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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 Sorrento: Capri Island Day Trip with Boat Cruise

2. From Sorrento: Capri Island Day Trip with Boat Cruise

Soak up the coastal views of Sorrento on a relaxing boat trip to Capri. Swim and snorkel in the crystal waters and enjoy refreshments on board. Take time to explore the island of Capri on your own. You’ll take part in a short briefing, and then head off on a scenic cruise to the island of Capri. Departing from Marina Grande, you'll first pass by Regina’s Giovanna Baths and have views of the Ancient Roman Villa Pollio. As you approach the Isle of Capri and then cruise around it you’ll see the statue of the Scugnizzo, the Grotta del Corallo, the Grotta Bianca, the Natural Arch, Villa Malaparte, the Faraglioni, the Bay of Marina Piccola, the Grotta Verde, and the Lighthouse at Punta Carena. After cruising around the island, you’ll have 4 hours of free time to visit the center of Capri. Head to Piazza Umberto I, better known as the Piazzetta, a surprisingly small square dominated by the profile of the island's Monte Solaro. The Piazzetta is the heart of Capri's social life, and therefore became known as the Salotto del Mondo, or the world's sitting room. In the late afternoon, you’ll cruise slowly back to the mainland, leaving the legendary island behind.

From Naples: Tour of Capri and Blue Grotto

3. From Naples: Tour of Capri and Blue Grotto

Start your day trip by boarding the fast ferry for a scenic 55-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.

From Positano: Private Boat Tour to Capri or Amalfi

4. From Positano: Private Boat Tour to Capri or Amalfi

Enjoy a full day at sea on a private boat tour from Positano. Climb aboard a leisure boat built for comfort and choose how you spend your time on the water. Head south along the Amalfi Coast or cross the Tyrrhenian Sea to the island of Capri — the choice is yours. If you choose to visit Capri, the captain will cruise north from Positano, passing the idyllic town of Nerano, famous for its blue flag beaches. Stop for a refreshing swim. Continue to Punto Campanella, where the Amalfi Coast and Sorrento Coast meet. Then, cross the Bay of Naples and enjoy views of Vesuvius. Upon arrival in Capri, circumnavigate the entire island, stopping at the Blue, White, and Green Grotto. See the private villas of the rich and famous, along with Casa Malaparte and the historic lighthouse. Cruise past Marina Piccola to sail through the rock formations of Faraglioni. Choose to enjoy the island from the boat or dock for some free time on land. If wanting to explore the Amalfi Coast, head south from Positano and enjoy some of the most beautiful views in the world. Stop to swim in the lagoons and caves that line the rugged coastline, or find an empty beach to laze on. Pass the beautiful fishing village of Praiano where century-old traditions are still maintained. Go to the hidden lagoon of the fjord of Furore. Every year a diving competition is held on the bridge above the fjord. Continue to Conca dei Marini to sail under Sophia Loren's former villa. Get an up-close view of the beachside apartment where Jackie Kennedy spent her Amalfi Coast vacation. Stop in bustling Amalfi for a chance to stretch your legs and get some lunch. Then, go to Atrani, Italy’s smallest village. You can also visit the enchanting villages of Ravello and Marmorata to see a waterfall that once powered an old paper mill. Finally, go to the laid-back villages of Minori and Maiori to see Roman ruins and discover one of the most famous pastry shops on the Amalfi Coast.

From Capri: Best Of Tour Including The Blue Grotto

5. 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

6. 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 by Boat from Massa Lubrense

7. Capri by Boat from Massa Lubrense

After your free pick up service from the port of Marina della Lobra, you will set-off from the island of Capri, following the coast of Massa Lubrense, witnessing along the way the signature waterfall of Mariciano, the bay of Mitigliano and Punta Campanella. Once you arrive in Capri, you will get to tour the island, seeing such landmarks as the White Grotto, the Green Grotto, the Faraglioni and much more. You will stop at Marina Piccola for a relaxing bath before arriving at the Blue Grotto. Whilst here, there will be the possibility of stopping to visit the museum on board the signature rowing boats. Get to stop at the port for 4-hours of free time on the island where you can freely visit Capri and Anacapri. Once the tour is finished you'll be returned to Massa Lubrense and back to your hotel.

Capri Day Trip from Naples with 3-Course Lunch

8. 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.

From Sorrento: Capri Tour with guide and boat tour

9. From Sorrento: Capri Tour with guide and boat tour

Join this full-day excursion and don’t miss the chance of visiting the enchanting Island of Capri. Admire the amazing views that it has to offer, discover its history and myth with a local official guide and take heed of the local tips that only an insider could share. Join a boat tour of the island, all aournd the coast; you'll admire the landmarks of Capri from a unique and unmatchable prespective and of course, during the summer season, you could swim, dive and sunbath on the blue water of the Gulf! You'll pass from the Lighthouse of punta Carena, the famous red Villa of Curzio Malaparte, the Faraglioni rocks and The White and Green Grottoes. Join us in the only one experience that matches, history, fun facts, local guide and boat tour with swimming stops on the sea!

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 Monte Solaro

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 834 reviews

What an amazing and stress free day trip. Sandra is AWESOME! As our guide, she met us right on time at the pick up location. We arrived at the port and she had everything set. When we arrived in Capri, she took us directly to the small boat ride that took us to the Blue Grotto. She was very informative and fun to talk to. She speaks 5 languages. I have lived in Italy 6 years and speak very little Italian, my wife is fluent in Italian, but it would not have mattered. Her English was perfect. She was very attentive to any and every need. The trip then took us to Anacapri where we had the most majestic views from the very top after a short lift ride. I was more impressed with Anacapri!! Lunch was included, good choices from the menu. She took us to the most majestic places for photos that were breathtaking. I definitely recommend this tour and our guide Sandra!! Sandra sei la numero 1 !

I had such an amazing time on this tour. As a solo female traveler, I instantly connected with my tour guide Tiziana- who is very kind, outgoing, respectful, and accommodating- and my group. We took a group boat tour of the island, had free time on one part of the island, went for group family dinner, and had free time on the other part (this part of the island has chair lifts that went to the top of a mountain- which also had a restaurant- just for 12 euros roundtrip, which I highly recommend for the great views). It was a great day making memories with new friends!

Capri is a very beautiful place but it is extremely busy. We were told it has 14k residents and in peak season can get 10k visitors a day visiting this small and quaint island. The guide, Tisiana, was excellent and worked well as the traffic delays moving around the island are very challenging. Chair lift to the mountain is a must and as you would expect, cafe prices are a premium. There are many ferries across and we perhaps would just ferry ourselves next time and use local taxis to get about.

Teresa was exceptional! English, Spanish, Italian amazing. A well organized and wonderful day from 8:00-6:00. Fantastic sites, walking and lunch. We included a special visit to the Blue Grotto as well. A perfect day!

Capri is amazing, incredibly beautiful and totally worth it. Sandra, the guide was really great, and fun to be around. Amazing. I totally recommend.