Capri and Blue Grotto Private Tour from Naples
Step into some of Italy’s most beautiful scenery on a private tour of Capri and the Blue Grotto.
Meeting in Naples
You’ll be taken by private transfer to the nearby port, from where you will cross the stunning stretch of sea to the picturesque island of Capri.
Highlights of the private Capri and Blue Grotto Private Tour include:
- Be taken to one of the most amazing sea caves, the Blue Grotto*
- Travel along the Mamma Mia Road – so called because of the stunning views you’ll see along the way
- Visit the second largest comune on Capri island, Anacapri, offering superb vistas over the sea
- Experience the splendors of life on this picturesque island whilst taking a pleasant stroll to see even more breathtaking views
- Go in a chairlift to the highest vantage point of the island (1800 feet above sea level) for spectacular photo ops
- Have free time to enjoy lunch at one of the local eateries and to relax whilst taking in the stunning views over the Bay of Salerno
- Go in a convertible car to the main square of Capri, surrounded by fantastic shops where celebrities love to splurge
- Visit to the Caesar Augustus Garden
- Catch the ‘funicolare’ (cable car) down to the marina before enjoying the return ride back to Naples, where the tour concludes
How best to see and experience the Blue Grotto (Grotta Azzurra) on a Tour
The Blue Grotto (Grotta Azzurra) is a famous attraction on the stunningly beautiful island of Capri. Located in the Bay of Naples, the unique sea cave is named from the bright blue light that filters through the water by way of an opening below the sea level.
To see and experience inside the cave, visitors need to board a small rowboat and duck down as they enter through the low opening. The glowing blue/turquoise light is justly famous and worth the visit.
Avoiding the long wait times at the Blue Grotto
A visit or tour to the Blue Grotto is a must see for guests on a special day trip, shore excursion or tour from the beautiful Amalfi Coast, Naples, Sorrento, Positano and Rome.
You can reach the cave by water and land. To enter the cave an official rowboat must be used. Because of high numbers of tourists, wait times can be hours.
Top tip for seeing the Blue Grotto
Passengers on private boat tours are given precedence. It is best to book your boat transfer to and from the Blue Grotto in advance with Artviva to avoid long wait times. You can also reserve a private tour and a private boat ride around Capri adding the Faraglioni rocks.
Top Things to Know about the Blue Grotto
Blue Grotto Tickets
It’s best to join a boat tour- as at the cave entrance, a boat ticket must be purchased at a floating office before you can enter. The ticket is included in Artviva’s Capri and Blue Grotto boat tours to save you time.
Weather and the Blue Grotto
The Blue Grotto is open when weather conditions permit.
While waiting to enter the blue grotto, make sure you have a hat and sun protection.
It’s best not to go if you suffer from seasickness.
Blue Grotto Serenades Tip
Some jocular row boat skippers will enjoy singing a serenade for you if you offer a small tip.
How to Get to the Isle of Capri’s Blue Grotto
By Sea: from the Marina Grande port
By Land: From the island town of Anacapri.
When is it best to go to the Blue Grotto
Avoid the crowds by visiting early in the morning. Crowds are worst at middays and in summers.
The Blue Grotto is open when weather and sea conditions are right. The cave may have to close without prior warning if seas become rough or there are high winds.
Other great sites on Capri
The beautiful island of Capri has several wonderful attractions. See Villa San Michele, with its glorious views of the Mediterranean sea, the verdant Gardens of Augustus, as well as 14th century Charterhouse of San Giacomo.
Address of the Blue Grotto is
Anacapri, Capri, Italy