Welcome to Capri
Capri's fabled beauty and refined hedonism has charmed them all, from Roman rulers and Russian revolutionaries to Hollywood legends. It’s the perfect microcosm of Mediterranean appeal, a fusion of glittering grottoes and coves, Roman ruins and chichi piazzas.Already inhabited in the Palaeolithic period, the island was briefly occupied by the Greeks before Emperor Augustus made it his private playground and Tiberius... Read More
Top experiences in Capri
Capri Day Trip from Rome
Start your day with a pickup from your central Rome hotel or alternatively, start your tour at a meeting point in town, near Rome Termini Station. Travel south, and as you gaze out at the pretty landscape of Castelli Romani look out for Abbey of Montecassino -- a spectacular Benedictine monastery perched atop of a hill.After a journey of roughly three hours, arrive in the southern Italian region of Campania and head straight to its capital, Naples. At the port, hop off your coach and board your catamaran or hydrofoil boat for your 45-minute crossing to the island of Capri – the jewel of the Amalfi region’s islands.On arrival at Capri’s Marina Grande harbor, hop aboard a rowing boat and relax as your guide rows you around the island to see the intriguing Blue Grotto (entry own expense). The cave is said to have sunk further into the sea since prehistoric times -- blocking out most natural light. Rays entering from an underwater cavity combine with the trickle of light from the caves’ only entranceway, giving the water its magical vivid-blue effect.Return to Marina Grande and travel by coach to the unassuming little village of Anacapri, perched high on the hills overlooking Capri town. Enjoy free time for lunch in a traditional trattoria here, and soak up incredible views of the sun-baked Bay of Naples just across the water. Head back down the hill and explore Capri Town at leisure, perhaps visiting the elegant Piazetta (Piazza Umberto) or browsing the shops for keepsakes of Capri to take home. Meet your guide at the pre-arranged time, board your boat and return to your coach at Naples Port.As you head out of the city, your guide will point out some of Naples’ star attractions like medieval Castel Nuovo, Certona di San Martino – a sprawling monastery complex – and the Royal Palace of Naples (Palazzo Reale). Relax on the journey north back to Rome, and finish your tour near Termini Station. Alternatively, make use of a drop-off at Via Veneto, Piazza Barberini, Piazza Venezia or Piazza della Repubblica; simply let your guide know on the day.Note: In extreme cases of bad weather, boats to Capri will be cancelled. When this happens, you will spend the day exploring Naples and the UNESCO-listed ancient ruins of Pompeii with your guide. No refund will be due.
Small-Group Capri Day Cruise from Sorrento
After a morning pickup from your Sorrento hotel, arrive at the dock to meet your skipper and board your traditional wooden boat. Set off along the gaping Gulf of Naples toward the stunning island of Capri, known for its colorful harbors, whitewashed lanes, chic boutiques and hilltop vistas over the gulf.Enjoy a sandwich and drinks on board, and pause at Marciano or Mitigliano to swim and snorkel with your provided snorkel gear. Then skirt around the island to see interesting caves, grottos and rock formations such as the White Grotto, the Natural Arch, the Green Grotto, Punta Carena Lighthouse, the Blue Grotto and the famous Faraglioni rocks.Dock on the island and enjoy three hours of free time to explore at your leisure. Go cafe hopping, sip drinks in the main square or visit impressive sights such as Villa San Michele and the hilltop Gardens of Augustus, terracing down to the sea. All food, drinks, activities and entrance fees are your own expense.After your time on Capri, board the boat and bask in the Mediterranean sun on the ride back to Sorrento.
Small-Group Capri Cruise from the Amalfi Coast
Head to the Positano, Praiano or Amalfi port in the morning, and board your 33-foot (10-meter) boat. Then sit back, relax and enjoy a drink as your expert captain navigates your boat away from the Amalfi Coast.When the picturesque seaside villages that dot this famous stretch of coastline slip from your view, stare out to sea and admire the private islands and natural reserve of Li Galli in the sea around you. Cross the southern end of the Bay of Naples toward Capri, and circumnavigate the chic little island, enjoying several stops along the way.Use the stops to swim and snorkel in various coves and lagoons, snap photos of the famous Faraglioni rock formations and learn a bit about the island from your captain. Look out for Casa Malaparte, the Punta Carena lighthouse and Marina Piccola, a docking spot for luxury yachts. Stop to visit the popular Blue Grotto, once the private bathhouse of Roman Emperor Tiberius, if you wish. The entrance fee is at your own expense, but the incredible colors of the lagoon make the expense worthwhile. Disembark at the main port of Capri and enjoy roughly four hours of free time to explore the island independently. Listen to recommendations and directions from your captain for local sights, activities and restaurants. Perhaps stroll through the gardens of Villa San Michele, visit the terraced Gardens of Augustus, ride the chairlift up to Mt Solaro or explore the area of Anacapri — it's up to you. All entrance fees, activities and food on the island are at your own expense.After your time on Capri, reboard your boat and make your return journey back to the Amalfi Coast. Pass the marine park of Punta Campanella and stop to swim and snorkel again in a pretty bay in the area of Nerano. Finally, arrive back in Positano, Praiano or Amalfi in the early evening.
Capri and Blue Grotto Day Tour from Naples or Sorrento
Your tour starts by meeting your guide at the port in Naples or Sorrento for the boat ride to Capri by jetfoil. Arrive in Marina Grande, the main port of the island, where you can admire the view of sailing vessels moored at the pier. A visit to the Blue Grotto is possible if the weather permits, but if the cave is closed, you can take a group boat ride around the island to see other caves.To explore the island, hop aboard a minibus with your guide, who takes you along scenic routes including the Mamma Mia Road to Anacapri for spectacular views. Take some time to discover the picturesque village of Anacapri, with its narrow streets and typical small squares. This spot was the favorite place of Swedish doctor Axel Munthe, who fell in love with the ruins of an ancient chapel and built Villa San Michele. Then head to the main town of Capri and La Piazzetta, the center of life on the island. Sit and relax in the sun, or wander the streets marked by hotels, restaurants, and open-air cafes. Next up are the Augustus Gardens. Originally known as the Krupp Gardens, these botanical gardens were established by German industrial Friedrich Alfred Krupp. From here, look down upon the legendary Faraglioni limestone rocks, one of Capri’s best-known landmarks. At this point, you will have free time to explore.Finally, return to Marina Grande port for one last trip in a jetfoil back to Naples or Sorrento. During the tour, your guide will also give you suggestions on how and where to sample local specialties.
Capri Day Trip with Lunch from Naples
You’ll be picked up from your selected location — the Naples train station or your Naples hotel — and taken to the main harbor for your journey to Capri. Board a high-speed hydrofoil for an exciting 40-minute ride to the island of Capri. Arriving at the port, transfer to a minibus and head to the lovely village of Anacapri, where you'll enjoy one hour of free time to explore at your own leisure and expense. Ride the chairlift up to Monte Solare for spectacular views of the island and the Bay of Naples, take a boat ride to the dazzling Blue Grotto, or walk to Villa San Michele, the dream home of the famous Swedish doctor Axel Munthe. One of Capri’s most-visited attractions, this must-see sight was built on the ruins of an ancient chapel dedicated to San Michele, and gazes over the whole island and the Gulf of Naples.Your guide can give recommendations on things to do and see based on your interests. Or you can simply park yourself at a café terrace, admire the scenery and soak up the cool Mediterranean vibes.Reconvene with your group for a 3-course lunch at a local restaurant. In the early afternoon, take a walk with your guide to the Gardens of Augustus. These hillside botanic gardens offer beautiful views of the Mediterranean Sea and the famous Faraglioni rock formations.At the end of the day, re-board the hydrofoil for the ride back to Naples.
Capri and Anacapri Day Tour from Sorrento
Head to the Sorrento port in the morning to start your full-day Capri adventure. Though the exact itinerary on your tour may vary, your guide will ensure you experience the best of this stunning Mediterranean island. Board your jet boat and leave the Amalfi Coast behind as you cruise out to Capri. After docking at the island's port, transfer to a minibus with your guide and travel for roughly 20 minutes to the village of Anacapri.Take a walking tour of the village, and then enjoy some free time to visit Villa San Michele, one of Capri’s most popular attractions. Entrance is at your own expense, but the views from the dreamy villa, which is built on the ruins of an ancient chapel, make admission worthwhile.Reconvene with your guide and board your minibus for a scenic drive to the chic town of Capri, known for its designer shops, elegant hotels and busy little lanes that wind between traditional whitewashed buildings. Take a 1-hour walking tour to discover Capri’s charming nooks and crannies, followed by free time to enjoy lunch (own expense) or explore on your own — the boutiques here are a shopper's paradise! If you wish, board a smaller boat and cruise around the island to see the famous Faraglioni rock formations and the dazzling Blue Grotto (own expense).At the end of the day, meet back up with your guide at the Capri port and board your jet boat for the cruise back to Sorrento.