The picturesque Island of Capri is located in the Tyrrhenian Sea off the Sorrentine Peninsula. It’s on the south side of the Gulf of Naples, in southern Italy’s spectacular Campania region. Blue skies and turquoise water, breathtaking views, couture shops and cafés characterize this bit of paradise. Our tour includes: a professional English speaking tour escort that will stay with you for the entire day-trip and guide you inside the island, a private English-speaking driver with luxury transportation at your complete disposal, transfer by sea from the port with the fast Hydrofoil and local transportation inside the island.
Capri has been a favorite retreat since Roman times, when the Emperor Augustus lavished and decorated it with aqueducts, villas and pleasure gardens. His successor Tiberius loved Capri so much, he decided to leave Rome and move there in the beautiful Villa Jovis for the last decade of his life; This villa is nowdays considered the best preserved Roman villa in ltaly. In more recent centuries, the island has inspired countless artists and writers enchanted with it’s lush and dramatic natural beauty. A professional driver will pick you up from your accommodation, accompanied by a private English-speaking tour escort that will eventually guide you through the main highlights of Capri, and drive you South to the port of Naples. This 3-hour drive from Rome to Naples, will highlight the beauty of the Italian countryside in the region of Castelli Romani, with charming landscapes and fascinating medieval villages and towns.Once in the port, you will catch a fast hydrofoil that will take you to the island of Capri in 45 minutes. At that point, you will have the option to take a short boat ride to the world famous Blue Grotto: a unique cave, accessible only by boat, where sunlight reflected by the crystal clear waters illuminates the interior creating an ethereal blue light effect. Whether you decide to experience the Blue Grotto or not, you will take a short bus drive to Anacapri, the highest point of the island approximately 280 metres above sea level, where you will enjoy the stunning view of the bay of Naples that alone makes this day-trip to Capri worthwhile. Once you drive back to the lively town center, the tour escort will show you the most authentic parts of Capri and its diverse history. Treat yourself to the local crafts and traditional products. Indulge in a free tasting of limoncello liqueur made only with native lemon varieties, you can even sample the heady scents of the Carthusia Perfumery, Capri's oldest with origins in the 14th century. After exploring the main sights, you will also have a break for lunch, at your own expense, with suggestions from your guide, as well as time to do some sightseeing on your own so that no desire is left unfulfilled.Highlights of Capri include: the very glamorous Piazzetta, the enchanting Augustus Gardens, a chairlift to Monte Solaro the most panoramic point on the island and of course the Blue Grotto.After the tour ends, you will take the hydrofoil back to the port of Naples, where you will meet your private driver and drive back to Rome after an unforgettable day-trip experience!