The Island of Capri is best done at a relaxed pace, stopping often to take dips in the crystalline waters and to enjoy the breathtaking views of the coast.
Capri is an Italian island in the Tyrrhenian Sea off the Sorrentine Peninsula, on the south side of the Gulf of Naples, in the Campania region of Southern Italy. It has been a resort since the time of the Roman Republic. Capri is a picturesque island made of limestone rock. It is still one of the Mediterranean’s popular spots, having been a favorite of Roman emperors, artists, writers and celebrities. The island’s top attraction is the famous Blue Grotto, Grotta Azzurra. The island’s main harbor is Marina Grande, where tourists arrive by boat. Beaches are scattered around the island. There are only two towns – Capri, just above Marina Grande, and Anacapri, the higher town. Lemon trees, flowers, and birds are abundant.
Arriving at the colorful Marina Grande, you will make a Private Boat *Gozzo* Tour for 2 hours. The boat tour of Capri aboard a private “gozzo” boat is the best option for those who want to discover Capri by sea at the perfect pace, with stops for leisurely swims in the most pristine coves and cool drinks while enjoying the unforgettable scenery far from the noise and crush of the tourist crowds.
Weather permitting you will visit the famous *Blue Grotto, then your tour guide will organize the transfer along the winding road to Anacapri. Visit the beautiful Villa S. Michele and gardens of Axel Munthe, a Swedish physician and author of the famous book, The Story of San Michele, in which he wrote his life, his discovery of Capri, and his dream of establishing his home on the island. The villa offers an interesting collection of antiquities and marvelous panoramic view from the garden.
You will have time to explore Anacapri before the return drive to Capri Town, you may take the chairlift to Monte Solaro. The route will offer magnificent views along the way. Walk with your tour guide through narrow streets and the central square, La Piazzetta, which is surrounded by intriguing old buildings and filled with sidewalk cafes. Popular with tourists and local alike, Capri is always crowded and bustling with activity. After lunch, a guided tour to have the opportunity to explore the Gardens of Augustus.
The gardens are filled with many species of plants and you can take in the views of the Faraglioni, a famed offshore rock outcropping, and the Bay of Marina Piccola. Explore Capri’s fabled plaza, La Piazzetta, with its many chic boutiques and gift shops before taking the funicular back down to Marina Grande, where you will board your watercraft for the return trip.
* Capri’s Blue Grotto is known throughout the world for its intense blue tones. Visitors arrive by boat and stop at the entrance, in order to enter the Grotta Azzurra visitors climb aboard small rowing boats, with a capacity for two, maximum three, passengers and, lying on the bottom of the boat, enter the low and narrow mouth of the cave. Passengers are obliged to lie down in the boat whilst passing in to the cave. The boatman sets down his rows and maneuvers the boat inside with the aid of a chain attached to the vault of the entrance.
Entrance to the cave is not possible in the presence of south westerly and mistral wind.
Highlights: Marina Grande, Anacapri, Capri Town, chairlift to Monte Solaro, Villa S. Michele and gardens of Axel Munthe Bay of Marina Piccola, the Faraglioni
- Boat “Gozzo” rental of 2 hours
- “Gozzo” Boat rental of 4 hours (7-10 meter long wooden “boats)
- One stop for swimming
- Sun shade
- Sailor on board
- Stop at the Blue Grotto (optional)
- English speaking Tour escort service for 8 hours
- All taxes and transfers
Entrance Tickets to the Blue Grotto – weather permitting – to be paid directly on the spot*
Entrance fee: €13/person (the Blue Grotto is a cultural site and entrance fees are equivalent to those of a museum).
Extra coasts: – to be paid directly on the spot
Monte Solaro Chairlift, Duration: 12 minutes, Cost: about €10
Villa San Michele: Entrance: around €6
- tips and anything not mentioned at the point “the rates include”
Available: on request
Duration: 8 hours
Persons: max 8 persons
Departure from: Marina Grande Port
Price per tour: on request