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Blue Grotto (Grotta Azzurra) Tours

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Blue Grotto (Grotta Azzurra)
The Blue Grotto (Grotta Azzurra) is one of the most famous attractions on the beautiful island of Capri, located in Italy’s Bay of Naples. This unique sea cave gets its name from the bright blue light filtering through the water by way of an opening below sea level. To enter the cave, visitors board a small rowboat and duck as they enter through a low opening. Once inside the cave, you’ll marvel at the glowing turquoise light.

The Basics
A visit to the Blue Grotto is a must for visitors on a day trip or shore excursion from the Amalfi Coast, Naples, or Sorrento. You can reach the cave by water or land, but to enter the cave, you must board an official rowboat. Due to the high number of visitors, wait times can stretch for hours, though passengers of private boat tours are often given precedence. Book your boat transfer to and from the Blue Grotto in advance to avoid long lines, or reserve a private tour with a boat ride around Capri and the Faraglioni rock formations.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • At the cave entrance, you must purchase a ticket from the floating ticket office and board a rowboat to enter. This is included in most boat tours.
  • Due to the low cave entrance, the Blue Grotto is only open when weather conditions permit.
  • You’ll have to wait to enter the cave aboard small, open-air rowboats, so bring a hat and sunblock.
  • The journey to the Blue Grotto is not recommended for those who suffer from seasickness.
  • Once inside the cave, many rowboat skippers will treat you to a serenade for a small tip.

How to Get to the Blue Grotto
You can reach the Blue Grotto by sea from the Marina Grande port or by land from the town of Anacapri.

When to Get There
The cave is most crowded in summer and during the midday hours, so plan to visit first thing in the morning to avoid a long wait to enter. Note that the Blue Grotto is open only when sea conditions permit, so when the waters are rough or there are high winds, the cave may close with no advance warning.

Capri by Land
The Blue Grotto can only be visited by sea, but the island of Capri has a number of attractions on land, as well. Take an island tour of Villa San Michele, with its sweeping views over the Mediterranean, the lush Gardens of Augustus, and the 14th-century Charterhouse of San Giacomo.
Address: Anacapri, Capri, Italy
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Capri: Boat Tour, Priority Tickets & Blue Grotto (Optional)

Capri: Boat Tour, Priority Tickets & Blue Grotto (Optional)

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Guarantee your all-encompassing boat tour around Capri’s coast, when you book your boat ticket in advance. With 10 daily departures, you can start your Tyrrhenian tour when it’s convenient for you. The circular route takes you past the island's famous landmarks, including Tiberius’ Leap, Arco Naturale, and Faraglioni Rock. You also have the option to add on a visit to the Blue Grotto for an additional cost.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$26.07
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$26.07

Capri Coast to Coast: Discover the Island from the Sea with Blue Grotto Option

Capri Coast to Coast: Discover the Island from the Sea with Blue Grotto Option

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Give your feet a break and take in the sights of Capri from the sea. After choosing a departure time that works with your schedule, climb on board the boat and let the adventure begin. Over the course of two hours, see the Tiberio Baths, Faraglioni Rocks, and more. Listen as the skipper gives background information on each point of interest, giving you a deeper understanding of the island.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$21.33
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$21.33
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Private Capri Island and Blue Grotto Day Tour from Naples or Sorrento

Private Capri Island and Blue Grotto Day Tour from Naples or Sorrento

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Leave puzzling out the tricky logistics to the experts and enjoy a stress-free day on Capri. Save hours with pickup from Naples or Sorrento and arrival via hydrofoil. Once on the island, board a private convertible or minibus to the Blue Grotto, followed by a stop in Anacapri to visit Villa San Michele and Mount Solaro. End with free time in Capri town to stroll through the Piazzetta and Gardens of Augustus.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$448.41
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$448.41
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Half day tour of Capri by private boat

Half day tour of Capri by private boat

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You will be able to explore from the sea one of the most beautiful islands in the world aboard a private boat, where there will be only you and an experienced sailor. You'll have plenty of time to make several stops in the island's coves to relax, swim and snorkel in the crystal clear waters of Capri. During the tour, if you wish, you will have the opportunity to stop for lunch in one of the restaurants by the sea, the sailor will accompany you to the pier of the structure and will wait for your return to continue the tour.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$363.43
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$363.43
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Tour of Capri by private boat

Tour of Capri by private boat

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With this tour you will be able to explore from the sea one of the most beautiful islands in the world on board a private boat. You will be able to admire the most beautiful places, relax and swim in the crystal clear waters of Capri.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$300.23
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$300.23
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Capri and Blue Grotto Private Day Trip from Salerno

Capri and Blue Grotto Private Day Trip from Salerno

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While in Italy, take a day to fit Capri and the Blue Grotto into your plans with this day trip from Salerno. This trip makes it easy to see more places in less time with an experienced guide who can quickly navigate around the area, including the one-lane, cliffside Mamma Mia Road. During the day, walk into the Blue Grotto sea cave, visit Capri and Anacapri, and stroll through the Augustus Gardens plus ride a chairlift up to Mt. Solaro.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$144.58
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$144.58
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Private boat trip to Capri

Private boat trip to Capri

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You will be able to explore from the sea one of the most beautiful islands in the world aboard a private boat, where there will be only you and an experienced sailor. You'll have plenty of time to make several stops in the island's coves to relax, swim and snorkel in the crystal clear waters of Capri. During the tour, if you wish, you will have the opportunity to stop for lunch in one of the restaurants by the sea, the sailor will accompany you to the pier of the structure and will wait for your return to continue the tour.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$505.64
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$505.64
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Discover The Island of Capri by Boat

Discover The Island of Capri by Boat

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Discover Capri’s hidden grottoes, go on a snorkeling adventure, and admire the coastal scenery from up close on this small-group boat tour. Meet your guide at Capri’s Marina Grande, and set sail on a traditional gozzo boat. You’ll see the Faraglioni Rocks and the Natural Arch, will swim in the Blue Grotto, and can learn more about the island’s highlights from your guide’s commentary. Snorkeling equipment and drinks are provided; a personalized lunch is available upon request.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$284.42
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$284.42

Amalfi Coast & Capri by boat

Amalfi Coast & Capri by boat

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This is a private boat tour that can be completely customized according to your interests. Breathtaking landscapes await you along the stretch of sea on this tour. You decide when and where to stop to wallow in the crystal clear and pristine waters of the Amalfi coast and the beautiful island of Capri ... What are you waiting for? Book and have fun with us ...
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,366.80
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$1,366.80
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A special day in Capri - walking and boat tour

A special day in Capri - walking and boat tour

Experience the stunning island of Capri during this full-day private tour, customized to your tastes and interests. Browse the high-end boutiques in Capri town, wander the antiques-filled estate and colorful gardens of Villa San Michele, or hop a chair-lift to head to Monte Solaro—the highest point on the island—for panoramic views. Private and public boat tours are also available on request.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$395.57
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$395.57
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Capri Island and Blue Grotto from Naples Cruise Port Shore Excursion

Capri Island and Blue Grotto from Naples Cruise Port Shore Excursion

Maximize time in Naples with a private shore excursion to the island of Capri and its famous Blue Grotto. Explore Capri with a local guide including the historic center of Anacapri and views of the Faraglioni Rocks. Board a small boat for a cruise around the Blue Grotto, a scenic sea cave, and enjoy free time for shopping and lunch overlooking the sea.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$319.97
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$319.97
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Private Capri and Blue Grotto Tour from Positano

Private Capri and Blue Grotto Tour from Positano

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With crowded buses and limited taxis, visiting Capri by land can be frustrating and time-consuming. Save hours with this tour that takes you to the island’s top sights via private vehicle. Meet your guide at the ferry port for the drive to the Blue Grotto, followed by a stop in Anacapri. End with free time in Capri town before taking the funicular back down to the ferry port.
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  • 6 hours
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$391.87
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$391.87
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Capri, Blue Grotto, Sorrento and Pompeii from Positano or Amalfi

Capri, Blue Grotto, Sorrento and Pompeii from Positano or Amalfi

Are you staying in Amalfi or Positano and wondering how you could visit the other three main attractions of the area of Naples? Join this adventurous tour that will lead you in Capri, Sorrento and Pompeii. Get the jetfoil to Capri From Amali or Positano and meet your guide at the main port of Capri. If the weather permits, you will visit the famous Blue Grotto, or else take a boat tour of the island. Then reach the city centre through the Mamma Mia road, enjoy the relaxing atmosphere and take the jetfoil to Sorrento. Sorrento is the city of lemons, so follow around the scent of lemon and stroll around the main streets and enjoy the magnificent view of the Bay of Naples. Next a driver will pick you up and take you to Pompeii, the biggest and best preserved site of roman ruins that will leave you speechless! After this day you will feel overwhelmed, but you can say that you have visited the main locations of Naples! At the end of the tour a driver will take you back to Amalfi/Positano.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$523.81
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$523.81
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Private Island of Capri Boat Tour for Couples

Private Island of Capri Boat Tour for Couples

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Set sail with your sweetheart for an unforgettable voyage around the Isle of Capri on this private boat trip. Make lasting memories together as you cruise to spectacular sea caves and grottoes, including the famous Blue Grotto and lesser-known spots that swirl with mystery and romance. Learn the lessons and history of the island from an experienced local sailor, and stop to swim and snorkel in the clear blue water with provided equipment. Celebrate your voyage and your love with a bottle of wine onboard.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$319.97
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$319.97
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The Island of Capri by Boat

The Island of Capri by Boat

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Nestled within Italy’s Bay of Naples, the sun-soaked island of Capri boasts natural rock formations and beautiful coastal scenery. On this tour, choose the start time to suit your schedule and explore this famous island by boat. Reach natural attractions including the Blue Grotto and the Faraglioni Rocks, and soak up the coastal views from your vantage point on the waves. Soak up the sunshine on-deck, or snorkel in the clear waters at your leisure.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$353.10
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$353.10
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Capri Full Day Tour

Capri Full Day Tour

Enjoy the tour that combines all the points to discover in one of the most beautiful places in the Mediterranean. Our professional guide will accompany you to every corner of the island. Do you know the sea colour at the Blue Grotto? Stroll through the historic centre from the Piazzetta to the Gardens of Augustus. Be inspired by the medieval streets of the town. After the lunch break and free time, visit the centre of Anacapri and ride in a chairlift to the highest point of Mount Solaro.
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  • 6 hours
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$676.21
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$676.21
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Tour of the island with swimming in the most beautiful bays

Tour of the island with swimming in the most beautiful bays

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Because our captains are natives of the island with 20 years' experience. They will let you visit all the caves and swim in the secret caves explaining the history of the island and advising you on the stops to swim in the most beautiful bays. They will always be kind and helpful with knowledge of the English language.
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  • 2 hours
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$319.97
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$319.97
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Private tour in a typical Capri boat.

Private tour in a typical Capri boat.

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We are not a big company. We are a family-run company, father and son. We are already reviewed on TripAdvisor as excellent since 2014. For us, customers are not business, they are first FRIENDS. We hope to prove it to you. I have been doing this job since I was 18 and now I am 53 and have never had a complaint, we work with passion, even I, who was born on this island, get excited every day to see its beauty. We didn't buy any other boats because I only trust myself and my son at sea. The words take away the wind ..... Come and try. Then write what you really think ...
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$355.53
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$355.53
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Private Capri Boat Tour Top sellers

Private Capri Boat Tour Top sellers

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Capri is one of the most popular islands in Italy, but can be overrun with tourists during most of the year. With this private boat tour, escape the crowds and enjoy dazzling views of the rugged coastline from the water. Stop to swim and snorkel in quiet coves, explore the coast’s grottoes and Roman ruins, and enjoy an on-board snack of Caprese salad and Prosecco.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$1,264.10
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$1,264.10
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Capri&Anacapri - Private Walking tour with guide

Capri&Anacapri - Private Walking tour with guide

This little but unique island is, at the same time, a wonderful experience for its natural limestone land and one of the most fashionable places in the world. A fast hydrofoil will take you to the super VIP Capri Island where days are spent aboard private boats and luxury yachts and evenings in the Piazzetta are made for chic people. Once there, you will take a minibus straight to Anacapri town and walk along the shopping streets, full of national and international famous fashion brands and local craftsman shops. If you want, you can take the chairlift to get to Mt. Solaro. After a light lunch, you will take a minibus to the Capri main square where you will enjoy the landscape and the wonderful blue sea views from the Belvedere of Augustus’ Gardens. Do not lose the opportunity to see the twisty and unique via Krupp, and live the experience to admire the Capri’s legendary trio of sea giants: the Faraglioni, the three spurs of rocks in the sea.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$379.23
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$379.23
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Sunset tour by private boat

Sunset tour by private boat

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With this tour you will be able to explore one of the most beautiful islands in the world on board a private boat from the sea during the most peaceful hour of the day. You will be able to admire the most suggestive places, relax, swim in the crystal clear waters of Capri and enjoy an aperitif at sunset.
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  • 2 hours 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$316.03
per group
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$316.03
per group
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Capri Luxury Boat Tour Full Day by private boat Sunkeer 60

Capri Luxury Boat Tour Full Day by private boat Sunkeer 60

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You will be accompanied from your hotel to the port in Positano by our staff Boarding at the Positano pier to depart for Capri for an 8-hour tour Sail past the Li Galli Islets to the island of Capri Swim breaks in the beautiful coves, sail beneath the Faraglioni, Blue Grotto and Green Grotto visits We will dock on Capri for free time to explore the island Return to Positano Soft drinks Beach towels The boat has a cabin, galley, and bathroom. Life vests for adults and children Insurance Not included
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$4,424.34
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$4,424.34
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Capri and Blue Grotto Tour from Amalfi

Capri and Blue Grotto Tour from Amalfi

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Capri is an island that can leave you speechless, take advantage of this tour: it will lead you to discover its beauties. Catch a jetfoil from Amalfi, on your arrival at the port of Capri you will find an local guide who will go along with you around the island. The tour will start with a visit to the Blue Grotto ( weather permitting); if it is closed, you will do shared boat trip for you to admire the other beautiful caves on the island. Next stop will be Anacapri, known for Axel Munthe House and sandals makers. Here you will have free time to stroll by the town and for lunch, soon after by private convertible car or a minibus, you will reach the main center of the island, the Piazzetta, to walk alongside world celebrities and cross its famous shopping streets. After a visit to the Caesar Augustus Gardens, overlooking the bay of Salerno, as soon as you get ready , you will return to the main port of Capri where your tour will finish.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$353.95
Price varies by group size
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$353.95
Price varies by group size
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Capri Island Private Tour

Capri Island Private Tour

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Cruise to this island jewel on a semi-private boat, with no more than 10 people on board. You will sail around the island with your English-speaking Captain, who will show and explain the wonders of this Land of the Sirens. Capri is famous for its splendid cliffs, coves and grottos, including the enchanting Blue Grotto*, the White Grotto (also known as the Champagne Grotto), and the Green Grotto. During the tour, you can also admire the Statue of Urchin, the Jump of Tiberius, the Coral Cave, the Natural Arch, Villa Malaparte, the Faraglioni Rocks, the Bay of Marina Piccola, the Rock of the Sirens and the Lighthouse of Punta Carena. Also included in the tour is a stop for a snack at one of the best local restaurants along the coast, as well as beverages on the boat (water, beer, cola, fruit juice, Prosecco, wine, limoncello). You will also have free time to visit the city center of Capri and enjoy a swim off the boat in the cobalt blue sea of Capri.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,183.90
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$1,183.90
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