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From Naples: Island of Capri Full-Day Tour

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

Your full-day tour begins when you are picked up at your hotel or other agreed meeting point in Naples and transferred to the port. At the port you’ll 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.

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From Naples: Capri Day Trip with Lunch

2. 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.

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From Naples: Tour of Capri and Blue Grotto

3. From Naples: Tour of Capri and Blue Grotto

Every day you will meet the guide in Naples port Molo Beverello at pier number 8. By the fast ferry you will board a speed boat for your scenic 50 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.

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Capri Private Full-Day Boat Tour from Sorrento

4. Capri Private Full-Day Boat Tour from Sorrento

Enjoy a private boat tour to the glamorous island of Capri, departing from the main pier of Sorrento on the Sorrentine Peninsula. Marvel at the private villas and coves of Sorrento on one side, and the island of Capri on the other, with Naples and Mount Vesuvius behind you as you cross. Upon arrival, sail to some of the fabled island sites, such as the Blue Grotto, known for its electric blue light. Once the private bath house of the Roman Emperor Tiberius, it was abandoned for centuries as it was feared it was cursed. Swim in the turquoise waters of the Green Grotto, splashing about under a natural arch, or admire the rock formations of the White Grotto, where a beautiful building can be spotted high above the cliffs. Go to the lighthouse of Punta Carena, built in the Marina Piccola in 1862, and marvel at the gleaming yachts of the rich and famous. Cruise through the natural hole of the I Faraglioni, backdrop to many ads. Dock in the Marina Grande to explore Capri on land. Walk through the gardens of the Villa San Michele, and learn about the emperor Tiberius at Villa Jovis. Take in the views from Monte Solaro, the highest peak of Capri, and enjoy a drink at the chic Hotel Quisisana. Lunch recommendations will be provided, or you are free to find your own quaint little café or restaurant. Catch a cab to Anacapri at the higher limits of Capri, and enjoy the hairpin bends of the scenic road to the island’s limits.

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From Naples: Capri Island Tour with Lunch

5. From Naples: Capri Island Tour with Lunch

Visit the picturesque island of Capri. With blue skies and turquoise water, breathtaking views, and boutique couture shops, this bit of paradise cannot be missed. Learn why this magical place is an oasis for artists, writers, and celebrities alike. To reach Capri, you will depart from the sea port in Naples on an hour-long ferry. On your arrival to the Capri Island, you will take a boat tour around the island via Faraglioni to admire the highlights by the sea, such as the Statue of the Scugnizzo, The Faraglioni, Marina Piccola, Grotta Verde, or the Green Grotto, the Lighthouse, the White Grotto, and the Natural Arch. This is a guaranteed amazing experience. After the boat tour, you will be transported direct to Capri city centre, or Anacapri, where you will walk through famous streets full of fashion boutiques and fabulous restaurants. Enjoy a typical Italian 3-course lunch meal, with drinks included, amid the hustle and bustle of the beautiful streets of Anacapri.  After lunch, continue your free visit to Mt Solaro, Villa San Michele, Garden of Augustus, Villa Jovis, or simply relax on the beach and enjoy the crystalline waters of Capri Island. Board the return boat at the Marina Grande Sea Port according to schedule, and return back to Naples.

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From Sorrento: Capri & Anacapri Mini-Cruise with Guide

6. From Sorrento: Capri & Anacapri Mini-Cruise with Guide

Following pickup from your accommodation, head to the harbor and sail across the Bay of Naples toward Capri. At your arrival, start your tour to Anacapri by bus. There, you’ll have time to visit Villa San Michele, the famous villa of Dr. Axel Munthe. From Anacapri through a chairlift, it's possible to also reach Monte Solaro, the highest point of the island from where you'll be able to enjoy breathtaking views of the island. Later on, move to Capri, where you’ll visit the famous “La Piazzetta” and its surrounding little streets full of shops and restaurants. Once in Capri, don’t miss the chance of visiting the enchanting Augustus Garden overlooking the famous Faraglioni Rocks and Marina Piccola. Return to Sorrento in the afternoon.

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From Capri: 5-Hour Best of Tour with Blue Grotto

7. From Capri: 5-Hour Best of Tour with 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 or spend your time exploring Villa San Michele and the Axel Munthe Gardens. Afterward, you can enjoy lunch in a typical local restaurant at your own expense. Drive to the main town of Capri, where you can admire the amazing views out over the gulf. In the village, see the famous little buildings of La Piazzetta, the Gardens of Augustus. 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.

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From Rome: Capri and Anacapri Guided Tour and Island Cruise

8. From Rome: Capri and Anacapri Guided Tour and Island Cruise

Discover the beauty of the island of Capri on this guided tour. Departing from Rome Termini station, make your way to Naples by high-speed train, where your driver will be waiting for you. Meet your driver and hop in the vehicle for a drive to Villa Favorita, where your boat tour begins. During your boat tour, cross the Gulf of Naples and admire the beauty of the majestic Mount Vesuvius. Enter the breathtaking Marvellous Grotto, the White Grotto and the Green Grotto. Along the way, see sights such as the Natural Arch, the Villa of Curzio Malaparte, the Lighthouse of Punta Carena and the Faraglioni, passing through the famous Arch of Love. Later, enjoy a walking tour of Capri and Anacapri and see the main sights of each town. Stop for lunch at a traditional restaurant and get the chance to sample typical Capri cuisine. Before your departure, enjoy some free time for shopping and exploring the island at your own pace. Upon your return to Naples, you will make your own way back to Rome by high-speed train.

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From Sorrento: Private Guided Capri and Anacapri Tour

9. From Sorrento: Private Guided Capri and Anacapri Tour

Your experience begins as you meet your guide at the port of Sorrento, from where you depart by Jetfoil to Capri. Upon your arrival to Marina Grande, your guide leads you to the hill of the island by minibus. Begin by discovering the more intimate and pristine beauty of Anacapri. It hosts the famous Villa San Michele - which housed Swedish doctor Axel Munthe, as well as the chairlift to ascend to the top of Monte Solaro. You then reach Capri by local minibus, where you can walk through the narrow streets and around the famous square: La Piazzetta. From there, travel to the south of the island from where you can take stunning pictures of the Faraglioni Rocks and spend some free time exploring the surroundings at a leisurely pace. Finally, return to Sorretto via Jetfoil in the afternoon.

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From Sorrento: Capri & Anacapri Private Tour Including Ferry

10. From Sorrento: Capri & Anacapri Private Tour Including Ferry

Discover the sights of Capri and Anacapri on this private tour from Sorrento with your own personal guide and convenient round-trip transportation to and from the island. Visit the most important sites of these picturesque towns. Start your trip at the port and take a ferry to Capri (included). Once in Capri, head to the towns of Capri and Anacapri via a convertible vehicle. During each stop, get out and explore with your guide. Amongst others, visit the following sites during your tour: Piazzetta di Capri (square), Mount Solaro and its chairlift, the Gardens of Augustus, the Villa San Michele, and the Blue Grotto. Take the ferry back to Sorrento when your tour is over.

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What people are saying about Villa San Michele

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 545 reviews

Everything went smoothly. There was not a lot of free time, which was the right amount in my opinion, as I see no way to do something productive in the island outside of the attractions, which were included. The guide also informed us what was recommendable during the free time so that was very convenient. Villa San Michelle is a must visit for everyone who read the Munthe's book and a mustn't visit for those who didn't. The guide Serena was very warm person and gave not too much and not too little information about the historical significance of the island. That I also liked. Not too much unnecessary precision about the dates just the general understanding which historically known people liked the island and why. I'd say that this Tour is suitable for those who are not to keen on having a lot of free time in the middle of tours to mindlessly wander around. P.S. take the boat trip for additional 19 Eur around the island. Serena will inform you how to take it.

It is definitely worth traveling with World Tours, because everything is organized perfectly, and the information about the ongoing activity was timely and very detailed. Most importantly, if you’re with a group, you don’t have to wait at the entrances to places of interest, nor look for the right transportation - everything is organized and done for you. You see the center of Capri and Anacapri, visiting three levels of the island. You can also choose to separate and see the Blue Grotto, or stay on the free beach, or just take a walk because you also have some free time. Our tour-leader Mariangela is really very experienced and is able not only to show and tell, but also to be a great time-manager. Not only did you see beautiful views and enjoy your lunch time, but you also able to shop for gifts.

Omg!! Serena was an amazing human being!!! That woman was so friendly, fun and informative!! She made this trip so worth while!! My husband and I was blown away by how much she knew about Italian history!! She brought out my inner child when she told us about the Greek mythology of Italy! When we travel back to Italy we want Serena!! That lady deserves a raise! Wonderful experience!!!

We are lucky to have a nice weather and luckier to have a very approachable and friendly tour guide MariAngela. Thanks for making our trip to the island of Capri a pleasant and unforgettable one.

Everything good except too long waiting time for the bus to Anacapri