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Sorrento: Exclusive Capri Boat Tour and Optional Blue Grotto

1. Sorrento: Exclusive Capri Boat Tour and Optional Blue Grotto

In the morning you will either be picked up from your hotel in the Sorrento area, or will make your own way to the Marina Lobra port in Massa Lubrense. Board your comfortable boat that accommodates up to 12 people and start cruising along the Sorrento coastline. Admire views of the Marciano Waterfall, before heading out to sea and towards the Island of Capri. If you select the early morning option including the Blue Grotto, you will arrive there right as it opens, avoiding the long queues. Board a small rowboat to marvel at the intense blue color of this unique sea cave, formed over thousands of years by erosion. Next, circumnavigate Capri to admire the dramatic coastal scenery of the island. See the White Grotto, the Green Grotto, the Faraglioni rocks, a natural arch, and the lighthouse of Punta Carena. Your guide will explain the wonders of Capri and its surroundings as you go. The boat will make stops at 2 different coves to go snorkeling and admire the rich marine life of the Tyrrhenian Sea. Enjoy a light lunch consisting of a Caprese sandwich and your choice of drinks. The boat will then drop you off on Capri, where you will have 4 hours to discover this beautiful island at your own pace. You could do some shopping and have a drink in the charming town, or take the chairlift to the top of Mount Solaro and hike back down. Meet back at the boat and start the return journey back to the port. En route, enjoy a tasting of Limoncello, the traditional Neapolitan liqueur. Your trip will end either at the port in Massa Lubrense, or with a drop-off at your hotel, depending on the option selected.

Naples or Sorrento: Full-Day Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius Tour

2. Naples or Sorrento: Full-Day Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius Tour

Explore the world-famous Pompeii ruins and Mount Vesuvius on a guided day trip starting from Naples or Sorrento. Enjoy skip-the-line entry to Pompeii and admire the Bay of Naples from Vesuvius’ summit. Start at Pompeii, where you can skip the ticket line before your guided walking tour of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. With your guide, inspect well-preserved ruins, artworks, mosaics, and frescoes, including the Roman Forum, and Temple of Apollo. Even glance at plaster casts of people in the city at the time of Vesuvius’ eruption in AD 79. Exit the archeological site with your guide and visit the surrounding shops and cafes. Choose the lunch option for a three-course meal consisting of a starter, main course, dessert, and one drink. Next up is Mount Vesuvius. Skip the majority of the arduous climb, with your vehicle taking you 1000m up the volcano. From there, step out and make your own way to the crater’s edge on a 30-minute ascent. On the way, you may come across an official alpine guide who can share the volcano’s turbulent history with you. Arrive at the summit where you can enjoy and photograph the unforgettable views over the whole of the Bay of Naples. The day trip ends with a transfer back to Naples or Sorrento.

From Sorrento: Capri and Blue Grotto Boat Tour

3. From Sorrento: Capri and Blue Grotto Boat Tour

Set sail along the Sorrento Coast on a boat to Capri. Admire the coastal features on the way, including the Natural Arch and the Faraglioni Rocks. Stop for a swim and explore the island of Capri. Benefit from pickup from your hotel to get to the port of Piano di Sorrento. From here depart to Capri, sailing along the Sorrento Coast. Along the way admire the ancient fishermen's village of Marina Grande. Pass by the ruins of a Roman villa and a natural waterfall that flows over the rocks. Arrive in Capri and tour the island by boat. Make stops to visit the Marvellous Grotto, the White Grotto, the Green Grotto, and the Blue Grotto. Also admire the Natural Arch, the Villa Curzio Malaparte, the Faraglioni Rocks, and the lighthouse of Punta Carena. Enjoy some stops for swimming and snorkeling, and a relaxing break with snacks and drinks offered onboard. Take from 3 to 5 hours to visit the island by land. Then depart from Capri to Sorrento accompanied by a Limoncello tasting.

From Sorrento: Capri Boat Trip with visit to the Blue Grotto

4. From Sorrento: Capri Boat Trip with visit to the Blue Grotto

Marvel at the iconic Blue Grotto, one of the most famous attractions of the beautiful island of Capri, on a boat cruise departing from Sorrento. Visit the sea cave from a small rowboat before boarding back on a bigger boat to cruise around the whole island. Swim or snorkel in the blue waters and visit Capri at your own pace. Reach the Blue Grotto, the first stop of your tour early in the morning. Enter the cave aboard a small rowing boat to see it up close and personally. This unique sea cave, formed over the millennia by the erosive action of the sea, owes its name and its beauty to the intense blue color of the crystalline water. In Roman times it was used as a marine nymphaeum. Continue your day of adventure with a tour of the whole island. You'll see the Faraglioni, the White Grotto, the Green Grotto, and the Lighthouse of Punta Carena. Stop for a swim or a snorkel in the clear waters, and enjoy free time to visit the famous center of Capri, a city rich in archaeological and natural treasures.

From Sorrento: Amalfi and Positano Full-Day Trip by Boat

5. From Sorrento: Amalfi and Positano Full-Day Trip by Boat

Tour the beautiful Amalfi coast by boat with stops in Amalfi and Positano. Enjoy a light lunch on board with free time to explore the towns and to swim and snorkel. Relax on the boat while taking in the dramatic views of this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Board the boat for a cruise around the Bay of Salerno to Amalfi. During the cruise, pass Nerano, the Emeraldo Grotto, and Li Galli Island. Sunbathe on the decks and beaches, or swim and snorkel in the shimmering waters. Arrive at the port of Amalfi and enjoy free time to explore this beautiful town. Then head towards the next stop, Positano the Pearl of the Amalfi Coast. Admire its famous pink and white houses and see the domed cathedral.

From Sorrento: Mount Vesuvius Tour with Lunch & Wine Tasting

6. From Sorrento: Mount Vesuvius Tour with Lunch & Wine Tasting

Enjoy a half-day tour from Sorrento to Vesuvius. Walk along the lip of the volcanic crater while gazing out over the Bay of Naples. Uncover the secrets of the winemaking process and stroll through vineyards with a stop at a winery for lunch and wine tasting. Be picked up at a centrally-located meeting point in Sorrento and take in views of the Italian countryside on the drive. Pass by unique volcanic landscapes as you make your way to Vesuvius. Get off the bus and walk to the summit where you can peer into the crater that once destroyed Pomepii. Capture pictures of the surrounding valley's and sea before heading back to the bus and travelling to a local winery at the foot of the mountain. Take a walk through vineyards where heavy grapes ripen in the sun and learn about the winemaking process. Sit down to a leisurely lunch of bruschetta with cherry tomatoes, local cheese, salami, tomato spaghetti, and Neapolitan pie served with grappa liquor. Compliment your local meal with a tasting of 3 wines from the farm’s own cellars. Sip on a white, a red, and a rosé, and savor the unique flavors produced by the mineral rich volcanic soil. Return to your meeting point in Sorrento after your meal.

From Positano: Sorrento Coast & Capri Full-Day Trip by Boat

7. From Positano: Sorrento Coast & Capri Full-Day Trip by Boat

Set sail from Piano di Sorrento and cruise along the coast of the Sorrentine Peninsula. Admire the fishing village of Marina Grande and see the ruins of a Roman villa near Bagni della Regina Giovanna before passing a natural waterfall that flows from the rock. Cross the Tyrrhenian Sea to discover the magnificent sea caves of the Marvelous Grotto, White Grotto and Green Grotto. Admire the Paleolithic-age Arco Naturale and contemporary Casa Malaparte along the way. Pass the Faraglioni rocks and the Punta Carena lighthouse and get some time to swim and snorkel in the sea. Enjoy refreshing drinks and snacks served on board the boat, and enjoy 3 to 5 hours on the island at leisure. Use the provided map to create your own adventure before you sail back to Sorrento. Enjoy a limoncello tasting before disembarking at Piano di Sorrento, from where you will be taken back to the meeting point.

From Sorrento: Path of the Gods Hike

8. From Sorrento: Path of the Gods Hike

Benefit from pick-up at a pre-assigned meeting point, and then journey to the breathtaking Amalfi Coast to hike the Path of the Gods (Il Sentiero degli Dei). Make your way through paradise on the ancient path that used to connect the sleepy hamlet of Nocelle near Positano to Bomerano in Agerola just outside Naples. Named after the natural beauties of its views, the trail is considered one of the most beautiful hiking trails in the world. Discover the remains of ancient farmhouses and meet local shepherds carrying wood with their mules, or milk to remote towns dotted around the hills and along the coast of the Tyrrhenian Sea.

From Sorrento: Capri Guided Boat Tour with Lunch

9. From Sorrento: Capri Guided Boat Tour with Lunch

Embark on a boat tour of Capri's coast from Sorrento and admire views of the Blue Grotto and Faraglioni Rocks. Enjoy a light lunch with plenty of time to swim, snorkel and explore Capri. Transfer from your hotel to the port and board the boat. Then, cruise along the coast of the mainland, and stop for a swim before heading across the Bay of Naples to Capri. A favorite resort for intellectuals, artists, and writers, discover the magical beauty that attracted them. Cruise around the island to see its most beautiful sights, such as the White Grotto, Natural Arch, Green Grotto, Punta Carena Lighthouse, and famous Faraglioni Rocks where adverts for Dolce & Gabbana were filmed. Pass one of Capri’s most popular attractions at the Blue Grotto. Next, stop to swim and snorkel in the beautiful waters of the Tyrrhenian Sea. Enjoy some free time to stroll the main square of Capri, or to admire Augustus Gardens. Relax on the boat and top up your tan, or swim from your semi-private boat while admiring the beauty of the island from the sea.

From Sorrento: Amalfi Coast Full-Day Trip by Boat

10. From Sorrento: Amalfi Coast Full-Day Trip by Boat

Experience the Amalfi Coast like never before on this 8-hour excursion. Board the boat in Sorrento and take in the most beautiful coastline in the world, including the beaches of Nerano and Tordigliano. Admire the Li Galli islands, known for their tiny grottoes and for the surrounding clear, emerald waters. Appreciate the pleasures of Positano on a 1.5-hour stop to explore the picturesque village. Stop in Amalfi as well, where you’ll also have 1.5-hours of free time. This exclusive boating experience offers you panoramic views of the coast, including sites such as Laurito, Fornillo, Crapolla, Recommone and Arienzo. You’ll have a chance to enjoy swimming and snorkeling in the Mediterranean as the boat stops at the best spots in the area (snorkeling equipment included).

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What people are saying about Sorrento

This was well worth breaking the bank abit! We thoroughly enjoyed the privacy, comfort and having to avoid the immense crowds going to and fro Capri! We also appreciated how the tour picked us and dropped us off at our accomm despite it being outside of Sorrento! The itinerary itself was so well planned from start to finish. The sea part was our favourite part of the tour - we enjoyed all the sights (lighthouse / mini caves) and the swim spots. We were lucky enough to experience the Blue Grotto! It cost an additional €14 but It was so magical! The actual time at Capri island was already so generous (compared to other tours) but we would still be abit tight if you want to do both Capri and Anacapri! As per the reco of our guide, we opted for the semi private bus (which was €5/pax more than the public bus). I still suggest not to skip Anacapri because the chairlift and MonteSolaro was the best part of Capri island! Our guide and captain were so friendly! Special thanks

Our guide, Elena, was fabulous! Her enthusiasm and passion for Pompeii were exhibited throughout the day by her extensive knowledge, storytelling ability, and humor. She was truly a delight! She answered all of my questions and I observed her responding to many other questions from guests. I can’t imagine touring Pompeii without a knowledgeable guide, as there is no signage to explain what one is viewing and Pompeii is one interesting place! The views from Mt Vesuvius were spectacular! We were given just the right amount of time to climb it, linger and return. We did not feel rushed at Pompeii or Mt Vesuvius. I would highly recommend this tour!

Highlights of our trip! We headed to Capri with a group of 6 others and went straight to the blue grotto just minutes before it opened which meant we only queued for 20 mins. Then headed to Capri where we rented a scooter and explored the island which I highly recommend! Then borders the boat and stopped for swim in the ocean. Unfortunately there were no snorkel equipment on board to purchase which we were ok with but bring your own equipment if this is something you’d want to do.

it was a great experience to learn about the history of Pompei and Mt. Vesuvius. Our guide was brilliant! super friendly, passionate, and knowledgeable on the subject matter! would definitely recommend this guided tour, especially if you are short on time and need an organized way to explore Pompeii and Vesuvius.

Great day out, an amazing tour guide (Desiré) - so friendly and helpful. Pompeii was great, had enough time and had a few rest stops before and after the tour for lunch etc. Afternoon at Mount Versuvius was lovely too. Would definitely recommend this!