Capri and Blue Grotto Day Tour from Naples or Sorrento

Are you staying in Sorrento or Naples for a few days and would love to explore Capri before leaving out of Italy? If so, great! You came to the right place. A Capri and Blue Grotto Day Tour from Naples or Sorrento will be the perfect activity for you. No need to plan an itinerary, or spend hours in the heat to get a ferry. The tour is well organized. The only thing you have to do is explore Capri island without worrying about a thing!


Overview

This is is a full-day tour that lasts approximatively 7 hours. A jetfoil will take you from Naples or Sorrento to Capri. As you cruise along the coast, you’ll take in the stunning panoramas of the island. Once you arrived in Capri, you’ll get the chance to see the Blue Grotto by boat. After that, a minibus will make you travel around the island where you ‘ll stop and stroll around the handicraft stores of Anacapri and enjoy the fantastic atmosphere in the famous La Piazzetta. From there, you can choose to take a ride on a funicular to Marina Grande to explore the local architectures and enjoy seeing the typical pastel-colored houses overlooking the harbor.


Capri boat tour from Sorrentto or Naples

Highlights of the Tour

  • Capri full-day tour from Sorrento or Naples
  • Delight in magnificent views as you cruise along the coast to Capri island aboard a jetfoil.
  • Enjoy a boat ride to visit the Blue Grotto with a small group.
  • Explore the Anacapri and Capri town
  • Board the funicular from La Piazzetta to Marina Grande

Itinerary

 

Starting Point

1 Your tour starts at Molo Beverello port if you stay in Naples or at Via Marina Piccola port if you stay in Sorrento where you’ll meet your guide. From there, you’ll board a boat to Capri. As you sail, you’ll have the chance to take in incredible views of the coastline.

Tip: Try to go to the toilet a few minutes before docking so you can get on your tour right away.

Tip: If you can, sit on the left side of the boat so you can see the best views.

Duration: 30 minutes

Marina Piccolla in Capri Sorrentto

Blue Grotto

2 Once you arrive in Capri, a minibus will take you to the famous Blue Grotto. If the weather doesn’t allow to enter, then your guide will bring you to other spots as beautiful as the Blue Grotto such as the white grotto and green grotto. Be aware that you will have to bow down to enter or exit the caves and the boat ride is quite short.

Duration: Approx 10 minutes

Blue Grotto in Capri tour

Anacapri

3 After the Blue Grotto, a minibus will take you to Anacapri, where you’ll have to opportunity to buy a lift chair ticket to go on the top of Mount Solaro island. The views are absolutely gorgeous! There you’ll have free time to stroll around the city on your own. There are great places to go and great places to eat. If the time permits you to do so, you could visit the Villa San Michele, a beautiful architectural house and its gardens that were bought by a Sweden Doctor.

Duration: 2 hours

Anacapari Tour from Sorrento or Naples

La Piazzetta

4 The last stop will be at the life center of Capri, La Piazzetta. From the Piazzetta, you can have a stroll at the Via Camerelle where you’ll find a wide range of local brands shops as well as cafes and restaurants. An excellent place for shopping experience if you have the time! Then head back to Sorrento or Naples by jetfoil.

Duration of the tour: 1 hour

La Piazzetta in Capri tour from Sorrento or Naples

Best Place to Eat in Anacapri: 

Pizzeria Aumm 

The Pizzeria Aumm is an authentic restaurant on Anacapri Island where Pizzas are baked in a wood oven and pasta are made by hands. Great place to eat!

Open from 11 am to 11:30 pm


Capri Pasta

If you want a quick snack out fo the crowds, then you should try this small take away restaurant. They offer a wide range of Italian food such as sandwiches, pizza, pasta, appetizers and so much more! 

Open from 9 am to 8 pm


When is the Best Time to Do the Tour?

As Capri has a Mediterranean climate, it makes the islands a year-round destination. The winter, which runs from the end of November to February is cold and windy, so it’s less frequented by tourists. The summer in Capri is between June to August, and the island experience the peak tourist season, which leads to an increase in prices and crowded places. If you plan to do the tour in the summer, then make sure you reserve early in the morning or evening, so you don’t get stuck in the long lines. The best time to visit Capri is either in spring between (April – May) or in Autumn between (September – October) as the weather is pleasant, there are no crowds, and the prices are lower.

How Many Pople Can Participate?

This tour can accommodate up to 20 guests, but most chance you will have a small group of 9 or 10 people like many others had in their tour. However, you have free time during the excursion and it’s a great way to make some new friends. 


Boat tour from Napples or Sorrento around Capri

Where to Go Shopping in Anacapri

 

Ceramiche Tavassi

The Ceramiche Tavassi is a traditional Italian workshop that sale outstanding pieces of ceramic. If you want to decorate your house with artwork or buy a special gift, then you should take a stroll there. You’ll love it!

Carthusia

Carthusia shop sale an amazing variety of scents that are a bit pricey but definitely worth it!


What is Included

  • Pickup and drop-off from and to the port
  • Entrance ticket for the Blue Grotto
  • If the Blue Grotto is closed, you get a shared boat ride around the island instead. 
  • Local guide
  • Round-trip shared transfer
  • Travel by minibus

 

What is Excluded

  • Gratuities 
  • Beverages and food
  • Pick up from the hotel

Important Things You Should Know

  • You will receive a confirmation at the time of the booking.
  • Unfortunately, there is no access to wheelchairs.
  • If the weather is bad and the waves are high, the Blue Grotto boat ride will be canceled. If this happens, your guide will bring you to the white and green grotto tour around the island.
  • If you bring your children, they must stay under surveillance
  • If you are a cruise ship passenger, you have to provide the following information at the booking time: Docking time, Ship name, disembarkation time, and re-boarding time
  • You must deliver to your guide the signed voucher on the same day of the tour.
  • As mentioned above, the hotel pick up is not included, but you’ll have the option to buy a transfer at an additional cost.
  • Infant sits are available
  • There is access to strollers.

Who is the Tour for?

Everyone can participate in this tour, whether seniors, adults, or children. It’s perfect for anyone who stays in Sorrento or Naples and wants to visit Capri in the most pleasant way. It’s also for travelers who arrive in Naples or Sorrento by cruise ship and want to have a fun activity to do during the day. It is fun, and the course is very easy. You can go at your own pace as there are free times at each stop. In other words, it’s the ideal activity for families, friends or couples!


Why You Should Do the Tour

Here are some good reasons why you should do this tour.

  1. You don’t have to bother planning your itinerary
  2. You skip the long lines, it saves you lots of time and hassle!
  3. You explore Capri, Blue Grotto, La Piezzatta, and Anacapri in one day.
  4. You travel with a small group
  5. You get the most of your tour thanks to the knowledgeable local guide and the well-organized trip

Pros

  • Easy to board the small boat to sail to the Blue Grotto
  • Free time to shop and eat
  • In case of bad weather, the guide takes you on a boat ride around the island to see the white and green Grotto.
  • This tour saves you time as it allows you to skip the long lines.
  •  Very well organized

Cons

  • The Blue Grotto boat ride is short and the weather doesn’t always allow you to enter the caves.
  • There is no access to wheelchairs 

Tips

  • Before returning to the boat, you have around 30 minutes to enjoy swimming. So if swimming is on your bucket list, you will want to wear water shoes or flip flops to protect your feet from pebbles as there is no sand on the beach.
  • No matter when you do the tour, it’s always advisable to have a bottle of water 
  • It gets hot in the summer in Capri, so bring a hat, long sleeve t-shirt and polarized sunglasses.
  • Walking is part of the tour, so make sure to wear a good pair of walking shoes.
  • If you are prone to seasickness, bring some pills or wristbands so you can enjoy your boat ride.

Conclusion

This is a tour everyone can do independently. But the question is, can you navigate Capri as quickly and efficiently as you would with an organized trip? Planning your itinerary on your own and wait to get a boat in the crowds would be more challenging, especially if you go to the Blue Grotto where you have to do the queue for a minimum of 2 hours if you aren’t there first thing in the morning. No doubt a guided tour will be much more agreable!

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Have you done the Blue Grotto Day Tour from Naples or Sorrento? If so, how was it? You are welcome to share your experience in the comments below.

6 COMMENTS

  1. Another great and useful article from you. Naples is a great place mainly in summer. The tour suggested is great opportunity. I wonder if they can travel 3 year old infants and that is. Very beautiful locations and this tour is really worth it. Your style is very descriptive and enticing.

    • Hi there,

      Sure. A 3 years old infant can definitely participate in this tour in a condition that his parents or adults accompany him.

      Indeed, this a wonderful tour to do while in Sorrento or Naples!

      Thank you for the comment, and I wish you a lovely day!

  2. First off, I found your article fascinating. I have visited Italy, but not the Naples region. How did you find this incredible day tour? The blue grotto appears so beautiful in the picture. My wife and I love to cruise. If we ever go on a cruise that has a stop in Naples we will take this tour. Pompeii looks quite close on the map to Capri. Are there side tours to Pompeii from Capri? Have you travelled to all the places you write about? If so, I envy you. Thanks for writing this article. It was so informative.

    Edwin

    • Hi Edwin,

      Yes, there are tours that combine Capri, Pompeii and Almafi coast.And yes, my husband and I did this tour a few years ago and we had a wonderful time! Thank you for passing by and for the comment. If you need help, please let me know. I’ll be more than happy to assist!

      I wish you a nice day!

  3. Your topic is great for anyone touring Italy, the Mediterranean,, or just browsing in that direction.  Or for that matter, for anyone just curious about what such an exotic excursion could be.  Your article answers many frequently asked questions about touring the area, making it easy for the reader to visualize taking the tour.  Your website is a delight to browse, so much so that I started checking out some of your archived posts.  After reading your article I did not have any unanswered questions about the topic or the content of your article.  Your choice of images brought out the beauty awaiting anyone fortunate to visit the area and take the tours.

    • Hi there,

      Thank you for passing by and the comment.

      I am glad you enjoyed navigate through the website.

      If you need help, let me know, I” be more than happy to assist!

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