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Island Tour + Blue Grotto Visit - Yellow Line
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Departure from Capri

Skip the line
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See the island highlights

Speedboats

€ 20 € 21 per guest

Duration 2 hours

Free cancellation

(271 Reviews)

Departure from Amalfi, Positano, Praiano

Private boat tour with skipper
4 or 7 hours to explore Capri from Positano, Praiano or Amalfi
Choice of boats

Romar Pepe Nero and other options...

From € 390 Per boat | Max 4 passengers

Duration 4 hours 7 hours

(115 Reviews)
Capri Boat Tour (full day)
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Departure from Amalfi, Naples, Positano, Sorrento, Praiano

Departure from your hotel / meeting point
Tour of the Island by boat
Free time to visit the island

Boat to Capri

€ 99 per guest

Duration 7 hours 9 hours 11 hours

Free cancellation

(370 Reviews)

Departure from Amalfi, Positano, Praiano

A private 4 or 7-hour tour of Capri
A large gozzo boat with an expert skipper
Set sail from Positano, Amalfi or Praiano

Gozzo Fratelli Aprea 7.50 and other options...

From € 600 Per boat | Max 12 passengers

Duration 4 hours 7 hours

(115 Reviews)

Departure from Capri, Naples, Sorrento

Pick up/drop-off at the airport or train station
Luxury vehicles
Expert driver and skipper

Itama 38 and other options...

From € 700 Per boat | Max 10 passengers

Duration 1 hour

(175 Reviews)

Departure from Positano

Sail the coastline between Positano and Amalfi
Complete independence
Small gozzo boat or rubber dinghy

Rubber Dinghy 5.70 m and other options...

From € 280 Per boat | Max 6 passengers

Duration 4 hours 7 hours

(115 Reviews)

Rent

Drop off at your arrival pier in Marina Grande
See the top sights on Capri at your own pace
Peace of mind with 24-hour assistance

Scooter

From € 70 Per scooter | Max 2 passengers

Duration 1 hour

Free cancellation

(463 Reviews)
Capri Boat Tour with Blue Grotto: Open Ticket
Shared

Departure from Capri

Blue Grotto visit
Flexible open ticket
Tour in English and Italian

Motorized Boat for island boat tour

€ 20 per guest

Duration 2 hours

Free cancellation

(378 Reviews)
Sorrento coast and Capri boat Tour - Bestseller
Shared

Departure from Amalfi, Naples, Positano, Sorrento

Explore the coast of the Sorrentine Peninsula
Visit the amazing sea caves
Enjoy a limoncello tasting

Traditional gozzo boat

€ 79 per guest

Duration 8 hours 10 hours 11 hours

Free cancellation

(1869 Reviews)
Shared Gozzo Boat Capri Tour from Positano
Shared

Departure from Positano

Boat tour + 4 free hours to visit Capri by land
See the best of Capri with a 7-hour tour
Departure from Positano

Gozzo Shared Tour

€ 100 per guest

Duration 8 hours

(115 Reviews)
Small-Group Boat Tour from Positano to Capri
Shared

Departure from Positano

Stops to swim and snorkeling
Aperitivo on board!
Free time on land to sightsee and shop

Shared gozzo Capri

€ 139 per guest

Duration 7 hours

Free cancellation

(25 Reviews)

Departure from Positano

Stunning sunset views of the coastline
English-speaking skipper
Toast with Prosecco and snacks on board

Apreamare 10 "Queen Elisabeth" and other options...

From € 350 Per boat | Max 12 passengers

Duration 2 hours

Free cancellation

Sorrento Insider: Your Complete Guide

A dramatic cliff rising directly above the waters of Italy’s Mediterranean coastline, offering spectacular views over the Bay of Naples. A historic center made up of a maze of narrow lanes lined with shops, cafès, restaurants, and limoncello sellers. To one side, the crystalline sea and to the other lush hills covered in citrus groves. Highlights like Capri, Positano, Amalfi, Ravello, Pompeii, Herculaneum, Mount Vesuvius, and Ischia all within striking distance for a day trip. And to top it off, a mild climate all year round and the delightful cuisine of southern Italy.

Sorrento ticks all the right boxes, which is why it is one of the most famous and popular tourist destinations in Italy. It’s a place you’ll want to return to over and over again.

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Where is Sorrento?

Sorrento is in the Italian region of Campania about 50 kilometers (31 miles) south of Naples (Napoli) and 40 kilometers (25 miles) north of Salerno.
This resort town is the capital of the Sorrentine Peninsula, a tongue of land that is home to the towns of Sorrento, Sant’Agnello, Piano di Sorrento, Meta, and Vico Equense. The Amalfi Coast lines the opposite side of the peninsula, with A-list villages like Positano and Amalfi seeing millions of visitors a year.

Where should I stay in Sorrento?

The main square in Sorrento is called Piazza Tasso, where the pedestrian-only Corso Italia and Via San Cesareo set off. This is the heart of the historic center (“centro storico”) and the best area to book an accommodation in Sorrento, as it’s convenient to get around on foot, is thick with trattorias and cafés just steps away, and is a strategic point for setting off to explore the area’s highlights from Pompeii at the foot of Mt. Vesuvius to the Amalfi Coast. The town’s port sits just below the main square, where you can catch boat tours or ferries to Capri (home of the (Blue Grotto) and other destinations in the Bay of Naples and the Circumvesuviana train station is just a few minutes away on foot. Here, you can catch a train to Pompeii or Herculaneum or a Sita bus to Positano or Amalfi.

What should I see in Sorrento?

The history of Sorrento stretches back 1,000 years, so the town is rich in historic and cultural sights. For a good overview of the area’s history, stop at the Museo del Correale di Terranova Museum to visit its archaeological collection with finds dating from the ancient Greeks and Roman, a collection of precious Capodimonte porcelain, and paintings from the Neapolitan school. Be sure to take a stroll through the garden, as well.

While you explore Sorrento’s historic center on foot, stop to admire the frescoed cupola of the del Sedil Dominova, where the local nobility would once gather. From here, walk the narrow lanes downhill to the entrance of the Villa Comunale, a beautiful public garden with a panoramic terrace that takes in all of the Bay of Naples. Along the way, stop to take in the Cloister of San Francesco, built in the 1300s, and the adjacent church. Take a moment to visit the local Church of Sant’Antonino, as well, to admire its fascinating collection of votive objects on the lower floor. Once you return to the main Piazza Tasso, look over the railing on the Valley of the Mills (Vallone dei Mulini), one of the many gorges that cut through the coastline from the mountain peaks to the water’s edge. Here you can take in the remains of a historic mill and woodworks. As evening falls, head down to Marina Grande, a charming fishing village where you can enjoy a dinner of fresh fish and seafood right on the water.

While you’re staying in Sorrento, visit the lovely Bagni della Regina Giovanna in Capo di Sorrento. This unique spot is made up of a natural pool contained in the remains of an ancient Roman villa. Passionate hikers can also take on the Punta Campanella trail that leads to the very far point of the Sorrentine Peninsula.

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Our recommendations for the top experiences on Sorrento, based on your travel style and budget!

Itineraries

Only have one day to visit all of Sorrento? Here's the perfect day trip itinerary!

Itineraries

The best places to bask and bathe in and near Sorrento

Food & Drink

All the information you need to dine out in Sorrento. A guide to the best restaurants in Sorrento and traditional dishes and foods.

Excursions

All you need to know to visit Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Mount Vesuvius from Sorrento

Itineraries

Where to book your hotel or accommodation on the Amalfi Coast or in Sorrento

Excursions

A day trip to the island of Capri is a must during your visit to Sorrento.

Where to Stay

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Top sights

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The smallest town on the Sorrentine Peninsula

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The commercial hub of the Sorrentine Peninsula

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The town with the most beautiful beaches on the Sorrentine Peninsula

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The most important town on the Sorrentine Peninsula

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The lesser-known side of the Sorrentine Peninsula

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The farthest point on the Sorrentine Peninsula