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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. 

Naples to Ischia One Way Transfer

2. 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

3. 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.

All-inclusive transfer service from Naples to Ischia Island

4. 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

5. 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

6. 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

7. 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.

Ischia: Market Tour and Home Cooking Class with Meal

8. Ischia: Market Tour and Home Cooking Class with Meal

Go food shopping in the vibrant local market with a friendly host, and learn how to recognize the best produce of Italy. After you buy some fresh ingredients, you'll head straight to your host's home for an immersive cooking session. Learn how to prepare three of the most authentic local recipes and taste the fruit of your labor accompanied by a selection of local wines. You will have a workstation equipped with utensils and all the ingredients required to make the dishes. Have fun putting your cooking skills to the test, and go back home with something more than just souvenirs — classic Italian cooking knowledge that will stay with you for life.

From Naples: Full-Day Ischia Sightseeing & Food Tour

9. From Naples: Full-Day Ischia Sightseeing & Food Tour

On this full-day private tour, see the highlights of the the third largest island in Italy and taste the flavors of the local food. A guide will meet you at the port of Naples to cross to Ischia by jetfoil. At the arrival to Ischia port, you will start with breakfast at Bar Calise. Have breakfast with a sfogliatella pastry, stuffed with ricotta cheese and sugar. Have a walking tour to Ischia Ponte, where you will see the Aragonese Castle overlooking the sea. From the beach of Cartaromana, enjoy the beautiful sight of the stronghold castle, home of kings and noblemen. Stop at the fresh fruit kiosk to drink some juice and then, through the alleyways reach the most famous delicatessen of the island to taste mortadella. It will be time to explore the hidden gems of the island, so your guide and driver will take you to the borough of Fontana, located in the highest point of the island. Here, you will have lunch with pasta and a glass of wine.  Reach the fisherman village of Sant'Angelo and find out about the fumarole, the natural heat source generated by volcanic activity. The volcanic activity under the sea level makes this island full of natural thermal baths, which attract tourists and wellness lovers from all over the world. Have a glass of cold wine named vin santo and then, your day trip will come to an end. Your guide and driver will take you back to the port to come back to Naples.  

Boat Excursion from Naples to Ischia

10. Boat Excursion from Naples to Ischia

The island of Ischia is easily accessible from Naples, particularly if you have a speedboat at your disposal! Explore the Bay of Naples and the island from the comfort of your own private luxury speedboat or yacht with a local captain on this 6-hour excursion. The boats are equipped with a cabin, bathroom, cushioned sundecks, and shaded seating, as well as other amenities. You’ll embark from Naples and cruise to the volcanic island of Ischia, known for its flora and fauna and thermal hot springs. The captain will circumnavigate the island, stopping at inlets and beautiful bays so you can enjoy a swim. Spend some free time in a village of your choice and then head back to the boat in port when you’re ready to continue on to your next destination. Anchor in the bay where Ischia’s thermal hot springs flow into the Mediterranean. Swim and soak in the natural baths of various temperatures and enjoy a scrub with the mineral-rich muds.

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What people are saying about Ischia

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 115 reviews

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!!

You must plan to arrive early at the port to exchange tickets because the line is very long (45min-1h). Also, the boats are not at the same places in the port of Ischia according to the schedules. Otherwise the journey is very pleasant and the lunch perfect with a view of the sea.

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.

everything fit perfectly, we were always picked up on time, high praise