Visiting Island of Capri from Sorrento

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

Capri and Blue Grotto from Sorrento day tour
Travel by boat on a small group tour

Visiting Capri

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 Piazza 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

Is it best to take a day tour or independent visit to Capri?

=Ticket offices at Sorrento port
Ticket offices at Sorrento port

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

A typical day tour to Capri is above all stress free, all the transport is organised for you and you are chaperoned on 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

Blue Grotto Capri, swimming
Swim in the exclusive Blue Grotto

Capri and Blue Grotto from Naples or Sorrento or Naples tour highlights

  • Admire coastal views as you travel by jet-foil ride to and from the island of Capri
  • Visit the lively island towns of Anacapri with its handicraft stores and soak up the atmosphere in buzzing La Piazzetta
  • Experience the wonder of the Blue Grotto
  • Small group tour ensures a personalized experience

This is a highly popular full day tour where you can enjoy superb coastal scenery sailing by jet-foil to the idyllic island of Capri. As you tour around the island, including the stunning 'Mamma Mia' road on this small group tour with your enthusiastic guide, you can experience individual towns of Anacapri and La Piazzetta.

Finish your memorable day with visit to the famous Blue Grotto and a funicular ride to Marina Grande.

This full day tour is sure to be the highlight of your holiday.



blue grotto, capri
Island of Capri day tour with Blue Grotto from Naples or Sorrento

• Full small group day tour  • Cruise to the island by jetfoil • Ride the funicular from La Piazzetta to Marina Grande • Admission to the Blue Grotto


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