 pm.

Capri and Anacapri: Sea and City Sightseeing Tour

8. Capri and Anacapri: Sea and City Sightseeing Tour

Start the sightseeing tour with a pickup from the meeting point and transfer to the port. Depart from Capri in the late afternoon. During navigation, cross the Gulf of Naples, dominated by the majestic Vesuvius. From the port of Marina Grande, hop aboard a boat for a tour around the island (if option selected). Enter the Marvellous Grotto, the White Grotto, and the Green Grotto. Along the way, admire the Natural Arch, the Villa of Curzio Malaparte, the Lighthouse of Punta Carena, and the Faraglioni, passing through the famous Arch of Love.  During the walking tour of Capri and Anacapri, visit the main attractions and stop for lunch in a typical restaurant on the island. Visiting the shops, you can taste the famous limoncello. You will also have free time for shopping. Have the chance to explore all the major points of interest of the island, such as La Piazzetta, the square which is the meeting point of the jet-set crowd worldwide. Once you arrive at the port, be transferred back to the starting point. Departure from Marina Grande will be in the late afternoon.

From Naples: Capri Island Full-Day Tour

9. From Naples: Capri Island Full-Day Tour

Cruise on a hydrofoil boat to the famous island of Capri and experience a fun-filled day in the sun on this unforgettable island adventure. The tour includes hotel transfers, a minibus tour on Capri, and a light lunch. Start with a pickup from your hotel in Naples between 7:30-8:30 AM. Then glide on the boat to Capri to first explore Anacapri, where you have time to walk along its charming streets and enjoy a light lunch. Next, make your way to Capri's main square, the Piazetta di Capri, also known as Piazza Umberto I, one of the main landmarks on the island. From here, head to the luscious Augustus Gardens overlooking the turquoise sea, and the iconic rock formations jutting out of the water known as faraglioni in Italian. Enjoy a little Italian retail therapy in the many local shops in Capri, before getting back on board and visiting the magical Blue Grotto sea cave with its impressive blue hues. Get back on the hydrofoil for a relaxing return journey to Naples, where you'll arrive at 5:20 PM, giving you enough time to enjoy your evening in the city.

Capri: Full-Day Tour with Chairlift and Sailboat Ride

10. Capri: Full-Day Tour with Chairlift and Sailboat Ride

Enjoy the tour that combines all the points to discover in one of the most beautiful places in the Mediterranean. Our professional guide will accompany you to every corner of the island. Do you know the sea color of the Blue Grotto? Stroll through the historic center from the Piazzetta to the Gardens of Augustus. Be inspired by the medieval streets of the town. After the lunch break and free time, visit the center of Anacapri and ride in a chairlift to the highest point of Mount Solaro.

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What people are saying about Gardens of Augustus

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 847 reviews

Great tour to one of the most beautiful destinations you could reach from Naples. Our guide Teressa was incredible! A bit sad we didn't get to enjoy Blue Grotto due to poor weather conditions but got a chance to tour around the island on a boat (+ 20 Euros per person).

It was a great experience, a bigger group than we expected but the guide was amazing. We couldn’t do the Blue Grotto due to weather but we got a great ride around the whole island.

One of my favorite experiences so far! Our guide was amazing at figuring out the right timing for the day, and offering alternative options when they were better.

Pleasant tour. Giorgio was excellent guide and local historian. Blue Grotto was not accessible but boat tour was good.

Super organized, friendly prepared guide, attentive to everyone, exceptional places.