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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 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.

Capri Private Full-Day Boat Tour from Sorrento

3. 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.

From Naples: Tour of Capri and Blue Grotto

4. 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. Arrive at the colorful Marina Grande and your guide will organize the transfer with local private mini buses along the famous road to Anacapri village, located about 1,800 feet above sea level.  After discovering the history of the village, 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, have time to explore Anacapri before the return drive halfway to Capri Town. Enjoy 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 locals alike, enjoy Capri, which is always crowded and bustling with activity. Have time to explore before heading back down to Marina Grande. If you want, circumnavigate the entire coastline of Capri by boat (not included) 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. Skip the long lines and have plenty of opportunities to take photographs.

From Naples: Full-Day Tour to Capri and Anacapri

5. From Naples: Full-Day Tour to Capri and Anacapri

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 Naples: Capri Island Tour with Lunch

6. 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 and the cherry on the cake, the Blue Grotto. After the boat tour, proceed to Capri city center, where you will walk through famous streets full of fashion boutiques and visit the Garden of Augustus. Reach Anacapri and 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, 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.

From Sorrento: Day Trip to Capri with Guide and Boat Tour

7. From Sorrento: Day Trip to Capri with Guide and Boat Tour

Join this full-day excursion and get the chance to visit the iconic island of Capri. Discover breathtaking views and local legends, and enjoy a boat tour of the island with a local guide. Departing from Sorrento, join a boat tour around the coast of Capri. Admire the island's landmarks from a unique perspective and even get the chance to swim, dive, and sunbathe in the crystal-clear waters of the gulf (summer months only.) Pass by the Lighthouse of Punta Carena, the famous red Villa of Curzio Malaparte, the Faraglioni rocks, and The White and Green Grottoes.

From Capri: Best Of Tour Including The Blue Grotto

8. From Capri: Best Of Tour Including The Blue Grotto

This ttour 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 on 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, 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.

Sorrento: Capri, Anacapri & Villa San Michele Hydrofoil Tour

9. Sorrento: Capri, Anacapri & Villa San Michele Hydrofoil Tour

Start your day trip at the port of Sorrento and board a fast hydrofoil to reach Capri. Enjoy the views of the Sorrento Peninsula from the comfort of your boat. Once on the island, get ready to discover Marina Grande, Anacapri, Capri, and the famous Villa San Michele. First arrive at Marina Grande, an ancient colorful fishing port that became Capri's gateway. Then, catch a minibus with your guide to reach Anacapri. Inhabited since Roman times, it still retains its past essence. Take some time to discover its artisan workshops, quiet churches, and pretty squares. Next marvel at the most breathtaking panoramic views from Villa San Michele. Learn from your tour guide everything about this house built by the Swedish physician and writer, Axel Munthe. Take some free time to explore its gardens and Roman sculptures. The final stop of the tour will be in Capri. Discover the famous Via Camerelle on a walking tour and visit Augustus Garden. Stop at the famous Piazzetta and have free time for shopping before returning to Sorrento by hydrofoil.

Sorrento: Capri and Anacapri Tour w/ Via Camerelle & Gardens

10. Sorrento: Capri and Anacapri Tour w/ Via Camerelle & Gardens

The guided tour on the most picturesque island in the world. Let Authorized guides tell you of the mythical charm and its natural treasures through the writings and legends of Ancient Greece. Meet your guide at the Sorrento Port and boarding on fast jetfoil to Capri. Once on the island you will catch a minibus with your guide to reach Anacapri which is located on the top. After a guided tour of Villa San Michele that hosted the famous Swedish doctor Axel Munthe, you will have free time at leisure. The second stop of the tour will be Capri. A walking tour along the famous Via Camerelle, arriving until Augustus’s Garden. Stopping in the famous “Piazzetta” having free time, making shopping or visiting the blue grotto if you wish with the tour guide. Return to Sorrento by Jetfoil at about 4.30 pm.

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What people are saying about Villa San Michele

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 732 reviews

This was such an amazing tour and Tiziana was a really amazing guide. I particularly enjoyed the chairlift up to Monte Solarno- the views were breathtaking and unmissable! I also really enjoyed having everything organised out for me (such as the bus that drove on the Mamma mia road) because there so many people on Capri that it probably would’ve been difficult to explore on my own. Overall, I really enjoyed this tour, especially because Tiziana looked after us all so well and took us to all the best spots to take photos!

Absolutely excellent experience. Excellent service provided by Rossi, Marlene and Marco today. By far the best reps I have met. They all went above and beyond today ensuring we were on the correct buses, boats etc. Loved the chair lift especially. Marco is so witty and they made us feel so welcome and advised us on what to do and where to go. Lunch was also provided as part of the deal. Highly recommend. Fabulous island tour. Martina O’Shea

Terry was the most kind guide! She explained us so much and got us through the day with no issues. The lunch was nice and we also took the optional boat tour. But the boat tour was a bit expensive for what it was.

It was well planned trip with inclusion of all mesmerizing views. Guide Serena was also very accommodating and explained all the things very nicely

Excellent. The guide Theresa was very good and made the tour enjoyable.