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Ischia Day Trip with Lunch from Naples

1. Ischia Day Trip with Lunch from Naples

Spend the day on the lush green island of Ischia and escape the heat and hustle of Naples. Discover curiosities on every corner and marvel at the natural beauty of the sunken craters, rocky spikes and lava hills of the volcanic island. Catch the ferry from Naples and arrive at the port of Ischia, where you will enjoy an included lunch in a typical Italian restaurant. Use your free time to visit the Aragonese Castle, connected to the mainland by a bridge that has been rebuilt several times over the centuries, as it gets washed away by the sea all the time! Explore the chic village of Sant'Angelo, loved by the rich and famous who want to escape the crowds. Admire the colorful houses of the entirely pedestrianized – and hard to reach – area, and soak up the laid-back Mediterranean vibe of the narrow alleys, ice cream parlors, restaurants and bars with outdoor tables. 

From Sorrento: Ischia and Procida Boat Tour

2. From Sorrento: Ischia and Procida Boat Tour

Take a full-day trip by boat to the "Green Island" of Ischia, and Procida, the 2022 Italian Capital of Culture. Relax under the sun, dive from the boat and snorkel in the clear waters, and enjoy free time on both islands. Get picked up from your hotel or a nearby meeting point and transferred to the port of Piano di Sorrento, and the journey to Ischia. Once there, take a tour including swimming and snorkeling at the Green Cave, and seeing Aragonese Castle. Enjoy 3 to 4 hours of free time to explore the island on your own, before continuing towards Procida. See sights like Vivara; Terra Murata, and Marina di Corricella, and make a swimming stop at one of the many bays along the coast. After 1 to 2 hours of free time, leave Procida and return to Sorrento while enjoying some limoncello tasting. Upon return to the port of Piano di Sorrento, the driver will take you back to your hotel or to the meeting point.

Naples to Ischia One Way Transfer

3. Naples to Ischia One Way Transfer

The volcanic island of Ischia is an amazing site to see in Italy, but getting there can be a bit of a hassle. Book an easy, comfortable one-way transfer from the Naples International Airport, from the Naples train station, or from your hotel in Naples, and arrive to the island of Ischia without any stress. Find a driver waiting for you at the designating meeting point, and set off right away. The convenient transfer service includes transportation in a car or minibus from your pick-up point to the ferry, transportation on the ferry, as well as a car or minibus transportation to your drop off point. Alternately, you can book the transfer to take you from your hotel in Ischia to the airport or train station in Naples.

From Sorrento: Ischia and Procida Boat Tour with Snorkeling

4. From Sorrento: Ischia and Procida Boat Tour with Snorkeling

Hop aboard a boat from Sorrento and explore the two green islands of Ischia and Procida, both of volcanic origins. Be amazed by the incredible vegetation and crystal clear waters where you can take a refreshing dip. Cruise to your first stop at Procida, dock in the main harbor, and set off to enjoy some free time. Back on board, continue the navigation coast to coast until you reach La Corricella to cool off for a swim and snorkel in the blue sea. Continue to Ischia where you can already admire the Aragonese Castle and Maronti beach from the sea. Once you arrive in Sant'Angelo, disembark to visit Ischia and its most popular places such as the garden of Mortella and the Aragonese Castle.

Ischia and Mortella Gardens Full-Day Tour from Sorrento

5. Ischia and Mortella Gardens Full-Day Tour from Sorrento

After a free pick-up at your hotel in Sorrento, you'll be transferred to the port, where you'll meet your guide and start your day tour to Ischia. Enjoy the ferry ride out to Ischia Island across the placid Tyrrhenian Sea, followed by a guided tour of the island. Make your way through beautiful Mediterranean scenery and take in amazing views, as you see some of the oldest villages on the island. Upon reaching the town of Forio, you'll have 3 hours to explore the enchanting Mortella Gardens. Built into volcanic rock in 1949 by famous English composer Sir William Walton, La Mortella was the perfect private getaway where Walton could begin work on his opera "Troilus and Cressida." The lovely Mortella Gardens were created in 1956 by English landscape designer Russell Page. Extending over an area of 16,000 square meters (4 acres), this beautifully landscaped garden with pools and fountains contains thousands of specimens of rare Mediterranean plants from around the world. Sir William Walton died in 1983; Lady Susana still lives at La Mortella. While enjoying the unique beauty of La Mortella, you'll be able to buy limited snacks and drinks. When your free time is finished, meet your guide and embark on a coach tour of another part of Ischia, before arriving at Ischia Port in time for the 17:30 boat back to Sorrento.

From Sorrento: Full-Day Procida and Ischia Boat Trip

6. From Sorrento: Full-Day Procida and Ischia Boat Trip

This full-day boat trip to Procida and Ischia begins with a pickup from your accommodation to the port of Piano di Sorrento. Aboard your boat and depart for Procida. Along the way have some sightseeing and admire the volcanic islet of Nisida, the distant Phlegraean Fields, and Cape Miseno from a distance. Arrive to Procida and spend an hour or two on the island.  After spending time on Procida, head back to your boat and leave for Ischia. Take a cruise around the island and take in the views of the Aragonese Castle, Maronti Beach, the Cavascura spa, and the Bay of Sorgeto. Dock your boat and spend an hour or two touring the island.  On the way back to Sorrento enjoy a limoncello tasting. Arrive at Piano di Sorrento and be taken back to your hotel. During this boat trip you will have opportunities to swim and snorkel. 

All-inclusive transfer service from Naples to Ischia Island

7. All-inclusive transfer service from Naples to Ischia Island

Arrive at the Naples airport or train station and meet your professional assistant who will accompany you to your English-speaking driver.  Drive to the seaport of Naples where you’ll skip the line and board the hydrofoil using conveniently pre-booked tickets to Ischia Island. Arrive on Ischia Island and meet your reliable assistant who will see you to final destination via private car, taxi or mini-van, as well as provide porter service.

Ischia: Market Tour and 4-Course Meal

8. Ischia: Market Tour and 4-Course Meal

If you want to uncover the secrets of Italian family recipes on your travels, this is a fantastic way to learn the locals' wisdom, which has been passed down in their families for generations. You can visit the local market with your "Cesarina", enjoying the atmosphere of an Italian local market and learning how to recognize the best produce from the land. When you return to your Cesarina’s home, you will attend a private cooking demo where your Cesarina will share the secret of their family cookbook while preparing one of the dishes right in front of you. You will sit at an authentic Italian table and enjoy a 4-course seasonal menu including starter, pasta, a main course with a side dish, and dessert. Drinks included are water, a selection of red and white wines from regional cellars, and coffee. Feel the warmth of Italian hospitality as you connect with local people.

Ischia: Dining Experience at a Local's Home

9. Ischia: Dining Experience at a Local's Home

Immerse yourself in a private dining experience at a local's home, enjoy exclusive cooking and taste authentic recipes treasured in family cookbooks passed down by real Italian Mammas. Feel the warmth of Italian hospitality as you connect with local people. Enjoy a 4-course menu including starter, pasta, a main course with a side dish, dessert with drinks included (water, selection of red and white wines from regional cellars, and coffee).

Ischia: Cooking Class at a Local's Home

10. Ischia: Cooking Class at a Local's Home

Immerse yourself in a cooking class at a local home, learning the secrets of the most famous dishes of regional cuisine and taste the fruit of your labor accompanied by local wines. During the lesson, the cook will reveal the tricks of the trade for three authentic local recipes. Have fun putting your cooking skills to the test. You will have a workstation equipped with utensils and all the ingredients to make the dishes. Then, taste everything you have prepared accompanied by a selection of local wines. Instead of loading your suitcase with souvenirs, take home Italian cooking skills that will stay with you for life.

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What people are saying about Ischia Island

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 185 reviews

Beautiful experience! I recommend it to everyone ... nothing was missing, from Luisa's kindness and preparation to the friendliness and helpfulness of the skipper Paolo. Nothing is missing on the boat… food, music, entertainment and the inevitable final limoncello. Perfect tour for lovers of the sea and boats, with the possibility of visiting the two islands. Thanks Luisa and thanks Paolo, we had a great time!

It was a very pleasant day trip! The boat trip goes quite quickly, and is well worth the effort! Ischia is a really beautiful island, it really is a green island!! You can easily spend a whole day there and still not get tired of the beautiful nature and villages! Definitely highly recommended!!

Excellent service the girl who followed us thought of everything ... she brought us the ship tickets in advance ... she booked a good restaurant for us ... I recommend this package for a day tour of Ischia

The ticket and lunch formula is very appropriate, leaving you free to visit. But I would also put the option of a tour with visits

As promised, we were expected at the airport and later at the port on Ischia. Everything perfect.