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Island Tour + Stop by Blue Grotto - Yellow Line
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Departure from Capri

Skip the line
Save money
See the island highlights

Speedboats

€ 18 per guest € 19

Duration 2 hours

Very Good
(271 Reviews)

Departure from Capri

A traditional gozzo boat all to yourself!
Visit the Blue Grotto
Swim in the crystalline coves

Gozzo Caprese and other options...

From € 190 Per boat | Max 7 passengers € 250

Duration 2 hours 3 hours 4 hours 8 hours

Excellent
(175 Reviews)
Special Capri Blue Grotto Boat Tour from Sorrento
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Departure from Sorrento

Morning visit to the Blue Grotto (skip the line!)
Entire tour of the island with stops in the most beautiful places of Capri
Disembarkation on the island to visit the city center

Capri Boat + Grotta

€ 119 per guest

Duration 8 hours

Excellent
(797 Reviews)
Hydrofoil to Amalfi & Positano from Sorrento
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Departure from Sorrento

Avoid traffic and delays
Admire the coastline by sea
Stop in both Positano and Amalfi

Hydrofoil from Sorrento 9:30AM

€ 35 per guest

Duration 9 hours

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

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

Boat to Capri

€ 119 per guest

Duration 7 hours 9 hours 11 hours

Excellent
(370 Reviews)
Pompeii Group Bus Tour from the Amalfi Coast
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Departure from Amalfi, Positano, Praiano, Maiori, Minori

Half-day tour to Pompeii from Amalfi Coast: pick up at your hotel, transport on board an air-conditioned GT bus and authorized local guide included.

Resource 1

€ 58 per guest

Duration 4 hours

Capri Boat Tour + Snorkeling
Shared

Departure from Naples

Snorkel in the Mediterranean
Visit the highlights on Capri
Snacks on board

Tour

€ 139 per guest

Duration 8 hours

Excellent
(2427 Reviews)
Capri Boat Tour with Blue Grotto: Open Ticket
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Departure from Capri

Blue Grotto visit
Flexible open ticket
Tour in English and Italian

Motorized Boat

€ 18 per guest

Duration 2 hours

Excellent
(378 Reviews)
Capri Boat Tour from Sorrento, Naples, and More
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Departure from Naples, Pompeii, Sorrento, Castellammare di Stabia, Herculaneum, Portici, Torre del Greco, Piano di Sorrento, Vico Equense

Choose pickup in Sorrento, Naples, etc
Free time to visit Capri on land
English-speaking skipper

Motorized Boat

€ 55 per guest

Duration 8 hours 8 hours 10 hours

Excellent
(378 Reviews)

Departure from Capri

Traditional wooden boat without a skipper
Complete freedom at sea
No boating licence requested

Lancia caprese

From € 80 Per boat | Max 6 passengers

Duration 2 hours 3 hours 4 hours 7 hours

Excellent
(130 Reviews)

Departure from Capri, Sorrento, Amalfi, Positano, Massa Lubrense

Maximum flexibility
Free Drink on board
Qualified Staff

Apreamare 38 ft

From € 799 Per boat | 2 passengers € 1,199

Duration 6 hours 8 hours (Morning)

Excellent
(52 Reviews)

Departure from Capri, Naples, Sorrento, Amalfi, Positano, Praiano, Conca dei Marini, Nerano, Massa Lubrense

Toast on board!
A luxury boat all for you and your partner
Stop for photos in the most romantic places on the island

NEW Gozzo 32 ft and other options...

From € 839 Per boat | Max 2 passengers € 950

Duration 4 hours 8 hours

Excellent
(73 Reviews)

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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