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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. 

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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.

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From Naples: Private Boat Tour to Capri and Positano

3. From Naples: Private Boat Tour to Capri and Positano

Embark on a day all about you and explore the highlights of Capri and Positano from the comfort of a private boat with a local captain. You will begin in the morning (time can possibly be customized for your convenience) from Mergellina Port and cruise across the bay of Naples towards Capri. Get your camera ready because you will have unrivaled views of the active volcano Mount Vesuvius behind you, the thermal Island of Ischia to your right, the Sorrento coastline to your left and the island of Capri directly in front of you.  Once you arrive in Capri the captain will show you all of the not-to-be-missed sites such as the Blue Grotto, the White Grotto, the Green Grotto, the Coral Grotto, Faraglioni Rock Formations, Marina Piccola, the natural arc, and much, much more. Enjoy a cool swim off the boat if you would like, or simply take in the views from the comfort of the cushioned sundeck or shaded seating on board. Whatever you choose you will not be disappointed with Capri's natural wonders. After touring the highlights of Capri from the sea, the captain will cruise toward the fishing village of Nerano in the Gulf of Salerno. Nerano is home to the original pasta and zucchini dish and this is a great place to stop around lunchtime to experience the local cuisine. Continue over to Li Galli private islands (which some have dubbed "Dolphin Island", due to it's unique aerial dolphin shape.) This is one of the most important sites dating back to when Ulysses heard a song of the sirens as he sailed through. Li Galli islands also have an underwater nature preserve and is favorite place to stop for a swim.  Your last stop is Positano where you can enjoy some free time to explore this jet-set village. Browse the boutiques, ice-cream shops and local artisan studios. There is so much to see in this wonderful little village that has become famous throughout the world. At the end of the day you will be dropped back off in Naples unless you choose to end your Tour in Positano. This is a day that is not to be missed.

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From Sorrento: Full-Day Procida and Ischia Boat Trip

4. 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. 

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Naples to Ischia One Way Transfer

5. 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.

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All-inclusive transfer service from Naples to Ischia Island

6. 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.

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Ischia: Market Tour and 4-Course Meal

7. 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.

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From Sorrento: Ischia and Procida Boat Tour with Snorkeling

8. 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.

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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.  

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From Sorrento: Ischia and Procida Boat Tour

10. From Sorrento: Ischia and Procida Boat Tour

Embark on a scenic cruise in the Gulf of Naples and spend some free time seeing the famous attractions in Ischia and Procida. Relax, bring your bathing suit and your camera to fully enjoy every moment. Disembark in the port of Ischia and enjoy free time to visit the major attractions. See the Aragonese Castle, Sant'Angelo, the Gardens of Mortella among others. Take a dip in the waters off of the most famous beaches of Ischia, such as Maronti, Citara, and San Montano. Continue towards Procida, the smaller island with a fascinating harbor. Enjoy the return with stunning views of the Gulf of Naples, Vesuvius, and the islands that form the backdrop to one of the most beautiful views of the Mediterranean Sea.

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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!!

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

Special thanks to Federico, Checca and Andrea for accompanying us and always being available and kind to us!

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