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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. 

Ischia: Half-Day Scenic Bus Tour

2. Ischia: Half-Day Scenic Bus Tour

Discover the 8th largest island of Italy and the largest in the Bay of Naples on this 3-hour panoramic coach tour of Ischia. Covering a circumference of just 18 miles (35 kilometers), the island is easy to navigate in just a few hours. Available as a morning or afternoon option (depending on the language option chosen), the tour includes a hotel pick-up on Ischia from around 09:00 or 14:00. Drive off for a round-trip tour of all 6 municipalities, with stops at the most beautiful viewpoints. Pause to stretch your legs in the picturesque fishing village of S. Angelo, and walk the easy pedestrianized areas. Admire the Spiaggia dei Maronti (Maronti Beach) with its fumarole and cavascura (hot spring), where it’s possible to see the past dug into the rocks. Drive on to Forio, Ischia’s 2nd largest town, and the only one of the island with an entirely preserved historic center. Return to your hotel for the end of the tour services.

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

4. 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. The departure is possible only with a minimum number of 6 passengers

From Sorrento: Ischia and Procida Boat Tour with Snorkeling

5. 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

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.

Sorrento: Private Boat Tour of Capri, Ischia, and Procida

7. Sorrento: Private Boat Tour of Capri, Ischia, and Procida

Embark from Sorrento on an adventure to the stunning islands of Capri, Ischia, and Procida. Stop to swim or snorkel in the blue Mediterranean waters. Explore with some free time on one of the islands. Meet your skipper in Sorrento and hop aboard. Start by heading to Capri. Admire the high cliffs and coastline as you make your way to the caves. See the White Green, and Blue grottos. Next, head to Ischia to snap pictures of the Aragonese Castle, Sant'Angelo, and the vibrant Gardens of Mortella. Take a dip in the crystal waters at Maronti, Citara, or San Montano. Continue to Procida to see the colorful Corricella harbor. Admire the natural wonder of Chiaiolella beach, and sail past Sant' Eco.

Boat Excursion from Naples to Ischia

8. 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.

From Sorrento: Ischia Boat Tour

9. From Sorrento: Ischia Boat Tour

Pick-up in Sorrento in the morning around 9:30am. The volcanic island of Ischia (dubbed the island of eternal youth) is full of beautiful spa and resort towns, vineyards and picture perfect views. It is the ideal combination of a Mediterranean paradise where beaches meet mountains and where relaxation and well-being are simply a way of life. Spend the day on a speedboat or Yacht exploring the island and stop to swim in the various bays and lagoons. Each excursion is customized based on what your group would like to do. The Italian Ministry of Health publishes a document informing of the specific volcanic muds that are suitable to treat different ailments and you will spend the day between land and sea on Ischia and head back in the late afternoon.  Reservations can also be made at a spa on the island for a more luxurious spa experience. One of the best parts about chartering a boat is that the captain is a local of the area. Ask him about the coastline and he will be more than happy to give you a bit of information about what you are seeing as well as insider tips regarding the best things to do and see.   

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What people are saying about Ischia

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 218 reviews

Super organized! Great place for lunch chosen by the agency (Baia del Clipper)! It was unique! We took a taxi in Ischia (€100, but the driver will show you the most beautiful spots on the island, including San Angelo, where we had an hour to look around and also stopped at a bar by the sea, and drank limoncello spritz and coffee, it was gorgeous, not too overpriced either)! And don't forget to visit the Aragonese Castle! Everything turns out great!

Unforgettable day with Salvatore and Daniela, very easy going, and pleasant company; excellent lunch: bruschetta with tomato, paccheri with mussels and clams, peppered with mussels, water, wine, coffee, limoncello and watermelon for a snack. Super recommended!

We received the tickets for the return trip and voucher for lunch from an employee at the port. Everything great. Were contacted the day before and were able to determine our desired time for the return trip.

Excellent afternoon tour of Ischia. Arranged at very short notice, communication was excellent. I very much enjoyed it!

Excellent service, it was the best division to leave all the logistics to the professionals