Capri and Blue Grotto Private Tour

A splendid day of beauty and exclusive treatment with this private tour of Capri and the Blue Grotto from Naples.

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.

Sun Protection

While waiting to enter the blue grotto, make sure you have a hat and sun protection.

Sea Sickness

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

Tour Details

825 euro for two persons

At the Naples train station or other coordinated meeting point.

An English-speaking guide, private transportation from Naples train station to the port, return fast-boat transport between Naples to Capri, Blue Grotto entry (or alternative*) by group boat, private convertible car transportation on the island, chair lift tickets, entry fees for the Caesar Augustus Garden, cable car tickets.

Lunch and refreshments

Please Note:
*Access to the Grotto is through a cave of approximate 1 metre/3 feet in height. During rough/high seas or other closures when we cannot access the grotto, we will take you around the island on a public boat to see other caves.

Getting to Naples from Rome:
The best way is to catch the fast train that is both faster, easier and much more relaxing than trying to drive, which we do not recommend.

Meeting Point

We’ll confirm the meeting point with you after booking.
If you would like a private transfer to the meeting point please choose the optional add-on.


We accept most major credit cards and payment forms. Please see the bottom of our website for the payment types accepted.

Most of our customers enjoy having the benefits of a private tour. You have your own guide. You can have rest stops when you like. We can tailor the tour to suit your needs and preferences. We always choose the best guide for your needs, whether you are a family, an art school, or a company doing an incentive event.

All our tours except our Sex, Drugs and Renaissance tour are kid friendly. When doing a private tour with us, you have your own guide, so tell us in the notes of the booking the ages of your kids and we will tailor the tour and choose a guide that’s great for kids for you. We also have 4 special kids’ tours in Florence.

No large bags or backpacks in museums, in churches shoulders and knees must be covered so bring a scarf to cover your shoulders. IF it’s a walking, bicycle or a countryside tour make sure to bring comfortable shoes.

It’s important for everyone to bring their ID

student or children for the museum

All tours are conducted in English only unless otherwise noted or requested. Other languages available for all private tours on request.

We recommend arriving 15 minutes before departure time for all tours and services

We are offering mainly Private and some Semi-private tours at the moment. We do not offer many semi private small group tours anymore due to the consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic. The difference between Private and Semi-private is that the private tours are fully private tours with your own guide and the Semi-private are small shared group tours where individuals can join others.

Knees and shoulders must be covered to enter the churches! Travelling in hot weather? Don’t worry, you can drape a shawl over your shoulders.

If you enjoyed your tour and would like to give your guide a token of appreciation, tips are happily accepted. When asked, the office staff recommends whatever amount you feel comfortable with giving.

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Yes. ArtViva, The Original and Best Walking Tours is an ASTA registered company based in Florence, Italy, respecting national and international laws and regulations regarding tourism. (Chamber of Commerce Number 516411)


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