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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.

Naples: Day Trip to Pompeii and Capri

3. Naples: Day Trip to Pompeii and Capri

Enjoy a tour of contrasts on a combined 8-hour day trip from Naples to Pompeii and Capri. Stroll around the ruins of a former city of the Roman Empire, and then join the jet set on a glittering jewel of the Tyrrhenian Sea. Following a pick-up from your hotel in Naples (main hotels only), or from the Cruise Terminal or Napoli Centrale train station, drive to Pompeii, approximately 25 minutes along the highway. Upon arrival, an archaeologist guide will lead you around the site after your skip-the-line entrance. See the most significant buildings to build a picture of life in the Roman Republic, such as theaters, the Forum, Stabian Baths, House of the Faun, and House of the Tragic Poet. Return to Naples and climb aboard a hydrofoil for a 45-minute sea crossing to the island of Capri. Here, your guide will take you to the funicular that leads uphill through lemon groves from Marina Grande to the Piazzetta (nicknamed "The Little Theater of the World"). Enjoy some free time to shop, and stop for a coffee at the Gran Caffè Vuotto. Wander the narrow streets to find boutique fashion stores and local craft shops. Enjoy panoramic views from the belvedere of the Gardens of Augustus. Look across at sights such as Via Krupp, Mount Solaro, the Bay of Marina Piccola, and the Faraglioni sea stacks of Capri. Return to the funicular to board the hydrofoil back to the port of Naples. From the port, cruise passengers can walk back to their cruise ship, while hotel guests will be transferred by minivan to their hotels.

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.

From Naples: Capri Day Trip with Lunch

5. 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.

Capri Day Trip from Naples with 3-Course Lunch

6. 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.

Capri and Anacapri: Sea and City Sightseeing Tour

7. 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

8. 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.

Full Day Tour to Capri & Anacapri from Naples

9. Full Day Tour to Capri & Anacapri from Naples

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.

From Sorrento or Naples: Capri Full-Day Private Tour

10. From Sorrento or Naples: Capri Full-Day Private Tour

Explore the beautiful island of Capri on this relaxing full-day tour. Visit Piazza Umberto, the Gardens of August, admire Villa S. Michele, enjoy a scenic chairlift to Mount Solaro and visit the famed Blue Grotto. Two thousand years ago, Roman emperors spent their leisure time basking in the sun of Capri Island. You too can experience a day of leisure on this full-day tour.  Start your day on the island with a visit to the famous Blue Grotto. Immediately after, make your way to the village of Anacapri where you can enjoy a scenic chairlift to Mount Solaro. Take a moment to admire the Villa S. Michele (Axel Munthe) and the Church of Saint Michele. You may also make an optional visit to the famed Blue Grotto, whose enchanted cavern attracts tourist from all over the world. In the afternoon, arrive at the main square of Capri, Piazza Umberto. Admire its beautiful white church then stop to watch the world drift by at one of the several open air cafes before winding through some of the medieval looking alleyways and arcades that surround the square. Browse through handcraft shops, and wander around the beautiful Gardens of Augustus.

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What people are saying about Gardens of Augustus

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 789 reviews

What an amazing experience. We visited the blue grotto and in the end still did the tour around the island which was a great bonus. It seems very important to have a good guide as transportation from one point to another is challenging but our guide Michele was on point and very knowledgeable, an amazing guy also. We highly recommend him.

Excellent day and well worth doing. Loved taking the stairlift to Anacapri (extra) as the views are a must see. Loved also the boat trip around Capri at the end of the day (€20). Great to see all from the other side. The blue grotto is pretty cool. You’ll be tired at the end of the day so be warned.

They called to reschedule because the weather was bad, to help make it more memorable. The guide was friendly and helpful

Well-organized activity with balanced free time/guided tour ratio

All ran to a time with a really lovely tour guide. Amazing day.