Visiting Island of Capri from Sorrento

Make informed choice on solo trip or day tour to Capri from Sorrento


View of the Island of Capri from Sorrento Peninsular

Tour or go independently: view of the Island of Capri from Sorrento peninsular

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Visiting Capri

As you can see from the image right, the Island of Capri isn't that far from Sorrento and is rightly a very popular place to visit from Sorrento.


Capri has always attracted the rich and influential and in the 1960s, the international jet set discovered Capri and it was in this period that Brigitte Bardot, Sophia Loren, Clark Gable and numerous other stars of the silver screen visited cementing its image as an exclusive and trendy location to be.


Hotels and tour operators in Sorrento will sell you a tour package combining ferry and a tour of Capri or you can easily travel independently and save yourself a little cash as well as having the flexibility to see Capri at your own pace.

Capri - practical information for first-time visitors


Getting to Capri from Sorrento

Whether you travel independently or go on a tour, the journey across the water to Capri will be on one of the several fast boat services that connect the Sorrento port of Marina Piccola with Porto di Marina on Capri in about 30 minutes.


Sorrento orange town buses run by EAV have a couple of town routes that terminate at the port, descending from the town above at about 20 minute frequencies. From Piazzo Tasso, for tourists the central point of Sorrento town on top of the cliffs. It's a pleasant enough 10 minute stroll down past the tourist office to the port below, but a bit of a grind walking up. There is also a lift.


At the port there is an area where all the ferry companies have their ticket offices, all side by side in a purpose-built building. All will have their routes and schedules prominently displayed. There are of course agents around the town that may steer you towards one particular operator.

Ferry services from Sorrento - including links to ferry operator websites


Day tour or independent visit?

The vast majority of visitors to Capri will be on a day trip.


Naples Hop On Sightseeing Buses at Piazza Municipio Terminus

Ticket offices at Sorrento port

A typical day tour to Capri is above all stress free, all the transport is organised for you and you are chaparoned the island by the guide. Tour options have substantial free time too.


Independently you need to book tickets from one of the operators and once in Capri organise your transport around the island.

 

If all you want to do is amble around the town in Capri, people watch and take in the atmosphere then going independently is probably the best option.

Capri - Practical Information For Independent Visitors

Capri and Blue Grotto day tour from Sorrento

Tour Highlights

High speed hydrofoil ride to and from the the island of Capri.

Minibus transport on Capri led by a local guide visiting Anacapri, Augustus Gardens and Corfu Town

Boat ride to the Blue Grotto (or weather failing a tour around the island)

Free time for personal exploration.


What you can see and do on Capri

On arrival at the Port of Capri a visit to the Blue Grotto is possible if the weather permits, but if the cave is closed, you can take a group boat ride around the island to see other caves.

 

Explore the island aboard a minibus with your guide, who takes you along scenic routes, including the Mamma Mia Road to Anacapri for spectacular views.

 

Then head to the main town of Capri and La Piazzetta, the centre of life on the island. Sit and relax in the sun, or wander the streets marked by hotels, restaurants and open-air cafes.

 

Next up are the Augustus Gardens. Originally known as the Krupp Gardens, these botanical gardens were established by German industrial Friedrich Alfred Krupp.

 

Finally, return to Marina Grande by funicular railway to board your high speed boat back to Naples.


Capri Day Trip with Boat Trip from Naples or Sorrento

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